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Cultural Jihad

Cultural jihad is the strategy of infiltrating a host country's culture and working to change the culture within the nation in order to destroy it by division. The goal is to conquer the culture by dividing and conquering the people and their culture within the host nation and then implementing Sharia Law as the new Constitutional form of government.  

The Muslim Brotherhood is an international Muslim organization whose sole purpose is to infiltrate foreign countries and prepare them for takeover through cultural jihad. They are well financed with oil money and have very highly educated leaders involved with this effort.


Cultural jihad is described in the following video. The Muslims use our laws and rights to undermine our own system of governance.

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The following video by a former Muslim radical describes the process:
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The Muslim Brotherhood "Project"
By Patrick Poole

One might be led to think that if international law enforcement authorities and Western intelligence agencies had discovered a twenty-year old document revealing a top-secret plan developed by the oldest Islamist organization with one of the most extensive terror networks in the world to launch a program of "cultural invasion" and eventual conquest of the West that virtually mirrors the tactics used by Islamists for more than two decades, that such news would scream from headlines published on the front pages and above the fold of the New York Times, Washington Post, London Times, Le Monde, Bild, and La Repubblica.

If that's what you might think, you would be wrong.

In fact, such a document was recovered in a raid by Swiss authorities in November 2001, two months after the horror of 9/11. Since that time information about this document, known in counterterrorism circles as "The Project", and discussion regarding its content has been limited to the top-secret world of Western intelligence communities. Only through the work of an intrepid Swiss journalist, Sylvain Besson of Le Temps, and his book published in October 2005 in France, La conquête de l'Occident: Le projet secret des Islamistes (The Conquest of the West: The Islamists' Secret Project), has information regarding The Project finally been made public. One Western official cited by Besson has described The Project as "a totalitarian ideology of infiltration which represents, in the end, the greatest danger for European societies."

Now FrontPage readers will be the first to be able to read the complete English translation of The Project.

What Western intelligence authorities know about The Project begins with the raid of a luxurious villa in Campione, Switzerland on November 7, 2001. The target of the raid was Youssef Nada, director of the Al-Taqwa Bank of Lugano, who has had active association with the Muslim Brotherhood for more than 50 years and who admitted to being one of the organization's international leaders. The Muslim Brotherhood, regarded as the oldest and one of the most important Islamist movements in the world, was founded by Hasan al-Banna in 1928 and dedicated to the credo, "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."

The raid was conducted by Swiss law enforcement at the request of the White House in the initial crackdown on terrorist finances in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. US and Swiss investigators had been looking at Al-Taqwa's involvement in money laundering and funding a wide range of Islamic terrorist groups, including Al-Qaeda, HAMAS (the Palestinian affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood), the Algerian GIA, and the Tunisian Ennahdah.

Included in the documents seized during the raid of Nada's Swiss villa was a 14-page plan written in Arabic and dated December 1, 1982, which outlines a 12-point strategy to "establish an Islamic government on earth" – identified as The Project. According to testimony given to Swiss authorities by Nada, the unsigned document was prepared by "Islamic researchers" associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.

What makes The Project so different from the standard "Death of America! Death to Israel!" and "Establish the global caliphate!" Islamist rhetoric is that it represents a flexible, multi-phased, long-term approach to the "cultural invasion" of the West. Calling for the utilization of various tactics, ranging from immigration, infiltration, surveillance, propaganda, protest, deception, political legitimacy and terrorism, The Project has served for more than two decades as the Muslim Brotherhood "master plan". As can be seen in a number of examples throughout Europe – including the political recognition of parallel Islamist government organizations in Sweden, the recent "cartoon" jihad in Denmark, the Parisian car-burning intifada last November, and the 7/7 terrorist attacks in London – the plan outlined in The Project has been overwhelmingly successful.

Rather than focusing on terrorism as the sole method of group action, as is the case with Al-Qaeda, in perfect postmodern fashion the use of terror falls into a multiplicity of options available to progressively infiltrate, confront, and eventually establish Islamic domination over the West. The following tactics and techniques are among the many recommendations made in The Project:

  • Networking and coordinating actions between likeminded Islamist organizations;
  • Avoiding open alliances with known terrorist organizations and individuals to maintain the appearance of "moderation";
  • Infiltrating and taking over existing Muslim organizations to realign them towards the Muslim Brotherhood's collective goals;
  • Using deception to mask the intended goals of Islamist actions, as long as it doesn't conflict with shari'a law;
  • Avoiding social conflicts with Westerners locally, nationally or globally, that might damage the long-term ability to expand the Islamist powerbase in the West or provoke a lash back against Muslims;
  • Establishing financial networks to fund the work of conversion of the West, including the support of full-time administrators and workers;
  • Conducting surveillance, obtaining data, and establishing collection and data storage capabilities;
  • Putting into place a watchdog system for monitoring Western media to warn Muslims of "international plots fomented against them";
  • Cultivating an Islamist intellectual community, including the establishment of think-tanks and advocacy groups, and publishing "academic" studies, to legitimize Islamist positions and to chronicle the history of Islamist movements;
  • Developing a comprehensive 100-year plan to advance Islamist ideology throughout the world;
  • Balancing international objectives with local flexibility;
  • Building extensive social networks of schools, hospitals and charitable organizations dedicated to Islamist ideals so that contact with the movement for Muslims in the West is constant;
  • Involving ideologically committed Muslims in democratically-elected institutions on all levels in the West, including government, NGOs, private organizations and labor unions;
  • Instrumentally using existing Western institutions until they can be converted and put into service of Islam;
  • Drafting Islamic constitutions, laws and policies for eventual implementation;
  • Avoiding conflict within the Islamist movements on all levels, including the development of processes for conflict resolution;
  • Instituting alliances with Western "progressive" organizations that share similar goals;
  • Creating autonomous "security forces" to protect Muslims in the West;
  • Inflaming violence and keeping Muslims living in the West "in a jihad frame of mind";
  • Supporting jihad movements across the Muslim world through preaching, propaganda, personnel, funding, and technical and operational support;
  • Making the Palestinian cause a global wedge issue for Muslims;
  • Adopting the total liberation of Palestine from Israel and the creation of an Islamic state as a keystone in the plan for global Islamic domination;
  • Instigating a constant campaign to incite hatred by Muslims against Jews and rejecting any discussions of conciliation or coexistence with them;
  • Actively creating jihad terror cells within Palestine;
  • Linking the terrorist activities in Palestine with the global terror movement;
  • Collecting sufficient funds to indefinitely perpetuate and support jihad around the world;

In reading The Project, it should be kept in mind that it was drafted in 1982 when current tensions and terrorist activities in the Middle East were still very nascent. In many respects, The Project is extremely prescient for outlining the bulk of Islamist action, whether by "moderate" Islamist organizations or outright terror groups, over the past two decades.

At present, most of what is publicly known about The Project is the result of Sylvain Besson's investigative work, including his book and a related article published last October in the Swiss daily, Le Temps, L'islamisme à la conquête du monde (Islamism and the Conquest of the World), profiling his book, which is only available in a French-language edition. At least one Egyptian newspaper, Al-Mussawar, published the entire Arabic text of The Project last November.

In the English-language press, the attention paid to Besson's revelation of The Project has been almost non-existent. The only mention found in a mainstream media publication in the US has been as a secondary item in an article in the Weekly Standard (February 20, 2006) by Olivier Guitta, The Cartoon Jihad. The most extensive commentary on The Project has been by an American researcher and journalist living in London, Scott Burgess, who has posted his analysis of the document on his blog, The Daily Ablution. Along with his commentary, an English translation of the French text of The Project was serialized in December (Parts I, II, III, IV, V, Conclusion). The complete English translation prepared by Mr. Burgess is presented in its entirety here with his permission.

The lack of public discussion about The Project notwithstanding, the document and the plan it outlines has been the subject of considerable discussion amongst the Western intelligence agencies. One US counterterrorism official who spoke with Besson about The Project, and who is cited in Guitta's Weekly Standard article, is current White House terrorism czar, Juan Zarate. Calling The Project a Muslim Brotherhood master plan for "spreading their political ideology," Zarate expressed concerns to Besson because "the Muslim Brotherhood is a group that worries us not because it deals with philosophical or ideological ideas but because it defends the use of violence against civilians."

One renowned international scholar of Islamist movements who also spoke with Besson, Reuven Paz, talked about The Project in its historical context:

The Project was part of the charter of the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood, which was official established on July 29, 1982. It reflects a vast plan which was revived in the 1960s, with the immigration of Brotherhood intellectuals, principally Syrian and Egyptians, into Europe.

As Paz notes, The Project was drafted by the Muslim Brotherhood as part of its rechartering process in 1982, a time that marks an upswing in its organizational expansion internationally, as well as a turning point in the alternating periods of repression and toleration by the Egyptian government. In 1952, the organization played a critical support role to the Free Officers Movement led by Gamal Abdul Nasser, which overthrew King Faruq, but quickly fell out of favor with the new revolutionary regime because of Nasser's refusal to follow the Muslim Brotherhood's call to institute an ideologically committed Islamic state. At various times since the July Revolution in 1952, the Brotherhood has regularly been banned and its leaders killed and imprisoned by Egyptian authorities.

Since it was rechartered in 1982, the Muslim Brotherhood has spread its network across the Middle East, Europe, and even America. At home in Egypt, parliamentary elections in 2005 saw the Muslim Brotherhood winning 20 percent of the available legislative seats, comprising the largest opposition party block. Its Palestinian affiliate, known to the world as HAMAS, recently gained control of the Palestinian Authority after elections secured for them 74 of 132 seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council. Its Syrian branch has historically been the largest organized group opposing the Assad regime, and the organization also has affiliates in Jordan, Sudan, and Iraq. In the US, the Muslim Brotherhood is primarily represented by the Muslim American Society (MAS).

Since its formation, the Muslim Brotherhood has advocated the use of terrorism as a means of advancing its agenda of global Islamic domination. But as the largest popular radical movement in the Islamic world, it has attracted many leading Islamist intellectuals. Included among this group of Muslim Brotherhood intellectuals is Youssef Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born, Qatar-based Islamist cleric.

As one of the leading Muslim Brotherhood spiritual figures and radical Islamic preachers (who has his own weekly program on Al-Jazeera), Qaradawi has been one of the leading apologists of suicide bombings in Israel and terrorism against Western interests in the Middle East. Both Sylvain Besson and Scott Burgess provide extensive comparisons between Qaradawi's publication, Priorities of the Islamic Movement in the Coming Phase, published in 1990, and The Project, which predates Qaradawi's Priorities by eight years. They note the striking similarities in the language used and the plans and methods both documents advocate. It is speculated that The Project was either used by Qaradawi as a template for his own work, or that he had a hand in its drafting in 1982. Perhaps coincidentally, Qaradawi was the fourth largest shareholder in the Al-Taqwa Bank of Lugano, the director of which, Youssef Nada, was the individual in whose possession The Project was found. Since 1999, Qaradawi has been banned from entering the US as a result of his connections to terrorist organizations and his outspoken advocacy of terrorism.

For those who have read The Project, what is most troubling is not that Islamists have developed a plan for global dominance; it has been assumed by experts that Islamist organizations and terrorist groups have been operating off an agreed-upon set of general principles, networks and methodology. What is startling is how effectively the Islamist plan for conquest outlined in The Project has been implemented by Muslims in the West for more than two decades. Equally troubling is the ideology that lies behind the plan: inciting hatred and violence against Jewish populations around the world; the deliberate co-opting and subversion of Western public and private institutions; its recommendation of a policy of deliberate escalating confrontation by Muslims living in the West against their neighbors and fellow-citizens; the acceptance of terrorism as a legitimate option for achieving their ends and the inevitable reality of jihad against non-Muslims; and its ultimate goal of forcibly instituting the Islamic rule of the caliphate by shari'a in the West, and eventually the whole world.

If the experience over the past quarter of a century seen in Europe and the US is any indication, the "Islamic researchers" who drafted The Project more than two decades ago must be pleased to see their long-term plan to conquer the West and to see the Green flag of Islam raised over its citizens realized so rapidly, efficiently and completely. If Islamists are equally successful in the years to come, Westerners ought to enjoy their personal and political freedoms while they last.




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The Cultural Jihad Strategy

Here is a perspective by Dr. Peter Hammond. Dr. Hammonds doctorate is in Theology. He was born in Capetown in 1960, grew up in Rhodesia and converted to Christianity in 1977.

 

Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam:

The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat (2009):

 

Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete,

total, 100% system of life.

 

Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.

 

Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.

 

When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to

Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well..

 

Here's how it works:

 

As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving 
minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:
 


United States -- Muslim 0..6%
 
Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
 
Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
 
China -- Muslim 1.8%
 
Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
 
Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

 

At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and

disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among

street gangs. 

 


This is happening in:


Denmark -- Muslim 2% 
Germany -- Muslim 3.7% 
United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7% 
Spain -- Muslim 4% 
Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%

 

From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their

percentage of the population.

For example, they will push for the introduction of halal

(clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply.


This is occurring in:


France -- Muslim 8% 
Philippines -- 5%
 
Sweden -- Muslim 5%
 
Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%
 
The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%
 
Trinidad & Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%

 

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

 

When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions.

In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam.

 

Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:


Guyana -- Muslim 10% 
India -- Muslim 13.4%
 
Israel -- Muslim 16%
 
Kenya -- Muslim 10%
 
Russia -- Muslim 15%

 

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:


Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

 

At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:


Bosnia -- Muslim 40% 
Chad -- Muslim 53.1%
 
Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%

 

From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:


Albania -- Muslim 70% 
Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
 
Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
 
Sudan -- Muslim 70%

 

After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:


Bangladesh -- Muslim 83% 
Egypt -- Muslim 90%
 
Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
 
Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
 
Iran -- Muslim 98%
 
Iraq -- Muslim 97%
 
Jordan -- Muslim 92%
 
Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
 
Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
 
Palestine -- Muslim 99%
 
Syria -- Muslim 90%
 
Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
 
Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
 
United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

 

100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace.. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:


Afghanistan -- Muslim 100% 
Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
 
Somalia -- Muslim 100%
 
Yemen -- Muslim 100%

 

Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

 

'Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel. -- Leon Uris, 'The Haj'

 

It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law.

The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate in to the community at large. The children attend madrasses. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death.

Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.

 

Today's 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world's population.

But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists,

Jews, and all other believers.

Muslims will exceed 50% of the world's population by the end of this century.

 

Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam:

The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat

 

Please forward this important information to any who care about the Future

of our Country.






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The Death of Europe

Political correctness is killing Europe. Muslims are quickly taking over their cultures. Europeans have forsaken their Christian heritage and now remain helpless before an aggressive globalist political ideology dressed up as a religion. You will find this discussion a sobering reality when we consider it may already be too late for Europe to fight back against the takeover of their cultures by Islam.

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Another really good site is located at the Ezra Institute found in the address below.

http://www.ezrainstitute.ca/resource-library/interviews/the-cultural-implications-of-islam



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The Death of the United States

The cultural jihad is taking aim at the United States. The refugee resettlement program is being controlled by the United Nations where Muslim leaders have been put in charge of resettling the refugees in parts of the country which they select. Local leaders have no say in who can be settled and how local government must meet the costs of housing and educating these people. The following video does a great job in showing the extent of the problem and how it threatens American culture.



Cultural Jihad in action



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Hate Speech Strategies

What the Anti-Islamophobia Motion Really Means

 Thursday 09 February 2017 

What is the Anti-Islamophobia Motion?

Most Canadians haven’t heard about the Anti-Islamophobia Motion, which was passed in the House of Commons on October 26, 2016. Even Thomas Woodley, President of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, commented on the scarcity of its media coverage.[1]

This Motion was presented before Parliament by NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, following a petition to the House of Commons (e-411), which was initiated by Samer Majzoub of The Canadian Muslim Forum, and sponsored by Liberal MP Frank Baylis.[2] The Motion depicts Islam as a major world religion which has contributed to human civilization since its founding 1400 years ago, in areas of “the arts, culture, science, medicine, literature, and much more.”[3] On the basis of this, the Motion attempts to dismiss the terrorism committed by Islamic groups like ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, amongst others, as un-Islamic. And it makes the following request, that:

We, the undersigned, Citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to join us in recognizing that extremist individuals do not represent the religion of Islam, and in condemning all forms of Islamophobia.[4]

According to the record of debates, the House gave its unanimous consent not once, but twice, as prompted by House Speaker Geoff Regan. The distinction between a Bill and a Motion is that a Bill, if passed, will become law, while a Motion is merely the statement of an opinion.[5] This Motion, therefore, is a symbolic expression by Parliament, that all forms of Islamophobia will be condemned. Consider, however, the implications of this Motion as it relates to the future of Parliament and Canadian life.

Why should we be wary of this Motion?

The Anti-Islamophobia Motion is much more than just a condemnation of ‘hate crimes’ committed against Muslims; symbolically it involves redefining the nature of Islam, amending what government considers to be ‘hate crime,’ and encouraging the religious worldview to contribute towards the nation’s cultural development.[6]

Contrary to popular opinion, Islam that is consistent with the text and teaching of the Qur’an and the Sunnah (traditions) is not a religion of peace. To represent Islam as a religion of peace is to dismiss all the violent texts of the Qur’an, the military activities of the prophet Muhammad, and those of the subsequent caliphates who sought to expand the Islamic world by force.[7] This Motion has successfully sold a false reality to Parliament regarding the nature of Islam.

When reading the press material about the purpose of this petition, we can acknowledge that with the growth of Islamic terrorism in the West, there has also been a rise in violent crimes committed against Muslims. But Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, and the Canadian Muslim Forum, are seeking a more far-reaching ‘protection,’ one that would essentially silence law-abiding critics, whether political or religious, who correctly perceive the threat that Islam as an ideology poses for Western society. Woodley fleshes this out in his definition of Islamophobia, which includes the “dislike of or prejudice against Islam or Muslims, especially as a political force.”[8]

At first glance, we may be inclined to support this Motion; after all, Christians are not commanded to hate our fellow man but to love our Muslim neighbors as we bear witness to the truth (Matt. 5:33-37). However, we must bear in mind that under the guise of ‘neutrality,’ our society operates on anti-Christian principles. It is for this reason that the late theologian Greg Bahnsen warns us:

Many issues might appear wholly unrelated to Christian concerns and seem unopposed to Christian truth claims. Yet because of their hidden nature they often can be the most alluring to the Christian and the most injurious to true faith.[9]

We must ‘test the spirits’ with a discerning eye (1 John 4:1), that though this Motion may appear to agree with Christian principles, its true meaning and significance are utterly at odds with Christian liberty. In fact, it may well pave the road towards further injuring religious liberty in the Canadian landscape, considering that the unanimous consent of Parliament opens the door for future Bills on expanding the parameters of hate speech, censorship, and the eventual establishment of sharia (Islamic) law. It should not surprise us if we find newly-introduced legislation to be similar in nature to Bill C-16, which under the Criminal Code threatens two years’ imprisonment for those who civilly speak against transgenderism.[10]

It is for this reason that Conservative MP Candice Bergen tabled another motion for the protection of Christians from “all forms of persecution,” because of the current and anticipated assault on our religious freedoms. For example, on January 30, 2017, a new motion was tabled, M-103, which calls on the Heritage Committee to commence a study on eliminating Islamophobia.[11] Whereas the first motion in October was symbolic by nature, this new motion has teeth; time will tell whether Parliament honours one Motion over the other, and how this will play out with lawmakers.

How should Christians respond to Muslims and ‘Islamophobia’?

Christians need to be wise and discerning in responding to the charge of ‘Islamophobia.’ The term itself is novel in Western society, a product of cultural Marxism which seeks to silence any opposition to their agenda of realizing a just and equal society through a “humanly wrought oneness.”[12] The same goes for ‘hate speech,’ which needs to be understood for what it is – a disagreement of worldviews. To say that Islam, as a worldview, is a religion of violence, is now being cast as hate speech and Islamophobic.

To say that homosexual behaviour is immoral and sinful before God would be considered hate speech and homophobic. Essentially, to speak God’s truth against the false realities of our world is hate speech, because man prefers his illusory and vain utopia over God’s perfect kingdom. In the very act of accepting the terminology of ‘Islamophobia’ and ‘hate speech,’ one is actually adopting the false presuppositions of the unbeliever, for such terms cannot be reconciled with the Christian worldview. The terms themselves are words of cultural subversion.

Social progressivists would like the public to think that Christians are hateful towards Muslims because they strongly disagree with Islamic ideology, and therefore they should be punished for this ‘hatred.’ This is a false and ignorant charge; Christians don’t hate our Muslim neighbors, or anyone else we happen to disagree with, for we are commanded to love one another, even our enemies (Matt. 5:44; John 13:34-35). Yet such is the natural result of attempting to substitute God’s law with man’s law.

As Christians, we strongly condemn all criminal violence and the incitement to such violence. This includes crimes committed against our Muslim neighbors, for we weep with those who have lost their families to Islamic terrorism, and to all other injustices. Love and compassion are the natural results of the gospel at work in the heart of man. When I had learned that, after the ISIS-led shooting in Paris, vandals had sprayed derogatory and racist graffiti on a friend’s mosque in Toronto, I reached out to him to see if he and his community were safe. As an imam, he expressed gratefulness on behalf of his community.

Indeed, we must be compassionate with our Muslim neighbors, for we ourselves were once blinded to the truth, repressing it by our own sin nature (Rom. 1:18), but God delivered us from our captivity to sin and freed us in the truth. Our hearts ought to desire the same for our Muslim neighbors, that being confronted with the truth of the gospel, God may grant them repentance (2 Tim. 2:25). They are just as much our mission field as the rest of the world. Of course, the faithful expression of Christian charity will not stop social progressivists from labelling us Islamophobes, for we must all be silenced in the name of some imagined utopia of equality and justice. Nevertheless, this is our calling and we must be faithful in it (Matt. 5:11-12).

Christians, let us work to protect the historic Christian freedoms that may soon be lost, to resist the ongoing Islamization of the West, and to expose the falsehood that is Islam. As Joe Boot writes, “It requires courage, faith, hope and love. Deception must be uncovered, falsity exposed, kindness and truth expressed, and Christ-like love made manifest.”[13] We have a moral obligation before God to confront public injustice and corruption, to expose the lie as antithetical to the truth, and to work diligently in advancing his kingdom. And though the dark clouds that loom over our nation’s future may seem menacing, let us bear in mind that they are only temporary and pale in comparison to the bright future of God’s kingdom made fully manifest.

As we consider the sinister motive behind these recent Motions and what may follow, take heed of the words of our King as we engage our culture and proclaim the truth:

Look, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves; therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. But beware of men; for they will hand you over to their councils and flog you in their synagogues. On My account, you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. But when they hand you over, do not worry about how to respond or what to say. In that hour you will be given what to say. For it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you (Matt. 10:16-20).

 


[1] Thomas Woodley, "In case you missed it, Canada passed an Anti-Islamophobia Motion," Huffington Post, last modified November 2, 2016, http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/thomas-woodley/canada-anti-islamophobia-law_b_12753924.html.

[2] House of Commons, "E-petitions: e-411 (Islam)," Parliament of Canada, accessed November 9, 2016, https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-411https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-411.

[3] House of Commons, "E-petitions: e-411 (Islam).

[4] House of Commons, "E-petitions: e-411 (Islam).

[5] Parliament of Canada, "Practical guide (9th edition) - 3 - Private Members’ Business,” Parliament of Canada, last modified October 2008, http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/House/PracticalGuides/PrivateMembersBusiness/PG4PMB_Pg03-e.htm.

[6] Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali identifies this as a form of religious pluralism in The Unique and Universal Christ: Jesus in a Plural World (Colorado Springs: Paternoster, 2008), 16.

[7] As just a few examples see Surah 2:191-93; 3:151; Sahih Bukari 8:387.

[8] Woodley, “In case you missed it.”

[9] Greg L. Bahnsen, Pushing the Antithesis: The Apologetic Methodology of Greg L. Bahnsen, ed. Gary DeMar (Powder Springs, GA.: American Vision Press, 2007), 10.

[10] Lea Singh, "Jordan Peterson exposes the creeping dictatorship of gender-rights movement," Life Site, last modified November 4, 2016, https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/jordan-peterson-exposes-the-creeping-dictatorship-of-gender-rights-movement.

[11] Anthony Furey, "Canada’s so-called anti-islamophobia motion is nothing but trouble," Toronto Sun, last modified January 28, 2017, http://www.torontosun.com/2017/01/28/canadas-so-called-anti-islamophobia-motion-is-nothing-but-trouble.

[12] Joe Boot, "Utopia: Always a Dystopian Nightmare," in The Coming Pagan Utopia: Christian Witness in Tough Times, ed. Peter Jones (Escondido, CA.: Main Entry, 2013), 15.

[13] Joe Boot, "A Muslim Apologist in the White House?," Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity, last modified February 6, 2016, http://www.ezrainstitute.ca/resource-library/blog-entries/a-muslim-apologist-in-the-white-house#_ftn5.

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