Am Yisrael Chai show
About This Show
Am Yisrael Chai radio host Benyamin Solomon is a former Conservative BTR radio host. However, while agreeing with political Conservativism as a political philosophy, he rejects the wingnut approach to talking about politics. Instead, he has decided to offer analysis from a Torah perspective. His basic approach is a simple one: Am Yisrael chai [the people of Israel live]!!!!!
Most Recent Episode
The Truth about Islam
I know I've been talking about this topic a lot. But here I go. In this show, I will discuss the truth about Islam, namely political Islam (radical Islam). To be clear, I'm not saying that all Muslims (or even all practicing Muslims) are terrorists or hold Jihadist views. Yes, there are Muslims who give Zakat (Islamic charity), pray five times a day to Mecca, and do other religious Muslim rituals without accepting the Jihadist aspects (so yes, I do support religious freedom for everyone including for Muslims). But I will make the case that not every religion has an equal amount of religious fanatics. This idea that all religions are the same is a multiculturalist myth, as shown by the history of religion. But I will make the case that Islam has a problem of religious fanaticism. The war-like apects of the religion have been there since the begginning and are there in the form of radical Islam.
When people in the right bring up these facts or quote violent passages in the Koran, leftists point out that the Bible also has similar verses and bring up Israel's conquest of Cannan. However, I will also explain that the Israelite conquest was a one time thing. Bnai Yisrael (the Children of Israel) were not commanded to fight wars of expansion for Israel. Judaism lays claim to Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel); whereas, Islam did not lay claim to a specfific territory, but to the world. That's why there is nothing today mirroring Israel's conquest of Canaan coming from Jews (or Christians), but there are those Jihadists who have intolerent expansionist imperialist ambitions. Yes, Judaism and Christinity have their share of religious fanatics. But the fanatics among Jews and christian are a tiny fringe and are not a global movement that carries out tens of thousands of terror acts.