Dr. Michael Youssef, who studied Islamic movements at Emory University, claims that for almost fourteen hundred years the main goal of Islam has been to conquer the world and bring all people under the subjugation of Islam.
Whenever the subject of the Crusades comes up in conversation, it seems to touch a raw nerve and causes Christians in the West to feel defensive as well as apologetic.
We have learned that within the last two decades, more Muslims have come to Christ than within the last 1400 years. That’s something to think about! Why are they coming to Christ now? What is happening?
Islam seems to be on the move around the world, exerting its influence through terrorism and the spread of Sharia, as well as immigration and political persuasion. Some reports conclude that Muslims will outnumber Christians by the end of this century, and other sources predict that Christianity will recede into obscurity as Islam rises in power and influence.
There are 1.8 billion Muslims in the world, and only 1% 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.
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 of the seventh century, and Islam has taken many areas of the world throughout the centuries that followed. Maybe we should have called the article the Latest Rise in Radical Islam or the Modern Day Rise in Radical Islam.