On May 23, 2017, ISIS claimed responsibility for a cowardly attack in Manchester, England which left at least 22 people dead, and more than 59 people injured, after a suicide bomber targeted an Ariana Grande concert.
Just hours before, United States President, Donald Trump, had been speaking in Saudi Arabia drawing a distinction between radical Islamic terrorist and the religion of Islam, as if the two can be separated. They cannot.
As long as the religion of Islam exists, devout followers of the blood thirsty god Allah, and his foundational butcher, Mohammad, will understand what the prophet taught, and will want to be obedient to this false god and barbaric prophet. The religion of Islam is not a religion of peace, but submission, or death, in a violent way. Even those who do submit to Islam are not safe, or free, as Muslim women are aware, and as Sharia law dictates.
The message of Islam, reflected in the Koran, and espoused by its clerics, is plain enough for a child to understand. “La ilaha illa Allah”, meaning, “None has the right to be worshipped except Allah.”
In practice, what this religious mantra means is that freedom of religion is not an Islamic virtue. No devout Muslim can possibly honor or respect a document such as the Bill of Rights, which is part of the Constitution of the United States. This truth has practical implication in America for millions of devout Muslims live in the United States. They live here under false pretenses. They live here to undermine Christian values. They live here to one day rise up and strike, just as the suicide bomber infiltrated London, and lived there, until the hour came for him to rise up and kill as many infidels as possible. These radical Muslims with murder in their hearts live as next door neighbors. They pretend to be friends and co-workers. But, they are vicious predatory animals.
Why do they kill? Because infidels have no right to the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. Why do they hate? Because infidels do not worship the god Allah, a god that often demands a violent and untimely death on the unsuspecting, including women, young people, and children. Why the children? Because no one has the right to be worshipped except Allah.
Adding insult to injury, the majority of Muslim leaders throughout the world refuse to openly denounce the atrocities committed in the name of Allah and Islam. They either passively, or actively, support the actions of their more devout Muslims brothers and sisters of the faith. Then, Muslims have the audacity to pretend that the Koran does not teach the slaughter of the infidel, as if rational and educated people cannot read.
Clever Muslims teach their followers how to respond to what the “lying eyes” of the world can plainly see, the slaughter of the innocent. Some Muslims speak with smooth words to deceive the innocent and keep good people from rising up in horror to protest Islam as a religion. These silver tongued wordsmiths try to convince non-Muslims that the followers of Islam are simply misunderstood. Islam is a peaceful religion, the word is told ad nauseam. Muslim charlatans argue that the main word for “kill, slay, or slaughter” is not, jihad; it is Qital and refers to combat.
So what? That is difference without a distinction.
Question. “With whom are Muslims to engage in combat?”
Answer. “Muslims are to engage in combat with those who oppose the Islamic religion. Muslims are to stand up for righteousness, and strive to prevent oppression, aggression, and tyranny against those who do not embrace the Koran, submit to Allah, or follow the prophet Mohammad.
With this sort of verbal word game and circular reasoning the religion of Islam will forever spill blood in the sand of the Middle East, blow up stadiums, and detonate bombs wherever infidels are gathered. Devout Muslims will terrorize anyone, and everyone, who disagrees with them, and does not submit to Allah because they have absolutely no respect for the prophet Mohammad.
If Islam is such a peaceful religion, why are so many terrified of it? Why does Islam promote a culture of death? Why are so many people afraid to speak out against a religion that abuses women, and cowardly kills children?
Islam does not seem to be producing godly men, but godless misogynist without a soul or a conscience.
If evil is defined as injurious behavior to self and to others, then Islam is an evil religion. The evidence is there for the world to see. For more than one thousand and four hundred years the world has been terrorized by the religion of Islam. Enough is enough. But, there are none so blind as those who refuse to look.
Because the religion of Islam must be driven from civilized societies, and off the face of the earth, how is this evil religion to be defeated? The answer is the power of the gospel, and the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Gospel offers individuals love and life. The Gospel brings peace to hearts and minds The Gospel tells people to do good to others, and to do them no harm. The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation. It blasts the rock-like resistance of the sin-hardened heart. The rough jailor in Philippi, the runaway slave Onesimus in Rome, and Saul the persecutor on the Damascus road, all had the hard core of their resistance broken by the Gospel. They were changed by the power of the Gospel, and their lives were transformed forever. One day the Gospel will penetrate the Muslim world too and defeat the tyranny of evil produced by the Koran.
Then there is Christ. The book of Hebrews reveals the superiority of Christ. “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” (Heb. 2:9) God has crowned Christ with glory and honor because He is worthy, for He gave His life a ransom for sinners. While Mohammad and his devout followers take lives, Jesus gave His life as atonement for sin. One day every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Sola Deo Gloria. To God be the glory!