The truth about Islam

Thursday 2 August 2018

 Islam does not mean peace. Mark Durie, specializing in Islamic language, says in the Independent Journal article that Islam was first called the religion of peace as late as 1930. This became more popular in the 70’s since Muslims would present their religion to the West. The Qur’an never says that Islam is the religion of peace.

Nor does this do the tradition of Muhammad. The Arabic word Islam means “surrender.” It is attached to the word, “salaam”. Durie thinks this is a military metaphor that comes from aslama meaning “surrender”. This means that one is surrendered in warfare. That was the way Muhammad used the word. He said to his neighbor, “If you surrender, you will have peace”.

Peace then comes after the war, as one has surrendered to Islam. According to David Cook, “Understanding Jihad”, Muhammad was directly involved in 86 battles. This is more than 9 battles a year. Afterwards, Islam spread through the sword. To quote Nabeel directly, “Apart from the first thirteen years of Islamic history, when Muslims were not enough to fight, Islam has always had an elaborate practice or doctrine of war.”

So war is the only thing Islam can promise. The war against the unbelievers, ie us.

How should Christians relate to their new countrymen?

Thursday 2 August 2018

How do we as Christians relate to the growing number of immigrants arriving in Norway? Head of the Team Interact Daniel Profits and Accountant Helga Røyland held a sparkling seminar that encouraged the audience to engage in the efforts to openly open those who come and include them in our churches.

Everyone will hear the gospel

Daniel encourages Norwegian churches to be conscious of their call to reach all people with the gospel.

-We see that many immigrants who come to Norway do not have a community they are a part of. We have more than enough Christians in Norway to take care of all who come. The church has an important role to play in the inclusion of our new countrymen, including incorporating them into our churches.

Fear prevents contact

Helga believes many attitudes are turning to reach our new countrymen in the local community.

“I think many Christians have appreciated the work that has been done in foreign services on other continents more than work among our new countrymen in Norway. However, I experience that people become more aware of reaching people living in the local community. I think fear is a factor that prevents many in contact with our new countrymen. The best way to deal with this fear is to go to the Bible and read about Jesus’ love in the face of people.

Great work in Norway

-How do you have tips for those who want to meet immigrants?

-I think you should ask Jesus to show you where to go. And do not be afraid, he answers.

Daniel points out that there is a lot of good work in Norway aimed at immigrants that people can engage in.

-I want to say, throw yourself on or let someone else get lost on you. There is already a lot of good work aimed at immigrants in Norway. Organizations like KIA and Team Interact have a lot of good work all over the country. Right now we are launching a new website that we have called Immimeets ( that can help immigrants and Norwegians unite. We are concerned that our new farmers will be aware of what multicultural work exists and that Norwegians can see where they can volunteer. We want to become a for all multicultural Christian work in Norway.

Friendship means everything

– Can you make a real difference, even if you have little time to create new relationships?

Absolutely! I was back with a friend who came from another country. He told me that our friendship meant so much to him. But the only thing I had done was eating his food, and he asked for help for accommodation. We had just spent time together. There is often no more available. People who come to Norway want first and foremost a relationship with Norwegians, says Daniel. Helga agrees.

– You can not reach everyone, but for a person you can mean very much. What these people need is a friend, a relationship. You do not have to be a psychologist for those who have experienced a lot of pain. All you can do is go with them and be a friend. There can be so much to say.

My comment on this is:

Of course, we would like to welcome most people. But Muslims are a sect we should all fear. They will kill us unbelief and do not want us to be very good friends. They are keen to illuminate Islam as a peace-loving religion. In truth, there is a violent ideology that is worse than Nazism.

Western politicians do not want to see what ideology Islam is, they believe everyone should participate in the value of democracy. But Muslims do not want democracy, they want sharia-starred countries. They only wait until they are in majority and they do with much higher birth rates. Therefore, we must fear this and do something about it quickly.

The men of faith in Japan

Thursday 2 August 2018

Did you know that among the world’s least reached peoples, are the Japanese considered the second largest?

The coutry counts about 127 million people. Even though there has been a mission in the country for more than 50 years, less than one percent of them have received Jesus. Should we conclude that it is an impossible task to reach the Japanese with the gospel? No, of course not. We will still run a mission in Japan. But perhaps it might be useful to think of some new thoughts for how we can go forward to reach more Japanese with the message of Jesus.

The situation today is that 7 out of 10 Christian Japanese are women. We in the Norea Medieval Mission have recently prayed to God that He will show us how to go forward to bring more Japanese men to Jesus. It is He who by His Holy Spirit ultimately calls people to repentance. But all who have received Jesus and who have become His followers on earth are in different ways Jesus’ hands and feet.

Japanese men often have strong loyalty to the workplace, much like soldiers have to their superiors. High labor standards are basically positive, but only up to a certain point. When the loyalty of employers and colleagues becomes so extreme that it is at the expense of the relationships of their own family, it becomes unhealthy. Ultimately, such an attitude can be directly destructive both for the individual family and for society as a whole.

Having discussed the situation in Japan with national Christian and foreign missions to the country, it has begun to draw an interesting picture. Could it be thought that the key to reaching Japanese men with the gospel of Jesus could be to establish small groups of people? We think so. Therefore, we are now launching Men of Belief in Japan. The study plan, which is specifically aimed at men, has been thoroughly tested and tested in a number of countries. Call for repentance and follow-up of Jesus goes hand in hand with the profound of Christian values ​​for family life and society. Teaching is disseminated both through written material and via radio and the Internet.

We have good partners in Japan who are ready to launch the Men of Belief as soon as the material is translated into Japanese, and they expressly believe that this may be a key to reaching out with the gospel in this country. Will you stand with us in prayer that this commitment will succeed and that the work will lead to a spiritual breakthrough in Japan? Imagine, in this way, that we could help reach the world’s second largest undead group of people with the gospel of Jesus!

The Netherlands introduces a ban on burka and nikab

Thursday 2 August 2018

The National Assembly in the Netherlands has by a large majority decided to introduce a ban on burka, nikab and other cover of the face of schools and hospitals.

The so-called burka ban also applies to public transport and public buildings, where there is also a ban on using helmets or otherwise covering the face.

The proposal for burka ban was first promoted 13 years ago by outer right politician Geert Wilders, who has repeatedly criticized Islam.

The House of Representatives of the Dutch National Assembly voted for such a ban in 2016, but it would take another three years before the decision in the upper house. It is expected that the ban will come into force next year.

How the prohibition is to be practiced and who will enforce it is highly unclear. One of the questions raised is whether bus drivers should deny passengers with nikab or burka access.

Lawyers are critical of the ban, and the opposition calls it symbolism because there are hardly more than 400 women carrying burka in the Netherlands.

The ban on cover has come into force in Denmark

Thursday 2 August 2018

Demonstrators in Copenhagen and Aarhus dressed in burka and nikab when they demonstrated Wednesday against the Danish cover-up ban.

The ban came into force the same day, two months after its adoption in the parliament.

The police had announced in advance that they would not intervene against demonstrators wearing burka and nikab, reports Denmark’s Radio (DR).

Knight Helmet

The bourgeois minority government received the proposal through the support of Social Democracy and the Danish People’s Party.

The ban on cover is primarily considered a ban on women wearing the full-fledged Muslim garments nikab and burka. However, according to DR, it is now also forbidden to wear loose beard, Finnish caps, mouth binders and knight helmets. Exceptions may be given, for example, in the case of Christmas gifts, and it is up to the police to assess how much coverage is required to be affected by the ban.

Get fines

In case of first offense, the person is fined with a fine of 1,000 Danish kroner. From the fourth violation, the boat is doubled.

It is not known how many women carry nikab and burka in Denmark, but several of them have stated that they will continue to wear the religious garments despite the ban.

Started kindergarten for the children of the Coptic martyrs

Thursday 2 August 2018

Mama Maggie and Stefanus the children have started kindergartens in the village of the men killed by IS on a beach in Libya in 2015.

Most still remember the video from 2015 by the 21 Christian men who were led across a Libya beach and brutally beheaded by IS after refusing to give up their Christian faith despite torture and inhumane pressure.

Apart from a person from Ghana, they were all Coptic Christians from Egypt and were appointed martyrs of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Started kindergarten

Stefanus alliance’s partner in Egypt, Mama Maggie, knew personally seven of the killed young men. Three of them came from the village of El-Our where Mama Maggie, often called Middle East’s reply to Mother Teresa, has been working for 25 years.

– After the killing we visited the village. We met the widows and the kids. We decided to open a kindergarten for the survivors and for other children. Today there are 75 children, says Mama Maggie to the magazine Stefanus.

In October last year a mass burial was detected in Libya and DNA tests determined that they were 21 from the IS video. On May 15, the dead came home to their villages.

Faith Heroes

The Egyptian government has honored the killed funded construction of a church called “The Church of the Martyrs of Faith and Homeland” in the village of El-Our.

Mommy Maggie calls the 21 for “believers”.

Two of the killed were, after launching children’s camps, Mama Maggie arranged in El-Our, becoming leaders in the Stefanus children work. The killed, along with many others, had traveled to Libya to raise enough money to feed their families.

– The story of the martyrs is very precious to me. IS would push the 21 to the outermost limit. But the 21 were opposed to torture and pressure. They had courage, they showed a strong and bold faith in Jesus. The last word that came over your lips before they were killed was “Jesus.” We are glad that IS made video footage, “says Mama Maggie. KPK