‘Islam’ is Arabic and means submission to the will of God. And although that definition implies religion, Islam is an all-encompassing ideology that affects all facets of one’s personal, family and civic life. The founder of the Muslim Brotherhood defines Islam as ‘a comprehensive system which deals with all spheres of life. It is…government…conduct…culture and a law…And finally, it is true belief and correct worship.’ Islam was the name originally given to the religion of Mohammed in the 7th century AD. However, the odyssey really began approximately 4,000 years ago.
Muslims claim they are of the lineage of Abraham and that is true. Recall the promise God made to Abraham approximately 2,100 years before Christ.
“Now the LORD had said to Abram (Abraham): …‘I will make you a great nation…and make your name great…and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’” Genesis 12:1-4
“I will make you (Abraham) exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations…” Genesis 17:6-7
We have previously established that the descendants which God referred to in the above scriptures was Abraham’s son Isaac, and then Jacob, and Judah. God made it very clear that Abraham’s son Ishmael was not the recipient of the covenant to Abraham. Ishmael would be blessed, however, as the progenitor of twelve Arab nations and the ancestor to Mohammed.
“Then God said…as for Ishmael…behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful…He shall beget twelve princes…but My covenant I will establish with Isaac…” Genesis 17:19-21
Therefore, before proceeding further, the Bible makes it very clear that the promises made to Abraham would subsequently apply to Israel. In other words the Arab nations were not the direct benefactors of the covenant God made with Abraham.
Building on the above facts Ishmael’s descendant Mohammed was born in Mecca in 570 AD. When he was approximately 25 years old he claimed to receive revelations from Allah through the angel Gabriel that superseded the Bible. Those revelations were the beginning of Islam. The religion of Islam and its accompanying comprehensive ideology would subsequently spread throughout the Arab nations into Europe.
The spread of Islam continued nearly unchecked until the Crusades which slowed their progress but didn’t put an end to it. Islam continued its growth as it spread to Western Europe and made several attempts to conquer the Austrian capital of Vienna. The Ottoman forces, however, suffered a humiliating defeat at Vienna on 9-11-1683. The date of 9-11 would certainly be remembered by Osama Bin Laden.
After the defeat at Vienna the Ottoman’s power, influence, and status began to steadily decline until the empire was dissolved after siding with Germany during World War I. But that is not the end of the story.
Shortly after WWI there began a resurgence of Islamic aspirations. Muslims believe very strongly in Islamic supremacism. They believe Allah’s plan is for there to be but one religion and government, i.e. Islam and it is every Muslim’s responsibility to pursue that objective via jihad at all levels wherever they happen to live around the world.
Following are several post WWI quotes by renowned Islamic scholars:
“Muslim nations are very special because they have a command from Allah to rule the entire world and to be over every nation in the world.”
“Islam is a revolutionary faith that comes to destroy any government made by man…the goal of Islam is to rule the entire world and submit all of mankind to the faith of Islam. Any nation or power that gets in the way of that goal, Islam will fight and destroy. In order to fulfill that goal, Islam can use every power available every way it can be used to bring worldwide revolution.”
“Nothing could be greater than this youthful, vigorous, and rich continent of North America turning away from its past evil and marching forward under the banner of Allahu Akbar.”
“Thanks to your democratic laws, we will invade you, thanks to our religious laws we will dominate you.”
There is absolutely no question that Islam has the goal of reestablishing global rule through a caliphate headquartered in Jerusalem. There is no question that they have their eyes on America, not only because of our friendship with Israel, but because of our anti-Islamic culture and form of government.
Some have reasoned that the demise of the Ottoman Empire and the resurgence of Islamic imperialism are alluded to in the following verses.
“There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven…” Revelation 17:10-11
Those verses definitely stir apocalyptic curiosity. Regardless, it is pure naiveté to ignore Islam’s present global aspirations.
We’ll see in future columns how Islamic infrastructure is already well established within our borders on the way to achieving their goal.
For further enlightenment Google ‘The future Islamic Caliphate’