Are you ready for another game of “Right-Wing American Christian or Radical Islamic Cleric?”
Writing for Charisma magazine, Christian Reverend Gary Cass, President and CEO of defendchristians.org, not only echoes Phil Robertson of Welfare Dynasty fame, but also gleefully skips right past the usual “plausible deniability” that Fundies typically practice and dives right for the Mein Kampf, suggesting that we deport, sterilize, or murder Muslims. He doesn’t even stop short of calling for a new Crusade, since he does that, too.
He begins his piece by telling his audience that he’s “Islamaphobic,” and adds that it’s “for very good reasons. He tells his audience that his belief isn’t based on “an irrational fear.” He claims that it’s “an historic [sic], clear eyed, informed, rational fear.”
Pouring the paint on the steamroller he’s going to use to crush all Muslims, he says that “every true follower of Muhammad” wants to “dominate the world” because they believe they were given “mandate by Allah” (as opposed to all the Christians who think that mandate covers just the United States). To back up his claim, he cites the tragically under-recognized Armenian Genocide, which was executed by the Turks. Since, as we all know, the Ottoman Turks were representative of every Muslim who ever lived.
He then offers three possible solutions to this, but then adds that “really there’s only one.”
Solution 1: Convert
He cites from Genesis, and adds that converting them is “not biblically doable.” He explains that this is because “God has a plan and he revealed it at the birth of Ishamel, the father of the Arabs.”
Yes, reverend, because all Muslims are Arabs, and all Arabs are Muslims. Indonesia isn’t the largest Muslim country in the world and there’s no such thing as Arab Christians.
“Arab Muslims,” he says, “Are god’s sworn enemies and are ordained by God to be against everyone.” According to him:
That’s not to say there will not be a small percentage of Muslims who will be saved by faith in Christ. But even if they escape with their lives after “apostatizing” from Islam, their influence will be negligible. History does not record a mighty move of God in saving masses of Muslims. I believe the Scriptures militate against mass Muslim conversions.
If we’re pinning historical events on God, what’s that mean for the Holocaust? And if that’s an action of “Satan,” how do you know that Satan hasn’t thwarted God from saving Muslims?
Solution 2: DAMN (Deport All Muslims Now)
Citing Spain shortly after the Reconquista, the reverend suggests we deport Muslims. But, failing that, he has another solution (bolding mine):
Muslims in America are procreating at twice the rate of other groups. So either we force them all to get sterilized, or we wait for the “Army of Islam” to arise in our midst and do what Muslims always do, resort to violence.
Just remember; an editor at Charisma approved this.
Just see what they are doing in France, Britain and Scandinavia. Fat chance our politicians will do anything until it’s too late, unless, of course, “We the People” demand otherwise. But history shows America is always late to the fight. Or we can do what most Americans are doing—wishfully think we are the exception and Muslims will all of a sudden change and want to co-exist. This is irrational and stupid, but it makes life more tolerable. Knowing that every radical Muslim in America is conspiring to kill you and yours is terrifying.
It’s nice to see 21st century red-baiters are finally going green, isn’t it?
Solution 3: The Final Solution
The final solution, according to the Reverend, is, predictably, violent:
The only thing that is biblical and that 1,400 years of history has shown to work is overwhelming Christian just war and overwhelming self-defense. Christian Generals Charles Martel in 732 and Jon Sobieski in 1672 defeated Islamic Turks and their attempts to take the West. Who will God raise up to save us this time? Will God even intervene or turn us over to the Muslims for turning against Him?
The Seljuq Turks weren’t Islamic in 732, Reverend, that happened in 982. Martel defeated the Umayyad Caliphate at Tours in October of 732, and since the Umayyad family were from Mecca, not Central Asia, they were Arabs, not Turks.
Then, he recommends Christians form their own terror cells, in the event that “some thing catastrophic happens:”
Either way, we must be prepared for the increase of terror at home and abroad. This is not irrational, but the loving thing we must do for our children and neighbors. First trust in God, then obtain a gun(s), learn to shoot, teach your kids the Christian doctrines of just war and self-defense, create small cells of family and friends that you can rely on if some thing catastrophic happens and civil society suddenly melts down.
Not irrational? I can’t think of a better word for it than irrational. Hate and paranoia are never rational, and regardless how hard he tries to intellectualize that hate, it’s still ugly, and it’s still hate.