HOW ISLAM ENVISAGES OUR FUTURE.
By Paul Merkley.
I command by Allah to go and fight all the people of the world until they confess there is no god but Allah, and I am his messenger, and to pray five times a day and to give alms. And if they do that, their blood will be spared from me. [A hadith recorded by Al-Bukhari, cited in Gabriel, Islam and Terrorism, p. 78.]
Muhammad taught that every believer should expect to be consigned to hell if he ever gives up on the purpose for which Allah has brought each of us into life: to bring the entire world into submission – into Islam.
While the imams today scold their hearers for lack of dedication to this task they do not hesitate to declare confidence in the inevitability of Islam’s universal triumph. Muslims are constantly urged to keep faith – to keep alert for the signs that prove the inevitability of the collapse of the non-Muslim world and the triumph, in its ashes, of the Muslim world.
Sheikh Abd Al-Rahman, Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, by appointment of the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, sums up the history of the world since Islam came into it:
The most noble civilization every known to mankind is our Islamic civilization. Today, Western Civilization is nothing more than the product of its encounter with our Islamic civilization in Andalusia [Medieval Spain and Portugal.] The reason for Western Civilization’s bankruptcy is its reliance on the materialistic approach and its detachment from religion and values. . . . Only one nation is capable of resuscitating global civilization, and that is the nation of Islam. While the false cultures sink in the swamp of materialism and suffer moral crises . . . our Islamic nation is the one worthy of grasping the reins of leadership and riding on the back of the horse of pioneering and world sovereignty (February, 2002.) [Quoted in Steven Stalinsky, “Kingdom Comes to North America,” National Review Online, May 13, 2004.]
The significance of this insight for non-Muslims is clear enough. In the words of the Muslim theologian whose words inspire the genocidal ambitions of the Government of Sudan today, “Islam can no longer be denied! It is the only force that motivates young people in the developing world. . . . You had better get used to it.” [Hassan Turabi, Sudan, 1991, quoted in Judith Miller, God Has Ninety-Nine Names (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996), 159.]
Closer to home than Khartoum or Mecca, we have many locally-resident Muslims who are ready to explain these matters to us. Omar Ahmed, Chairman of the Committee for American Islamic Relations (CAIR), says: “Islam isn’t in America to be equal with any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth” (July 17 1998.) [ Quoted in Daniel Pipes & Sharon Chadhia, “CAIR founded by Islamic Terrorists?” FrontPageMagazine.com July 28, 2005.]
The Missionary Dedication of the Government of Saudi Arabia.
All reliable authorities on the state of health of Muslim communities in our part of the world are agreed that zeal for Islam and personal identification with Muslim goals and values has been growing at a geometric rate in our midst. A large factor in this matter has been the role played by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which, assisted by the potentates of other wealthy Arabic Kingdoms of the Arab peninsula, has funded the development of mosques and Islamic educational facilities through America, Canada and Europe. Saudi Arabia pays the mortgages and subsidizes the imams of 80% of mosques in the U.S.A. today.
The version of Islam which is promoted by the Saudis is a particularly hateful, aggressive and proselytizing doctrine called “Wahhabism.” Textbooks in use in the Islamic schools sponsored by Saudi Arabia teach their students that any form of worship that does not conform to Islam is not valid. Their textbooks exhort students to “hate them [Christians] for their religion,” to “hate for Allah’s sake,” to “always oppose them in every way.” They teach that all religions except Islam are false, and that it is their sacred work to bring every country in the world under Muslim government.
They must invade [the] western heartland [of Christendom] and struggle to overcome it until all the world shouts by the name of the Prophet and the teachings of Islam spread throughout the world. Only then will Muslims achieve their fundamental goal. . . . All religion will be exclusively for Allah.” [As quoted by Stalinsky, loc. cit.]
The Pakistani Muslim scholar Mawlana Abul Ala Mawdudi, the founder of the version of Muslim absolutism to which most frontline terrorists appeal today, puts their hope before us in these terms:
Islam is not a normal religion like the other religions in the world, and Muslim nations are not like normal nations….Islam is a revolutionary faith that comes to destroy any government made by man. Islam doesn’t look for a nation to be in better condition than any other nation. Islam doesn’t care about the land or who owns the land. The goal of Islam is to rule the entire world and submit all of mankind to the faith of Islam. Any nation or power in this world that tries to get in the way of that goal, Islam will fight and destroy. In order for Islam to fulfill that goal, Islam can use every power available every way it can be used to bring worldwide revolution. This is jihad. [From Jihad in Islam, as quoted by Mark Gabriel, Islam and Terrorism, pp. 81-82.]
The stubbornness of Jews and Christians in refusing to accept him as the Prophet of God and His words is without excuse in the eyes of Allah, who says:
We gave Moses the Book and followed him up with a succession of Apostles; We gave Jesus the son of Mary clear signs and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit . . . . And when there comes to them a Book [the Qur’an] from God which they should have recognized, they refuse to believe in it but the curse of God is on those without faith. . . . Thus have they drawn on themselves Wrath upon Wrath and humiliating is the punishment of those who reject Faith (Sura 2:86-91.)
Muslim Expectations Today.
Saudi Sheikh Muhammad bin abd- Al Rahman Atl-‘Arifi, Imam of the King Faud Defense Academy, speaks of the coming global conquest by Islam:
We will control the land of the Vatican; control Rome and introduce Islam in it. Yes, the Christians, who carve crosses on the breasts of Muslim . . . will yet pay us the Jiziya [poll tax, as in Muhammad’s time] in humiliation or they will embrace Islam. [Quoted in Steven Stalinsky, “The Next Pope and Islamic Prophecy,” FrontPage Magazine.com, April 14, 2005.]
In the same vein, the official Saudi Government website recently carried a message regarding the conditions under which Christians should expect to live in the forthcoming Muslim world (noting these under the heading of “Rights Granted By nature”): Christians and Jews, we are told, “are not allowed to display any abominable deed or gesture that could go in to conflict with Islam, such as a cross or the bell.” [Refers to www.iad.org] , Islamic Affairs Department of Embassy of Saudi Arabia.
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