The use of children in warfare is one of the most tragic developments
in modern conflicts. In Vietnam, U.S. soldiers were obliged to shoot
children who were directed by the enemy to run toward the soldiers
with live grenades in their clothing.
Rebel factions in Africa and Asia today force teens and pre-teens
into uniform and hand them loaded assault rifles.
Yet, the most shocking to the western mind is the suicide bomber.
Brain-washed from birth with hate for the "infidel," and groomed by
their spiritual leaders with visions of ecstasy in paradise, they are
the most frustrating of all
enemies to combat.
Today the debate rages whether these bombers are the product of
central Muslim teachings or only a radical "fundamentalist" fringe.
So unthinkable is this concept to the western mind that we are searching
desperately for proof that the majority of Muslim believers also abhor
However, it is difficult to find this proof either in Muslim
doctrine or the performance of the nations dominated by Islam.
Christian expansion depends on missionaries who persuade through
preaching and discipling. Muslim doctrine specifies the expansion of
Islam by force. History and current events demonstrate the horrors of
The newest Chick tract, The
Sky Lighter, depicts how the suicide bomber is cultivated from
birth. He is indoctrinated with hatred for the "infidels" and promised
a guarantee of paradise as a martyr.
The tract gives a gospel message that there is a way to be sure
of heaven without blowing yourself up.
It also educates the reader in the unbiblical doctrines of Islam.
This is important today in America with the public schools pushing
the teachings of Islam.
Our kids need to know that this is a religion they must not get
involved with. They will see that the deck was stacked against poor
little Abdulla right from birth and that Islam is a dark religion
without love or hope.
After 9/11, there is a desperate attempt to convince the world that
Islam is a peaceful religion. History and current events demonstrate
that this is a lie.
The very heart of Muslim doctrine is that one must first believe
in Allah, then the second duty is jihad, to conquer for Allah.
Anyone who will not submit to Allah must be destroyed.
Ergun and Emir Caner, in their book,
Unveiling Islam, state, about
the destruction of the world trade center towers: "The terrorists
were not some fringe group that changed the Qur'an to suit political
ends. They understood the Qur'an quite well and followed the teaching
of jihad to the letter."
Soul winners must not be deceived by the attempt to portray Islam
as peaceful. We must realized how Satan has captured the Muslim in
a terrible trap. We must become knowledgeable enough in this
religion to help them out of the trap.
The Caners were born and raised in Islam but discovered forgiveness
in Christ as young men. They paid a terrible price in family
relationships but went on to pastor, teach and write books so that
soul winners would be better equipped to gently, lovingly lead the
precious Muslims to faith in the true God of the Bible.
Unveiling Islam describes the false doctrines of Islam, cautions
the soul winner on cultural traps in witnessing, and presents a
strategy for coaxing the Muslim to consider the claims of Christ.
The Sky Lighter will
present the gospel to the Muslim who may be willing to read it and
inoculate the non-Muslim against this deception.