Dr. Ben Carson, Islam, and the USA

Dr. Ben Carson has done this nation an enormous favor by opening a politically incorrect discussion of the nature of Islam and its place in the world. As Citizens we have an open window of opportunity to speak truthfully now before it closes again. Let’s engage the culture about Dr. Ben Carson, Islam, and the USA.

Evil hides in darkness and deceit. Our job is to bring light to issues. Political correctness, although based on a desire for compassion, is a major source of darkness, hiding truth behind a guise of “I’m okay, you’re okay.” As a presidential candidate, Dr. Carson has blasted open the doors of political correctness in regards to Islam.

I am sure his recent comments about Islam have shocked the political left in America. Political correctness and “tolerance” have become virtues of American society in the minds of many. For Dr. Carson to have broken from the typical “I’m okay, you’re okay” mould, and to imply that Islam as an ideology is not “okay” has shown the left that they are dealing with a different kind of politician in Dr. Carson.

Now that Dr. Carson has bravely kicked the political correctness door open, it is time for those of us who agree with him to rush into the conversation. It may be the only chance we have to fearlessly voice these comments in the public, secular arena.  The door will close as quickly as its been opened unless we stick our “feet” in the door and keep it open.

Islam is Different

The forces of political correctness have not yet descended on Dr. Carson and those that support him to their full capacity. Expect it. Once a chink is found in the current armour of this philosophy, its proponents may realize that their whole system of thinking could come crashing down. Workplace training sessions may focus on promoting the “religion of peace.” Advertisements will likely feature happy, positive Muslims. Universities (even the POTUS has criticised them as overly politically correct) may begin actual persecutions against those who speak their minds. The “BIGOT” word will likely be trumpeted loud and clear.

Right now however, we have a chance to frame the debate. I cannot stress how important this is. Whoever wins the war of words, wins the debate. The phrase we must get out is that Islam is an ideology (that has a religious component). It is not just a religion.

 

In countries in which Islam is a minority, it attempts to appear as a “religion” only. After its followers become a significant percentage of the population, the ideological aspects of Islam which attempts to dominate world governments with its Sharia Law, come into focus.

When debating Americans about Islam, we must not focus on the religious aspects of Islam. Islam is one of many religions within the USA, all of which have rights under the Constitution that should be upheld. But rather, we need to focus on its repressive Sharia Law, its desire for world domination, and its embracing of violence.

We must focus on the “Ideology” of Islam and compare it to Fascism, Marxism, and  Anarchism

 

It is not illegal to hold these radical political views in the USA either, and it shouldn’t be illegal to be a Islamist. Islamists should be allowed to run for office. However, no one in their right mind should vote for a Fascist. In the same way, we should not vote for those who uphold an Islamic philosophy. It is not their religion that is problem, it’s their ideology. That was Dr. Carson’s point, and we should not allow it to be submerged beneath leftist rhetoric.

The Religion of Love

Christianity is the religion of love and we should live it out during the time we “speak the truth in love.” Framing the debate on Islam as a radical political movement will bring the heat from the left. Loving our neighbors as our selves will extinguish the flaming darts. Let us approach this issue fearlessly and with love for those trapped in this ideology.

But the time to act is RIGHT NOW. Do not delay even by one hour. It is rare that we have a chance like this to influence American thinking. Don’t let the forces of darkness overwhelm the truth. Speak it.

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10 thoughts on “Dr. Ben Carson, Islam, and the USA”

  1. I’ve just been listening to a very enlighening talk by Mark Durie, showing how Abraham is used by Islam to bring Jews and Christians under Islamic rule, and to get Christians to love and to be charitable towards Muslims. Durie gives a warning to the U.S. and to Britain. Interesting that Christians are always showing charity to Muslim countries and refugees, but Muslims are not.

    http://markdurie.com/

    1. I have just started listening, but I can see this is very solid teaching. We should love Muslims, but we must hate and oppose Islam. It is one of the seven heads of Satan (Rev. 17) and must be resisted at all costs. It is NOT a relative religion to Christianity. It is not religion at all but Fascism with a religious component.
      Thanks for sharing Howard

    2. Thank you for the link, Howard. I listened to the first video. I had not heard of Mr. Durie, but I am well acquainted with Front Page Magazine and Jamie Glazov. As you probably know, Jamie’s parents were Soviet dissidents. His father Yuri, signed the Letter of Twelve, denouncing alleged Soviet human rights abuses, during the Leonid Brezhnev period.

  2. Greetings, Nelson, this quiet Shabbat before the beginning of the Feast of Booths/Tabernacles tomorrow evening.

    I think you are right that Christians should speak out now about why it is inappropriate for a Muslim to be President. Though he be a “moderate” Muslim, pressure will bear on him to be a “good” Muslim. We see this all through Israel among the Arabs: a “good Arab” is a Muslim or should support the Islamic jihad.

    I do not think that we can really separate ideology from religion. Even Christianity has a driving impetus looking to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to return from Heaven to establish God’s Kingdom forever over His people and creation. The Lord’s Supper looks forward to this day. Religion, to me, is simply living according to what you believe: it is the works that you do according to your faith. The righteous (in any religion) will be he/she who is living by his/her faith.

    The jihadi Muslim is claiming his faith to be the true expression of Islam, and if he believers that, he is going to act it out — whether today, or tomorrow. Why hasn’t the U.S. ever wanted a Jew to be President? I think because, in the heart of hearts of Christianized America, Jews are seen as those who killed Christ, and should not be allowed to be the head senior political figure.

    There is an ideological aspect to ones’ religion which motivates him and informs his worldview and decisions — especially at crisis moments — or else there is no fear of God (in the broadest sense), and nothing matters, for there is no judgment on the last day.

    Still waiting to receive the two books I ordered, so I can start a good instructive read.

    Blessings.

  3. Jeanne, your last paragraph resonates with me. I believe there are two truths, two commands if you will, as I go forward into these ever darkening days.

    These commands are: 1.) I’m not to be deceived, and 2.) I’m not to allow my first love to grow cold.

    I cling to the promise of His abiding Spirit, His Comfort and Grace to complete these directives in me for I am weak and poor in my spirit.

    May we know His fierce love, sufficiency and peace as He pierces the darkness through his humble and grateful servants.

  4. “Evil hides in darkness and deceit.” It sure does. Nelson, thank you for addressing this. I think many Christians, and I will include myself, are just unsure how to handle these sorts of confrontations, how to respond to something like this.

    I mentioned in another post that many Christians are “harmless as doves”, but they are not very wise. They have a simplistic view of things and think that the only thing that is important is that we love Muslims. Of course we should love them, but it is also important to acknowledge the deceptive nature of the enemy. In Islam I believe we see Satan manifested in a way that we do not even see in other ideologies. Yes, of course, all false religions are worshiping idols. But since Islam is the system of the anti-Christ, it is the greatest challenge yet to Christianity. We need our spiritual armor on as never before.

    Just this morning there was this story in The Blaze. As Bill Warner commented, “With Obama Admin about to admit 85,000 more refugees, mostly Syrian, this sort of confrontation will become more and more commonplace.” He’s right. They use our freedoms against us. They use our Constitution, which is incompatible with Sharia law, against us.

    “Muslim Parent Warns School Board ‘We’re Going to Be the Majority Soon’ as Meeting Gets Heated and Security Is Needed”:

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/09/22/were-going-to-be-the-majority-soon-security-gets-involved-as-school-board-meeting-gets-heated-over-muslim-holiday/

    Every week, it seems, there is another provocation by Muslims to test the waters, IMO. Last week it was the 14-year-old who brought a “clock” to school, and now it has been exposed as a scam and a hoax. And yes, I believe this was also a provocation. This kid didn’t invent anything; he pulled the innards out of a clock and put them in a little case. He also new it might look suspicious. And he brought his “creation” to the school on September 11. Just a coincidence? I can’t believe so many people can’t see right through this.

    One last point. It is my observation that Islam is very seductive. IMO, I think this is why so many Westerners have become attracted to it. As a retired Federal employee, I can tell you that I had many colleagues who had had assignments in the Middle East, and many of them (male, mostly) seemed enamored with these cultures. Female officers were generally not assigned to senior positions in these countries. But to illustrate what I am saying, several years ago, Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders put out a short film entitled “Fitna”, which means “temptation, trial; sedition, civil strife”; or, to put it another way, mischief (do these words not perfectly describe the nature of Islam?). The film showed specific Suras from the Qur’an, interspersed with newspaper clippings and media clips of incidents of Islamic terrorism in the West. But what I thought was most interesting is the music that Wilders chose for this short film. One was the beautiful “Arabian Dance” from The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky. It is so exotic. The other piece was the haunting “The Death of Åse” from the Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg. It may seem strange that Wilders chose these two particular pieces of Western classical music for his film, but I believe they were very appropriate. The “Arabian Dance” conveyed the exotic and mysterious façade of Islam which attracts so many. The music of Greig was appropriate because it represents death, the death that comes to every culture which embraces Islam. Underneath the exotic façade of Islam is pure evil, straight from the pit of hell.

    So we need to be wise and discerning. We are being confronted with deception as never before. And it’s going to get worse; as a recent acquaintance of mine (who just retired from DHS) said, “We are going to see a massive download of deception.” Indeed we are already seeing it. We must be in the Word of God if we are to resist the deception and temptation, and we must pray for each other. We must be “those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” Dan. 12:3

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