Danny Cox, former police chief and criminal investigator, having been fed up with what he sees are lies and distortions about Islam from the media, decided to write a book (“America’s Holy War”), uncovering the truth.
One of the main reasons (I wrote the book) is that the media and our government are not reporting what kind of crisis we’re actually facing. And not just us, but Christians all over the world. I think that pastors are in large part not educating their congregations on it, and not speaking out and doing enough. I’m thrilled with what Franklin Graham is doing.
I started studying Islam, and I just don’t mean reading their holy books, but I mean studying history and I realized this is nothing new – Islam is not a religion of peace.
Ever since Mohammed’s day, Islam has been about violence and spreading it with the sword. And someone had to just start speaking out.
What is the genesis of this Holy War in America?
I think, in my honest opinion, is that we Christians in America have gotten lazy. We’re not studying our scriptures. We’re not paying attention to what’s going on. And, throughout history with Islam, every time they’ve seen a weakness that way, they have taken advantage of it. I think we try to think of Islam like we do of Christianity, but that’s not accurate.
I’ve read an article yesterday that had a preacher talking about us worshiping the same god as Allah in the Koran. And I think too many people buy into that. And certainly the God we read about from Genesis all the way through to Revelation is not the same god that’s in the Koran.
What is needed to win this war?
One of the main things if for us to start being honest – honest with ourselves, honest with each other that interfaith dialogue is not going to work. It can’t work, because you can’t reconcile the two religions. You have Islam that condones slavery, sex slavery, rape. Christianity doesn’t. In the Bible, God says that a lie is an abomination. Islam in the Koran talks that Allah being one of the greatest of deceivers. To try to reconcile the two together would be like asking a Southern Baptist preacher to stop talking about God’s grace from Jesus dying on the cross. You can’t do it; you can’t separate the two.
Did you say that the Koran speaks about Allah being the greatest of deceivers?
Yes, and where this is in the Koran is where it talks about Jesus not being crucified on the cross. The Koran says, and I quote, “They think they killed him, but they killed him not” because “Allah is the greatest of deceivers” [Quran 4: 155-159; Surat Ali Imran, 3:54] Different Muslim apologists will say different things here, but the majority of them seem to believe, even though it doesn’t say this in the Koran, that it was Judas that was crucified and Allah deceived everyone by making it look like it was Jesus.
So I don’t think you can ever reconcile the two religions. I know that in the Anglican church in England, in just the last week, they added Mohammed’s name to the list of prophets in the Bible. There’s nothing in the Bible to make anyone believe he was prophesied about.
In your book, you say there is a fundamental difference between the way the media represents Islam and the actual tenants of Islam. Why do you think that is?
I have asked myself that question so many times. When I first began my study of Islam I thought that what the media said and what our politicians said was true; that Islam was one of the three Abrahamic faiths and that it was a religion of peace. But it doesn’t take much study to realize that’s not the truth. My Koran is 450 well-worn pages. It’s very simple. It’s not complicated to read. But we have a lazy media that won’t look to the true sources, the Muslim traditions and the Hadith, or the al-Sirra. If they won’t look at world history, and they won’t look at the Hadith and the Koran and the al-Sirra, then all they’re doing is taking other people’s word for it.
I read a New York Times article from 1909, and that’s when reporters in the media were doing their job. It put into words exactly what Islam was doing at that time when they were killing all the Armenian Christians, the Syrian Christians and the Greek Christians in Turkey. And people just have to understand that this goes all the way back to Mohammed. For instance, when the Egyptian pilot was burned alive six months ago, you had all these Muslim scholars come out and say that was “un-Islamic,” that Islam forbids burning people, that the Koran says that burning people is to be reserved for Allah. But you turn right around and you see that Mohammed had people burned alive from the very beginning of Islam. That was a legitimate punishment for not accepting Islam. When Mohammed first talks about having them burned at Bukhari (11:626), he sent out the call for worship at the mosques and then sent out an order to torch and light the homes of those who didn’t come and to burn them alive.
In the Turkish genocide of the Armenian Christians, there were over 50,000 Armenian Christians burned alive and we had eyewitness accounts of that. So, it is Islamic, as taught in the Koran, Hadith and al-sirra.
What can people do to counteract the media defense of Islam as a peaceful religion?
I think it has to come from – to coin a phrase from you – citizen journalism. I think it has to come from the preachers. I think it has to be taught in the churches. And it’s not to hate Muslims. We’re taught as Christians to love the sinner and hate the sin. And that’s the way we need to look at it. The sin is not being Muslim, the sin is Islam. It’s up to us to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to Muslims.
I have a list of top Muslims around the world that I pray over at least five times a day, every day; hoping that God would open their hearts and allow Jesus in. What a powerful testimony if you can get Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, head of the caliph of ISIS, to accept Jesus Christ, albeit his time on earth will be very short.
But think of what that would do. So, I pray over that list at least five times a day. The way I came up with the number five is that Muslims are supposed to pray five times a day. I put my hands on that list, I put that list in my book and I pray over them. That’s one thing that we’ve got to do.
Another thing that we’ve got to do is to educate ourselves, being a good, bible-believing church, that believes the scriptures, and point out things that are just not true and right. Because truth is what we need. If we did that and put our faith in Jesus Christ, everything else will take care of itself.
President Obama has been loathe to criticize Islamic terrorism. Why do you think that is, and what are the consequences of doing so?
I hear a lot of people say that they think he does that because he’s Muslim. I don’t believe that. I don’t think he’s any more a devout Muslim than I do that he’s a devout Christian. As far as why he’s “loathe to do it” – well, no one can be in his heart or his mind but him – I think he feels that America and Israel and Great Britain are just horrible countries. We’ve colonized the world, we’re trying to make everyone be like us. And, he wants to change the world.
If he were a true Muslim, with the kind of life that he lives, if they could get their hands on him he would be beheaded as an apostate. I think he’s a Muslim sympathizer, but I don’t think he’s actually a Muslim. And I think that every time that he criticizes Christians and defends Muslims, like he did at the Easter Breakfast and the National Day of Prayer, and many other times, I think he makes our jobs as Christians that much more difficult. And it should be a warning to us about biblical prophecy and the end of times.
President Obama made the comment about gay marriage from one obscure line from Romans, and I think that tells his whole philosophy about the Bible – “If I don’t like what it says, we’ll just change it around.” Every biblical scholar knows that the homosexual issue is talked about from Genesis all the way to the book of Revelation. It’s not just one nearly obscure line from Romans.
What was the obscure line?
Romans chapter one where it talks about the deviant sexual behavior. And he says that one obscure line makes us treat homosexuals like second class citizens. And he doesn’t believe his god would want that.
The homosexual issue is not addressed in just one obscure line in Romans one.
Getting back to Islam, how widespread is the Islamic threat to the United States?
I think it’s bigger than anyone in the media or political office will tell us. I’ve been spending so much time doing this – at least 12 years, maybe 14 – I’ve developed a great number of contacts across the world and across the country. We know for a fact that Muslim terrorists have been coming across the border from Mexico. This is not anything new. One of the local Atlantic-area television stations – you can find it on YouTube – did a story on this four or five years ago where they sent an investigative reporter to the border and he documented on camera that we have them coming across the border that long ago.
Judicial Watch has done some great investigative journalism and shown where they have been caught coming into Texas. Then we have the issue of the home-grown terrorism that is very rampant and very real.
If you can go back to the time when you first became saved, you read the bible very diligently? So, I think that when these people convert to Islam, that’s what they do too, at first. They just cram everything they can read about it because of their excitement. And if you really read the Koran, it tells you to go kill the nonbeliever. So we discount the political narrative and the media narrative that says, “Oh this guys just crazy, or he was troubled anyway.” I don’t think that’s the problem. I think they just get excited. They read the Koran, they read the Hadith.
So I think the home-grown terrorism is a much greater threat than what anyone believes or realizes. I’m not saying this as a conspiracy theorist. I hate conspiracy theories. I think it’s a reality.
We’ve seen in the lives of Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller, who have long been fighting against the Islamization of America, that they’ve spent their careers in fighting the good fight. Are you ready to be opposed, accused of bigotry and still remain in the fight?
Lou, I get accused everyday. I’ve finally learned how to take screenshots and I’m going to start saving some of the screenshots to show people. I had a fatwa issued to me from a leading member of Al-Shabaab that wanted my head removed. I’m used to being called a racist and a bigot, and being physically threatened. But I feel that this is what God has called me to do. How can I not answer His call?
Why do you think there’s been a recent rash of Muslim atrocities against Christians worldwide?
From studying world history, I don’t really think that it is recent. We just hear a lot more about it because of the internet, not because of journalism. In the Turkey genocide of Armenian, Syrian and Greek Christians, from 1915 to 1919, they killed almost four million Christians. This has been going on since 632 AD. So I just think we hear more about it now because of the internet. Unfortunately, it’s not because of good journalism. A lot of the information that I get has to come from foreign newspaper sites because our newspapers never carry any of it.
If there was one key factor about Islam that you want people to know, what would it be?
The main thing is that when I’m dealing with Christians that are leaning towards converting or accepting Islam, it’s always that they’re buying into the same lies that we worship the same god, and that Islam reveres Jesus and Mary also.
We do not worship the same god. The Jesus of the Koran is not the Jesus of the Holy Bible.
If we don’t get ourselves right with God and get an educational standpoint about Islam, we can never hope to make anything better. Things are just going to continue to get worse.
What do you want people to take away from this book of yours?
I want them to wake up to the fact that we do face a major problem and that we have Christian brothers and sisters that live in Muslim countries that are dying awful deaths. They’re surviving as second class citizens. And it’s up to us – and I don’t mean America – it’s up to us Christians to support these missionaries that jeopardize their lives, give up everything they have to go over there to spread the word of God. It’s up to us to support the house churches, buy (them) bibles – anything that we can do. Support good charities: Samaritans Purse by Franklin Graham, Voice of the Martyrs. We need to support these groups in funds and in prayer.
I understand that you are an ordinary American citizen, who took it upon yourself to speak out in this book. How important is it for other ordinary citizens to speak out?
I think it’s extremely important because we’re not going to get the truth any other way. If we don’t give voice to what’s going on in this world, we’re not going to be around much longer in this country.
What is your next book about?
My next book is about giving a voice to the modern-day Christian martyrs. People think this stuff doesn’t go on anymore, but it does, in fact – every single day. So I’m trying to tell stories of modern-day people that have lived and died under Islamic rule. It’s about the sex trade industry that is alive and well and backed up by the Koran and the Hadith. I’m trying to open people’s eyes to what it would be like to be there when these events happen – and they are daily happening!
Any concluding thought?
I would like to say this. Don’t take my word for it. The Koran is 450 pages. You can buy it on Amazon. I give them out at churches where I speak. The Hadith of Bukhari is one of the better Hadiths. The Reliance of the Traveller is the Sharia Law manual for the Sunnis, which is 85% of the world’s Muslims. It’s 1,250 pages of pure evil. Read those. Don’t just take my word for it. Wake up and tell your friends, your relatives. Talk to your preacher. It’s very important. We’re facing a very troubled future if we don’t do something.
America’s Holy War by Dan Cox is available on Amazon here.