Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):
Belgium -- The Muslim Capital of Europe!
"The victory of Allah is very near. So, I think the West and Europe needs to prepare itself for a wave of Sharia and Islam" -- Abu Imran, Sharia4Belgium head.
by HOIM Staff
BRUSSELS and ANTWERP --
Brussels is the capital of Europe. But some are now calling it the Muslim capital of Europe.
The graffiti on a building in Belgium says it all: "Welcome to 'Belgistan." Muslims are still a minority in Belgium, but in the capital of Brussels, they're already the largest religious group, comprising one-quarter of the city's population.
In less than 20 years they're expected to be the majority.
The most confrontational Muslim group here is Sharia4Belgium.
Many don't take the small group seriously. But Sharia4Belgium head Fouad Belkacem, alias Abu Imran, sounded very serious when he told CBN News he expects Muslims to dominate Belgium and the world.
"The Sharia will dominate," Imran said. "We believe Sharia will be implemented worldwide."
In a second portion of CBN News' interview with Imran, he describes the world under Sharia as something like heaven on Earth, without crime, hunger, or injustice.
Sharia4Belgium is a public relations nightmare for those Muslim groups that try to play down their ties to radicalism and Sharia law.
Imran was completely open with CBN News, saying Islam and Sharia law are inseparable, and that democracy is evil.
"Sharia is Islam, to be clear," he said. "There is no difference between Islam and Sharia, it's just a name."
"Democracy is the opposite of Sharia and Islam," he said. "We believe Allah is the legislator. Allah makes the laws. He decides what is allowed and what is forbidden."
CBN News asked Imran about self-described "democratic Muslims" who are against the extreme parts of Sharia law.
"That's really funny when I hear someone say I was speaking to a 'democratic Muslim,'" he replied.
"It's the same thing as saying I was speaking to Christian Jew, or a Jewish Muslim or something like that. It's impossible."
"How could you meet a Jewish Muslim or a Christian Jew?" he continued. "And the Muslim who says he's against Sharia, he's not a Muslim. It's impossible."
Like in many countries across Europe, a culture war over Islam is well under way in Belgium.
Last month, the mosque of Charleroi was desecrated when a pig mask was affixed to its gate. Then the daughter of the head of Belgium's right wing party, An-Sofie Dewinter, posed in a bikini and burqa with the words in Dutch, "Freedom or Islam."
Someone later painted over the poster, giving her a full burqa. Dewinter received death threats.
On YouTube, Imran called her father, politician Filip Dewinter "a pimp" for letting her pose in a bikini.
"This community is a dirty, perverted community. We see that this community is breaking down, so we need to save this community like we saved it in Spain," Imran said, referencing the Muslim invasion of Spain 1,300 years ago.
"We need to save this community and enlighten this community with Islam," he told CBN News.
And Islam is flexing its muscle. Girls in bikinis have been attacked, and in some Muslim neighborhoods, Sharia law is enforced.
A "Fascist Ideology"
"The big cities in Europe are first places we can see what will happen when the majority is Muslim," warned Sam van Rooy, co-editor of an important new Dutch language book called Islam: Critical Essays on a Political Religion.
"We see it in the big cities: Brussels, Amsterdam also, Rotterdam and Antwerp," he said.
"Islam is a fascist ideology, and it's not a religion like Christianity and Judaism," he told CBN News. "The danger in it is that it has a religious side, not like Communism and Nazism, which are only ideologies, but Islam has a bit of both."
Van Rooy told CBN News he's very pessimistic about the future of Europe, warning the region will most likely go the way of Sharia.
Imran is looking forward to someday replacing Belgian law with the Sharia law, including amputation for theft, stoning for adultery, and death to homosexuals.
"A lot of people, when they hear about Sharia, immediately start thinking about amputations, stoning, killings. That's just, I don't know, one-thousandth of the Sharia," he said.
"Did you know that in 1,302 years of the Islamic state, with the Sharia implemented, we had something like 60 hands cut off, amputated? So in 1,300 years, 60 hands," he noted.
"Is that really a number that you can say is frightening to everyone? And if you're not a criminal, why should you be afraid of Sharia?" he challenged.
Sharia Showdown Looms
A showdown over Sharia is coming because the high Muslim birthrate is changing the political landscape. The most common baby name in Brussels for four years running has been Mohammed.
CBN News asked Imran if he thinks it's just a matter of time before Muslims are the majority in Belgium.
"Of course," he replied. "Even the disbelievers themselves -- they say in 2030 something like that -- there will be a majority of Muslims here in Belgium. Here in Antwerp in the schools, 40 percent of the children are Muslim, so no problem."
And Imran offered this advice to the white native Belgians who want to stop the coming Muslim majority:
"If they want to push us back or something, I don't know, maybe they can start by marrying four wives and have a lot of children," he said. "Start with that and they will have a chance, but I don't think so."
Van Rooy also said he sees a Muslim future for Belgium.
"I don't think it's going to stop," he told CBN News. "I am very pessimistic. And I think more and more Belgian people will leave Brussels, so it will become a real Islamic capital in decades."
"I don't think we're very far away," Imran agreed. "The victory of Allah is very near. So, I think the West and Europe needs to prepare itself for a wave of Sharia and Islam."
Editor's Note: Revelation 13 in the Bible indicates that there will be two "beasts" ravaging the earth at the end time just prior to the return of YEHOVAH God and His Messiah -- one from the sea and one from the land. While the beast from the sea represents the nations controlled by the Vatican, the beast from the land is clearly Islam.
Islam is on the march -- as it was in Muhammed's day. Throughout the Western world mosques are springing up like mushrooms in a farmer's field! In 1970, the once Christian populated Bethlehem area -- where the Messiah was born -- had only five mosques. By the end of 1997 it sported 72, and on Fridays the whole area in front of the Church of the Nativity in Manger Square is packed with Muslim worshippers because there is no longer room for them all to pray in the Mosque of Omar.
In the United Kingdom more than 1,000 churches have been turned into mosques, and more than 100 new mosques have been built -- more than a quarter of them in London.
In typical Western stupidity, Western leaders have opened up their country's doors to a Muslim immigration that will, in all likelihood, DESTROY Western culture. The West has opened its arms to Muslims, and Islam is spreading in the Western world today almost as rapidly as the plague in medieval times!
Islam is the BIGGEST EVIL facing the Western world. At the October 1999 synod of Europe's Catholic bishops, Archbishop Giuseppe Bernadini of Smyrna quoted an important Muslim figure speaking at an Islamic-Christian meeting. Addressing the "Christians" in his audience, the Muslim leader said:
"Thanks to your democratic laws, we shall invade you; and thanks to our religious laws, we shall dominate you."
Another Muslim leader said -- at the same meeting:
"You have nothing to teach us, and we have nothing to learn."
Time and time again Muslim leaders have told us of their ARROGANT intentions, but Western leaders do not want to believe them -- so they simply IGNORE the rapidly developing threat. Millions of Muhammed's followers are all-too-easily invading Europe and America through immigration. And a TIME BOMB is ticking its way toward a MASSIVE Islamic explosion in the West.
It is not popular to say that Islam is a counterfeit faith that should be renounced, rejected, and abandoned by Muslim people. The spirit of this age is pushing for an all-inclusive, New Age view that sees all religions -- even Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism -- as legitimate faiths. Our proclaiming that all non-Biblical faiths are illegitimate will not make us popular, but we are not in a popularity contest. The Scripture speaks of only “one faith” (Ephesians 4:5), “the faith that was once delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). Our proclaiming this one faith, the faith described in the holy scriptures, will set us apart from the mainstream, but it is the only hope for our nation.
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