Islamic goal of a worldwide caliphate

assyrian-christiansThe caliphate, or a worldwide Islamic kingdom and rule on earth is the ultimate goal of ISIS.  This is the reason for its violent extremism that seeks to dominate the world using political and military strength.   Already over 1.6 million Syrians (mostly Christians) have been kicked out of their homeland of Syria by ISIS.  Recently, ISIS captured Assyrian Christians and tried to convert them to Islam through force (read full article here), reports the Christian Post.  My heart cries out to these Christian bros. and sisters of Syria.

Two of the 200-plus Assyrian hostages kidnapped by the Islamic State during an assault on Christian villages along Syria’s Khabur River in February have provided insight into their abduction in recent interviews where one revealed that the ISIS militants tried to force the Christian hostages to convert to Islam, but the captives boldly refused.

On Feb. 23, the terrorist group raided approximately 35 different Christian villages in the Hasakah province and abducted somewhere between 263 to 373 men, women and children, according to the Assyrian International News Agency. But about a week after the raids, ISIS released a handful of hostages on March 1.

Since it is ISIS’s goal of forming a worldwide caliphate (Islamic kingdom), shouldn’t we all have something to fear?  What’s the solution–use of force in self-defense or evangelism?

Advertisements

Author: Kevin S.

A follower of Jesus, a husband and a father. Hobbies include biking, keeping fish if they don't die on me, blogging when I can, theologizing and ministry, and pondering about world affairs.

2 thoughts on “Islamic goal of a worldwide caliphate”

  1. Good question-force or evangelism? Probably both. Some members of ISIS may convert through evangelism-it is not impossible. Others just need to face force equal to the that of the last battle Christians will fight.
    What do you think?

    Like

  2. Marie, I’m also thinking the same way. Evangelism through the love of Christ… but I’m not a pacifist either. For me, resorting to self-defense through arms is a last resort if the aggressor doesn’t stop its attack. ISIS doesn’t seem to be the reasonable or self-composed type but quite the opposite.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s