The following national headlines of recent days tell much about the true character of ‘Islam’!
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The religion of the Muslim, commonly called ‘Islam’, began in the 7th century and has many millions of followers. It was advanced through the slaughter of its enemies and critics and opponents.
Muhammad, the founder of Islam, launched raids against many non-Muslims. Muslim sources have revealed that he launched dozens of military raids against various groups, including polytheists, Jews, and Christians. Through these raids, Muhammad became so powerful as an Arab tribal leader that many tribes submitted to him and thus declared their conversion to Islam. The word ‘Islam’ itself means “submission” and “surrender.”
It is impossible that the teaching of Islam will produce true holiness for the life-style of its founder, a model for all Muslims, was profligate and debauched. Muhammad had many wives. The exact number is disputed, but he had somewhere between 9 and 12. He also had many concubines and female slaves.
Muslims say he married these women to take care of them after they lost their husbands. Others believe these marriages were for economic and political reasons.
He was an immoral monster and a paedophile, a molester of children. Aisha was his youngest ‘wife’. He married her when she was six and consummated the marriage when she was nine. Zaynab was his adopted son’s wife, but the adoption was later revoked by ‘Allah’, the name given to the Islamist ‘god’, thus allowing Muhammad to marry her.
Despite these evil truths regarding the beginning of this latter-day heathen deception, Governments and police forces and the press are most loath to label Islam for what it is. That is because Islam, if it is deemed to have been offended or worse still, if ‘Allah’ was ‘blasphemed’, then its people will launch a terrorist ‘jihad’, a ruthless campaign of terror against the offender.
This was seen in the case of Salman Rushdie after he authored the book, ‘The Satanic Verses’. We have no desire to uphold either him or his book but the reactions of Muslims to him for publishing a book they did not like illustrates the character of this vindictive religion!
From the internet we learn that in mid-February 1989, following the violent riot against the book in Pakistan, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, then Supreme Leader of Iran and a Shiite scholar, issued a fatwa calling for the death of Rushdie and his publishers, and called for Muslims to point him out to those who can kill him if they cannot themselves.
Hitoshi Igarashi, Rushdie’s Japanese translator, was found by a cleaning lady, stabbed to death in his office at the University of Tsukuba on 13 July 1991. Ten days prior to Igarashi’s killing, Rushdie’s Italian translator Ettore Capriolo was seriously injured by an attacker at his home in Milan by being stabbed multiple times on 3 July 1991. William Nygaard, the Norwegian publisher of The Satanic Verses, was critically injured by being shot three times in the back by an assailant on 11 October 1993 in Oslo. Nygaard survived, but spent months in the hospital recovering. The book’s Turkish translator Aziz Nesin was the intended target of a mob of arsonists who set fire to the Madimak Hotel after Friday prayers on 2 July 1993 in Sivas, Turkey, killing 37 people, mostly Alevi scholars, poets and musicians. Nesin escaped death when the fundamentalist mob failed to recognise him early in the attack. Known as the Sivas massacre, it is remembered by Alevi Turks who gather in Sivas annually and hold silent marches, commemorations and vigils for the slain.
In March 2016, the bounty for the Rushdie fatwa was raised by $600,000 (£430,000). Top Iranian media contributed this sum, adding to the existing $2.8 million already offered. In response, the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, denounced the death sentence and called it “a serious violation of free speech”. This was the first time they had commented on the issue since publication.
On 12 August 2022, Rushdie was attacked onstage while speaking at an event of the Chautauqua Institution. Rushdie suffered four stab wounds to the stomach area of his abdomen, three wounds to the right side of the front part of his neck, one wound to his right eye, one wound to his chest and one wound to his right thigh. He was flown by helicopter to UPMC Hamot, a tertiary-level hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania. The attacker, Hadi Matar, was immediately taken into custody. He was charged with attempted murder and assault, pleading not guilty, and was remanded in custody. By 14 August, Rushdie was off the ventilator and able to talk. His agent Andrew Wylie reported on 23 October that Rushdie had lost sight in one eye and the use of one hand.
Hamas makes no secret of its violent and hate-filled mentality. In its original 1988 charter, Hamas states that “There is no solution for the Palestinian problem except by Jihad.” In a 2017 version of its charter, Hamas claimed to reject the “persecution of any human being or the undermining of his or her rights on nationalist, religious or sectarian grounds.” On October 7, 2023, it launched a terrorist attack, that it believes was fully justified, that resulted in the slaughter of more than 1, 300 people in Israel.
It is an organisation that believes itself fully sanctioned by its ‘god’ to slaughter and kill the innocent. That sentiment is shared by all who have openly supported the actions of these terrorist monsters on October 7th past! Its has stated of itself: ‘The Movement’s program is Islam. From it, it draws its ideas, ways of thinking and understanding of the universe, life and man.’ The motivation of Hamas is Islam’s teachings and doctrines!
The character of Hamas is that of Hazael the Syrian, which Elisha the prophet revealed to him was within him. Hazael was a servant of the then king of Syria, Benhadad. He was sent to enquire of Elisha the prophet if the sickness afflicting king Benhadad was terminal.
2 Kings 8:11-15 tells us the story of the hidden cruel and treacherous nature of Hazael being revealed to himself.
“And he (Elisha) settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept. And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child. And Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The LORD hath shewed me that thou shalt be king over Syria. So he departed from Elisha, and came to his master; who said to him, What said Elisha to thee? And he answered, He told me that thou shouldest surely recover. And it came to pass on the morrow, that he took a thick cloth, and dipped it in water, and spread it on his face, so that he died: and Hazael reigned in his stead.”
Hazael may not have been a Muslim but the same spirit abode within his being!
The highlighted headlines in the national press, highlighted at the start of this article, express words and sentiments that are in utter contradiction to the commonly perceived demeanour of a ‘medic’.
Nurses and doctors are considered to be those who are compassionately moved to care for the ill and sick of society and dedicate themselves to their comfort and recovery.
The hate-filled expressions that have been mounted on social media are in complete contrast to such a persona.
It suggests utter hypocrisy. Under the uniform and the hospital deportment of these individuals lies a very different identity! The smiling, caring bedside manner hides a heart filled with the bitterest sentiments toward those they differ with. How anyone who rejoices in the slaughter by Hamas terrorists of men, women and children, even babes in arms, in Israel on October 7th, could be seen as someone whom you could trust with the care of your child, is difficult to comprehend!
The United Kingdom has clutched a ‘viper to its bosom’ by allowing such individuals into its realm! Islam is becoming more bold in declaring its true nature. Crowds have gathered in support of Hamas murderers on the streets of the cities of the UK. The foulest of shouted demands have been heard both against the Jewish people and any, such as the UK and the USA, who support Israel. There have been calls for a campaign of terror, a ‘jihad’, against those perceived by muslims as deserving death. It will yet become more bold in its words, which I believe will give away to actions born out of such words!
Out of Gaza has come not only death and terror but lies and deception of the most devilish kind. It thought nothing of blaming the rocket strike on its own hospital on Israel while in truth it was a rocket fired by one of its own terrorist units which went off course and killed hundreds of its own people.
The word of Hamas is like that of Sinn Fein/IRA here in Northern Ireland. Sinn Fein/IRA has not only supported Hamas , but they speak the same fiendish language. We, in this Province, have learned that Sinn Fein/IRA are incapable of telling the truth!
Today, Sinn Fein/IRA masquerade as ‘peace-makers’ while at the same time singing the praises and honouring the deeds of the vilest murderers our land has known. The smiling persona of its leaders is but a mask hiding the wold of hatred and loathing for the Protestant religion and people.
This spirit of slaughter and murder is now visible on our streets and even amongst medics. But the full manifestation of what the Lord said would come on this world as it, like Sodom of old, turned its back upon all that is of God, lies ahead in the near future! The Saviour forewarned His disciples that “ the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service,” John 16:2.
Is that not the creed of Islam?
Sadly, many of God’s people, despite the fact that the Lord has supplied them in His Word with a full description of the future tactics of the devil and his agents, slumber in a state of utter carelessness, aided in their slumber by ‘watchmen’ who are but ‘dumb dogs that cannot bark’ out a warning to the flock of God. (Isaiah 56:10).
Dear Christian take heed to God’s Word on these matters and call upon the Lord that He might, as He has promised in the final words of the Bible, “Come quickly.”
Rev. Ivan Foster (Rtd)
28th October 2023