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Christian Apologetics toward Islam and Missions to Muslims

Manchester: Why?

I want to start today be looking again at the terrorist attack in Manchester, England. This is the second largest terrorist attack in the UK. The largest was on July 7, 2005 where more that 50 people were killed. This attack killed 22 people and 59 taken to the hospital, with more than 100 others with minor injuries.

The greatest shame in this bombing is the children that were attacked. There were a lot of young children at this concert, and the youngest person killed was an 8 year old girl. Our hearts go out to all of those who are grieving over the loss of loved ones.

The attacker was a 22 year old British born Muslim named Salman Abedi. His family came into the country as refugees from Libya. They were trying to escape the fanaticism there.

The reason we see so many young Muslim men committing this kind of act is the 7 blessings of the martyr promised by Muhammad. This young man thought he was dying as a martyr killing unbelievers. These young men are promised an eternal orgy in Paradise with 72 perpetual virgins. Not only this, they gain salvation for 70 other people. Those who commit this kind of act think they are doing themselves a favor, and also bringing salvation to 70 of their family members. This is what Muhammad promised to Muslims, and this is what appeals to young men of fighting age.

Another side of this is, if you are a rebellious young Muslim, there is a badge of honor with this. A lot of the young people in Great Britain are filled with rebellion. After this attack, they are now filed with fear.

The  Prime Minister has raised the terrorist attack level to critical. They are anticipating other incidents in the near future.

One thing is for sure, this man did not do this alone. To make a bomb like this one he had to have had some help from someone.

We need to be vigilant because it is very difficult to detect something like this. He was  outside the security perimeter, waiting for the people to come out. How do we stop this kind of thing?

Every time I go through airport security I say, thank you Islam. We can thank Islam for all of the security, frustration, extra expense, delays, and anxiety that we go through when we travel.

Quotes From My Files

Tocqueville

I want to start with a quote from Alexis de Tocqueville  (Author of Democracy in America). In the 1830s he came to America seeking the secret to America’s greatness. He spent 2 years in the US trying to understand this new kind of government in this new country. Here is what he had to say about Islam:

I studied the Qur’an a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad. As far as I can see, it is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in the Muslim world and, though less absurd than the polytheism of old, its social and political tendencies are in my opinion more to be feared, and I therefore regard it as a form of decadence rather than a form of progress in relation to paganism itself.

Source:   “The Tocqueville Reader”.by Olivier Zunz, Alan S. Kahan  p. 229.

Alexis de Tocqueville was one of the great thinkers of the 1800s.

Hitler

Hitler joined forces with the Muslims in WWII. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem became the leader of 2 SS divisions. The Muslims fought with, and under, Nazi command. They were not odd bedfellows at all. Both of them wanted the destruction and elimination of all Jews.

Here are some interesting things that Adolf Hitler had to say about Islam in relation to Christianity and Judaism:

You see, it’s been our misfortune to have the wrong religion. Why didn’t we have the religion of the Japanese, who regard sacrifice for the Fatherland as the highest good? The Mohammedan religion [Islam] too would have been more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?

Source:  Inside the Third Reich: Memoirs, pg. 115

He said it was a shame that Germany had a Christian heritage. He wished they had the religion of the Japanese or the Muslims because they thought the greatest good was to die for their country. He said that Muhammadanism was more compatible with Nazism than Christianity.

He also said:

The precepts ordering people to wash, to avoid certain drinks, to fast at appointed dates, to take exercise, to rise with the sun, to climb to the top of the minaret — all these were obligations invented by intelligent people. The exhortation to fight courageously is also self-explanatory. Observe, by the way, that, as a corollary, the Moslem was promised a paradise peopled with sensual girls, where wine flowed in streams — a real earthly paradise. The Christians, on the other hand, declare themselves satisfied if after their death they are allowed to sing hallelujahs!

Source:  “Hitler’s Table Talk”, translated by N. Cameron and R.H. Stevens, Enigma Books (1953)

Hitler is mocking Christians, but praising Islam.

Isn’t it interesting that those who want world domination, and who kill those who don’t agree with them, those who have a low opinion of life and personal freedom, speak highly of Islam. Those who believe in the sanctity of life, freedom of speech, and freedom religion condemn Islam.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi

The following is one of the most fascinating quotes I have ever seen from a Muslim leader. The greatest imam alive today, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, is seen often on Muslim TV and is very popular. He said the following in 2013:

“If they had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment, Islam wouldn’t exist today.”

He is saying that if there was no punishment for leaving Islam, there would be no Islam today. People don’t stay with Islam because they believe it is true, they stay with it because of the punishment for apostasy. The punishment for leaving Islam is death. People stay with Islam out of fear of losing their lives.

Al-Qaradawi was preaching on the important of the apostasy laws in Islam, but he was inadvertently revealing that Islam does not have the truth and the only reason people stay with it is the fear of death. This is the real force of the religion of Islam. Islam is an equal opportunity destroyer. It not only destroys non-Muslims, it destroys Muslims as well. Islam actually kills more Muslims who don’t tow the line than it does non-Muslims. What a great religion!

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