The Blind Leading the Blind
21 September 2014
In a staggering display of deception, ignorance and folly, President Obama, John Kerry, and some European leaders continue to insist that the savage acts of the Islamic State have nothing to do with Islam. Even though the Muslims of the Islamic State (ISIS) insist that they are simply following the commands of the Qur'an and the example of Muhammad. Even though Islamic preachers all over the world are encouraging their listeners to go to Iraq and Syria in order to wage jihad and establish a new Islamic Caliphate. Even though young Muslims from the West are flocking to the Islamic State, and using social media to encourage their family and friends to do the same.
These high-profile world leaders keep repeating that the Muslims of the Islamic State are NOT true Muslims, and that they are NOT following the teachings of Islam. Meanwhile, the ISIS Muslims insist that they are following the commands of Allah and the example of Muhammad. They say that they are obeying what is written in the Islamic holy books: the Qur'an and the Hadith. Obviously both of these claims can't be true. So who is telling the truth, and who is speaking falsehoods?
This quandary is not at all hard to solve. Simply read the Qur'an and Hadith yourself, and you will quickly see that the ISIS Muslims are telling the truth, while Obama, Kerry, and other world leaders, in direct contradiction to reality, are spreading falsehoods. Don't believe it? Well, then you haven't read the Qur'an and the other Islamic holy literature lately. Just in case you haven't read the Qur'an yet, here is a short video clip to give you a relevant overview. Then make sure you read the book! In contrast to the Islamic propaganda coming from the mouths of non-Muslim Western leaders, there is a vocal minority which is determined to tell the truth about Islam through Web sites like Atlas Shrugs, Jihad Watch, The Religion of Peace, Bare Naked Islam, Blazing Cat Fur, Sultan Knish, Gates of Vienna, Answering Muslims, Raymond Ibrahim, and numerous others — including my very own Your Islamic Future.
Was President Obama employing the Islamic strategy of taqiyya (lying for the benefit of Islam), when, with a straight face, he declared to the American people on the eve of September 11 that “ISIS is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIS’s victims have been Muslim.”? Pamela Geller brings insight and clarity to Obama's statements:
The bigger the lie, the better Obama is at telling it. Islamic texts and teachings command the oppression, subjugation and slaughter of the kuffar [infidels]. Shia Muslims are considered heretics. Obama was raised a Muslim. He knows this. So he is lying — taqiyya — to the American people. And he speaks only about the Muslims who are victims (the Shia and secular Muslims, who are considered apostates) — no mention of the millions of Christian victims.... Obama insists that the Islamic State is not Islamic as Muslims from the US, Canada, Europe, Australia flock to join them in the cause of Islam.In the two assertions by Obama quoted above, Obama is absolutely wrong about one of them: ISIS is most definitely Islamic. But he is correct about the second part. There IS no religion which condones such savagery. Because Islam is NOT a religion! Islam is a totalitarian ideology — much like Nazism and Communism — overlaid with a deceptive religious façade.
So why are Obama, Kerry, and other world political and religious leaders making such ridiculous, obviously-false statements about Islam when the truth of the matter is so easy to see? I think that there are really only two possible explanations.
Perhaps these people are massively deceived. They truly believe what they are saying, even though it flies in the face of reality. The words of Yeshua (Isa, Jesus) are so applicable to them: “They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch” (Matthew 15:14).
Or else these people are purposefully telling lies. Like a compulsive serial killer, they are compulsive serial liars who deliberately want to pull the wool over people's eyes as they aid the cause of Islam with their deception. The apostle Paul wrote about such people: “evildoers and impostors who will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13).
So what about you? Will you walk in the darkness, following the deceived crowd, living by the lies and deception so prevalent in our culture? Or will you walk in the light of the truth, and do all that you can to spread the truth to the ignorant and deceived? Will you follow that demonic, impostor-god Allah? Or will you follow God-became-man Yeshua, who will soon return as King of the whole world? Your eternal destiny hangs upon the choice you make.