Walter Williams posted a challenging article today:
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sometimes called ISIS or IS, is a Sunni extremist group that follows al-Qaida’s anti-West ideology and sees a holy war against the West as a religious duty. With regard to nonbelievers, the Quran commands, “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out…”
Contrast the words of the Quran with the statements of limp-wristed Western leaders such as this by President Barack Obama: “We have reaffirmed that the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. Islam teaches peace…”
A debate about whether Islam is a religion of peace or not is entirely irrelevant to the threat to the West posed by ISIS, al-Qaida and other Middle Eastern terrorist groups…
Westerners getting the backbone to defend ourselves from terrorists may have to await a deadly attack on our homeland… (Will The West Defend Itself From The Barbarians, by Walter E. Williams, can be seen in its entirety here.)
Williams gets it!
Although the 78-year old Williams has a doctorate in economics from UCLA, has authored numerous books, and has received all kinds of awards, he is not known as a prophetic voice to the church.
Yet, Williams gets it and the Church, who is called to be a prophetic voice to our communities and the world, does not!
What is the Church’s problem and can we change?
(Continued in Part 2)