The Humanistic vs. Christian Worldview in Response to Islamic Barbarism

2016-10-26T10:14:24+00:00 Apr 02, 2016|

Guest: Soeren Kern, Senior Fellow, Gatestone Institute

Let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written, “That You may be justified in Your words, and prevail when You are judged.”  Romans 3:4

On March 22, Islamic terrorists exploded bombs at the Brussels, Belgium airport and train station, killing 32 people.  In the ensuing days as the world was coming to grips with yet another mass-causality attack by Muslim terrorists, a recurring response pattern emerged from those with a humanistic worldview (man-based, non-biblical worldview) partially summarized in the following questions:

Why are humanists as concerned, if not more concerned, about retributive “hate crimes” against Muslims than protecting the general public, who are the ones actually dying in these attacks?

Why do humanists believe that the West’s “radical Islamophobia” is the actual catalyst to Islamic terrorism, citing examples such as, US military action in the Middle East, keeping Guantanamo Bay prison open, Republican candidates calling for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration and “to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods”, or even identifying Islamic terrorists as “Islamic terrorists”?

Soeren Kern, a senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute who writes extensively on geo-political issues related to Islam, joins us this weekend to talk about the humanistic response to Islamic barbarism, and then most importantly, how those with a Christian worldview should respond.