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Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

An Open Letter to Adam Gadahn


Dear Adam,

It has come to my attention through various news reports that you have recently released a video in which you, speaking for Al-Qaeda in a Tokyo Rose fashion, threatened an attack of some sorts upon the citizens of Los Angeles, where I reside, and Melbourne, Australia. I have to confess that I have not seen your video because we do not have cable in our home, so please find it in your heart to forgive me (if such a concept as personal forgiveness even exists in Islam) if I happen to misstate you.

From my understanding, you appear to be agitated by western values. I find that mystifying, seeing that historically, western values have done more to better life upon this planet than any other human values expressed in culture. Western values are manifested in individual freedom, economic investment, academic pursuits, and artistic expression in music and art. Granted, there are some bad elements that tag along with the good, but the over all good of western values displaces the occasional bad. In fact, it is these values affording me the freedom to write this response to you with out fear of reprisal by some government-based entity, or in the case of Islam, a religious mullah, that looks upon my comments with disfavor.

Yet, despite being raised in the United States and deriving great benefit from western values, it is now apparent by your displayed hostility, you no longer wish to be identified with them, choosing instead a life enslaved to what has now become known in our modern vernacular as Islamofacism.

Furthermore, you and your Al-Qaeda buddies seem bent on destroying our values, and against our wishes, imposing upon us non-Muslims your Islamic world view. Even though you seem extremely sincere with your goal, I can assure you right now that I will personally resist you and your diabolical intentions, even if it means death, which I am sure you will be obliged to provide. Perhaps my comments in response to you are surprising. However, let me explain myself so there is no misunderstanding of where I stand.

First off, Mr. Gadahn, I don't care for your religion. If I may be so blunt, Islam disgusts me. As much as P.C. revisionists of world history attempt to paint a rosy picture of Muslims as being round-tummied sheiks riding flying carpets, rubbing magic lamps, and enjoying a zesty belly dancing show, I know the real truth. That is what I am concerned with, Mr. Gadahn, the truth. In reality, Islam is a bloodthirsty religion that has done nothing but spread death and misery wherever it has trampled its iron clad foot and waved its blood soaked sword. You speak of bringing Islamic peace, but the peace you suggest is one where everyone has been forced to convert to your cult of death or is living miserable lives toiling under the oppression of dhimmitude as humiliated animals.

Additionally, I am particularly repulsed by your treatment of women. Perhaps you think you are defending a woman's honor by dressing her head to toe in a heavy, black potato sack, but I believe this treatment is misogynistic and is equally degrading to her as if you had thrust her into the world of pornography. And furthermore, I am sickened by your, and all Muslim's, pathological hatred of Israel and the Jewish people. Your abuse of women and bigotry toward the Jews only confirms to me your religion is not spiritual in any sense of the word. Hence, I wish to have nothing to do with it.

Also, I do not believe your god, Allah, exists. Now please, don't misunderstand me; I most certainly believe God exists. There is but one God of heaven and earth who has revealed Himself in only the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, and in the final revelation of His son, Jesus Christ. That truth, I confess wholeheartedly and with unwavering conviction. Allah, however, is a false god. Just so that you know right now, Mr. Gadahn, I do not imbibe the modern, multi-cultural nonsense that Muslims, Jews and Christians all believe in the same God. We do not. I realize there are even many Christians who erroneously believe we are worshipping the same God, but I trust you share my similar convictions and clearly recognize the distinction between the god of Islam and the God of Christianity.

However, as much as you will claim to be worshipping the true God, you are woefully mistaken. I will even go so far as to confidently state that your god Allah is really the devil described in my Bible. I believe I can say this, Mr. Gadahn, because Allah acts with a bizarre, unpredictable and twisted personality. He is certainly untrustworthy, because he is allowed to lie (the devil is called the "father of lies" by the way). He is non-personal and unknowable. And, he demands a life of works, which never guarantees eternal salvation to any one who does those works, because Allah can change his mind on Judgment Day when all is said and done. What is the appeal in worshipping such a god? Muslims regularly claim Allah is merciful, but I have yet to see any attribute of mercy displayed by Allah. If the manner in which you jihadists slaughter people with out distinction is done in the name of "merciful Allah," then I want nothing to do with this idol god of yours.

Thirdly, Mr. Gadahn, I do not believe Mohammed was a prophet of any sorts. He did not reveal any true revelations from God, nor was he the final, greater prophet following in the line of Jesus. In fact, I believe he was a con-man charlatan, perhaps even demon possessed, who used his powers of influence for his own self-gratifying interests. Prophets of God, Mr. Gadahn, are humble servants who confront error and speak the truth with love in the name of Yahweh. They do not engage in the plunder, pillaging and raping of villages, or pedophilia as Mohammed did when he multiplied child brides to himself.

Also, I must confess I find it hypocritical, Mr. Gadahn, when you and your Muslim friends claim Mohammed was just a man and is not to be worshipped, yet at the same time persecute, even unto death, any individual who would do something as simple as to question Mohammed's character. Are you telling me that the penalty of slandering Mohammed is equal to, if not greater than, blasphemy against your god Allah?

Lastly, your holy book, the Qu'ran is indecipherable. From my viewpoint, this alleged revelation from Allah, delivered to Mohammed via the angel Gabriel, is incoherent, rambling nonsense. Now, I am sure you will be quick to say my problem is that I need a good teacher helping me understand it. And, I am sure you could make a case for how the Christian Bible contains its own difficult passages and sayings, to which I would agree. Peter mentions the difficulty in reading some of Paul's epistles (2 Peter 3:15,16). However, in spite of the occasional difficult verses, at least the Bible was revealed and then organized and arranged in such a fashion that an unlearned reader can derive benefit from it. I just don't find this readability with the Qu'ran.

And while we are on the subject, you expressed in your statement outrage at the defiling of the Qu'ran. I can only image you mean the exaggerated stories repeated in the secular news media of the mistreatment of detainees in Cuba? Your anger, and the anger of other Muslims worldwide concerning this reported defiling, begs a question with me: what is up with this business of attributing to the Qu'ran such intrinsic holiness so that no "infidel" is allowed to touch it? Don't you find that to be ridiculous superstition? Do you sincerely believe a physical book - an inanimate object, mind you - shares the same "holiness" as your god Allah? And if so, why then cannot Allah safeguard this holy work from any defilment? I would think if the Qu'ran was as holy as you believe it to be, any unholy person would drop dead at the mere brushing against it.

Mr. Gadahn, as I draw this letter to a close, I believe you and I can agree that we are at severe odds with one another. As much as our secular world wishes to define our disagreements along the lines of clashing civilizations, and as I mentioned at the beginning, I acknowledge there is a lot of truth to that definition, I believe our differences go deeper. Essentially, there are two fundamental, religious world views at war here: it is the truth of God almighty verses the sin of men energized by the lies of the devil.

You see, Mr. Gadahn, you are being deceived into believing a lie. First, the Bible makes it clear you are separated from God due to the sin of the first man, Adam (what a coincidence you share the same first name) and by nature, exist in spiritual blindness. I realize Islam rejects this truth about man and sin, but pretending it to be untrue does not make it so. Compounding man's sin problem are the lies of the devil who manufactures false belief systems so as to keep humanity ensnared in this spiritual blindness. Islam happens to be one of those belief systems. Because men are rebellious sinners seeking always to find ways to escape their submission to God, men are owed nothing but God's just, unending wrath. This is what hell is all about. I know you believe a brothel like paradise awaits you to provide you pleasures beyond your wildest imagination, but in reality, it is a lake of fire fueled forever by the fury of God's righteous indignation.

But, there is hope, Mr. Gadahn. This is where the person and work of Jesus Christ takes place. Jesus, being very God in the flesh, lived a sinless life, went willingly to the cross and gave his life as a propitiation - a wrath appeasing atonement. Three day later he rose bodily from the dead to demonstrate that God was satisfied with His sacrifice and now eternal salvation is offered to all men, including you Mr. Gadahn. You merely need to renounce your false religion that is so opposed to the true God and place your faith in the final work of Jesus Christ. You see, salvation is apart from any works of our own, but is solely offered by God's grace.

Oh yes, I realize American evangelicalism does the gospel message a terrible disservice by putting forth the erroneous idea a person has to just say "I believe in Jesus" and then can go and live any way he or she well pleases and need not worry of personal holiness. Let me assure you now that this is not biblical Christianity. Biblical Christianity involves a sinful heart changed by God's grace through the application of Christ's merits to the sinner. When God saves a person, his heart is change so that now he desires to please God in good works. When God saves people they will be sanctified and conformed to the image of His dear Son.

I do trust you will take these words to heart, Mr. Gadahn, and please know that while I will oppose your Islamic tyranny even if it brings me to the point of having to fight you hand to hand myself in order to defend my family and livelihood, my desire is to see you come to repentance and newness of life in Christ. I pray God will grant you the gift of repentance so rather than having to fight you, I can embrace you as a brother in the Lord Jesus Christ.

May God shed His grace unto you,
Fred

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10 Comments:

Blogger Genealogy Lookups said...

You don't need cable to watch the video. You can do that from your computer by clicking "New Al-Qaeda Tape" on the ABC website.

4:04 PM, September 13, 2005  
Blogger Impacted Wisdom Truth said...

Who is this man that covers his face like a woman?

5:23 PM, September 13, 2005  
Blogger Pecadillo said...

The funny thing (if you can call it that) about this guy is that he speaks English with this fake accent/ill-placed-pauses-between-his-words as if his first language was something other than English.

I wonder if his terrorist buddies laugh at him behind his back for being a poser.

6:37 PM, September 14, 2005  
Blogger OCBMan said...

Fred,

Well said. I have been so frustrated at the hypocrisy of the extremist muslims. Seems like the only thing they have mastered is playing the media "shtick."

I would respect the muslim faith if, for God's sake, they would stand up against people that calim to represent their relgion!

Anyone with an IQ above 50 can clearly find these extermists simply incompetent. Bottom line, people like this, with so much evil in them will eventually meet the true maker and have to "get real!"

10:21 PM, July 07, 2006  
Blogger Chandima said...

Fred, I am shocked to read your letter. You say you are a Christian living in America. I have lived and worked in America a good part of my life but never heard of a person so ignorant and stupid as you are. You are not a good Christian either. The difference between you and Mr Yahiya (although I do not entire agree with the extent of his anger and frustration) is that while you are prepared to use abusive language for the GREAT Prophet, Mr Yahiya will never ever use the same language neither for your GOD nor for your prophet. You know the reason, because a true believer will never abuse others prophet or their religion.

In your so called 'open letter' you say you hate Islam and anything associated with it, its Prophet, its God and its Holy book. One wonders why? Because you are afraid of Islam and you know it is coming and spreading fast. There is something about Islam you must agree. It inspires excitment to the very core of human soul which perhaps scares people like youself. There must be a reason why Islam is the fastest growing religion on this planet and as you know the fastest growth has in fact been in the US. You must be surprised about this fact. I am talking about the religion you have disrespected so much.

Regarding jews you are wrong that Muslims hate jews. I have lived and worked for several years with jews and they are very friendly and loving people just like us. What most people in the international community (forget about Muslims) disagree with is the state of Israel. There can be no peace until it leaves the land occupied from Muslims or they will continue their struggle.

As Islam is speading so fast there may be a time when people will convert to Islam and then there will be peace everywhere. I am not asking you to convert to Islam but just for a moment think why so many are eager to conver to Islam. Perhaps, unlike you, they are smart!
Chandima

2:57 PM, September 03, 2006  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Chandima,

I answer your objections here

Fred

12:11 PM, September 06, 2006  
Blogger aBeautifulMind said...

Amen Mr. Butler, amen. Although it seems some Islamic defenders are mis-guided. ( Not mentioning any names ). However it is a matter of historical record that being the nature of Mohammed. Free for the looking, if any of them care.

10:50 AM, September 18, 2006  
Blogger The Antagonist said...

Anyone who gets excited about Adam Gadahn should do a bit of research and check out his 'Islamic credentials', starting with Adam's Jewish father, Phil Pearlman, and Adam's Jewish urologist grandfather who just happened to be on the board of directors of the pro-Zionist Anti Defamation League.

Strange, but all true.

6:02 PM, October 04, 2006  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

So I take it then Mr. A., at least from what I gather from your website, that Adam Gadahn is really a Mosad agent who is pretending to be a sincere Muslim in order to bolster Zionist causes around the world? Boy, could have fooled me.

Fred

7:00 AM, October 05, 2006  
Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot said...

I'm sorry, but this is a great post. I enjoy reading articles by people who aren't afraid to speak the truth.

6:34 PM, January 01, 2007  

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