A Terrorist’s Fairy Tale
Years from now a terrorist tells this fairy tale to his children...
“Once upon a time,
There were twin towers standing against the skyline of an American
city, but they were taken to the ground, reduced to rubble.
Once upon a time,
There was safety in the city of light, the city of knowledge and
freedom, home of one of the seven wonders, The Eiffel Tower, but it is
now surrounded by armed guards.
Once upon a time,
There was a Temple erected in honor of Jonah, who was disappointed in
Once upon a time,
There was a historical Buddhist temple in Afghanistan,
There was a complex underground metro in Madrid,
There was a unifying, peaceful, annual marathon in Boston,
There was safety on American military bases...
Now these are just reminders of our Islamic superiority.”
---Unfortunately, this is how the followers of Islam think!
When terrorists commit heinous acts against Western nations,
their agenda is to dramatically affect change in the everyday life of
their citizens. I personally believe this has been a highly successful
strategy for Islam, dating back to the teachings of the Qur’an in:
Surat Al-Isra 17:5 “So when the [time of] promise came for the first
of them, We sent against you servants of Ours - those of great
military might, and they probed [even] into the homes, and it was a
It is unfortunate the translation from the Arabic text to English has
softened the original intent. This verse encourages infiltration into
an enemy’s home with the goal of finding weakness that can be
corrupted and exploited in order to create destruction from within.
God allowed me to grow up in a culture where the youngest boy in a
Muslim family attends a summer school requiring he memorize all 30
books of the Qur’an. This has given me a deep understanding of the
Islamic foundational principles, insight into cultural relevance and
knowledge of the personality and original intention of the author,
A terrorist attack against the West is not actually about the
attack itself, but about redirecting our focus from the attackers’
motives, creating division within a society by exaggerating our
existing differences of opinion, and taking advantage of our fear of
offending a portion of our own population. This softens our reaction,
which is a success for Islam because we no longer act, we react. As a
person knowledgable about Islam and its role in politics and everyday
Muslim life, I can attest to the methods used by Islamists seeking
domination in foreign lands. We tend to think of these terrorist
attacks as a horrible ending, but the Islamists view them as the
initial implementation of a well laid plan.
The intent is to cause fear that makes lasting impact, weakening
the solidarity, the foundational principles and the integrity of the
structure. Even if the hysteria is only temporary, it causes that
country to change their freedoms, to crack down on the liberties of
its own population, until even the rights and privacy of its citizens
are seriously restricted. One can have good intentions when they
install a good, solid lock on their door to prevent any break-ins, but
if you add another lock and another, all the screws and holes drilled
to install them, will threaten the integrity of the door.
Our problem with Islam is not with the people, but with the
religion which controls the people. One day recently, while I was
doing my daily research into current events affecting the Middle East
region and Islamic nations, I was watching a Friday sermon broadcast
from a huge mosque. The imam was comparing western society, or
infidels’ fear of losing their life with those Islamists who willingly
give their lives for the cause of Allah. Once its followers are
convinced of their moral and genetic superiority, it is much easier to
persuade them to act as the Qur’an directs, conquering the land of
infidels through deceit and violence.
After the recent attacks in France, the French government is
looking to restrict references to religion when it comes to their
citizens’ rights to freedom of speech, which are similar to our first
amendment rights here in America. There has been movements in many
countries to restrict the freedom of those who speak out in favor of
morality or in a way that can be perceived as offensive to certain
groups. I’m concerned that one day I will be a target for my writings
exposing the truth about Islam, of being labeled as a person who
spreads hate-speech. My freedom to publish these articles or my other
writings may soon be restricted and according to new laws, could land
me in jail. Instead of restricting the rights of average citizens, we
should be pointing the finger at the wrong, naming them by name.
Exodus, the movie, made a mockery of Moses and God, and Noah, the
movie, took great artistic license with the portrayal of the events
recorded in the Bible. Some Christians chose not to support the
movies, some chose to attend in order to answer those questioning the
theology, some gave scathing reviews, clarifying many of the doctrinal
errors, still others are just glad to see “Christian” movies getting a
spotlight and hope it encourages those seeking Truth to investigate
further. No Christian answered these heresies with mass shootings or
suicide bombings. It concerns me that the political world doesn’t
acknowledge that the reaction of Islam is always violent. Why wouldn’t
Islamic leaders come in love and protest personally the author/artist
who offends their prophet? Why don’t the Islamic leaders publish
peaceful articles clearing up the perceived misconceptions of
unbelievers? It is because they are indoctrinated to hate those who
oppose Islam and to dominate all disbelievers by the sword.