Question: Did you see the PBS documentary, Islam: Empire of Faith? In contrast to programs that PBS and other networks produce about Christianity, which always take the liberal, Bible-denying perspective, the documentary was amazingly respectful toward that religion [Islam]. None of the scholars interviewed questioned the authenticity of the Qur’an. The spread of Islam during the Middle Ages was presented as being the result of wise planning and leadership. There was little or no mention or criticism of forced conversions at the point of a sword. Your comments on this program would be welcome.
Response: We have already dealt with this subject in depth. I suggest that you obtain copies of past newsletter articles as well as my book, A Cup of Trembling - Jerusalem in Bible Prophecy, and others which we offer on this topic. Unfortunately, Gardner Films in association with PBS did not make a true documentary that presents the facts, but a whitewash of a religion driven by hate and spread by violence since its beginning— history which we document thoroughly. In his book, Unholy War (pp. 196-97), Randall Price declares, “Muhammad was a terrorist who launched a campaign of conquest against his own people (Arabs) and especially against the Jews....One of the principal aims of Islamic holy war is the liquidation of the Jewish people, the total destruction of Israel, and complete sovereignty over Al-Quds (the Jerusalem of Islam).”
PBS did not even come close to telling the awful truth about Islam, past or present. Consequently many people have been led astray by the misinformation this video has spread.