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The hatred that Islam has for the Jews and for Christians and equally for atheists knows no bounds. For its leaders it is an all-out jihad war. No middle ground. Surah 9:5 was the verse that shocked me the most when I first read through the Koran. “Fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them and seize them, and beleaguer them, and lie and wait for them in every stratagem.” Surah 2:191-192, is akin to it, “And kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from whence they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter… if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the recompense of the unbelievers.”
Surah 4:89 like a hidden dagger demands that no Muslim should develop a close friendship with any non-Muslims. This is a basic foundational teaching of Islam. One exception to the rule says, you can do so, even lie to your non-Muslim friend if in some way it advances Islam, but there can be nothing genuine about your friendship. It is a covert operation; it is a Brutus Caesar relationship.
The barb on the fishhook in Islam is that if you are not sure you have enough good works to gain paradise, (And no Muslim can never be sure of that.) There is always the unspoken fifth pillar you can lean upon, and that is death by Martyrdom. Such beliefs are Satanic in nature. The final promise of God in the Scriptures is that he will usher in world peace by his Second Coming and not by Islam using the edge of the sword.
It is most amazing when you think upon it, what prophetic times we are living in. For 1900 years the Jews were scatted to the four winds. There were very few nations where you would not find a Jewish settlement. And in our lifetime, we have seen them re-birthed and in one day become a new nation. Who has ever heard or seen such a thing?
Isaiah prophesied in Chapter 11:11-12, “It shall come to pass in that day That the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left, From Assyria and Egypt, From Pathros and Cush, From Elam and Shinar, From Hamath and the islands of the sea. He will set up a banner for the nations, and will] assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”
In Ezekiel chapter 37 God gave Ezekiel a vision of a vast valley filled with dry bones referring to the Jews scattered all over the world. And God asked him, “Can these bones live?” (Verse 3). And he answered, “O, Lord God you know.” Yes, from the graveyards of the nations, Jews are still migrating back to their homeland which they did not possess for 1900 years. They are back in Jerusalem, their new capital. They have their original language restored (Zephaniah 3:9).
And most shockingly is that after suffering the Holocaust and 6 million murdered men, woman and children shot like cattle, gassed like serial killers there are still fanatics ranting and shouting,” Death to the Jews.” Certainly, they do not learn from history.
The twists and turns of history are puzzling indeed. Who can predict the ways of the wind? No one predicted 911 0r October 7. Iran is a case in particular. No one predicted Iran’s change of attitude. Now it is one of Israel’s avowed enemies but once an avowed friend. Turkey was also considered an ally with Israel, but now is a turncoat nation. Both are firm supporters of terrorism in Israel. Why the change? To put it bluntly they are itching for a war with Israel that will spread like World Wars I & II. The Islamists call it the Dar al-Islam War or The World War. The objective of the Dar al-Islam War is to make war against every country that is not under their crescent Islamic flag. This is the Islamic mind set, this is what makes them act the way they do. It is predictable.
God said of Ishmael the first son of Abraham the Patriarch of Islam. “He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against every man, And every man’s hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren” (Genesis 16:12). The battle cry of true Islam is to wage holy war and overthrow every non-Islamic government. History bears it out that Islam is not a peaceful religion that desires to live peacefully, to coexist side by side with another religion. It is always bidding it’s time for world dominance, not by persuasion only, but by the sword when necessary.
Sure there are cultural Muslims who do not see Islam this way. But they are not devoted Muslims. To them Islam is but an internal struggle not an international struggle, not an armed struggle. This is the way President George W. Bush saw Islam looking through the windows of the White House. He was speaking for the majority, but it is the dedicated minority that numbers in the millions that is the real and present danger. They are the ones who wish to follow in the bloody footprints of Mohammed whose orders from Allah still are to slay the unbelievers wherever you find them. That sounds like persuasion at the end of an AK-47.
The land modern day Israel sits upon is a thorn in the side of Islam pride and it will never sleep until Israel is extinct but according to the Biblical prophecy this could happen only if God is capable of making a promise and incapable of keeping it.
Ezekiel chapters 38-39 are unfulfilled prophecies waiting in the wings. You can hear the rustle in the mulberry trees. One day Islam will be no more.
Dr. Robert Bryant