Within any faith system, there are spectrums of extremes, like the one noted above. Islam is no different. I have only known two Muslims in my life, neither of them were devout, one of them married a Jew, celebrates Christmas and has never read the Koran. These guys are certainly not a threat to anyone. Devout Muslims would certainly disavow both of them. Unlike Christianity, where those who truly follow the teachings of Jesus try to love others and put others first, those who are truly devout, Koran following Muslims are commanded to overcome infidels and are only guaranteed heaven through martyrdom. The question is, how many of those who identify themselves as Muslim are culturally Muslim and pose no threat and how many are devout enough to support Sharia Law and take up arms in holy Jihad? We cannot know. That is the dilemma.
|groups like CAIR only fuel the fires of distrust|
A recent article in the Washington Post has caught my attention on this matter and changed my thinking, to some extent. read article here The article featured Muslims in the military and their concern with blatant anti-Islamic rhetoric from fellow soldiers, especially on social media. My fear is that if we begin to marginalize all Muslims, and the citizenry begins to openly persecute, harass or attack Muslim neighbors, America will erupt into civil unrest, the likes of which has not been seen since the Kent State incident. Civil violence in the streets will play right into the hands of the Globalist agenda, one world order, one world government. Right now, the U.S. Constitution is a major obstacle to the Globalist agenda, but a civil uprising may be just the catalyst needed to give the Globalists in power a chance to override U.S. Law and institute Martial Law. An armed society is a society safe from tyranny. An irresponsibly armed society is in grave danger of losing the right to bear arms. A civil uprising pitting the Islamic community against American Patriots would allow, even force, the government to move in and take away privately owned guns.
Anti-Islamic sentiment is at an all time high in America, far greater than after 9/11. Events like the ones in Paris and San Bernardino only serve to raise suspicion against the Muslim community. Of particular note, is the fact that Muslim leaders who speak out against Islamic violence or who agree that measures need to be taken to protect American citizens against Islamic fueled terrorism are being forced to resign. read about Imam in TX forced out for speaking out Eventually, there will be no voice of reason in the Muslim community and will escalate, all due to the efforts of those in positions of power who have a nefarious one world agenda.
This is a time for all Americans to remain calm. This is an unprecedented opportunity for the Christian community to reach out to Muslim neighbors, in love, to share the Gospel and demonstrate the love of Christ. Even as Islam is increasing across the globe at unprecedented levels, many Muslims are turning to Christ. I have read numerous, first hand accounts, of former Muslims who had visions or dreams of Christ and then became Christians. There are Christian missionaries risking their lives in Muslim countries, trying rescue the followers of Allah from the clutches of Satan. Here in America, we are free to love, free to share and free to demonstrate the grace of God to the Muslim community, without fear of persecution or death. The Lord wills that none should perish(2 Peter 3:9) and if we serve Him, we should will that none should perish as well.
As Followers of Christ, it is imperative that we rise above knee jerk reactions and hate filled rhetoric. Evil forces are attempting to bring about a desired outcome, but we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against powers and principalities. Jesus commanded us to love out enemies. Regardless of the designs of Globalists to create dissension in America, regardless of their attempts to allow terrorists into America, and regardless of the fact that Allah is Satan, Christians are Christians first and Americans second. If called upon by our nation to take up arms to defend America, we should, but aside from that, we are not called to foment or commit violence against fellow Americans. We have a right to defend ourselves, but we do not have a right, nor can we justify, initiating any kind of violent civil unrest. In getting caught up in harassment, bullying or violent acts against our Islamic neighbors, we not only play into the hands of the One World Government crowd, but, more importantly, we become enemies of the Gospel, for it was Jesus who said, "You are with Me or against Me, he who is not gathering, scatters." Let's gather for the cause of Christ and help lead our Muslim neighbors to the truth of the Gospel, let's not scatter and marginalize those who need salvation.