With the recent events known as the #sydneysiege, and the plethora of tweets out there such as #illridewithyou, and the counter #iwontridewithyou, I have to say… I am totally over the it right now. Not ONE day goes by where you don’t hear Islam this, or muslim that! (And since writing this, we now have the horrible events in Pakistan, where the Taliban have gone into a school and massacred over 100 children) We have people who say that the Sydney Siege wasn’t a political statement, it was just a man who was unbalanced, albeit while making a very public statement by holding an Islamic flag which has the Shahada on it, and requesting to have the ISIS flag given to him. Yep, that sounds to me to be an Islamic terrorist, you have to have your head in the sand to believe otherwise. Have we become so fearful and so politically correct that we cannot even validate something that was obviously very important to this man? I truly wonder if this was done in the name of Jesus/Chrisitianity whether the same defence would be given, or would everyone go on a Christian bashing crusade?
With the recent #sydneysiege and the sideline hashtags that go along with these recent events, the obvious mantras; Bigot, Racist and Islamophobe are bantered about towards those who do actually fear fundamentalist Islam. In fact, naming calling those who think opposite… is that even politically correct??? I’m beginning to believe that it isn’t! We ALL know that this name calling is meant to nip things in the bud designed to stop ALL conversation and debate because in reality, very few people want to be labelled a bigot or a racist.
Then you have interfaith hand holding in hopes to reconcile cultural and religious differences. I’ll pray in my prayer closet thank you very much and I do pray in my prayer closet. I’m NOT going to hold hands with anyone who prays to a god that inspired a pedophile to write passages that calls for the death of infidels! I will not place myself in any position where I will be unequally yoked with unbelievers. I will however pray heavily for ALL of the children of Abraham and for their reconciliation through Jesus Christ. I find that as an adult, I am quite capable of loving a Muslim but not loving their religion. I am quite capable of disagreeing with a religion or political stance without hating on the person, there is a clear difference!. I can hate a religion that calls Christians and others, infidels. I can hate a religion and/or political ideology that uses techniques that are disingenuous…
In 539 BC, King Belshazzar of Babylon saw a dismembered hand-written four prophetic words on the wall. This “handwriting on the wall” was finally interpreted by the prophet Daniel as predicting the fall of the kingdom. He was right. Babylon fell to the Medes-Persians that very night.
Like the “handwriting on the wall” that Prophet Daniel had interpreted, there are four Arabic words, which could lead to submission of the entire world to Islam, if non-Muslims do not fully understand their meaning and implications. Those words are taqiyya, tawriya, kitman and muruna. [source]
And before anyone says that we shouldn’t hate, I absolutely agree with that on a personal level … but I will tell you that no matter what side of the political/religious spectrum you fall in, there is not ONE person who doesn’t hate something about the others belief system. People need to get a grip, and understand how to separate person from opinion. Please don’t kid yourselves… those of us who are on the other side of the sanctimonious verbal mantras do actually see it for what it is. I for one have had enough of the defence given to a religion that if practiced in its purest form calls for the death of Christians, Jews, Gays, Adulterers and those who are brave enough to leave Islam.
Please take the time to read Bill Muehlenberg’s article, he puts it all in perspective…
Now, are Christians to love Muslims, or atheists or Satanists or cultists for that matter? Absolutely. But of course you don’t love them by defending their false worldview, by telling them they are just fine as they are, and by pretending that their beliefs are no better or worse than your beliefs. That is called syncretism and compromise, and that is how we destroy the gospel of Jesus Christ.
When Paul came to Athens with all of its idols and false gods, he did not seek to establish an interfaith service, or promote religious harmony, or set up an ecumenical movement. In fact, we are clearly told that Paul was “grieved in his spirit” (Acts 17:16) over all these idols and false belief systems. Thus he debated with the Athenians in the hope of showing them biblical truth.
Sure, he sought to build bridges with them and so he quotes a few of their poets and philosophers. But this was certainly not in the interests of just getting along, or of showing solidarity with people of other faiths. He built apologetics bridges in order to reach them for Christ and deliver them from their false and dead-end religions. [source]
What is certainly true is that American politicians, mostly Christian or atheist, know less about the nature of Islam and Islamic radicalism than members of ISIS. To suggest that a cursory examination of platitudes about the Koran provides enough knowledge to spout paternalistic expertise about the religion is insulting to Muslims of all stripes.
Here’s what we do know: the polls show that Islamic extremism is on the rise. That’s not because it’s a fringe element. It’s because the West has swallowed multiculturalism wholesale, to the point where it’s politically unpalatable to condemn Islamic extremism for the mass rape of children. [source]
Islam is anything if not ironic.
“A teenaged bomber on Thursday targeted a Kabul auditorium packed with people watching a drama condemning suicide attacks,” reports Reuters. “Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the bomber targeted the event because it was staged ‘to insult Islamic values and spread propaganda about our jihad operations, especially on suicide attacks.’”
And so, in defense of “Islamic values” and to dispel “propaganda” about “suicide attacks,” Muhammad Jr. blows himself into pork-sausage, killing one and wounding 16.
Merriam Webster defines “phobia” as, “an exaggerated usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation.”
“Progressives” are crafty little buggers. One of their favorite sleights of hand is to disingenuously brand as “phobic” anyone with reasoned moral disapproval of their very unreasonable and immoral social deconstructionism.
It works like this: Take any objective evil, say, homosexual sin. State its prefix, “homo.” Just add “phobia,” and voila! The person who holds to the millennia-old precepts of authentic biblical sexual morality is no longer a “Christian,” but, rather, is magically transformed into that mythical creature called “The Homophobe.”
I think this piece of footage from Brigette Gabriel is right on target!