Confusion continues to reign in the "war on terror." Some are trying to sort Muslims into categories: radicals, moderates, Islamists, islamofacists, Shia, Sunna, Taliban, Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas; all trying to find out where the bad guys are and deal with them.
Sure, some Muslims are more moderate or more radical than others. Yet, few westerners are willing to admit that this is really a "holy war." But, that's how the "bad guys" see it.
Those who carry out terrorist acts have ample proof from the Qur'an and Hadiths that this is exactly what Allah wants. Following Muhammad's style of tribal warfare is the best way to guarantee entrance to paradise. For the Muslim, it's simple: it's Islam against everyone else.
Although parts of the Islamic literature suggest that Muhammad had some respect for Christians and Jews, others target them specifically. In the authoritative Hadith, Sahih Muslim, Chapter 8, Book 037, Number 6668: "There would come people amongst the Muslims on the Day of Resurrection with as heavy sins as a mountain, and Allah would forgive them and He would place in their stead the Jews and the Christians." This is reinforced in Number 6665 of the same Hadith: "When it will be the Day of Resurrection, Allah would deliver to every Muslim a Jew or a Christian and say: 'That is your rescue from Hell-Fire.'" Number 6666 also states: "No Muslim would die but Allah would admit in his stead a Jew or a Christian in Hell-Fire." Apparently, from these passages, Christians and Jews are an especially abhorrent type of non-believer to be the ones designated to go to hell in place of Muslims with a "mountain" of sin. Those today who are campaigning for "tolerant" churches to hold joint services with Muslim leaders, should consider well these verses. Those who claim that Allah of the Qur'an and Jehovah of the Bible are the same monotheistic God, would also do well to note them. Nowhere in the Bible do we find Jehovah expressing such capricious behavior.
Some today are even recommending that Christian pastors make copies of the Qur'an available in their churches and even include passages from the Qur'an in their teachings.
The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, 5:11, commands that we are to "have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." Even a brief review of the "works" of Islam can draw only one conclusion: they are definitely "unfruitful" because of their "darkness."
Their denial that Jesus was God and that He died for our sins, leaves all Muslims without a sure hope of salvation. This "anti-Christ" spirit, alone, produces spiritual darkness and bondage.
Mohammad Ghazoli suffered nearly his whole life in this darkness. He writes in his book, Christ, Muhammad, and I, how his innocent questions in childhood were squelched and not until late in life was he presented a Bible that dispelled that darkness. Any soul winner witnessing to Muslims needs the background information contained in Ghazoli's book to help him understand the mindset of the Muslim and how the Bible will open his eyes to the truth. Sure, we need to love the Muslims. But we cannot approve their spiritual bondage. We must find ways to prove that the God of the Bible is the true and living God, not their fickle Allah, who might get them excused from hell if he can find enough Christians and Jews to take their place.