For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.(Luke 6:32-36)
In the teaching of Jesus about love, He makes the point that there is no virtue in loving your own kind, because even sinners do that much. Christians are called to go further and be as God is, loving even their enemies.
In the Refugee crisis we see this in much of the “Christian west”, and their willingness to open borders to the hundreds f thousands of refugees, at great expense and even danger in the name of compassion. We know that really the West is “post Christian”, but the teaching of Jesus has stamped a set of deeply impressed values in the West, nonetheless, as evidenced by much of the mercy being shown the multitude of displaced people.
Some of the Muslim countries exemplified the part in Jesus teaching about sinners loving their own, therefore Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon have set up swollen refugee camps for their Sunni brethren.
But Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar,Bahrain, the U.A.E., Kuwait, and the other oil rich Sheikdoms have not so much as accepted one refugee from the Syrian conflict,although the 4 million displaced are overwhelmingly Sunni.
Why don’t these Aran States even do as much as any sinner would do?
There are two reasons;
- Fear- The Saudis and the other Arab Emirates have made it known that they fear the terrorists that surely hide themselves in among the refugees.
Yet amidst cries for Europe to do more, it has transpired that of the five wealthiest countries on the Arabian Peninsula, that is, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, not one has taken in a single refugee from Syria. Instead, they have argued that accepting large numbers of Syrians is a threat to their safety, as terrorists could be hiding within an influx of people. Sherif Elsayid-Ali, Amnesty International’s Head of Refugee and Migrants’ Rights, has slammed their inaction as “shameful”.
He said: “The records of Gulf countries is absolutely appalling, in terms of actually showing compassion and sharing the responsibility of this crisis… It is a disgrace.” None of the Gulf States signed the 1951 Refugee Convention, which legally defines a refugee as “A person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality”.http://www.allsides.com/news/2015-09-05-1207/muslim-countries-refuse-take-single-syrian-refugee-cite-risk-exposure-terrorism
2) The Arabs don’t want the refugees in their own land because of the Islamic doctrine of Hijrah.
The Hijrah goes all the way back to the beginning of Islam.
When Mohammed was a relatively unknown preacher and visionary, he had been persecuted and rejected for his preaching in Mecca. Eventually the pressure became so great on him and his followers, he sent 70 of them to the Arab/Jewish settlement of Yathrib, 70 miles north of Mecca.This was called the “Flight”or the “Migration”.
Yathrib, which later came to be called Medina, sheltered the Muslims, until Mohammed and his followers grew in strength. Mohammed thought he would be able to convert the Jews, but soon realized that their adherence to the Torah kept them from his new doctrines. Mohammed coerced the Jewish tribe of Quiraish into a treaty, then slaughtered them, selling their wives and children into slavery.
The Hijrah has become a prescribed pattern for Muslims ever since. When powerless to overwhelm through military invasion, Muslims migrate into the “Land of War”, i.e. infidel nations, and bide their time. They have lots of children and resist any assimilation into the nations they inhabit, as the Koran enjoins them, “make no friends with the infidel”.
When Muslims reach a certain percentage of the population, they begin to influence it strongly, agitating, insisting and demanding accommodation, and even deference.Muslims use immigration as an act of War, sending in their people as a vanguard, to set up isolated communities, raise lots of children, (if possible, at the expense of the welcoming host nation), and bide their time till they are strong enough to take over.
For 14 centuries the Muslim world has been unable to take over “Fortress Europe”, but not for lack of trying. Charles Martel drove the Muslims out of France, Ferdinand and Isabella succeeded in driving them out of Spain after seven centuries, and Jan Sobieski stopped them in the 1600s at the very gates of Vienna. A European Armada fended off a massive invasion fleet at Lepanto in the Mediterranean more than three centuries ago.
The West went on from there and advanced in technology and power, while they retreated from the religion that made the West great, Christianity.
The Muslim world has never forgotten its desire to conquer Europe.
The increasingly “de-Christinized” modern western world, with its “culture of death”, aborting millions of its own children and aspiring to ZPG (zero population growth) due to junk science and pop intellectual theory, has embraced her own suicide. She is militarily and technologically powerful, but spiritually bankrupt, and civilization ally exhausted. Our leaders particularly are nihilistic and no longer believe in our own way of life.
Qaddafi of Libya once speculated that Muslims would take Europe through immigration alone, if they would just bide their time.The 1400 year war would be won by demographics.
It seems that now the long-awaited time has come, and the Hijrah proceeds into the heart of the same Europe, previously considered impregnable.(No pun intended).
A secular, non religious people can neither understand nor resist the zeal of a religion, (even a manifestly false and demonic religion like Islam) .
This is the situation the “Kings of the earth and their rulers” have brought Europe into, and which they seem to have no clue how to address.
But “He that sits in the heavens” sees it, and shall have the last word.