Most of the world now knows about the radical Islamist organization Boko Haram. Â It is responsible for kidnappings of young girls and the killing thousands of innocents in the name of Allah. Â They recently kidnapped the wife of Cameroonâs vice prime minister! Â Likewise, the world watched with a mix of horror, amazement and fear as the ISIS army recently blitzkrieged through Iraq and Syria. Â Entire towns were slaughtered in the quest to establish a new and unimpeded Sharia law-based caliphate.
There are legal and physical attacks on public Nativity scenes, restrictions on religious aspects of holiday programs and even those who want to essentially ban the âMerry Christmasâ greeting. Â Atheists seem to come of out hiding as stockings and tinsel make their appearance â acting like Grinches wanting to steal our Christmas spirit.
While terrorism experts are concerned with expanding radicalized Islam, my own leadership role in the Christian community has me preoccupied with how historically Christian areas and formerly majority-Christian countries are now under constant threat from al-Shabaab, Boko Haram and al-Qaeda in the Islam Maghreb.
We seldom, if ever witness the atheist bully attack Muslims. Bullies donât typically attack when they know there will be an open and active response. We donât witness the bully attacking Hindus. This would be politically incorrect and morally repugnant.
In post-election post-mortem mode, many so-called Christian conservatives wonder why President Obama won so decisively. They similarly scratch their heads over same-sex marriage victories in Maryland and Maine and defeated pro-life candidates in states once thought to be reliably conservative.
To those who are attacking our embassies and are convinced they are committing an act of justice on behalf of the one true faith, I would say to you, that the one true God does not need mankind to seek justice on his behalf.