A Herd of White Trojan Horses
Vol: 53 Issue: 16 Thursday, February 16, 2006
According to figures cited by National Geographic, one in every five people world-wide is a Muslim. It puts the global population of Islam at 1.3 billion people.
Let these comparisons sink in. The global Islamic population is about four times the total population of the United States. It is three times the total population of North America. It is more than double the population of the entire Western Hemisphere.
There are three times as many Muslims as there are Europeans living in the EU. The global Islamic population is six times the size of the Russian Federation.
The global Islamic population is about equal to the population of China, the world’s most populous country, and is greater than the population of India and Pakistan combined.
(Source: CIA World Factbook, rev. January 2006)
And remember, Islam is the world’s fastest growing religion. Radical Islam is the dominant religion of the Middle East. Wahabbi Islam, the state religion of Saudi Arabia, is preached from Pakistan to Palestine. It’s major theocratic rival, Shi’ia, is the dominant religion of both Iran and Iraq.
Both preach the same concept of jihad, or holy war. ‘Moderate’ Islam within these sects is loosely defined as being those Islamists not currently conducting jihad against the West.
There are sects within Islam that interpret jihad as an internal holy war against sin, and it is from these clerics that the Western media is able to find spokespersons for moderate Islam.
But to the Wahabbist or Shi’ite true believer, these are not moderates, but apostates, indistinguishable from infidels and worse than dhimmis.
Recently convicted British Wahabbist cleric Abu Hamza preached jihad openly in Great Britain for years. In lectures, recordings and writings, the imam said Adolf Hitler was sent into the world to punish the Jews.
Abu Hamza told his followers they must fight for Allah and this involves a religious mandate to murder Jews, kuffars (nonbelievers in Islam) and “apostates,” such as leaders of Arab nations like Egypt.
Abu Hamza repeatedly defines “jihad” as an avenue for establishing a caliphate, or Islamic state, governed by the most radical interpretation of Sharia religious law.
At his trial, prosecutors introduced as evidence a 10-volume “blueprint for terrorism” they say was discovered in Abu Hamza’s house.
Among the targets for “causing disturbance but not loss of life” are Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. Chapter headings include “The need to study the principles of war,” and “The duty of assassination and kidnap.”
Other subheadings offer advice on reconnaissance, infiltration, ambush and how to manufacture explosive devices, open locks and train assassins. One section details plans to hit buildings with large populations, including museums, ports and archaeological sites and to attack VIPs.
David Perry, prosecuting counsel, told the court, “This is a manual, a blueprint for terrorism.”
Almost unnoticed was a section in the document’s “execution section” that recommended sending Islamic agents to any country intended as a target at least 10 years before jihad begins.
Muslims began flooding into Europe following World War II, especially to Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Muslim immigrants make up the largest single component of the immigrant population in the United Kingdom.
At the same time, those nations entered into the Benelux Treaty and began building the framework for a unified European superstate.
To make it all work, Europe adopted a strategic of multiculturalism under the slogan, “One Europe, Many Voices”. The old European nationalist cultures had to be supplanted with a sense of pan-European cultural ‘awareness’.
The introduction of the concept of multiculturalism had the intended effect, but it also activated the law of unintended consequences. By encouraging dozens of ‘indigenous’ cultures it created sub-cultures within a existing culture already struggling to maintain its own sense of identity.
This ‘birds of a feather’ immigration policy meant Muslim immigrants tended to create their own communities rather than being absorbed into their rapidly-diminishing host culture.
As a consequence of demography, history, ideology, and policy, western Europe now hosts an entire generation of citizens in name only.
Neither citizens of their home countries nor their birth countries, their allegiance is to their understanding of Islam, as defined by Islamic ‘clerics’ like Abu Hamza.
Despite repeated warnings, and even after September 11, it grows increasingly obvious that we weren’t ready for this. We still aren’t.
The shock with which the Islamic uprising over the cartoons was received by the West hasn’t yet penetrated beyond the surface level.
Blinded by ambition, Europe and the West has invited in literally millions of Trojan Horses’ — supposing, as did the arrogant rulers of Troy, that they were an expression of tribute to a superior culture.
The Arabic word ‘Islam’ means “submission” and itself comes from the term ‘aslama, which means “to surrender, resign oneself.”
The first reaction from the West was to apologize. Apologies were offered for offending the great Islamic religion of peace and love by most of the governments of Europe.
The United States, bastion of free speech and champion of the right to be offensive as a bedrock principle of freedom, expressed its outrage. Bill Clinton called the publication of the cartoons both “appalling” AND “outrageous.”
The second reaction was to submit, by solemnly assuring the Islamic world that it would abridge its most closely held principle, that of freedom of speech, to prevent such ‘outrages’ in the future.
As Christians, it is important to understand the true nature of the religion of peace and love that the West is so willing to submit to in exchange for cold jihad.
Among most anticipated events in Islamic eschatology is the coming of a man known as, The Mahdi. The coming of the Mahdi is the central crowning element of all Islamic end-time narratives.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes that an Islamic war against the West will hasten the Mahdi’s return and has said so publicly, on more than one high-profile occasion.
According to Muslim tradition, the Mahdi is believed to ride forth on a white horse at the head of his forces.
(And suddenly, it all comes together in a dizzying rush; Abu Hamza’s blueprint, riots, cartoons, al-Qaeda, Trojan horses, the myth of moderate Islam, the strong delusion. . . stay with me, here.)
In their book, “Al Mahdi and the End of Time”, Muhammad Ibn Izzat and Muhammad Arif, two well-known Egyptian authors, identify the Mahdi from the Book of the Revelation:
“I find the Mahdi recorded in the books of the Prophets For instance, the Book of Revelation says: And I saw and behold a white horse. He that sat on him went forth conquering and to conquer.
Izzat and Arif then go on to say: “It is clear that this man is the Mahdi who will ride the white horse and judge by the Qur an (with justice) and with whom will be men with marks of prostration on their foreheads.”
Islam holds that the Mahdi is the rider on the white horse, the first of the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.”
While there may be a ‘moderate’ Islamic majority lurking out there somewhere, the Mahdi is as central to Islamic eschatology as the 2nd Coming of Christ is to Christianity.
And Islam’s Mahdi — according to Islam’s own scholars — is identified in the Christian Bible!
“. . . behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. . . And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.” (Revelation 6:2,4)
Who, then, is the rider of the white horse in Revelation 6?
The universal consensus of mainstream Bible commentaries identify the ride of the white horse in Revelation 6:2 — as the antichrist!
“And when these things BEGIN to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21:28)
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