Tuesday, August 22, 2006

War of Worldviews

Harvard professor, Samuel Huntington, predicted as late as the mid-1990s that the world was about to experience a war between very different worldviews — different from anything we had seen before. The war, he saw was one between the worldview of Islam and the worldview of the West.

Nobody paid much attention to this obscure prediction — that is until the clash of worldviews burst on the scene on September 11, 2001.

Liberals did what they always do. They blamed America for this disaster. They reasoned that if the United States had been more sensitive to the needs of the Muslims in the Middle East, this would not have happened. If the U.S. foreign policy had been more tolerant of other nations, if the U.S. had not been so much of a bully to the rest of the world, if...if...if...we could just sit down and talk this through everything would be alright again.

The problem is not American foreign policy or our tolerance. In fact, the problem is not America at all. The problem is a worldview held by Muslims that believes that all but the most devout Muslim is an infidel and must either convert to Islam or die. The Muslim worldview does not allow for tolerance of any degree.

The War on Terriorism is really a War of Worldviews. It is not like any war fought in our memory, and rarely in history has such a war been waged.

In 732, the Muslim armies were stopped in France as they marched North toward Paris. On September 11, 1683, the Ottoman Empire (for those of you who do not know, this was the Islamic force driving to conquer Europe and the world) was defeated in a decisive battle at the very gates of Vienna, Austria. Osama Ben Laden and his band of Islamic murderers chose September 11, 2001, as the date for the rebirth of the goals of the Ottoman Empire. It marks the modern war of hatred by Islamic followers.

There was a Muslim writer and philosopher named Sayyid Qutb who wrote a book entitled , In the Shade of the Koran, in 1970. He had been a prisoner in Egypt, lived in the West, and read the anti-Zionist propaganda of his day, of which there was plenty. His book clearly calls for killing the infidels. Qutb was executed by the Egyptians, but his brother, Muhammad Qutb, lived on to spread this worldview. Muhammad became a professor in Saudia Arabia where he taught, among others, Osama Ben Laden.

Millions of Muslims share this radical worldview today. By some estimates there are 100 million such Muslims in the world today. What we call terriorism is not what we have always thought it to be. The actions of radical Muslims are aimed at one thing — world domination by an Islamic hierarchy

For example, in Iran right now, there rules a leader who believes the twelfth Imnann is about to arrive on the scene. He is preparing the old Persian Empire to host this Islamic messiah who will usher in the end times of peace for all Muslims. This man is as mad as Adolf Hitler and possibly even more dangerous because, for him to die is to become a martyr and thus insures his place in paradise. For such as these, there is no fear of death, but rather an embrace of death as a welcome end to their mission for Allah.

These are dangerous times in which we live. We need to be paying better attention before it is too late.

1 comment:

  1. Hello William and all,

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    Understanding the Fatal Flaws in Judeo-Christian-Islamic Prophecy

    Remember the saying that "the truth will set you (and others) free?" How does "opening one's eyes to the truth" relate to "making the blind see again" or "shining the light" or "illuminating a subject?" Notice the inherent symbolism associated with this supposed New Testament "miracle?"

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    We are all trapped by a web of deception formed by money, religion, and politics. The great evils that bedevil us all will never cease until humanity finally awakens, shakes off these strong delusions, and forges a new path to the future.

    Here is Wisdom...