Why Akathleptos?

Why Akathleptos? Because it means Uncontainable. God is infinite. Hence, the whole universe cannot contain Him. The term also refers to the incomprehensibility of God. No man can know everything about God. We can know Him personally but not exhaustively, not even in Heaven.

Why Patmos? Because the church is increasingly marginalized and exiled from the culture.

Why Pen-Names? So the focus is on the words and not who wrote them. We prefer to let what we say stand on its own merit. There is precedent in church history for this - i.e., the elusive identity of Ambrosiaster who wrote in the 4th century A.D.

“Truth is so obscured nowadays, and lies so well established, that unless we love the truth we shall never recognize it." Blaise Pascal

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The ultimate goal of Dawa is to destroy the political institutions of a free society and replace them with the rule of sharia law

The Hoover Institution has posted online here a lengthy publication by Ayaan Hirsi Ali entitled "The Challenge of Dawa; Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Counter It". (Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born Dutch-American activist, author, and former Dutch politician. Hirsi Ali has been a vocal critic of Islam, calling for a reformation of the religion.)

Dawa as practiced by radical Islamists employs a wide range of mechanisms to advance their goal of imposing Islamic law (sharia) on society. This includes proselytizing but extends beyond that.4 In Western countries, dawa aims both to convert non-Muslims to political Islam and to instill Islamist views in existing Muslims.5 The ultimate goal of dawa is to destroy the political institutions of a free society and replace them with the rule of sharia law.

Dawa is to the Islamists of today what the “long march through the institutions” was to twentieth-century Marxists. It is subversion from within—the abuse of religious freedom in order to undermine that very freedom. Another analogy is also possible. After Islamists gain power, dawa is to them what Gleichschaltung (synchronization) of all aspects of German state, civil, and social institutions was to the National Socialists.

I have not had a chance to read yet beyond the Executive Summary. She sounds a clarion warning that unfortunately falls on largely deaf ears among Western politicians and academians, particularly the progressive liberals. Those with their head-in-the-sand will realize too late the fatal magnitude of their mistake as the tentacles of Sharia take hold within the culture and academic institutions. Ironically, the leftist liberals will be among the first casualties of this soft jihad once it succeeds in destroying the foundation of free society.

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