Security: terrorism, jihad, and islam (notes and links)

A work in progress to be updated. Some personal notes for my family to understand the nature of the threat...

First principles:

  1. "Watch out that no one deceives you." (Matthew 24:4)

  2. Recognize false prophets by their deeds
    "Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves. You’ll recognize them by their fruit." (Matthew 7:15-16)
    As noted below, the fruit of Islam has not been good.

  3. "Satan disguises himself as an angel of light." (2 Corinthians 11:14)
    It is my understanding it was an "angel of light" that Mohamed saw in the cave.

We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah, the Exalted. This is His promise to us; He is glorified and He does not fail in His promise. If we do not reach that time, then our children and grandchildren will reach it, and they will sell your sons as slaves at the slave market.
By Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani ash-Shami, Islamic State spokesman, September 2014.
("Islamic State: “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah”" Jihad Watch )

THE ISIS PLAN to rid the world of Christians isn’t clandestine. It’s not a carefully guarded secret confined to quiet meetings behind closed doors. It’s not even a dream to be realized only when the Islamic State has consumed the entire world. On the contrary, ISIS is so dedicated to perpetrating a Christian holocaust that they talk about it boldly and often...

Then, as if stealing their gold wasn’t enough, ISIS decided to steal something far more dear to them—their three-year-old daughter, Christina. They piled the three of them on a bus. They didn’t know at the time, but they would soon drop them outside of town—leaving them to flee or die. But before they did, they decided to inflict one final injustice. They sent someone onto the bus to yank Christina out of her mother’s arms...

It’s a blight on the entire planet that the world doesn’t wail at this barbarism, for these children are indeed “our” children, and the world ought to be rising up in rage at the atrocities of these evil men. On the contrary, we let ISIS take “our” children as spoils of war. Imagine if they were actually our own children?
("Defying ISIS: Preserving Christianity in the Place of Its Birth and in Your Own Backyard" by Johnnie Moore)

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