This is a must read for all in this forum who reports and/or concern about Iran's or Islamic Nation's talk or behavior. This article will help you understand why I am not surprised by what they say or do. I am in no way endorsing their actions or pronouncing Israel's doom. I am Pro-life, Pro-right, Pro-Christ, Pro-reality, Pro-peace , Pro-Christian, and Pro-Common Sense. The article is old, but maintain relevant points. A wise person would treasure the practical nuggets, internalize the salient points, while securing an inner peace and governs him or herself accordingly.
Many people don't have any "insight on what are the religious ideological driving forces behind this conflict. They simply reports the destruction of human lives and property, not the driving forces behind such senseless destructive activities."
This article "challenges us to understand a fundamental tenet of the Moslem faith, namely, that "Islam divides the world into two parts:
"One part that is already under the rule of Islam, the other part which must come under the rule of Islam in the future. And this can happen either if the rest of the world, which is non-Islamic, succumbs to Islam or is conquered by Islam."
3.A "sad reality is that while Moslems are infiltrating, penetrating, and successfully propagating their faith in the Western world, no Christian proselytism is allowed in strict Moslem countries. In fact the Moslems have succeeded in wiping out the Christian presence in countries like Lybia, Marocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, etc. At one time these countries had flourishing Christian communities. Some of the greatest Christian thinkers like Augustine and Tertullian, lived and worked in North African countries which were predominantly Christians."
4. A WORD ABOUT THE AUTHOR, PROFESSOR MOSHE SHARON
Professor Moshe Sharon received his Doctorate in Medieval Islamic History from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has served as an Advisor on Arab Affairs to former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin as well as the Ministry of Defense.
With Jesus, you can have peace in the heart, even, if you can't have it in the land. At least, not now (John 14:1-3). Happy reading!. CM
If you have read the essay ("The Agenda of Islam"), what shall a peace-loving people or nations do? Fear, fight or surrender civil liberties, in increments, for protection from a sworn enemy?" CM