Flagging this Movement

On little Johnny’s first day of school, the class was to put their right hands over their hearts and recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the grand old flag.  The teacher watched the children closely as she started in, “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to…”  Then she suddenly stopped, noticing  Johnny’s right hand was over the left side of his rear end buttock.    “Johnny,” the lady called out, “I will not countenance such disrespect in my classroom for the flag, now put your hand over your heart.”  The boy replied, “But ma’am, it is over my heart.”  After several more unsuccessful attempts to get him to switch his hand position, the teacher finally inquired, “Alright Johnny, why do you think your heart is located there?”  To which the little fella replied, “Because whenever my Grandma visits, she pats me here and says, ‘God bless your little heart’ and my Granny doesn’t lie!”

Today, the flag currently most in the news is that of ISIS – Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (or) ISIL – Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.  (The word Levant is a general term for a much bigger area of the Middle East – composed of Syria, Jordan and Lebanon.)  But what does the solid black, white circle, and offsetting black and white Arabic script mean?  It communicates  a serious message that every Moslem understands …

There are four primary colours in Islamic religion: green, red, black, and white. The first two depict things of a more pleasant nature with green representing (paradise) and red representing (life).  The last two depict things of a more ominous nature with black representing  (war) and white representing (law).  So the black and white combined in a Moslem flag bespeaks a militant Jihad for the purpose of imposing Sharia law.

There are five pillars in Islam: first is Shahada (there is one God and Mohammed is his messenger), second is Salat (ritual prayer five times a day), third is Zakat (give 2.5% of one’s savings to the poor and needy), fourth is Sawm (fasting and self-control during the month of Ramadan), and fifth is Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime).

The script on the top of the flag is the first half of the Shahada – there is one God (written above because it represents their god, Allah, over everything).   The script on the bottom of the flag is the second half of the Shahada –  Mohammed is his messenger (written below because it represents their prophet and his followers  spreading their message on earth).

Now notice this.  On the bottom part of the flag the script is encased in a circle.  This is because when  Mohammed was waging his religious wars, he sent letters out to the surrounding tribes telling them to surrender or they would be killed by beheading.  He then waxed-sealed every one of these correspondences with the words, “Mohammed his messenger,” set in a circle.

The bottom line?  The Bible warned that in the last days there would be believers beheaded for their faith.  John wrote in Revelation 20:4 – And I saw the souls of men that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God.  Sadly, those days have now arrived.