Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Muslims Misbehaving? > Mat 7:20: Therefore by their fruits you shall know them.

By Ken Connor at christianpost.com

… We are told that the current mayhem unfolding across the Middle East is the result of a movie mocking Islam that is, in the words of our Secretary of State, "disgusting and reprehensible." While anger at having one's religion insulted is certainly understandable, the violent backlash that inevitably results after an episode like this tells us that "turn the other cheek" is not a principle that holds much sway with Muslims. When Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses was published in 1989 violence erupted across the Muslim world, death threats were made, a fatwa was issued, and the "blasphemous" book was banned in several Muslim countries. Filmmaker Theodore Van Gogh was murdered and nearly decapitated by a Muslim avenger for making a film critical of Islam's treatment of women. His collaborator Ayaan Hirsi Ali still lives under threat of death for daring to criticize Islam and Mohammed. The Muslim response to Pastor Terry Jones' "Burn a Koran Day" was violent and bloody, resulting in the death of dozens…

Islam, we are told, means "submission" – supposedly of the voluntary sort – to the will of Allah. But the kind of submission being lived out by the screaming mobs in the streets of Cairo, Tripoli, and elsewhere is not that of the "bondservant" set out in the Bible. It is not the kind of loving obedience born of humility before a graceful savior. Islam's version of "submission" as it is now being played out around the world looks more like "submit or die." …

The time has come for Americans to come to grips with the implications of an Islam that is on the march worldwide. The goal of the rioters does not appear to be equality, but dominance – a global Caliphate. The Arab Spring has morphed into a winter of bitter discontent. Are we in denial about the true nature of Islam and its implications for religious liberty, political freedom, gender equality, and freedom of speech? Are we so beholden to the P.C. police that we can't call a spade a spade, can't ask critical questions?

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