Martin M. van Brauman

Politicians and the major media outlets are paralyzed by fear to raise the issue of Muslim extremism in their countries.  They suffer from a form of the Stockholm Syndrome, which corrodes a country’s democracy with mob rule or the threat of mob rule prevailing over the rule of law.  The Syndrome represents the irrational empathy of a frightened hostage for his captor and his subservient gratitude for not being further degraded. In 1973, a bank robbery situation with hostages in Stockholm created the concept of victims bonding with their violent abusers, even as their personal freedoms are denied. Political Correctness is the religion of the Western politicians and the major media outlets today. Political Correctness is the buying into the Palestinian lies of denying the right for Israel and the Jewish people to exit in the world for fear of violent attacks by Muslim terrorists.

For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful have opened against me [Israel and the Jewish people], they have spoken to me the language of falsehood.  And with words of hatred they have encircled me, and attacked me without cause. Psalms 109:2-3.

Over the last 2,000 years of persecution and massacres, the European powers drove Jews from one European area or country to another, dictating where Jews could live or not exist in Europe.  Still, the European powers, the EU, has the audacity to dictate where in the ancient homeland of Israel Jews can live by threats of economic and other sanctions in Judea, Samaria, the Golan and parts of even Jerusalem.

Over the last several years, there has been a mass exodus of millions of Christians in Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Mali and even European Bosnia is experiencing Christian discrimination.  The remaining Jews, who survived the Muslim pogroms, were long ago driven out of these countries.  Mainline church organizations refuse to hold Muslim religious leaders accountable for preaching hatred and genocide against Christians and Jews, but only offer meaningless prattle.  Meanwhile, the church continues down the road of moral irrelevance, as Christians all over the Muslim world are being persecuted like the Jews before them.

I know your works; you have a name of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is on the point of death, for I have not found your works perfect in the sight of my God. Remember then what you received and heard; obey it, and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you. Yet you have still a few persons in Sardis [a wealthy city and an immoral congregation] who have not soiled their clothes; they will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. If you conquer, you will be clothed like them in white robes, and I will not blot your name out of the book of life; I will confess your name before my Father and before his angels. Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. Revelations 3:1-6.

Wherever Muslims are in power or dominate an area, churches are outlawed, burned and bombed and Bibles and religious objects are destroyed.  Freedom of speech to speak clearly about Christianity or critically of Islam is met with the death sentence.

Thus said the Lord: Behold, I am returning the captivity of the tents of Jacob [the Jewish people] and I will have mercy on his abodes, and the City [Jerusalem] will be built upon its hill, and the Palace will sit in its proper place [the Temple] . . . I will multiply them, and they will not be diminished . . . and I shall deal with all his oppressors . . . You will be a people unto Me, and I will be a God unto you. Jeremiah 30:18-21.

The Muslims to deny any legitimacy of the Land of Israel to the Jewish people must destroy the Bible and especially the first five books, the Torah.  The first quarter of the Torah provides the legal, moral and theological validation for Jewish ownership of Eretz Yisrael.  Christian New Testament faith is built upon the Torah and the prophets.  Muslims cannot kill the Bible, but they can kill the Jews who brought the Word of God into the world.  The Bible is not about religion, but about relationship to God.  Biblical faith in God is more than knowing He exists, but knowing God’s faithfulness and His Truth and that Judgment is coming.

Then I saw heaven opened, (Ezek. 1:1) and there was a white horse (Zech. 1:8) and the One Who sits on it, called Faithful and True, and He judges in righteousness (Isa. 11:4, Ps. 96:13) and He makes war.  And His eyes are like a flame of fire, (Dan. 10:6) and upon His head many crowns.  He has a name written which no one knows except Himself, and is clothed in a garment dyed in blood, (Gen. 49:11, Isa. 63:1-3) and His name has been called the Word of God.  And the troops in heaven were following Him on white horses, being clothed in pure fine white linen. And a large sharp sword was going out of His mouth, (Isa. 49:2) so that with it He could slaughter the heathens, and He will shepherd them with an iron rod, (Ps. 2:9) and He treads the wine press (Isa. 63:3, Jl. 3:13, Lam. 1:15) of the wine of the burning wrath of the God of Hosts. Revelation 19:11-15.

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