Grassroots Commentary

The Muslim Problem

By George Rogers Clark · Dec. 10, 2012

Those who blame the Muslim problem on Christian Crusades are only about 2,600 years off on their timeline. An abbreviated review of history from my memory demonstrates that secular-liberal-socialists are wrong.

Muslim hatred of Jews and Christians began in antiquity. Sarah, Abraham's wife, was very old and barren. She eventually asked her handmaiden, Hagar, to be Abraham's concubine. A child resulted. His name was Ishmael. Then the Lord answered prayer and Sarah was made fertile again; a miracle. In due time, she presented Abraham with a son. They named him Isaac.

Hagar was of the people that today we call Muslims. She eventually was asked to take Ishmael and leave Abraham's camp, because of dissention. Ishmael was jealous of Isaac's inheritance, the blessings and promises of God. And that is when the seeds of eternal war were sown.

Isaac had a son named Israel. Israel became the father of the 10 Tribes of Israel. Later, the tribes of Judah and Benjamin became the two tribes of the house of Judah. Together, the 12 tribes made up the nation of Israel. There was not yet a place called Israel.

We know that Pharaoh and the Egyptians took Israel into captivity as slaves. Eventually, with the help of God, Israel escaped into the wilderness. After a long journey they ended in the Promised Land of Canaan; an area larger than modern day Israel and Palestine combined. However, freedom has never been free. Under the Lord's command, Israel had to fight to take and hold the land.

Many miracles of God were experienced in those battles; the collapse of the walls of Jericho for instance. In some cases the Lord commanded the leaders of Israel to kill the entire enemy in their path, even the livestock. The point I make here is that in the spiritual battle between good and evil, the Lord may have identified Israel's enemies, the descendants of Ishmael who occupied Canaan, as agents of evil.

After some good years, Israel's eventual downfall was a result of their sin and their disobedience to the Lord. Greed, jealousy, internal strife, and general moral collapse ended in a splitting of the tribes into two nations, each of which were eventually and separately overwhelmed by enemies and taken into captivity, out of their promised land. Covenants had been broken.

After generations of captivity, some of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin were allowed to return to Palestine. But when the 10 tribes of Israel were set free, they were dispersed amongst the nations. Their migrations would cause them to settle all across Europe. It is believed that some even ended up in the British Isles.

It is interesting to note that all of this happened well before the time of Christ. Yet, at one point in his three-year ministry in Palestine, Jesus said that he had come to save the lost sheep of Israel. Later, the Apostle Paul was called into the same places where the “lost 10 tribes” had settled. There he preached the gospel of the New Covenant to the direct descendants of the 10 tribes of Israel from the pulpits of their synagogues. Those people followed Christ and are the descendants of Christians today. I hear the wheels turning in your head, but that is a story for another day.

You already know that throughout the ages the descendants of Judah living in Palestine suffered under oppression of Muslims. You know that Jews and Christians were persecuted in Europe. After Christianity became accepted, Jews living in almost every nation were persecuted, sometimes by Christians, often by others being pushed by tyrants.

After several years of fighting the British, and pleading and negotiating with the U.N., Jews were given back a plot of land in Palestine, forming the nation of Israel in 1948. As we all know, that began the continuing state of war between Israel and virtually every Muslim nation and Muslim people in the world, especially her neighbors. In time, the world would learn what a terrible evil could be inspired by the teachings of jihad found in the Quran.

Because of their religion of Islam and the teachings and example of their prophet Mohammed, jihadists say they have a duty to kill infidels. The truth is they are descendants of a people who until approximately 600 AD, had no true religion and were jealous of their half-brothers who were given an inheritance of the blessings and promises of God, 4,000 years ago.

Such ignorance and loyalty to a false religion, and to a prophet who taught murder instead of evangelism, is a pity. But it is also a disaster for many people in many nations. Muslims and their religion-sponsored terror continue to be an important demographic and important problem.

It is a problem that will not be solved by political diplomacy. It is a problem that will not be solved by checkbook diplomacy. It's a problem that will not be solved by political correctness or political concession. It is a problem that will not be solved by temporary expediencies.

The Muslim Problem is a problem that absolutely will not be solved by reductions in the military budget of the United States of America.

It is my considered opinion that the Muslim problem will never be solved by any external influence of man. As the USA continues to learn how to effectively fight asymmetrical wars we might at times slow or temporarily contain Muslim jihadists and their terror, but only that.

Indeed, I hope the Muslim problem will be solved when many followers of Islam convert to Christianity. They would never accept Judaism. Yes, I know that idea is a stretch, but God is still in the miracle business. The only other option is for the problem to be solved internally, by Muslims.

It is impossible to quantify or identify Islamic moderates or Islamic extremists with any clarity. And of course, we cannot inscribe an imaginary line and say that we are going to work with these in the hopes of enlisting their service to convince the others to denounce jihad. But politicians and media talking-heads continue to banter about the help of Moderate Islam. So, I too must give the idea some consideration. Perhaps moderates would be the most likely to receive a miracle of conversion. But, who am I to say.

There is one thing I know: Asymmetrical wars will dominate conflicts for many years. We must utilize elite Special Forces in small deployments to root out and destroy small cabals of terrorists or insurgents before they grow to become small armies, as they once did in Iraq. It is ineffective and extremely costly in lives and capital to attempt to fight terror with standing armies.

The USA cannot prepare, equip, and train for asymmetrical wars which may pop up in various spots on the globe at various times, or concurrently, while operating with a greatly reduced military budget. The intelligence and rapid deployment needed for effectiveness are also costly. Substantial cuts would reduce our national defense and further play into the hand of the descendants of Ishmael.

George Rogers Clark blogs at myFreeBlogs: http://www.myfreeblogs.us

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32 Comments

Tod in Brooklyn, NY said:

"Such ignorance and loyalty to a false religion, and to a prophet who taught murder, instead of evangelism, is a pity." That pretty much sums it all up, George Rogers Clark. Use special forces, or drones to destroy small cabals of terrorists!Amen-Kill or be killed, too!

Monday, December 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Thanks, Tod. You said a mouthful in those few words. I don't think they are going to cut us any slack. We better be prepared to do what needs to be done. I saw that another SEAL was killed on the mission to save that doctor. I bet there are more than a few of the "others" who wish they had not messed with SEAL Team Six.

Monday, December 10, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Murray Bass in California said:

very interesting and informative.Thak you GRC.I agree that we cannot fight this war with traditional strategied. I do believe that we must take one additional step. Since Muslim leasership is consantly creating violent jihadists, we must eliminate tha leadership. In order t kill the snake, we must cut off its head. I believe we must destroy the pockects of terror and destroy those who would create new pockets of terrior..I also believe it will be a never ending battle.
Thanks GRC for the iunsight .

Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:00 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Thank you, Murray. Some states seem to be coddling Muslims and further restricting Christians. Yep.... Houston, we have a problem.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Cowboy in San Antonio said:

There exists an very very old truism about conflict. One side quits when the price he is paying becomes intolerable. Germany, thought to be invincible in 1941, was brought literally to its knees by mid 1945. Rather than the most powerful country in the world, it became the most wrecked country in the world. It lost a generation and a half of its young men. Japan built up an incredibly strong Navy, and put every young man available into the armed forces. Its high ride lasted less than four years. It lost as much or more than Germany. The radical Islamists can be beaten. When they realize that becoming radical tosses them into the meat grinder of murderous drones, stealth tactics, special forces that will not quit pursuit, and even carpet bombing if necessary, AND someone convinces them that there are no virgins awaiting them, rather, the devil with a pitchfork and hellfire, perhaps they will conclude that a war against the west is suicidal, at least, and quite foolish. The price must be exacted. The radical must be made to pay. The movie Tombstone quotes Wyatt Earp saying, "I am going to kill every man wearing the red sash." He wiped out a bullying violent gang, never sustained a bullet wound, and died of old age. Our commitment to victory must be sure, solid, and impatient. Dawdling around only encourages the enemy. Be advised that condoning terrorism is the same as encouraging or promoting it. There are no innocents. As George Bush eloquently and simply said, "Either you are for us, or you are against us". We should not tolerate apathy, or "neutral" allies, or any other such looser philosophy. One of the most effective things we can do is publicly, notoriously, and brazenly support Israel in every possible way. The Islamics are encouraged by our lukewarn, or cool "support" of Israel. This simply invites more trouble for us, and more for Israel. Us country folk know that if you mess with a rattlesnake long enough, you will eventually suffer a bite. The U.S.needs to become an irritated rattlesnake, ready to strike quickly at any and all perceived enemies.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:43 AM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

GO BO !

I say we take up a collection and send Bo to Washington. His plan works for me.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Bonnie in Bothell Wa replied:

The fact that muslim mosques, which double as al-queda recruiting/training depots, are being built all over America....and noone even blinks! The apathy concerning this boggles my mind, but we can all thank the mindless politically correct rantings of the left for that!! As far as I'm concerned, islam is nothing but a vile, backward, murderous regime cloaked behind the veil of religion, and for the American people to continue to tolerate the ever-growing presence of islam (ours and God's sworn enemies) is intolerable and cannot continue!! There are enemy camps posted in every state and they must be destroyed! I STRONGLY believe that every islamic mosque on American soil must be summarily blown to smithereens!! I do not mean killing or injuring any people....simply the total destruction of every single mosque on American soil; they have NO PLACE in this Republic! To continue to tolerate this is lunacy!! The time for decisive action is now!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA said:

One of the things that has to stop is our lamestream media and the liberals saying that Islam is a "peaceful religion". It is not and never has been peaceful. Throughout their entire existence they have been fighting either among themselves or against those they consider infidels. Those living here and taking advantage of our freedoms would turn against us if the Imams called for "jihad" in this country. They can't be trusted according to their own teachings concerning those they call infidels and make no mistake we Americans are considered the worst infidels. I'm afraid those drones and Special Forces may be needed here in our own nation.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 6:51 AM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Right, Sarge. They tell the whole world they hate us and want to kill us, but there are quite a few "taking advantage of our freedoms." I hope they are peace-loving, but if those that are here turn on us, their close proximity just makes them "targets of opportunity."

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Ahmed in Seattle, WA said:

You are wrong....Muslims would rather convert to Judaism as another monotheistic faith rather than the idolatry that is Christianity

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 7:59 AM

rab in jo,mo replied:

And you are wrong to assert that Christianity is not monotheistic. Yes, we believe in a triune God, three Persons, but still One. In the words of Jesus, "I and the Father are One".

As to your claim that Christianity is idolatrous, please explain the Muslim reverence for the black rock in Mecca.

I'll take my belief in the Triune God Yahweh over your belief in the monotheistic god of Islam, who is none other than Satan himself.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 8:41 AM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Thanks, Rab, for having my back.

"none other than Satan himself." And perhaps the 2nd Imam, when or if he comes is the Anti-Christ.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Murray Bass in California replied:

The Quran tells us that converting to anything other than Islam makes one a hypocrit_ infidel. the penalty for which is death. So there is no possibility of mass conversion. Islam is a theocracy based on fear. The Quran also tells us that Jihad is one of the pillars of Islam. Every Muslim has a responsibility for jihad, either as a warrior or in some other way. So the difference between radical and non radical is only a mattter of degree. If a Muslim does not embrace jihad in some way, he too is a hypocrit, The penalty fro which is death.Muslims can never integrate into American society because they cannot pledge allegiance to her. They are required to be absolutely loyal to the Islamic Theocracy. Two battles are going on. First a battle in self defense for our lives. More important, there exists a never ending battle for our immortal souls. The Quran tells us as much in no undertain terms. We are just to naive to believe it and respond accordingly.'Maybe a better way to put is too damned dumb or ignorant.. I would be willing to bet that most folks who comment on this subject have never read the Quran..No Ahmed, no converson to Judaism. Death

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 9:13 AM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Murray, your knowledge is golden.

"Muslims can never integrate into American society because they cannot pledge allegiance to her." That fact, plus their idea that it is OK to lie to "infidels" makes me straight-up untrustworthy of even the "moderates".

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Murray Bass in California replied:

A comment on the scope of the radical Muslim "problem" The generally qfuted figure of radical Muslims is "only 10%" With a world opulation of about 1 billion, that makes the radicals number "only" 100,000,000. One hundred million. Gee, is that all?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 4:52 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Fishing..... Bait...... Caught one.

Ahmed, Thank you for the courage to comment. I may have been wrong on that particular item of Muslim preferences.

I am truly sorry that you believe faith in Jesus Christ is an idolatry. I believe a religion based on Grace makes more sense than a religion based on the works of man.

My hope is that you are otherwise a moderate. If you are not a Jihad bound extremist who wants to convert me at the point of a gun or kill me, then I can still have hope that the Lord may convert you, with love and forgiveness. But, on the other hand, if you have already converted to Judaism, that is cool. Be patient, your Messiah is coming for you too, and His name is Jesus, also.

Love,
grc

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:41 PM

rab in jo,mo said:

Where Islam falls short is their claim to the birthright of Abram (Abraham). In Genesis 17:15-22 the Lord makes it quite clear that Sarai (Sarah) will bear the child Isaac, who will be the true heir of Abraham.

Earlier, in Chapter 16, Ishmael is described by God as wild and constantly at war with his brothers. So, long before Mohammed had his meeting with Satan, the descendants of Ishmael were already causing trouble in the region.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 8:56 AM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Exactly ! Trouble, trouble, trouble.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM

wjm in Colorado said:

In some cases the Lord commanded the leaders of Israel to kill the entire enemy in their path, even the livestock.

Islam must be killed off, they are a human cancer. It is insane to allow them to practice and recruit for their evil intentions openly in America.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:05 AM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Ouch... Good point wjm.

Are you saying, "Kill them all and let God sort them out"? I did not quite say that, because I am not sure that is our command for today. But I will say this: we should defend America with all necessary force. If that policy becomes necessary, and it may, ........... well, take it from there.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Ted R. Weiland in Nebraska said:

There is only one answer for the Islaminization of America, and it's not what most people think it is. Listen to "The BIBLICAL Answer to the Islaminization of America" at http://www.missiontoisrael.org/tapelist.php#T871, followed by "The BIBLICAL Answer to the Mosque at Ground Zero" at http://www.missiontoisrael.org/tapelist.php#T872.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 11:57 AM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Thanks, Ted. I will check that out.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Ted R. Weiland in Nebraska replied:

If you would prefer, I will be pleased to send you the CDs. Let me know, I'll check back. Blessings!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 5:48 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Thanks, Ted, but I downloaded the MP3 files and hope to listen to them this evening. I got T-871 and T-872.

I have found a new resource! Your broadcast library page is just packed full of messages. I see many titles I will probably want to hear. It also looks like a good place to study BLvsUSC, the easy way. I can put off that long drive to Scottsbluff for a while. My back would not survive the trip anyway. Thank you, Ted Weiland and your Mission to Israel.
www.missiontoisrael.org

Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Ted R. Weiland in Nebraska replied:

You're very welcome. Please let me know if I can serve you in any other fashion.

Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 3:37 PM

laurence in middlesbrough said:

subject suicide bombers. why do the imman not preach against,the belief, that there is 27 virgins waiting in paradise for the maryters of the jihad. as if it is true, then,they are turning there paradise(heaven) into a brothel. and, therefore their god(alla) into a brothel keeper.please try to get this message to the muslam community,as it may make a difference to the jihad community. also as in days gone bye.in musslim lands.they respected all other peoples religeons not like the r.c.church,as in it,s dogma.regardes laurence

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 10:27 PM

sam in england said:

This is nothing but a load of utter rubbish, distorting facts to the limit. The total lack of clarity of events in the mind of this person is lamentable.. Repeatedly people are warned not to comment on the prophet of Islam for their own good. The sure shot destination is Hell for all persons who disrespect the prophet regardless of their faith. He is the beloved of the Almighty for he brought His favourite and last message for the whole mankind and spread the word with grace/sacrifice/ patience/without complaint. So if you dont love yourself, with your lack of facts, He will not love you also with the destination being Hell, I guarantee it with complete, total and absolute confidence.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 4:45 AM

sam in england said:

Remember that Islam is The Almight's CHOSEN religion but muslims are not. If muslims do not follow the teachings of their faith they will be punished like all the others whose faith is not what the Almighty wants. HE judges that not humans. So before commenting on Islam get to know it first as it is, not from Muslims who do not practice it but the actual teachings from the Qoran. The further the Muslims go away from their religion, the more nearer the Judgement day comes. So the more there are non practicing Muslims the more nearer is the end of time for this world of ours.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 4:55 AM

sam in england said:

Muslims need to get to know that if they misrepresent Islam they are just as liable for punishments as the non muslims whose faith is not approved by the Almighty. They also need to be warned about learning Islam for persons who corrupt the religion for their own purposes. So vigilance is needed as that is what happened in Bangla desh in the late 60's when Islam being taught by non Muslims!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 5:02 AM

sam in england said:

Again making the excuse of Jihad and citing it for the spread of Islam is a total non starter. Persons having this information are told to read the history of how Islam came about by reading of the life of the prophet from respectable sources not from authors who have never understood the basis of this region and the belief that goes with it. I cannot undestand how people cannot understand it for all words are very simple to understand if you have open eyes and heat for it. Absolutely easy to understand from where i stand with nothoing but logic in it. Anyway i am grateful to the Almighty for i have been rewarded with proof of it being an absolutely true faith. All thanks are to the bessings i sent for the prophet of Islam for which i got rewarded. I am content and in peace something which a huge amount of humanityof this world lacks. I feel sorry for them.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 5:11 AM

Ayesha in Pakistan said:

I genuinely feel great sorrow for you all Islam haters. There is no solution people. Muslims will never convert nor can you finish them all. In fact with every passing day more moderate Muslims are turning radical. Plus there are new converts or they rather call themselves reverts. So "either you are with us or ..."

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 2:21 PM

deepak in india replied:

every religion which born out of india is basicly depends on viollance . u have tu have believe in non violance in every aspact of life, if u want to live in peace otherwise the humanity will suffer like its suffering ever since islam born.

Monday, January 21, 2013 at 11:49 AM