On July 26, 2016 an elderly French priest, 84 years old, was beheaded in a hostage situation in a church south of Rouen, Normandy, northern France. His killers were justly shot dead by French police. If he is true to form, the American President will go before a national audience and tell people not to rush to judgment, Islam is a peaceful religion, and it may take years to understand the motives of terrorists. Rational people know better. We know the motive of the two terrorists, because one of the bloody Islamic religious butchers spoke from his heart. The world wonders, “When will the madness stop?”
The madness of Islamic extremism will stop when the evil it promotes is confronted, condemned, and exterminated by people of righteousness. A righteous person is a person who has a moral compass. A righteous person is a person who knows the Word of God, and the God of the Word, and will live out the ethics of what has been revealed. God has said, “Thou shalt not murder.” The religion of Islam promotes violence and murder. The Koran contains over 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers (infidels, Jews and Christians) for the sake of the rule of Islam. Muslims that do not join the good fight, the jihad, are called hypocrites, and warned that Allah, the bloodthirsty god of this religion, will send them to Hell if they do not engage in the slaughter. Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”
The Koran does not have any context to end violence other than universal capitulation to an Islamic caliphate. Therefore, year after year, generation after generation reads the Koran, embraces the ideology, and goes out to spill blood, especially on the holy altar of a Christian church.
The madness of Islamic extremism will end when the leaders of civilized nations realize that they are not safe, and neither are their citizens. Most national leaders live in a protected environment of luxury. They have food, and clothing, and personal security. They do not risk having their heads cut off, or their bodies slashed with machetes. They are not afraid of bombs going off. But they should be, because the Islamic barbarians are coming after the leaders of every nation, just as quickly as they can.
The madness of Islamic extremism will end when the religion of Islam fades into the dustbin of history. There are nobler religions to embrace. I commend the Judeo-Christian religion to every thoughtful Muslim who feels unsafe, and is sick of their bloodthirsty religion. Leave the hatred, hostility, bloodshed, and violence behind. Judaism offers the Moral Law of God to live by. Christianity offers redemption, forgiveness, grace, and the hope of heaven, which is by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Let the word go forth in the Muslim community, there is a better way to live. Repent. Convert. Come to Christ. Save yourselves.
The madness of Islamic extremism will end when Muslims begin to love their children and their families more than they hate Jews and Christians. Young Muslim men and women invite death because the Muslim religion is a cult of death. Young people embrace death even if they have a wife or children. How tragic it is for children to be born into and indoctrinated into a cult of death. It is good for them. Quran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.”
The madness of Islamic extremism will end when the martial legacy of Mohammad ceases to be glorified. His real legacy is a trail of blood and tears in the sands of Arabia. His real legacy is that of children being run over by a bus, hacked body parts on the streets of Brussels, Germany, and France, and the head of a Catholic priest laid on an altar. When mass murderers, such as those found in ISIS, are glorified by their religious leaders, and are not universally condemned by the followers of Islam, then the religion of Islam remains without dignity, or moral direction.
Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace who is truly worthy of honor and glory. His precepts are precious. His promises are true. His counsel to love is wise. There is life, not death in the One who came to give life, and that more abundantly, to all who follow Him.
Many Muslims have bravely come to Christ. They have replaced the Koran with the Bible. They have put away their hatred for their Jewish brethren, according to the flesh, as children of Abraham. They have renounced violence. They have sought God’s forgiveness for refusing to love others. That is good. Every person who moves away from Islam, moves towards ending the evil extremism of that religion. Sola Deo Gloria.