- Islam: Religion of Peace? – The Violation of Natural Rights and Western Cover-Up
While many today hold that those who seek to create a universal caliphate through acts of terror in the name of Islam falsely represent their religion, they ignore the original Islamic texts that inspire these perpetrators. The Islamization of our society, however, does not just come from avowed terrorists but from various Islamic scholars and activists seeking to impose sharia law. As a result of the West disavowing its Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian roots, government officials have catered to such injustices since they consider the petrodollar more valuable than the victims of violence. Consequently, they have capitulated our rights of free speech and religion to the point of classifying anyone who questions Islamists’ intentions as an Islamophobe.
Islam: Religion of Peace? places Islam in its historical and sociopolitical contexts in order to better understand what has bred the Islamic threat facing today’s society, as well as how many of our political and church leaders have failed to address the problem, thereby creating more instability between both Muslims and non-Muslims. Author Mario Alexis Portella also proposes solutions whereby both peoples may enter into a meaningful discourse and establish harmony.
“After the atrocities and genocide committed by the Islamic State, there has been renewed interest both from within and from outside Islam in grappling with problematic elements of that religion’s orthodoxy. An honest discussion is needed of the interpretations of Islam that gave rise and sanction to ISIS, and this book Rev. Portella is another prophetic voice and an important step forward in that process.” — Archbishop Bashar M. Warda, Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil (Iraq)
Amid all the public discussion about the true nature and derivation of the global jihad threat, too little attention has been paid to the myriad ways in which Islamic law is actually not benign or good for individuals or societies, but in its pure form actively detrimental to the wellbeing of both. In this important book, Fr. Mario Alexis Portella illustrates how Sharia contravenes natural rights in numerous particulars, and causes whole classes of people (notably women and non-Muslims) lasting harm. All Catholic leaders engaged in “dialogue” with Muslims should prepare for that “dialogue” by reading and studying this book. — Robert Spencer, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad
“If you have friends or family members who still think Islam is a religion of peace, give them this book. Mario Portella delves into the Quran, Islamic law, and the history of Islam to show that hostility toward unbelievers, and violence against them, are constants in Islamic doctrine and practice. Find out what the West has let itself in for by allowing Muslim migrants in huge numbers to settle in Western countries — read Islam – Religion of Peace?: The Violation of Natural Rights and Western Cover-up.” — Pamela Geller, author of Fatwa: Hunted In America and President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative
As thethe title of Fr. Portella’s book indicates, human rights and Islam are on a collision course. This is evident to anyone who follows the news of the frequent Muslim acts of terrorism and the continuing slaughter and persecution of Christians in Islamic lands. But few are aware of the underlying reasons for this problem. Are human rights and Islam incompatible? Only Islam can give the answer. This is what Fr. Portella allows it to do, as he explores the historical and cultural context, and the actual texts, of the Muslim faith. His deep diagnosis reveals that Islam’s lack of natural law fatally afflicts its ability to acknowledge “the Laws of Nature and of Natures God.” There is a refreshing realism in this book not only about Islam, but about the West’s willful blindness to the nature of the problem it is facing. — Robert R. Reilly, Author, The Closing of the Muslim Mind
In this book we have a needed fusion of message and messenger. Our messenger is the Very Rev. Mario Alexis Portella, a Catholic priest. His message is a fact-based analysis of Islam and its history. He also covers the failure of our religious, political and intellectual leaders to speak the truth about the danger of the annihilation of Western civilization. — Dr. Bill Warner, Founder of the Center for the Study of Political Islam
“Rev. Mario shows us why we cannot give in to the pressures of political correctness by remaining silent in this struggle. We must shine a spotlight on extremists, recognize the challenges they pose, and fight back in the arena of ideas.” — Rev. Majed El Shafie, President & Founder, OFWI.org
The new millennium ushered in a new era filled with attacks orchestrated by radical Islamists targeting our civilization. Because of the sophisticated social media methods adapted and eloquently used by the Jihadists, the brutality that the Eastern Christians endured for 14 centuries was put on display for the world to see. This savagery encouraged many Muslims to leave their faith and become secular, creating a new space for real teaching and real dialogue. This book and the message it shares is a must-read by all who are prepared to have an earnest conversation. — Juliana Taimoorazy – Founder and President of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council
Full of fascinating facts and valuable insights, Fr. Portella’s book is an important contribution to our knowledge and understanding of Islam. His discussion of the soul-destroying laws of Islam is especially enlightening. — William Kilpatrick, Author of Christianity, Islam, and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West