Telling the truth about Islam in history, art and from the pulpit

Monday, 25 October 2010 17:29 Wendy Larkson Confronting Islam - Infidel Resistance

Recently I visited Italy and was able to visit many places of historic and spiritual significance there in particular the churches, a synagogue and many other places. Many churches have frescoes, painting and sculptures of immense value and it is not uncommon to run across a Bernini sculpture, a Michaelangelo, Raphael or Giotto by chance as one wanders through.

The church of Saint Ignatius Loyola in Rome  has a St Pius V chapel, in which there is a large painting depicting a triumphant Pope holding up a Cross over the defeated Turks [referring to Lepanto].  Also at a church called Santa Maria della Vittoria, the very name refers to the victory of the west against the Muslim Ottoman invaders in 1571 and was given its name by Pope Pius V who had asked all to pray with him while the battle was engaged. 

He gave this church in the Via Settembre XX the additional name of the church of Our Lady of the Rosary attributing the victory to the prayer of the rosary. Italy does not lack for clear reference to the victory over Islam a victory which allowed for the freedoms of western civilisation we enjoy today.

It is rare however, to hear public acknowledgement of the nature of the problem of Islam. I did hear many people privately express their concerns on the matter in very strident terms. However, on the other side of the world, a stalwart Baptist pastor has decided to call a spade a spade. Dr. Robert Jeffress is an American Baptist pastor who has spoken the truth from the pulpit of his church in Dallas Texas.

 He serves the congregation of First Baptist Dallas as Senior Pastor, and gave a talk recently on the realities of Islam, telling it as it is, that Islam is a violent coercive creed and to tolerate it, is to tolerate abuse and to go against what the Bible preaches. He says ‘Islam does incite violence around the world.’ In his rip roaring talk, the pastor even mentions an Australian Muslim cleric who defended the so called ‘religion of peace’ by calling for the beheading of Geert Wilders because he did not like what Geert had said. Here is what this fearless pastor came out to say to his large congregation. This fellow needs support and his words wide promulgation. He is reminiscent of Von Galen the Catholic bishop who denounced the Nazi policies against the Jews from his pulpit in Germany before and during the war, earning the title the Lion of Munster. Here is another lion, the lion of Dallas, Texas.