A Religion of Peace?

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Religion of Peace?

The Obama administration has said it doesn't believe the Muslim Brotherhood is a threat to Egyptian democracy. Really? The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has said it favors sharia law if a majority want it.

So in last Saturday's elections, two of Egypt's Islamist parties, one of them the Muslim Brotherhood, won about two-thirds of the votes in the second round of polling for a parliament that will help draft a new constitution.

A draft constitution in Libya says sharia law will be the basis of that country's new and yet-to-be-written constitution.

In Nigeria, five bombs exploded at churches on Christmas Day. One of them killed at least 27 people. An Islamist group claimed responsibility.

I grow weary of the standard explanation that Islam is a religion of peace when what we witness is a religion at war with us and with itself. If it's such a peaceful religion, why are the peaceful ones not imposing their peace on the killers and terrorists instead of the other way around? Just asking.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Publication date: December 27, 2011