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Waking Up To Islam

Dec 19, 2013

When it comes to understanding the true nature of Islam, just like the true nature of communism decades earlier, there are basically two groups of people out there: those who know what a genuine menace and threat it is, and those who are utterly clueless, and think we can somehow just accommodate and appease our sworn enemies.

The communists never covered up their aims of wishing to destroy America and the West, and Islam too has not been coy about publically stating its ultimate aims: taking over the West, stamping out freedom and democracy, and instituting a universal Caliphate with sharia law becoming the law of the planet.

There have been plenty of gullible and ignorant Westerners who actually applauded the spread of communism, as there are many people today foolishly endorsing and promoting the spread of the political ideology known as Islam. Lenin called such folks “useful idiots” and we still have plenty of them around today it seems.

Throughout so much of the Western world creeping sharia and stealth jihad have been occurring at a rapid rate, but most Westerners have been sleeping right through it. In one country after another ignorance, appeasement and apathy have allowed the Islamists to cement their positions in the West.

The UK is an obvious case in point. While Christianity seems to be all but dead there, Islam is on the move big time. Simply look at how houses of worship reveal these truths. In 1960 there was one mosque in all of London. Today there are many hundreds of them and incredibly many of these are former churches! Yet most folks there have snoozed through all this.

Of course there have been plenty of voices sending out warnings – often falling on deaf ears however. For example Melanie Phillips wrote an important book back in 2006 called Londonistan: How Britain is Creating a Terror State Within. I wrote a review of this incisive volume back then: www.billmuehlenberg.com/2006/08/31/a-review-of-londonistan-how-britain-is-creating-a-terror-state-within-by-melanie-philips/

But she has basically been a voice crying out in the wilderness. Most English leaders have been woefully ignorant and appallingly clueless about the real nature of Islam. That is why I was quite startled to learn that not one but two major English leaders recently have come out slightly aware of Islamic matters for a change.

It may well be too late, but these two leaders may finally be waking up at least to some extent, and can see that not everything is sweetness and light in their nation, and elsewhere. Both men had in the past been almost sycophantic over Islam, seemingly believing it could do no wrong.

Consider a minor awakening from Prime Minister Cameron. Audrey Russo offers this commentary: “It appears that the UK’s great advocate for Islam has had a change of heart. The constant display of barbaric acts and Islamic cries of hate for the West, was never enough to open the eyes of the UK PM David Cameron. The question must be asked: What magical smelling salts was the PM given … because these suckers appear to have grown a spine!

“Cameron’s rabid defense for Islam in the past, almost required shots. He condemned the EDL (a grassroots movement of citizens desiring to retain the freedoms and culture of their homeland) with egregious barbs … but fell all over himself to protect this vile lot of Mohammedans. Now we are to believe he agrees with those who oppose Islamists?

“So, let me get this straight … Mr. Cameron has awoken out of his deep Islamic slumber. Well, then I’d like to know what it finally took for this man to awaken. The tragic event of his soldier Lee Rigby’s beheading, didn’t move him. The kidnapping and rape of British teenage girls by grooming gangs wasn’t enough. And the rallying cry of the British people in the streets, desperately trying to bring attention to the daily Islamic hate crimes committed against fellow citizens, moved him not. But now, suddenly he’s startled into reality?”

She says it may be too early to tell if this is a real change, or just more political grandstanding. But hopefully he is beginning to become aware of a few inconvenient truths here. Another English leader who finally seems to have seen a bit of light is Prince Charles.

As one news report said, “Christianity is beginning ‘to disappear’ in its own birthplace after 2,000 years because of a wave of ‘organised persecution’ across the Middle East, the Prince of Wales has warned. In an impassioned intervention, he said that the world is in danger of losing something ‘irreplaceably precious’ with communities tracing their history back to the time of Jesus now under threat from fundamentalist Islamist militants.

“Speaking openly of his own Christian faith, he said he had become ‘deeply troubled’ by the plight of those he described as his ‘brothers and sisters in Christ’. And the Prince, a long-standing advocate of dialogue between religions, voiced personal dismay at seeing his work over the last 20 years to ‘build bridges and dispel ignorance’ being deliberately destroyed by those attempting to exploit the Arab Spring for their own ends. He devoted a Christmas reception for religious leaders at Clarence House to draw attention to the threat Christians have come under in recent months across Egypt, Syria, Iraq and other parts of the region.”

Nice of him to finally wake up to some reality here, although anyone without Islamist eyeglasses on knew full well the horrific condition of Christians in the Middle East and Muslim-majority countries. They have been suffering terribly for so very long, yet most Western leaders have chosen to ignore all this.

Indeed, Islamic persecution of Christians has been a hallmark of Islam’s 14-century history, but it has been especially ferocious in more recent times. So I am glad the Prince of Wales has finally caught on here. Whether his ongoing attempts at interfaith dialogue will now be hampered remains to be seen, but at least he is finally a bit aware.

Hopefully many other Western leaders will wake up to the real nature of Islam, their tremendous persecution of Christians, and their openly-stated goal of taking over the West. Until we wake up to these basic home truths, the future of the West remains very dim indeed.

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www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-charles/10524211/Christianity-beginning-to-disappear-in-its-birthplace-warns-Prince-of-Wales.html
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14 Responses to Waking Up To Islam

  • Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
    It seems that those who die for Christ are beheaded for their witness. There is one ideology that does that right now and it seems to me that God will use Islam to punish the people’s lack of faith. It just seems to me to be that way with that passage, but I could be wrong.

    Ian Nairn

  • Hello Bill,

    The church nad nation are in serious jeopardy here in Australia also, and the church, or at least part of it could be a major contributor to the damage.

    Recently when attending Mass in a nearby parish I was surprised when a prayer for better understanding between Christians and Moslems was said. I told a friend of this and she said that the same prayer was said in her parish, which is in a different diocese and hence has a different bishop.

    I haven’t been able to find out who was behind the insertion of this prayer in the Mass. However I have discovered a very disturbing development, namely the establishment of the Gulen Chair Of Islamic Studies at the Australian Catholic University (ACU), and the involvement of the Columban Missionary Society in Catholic-Muslim dialogue.

    The Columban activities seem to be centred on the ACU Strathfield campus in Sydney. A two page supplement, titled “Hajj”, from their magazine “Bridges”(No. 61. November, 2013) was recently distributed at the Narrabeen Catholic church. There is an article in this magazine about a Moslem charity providing help to the victims of the recent bushfires in the Blue Mountains. I smell a rat – Moslems don’t give charity to non-Moslems.

    Father Paul Stenhouse MSC, Ph.D., published an article (“Islam’s Trojan Horse? Turkish Nationalism and the Nakshibendi Sufi Order”) in the December, 2007 issue of Quadrant. (Recovered from:-http://www.fulfilledprophecy.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=35176)

    The Fethullah Gülen Chair of Islamic Studies and Interfaith Dialogue, within a Centre of Inter-Religious Dialogue at the Fitzroy campus of the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne was set up about the end of August, 2006.

    Father Stenhouse says: “I could not help but be impressed by its thoroughgoing commitment to promoting a certain kind of Islam through a Catholic university, and filtering it through all the faculties to “future leaders”.”

    He also says that Fethullah Gülen fell foul of the Turkish authorities in 1999 because of sermons in which Gulen told his supporters of his hopes Turkey under Shari‘a law, in part Gulen said:

    “You must move in the arteries of the system, without anyone noticing your existence, until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this.”

    Father Paul Stenhouse’s article was dismissed as being poorly researched,etc., by Prof. Greg Barton of Monash University.

    Father Stenhouse has published many articles on Islam and its ill effects on society, and I would take his word on the subject over those of many others.

    What I have written here doesn’t do justice to Father Stenhouse’s article or the other material which I have gathered relating to these events. If you would like to have a copy of it please let me know. There is so much of it that putting it on disk might be the best option.

    Donald Battaglini

  • Well Bill,
    My first read of your work…Well put and right on the ball …clarifying what I have been thinking but unable to express or put into words…
    I would only add one thing regarding our roll in this thing and say that I agree with Prince Charles lament… but add that it is our own apostasy (falling away) from Christianity and its basic principles’ (including Prince Charles here too) that is the root cause of Islam-ization or anything else for that matter.
    One could say the Islam-ization is our just deserts. We grow weaker our enemies grow stronger it is history and so are we.
    Regards
    Terry MCDonnell

  • Hello Bill,
    The church and nation are in serious jeopardy here in Australia also, and the church, or at least part of it could be a major contributor to the damage.
    Recently when attending nearby parish I was surprised when a prayer for better understanding between Christians and Moslems was said. I told a friend of this and she said that the same prayer was said in her parish, which is in a different diocese and hence has a different bishop.

    I have discovered a very disturbing development, namely the establishment of the Gulen Chair Of Islamic Studies at the Australian Catholic University (ACU), and the involvement of the Columban Missionary Society in Catholic-Muslim dialogue.

    The Columban activities seem to be centred on the ACU Strathfield campus in Sydney. A two page supplement, titled “Hajj”, from their magazine “Bridges”(No. 61. November, 2013) was recently distributed at another church. There is an article in this magazine about a Moslem charity providing help to the victims of the recent bushfires in the Blue Mountains. I smell a rat – Moslems don’t give charity to non-Moslems.

    Father Paul Stenhouse MSC, Ph.D., published an article (“Islam’s Trojan Horse? Turkish Nationalism and the Nakshibendi Sufi Order”) in the December, 2007 issue of Quadrant. (Recovered from:-http://www.fulfilledprophecy.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=35176) as a result of the setting up of
    the Fethullah Gülen Chair of Islamic Studies and Interfaith Dialogue, within a Centre of Inter-Religious Dialogue at the Fitzroy campus of the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne about the end of August, 2006.

    Father Stenhouse says: “I could not help but be impressed by its thoroughgoing commitment to promoting a certain kind of Islam through a Catholic university, and filtering it through all the faculties to “future leaders”.”

    He also says that Fethullah Gülen fell foul of the Turkish authorities in 1999 because of sermons in which Gulen told his supporters of his hopes Turkey under Shari‘a law, in part Gulen said:

    “You must move in the arteries of the system, without anyone noticing your existence, until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this.”

    What I have written here doesn’t do justice to Father Stenhouse’s article or the other material which I have gathered relating to these events. If you would like to have a copy of it please let me know. There is so much of it that putting it on disk might be the best option.

    Donald Battaglini

  • Politics is the science of how we govern our internal and external affairs. The politics we should be using to run our country is given by God.

    “Your will be done on earth as it is done in heaven”. How many dot points could you come with in applying God’s will to the affairs of the nation?

    Sadly the Church sleeps on.

    Dave Powell

  • Almost everyone in the West is averting their eyes from the concessions that have been – and continue to be – made to Islam in recent times.
    The 85 (at last count) sharia law courts in the UK are merely the tip of the iceberg.

    Dunstan Hartley

  • Jesus said:
    “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
    For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
    All these are the beginning of sorrows.
    Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.” (Matthew 24:6-10)
    For context, read all of Matthew, Chapter 24. Prayer, and Peace in Christ.

    Monica Craver

  • I can only think of one reason why David Cameron might start waking up to Islam….the European elections are not far away, May next year; and the Conservatives are currently being hammered politically by the UK Independence Party.
    Is it part of the posturing for next year’s votes? (which he won’t be getting from me and didn’t get it last time either). I would like to think that his change of mind over Islam is for a genuine reason, but honesty isn’t known to be part of his character.

    Chris Dark

  • Prince Charles made the mistake of saying he wanted to be Defender of Faith rather than Defender of the Faith – should he become king. He seems to have opened his eyes at last.

  • “So I am glad the Prince of Wales has finally caught on here. Whether his ongoing attempts at interfaith dialogue will now be hampered remains to be seen, but at least he is finally a bit aware.”

    As Rachel pointed out, the Prince of Wales has been a worry for a long time and, until he recants on his desire to change the Coronation Vow, I will not be convinced he has “seen the light on the Damascus Road”.

    John Angelico

  • A public call for Islam to be banned has been made by British politician, Paul Weston of the party LibertyGB. www.LibertyGB.uk.org.

    See also David Cameron’s “Distorted Interpretation”:
    libertygb.org.uk/v1/…/6215-david-cameron-s-distorted-interpretation‎

  • Michael Copeland, with regard to Paul Weston you have obviously seen this :

    One could say the same about being a homophobe: “I know I am homophobe because people tell me I am homophobe……”

    David Skinner UK

  • I know I that Paul Coleridge is a homophobe because everyone tells him he is . He is a homophobe because he defends marriage and the family. This makes him a designated homophobe in his country.

    www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2526082/What-does-say-values-judge-rebuked-speaking-marriage.html

    David Skinner UK

  • When I click on www.LibertyGB.uk.org it goes no where. I think the address is libertygb.org.uk/v1/

    Rev Dave Powell

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