By JAN WILLEM VAN DER HOEVEN—
ISLAM is the only world religion younger than all the others. It is not, I repeat not, the third monotheistic religion after Judaism and Christianity, because Allah is a supreme desert deity, a moon god, and definitely not the God of Israel or the Father of Jesus Christ.
According to the earliest sources Allah, by way of a union with the sun god, had three daughters: Manat, Al-Uzza and Al-Lat. Mohammed later renounced this, saying the account had been inspired by Satan – and the verses related to it “the Satanic Verses – as they became known – were expunged from the Quran.
But this is a very grave matter, for Mohammed claimed to have had the entire Quran dictated to him by Gabriel, the Archangel – which implies that Gabriel was susceptible to inspiration from the Devil! This also then explains why, on most of the crucial points, the Quran belies or twists the record of the Bible – God’s holy Word. The Quran asserts that Allah has no son; it also has no concept of Allah as Father. The Bible says, “this is the spirit of Anti-Christ, he who denies the Son and the Father.” If Allah was the same being as the God of the Bible, he would want all men to know that he gave his only begotten son to die for us, that we through him the spirit of adoption whereby we can call him Abba, Father, and that we might receive eternal life.
And yet nowhere is there such fierce resistance to this Good News – this Gospel – than in the motherland of Islam – Saudi Arabia.
The Quran or ISLAM contradicts the Bible by insisting that Abraham bound Ishmael instead of Isaac to offer him as a sacrifice, and that the event happened in Arabia and not on Mount Moriah, which is in Jerusalem. The Quran gainsays the Bible and asserts that Jesus did not die on the cross, but fell into a swoon. Thus ISLAM also denies the miracle of the physical resurrection of Jesus – robbing humanity of both forgiveness of sins through the shed blood of the Lamb of God, and of victory over death and the grave through His resurrection.
Jesus spoke these words:
You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. (John 8:44-45)
There are so many instances to show that a very evil spirit stands behind this religion – one who is a murderer and a liar, just as Jesus here sets forth. From the very beginning, ISLAM came with the sword, subjugating millions of men and women to the teachings of Allah by way of its so-called holy war. As Hebrew University Professor of Islam Moshe Sharon once noted: ISLAM had the sword before it had the Quran. In his short life, Mohammed himself fought more than 50 wars.
ISLAM certainly is not a peaceful religion but a religion of war and terror.
This was not only the reality during ISLAM’s turbulent beginnings; it remains true today, as we have ample visible evidence in the earth we call this global village.
It was Muslims (19 of them!) who flew the captured planes through the Pentagon and Twin Towers, killing some 3000 men, women and children.
Muslim-inspired nations have sought, and still seek, to wipe Israel from the map of the Middle East, rejecting as they largely still do the United Nations Partition Plan dividing the historic land of Israel so that Jews and Arabs could establish their homes.
It was Arafat – and numerous Arab terrorist leaders with him – that initiated a terrorist movement, also in the name of ISLAM, that was backed by nearly all Islamic countries, and which has cut a swathe of murder, massacre and destruction all over the world, threatening the equilibrium of decent, peace-loving society.
ISLAM gives itself the right to steal and plunder, to lie, destroy and kill, all in the name and for the sake of Allah – the god they repeatedly venerate from their minarets as being greater (‘akbar’) than any other.
By offering those who are victorious in this jihad battle the benefits of sex through violence either in this world or in the world to come, Mohammed gave his people a tremendous incentive for this path of conquest.
Those who seek the truth, and those who speak the truth, ISLAM will hate and kill. This is why Jesus says that unless we bind this strong man or lying principality by constant, fervent prayer, we will not be able to free and loosen those bound by it.
But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this. (John 8:40)
No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house. (Mark 3:27)
The following report by CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell shows once again how evil this principality remains:
ERBIL, Kurdistan — Islamic terrorists in Iraq are beheading children and burying people alive, and it won’t stop there. They have a message for America: “We’re coming for you.”
Over the past week, the army of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), also known as IS (Islamic State), swallowed up swaths of Iraq like a pervading darkness.
In just one day, tens of thousands of Christians fled from towns like Qaraqosh and Bartilla, about 25 miles away. Most came to the town of Erbil with nothing more than the clothes on their backs.
“America is at a crossroad,” says Retired Gen. Paul Vallely, who has more than 15 years of experience in special operations and other military ops. He shared his insight on the chaos in Iraq and how it will impact America, on The 700 Club, August 11.
“They take everything from the house, from the store, everything,” one refugee told CBN News. “They hate Christian especially. We don’t know why.”
The choice was leave or die.
“They say if anyone don’t become like Muslim, we[‘re] going to kill them, each one, from baby to women to old man,” he said. “We don’t have anything here,” one woman told CBN News.
“They bombed the churches and already took our houses,” she continued. “We have nothing here. No money. No ID. No travel documents.”
Dr. Sarah Ahmed, with the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, called the attacks “a genocide.”
“What’s happening now to the Christians, to the Yazidis, to the minorities is – in the last couple of days mostly to the Christians – is a genocide,” she told CBN News. “What’s happening is what happened 200 years ago to the Jews .”
The Yazidis follow an ancient religion with ties to Zoroastrianism.
Dr. Ahmed relayed stories she’d heard of the barbarism of ISIS.
“That ISIS was shooting the kids and people, and they were laying them on the ground and they bring tractors that they walk over them in front of their families,” she said. “They take women out of their houses so if a family had three daughters, they would take one.”
In the wake of the ISIS advance, thousands of ethnic Yazidis escaped to a mountain outside the town of Sinjar. Some Christians found shelter at a Catholic compound in Erbil. These families fled a few weeks ago when ISIS ethnically cleansed the city of Mosul. The Islamists gave an ultimatum to the Christians there.
“They gave us four choices,” one refugee told CBN News. “Either convert to Islam or paying tax or leaving the city or the sword.”
“They are using the sword to cut off hand and also beheading other so I don’t think this is the behavior of human beings, but wild animals do that,” he concluded.
ISIS looted their properties and left them destitute. One woman told CBN News they took her dentures, wedding ring, and documents.
“They took everything,” she said. “We asked them please give us something to show that we owned our car, our home. They said, ‘Here, you have nothing.'”
Even though these Christians are the indigenous people of the region, many simply want to leave. They’re pleading for the United States, United Nations and Pope Francis to come to their aid.
“We are asking the responsible states of the international community to come and look and see how all the people are living here,” one woman said.
On hearing this heartrending story, one observer correctly commented:
“There is no difference today (except for weapons) than what their prophet did with his armies to unite the Arabs and to spread this ‘religion’. No difference at all. There are hundreds of thousands of Muslims in America (and in many other countries!). Where is the outcry? The silence is deafening.”
All over the world this deceiving and true face of Satan can be seen: in the cruel kidnapping of over 300 young Nigerian girls by the Boko Haram, in the brutal slayings by Muslims even of one another in Syria, Gaza, Iraq and other places, in the awful massacres by the Muslim regime in Khartoum, Sudan, of the South Sudanese Christians and others, in the killings in the Philippines, Lebanon and many other places, all by fanaticized Muslims – Sunni or Shiite – it makes little difference.
The foundational reason is that all this murder and mayhem is done in the name of this lie, in the name of Allah. Muslim leaders like Yasser Arafat, Saddam Hussein, Hassan Nasrallah, Ismail Haniyeh, Khaled Masha’al, Mu’amar Gaddafi, Ruholla Khomeini, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hassan Rouhani from Iran, or the virulently anti-Semitic new president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan – one thing is certain, they all believe themselves to be devout Muslims!!!
The Western World, largely through its own corruption, has become too weak to withstand this danger that is equivalent in threat to that once posed by the Nazis – infiltrated as the West is by millions who adhere in their hearts and minds to the teachings of ISLAM and somewhere agree, though maybe not all with the same fervor, that the whole world should be brought under ISLAMIC sharia law.
It seems it is only Israel that is plucky and courageous enough to fight this all-pervasive danger, yes, in a way also on behalf of the West, which is nearly helpless to confront it. Not for nothing do ISLAM’s faithful call Israel the little Satan and the United States the great Satan. For these battle-hardened Muslim terrorists know that little Israel is standing in the way of them subduing Europe again, as they did in the 8th century Europe, and now also the US – so that, as the commander of ISIS declared, they can fly the flag of ISLAM from the roof of the White House!
It took a long and continual battle by the Allied forces, undergirded by the fervent prayers and intercessions of God’s people, to finally win the war over the evil of Nazism. In the same way it will take a huge spiritual investment and much intercessory prayer before this evil of ISLAM is finally bound and done away with. And as God, in the days of the Second World War, used the Allied Forces to give mankind victory over the Nazis, may He strengthen His people Israel – and Israel’s allies – to do so now.