In the United States the term Islamophobia was popularized by political forces in the aftermath of 9/11. In a way, the terms owes it existence and fame to the 19 Islamists from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Lebanon who struck fear into the hearts of Americans on 9/11 while at the same time creating confusion about Islam and division among Muslims. At home, in order to eliminate the fear of Islam, two tools were acquired mostly by the political forces within the U.S. to protect Muslims in America.
In the culture of fear and chaos where everybody is afraid of ISIS and its affiliate terrorist organizations, I have gone through many emotional and theological responses to some of the recent brutal acts by Islamists and radical Muslims. Some of these responses were not very Christian, but were simply a reflection of fear and […]
I understand it is easy to be afraid and to react to what frightens us. Regarding Muslims, what I do not understand is why Christians allow such fear to dictate what they believe and what they don’t believe, and more importantly why they allow Satan to steal their joy and their opportunity to demonstrate their […]
The idea of a superior culture vs. an inferior culture is not limited to the criticism of a certain belief system abroad anymore. I have noticed two new trends in our society here in the U.S.: 1. Within the so-called superior cultures, non-religious people criticize and bully religious communities. This means if I do not […]
Some may find my statements less than agreeable, but the fact of the matter is, if you haven’t lived in a different culture, especially those cultures where ancient religions are practiced even today, you would not understand how culture could influence a religion both positively and negatively. Many of the things I used to do […]