By Dr. Peter Hammond
Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.
Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.
Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.
When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well.
Here's how it works
As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:
- United States -- Muslim 0.6%
- Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
- Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
- China -- Muslim 1.8%
- Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
- Norway -- Muslim 1.8%
At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:
- Denmark -- Muslim 2%
- Germany -- Muslim 3.7%
- United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%
- Spain -- Muslim 4%
- Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%
From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:
- France -- Muslim 8%
- Philippines -- 5%
- Sweden -- Muslim 5%
- Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%
- The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%
- Trinidad & Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%
At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.
When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam, with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections in:
- Guyana -- Muslim 10%
- India -- Muslim 13.4%
- Israel -- Muslim 16%
- Kenya -- Muslim 10%
- Russia -- Muslim 15%
After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:
- Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%
At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:
- Bosnia -- Muslim 40%
- Chad -- Muslim 53.1%
- Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%
From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non- believers of all other religions (including nonconforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:
- Albania -- Muslim 70%
- Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
- Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
- Sudan -- Muslim 70%
After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:
- Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
- Egypt -- Muslim 90%
- Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
- Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
- Iran -- Muslim 98%
- Iraq -- Muslim 97%
- Jordan -- Muslim 92%
- Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
- Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
- Palestine -- Muslim 99%
- Syria -- Muslim 90%
- Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
- Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
- United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%
100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-al-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrassas are the only schools, and the Koran is the only “Word”, such as in:
- Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
- Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
- Somalia -- Muslim 100%
- Yemen -- Muslim 100%
Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons. It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor nonMuslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend Madrassas. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death.
Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.
Today's 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world's population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of the world's population by the end of this century. Was it not "Devout Muslim men" that flew planes into U.S. buildings 9 years ago? Was it not a Devout Muslim who killed 13 at Fort Hood?
Can a good Muslim be a good American?
- Theologically - no . . . Because his allegiance is to Allah.
- Religiously – no… Because no other religion is accepted by Allah except Islam (Koran, 2:256).
- Scripturally - no… Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Koran.
- Geographically – no… Because his allegiance is to Mecca , to which he turns in prayer five times a day.
- Socially - no… Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews..
- Politically - no…Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America, the great Satan.
- Domestically - no… Because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Koran 4:34)
- Intellectually - no… Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
- Philosophically - no… Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Koran do not allow freedom of religion and expression.
- Spiritually - no… Because when we declare 'one nation under God,' the Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Koran's 99 excellent names.
Can a Muslim be a good soldier? Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, opened fire at Ft. Hood and Killed 13. He is a good Muslim!
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.
How Can You Say That There Are No Prophesies In The Quran?
Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Concerning the "prophesies" referred to in the Quran: There are no real prophesies in the Quran. By that we mean that there are no detailed prophecies far in advance of an event to convince one of the Divine origin of this book.
Surah 30:2-4 which you refer to speaks of the Roman Empire being defeated. This occurred well before the life of Muhammad. The Western Roman Empire had collapsed in the 5 th Century, well before the birth of Muhammad, and the Eastern Empire was in serious decline at the time of Muhammad's life. The specific defeat that the Yusuf Ali translation and commentary tries to refer to in the footnotes is listed as 614AD. This is well before the Quran was put to writing which was after the death of Muhammad in 632AD.
At any rate the text of Surah 30:2 "The Roman Empire has been defeated" is very vague.
As to Surah 54:1-2, this states: "The hour of judgment is nigh and the moon is cleft asunder..." In what way can this be regarded as a fulfilled prophecy? It is vague and seems to speak of the last Day of Judgment in which case it is speaking of something still to take place in the future. If it is speaking about a judgment that has already fallen, where? when? to who? There are no specifics.
Naturally, there have been many hours of judgment upon a specific city, country or people. But Surah 54 gives absolutely no specifics, merely that an hour of judgment will come.
These so called prophesies can in no way be compared to the very specific prophesies in the Scripture concerning the destruction of the impregnable fortress of Tyre, and the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple. Or of the 300 prophesies which our Lord Jesus Christ fulfilled in such detail. The Old Testament, many hundreds of years before Christ, made clear that the Messiah would be an offspring of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, from the tribe of Judah, a descendant of King David, born in Bethlehem, born of a virgin. He would be rejected and betrayed by a friend, sold for thirty pieces of silver, His hands and His feet would be pierced. He would pray for His enemies, His side would be pierced, soldiers would cast lots for His clothes, but not a bone of His would be broken. He would be buried with the rich, but He would rise from the dead.
All of these, over 300 prophesies in total, were fulfilled in detail by our Lord Jesus Christ.
The prophesies in the Bible are numerous and most convincing. The two supposed prophecies referred to in the Quran are no prophecies at all. Therefore, it is quite correct to say the there are no prophesies in the Quran.
Do you have a copy of our book: Slavery, Terrorism & Islam - The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat? This includes a Muslim Evangelism Workshop Manual at the back which deals with many of these issues. The Muslim Evangelism Workshop is also available in a 12 audio CD box set, with PowerPoints. These can be ordered from FF-USA ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
May the Lord continue to be your joy and strength.
Yours for the fulfillment of the Great Commission
Dr. Peter Hammond
A Book Review
By Marilyn M. Brannan
“This is a fascinating, well-illustrated and thoroughly documented response to the relentless anti-Christian propaganda that has been generated by Muslim and Marxist groups and by Hollywood film makers. As Karl Marx declared, “ The first battlefield is the re-writing of History!?”—Dr. Brian M. Abshire – Highlands Reformed Church, Spokane, Washington.
If you have not yet read a comprehensive history of the origin and spread of Islam and its impact on the world, Dr. Peter Hammond‘s latest book is one you will want to read and share with others.
The nature and history of Islam has not been well understood in the Western world. Following the mass murders of 9/11 and other international acts of terrorism involving fanatical Muslim extremists, the West awoke with a start and began to question what it is in Islam that creates that kind of mentality. In Slavery, Terrorism and Islam, Dr. Peter Hammond goes to the root of it all.
This impactful study includes a wealth of information about Islam and what it teaches, and explores as well one of the most neglected aspects of Islamic history—its 14 centuries of involvement in slavery. Although slavery has existed in most regions of the world and dates back to earliest recorded history, Islam‘s involvement far exceeds that of any other nation or any other people on earth—both in the depth of its cruelty and in terms of the vast numbers of its victims. In his book, Dr. Hammond points out that the goal of Islam is to overthrow all governments and establish an Islamic super-state that will control all aspects of life for every person on earth. Islam, in Arabic, means submission, surrender or subjugation.
Islam reasons that world domination and the elimination of all other religions and belief systems is the pathway to peace. Never mind the fact that the establishment of such “peace” will require deception, intrigue, violence, terrorism, bloody warfare and all other means necessary to achieve it.
Hammond also emphasizes that Jihad (warfare in the name of Allah) is not just the view of extremists on the fringe of Islam, but is, in fact, a central tenet of Islam. Jihad was so important to Muhammad himself that he declared it to be the second most important deed in Islam.
The Scourge of Slavery
Much has been written about the Trans-Atlantic slave trade (which involved North America). But slavery did not begin in America, nor in Europe. It was indigenous to African and Arab countries long before it ever made its way to Europe. It was practiced by the tribes of the American Indians long before Columbus set foot on the shores of the New World.
Little attention has been given to the Islamic slave trade across the Sahara, Red Sea, and Indian Ocean—an indescribably cruel and astonishingly extensive practice that lasted fourteen centuries and continues to this day in some Islamic regions of the world.
Over the centuries, at least 28 million Africans were enslaved in the Muslim Middle East. Since 80% of those captured by Muslim slave traders are calculated to have died before reaching the slave markets, the death toll alone from the 14 centuries of Muslim slave raids into Africa could have been over 112 million. When the death toll is added to the number of those actually sold in the slave markets, the total number of African victims of the Trans-Sahara and East African slave trade could be as high as 140 million people.
(Note: As for the Muslim claim that =Islam is the Black man‘s religion,‘ Dr. Hammond writes, “Far from Islam being the Black man‘s religion, it has been the greatest affliction the Black people have ever endured through the 14 centuries of Islamic slave trade and the oppression of Sharia law.”)
The Trans-Atlantic slave trade is estimated at 11 million Africans, of which 95% went to South and Central America (mainly to Portuguese, Spanish and French colonies); 5% ended up in the U.S.
Pagan Origins, Christian Deliverance
Dr. Hammond presents not only important information about the origins of slavery, but informs the reader as to how slavery was finally abolished from most parts of the world. The pre-Christian world accepted slavery as normal and desirable. The great civilizations of Mesopotamia, Babylon, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and all the civilizations in Central America and Africa were built on slave labor. Many early Christians were slaves in the Roman Empire.
One aspect of slavery that has been consistently misrepresented is the idea that European slave raiders entered the interior of Africa and by brute force, dragged off thousands of black Africans. In view of the fierce resistance they would have encountered from African natives, such an idea is preposterous. The truth is, captive black Africans were forcibly brought by other black Africans to coastal outposts where they were traded for goods.
Before the coming of Christ, heathen nations despised manual labor and relegated it to slaves. At the time of Christ‘s birth, half the population of the Roman Empire were slaves. Three-quarters of the population of Athens were slaves. But Jesus, working as a carpenter, gave labor a new dignity; and by His atoning death, he introduced a powerful new force: the Sword of the Spirit—which is the Word of God. And thus Christianity began to challenge the Sword of Islam and the vast slave trade that it had forced upon the world—from what became Afghanistan and Turkmenistan on the East, across the Middle East and Northern Africa westward to Portugal and Spain.
From the beginning of the Christian Church, Christians freed slaves because of the commands in Scripture to love your neighbor and to do for others what you would have them do for you. During the 2nd and 3rd centuries, tens of thousands of slaves were freed by people who converted to Christ. Later, during the Middle Ages, bishops and church councils recommended the redemption of captive slaves, and for five centuries, Trinitarian monks redeemed Christian slaves from Muslim servitude. In 1102 AD, the London Church Council outlawed slavery and the slave trade. By the 12th century, slavery in Europe was rare; and by the 14th century slavery was almost unknown on the continent of Europe.
Unfortunately, the spread of Islam in the 7th century had brought a rebirth of the slave trade, especially in Africa. During the 18th
and 19th centuries, Christians such as William Wilberforce, John Newton, William Carey, David Livingstone and General Charles Gordon worked tirelessly to end the slave trade. There was no comparable opposition to slavery in the Muslim world, and the nations where slavery exists yet today are, for the most part, Islamic.
Four Centuries of Jihad ...then, the Christian Crusades
Dr. Hammond‘s book will help the reader understand what launched the Crusades of the 11th , 12th, and 13th centuries. From its founding in the 7th century, Islam has been the most potent and most vicious opponent of Christianity in the world. In just the three centuries following its founding in 622 AD by Muhammad, Islam annihilated 50% of all the Christians in the world of that time. In just the first century of Islam, 3,200 churches were destroyed or converted to Islamic mosques. In the nine-year period from 634 to 643 AD (two decades after its founding), Islam slaughtered and enslaved thousands of Christians in Syria, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Cyprus, and North Africa.
Less than a century later (AD 712), the Muslims invaded India, smashed statues, demolished temples, plundered palaces, and slaughtered vast numbers of Indian men and enslaved the women and children. Will Durant, in The Story of Civilization, describes the Muslim invasion of India as "probably the bloodiest story in history." This horrific campaign of bloodshed occurred several centuries before Christian nations finally rose up and sent their knights into battle against the Islamic hordes. On 27 November 1095, the Pope called upon the knights of Europe to go forth and rescue the Holy Sepulcher and retake the Holy Land.
Many who excuse the atrocities of Islamic Jihad do so by applying a completely disingenuous double standard by condemning the Christian Crusades for their violence. But the Crusades were, after all, a long-delayed reaction to four centuries of relentless Islamic Jihad, which had wiped out over 50% of all the Christians in the world and conquered over 60% of all the Christian lands on earth. Included in this book are accounts of many of the horrific battles of the Crusades.
Other parts of his book include the tragic plight of women in Islam; a comparison of the Bible and the Koran; little-known information about Sharia Law; and encouragement for those who have a heart for challenging and evangelizing Muslims.
The Challenge for the West
One out of every six people in the world today is a Muslim. There are 1.2 billion people from the Philippines to the Atlantic coast of the Sahara Desert who live under the control of Islam. Even as Islam is being propagated in Europe and America, the heads of 37 Muslim countries have resolved to expel all Christian missionaries from their lands. Today, Muslims demand the right to build mosques in the United States, but Christians are never permitted to build churches in any countries that are predominantly Muslim. This absorbing book by Dr. Hammond was born out of the difficult experience of missionaries on the front lines of the battle for the soul of Africa—and indeed, for the world. Slavery, Terrorism and Islam is designed to inform those who want the truth about Islam, and to equip ordinary Christians from every walk of life to wisely and scripturally minister to Muslims all over the world.
Dr. Hammond has been a missionary to restricted access areas for over 28 years, pioneering missionary outreaches into the war zones of Mozambique, Angola and Sudan. During the war in Sudan he flew far behind enemy lines to the beleaguered Nuba Mountains with tons of Bibles, school books, agricultural tools and seed and other relief aid. Peter has walked throughout the war-devastated Nuba Mountains—an island of Christianity in a sea of Islam—showing the Jesus film in Arabic, proclaiming the Gospel, and training pastors. Peter Hammond can be reached by Email at: email@example.com or by writing to:
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