A recent Arabic article appearing in Egypt’s Al Ahram newspaper titled “Is Terrorism Jihad?” written by Islamic law expert Dr. Abdul Fatah Idris offers important lessons—from the fact that jihad does involve subjugating non-Muslims to why the Western mentality is still incapable of acknowledging it.
Idris, professor and chairman of Al Azhar University’s Department of Comparative Jurisprudence at the Faculty of Sharia Law, is a well-reputed legal scholar. He begins his article by quoting from various international bodies that correctly define terrorism as violence or threats of violence as a means of coercion.
Read the rest of this important article here.
There are many voices warning the world of the dangers of Islam, including Islamic experts such as Raymond Ibrahim, Ryan Mauro from The Clarion Project, Al Fadi of Biblical Missiology and The Gatestone Institute. Their voices need to be heard and heeded. We should witness to Muslims when possible, and treat them with kindness and compassion, but we can never accept their religion or have spiritual fellowship with them.
Rick Warren is a dangerous force in the visible Christian church, partly because of his wide-reaching influence and false teaching, but also because he is increasingly promoting Islam in a most deceptive way. Read a summary of his interfaith activities here. Warren promotes a false, new age gospel on oneness so it is hardly surprising that he would be comfortable in his interspiritual activities. However, given that something like 32 million copies of his Purpose Driven Life book have been sold, his influence is pervasive in every denomination.
As members of the Body of Christ (the real one, that is) we are to exercise caution and biblical spiritual discernment in all our activities and interactions with the world. It can be useful to be informed of world events, social and religious issues and how they relate to us as Christians. I hope you find this article, and the links provided, helpful in understanding what is happening in the world, from sources who are far better informed than the average mainstream news service.
Blessings in Christ, Sherryn