A friend of mine, Rev. Al Baker, once took in six refugees from Laos. But today this compassionate Christian asks, “How shall we address the issue of Syrian refugees coming to our country for asylum?” It’s true that “the United States has, without question, been a safe haven for the vast number of ethnicities in our world from our very beginning.” He continues by saying, “We know that God directed His people, just after their liberation from Egyptian bondage, to not mistreat the strangers or sojourners from other nations who may be in their midst… However we also read in 1 Chronicles 12:32… that the sons of Issachar were men who knew the signs of the times, who knew the things they should do. My friends, we must use our minds. We must be wise. We will be unable to help anyone if we are dead. A doctor is pledged to help the sick but he wears a mask and rubber gloves to protect himself against infection so that he may continue to serve others. That makes sense doesn't it? But if we are overrun with terrorists on Hijrah then our well intentioned plans of showing compassion on the truly hurting and deserving will go for naught.” The Qu'ran, in Sura 4, Verse 100 states, And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth many locations in abundance. And whoever leaves his home as an emigrant to Allah and His Messenger and then death overtakes him, his reward has already become incumbent upon Allah. And Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful". A Hijrah is a jihad by immigration. It is based on Muhammad and his followers emigrating from Mecca to Medina, where the Muslims eventually outnumbered the local population and took over the city. Al reminds us that “Hijrah is a ploy of Muslim leaders with ISIS and other Muslim groups to immigrate to non-Muslim nations, under the pretense of asylum, in order to dominate that country. It is the Trojan horse event revisited. I am not saying that we should eschew Christian compassion. I am not saying that all Syrian refugees are terrorists. I am saying that ISIS no doubt is seizing the advantage in the Syrian crisis and encouraging young Muslim men to flee into Europe and America for the sake of waging Hijrah.” Did you know that Sheik Muhammed Ayed, speaking at the Al-aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, declared that Muslims must use the migrant crisis to "breed with Europeans" and "conquer their countries?" He also said, "We will breed children with them because we shall conquer their countries and trample them underfoot, Allah willing." The vast majority of the so called Syrian refugees flowing into Europe are not Syrian. Furthermore, they are not refugees. Daniel Greenfield of the Freedom Center writes, "The Syrian refugee crisis that the media bleats about is not a crisis, and the Syrian refugees they champion are often neither Syrians nor refugees. Fake Syrian passports are easily obtained. Just about anyone who speaks enough Arabic to pass the scrutiny of a European bureaucrat can come with his two wives in tow and take a turn on the carousel of their welfare state." Have you noticed that Saudi Arabia, which has 100,000 air conditioned and fire proof tents, which can comfortably house three million people for the Muslim Hajj, has not lifted a finger to help these people? They are not taking in any of the "refugees." I wonder why! Our President tells us not to worry about these people coming into our country because our government will be very careful vetting them even though the Qu'ran teaches domination. Islam has no intention of co-existing with Christianity or any other world view and those in the Muslim community who truly abide by the Qu'ran will, by definition, be actively involved in jihad or will passively support it. We cannot afford a Trojan horse. Christian compassion? Yes, of course. Christian naiveté? Not on your life.
~ Gary Cox