2,000 ticking terror time bombs are in the US…when are they going to go off
- In Germany, following a wave of Islamic immigration, one political party is considering a call for shutting down all of the country’s mosques in a desperate bid to prevent terrorist attacks, rape sprees and other acts of violence and Muslim domination.
- In the U.S., President Obama marked the new year by visiting a mosque and has invested a great deal of effort to downplay the connection between Islam and terrorism, while leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has proposed temporarily halting all Muslim immigration.
- A growing chorus of U.S. politicians, pundits and scholars are calling for closer monitoring of U.S. mosques, the number of which has grown exponentially since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people on U.S. soil.
Experts on Islamic terrorism are calling the estimated 2,500 to 3,100 mosques in America “ticking time bombs.”
Every state now has at least one. California and New York lead the way, each with more than 500 mosques, followed by Texas with just over 300.
As the number of mosques increase, so do acts of Islamic terror in the U.S.
FBI Director James Comey told Congress recently that his agency is stretched to the limit trying to keep up with nearly 1,000 active ISIS investigations in all 50 states, and that does not include probes tied to al-Qaida, al-Shabab or other Islamic groups.
While the FBI is able to foil the vast majority of Islamic terror plots, last year was particularly bloody with jihadist shootings in Chattanooga that killed five U.S. servicemen and another attack that took 14 lives at a Christmas party in San Bernardino.
Jihadist knife attacks at a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, and on the campus of University of California at Merced have recently injured at least a dozen others, some critically.
And everyone is jittery after what happened in Brussels, Belgium, last month.
Of the thousands of mosques in America, nearly 80 percent of them have been opened since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Listening to politicians in Congress and on presidential stump speeches, Americans might get the idea that ISIS is to blame for all of this violence. It uses the Internet to “poison the minds” of young Muslims, they say. But seven Islam experts and former Muslims contacted by WND say it’s not that simple and the problem goes beyond ISIS.
The root of the problem, they all agree, lies in the mosque.
Dr. Mark Christian, president and founder of the Global Faith Institute, which seeks to educate Americans about the true nature of mainstream Islam, says about 80 percent of the roughly 2,800 U.S. mosques are controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization whose stated goal is to bring the nations into compliance with Shariah law.
“You have a new mosque opening every week in America,” says Christian, a former child imam who grew up in Egypt the son of a Muslim Brotherhood operative before fleeing his homeland and converting to Christianity as a young adult.
Christian, now 44 and living in Nebraska under the threat of a fatwa, said the FBI and other U.S. intelligence agencies don’t understand the source of Islamic violence. They have focused for years on learning about the ties of individual Muslims to groups like al-Qaida or ISIS when in fact they should be going to mosques and learning about the Quran and hadiths. All the answers are there, in the texts and in the mainstream Islamic interpretations of the texts, if they would only look.
So what are people being taught in the overwhelming majority of mosques?
Dr. Mark Christian grew up in a prominent Muslim family in Egypt and converted to Christianity
as an adult.
Christian, who memorized two-thirds of the Quran by the age of 14, says he knows exactly what is being taught.
He said if you look at the jihadist attacks over the years in the U.S. and Europe you will find a common theme.
“The problem is you have law enforcement agents walking into a mosque but they are looking for the wrong thing,” he said. “They are trying to monitor mosques (back when they were allowed to do that before President Obama) to try to find dirt and what they will find is people seeking spiritual salvation, something all of us will look at as an honorable thing, but they are missing the ticking bomb.”
The key is in how the Muslim finds his salvation.
Christian said if you look at the lives of the 9/11 hijackers, the Boston bombers, the Chattanooga shooter, the attackers on the Charlie Hebdo magazine, and the Paris and Brussels’ attacks, you will find a group of young men whose lifestyles were not exactly pious.
Some smoked marijuana and partied at nightclubs, some watched pornography or committed fornication. All had gone through a phase where they were not practicing the five pillars of Islam which all good Muslims must observe.
Three kinds of Muslims
Christian says there are essentially three kinds of Muslims.
“There is a group who decided they will do the long-haul approach and try their best every day to work hard at fulfilling the five pillars of Islam,” he said. “Then you have the second type who just gives up and goes on sinning forever, not going to mosque or practicing the five pillars.”
These are your peaceful Muslims.
But it is the third type of Muslim who bears watching. He has fallen away from the faith into a life of sin but is looking for a way out. He is seeking atonement.
The mosque provides the vital link “from sinner to salvation” for the apostate Muslim. His imam will offer two choices.
Christian says the facial expressions of the suicide bombers who blew up the Brussels airport provided clues to their motivation.
“The confidence you see of those guys walking calmly to their own death as they push their carts, they are not trying to blow up the airport to make the ISIS leader proud any more than the 9/11 terrorists were flying their planes into a building so they can make Osama bin-Laden proud,” he said. “They are doing it to please their own Allah so they can gain salvation.”
And this is why the mosque is the key. It’s the central part of the cycle of terrorism. It provides the link between sinner and terrorist.
“He walks in as a sinner who has neglected his spiritual duties under Islam and is told this is what you need to do,” Christian said. “The imam does not tell him to go blow himself up, he just shows him the life of Muhammad and says this is what you need to emulate.”
If a backslidden Muslim has not been practicing his faith for years, the imam will tell him he must make up for all those days he did not say the required prayers five times a day. If he did not give alms he must make up for that.
“So you’re talking about someone who maybe hasn’t prayed in years and then is told he has to make up all those prayers. Same with fasting during the 30-day Ramadan. For every day you miss you are supposed to fast 60 days. So multiply 30 times 60 and how much is that? 1,800 days. This means they have to fast five years. For every one of those days you have to give out money to the poor, so you’re talking about two meals a day, so that’s $20 times 1,800 days, which comes to $3,600,” Christian says.
“To neglect this will put you in hell.”
So that third type of Muslim, lost but overwhelmed by what he must do to gain salvation, is looking for a short cut.
“They do not want to do the hard work and go for the long haul. The choice is spilling your own blood for the cause of Islam, or working hard for the rest of your life trying to fulfill your duty as a Muslim with no guarantee of salvation at the end,” Christian said. “And the more they dig into Islam the more they find out the work they need to do. And the jihadists, what they all want to do is find a quick and assured way for their own salvation.
“The mosque is propagating two ways to heaven, either the short trial of death or the long trial of making up for all the years they did not practice the five pillars of prayer, fasting, giving of alms, etc.”
Compare that to a backslidden Christian who walks into a Church. He will immediately be offered forgiveness under the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
Christian says that’s why he walked away from Islam. It offered
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