I don’t say that phrase unless I mean it. I am really directing my thought towards the True God in heaven and figuratively my hands are up.
â€œIslam has ordered us to terrorize our enemies and whoever denies that is an infidel himself.â€ So says the Algerian Salafist Group for Prayer and Combat (GSPC) which is a known North African Al-Qaida affiliate group as it applauded the 7-7 terrorist attacks in London and called for more attacks. See this article on the The Counterterrorism Blog. The position of the GSPC explains two important things: Why many diverse segments of Islam will always attack the West and why so few so-called moderate Muslims speak out against these attacks.
……Where is all of this leading? While prognosticating the future is at best difficult, some see it all leading to a real war between the West and Islam. I see it differently. I believe that our increasingly secularized West will instead deal with the problem by trying to limit the scope of all religion, which under the guise of dealing with radical Islam would allow the enemies of Christianity to put a stranglehold on its traditional expression.
We are going to see this, but it is going to go all twisted for many of us. And in way, it serves us right. That’s right. There are things we could have done, there are things we could be doing now. BUT WE WILL NOT.
We aren’t facing up, anymore than the moderate Muslims are not facing up. And that means the evil amongst us is gaining ground.
That means jihad is being supported by Muslims who in normal everyday life would never think of tearing a baby limb from limb as their suicide bombs will do…. that means that Christians who think they are upholding the values of this country will sit by and let the worst of scenarios take place; will allow real persecution to take root…. because they will not speak up for all. They will stay in their meager little camps and guard their own self-interests. Even as they are. And the Jewish people? Like the Christians they are still arguing on old ground….. no one wants to face the awful truth… and they will try to give up ground in Israel, and they will find that it gains them nothing in the long run. They will stand by their old lines of political alignment in this country, and they will be betrayed by it.
We are in dire straits. It is as if Tisha B’Av is upon the entire earth.
Forgive me my sadness and darkness of view.
Someone argue me out of it.