A man in the UK was out going for a run when a gang of Muslims attacked him. In order to stop the Muslims from attacking, he converted to Islam on they spot by reciting the shahada, the Islamic creed of conversion:
A jogger has told how he was almost drowned by a canal-path thug – and only escaped by speaking to them in Arabic.
Dad-of-two Lee Skinner, 38, was punched in the face and knocked into the freezing water as he ran past five hooded youths in Acocks Green .
As he struggled to get out of the cold, slippery canal the thug who punched him was waiting – until the former language teacher started speaking Arabic.
The shame-faced gang, all aged around 17, then fled the scene and the attacker is now being hunted by police.
It was at this point that bilingual Lee began to speak in Arabic. He said: “I was able to identify them as Pakistani as I’ve worked in Muslim communities and have a detailed knowledge of Islam and speak Arabic to a certain level. I also used to teach asylum seekers for a while.
“So in that moment I said something in Arabic – a Muslim declaration of faith. As soon as I said it, a look of panic spread across their faces. I then shouted in Arabic, ‘May God forgive you’.
“At that moment they looked like a bunch of terrified schoolchildren. That’s what ended it. It would have been prolonged otherwise, I believe.
“What I said made me human to them, gave me an identity. They started seeing me as a person.” (source)
Now the man in this story says he did not convert to Islam. He says he said what he said as a gesture of “friendship” and “understanding” about the “positive aspects of Islam.” However, that is not what happened.
He said the shahada. If a man says this, then under Islamic law, he is regarded has having converted to Islam. That is the reason the Muslims stopped attacking him. It has absolutely nothing to do with “understanding” or “friendship,” but it is because in their eyes, he submitted to Islam.
Here is a video of a man saying the shahada put out by the Islamic Circle of North America’s YouTube Channel. What this man did is what the jogger in the UK did, and Muslims look upon this as the act by which a man becomes a Muslim
This is part of a larger point which I have hammered at for almost two decades now, and that is why Muslims engage in terrorism. Terrorism and jihad are born out of Islam’s theological mandate to conquer and convert the world to Islam. While politics, economics, and other areas of live clearly can influence a person, they have absolutely nothing to do with the main reason why the violence exists. Islamic violence is not the end, but it is one among many means to the greater end, which is taking you away from Christ and transferring you to the property of Islam.
What this man did may have stopped him from being killed now, but it was an act of apostasy fro whatever beliefs (assuming he had any to begin with) he previously held. In the mind of these Muslims, he is now a Muslim. If he does not show that he has sufficiently “converted” in the future, they may attack him again, and even worse this time because they would look upon him as an apostate.
In addition to this, it also suggests for other people that doing what he did- converting to Islam- is a legitimate way of stopping Muslim violence against oneself. Yet this is an absolute joke. Converting to Islam, or sacrificing your beliefs because of the fear of these Muslims is the ultimate sign of defeat. If you actually believe in something, you stand and fight for it- you do not just fall over and submit.
Years ago, the Kinks put out a song called “Living on a thin line,” in which it described the cultural destruction of the UK. In their words, “there’s no England anymore,” because the very nature of what it meant to be English was gone. As they described, it seemed as though England had reached the end of her history, and the song wondered what the future would hold, as the people were “living on a thin line- oh, what are we supposed to do?”
Now Christ descended our humanity so He might raise us up to His divinity. No man who lives in Christ and seeks after His will, no matter how bad things may be, will be destroyed because just as Christ rose from the dead, so He will raise us up. The condition is that we follow Him, and destruction comes when we cease to follow Him. This is the situation the UK finds herself in, since for almost five centuries now she has lived in open rebellion and later apostasy against the Church on account of, following in the footsteps of Luther, her choosing to reject the Church and ultimately, re-write religion in order to justify human political desire. She has been a long promoter of hatred against the Church for the same ends. As such, the rise of Islam in the UK is a sign of the perfection of her apostasy, for Islam is the ultimate end of all Christian heresy. Either the UK will return to the Church and being a long struggle for freedom, or she will commit suicide by submission to the will of Islam.
While this story is sad and disturbing, it is also not a surprise. It is the fruit of heresy blossoming after centuries of gestation. You are just seeing the final results.