New York City Rings With Shouts of ‘Allahu Akbar’

An Arabic prayer call just miles from the site of America’s worst terrorist attack

Pro-Muslim demonstrators marched in the streets of New York City over the weekend to protest President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people coming from jihadist-funneling nations in the Middle East. Hundreds of people attended the Manhattan rally, which included a public prayer to Allah.

The prayer opened with shouts of “Allahu Akbar,” a phrase typically shouted by Islamist terrorists before carrying out an attack. For 30 seconds, the downtown area of New York City—a metropolis considered to be a quintessentially American city—echoed with sounds one would expect to hear in Baghdad or Tehran.

For years, America has been fed the mantra by the liberal left that diversity makes us stronger. Sunday’s protest in New York was a product of that thinking. This was a Muslim rally with an American flag as the stage backdrop, a call to prayer in Arabic, and to top it off, the singing of the United States’ national anthem.

In 2010, there was a highly controversial plan to build a mosque just two blocks from the site of Ground Zero, the site where Islamist jihadists murdered 2,753 people and where zero Muslims live. At the time, moderate Muslim Abdul Rahman al-Rashid wrote, “Some Muslims will consider that building a mosque on this site immortalizes and commemorates what was done by the terrorists who committed their crime in the name of Islam.”

One doesn’t have to wonder too deeply how Sunday’s public appeal to Allah, just a few miles from that same site, will be perceived by many in the Muslim world.

America, Britain and much of the West remain sold on the idea that blending cultures strengthens their nations and erases differences that divide countries. The God of the Bible, however, says this is a debilitating mistake. In Deuteronomy 7:16, God warned the ancient Israelites not to serve the gods of the surrounding nations, “for that will be a snare unto thee.”

In a 2003 article “Is Islam a Threat?,” the Trumpet wrote:

In evaluating current events in light of these prophecies, the Trumpet’s purpose is not to condemn any religion. Yes—God’s lawabsolutely condemns the seething hatred and violence being cultivated among many Islamist groups. But realize this: Your Bible shows that God is in fact more angry with the nations those groups are targeting!

America and Britain have a dangerous infatuation with multiculturalism that blinds them to some very serious dangers. But ultimately, God is more upset with the people of America and Britain for turning their backs on Him.

The Trumpet has written many articles over the years about America’s and Britain’s immigration problems. To see what the God of the Bible says about this subject, read our articles “Is Islam a Threat?” and “Ground Zero Mosque: A Shameful Double Standard.”