Islam vs Everyone
By Hal Lindsey
There are some basic things about Islam that everyone should know — including its view of human rights.
Since Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution, the country has had two “Supreme Leaders.” The first was the notorious Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. He said, “What they [meaning Westerners] call human rights is nothing but a collection of corrupt rules worked out by Zionists to destroy all true religions.”
If anything, Iran’s present “Supreme Leader,” the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, holds an even greater abhorrence of basic rights. He said, “For us the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is nothing but a collection of mumbo-jumbo by disciples of Satan.”
He was referring to the United Nation’s “Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” written in 1948. The declaration is basic and straight forward. It is similar to the US Constitution’s Bill of Rights. It includes the right to “life, liberty and security of person.” It also includes freedom of religion and speech, the right to due process, to own and acquire property, freedom of assembly, to work, and to acquire an education.
We can debate whether the UN has any business telling the nations of the world what rights their citizens should have. But to call the rights I just listed “satanic” requires a dark worldview — a worldview perfectly in tune with the Koran.
We must remember that Islam is not just a religion. It is also a political system — a blueprint for government. Many of the freedoms listed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are useful in improving governments. But Islam sees it as impossible to improve on a government handed down by Allah.
For Muslim true believers, freedom of religion is an insult to their prophet. If you want to see this in action, try to build a church in Saudi Arabia. The New Testament has exacting messages about God and His ways. But it doesn’t tell Christians to kill those who reject the message. It says to pray for them — not stone them.
The newspaper Le Figaro editorialized that Islam should perhaps already be considered, “France’s prime religion.” According to the Montaigne Institute, the teaching of Arabic should be mandatory in French public schools. European leaders sometimes refer to Islam as a “denomination,” as if they were Lutherans or Presbyterians. Many Americans see it the same way. But they could not be more wrong.
Belgium’s ISLAM Party believes it can turn Belgium into a “Islamist Democracy” by 2030. The French magazine, Causeur, talked about the ISLAM Party’s objective. “The program is confusingly simple: replace all the civil and penal codes with sharia law. Period.”
The French newspaper, Le Figaro, says it won’t happen by 2030, but it will happen. “The European capital,” it said, “will be Muslim in twenty years.”
Islam is both a religion and a political ideology. As a political system, it is infused with the fervency of religion. It is unbending and intolerant. And it cannot rest until it rules — everything and everyone.