| Islam views the Sri Lanka terrorist bombers as martyrs. Christians, take note
| Saturday, May 04, 2019
BCF : More than 290 are dead and 500 wounded in an Easter Sunday jihad massacre in Sri Lanka. The terrorists targeted three Catholic Churches and three luxury hotels frequented by foreigners. Government officials blame the attack on “religious extremists,” though no group has claimed responsibility.
|Sri Lankan security personnel walk past dead bodies covered with blankets amid blast debris at St. Anthony's Shrine following an explosion in the church in Kochchikade in Colombo on April 21, 2019. |
The term “religious extremists” implies that the vast majority of Muslims would disapprove of what the extremists did. Yet, while the vast majority won’t resort to terror themselves, they highly honor those who do. Indeed, jihad martyrs are the most honored people in the Islamic world. In the West Bank, streets, squares, parks, and schools are named in honor of jihad martyrs. Like the terrorists in Sri Lanka, the Palestinian
“martyrs” are responsible for the murders of innocent men, women, and children. Still, they are considered heroes.
A pro-Western physician in Gaza explains it this way:
Martyrs are at the level of prophets. They are untouchable. I can
denounce suicide bombings, which I have many times, but not the martyrs
themselves, because they are like saints... I don't believe in religion
myself, but I cannot say that martyrs are wrong. If you do that, you
will discredit yourself completely.
Jihad martyrs (or "terrorists" as we call them) are extremists only
in the sense that Catholic saints are "extreme." In short, they are
willing to go beyond the average in answering the call of duty. The
difference lies in what that call of duty consists of. For Catholics,
the last full measure of devotion is a willingness to give up your life
for your faith. For Muslims, it is to "slay and be slain" for the cause
of Allah (Koran 9:111).
While Muslims believe it is wrong to take innocent life, those who
reject Allah — who do not believe in him — are not considered to be
innocent. Although Christians and Jews who live in Muslim-majority lands
and accept dhimmi status are given protection from punishment for this
crime (in theory, but not always in reality), non-Muslims who live in
non-Muslim societies are not exempt.
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|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 3:37 PM