How many of you have heard of the terrorist organization, “Baptist Jihad”? Most likely you haven’t, and that’s because there is no religious justification provided for such an organization. Yet we have heard of Islamic Jihad (Islamic Holy War), Hamas, Fatah, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, and assorted other Islamic terrorist organizations.
How do we explain this “flooding of the terrorist market” by the Muslim ideology? While both Judaism and Christianity consider “Love your neighbor as yourself” to be the highest precept in human relations to aspire to, the Muslim belief in the concept of “Jihad,” which, as expressed in the Koran, and carried out in practice through terrorism, means holy war against all non-Muslims, and specifically Jews and Christians, is widespread.
This what I call the first Islamic tsunami—the rampant spread of terrorism—designed to intimidate us and frighten us so we will be afraid to speak out when the second, more dangerous Islamic tsunami becomes evident to all—and that is the global Islamic effort to remove Western civilization from its Judeo-Christian roots and transform it into an Islamic civilization. This is being attempted primarily through demography, education, and legal steps.
The Muslim population is proportionately the fastest growing population in the Western world. Through birthrate and immigration, there are already numerous European cities with over 20 percent Muslim population, and growing Muslim populations in American cities, as well. Concurrent to this has been the spread of hundreds of Islamic charter schools throughout the United States, essentially public schools, paid for with taxpayer funds and supplemented with heavy funding from Islamic countries. They masquerade as schools of excellence in math and science, hiding their true Islamic agenda, clearly stated by the infamous Muslim Brotherhood—“an Islamic Jihadist process to destroy and eliminate the Western civilization from within.”
How can Americans (and Canadians, as well) combat this threat that is growing every day?
As an American-Israeli dual citizen, I’ve been struck by the cultural/demographic changes in Israel, which seem to be moving in the opposite direction of the United States, where traditional, religious education and family-centered life have been fading for years. There has been an upsurge in recent years of births in Israel, with the Jewish birthrate growing to over three births per family, rivaling the always-high Muslim birthrate. In the biblical heartland of Samaria, Judea, and Jerusalem, the Jewish birthrate now surpasses that of the Muslims. There is also a simultaneous Jewish movement towards tradition—what I call “getting biblically connected again”—a vital process that will certainly increase these demographic trends.
And guess what? Most of the mothers work, most of the fathers are deeply involved as parents, and the older children learn responsibility by helping out with the younger children. It’s a win-win-win situation that Americans can learn from. “Teach your children” is not just a biblical slogan, but is a central part of Jewish life in the biblical heartland of Israel.
When I speak in American churches, I not only speak of the Islamic threat to Israel and to the West and of my work in Israel on behalf of the terror victim children in Israel’s heartland, but I emphasize the need for young people in Western civilization to get biblically connected again, to get married young, to have large families, and to teach their children well as two active and involved parents. There is nothing more socially responsible, but also nothing more rewarding.
Many other steps can be taken to counter the Islamic demographic tsunami, including creative, selective immigration reform to prevent Islamic immigration, as well as the drafting of a constitutional amendment banning the oppressive Islamic Sharia in America. But nothing can be more effective or positive than learning from the social/educational example provided by Israel. Meeting this social and educational challenge to the American family, will effectively counter what is essentially an existential threat to Judeo-Christian civilization.
It can’t be ignored any longer, and yes, the ultimate future of a Western civilization, connected to its biblical roots, depends on it.
David Rubin is the former Mayor of Shiloh, Israel. He is the founder and president of Shiloh Israel Children’s Fund and the author of several books, including Peace for Peace and The Islamic Tsunami. He can be found at www.DavidRubinIsrael.com or at www.ShilohIsraelChildren.org