One thing is for certain: Islam has produced some of history's most cowardly men. From its founder Mohammed to Osama bin Laden to the dregs that fill the ranks of Hamas, ISIS, Boko Haram and Hezbollah - these craven thugs have used women and children as human shields (not to mention sex slaves) absent an ounce of compunction.
Mohammed set the example for the extreme cowardice / barbarity we see today being perpetrated against the innocents of Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Nigeria. The Prophet - during his 72 military incursions - would rape, torture and kill large numbers of women and children in order to inflict maximum pain on the "pigs" and "infidels."
Immediately following the Battle of the Trench in 627 AD, Mohammed beheaded over 900 males from the ancient Jewish tribe of Qurayza. Many of the executed - while their mothers were forced to look on - were young boys under the age of 12.
And, when he wasn't doing the aforementioned, he would use captured women and children as human shields in order to persuade his enemies to capitulate.
What a punk.
And today the most glaring example of Mohammed's cowardice / barbarity can be seen in the continuing conflict between Israel and Hamas.
As Israel rightfully defends itself against the Islamic terrorist organization, Hamas operatives not only hide themselves behind the civilian population of Gaza, but also purposely target the innocents of Israel.
Whether it's schools, daycare centers or playgrounds, Hamas views them all (and their occupants) as legitimate targets.
Former Hamas spiritual leader Ahmed Yassin once stated the following: "There are no civilians in Israel ..."
Saudi Arabia's leading cleric, Shayk Ibn Uthaymin took it a step further when he declared that
What is apparent is that it is allowed for us to kill their women and children, even if that were to cause us to miss taking them as wealth (slaves), due to its breaking the hearts of the enemy.
And despite all the senseless and spurious claptrap from Democrats (not to mention Republicans) that Islam has been "hijacked" by a group of "radicals", bin Laden and the dregs represent the true face of Islam. (Suras 2:191, 8:39, 9:5, and 9:29 are just some of the over 160 violent passages found in the Koran advocating jihad.)
In the final analysis - when one honestly examines the history of Islam (both past and present) - one can only conclude that its legacy is a legacy of unvarnished cowardice.
And all the claptrap in the world won't change that.
God save the Republic from Islam and its legacy.
Pete Parker is a US Navy veteran and former professional strength athlete who tackles cultural issues from a conservative perspective. Pete was formerly the host of TUFFTalk Radio which dealt with national security and the threat Islam poses to western civilization. He is passionate in defending his great nation's Judeo-Christian heritage.