This year, a number of Muslim leaders from around the world have called for an Islamic uprising. Some places that have sought political and religious tolerance and freedom have been met with severe dictatorial cruelty to crush protests. In the past year, we have seen political uprisings in Yemen, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco & Bahrain.
Now American leaders like Louis Farrakhan (famous for the “Million-Man March” on Washington, DC) are calling for American Muslims to be prepared to cause unrest and protest here in the United States.
Louis Farrakhan Muhammad, Sr. (born Louis Eugene Walcott; May 11, 1933) is the leader of the Chicago, Illinois-based Nation of Islam (NOI). In a vitriolic speech before 16,000 devoted followers (and many thousands more over live broadcast) at the Saviour’s Day event in February 2011, Farrakhan stated that this is a time of war. He says Armageddon is coming.
“Even OUR blood, will soon be running in the streets, ” Farrakahn said.
Farrakhan instructed his people to head to Middle-America and seek refuge from impending natural disasters (the judgment of God) that will hit the East, South and West.
Using Apocalyptic language, and quoting many Bible passages, Farrakhan claimed that Elijah Muhammad was the Messiah, and Farrakhan’s role is to build the Kingdom of God on earth. He harkened to the Battle of Badr, where the Prophet Muhammad had to fight and kill members of his own household. Farrakahn even quoted Jesus to support this kind of Jihadist rhetoric. He also called Caucasians “Sociopaths” who need to be expelled from society.
On Friday, June 3, 2011, American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn called on American Muslims to buy guns and carry out one man terrorist operations killing American citizens. He released a two-hour video entitled, “”Do Not Rely on Others, Take the Task Upon Yourself,” saying:
“Let’s take America as an example. America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms. You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, and most likely without having to show an identification card. So what are you waiting for?”
While national political leaders still continue the rhetoric about Islam being a “Religion of Peace,” there is undoubtedly a radical Islamic element who takes the rhetoric of Jihad literally and is seeking to instill fear in the hearts and minds of peaceful citizens. This is certainly something of which we need to be aware and prayerful. We need to also do whatever we can to reach our Muslim neighbors with the true gospel of peace through Jesus Christ, before the shooting starts. Here is the unedited speech by Mr. Farrakhan: