North Korea and Iran are nuclear threats to America, and juggernaut Russia is taunting us again. But, we face no greater enemy than that of the people who take the teachings of the Koran literally. The standard mantra of Muslims is that Islam is the religion of peace. It is not. The core beliefs of Islam are expressed in the Koran, and they are not tenets of peace.

Let’s look at some of the violence commanded by the Koran, chapter and verse:

Koran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority.”

Koran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.”

Koran (9:123) – “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”

Koran (17:16) – “And when We wish to destroy a town, We send Our commandment to the people of it who lead easy lives, but they transgress therein; thus the word proves true against it, so We destroy it with utter destruction.” 

Koran (47:3-4) – “Those who disbelieve follow falsehood, while those who believe follow the truth from their Lord… So, when you meet those who disbelieve smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives)… If it had been Allah’s Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight), in order to test you, some with others. But those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will never let their deeds be lost.”

These are just five of 109 verses in the Koran that advocate violence and death for anyone and everyone who are non-Muslim. In addition to the Koran, Muslims are committed to the Hadith, a collection of sayings of Mohammad and traditional teachings. Here are a few of many violent Hadith teachings:

Sahih Muslim (1:33) – the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”

Sunan an-Nasa’i (Sahih) “Whoever dies without having fought or thought of fighting, he dies on one of the branches of hypocrisy”

Sahih Muslim (20:4645) – “…He (the Messenger of Allah) did that and said: There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (Abu Sa’id) said: What is that act? He replied: Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah!”

Tabari (9:69) “Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us.”

Ibn Ishaq/Hisham (9:92) “Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah.”

Those who call themselves peace-loving Muslims and refrain from violence against non-Muslims have chosen to ignore many of the fundamental commands and teachings of their religion while practicing the others fanatically. The truth remains that ALL Muslims believe in a religion that teaches the wholesale killing of those of other faiths. The longer America turns a blind eye to the fundamental beliefs of Islam and hides behind the ideal of religious tolerance, the more American lives will be lost to terrorism.

Unlike his predecessor, President Trump at least calls our enemy “radical Islam.” However, it is not radical Islam, but simply Islam. Non-radical Muslims are those who are not following the full teachings of Islam. We must correctly define the enemy to effectively fight the enemy.