It is hard to know what to write about, on the Saturday of the craziest week in recent memory.
The Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt would be the logical place to start. Even this morning, one of our pastors was asking “What would make two intelligent, promising, young men commit such unspeakable acts of horror?”
Really, the answer is rather simple; They were Muslims who take the Qur’an very seriously. That’s it!
Those Muslims who don’t commit such acts, really are not taking the commands of the Qur’an seriously at all. These are the ones the media refer to when they call Islam a “religion of peace”. Jihadists, like Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, would call such Muslims “apostates”.
There are 109 verses in the Qur’an that teach violence against “infidels”, and these commands are open-ended. In contrast the commands for violence in the bible were constrained by the context, i.e. of pertaining to a specific time frame or war.
Here are just a few samples of the kind of verses one can find in the Qur’an;
Quran (2:191-193) – “And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]… but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.” The historical context of this passage is not defensive warfare, since Muhammad and his Muslims had just relocated to Medina and were not under attack by their Meccan adversaries. In fact, the verses urge offensive warfare, in that Muslims are to drive Meccans out of their own city (which they later did). The use of the word “persecution” by some Muslim translators is thus disingenuous (the actual Muslim words for persecution – “idtihad” – and oppression – a variation of “z-l-m” – do not appear in the verse). The actual Arabic comes from “fitna” which can mean disbelief, or the disorder that results from unbelief or temptation. Taken as a whole, the context makes clear that violence is being authorized until “religion is for Allah” – ie. unbelievers desist in their unbelief.
Quran (2:244) – “Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.”
Quran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.” Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time. From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding merchant caravans for loot.
Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”
Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”. This speaks directly of polytheists, yet it also includes Christians, since they believe in the Trinity (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be ‘joining companions to Allah’).
The complete article can be found on The Religion of Peace.com
The western media is scratching their collective head, meanwhile, trying to understand how these young men could commit such crimes. The racists, like David Sirota, are blaming white people for being white. I know that is not what he said, but if you read between the lines, this is exactly what he is getting at.
Never mind the fact that there have been more than 20,000 deadly terrorist attacks perpetrated by Muslims since 9/11, if even one white American were to commit such an act, this would even the score in David Sirota’s befuddled mind.
People like Sirota, and a great many in the American Administration, would dearly love for this kind of act to have been perpetrated by white “Christian” Americans. This would give them another pretext for taking away more of your freedoms. That is exactly what Sirota was hoping for. As it is, it was just another terror attack by Muslims.
During the week of April 13-19, 2013 there have been 53 Jihad attacks, 4 Suicide bombers, 262 killed, and 725 critically injured around the world. Boston was just one of them.
This know also, that in the last days periloustimesshall come. II Timothy 3:1
We live in the times spoken of in 2 Timothy. The events of this week will continue, and even get worse. Don’t put your hopes in this world. It will always disappoint you, and is quickly fading away.
The day is coming when the threat of Radical Islam will be over. Most people will breathe a sigh of relief, but that is the time when things will get worse!
The bible prophesies two major wars between Islam and Israel. The Psalm 83 attack by the Sunni Muslims, and the Gog and Magog war a few years later when the Shiite and remaining Muslims attack. After this the Great Tribulation will begin, and unimaginable horrors will inflict humanity, but the majority will be looking for peace. That’s when the Antichrist will show up, like a Saviour, giving them what they want.