It’s Becoming Hip to Revert to Islam

June 19, 2013 at 9:06 AM

taqiyya

When a person changes from one religious ideology to another, it is normally referred to as “converting” because there has essentially been a complete change in the way a person thinks. However, when a person becomes a Muslim, the process is usually referred to as “reverting” because Muslims believe that when a person is born, there is an innate sense that God exists. Over time, that person may move away from that knowledge (by checking out other religions, etc.). When the person moves to Islam, they are basically coming back to what they began with, so the process is defined as reverting back to Islam.

books2What we’re seeing in society is a growing number of people who choose to revert to Islam. Much of that is done via peer pressure.

“Let’s say you work in an office in those cities: One day they install a Muslim prayer room, and a few folks head off at the designated time, while the rest of you get on with what passes for work in the EU. A couple of years go by, and it’s now a few more folks scooting off to the prayer room. Then it’s a majority. And the ones who don’t are beginning to feel a bit awkward about being left behind.

“What do you do? The future showed up a lot sooner than you thought. If you were a fundamentalist Christian like those wackjob Yanks, signing on to Islam might cause you some discomfort. But, if you’re the average post-Christian Eurosecularist, what’s the big deal? Who wants to be the last guy sitting in the office sharpening his pencil during morning prayers?

“Funny how quickly it all happened. There was the woman on reception, but she retired. And the guy in personnel who used to say, sotto voce, that Geert Wilders had a point. But he emigrated the year after Wilders did.”

The above narrative from SteynOnline identifies how peer pressure causes people to define their lives based on societal mores or emotional virtue, rather than on what is true and false. Imagine being in the office situation described above. What would you do? Eventually, you might be the only person left who had not “reverted” to Islam. You would be left out and made to feel as though you were on the losing end of the deal. You probably wouldn’t be invited to parties, you would be left sitting by yourself at lunch, you would not be on the “inside” but on the outside trying to look in.

Most people would give into the peer pressure to join such a group because it takes a person with a strong character to remain true to their convictions. The John the Baptists are few and far between today.

Steyn points out that “Arnoud van Doorn, the producer of Wilders’ anti-Islamic film Fitna, announced that he’d converted to Islam — or ‘accepted Islam,’ as they say — and made a pilgrimage to Medina to repent and ask for Allah’s forgiveness.”

Anyone who understands the problems associated with Sharia law via Islam in The Netherlands knows of Geert Wilders and what he has stood for over the years. Because of his stance against Islam’s encroachment, he’s been relegated to walking around with a security detail because of death threats…by Muslims. As I mentioned in another article, a tweet from a Muslim to me announced that Islam forbids killing. His point is that those who say they are Muslims and kill are not true Muslims. They would deign to disagree with him and would kill him just as quickly for not being obedient to Allah in making war against “those who oppose Allah.”

The two main Islamic groups – radicals and moderates – both argue that the other group does not represent true Islam. If you couple this with their use of taqiyya (deliberate use of lies and deception; spelled a variety of ways), then it becomes nearly impossible to know who is who.

In general, the Qur’an teaches that Muslims are to be truthful to one another. The only time a lie is allowed in such a case is when it is used to smooth things over so that both Muslims can continue to live in peace with one another. However, with respect to “infidels” (non-Muslims) lying is permitted.

Qur’an 16:106 says: “Any one who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief,- except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith – but such as open their breast to Unbelief, on them is Wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty.”

In essence, a person is allowed to lie “under compulsion” while in his heart, he remains firm in his faith. This type of lying is allowed (to save one’s skin), but general lying is not.

Qur’an 2:225 says, “Allah will not call you to account for thoughtlessness in your oaths, but for the intention in your hearts; and He is Oft-forgiving, Most Forbearing.”

Here, we note that it is the intention of a Muslim’s heart that Allah sees, not what comes out of their mouth. Lying is permissible.

There are many areas of the Qur’an and the Hadith that allow (and even encourage) Muslims to lie under certain circumstances. This lying – or “taqiyya” – is a deceptive means to keep infidels from knowing what is true. It is a shame that this type of thing is part of Islam, but it is, yet it is denied as well by many Muslims.

Certainly the numbers appear to be growing within Islam. Yet, large numbers do not translate into a representation of truth. Since when has a majority ever equaled truth? However, the average Muslim equate large numbers of Muslims with truth.

According to my Muslim friend, I should deny Jesus, my Lord and Savior, and hop on the Islamic train! No, I must remain true to Christ and by His grace, I will do that.

Of course, Muslims do not see becoming a Muslim as denying Jesus. They see it as fulfilling God’s will. Stay tuned for more on Islam.

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