The Religion of Peace: Halloween Edition

Paul Derengowski, ThM

By now, unless you are living under a bridge, you know that another Islamist has committed another act of terrorism, again, in New York City.

According to, that would be terrorist attack 32,028 since 9/11.

It was reported that MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute) had picked up ISIS chatter about worldwide attacks on Halloween day/night, but after culling through MEMRI’s website, it could not be confirmed that those at MEMRI had issued such a report.

Regardless of whether it was reported or not, what difference does it make now?

Eight more people are dead, with several injured, and as mentioned before, too many are either still asleep or in denial.

Several years ago, I had written of the need to surveil all mosques in America and was immediately chided for being a bigot, Islamophobe, intolerant,  and so forth.

That came after leaving my college post, as a professor teaching world religions, when two Islamic students acted the part of terrorists in my World Religions class, and the college administration did not have the guts to do what was right with them.

Even today, when certain bigots, Islamophiliacs, and leftwing relativists cannot deal with the facts about what happened that night or with the fact that Islam and true blue Islamists are not what they imagine them to be, they go into personal attack overdrive, scouring the Internet for whatever tabloid trash they can find to further castigate me.

They never actually look into what Islam teaches, either from the Qur’an, Hadith, or Sunnah. I’m the problem, they think, for actually taking the time to do what they ignorantly or lazily will not do.

Anyway, what we all saw happened yesterday afternoon is nothing new. As one terrorism “expert” put it, “It’s the new normal.” So, get used to it.

What I will say, though, is that what I predicted six years ago, the attack in the classroom would be something everyone would be dealing with, in one form or another, soon, is coming to pass much more quickly than anticipated.

Lack of an objective standard mixed with all of the cultural and moral relativism (aka “political correctness) has made Islam look more appealing than ever.

It has crept into our schools, our government, our legal system, and is even affecting how professional athletes either stand or kneel during the playing of the National Anthem.

Thousands of mosques have popped up all across the land, most of which no one has a clue what is going on in them, as young men and women are brainwashed into believing what the apostle Paul would call “doctrines of demons” (1 Tim. 4:1).

But, look at the bright side, if anyone really wants to consider it as such.

When the Islamists have transformed the west into an Islamic state, then there will be no more trucks or cars running people down on busy city streets or sidewalks.

There will be no more IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) going off in crowded markets, bus or train stations, or along country roads, where hundreds, if not thousands of people are indiscriminately killed in the name of Allah, while the perpetrators gleefully stand by squawking “Allahu Ahkbar! Allahu Ahkbar!”

In fact, there will be no more political squabbling over rights to do this or that. There will no more bickering about freedom of speech, freedom of religion, or the carrying of a firearm.

There will simply be Muslims, Dhimmis, and those whom the Muslims will execute for not being either a Muslim or a Dhimmi.

The “new normal” will finally be realized.

All will be peaceful; all will be well. Those now in slumber and denial will finally wake up, but what a surprise they will wake up to.

Happy Halloween.

About the Author

President, Christian Apologetics Project PhD Candidate, Northwest University (2018) MA Apologetics w/ Honors, BIOLA University (2005) ThM, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2003) MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2000) BA Pastoral Ministry & Bible, Baptist Bible College (1992)

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