Are You Ready to Convert?

by Steven Shamrak.

In a recently aired video, Al Qaida's second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahri introduced a speaker, Azzam the American, who invited all non-Muslims, especially in the United States, to convert to Islam and to abandon their 'misguided' ways or suffer the consequences. He called for "...repent and enter into the light of Islam and turn their swords against the enemies of God..."

Not long ago Abu Bakar Bashir, the spiritual leader of Indonesia based Jamal Islamia, also called on Bush and Prime Minister of Australia John Howard to convert to Islam, saying it was "the only way to save their souls".

I appreciate their concern for my soul, but they forgot to give us the specific instructions: What brand of Islam are we supposed to convert to? Do we put on suicide belts immediately after conversion or wait for an order? If I become a Sunni Muslim, when and how many Shiites, Infidels and Crusaders do I have to kill to secure my seat at the table with Allah in the Haven? And what about female genital mutilation, breaking the arms of the children for stealing a loaf of bread, keeping girls in a burning school because they had no head covering, etc...? These are only few questions of many I would like to hear answered to before I make such a life-defining decision. I think we need clear explanations and specific instructions!

Global Islamic terrorism is not confined to a few Islamic terrorist groups only. It has infested all the levels of society in most of the Muslim countries, as well as communities in the Western countries. For example: MUSLIM leaders, instead of condemning terrorism, have lashed out in one voice at Peter Costello, the Australian Treasurer, after he called on them to condemn terrorism "unequivocally" and speak out plainly and clearly against radicals in their community. They did not express themselves with such unequivocal clarity after 9/11, Bali, London and Madrid bombings, so why has the call for clear condemnation of islamic terror bring such an outburst from the Muslim leaders in Australia? Why are they looking for any excuse or justification for Islamic terrorism and then blame the West for their own ugliness?

PS: The Al Qaida speaker has been identified as Adam Yehiye Gadahn, an American from California with Jewish ancestry. He was born Adam Pearlman on September 1, 1978, the grandson of a prominent Jewish surgeon and the son of musician Phil Pearlman, who converted to Christianity and changed his named to Gadahn. This is only one example of how the Jewish self-hate, apathy, lack of leadership and absence of direction can manifest itself.

Our special thanks to the author for submitting this article. A. G. S.