People have it backwards thinking the “extremist” jihadists of Islam are the greatest threat and “moderate” Muslims aren’t so dangerous. You will pull your gun on the man brandishing a sword to cut off your head, but you will put your gun away to welcome those who hold up an olive branch and feed you hummus. Samir Bitar is such a man; behind him and every “moderate” Muslim stands true Islam in all its barbaric naked aggression, coming to get you.
Paul wrote to Samir Bitar, after attending Samir’s talk in Helena, Montana – “A Personal View of Being a Palestinian Muslim in Montana”:
Here is Truth, Right, Light, Goodness, and True Love:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 MKJV).
I’m the man who stood up at the end of your talk in Helena on February 27th and noted that the Koran denies Jesus Christ is the Son of God, Who was murdered in fulfillment of the Passover sacrifice and raised from the dead after three nights and three days in the grave.
You agreed that your religion denies this.
How, then, could there be agreement between Islam and Biblical Christianity, as you’ve proposed? There can only be agreement between moderate Islam and manmade, false Christianity, which denies Jesus Christ and bows down to your false prophet. This makes moderate, not extreme, Islam the most dangerous form of Islam.
Muslim “extremists” are transparent enemies. They openly make known their hostility by declaring their ambition to take down “Great Satan” (the U.S.) and “Little Satan” (Israel) in order to install an Islamic regime ruling the world. They’ve shown they mean business. They’ve taken up arms and murdered by suicide.
So-called extremists show us the violent and tyrannical side of Muhammad’s face, following his dictates and example from the Islamic records. There is no reason not to know where one stands with the extremists.
But with you, the so-called moderate Muslim who verbally eschews these zealots and their open war on the West, one doesn’t so readily know where he stands. Your friendliness and gestures of acceptance and invitations to dialogue are deceptive and disarming. They obscure the fact that you are still promoting the same Muhammad of the extremists, and though you say you differ with them, you empower them by legitimizing the foul creed of Muhammad, trying to make it acceptable to gullible Westerners.
This is why Muslim extremists aren’t nearly as dangerous as moderates like you who present the friendly side of Muhammad’s face. The smiling side is as the Trojan horse, which gains Muhammad admittance to the West. Naïve fools buy into your delusion of Islam as “The Religion of Peace.” Being without Christ or godly sense, they are made stupid in their sin and serve as unwitting useful idiots in the cause of Islamic jihad for world domination.
That’s what happened at your Helena talk. Without firing a shot or issuing a threat, you had an audience of all ages of Americans eating out of your hand, gobbling up the lies of Islam. They openly denied the Lord Jesus Christ Who owns them and has given them every good thing they have.
Compromised by sin, Americans are confused about what they’re fighting and why. They’re unable to focus or marshal the requisite forces to deal with Islam. They have chosen their pleasures and sins over the Savior from sin, Jesus Christ, and thereby suffer the Muslim scourge.
So do you, Samir. The first victims of Islam are the Muslims who adhere to it, in whatever form or interpretation.
A foundational lie you put forth is that Islam is one of three great monotheistic religions. This isn’t true, even according to your religion, which rightly says that worship of a trinity isn’t worship of one God. Conventional Christianity isn’t monotheistic because it worships three gods.
Of course, Islam is wrong because it doesn’t worship the One True God, the God of Israel Who took on human form as Jesus Christ. Modern Judaism openly denies Him, but true Judaism before God knows and worships Him:
“But he is a Jew that is one inwardly; and circumcision is of the heart, in spirit, not in the letter, whose praise is not of men but of God” (Romans 2:29 EMTV).
There is only one legitimate religion before God, which isn’t any of the three you mentioned. It is the worship of God in spirit and in truth that is only possible through Jesus Christ:
“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, Who gave himself as a ransom for all” (1 Timothy 2:5-6 ESV).
Jesus Christ came through the seed of Abraham through Isaac, not Ishmael as Islam claims with no proof whatsoever. Suggesting, as you did, that there is disagreement between the Old and New Testaments on Abraham and his lineage is a lie. There is no disagreement. The New Testament teaches the same as Moses and the prophets when it comes to the heritage of the saints (believers in the One True God), which came through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and culminated in the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Muhammad and his manmade religion have no part in this. His “Allah” is a devil, not the One True God.
Interlopers and frauds, namely the Catholic Church, co-opted the faith of the saints with their false claims, corrupt stories, and heathenish ways before the false prophet Muhammad showed up on the scene. He received his notions of the Bible through the perverted lens of Catholicism and Talmudic Judaism, which makes Islam a corruption of corrupt religion, not an inheritance from God.
It’s obvious that Talmudic Judaism has nothing to do with the Lord Jesus Christ, but the Catholic Church, which claims faith in Christ, never had anything to do with Him either. The same goes for her daughters like the Congregational Church, where you spoke in Helena. That’s why the audience didn’t know what’s in the Bible, Samir, and so readily rejected and despised what I said about Jesus Christ. Did you not think it strange that they wanted to banish me, or worse, for what I said that comes straight out of the Bible?
Whether they really know it themselves or not, the “extremists” are right: The West has become decadent, depraved, ungodly, and hypocritical. It cries for destruction, and God obliges. You are a facilitator of His judgment, bringing evil on evil.
“Moderate” Islam is a false front luring fools to their destruction, spiritually and physically. The plague of Islam is the righteous judgment of God on a people who have loved lies and hated the Truth. You and your family are under His wrath, as well. You too need to repent and believe on the Son:
“He who believes on the Son has everlasting life, and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides upon him” (John 3:36 MKJV).
Your push for unity of various religious faiths is essentially creating a united front against the Truth (read The False Promise of Man’s Unity). In superficially honoring everything, you stand for nothing. You clear the way, serve as usher, and open the door for Muslim “extremists” (and other violent radicals) who do believe in something, to fill the void of directionless nothingness. They come with marching orders for total destruction, and they’re rapidly making ground.
You claim the “extremists” misrepresent the Koran, but if one looks dispassionately at what these people preach and do, they’re no different from their mentor, Muhammad (read The Answer to Islam). And what you do is no different from Muhammad, as well, because at times he laid low and made “nice” when he and his followers were in the minority, not showing the other side of his face until he had the means to subjugate and dominate those who didn’t bow down to his religion.
Either you are in denial of these things in order to maintain your life as it pleases you, or you know full well what you do and are practicing taqiyya, Muhammad’s sanctioned art of deception in service of his eventual goal of dominating everyone within his sphere of contact. Whether knowingly or not, you serve the powers of darkness, not the Light of All Men, Jesus Christ.
You need to have your eyes opened to your corruption, Samir, and confess your sins. You need deliverance from the sin nature, the nature Muhammad walked in all his life, which only Jesus Christ can deliver you from. Read the Bible and you’ll see that Muhammad didn’t follow Jesus Christ or teach what Christ taught, because Muhammad was a corrupt man without the faith of the Son of God come in the flesh.
How dare Muslims offer disingenuous praise to Jesus as a prophet of God, making Him, God in the flesh, inferior to a blaspheming deviant! Shall God and His Word be superseded by the imaginations and ungodly counsel of a corrupt sinner? Muhammad, in his murdering, stealing, adulterous, fornicating rampage, broke all of God’s commandments. And you would have us all honor and follow this man. “Peace be upon him”? God says there is no peace to the wicked. So it is for Muhammad and all who follow him.
See how Muslims slaughter one another, especially in the Middle East. This is the judgment and wrath of God on them, even as Moses and the prophets of Israel foretold millennia ago. Their words are true and the Old and New Testaments bear witness to their veracity. Soberly consider, for your life.
Jesus said His Kingdom wasn’t of this world. He rejected Satan’s offer – “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me” (Matthew 4:9 MKJV). Muhammad fell down before Satan and worshipped him by seeking rulership over men by any means. That’s who and what you’re serving. And you’re the most dangerous kind of Muslim because you come with kisses instead of a drawn sword, deceiving the simple.
Men of God said things would get worse at the end, and so it is. Can you imagine friendly Nazi propagandists speaking in churches in North America in the 1940’s, being cheered on while the US was at war with Germany? We just saw the equivalent with your Islamic propaganda speech and reception at the Congregational Church. This is how unhinged the sin-depraved people of North America and Europe (the West) have become.
Be it known I’m not advocating physical attacks on Muslims for what they believe. I’m talking about recognizing Islam for what it is, by the grace of God, and dealing realistically with all of its threats – starting with the spiritual. The children of God fight against darkness with the Word of Truth, not the sword.
That’s not to say there isn’t a place for the physical sword. The nation of Israel, demonized by much of the world for standing up to Islam, has had to wield the sword God has given them against their implacable, demonic Islamic enemies. And soon Israel will know it has been by His grace alone that they’re established and kept, never to be dispersed to the ends of the earth again.
I understand your fears, Samir, of being different in a strange country. It is natural to want to be accepted and live in safety. But if you want to live in peace, then you can’t serve as an ambassador for the religion of war. You may apparently succeed for a time, but you too will be a casualty of Muhammad’s scheming, schizophrenic ways. He will turn on you and pulverize you. God will not save you from “Allah”; He gives reign to your god to destroy you, as with all idolaters who don’t repent.
Preaching the alleged virtues of Islam while trying to live peaceably with the “Great Satan” ultimately fails. Trying to have the best of both worlds, you end up with the worst of both. Jesus said those who seek to save their lives would lose them. Only those who lose their lives on His account, knowing and loving God, will save them.
John 12:24-26 MKJV
(24) “Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone; but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit.
(25) He who loves his life shall lose it. And he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.
(26) If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there also My servant shall be. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.”
It’s not a matter of choosing between the “Great Satan” and Islam. It’s a matter of choosing whether you’ll serve yourself (man) or God (the Son of God). Islam isn’t the greatest revelation of God; it’s the greatest corruption of man, replacing the Son of God and Prince of Peace with a degenerate man and warmonger.
The most powerful and vicious elements in Islam (the “extremists”) prevail, using the weak (the “moderates”) as pawns and human shields. With Jesus Christ, the truth and love of God prevail, with those who are strong in faith laying down their lives to serve the weak. What a difference! What a God!
That is true mercy and beneficence, destined to rule in the end, with victory for all, not only for the powerful. God’s ultimate and inevitable will, through His despised Son, is justice and goodness for all.
Hebrews 1:1-8 MKJV
(1) God, Who at many times and in many ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,
(2) has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, Whom He has appointed heir of all things, by Whom also He made the worlds,
(3) Who being the shining splendor of His glory, and the express image of His essence, and upholding all things by the word of His power, through Himself cleansing of our sins, He sat down on the right of the Majesty on high,
(4) being made so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent Name than they.
(5) For to which of the angels did He say at any time, “You are My Son, this day I have begotten You”? And again, “I will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son”?
(6) And again, when He brings in the First-born into the world, He says, “And let all the angels of God worship Him.”
(7) And of the angels He says, “Who makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire.”
(8) But to the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom.”