Ordinarily, I don't like end times preaching. It's been going on for 2,000 years and I like the Earth's chances of going another 2,000. I think some preachers encourage irrational behavior in their flocks, to their benefit.
So why make an exception for Hal? He's done his homework. If you click the link to his website you'll note it's really a news site for the most part. Hal has obviously read the Koran and studied Islamic theology. He pulls no punches when it comes to reporting the facts on Islam. And for that, he must be punished.
Worrying about offending Muslims pretty much proves what the critics say, doesn't it?
TBN admits concern about offending Muslims
Network revises statement on pre-emption of Hal Lindsey show
Networks don't panic when Jews or Catholics are criticized. FDR was right when he said, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." Cowardly dhimmis, willing to appease Muslims, silencing legitimate criticism, are signing the death warrants of their children and their children's children, but they may make it another few dozen years or so. TBN's delusional thinking is best summed up in this quote from the article:
"TBN is a worldwide ministry; we have an entire channel that airs 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Arabic," he said. "We are trying to reach the Islamic world and open a dialogue with them regarding Christ and Christianity."
Casoria explained, "We do not feel that the best witness of Christ is to bash them but rather to show them the nature of Christ – the way Christ said to present himself – and that is through love, understanding and the presentation of the gospel to them."
That's nice. Do you have plans to shelter any converts from the Muslim penalty for renouncing Islam, which is death in all cases? TBN needs to provide a former Muslim protection program or they are doing nothing but encouraging Muslims towards a violent death.
More evidence TBN has no idea what they are dealing with.
Casoria said he believes the extremists are not Muslims at all but have "hijacked the religion."
Hal, having done his homework, is right on the money.
"That's where we violently disagree," Lindsey said. "Islam is not a peaceful religion; although there may be moderate Muslims, it's because they have not become followers of the Quran."
If Hal is wrong, how can we explain the first female suicide bomber from Belgium? All she did was study Islam.
Bomber more 'Muslim than Muslim'
If Islam is so peaceful, why do the most devout Muslims commit acts of violence? Why do so many Islamic clerics "misunderstand" it? If someone simply reads Sura Nine in the Koran, which abrogates earlier more peaceful suras, the answer is quite clear.
UPDATE: from Lindsey's website,
"There are a lot of very brilliant people who believe that the nation-state is fast becoming a relic of the past,"
Bill Clinton, New York Times, November 25, 1997
So right, and yet so wrong. The nation-state is looking pretty good compared to a corrupt, UN-backed, caliphate run by Muslim and Third World kleptocrats here in 2005. But I'm sure Bill had something else in mind back in 1997.