The Unholy War on Christianity
Easter Sunday, 2016- Following the attacks in Brussels on 22 March 2016, which left thirty-five dead including four Americans, a suicide bomber in Lahore, Pakistan killed seventy-one people, including thirty-six children, in the attack at a local park in Lahore. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban terrorists claimed responsibility for the attack, and said that the attack was specifically targeted at Christians celebrating Easter. The splinter group, having once sworn allegiance to the Islamic State in 2014 after splitting from the Taliban, returned to the Taliban again in 2015, and said it had perpetrated the attack in order to send a message to Pakistan’s leaders…that Islamic terrorism has arrived.
“And their bows shall dash the young men in pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.” -Isaiah 13:18
There is no doubt now, that radical Islam has declared an unholy war on Christianity, which saw 7,100 of its own, killed by Islamic terrorists in 2015, alone. Only recently, has the United States State Department owned up to the fact that, indeed, genocide is taking place in the Middle East and North Africa, where the Islamic State has gained control of large swaths of land in that embattled region.
“Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.” – Book of Revelations 12: 17
Yet, the Obama Administration has refused to recognize that these despicable acts are being perpetrated by radical fundamentalist Muslims in the name of Islam, insisting that Islam is a religion of peace. While yes, it is true that many Muslims are indeed peaceful, their religion is most definitely not a religion of peace, as Obama would have us believe. Their holy book, the Qur’an teaches its followers to wage war against Christians, as well as Jews, even authorizing beheadings as well as hostage-taking. To wit:
“Infidels indeed are those who say that God is the Messiah, the son of Mary.” -Qur’an Surah 5:17
“Believers, fight against the infidels who live around you; and let them find in you sternness.” -Qur’an Surah 9:123
“When you meet the infidels in battle, smite their necks until you have crushed them, then bind your captives firmly; thereafter (you are entitled to) set them free, either by an act of grace, or for payment of ransom, until the war ends. That is for you to do. If Allah had so willed, He would have Himself exacted retribution from them. (But He did not do so) that He may test some of you by means of others. As for those who are slain in the way of Allah, He shall never let their works go to waste.” -Qur’an Surah 47:4
Islam teaches that those who are Christians and Jews are to be, under the best of circumstances, considered “dhimmi”- essentially, second-class citizens who are not allowed to be given the protection of laws, unless they pay an annual “jizyah,” a religiously-required per capita yearly tax historically levied by Islamic states on non-Muslim subjects (dhimmis) permanently residing in Muslim lands, under Islamic law. Even then, non-Muslims cannot bring criminal charges against Muslims under any circumstances.
Does this sound like a religion of peaceful co-existence?
Like it or not, believe it or not, admit it or not, radical Islam has declared an unholy war on Christians and Jews all over the world, and these savages are determined to bring on an apocalyptic end to the world as we know it, by slaughtering “infidels” wherever they may be found. They have even said so, but westerners- steeped in traditions of tolerance, inclusiveness and political correctness are loathed to admit what has painfully become quite obvious. Until this is recognized, we will continue to lose this war.
One thing is certain. Eventually, the evil forces of Islamic extremism will be defeated, and the evil that it is based upon will be vanquished, in the end.
“I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” -Book of Revelations 20:4
Hasten the day when we come to our senses and recognize the enemy for who, and what, he is.
-Drew Nickell, 28 March 2016
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