Religion and politics are one and the same in Islam. They are intertwined. We already know that Islam is a complete system of life and politics is very much a part of our collective life. Just as Islam teaches us how to say Salah, observe Sawm, pay Zakah and undertake Hajj, so it teaches us how to run a state, from a government, elect councillors and members of parliament, make treaties and conduct business and commerce. Bear in mind that Islamic ruling system is not the same as the ruling system we have in the non-islamic countries. The Islamic political system makes the ruler and the government responsible firstly to Allah and then to the people. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8KgLZtOnVY"]YouTube - What Islam is not[/ame] [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFKlSeK4Bcs[/ame] Denying this is not only dangerous, but it only emboldens The Five Principles Islams Trilogy of three sacred texts is the Koran and two books about the life of Mohammed. When the Trilogy is sorted, categorized, arranged, rewritten and analyzed, it becomes apparent that five principles are the foundation of Islam. All of Islam is based upon the TrilogyKoran, Sira (Mohammeds biography) and Hadith (his Traditions). Most of the Islamic doctrine is political, not religious. Islam is a political ideology. Islam divides the world into Muslims and unbelievers, kafirs. Political Islam always has two different ways to treat kafirsdualistic ethics. Kafirs can be abused in the worst ways or they can be treated like a good neighbor. Kafirs must submit to Islam in all politics and public life. Every aspect of kafir civilization must submit to political Islam. These Five Principles can be put in five wordsTrilogy, politics, kafirs, dualism and submission. These five words bring clarity and ease of learning about political Islam. Up until now Islam has been hard to understand because it seemed complex and contradictory and did not make sense. But, once you see how the Five Principles work, everything falls into place. Complexity becomes simplicity. Chaos becomes order.