Islam is a monotheistic religious tradition that developed in the Middle East in the 7th century C.E. Islam, which literally means “surrender” or “submission,” was founded on the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad as an expression of surrender to the will of Allah, the creator and sustainer of the world. The Quran, the sacred text of Islam, contains the teachings of the Prophet that were revealed to him from Allah. Essential to Islam is the belief that Allah is the one and true God with no partner or equal. Islam has several branches and much variety within those branches. The two divisions within the tradition are the Sunni and Shi’a, each of which claims different means of maintaining religious authority. One of the unifying characteristics of Islam is the Five Pillars, the fundamental practices of Islam. These five practices include a ritual profession of faith, ritual prayer, the zakat (charity), fasting, and the hajj (a pilgrimage to Mecca). Many Muslims are characterized by their commitment to praying to Allah five times a day. One of the defining characteristics of Islam is the primacy of sacred places including Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem. Muslims gather at mosques to worship Allah, pray, and study scripture. There is not a sharp distinction between the religious and secular aspects of life in Islam; all aspects of a Muslim’s life are to be oriented to serving Allah. Islam expanded almost immediately beyond its birthplace in the Arabian peninsula, and now has significant influence in Africa, throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Will Islam Cause WWIII?
When everyone is saying “peace and safety,” sudden destruction will come upon them
(1 Thessalonians 5:3).
With the collapse of the Soviet Empire and the demise of the cold war, the threat of Communism vanished in a twinkling of an eye. The tearing down of the Berlin Wall is one of the greatest moments in human history. Russia is now so impoverished by the arms race that it will take a long time for its economy to recover.
Communism was a religion that was harsh and cruel. It murdered more people than any other ideology in the history of mankind. The atrocities committed in the name of Marx and Lenin can only be compared to Hitler and his Third Reich who fine-tuned mass murder into an art form.
In the flush of victory, the West in general and Americans in particular assumed that peace had finally been established on earth. A new world order of peace, prosperity, and unity was just around the corner. We can safely dismantle our military and disarm our missiles of mass destruction. The threat to world peace is over. We can now relax our guard and rest in the confidence that World War III will not happen in our lifetime.
An Old Enemy
Thus the world is lulled to sleep while an old Enemy of truth, justice, peace, and democracy gathers its strength for an all out offensive against the civilian populations of the West. This old Enemy has attacked the West before. Its armies invaded Europe on several occasions and even reached Vienna, Austria.
This evil force destroyed everything it touched and left only mangled corpses and burned cities behind it. Its blood thirst and genocide campaigns far exceed any atrocities committed by the Nazis and the Soviets. These enemies of all that is good and righteous can kill innocent women and children without mercy and shame.
They have stated time and time again that their great goal is the subjugation of the entire world to the civil laws, totalitarian political forms, and cultural norms dictated by their religion. Instead of religion being the tool of the state, the state is the tool of religion.
This requires the destruction of all other religions, especially Christianity and Judaism. And, throughout history, whenever they had the political means to suppress other religions, they did so with religious zeal.
This ancient enemy of freedom is the religion of Islam. It imposed itself in and beyond the Arabian Desert through wars of violence and political intimidation. It views all that is not Islam as Satan.
No Sense Whatsoever
In this light, it makes no sense whatsoever for the West to be disarming while Islam is arming. While we are dismantling our missiles and nuclear warheads, Islamic nations are buying and building intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of showering nuclear death on any city in Europe or America.
We stand in some ways like those few brave Americans and Europeans who just before World War II warned people of the Nazi threat to world peace. They took the rhetoric of Hitler at face value and saw the buildup of war and terrorism across the world. While others dismissed Hitler and his ‘brown shirts’ as buffoons, a few people sounded the alarm. Sad to say, their warnings were ignored. “Peace in our time” was Chamberlain’s swan song and the world was lulled to sleep while the Third Reich armed itself for war.
The Same Today
We are in much the same situation today. The Muslim threat to the peace and security of America is as real as was the threat of Nazism and Communism. If God does not intervene, the day will come when a mushroom cloud will appear over a major American city signaling death and destruction unparalleled in U.S. history.
The apostle Paul warned us that if the trumpet is not blown loud and clear, the people will not prepare for war (1 Corinthians 14:8). Ezekiel tells us that we are watchmen who have the responsibility to warn the city of an approaching army of death and destruction. If we fail to warn people of the coming war with Islam, their blood will be on our hands (Ezekiel 33:1-6).
In order to convince people that Islam constitutes a clear and present danger to the peace of the world, we must first demonstrate that Islam has the will and the desire to destroy us and, second, that they now have the means to do so.
I. The Muslims Have The Will And Desire To Destroy Us.
The Qur’an commands its followers to launch jihads or holy wars of conquest to force conversions to Islam.
Fight and slay the unbelievers wherever you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war. (Surah IX:5)
Fight those who do not believe in Allah or the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and his apostle, nor acknowledge the Religion of Truth (i.e. Islam), (even if they are people of the Book), until they pay the tax with willing submission and feel themselves subdued. (Surah IX:29)
Seize them and slay them wherever you find them. (Surah IV:89,91)
At the beginning, Muhammad’s armies attacked defenseless caravans during times of truce and peace. He then sent out his armies to conquer and loot small villages. Cities were later put under the sword. Ultimately, entire nations fell to the sword of Islam. Entire populations were slaughtered and great cultural treasures were either looted or destroyed. (For the documentation: see the book The Islamic Invasion, Harvest House, Eugene, OR)
Whereas Jesus told his disciples to put away their swords, Muhammad commanded his followers make war in his name. Recorded in the Hadith, the second most important duty in Islam according to Muhammad, is Jihad or Holy War.
The blood lust of Islam is thus rooted in a perverted religious impulse to kill and mutilate in the name of Allah. This is what makes it so insidious and wicked. The killing of innocent men, women, and children in the name of Islam becomes a thing of praise and a badge of honor. The more you kill, the more Allah is honored. The greater the destruction, the greater the glory of Islam. Listen carefully to what the most influential leaders of Islam have said.
“We are at war against infidels. Take this message with you, ‘I ask all Islamic nations, all Muslims, all Islamic armies, and all heads of Islamic states to join the Holy War. There are many enemies to be killed or destroyed. Jihad must triumph…Muslims have no alternative… to an armed Holy War against profane governments… Holy War means the conquest of all non-Muslim territories… It will… be the duty of every able bodied adult male to volunteer for this war of conquest, the final aim of which is to put Koranic law in power from one end of the earth to the other.'”
– Ayatollah Khomeini , “The U.S. is the devil on this planet.” World Islamic Popular Command
“Death to America, the Great Satan!”
– Muslim mobs in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, etc.
“Muslims must kill the enemies of Allah, in every way and everywhere in order to liberate themselves from the grandchildren of the pigs and apes who are educated at the table of the Zionists, the Communists, and the Imperialists.”
– Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman
“The United States is a den of evil and fornication… I will show all Americans that they will not be happy if they do not follow Islam.”
– Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman
“Any doubt about the need to struggle against the U.S. means being enslaved by the Great Satan, and losing the honor and the life the Islamic Revolution has brought to this country and the whole Islamic Ummah.”
– Ali Akbar Mohtashemi
“It is a matter of time… In 10 years you will have quite a number of countries united under the banner of Islamic fundamentalism.”
– Hassan al-Turabi
“There is fury, fury everywhere … Islam is escalating and cannot be resisted. I pray that Allah may tear apart America just as the Soviet Union was torn apart …”
– Sheik al-Tamimi
“[I] wanted to topple one [tower] into the other and kill thousands to send a message to American that they were at war.”
– Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the blowing up of the World Trade Center
Lest you think that these statements are just a lot of wind and noise, come with me to the World Trade Center in New York City which was blown up by the disciples of Sheik Omar. Come with me to the crash sites of airplanes that were blown out of the air by Muslims. Visit the gravesites of American citizens killed by Muslim terrorists in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.
In Washington DC, Muslims entered a home to kill everyone they found in the house. They took a nine-day-old baby boy and drowned him in the sink. They shot in the head his ten-year-old brother, his 23-year-old sister, his 25-year-old brother, and their mother.
What can we say about the slaughter of thousands of innocent Christians in Egypt, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Indonesia, and Malaysia? World War III has already begun and most Americans do not know it.
II. The Muslims have the means as well as the will to destroy us.
Islamic fundamentalists plan on putting together an Islamic empire composed of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Yemen, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, the former Muslim Soviet states such as Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and other Muslim nations in Asia.
Their plan is on schedule and they are taking over country after country while the West sleeps securely with its naive dreams of endless peace and prosperity of a new world order called the Pax Americana.
Listen to politicians and other leaders trying to wake up America.
“The trial and subsequent conviction of the terrorists that bombed the World Trade Center and planned other terrorist acts should put to rest any doubt about the deadly threat to American citizens posed by radical extremists.”
– Henry Depippo, Federal Prosecutor of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman
“Each day’s headlines demonstrate the timeliness this important analysis of the emerging trans-national radical Islamic movement… and the growing danger that extremist Islamic elements may seek to exploit our present vulnerability to missile attack with devastating results.”
– Frank Gaffney, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security
“The agenda of these people is to attack us for what we are… It’s something very hard for Americans who live in a multi-cultured and secular society to understand.”
– L. Paul Bremer, former head of the counter terrorism office for the State Department
“[Muslim fundamentalists] make no secret of their contempt for democratic political procedures.”
– Bernard Lewis, noted Middle East scholar
“The public must always remain vigilant against acts of terrorism to ensure that terrorism does not become commonplace in this country as it has in many other countries.”
– William Sessions, former Director of the FBI
“Today we have no protection from even a single ballistic missile.”
– Ambassador Henry F. Cooper
“In short, the coming Islamic Empire will be a world power in every sense of the word, whose people will share a vibrant religion and a common Islamic culture. Like its Muslim predecessors, the Islamic Empire of the early 21st Century will also have an appetite for territorial expansion and military conquest. A modern, worldwide jihad against non-Muslim populations and societies complete with nuclear weapons promises to bring the highest casualty rates in the history of mankind. World War III, if it does come, will probably occur between the Islamic Bloc and the Western nations. It will be the deadliest war ever fought by humanity.”
– Anthony Dennis
“Islamic fundamentalism, like communism… is bent on the expansion of its dominion to as many corners of the world as possible.” Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
“It doesn’t matter what they tell you – Islamic fundamentalism is a worldwide menace… Allah is rapidly equipping Khomeini’s followers with a sword to carry out their master’s wishes. He has offered Islam the fire in which the Koran says those who follow false faiths are destined to burn: nuclear weaponry. He has also provided the long-range missiles needed to use it. According to the late Imam’s logic, there may be only one just and righteous thing to do: employ this technology to wipe out recalcitrant heathens like you and me.”
– Howard Bloom
With the break up of the Soviet military complex, the Muslims have been able to buy intercontinental ballistic missiles that are capable of striking anywhere on the planet. They have nuclear bombs that can fit into a steamer trunk and it is feared that such a device may already be in this country. There is a real danger that we will one day face nuclear blackmail just as we faced Arab oil blackmail in the 1970s.
III. What Can We Do?
A. We need to take Proverbs 27:12 seriously. A wise man foresees evil and takes the necessary steps to deliver himself while fools will go naively on and are destroyed.
B. Top priority must now be given to converting Muslims. The final answer to Islam is not bullets but Bibles, not missiles but missions. If they are converted, they will build up the world instead of tearing it down; they will love instead of hate; they will give instead of take. Islam is a spiritual deception and Satanic in its source and power. Only the power of the name and blood of Jesus can drive the demon of Islam out of the hearts and minds of Muslims.
C. We must demand that the U.S. and the UN begin to take action against those nations who persecute Christians. If Egypt will allow its Christian citizens to be butchered by Muslim fanatics, then no more American foreign aid should go to that country. If Bosnia warranted American military intervention, then how much more should we invade Sudan to bring peace to that war ravaged land?
If the U.S. wants to be the policeman of the world and invade Kuwait, Haiti, Bosnia, Somalia, and other places, then it is about time to take on the Muslims in Iran, Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan. Financial blockades and other political measures can stop their genocide against the Christians in their nations.
D. We must inform our congressman that now is not the time to disarm our military. Our missiles must be reprogrammed to hit Baghdad and Kabul instead of Moscow and Kiev. Muslim nations must be warned that if they commit acts of terrorism in this country, our wrath can reach their own cities. If they start World War III, they will be destroyed.
E. We must complete President Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ defense system against missile attacks made against this country. We are presently unprotected from an attack launched from Iraq, Iran, or some other Muslim nation. The U.S. Constitution requires the government to protect us from our enemies. Demand that it do so.
F. Christians must begin to support financially those few soldiers of the cross who are brave enough to stand up to Islam and refute it with courage and boldness. If we do not defeat Islam now, it will defeat us later. Ask yourself this question: Do I want my children or grandchildren to live under the heel of Islamic terrorism?
In the light of all these things, it is time to launch a new Crusade against Islam. But this time, the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but spiritual. They are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. (2 Corinthians 10:3-5) The sword of the Spirit is more powerful than a steel blade because it cuts to the soul and brings life instead of death. (Hebrews 4:12)
Islam can be defeated if we go forth in the power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:4). We must boldly preach the gospel to Muslims everywhere including those in our own community. We must love them enough to share Christ with them.
Rise up, O men of God,
Have done with lesser things;
Give heart and soul and mind and strength
To serve the King of Kings.