Wednesday, 24 May 2017
SOME WISE WORDS FROM DR ALAN C. CLIFFORD FROM THE NORWICH REFORMED CHURCH.
ISLAM AGAIN – MISERY IN MANCHESTER
Islamic terror makes its point yet again. What has to happen before the West really wakes up? Political and religious spokesmen mouth their ‘PC’ drivel in the name of sympathy for the injured and bereaved. This much must be increasingly clear. It is undeniable that Islam’s global jihadists – some quietly, others violently – are plotting the overthrow of all we have known for centuries. They are preparing for ‘UKistan’ in no uncertain terms! Tragically, our secular politicians are too frightened to identify the true source of Islamic terror: the religion itself. Cowardly churchmen are the worst culprits. They fail to honour Christ by exposing the false prophet and highlighting the Muslim menace for what it really is. All are playing dangerous games by ignorantly distinguishing between militant and moderate Islam. The only difference between moderates and militants is between those who keep their mouths shut and those who don’t!
The political élite and other secularists are deluded by the deceptive mantra ‘Islam means peace’ (reinforced by the early, pre-abbrogated Sura 2: 256 and the frequently misquoted Sura 5: 32). But it means nothing of the kind! The Arabic word for ‘peace’ is ‘salaam’, the Hebrew equivalent being ‘shalom’. No, ‘Islam’ means ‘submission’, submission to Allah. Even on our buses nationwide, Islamic agencies are promoting the lie. The only sense in which the Pax Islama could mean ‘peace’ is when tribute-paying non-Muslims are silenced by conquest and reduced to a state of dhimminitude or ‘second class’ citizenship. To use properly the standard deceptive expression (used to shield Islam from its critics after 7/7) ‘the Qur’an is perfectly clear’, it states: ‘Make war on them: ... Fight those who believe not in Allah ... Nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are of the People of the Book, i.e. Jews and Christians), until they pay the jizyah with submission, and are utterly subdued’ (Sura 9: 14, 29). In short, IS warriors are the true Muslims! The native-born Manchester murderer was a genuine Muslim, now hailed as a hero by IS butchers everywhere.
The horrific event in Manchester reveals yet again the full potential of 'radical' Islam, i.e. the teaching 'rooted' in the Qur'an to which ISIS and their ilk appeal. However face-saving so-called 'moderates' try to distance themselves from the 'radicals', they cannot deny the jihadist agenda without denying the Qur'an itself. The politician’s standard mantra – 'Islam is a religion of peace' – sounds more ridiculous with every atrocity. When will they realise that the 'so-called 'moderates' are the ones who 'twist the narrative', not the 'radicals'? The general silence of the 'moderates' after an atrocity suggests they do endorse the 'radicals' privately. Even former Prime Minister David Cameron made the point in a moment of luminous honesty two years ago. Let's be clear: Qur'anic Islam remains dark and barbaric.
Consider this: are 'radical' Christians bombing mosques and butchering Muslims around the world? No, the Bible forbids such violence in the name of their religion. Secularised, war-mongering, so-called Christians might behave differently. Of this we can also be sure, just as 'radical' Islam fuels the worst cruel and violent instincts of human nature, so Secularism has failed to civilise people with its own materialistic, hedonistic and sexually-perverse agenda. The liberalised churches are dancing to the same decadent tune.
So, it must be said, loud and clear, that 'Authentic Christianity' is the only antidote to Islam and Secularism. Otherwise, it’s all over for the West. May God have mercy upon us!
Dr Alan C. Clifford
Norwich Reformed Church