On Radical Islam and Jihad


Please forgive me for pounding on this subject, but a current event that took place in the U.S. caused me to think more … and probe more … on the subject.  I promise that I will return to my more traditional babblings soon. 

The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, February 24, 2011 that the “FBI Arrests Suspected Terror Plotter in Texas” in an article by Evan Perez.  Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari is currently a 20 year-old student at South Plains College near Lubbock, Texas.  He has been charged with “attempting to construct improvised explosives and compiling a list of possible targets, including the home of former President George W. Bush.”  For the full article including a picture of Aldawsari and the full Criminal Complaint you can refer to the following website:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703408604576164342532246126.html?mod=djemalertNEWS

Many of us in the U.S., including the mainstream news media, have suppressed the reality that Muslim terrorists, sold out to their radical form of Islam and Jihad, are already on American soil poised and ready to attack us at an opportune time.  The threat is real and this and many other similar incidents prove it.  Mr. Aldawsari came to the U.S. in 2008 legitimately on a student visa.  In his own words he wrote in a journal that “I excelled in my studies in high school in order to take advantage of an opportunity for a scholarship to America, offered by the [Saudi] government and its companies….Now, after mastering the English language, learning how to build explosives, and continuous planning to target the infidel Americans, it is time for jihad.”

In my previous post “On Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood” I pointed out the Muslim Brotherhood motto: “Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader, the Quran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope”.   You can read that article by clicking on the link below:

https://jimdavenport.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/on-egypt-and-the-muslim-brotherhood/

Here’s the point of this post … radical Islamists will do whatever it takes to accomplish what they believe Allah has ordained them to do.  In this case, the young student excelled at his high school studies in Saudi Arabia so that he could win a Saudi sponsored scholarship to an American college for the sole purpose of Jihad.  To Muslims, those who do not recognize Allah as their one and only god are “infidels.”  Infidel literally means “one without faith.”  Under that definition, all Americans (other than Muslims) are infidels.  How do you reason with a mindset like this? 

In Matthew 25:43-45, Jesus said “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven.“  I must admit that though I believe every word of the Bible to be true and without fault, I am currently struggling with this teaching.  My flesh wants to lash out at this misguided young man and those who coerced him into his satanic beliefs and actions.  But that is not what Jesus would have me do.  I take great consolation in trusting Jesus to carry this burden for me.  You see, I have accepted Him as my Lord and Savior and no matter what happens here on earth I will spend my eternity with Him in heaven.  God allowed the disciple of Jesus named John to look forward in time and see the ultimate outcome for Satan and his followers.  In Revelation 20:10, John writes “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”  In Revelation 21:8 God confirms to John that unbelievers “…shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone…” 

Unless this young man has a miraculous conversion, then the Bible teaches, and I believe, that he will spend his eternity in a manner much different from what he expects.

About jimdavenport

Jim Davenport resides in the USA in Northeast Georgia, is a member of a Southern Baptist Church and is a retired Christian business man. Jim and his wife Charlotte have one son and daughter in law, Keven and Amy, four grandchildren - Ashlyn (Davenport) & Josh Murphy, and Mason & Rebecca Davenport. We have three great-grandchildren, Rhory Camile Murphy, Rhett Levi Murphy and Sawyer Joshua Murphy. Jim and Charlotte own a mountain get-away home located on Lookout Mountain in Alabama where they spend many spring, summer and fall days working in their raised bed organic garden. Jim has served as a Deacon and Trustee in his local church most of his adult life and on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Shorter University, an intentionally Christian institution located in Rome, Georgia. Jim has a passion for the word of God and has always believed that Christian principles should guide every aspect of his life. He also loves Christian music and often served as a tenor soloist in his church. One of the highlights of his life was the nearly 20 years he spent singing with The Good News, a Southern Gospel quartet. Jim served as an Information Technology professional his entire working career of 50 years holding senior positions in and consulting with hundreds of world-class organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Jim remains as President and CEO of InfoSys Solutions Associates, Inc. and is a retired partner of IT Governance Partners, LLC, both of which are “Trusted Advisor” technology and business consulting firms. Jim has authored a number of books available at www.jimdavenport.me/jims-books. His blog has ben read by readers from more than 170 countries. Jim holds both a BS and an MS in Mathematics from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed Management Development Training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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