Friday, December 21, 2012

Muslim holiday greeting: "Convert or die!"

I don't think that Mohammedans have Christmas card lists - - - there's no reason why they should - - - but if they took advantage of the holiday season to communicate their cheerful and charitable greetings to the world, it would probably look something like this, recorded this month:


That's what "the religion of peace" really thinks about Christians.  Forget this nonsense about "People of the Book:" if they had their way, to paraphrase the late Communist leader Gus Hall, Muslims would strangle every last Christian on earth with the guts of every last Jew.

Happy holidays, everybody, compliments of the great "prophet" Muhammad and his worshippers!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Even though He knew....

Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened."   Isaiah 48:8.

It is painful to remember that, in a certain degree, this accusation may be laid at the door of believers, who too often are in a measure spiritually insensible. We may well bewail ourselves that we do not hear the voice of God as we ought, "Yea, thou heardest not." There are gentle motions of the Holy Spirit in the soul which are unheeded by us: there are whisperings of divine command and of heavenly love which are alike unobserved by our leaden intellects. Alas! we have been carelessly ignorant—"Yea, thou knewest not." There are matters within which we ought to have seen, corruptions which have made headway unnoticed; sweet affections which are being blighted like flowers in the frost, untended by us; glimpses of the divine face which might be perceived if we did not wall up the windows of our soul. But we "have not known." As we think of it we are humbled in the deepest self-abasement. How must we adore the grace of God as we learn from the context that all this folly and ignorance, on our part, was foreknown by God, and, notwithstanding that foreknowledge, He yet has been pleased to deal with us in a way of mercy! Admire the marvellous sovereign grace which could have chosen us in the sight of all this! Wonder at the price that was paid for us when Christ knew what we should be! He who hung upon the cross foresaw us as unbelieving, backsliding, cold of heart, indifferent, careless, lax in prayer, and yet He said, "I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour . . . Since thou wast precious in My sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life!" O redemption, how wondrously resplendent dost thou shine when we think how black we are! O Holy Spirit, give us henceforth the hearing ear, the understanding heart!

- - - Charles Haddon Spurgeon


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Studies in Islam: Dealing with Rejection

Once again, the gentle and sentimental face of Islam is revealed, this time in the case of a 14-year-old girl named Gasitina, who had the misfortune of living in the Kunduz province of Afghanistan.  "Gisa," as she was known to her friends, had followed the dictates of her heart, instead of the imperatives of Islam, by rejecting a marriage proposal from an adult man who was also, according to The Daily Mail, "a close relative." After repeated entreaties and threats against her father, who honored his daughter's wishes by refusing to sanction the marriage, the rejected suitor took the only course of action one could expect from a follower of Muhammad.  One day in late November, as she was gathering water from a village well, Gisa was set upon by her would-be husband and another man (also a relative), and very nearly decapitated with a large knife.  

Within days, the incident had been verified by Amnesty International, and the story broke worldwide this month.  Many of the details were reported in The Daily Beast (an online incarnation of Newsweek) and other publications, but it was largely reported as an example of "Afghan oppression of women," and such terms as "Islam," "Muslims," and "Mohammed" were carefully avoided.   

Such oppression is is a very real phenomenon, of course: this was the 15th fatal attack on a girl or woman in the Kunduz province alone in 2012; some of the victims were younger than Gisa.  Throughout Afghanistan, "honor killings" and other violent crimes against females of all ages have been pandemic in Afghanistan, even though the mighty Obama has, supposedly, vanquished the Taliban.  But let's not be coy, shall we?  This is not an Afghan problem; such atrocities occur regularly in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, and every other Islamic country.  It's not that Afghans are a uniquely malicious people; they are merely followers of an indescribably malicious and barbaric "religion."  Little Gisa, and all her sisters, are not the victims of Osama bin Laden; they are victims of Muhammad, the stupid, bloodthirsty, sex maniac who has probably brought more misery to this world than Hitler and Stalin combined.

The United States Congress, and various world agencies, have of course condemned such atrocities.  But none, alas, have managed to resurrect a single one of the women of Islam. As long as this hideous, atavistic "religion" is practiced, there will be Gasintas without number.