Another Senseless Terrorist Attack Thwarted

For the past couple of decades, the world has seen an escalation of terrorist attacks on seemingly innocent people.

Most of those attacks have been in the name of various religions.

Those that seem to get the most media attention are those carried out Islamic extremists.

I had some former-Islamic immigrants, from Iran and Iraq, work for me some years ago and they all told the same story.

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They were taught from the time they were boys that Islam is the religion of peace, BUT, they were also taught that the Quran teaches that all non-Muslims must be converted or killed.

We have seen this more and more, with the latest attack taking place in southern France where a man yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ drove his car towards a crowd of about 50 people.

(The Epoch Times) – A man has driven his car into a crowd of people outside a bar in southern France while shouting “Allahu Akbar,” according to witnesses.

The suspect is believed to be a local man, aged 32, who drove his white Peugeot car towards a crowd of about 50 people around 1 am Thursday in the town of Nimes, eyewitnesses told AFP.

More than one witness said that the man shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he drove. However, the car ran into crowd-control barriers crowds set up for a popular annual festival in the town.

Only two people were hurt in the incident.

Eric Maurel, the region’s public prosecutor, said the suspect was beaten up by the crowd after he tried to flee…

When I mentioned the former Islamic men who worked for me, they both came to Christ for similar reasons.

Someone shared the Gospel with them and showed them were Jesus said to love and pray for your enemies, not convert or kill them as they had been taught back in their countries.

One of those men, had tears in his eyes when he told me that Christianity is the true religion of peace and that what he left in his homeland was nothing more than a religion of death and hatred.

He emphasized that nothing in Islam really taught what love means, but Christianity does.

If we could get the same message to more Islamists, then perhaps more them could be saved and reduce the number of senseless attacks.

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David Jolly
R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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