Here are ten do’s and don’ts of dealing with Islam.
1. Don’t try to restrict building Mosque just on the grounds you don’t like Islam.
If you try to do so you can be sure you will lose the battle. An example of this is seen in the results of what happened in Bridgewater, New Jersey when they tried to do this. The township’s planning commission refused to give the Al Falah Center permission to build a mosque because they didn’t want it in their town.
In America we have laws that protect the religious freedom of all. If we want religious freedom to practice our religion we must also give the same freedom to other religions.
Surprise, surprise, the Center took them to court. In the end the township settled. They must pay the Muslims 7.75 million dollars. The Muslims get to build their mosque and they don’t even have to pay for it.
There are ways to resist the building of a mosque. If we look at what happened in New York City we see a successful resistance. Remember, the Muslims wanted to build a mosque at ground zero right where Muslims attacked America. They had success because of how offensive this was to those who lost loved ones in the destruction of the Twin Towers.
We have to take great care in how we resist Islam. If we don’t do it right they will win and we will pay.
2. Do fight Islam based on its Shariah
Islam is more than just a religion. That part of Islam that is a religion is protected by our First Amendment. We give them the right to build their mosques, to say their prayers, etc., we don’t have a problem with this. It is their Shariah that we have a problem with. This part of Islam is a legal system, a government system, a financial system, and not a religion. Those things are contrary to the laws and the system we already have in our country.
They can have their religion, but not their shariah. This is where jihad and all of the things that restrict the rights of others is found. We have a post on How To Refute Islam that you can read for more information on this. In this post we teach how to use the Muslim’s own words against them.
3. Don’t be Mean and attack the persons of Islam – the Muslim
We must separate the people, the Muslim, from the ideology, Islam. If you don’t separate the people they will rightfully be able to argue that you are a bigot or a hate monger because you are attacking the people.
Let me tell you about someone who learned a bitter lesson in this area. Minnesota Republican Party official Jack Whitley resigned from his position as Big Stone County GOP Chair after coming under fire for calling Muslims terrorists, ‘parasites,’ and saying they deserve to be killed. He not only lost his position as the Republican Party chairman, he lost his job.
Sometimes our passion can get the best of us and we are not very wise in what say and how we deal with things. This got him into a lot of trouble.
We need to realize that Muslims are not the real problem. They are a product of Islam, and we have to deal with the real problem, Islam.
4. Do speak the Truth in Love
We must speak the truth in love.
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:6 Ephesians 4:15
We need to speak out and we need to say what is right, but it is also important that we do it in the right way. If we don’t speak the truth in love we will only make the situation worse.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Matthew 5:44
We may not like Islam and we may not like the people of Islam, but the Bible tells us to love them. We are to love them even if they are our enemies. If we hate them, what makes us different from what they are?
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Matthew 10:16
We are sent out as sheep among the wolves. There are two things we must do. We must be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
5. Don’t Ignore the problem of Islam and believe it is going to go away.
Don’t try to appease the Muslims by giving them what they want. Appeasement didn’t work for Prime Minister Chamberlain in England against Hitler and it won’t work against the bully of today. Islam.
It doesn’t take a majority to unleash destruction on a people. It only takes a vocal minority. A conservative estimate on the number is about 10 to 15% of the world’s Muslim population. This means that there are about 180 to 270 million militant Muslims.
We need to learn the lesson of history. In Nazi Germany Hitler was able to take over the country with only about 7% of the population, about 6 million people. He ended up killing between 45 and 60 million people. 11 million of them in his death camps.
Communism under Stalin in Russia came to power with only a minority of the people. Communism killed 20 million Russians. Again, in Communist China it started with a minority. Eventually 50 to 70 million Chinese were kill. In North Korea 1.5 million were killed in the death camps.
In all of these people ignored what was happening. They didn’t think what was happening in other countries mattered to them.
We can’t ignore the problem. If we do it will not go away, it will only get worse.
6. Do Resist Islam but take the high road.
Maintain your Testimony, fight clean. It is not just being right, it is going about it in the right way. I have said many times, you are seldom persuasive when you are abrasive.
7. Do get informed.
Get the facts and under stand the facts. The great war strategist, Sun Tzu, said “know thine enemy.” It is important to know how your enemy thinks and works. The problem with our leaders today is that they don’t follow this wise advice.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: Hosea 4:6
We need to know who we are fighting and how they think. Muslims actually look forward to being killed in the fight to spread Islam because it is the only guarantee of getting into Paradise. Understanding this one thing will go a long way in helping us win the war.
One of the main purposes of Fortress of Faith is to inform you so you will know your enemy.
8. Don’t be intimidated with Political Correctness — Name calling – Labels.
Don’t be a coward and let political correctness stop you from doing what is right, from taking a stand. Islam uses political correctness, name calling, and labels to beat down those who would stand against their goal to take over the world.
9. Do Fight Fire with Fire
We need to start using more wisdom in dealing with the Islam problem. Use the law as they are doing. There are laws that will protect us from discrimination against Christians for our beliefs.
We need to start being vocal and exposing what they are doing. Again, we must do this in the right manner. We don’t want to be put in the same category as the Muslims. We don’t want to give them reasons to bring charges against us, but we need to stand our ground.
We also need to share good information with our friends. We will accomplish much more if we stand together than we will if we stand alone.
10. Don’t get Discouraged
I know that the news we hear can be quite discouraging because it seems like everything is going bad. It breaks our hearts to see what is happening. Our nation is not what it once was and we are in trouble.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9
These are the ten do’s and don’ts for combating Islam. I hope that you will learn these things and apply them in your battle against Islam. How we fight the fight matters.