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Islam Our Future – Chapter 15
Islam and the Goal of World Domination
Satan’s Goal of World Domination
Satan’s goal has always been to cause the inhabitants of the earth to worship him rather than God. As such Satan has long had a very specific plan to raise up his own worship movement that will literally cover the face of the earth. Those who believe the Bible, know this to be true. Through the Antichrist, and his False Prophet, the Bible says that Satan will come very close to achieving his goal just prior to the return of Jesus.
The description of this future worship movement is that it will literally touch "every tribe, people, language and nation." The Bible teaches that at this time, whoever is not a worshipper of the One True God and His Son Jesus Christ will eventually be deceived into worshiping Satan, the invisible spirit behind the deceptive last-days worship movement. As we have already seen, the vehicle that Satan uses to bring about his own worship movement is the Antichrist and his "beast kingdom", which will be a powerful empire with an equally powerful military machine. Daniel the prophet describes this empire and its military as a force that is "terrifying and frightening and very powerful" which "will devour the whole earth."
Thus the Bible gives us a clear picture of the nature of Satan’s final swan song before Jesus casts him into the lake of fire for eternity. The Bible has clearly forewarned us of Satan’s coming empire whose goal will be nothing less than total World domination. The demands of this empire will be much more than mere allegiance to its governmental role, but total submission to and worship of its leader, the Antichrist and ultimately the Devil. Again, whoever does not submit to this brutal religious system will become its targets.
Islam And The Goal Of World Domination
In order to understand Islam properly, one must understand the way that Islam understands itself. Islam views itself as the only true religion – indeed the only religion worthy to be practiced. As such Islam has as one of its goals, total world domination. Islam’s driving goal is to literally eradicate what it sees as the false and misplaced worship of all other religions. Until the day that everyone says, "none has the right to be worshipped other than Allah," Islam will continue its fight against unbelievers and unbelieving nations. We have already thoroughly examined Islam’s vision of global domination through its eschatology, but the concept is not just a future idea that Muslims are waiting idly by for the Mahdi and the Islamic Jesus to accomplish for them. The texts and scholars of Islam teach that global domination is to be striven for by all Muslims at all times. The striving for Islam’s furtherance and its eventual total world domination is called jihad. Indeed jihad (striving) is a basic requirement of all Muslims everywhere. It is an absolutely obligatory component of Islam.
Now, Muslim apologists and propagandists will be quick to argue here, that jihad is not about fighting for world domination. Some will make such misleading remarks as "jihad is merely about overcoming adversity." Or they will point out that the "greater jihad" is a struggle against one’s self. While this inner struggle is a legitimate aspect of jihad, do not be deceived: The jihad that is obligatory for all Muslims to fight against one’s inner weaknesses in no way lessens the centrality of the demand of Islam upon all Muslims to wage jihad against the unbelieving world until Islam is supreme. This may include other forms of warfare such as in the intellectual or the political arenas, but wherever a Muslim engages in this fight, it is viewed as just that, a fight for the eventual global domination and universal supremacy of Islam.
The word Jihad stems from the Arabic root word J-H-D, which means "strive." There are five types of jihad:
As already stated, all five forms of jihad are obligatory for all Muslims. If you pay attention to the discussion of jihad in the media, you will find endless articles and claims by Muslims that misrepresent jihad as something other than what it really is. But as stated earlier, those who deny the central aspect of an outward jihad in Islam are either ignorant or purposefully lying. In fact, lying to hide or misrepresent the true nature of Islam to the unbelieving world is actually part and parcel of Islam’s method of carrying out jihad against non-Muslims. We will take a look at Islam’s doctrine of lying in the next chapter.
Despite what the advertisers of a nicer, more peaceful Islam say, Muhammad clearly made the claim that his commission was to fight against the unbelievers until they all submit to Islam and become worshippers of Allah. Since the time of Muhammad, global domination has been the goal of Islam.
Unquestionably, we see that Muhammad encouraged the spread of his religion by force. Now, one might argue that Christianity also has a goal of spreading its message throughout the earth as well. While this is true, Christianity does not have a goal of fighting against those who are not Christians, but rather presenting the gospel message, or "good news" to everyone in order that they have the option to either freely accept or likewise reject God’s offer of forgiveness and acceptance. As someone once said, "evangelism" (preaching the Christian message to non-Christians) is merely one beggar telling the other beggars where the food is.
While Jesus, in calling new believers to follow him and serve God makes the beautiful statement:
Muhammad calls his followers to something admittedly far more burdensome. With a tad of overt cajoling, he says:
It would be quite easy to list several pages of verses from the Quran and Hadith that reflect this mindset of jihad and fighting against unbelievers for the express purpose of the furtherance of Islam. It is awfully difficult to take these verses out of context. Nevertheless, as I have said, many western Muslims will continue to make the claim that the Quranic verses that speak of jihad are only referring to overcoming adversity or defensive war, etc. Yet, as one Muslim commentator has said:
Or as the popular Muslim author and teacher Muhammad Saeed al-Qahtani, states:
Rather than getting caught up in an in-house Islamic argument, we will rather simply examine the opinions of several prominent Muslim scholars throughout Islam’s history as well as the leaders and representatives of Islam in western countries today to see what Islam really teaches.
The Scholars on Jihad
Ibn Kathir lays out the prominent role of offensive jihad in Islam’s early days as he comments on Surah 9:123 above:
It is clear that Muhammad, and then his successors, Caliph Abu Bakr, Caliph Umar, and Caliph Uthman all attacked the surrounding nations offensively for the purpose of spreading Islam. These were not as is claimed by the historical revisionists, defensive wars. They were offensive wars whose goal was to force the victims to submit to Islam or be "crushed."
Ibn Khaldun, the famous 14th century Islamic historian and philosopher in his classic and most notable work, the Muqaddimah says of jihad:
In his book, "Jurisprudence in Muhammad’s Biography" the renowned Egyptian scholar from Al-Azhar university, Dr. Muhammad Sa’id Ramadan al-Buti writes that offensive and not defensive war is the "noblest Holy War" within Islam:
According to the Encyclopedia of Islam, "the fight is obligatory even when the unbelievers have not started it." 7 The concept of jihad in Islam is to literally attack unbelievers for the purpose of converting them to Islam "by persuasion or by force," "even when they have not started it."
Born in 1905, Mawlana Sayid Abul Ala Mawdudi was an Islamic scholar from the Indian subcontinent. His sermons (khutbat) and writings are world-renowned. He is viewed throughout the Islamic world as one of Islam’s greatest scholars. Here is what he had to say about Islam and global domination:
Mawdudi explains Islam’s goals and purpose:
We have seen what some of Islam’s most respected scholars have said about jihad and Islam’s goal of global domination. Their viewpoint is undeniably clear. But what do the more modern, western Muslim leaders have to say about this subject?
Modern Western Muslims on the Islamic Goal of World Domination
Aduallah al-Araby in his book The Islamization of America cites a very frightening letter from one Catholic Archbishop to the Pope. In this open letter to the Pope, the Archbishop of Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey, the Reverend Guiseppe Germano Barnardini, spoke of a recent gathering of Christians and Muslims for the purpose of interfaith dialogue. An excerpt from his letter recounts that during the meeting, an authoritative Muslim stood up and spoke very calmly and assuredly:
If you go to the web site of almost any Mosque in the United States, you will invariably see a link to the Council on American-Islamic Relations. CAIR, as it is called, is a Washington based Islamic group that likes to present itself as a moderate Islamic civil rights group. "We are similar to a Muslim NAACP," says spokesman Ibrahim Hooper. "Since its founding in 1994, CAIR has been garnering sizeable donations, invitations to the White House, respectful media citations and a serious hearing by corporations." 11
Yet, according to Omar Ahmed, Chairman of the Board of CAIR:
This is the same Omar Ahmed who tore into the Reverend Franklin Graham for calling Islam "an evil religion." Mr. Ahmed addressed Graham in an open statement:
Perhaps Reverend Graham was more in touch with the true totalitarian doctrines of Islam than Mr. Ahmed realizes. Perhaps Mr. Graham had read Mr. Ahmed’s statement regarding Islam’s goal of domination in America and abroad when he made his statement. In any case, through these two statements, it is easy to see the double-speak that is displayed by Mr. Ahmed and many like him. When speaking privately to Muslims, Mr. Ahmed speaks of Islam as the only valid religion, with a goal to take over America, but when addressing the media, he speaks of "The three great Abrahamic religions," and then he accuses Mr. Graham of being "divisive".
Daniel Pipes, a scholar of militant Islam and director of the Middle East Forum, points out the case of one prominent American Muslim’s open aspirations to take over America. Pipes introduces one Isamil Al-Faruqi:
In England, and throughout Europe, Islam has progressed in strength far beyond that of Islam in America. Therefore, in such a context, we see aggressive statements being made far more openly. As early as 1989, Europeans were shocked to see thousands of Muslims openly protest in the streets of Britian, France Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands carrying signs with the provocative slogan, "Islam – our religion today, your religion tomorrow." 15
Dated June 15 1990, The Muslim Manifesto, published by the late Dr. Kalim Siddiqui, who was then the head of the Muslim Institute, (now the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain) on page 16 paragraph 7 states:
Dr. Siddiqui does not exclude Britain from the places where "armed struggle" is necessary. Jihad is obligatory everywhere. And as time has passed, the call to jihad in Europe has progressed to the point of being proclaimed openly in the streets by radical Muslim leaders. From the New York Times, April 26, 2004, we read:
Dr. Siddiqui and Sheik Omar Bakri Mohammad are far from alone in their calls for radical Islamic jihad against their very homes in Europe:
It is not surprising then, that in the war with Afghanistan, there were among the captives taken by American forces, at least three British citizens. Or in April of 2003, it was two British citizens who were responsible for a suicide bombing that killed three others at a café in Tel Aviv. And when Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was beheaded in Pakistan, it was Omar Sheik Saeed, a well educated native of Britain, described as once being "a perfect Englishman", who was transformed into a radical Muslim, eventually masterminding the kidnapping and videotaped beheading of Pearl. Should we really be surprised? Should we be surprised that Islam has this effect on people? If prominent Muslim leaders in Europe are openly praising Osama bin Laden, and calling for jihad and matyrdom, then why should we be surprised when impressionable young Muslims answer this call all over the world. While fifteen of the nineteen hijackers were Saudi Arabians in the last big attack, will the world be shocked when such an act is carried out by British Muslims? How would the West have reacted if the "black boxes" salvaged from the wreckage of the World Trade Center bombing had contained recordings of young men yelling "Allahu Akhbar!" in distinctly British or American accents?
Muslims in the West regularly refer to Islam as the "religion of peace", yet this religion of peace is responsible for over 90 percent of all fighting presently in the world. Think about that fact. The vast majority of world terrorism, violence and war is religiously motivated by Islam.
The endless goal of moderate Muslim apologists is to make the claim that the radical terrorist groups are not behaving in an Islamic way. While I have no doubt that many moderate Muslims have a strong disdain for the murderous behavior of many of the most violent groups, the terrorists are actually carrying out a very legitimate aspect of Islam as defined by Islam’s texts, scholars and representatives. They are indeed behaving in an Islamic way. They are behaving like Muhammad and his successors. While it is often said that the terrorists have "high jacked" Islam, judged by what Islam really teaches, it is in reality the so-called moderate Muslims who are trying to change the true teachings of Islam.
When we look at the growth rates of Islam combined with the concept of jihad in Islam, and the growing popularity of its most radical interpretation, even in the West, the concept of a future Islamo-fascist world dictator becomes a genuine possibility. Based on trends and statistics alone, it really doesn’t take a stretch to see the possibility of this reality within this century. The Bible teaches that in the future, a man will arise whose sole driving goal will be to achieve complete world domination through his political-military-religious empire. Islam has this very same goal inherent in its most core doctrines. And today, as we watch the call to jihad being trumpeted ever louder by radical Muslim leaders all over the world, Islam is slowly moving ever so much closer toward achieving that very goal.
1. Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 84, Number 59, Narrated Abu Huraira
2. Joseph Farah, IslamicTerror.com? Muslim Websites in West Defend Bin Laden, Call for ‘5th Column’ World Net Daily, November 13, 2001
4. Tafsir Ibn Kathir Surah 9:123 Tafsir.com
5. Ibn Khaldun, The Muqaddimah, trans. by Franz Rosenthal (New York: Pantheon Books Inc., 1958) Vol. 1:473
6. Jurisprudence in Muhammad’s Biography, Dr. Muhammad Sa’id Ramadan al-Buti (page 134, 7th edition). http://www.secularislam.org/jihad/exegesis.htm
7. E. Tyan, "jihad", Encyclopedia of Islam, 2nd ed. (Leiden: Brill, 1965)
8. Mark A. Gabriel, Islam and Terrorism (Lake Mary Florida, Charisma House 2001) p.81
10. Abdullah Al-Araby, The Islamization of America, (The Pen vs. the Sword, Los Angeles, California, 2003), p. 8
11. Daniel Pipes, CAIR: ‘Moderate’ Friends of Terror, New York Post April 22, 2002
12. Report in the San Ramon Valley Herald of a speech to California Muslims in July 1998; quoted in Pipes, CAIR: Moderate Friends of Terror, New York Post, April 22, 2002
13. Ahmed Reza, CAIR Responds to Reverend Franklin Graham, Shia News.com August 5, 2002
14. Daniel Pipes The Danger Within: Militant Islam in America, Commentary Magazine November 2001
15. Phillip Jenkins, The Next Christendom, the Coming of Global Christianity, (Oxford University Press, New York, 2002) pg. 180
17. Patrick E. and Don Van Natta Jr., Militants in Europe Openly Call for Jihad and the Rule of Islam, New York Times, April26,2004
19. Peaceful Religion Is Not Spelled I-s-l-a-m, by Mychal Massie, World Net DailyMay 25, 2004
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