Friends, just in case there are still a few who think the concern over the spread of Islam is just a tempest in a teapot, I urge you to watch this five-minute video. Much of Europe has already fallen, and whatever remains is under serious threat. It IS happening.
It can, and it will, happen in America. It has already begun. Just Google "Dearborn, Michigan." Our leadership is doing nothing to stop it, and is in fact paving the way, by allowing religious freedom to be suppressed right here on our own soil. That young man who found his mike turned off as he gave his valedictory speech and dared to mention the name of Jesus? Remember that one, just a few weeks ago? Well, what do you think would have happened if he had thanked Allah, or praised Mohammed? Nothing, that's what. Nothing. No one would have dared to turn off the mike, or criticize his speech. His guarantee of freedom of religion would have been honored and protected, because the Muslims would have had a global tantrum and accused us of not honoring our own Constitution by denying them their religious freedom. However, when it's a Christian involved, we must be careful not to "offend" anyone. I've heard of double standards before, but this one raises the bar.
In the past couple of weeks, a young woman at Sonoma State University in California was told by her boss at her campus job that she had to remove or hide the cross necklace she wore. She didn't, and he insisted. She pushed back and took it to the mat. At that point, the chancellor intervened, apologized and said she could wear it. He should have done so, and he did. The point here, however, is that the girl's boss apparently felt that he would be supported in his orders to the girl. The political climate, and the examples he's seen in the news recently, evidently gave him the courage to tell her she couldn't wear her cross. Now, let's suppose she had been wearing a hijab - the headscarf Muslim women wear, or even the all-covering burqa. Would he have told her she had to remove her scarf, or wear regular clothing instead of the tent? Certainly not, because again, there would have been a Muslim backlash, a screaming hissyfit, probably complete with a few random bombings.
Why is this? It's simple. America is running scared. Our government hasn't got the guts, the backbone, the cojones, whatever you want to call it, to stand up to these invasive extremists. Barack has said he is a Christian. Well, many years ago, my husband told me that you never listen to what a person says, instead you watch what they do. He was right. Our fearless leader fawns over Islam in all its manifestations, and is strangely silent or absent when Christians are being abused.
I realize that probably 95% of the people to whom I'm sending this are aware of the problem. I'm hoping you'll send this on, like ripples in a pond, because there may be a little percentage on your list, like mine, who haven't yet awakened to the threat we face. If we keep things like this going, maybe somewhere in those ripples an answer will emerge.
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sins and heal their land!" II Chronicles 7:14.
This is our only hope. "If God be for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:31. There's just one little hitch in this. We must first be "for" God. When you look at the moral climate of America today, drive by our empty churches, listen to the garbage our children are being fed in their "music" and other entertainment, consider that the very mention of God's name can be a punishable offense in some places, can we even dare to think that God would be "for" us, when we're so blatantly against Him?
America needs to wake up, and realize that we have only one hope. We need to remember that He will not always battle for us, when we persist in ignoring Him. Oh, He will not abandon us completely. Like He has done over and over with Israel, He will always preserve a remnant, just as He promised. But He did let them take their lumps in the past, and He may very well allow us to take ours. I don't think I want to find out what those "lumps" will be. Today, more than ever, I'm glad I'm old. Still, my heart breaks for my grandchildren.