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RESPONSE to Yahoo World news article (Telegraph Reporters, The Telegraph)

YES, LET’S SEND THE MOTHER BACK TO RECRUITING AND TRAINING HER CHILDREN THE QURAN

Quran (2:191) “Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them” Quran (3:28) “Muslim’s must not take infidels as their friends” Quran(3:85 “Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable” Quran (5;33) “Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” Quran (8:12) “Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Quran” Quran (8:60) “Muslim’s must muster all weapons to terrorize the Infidels” Quran (8:65) “The unbelievers are stupid, urge the Muslim’s to fight them” Quran (9:5) “When the opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you find them”. Quran (9:30) “The Jews and Christians are perverts, fight them” Quran (9:123) “Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhoods” Quran (22:19) “Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked unto rods, boiling water, melt their skins and bellies”. Quran (47:4) “Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them.”

This love fest over Islam and political correctness will be the downfall of the West. The liberal progressive so hates Christ and Christianity, they will put their own people in danger by supporting radical Islam.

The Worldview of Islam and Radical Islam

It seems kind of out of place to talk about the rise of radical Islam when Muslim marauding bands slaughtered Muslims and non-Muslims from the beginning in the seventh century, and Islam has taken many areas of the world throughout the centuries that followed. Maybe we should have called the chapter the Latest Rise in Radical Islam or the Modern Day Rise in Radical Islam. Regardless, we learned many atrocious historical facts about the rise of Islam in the seventh century in out introduction, so let us just deal with the rise of radical Islam today.

is-the-quran-the-word-of-godIslamic fundamentalism is the belief by Muslims that Islam needs to return to the earlier days of Islam, to the fundamentals, living life as Muslims did in the days of Muhammad. Islamic fundamentalists or Islamists are Muslims within radical Islam that will commit violent terrorist acts and those of that same ideology that support but do not commit terrorist acts, find their beliefs in a literal interpretation of the Quran. It is the goal of the Islamists to return to the days of Muhammad by taking over the world with their ideology and any who refuse to comply with this, Muslim or non-Muslim, are to be destroyed. Before moving into the differences between Islamic fundamentalists or Islamists and Islamism (moderate Muslims), let us talk about literal interpretation and what it means.

Christians interpret the Bible literally as well. The way the Bible is interpreted literally is, we attempt to get back to what the Bible author meant by the words that he used. We also must determine if something is prescriptive or descriptive. When idioms are used, figurative or symbolic language is used, it is not taken literally by evaluating what the words mean to us. Jesus said I am the door for the sheep.” Is Jesus literally a door for literal sheep? No, Jesus likening himself figuratively to a door and of a figurative sheep. Jesus is the door or way for his sheep, i.e., disciples to receive eternal life. By virtue of his ransom sacrifice, sheep (disciples) can approach God and be saved. Therefore, the interpreter must get at what the author meant by his use of figurative, symbolic, idiomatic, hyperbolic meaning and then this is what is taken literally.

As far as prescriptive and descriptive, the interpreter must determine of what the author penned is simply informing us about something or is giving us something that we must continue to do. Many Scriptures are a historical narrative, which is descriptive. This does not mean that we cannot learn valuable insights into God, his values, his thinking, some principles behind the historical narrative. However, just because the Israelites formed an army to take back their land that was given to Abraham or defend themselves; this does not mean that Christians should form armies. Just because Peter washed Jesus’ feet, this does not mean that we must establish some feet-washing ritual. Therefore, interpretation is not subjective (your opinion) if one knows the rules and principles of correct interpretation and applies them in a balanced manner. It becomes subjective when we begin putting our twenty-first-century mindset into what the author meant. Even so, the Quran is not the Word of God.

Differences Worldviews Within Islam

UNDERSTANDING ISLAM AND TERRORISMIslamic fundamentalists or Islamists and Islamism (moderate Muslims), are separated by their belief systems. Islamists believe that the world needs to be converted to Islam. Some Islamists believe that is accomplished by growing Islam in a country until they have reached a certain population level and then it is a revolution through social and political action. Other Islamists believe that the world becomes a caliphate, an Islam state under Sharia Law through acts of terrorism. Moderate Muslims desire to live under Sharia Law too but how to get there and the size of a role it plays in their life is far different. Moderate Muslims go about life, some even adopting the ways of their host country while trying to evangelize Islam along the way. Both are committed to implementing Sharia Law, but the Islamists or the radical Muslims want to do so through subterfuge, coercion, and violence, while the Moderate Muslim seeks to do so through evangelism. The moderate Muslim will treat women and children with respect but does realize that Sharia Law does not lend itself to that ideology. The Islamists and radical Muslims subjugate women and children as property that is to be owned, having half the value of a man.

Sadiq Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor that we spoke of above, had described moderate Muslim groups as “Uncle Toms,” which is a  highly offensive term for a black man who is thought to be too solicitous of or subservient to white people. Thus, Mayor Khan was saying that moderate Muslims are too subservient to Westerns or Western ideology. One of Iran’s highest clerics apparently stated, “revolutionary Islam is the same as pure Muhammadan Islam,”[1] Ayatollah Tabatabaeinejad recently said, “Some say our Islam is not revolutionary Islam, but we must say to them that non-revolutionary Islam is the same as American Islam. Islam commands us to be firm against the enemies and be kind and compassionate toward each other and not be afraid of anything …”

IS THE WORD THE WORD OF GOD-1According to an Arabic language article The Truth about the Moderate Muslim as Seen by the West and its Muslim Followers, by Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Khadr in 2011: “Islamic researchers are agreed that what the West and its followers call ‘moderate Islam’ and ‘moderate Muslims’ is simply a slur against Islam and Muslims, a distortion of Islam, a rift among Muslims, a spark to ignite war among them. They also see that the division of Islam into ‘moderate Islam’ and ‘radical Islam’ has no basis in Islam — neither in its doctrines and rulings nor in its understandings or reality.” Khadr tells how moderates and radicals differ. The radicals, whom he calls the “true Muslims,” will offer aid to Muslims, especially those willing to carry out Jihad. On the other hand, moderates, which he calls “false Muslims,” ally themselves with Western nations.

Khadr goes on to note the many ways that moderates and radicals differ. For instance, radicals (“true Muslims”) aid and support fellow Muslims, especially those committed to jihad, whereas moderates (“false Muslims”) ally with and help Western nations.

Distinctions below were made in Khadr’s article are:[2]

  • Radicals want the caliphate to return; moderates reject the caliphate.
  • Radicals want to apply Sharia (Islamic law); moderates reject the application of Sharia.
  • Radicals reject the idea of renewal and reform, seeing it as a way to conform Islam to Western culture; moderates accept it.
  • Radicals accept the duty of waging jihad in the path of Allah; moderates reject it.
  • Radicals reject any criticism whatsoever of Islam; moderates welcome it on the basis of freedom of speech.
  • Radicals accept those laws that punish whoever insults or leave the religion [apostates]; moderates recoil from these laws.
  • Radicals respond to any insult against Islam or the prophet Muhammad — peace and blessing upon him — with great violence and anger; moderates respond calmly and peacefully on the basis of freedom of expression.
  • Radicals respect and revere every deed and every word of the prophet — peace be upon him — in the hadith; moderates do not.
  • Radicals oppose democracy; moderates accept it.
  • Radicals see the people of the book [Jews and Christians] as dhimmis [barely tolerated subjects]; moderates oppose this [view].
  • Radicals reject the idea that non-Muslim minorities should have equality or authority over Muslims; moderates accept it.
  • Radicals reject the idea that men and women are equal; moderates accept it, according to Western views.
  • Radicals oppose the idea of religious freedom and apostasy from Islam; moderates agree to it.
  • Radicals desire to see Islam reign supreme; moderates oppose this.
  • Radicals place the Koran over the constitution; moderates reject this [assumption].
  • Radicals reject the idea of religious equality because Allah’s true religion is Islam; moderates accept it.
  • Radicals embrace the wearing of hijabs and niqabs; moderates reject it.
  • Radicals accept killing young girls who commit adultery or otherwise besmirch their family’s honor; moderates reject this [response].
  • Radicals reject the status of women today and think that the status of women today should be like the status of women in the time of the prophet; moderates oppose that women should be as in the time of the prophet.
  • Radicals vehemently reject that women should have the freedom to choose partners; moderates accept that she can choose a boyfriend without marriage.
  • Radicals agree to clitorectomies; moderates reject them.
  • Radicals reject the so-called war on terror and see it as a war on Islam; moderates accept it.
  • Radicals support jihadi groups; moderates reject them.
  • Radicals reject the terms “Islamic terrorism” or “Islamic fascism”; moderates accept them.
  • Radicals reject universal human rights, including the right to be homosexual; moderates accept them.
  • Radicals reject the idea of allying with the West; moderates support it.
  • Radicals oppose secularism; moderates support it.

This author cannot sound the alarm loud enough that readers need to understand the breakdown of the mental disposition between:

Choosing Your BibleRadical Islam: These are the Muslims of Islam that are willing to carry out Jihad, blowing themselves up or blowing up others for the furtherance of the Islamic State and growing a worldwide caliphate run by Sharia Law. There are 1.8 billion Muslims in the world and only 0.01 percent of them are radical. That sounds low until you do the math, i.e., 18 million Muslims are radical. The next category of Muslims will add even more weight to the number of radical Muslims.

Fundamentalist Islamists: The fundamental Islamists are Muslims that share the same ideology as the radical Muslims. However, they are not willing to carry out Jihad in order to achieve the goals. Nevertheless, they back the radicals, they even financially support the radicals, and they definitely evangelize the radical ideology. In the Western world, we could triple the number of Fundamentalist Islamists to the radicals. However, in Islamic countries, the number is far higher, so we could simply say that the 18 million radical Muslims have the support network and backing of 108 million other Muslims. These fundamentalist Islamists are great recruiting grounds for the radicals.

Moderate Muslims: The moderate Muslim makes up the rest of Islam. While these Muslims are willing to conform to the Western world and support their host country, over 60 percent of them still believe that Sharia Law should be the law of the land in which they live, and they will vote in that direction if it ever comes up for a vote. This segment of Islam that are truly moderate need to be more vocal, Many Muslims have fought for Western countries, defending freedom of Western ways of life against radical Islam on the battlefields. The moderate Muslims that have not had that chance to defend freedom should use their voice to speak out against fundamentalist Islamists and radicals, as well as Sharia Law.

Radical and Fundamentalist Islamists Eschatology

There are 1.8 billion Muslims in the world, and only 0.01 percent of them are radical, which means 18 million Muslims are radical. 108 million other Muslims are fundamentalist Islamists, who support the radicals ideologically and financially.

BIBLICAL CRITICISMShariah Law is Islamic canonical law based on the teachings of the Quran and the traditions of the Prophet (Hadith and Sunna), prescribing both religious and secular duties and sometimes retributive penalties for lawbreaking. It has generally been supplemented by legislation adapted to the conditions of the day, though the manner in which it should be applied in modern states is a disputed between Islamic fundamentalists and modernists. Today Sweden is the rape capital of the world because of their Muslim population. Why? Under Shariah Law, it is not a sin or crime to force an infidel (i.e., non-Muslim) to have sex. This is what is missing from the debate. It is the culture, the worldview, the ideology, of the Muslim people that conflict with God’s Word, the US Constitution, The UK, Canada, Germany, Sweden, namely, human moral values of a civilized society.

Under Shariah Law, women are viewed as property, not humans. A wife can be beaten for anything. She can be stoned to death for a number of things. A daughter could be killed for dating a non-Muslim, which is called an honor killing. A thief can have their hand or foot cut off. There are many horrific aspects of Shariah Law, but we will just look at honor killings as our example.

We in the United States have known of Al Qaeda especially since September 11, 2001. Throughout 2014 and 2015, we have seen the rise of ISIS, whose slaughter of women, children, men, and older ones, anyone in their way has left us stunned. They have hung people on takes, put men in cages and set them on fire, put cages filled with people in a pool and filled it slowly with water, and have raped and killed a countless number of little girls. What do Al Qaeda, ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, Al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based cell of the Islamist militant group, and many others want?

They want an Islamic State, which is a type of government, in which the primary basis for government is Islamic religious law, i.e., Shariah Law. They want a caliphate, which is an Islamic state led by a supreme religious as well as political leader known as a caliph and all the Prophets of Islam. The term caliphate is often applied to successions of Muslim empires that have existed in the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

DEFENDING OLD TESTAMENT AUTHORSHIPIslam’s eschatological (last days of humanity), belief is different from Christianity. Christians believe that an Armageddon (great was of God) is coming at the return of Christ but that Jesus determines when and how that return will take place. Islam, on the other hand, believes that one day Isa (Jesus) will return with their twelfth Imam.[3] They will rule the world from Jerusalem, where all are Muslims living under Shariah Law. Al Qaeda is trying to facilitate this through conversion, but also a slow process of turning countries into an Islamic majority state. They do so by growing the population until they reach the majority, who can then place Shariah Law on the same footing with whatever legal, governmental system that that country has. After that, the goal is to replace the governmental laws with Shariah Law. ISIS, on the other hand, believes they can simply conquer the lands through military might terrorism. They also believe that starting a World War III will facilitate the return of ISA and the twelfth Imam, i.e., their Armageddon.

The liberal-progressive world that we live in is a catalyst for Islamic growth. The political correctness run amuck is aiding and abetting radical Islam and their silent supporters. Many of those liberals try to shift the blame over to the conservatives, by saying that the United States is Islamophobic and that we are simply a recruitment tool for radical Islam by our identifying them by the phrase radical Islamic terrorists. What they fail to realize is that this eschatological belief of Islam is religious, ideological, and embedded in their very being, which has nothing to do with what anyone says. The liberal-progressive movement will be politically correct all the way up unto the end. Radical Islam and their silent supporters have a murderous hatred for the West, the United States, and Israel especially, as well as Christians.

The Imam Mahdi

The Imam Mahdi (the Islamic Messiah “the guided one”) in Islamic eschatology is the prophesied redeemer of Islam who will rule between five and nine years, depending on whom the interpreter is.[4] Before the Day of Judgement, literally, the Day of Resurrection,[5] Imam Mahdi, and Jesus will rid the world of evil. This Imam Mahdi is the Islamic messiah. In Islamic eschatology, this twelfth Imam, Imam Mahdi is a prophet or messiah who is expected to appear in the world with Jesus Christ sometime before it ends, to rid the world of evil, i.e., the infidels and false Muslims.

The Twelver Shiites Muslims believe that al-Mahdi was born in 869 C.E. and died in 941 C.E. Followers of Sunni Islam and other minority Shiites mostly believe that the Imam Mahdi has yet to be born and; therefore, only Allah knows who he is. However, the Sunni Muslims still agree with what the twelfth Imam and Jesus are to accomplish in the Day of Judgement. They too believe that the caliphate will be set up in Jerusalem and the world will be under Sharia Law.

how-to-study-your-bible1What is the Dajjal? It means Deceiver or Liar. It is the Islamic Antichrist or False Messiah in the last days before the Day of Judgment. It is believed that Allah created this Deceiver or Liar to test the faith of the Muslims, many with strong faith will even be shaken. According to the prophecy, this Islamic Antichrist will rule for Forty days, one like a year, one like a month, one like a week, and rest of his days like yours. Jannah, an eternal place for Muslims, is the Islamic conception of paradise. When an ideology is cultishly blinding one’s ability to reason or be rational, it is quite difficult to remove that way of thinking from just one Muslim. Now, try removing that thinking from hundreds of millions of Muslims. It is a fantasy, believing that any kind of campaign is going to alter the radical ideology. Radical Islam and their fundamentalist Islamists hate the Western world regardless; it is a part of their eschatology, and nothing short of a missile from a drone is going to change that.

The Western world needs to for an elite military that is capable of tracking down and killing radical Muslims around the world. If some Muslim countries like Jordan were a part of this elite military, it would be even better. This fighting force would be under the guidance of the American military leaders. They would not nation build. They will simply stamp out terrorism wherever it is found. The only problem with this, many of the Western countries are aiding and abetting radical Islam by living in denial and refusing to acknowledge the enemy. Therefore, the United States needs to open the offer and whoever joins, joins but we will go it alone if need be.

[1] http://en.abna24.com/service/iran/archive/2016/05/09/753046/story.html

[2] Borrowed from https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/8101/radical-moderate-islam

[3] An Imam is a leader of an Islamic community.

[4] Hadith – Chapters On Al-Fitan – Jami` at-Tirmidhi – Sunnah … (May 30, 2017) https://sunnah.com/tirmidhi/33/75

[5] Cyril Glassé, 4th ed. (2013). The New Encyclopedia of Islam. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)