ISLAM IN AMERICA, PART 2
BY DR. RICHARD BOOKER—
Islam is clearly on the move. It is no longer the desert religion of the Middle East. Its tentacles have reached around the globe in an effort to achieve world domination through territorial conquest and the complete submission of all people to Allah. The modern revival of Islam, fueled by unrestrained nationalistic fervor, has become the most powerful and dangerous force in our world. Yet, the Western world knows so little about Islam and finds it hard to believe what we do learn.
While there are numerous militant Islamic terrorist groups, they all want to impose their extremist’s views on the nations of the world. Since Israel lives in the tough neighborhood that is surrounded by states that sponsor and protect these terrorists, Israel has suffered the brunt of their hatred.
For the Islamic fundamentalists, all nations must be converted to Islam. Christians and Jews may, however, retain their faith as “People of the Book” on conditions they submit to Muslim sovereignty. The notion that Muslims must live under non-Muslim governments, as in Israel or the USA, is totally unacceptable to these people.
Peace-loving Arab Muslims (and Christians) who do not share the hatred against the West, and who refuse to cooperate with the militants, are also threatened. So it is essential for Americans and Christians and Jews to understand that while most terrorists are Muslims, not all Arab Muslims are terrorists. Most Arabs are normal people trying to live their lives in peace with their neighbors. I want to make it clear that this is not an anti-Arab Muslim book. The One True God loves everyone the same. But He does not love nor does He condone evil.
Some who are hostile to Jews and hostile to Israel try to justify the heinous terrorist attacks in the U.S. by citing American support for Israel. But we must remember, that militant Islamic hatred of America would occur regardless of whether Israel existed or not. Islamic hatred of Christians and Jews is as old as Mohammed himself.
Islamic Hatred of America and Israel
Radical Islamic terrorists hold extreme anti-Semitic and anti-Christian views and wish to see the outbreak of a religious war. They see themselves as the “revengers” for the Crusades, which happened a thousand years ago, and the restorers of Islamic pride.
Furthermore, they despise America and the West because of their deep, abiding resentment of America’s religious freedom, political plurality, equality of the sexes, and America’s economic superiority. They feel this puts them in an unacceptable position of inferiority, which they seek to change by violence.
This is why Muslim terrorists chant, “Today we fight the Saturday people (Jews), tomorrow the Sunday people (Christians). The fight against the Saturday people has been going on in Israel for decades. The fight against the Sunday people was revealed to the whole world on September 11, 2001.
The first American led coalition against Iraq, with Christian solders based in Saudi Arabia, was a humiliating defeat and setback for the militant Islamic groups. This inflamed their hatred of the “Christian West” led by America. Since the Gulf War, they have planned and successfully carried out attacks against American interests overseas. The last American led coalition to disarm Iraq has certainly caused more hatred against America.
With years of “sleeper” cells planted in America, militant Islamic terrorists now believe they can demoralize and destroy America from within, thus removing the greatest obstacle to their dream of world conquest. While it will be a long, difficult, and painful struggle against terrorism, the ancient words of the Hebrew prophets give certain hope and comfort for the future for those who have a Judeo-Christian heritage:
“Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. Many shall come and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we will walk in His paths. For out of Zion shall come forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more” (Isaiah 2:2-4).
Dr. Richard Booker is a bestselling author and speaker and the Founder of Sounds of the Trumpet and the Institute for Hebraic-Christian Studies. He is a contribution editor for the Jerusalem Connection. To learn more of his work, see his web site at: www.rbooker.com. This is the second of six articles on the Islamic Invasion of America. The articles are excerpts from Dr. Booker’s new book, “Radical Islam’s War Against Israel, Christianity and the West.” To get the full text, order this book directly from Dr. Booker’s web site at www.rbooker.com.