Why Muslims Think Australia and America are Evil
Over the years I've read a lot of articles about various religions and ways of thinking. After September 11, 2001, I became increasingly interested in Islam and the way that Muslims think, and have read much including several biographies of the man Mohammed (who they call a Prophet) who started the religion of Islam. I have read biographies written by both Muslims and non Muslims and they all seem to agree on the historical events in his life and how Islam was founded. As far as I can tell the biographies seem accurate, and I have no reason to doubt that they are a fair representation of the events that took place in Arabia around 600AD.
After Mohammed started preaching that there was only one God who he called Allah, he was rejected by the people of Mecca and he fled for his life. This was called "the flight" or hijra and he left to live in Medina, a place 400km north. At Medina, he was able to establish a following for his teaching, and became a Religious leader, and also became the leader of the city. So he was both a political and a religious leader at the same time. Although I'm not a scholar and an expert on Islam I have formed an opinion about Islam that starts right at this point in history.
I have heard and read that Muslims consider America to be a Christian country. When I hear this kind of thing I cannot understand why anyone would think this to be true. Muslim people see the movies, hear the music and many other immoral things such as skimpily dressed and indecent people, and this is equated to be a Christian way of life. However they don't realise that this kind of thing also bothers genuine Christians too, like myself.
I try my best to protect my children and family from evil in various forms. We monitor the internet in our home and how its used. We only allow suitable music and movies into our home and are careful to make sure God is honoured in the way we live, however most Australians (and Americans) do not do this. They don't honour God with their lives or treat Him with consideration or respect. They don't follow the commands of God (the 10 Commandments) and especially don't consider the Great commandement to love.
Although there are differences between Islam and Christianity that are significant, and this blog is not about them, we must consider that certain things are right and wrong, no matter who you are, and good muslim people see the immorality in Western Nations and are repulsed by it. Who can blame them.
You see I realised that to a Muslim, that there is very little difference between politics and religion. To them these are the same and the history of Islam shows this to be the case many times. Mohammed was both a political and religious leader, and his teachings and his political decisions (which sometimes included wars and battles) overlapped and for Muslims today, this is normal.
So for a Muslim who sees politics and religion as integrated, to look at a nation where the Political order is what I call secular - will instead see that nation that they think of as Christian as being an evil nation.
It's food for thought, and I think one possible explanation for why there has been so much distaste towards Western Nations.