A Clash of Civilizations – The Elephant in the Room!
Posted by lamarzulli on September 10, 2010
L. A. Marzulli
Christians in Gaza Fear for Their Lives as Muslims Burn Bibles and Destroy Crosses
After defeating their rivals in Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement, Muslim extremists are focusing their attacks on Christians in Gaza City. Christians in Gaza City have issued an appeal to the international community and a plea for protection against the increased attacks by Muslim extremists.
Father Manuel Musallem, head of Gaza’s Latin church, told the AP that Muslims have ransacked, burned and looted a school and convent that are part of the Gaza Strip’s small Romany Catholic community. He told the AP that crosses were broken, damage was done to a statue of Jesus, and at the Rosary Sister School and nearby convent, prayer books were burned.
I use this article to illustrate the point the Moslems have burned, and urinated on the Christian Bible. However pointing to bad behavior to justify more bad behavior is counter productive. The burning of the Koran is a stupid idea and not only is it incitefull, but sophomoric. However, there is a clash of civilizations, which is the elephant in the room. It’s what very few people want to talk about. How do we deal with a father living in Texas who kills his two daughters because they are becoming to “westernized?” How do we view the way Saudi Arabia treats its female population? Women are second class citizens. They cannot drive, cannot vote and must be accompanied by a male member of the family at all times. They are also required to cover their faces and hair.
In Afghanistan, young boys are dressed up as girls and forced to dance in front of the men. Later they are sometimes ganged raped. Wealthy Afghan men boast of their “boys” and it is accepted behavior in that country. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/12/dancing-boys-afghanistan
Millions of women have had their genitalia mutilated thus depriving them of ever having a orgasm. This practice is still widely accepted and is called in the west, female circumcision. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jul/25/female-circumcision-children-british-law
Sharia law, which is practiced in Iran calls for the stoning of individuals caught in adultery. There is a woman, Mohamadi Ashitani, who is line to receive this punishment which has created an International outcry!
This years Ramadan erupted in the usual violence between Sunni and Shia Moslems, so far 1011 people have been killed due to the sectarian violence. http://thereligionofpeace.com/
All of what I just mentioned is at odds with western culture. It is, in fact, a clash of civilizations. This is evident by France recently creating laws that prohibit the wearing of the Muslim veil. They are doing this because the French know that their way of life will be lost forever unless they create boundaries.
The building of the Mosque near the site of the Twin Towers has certainly been in the news and some say it is being used to illustrate an Islamic victory over America. Do Muslims have the right to build a house of worship? By our constitution they are granted that right. However, if the goal is to eventually force ever person in the United States to convert to Islam, then this goes against our rights as Americans of freedom of worship. What is their endgame?
In closing today’s post. Moslems need to hear about Isa, Jesus, Yashua. They need to understand that Isa died for them too. There is talk in the Moslem world of Imams having dreams about Isa. There are many who are coming to knowledge of the Messiah. There is the testimony of former PLO terrorist, Walid Shoebat who became a Christian.
We need to talk to Moslems about the good news and at the same time be aware that there is a clash of civilizations that threatens our way of life…. that is a fine line to walk, yet walk it we must!
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