Submitting Israel to Islam

The abstention by the US in the recent United Nations Security Council vote to demand a ceasefire of hostilities by Israel during the Islamic High Holy month of Ramadan has tremendous spiritual implications. In a very real sense, the UN Security Council resolution attempts to submit Israel to Islam, not only in action, but in wording of the resolution. The resolution demanded an “immediate ceasefire for the month of Ramadan respected by all parties leading to a lasting sustainable ceasefire…” If the UN’s concern for hostilities against civilians, acts of terrorism, and the taking of hostages like it says, then why not just call for a ceasefire and return of hostages without mentioning Ramadan? Herein is a possible reason.

Dhimmitude. Dhimmitude is the submission to Islam of all cultural, demographic, ethnic and religious aspects of a political system. In Islamic tradition, it was the submission of a people conquered by jihad as defined in a treaty called a “dhimma.” Nowadays, dhimmitude has been expanded to a form of getting a population to submit to Islam, even voluntarily, as a strategy of jihad. Now, the UN Security Council may not have had any real idea that it was attempting to bring Israel under Islamic submission by its action. But intentionally including Ramadan in the resolution brings a certain spiritual element into play implying that the UN wanted to bring the “peace of Islam” to the situation with Israel.

This was emphasized by US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s justification of the resolution: “This should be a season of peace…This resolution rightly acknowledges that during the month of Ramadan we must recommit to peace.” The “all things Islam” continuation of the Obama era is not lost on today’s White House. On March 15, Joe Biden issued a statement commemorating the International Day to Combat Islamophobia, saying, “We recognize the violence and hate that Muslims worldwide too often face because of their religious beliefs—and the ugly resurgence of Islamophobia in the wake of the devastating war in Gaza. And, we rededicate ourselves to building a world where people of all faiths and all backgrounds are free to live without fear of persecution.”

National Security Communications Advisor John Kirby explained to reporters at the White House March 25 that the UN abstention was “very consistent with everything that we’ve been saying we want to get done here. And we get to decide what our policy is. The [Israeli] prime minister’s office seems to be indicating through public statements that we somehow changed here. We haven’t. And we get to decide what our policy is.” Nearly immediately after the resolution passed, Hamas used it to make more demands for the release of hostages. Submission for peace. As Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” And there are those who are held captive to do satan’s will by their own choice.


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Bill Wilson