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Islamic Attack In Paris

parisattackisisFor some time we have been warning what would happen when Europeans would go to Syria to fight with ISIS and then return to their home countries. We know that at least one of the attackers was a French national and one or two of them came in through the refugee program.

We have been warning that many of the refugees are ISIS fighters. We may see more of these attacks in the near future.

When we understand that one of Europe’s capital cities was attacked by ISIS, we understand the seriousness of this incident. This is probably not the end of it, there may be more. There may be some good that comes out of this. It may cause a push-back against the liberal leaders in Europe who are allowing the Muslim refugees to come in without being properly vetted. We do need to be concerned about the refugees, but we need to be more concerned about the safety of our own citizens.

Let’s take a look at what we know. At the time of this writing we know that 129 are dead and around 300 are wounded. About 200 of them are still in the hospital and at least 90 of them are in critical condition. The number of fatalities could still grow.

It looks like there were 8 jihadists who attacked the city. Seven are dead and one is being pursued. As I said earlier, at least one of them came into France as a refugee, maybe 2 of them came this way.

I want to remind you the God is still sovereign and He does, in a sense, balance the books here. Proverbs 11:21 – Promises that the Wicked will not go unpunished.

Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered. Proverbs 11:21

Again, the the Psalms we are told:

But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee. Psalms 55:23

I know that in its context, this is talking about Jews who had turned against king David. One was his son, and another was one of his closest advisers who had turned against him. The fact is that God pays attention to deceitful men, those who have blood on their hand, who take the lives of innocent people. We know that they will be punished at the judgment

These jihadis, who thought they were going to get their reward of an eternal orgy with the 72 virgins are going to find out that they were lied to and deceive by the con-man Muhammad. Instead of receiving a reward, they will find God’s wrath upon them.

What do we know about France that contributes to this evil deed? France’s Muslim population has reached 5,000,000. Europe has an estimated 44 million Muslims. This means that about 6% of the European population is Muslim. This estimate excludes Turkey. If we add Turkey, there are another 40 million Muslims. If Turkey joins the EU, and it is is the works, the number of Muslims will double overnight.

Back in 2014,  ICM did a poll for Russian news agency Rossiya Segodny to find out how much support there was for ISIS in Europe. Sadly, 16% French have positive opinion of ISIS. It was a staggering 27% among 18-24 year olds. I would think that this has changed since they have been attacked by ISIS and have seen its real face.

America has been treating the ISIS issue as if they were playing a game. There are only about 5 sorties a day sent out to bomb ISIS positions. During the Iraq war, when we sere serious about the war on terrorism, there were about 1,200 sorties a day. I believe the France and Russia are going to show us up for what we are.

We have picked up our game a bit since Russian has enter the game because Russia will embarrass Obama if we don’t. France has already increased their attacks on ISIS, and is bombing real targets that do real damage.

Why do Muslims do these things?

Many Muslims call jihad the 6th pillar of Islam. Here are the 5 pillars of Islam:

  1. The Shahada – The declaration that there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet.
  2. Prayers – The 5 daily prayers toward Mecca.
  3. Charity – The giving of alms.
  4. Fasting – 30 days of fasting during Ramadan.
  5. Hajj – A pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime.

The 6th pillar, jihad, is not officially taught in the Islamic scriptures, but it is a reality in practice. Muhammad did say:

“Standing for an hour in the ranks of battle is better than standing in prayer for sixty years.” – Saheeh related by Ibn Ade and Ibn Asakir from Abu Hurayrah 4/6165

Sixty minutes standing in jihad is more valuable in the scope of heaven and receiving reward from Allah than 60 years spent in prayer. Don’t tell me that jihad is not important within Islam.

Here is what these terrorists expected when they gave up their lives as Shahids (martyrs):

1. He is forgiven from the moment his blood is first shed.
2. He will be shown his place in Paradise.
3. He will be spared the trial of the grave.
4. He will be secure on the Day of Judgment.
5. Upon his head will be placed a crown of dignity, one ruby of which is better than this world and all that is in it.
6. He will be married to seventy-two virgins, and he will be able to ravage them through all eternity.
7. He will be permitted to intercede for seventy of his relatives.

This is not found in the Qur’an, it is found in the Hadith. The Qur’an is the words of Allah while the Hadith are the words and acts of Muhammad. This is found in Three Hadiths: Al-Hasan narrated by al-Tirmidhi; and al-Sunan narrated by Ibn Maahah; and by Sa’eed ibn Mansoor; and al-Kabeer narrated by al-Tabaraani.

The sixth blessing is there to motivate young men to give up their lives in the service of Allah. The seventh explains why Muslim mothers are so willing to see their children offer themselves as suicide bombers and jihadists. They believe that surly their children will intercede for their mother.

These men did what they did thinking they were doing the work of Allah. What better motivation than these seven blessings? Not only does the jihadist receive great blessings for all eternity, but he can bring 70 family members along with him.

This is the doctrine of Islam, not just a few radical Islamists. Islamic scholars have searched the Islamic scriptures and have developed the legal code of Islam. It is called the Shariah, and is recorded in the Shariah Law handbook called “The Reliance of the Traveller.” The following is the official definition of jihad:

“Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada signifying warfare to establish the religion.
It quotes the scriptural basis for jihad:
(1) “Fighting is prescribed for you” (Koran 2:216);
(2) “Slay them wherever you find them” (Koran 4:89);
(3) “Fight the idolators utterly” (Koran 9:36);
and such hadiths as the one related by Bukhari and Muslim that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:
“I have been commanded to fight people until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah,
Here are some other quotes showing the basis for what these  people do:
ROT o9.4 Those called upon to perform jihad when it is a communal obligation are every able bodied man who has reached puberty and is sane.
ROT o9.8 The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o11.4)-which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax.
ROT o9.10 It is not permissible (A: in jihad) to kill women or children unless they are fighting against the Muslims. Nor is it permissible to kill animals, unless they are being ridden into battle against the Muslims, or if killing them will help defeat the enemy. It is permissible to kill old men and monks.
ROT o9.11 It is unlawful to kill a non-Muslim to whom a Muslim has given his guarantee of protection provided the protecting Muslim has reached puberty, is sane, and does so voluntarily
ROT o9.12 Whoever enters Islam before being captured may not be killed or his property confiscated, or his young children taken captive.
ROT o9.13 When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman’s previous marriage is immediately annulled.

We must understand that jihadists do this because it is the religion of Islam. These are not radicals who have perverted the teachings of Islam. These are people who are following the teachings of Islam and the example if Islam’s Prophet, Muhammad. This is exactly what Islam teaches.

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Updated: November 16, 2015 — 8:47 AM
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