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UK: Leading Muslim Authority to Issue a Global Call for Peace to End Terrorism

We need more voices of true moderates to be heard loud and clear within the Islamic community.  Let’s hope the radicals in their midst don’t decide to take matters into their own hands like they have elsewhere …

“LONDON — Thousands of Muslims are gathering at a rally in London Saturday to fight extremism and promote a moderate, inclusive version of Islam.

The event’s organizers Minhaj-ul-Qur’an International say some 12,000 Muslims are expected at Wembley Arena. The event will be broadcast live to dozens of countries around the world.

The group’s founder, the Pakistan-born Islamic scholar Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, says killing innocents is forbidden in Islam and Muslims must integrate into the societies in which they’re living.

Some Islamic scholars like Tahir-ul-Qadri have warned that a power vacuum in North Africa and the Middle East could lead to militant and extremist groups gaining ground in upcoming elections caused by the so-called Arab Spring.

‘If these elements come into power, it will be a big disaster,’ Tahir-ul-Qadri told The Associated Press.” Read more.

Due to the ‘Arab Spring’ Militant Islam may be on the rise – “An Iraqi Catholic Archbishop has said that militant Islam could be on the rise as a result of the Arab Spring. Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk said that radical Islam could become more mainstream following the protest movements. In Tunisia, Egypt and Libya popular movements have ousted their governments, but have also left uncertainties over the future of the countries. In Syria, Yemen and Bahrain, continued protests against the governments are calling for their leaders to step down. Sako said Islamic fundamentalism is threatening to ‘unleash’ across the region.” Read more.

Flashback: Indonesia: Imam Attacked Delivering Antiviolence Sermon During Friday Prayers – “An imam preaching against violence in Aceh was attacked and beaten as he delivered his sermon during Friday prayers, a report said. Saiful Bahri was speaking out against election violence allegedly committed by local politicians and former members of the disbanded Free Aceh Movement (GAM) in Pidie, AcehKita reported.” Read more.

Flashback: India: Moderate Cleric Speaking Against Radical Islam is Blown to Bits – “An improvised explosive device detonated outside a mosque in Srinagar, the capital of India’s portion of the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir, killing a moderate Muslim cleric and showing how militants are still able to mount attacks despite a massive security crackdown by Indian forces.” Read more.

Flashback: Russia: Prominent Imam Speaking Out Against Violence is Sprayed With Bullets – “A prominent imam who discouraged youth from joining Islamic militants has been shot dead in his home in the strife-torn southern Russian republic of Dagestan, news reports said Saturday… ‘He was widely known for his uncompromising stand against any forms of violence, condemning the murder of innocent people and other atrocities of the Chechen underground,’ Interfax quoted a police statement as saying.” Read more.

Categories: Good News, Radical Islam
  1. Anonymous
    09/24/2011 at 8:28 PM

    While I am not familiar with this man, nor do I have any reason to doubt his sincerity, I am also struck by the thought that it will probably be a similar call for “peace” that will usher on to the world stage the “man of sin”.


  2. ICA
    09/24/2011 at 10:13 PM

    Could be.

    My view of 1 Thess 5:3 though for the past couple of years has been this: The ones saying “peace and safety” are those who have gathered together against Jerusalem just before the Day of the Lord comes, and this Day comes just after the post-trib Second Coming of Christ when the surrounding nations (all Islamic today) have gathered against Israel to see her destroyed. I don’t think they are saying “peace and safety” as if to describe something that they are experiencing leading up to that time (if they were, there would be no need to be fighting so many wars until the time of the end), but rather they are saying “peace and safety” at that time because it is what they are anticipating after they have destroyed the “Zionist enemy” Israel, whom they will blame for the “trumpet” judgments that befell them during the tribulation. The Islamic world even believes and openly states today that there can only be peace and safety once Israel ceases to exist.

    Quote: “Iran does not recognize Israel and has repeatedly called for the destruction of the Jewish state as the only solution to the conflict in the Middle East.” (Source).

    Quote: “There will only be Peace when the State of Israel is destroyed and Shariah Law is the Law of the Land.” (Source).

    In other words, there will not be peace and safety until Israel as a Jewish nation ceases to exist (which is what they believe they will accomplish once they gather together against Jerusalem.) This notion is even pushed by so-called “moderate” Muslims, such as the Ground Zero Mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf:

    Quote: “Imam Rauf stated that there will not be peace until Israel ceases to exist. He says that Israel is destined to collapse and ‘In a true peace, Israel will, in our lifetimes, become one more Arab country, with a Jewish minority.'” (Source).

    The entire Islamic world espouses this vitriol incessantly to the masses.

    Quote: “The Jews must all suffer a violent death, to the last one. Both Shi’ites and Sunnis quote the famous hadith [Sahih Muslim, Book 40, Number 6985] attributed to Muhammad: The last hour will not come unless the Muslims fight against the Jews, and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and the stone or the tree would say: “Muslim! Servant of Allah! Here is a Jew behind me; come and kill him!” Not one Friday passes without this hadith being quoted in sermons from one side of the Islamic world to the other…

    Anyone who reads these texts cannot think of co-existence with them, of peace with them, or about accepting their presence, not only in Palestine of 1948 but even in a small village in Palestine, because they are a cancer which is liable to spread again at any moment … There is no solution to the conflict in this region except with the disappearance of Israel.

    … [I]f they [the Jews] all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.” (Source).

    When the nations of Antichrist all come up against Israel, they believe that they will be on the cusp of Israel’s sudden destruction, which will once and for all bring about true “peace and safety” to the Palestinians and all Arabs suffering under the “scourge of the Zionist enemy”, but Scripture tells us what will happen to these invaders:

    1 Thess 5:2-3, “For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.”

    As you may already know, Islamic eschatology teaches that the Messiah of the Jews will be the “false messiah”. It is their version of “Antichrist” whom they call “ad Dajjal” or “al Masiikh” and they believe that they, along with ‘al Mahdi’, must fight against this “false messiah of the Jews”. What Islam has done is flip-flop who Jesus and the Antichrist are and have made evil into good, and good into evil. Islam views al Mahdi as the savior of humanity (see here), when he may in fact be the Antichrist, and Islam views the Messiah of the Jews as the Antichrist, when in fact He is God in the flesh.

    Quote: “Al-Mahdi as we are informed by Prophet Muhammad, will emerge from the east (his name will be like the prophet name) he is not a prophet of God, he will gather the Muslims on one word and will lead Muslim armies to conquer the Jews in Jerusalem and his army will reach Rome and conquer the Vatican, then he will march back to Jerusalem on the word that the Antri-Christ has emerged in Jerusalem (The Holy Land)…

    When Al-Mahdi reach back in Jerusalem, he will not be able to defeat the anti-christ, (He seems to have strong magical powers)” (Source).

    As you can see, Islam has already set up its people into believing that the Jesus of the Bible is their Antichrist whom they must fight against, and has set up its people into believing that the Antichrist of the Bible is their Islamic savior. God Himself declares “I, even I, am the LORD, And besides Me there is no savior” (Isa 43:11). According to Isaiah 43:11 and Hosea 13:4, Muslims who believe that the Mahdi is their savior is making this man into God, and anyone who declares himself to be al Mahdi is showing himself to be God.

    Quote: “The Holy Prophet Muhammad has prophesied about several events that will occur just before the advent of the day of judgment. Among these, Rasulullah has foretold the advent of one of his descendants, Al Mahdi … will fight the oppressors, unite the Muslims, bring peace and justice to the world

    [Al-Mahdi] is from the family of the Holy Prophet, and when he comes the earth will be filled with justice, and Jesus, upon whom be veneration and peace, will follow him and assist him in the slaying of al masiikh often referred to as ad-dajal – the lying, false messiah, the anti-Christ…” (Source).

    According to Islam, Jesus is just a prophet only. The Islamic Jesus is not the same Jesus of the Bible. The Islamic Jesus is a false prophet.

    Yes, they will indeed be saying “peace and safety” just before the Day of the Lord. The Islamic religion has already positioned the Islamic world into believing that they must fight against and kill the “false messiah of the Jews” in order to fulfill their “prophecies” and bring about true peace to the world. But unbeknownst to them, sudden destruction will come upon them, and they will not escape the day of the Lord’s wrath.


  3. Anonymous
    09/25/2011 at 12:17 AM

    I guess I was thinking more in terms of Daniel 9:27 and the affirming or strengthening of the covenant. Could this be a reference to the Abrahamic covenant and a (temporary) acquiescence to the right of Israel to the land by the a/c? In all these years of peace talks, no arab or Islamic leader has been willing to recognize Israel’s right to exist. Might the a/c be the one to finally recognize Israel’s right to the land? Something has to happen to make a way for the Jews to at least set up an altar and begin sacrifices, right? This same covenant is mentioned in Dan. 11 in which the a/c “rages against the covenant”. After confirming the covenant for his deceptive purposes, he then becomes enraged with Israel, commits the AOD and then the time of Jacob’s trouble begins in earnest.

    Just pondering.


  4. ICA
    09/25/2011 at 1:10 AM

    Well, I’ve heard that theory before and personally I don’t ascribe to it, not yet anyway. There are two reasons why primarily.

    First, Islam does not recognize the validity of the Bible and does not therefore ascribe credence to anything written therein regarding a covenant or promise as it relates to the land and the Jews whatsoever. They view the Bible as a corrupted text and their decisions regarding the land of ‘Palestine’ is arbitrated by the ‘divine authority’ of the Qur’an and the Hadith. There are some outliers, however, who hold to the view that the Qur’an does teach that the land indeed belongs to the Jews, but that is a very minority position that is not largely held at all today. The general consensus is that the Qur’an has abrogated any such position since Islamic law forbids Muslims to relinquish rule over any territory whatsoever to nonbelievers that was under Islamic control, including land that ‘Allah’ may have at one time given to the people that were led by Moses.

    Second, with respect to Daniel 9:27, the view that the ‘covenant’ was a ‘peace treaty’ or anything other than the new covenant which was already confirmed in Christ is a relatively recent invention. Since the Messiah is mentioned more times in Daniel 9:25-26 than anyone else and is the central focal point, it seems to me that Jesus is Daniel’s main focus here:

    Dan 9:27a, “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease…”

    Compare Dan 9:27a with the following:

    Gal 3:17, “And this I say, [that] the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.”

    Heb 8:6-8, “… he [Christ] is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. For if that first [covenant] had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.”

    Heb 10:1-10, “For the law … can never with these same sacrifices … make those who approach perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered?… For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins. Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offerings and [sacrifices] for sin You had no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come — In the volume of the book it is written of Me — To do Your will, O God.'” … then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second. By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once [for all].”

    Another question now is whether the 70th week of Daniel is either fulfilled in full, or is only partially fulfilled. Although the 70 weeks of Daniel can be consecutive from beginning to end, there is the definite possibility in my mind that there is a pause in the middle of the 70th week. We even find an example of a pause in time essentially from a comma. In Luke 4:16-21 when Jesus went into the synagogue and read the prophecy of Isaiah 6:1-3 to proclaim its fulfillment, He stopped mid-way in the prophecy. This is what He fulfilled:

    Isaiah 61:1-3, “The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD [{– Fulfilled | –} Not yet fulfilled], and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.”

    Interestingly, Jesus felt the need to mention something a few verses later in Luke 4:25, “But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land.” Could this have been a clue to something? Only God knows. But with respect to the 70th week of Daniel, however, if only the first half was fulfilled then the other half is yet to come — the 1260 days / 42 months / time, times and the dividing of time (3.5 prophetic years of Antichrist) — and since the covenant was already fulfilled in Christ, no other covenant or peace treaty need be confirmed at all.


  5. Anonymous
    09/25/2011 at 1:17 PM

    I have considered that Dan. 9:27 is speaking of the new covenant, as well. I guess I like to ponder all of the theories so that when it actually happens, I’ll know which one was right! :) Is it not also correct that Jesus’ ministry was 3 1/2 years?

    So then, in your opinion, what might be the catalyst for allowing the Jews back on the TM to begin sacrifices?


  6. Anonymous
    09/25/2011 at 1:21 PM

    ….or, do you believe that this portion of Daniel has been fulfilled, i.e. sacrifices cut off, and now there only remains the abomination of desolation to occur? Isn’t the AOD the “kick off” for the 3 1/2 year trib?


  7. ICA
    09/25/2011 at 2:04 PM

    Nothing wrong with considering all of the theories, it’s actually wise to keep various views in mind.

    As for Jesus’ ministry, there is nothing in Scripture that specifically says it was 3.5 years long, but there is certainly enough evidence to conclude that it was.

    When it comes to Jews being allowed back on the Temple Mount to perform sacrifices, however, first let’s recognize that the one who caused the ‘sacrifice and oblation to cease’ was Christ when He became the final sacrifice for sin. All animal sacrifices were now no longer of any value, for the old shadow of animal sacrificial offerings had now been fulfilled by the substance of Christ. Moreover, I am not convinced that there will be any ‘third temple’ built in Jerusalem where Jews will begin performing animal sacrifices again. I give my reasoning for all of this in an article called “2 Thessalonians 2:4 — A Rebuilt Jewish Temple, or Something Else?

    Though I could be wrong, as of right now I still believe that the Abomination of Desolation is yet to occur, and that it is the AOD that will certainly kick-start the final 1260 days leading up to the Second Coming of Christ.


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