After Jihad — Beyond the Finish Line
12 August 2013
 
 
What could be worse than being killed in an Islamic jihad attack? Surviving it. Once your throat is slit by a Muslim holding a knife, your life quickly drains away, and it's all over pretty soon. If you are a follower of Yeshua (Jesus, Isa), you will be welcomed home by Father God, Yeshua, the angels, and all those who have gone before you. It's really not a bad deal.

But imagine surviving jihad. For some survivors, it's almost beyond imagination. Like Jeff Bauman, who lost both his legs above the knees in the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this year.

There's no welcome home to heaven for Jeff. No cessation of pain and suffering, misery and sorrow. That's because he didn't die in the bombing, but lived through it. And that's when his life was permanently marked and marred by jihad.

Today I ran across an incredible article which the New York Times published at the beginning of July called Beyond the Finish Line.

It's quite a long article, but I strongly urge you to read the whole thing. And be sure to watch the video at the beginning of the article, as well as the 20-photo slide show futher down the page. It's a very moving story, and will cause you to think deeply about life — and death.

I might possibly be ready to die by jihad, but surviving jihad is a future I can't bear to contemplate. Yet for a ever-growing number of humans on this earth, that could very well be their... my... your Islamic future.