The great threat in the mid 1950’s was the cold war between the Soviet Union and the United States. Today, the greatest threat is Islam and its ideology where acts of terror, rape and murder are occurring daily on our planet by Islamists. However, the way we respond to the current threat when compared to the way we did when risk of nuclear hostilities was near is very different. Back then the Canadian Government constructed the Diefenbunker, an underground installation for defense and government operations. Today in the face of growing Islamic terrorism, subversive ideology, and destabilization of countries, our government looks to be woefully ignorant and naive to the real face of Islam.
We have all heard of the Trojan Horse account where the enemy within poured out to capture their foe once within the city. When it happened, it was too late to do much about it. It seems we are moving in that direction. A recent CBC News headline stating that they, Muslims, are “no different than us” does show how the media along with many politicians need to grasp that Islam and Christianity are far apart.
Let’s look briefly at some of those differences as given in an article written by Ron Grey, former CHP leader, Feb 2017:
The differences are right at the heart of their faith. The Qur’an instructs them: “Do not make friends with Jews and Christians; they are friends with one another.” (Surah 5:51) This is in marked contrast to the command of Jesus to “Love your enemies and do good unto those who hate you”. The Islamic faith assigns atheists, Buddhists and Hindus to a fiery hell and mandates its own adherents to compel religious conversion and compliance by the use of force.
But the continuing message of Mohammed was—and is—to “instil terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their fingertips off them.” (Surah 8:12)
Christianity (apart from the Crusades which began as a defensive war to protect pilgrims to the Holy Land, but devolved into a war against Islam and Judaism) was not meant to be a militant faith; but Islam has always been a faith spread at the point of the sword. That’s why Prof. Samuel Huntington wrote “Islam has bloody borders.”
Islam’s present invasion of Europe is merely the continuation of an invasion that was thwarted 700 years ago at the gates of Vienna.
The Muslim Brotherhood, one of the major sponsors of terrorism through its scores of front groups like the Muslim Students’ Association, the Islamic Society of North America, and more than 50 others, has openly declared a “stealth jihad” or a “cultural jihad”; the goal, says the MB, is to take over.
Christianity made serious strides away from errant militancy in the 16th and 17th centuries, with the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic counter-reformation. Today, there are a pitiful few voices calling for a similar reformation of the Islamic faith; but they are rare—Salim Mansur and Tarek Fatah are Canadian examples; Dr. Zuhdi Jasser and Ayaan Hersi Ali are notable American exceptions. But those reformers are called “apostates” by the Wahabi imams of the many Saudi-sponsored mosques springing up throughout North America.
In Islam, there is only one penalty for apostasy: death.
Canada’s Judaeo-Christian heritage has been a bulwark defending all faiths or no faith: the Christian call to individual conscience has always meant, in this country, that each person can choose.
The brand of Islam resurgent all over the globe today does not advocate individual choice; the Qur’an openly mandates conversion of non-Muslims by offering “people of the book”—Jews and Christians—three choices: become Muslims, become dhimmis (a less-than-third-class status, subject to severe strictures and an extra head-tax called jizya), or be killed. Other non-Muslims get a much starker choice: convert to Islam or die.
No, they are not yet “just like us.” Not by a long shot.