It was one of TV’s funniest lines. Ricky would come home to Lucy and some how Lucy had done something again that created all kinds of havoc and Ricky would say, “Lucy, you’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do.”
My article last week has caused havoc with people across the religious and political spectrum. I’ve gotten kudos from some, insults and threats from others. I’ve even been invited on 9/11 to come on the Alan Combe’s Radio show on FOX radio with Salam Al Mariayti of MPAC, the Muslim Public Affairs Council. I’m sure they are going to try to illicit some kind of apology from me.
In my article, “I’m Islamaphobic. Are You?,” I advocated for the right and duty of Christians to defend themselves against the vicious attacks of Islam. To some I am a prophet, to others a heretic that ought to be brought up on charges or accused of calling for genocide.
Some of the criticisms are from the usual suspects, like the totally discredited liberal activists from the Southern Poverty Law Center. They will always twist and take what I say in the worst possible way. That’s to be expected and taken with a huge grain of salt.
Other concerns come from sincere people with honest questions. So, here’s an attempt at ’splaining my position to my fellow Christians and friends. I don’t expect people who are not constrained by the authority of God’s Word to care or agree. But it’s actually a good thing that we have spirited debates about matters of substance. “For there must also be factions (heresies) among you, that those who are approved may be recognized among you.” (1 Corinthians 11:19)
What I want us to never forget is that while we are sipping our café Americano’s at the local coffee shop and having abstract debates about the number of angels dancing on the head of a pin, every day our brother’s and sister’s in Christ are being viciously brutalized by the followers of Mohammed.
I must first interject a warning. It’s not from me, rather it was from a Christian leader living in Baghdad. In the summer of 2008, before the surge, when the fate of Iraq was hanging in the balance, I visited Baghdad. We stayed in the recently bombed El Rashid Hotel in the Green Zone. I was part of a delegation that met with Prime Minister Al Amalaki about the fate of Christians and religious minorities. Even though religious minorities were supposed to be protected under the new Iraqi constitution, the Christians were being brutalized by Muslims; their lives threatened, their homes seized and their churches bombed. Over half a million had fled by that time. Now more than a million Christians have fled for their lives from Iraq.
We were given the chance to meet with the leaders of the Christian community and I asked one of the leaders, “What message would you want me to send back to the Christians in America?” He looked me dead in the eyes and said, “Don’t let them (the Muslims) do to you what they are doing to us.” By God’s grace, and for His glory, and for the sake of His church, I will not be silent about the threats to Christ’s people. Here’s my humble attempt to be clearer. The original article is in standard text. My expanded explanation is in italics.
I confess, I’m “Islamaphobic,” but for very good reasons.
“Phobia” means fear. It is a tactic of the advocates of political correctness to demonize people by calling them a “homophobe,” “xenophobe,” etc. as if just calling the opponents a name ending in “phobe” defines them as irrational or prejudiced.
My fear is not an irrational fear based on uniformed prejudice; rather it’s an historic, clear eyed, informed, rational fear. ISSA is doing to America journalists what every true follower of Mohammed wants to do to you and yours; subjugate or murder you. They believe they have been given a mandate by Allah (Satan) to dominate the world.
A true follower of Mohammed is one who takes what Mohammed did and taught seriously, just as a sincere follower of Christ takes Christ’s example and words seriously. Mohammed declared that it was Allah’s will for Muslims to rule the world and subjugate all none Muslims. They are to accomplish this not simply by an appeal to the hearts and minds, as Christianity ought to grow, but by the sword of Allah, or Jihad.
Allah is not the God of the Bible. Anyone who says we worship the same God is simply wrong or intentionally deceitful. Christians confess there is only One True and Living God who exists eternally in Three Persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. No Muslim would ever agree to that. So if they are not worshipping the one true God, then they are worshipping some idolatrous invention of Mohammed. Idolatry is demonic. (1 Corinthians 10:20)
Fourteen hundred years of history, both ancient and modern (i.e. the 1 to 1.5 million dead Armenians at the hands of the Muslim Turks in 1915) tell us that Muslims are deadly serious about their infernal goals. Now we get to watch their violent, demonic fanaticism on Youtube videos.
History shows where Muslims get the power and means to subjugate and behead Christians, Jews, et al, they do it. Why? It’s really very simple: its what Mohammed did and taught. So I have what I believe is a very rational fear for what our children and their children will face. Do you?
Historians estimate 250 million people have been killed by people acting in the name of Allah. Yes, there have been Christian atrocities, too, but the number of people who have died in “Christian wars” are less than 20 million. Inexcusable yes, but here’s the important difference. When Christians go on the offense “in the name of Christ” and violently take land or acquire power they do so in violation of Christianity. When Muslims go on the offense and viciously take land and acquire power in the name of Allah, they are doing so in accordance with their religion. It’s what Mohammed did and taught. This information is readily available, or do your own original source research.
Are there any solutions? All the seminars, petitions, books, laws, articles and other similar actions are worthless. Muslims laugh at us for how stupid we are when it comes to dealing with them.
Well intending people think this a conflict that can be dealt with by reason, argumentation, etc. I wish it were so simple. But, when people are convinced they will be rewarded by Allah for dying while killing non-Muslims of any kind, including women or children, its pretty hard to reason with them. 23,788: That’s number of documented acts of Jihad since September 11, 2001. See www.thereligionofpeace.org.
Here’s three possible solutions, but really there’s only one.
1.) Conversion: Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see Muslims turn from Satan (Allah) to Christ? But, I agree with Phil Robertson, this is not biblically doable. Why? God has a plan and he revealed it at the birth of Ishmael, the father of the Arabs. “The Angel of the Lord said….He [Ishmael] will be an ass of a man; His hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him…” (Genesis 16:11,12) The Arab Muslims are God’s sworn enemies and are ordained by God to be against everyone. That’s not to say there will not be a small percentage of Muslims who will be saved by faith in Christ. But, even if they escape with their lives after “apostatizing” from Islam, their influence will be negligible. History does not record a mighty move of God in saving masses of Muslims. I believe the scriptures militate against mass Muslim conversions.
I agree with Phil Robertson that converting Muslim’s is probably not the answer we are all hoping for, but perhaps for different reasons. I encourage my readers to do a simple search of the word Arab in the Bible. It’s fascinating. Arab’s claim Ishmael is their father. Genesis 16:11& 12 tells us what God ordained for the line of Ishmael. History has confirmed its truth. I pray for and witness to Muslims, as all Christians should. Will God save hundreds of millions of Arab Muslims? I don’t think the scriptures or history support the thesis.
2.) D.A.M.N.: Depart All Muslims Now. Deport them like Spain was forced to do when they deported the Muslim Moors. Muslims in America are procreating at twice the rate of other groups. So, either we force them all to get sterilized, or we wait for the “Army of Islam” to arise in our midst and do what Muslims always do, resort to violence. Just see what they are doing in France, Britain and Scandinavia. Fat chance our politicians will do anything until its too late, unless, of course, “We the People” demand otherwise. But, history shows America is always late to the fight. Or, we can do what most Americans are doing, wishfully think we are the exception and Muslims will all of a sudden change and want to co-exist. This is irrational and stupid, but it makes life more tolerable. Knowing that every Mosque in America is conspiring to kill you and yours is terrifying.
History has shown the true followers of Mohammed have no interest in co-existing with us. The Muslim Brotherhood in America strategy memo from 1991 tells us their goals. Their work in America at first is “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.” The Muslim Brotherhood is very cunning and are busy infiltrating the military, our intelligence agencies, etc.
So what will we do about it? Nothing. That is until the Muslims become so demanding and violent they have to be expelled ala the Moors from Spain. Look at what’s happening in Europe in countries where Muslims are a higher percentage of the population. Groups are rising up spontaneously because governments refuse to do their job and protect their own people for fear of being called Islamaphobic. Muslims are not here to assimilate, they believe in Muslim superiority and are here to subjugate us.
3.) Violence: The only thing that is biblical and that 1400 years of history has shown to work is overwhelming Christian just war and overwhelming self defense. Christian Generals Charles Martel in 732 and Jon Sobieski in 1672 defeated Islamic Turks and their attempts to take the West. Who will God raise up to save us this time? Will God even intervene or turn us over to the Muslims for turning against Him?
What is a Christian just war? It is simply the doctrine of self-defense writ large. It is the exact opposite of Muslim Holy War. Muslim Holy War (Jihad) is offensive, Christian just war is defensive. Every Christian has the right and duty to preserve his own life and his family’s and his neighbor’s. Every government has a duty to protect its people.
Mohammed was inspired by Allah (Satan) to declare war on the world. Look at the map before the Ninth Century and compare it to now. Much of what was considered to be Christendom is now Muslim. Unless two brave Christian generals (Martel and Sobieski) had stopped the Muslim Turks in Europe, we might all be speaking Arabic and our wives wearing burkas. The Jihadists have already declared, “first Israel, then America.” They have already attacked Israel and America.
Either way, we must be prepared for the increase of terror at home and abroad. This is not irrational, but the loving thing we must do for our children and neighbors. First trust in God, then obtain a gun(s), learn to shoot, teach your kids the Christian doctrines of just war and self defense, create small cells of family and friends that you can rely on if something catastrophic happens and civil society suddenly melts down.
Jesus told his disciples to sell their tunic if necessary and buy a sword for self-defense. “He who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.” (Luke 22:36) I’m glad I belong to a community of believers who are looking out for each other.
ISSI has done us all a favor. The true face of Islam is on full display even as Mohammed is burning in hell. We will have to face the harsh truth that Islam has no place in civilized society. Muslims cannot live in a society based on Christian ideals of equality and liberty. They will always seek to harm us.
Mohammed is in hell, is there any dispute about that? Not if Jesus is to be believed. “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6) Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty, (2 Cor 3:17) where Islam is dominant there is hostility, misogyny and tyranny.
We are all seeing the true and historic face of Islam is the action of ISIS. By any Christian standard of society, they are uncivilized. According to the Koran and the Hadith, they are the true followers of Mohammed. They take his words and actions seriously. How can you live with people who think it is their right and duty to dominate you, abuse you or kill you? Our ideals of equality and liberty under God are anathema to them.
Now the only question is how many more dead bodies will have to pile up at home and abroad before we crush the vicious seed of Ishmael in Jesus name? The Good News is Jesus, and his indestructible Church, will prevail, but there will be pain and heartache along the way to victory. May we be willing to take the lesser pains now so our children won’t have to take greater pains later.
At some point Christians will respond in the only way Muslim’s respect. Charles Martel was called “the Hammer” because that’s what it took to defeat Islam. I wish we could reason and co-exist but that’s the fantasy of the coffee shop debate. In the real world just violence is the only thing that has worked.
We are optimistic because Christ is seated at God’s right hand and “must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet… Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.” (1 Cor 15:25-28)
Befriend a Christian or a Jew who has migrated here from Iran, or Egypt or some other Muslim dominated land and let them tell you privately what its like to be the slave of Islam. They are often afraid to speak publically because their family will suffer back home. They will still even say positive things about Islam in public out of that same fear.
As for me and my House we will serve the Lord Jesus and defend our life and liberty in His name. Millions of Christians around the world would love to enjoy this same liberty, don’t squander yours. There’s no call for genocide, simply a call to defend ourselves, our families, and our brother’s and sister’s in Christ.