Bernard Lewis: Islamic Jihad on the West

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Bernard Lewis wrote in the Wall Street Journal,

For a long time, the main enemy was seen, with some plausibility, as being the West, and some Muslims were, naturally enough, willing to accept what help they could get against that enemy. This explains the widespread support in the Arab countries and in some other places first for the Third Reich and, after its collapse, for the Soviet Union. These were the main enemies of the West, and therefore natural allies.

Now the situation had changed. The more immediate, more dangerous enemy was the Soviet Union, already ruling a number of Muslim countries, and daily increasing its influence and presence in others. It was therefore natural to seek and accept American help. As Osama bin Laden explained, in this final phase of the millennial struggle, the world of the unbelievers was divided between two superpowers. The first task was to deal with the more deadly and more dangerous of the two, the Soviet Union. After that, dealing with the pampered and degenerate Americans would be easy.

We in the Western world see the defeat and collapse of the Soviet Union as a Western, more specifically an American, victory in the Cold War. For Osama bin Laden and his followers, it was a Muslim victory in a jihad, and, given the circumstances, this perception does not lack plausibility.

Will visiting of history preserve the future? (HT: AM)

More of Dr Lewis articles,

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06 – The Secret Teachings of Muhammad 00588.mp3
07 – God or Allah, Which God is God? 00589.mp3
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Indonesian Teachers sentenced for Christianisation

The three women teachers in Indonesia, who were arrested and charged with ‘Christianisation’, was convicted by Indonesian judges and sentenced to three years in prison.

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Dr. Rebecca Laonita, Mrs Ratna Mala Bangun and Mrs Ety Pangesti of Gereja Kristen Kemah Daud (GKKD), of the Christian Church of David’s Camp; were involved in a children’s holiday project called ‘Happy Week’ in Haurgelis, West Java.

Christianity Today reports,

Murderous threats were made by Islamic extremists inside and outside the courtroom. One was reported to have brought a coffin to bury the defendant if they were found innocent.

“The ladies, witnesses and judges were constantly under the threats of violence from hundreds of Islamic radicals who threatened to kill the three ladies, witnesses, pastors, missionaries and even the judges if the women were acquitted,” Jeff Hammond of Bless Indonesia Today told Compass.

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Contrast this,

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Abu Bakar Ba’asyir was found guilty in March of conspiracy over the 2002 Bali bombing, in which 202 people died. But he was cleared of more serious anti-terrorism charges relating to an attack on Jakarta’s Marriott hotel. Therefore he was sentenced to 30-months in jail.

Teachers are sentenced to 3-years in jail because of teaching Muslim students (who by the way got their permission from their parents) and the teachers received death threats. The other case, a cleric who was found guilty in the Bali bombing was sentenced to jail for 30-months, while he received celebrity status for his bravery in challenging the west.

Checkout the court sentencing of the three teachers. While the ladies are in the court, the jihadist are outside crying for the teachers death.

If you are a Muslim reading this, please consider the love and mercy of Jesus Christ which is revealed in the true word of God – the Holy Bible. There will be a judgment awaiting all mankind. The only way of escape from that terrifying Day is to be clothed with the righteousness of Jesus Christ from His atoning sacrifice.

And if you are a Christian reading this, if you are not proclaiming Christ you are sinning. Repent and get back to the work of proclamation.

Contact:

Indonesian Embassy in the US
2020 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036, USA
Tel. – 202 – 775 – 5200;
Fax. 202 – 775 – 5365
http://www.embassyofindonesia.org

Indonesian Embassy in Canada
Post Mail: 55 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1E5, Canada
Phone: (613) 724-1100
Fax: (613) 724-1105
http://www.indonesia-ottawa.org

More news on Indonesia,

INDONESIA: Muslim Extremist Admits to Beheadings
Attempted murder of a Christian Lecturer
INDONESIA: Protestant Leader Assassinated
INDONESIA: A Pastor and his pregnant wife targeted
INDONESIA: 3 Christians to be executed on Friday
INDONESIA: Church Burned in Aceh
Indonesia : Suspect Arrested over Beheading of Three Schoolgirls
Eight Indonesian House Churches Ordered Closed
Indonesia – Renewed violence against Christians
Indonesia: Laskar Jihad gather forces

Rage from the “Religion of Peace”

Why are people calling this religion a “religion of peace?” Call it for what it is.

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The Pope’s arrival in Turkey caused havoc.

Pope Benedict XVI is set to arrive in Turkey on Tuesday, and tensions are running high. Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turk who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981, wrote to Benedict: “Your life is in danger. You absolutely must not come to Turkey.” And several weeks ago, a Turk named Ibrahim Ak stood outside Italy’s consulate in Istanbul and fired a gun while proclaiming his desire to strangle the pope. As he was arrested, Ak shouted: “I am happy to be a Muslim!” He said that he hoped the Pope would decide not to come to Turkey, and that his actions would inspire other Turks to violence: “God willing, this will be a spark, a starter for Muslims … God willing, he will not come. If he comes, he will see what will happen to him.”

Turkish officials are trying to make sure nothing does. According to the Associated Press, they have “mobilized an army of snipers, bomb disposal experts and riot police, as well as navy commandos to patrol the Bosporus Straits flowing through Istanbul.” However, Meliha Benli Altunisik, a professor at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, questioned whether such precautions were necessary at all: “Will there be protests? Yes, of course. But I cannot take seriously the notion that he is in physical danger. He will rather be ignored.”

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Beheaded girls were Ramadan ‘trophies’

Update: The “three Christian high school girls who were beheaded” was a Ramadan “trophy” by Indonesian militants who conceived the idea after a visit to Philippines jihadists, a court heard yesterday.

The girl’s severed heads were dumped in plastic bags in their village in Indonesia’s strife-torn Central Sulawesi province, along with a handwritten note threatening more of such attacks.

The note read: “Wanted: 100 more Christian heads, teenaged or adult, male or female…