“To the nation of the Cross, we’re back again! … We swear to Allah that you will not have safety even in your dreams until you embrace Islam.”
Seems pretty clear to me. They are talking about us, Catholic Believers. There is now no place on the planet where Christians are not living under constant mortal threat in proportion to the number of Muslims living in proximity, that is to say, the greater the number of Muslims, the greater the probability of meeting with lethal violence simply because of one’s religious faith.
And the leadership in Dar al-Harb see no problem with this, at least, one could reasonably conclude that this is the case based upon western response to ever escalating atrocities which is essentially “blather blather blather…”.
Just to remind us, Dar al-Harb (دار الحرب “house of war”; also referred to as dar al-Garb “house of the West” in later Ottoman sources) is an Islamic term used for countries which are not under Islamic rule.
According to The New Encyclopedia of Islam, the dar al-harb (lit. the “abode of war”) is: the territories where Islam does not prevail. During colonial rule in India, the ‘uluma decided that as long as the laws of Islam were not prohibited, or as long as the peculiar institution of Islam existed, the country could be considered to lie within dar al-islam (“abode of Islam”).
So with this in mind, just as there is now no place where Christians are “safe”, no place where there are not significant numbers of Muslims and a significant presence of Islam, can we not reasonably conclude that the whole world could reasonably be said to lie within “dar al-islam”.
How much longer before we see western governments disowning Christians in an attempt to “appease” the Warriors of Islam. Will there develop a “siege mentality” that says, “they just want us to give up the Christians and they will leave us alone“?
Right now, much, if not most of the violence is between differing factions of Islam in a “winner take all” bloody clash playing out in Yemen. It really doesn’t matter to us who wins because any and all factions in this fratricidal conflict agree that we are the “REAL” enemy, their primary enemy for all time.
“… Eastern Christendom was overrun. African territories were overrun. Central Asia was overrun. Hindustan was overrun, from what is now Pakistan to what is now Indonesia (where Bali is the only surviving enclave).
Everywhere Islam marched, it conquered, and everywhere it conquered, it scoured. (For example: not one ancient Hindu temple was left standing across the plains of northern India.)
Only Western Christendom withstood the successive tides of Islamic conquest; only “Rome,” though it was often touch-and-go. (They almost managed to keep Rome after sacking it in 846 AD.)
We, Catholics, have the honour to be their ultimate enemy, in their apocalyptic scenario (in which their Koranic Jesus comes down from the clouds to slaughter all the remaining Christians). …”
But, without memory or chests, what is left to the great powers of the West but to submit to demands of their soon-to-be Muslim overlords, pay the Jizya, and hope to get along. I have a slight problem imagining politicians as sex slaves but who knows? Truly, truly I tell you, the rule of Gondor was given over to lesser men.
Howard Shore & Annie Lennox 2003
GANDALF: End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.
PIPPIN: What? Gandalf? See what?
GANDALF: White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
art by: Zvonimir Grbasic. (Croatian artist I think)