Western civilization – life as we know it – is under attack, and indeed has even reached a very dangerous point. Some may even think it is a point of no return. Not just because in recent months Muslim groups around the world insisted that the pope apologize for merely quoting someone else. No, not just because the prime minister of Denmark had to grovel to the Muslim nations for a cartoon that appeared in a Danish newspaper, over which he had no control whatsoever. No, not even just because President Bush rushed into a Muslim mosque in Washington, D.C., after Sept. 11, 2001, declaring that Islam is a religion of peace.
Using biblical imagery to elevate oneself to a biblical-character status is not new in presidential politics, but to use these imageries to deliberately mislead people is a new low level in personal ambition.
When President Anwar Al Sadat of Egypt came to power in 1970, he was hell-bent on erasing the memory of his powerful predecessor, Ghamel Abdel Nasser. This desire, combined with Sadat’s feelings of insecurity and inferiority, drove him to coddle the Jihadists, thinking that they would be good to him if he released them from prison and recognized them as major players in his new structure.
Islam has adopted only partial segments of the teaching of the Bible, and especially the New Testament. Islam and Christians have great difference in their understanding of the nature of God, the nature of man and the way in which God and man relate.