During the 2006 Israeli and Hezbollah war the Washington D.C. based Heritage Foundation sponsored a symposium with special guest Brigitte Gabriel, head of the American Congress for Truth, and author of the bestselling book Because They Hate. Brigitte is uniquely qualified to speak on the subject of radical Islam, having grown up in the 1970's as a Christian Lebanese living in southern Lebanon. Her journey from near death at the hands of Hezbollah terrorists to becoming anchor of the World Wide News middle eastern news program, is explained in a gripping one hour video that can be seen here. It takes an hour to watch, but it is well worth every minute of your time. You will never again think of Islam the same.
In the last five minutes her talk, as she answers questions from the audience, Brigitte Gabriel gives as clear of an explanation as to why Iran will bomb Israel with nuclear warheads as I have ever heard. Brigitte points out that it is not a question of "if" Iran will nuke Israel; it is not that Iran "might" nuke Israel; but Iran's own radical Islamic leaders speak of "when we bomb Israel." Brigitte gives the explanation as to why Islamic radicals think this way about destroying Israel. In their theology, Moslems believes the twelfth Imam - the messiah for Arabs - arises out of chaos and conflict in the world. They believe that by destroying Israel and creating world chaos, they are pushing forward the time table for their Imam's return. To nuke Israel is a good thing in their minds.
"So what if Israel bombs us back," say these Iranian radicals, "if we die in a nuclear holocaust we go straight to the right hand of Allah for we have killed the infidels." And, the Imam will take over the destroyed world to usher in the golden age of complete Islamic rule in a world dominated by allegience to Allah. Brigitte's new book, They Must Be Stopped details how the average westerner can be involved in stemming the tide of radical Islam, which claims over 300 million adherants, the same number of people that populate the United States. After watching the video tape, reading through some of her materials, and listening to her gripping first hand account of how her country (Lebanon) became overtaken by Islam, it made me think three things.
(1). Our Christian and Jewish friends, no matter our differences, are just that - friends. Instead of getting too worked up over our minor differences, maybe we need to take a deep breath and refocus on what lies at our doorstep.
(2). Though it is the gospel of Jesus Christ that changes hearts, as illustrated by the conversion to Christ of Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of the founder of Hamas, the United States and Israeli military are needed to stop the barbaric deeds of the radical Islamic terrorists in those lands where missionaries would be butchered before they would be allowed to share the gospel. I am grateful for all our men and women who are on the front lines of this war on terror, bringing freedom and democracy to a world in bondage to tyranny.
(3). Europe is now Eurabia, and unless we stop being so concerned about "political correctness" our Judeo-Christian heritage and culture in the United States will be neutered in the next decade as well. As Brigitte so eloquently declares, it's time for alleged "moderate" Moslems in the United States to speak out against radical Islamic tactics or consider yourself to be a part of the guilty party.
In His Grace and Truth,