FOX News reports that “the gunman who opened fire Friday morning at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola Florida…has been identified as an aviation student from Saudi Arabia as investigators are looking into whether the attack is terrorism-related.” Ask anybody involved whether the shooting that left three dead and seven others injured possibly could be terror-related. It was obviously a terrorist act. In this politically correct world, officials—and news organizations for that matter—are strongly discouraged from looking at the facts and using them to draw reasonable conclusions, yet they are quick to place blame on others.
Let’s look at what we know. Mohammed Alshamrani, a 21-year-old second lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force, was reported to have posted a manifesto on Twitter before the shooting denouncing America as “a nation of evil.” It also has been confirmed that several Saudis had been detained, including “one or two” who filmed the shooting on their cellphones. The FBI says it is investigating whether the attack was an act of terrorism. And the blame game from politicians is amazing. Democratic Presidential candidate Corey Booker (NJ), alluding to the current president, says the Saudi-US relationship “has serious problems.” Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) said on Face the Nation that he wishes the President would press the Saudi government for answers rather than trying to speak for the Saudi government—anything to politicize a terrible ordeal.
The link to terror is obvious. Saudi Arabia a strong clue. Social media posts are another clue. That there were Saudis filming the shooting is yet another. But a huge clue is something that links together the vast majority of terrorists and terrorism: The perpetrator is an Islamist. Most “links” to terror in this day and age, can be reasonably drawn to Islam, traced from there and then confirmed or rejected. The Koran specifically states in Sura 9:5 “…slay the infidels wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush.” Sura 8:12 says, “Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes.” These are just two of many such commands.
Not all Muslims are terrorists. I want to make that clear. Many reject the hostile and deadly tenets of the Islamic faith—Just like there are “Christians” who reject many tenets of the Christian faith. Notwithstanding, most of the terrorism, kidnapping, human trafficking, modern slavery, and persecution worldwide is done by Muslims using the Koran to justify their evil deeds. So let’s not tip-toe around the obvious. The brutal hostility toward humankind throughout much of history has been done by the Ishmaelites as prophesied in Genesis 16:11-12, “Behold, thou art with child, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ishmael…And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him”–A far cry from Christ’s command of love your neighbor as yourself, and an undeniable prophetic link that the world tries to ignore.