The Missing Ingredient

In 2005, Britain finally took one of the most incendiary imams in the country to court. Abu Hamza was well known in the UK due to stories about him in the tabloid newspapers. They called him “Hooky” because he had lost his hands in an “accident” while in Afghanistan in 1991. As Mark Steyn relates in America Alone,

On trial in London for nine counts of soliciting to murder plus various other charges, he retained the services of a prestigious Queen’s Counsel, who certainly came up with an ingenious legal strategy: “Edward Fitzgerald, QC, for the defence, said that Abu Hamza’s interpretation of the Koran was that it imposed an obligation on Muslims to do jihad and fight in the defence of their religion. He said that the Crown case against the former imam of Finsbury Park Mosque was ‘simplistic in the extreme.’ He added: ‘It is said he was preaching murder, but he was actually preaching from the Koran itself.'”

If the Koran permit, you must acquit? Brilliant. To convict would be multiculturally disrespectful: if the holy book of the religion of peace recommends killing infidels, who are we to judge? SIAC, the United Kingdom’s anti-terrorist court, found in 2003 that a thirty-five-year-old Algerian male had “actively assisted terrorists who have links to Al Qaeda.” But he was released from Belmarsh Prison the following year because jail cases him to suffer a “depressive illness.”

By Western standards, every Islamic terrorist is “depressive”—for a start, as suicide bombers, they’re suicidal. What’s impressive about these “unassimilated” Islamists is the way the pick up on our weaknesses so quickly—the legalisms, the ethnic squeamishness, the bureaucratic inertia. The courtroom evens the playing field to the enemy’s advantage.

Is this what we’ve come to in our quest to make everyone feel good? Are we being multicultured to death—literally?

As commentators flail around in their attempt to explain what’s happening, most, even from the conservative side, miss the key ingredient in our demise: the loss of a Biblical Christian worldview to inform us of eternal right and wrong, of the distinction between righteousness and evil.

As a society, we are generally blind to the real problem; therefore, we don’t know the real solution. Only the reestablishment [not by the government, but by earnest persuasion/argumentation] of a Biblical foundation for our thinking can set us back on the path to genuine knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.