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Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

Islam and Religious Freedom

Mar 24, 2017

There was a somewhat unhelpful article in the National Review recently entitled “Why Baptists Should Support Muslims’ Right to Build Mosques.” The link to it can be found below. It is not my intention to deal with everything found in

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Wilders, the Dutch, and the Future of Europe

Mar 18, 2017

Times are a changing. After Brexit and Trump – two unexpected victories – other countries are now looking at radical political and social turnarounds. This is especially the case in Europe. We had one election there this week, and we

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Punchbowl High and Creeping Sharia

Mar 11, 2017

Many of you would have heard by now that we have some real problems at a NSW high school. Punchbowl Boys High School in Sydney’s southwest has been in the news quite a bit of late. It especially involves its

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The Ongoing War on the Gospel

Mar 2, 2017

When Jesus warned his disciples that they would be dragged before local councils, magistrates, rulers and authorities (see eg., Mark 13:9; Luke 12:11-12), he made it clear that the world hates him, and the world will hate his followers. Persecution

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Four Important New Australian Books

Feb 28, 2017

Of the making of many books there is no end, or so the writer of Ecclesiastes said (Ecc. 12:12). I think he was on to something there. New books are pouring from the presses all the time, and some at

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Creeping Sharia and Islamic Misogyny

Feb 23, 2017

Here are some truths you can bank on:

-Truth number one: Islam treats women as second class citizens.
-Truth number two: Much of the West treats Islam as a protected species.
-Truth number three: Much of the mainstream media will

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Brigitte Gabriel, Freedom Fighter

Feb 20, 2017

There are many brave champions standing up against the political ideology known as Islam. One thinks of people like Nonie Darwish, Robert Spencer, Geert Wilders, Pamela Geller, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and others who have stood strong for so long, warning

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Five Brave Women Taking on Sharia Law

Feb 20, 2017

Sharia law has no place in democratic societies. Its principles are anathema to freedom, the rule of law, and genuine pluralism. Yet plenty of folks are seeking to bring sharia law into the West. Thankfully there are those who are

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Terrorism in Melbourne, Again

Jan 20, 2017

By now most people know that a 26-year-old man ran down innocent men, women and children with a car in downtown Melbourne. The only thing more shocking than this is the refusal by the authorities – once again – to

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Interfaith or Biblical Faith

Jan 17, 2017

There is one set of events happening all too often, while another one never seems to happen at all. The former has to do with Christian churches and Christian leaders bending over backwards to accommodate Islam. Nothing wrong with some

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Another Day, Another Islamic Slaughter

Jan 1, 2017

OK, this time a popular nightclub in Istanbul frequented by Westerners is targeted by terrorists. So far we have around 35 dead and 40 injured. It is still early days, but the terrorists were said to have spoken Arabic (ruling

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On 30,000 Islamic Terror Attacks

Dec 30, 2016

We all remember the 9/11 Islamic terror attack – or we certainly should remember! The 2001 attacks in America were a wakeup call to many about the enemy we face. Yet sadly for the 15 years that have followed, we

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The Ongoing Death of Europe

Dec 27, 2016

It was Christianity that helped to create the West, including Europe, and it is the erosion of Christianity and the rise of Islam that is destroying the West – especially Europe. We see evidence of this everywhere, and the future

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Political Correctness is Fuelling Islamic Terrorism

Dec 23, 2016

Various Western leaders, elites and media commentators are enabling and encouraging Islamic terrorism in our lands by refusing to think honestly and realistically about Islam. They are allowing political correctness to blind them to the reality that their enemies are

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Islamic Christmas Massacre in Berlin

Dec 20, 2016

Another day, another Islamic terror attack, this time in a crowded Christmas market in Berlin. So far there are twelve dead and some 50 injured. A large truck was deliberately driven into the crowds, and a suspect (thought to be

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Wilders Convicted

Dec 10, 2016

Dutch politician Geert Wilders has just been found guilty of ‘inciting discrimination’ against Muslims. The guilty verdict was perhaps expected given how much Holland and Europe is bending over backwards to accommodate Islam. I wrote about this Dutch court case

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