By Bob Unruh
Cites behavior of ‘moderate,’ ‘peaceful’ members of faith
An Egyptian who fled Islam and now lives under that religion’s sentence of death says the goal of global jihad simply is the takeover of the world.
The man, who now is a pastor in the U.S. and uses the pseudonym Muhammad Kemel, recently was interviewed by Joel Richardson, co-editor of “Why We Left Islam: Former Muslims Speak Out.”
Kemel said Islamic tradition teaches that those who leave Islam should be killed, and Muhammad taught, “Whoever leaves his religion (Islam) kill him.” And while the U.S. is not governed by Islam’s Shariah religious law, many fundamentalist Muslims do not see Shariah as being limited by national boundaries.
Kemel said the truth is that the events of Sept. 11, 2001, were the actions of those who were following the Quran closely.
“Sadly, I heard some of our American leaders and church pastors state that Islam is a peaceful religion, and what happened on 9/11 was done by fanatic Muslims,” Kemel said. “These individuals ignore the fact that the main goal of Islam is to rule the world.”
He said such instructions are clear in the Quran and Islam’s hadiths, or sayings that have been handed down from generation to generation.
“Muslims all over the world are working hard to achieve [the] goal of submission of the entire world to Islam. They are particularly committed to the indoctrination of youth in madrassas, special Islamic schools, particularly in Pakistan and Indonesia,” Kemel said.
He said the goal is to have at least 40 million Muslim youths who have memorized the entire Quran.
He said the “average peaceful Muslim and moderate western Muslim” are that way “because they have not studied the Quran.”
“If a Muslim begins to study the Quran, understands the true religion of Islam, and what true Islam requires a true Muslim to do, he will either reject Islam or he will become a Muslim committed to violence,” Kemel said.
Those who hijacked airplanes on 9/11 and killed thousands “are not extremists from a Quranic viewpoint; only a Western viewpoint,” he said.
Kemel told Richardson he was born into a prominent Muslim family in Egypt and considered himself dedicated to Islam. He said he discovered his own faith in Jesus Christ simply through reading the Bible.
Immediately, he was arrested and held for eight months in solitary confinement in jail.
“I was given no bed to sleep on. I slept on the rough cement floor with no cover, no blanket, even through the winter. I was not even supplied with the basic necessities other prisoners were given. … Soldiers came to the cell door and threatened me with death if I would not renounce my belief in Jesus Christ. The secret police warned my family, who eventually learned that I was in prison, not to help me,” he told Richardson.
Eventually, he was able to flee Egypt for the U.S., where he’s serving a Christian church.
Kemel said he senses a massive conflict developing between hard-line Islam and the rest of the world.
“It was reported by very trusted missionary sources in Algeria that 170,000 Muslims had the same dream of Jesus and many of them became Christians. … Thanks to God, sincere Muslims are rebuking the spiritual forces of darkness that are holding them captive, and that held me captive,” he said. “In addition, never witnessed in the past, many Muslim converts, despite the threats on their lives, are sharing their testimonies publicly through the media, through books such as ‘Why We Left Islam,’ YouTube and television. These are among the reasons why millions of Muslims are coming to know the Lord from many Islamic countries and nations.”
Kemel also said on the leading edge of the Islamic aggression are individuals such as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who speaks frequently about the Imam Al-Mahdi, Islam’s coming messiah figure.
“Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is trying to use this Islamic theology to brainwash Iranian youth, to transform them into jihadists, those willing to kill in the name of Islam. By killing and creating chaos in the world, Ahmadinejad and others that hold this viewpoint believe that the coming of Imam Al-Mahdi can be hastened,” Kemel said.
“There is a fierce war that is raging between Islam and Christianity in the spiritual realm and this conflict has become more and more evident on the earth,” Kemel said. “I believe we will see a dramatic clash between Islam and most of the world sometime in the future, but that the power of Islam will ultimately fail. Jesus Christ and his church will be victorious.”
Richardson joined fellow Islamic expert Susan Crimp to create “Why We Left Islam: Former Muslims Speak Out.”
It includes gripping personal accounts of men and women who risked their lives by abandoning the Quran and talking about it at the risk of their own lives.