One of the first tenets when dealing with someone who wants to kill you is “know your enemy”. If you don’t really understand them, their goals, ideals, and principles then you’ll have a hard time combatting them. Most people in Western society have a difficult time understanding Muslim thinking. After all, don’t they know about free society? Don’t they want to enjoy basic human rights and freedoms?
For the most part, most Muslims in Islam dominated countries have been taught to take the Koran and the Hadeeth (Islamic tradition of their prophet Mohammed) literally. School aged children are taught from textbooks which read: “Every religion other than Islam is invalid” (5th grade text). “Jews are the people of the Sabbath, whose young people God turned into apes, and whose old people God turned into swine to punish them.” “As cited in Ibn Abbas: The apes are Jews, the keepers of the Sabbath; while the swine are the Christian infidels of the communion of Jesus.”(5th grade), “Command Muslims to “hate” Christians, Jews, polytheists and other “unbelievers,” including non-devout Muslims”(8th grade), “Define jihad to include “wrestling with the infidels by calling them to the faith and battling against them,” (P. 25) and assert that the spread of Islam through jihad is a “religious obligation.” (P. 26) [the word qital, translated here as “battle,” is derived from the verb qatala, “to kill,” and is virtually never used metaphorically.]” (teachers handbook, 9th grade).
Although these quoted texts come from Saudi schoolbooks, tens of Saudi schools with a local Saudi representative exist throughout the world in cities such as Bonn, Berlin, Washington, Algiers, Ankara, Beijing, London, Madrid and many more. It is hard to believe that killing non-Muslims is a “radical thing” which is not based on Islam.
It may be good for America to check tha real beliefs of the immigrants Mr. Obama plans on importing from Syria. You don’t really need to ask them anything. Just read their schoolbooks.