TWO WORLDS ON A COLLISION COURSE

By Michael Burkert 
 

The WORLD WAR OF ISLAMIC EXPANSION began a very long time ago.  From the earliest days of U’bul Kassim, now known as Mohammed, war between Islam and all others has been in the offing.  War between worlds divided by their basis of culture.  On one hand, we in the Western world base our civilization on the Bible.  The Islamic world bases its civilization on the Koran.  A conflagration of monumental proportions is about to engulf us all.

Fundamentalism is a word that came from the heart of the Christian religion. It means faith that goes by the word of the Bible. Fundamental Christianity, or “going with the Bible,” does not mean going around beheading people!  There is no fundamental Islam. THERE IS ONLY ISLAM. The question is how the Koran is interpreted.
 

Peter wrote in his Second Epistle that the Bible says what it says.  He told us that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20).  However, this is not the case with the Koran, or any Islamic texts.  They are all pretty much interpreted as the local “holy man” pleases.
 

Today we are witnessing a unique phenomenon.  Our western politicians, even our own President of the United States, appear as experts on the intentions of Islam.  They know better than all the “holy men” in the mosques around the world, all those who deliver vicious and hateful sermons against anything that is either Christian or Jewish.
 

Our politicians, both Democrat and Republican, think that there is good Islam and bad Islam. They think they know even how to differentiate between the two, except that NONE OF THEM KNOW HOW TO READ A WORD OF ARABIC.  None have EVER received detailed instruction in Islam. 
 

They are totally deceived, deluded or victims of their liberal desire to see the good in evil.  Our politicians have all been briefed by pinhead academics that are blinded by their liberalism as to the true nature of the Islamic threat.
 

So much is covered by “politically correct” language that, in fact, the truth has been lost. For example, when we describe Islam in the West, we use our own language and terminology. We describe Islam in terms of democracy and fundamentalism, in terms of parliamentarism and all kinds of terms, which we take from our own English language dictionary.
 

A good analogy is this: Can you imagine a football reporter from the NFL describing a European soccer game in American football terms?  We can’t use our language and culture, to describe or even to begin to understand anything so foreign as the Muslim civilization.  For Islam, you've got to use the language of Islam.  That language is ARABIC.  It’s not German, English or French.  It’s ARABIC.
 

Let me explain the principles that are driving the religion of Islam. Of course, every Muslim has to acknowledge the fact that there is only one god and that one god is Allah.
 

But that’s not enough!  The Muslim must also acknowledge that Mohammed is his prophet. These are the fundamentals of the religion and without them, one cannot be a Muslim.  This “pillar” of Islam is repeated daily and publicly in all Islamic countries and realms.  It is loudly proclaimed five times per day from hundreds of thousands of mosques, over sophisticated public address systems.
 

Larger than that, Islam is a civilization.  It’s a society, A WAY OF LIFE.   It’s a religion that has provided first and foremost a wide and unique legal system (Shar’ia) that engulfs the individual, society and nations with rules of behavior. If you are Muslim, you have to behave according to the rules of Islam which are set down in the Koran and which are VERY DIFFERENT than the teachings of the Bible.
 

The Koran was a product of the “utterings” of one man, Mohammed, from the time he was 40 years old until his death in 632 AD. 
 

The Bible is the accumulated and inspired WORD OF GOD, which was recorded over a very, very long period.  The Bible is consistent in its message and all parts fit together. The Bible continually reveals the Eternal God’s LOVE FOR MANKIND.
 

The New Testament reveals the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ.  That Gospel or GOOD NEWS is of a coming Worldwide Kingdom of God, ruled over by Jesus Christ along with millions of resurrected spirit beings.  That GOOD NEWS or Gospel reveals God’s plan for mankind and is absolutely awesome, when one realizes the incredible potential each and every one of us has!
 

But the key is salvation through Jesus Christ.  Personal salvation means that each individual human being is looked after by God, Himself, who will call each of us, at the appropriate time, to Jesus Christ.  The Ten Commandments are God’s rules for living.
 

There is another point in the Bible, which is highly important. This is the idea that man was created in the image of God. Therefore, Christians and Jews are instilled with the concept that you don't just walk around and murder the image of God.  Unfortunately, many nominal Christians, particularly “churches,” have perverted the teachings and rules of the Bible. 
 

They’ve used the Bible to reinforce their misguided and often viewpoints and man-made rules and policies.  History has seen a number of pogroms and massacres of non-Christians in the name of God and in the name of Jesus Christ.  

Let's take a look at the essence of Islam. Islam, the creation of Mohammed and his seventh-century cohorts, was invented with the idea that ISLAM SHOULD RULE THE WORLD.  Look, then, at the difference between these three religions.

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Judaism speaks and teaches about national salvation.  Namely that at the end of the story, when the world becomes a better place, the tribes of Israel will be in their own land, ruled by their own king and serving God.

·        Christianity espouses the concept that every single person in the world, once called by God and through sincere repentance can achieve eternal life through Jesus Christ. 

·        Islam on the other hand, pronounces that it will rule the world!  A verse from the Koran, well known by all Muslims reads, "Allah sent Mohammed with the true religion SO THAT IT SHOULD RULE OVER ALL THE RELIGIONS."
 

The idea, then, is not that the whole world would become a Muslim world at this time, but that the whole world would be subdued under the rule of Islam.
 

When the Islamic empire was established in 634 AD, within seven years the core of the empire was created. The rules that were taken from the Koran and from the customs that were credited to the prophet Mohammed were translated into a real legal system.
 

Jews and Christians could live under Islam provided they paid a special tax or Jiziya and accepted Islamic superiority. Of course, they had to be humiliated. To this very day, in the few Muslim countries where infidels or non-Muslims are allowed to live, they live in humility and are held in utter contempt by Muslims.
 

Mohammed did accept the existence of all the Biblical prophets before him. However he also said that all these prophets were Muslims. Abraham was a Muslim. In fact, Adam himself was the first Muslim.  Isaac and Jacob and David and Solomon and Moses and Jesus were all Muslims, and all of them had writings similar to the Koran. Therefore, world history is Islamic history because all the heroes of history were Muslims.
 

Furthermore, Muslims accept the fact that each of these prophets brought with him some kind of a revelation. Moses brought the Taurat, which is the Torah, and Jesus brought the Ingeel, which is the Gospel or the New Testament of the Bible.
 

Why then is the Bible not similar to the Koran?
 

Mohammed explained that the Jews and Christians forged their books. Had they not been changed and forged, they would have been identical to the Koran. But because Christians and Jews do have some truth, Islam concedes that they cannot be completely destroyed by war, at least for the time being.  
 

Nevertheless, the laws are very clear, JEWS AND CHRISTIANS HAVE NO RIGHTS whatsoever to independent existence. They can live under Islamic rule provided they keep to the rules that Islam enforces upon them.
 

What of unruly Jews and Christians who refuse to live under the domination of Islam?  It then becomes the obligation of all Muslims to fight and punish the infidels.  This is the struggle, or JIHAD, which demands all Muslims fight in the name of and for, Islam.  
 

Jihad means war against those people who don't want to accept the Islamic superior rule. That's jihad. They may be Jews; they may be Christians; they may be Polytheists. Some Muslim “holy men” espouse the idea that nominal Christians are in fact Polytheists because of the rigid belief in the trinity doctrine.  A Muslim I once knew exclaimed while passing a Catholic Church that “There is the church of THREE ALLAHS.”
 

A recent pamphlet that was distributed around the Islamic world by Osama bin Laden calls for jihad against America.  The reason, America is the leader of the Christian world.  The pamphlet said nothing about America’s support for the State of Israel.  It had to do with America polluting and desecrating “holy Islamic soil” with our filthy infidel feet.


Islamists believe that there are Americans in Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries, where no Christians should be!

In Osama’s pamphlet there is not a single word about the State of Israel. Only that Americans are desecrating the home of the prophet.
 

The Koran sees the world as divided into two spheres.  The first sphere is the nations and regions of the world that have come under Islamic rule.  In Islam, this is known as Dar Al-Islam, or Land of Submission.  The second sphere consists of those regions of the world that will come under Islamic rule in the future
 

This includes lands and nations that FORMERLY were controlled by Islam.  Spain, Portugal, parts of France and the Balkans come to mind.  This is known as Dar Al-Harb, or Land of War!
 

There is a division of the world, which is very clear. Every single person who begins a study of Islam comes to know this almost immediately.   It’s this “Land of War” which in the end times MUST BE CONQUERED.   The non-Muslim world will continue to be in the “Land of War” until it comes under Islamic domination. This is what Muslims believe.  NOT JUST RADICAL MUSLIMS, BUT ALL MUSLIMS. 
 

They believe this because Allah says it's so, in the Koran. Allah has sent Mohammed with the TRUE RELIGION in order that the truth will overcome all other religions.  The triumph of Islam over all others is a CORE BELIEF of Islam.  They believe that it will come to pass and soon!
 

Within the Islamic vision of this world, there are rules that govern the individual lives of all Muslims. The rules are very strict. Essentially, there are no differences between schools of law.  However, there are four streams or factions within Islam, with differences between them concerning the minutiae of the laws.
 

All over the Islamic world, countries have favored one or another of these schools of laws. The strictest school of law is called Hanbali, mainly coming out of Saudi Arabia. There are no games there, no playing around with the meanings of words. If the Koran speaks about war, then it's war.
 

There are various perspectives in Islam with different interpretations over the centuries. There were good people that were very enlightened in Islam that tried to understand things differently. They even brought traditions from the mouth of the prophet that women and children should not be killed in war.
 

These more liberal elements do exist, but there is one thing that is very important for us to remember. The Hanbali school of law is extremely strict, and today this is the school that is behind the Islamic expansionist movement led by Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda.
 

Even if we talk about the existence of other schools of Islamic law, when we're talking about fighting against the Jews, or fighting against the Christian world led by America, it is the Hanbali school of law that is being followed.

In Islam there is a fundamental rule about territory. Any territory that comes under Islamic rule cannot be de-Islamized. Even if at one time or another an infidel enemy takes over the territory that was under Islamic rule, it is considered to be perpetually Islamic.  IT MUST BE RETAKEN AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE!
 

This is the reason that whenever you hear about the Arab-Israeli conflict, you hear about territory.  There are other aspects to the conflict and a Palestinian homeland is not one of them when you look below the surface.  Because of this very fundamental rule of the Hanbali school of law, Spain and France need to be looking over their collective shoulders!  Much of Europe will soon receive a very surprising wake-up.  The Islamic expansionists have not forgotten THEIR lost lands in Europe.  Nor have they forgotten the primary European antagonist, the Roman Catholic Church.   
 

Nominal-Christian civilization is viewed as a religious opponent AND an obstacle in the path of conquering Islam.  The Roman Catholic Church has historically opposed Islamic encroachment and will soon do so again, with all the power the “Mother Church” can muster!  
 

Islam was created to be the army of Allah. Every single Muslim is a soldier in this army!  Every single Muslim that dies in fighting for the spread of Islam is a martyr, no matter how he dies
 

It matters not how much of a scoundrel a Muslim may be, as long as he practices Islam, and dies in its “holy” cause.  Paradise is GUARANTEED!  Only non-believers, no matter how good or pious they were in this life, go to Hell.
 

Muslims are essentially at war with all others in a perpetual war that will not end until the entire world is under Islamic domination.  The struggle is not a war that stops!  Victory must be achieved by either destroying all infidels or gaining their submission to Islam. This is a war they believe is the will of Allah. ISLAM MUST BE THE RULING RELIGION. This is a war that will not end!
 

Peace in Islam can exist only within the Islamic world.  Peace can only be between Muslim and Muslim. With the non-Muslim world or non-Muslim opponents, there can be only one solution.  A truce or cease-fire is acceptable ONLY until Muslims can gain more power. It’s an eternal war until the end of days.
 

Peace can only come if the Islamic side wins. The two civilizations can only have periods of cease-fires. And this idea of cease-fire is based on a very important historical precedent, which, incidentally, Yasser Arafat referred to when he spoke in Johannesburg after he signed the Oslo Accords with Israel.
 

Let me remind you that the document speaks of peace; although you wouldn't believe that if you read the document! You would think that you were reading some science fiction piece.  After reading it, it’s difficult to believe that it was signed by the Israelis, who are well-versed in Islamic culture and civilization.
 

A few weeks after the Oslo agreement was signed, Arafat went to Johannesburg, and in a mosque, made a speech in which he apologized, saying, "Do you think I signed something with the Jews which is contrary to the rules of Islam?" Arafat continued, "That's not so. I'm doing exactly what the prophet Mohammed did."
 

Whatever the prophet is supposed to have done becomes a precedent. What Arafat was saying was, "Remember the story of Hodaybiya." The prophet had made an agreement there with the tribe of Kuraish for 10 years.  Then he trained 10,000 soldiers and within two years marched on their city of Mecca.
 

Thus, in Islamic jurisdiction, it became a legal precedent that you are only allowed to make peace for a maximum of 10 years.  Secondly, at the first instance that you are able, you must renew the jihad and break the "peace" agreement.
 

In the State of Israel, it has taken over 50 years for the Israelis to understand that they can’t talk about any permanent peace with Muslims.  It will take many more years for the western world, despite coming terrorist attacks in which thousands if not millions may be killed, to understand that we are in a perpetual state of war with the Islamic world. An Islamic world that has the RESOLVE to win! 
 

This should be understood: When we talk about war and peace, we are not speaking in German, American or French terms. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT WAR AND PEACE IN ISLAMIC TERMS.
 

What makes Islam accept a cease-fire? There is only one reason that any Muslim would seek a cease-fire or truce of any kind.  It’s when the infidel enemy is too strong.  Cease-fires are only tactical options.
 

We need to take a careful look at the successes of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabela, the Spanish Monarchs who rid Spain of the Islamic problem that had plagued Spain for EIGHT HUNDRED YEARS.  The year was 1492. 

A little over 200 years later, Poland’s King John III eliminated the Muslim threat to Western Europe near Vienna.  Overwhelming force and complete MILITARY DEFEAT set back the attempted Islamic conquest until today, our current time. 
 

When the Jihadists gain possession of nuclear weapons, THEY WILL USE THEM.  There will be no negotiations.  No terms other than unconditional surrender to Islam.  After all, it is Allah’s will!
 

The reason that we recently had war in Bosnia and Kosovo is because Islam succeeded into entering these regions.  Wherever you have Islam, YOU WILL HAVE WAR. It grows out of the attitude of Islamic civilization.  Europe, with twenty million Muslims is not far from a cataclysmic war.  Civil war between Muslims and non-Muslims.
 

Furthermore, there is another fact that must be remembered. The Islamic world has not only the attitude of open war, but there's also war by infiltration.  Saudi Arabia (Hanbali school of law) is spending hundreds of MILLIONS of dollars to not only build mosques in western nations, but to relocate hundreds of thousands of Muslims into “infidel lands.”
 

One of the key issues that the western world is not paying much attention to, is the tremendous growth of Islamic power in the western world. What happened in New York with the World Trade Center is not something that came from the outside.  Yet “political correctness”  hobbles us from doing what must be done to eliminate the threat.  In the current war of Islamic expansion, we cannot even identify just who and what the enemy is.  We can’t even use the word…enemy
 

Because of this blindness, our nation will most likely fail to wake up before it’s too late.  We may soon find ourselves under attack by weapons of mass destruction, WMD.  Clearly, our Islamic enemies would have no moral reservations regarding the nuclear incineration of millions of American and Israeli infidels.  Politically correct “multiculturalism” has failed miserably in Europe and it’s failed in the United States as well.  Political correctness disallows us as a nation to recognize our mortal enemy.  To do so, might “offend” someone.
 

The Bible clearly tells us that in the End Times, life will become very precarious.  Our demise as a nation of wealth and influence can only be averted if we, as a nation, OBEY THE WORD OF GOD.  The American people could avoid the disaster that looms in our near future, if we would get down on our collective knees and seek God’s forgiveness.  Since it’s highly unlikely that we will do so, our national future is bleak.
 

Since we are a nation divided I am reminded of something Jesus said.  “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself SHALL NOT STAND” (Matthew 12:25)  Without national unity and resolve, the United States of America cannot win this war.  It remains to be seen just how much misery our nation will be forced to endure when we could have eliminated the threat had we seen fit to do so.

Pray always that you may be found worthy to escape all things that must soon come to pass.  Pray that you may be found worthy to STAND with your Savior when He returns to this earth.  He will soon come and establish the Kingdom of God ON THIS EARTH.  Pray that you have what it takes to be a part of that Kingdom. 


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Further reading:
See Word from: Twenty-First Century Crusades? 
See Word from: When Will They Admit Who Is Really Responsible For Global Terrorism?
See Word from: "Is Iran an Immediate Threat?"
See Word from: "War With Iran Soon?"
See Word from: Europe's Tolerance May Soon End 
See Word from: The NEW Anti-Semitism ...an End Time Factor?
See Word from: What to Look for in World Events ––A Scorecard 
See Wikipedia: The Koran
See Wikipedia: Islam

Photos:
Left: The Bible
Middle: War
Right: The Koran [Qur'an]
 

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