Why doesn't it feel like world war to most of us? Because the attacks are happening at different times by people from many different countries against many different countries, using many different kinds of weapons, without using a flag, without uniforms, and often done by people born and raised in the country being attacked. What kind of a war is this?
It's an all-out war of Islamists against everyone else, not to seize territory or gain the spoils of war, but to make the whole world apply Shari'a law.
Why are they doing this? Because it is their duty. They believe (as it says in the Qur'an) that the world cannot be saved until every government on earth is an Islamic state. Peace cannot reign until the whole world is ruled by Islamic law. It is their sacred duty to overthrow, by whatever means, the non-Islamic governments of the world, because a government ruled without Allah's laws is a profanity.
Watch the clip below from the movie Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West, and you will see the war as if watching time-lapse photography. You'll be able to see what a war of this kind really looks like. You'll be able to recognize it as a war (rather than a somewhat random string of unrelated attacks), although of a different kind than we're familiar with.
The bad news is, although this is a concerted effort by a large group of people, most of them are not in communication with each other. There is no central command we can defeat and be done with it. There is no physical location to seize by war. We cannot gain control of a group or a place to stop this war. The central command is in the Qur'an, the contents of which is in the brains of 1.5 billion Muslims, and they are teaching it to their children as we speak.
This war can't be ended by normal means.
These Muslim children grow up being told by every authority in their lives that the Qur'an is the revealed word of the Lord of the Universe, and by the time their hormones are popping in their teens, they are ripe for recruiting.
Terrorist may have different methods, different tactics, different leaders, and they might be acting relatively independent of each other, but they are all working together toward the same goal: The world domination of Islam.
How can we fight a war like that? Obviously, some military action will be necessary. But all the military action in the world cannot stop it. Something more needs to be done, and that's where you come in. Here are the top seven ways you can help win this war. Number one is sharing DVDs like Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West.
If you haven't seen Obsession, you really should. The whole movie is very good, especially the first part (in the clip above). It's the kind of DVD you'll want to lend to your friends and family.
Even sharing the clip above is a way to help. It will spark conversations that need to occur all over the world if we are to have a chance to defeat the global war now underway. It won't be easy, but it must be done.
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