Ironically, the place where the highest death rates were counted was Bataclan, a concert hall, where the “Eagles of Death Metal” appeared. This name doesn’t need to be translated into english. Well, the “Death Metal Eagles” arrived. Not those who handled the musical instruments only (whoever they were), but those who held the Kalashnikov’s – undisputed death metal – and shouted “Allah Akbar!”
But how sad and lamentable that such bloody and grisly deeds be undertaken while people exclaims “God is great!”. Which is what “Allah Akbar” is said to mean.
I look in the Qur’an, and finds that it sometimes speaks of the Creator with equally impressive words as the Bible. Muslims faith in the Creator is in some respects at least as beautifully worded, as my Christian faith is.
But their faith in the Redeemer and Savior is not formulated at all. And this if something is tragic, because the apostle taught that: “Whoever denies the Son has not the Father. He who confesses the Son has the Father also.” (1 Jn. 2:23)
Yes, “Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? It is the Antichrist who denies the Father and the Son” (1 Jn. 2:22)
Maybe not so beautiful in Qur’an-faithful Muslim ears. But true.
How ever impressive the words are which we use to express that we believe in a creator, the truth is the opposite, if we deny Jesus, the Son of God.
Something that militant Islamists definitely do, in word and deed.