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Friday, July 22, 2005 

Where We Are... but Where are we going?

Right, Left, Center; Whatever... how about American? We hear all day long about how Bush has lied, about how Dean is politicizing the war, Rove leaked, and Hillary hid documents; but still things are getting worse. First let’s cover a couple of things:

1. We are in a war, a global war.

“Christians in the eleventh century were not paranoid fanatics. Muslims really were gunning for them. While Muslims can be peaceful, Islam was born in war and grew the same way. From the time of Mohammed, the means of Muslim expansion was always the sword. Muslim thought divides the world into two spheres, the Abode of Islam and the Abode of War. Christianity—and for that matter any other non-Muslim religion—has no abode. Christians and Jews can be tolerated within a Muslim state under Muslim rule. But, in traditional Islam, Christian and Jewish states must be destroyed and their lands conquered. When Mohammed was waging war against Mecca in the seventh century, Christianity was the dominant religion of power and wealth. As the faith of the Roman Empire, it spanned the entire Mediterranean, including the Middle East, where it was born. The Christian world, therefore, was a prime target for the earliest caliphs, and it would remain so for Muslim leaders for the next thousand years.”
-Thomas F. Madden (The Real History of the Crusades)

2. We must either win, or lose.

There is no room for Middle Ground, in the way Muslims, and in fact all of Islam is taught that we “non-believers” must be either converted, or killed. The Koran tells Muslims that they must do this to please their God. True Muslims believe this, and attempt to carry it out.

Just as Christianity lays down rules and obligations, so does Islam. Just as true followers and believers of Christ should not drink, smoke, engage in pre-marital sex, use the Lord’s name in vain, or any other plethora of rules; Islam teaches that among other things, infidels must be converted or killed. Not all Christians follow the rules of their religion strictly. Not all Muslims follow the rules of their religion strictly.

True Muslims, the ones that believe they will be invited to paradise, believe they must fight for Allah, Just as true Christians feel you must follow the commandments to go to heaven. If you don’t believe in Allah, or follow Muhammad, they feel you must either convert or be killed.

Here is the crucial difference: In the western world (yes Europe, you are included here too), Christianity is the most influential and dominate religion. However, as Christians, we have an advantage. Our religion teaches that that Christ died for our sins. Therefore, we have forgiveness for our sins. Muslims do not. Their religion teaches them that a single sin is enough to be denied paradise. This is where their fanatical drive to please Allah comes from. To them, to kill oneself at a young age is to ensure entry into paradise.

3. It will get worse until it gets better.

Muslims will continue to get emboldened until the Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and even Atheist societies unite in a common goal. We are seeing history repeat itself. In the 11th Century, Islam was trying to stomp the world under its heel. The Crusades scattered and crushed that movement. One thousand years later, we are here again, where Islam is jealous of what we have, and wants it. Islam is trying to do what Mohammed tried before, to conquer and rule by force. They have no traditional armies this time, but war is still war.

Right, Left, Center… It doesn’t Matter.
Whether you are politically right, left or center, it doesn’t matter to them. Your problem isn’t your politics in their eyes. It is your absence of belief in Allah, and in Mohammed. Unless you plan on converting, and I don’t mean just in name; expect to be targeted as an enemy combatant. We have already seen around the world that anyone is fair game.