Two Mini-Posts

Brits Get A Wake-Up Call
Readers of the Telegraph in the UK got more than a Full English Breakfast with their July 23 edition. Along with a generous portion of beans, rashers of bacon, black pudding and tomatoes, they got a heapin’ helpin’ of comparative religion as British Muslims stopped practicing taqiyah (religious dissimulation) just long enough to let pollsters know what they really think about jihad, the struggle against unbelief and the practical consequences for Britons who reject Islam:

YouGov sought to gauge the character of the Muslim community’s response to the events of July 7. As the figures in the chart show, 88 percent of British Muslims clearly have no intention of trying to justify the bus and Tube murders. However, six percent insist that the bombings were, on the contrary, fully justified. Six percent may seem a small proportion but in absolute numbers, it amounts to about 100,000 individuals who, if not prepared to carry out terrorist acts, are ready to support those who do.

However, nearly a third of British Muslims, 32 percent, are far more censorious, believing that “Western society is decadent and immoral and that Muslims should seek to bring it to an end”. Among those who hold this view, almost all go on to say that Muslims should only seek to bring about change by non-violent means but one percent, about 16,000 individuals, declare themselves willing, possibly even eager, to embrace violence.

This may come as a surprise to many westerners, who have been lulled to sleep in the cradle of political correctness and multicultural relativism, but a simple trip to the nearest Qur’an Sura 47 (as well as others) makes it pretty plain:

Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens. Thus (are ye commanded): but if it had been Allah’s Will, He could certainly have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order to test you, some with others. But those who are slain in the Way of Allah, – He will never let their deeds be lost.

Not to worry, though. Stiff upper lip and all that!

Found A Site I Like
Pyromaniac is the site of Phillip Johnson, but not that Phillip Johnson. This is the other Phillip Johnson, who serves as an elder at Grace Community Church and is a big fan of Charles Spurgeon. I really like the look of his blog — combining humor, theology, and commentary on things going on, in and around the world. I hope you like it and I’ll add it to the bounteous column on the left.

2 Comments

  1. said:

    The Pyro has some excellent posts this week! I particularly like his quotes from the Aussie Bible:

    ” (Mark 6:31-44)
    Jesus said to his team, “Come on out to the desert for a bit, so you can have some kip.” (There was such a big mob hanging around they didn’t even have time for a bite to eat.)

    They hopped in the skiff and rowed around the shore to a quiet spot in the scrub. But the mob saw them leave, and recognised them, and took off on foot. So people from all the townships got there ahead of them.

    When Jesus came ashore he saw this enormous mob, and felt sorry for them because they were like a bunch of aimless sheep with no one to keep on eye on them. He started talking to them, and gave them the good oil on a whole lot of things.”

    July 29, 2005
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