For The Record: The .22 Is An Excellent Firearm, Even For Personal Protection

While I do not carry a .22 caliber firearm for protection, it does have several advantages. As seen at, Molotov explains why a .22 caliber weapon is an excellent firearm, including for those carrying concealed for personal protection. After watching the video, check out the link here for actual data statistics on different calibers of bullets and be fully informed on the comparison.

UPDATE: Many have "poo pooed" the use of a .22. These guys demonstrate the .22 can produce a lethal wound.

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68 thoughts on “For The Record: The .22 Is An Excellent Firearm, Even For Personal Protection

  1. The figures can be twisted any which way, just like when Clinton balanced the budget. There is suppose to be only 1% of the U.S. Population that is Muslim. Its not hard to see even here what 1% Muslim Population does. According to Council on American Islamic Relations,(CAIR ) Nihad Mwad, said "Islam's Sharia Laws curb Religious Freedom, Speech and Political Activism and also Subordinate non-Muslim and Women to orthodox Muslim Men. They also want to pass a Blasphemy Law here in the U.S. They say that so called Blasphemy Laws are necessary to prevent speech that hurts the Religious feeling of Muslims. Just check on what Raymond posted about what Muslims do when they represent a certain percentage of the population of a Country. They are using our Political Correctness to bury us.

  2. Buy the gun you can afford and the one you can handle. If that's a .22, so be it. At least you're armed. More armed citizens the better. It increases the size of THE MILITIA, and gives the fascists in gummint severe heartburn. No downside there.

  3. I keep my .22 ... and my .357 handy.

  4. yeah.....sure......a 22 spit would be a good replacement for any other firearm if i could spit at 1800 ft/sec

  5. For all of you out there poo-pooing the .22, here's something you probably haven't considered. A .22 is more likely to enter the body and "bounce around", causing "meat grinder" type damage. While a higher cal round has a better chance of passing through the body, even rib bones. The Colorado Division of Wildlife shows a video in it's hunter safety class that illustrates this in an excellent way. I believe it's called "But it's juts a .22!"

    • Forget the twenty two, the Second Amendment is designed to allow americans to resist the "behemoth" federal government ! How does the match of ".22 versus a machine gun"sound, it sounds like a mismatch to me! If I desire an F-22 Raptor and can afford it, I should be legally able to buy it ! We all know this statement is absurd, but no more absurd than our government using tanks and lethal gas against the innocents at Waco Texas, now tell me all we need to defend ourselves is a DAMN .22!

    • Cliffystones says:


      While a valid opinion, yours has nothing to do with my point. My point is that a .22 caliber bullet can be just as deadly, and in my example more likely to do extensive damage to internal organs. If your killed by a .22, or by an RPG you're just as dead either way.

    • I agree, last time I saw records ,more people were killed by .22s than any other caliber, that may have changed but I was speaking more of the hi-powered weapons we would need to combat a gov't assault similar to WACO. I rewatched a full Waco Documentary the other night, it gave me a revived hatred and contempt for joe biden and chuck schumer! Their contempt for the victims of Branch Davidians during the "SENATE FIASCO" was sickening! Everyone should watch the video!

    • stone, I wasn't suggesting that at all. I was merely addressing the fact that a .22 is lethal and a perfectly good gun for self defense:

  6. The 22 long rifle is at best questionable self-defense weapon. However it is far superior to the 25 caliber APC and will do as much if not more damage than the little 32 automatic. Of the 22 does its damage is that when it goes in it has a tendency to bounce around a lot but as for stopping our it's a very poor choice. For personal defense I recommend that my people and students nothing smaller 380 and only then if they have sufficient practice to be able to hear what they're shooting at when under pressure.

    Depending upon where you live if you're in a northern climate during the winter I wouldn't want anything under 357 Magnum well I myself prefer 45 APC in northern climates in the winter never use hollow points. Hollow points to get hung up in some of the darndest things went down this especially in conjunction with leather coats.

    For home defense I insisted that my wife and my children with their families use a shotgun. Preferably a 12gauge that is set up for home defense. As a gunsmith my father and my wife's gun are side-by-side 12gauge with number six number four birdshot. The reason being you don't want over penetration inside a house or even more so inside an apartment. At the ranges you will find in most homes that birdshot is all you need and will penetrate and kill people in the next apartment.

    • rch, I agree that one is better equipped with multiple types of weapons, especially for home defense, but I think these guys demonstrate the .22 is nowhere near a "questionable self-defense weapon."

    • when I was stationed in South Carolina in the Navy there is a Marine at the base that was working part-time at a gas station. He was held up one night and was shot nine times with a 22 long rifle. After the people left he locked up the station and walked half a mile to the owner's house to report that he had been robbed. In surgery they found eight slugs they could not find number nine so assumed it might have exited. Three months later he went to sick call with a pain in his lower leg. The ground night slug it traveled all the way down from his chest cavity down into one of the names in his leg. The 22 is better than a 25 only because it bounces around more inside. I would take either one over nothing but that's not saying much. That's talking about a carry with. In the home is absolutely no excuse for having such a mouse gun.
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  7. IT is NOT a good Cartridge for self-defense!!! ANY ONE that believe it IS just IGNORANT, and STUPID!!!

  8. MyronJPoltroonian says:

    My Dear Mr. Brown,
    Now that you've had your, um, self promotional moment, I'll quote something I read a long time ago, by someone far more qualified to speak to various calibers and their terminal effectiveness: "It does you no good if your assailant dies twenty minutes after he kills you".

    • myron, far from a "self promotional moment" and I have no idea how "myself" was promoted in this, did you even watch the video and consider the reasons given? I'm guessing not, since you failed to provide a logical and well thought out response. Instead it was more an ad hom attack. I would prefer you looked at the data provided and watch the video, then make a well reasoned response as others have done:)

    • Myron, in fact, I've got a bit of video evidence that demonstrates quite clearly the .22 is more than capable of being lethal:

  9. We know it will kill you, but I want the choice to use whatever I want to to defend my family. The 2nd Amendment does not say what caliber I can or should use. Just because we have a bunch of metro-sexual, gun illiterate twats in congress, trying to pass these illegal laws, does not make me agree with them.

  10. Have you tried to purchase a reasonable quantity of .22 ammunition lately? Some are having a hard time locating sufficient supplies.

  11. One needs a "well rounded" assortment of firearms for specific purposes. Just as a craftsman has specific tools for particular jobs. You wouldn't trim out a door/window with a sledge hammer. Nor would you use a trim hammer to break up a concrete slab. You wouldn't attempt to hunt pheasants over dogs with a .22. Unless your last name was Oakley. Sure a .22 can be a useful self defense weapon. It can also provide you with an ample amount of "bushy tails" for a marvelous stew. But an AR-10 National Match is a better choice at a distance and a Para Ordnance P14 for up close. But NOTHING beats 12 gauge pump for home defense. It's all what the "craftsman" is skilled with. They are after all just "tools" for self defense and subsistance.

    • Your weapon arsenal only has to be as well rouded to the point it can provide you with the various weapon systems possesed by your attacker ad their supply of ammunition. Then like winning at the blackjack're playing with the House's money. should take a minute and look up the effectiveness of Welsh'd only have to be effective to the point of gathering the dead's weapons, then you're back to being fully automatic......
      Semper Vigilo, fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

  12. HIstoricalRecord says:

    This kind of nonsense gets people killed. Have you read the recent story of a mother saving her children after shooting a burglar 5 times with a .38 special? The burglar survived being shot, and even limped to his vehicle and attempted an escape. Folks, if a man can take 5 .38 special rounds and keep moving, a .22 is not even in the realm of reasonable self defense use.

    This whole myth comes from the same people who will brag about poaching deer with headshots with a .22lr. These same people will not tell you about the 19 deer they injured and not killed with using an inferior cartridge. People seem to think shooting a man in self defense is the same as killing a squirrel, and it is not so. Men on drugs, and adrenaline, do not care about pain, and sometimes only a disabling blow or a lethal shot can stop them. The .22 is not reliable for either.

    I am a shooter, and I know what a .22lr pistol can do. It cannot penetrate much, not nearly as much as these youtube videos can claim, and the bullets tend to stop, deflect, or explode on bones and other hard objects. I would never advise anyone to ever consider using a .22 to defend themselves in any situation, a knife, a baseball bat, anything is better then a cartridge that can hit a man a dozen times and not put him down.

    • a well placed .22 will put any man down... if you're gonna have a gun any gun, learn how to use it. Most confrontations are closer than 10 feet. A .22lr placed is very effective, cheap to shoot, light to carry, not much noise. A 12 gauge is not always handy.

    • HIstoricalRecord says:

      Most fights are under 10 feet, yes. That means you don't have all day to take careful aim at a standing target waiting to be shot. You have a moment to hit the target, if at all, far from the ideal of good shot placement. This means you have to shoot quick, only get a few rounds, and you can't always guarantee you will hit a lethal spot. Thus, why you should always carry a round that can do damage enough to stop someone if it fails to hit a lethal spot. A .22 that doesn't hit an instantly lethal artery, heart, ect. will fail to stop a determined attacker at all.

      The 22 is not very effective at all. It is stopped by heavy clothing and leather jackets, known to fail to penetrate any type of bone, and not stop an attacked it does NOT KILL instantly. A heavier pistol can actually disable a man, pierce clothing, break bones, ect. The ..22 can hit a target and fail to put him down, this makes the weapon a failure.

      Any man who thinks an enemy at close range will allow him careful time to place shots is a fool. Any man who relies on a weapon that can't kill or disable an enemy unless under perfect conditions is a fool. A man choosing a weapon that inflicts minor damage if it fails to kill is a fool.

      The greatest loser in warfare, is the man who overestimates himself, and underestimates his enemy. Any idiot who thinks a .22 is going to protect him underestimates his opponent and conditions, and overestimates his own marksmanship and ability. Always take more then enough weapon, always respect the capability of those who are your enemies. The .22 is a weapon of arrogance and contempt.

  13. Tim, I'm not ignoring you. For some reason, all my responses and even when I try to create a new email to you, they bounce back. I've got my server working on trying to figure out what's going on. Lord willing, I'll email a response to your last email to me tomorrow--provided they get the problem fixed.

  14. lady prepared says:

    I have a .22 magnum

  15. Generally speaking, the .22 round can do far more damage than most people realize, simply because of the fact that when it enters the body it just keeps traveling, and can end up anywhere. It's biggest problem is it's lack of "knock-down" power, which is so crucial in close quarter combat/self defense situations.

    • You make a good point. There have been cases of a .22 actually bouncing around inside a skull causing more damage with every change in trajectory. Knock down power is more formerly known as a transfer of kinetic energy and the .22 just doesn't have the properties to deliver there. Unless you are tasked to have armed confrontations(i.e. military, law enforcement and personal protection) there is absolutely no way to know what kind of situation you may find yourself in. Therefore, you should carry what you are most comfortable and compitent with and has good capabilities in most situations.

    • I agree. You can put alot of rounds on target without recoil. Key to any weapon is that you need to be comfortable with what your shooting. A 357 or 45 has a heck of a recoil and tough to stay on target. A 22 is great..

    • HIstoricalRecord says:

      A 357 or a 45 can break bone and are very likely to put people down within a hit or two. .22 's have been known to bounce off bone and fail to put people down after half a dozen ore more bullets. People who think an attacker is a static target that sits and waits to be shot in the heart or the head are mistaken, and if you fail to hit vitally with the .22 its virtually useless.

    • YOU are an IDIOT!!!

    • William Wallace says:

      There is no such thing as "knock down" power. Simple laws of physics dictate that if you shoot out a projectile with enough power to knock someone down, it will knock you down with the equal and opposite reaction.

      Nobody gets knocked down. They get incapacitated or killed, and drop as a result.

    • Try a .22 magnum hollow point. Devistating results on the human body.

    • Actually, if you shoot the .22 jackets hollow point maxi, as I do, it has all the stopping power on the .38 special with none of the recoil problems. I love my maxi loads in my .22 revolver. I use it for putting down wildlife vermin like oppusums and the occasional raccoon raiding the hen house.

  16. Although this article is bound to cause some controversy, in a one on one standoff my Ruger 22/45 would do just fine.

    In a fire fight? I'll stick by my Taurus 45 or Dan Wesson 357..

    That said, I hope I am never in such a situation . . . but would not hesitate to defend family and loved ones without a second thought.

    • Scattergun or a number of other hole punchers for WHOMP! But I'm starting to rethink the .22 for a lot of rounds in a small area without kickback. Like punching someone in a knee ohhhh say 25 times......or so.........accurate and lethal.........
      Happy New Year fliteking......hope you had a great Christmas and New Year even if we got that lump of coal on November 6th.......we MUST remain on top of the attack against our 2nd Amendment.
      Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

  17. retiredmillwright says:

    As a life long hunter and country dweller, I love the 22 caliber. 22 caliber weapons are all about shot placement and economy. Its the gun we use to kill our penned hogs for meat with,
    as well as a whole variety of small game and pests eating our gardens. It will also do for self defense, if it has to. Many poor country people in the past have fead their families' using a 22 rifle. The 22 is the first rifle for most country people, it allows them to learn to shoot safely, cheaply, doesn't make a lot of noise and ammo is plentiful.

    • i would prefer my 30.30 or 30.06 when hunting elk.. they dont drop so well with a 22..
      its like comparing my 25 semi auto to my 9mm in a home invasion

    • retiredmillwright says:

      Davienne I have a 300 win mag for large game hunting, and wouldn't hunt big game with a 22, But at close range a 22 would work. I have used a 22 to brain shoot a beef steer before at close range, and have seen other cows and many big hogs killed the same way with no problems. My favorite gun to hunt rabbits and squirrels with is a 22.

    • i use a 22 when im shooting rats in a rain barrel too [penned pigs] but elk have a violent streak so does a deer, when ya dont take them down ,,, at first shot,,, as a woman , i was taught by my grampa, how to hunt and when to shoot... i learned to shoot my grampa's 22 when i was 7.. im an ole farm girl...

    • Well I spent years flying in Bush Alaska, and my favorite airplane gun that I was required to have by law, was a browning Auto 22, designed by John Moses himself. The thing would break down in two, and its short and light. Tube feed, I could carry it in my flight bag and 4 boxes of ammo. and I I had no problem collecting game when I need to do that to eat. My current favorite rifle is a Blaser R-93, its a switch barrel rifle, I got a 22 LR barre for it and its my favorite squirrel getter. And then there is that other thing, you can learn to shoot one and shoot one very accurately with a 22 LR.

  18. This guy talks about muslims & islam and he's right on the money.

  19. I've said for years that muslims are taking
    over America & the world & many said that I was wrong.
    I am right & here's my proof.

    • LOL! That's complete nonsense. If the claims of that video were true, then the United States would today be 100% IRISH. Irish immigrants began coming to America in the late 1840s in massive numbers--millions and millions--far more than any Muslim immigration levels. And those Irish people came from a tradition where single families averaged 12-18 children. Like the idiot who made that video, let's assume that tradition had continued. You get the picture... That video is a laughable, feeble attempt to create fear among the uneducated and uninformed.

    • murph the thing you missed is those Irish.....they aren't multiplying like that today are they? As you WAS tradition. That isn't reality for them today.

    • I didn't miss that... that's exactly the point. You will find that within a generation, immigrant families' traditions--particularly with regard to breeding--quickly fall in line with the norms of the society to which they immigrated. The Irish did, and so did the Italians... There are others as well.

    • murph, could you produce the data to substantiate your claims for muslims? Because they are not Irish or Italian:)

    • There are lots of sources, Tim. You can begin with this study, done by the Pew Research Center ( While it shows that globally speaking, the Muslim population will continue to grow towards 2030, it is suffering from declining fertility rates in nearly every country of the world. You should also note that this kind of data is based on people who self-identify as "Muslim," and it can thus include many people born into Muslim families who are fully secularized and non-practicing.

      My point is that there is no need to be alarmist, based on current population trends. But rather than mince and re-mince numbers, I would ask that you simply not make the two glaringly stupid assumptions that American Muslim-haters all seem to make: that (a) Muslim immigrants in the US hold the same backward views that Muslims do in the Middle East and Pakistan; and (b) that their American-born children and grandchildren will continue to do the same, despite increasing secularization, education, and socioeconomic status. It just isn't a rational position. Stop to think for a moment about the differences between a prominent American-born Muslim, Dr. Mehmet Oz, one of four children; his father Mustafa, one of 12 children, who was a Sunni conservative who believed in the integration of Islam and government. Take it a step further: Mehmet Oz's grandfather was an illiterate farmer who lived and died in abject poverty in Bozkir, a jerkwater town in central Turkey. Although Muslim, who in this country sees Dr. Mehmet Oz as some kind of threat to the American way of life? You?

    • When you pull your head out of the sand, you will see that the video was right.

    • The video is not correct. Let's just take one little piece, and I'll show you how it can't be.

      The argument is that in France, the French have a fertility rate of "1.8" (the real figure is 2.01 in 2010), while "the Muslims in France" have a fertility rate of "8.1". We know this cannot be true because firstly, the French Government is prohibited by its own laws to collect such information according to religious background, so the kind of information the video claims to have doesn't exist. The French do, however, collect that information by country of origin. The bulk of Muslim immigrants to France come from only three countries: Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. Our own CIA notes that the fertility rates in those countries are, respectively, 2.78, 2.19, and 2.02. So the math doesn't work to get to the fertility rate of 8.1 that the video claims. Perhaps you'd like to show how it does, but I won't hold my breath.

      This video is a great example of fearmongering disinformation, designed to frighten uninformed viewers.

      (Source for CIA data:

    • I've come to the conclusion that Islam is an agent of Satan. They don't believe in Jesus Christ nor His teachings. Their laws are the direct opposite of what Christ teachings -- forgiving one's enemies and doing good to those who persecute you and harm you. I believe the anti-Chirst will be of the Muslim religion and that's why he will have true Christians tortured and killed if they refuse to go along with him. The Muslim religion is a cruel, torturous religion. They torture and kill Christians in Muslim countries every day. The liars in the lamestream media suppresses this info.

    • Islamic invasion of America, the agenda of Islamists and visible methods to take over America by the year 2020.

      1. Terminate America's freedom of speech by replacing it with statewide and nationwide hate-crime bills.

      2. Wage a war of words using black leaders like Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jesse Jackson and other visible religious personalities who promote Islam as the religion of African-Americans while insisting Christianity is for whites only. What they fail to tell African-Americans is that it was Arab Muslims who captured them and sold them as slaves. In fact, the Arabic word for black and slave is the same, ''Abed.''

      3. Engage the American public in dialogues, discussions, debates in colleges, universities, public libraries, radio, TV, churches and mosques on the virtues of Islam. Proclaim how it is historically another religion like Judaism and Christianity with the same monotheistic faith.

      4. Nominate Muslim sympathizers to political office to bring about favorable legislation toward Islam and support potential sympathizers by block voting.

      5. Take control of as much of Hollywood, the press, TV, radio and the Internet as possible by buying the related corporations or a controlling stock.

      6. Yield to the fear of the imminent shut-off of the lifeblood of America – black gold. America’s economy depends on oil and 41 percent of it comes from the Middle East.

      7. Yell ''foul, out-of-context, personal interpretation, hate crime, Zionist, un- American, inaccurate interpretation of the Quran'' anytime Islam is criticized or the Quran is analyzed in the public arena.

      8. Encourage Muslims to penetrate the White House, specifically with Islamists who can articulate a marvelous and peaceful picture of Islam. Acquire government positions and get membership in local school boards. Train Muslims as medical doctors to dominate the medical field, research and pharmaceutical companies. (Ever notice how numerous Muslim doctors in America are, when their countries need them more desperately than America?) Take over the computer industry. Establish Middle Eastern restaurants throughout the U.S. to connect planners of Islamization in a discreet way.

    • "....Wage a war of words using black leaders like Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jesse Jackson and other visible religious personalities who promote Islam..."
      I'm envisioning another deck of cards building here Brother....Who will be the King of Spades? The Queen of Hearts????
      Hope you had a great Christmas and New Years......time to go back on the clock....
      Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

    • 2020, it's already here. Wake up America.

    • Please share these facts with others, we all need to know the truth about Islam.
      1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by:
      a. Superman b. Jay Leno c. Harry Potter
      d. A Muslim males between the ages of 17 and 40

      2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by:
      a. Olga Corbett b. Sitting Bull c. Arnold Schwarzenegger
      d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

      3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by:
      a. Lost Norwegians b. Elvis c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women
      d . Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

      4. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
      a. John Dillinger b. The King of Sweden c. The Boy Scouts
      d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

      5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
      a. A pizza delivery boy b. Pee Wee Herman c. Geraldo Rivera
      d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

      6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard
      in his wheelchair by:
      a. The Smurfs b. Davey Jones c. The Little Mermaid
      d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

      7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:
      a. Captain Kidd b. Charles Lindberg c. Mother Teresa
      d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

      8. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
      a. Scooby Doo b. The Tooth Fairy c. The Sundance Kid
      d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

      9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
      a. Richard Simmons b. Grandma Moses c. Michael Jordan
      d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

      10. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
      a. Mr. Rogers
      b. Hillary Clinton, to distract attention from Wild Bill's women problems
      c. The World Wrestling Federation
      d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

      11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers.
      Thousands of people were killed by:
      a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd
      b. The Supreme Court of Florida c. Mr Bean
      d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

      12. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:
      a. Enron b. The Lutheran Church c. The NFL
      d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

      13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:
      a. Bonnie and Clyde b. Captain Kangaroo c. Billy Graham
      d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    • A shocking story of a 8 year old girl being married to a Muslim man in a Islamic Country, Saudi Arabia. This happens in Islamic Countries because the prophet of Islam Muhammad himself married his second wife Aisha when she was only 6 years old. Muhammad then consummated the marriage with Aisha when she was only 9 years old, Muhammad himself was 54 years old. For this reason it is not illegal for Muslim men to marry child brides in many Islamic Countries & this routinely happens. Some Islamic Countries that still allow legal pedophilia today are; Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, Yemen, Samalia & northern Nigeria where their is a large Muslim population.

      Narrated Aisha: that the prophet married her when she was six years old, and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years. Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64

      Narrated ‘Aisha: that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old. Hisham said: I have been informed that ‘Aisha remained with the Prophet for nine years (i.e. till his death).” what you know of the Quran(by heart)’ Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 65

      Narrated Hisham’s father: Khadija died three years before the Prophet departed to Medina. He stayed there for two years or so and then he married ‘Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consumed that marriage when she was nine years old. Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 58, Number 236

      Narrated ‘Ursa: The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with ‘Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death). Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 88

    • Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system.

      Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components.

      Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called 'religious rights.'

      When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agree to 'the reasonable' Muslim demands for their 'religious rights,' they also get the other components under the table. Here's how it works (percentages source CIA: The World Fact Book (2007)).

      As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:

      United States -- Muslim 1.0%
      Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
      Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
      China -- Muslim 1%-2%
      Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
      Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

      At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:

      Denmark -- Muslim 2%
      Germany -- Muslim 3.7%
      United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%
      Spain -- Muslim 4%
      Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%

      From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.

      They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. ( United States ).

      France -- Muslim 8%
      Philippines -- Muslim 5%
      Sweden -- Muslim 5%
      Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%
      The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%
      Trinidad &Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%

      At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

      When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions ( Paris --car-burnings). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats ( Amsterdam - Mohammed cartoons).

      Guyana -- Muslim 10%
      India -- Muslim 13.4%
      Israel -- Muslim 16%
      Kenya -- Muslim 10%
      Russia -- Muslim 10-15%

      After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:
      Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

      At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:

      Bosnia -- Muslim 40%
      Chad -- Muslim 53.1%
      Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%

      From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:

      Albania -- Muslim 70%
      Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
      Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
      Sudan -- Muslim 70%

      After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:

      Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
      Egypt -- Muslim 90%
      Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
      Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
      Iran -- Muslim 98%
      Iraq -- Muslim 97%
      Jordan -- Muslim 92%
      Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
      Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
      Palestine -- Muslim 99%
      Syria -- Muslim 90%
      Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
      Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
      United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

      100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace -- there's supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:

      Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
      Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
      Somalia -- Muslim 100%
      Yemen -- Muslim 99.9%

      Of course, that's not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.

      'Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel. – Leon Uris, 'The Haj'

      It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average would indicate.

    • You seem to forget they kill their own also. Look at some of the reasons they use to kill their own. Honor Killing, Killing some one for speaking bad against Islam, For leaving the Islamic Faith. For not being a Muslim. The list can go on. Raymond has it right about Islam. In fact he is totally right when he answered True Patriot.