The Rite Of The Antichrist
We have so far looked at
the kind of movement the Antichrist, the greatest purveyor of discord in the days
leading up to doomsday, represents, and what kind of people are ensnared by it.
In this chapter, we shall consider terrorism, one of the gravest contributors
to this strife.
Although it is one of the most commonly heard terms in the
world today, there is still no definition of it that all can agree on. One of
the main reasons for this is that people who are regarded as terrorists by some,
are regarded by others as those engaged in a just struggle. Whatever the aim may
be, it is never possible to regard any group that resorts to violence and targets
innocent people as just. Individuals or societies may desire different things,
and these aspirations may be entirely valid. Yet, violence is not the way to bring
them about. Force should only be used in self-defense. For that reason, any act
of violence aimed at innocent people may be regarded as an act of terrorism.
fundamental strategy of terrorism is the spreading of fear, and by it to gain
influence. Instead of working for their aspirations through more peaceable and
reasonable means, terrorist groups turn to violence, which they regard is far
more effective. According to them, the more ruthless and destructive an act of
terrorism is, the more terrifying it is, in other words the nearer it will have
come to achieving its aim.
One of the most dreadful aspects of terrorism
is the fact that it is devoid of all moral values and recognizes no rules. People
who turn to terrorism lack all love, affection, compassion and tolerance, and
are solely governed by feelings of hatred, anger and revenge. Unconsciously, such
people's intention is to relieve their anger and take revenge, without considering
the result of their actions. The idea of the damage that their actions might result
in causes not the slightest stirrings of their conscience. Because, conscience
of the kind of person who regards terrorism as any kind of solution is obstructed,
as, therefore, are his reason, foresight and understanding.
the morality of the Qur'an, however, there is no room for anger. God has revealed
that so long as people act in the light of individual emotions, such as anger,
there will be corruption and chaos in the world. He has therefore commanded us
for all time to behave with a tolerant, peaceful and brotherly spirit. When people
abide by that morality, however, the system of the Antichrist, based as it is
in violence, will completely collapse, terror and anarchy will disappear, and
the climate of chaos that currently prevails in the world will come to an end.
This is how God recommends that morality in one verse;
Make allowances for people, command what is right,
and turn away from the ignorant. (Qur'an, 7: 199)
Terrorism has become one of the major problems plaguing many countries
in the world today. Groups that resort to violence, and mistakenly
believe that armed conflict is the only way to achieve their aims,
carry out actions that lead to deaths and injury of many.
Those who Engage in Terrorism in the Name of Religion
This picture from the Late Middle Ages shows Louis IX fighting with
his 15,000 soldiers on the banks of the Nile.
morality of religion forbids all kinds of terrorist acts, and yet, a number of
terrorist groups still claim that they are acting in its name. Yet, when one has
a close look at the world-views of those who carry out massacres or employ violence
as a method, it is quite clear that such people are deviant. They have no idea
of truth of religion, and are unable to live by or comprehend its morality. Anyone
who genuinely believes in the existence of God, who truly fears Him and abides
by the book revealed by Him would never be able to take any kind of action that
might harm innocent and defenseless people. Those who carry out acts of terrorism
and violence in the name of Islam, therefore, cannot possibly be called religious
The true message of a religion or other system of ideas may sometimes
be twisted by its so-called supporters, or interpreted incorrectly. That applies
to Judaism as well as Christianity. The Crusaders, for instance, were European
Christians who set out from Europe at the end of the 11th century with
the aim of liberating the Holy Land. They may have set out with an alleged religious
agenda, but they spread fear and barbarity wherever they went.
of these barbarians who misinterpreted Christianity, which is a religion of love
and certainly has no room for violence, clearly had nothing to do with genuine
religion at all.
Most of those who resort to terror in the name of religion
are fanatical groups linked to pagan beliefs or newly developed mystical teachings,
not the divine religions at all. These groups, and especially those in America
and Japan, carry out terrible acts of violence against their own members as well
as other people. These include the groups that burned themselves to death on a
farm, or committed mass suicide in their beds, or the people who harmed others
by releasing poison gas in the Japanese underground system. Other groups that
have come to notice, due to their acts of terrorism, include fanatical racists
such as the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups. Over the last 20 years in particular,
there has been a visible increase in racist and fascist ideas among young people,
and that has led to an increase in the number of acts of violence. The attacks
perpetrated against Turks in Germany a few years ago, the abuse and assaults aimed
at people of Asian and African origin in other European countries, and the acts
of violence against Blacks and Arabs that still take place in the United States
even today, can all be included among the range of methods employed by such groups.
must not be forgotten that, at the basis of all deviant movements, both
those considered in this book and others that we have not dealt with,
lies the fact that people have turned their backs on the morality of religion,
and have been raised without true knowledge of the religion The common
religious morality of Islam, Christianity and Judaism is diametrically
opposed to the system of the Antichrist, built as it is on violence and
savagery. At the root of religion lies love, affection and compassion.
God has commanded us to treat one another with justice, tolerance, understanding,
compassion and respect. Furthermore, people are charged with effecting
that kind of behavior no matter what the religion, language, race or gender
of the person they are dealing with. For that reason, it is impossible
for there to be violence in a society where the morality of religion prevails.
The morality of religion is the only system that can lead people to peace
and security. God reveals in one verse:
You who believe! Enter absolutely into peace (Islam).
Do not follow in the footsteps of the Devil. He is an outright enemy to
you. (Qur'an, 2: 208)
pages contain some information about groups and organizations that regard violence
as normal and essential. The aim behind the preparation of this section is not
to provide information about these terrorist organizations. It is to reveal the
ideological system of the Antichrist, which deceives these groups that regard
violence as a solution, no matter what their respective ideologies may be. The
information here is of the utmost importance from the point of view of demonstrating
the complexity of the system of the Antichrist, one which is currently so prevalent
in the world.
The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September
11, 2001, are considered some of the worst acts of terrorism of recent
years. The fight against terrorism, once again became a priority as
a result of the deaths of thousands of innocent people in these attacks.
As part of the cover story in Time magazine in 1995, was the rapid
rise in the number of racist organizations. The article described
how racist movements had gone underground since the Second World War,
but had never ceased their activities, the rise in the number of racist
attacks in recent years being an indication of this.
World War II was madness
sparked off by a racist and fascist ideology. Violence and conflict, the so-called
sacred values of these ideologies, briskly infected the entire world, leading
to 55 million people falling victim to fascist savagery. Though the fact that
victory fell upon the Allies meant that fascism was defeated, it did not disappear.
It merely went underground. As a whole, there has been a discernable rise in the
number of racist and fascist organizations and acts of violence in the world over
the last 10 years. While Europe battles with acts of violence perpetrated by neo-Nazis,
the United States has had to deal with a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan and similar
"white supremacy" organizations. Today, both the neo-Nazis and the members of
the Ku Klux Klan are carrying out attacks and encouraging their members to commits
acts of terror and violence.
Many people may imagine that the Ku Klux Klan
had carried out most of its attacks on and oppression of Blacks merely in the
1920s and 1930s, but that in modern times it had been consigned to the waste bin
of history. The Klan is still alive, however. Today, in the United States as a
whole, there are a great many Ku Klux Klan churches, even if they happen to go
by other names, and many racist organizations linked to that church's teachings.
That church and the organizations linked to it are not just against Blacks, but
oppose all non-European races, especially the Muslims living in America, believing
that a concerted struggle needs to be waged against them. That "struggle" includes
the formation of armed units.
It is no secret that the basis of the Klan's
teachings is that European whites are superior to all other races, and that the
white race should never be polluted by those others. In order to prevent such
contamination, other races must not be permitted to live in areas inhabited by
the white race. The idea is that the other races have no right to the kinds of
opportunities enjoyed by the whites. These races are regarded as parasites trying
to contaminate the purity and superiority of the whites, and it is believed that
all kinds of measures need to be taken to oppose them. These views of the Klan
are the basis for the attacks carried out against other races in America. At the
root of these ideas, lies hatred and aggression instead of love, tolerance and
The so-called scientific justification for the concept of the
superiority of the white race is Darwin's theory of evolution. Darwin had suggested
that certain races, the European race for instance, had progressed further than
other races during the evolutionary process. Those outside these advanced races
were in his view primitive creatures little better than apes. To put it another
way, while some races had made enormous evolutionary progress, others were still
at a level not far removed from man's primitive ancestor, the ape. Darwin indulged
in racist speculation about the future, and wrote:
Turkish citizens have suffered at the hands of the increasingly active
racist movements in Germany. The homes of Turkish immigrants have
been looted, set on fire, and the people in them burned alive by monsters
whose heads are crammed with racist indoctrination.
some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races
of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout
the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous (manlike) apes, …will no doubt
be exterminated. The break between man and his nearest allies will then be wider.15
racist views of Darwin's became an important justification used in the service
of the colonialist powers of the time to disguise their own brutality. The claim
that Darwin put forward to demonstrate his theory is extremely interesting in
the point of view of revealing his ignorance and prejudice. In a letter to a scientist
named W. Graham in 1881, Darwin cited the Turkish nation as a proof of his theory.
According to this nonsense of Darwin's, the Turkish nation was one of those backward
peoples that would soon disappear:
I could show fight
on natural selection having done and doing more for the progress of civilization
than you seem inclined to admit. Remember what risk the nations of Europe ran,
not so many centuries ago of being overwhelmed by the Turks, and how ridiculous
such an idea now is! The more civilised so-called Caucasian races have beaten
the Turkish hollow in the struggle for existence. Looking to the world at no very
distant date, what an endless number of the lower races will have been eliminated
by the higher civilized races throughout the world.16
today we still hear of churches belonging to Blacks in various states in America
being burned, of attacks on mosques and synagogues, and assaults of members of
other races. Following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September
11, 2001, in particular, certain circles influenced by this and similar organizations
stepped up their attacks. Businesses, mosques and associations belonging to Muslims
in a number of states were attacked. Muslim students were not allowed into school,
and Muslim children were assaulted in the streets. Everyone not totally devoid
of reason and logic knows that the Islamic world, and innocent Muslim civilian
and children in particular, cannot be held responsible for those ruthless attacks.
(In fact, following September 11, there emerged a significant reaction, on the
part of those with intelligence and common sense, which instead began to look
into Islam. There was also an increase in the number of people turning to Islam).
On the other hand, the situation was merely one indication of what a menace the
encouragement of hatred based on race or belief could pose.
Members of the
Klan do not agree, however. They are busily preparing for a great war between
the races, which they believe will take place in the 21st century.
Following the September 11 attacks there was a visible rise in the
level of racist attacks in the United States, where racism had in
any case spread widely during the 1990s. Innocent people lost their
lives in these attacks, aimed at Muslims' homes, workplaces and schools,
in just the same way they did in the attack on the World Trade Center.
The Dimensions of Racism in America
The Ku Klux Klan was established
in the 1870s, and became very powerful in America in the wake of the First World
War. By the 1920s, it had some 3-4 million members.17
those of all other racist ideologies, the ideological roots of the teachings of
the Klan, which start from the premise that "We will slaughter our enemies when
the war to protect the white race begins," is the view that the white race is
at the top of the evolutionary scale, while other races are to be located further
down, for which reason they merit all kinds of inhuman treatment. A great number
of people in America still hold to this view. It is fair to say that these groups,
organized under different names, such as the National Alliance, the World Church
of the Creator and Arian Nation, actually operate under the umbrella of the Ku
The most important common factor between the views of these organizations,
some of which we shall be looking at below, is that they have no qualms about
using violence to achieve their aims, but rather often regard violence and aggression
World Church of the Creator (WCOTC)
WCOTC is one of those active racist organizations in America that is growing stronger
by the day. This deviant organization denies the existence of God, the day of
judgment, heaven and hell, and also has a large number of followers outside the
United States. The idea of the superiority of the white race constitutes the basis
of the organization's ideology. On its web site, Ben Klassen, the founder of this
racist group, has this to say about their ideology:
The symbols and slogans used by racist groups active in the United
States strikingly reveal the violent tendencies of these organizations.
The "Ethnic Cleansing" pictured below represents a computer
game prepared for racist young people. The basis for winning the game
is killing as many people from different races as possible.
objective [of our religion] would be: The Survival, Expansion and Advancement
of the White Race. It [our religion] is based on love--love for the White Race….
We, therefore, reject …angels and devils and gods…. Our Golden Rule briefly can
be summarized as follows: That which is good for the White Race is the highest
virtue; that which is bad for the White Race is the ultimate sin… Nature tells
us to take care of our own kind and only our own kind. We do not regard any of
the mud races to be our own kind… The niggers, undoubtedly, are at the very bottom
of the ladder, not far above monkeys and chimpanzees… We have no intention of
helping the mud races prosper, multiply, and crowd us off the limited space of
This perverse idea, as we have seen, is
treated as a religion by its followers, its members subscribing to it wholly.
However, it is totally unfounded, of course, to call this perversity a religion.
We would be more correct in calling it a brand of Social Darwinism, the fundamental
teaching of which is the future struggle against other races. That notion is actually
referred to by the slogan "Rahowa," (Racial Holy War), and is regarded by the
group as one of its core values. In another address, Ben Klassen informed his
followers what Rahowa actually means, and felt no scruples about calling them
to take up arms:
RAHOWA! In this one word we sum up the
total goal and program of not only the Church of the Creator, but of the total
White Race, and it is this: We take up the challenge. We gird for total war against
the Jews and the rest of the goddamned mud races of the world-politically, militantly,
financially, morally and religiously. In fact we regard it as the heart of our
religious creed, and as the most sacred credo of all. We regard it as a holy war
to the finish-a racial holy war.19
The expected war between
the races is one of the major aims of Klan organizations. The subject is stressed
at just about every meeting. During speeches, Klan members are filled with enthusiasm
for the war, and many references to it are made in their writings. Incitement
towards this war, which has now assumed mythical status among them, is frequently
to be seen in Klan publications. For instance, the journal Knight-Ridder, which
covered a national rally held in Columbia, included the following lines:
is the leader of the Christian Knights, who dreams of a resurgent Ku Klux Klan...
He points down the street where both he and a neighbor decorate their front yards
with robed Klansmen yard statues. He says: "A race war is coming. The Klan is
the only hope for the white race."20
As is the case with
many racist organizations, Rahowa is founded fundamentally on the belief in evolution.
Such a degree of hostility towards other races, and the lack of any compunction
over the using of violence as a means, are all the result of the belief in the
theory of evolution. Nothing can prevent anyone who regards somebody else as an
animal from abusing, attacking and, if necessary, killing that individual.
following words of Matt Hale, who became leader of the organization after Ben
Klassen, are just one example of the close connection between the idea which they
treat as a religion and belief in evolution:
But we are
animals. That's the thing. We don't accept this idea that just because we can
think and speak and walk on two legs that we are not bound by nature's laws. We
These words are an
indication of the organization's peculiar, unique view of religion. Naturally,
that religion has absolutely nothing to do with Christianity, which promotes humility,
love and tolerance. And, the leaders of the organization do not hesitate to admit
the fact. The following extract from an interview with Matt Hale nicely sums up
their view of religion:
Rather than a religion such as
Christianity, which tells them to love their enemies, love the meek and the inferior.
We need a religion, which exalts our own people and our own people alone… So we
need to recognize this and do away with the idea that all men are created equal
and idiotic notions of that kind… what we believe in doing is ending all aid to
all non-white races. We believe that without this aid the non-white races would
very quickly shrink their own numbers. They could not feed themselves… We believe
that a perfect world is much more possible by having only white people, white
around the world. And we believe that once the non-white
races are gone, and the white race is united with a pro living, a pro-life creed
such as Creativity, there will be peace and prosperity for our white people.22
those who maintain the superiority of one race, and believe that their characteristics
make them superior to others, are ignoring one very important truth. None of these
values are permanent. Every human being, be he a believer or an unbeliever, will
sooner or later die, leaving behind everything that he possessed in this world,
and render account for himself to our Lord. On that day, nobody will be able to
help anyone else, nobody's race, color or ancestry will be of the slightest importance,
nothing he possessed in this world will be of the slightest advantage to him,
and nobody will be able to put forward any excuses to justify his actions. God
describes this in a verse:
Then when the Trumpet is blown, no ties of kinship
will exist between them on that day, nor may they question one another.
(Qur'an, 23: 101)
following articles were taken from a speech by Matt Hale at a Klan rally
on January 14, 2001:
- Saying the races are equal is an insult to our race.
We despise and abhor integration, interracial marriage and the flooding of this
country with non-White hoards.
- Interracial marriage is a sin against our
- The Civil Rights movement was wrong for us. It was wrong for our
- The white race is intellectually superior to all other races.
When we have our day, when we are in power in this world as we wish to be, as
we will be, certainly we will subsidize the best of our race, the most intelligent
of our race to have the most children.
- The future is going to be one in
which we have a land that is White and we will repatriate the other races.
They would be pushed on the boats by force-within the law! That's going to be
- Non-Whites are absolutely irrelevant. If they were lying in a
pool of blood, it would be absolutely irrelevant. It simply means nothing to me.
What I care about is my own racial family.
- The brain makes the races
different. The races have different shapes and sizes of brains.
On why most serial killers have been White … White people plan what they do. White
people actually think. Most of the crimes that Blacks commit are impulsive. White
people think about the crime they are going to commit. White people are involved
in this type of crime because it takes a lot of planning.23
words strikingly reveal the thinking of a Klan member. This mentality is of such
a kind that even the acts of a serial murder can become the cause for boasting,
and savagery justified in the name of racial superiority.
The National Alliance
of the fascist organizations enjoying increasing support from young people
in America is the National Alliance. The organization was first founded
in 1970 by Dr. William Pierce, a young professor of physics at Oregon
State University, as the National Youth Alliance. Its outstanding characteristic
was the way it targeted colleges and universities. Age of membership was
restricted to 30 and under. Later, however, that age barrier was lifted
and a new organization was created called the National Alliance. One of
the principle objectives of this organization attaches great importance
to the rearing up of young people with racist ideas. That, it is believed,
will enable future generations to emerge in the awareness of racial superiority.
Like all other racist groups, the National Alliance aims to defend the
superiority of the white race under all circumstances. Dr. Pierce summed
up this objective during an interview he gave in 1997:
we must separate ourselves from the Blacks and other non-Whites and keep ourselves
separate, no matter what it takes to accomplish this… Eventually we must hunt
them down and get rid of them.24
That, of course, is not
the only similarity between the National Alliance and other fascist organizations.
As with others who believe in the theory of evolution, it is also prominent in
the National Alliance. No matter how much organization members may claim to be
religious, their statements reveal their beliefs to be totally opposed to religion.
In general, they will state the following:
We see ourselves
as integral with a unitary world around us, which evolves according to natural
law. In the simplest words: There is only one reality, which we call Nature: …We
are part of Nature and subject to Nature's laws. Within the scope of these laws
we are able to determine our own destiny… In other words, we ourselves are responsible
for everything over which we have the power of choice: in particular, for the
state of our environment and for the destiny of our race. This view may be contrasted
with the Semitic view.25
As we have seen,
the use of religious principles in speeches by fascist and racist groups, and
their efforts to portray themselves as people who live by the morality of religion,
are nothing more than a sham tactic. Studies and researches by sociologists and
academics have emphasized this fact. One of these academics is Jack Levin, director
for the study of Violence and Social Conflict at Boston's Northeastern University.
Levin states that the reason the groups use biblical references is to "lend an
air of religious credibility" to their message of hate.26
AN IDEOLOGY BASED ON VIOLENCE AND TERROR
racist groups that represent racism and xenophobia come together under
the umbrella of the Ku Klux Klan in America, the neo-Nazis perform the
same role in Europe. European racism began with the skinheads in Great
Britain, and turned into a neo-Nazi movement in the 1990s. The main characteristics
of these groups which define themselves as neo-Nazis are the way that,
just like the Ku Klux Klan, they maintain the superiority of the white
race and attack foreigners and those living in poorer areas.
movements have grown increasingly powerful over the last 10 years, and their sphere
of influence has widened considerably. Their members now number around 70,000.
The neo-Nazis have set themselves various targets in different countries. According
to one study, Turks in Germany, Gypsies in Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic,
Asians in Great Britain, North Africans in France and Northeasterners in Brazil,
are among their slated victims. The neo-Nazis' distinguishing characteristics
are violence, hatred, intimidation, the use of threat and destruction.
to official German figures, in 1997 alone there were 10,037 incidents linked to
racism and xenophobia. The figure for 2000 was more than 10,000. In Britain, there
were 10,982 racism-linked incidents between April and September alone. More than
half of these crimes consisted of threats, menaces and intimidation. The rest
were made up of murders, assaults, vandalism of homes and businesses, etc.
The books The Turner Diaries and Hunter, written by William Pierce
under the pen name Andrew Macdonald, one of the leaders of the National
Alliance, are important sources of inspiration for racists around
the world. The Turner Diaries describes how a lone racist bombs the
FBI headquarters. The hero of Hunter kills Jews and members of other
Beam and William Pierce, extreme right-wing American ideologues, share a very
important place in the neo-Nazi movement that developed during the 1990s. The
concepts of "leaderless resistance" and "white revolution" put forward by these
men have now come to dominate the thought of the neo-Nazi movement. At the root
of various acts of terror, such as bombings, looting, and the destruction of workplaces
in numerous countries of the world, can continually be found their concept of
"leaderless resistance." According to their idea, neo-Nazi actions aught to be
carried out on either an individual basis or else by very small gangs.
books Hunter and The Turner Diaries by William Pierce are regarded as the principle
inspiration behind neo-Nazi terror. The pamphlet A Practical Guide to Aryan Revolution
by the French Nationalist Socialist Movement, which took those books as its theoretical
basis, contains all the information a neo-Nazi would require. The pamphlet is
a detailed, practical terrorist handbook, divided into such chapter headings as
Methods of Covert Direct Action, Escape and Evasion, Assasination, Terror Bombing,
Sabotage, Racial War, How To Create A Revolutionary Situation, and Rules of Engagement
- Regulations Concerning the Conduct of Soldiers of the Aryan Liberation Army.
Even if they do not play an active
role within these groups, many people nevertheless support fascism and are influenced
by these books. The Turner Diaries, for instance, describe how one underground
group organized against the state and what kind of activities it engaged in. In
his defense, a man by the name of John William King, who killed a Black man named
James Byrd Jr. in 1998 by tying him and dragging him behind his pick-up truck,
was reported to having said, "We're going to start The Turner Diaries early."28
the 1993 Oklahoma bombing by Timothy McVeigh, attention turned to William Pierce's
book Hunter, in which Pierce described the actions of a bomber who acted alone.
The hero of the book was not supported by any group or organization, but consciously
carried out a terrorist attack single-handedly, just as Timothy McVeigh did. 29
The ideology of neo-Nazism, who have become active all over the world
again in recent years, turns its members into those who take pleasure
in violence and bloodshed. The neo-Nazi movement attracts the more
ignorant members of society, and remains a real menace in many countries.
The Oklahoma Bomber Was a Neo-Nazi
The bombing in Oklahoma by Timothy McVeigh made the cover of Time
magazine. The pictures on the adjacent page and the one after show
scenes from the aftermath of the attack.
Up until September
11, 2001, the worst terrorist attack the American people had witnessed was that
of on federal building in Oklahoma by Timothy McVeigh, as a result of which 168
people lost their lives, including a number of children. What is interesting about
that bombing is that Timothy McVeigh was both the member of a deviant cult as
well as a neo-Nazi.
McVeigh claimed to have carried out that bombing in
revenge for David Koresh and his followers who burned to death on a farm in 1993.
According to McVeigh, Koresh and the cult members did not kill themselves, but
were actually murdered by the American state. He therefore decided to take revenge
on that state, and planned to bomb the people working in its name in the Federal
Building. Exactly two years after the deaths of Koresh and his cult followers,
on the second anniversary in fact, McVeigh cold-bloodedly parked a lorry full
of explosives in front of the Federal Building and the rest is history. After
the attack, McVeigh was helped by another neo-Nazi, Terry Nichols. The most important
fact to recognize about those who supported Nichols and McVeigh before the attack,
who helped locate the explosives and knew what McVeigh was up to, is that they
were all neo-Nazis.
Shortly before his execution, McVeigh
sent a letter to The Buffalo News in which he said he was not sorry about the
bombing, which he saw as a "legit tactic," in his solitary war against the federal
government. That attack, the product of a disturbed mind, is once again an appalling
indication of what terrible destruction the movements we are presently discussing
can wreak on people and society.30
we should now be able to recognize from these numerous examples, those
who are caught up in the system of the Antichrist believe it is entirely
justified to discriminate between people on the grounds of race, language
and gender, and to exercise brutality against them. What is more, that
discrimination between communities can turn into the type of hysteria
that leads to war and destruction. People are attacked solely because
of their language, religion or race, and needlessly suffer all sorts of
abuse. One of the reasons for this, as is made clear in the Qur'an, is
that the Devil portrays "fanatical rage" as right and honorable. Most
of the groups who at the present are encouraging terrorism, or who carry
such acts, are caught up by this temptation, and base their attacks on
racist statements. It is clear from the following verse exactly to what
extent such racist provocation violates the principles of Islam:
Those who disbelieve filled their hearts with fanatical
rage-the fanatical rage of the Time of Ignorance-and God sent down serenity
to His Messenger and to the believers, and obliged them to respect the
formula of heedfulness which they had most right to and were most entitled
to. God has knowledge of all things. (Qur'an, 48:26)
different peoples of the world have been created in order for human beings
to come to know each other, to have good relations with each other, not
to be enemies of one another. In the Qur'an, God has revealed that the
ideology of the "master race," which foments the climate of terror desired
by the Antichrist, is utterly false. Only better morality proffers societies,
cultures or individuals with superiority. It is of absolutely no importance
what race people belong to, what language they speak, or what color their
skins are. Trying to ascribe superiority on the basis of such values,
and harboring feelings of hatred towards other societies, are products
of the ideology of the Antichrist. This is how God has revealed that the
differences between races are a means by which friendship and cultural
exchange can be brought about, and that superiority depends solely on
piety, in other words, on faith and morality:
Mankind! We created you from a male and female,
and made you into peoples and tribes so that you might come to know each
other.The noblest among you in God's sight is the one who best performs
his duty. God is All-Knowing, All-Aware. (Qur'an, 49: 13)
SATANISM; THE TERROR OF THE DEVIL
Satanism is a perverted ideology that makes violence
and savagery a ritual in its creed. Satanists, who describe themselves as such,
make deeds of inhumanity and brutality into acts of worship.
When the word
Satanism is mentioned most people think merely of its widespread psychological
influence on young people, and regard it as a kind of insignificant mystical movement.
Also, due to the influence of the media, they may think of Satanists as performing
strange rituals, much unlike what ordinary and well-balanced people would otherwise
do. It is true that Satanists are part of a culture of violence and perform strange
and horrible rites, yet, what most people fail to see is that Satanism is a materialist
and atheist ideology that supports violence and which dates back to the 1800s.
Furthermore, the ideology has a large number of followers throughout the world.
fundamental principle of Satanism is that it rejects all religious values, takes
the Devil as its deity, and claims that hell is a kind of salvation. According
to the belief of Satanism, people have no responsibilities, apart from that of
following their own desires. If his desires lead a person to anger, hatred, revenge,
deceit, theft, the harming others or even murder, then that is acceptable. The
basic logic that Satanism relies on, in support of that belief, is the claim that
the avoidance of evil is a kind of insincerity. In other words, this perverted
belief maintains that if his desires impel someone to kill another, and if he
acts according to that impulse, then he has behaved sincerely.
as love, tolerance, patience and forgiveness, which are highly esteemed by most
people, and are elements of the true morality, are loathed by Satanists. This
deviant ideology maintains that there should be no restrictions on evil and such
feelings as hatred, anger and vengeance. Article 5 of The Satanic Bible, widely
regarded as the fundamental textbook of Satanism, states, instead of the biblical
principle that says "To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also."
that "Satan represents vengeance, instead of turning the other cheek." Elsewhere
in that same book appears the commandment:
Hate your enemies
with a whole heart, and if a man smite you on one cheek, SMASH him on the other!31
is obvious that according to such thinking it will be impossible to prevent any
kind wickedness. Such an atmosphere will inevitably lead to chaos and strife.
It is impossible to speak of order, peace, stability, security, forgiveness or
tolerance in any society in which people do not listen to the voice of their consciences,
and are thus unable to distinguish between good and bad, and to use their will
and judgment to act for good. In an environment of that sort, anyone who feels
anger towards somebody else will be unable to restrain that anger and behave with
moderation, and will inevitably seek his revenge. Alternatively, instead of being
patient in times of need and poverty, and attempting to address those needs in
a sensible manner, these people will resort to theft and other sorts of crime.
Satanism is their justification for doing so.
Anton LaVey (right) and the Satanic Bible (left).
The kind of society proposed by the ideology of Satanism
recognizes no rules and no bounds. Its aim is the free expression of selfish desires
and evil. In his book The Satanic Bible, Anton LaVey, regarded as the founder
of modern Satanism, recommends to his followers that they live by and promote
wickedness as they so please. In an interview, LaVey even said: "I feel laws are,
obviously, made to be broken ... I see nothing wrong with robbing somebody on
Satanism's refusal to recognize any bounds
does not stop there, of course. People would not only harm themselves and those
around them, but would direct their hostility and anger at all. That refusal to
recognize any limits, moreover, leads to the regard of violence as an intrinsic
part of life. According to Satanism, violence is a fact of nature, and thus inescapable.
Therefore, this distorted view maintains that it is perfectly permissible for
people to resort to violence. Since any attempt to prevent or minimize violence
is a violation of what is natural, any attempt to do so is futile, and it is therefore
illogical to do so.
As we have seen,
Satanism holds utterly perverse beliefs, which encourage people to be aggressive,
to commit murder, and even mass slaughter. In America in particular, academics
have established that Satanism lies at the root of national terror, and that serious
steps need to be taken in order to deal with it. One of these academics is Carl
Roschke, a professor at Denver University, who has stressed the importance of
the subject in the words, "We're really dealing with the way satanic ideology
has become a basis for domestic terrorism."33 Roschke says that
the most important step in the war to be waged against Satanism is to make it
clear that its followers are not just "harmless wackoes," but that when their
crimes are examined, one can understand just how harmful someone claiming to be
a Satanist can be. 34
There is no doubt that the most
important fight against a movement of this sort must be ideological. That being
the case, we must establish which ideologies Satanism is founded on.
Darwinism is the Ideological Basis of Satanism
One of the most common ways Satanists
use to describe themselves, in their books, magazines and publications, as well
as their websites, is to regard man as a "kind of developed animal," and to maintain
that "only the fittest can survive." This is the most important piece of evidence
to corroborate that Darwinism lies at the very root of the Satanists' beliefs.
In fact, many Satanists do not hesitate to admit the fact. In A Description of
Satanism, a Satanist writer describes the ideology in these terms:
The Secret Life of a Satanist is the biography of Anton LaVey.
…First of all, Humans are
social animals... all people and animals share a common source in mere biology.
Satanism is the belief that Humans are nothing more than higher animals-we have
no special place in creation other than being lucky to have evolved and survived…35
Another Satanist publication, The Church of Satan, describes how they
believe that human beings are a kind of developed animal:
Satanism stands for acceptance of Man as an animal, there have often been creators
in many past cultures who embraced this insight and explored it in the context
of their society, thus we seek out these artistic philosophical expressions and
see them to be the roots of our current awareness.36
is clear from the preceding that Satanism regards Darwin's theory, that human
beings evolved from animals, as the source of its own ideological "awareness."
The introduction to an interview with Anton LaVey, carried in the music journal
MF Magazine, describes the relationship between Satanism and Darwinism:
the late 1960s, Anton LaVey brought forth an easily understandable doctrine of
social Darwinism, and strong positive thinking (magic) to the growing mass of
individuals sick of both hippieism and the stagnant morals of Christianity.37
Satan Speaks and The Devil's Notebook by Anton LaVey reveal the Satanists'
Magister Peter H.
Gilmore, a priest of the Church of Satan, describes this perverted religion in
the following terms:
… Let us instead look at contemporary
Satanism for what it really is: a brutal religion of elitism and social Darwinism
that seeks to re-establish the reign of the able over the idiotic, of swift justice
over injustice, and for a wholesale rejection of egalitarianism as a myth that
has crippled the advancement of the human species for the last two thousand years.38
course, the idea of justice, as set out above, has absolutely no resemblance to
the notion of justice as we know it should be, that is, established on the principle
of equality. The above version is a Satanist idea of justice, and as will be seen
from what follows, it is a version that endows anyone who regards himself as superior
to others to usurp all such powers and rights.
The way Satanism shares so
many parallels with Social Darwinism, which regards Western society as superior
to others, has led to cooperation between it and a number of other racist and
chauvinistic movements, especially fascism. One can find many individuals who
believed in Satanism among the ranks of Hitler's National Socialists and Mussolini's
Blackshirts. Anton LaVey makes this reference to that collaboration:
One of the primary criteria applied by the theory of eugenics was
the measurement of peoples' skulls. According to such a totally unscientific
claim, those with smaller skulls were backward and doomed to elimination.
It's an unholy alliance. Many different types of such
people have made contact with us in the past. The anti-Christian strength of National
Socialist Germany is part of the appeal to Satanists-the drama, the lighting,
the choreography with which they moved millions of people.39
is the primary ground shared between these tendencies and Satanism. Social Darwinism,
which lies at the heart of all these deviant ideologies, is defended by Satanists
The principle of the survival of the strong
is advocated on all levels of society, from allowing an individual to stand or
fall, to even letting those nations that cannot handle themselves take the consequences
of this inability… There would be a concomitant reduction in the world's population
as the weak are allowed to experience the consequences of social Darwinism. Thus
has nature always acted to cleanse and strengthen her children… We embrace reality
and do not try to transform it into some utopia that is contrary to the very fabric
Another expression of the Satanists' attachment
to Social Darwinism is their fierce support for the theory of eugenics, itself
the product of fascism. The theory of eugenics maintained that the sick and the
crippled ought to be eliminated from society, and the number of healthy individuals
increased through breeding. The theory was most prominently implemented in Nazi
Germany. According to the theory of eugenics, in the same way that healthy animal
stock is bred by mating healthy species, by this way a race of humans also be
improved. Those elements obstructing such improvement (the sick, crippled, mentally
handicapped etc.) need to be eradicated. When this line of thinking was adopted
in Nazi Germany, tens of thousands of people with genetic and mental diseases
were slaughtered ruthlessly.
Satanism is also in favor of the same terrible
mercilessness. Their own publications reveal their view on eugenics:
also seek to enhance the laws of nature by concentrating on fostering the practice
of eugenics… It is the practice of encouraging people of talent and ability to
reproduce, to enrich the gene pool from which our species can grow. This was commonly
practiced throughout the world… Until the genetic code is cracked and we can choose
the character of our offspring at will, Satanists seek to mate the best with the
The Perverse Rites of
The Internet is one of the Satanists' most frequently used propaganda
tools. Young people are attracted into a world of darkness on these
sites, where they are indoctrinated into perversion and violence,
and encouraged to obey the commands of Satan and participate in rites
involving murder, torture and other forms of brutality.
Black masses, and the
terrible things that are conducted during them, is what most often comes to peoples'
minds whenever Satanism is mentioned. Yet, many people believe that it is make-believe
only portrayed in films, and that nothing of the sort actually takes place in
real life. However, the terrible scenes we are used to watching in films are really
parts and aspects of Satanist masses and rituals.
The real purpose behind
these rituals is to make contact with the Devil and learn his so-called teachings.
In order to see just how important these devilish rites are in Satanism, a brief
look at their own books and websites is more than sufficient. The common feature
of these publications is the way they devote considerable space to gloomy subjects
and insist on the importance of the black mass. In a well-known Satanist website,
which carries various Satanist messages for the under-18s, these so-called masses
are emphasized as being one of the fundamental elements of Satanism, and that
young people who cannot attend group ceremonies should nevertheless hold such
services on their own. The details of the services these young people are instructed
to hold are then given:
Don't be disturbed or frightened
or think you're crazy when you feel contacted by the Dark Ones… Approach the Dark
Masters with the proper degree of respect and decorum-that's what rituals are
for, to establish a relationship… You don't need everything mentioned in Dr. LaVey's
books to do an effective ritual. Maybe you don't have the money to obtain, or
the private space to store, items such as swords, chalices, black robes, gongs
and elaborate altars. Here is a powerful ritual you can perform… Light the candle
and set it before you… As you gaze at the flame, say in your mind or out loud,
"I am ready, oh, Dark Lord. I feel your strength within me and wish to honor you
in my life. I am one of the Devil's Own. Hail Satan!"… This is a simple way of
conjuring Satan into your life. 42
One can recognize such perversion, immorality and savagery in any society that
takes Satan as its guide. For Satanists, these things are inspired by the Devil
himself, and must be adhered to. Satanists, who do adhere to them, fall into forms
of sexual perversions, torture humans as well as animals, and even perform such
disgusting things as the drinking of the blood of the creatures or people they
kill. In many countries of the world, young people who describe themselves as
Satanists hold drug-parties at which all kinds of immorality and perversion take
place, and which frequently end in the killing of one of their number in the Devil's
The way Satanists attach such importance to the shedding of blood
at their rituals is a small-scale example of the plan Satan has for mankind. Satan
hates mankind, and wants to inflict as much suffering on it as possible. It is
therefore his aim to fill the world with bloodshed. The ideologies of the Antichrist
we discussed earlier, such as fascism, racism and communism, all serve his purpose.
All the wars, massacres, killings, and acts of terrorism, linked to these and
similar atheistic ideologies, are all "Satanic masses" aimed at satisfying the
Devil's lust for blood.
Those who openly describe themselves as Satanists
carry out the shedding of blood as an act of worship. Those who incite terror
and anarchy in the world are actually performing the same rite, in a more secret
but with far wider ramifications. In short, the Devil, and the system of the Antichrist
established by him for the world are using those they have managed to take in
and are trying to turn the world into a brutal battleground.
Satanism is an Ideology That Has Already Been Defeated
We need to bear in mind the
Satanists' own views when considering the threat posed by it. When Satanists are
asked how many of them there are, they claim to have large numbers of followers,
because there are many people who actually live by the tenets of Satanism without
being aware of the fact. In a way, that is actually the case. Many people, consciously
or unconsciously, share the views of the Satanists. That is because, refusing
to listen to the voice of one's conscience, or to live by proper morality, therefore
following one's own desires, is the same as obeying the commands of the Devil.
When one considers all the destruction caused by Satanists up to the present day,
it is quite clear in what a terrible state a society consisting of such people
is going to end up to be.
The claim that man is a species of animal, on
which Satanism is founded, is utter nonsense. Mankind did not come into being
as the result of blind chance. The Creator of mankind, and of the order and splendor
of the entire universe, is the infinitely powerful, superior and All-Wise God,
who has no weaknesses of any kind. He created man with the ability to think and
reason, to distinguish between right and wrong, and also with a responsibility
towards his Creator. Just as each individual's ego direct him towards evil, so
his conscience protects him from it, and commands him to turn away from it. It
is man's duty to listen to the voice of his conscience, not to his ego and adopt
the kind of morality that is pleasing to God. That morality will not only allow
the individual concerned, and the society in which he lives, to enjoy a peaceful
and secure existence, but will also, by the will of God, lead to the sublimest
reward in the hereafter.
One important fact that must not be lost sight
of is that the life Satan offers, which he dresses up to appear so very attractive,
is mere deception. Satan may make all kinds of promises about the possibilities
of the life of this world, and may try to turn people away form the true path,
yet, it must not be forgotten that the road he beckons man to follow will only
lead to ultimate destruction for those who take it. That is because Satan and
his followers have already been defeated. As God explains in a verse:
… What they call on is an arrogant Satan whom God
has cursed. He said, "I will take a certain fixed proportion of Your servants.
I will lead them astray and fill them with false hopes. I will command
them and they will cut off cattle's ears. I will command them and they
will change God's creation." Anyone who takes the Devil as his protector
in place of God has clearly lost everything. (Qur'an, 4: 117-119)
DEVIANT SECTS OFFER OTHER FORMS OF VIOLENCE
The People's Temple, founded under the leadership of Jim Jones in
the 1970s, has gone down in history as the cult responsible for the
worst mass suicide ever. More than 900 people, including children,
killed themselves by ingesting poison.
We have already discussed in
earlier chapters the existence in a number of countries of the world, and especially
the United States, of superstitious cults that adhere to deviant belief-systems,
and how such groups engage in acts of terror. These mystical groups destroy the
order of society, encourage nations towards violence, and lead to killings and
even suicides. Some of the best-known of these are: David Koresh and his followers
who committed mass suicide, the Heaven's Gate cult who did the same, and the Aum
Shinrikyo cult who harmed hundreds of people by releasing poison gas into the
Japanese underground transit system.
In addition to these, however, every
day in America are attacks perpetrated by unknown groups as well as mass suicide.
The worst mass suicide so far was that of "The People's Temple" cult.
at the end of the 1970s, under the leadership of Jim Jones, this cult lived isolated
from the rest of the world in a forest area in Southern America. Following a number
of complaints, in 1978, US Congressman Leo Ryan visited the Jonestown area on
a fact-finding mission. As Ryan was leaving Jonestown, 18 temple members who wanted
to leave the cult tried to accompany him, at which point violence erupted. Cult
members opened fire on those who attempted to leave it. Congressman Ryan, three
journalists, and one of the departing members were killed. Eleven people were
injured. A few hours after that incident, the leader of the cult ordered their
members to commit mass suicide by drinking potassium cyanide. Children died first;
babies were killed by poison squirted into their mouths with a syringe. Then more
than 900 people, children included, poisoned themselves.43
By the 1990s, however,
the group that attracted the most attention through mass death was the cult of
David Koresh. When security units wished to inspect a farm in Texas on February
28, 1993, cult members opened fire on them. A siege that would last 51 days then
ensued. When one member of the security forces tried to get into the farm on the
51st day, smoke suddenly began rising. The security forces announced
that David Koresh had set fire to the farm, and that booby traps installed in
various parts of it had turned the place into an inferno, in which some 90 people
burned to death.
Deviant cults again hit the headlines in 1997, when some
40 people wearing black T-shirts and sports-shoes committed mass suicide in the
north of San Diego. Aged between 26 and 72, they had killed themselves out of
a belief that the Hale-Bopp comet, which was then passing by the earth, would
carry them to a higher level of evolution. This is how their ideas were expressed
on their website:
Members of The Heaven's Gate cult believed that the Hale-Bopp comet
would carry them to a higher stage of evolution, based on which they
committed suicide in 1997. Below is the leader of the group, Bonnie
The joy is that our Older Member in the Evolutionary
Level above human has made it clear to us that Hale-Bopp's approach is the "marker"
we've been waiting for. … Our 22 years of classroom here on planet Earth is finally
coming to conclusion "graduation" from the Human Evolutionary Level. We are happily
prepared to leave "this world" and go with Ti's crew. (Ti refers to Bonnie Lu
Trusdale a cofounder of the cult who died of cancer in 1985)44
accounts may seem to have very little to do with the lives of most people who
are reading this book. Yet, nobody should be deceived by that fact as we have
only considered three examples in detail. A large number of deviant cults and
organizations are influencing young people in many countries of the world. The
fact that some people regard these movements as being far removed from themselves
does not mean that they are not causing terrible harm to individuals and to society
as a whole. On the contrary, they reveal the different forms the strife of the
Antichrist can take and how widespread it actually is.
The Japanese Cult's Underground Attack
The harm that such cults
cause for the lives and property of their members is by no means the only threat
they pose. The deviant ideas and lifestyles promoted by these cults also damage
the very fabric of society. From time to time, some of them organize attacks directly
aimed at the civilian population. One recent example of this was the Japanese
cult Aum Shinrikyo, and its release of poison gas into a Tokyo metro station.
The cult was also held responsible for a similar gas attack in Matsumoto near
Tokyo, in which seven people died and 144 were injured.
According to the
teachings of the leader of the cult, Shoko Asahara, a person can only cleanse
his soul by killing. World domination is only possible by implementing the violence
that he teaches his followers. Acts that normal people would regard as cold-blooded,
are for the members of the cult true examples of morality.
The first target
of the attacks, which began in 1994, were the judges who had filed charges against
the cult and lived in accommodations provided by the Ministry of Justice . The
first attack resulted in seven deaths. At the same time, the cult had begun the
construction of a 70-ton capacity sarin gas production facility, on the orders
of Asahara, who also instructed that 1,000 automatic rifles and a million bullets
be manufactured. With the help of Russian experts hired by the cult, there were
also efforts being made to construct a kind of nuclear weapon. Also within Asahara's
sphere of activities were kidnappings and murder, especially of lawyers and public
prosecutors opposed to the cult's activities.
Members of the Aum sect, who believe that man can only cleanse his
soul by killing, were responsible for the deaths of 12 people, and
thousands of others injured, when they released poison sarin gas into
the Tokyo underground transit system.
The attack on the underground system
resulted in a much more severe reaction against the cult. Thousands of commuters
on their way to work were affected. Twelve people died and more than 5,000 received
treatment in hospital, and the attack became a terrifying example of the threat
such groups now pose to the public.
As we have seen from the above examples,
any kind of immorality is to be expected from groups that develop their own beliefs
far removed from the morality of religion. The members of such organizations are
wholly capable of any kind of deviance, from drug abuse to theft, and from kidnapping
to torture, though they often only end up in bringing an end to their own lives.
must never forget that it should come as no surprise that people who do not believe
in God, have no fear of Him, and refuse to recognize true morality, engage in
such acts of violence. That is because, they do not believe they will have to
account for their deeds, nor that they will receive their just due in the Hereafter.
In addition, they would probably adopt entirely inappropriate or false beliefs
on the subject of life after death, all in accordance with their desires. The
only true path however, is that revealed by God to His servants. Anyone who knows
of the religion of God, and lives by it, is moderate and well-balanced. Furthermore,
in the Qur'an, God has commanded man to think and use his reason. It is thus impossible
for true believers to get caught-up in any belief system without listening to
their consciences and employing their powers of reasoning. The faithful act in
accordance with the dictates of their conscience at every moment in their lives,
and behave reasonably. That, in turn, protects them from all forms of immorality
and perversion. True believers are those who stay firmly rooted on the path revealed
by God. It is clear, however, that such cults and organizations have long since
turned away from that path.
There is no question that the acts of violence
and terror we have been considering are not the only manifestations of terror
in the world today. Very many terrorist organizations in a great many countries
have for many years been spreading fear, terror, as well as leading to the deaths
of many innocent people. These include the IRA, which for many years has been
a major thorn in the side of the government of Great Britain; ETA in the Basque
region of Spain, ASALA, the Armenian terrorist organization which for many years
attacked Turkish diplomats serving abroad, and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
Although they all have different ideological motives, all terrorist groups and
people who support the use of violence, whether listed here or not, and whether
they are aware of the fact or not, agree on one thing. That is, the rejection
of religion. Whatever their ideology and world-view may be, the true reason why
anyone turns to anarchy and violence is that they lack any beliefs and conscience
to prevent them from doing so.