France is experiencing what other Western nations are, or will soon, experience: millions of Muslim youth who identify with the larger and borderless “Muslim World” and less, or not at all, with their host countries. Mosques erected in these countries are growing as rapidly as Starbucks or McDonald’s franchises. The same is true in the United States. According to the Hartford Institute for Religion Research’s recent Faith Communities Today study, the number of mosques in the United States increased 42 percent between 1990 and 2000, second only to the growth of Christian “megachurches.” Many of these mosques are built with the help of Saudi Arabia, which adheres to the Wahhabi sect of Islam, the religion’s most puritanical and violent wing. In some cases, the mosques are connected to schools that teach separation from American values and hatred of Jews and Christians.
France will be America’s future, if we don’t stop denying that this invasion is deliberate and purposeful. If we don’t end the proliferation of radical Muslims, it would not be out of the question to predict a terrorist plot to blow up American cities, if the U.S. government fails to bow to fanatical demands to abandon Israel. What would the government do if weapons of mass destruction were placed in our cities and it was announced that unless Washington met their demands, millions of Americans would be annihilated? Before you accuse me of bigotry, on what basis — other than wishful thinking and refusal to confront this threat — do you base your position?
……Here, there is a concerted effort to convert more Americans to Islam, especially in prisons. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, in September 2003, some 51/2 percent of the federal inmate population (172,785 on Oct. 6, 2003) were some form of Muslim. Why shouldn’t we fight back by reaching out to them with our religious and political doctrines? I know Muslims who have been converted and now live peacefully and productively among us. We shouldn’t passively allow them to proceed with their conversion agenda with no response. Let’s peacefully and lovingly share our far better religious and cultural message with them.
France has reached its limit. It must not allow more immigrants of the type who are rioting in the country and it must deport the troublemakers. There is no other way. Have the French learned their lesson? Will the United States learn from France?
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this might sound a bit provative, but you wrote
“I know Muslims who have been converted and now live peacefully and productively among us. ” and that fills me with sadness, because I also know I know Muslims who have NOT been converted and who STILL live peacefully and productively among us.
My desire is that they would know Jesus Christ as Lord and saviour yes – but not so that I would no longer fear them because they are different – but because then, and only then, would their future in eternity with God, be a bright and joyful one.
sorry if I’m mis-reading this.
While it’s always good to identify a problem, it doesn’t do much good if a solution isn’t also offered.
How would one propose we constitutionally weed out those with anti-American agendas from our schools and neighborhoods? How do we say, “No more mosque building” without violating freedom of religion a la Red China and Indonesia? Do we say it’s okay as long as you don’t say anything mean about the U.S.?
I’m all for doing what we must to protect ourselves, but I just don’t know how we’d go about enforcing selective liberties.
For clarity: I did not write these words, but I quoted them as expressing things that I have written about previously.
My stance is that the proper response from Christians towards Muslims is to share the gospel for the express purpose of winning them to Christ. This is the way I believe we live out our faith, but at the same time respond to what can only be termed the threat of Islam.
Carol, I am in complete agreement with you- we will see that when our government tries to deal with the threats we will only lose freedoms. It is never my stance to shut down religion. I would not outlaw building mosques… in fact, we will be on dangerous territory if we try to control what is said within the mosque. But that could well come. You are correctly anticipating what that would mean for our churches. This is already an issue, I wouldn’t want to add fuel to that fire.
Thomas seems to come to the conclusion that I do : that we should stop being afraid of sharing our faith, and in fact see it as a weapon in the warfare against fear. That is not the highest level of reason for sharing Christ. I will admit that, but as St.Paul said- whatever the motivation, Christs truth is shared…and that’s a good thing.
Lorna, you have chosen the higher road… and with that I can only agree. But I recognize that people are on all levels, even sincere Christian people, and if a lesser motivation jogs them to perform their duty of spreading the gospel, I guess I just wouldn’t quibble with that.
Your point is well taken that Moslems can choose to live peaceably and productively within our society, but I wonder if you have taken that thought to the next level. What is the explanation for that? What could disturb it? If you would, take it to the next level of explaining what the requirements my be for the Muslim citizens of our countries, I am sure they are trying to explore this as well.
I feel that we have something superior spiritually: something that really saves the soul, and I would like to see that Christians act in accordance with that.
Because I am both sensitve to people in RL and have felt responsible to share the gospel I know the struggle for the perfect motivation and the perfect moment which all too often results in silence. I would lend my voice to saying that it doesn’t matter whether we have the perfection of presentation, but that the thing gets done.
This, rather than oppressing the Muslims in our midst, rather than fear and rejection of them, this rather than complacency as they promote the interest of their religion, which I -not without reason- view as detrimental to man, and to our civilization in particular.
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