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Terrorist Attack In France

another-terror-attack-in-france-that-shook-the-worldThere was another terrorist attack in France. This time it was in Nice and the latest report says at least 84 dead. It was at the end of France’s national July 14 holiday, Bastille Day. It was the second largest terrorist attack in France to date.

Just as the fireworks show had finished, and the streets were lined with thousands celebrating the national holiday, a Muslim mowed down non-Muslims with a truck. Officials say that this has all of the marks of Islamic jihadism and ISIS.

It is interesting that the strategy for this kind of attack was taught by Al Qaeda. On October 11, 2010, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the second issue of its English-language magazine Inspire. Here are portions of the article:

“America is a terrorist state and Americans are complacent in some of the worst forms of terrorism our Muslim nation has been subjected to. Millions of Muslim lives have been lost to American brutality. It is about time Muslims wake up and payback America what is due to it.

“The idea is to use a pickup truck as a mowing machine, not to mow grass but mow down the enemies of Allah. You would need a 4WD pickup truck. The stronger the better. You would then need to weld on steel blades on the front end of the truck. ……

“Pick your location and timing carefully. Go for the most crow[d]ed locations. Narrower spots are also better because it gives less chance for the people to run away. Avoid locations where other vehicles may intercept you.

“To achieve maximum carnage, you need to pick up as much speed as you can while still retaining good control of your vehicle in order to maximize your inertia and be able to strike as many people as possible in your first run. Keep in mind that as soon as people realize what you are up to, they would scatter and run in every direction looking for cover.

…. The ideal location is a place where there are a maximum number of pedestrians and the least number of vehicles. In fact if you can get through to ‘pedestrian only’ locations that exist in some downtown (city center) areas, that would be fabulous.

…. If you have access to firearms, carry them with you so that you may use them to finish off your work if your vehicle gets grounded during the attack.

This strategy was followed to a “T” in this attack. Hamas has applied this strategy using cars to run up on sidewalks in Israel. This should tell us that banning guns is not the solutions. Guns are a tool used to kill, but if guns are not available, some other tool will be  used. We have seen cars, now a truck, knives, and pressure cookers used by the terrorists. In this case, the terrorist not only had the truck, he also had guns and hand-grenades just as the strategy suggested.

When I see the carnage I realize how low man can go, and how wicked he can be. This reminds me of a passage in Genesis:

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every imagination of the thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. (Genesis 6:5-6)

It says that God repented that He had made man because man’s heart had become so wicked. Man’s thoughts had become “evil continually.”

I know that we have seen terrible things in this world. I wasn’t alive during WWII, and didn’t see things like the Holocaust, but what I am seeing now is shocking. What is the common denominator? Every time we see something like this, it is done by those who are doing it in the name of their god, Allah. This god was introduced to us by the man Muhammad. It is the Islamic faith.

For more than 5 years I have been saying on the radio that we will never defeat this thing until we admit some very obvious things. I am a huge champion of the First Amendment. There is one problem in it; if something is done in the name of a god, if it has a religion attached to it, then it is protected.

Here is a question worthy of some thought; If Hitler did what he did in the name of a religion, let’s call Nazism a religion, would it be less evil, or would it still be pure evil? All who have common sense would agree that it would still be pure evil. Do you have any problem calling Nazism and what Hitler did evil? I hope not!  If you don’t call it evil, you are part of the problem.

If someone can call Hitler and Nazism evil, why can’t they accept that what is being done in the name of Allah is evil?

Many will say, “But I know good Muslims, and those who are doing this are not really following the true teachings of Islam.” If you are of this opinion, you are greatly mistaken. You haven’t studied Islam, and it doesn’t take much study to find the truth.

Let me give you some background so you will see what I mean. The following is from the most respected Islamic law book, The Reliance of the Traveller.” It is accepted by nearly all of the top Islamic scholars as an accurate description of Islamic law. This book has the endorsement of the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt where Obama spoke on his visit to Egypt. Al-Ashar translated it into English and approved its teachings. They are telling us that this is Islam. Here is what it says about jihad:

O9.1: Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada signifying warfare to establish the religion.

From this you can see that if you are not a Muslims, Islam is at war with you. You also see that this warfare is to be used to establish the religion of Islam.

It then gives us the scriptural basis for this definition as follows:

(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);

Bukhari Hadith – Muhammad 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…….

Another hadith reported by Muslim, “To go forth in the morning or evening to fight in the path of Allah is better than the whole world and everything in it…..

It uses Sura 9:29, which is probably the most quoted verse in all of the Qur’an, to support this doctrine.

Fight those who believe not in the law, nor the last day, nor hold that forbidden that has been forbidden by Allah and his prophet, even if they be the people of the book.

What book is it talking about? It is the Bible. It goes on to say which people they are to fight. They are to perform jihad against Christians and Jews.


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.

 Section o9.8 The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians

“Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbidden-who do not practice the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book-until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled” (Koran 9.29)


“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.

The Reliance of the Traveler has been the standard law book of Islam for more than 700 years.

One of our biggest problems is that people are not willing to admit the truth. They keep pointing to the Muslim who are peaceful and they bring up those Muslims who preach that Islam is a religion of peace. Those Muslims who say the Islam is a religion of peace are living in a fantasy world. They are trying to make Islam what they want it to be rather than what it really is.

Those who are following jihad are following the true religion of Muhammad. We must stand up against them. We can never overcome this until we realized that Islam is the root of the evil we are seeing. It is not the Muslim, the Muslim does what he does because of Islam. We can thank God that many Muslims are not practicing true Islam. They are apostates who have invented an imaginary Islam. These are the Muslims who are being killed by the true followers of Islam. Ask any jihadist and he will tell you that they are apostates and are not following the teachings of the Qur’an and Muhammad, and they are right.

Our hearts are heavy for the victims of this latest terrorist attack, but this kind of thing will continue until we come to grips with the true nature of Islam. You can’t win a war against an enemy that you don’t believe exists. Muslims are not the problem, Islam is.


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