How Do Muslims Get Radicalized?

By Mark W Swarbrick

The Obama Regime and its lapdog, the mass media, are talking about trying to find out how the two California terrorists got radicalized. The fact that they don’t know is an illustration of how out of touch the Obamanites are. They don’t know because their ideological presuppositions that are fundamental to their make-believe world view are based upon the insistence that Islam is the religion of peace and no real Muslim would ever commit terror.  This is evidenced in Obama’s stance that ISIS (Islamic State in Syria) is not Islamic, even though ISIS claims to be Islamic.

The simple truth is this: ISIS is Islamic as were the California terrorists. The fact is that there are many branches or denominations of Islam. The main branches are the Sunni and the Shi’a and each says the other is not really true Islam and throughout history have been trying to kill each other. Within each of those two branches are different denominations, or schools or creeds, with each claiming to be the most accurate. Furthermore, within any branch of Islam you may find fundamentalist Muslims who are very devout and want to seriously follow the actual teachings of the prophet Mohamed and it is these that become radicalized, for murder and war is what Mohamed taught. The radicalized fundamentalist Muslims claim that the moderate Muslims are not true to Islam and vice versa.

This is similar to what we find in the Christian Church. Christianity consists of many denominations. Some of these denominations accept the others as Christian while others will claim they are the “one true church” and all other denominations are not really Christian. Conversely, a Christian denomination may consider that a church which claims to be the one true church is actually a non-Christian cult. Then you have fundamentalist or evangelical Christians which are those who see the Church as more than just a social club of do-gooders. These want to commit their lives to following the teachings of Jesus, worship him as “God with us,” and repent of their sins and invite him into their hearts and lives and are thus changed into more righteous and peaceful loving people, for that is what Jesus taught.

In Mormonism we also have a similar scenario. There are fundamentalist Mormons who take their religion very seriously and study closely the writings of their prophet Joseph Smith, who taught that you must practice polygamy and that the command was perpetual. Thus they take many wives, have their own church hierarchy, and although they all hold that the main Mormon denomination is apostate for abandoning polygamy, they also consider all other fundamentalist Mormon polygamist splinter groups other than themselves as also not being true Mormons. And of course, the mainstream Mormon church does not consider the fundamentalists as true Mormons and resent them being referred to as such.

Although it may be true that some branches of Islam are not accurately following Muhammad, and certain Christian denominations may not be following correctly the teachings of Jesus and one branch or another of Mormonism may not be faithfully following Joseph Smith, nevertheless from the outside looking in, from a classification point of view, all Mormons are Mormons, all Muslims are Muslims and all Christians are Christians, no matter what group they belong to. From a theological perspective you can divide them up and make a case that a certain group is not faithful to their founder, but from a classification standpoint they are all one thing.

When it comes to protecting our country against terror, it makes no sense to attempt to split theological hairs over the nuances of what a true Muslim is. That subject is for theologians. What should concern our government is identifying those who may be a threat. The way to do that is to concern themselves with scrutiny of all classes of Islam and not worry about the religious implications. That means federal law enforcement should look close at all Muslims, particularly devout or fundamentalist Muslims.

Unfortunately, the Obama regime is not doing that and the California shooting is the perfect example. The Facebook page of the female shooter in California had her Facebook page taken down by Facebook (before the shooting) because they felt that the comments and posts were too extreme and tended toward fanatical inclinations that might border on promoting terrorism. But – and here is the rub – the Obama administration had no interest in her page because Obama considers such comments as a matter of free speech and thought within Islam.

Let that sink in for a moment. Think about it. Facebook thought the page reflected possible terrorism, while the federal government had no interest in such things because of Obama’s ideological affinity and love of Islam. This means that the killings may have been prevented if it were not for Obama’s predisposition towards all things Islamic!

Now that these Islamic terrorists committed terror, we can expect Obama to claim that these two were never really true Muslims to begin with, because (in Obama’s mental fantasyland) the “Religion of Peace” never commits terrorist acts. Behold Obama’s strange delusional dichotomy: Before these Muslims committed terror Obama wanted their intentions ignored because he doesn’t want to hear anything bad about Muslims, but after they commit terror then he considers that they were never really Muslims after all.

Back to our original question. How did these two get radicalized? The answer is simple: They read the Koran, a book which clearly and blatantly promotes murder and mayhem. Yes, there was also outside influence in this case, but you can be sure that the outside influence pointed out in the Koran what Muhammad actually taught.

And what he taught was war and murder. He gave the world a choice: Follow the Koran or die by the sword. In 624 AD Mohammed began his holy wars against others. After he died in 632 AD his followers continued following his teachings: The new Muslim caliph, Abu Bakr, launched Islam into almost 1,500 years of continual imperialist, colonialist, bloody conquest and subjugation of others through invasion and war, a role Islam continues to this very day.

When I visited the cities that the Apostle Paul travelled to in his second and third missionary journeys I was amazed that in the birthplace of Christianity, there were no Christians. I met only one Christian and when I asked him what church he attended he said, “Church? There is no church anywhere in this land to go to.”  I wondered as to why, in the birthplace of Christianity there were no longer any Christians. Our guide explained it to us: “The Muslims swept in and it was either renounce Christ and become Muslim, or die.”

The Crusades were the response of concerned Christians who selflessly left their families and country to come to the aid of the Christians being massacred by the Muslims. Unfortunately, they were ultimately unsuccessful, thus these countries today are filled with Muslims and Christianity is merely outlawed at best, and at worst, Christians are murdered.

The point is that Islam has been at war with the civilized world from the get-go. No one needs to puzzle over how some Muslim got radicalized. If they are Muslim, they are susceptible and the sooner we have leadership in America that recognizes the facts of history and the teachings of the Koran, the sooner we can get on track to fighting this great evil.

Furthermore, Christians need to boldly speak out as to the evil religion of Islam. It is the devil’s religion and it operates with the spirit of Antichrist. The Bible says, “Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.” (1John 2:22-23). The Islamic scriptures repeatedly deny the Son of God. Here is just a small sample:

“In blasphemy indeed are those that say that God is Christ the son of Mary…They say: ‘God hath begotten a son!’… No warrant have ye for this!  Say ye about Allah what ye know not?… You have uttered a gross blasphemy… Because they claim that the Most Gracious has begotten a son… the Christians call Christ the son of Allah…. Allah’s curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!”  (Surah 5:17, Surah 10:68, Surah 19:88-92 , Surah 9:30)

Thus Islam is a religion of the spirit of antichrist. Consequently, all of those who follow it are following Satan are under his deluding influence. Islam does not accept the Son; therefore, they do not have the Father. Therefore, their “Allah” is not the God of the Bible, the creator of heaven and earth. Political correctness has no place in the pulpits of Christian churches and we must proclaim to the world that all those who follow Islam are lost and on their way to hell if they do not repent and follow Jesus.

Yes, it is true: America, indeed the whole world, has a Muslim problem. The bottom line is, to protect America, profile because profiling works. Islam is at war with us. During World War II we locked up 120,000 Japanese Americans because they were a risk to our safety. It was a sad thing, but who knows how many Americans would have died if we had not. I am not advocating locking up Muslims. But they should be watched. The mosques should be monitored, the mullah’s teachings analyzed, Muslim groups infiltrated and any suggesting anti-American terror should be immediately sent out of the country. Most certainly we should realize that it is unsafe to let any more Muslims into America at this time. If they are from Muslim countries and if they are Muslim, watch out.

All branches of Muslim have one thing in common. They all follow the Koran and other Islamic scriptures. These Muslim scriptures all teach war, murder and hate. They also have passages about peace, but the teachings of terror are also clearly evident, enough so that millions have followed it. We do not see Buddhists or Hindus or Christians being radicalized and causing world-wide problems. Only Islam and the reason is clear to anyone who can think clearly. Radical Islam does not come out of thin air. It comes from Muhammad’s writings. Granted some Muslims don’t become murderous. But as long as a group espouses to follow the Koran, they should be classified as Muslims and considered to be susceptible to becoming dangerous radical Islamic terrorists. Anyone who claims to be Islamic is admitting to following a book that teaches terrorism. If we ignore the lessons learned from Islam’s bloody history and if we foolishly ignore the reality of the Koran’s prescription for terror, we do so at our own peril.