“Islam in America: Violent and Bloodthirsty, or Peaceful?”
“My Experience With Islam in America
Islam is supposedly a religion of peace. American Muslims, at least, are supposedly peace loving, Americanized and Westernized people. The vast numbers of Quranic commands to kill non-Muslims are supposedly irrelevant to these American followers of Allah who supposedly put the Constitution above the Quran. Is it so? There are certainly secular Muslims who care more about making money and living like rich people than about what the Quran says. However, there is a vast and growing body of already extant evidence demonstrating that far, far too many Western Muslims, and majorities of Muslims in many nations worldwide, still believe the Quran and thus tend towards violence. To that body of evidence may the following true story provide some further light. The person involved in the record below will remain anonymous, and statements in the comment section speculating on the person involved will probably be deleted. The story will be told in the first person. It illustrates Islam in the American heartland.
The Testimony—What Muslims in America Are Doing
Not that long ago I was in the Milwaukee area, on a public sidewalk, passing out The Testimony of the Quran to the Bible outside of a Muslim gathering at a particular mosque in the region. Recognizing that “a soft answer turneth away wrath” (Proverbs 15:1), I sought to be especially polite and kind to the Muslims there as they left the mosque in multitudes. I was by no means doing anything to whip up the Muslims, as some foolish people in Christendom do at Muslim gatherings. As I respectfully offered them the literature, some of them cursed at me. One of them spat at me. Some of them ripped it up. (Some of them took it also, and I do not know what they did with it—hopefully they read it and God worked in their life toward them rejecting Allah and receiving Jehovah’s eternal Son, Jesus Christ.) One of them told me that there were crazy people there and I might be in danger. After a while, a sizable group of young Muslim men told me that they were going to kill me. They were not kidding, either. As they were approaching me, a private security vehicle with its lights flashing “just happened” to pull up, and it remained on the site the rest of the time I was passing out the Christian pamphlet. The vehicle stayed there for about two hours while the young Muslim men circled around and around in a car to see if the security vehicle was still there or if they could act out their desire to do me serious bodily injury or send me to the grave. This private security vehicle was God’s answer to my prayers, and the prayers of others, for protection before I went. After about everyone had left the mosque, I left also.
Politely passing out that pamphlet to those Muslims was the most dangerous evangelistic endeavor I have ever undertaken. I have passed out tracts to gatherings of people of many different religions. I have preached on the street and passed out literature to gatherings of militant sodomites, in front of drunks, and with various other rabble-rousers. While sometimes these people have made threats (sodomites, for example, have burned tracts, said they would kill me, and done other similar things), none, I repeat, none of these evangelistic opportunities has been as dangerous as politely passing out pamphlets to Muslims in the American heartland. This is my testimony to the character of Islam in America.
Interestingly, I was listening to National Public Radio (NPR) one time—perhaps a mistake in itself—and the radio station wanted people to call in to give their story of their encounters with Muslim neighbors. Everything was supposed to be light, happy, and frothy. I called and told the person vetting the calls what my story was. Not surprisingly, I was not allowed on air. It did not fit the P. C. fairy-tale narrative about Islam.
We should use the freedoms that we have in the United States to boldly evangelize the Muslims that are here—we would not have that liberty in countries where they are the majority. We should also ask God to protect us and take sensible steps to protect ourselves when we do so (e. g., have someone recording the evangelism on a camera, have someone ready to call 911, perhaps even wear bullet proof vests or other protection, although, based on Matthew 5:44, the example in Acts 7, etc. I do not believe it is best to carry weapons for self-defense when preaching the gospel, although carrying them for general protection is certainly Biblical, Luke 22:36-38. If Stephen had used a concealed weapon in Acts 7 things would haven been not a little different!) We should also consider what we are doing to our nation when we bring into our country and make citizens those who believe in the Quran. Muslim immigration can be vastly limited by simply passing a law that states that countries with a high level of support for terrorism cannot send people here (with an exception for persecuted minorities such as Christians). Islam does not even need to be mentioned in the law. By passing such a law, those who believe in the anti-Biblical and anti-American system of Sharia can be kept out to a large extent, while those that are already here can be boldly evangelized.”