The wider implication of the Norway attacks is the formulation of “security” policies targeting white Christians, the majority population of most Western countries. This step towards complete control of the population has already been planned, but now there’s the requisite excuse. People of the revealed Books should unite around our right to believe…
Dear Christian Brothers and Sisters,
In this, the aftermath of the terrible attacks in Norway, I ask that we all continue in prayer for the victims and their families. Their loss and grief is the severest aspect of the tragedy, but, in scope, it is not the greatest. The wider and more lasting tragedy of these attacks is what I see happening to you.
The person who did this, and whoever he was in concert with, have played right into the hands of the polities they claim to oppose. Now- and you will soon see much to prove this- the white Christian is a threat. This is profoundly significant, for the populations that Western polities are working to disenfranchise and control are majority white Christian societies. With the two attacks in Norway, an excuse has been provided worldwide to profile, infiltrate, imprison without due process, and create divisions in this group. It is already happening. Google articles about the event and you will see headlines with words like “white” or “ethnic Norwegian”. His race is being highlighted in a way that would otherwise be considered racist, and that is no mistake.
Now, the white Christian is the culprit. Now, the white Christian is a target.
If you believe in living by the words of the Bible, you are a fundamentalist. If your beliefs or words conflict with the polities-that-be or their security apparatuses, you are an extremist. So-called right-wing militias, with their Christianity-tinged ideologies, will soon be falling under the microscope, as part of a wider strategy of disarming the populace by ending the right to bear arms. Legitimate questions and grievances are radicalism. Missionaries and evangelists are recruiters. Maybe not today, but very, very soon.
You may have been thinking all along that your government and politicians are Christians like you, and that you live in a Christian country. If so, you have been wrong. Your politicians have always and only been opportunists, for their own political survival, and the greater opportunity lies with an establishment of polities beyond the reach of democratic machinations. This is not conspiracy theory, I don’t ascribe to that. But is there not something that induces politicians to vote against their voters, as they often do? Aren’t there persons and bodies of political and economic influence whose status is not subject to elections? Why were your rights changed from life, liberty and property, to life, liberty and the “pursuit of happiness” when the Declaration of Independence was revised?
A religion and book should not be judged by the actions of a few criminals, even if they claim to act in their name. Rather, the evaluation and judgment should be based on nothing other than a fair reading of the texts. Nonetheless, you are about to start seeing a subtle, but growing association of the Norwegian terror act with a larger, wider demographic, your demographic, you…
Prepare for the outrage of lone wolves being broadcast around the world as the spokesman. Your way of life will be attacked from without and within as both ignorant adherents and prejudiced commentators quote scripture out of context and make the extremes look like the core, as obvious vagabonds are touted as priests.
Welcome to my world.
As a black person, I have watched my whole life as the actions of a few have been used to label the many, and it was never the good actions. As a recent convert to Islam, it is only doubly so, even though innumerable scholarly articles have invalidated miscreant acts as illegal in Islamic law. There is a part of me that could gloat in “white folks getting a taste of their own medicine” or seeing another religion get attacked the way mine does, but the greater jihad is to strive against the base parts of our nature, so I will not do that. I honestly don’t feel that way anyways. How could I when most of my family and many of my friends are Bible-believing Christians? I do not celebrate the calamity that has doubly befallen me befalling you. Rather, I welcome you.
I invite you.
Though we differ in religion, we worship the same god, Allah. Do you object to this name? Why? The Arabic word ‘Allah’ is nearly identical to the Aramaic word Jesus used. It is very close the Hebrew words of Isaac, Ishmael, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, David and Solomon, peace be upon them and all prophets. It is certainly much closer than the Germanic ‘god’ or the derivatives of the Greek “theos” (dieu, dios, etc.). It is the word your Arab co-religionists use to this day.
Our god is one and the same. We share the duty to research and uphold the integrity of the revealed books: the scrolls of Abraham, the instructions of Moses, the songs of David and the good message of Jesus, peace be upon them all. We share the duty to stop the oppression and expulsion of our respective brothers and sisters in faith in the land we both consider holy. We also share the duty to defend the right to live by revealed religion, a right that is being threatened for all of us. It is on this, the common and obvious points, that we should unite and cooperate, inclining towards peace, and leave the differences to the debates of our respective scholars.
“…and nearest among them in love to the believers will you find those who say, ‘We are Christians,’ because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant” (Qur-an 5:82).
Your brother in Humanity,