If Islam soon wins in its attempt to establish a global caliphate with everyone under submission to sharia law, it will largely be for the simple reason that the West has allowed it to happen. The West simply has little or no will to resist. Indeed, many of its leaders are now full-blown dhimmies, if not active supporters and promoters of Islam’s global agenda.
Whether we speak of Dhimmi Cameron or Dhimmi Obama, it is all much the same: Western leaders who refuse to defend the West, and instead seek to appease a political ideology which has vowed to bury it. A white flag of surrender has been raised – and that is never a good way to win a war.
The examples of how just Obama and Cameron alone have been placating and grovelling before Islam are many. Let me offer just a few more recent illustrations of this. Take Obama, again. Ramadan is now upon us, and as if on cue, Barack Hussein Obama is once more singing the praises of Islam.
He gave a flowery and taqiyya-laden statement about this yesterday which is simply par for the course. Let me just note one part of his message: “For the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, Ramadan is a time for thoughtful reflection, fasting and devotion. It is also an opportunity for family and friends to come together and celebrate the principles that bind people of different faiths – a commitment to peace, justice, equality and compassion towards our fellow human beings.”
While “a commitment to peace, justice, equality and compassion towards our fellow human beings” is certainly a hallmark of Christianity, it is hardly something that can be said about Islam. Quite the opposite: there is certainly little peace – at least as we know it.
Justice, equality and compassion? For women? For the infidel? For the kafir? Umm, I don’t think so. But this is of course typical Obama baloney. However things are no better across the Atlantic. David Cameron is quite happy to allow Muslim firebrands to preach hatred and violence there, but he won’t allow those who seek to warn about this to enter the country.
Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer have been banned from coming to the country to warn the Brits about what Islam is really all about. Not everyone was thrilled about this decision. As Paul Weston wrote, “Truth is now hate speech in David Cameron’s Britain”.
He says, “British Home Secretary Theresa May’s ban on civil rights activists Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller entering Britain is yet another example of our ruling elite’s total capitulation to Islam, a political and cultural/religious ideology which shares its core beliefs with Nazism.”
Like others, he quotes from a now-famous BBC debate between imam Dadwallah and Robert Spencer. This alone shows what a bizarre situation we now find ourselves in: “After a tad more typical taqiyyah, the real comedy gold started when the interviewer finally lost patience with the discombobulating Dadwallah: ‘But imam, imam, with all due respect, I’m sorry, but so often on this show we are asked by our Muslim listeners why haven’t we got an imam on to counter some of the things put out there…you cannot evade that…he (Robert Spencer) put the quotes out there, please explain the context!’
“Imam Dadwallah had been caught out with his admission that Jews and Christians were ‘spiritually unclean’ which he then tried to backtrack on. The interviewer then asked him if he could identify a single verse in the Koran which states that they (Jews and Christians) are equal to Muslims. The imam replies:
Imam: “Not off the top of my head, I wasn’t asked to be prepared for…”
BBC: “But you’re an imam!”
Imam: “I understand that, but Robert Spencer…”
BBC: “But he isn’t an imam!”
Imam: “But this is his field…”
BBC: “But Islam is your field surely?!”
You can see this entire comedic exchange here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LfyXUszMyOk
So British imams don’t want to debate people like Spencer, and Cameron is quite happy to ban them altogether, allowing only Islam to have freedom to push its toxic message. Now that is a great way to destroy a democracy from within.
Of course we could spend all day on such appalling examples of capitulation to Islam. But let me finish by citing an important article which Al Mohler recently penned. He nicely summarises the big picture here. In his piece he discusses remarks Obama made in Turkey about the US and Islam:
“I criticize President Obama, not for stating that America is not at war with Islam, but for failing to be honest in clarifying that we do face a great civilizational challenge in Islam. Islam is, in effect, the single most vital competitor to Western ideals of civilization on the world scene. The logic of Islam is to bring every square inch of this planet under submission to the rule of the Qur’an. Classical Islam divides the world into the ‘World of Islam’ and the ‘World of War.’ In this latter world the struggle to bring society under submission to the Qur’an is still ongoing….
“This ambition drives the Muslim world—and each faithful Muslim—to hope, pray, and work for the submission of the whole world to the Qur’an. Clearly, most Muslims are not willing to employ terrorism in order to achieve this goal. Nevertheless, it remains the goal.
“Islam and the West offer two very different and fundamentally irreconcilable visions of society. While we are certainly not a nation at war with Islam, we are a nation that faces a huge challenge from the Islamic world—a challenge that includes terrorism, but also a much larger civilizational ambition that remains central. Anyone standing in Istanbul, the historic seat of Ottoman power, should certainly recognize that fact.”
And the ultimate concern here is the spiritual dimension of all this: “As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and a minister of the gospel, my primary concern about Islam is not civilizational or geopolitical, but theological. I believe that Jesus Christ is indeed, ‘the Way, the Truth, and the Life,’ and that no one comes to the Father but by him (John 14:6). Salvation is found only through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and the gospel of Christ is the only message that saves.
“I can agree with President Obama that Islam has produced cultural wonders, but I have to see it more fundamentally as a belief system that is taking millions upon millions of persons spiritually captive—leaving them under the curse of sin and without hope of salvation.
“For Christians, regardless of nationality, this is the great challenge that should be our urgent concern. Our concern is not mainly political, but theological and spiritual. And, all things considered, Islam almost surely represents the greatest challenge to Christian evangelism of our times.”
I certainly agree. And as I have written elsewhere, I think the threat of Islam can and should be met on every level: we must resist the false religious ideas as well as resist creeping sharia and stealth jihad: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2010/08/01/christianity-other-religions-and-islam/
But none of this can happen until we wake up and start being honest about the real challenge Islam poses, not just to the Christian faith, but to freedom and democracy as well.