Monday, September 14, 2009
A spiritual war
From what I have learned so far, I think the terms "radical" Islam or "extremist" Muslims are misnomers, because, for one thing, most of the honor killings I have researched, where Muslims men murdered their daughter(s) or wife, merely for things like becoming too "Westernized," were considered to be "moderate" Muslims. A truly devout Muslim---one who strictly follows the Qur'an and hadiths and takes them seriously---though they might not necessarily ever become a suicide bomber, will be in agreement with that ideology, because that is what Islam, the Qur'an, the hadiths (traditions) and the Imams teach.
The only sense in which the term "radical" Islam is correct, I believe, is the sense in which you could call Billy Graham or John Piper or Mark Cahill or Mark Kielar or John MacArthur, "radical" Christians. In other words, if you would call those Christians who are fully committed to Christ "radical" Christians, and lump all such Christians into a group and call it "radical" Christianity, then in that same sense, you could then say that there is such thing as "radical" Islam.
I believe that those who are not considered "radical" Muslims are those Muslims who have been Westernized to some extent.
The video claims that "a very small percentage of Muslims are radical." It has been estimated, by a number of sources, that only 10% of Muslims are "radical." IF that is accurate (and I suspect that is a very conservative number), then there are 900 thousand "radical" Muslims in the United States! And it only took 19 of them to kill 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001. Also, most of those in the U.S., Canada, and Europe who have committed honor killings are not considered to be radical Muslims. And worldwide, if only 10% are "radical" Muslims, that means there are 150 MILLION "radical" Muslims in the world!
I think one important thing the guy said in the video was that "there's been several dozen terrorist attacks that have been foiled...because of those successes, most Americans are able to go about their lives." He also points out that Americans have become complacent.
The best part of the video, IMO, is when the guy says, "the only way to win this war with radical Islam, ultimately, is through the salvation of Muslims into the kingdom of Christ."
POINTS TO PONDER:
-TWO BILLION DOLLARS A DAY IN U.S. OIL funds Muslim terrorists/Jihad.
-Islam is not only a religion, but is also a state (STRICTLY ruling politics and lifestyle, to the point that if you vary from its extremely and radically strict standards, you can be jailed, beaten or killed in any country that is run under Islamic law).
-The Saudis contribute money to American politics, as well as to American universities, in order to buy strong influence in these areas.
-In Saudi Arabia, every week, people are beheaded. Every week there, people get their hands cut off. How can we consider this 'moderate' Islam?
-In [some] schools in the U.S., Canada and England, they teach children to wage war for Islam.
-Muslims always tend to have very large families (average of 8.1 children per family). This alone is causing them to have a population explosion and take over Europe by population.
-There is: Diplomatic Jihad; Economic Jihad; and Political Jihad. All work toward the same goal, and if those are successful enough, Islam can take over a country without violence. In America, there are already: Islamic training camps; Muslim professionals such as doctors and lawyers (which can use their professional influence to advance the cause of Islam); mosques which include Imams [95% of the mosques in the U.S. conduct and/or support terrorist activities]; Muslim chaplains in jails (prisoners are a ripe breeding ground for recruiting new Muslims, and Muslims know this and take full advantage of it); government officials in politics (to help influence the nation towards the future goal of Islamic law); organizations such as CAIR [Counsel for American and Islamic Relations--Legal Protection for Muslims] and ISNA [Islamic Society of North America--Legal Protection for Muslims]; MSA [Muslim Student Association]--Legal Protection for Muslims; money given to colleges and universities by Muslims [that come from our paying for gas] to buy chairs, and in return, the colleges and universities allow them to teach classes in Islam; Obama releasing detained terrorists into all parts of the world; and Muslim Congress [to promote unity among Muslims as well as Islamic knowledge].
-Islamic expansion methods: Jihad; Population; Students; Evangelizing/Recruiting through Jails and Schools; Authoritative Positions.
-Every one of the 55 Muslim countries has an army.
-In America there are 9 million Muslims. It is claimed that only 10% of Muslims are 'radical.' (I am learning that a 'radical' Muslim is merely one who takes the Qur'an and the hadiths [traditions] seriously, following them strictly.) 10% of 9 million is 900 thousand. Radicals are willing to die, and they want the USA gone (dead). ONLY 19 RADICALS KILLED OVER 3000 PEOPLE ON SEPT. 11, 2001. How many radical Muslims do you think it will take to wipe out the USA, which consists of 350 million people?
-Worldwide, there are 1.5 BILLION Muslims total. If only 10% are 'radical,' which is a very conservative number, then that means there is a worldwide army of 150 million Muslim terrorists!! And Americans are funding their terrorist actions every time we put gas in our cars!