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BRUSSELS - THE CAPITAL OF EUROPE
During my recent Mission to Europe I was struck by the high number of Muslims in the cities of Belgium and the Netherlands. The capital of Belgium, Brussels, is also the headquarters of NATO and the home of the European Parliament. Brussels describes itself as the capital of Europe. It is now one of the most Islamic cities in Europe.
Sociologist Felice Dassetto, author of The Iris and the Crescent book, projects that Muslims will comprise the majority of the population of Brussels by 2030. Muslims are now officially 6% of the total population of Belgium, but over 25% of the population of Brussels. His year long research has shown that Islam now mobilises more people in Brussels than the Roman Catholic Church, political parties, or even the trade unions.
Abortion and Immigration
With the low birth rate of Belgians, and extremely high abortion rates, the indigenous Belgian population is in steep decline. However, the Muslim community continues to grow through both high birth rates and marriage migration. Nearly 35% of the Moroccans and Turks in Belgium are below 18 years of age, as compared to 18% of Belgians. In Antwerp, Belgium's second largest city, 40% of elementary school children are Muslim.
The French speaking Southern region of Belgium, Wallonia, has officially renamed the four major Christian holidays on the Belgian school calendar, replacing them with secular names. All Saints Day is now to be referred to as Autumn Leave. Christmas is now described as Winter Vacation. Lent is now Rest and Relaxation Leave, and Easter: Spring Vacation. Along with the official move to de-Christianise the holidays of Belgium, has come a new decree, allowing Muslims to add Islamic religious holidays to the official school calendar.
Replacing Christianity with Islam
Reformist Movement Member of Parliament, Francoise Bertieaux, accused the Wallonian Minister of Education of pandering to Muslims at the expense of Christians. The government claims that they want to push religion out of the door, but the new decree actually opens the way for reintroducing religion, in the form of Islam through the window. Under the guise of letting Christian religious traditions go, the government's policy has now made way for new vacation days for the religion of Islam.
War Against Christmas
For the first time, last year, Christmas 2012, Brussels did not have its traditional Christmas tree in the Gothic Central Square. Instead it was replaced with a politically correct structure of abstract art. The Mayor's office, where more than half of the city's eleven councillors are either Muslim or socialist, or both, vetoed the €5,000 project of placing a 20-metre fir tree from the forests of the Ardennes with a 25-metre New Age structure of lighted boxes. The avant-garde abstract art structure that replaced the traditional Christmas tree, cost €44,000! The traditional Christmas Market in downtown Brussels was renamed Winter Pleasures. Residents of Brussels were outraged and asked: "What will be next? Will all Easter eggs also be banned in Brussels?"
The Failure of Multiculturalism
Even the Flemish Minister for Integration, Geert Bourgeois, admitted that years of expensive government efforts to make Belgium more multicultural have failed. He commented that "perhaps the Muslim youth do not belong because they do not want to belong."
Shari'a Law in Belgium
Two Muslim politicians who won municipal elections in Belgium's capital, Brussels, on 14 October 2012, vowed to implement Islamic Shari'a law in Belgium. Redouane Ahrouch declared: "We are elected Islamicists, but above all we are Muslims… we embrace the Quran and the traditions of the prophet Muhammad. We believe Islam is a universal religion." He said that he will strive to make sure that the town councils' motions and solutions all emanate from Islam. He said that his ultimate goal was creating an Islamic state in Belgium based on Islamic Shari'a law.
When a reporter from the State television, (RTBF) interjected: "An Islamic state in Belgium?" Ahrouch responded: "In Belgium, of course! I am for the Shari'a. Islamic law, I am for it. It is a life-long struggle that will take decades, or a century, but the movement has been launched!"
Inconsistency and Hypocrisy
Ahrouch who was sentenced to six months in prison, in 2003, for assaulting and beating his disabled wife, talks much in public about ethics and respect for others. He refuses to shake hands, or make eye contact, with women in public.
The Islamisation of Belgium
The Islam Party, which he represents, has campaigned on three core issues: Halaal meals in public school cafeterias, securing the official recognition of Muslim religious holidays, and legalising the wearing of Islamic headscarves in public places. The political movement NOOR: "Le Parti Islamique" which he launched in 1999, has a 40 point programme which includes: 7) Abolishing interest payments, 10) Redesigning the Belgium judiciary to comply with Islamic law, 11) Restoring capital punishment, 15) Promoting teenage marriage, 16) Segregating males and females in public, 39) Creating an official Islamic alms (zakat) fund.
The Most Dangerous City in Europe
The growth of the Muslim population in Belgium has been accompanied by a sharp increase in violent crime, which according to ZDF TV, has made Brussels the most dangerous city in Europe. Much of this crime is attributed to the Muslim youth. Muslim dominated areas such as Anderlecht and Molenbeek districts, have become "no go" areas where the police "have lost control."
Chasing Out Employers and Investors
Growing insecurity in Molenbeek, where 25% of the population is Muslim, has led multinational companies to leave the area. In an open letter to the then mayor, Philippe Moureaux, the American advertising agency BBDO reported that each of its employees had been a victim of violent crime. BBDO listed smashing of car windows, bag snatching and assaults, (over 150 assaults on its staff by local youth.)
Socialist Multicultural Political Correctness Leads to Inaction
BBDO criticised the mayor of inaction due to his socialist multicultural notions of political correctness.
Anti-Semitic Muslim Youth
A 426-page study, Jong in Brussels (Young in Brussels) produced by the Youth Research Platform, documented that more than half of Muslim students in Brussels openly expressed strong anti-Semitic sentiments. The conclusion of the study was that the anti-Semitism of Muslim youth is theologically inspired, by the Quran.
However, if multiculturalists in Belgium have their way, asking Muslims to integrate into Belgian society, or expressing views such as that which the BBDO executive wrote to the mayor, would become a criminal offence. 6 Belgian senators have introduced a draft resolution in the Belgian parliament that would make Islamophobia a crime punishable by fines and imprisonment. If passed into law, the audacious draft legislation would deal a devastating blow to the exercise of free speech.
According to the drafters of this resolution, three of whom are Muslim, a person would be guilty of "Islamophobia", if he, or she:
- Considers Islam to be a monolithic group, incapable of adapting to new situations.
- Considers Islam to be separate and different from other cultures.
- Considers Islam to be inferior to the West, to be barbaric, irrational, primitive, or sexist.
- Considers Islam to be violent, threatening, or supportive of terrorism, or actively engaged in a clash of civilisations.
- Considers Islam to be a political ideology.
- Rejects criticisms made by Islam of the West.
Outlawing Free Speech
Such a broad and outrageous definition of Islamophobia would effectively outlaw any critical discussion of Islam in Belgium. It would deal a deathblow to free speech and freedom of conscience, freedom of the press, freedom of association and freedom of religion.
THE RESULT OF PERMISSIVENESS IN THE NETHERLANDS
Already in December 2004, the Dutch Ministry of the Interior published a 60-page report entitled: From Darwa to Jihad. Prepared by AIVD, the Dutch Intelligence Agency, the report claimed that over 50,000 radical Muslims were based in the Netherlands. Their key ideological aim was to target the Western way of life and to confront Western political, economic and cultural domination. The report From Darwa to Jihad concludes that Dutch society was poorly equipped to resist the threat of radical Islam because of its culture of permissiveness.
Assassinations Lead to Resistance
The high profile assassinations of Dutch politician, Pin Fortuyn in 2002, and of Dutch filmmaker, Theo van Gogh, stabbed to death in 2004, for producing a documentary film critical of Islam, along with Islamic death threats against Geert Wilders of the Freedom Party, (PVV) along with escalating violent crime, led many Dutch voters to oppose the government's multicultural policies.
An Open Door to Islam
When Minister of the Interior, Piet Hein Donner, was Minister of Justice, he provoked a nationwide outcry when he stated, in September 2006, that he welcomed the introduction of Shari'a law in the Netherlands, if the majority wanted it.
Now Minister of the Interior, Piet Hein Donner, has announced that the Dutch government will abandon its longstanding model of multiculturalism which has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands.
Attempts to Stem the Tide
The new Integration Bill will place more demands on immigrants to learn the Dutch language and to obey Dutch law. The new legislation aims to outlaw forced marriages and will impose tougher measures against Muslim immigrants who lower their chances of employment by the way they dress. The government has also announced its intention to impose a ban on face covering Islamic burkas.
Popular Opposition to Islamisation
According to a Maurice de Hond poll, in 2011, 74% of Dutch voters say immigrants should conform to Dutch values and 83% wanted a ban on burkas on public.
Importing Muslim Guest Workers
Muslim immigration to the Netherlands began in the 1960s when a labour shortage prompted the Dutch government to conclude recruiting agreements with Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Muslims also arrived as asylum seekers and refugees from Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Somalia.
There are now at least 1.2 million Muslims in the Netherlands, about 6% of the country's overall population. Most of these come from Morocco and Turkey. Most Muslims live in the four major cities of the country: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht. As their numbers grew, the Muslim immigrants became increasingly more assertive and aggressive, systematically undermining Dutch law and introducing Shari'a.
Arrogant and Aggressive
The high profile assassinations of Dutch public figures who have spoken out against radical Islam, and the snubbing of Queen Beatrix during her visit to the Mubarak mosque, where the Muslim leader refused to shake hands with her, has led many previously easy going Dutch citizens to recognise that the multiculturalism proposed by their government is unworkable. Now they are insisting that immigrants must be made to conform to Dutch values and obey Dutch law.
THE ISLAMISATION OF FRANCE
When most people think of the French city of Marseille, they will probably think of the national anthem of France. Unfortunately the old port city is now being overshadowed by a grand mosque heralding a new revolution. Since 1989, Saudi Arabia has been pouring money into this project to build a super-mosque in a city which already has 60 mosques.
Laying Claim to France
Muslim invaders had taken the city in the 9th century and enslaved its inhabitants. However, although they were soon ousted, Muslim theologians insist that whatever Muslim's once took, belongs to them in perpetuity. Many Muslims are speaking of this new mega mosque as a way of making it clear to all the infidels that the religion of Islam owns Marseille and by extension, all of France.
Terror in Marseille
In 1994, Marseille was where the Christmas hijacking of Air France flight 8969 came to a bloody end. The Armed Islamic Group terrorists had hijacked the plane on Christmas Eve shouting "Allah Akbar" and announcing to their victims that Allah had chosen them to wage war in his name. They forced the stewardesses to veil themselves with cabin blankets and they recited verses from the Qur'an, while they murdered a number of passengers. The AIG made it clear that their goal was to fly Air France 8969 directly into the Eiffel Tower.
Marseille was only meant to be a refuelling stop before their final fatal flight to Paris. However, French Special Forces stormed the plane and prevented the planned massacre of the passengers and destruction of the Eiffel Tower. Recently French security broke up another Islamic terrorist ring, which were targeting the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Many are seeing the grand mosque of Marseille as an indirect form of architectural aggression. If they cannot blow up Marseilles Notre Dame de la Garde church, the guardian and protectoress of the city, they will overshadow it instead. The mega mosque in Marseille is reported to be a €22 million project, with a minaret 82 feet high and room for over 7,000 worshipers in a vast prayer hall. The first cornerstone of the 8,300m² (90,000ft²) project was laid in May 2010 at an elaborate stone laying ceremony attended by diplomats from a dozen Muslim countries. The grand mosque will also include a Quranic school, library and restaurant.
It has faced stiff opposition from local businesses and residents who have taken the matter to court. The French Appeals Court finally granted permission for the construction of the mega mosque in June 2012.
Changing the Skyline
In Northern Paris a 2,000m² (21,500ft²) three storey mega mosque has altered the skyline of the Paris suburb, projecting: "A new symbol of Islam in France."
Against the Cross
As approximately one third of Marseilles residents are Muslim that city may be on its way to becoming the first Muslim majority city in the European Union. At the moment, Marseilles' coat of arms still bears the cross, but Muslims in Marseille have made it clear that once they have control of the municipality, the cross will go.
Police have reported numerous Muslims who refuse to respond to their request for identification by declaring: "I don’t obey the laws of the French Republic." Muslims in Marseille who attacked police near the mosque were released by the prosecutor as "a gesture of appeasement during Ramadan." However, the police who defended themselves are now facing an administrative enquiry for doing so!
Provocation of Arrogance
The previous president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, in an election speech in Marseille, warned: "These foreigners who arrive each year to impose their way of life… on the French… is a form of provocation, and arrogance." With over 6.5 million Muslims, France has the largest Muslim population in the European Union. Muslims make up the majority of the 100,000 people naturalised as French citizens each year.
Muslims Determined the Presidential Elections
The last French presidential elections in May 2012, was decided by the Muslim voters. Le Figaro published the results of the polling firm Opinion Way that 93% of Muslims in France voted for the socialist Francois Hollande. As an estimated 2 million Muslims participated in the 2012 presidential elections, and as Hollande won by only 1.1 million votes, this indicated that Muslims cast the deciding votes which thrust Hollande into the Elysee palace.
Amnesty for Illegals
During his campaign, the socialist Hollande offered an amnesty to all the illegal Muslim immigrants in France. He also pledged to change French electoral laws so that Muslim residents without French citizenship would be allowed to vote in municipal elections, as of 2014.
Changing the Balance of Power
Such measures, if implemented, would enable the socialist party to tighten its grip on political power. As the Muslim population is highly politically active, and as the native French population generally avoids voting, moderate and conservative parties will find it increasingly difficult to win future presidential elections in France.
An Islamic Revolution
La Marseillaise, the national anthem of France, got its name from the revolutionaries in Marseilles who sang this song. Today Marseille seems to be at the centre of a new revolution, an Islamic revolution, that aims to Islamise France and Europe.
The Crime Connection
Opponents of the construction of these mosques complain that the architecture is out of harmony with the neighbourhood's economic and social fabric and that areas dominated by Muslims frequently become crime infested districts and even "no go" areas where police fear to enter. The most crime-infested areas of France are in areas where Muslims form a heavy percentage of the population. 700 Muslim neighbours in France are described as "violent", 400 as "very violent."
The Persian Gulf Emirate of Qatar has announced plans to invest €50 million into the French suburbs to build mosques and madrassas. Qatar's leader, Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani has vowed to spare no effort to spread the fundamentalist teaching of Wahhabi Islam across the whole world. These investments in the blighted French suburban slums known as Banlieues are being seen as to stir up and indoctrinate the mostly unemployed and marginalised Muslim youth in France.
SHARI'A IN SCANDINAVIA
Muslim immigrants in a town near Copenhagen forced the cancellation of traditional Christmas displays even while voting public money to lavishly celebrate the Islamic Eid at the end of Ramadan. Kokkedal is 30 km north of Copenhagen. Turkish and Arab immigrants now comprise more than half of the population in Koddedal. The Muslim majority on the Board of Directors of a Tenants Association refused to spend 7,000 Danish kroner for the annual community Christmas event, but at the same time voted 60,000 kroner on a large communal celebration of the Muslim Eid festival. 5 of the 9 board members are Muslims.
Eradicating Christian Culture
Tom Behnke of the Danish Conservative Party, pointed out: "We have to remember that in the past, the Eid festival was the Muslim victory celebration after they had slaughtered Christians. So I do not know how much there is to celebrate in Denmark! Still people should be allowed to celebrate whatever festivals they want to, but they also must respect the festivals in the country they have come to." Behnke said that: "It is deeply alarming that our integration efforts are so ineffective, that the moment there is a Muslim majority they do away with good old Danish traditions and introduce Muslim traditions instead. We are living in Denmark… Yet there is a lack of respect for Danish traditions and culture."
Violence Against the Media
The Christmas tree controversy turned violent when a van from TV2 News was attacked by 25 masked hoodlums in the Egedalsvaenget housing complex. For attempting to report on the story, the journalists and their van were bombarded with bricks and cobblestones. The van was destroyed and the journalists fled the area. TV2 reported that the attackers were Muslim youth seeking to silence media coverage of the Christmas tree controversy.
Blaming the Victims
Incredibly the local police blamed the journalists for going into what they should have realised was a "no go area!" Danish TV2 reports that there are a growing number of "no go" zones in suburbs in Copenhagen and other areas that have Muslim majorities. These are areas where Danish police are excluded.
Muslim Mob Invades Court
In March 2012, more than 140 gang members raided a Court House where two fellow Muslims were being tried for attempted murder. The mob, wearing masks and throwing rocks and bottles, attempted to force their way into the district Court House in Glostrup, a heavily Islamised suburb of Copenhagen, 6 March. The police used batons and pepper spray to fend off the gang members who were armed with 20 different types of weapons, including crowbars, darts, hammers, knives, screwdrivers and clubs. The trial in Glostrup involved two Pakistani immigrants who had shot and attempted to murder two fellow Muslims who belonged to a rival gang.
Immigrant Muslim gangs in Europe are involved in countless criminal activities, including automobile theft, drug trafficking, illegal weapon smuggling, extortion, robbery, prostitution, racketeering, human trafficking and murder. Many of the gang members are Arabs, Bosnians, Turks and Somalians. They also include Moroccans, Palestinians, Pakistanis and Iraqis. Danish authorities estimate that every year more than 700 immigrants between the ages of 18 and 25 are choosing crime as their permanent career by joining gangs such as Black Scorpions, Black Cobra, the Bloodz, the Bandidos, and the International Club. There are more than 100 identified gangs operating in Denmark.
In August 2012, more than 80 Muslim gang members raided a hospital in Odense, the third largest city in Denmark, in a failed attempt to kidnap a 26-year old rival gang member who had been shot and stabbed in a shopping centre in Vollsmose district. An ambulance and four police cars were destroyed in the hospital raid and police had to use force to prevent the angry mob from getting their hands on the shooting victim.
Protection Racket Extortion
Numerous districts where there are large numbers of Muslims have reported gangs extorting shops and bars threatening local business owners with violence if they refuse to pay them protection money for operating in what they term, "Muslim territory!" 67-Year old Jane Pedersen, the owner of Café Viking, has endured repeated attacks by Muslim gangs because of her refusal to pay their so-called protection money. Pedersen has set up a Facebook page called: "No to Bullies!" Pedersen declared: "I refused. I could be their grandmother, and it simply cannot be justified!"
The politically correct BBC managed to report on Pedersen and Copenhagen's gang problem without once using the word Muslim.
Muslim immigrants and the violence they have brought has changed the landscape of the once peaceful and law-abiding Denmark into a national scandal. Although Muslims make up only 5% in the population, they consume over 40% of the social welfare spending and make up more than 75% of the country's convicted rapists.
Creating a Vacuum for Islam to Fill
A commentator in Sweden observes a reoccurring cycle throughout Europe: "The indigenous population are too busy working, contributing to the welfare state and life-styling to have kids or apply any degree of critical thinking to the government's short-sighted policies. This creates an economic vacuum which is filled by immigrants from the Middle East. They enter the country and are not so bothered abut contributing to the welfare state as they are benefiting from it. The government allows them to work less than the indigenous population while they reproduce at a staggeringly higher rate. Their numbers are fuelled by the welfare state whose generosity and tolerance knows no bounds. This obliges the indigenous population to work even harder and pay even more taxes to support the growing number of immigrants."
CBN News recently reported about Sweden's third largest city, Malmö, which has been so accommodating towards immigrant Muslims that a local Muslim politician declared: "The best Islamic state is Sweden!"
"The irony borders on the absurd. Anyone in Sweden who endorses traditional Christian values and the preservation of Swedish culture are stigmatised by the media as fascist and bigoted. Basically they are side lined to allow an influx of people endorsing traditional Muslim values and the promotion of Arabic culture. A culture, incidentally, which is pretty much at odds with most of the core values that Swedes claim sets them apart from any nation on earth."
For many Muslim immigrants, Sweden offers a better life for them and their children - with no strings attached. Swedes have naively created a huge social vacuum and the Muslims are filling it. Kent Ekeroth, the international secretary for the Sweden Democrats (SD), has spoken of the destruction being wrecked throughout Sweden by "political correctness and multiculturalism."
He describes Sweden as a "politically correct dictatorship. The Swedish media is censoring the fact that the perpetrators of violent crimes are foreigners." Swedish newspapers even go to the extent of pixilating out the face of criminals to avoid identification of the race of the perpetrator.
Courts have even started to take into account the culture of the person being prosecuted for domestic violence and abuse, stating that in their home country, this kind of behaviour is more acceptable!
Swedes who have started to express concern about the Islamisation of their country have been attacked with teargas, baseball bats, knives and stones. Homes of representatives of political parties concerned about the situation have been attacked. This has included: axes on doors, smashed windows, threats painted on doors, cars burned, bullying in the streets, attacks by gangs, glass bottles thrown… Yet, when a political party was attacked by a gang of extremists, the police commanding officer said that he could not investigate "due to political pressure!"
Cowardice and Compromise
Ekeroth explained: "Crime rates have sky rocketed, especially violent crimes, but in addition, Swedish society has adapted to Muslims demands. Pork meat has been withdrawn from some schools in Sweden. The Muslim holiday, Ramadan, has been introduced in some schools. Separate swimming times for men and women have been effected in Malmö." The leader of the largest Muslim organisation in Sweden has called for the introduction of Shari'a law.
Anti-Semitism has risen to such an extent that the Social Democrat Mayor of Malmö issued a boycott against a tennis game between Sweden and Israel to cater to his Muslim constituency.
When riots erupted in and around Stockholm and Malmö, police were attacked with stones. Fire fighters were prevented from putting out the blazes caused by arsonists, as Muslim gangs pelted them with rocks. Reportedly Muslim immigrants are 500% more likely to be involved in violent assault, or rape, than the rest of the population (Front Page Magazine).
THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF GERMANY
Despite being devastated by the saturation bombings of WWII, which killed 2 million civilians and destroyed 63 cities, and the 45-year partition of East and West Germany by the Iron Curtain during the Cold War, Germany remains Europe's strongest economy. Even after the ruinously expensive reincorporation of crippled East Germany, with the extremely high social security costs of rebuilding the entire infrastructure of the East, Germany is still one of the world's largest industrial producers, with a massive trade surplus, built on a solid export base.
The Protestant work ethic has made this land of the Reformation phenomenally productive, innovative and resilient. Despite the tumultuous events of WWII and the traumatic occupation of East Germany by the Soviets during the Cold War, Germany is one of the strongest and most stable democracies and economies in Europe.
However, the nation’s spiritual health is failing. Secular humanism and the marginalisation of Christianity in the public sphere have led to a drastic decline in church attendance. In 1960, 97% of West Germany would have described themselves as Christian. Today, only 63% would identify themselves as Christians. Church attendance is something around 6% nation wide. The state funded Catholic and Lutheran churches are steadily losing members and closing churches.
Before the First World War, Germany was the second largest Protestant nation in the world, the third largest Evangelical nation on earth and the third largest Missionary sending country on earth. However, the decline of Christianity in Germany has drawn Evangelicals together. Many dynamic prayer movements are forming and multiplying. City and region wide prayer initiatives are revitalising Evangelism in Germany.
Over a thousand Evangelical churches have been planted in the last 15 years.
Germany still has over 3,000 missionaries from over 165 Mission agencies serving worldwide. Many German missionaries are in Brazil, Kenya, Russia and Tanzania. Over the last 30 years there has been a steady growth in Protestant Missionaries being sent out from Germany (Operation World).
There is an urgent need for more focused ministry to the youth. A large majority of church attenders are over the age of 50. Most of the youth are secular. There are also over 250,000 international students in Germany, a tremendous and strategic Mission field.
Many of the cities of Germany have become extremely secular, particularly Berlin where 65% of the inhabitants have no link to a church and only 3% regularly attend services.
Islamisation in Germany
Due to massive immigration, only 88% of the population of Germany are ethnically German. Muslim Turks make up 3% of the population. There are officially 3.6 million Muslims from over 40 nations residing in Germany at this time. There are one million Muslim Kurds, 300,000 Bosnian Muslims, 100,000 Iranians, and 3,000 Arabs living in Germany, many of them on social welfare. Muslims in Duisburg, one of the most Islamised cities in Germany, are clamouring for the right to occupy empty churches and turn them into mosques! Germany is now home to more than 200 mosques (including more than 40 mega mosques), and 2,600 prayer halls and madrassas. According to Zentral Institut Islam - Archiv, another 128 mosques are under construction.
Winning Muslims to Christ
Through dynamic Evangelistic efforts, an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 Muslims come to faith in Christ each year, in Germany. However, almost a thousand ethnic Germans officially convert to Islam each year.
Migrating Mission Fields
While some of the foreigners migrating to Germany have a vibrant Christian faith, most have never even heard the Gospel. Since the year 2000, over 700 Roman Catholic churches and more than 100 Protestant churches have been closed in Germany.
Islamisation of Academic Institutions
In January 2012, one of the oldest universities in Germany, Tübingen, opened a taxpayer-funded Department for Islamic Theology. Although the government claimed that this will be an antidote to the hate preachers in the mosques (most of the Imams in Germany are from Turkey), many academics are concerned that the Islamic department in Tübingen will only become a gateway for radical Islamicists who will introduce their hard line Islam into the main stream of the German university system.
The Interior Minister of Rhineland - Palatinate, Jochen Hartloff, said that he favoured the introduction of Islamic Shari'a law in Germany, claiming that it "could have a pacifying effect!"
When Self Defence is an Offense
When a young German defended himself against a mob of 20 knife-wielding Muslims in the Islamised neighbourhood of Neukölln, of Berlin, one of the attackers, an 18-year-old Muslim, died in the struggle. More than 300,000 Muslims attended Yusuf Al-Abed's funeral. Although the police determined that the German citizen, Sven, had acted in self-defence, Muslim mobs have threatened to burn the neighbourhood down.
Saturation Bombing of Qurans
Islamic Salafist radicals have launched an unprecedented campaign to distribute 25 million copies of the Qur'an, translated into the German language, free of charge, into every household in Germany. This they have called: Project Read! The Salafists claim that their goal is the establishment of a Sunni Islamic Caliphate (dictatorship) across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, eventually the entire world - governed exclusively by Shari'a law.
Violence Against Police
In May, more than 500 Salafists used bottles, clubs, rocks and other weapons to attack German police in Bonn. 29 Police officers were injured, two with serious stab wounds. Although more than 100 Salafists were arrested, most were later released.
Contempt for the Law
One of the attackers, Murat K, a 26-year-old Turk, admitted that he had attacked and wounded two police officers with a knife, but he showed no remorse and said that he had been morally obligated to follow Islamic Shari'a law, because the authorities had allowed the publication of cartoons that were offensive. Murat responded to his verdict, of being sentenced to 6 years in prison, by declaring that the German courts were illegitimate. "I do not accept this court as legitimate. I will answer only to Allah."
Islamic Terrorism in Germany
On 10 December 2012, German authorities reported on an attempted bombing of the main train station in Bonn. A man with links to Al Quieda had activated the detonator of a bomb on a platform in the main train station, but it had failed to explode. In August 2012, the German intelligence chief of the BND, Gerard Schindler, reported, that they were particularly concerned about the threat posed by home-grown terrorists who had travelled through to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia or Yemen, to obtain terrorist training. At a high security trial, four Muslim terrorists in Düsseldorf, were charged with planning a sensational terrorist attack in Germany. This included plotting to assassinate the former Commander of German Special Forces and to attack the US Army base in the Bavarian town of Grafenwöhr.
The 103-page study German - Turkish Life and Values, has found that each generation of Turks living in Germany hold progressively more radical views than their elders.
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on 21 November 2012, published a 28-page study: Fear of the East in the West, which showed that 64% of the German population believes that Islam is prone to violence, 60% that they have a tendency towards revenge, and 80% believe that Islam deprives women of their rights. 70% said that Islam is associated with religious fanaticism and radicalism. The study concluded that despite decades of multiculturalism, toleration, integration and generous welfare subsidies, the image of Islam is "devastating".
Turkish Imams are preaching hatred against the West in mosques throughout Germany. Yet the Domestic Intelligence Agency (BfV) have reported that they are monitoring German language Internet sites and social media, to see whether German citizens who criticise Islam on the Internet are fermenting hate and are thus guilty of a crime!
The implication for freedom of speech and freedom of thought are serious as the authorities have confirmed that they are monitoring Internet sites that are critical of Muslim immigration and the Islamisation of Europe. Instead of dealing with the problem they seem to prefer to blame and criminalise the messengers who draw attention to the problem.
Dynamic Evangelistic Initiatives
Evangelicals in Germany are making use of a wide variety of mediums to Evangelise the nation. There are more than 150 Evangelical Magazines. ERF, the German partners of Trans World Radio, is making a tremendous impact with broadcasts in 20 languages in Germany. Bibel TV and ERF are broadcasting 24 hours a day. Internet Evangelism is growing. There are 70 Campus Ministries and 800 Christian Fellowships in secondary schools. There are 200 Good News Clubs ministering to children and a growing number of Christians are calling for a return to another Reformation, to go back to the Bible, as Dr. Martin Luther did nearly 500 years ago.
Practical Steps to Stop the Islamisation of Europe
SION (Stop Islamisation of Nations) has called for:
- Immediate halt of immigration by Muslims into nations that do not have a Muslim majority population.
- Surveillance of mosques and regular inspection of mosques to look for pro-violence materials.
- Any mosque advocating Jihad should be closed.
- Deportation hearings against all non-citizens who promote Jihad.
- Immediate investigation into foreign mosque funding in non-Muslim nations.
- A halt to foreign aid to Islamic nations with Shari'a-based constitutions and/or governments.
- For Jihad to be recognised as a crime against humanity.
WHAT CAN BE DONE TO STOP AND REVERSE THE ISLAMISATION OF EUROPE
In the Book of Nehemiah we read of the successful strategy that rebuilt the walls and the gates of Jerusalem.
Nehemiah gathered his information from eyewitnesses. He investigated the situation personally, confirmed the facts, separated truth from rumour and then presented the facts to the people and the authorities. We, too, need to gather and distribute information. We must be informed. "My people perish for lack of knowledge." Hosea 4:6
A Battle for the Mind
This is first and foremost a battle for the mind. Obtain Slavery, Terrorism and Islam – the Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat (290 pages, 200 pictures), the Muslim Evangelism Workshop audio MP3 (20 lectures), and the Islam Rising DVD. These are the absolute basic minimum introduction to the threat confronting us. There are many other books, DVDs and audio MP3s that we can recommend once you have gone through these. Visit the www.frontline.org.za website and find the Reformation 500 Facebook page. We need to distribute and make better know these publications, audio-visual resources, use social media and spread the word.
Prayer was an integral and essential foundation of Nehemiah's strategy. We need to establish prayer groups, prayer chains and prayer networks to seek God for spiritual Revival, Biblical Reformation and the restoration of spiritual life and Scriptural principles in all areas of our society (2 Chronicles 7:14). "Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up." Luke 18:1. We are either praying, or we have given up. If we have given up, it is probably because we neglected to pray. We need to be informed, and we need to be interceding. Prayer is our foundation for action.
Nehemiah researched amongst the rubble and developed a plan to motivate and mobilise the community to rebuild their portion of the wall. Nehemiah enlisted qualified help, encouraged his workers, motivated them and organised them in delegated tasks. We need to be involved in Christian Action groups and Reformation Societies to restore Biblical values in our homes, congregations, businesses, schools, media, community organisations and government. "Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called repairer of broken walls, restorer of streets with dwellings." Isaiah 58:12
While each group of families had their own part of the wall to work on, they were united in the common defence. They "worked with all their hearts" together, to achieve the main goal, to rebuild their walls. When Nehemiah sounded the trumpet, all rallied to that part of the wall that was under attack for the common defence. "The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall. Whenever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!" Nehemiah 4:19
"Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances she cries aloud." Proverbs 8:1-3
Understanding the Times
We need to recognise God's enemies:
Secular humanism is rotting our countries and our churches from within and radical Islam is threatening it from without.
God's weapons: Bible teaching, Evangelism and prayer - including the Imprecatory Psalms.
God's battle plan: The Cultural Mandate and the Great Commission. God-fearing families are the basic building block of society. We need to Reform our families and institute a thorough discipleship plan for our churches as we mobilise to fulfil the Great Commission.
Resources for Reformation
To aid you in this we have produced: Reforming Our Families (120 pages, 23 pictures); The Power of Prayer Handbook (96 pages, 21 pictures); and Practical Discipleship (212 pages).
There are two extremes we need to guard against:
There are those who refuse to see the crisis.
They say that there is no problem! Then there are those who panic and say that there is no hope!
We must recognise the problems - honestly and soberly. Man is depraved and in rebellion to God and His Word. Sin inevitably reaps tremendous trouble.
However, we must also recognise that God is sovereign and almighty. There is power in prayer. The Gospel is the power of God unto Salvation for all who believe. How can any Christian say that there is no hope?
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
1. We must wake up to the urgent and serious crisis. Most churches are asleep, or in apostasy. The world is rushing by on its way to hell. Yet our prayer meetings are sparsely attended and lacking in fire and fervour. Most Evangelical churches engage in little, or no, Evangelism. Missionary vision is generally weak and much that is done in the name of Missions has little to do with the Great Commission, "making disciples …teaching obedience…" We need to learn from The Greatest Century of Missions.
By abandoning its Christian heritage, aborting its babies, embracing heathenism and perversion, demanding unlimited personal freedoms, Europe is heading towards the repression of Islamic Shari'a law. By rejecting Christianity, Europe is in danger of falling under Islamic totalitarianism.
The combined effects of affluence and a rapidly falling birth rate, have made Western Europe a magnet for millions of impoverished Muslims from North Africa and the Middle East. With most Europeans embracing a practical atheism, or a fuzzy New Age spirituality, they are incapable of comprehending, let alone effectively dealing with, radical Islam. We therefore need a comprehensive response to the threat confronting us. We need to start by reviving our own personal prayer lives. Work through The Power of Prayer Handbook. Pray the Psalms.
2. We need to get serious about discipleship. Work through the Discipleship Training Manual and Practical Discipleship. Take the members of your prayer fellowship, mid-week Bible study, or congregation, through the principles of discipleship.
The Battle for the Family
3. The family is the basic building block of society. Work through Reforming Our Families and ensure that your family is thoroughly grounded in the Word of God. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
Mobilise to Evangelise
4. We need to mobilise to Evangelise. We need personal training in effective Evangelism. Living Waters Africa provides Way of the Master, Ten Commandments based Evangelism. The Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. The Law of the Lord is the schoolmaster that leads us to Christ, that we can be justified by Faith. Go through the Way of the Master training series by DVD and Evangelism Explosion Manual. We have also designed a comprehensive Great Commission Course. The Great Commission Course 2013 4 disc MP3 boxset has 73 audio lectures on three MP3s, and a data DVD with over 80 PowerPoint presentations, the whole Great Commission Manual, supplementary lecture notes and much more. We have also produced the Answering Skeptics book (144 pages) and the Answering Skeptics MP3 audio 2-disc boxset.
Examples of Excellence
5. We need to rediscover our history and know how to counter the disinformation of the guilt manipulators who seek to steal our heritage. Victorious Christians - Who Changed the World (380 pages, 250 pictures) and the supplementary Heroes of the Faith audio MP3 with 37 lectures presents 32 biographies of examples of excellence who will inspire and encourage you.
Additional Practical Steps That Can Be Taken to Stop and Reverse Islamisation:
- Learn more about Islam, so that you can effectively Evangelise Muslims.
- Obtain the Muslim Evangelism Workshop audio MP3 and Manual.
- Distribute Gospel booklets, the Jesus film and More Than Dreams DVDs to Muslims in your area.
- Organise a Muslim Evangelism Workshop in your church, or college, to encourage, educate and enlist more dedicated Christians determined to win Muslims to Christ.
- Be informed and speak up for the persecuted Church. Visit www.frontline.org.za and www.idop.org for updates.
- Do not support Halaal products (which subsidise radical Islamic causes).
- Choose to support Christian businesses rather than Muslim ones.
- Use your social media to educate and motivate friends and family for Reformation and against Islamisation.
- Do everything you can to support alternatives to petrol. One out of three barrels of oil from the Middle East goes to buy weapons. Biofuel and alternative energy sources must be explored and developed to move Europe off from dependence on Mid-East oil. Every time we buy petrol, we are actually subsidising Jihad against ourselves.
Nehemiah invested his time, money, resources and his very life in rebuilding Jerusalem. In the same way, we need to sacrifice and work for the necessary resources to support those people, publications and projects that will seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
Nehemiah did not allow any obstacle to prevent him from completing his task. Although he had limited resources, little experience, and minimal security, he did not hesitate. Despite criticism, slander, discouragement and opposition, in less than two months, Nehemiah had transformed a pile of rubble into a secure wall for defending his city. So too, we must stand firm and put our plans for Biblical Reformation into action. Get involved in the Parent-Teacher Association and School Governing Board in your local school, or be involved in a home schooling movement. Write letters to your local newspaper and to members of Parliament. Vote Biblically. Make yourself available to Bible-based groups where you can help in co-operating with others concerned for Reformation.
Let us work together to "Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness."
May we be found Faithful to His Word and effective in His service.
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
See also related articles:
Reclaiming Europe for Christ
95 Theses for Reformation Today
Hostility Against Christianity in Europe
Reformation or Islamisation
What is Happening to Europe?
Coalition on Revival Resources for Reformation