I was more than a little shocked to receive an email showing the pictures of Muslims demonstrating openly in London during their ‘Religion of Peace’ demonstration. Even bearing in mind the 'softly softly' approach towards Islamic Fundamentalists who seek to destroy our way of life and impose Islamic rule across Europe, the USA and over the whole face of the earth, are placards such as that which proclaims ‘Exterminate those who slander Islam’ not considered to be religious hatred ?
Another demonstration on 31st October was planned by a fundamentalist organisation called Islam4UK, which was named ‘March for Shariah’. Thankfully this march, which called via their website for all UK Muslims to join it, has now been cancelled.
Dare I suggest that if the pictures were of any religious group other than Islamic then the authorities would have rushed in to make arrests and prosecutions and incarcerations would have followed.
Sadly, one of the effects of these extremists is to denigrate all Muslims, yet Islamic extremism tends generally to come from a minority. As always, it's the rotten apples at the bottom of the barrel that create a problem for the rest. It's good to see that many moderate Muslims in this country are against the violent form of extremism that these photographs portray.
My prayer is that all people, no matter whether they currently possess any faith or not, will come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour and commit to following Him for the rest of their lives. To do so is to follow a faith that preaches love and not hate, that promises hope and not destruction.