Today I want to take another look at the shooting in San Bernardino. Two Muslims, dressed in battle fatigues and trained in the art of war, came in with guns and bombs to kill non-Muslims. More pipe bombs were found in their home and in their car. It seems that they were planning more that day. I am not fully persuaded that this Christmas party was their primary target.
There are still those who want to make this a case of “workplace violence.” Workplace violence is not premeditated to the point this attack was. If this had been their only target they would have used everything they had. It is clear that this was premeditated and was not just a spur of the moment act of anger. Islamic terrorism is the killing of non-Muslims. It is jihad against non-believers.
President Obama is trying to portray this as anything but Islamic terrorism. He will do anything to blame it on the America gun culture.
The next-door neighbor saw suspicious activity but was afraid to speak out and call the authorities. Her natural instinct said that they could be getting ready for a terrorist attack, but because she was afraid to be branded as a racist, she kept silent. Political correctness kept this neighbor from doing what could have stopped this attack and saved 14 lives and the pain of some 21 people who were wounded.
We call this ministry Fortress of Faith and we place our selves at the corner of Truth and Courage because we want people to know the truth and have the courage to speak out when they see danger. The last thing people want is to be branded as a bigot and a racist.
There is a lesson here for us. We need the courage to speak out when we see suspicions activity. If you see something questionable, say something to those who can do something about it.
I have said many times before, Islam is not a race. Only about 15% of Muslims in the world are Arabs.
Another shocking thing is that the New York Daily News said prayer is useless. It showed the tweets from some of the Republican presidential candidates and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan saying that they were praying for the families of the victims.
The headline is “God Isn’t Fixing This.” Pay attention to what they had to say about those who prayed:
As latest batch of innocent Americans are left lying in pools of blood, cowards who could truly end scourge continue to hide behind meaningless platitudes.
This paper obviously believes that these people are responsible for what happened because they won’t rid America of guns. Their foolishness is showing. If you pass laws to take away guns, you only take them away from law abiding people. Criminals will still find ways to get their hands on them. All gun restrictions to is take away the ability of law abiding citizens to defend themselves.
Let me deal with the statement “God isn’t fixing this.” We pray to God for His mercy when we face this kind of things. I want to draw your attention to Proverbs Chapter 1:
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. Proverbs 1:24*31
This passage should worry us. There comes a point when God has had enough and He will no longer hear our prayers.
When we keep pushing God out of or lives, when we say we don’t want Him in our schools, we don’t want Him in our government, and we don’t even what Him in America, and then something happens we pray to God, what makes us wonder why He is not helping us.
Why should we complain when we have told God we don’t want Him around and when trouble comes, He doesn’t intervene to help us? If we reject Him and He removes His protecting hand from us we should not be surprised.
He has stretched out His hand to us and we have refused. We have refused to follow His counsel and now we seek Him and cannot find Him. We are now suffering the consequences of our rebellion against and rejection of God.
here is a question that I want to try to answer. How can you tell the difference between a moderate Muslim and an militant Muslim? This is one of the most asked questions I hear from people. The answer is not easy.
A fundamentalist Muslim will be a militant Muslim and he has to hide who he is. He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and he acts like a moderate. He will claim to love America, he will dress and act like us. The shooter, Sayeed Farook, fooled everyone. All who knew him were surprised.
What are some to the things we can pick up on that will give us an indication?
If they are not afraid to show their fundamentalism you will know. If the women are required by the men to dress in Islamic garb, cover her head, and maybe her face, or maybe even wear a berka, you have a pretty good indication. A fundamentalist Muslim man will not trim his beard. He will trim his moustache, but not his beard.
You look at their actions. Perhaps they will be faithful to their prayers. You may not be able to see it all and notice it.
Another indication of fundamentalism is that the person has recently made a trip to the Middle East. It could be a tip.
These things do not necessarily indicate that they are fundamentalist, but they are indications.
Here are some questions you might ask:
- Was 9/11 an inside job to frame Muslims?
- How do you feel about the Jews in Palestine?
- Was Hitler justified in the Holocaust?
- Should Muslims live under Shariah?
- Should Shariah law be implemented in America?
- Should it replace the Constitution?
The answers to these questions can give you an indication of whether or not one is a militant Muslim. It is not only their answers, it is how they answer that will be most revealing.
My new book, “Refuting Islam,” is out and I would encourage you to get a copy. It will help you know how to talk to Muslims, always with the goal of bringing them to Christ.
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