The attack at Fort Hood, where an American soldier shouted, “Allah Akbar” (???? ????), Arabic for “Allah is Great”, and then opened fire on a group of young solders, is deeply disturbing.
What is even more disturbing is the reluctance to name what is really happening.
To shout “God is great” before committing mass murder is the signature of Islamic Terrorism the world over. It is a self-affirmation of ultimate motivation and purpose of their action. It is comparable to a Christian saying, “To God be the Glory” or “Praise the Lord”. It reveals our hearts and the wellspring of our actions.
What is significant is the murderer’s self-identification that his motivation had to do with his radical Islamic faith. This identification is collaborated by the other facts in the case – facts that should have been obvious to all. And in retrospect are obvious. While perhaps not a formal member of a terrorist cell, he was publicly espousing ideas that belong to radical Islam and was also apparently in touch with others infected with the same ideology of death and hate. Why did we not see it? Why did the Army not move quickly to remove such a person from their midst? I believe it is because of the culture of denial that is within Islam itself and is also infecting all those who would be able to clearly discern the roots of Islamic Terrorism. The Wall Street Journal, in a Tuesday, Nov. 10 editorial by Dorothy Rabinowitz entitled “Dr. Phil and the Fort Hood Killer”, noted the following:
“ What is hard to ignore, now, is the growing derangement on all matters involving terrorism and Muslim sensitivities. Its chief symptoms: a palpitating fear of discomfiting facts and a willingness to discard those facts and embrace the richest possible variety of ludicrous theories as to the motives behind an act of Islamic terrorism. All this we have seen before but never in such naked form. The days following the Fort Hood rampage have told us more than we want to know, perhaps, about the depth and reach of this epidemic.”
This goes back to the root of all demonic strongholds which is deception, in this case blocked from exposure by fear, particularly the fear of death. This combination of deception and fear has been the key to all such demonic strongholds whether Nazism or the KKK. In dealing with Islamic Terrorism, whose trademark is death, this fear is palpable. Indeed I have dealt with it as I have tried to be obedient to the guidance of the Holy Spirit in writing these articles offering discernment.
The only way to overcome this fear that binds us and blocks the clear exposure of the truth, is Jesus who is the Resurrection and the Life, who overcomes the fear of death, and also who gives us perfect love which casts out fear. That we here in America are afraid to name this evil is not just because of the disease of political correctness, it is testimony to how we have fallen away from our own faith foundations. It is a testimony to the need for the Gospel of Jesus to go both into Islam and to the West. Outside of Jesus Christ we have no way of standing against this stronghold of death and deception, that was so terribly expressed in the massacre of young unarmed solders at Fort Hood on US soil. This is a call to proclaim the gospel! When we do not have Jesus we do not have any way to name or stand up against evil.
Video Clip by Brad Long – Jesus Christ, the Resurrection and the Life; Overcoming the Fear of Death in the Islamic Stronghold of Terrorism