ISLAM IN AMERICA, PART 6,
BY DR. RICHARD BOOKER—
In his excellent booklet, The Shadow of the Crescent, Robert Peck explains that the first great influx of Muslims to the US happened during the times of African slave trade to America. The next major immigration of Muslims to the US came in the 1860s when large numbers of Muslims fled Syria and Lebanon to avoid military service in the Turkish army. In the 1940s another wave of immigrants came to the shores of the US to escape the civil war between Pakistan and India. Further immigration to the US came later when Muslims were fleeing political and economic troubles in Turkey.
According to Peck, most of the Muslims who were early migrants to the US were only marginally observant. They were cultural Muslims who could embrace our nation’s ideas and values. However, in the last thirty years, Muslim immigrants to the US are much more observant and idealistic in their beliefs and practices. They have a religious, evangelistic fervor to establish Islamic influence in America.
Peck explains that the Muslim population and influence in America is growing because of an increase in immigration, a high birth rate among Muslims, intermarriage of Muslim men with non-Muslim American women and conversion.
In his outstanding book, America Alone, Mark Steyn, reports the frightening birthrate statistics of European countries compared to Islamic nations. He says that for a nation to sustain itself, it must have a fertility rate of 2.1 live births per woman. He points out that any country that drops below this rate for an extended period of time will not survive. He then gives the following alarming birth statistics: America, 2.1; Canada, 1.48; Japan, 1.32; Russia, 1.14; Greece, 1.3; Spain 1.1; Italy, 1.2, and Europe as a whole 1.38. From these statistics, America is the only country “holding its own.” The only reason this is true is due to the high birthrate of illegal immigrants in America.
Mark Steyn goes on to observe that “much of what we loosely call the Western world will not survive the twenty-first century, and much of it will effectively disappear within our lifetimes, including many if not most European countries. Mark believes that Europe will be semi-Islamic in its politico-cultural character within a generation.
It doesn’t take a statistician to understand the significance of these facts. Christians and Jews must learn as much as possible about Islam and stand together against radical Islamic terrorists who want to destroy our way of life. Europe, including Britain, is already referred to as Eurabia. It is a post-Christian Europe. Unless there is a last minute cultural and spiritual awakening, Europe will fall internally to Islam.
Ron Peck asks the question, “Will the crescent replace the Cross in America?” Will America go the way of Europe? Will Christians and Jews in America awaken to this threat before it is too late or remain ignorant and indifferent? We live the good life in America. Why should we even care? I think the answer will be obvious when you understand the basic teachings and practices of Islam and the goal of radical Islamists to subject all nations to Islamic rule and law.
The information presented in these past six articles should certainly awaken Christians and Jews to the radical Islamic threat to America and our way of life. Only God knows if the American government and people will have the moral clarity and will to stand against this invasion. But one thing we can know for sure, the One True God of heaven does have the moral clarity and will to establish His kingdom on the earth. When all is said and done, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will execute judgment on His enemies. He will rule over the nations and His people with a righteous government that will bring peace to the earth.
As the Hebrew prophet said, “He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many 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 anymore” (Isaiah 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.