Today are continuing our discussion on Islam’s attack on free speech. We need to understand that Islam means submission and this means that we give up all of our rights.
It is shocking that most of the media is unwilling to call these men terrorists. They repeatedly call them gunmen.
What makes this even worse is that the media and a lot of politicians on both sides of the political spectrum are making this about Pamela Geller instead of about those who tried to kill to stop free speech. As I said, the freedom of speech is there to guarantee people’s right not to be politically correct.
Even Bill O’Reilly seemed to to go down that road. He basically said that they were asking for what happened and therefore implied that they got what they deserved. Chris Matthews even went so far as to say that Geller set a trap for Muslims. Here is an important question; Why is drawing a cartoon of Muhammad hate and killing those who do so not hate?
Every time Shahram or I stand up to speak publicly we know that we are putting ourselves at risk. Shahram, as and ex-Muslim, can, according to Sharia Law, be killed for being an apostate. Any Muslim would be justified for doing so. Because I say that Muhammad is a false prophet every Muslim is justified by Sharia Law to take my life.
The fact that a Muslim might try to kill one of us does not make us guilty of inciting them to do so. We have freedoms too. There is nothing in the Bill of Rights that gives anyone, including Muslims, the right not to be offended.
Chris Matthews and the others in the media who follow his example, are “useful idiots.” They are being used by Islam to do Islam’s bidding without knowing how foolish they are in doing so. They don’t understand that if Islam wins, they will be the first to be eliminated. Do they know what happens to journalists who do not toe the line in countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran where Sharia is law?
When Geller put on this event they knew that they were putting themselves at risk, that is why they had armed security. They have the First Amendment right to do what they did as long as they don’t directly call for violence.
Something that has not been mentioned in the main-stream press is that this was not just about drawing cartoons of Muhammad. It was an exposition of art showing the drawings of Muhammad through the centuries. It is only now that people are being killed for doing this. No one killed the artists who drew Muhammad in the previous 14 centuries. Why is it happening now?
What people like Chris Matthews are doing is similar to blaming a woman who wears a short skirt for being raped instead of blaming the rapist. The fact that someone does something we don’t agree with doesn’t give us the right to perpetrate violence against them.
The fact that there are people out there ready to kill those who they disagree with makes the Second Amendment even more important. The Bible teaches the right of self-defense, and that this results in peace.
When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: Luke 11:21
No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house. Mark 3:27
The Second Amendment allows the citizens to bear arms just for this purpose. It is not just to protect us against criminals who would do us harm, it is also to protect us against a government that would do us harm.
Are There Limitations On Christians Concerning Free Speech:
We must admit what they were doing in Garland was offensive to Muslims. It is also true that every time Shahram and I speak it is offensive to Muslims. There are things that are offensive, but we should not go about them in an offensive way.
Shahram’s ministry is called the “TIL Project.” “TIL” stands for “Truth In Love.” This was one of the things that drew me to Shahram in the early days of our friendship. We share a common approach to this problem. This approach was adopted because, as preachers of the Gospel, we have Christian values. We are told not to deliberately do things in an offensive way.
Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: 2 Corinthians 6:3
This does not say that we can’t address offensive issues. The Gospel, itself, is offensive to the lost. False teaching and false teachers must be exposed. This includes that false prophet and false teaching of Islam. We are warned about false gospels.
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:8
We must defend against such things. We don’t have to do it in an offensive way. We are to go about it with love.
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: Ephesians 4:15
I would never sponsor an event which asked people to draw the Prophet Muhammad. The reason I would not do so is that Muslims are people who need Christ. I love them enough to tell them the truth to try to bring them to Christ. This is a common theme in my ministry. Their souls are too important to do things in an offensive way.
I didn’t get to tell the stork at which address he was to deliver me. If I had been born in a Muslim home I would be caught up in the same false religion as Muslims. I would want someone to care enough to tell me the truth even at the risk of offending me.
As a Christian, and as a preacher of the Gospel, I have to do things in such a manner that the ministry be not blamed. I must not do it in a manner that deliberately offends.
To expose Islam we must say things that will be offensive to Muslims. We recently did a broadcast exposing Islam as an antichrist spirit. We did so in the least offensive manner possible.
We are not saying that the organizers of this event did not have the right to do what they did whether we agree with them or not. It is their right under the First Amendment. Nor are we blaming them for what happened. The terrorists are to blame for the violence, not the event organizers.
The reason this event center was chosen for the event was that Muslims had an event on islamophobia at this same event center. Both groups had the right to have their events. The fact that the media is blaming Pamela Geller for the violence in unconscionable.
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