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The Long Prelude to WW III
by Militant Islam against the
By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND
I received the
following text as an email.
It claimed to be a copy of a speech written by U.S. Navy Captain Ouimette, the XO at
the US Naval Air Station at
Eastern Terrorists have repeatedly attacked US interests since 1979, but
these attacks have been treated as criminal violations rather than acts of
war until the attack of
The litany of attacks:
The first attack
came on a cool fall day in
November 1979 in a country going through a religious and political
upheaval. A group of Iranian
students attacked and seized the American Embassy in
of course, on
#1: President Bush declares that we were attacked because our attackers
hate freedom. He implies that the tyrants,
dictators, and warlords who control the nation-states love power and the
privilege it brings, and they have attacked
#2: Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Burzynski in
his book, “The Grand Chess Game,” makes the case that a primary goal of
Theory #3: That GWB was engaging in a grudge match against Sadam for having tried to kill his father.
#4: Dr. Stanley Montieth, host of Radio Liberty (www.radioliberty.com) heard on many small
Christian radio stations, presents the view that the central governing
factor of history is the attempt by a cabal of the European Bankers and
Masonic lodge members to control the world through the money supply in his
book “Brotherhood of Darkness”.
The chief exponents of this thought are The John Birch Society
(Gary Allen, None Dare Call it Conspiracy), Caroll Quigley, Tragedy
and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time, Macmillan, Company,
Theory #5: I believe this world is influenced by Satan. But, I do not believe that he has absolute control on the course of human events. I believe that Satan’s spirit moves in the minds of men to tempt us to act outside of the will and ways of God. I believe that our character is developed and tested through the never-ending sequence of daily temptations and seductions. Those who believe and act on the lies of Satan cut their lives short and show their immaturity in the ways of Godly character. I believe that the purpose of life is the development of Godly character; and that the character we develop in the process of life follows us as our reward and inheritance through eternity.
Our current society worships tolerance, attempting to place all peoples, and all religions as equally valid. Such a concept appears valid superficially since it embodies the principles of fairness. But, there are other conceptual polarities and virtues in life which must be satisfied besides equality, tolerance, non-discrimination, and fairness. In particular, God has established eternal Law and a structure to the universe. Implicit within a universe governed by law and structure are good and evil, error and truth. It appears that those who worship fairness, tolerance, and equality are fighting God, and want to believe that only man is the arbiter and judge of acceptable human behavior. I believe that man is inherently programmed to oppose God and exalt himself. The rejection of our national Christian heritage is a rebellion against God. The Bible is explicit in its declaration that Jesus is the best way, and only way to the highest spiritual accomplishment. Such doctrine is anathema to those who want to deify man, and his right to choose any system of spiritual doctrine that he chooses. It is this declaration of the singularity and exclusivity of truth that causes the nations to rebel against Christianity. But, inherent within the concept of truth is the concept of singularity and non-contradictory exclusivity.
John For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
To an outsider such as me, Islam appears to be a religion that strongly regulates the lives of its followers. But, to say that everyone who follows Islam is destined to hell would be too strong a statement for me to make. I do not know God’s plan for the followers of every religion on the planet, especially those who are sincere in their faith, and were brought up in that tradition and were really never given a chance to be exposed to the Gospel. Using Biblical texts, it would be easy to argue that everyone is going to hell who does not believe.
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
this scripture states that people who do not come through the gate of
Jesus do not see the Father.
states that everyone is already condemned who does not believe in
Jesus. But the condemnation
is then described; that they have already chosen their condemnation; that
the joyous light of the
Hebrews And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.
Thus, reincarnation may not be the method by which unbelievers continue to experience the fruit of their own life. But, God is fully capable of constructing an individually perfect reward for those who have chosen another path to follow, besides the path of accepting the perfect sacrifice of Jesus, and attempting to follow His perfect example.
All of that to substantiate my belief that Christianity is the most complete and righteous religion when followed as Christ taught it. I do not have any difficulty with the “fairness” of a God who could send aborigines to hell because they had not heard of the gospel. I believe God is fully just, and people will get exactly what they deserve, and on some level everyone knows that it is fully just.
Having said all that, I believe it is important to witness to the Muslim community and nations. I believe the Muslims are suffering under a terrible burden of man-made duties which they must follow to please their god. I do not believe these duties are necessary, and that if they would redirect that same religious devotion and passion toward developing new and Godly habits of relationship and personal discipline, I believe they would reap a greater harvest of reward for their religious efforts.
The major problem with Islam is that it is an incomplete religion because it does not acknowledge the divinity and sacrifice of Jesus. The followers of Islam will suffer because of their errors in belief and practice, but Islam as it is elaborated in the Quran is a rather benign religion in terms of its threat to the greater world community.
The same is not true of the beliefs of Militant Islam, which has rewritten the basic tenets of Islam. The Wahhabe sect has added precepts that glorify and reward martyrdom in the fight against Christianity and Judaism. The problem is magnified by the fact that Satan gives great rewards and applies great spiritual pressure on the minds of the followers every religion, philosophy, and movement that opposes Christianity. Because Militant Islam is overtly committed to destroying Christianity, Satan will move strongly to motivate and give guidance and instruction in destroying his enemies. As a result, the Militant Islamists do not need a central command to coordinate their attacks among the various nations, sects, tribes, and regions as they mount their attacks on Christian (i.e. non-Militant Islamist) nations. Thus, since Satan is controlling the move against Christianity, I believe Militant Islam is extremely dangerous.
could assume the motivations of the terrorists who attack us are based on
a nationalistic chauvinism and a hatred of an occupying/colonial force in
Certainly national allegiance, territorialism, and hatred of
outside foreign powers are a plausible motivation to attribute the acts of
terror against the
when considering all the factors and theories used to explain the
motivation of the attacks against the
The goal and hope of those who engage in terrorism is elusive. It appears that they believe that wrecking destructive havoc on random sites in Western society will in some way advance the cause of Allah’s dominion of the whole world. It appears that Militant Islamic philosophy views any attack on the infidel’s social, economic, or governing structure as beneficial to the cause of Allah. The struggle has been proceeding for millennia, and it appears that part of the standard Militant Islamic strategy has become to create chaotic states in the opponents of Allah.
Still, the progression between random terrorist attacks and the eventual dominance of Allah is hard to justify. Probably the best understanding of the Militant Islamic mind is that religious fervor can lead its followers to act on a vision or belief rather than on well defined facts and logic leading to a justifiable conclusion. Fanatical followers of a religion may take actions that are directed in scripture, or by its leaders, and use general principles of the religion as justification for actions that would otherwise be too hopeless, futile, or painful. When considering the motivations that drive men to act, religious fervor cannot be underestimated in its power to activate men to overcome otherwise insurmountable barriers of the psyche. Thus, when we see the themes of terrorist acts perpetrated by Militant Islam, it is not necessary to hypothesize a unified/central command to produce actions that broadly coalesce around an identifiable common theme of attack.
while the exact intentions and end point of this incursion against the
West/Christianity is somewhat unclear because of the lack of homogeneity
of the attackers, an identifiable theme of action can be clearly
seen. The terrorist’s actions
appear only partially driven by the economic disparity between the East
and West and the colonial/oppressive presence symbolized by bases, ships,
embassies, and business.
Rather, the more plausible explanation for the terrorist’s
fanatical willingness to sacrifice is found in the teachings of their
belief system. Little
subtlety and sophistication is required to come to the conclusion that the
motivation of the attackers is based on religious goals and
principles. The hatred of the
Palestinian/Islamic people of
While there is no single Militant Islamic threat upon which all jihadist violence can be attributed, the Wahhabe sect is the most clearly identifiable face of Militant Islam. And, when examined statistically, I believe that many of the terrorist attacks will be seen as having been influenced by Wahhabe teaching and leadership. But even though there are a few high profile leaders in the Militant Islamic movement, the goals of the attacks are poorly defined, and the targets of the Militant Islam’s terrorist attacks do not appear to be tightly coordinated with a grand strategy. Rather, it appears that the threat they present is more akin to an ant colony eating an apple pie in a picnic basket than part of a well planned attack coordinated by a central authority.
Again, I believe the appearance of unity expressed by the Militant Islamic jihad against the West, is most easily understood by recognizing the powerful unifying force that can be provided by a common spiritual father. In fact, the random attacks made by the Militant Islamists may be precipitated by the satanic force operating in their minds.
believe the prime motivation for the acts of terror is the extreme
devotion to a religious principle.
While the teachings of Militant Islam do not accurately reflect the
teachings of the Quran, they nevertheless spring from aspects of Islamic
tradition. Whether they are
divine, or generated by humans, ultimately their power rises from the
influence they have on motivating human action. If Satan is using his spiritual
power to give influence to the teachings of Militant Islam, then the
attractiveness and success of their missions becomes more
poor economic conditions and presence of troops in their countries give a
list of plausible grievances that could be used to justify the terrorist
acts. But, I do not believe
these factors adequately explain the ferocity and sacrifice of those who
have attacked the
If this thesis is correct, that the terrorist mind is more motivated by religion than economics or politics, then extinguishing these behaviors will require a deeper intervention than simply killing or restraining the few men who are willing to commit violent acts. The hearts and mind of those under the influence of Militant Islam must change. Those who blindly follow Allah need to realize that other religions offer a similar promise of paradise. But before our Christian witness will be truly effective in the Islamic countries, we must engage in a sincere cleansing of own society.
The dictator uses his country to enrich himself, feed his ego, and meet his needs for pleasure and power; the entire population is his servant and is subject to his whims. But, democracy requires every person to act right, support themselves, and respect the property and person of everyone else. Thus, the missing ingredient in the transition from dictatorship to self-rule is a proper sense of social ethics. As a Christian Nation, we have that behavior set given to us as our implicit social skill-set. But, as we move from honoring the God of our Fathers, and become a secular state, our own stability as a people who can govern ourselves as “We The People” comes into jeopardy. So much more is the difficulty for a new nation attempting to establish self-rule after decades to millennia of veritable slavery.
The New World Order people are no doubt trying to channel the passions of the Islamist to their benefit, as are the industrialists and communist/socialists.
We have a strong heritage as a Christian Nation, although our execution and practice as a Christian Nation has not been monolithic. We need not apologize for attempting to reverse the hands of time and reinstitute Christianity into the fabric of society as we once did as a nation. The Supreme Court of 1892 declared that we are a Christian Nation. Likewise, Congressional Committees in the 1860’s declared that we are a Christian Nation. (See Link to http://www.doctorsenator.com/FirstAmendment.html) As such, we have the legal and historical precedent to reinstitute prayer, public displays of faith, and incorporation of Biblical principle into the debates of courts and the training of our children. We should not require Christianity, but we should use Christianity as our standard of judgment of public morality.
we return to our Christian heritage, and overtly declare in our schools,
businesses, and governmental institutions, that we are a Christian Nation,
we will find that we are no longer susceptible to the ravages of
terror. Our God, the
true God of heaven will protect us.
We will be a light to the nations. When we act what we preach, when
we can hold a family together, when we protect the environment, when we
export health, and when our laws are just and do not just favor big money
and industry, we will be the envy of the world. When we truly are a righteous and
Godly society, we can export our faith, our government, and our culture of
righteousness. When the world
is full of people of faith, who live and act their faith in the True God
of Heaven, we will soon solve the problem of terror. Terrorism is a symptom of a deep
social moral illness.
Plausibly it indicates deep oppression. But in the case of the terrorism
that arises from a society infected with Wahhabe Islam, it indicates the
presence of a deep sickness of the soul. The people of that religion are
promised a life in paradise for fighting the evil oppressors in this
life. The blend of economic
and political oppression and the teachings of a fanatic religion combine
to inspire the followers of Militant Islam to make the ultimate, but
futile and wrong, sacrifice for their cause.
country united in a spasm of God-fearing grief and outrage for a
moment. But the intensity of
the outrage was poorly directed.
Waving flags and bumper stickers with “United We Stand” and “God
have within our own borders a well meaning, but misdirected contingent of
Americans who have elevated peace and non-violence to the level of highest
principles. Howard Dean
tapped into the Baby Boomer anti-war sentiment of the 60’s. The sex, drugs, and rock and roll
generation was brought back to their glory days of the War protest. The Democratic Party saw the
opportunity to utilize the angry mob mentality and has taken us down the
road of appeasement, isolation, and retreat. John Kerry simply adopted this
seductive antiwar platform when the spotlight turned on him. But, he was not the man
for the general defense is the primary job of government.
But now, the survival of
action is necessary to serve as the antibiotic against the virulent and
deadly strains of wrong religious philosophy of Militant Islam that is
forcefully attempting to harm and destroy us. But, the more important action
against this evil we confront is teaching the Gospel, living it in our
lives, embedding it in our laws and courts, and teaching it in our homes
and schools. Ideally, every
person in the world would bow to the truth of the Gospel of Jesus
Christ. Ideally the
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