Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Ideological Warfare: Christianity vs. Islam

Today began simply enough; and then I stumbled on a link to an article by M. Zuhdi Jasser, a physician in the Phoenix area who writes on a regular basis for the "Plugged In" feature at Dr. Jasser, a veteran of eleven years of service with the U.S. Navy, is also a Muslim. From his article, and some links provided therein, I have spent many hours today watching an incredible video series, entitled, "The American Campaign to Suppress Islam."

Dr. Jasser's article, headlined "Eye on the Enemy," begins,
We are fighting a global war against an ideology that seeks to defeat secular democracies. There are a few websites and associated organizations that came to my attention recently that should be mandatory reading for all those who doubt that the stakes of the war are ideological at the core and not just global anti-American hate or fanatical "terror".

It is difficult for me to organize my thoughts at this moment, as there is so much that needs to be said. Instead, I will resist the temptation to simply "jump in"; and will try to complete an initial review of some of these websites, and organize my thoughts, and then post them here. But I strongly encourage my readers to follow the link above, and read Dr. Jasser's brief article; and then follow the links he's given, and explore the information presented there.

One more thought for today: Let no one doubt that we are in the midst of a struggle between two contradictory ideologies (a major theme of the videos I am reviewing; except there the conflict is not between Christianity and Islam, but "Capitalism"); and only one of these world-views can prevail. This has remarkable parallels to the Cold War, and more so: and extends to many levels in our lives, including the election of our leadership in November. So, here's a question: Does the candidate you support understand the dimensions of this ideological struggle? If not, why not? And, if not -- why are you giving your support?

Please stay tuned...