Dear CRI Partner:
“When you see your enemy doing something stupid, don’t interrupt him.”
That’s a timeless military maxim. And one I have to believe many global Islamic jihadists have maliciously grinned over as they contemplate the naïveté of most Western Christians.
From one perspective, the ignorance is understandable. After all, until 9/11 and the barbaric atrocities by Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Boko Haram became front-page news, militant Islam just wasn’t on the radar screens of most Americans.
The problem is that this naivete
makes Islam’s bloody history no less horrendous,
and Islam’s agenda for global conquest
no less of a nightmare.
Because I’ve previously detailed the accounts of the hundreds of millions of lives lost over 1400 years to the sword of Islam, I won’t recount them here.
But because Islam remains a genuine global threat to many of humanity’s most basic freedoms, I’ll strongly encourage you to get a copy of my new book MUSLIM: What You Need to Know about the World’s Fastest-Growing Religion.
For those who prefer listening over reading, we’re also making an audio version available. Both formats contain virtually all you’ll ever need to know about Islam.
The truth be told, I think the threat of Islam — especially when exacerbated by the naïveté of most Christians and the whitewashed narratives from the media — simply demands a response from all concerned and thinking Christians.
I’ll even go so far as to say that continuing ignorance and silence on this front by Christians is tantamount to complicity with Islam’s agenda!
That’s why I’ll ask you to stand resolutely with CRI — perhaps with a special gift this month — to help continue our vital work of awakening Christians to the very real menace that global Islamic jihadism represents to all Christians and even to our most basic freedoms.
What’s more, I think this issue is so important that I’ll strongly suggest that if you already have a copy of MUSLIM, you get additional copies to give to family and friends. (All MUSLIM-related revenues through CRI go 100 percent to strengthen CRI’s 24/7 outreaches. Please note that MUSLIM is also available now as an audiobook. And for partners who request all of this month’s resources, I’ll be happy to send you an autographed copy or a personalized copy with the message of your choice.)
Because my aim is to help equip you, not alarm you, I want to share two highly relevant resources with you this month. Although I’ve enclosed a sheet of excerpts, you’ll find these books to provide two very different but complementary perspectives.
In MUSLIM: What You Need to Know about the World’s Fastest-Growing Religion,
you have what may be the best book I’ve ever written.
What I think is unarguable is that, from a global perspective,
it may well be the most important book I’ve ever written.
The second, The Last Christians: Stories of Persecution, Flight, and Resilience in the Middle East, by Andreas Knapp, is admittedly not for the faint of heart. It chronicles, occasionally in horrific detail, the tragic plight of Aramaic Christians — those still speaking the language of Jesus — as they have suffered unimaginable atrocities at the hands of radical Islamists.
What’s more, he documents how now (a full 100 years after
the 1915 Armenian genocide) the persecution and slaughter of these
peace-loving Christians by Islamists is — incomprehensibly — being repeated.
Although readers will be inspired by the unshakable devotion of Christians who have lost everything (including family members to the indiscriminate slaughter of Islam’s “holy warriors”) yet persist in their faith, the book has a more fundamental aim:
It should awaken all Christians to the savagery perpetrated by radical Islamists and their agenda of conquest fueled by fundamentalist convictions regarding Muhammad and the Qur’an.
Although our faith and freedoms as Christians are under
assault on multiple fronts, there is no current threat to
Christians globally that is more virulent than militant Islam.
That’s why your willingness to stand with CRI is so essential. We simply cannot afford to stop sounding the alarm and warning fellow believers about the very lethal threats lurking under the disguise of this “religion of peace.”
Because none of our work is possible without the faithfulness of ministry partners like you, I’m more grateful than you’ll ever know.
May God bless you richly for the role you play around-the-clock in equipping believers at home and around the globe to stand for life and truth.
Because Life and Truth matter…
P.S. The news blackout on the horrific persecution of Christians in the Middle East is nothing less than criminal. It raises the haunting specter of the silence that accompanied much of the Holocaust, along with the question of whether we have genuinely learned anything about genocide. As Christians, we must wake up, stand up, and speak up against the horrors and the threats of militant Islam or our silence will rightly be viewed as being complicit.