9) How to End Terrorism

I’m so tired of terrorism. I remember early on, hearing George Bush say, “We won’t quit until we defeat terrorism.” I would hear him say that and I wanted to believe him, but I remember thinking, “How does that work? Because — these guys are basically stateless. If you destroy one cell, won’t there just be 5 more rise up to take its place?” Here we are, more than 10 years later, asking the same questions. Does anyone out there know how we can truly stop terrorism? I mean end it for all time?

8 Responses to 9) How to End Terrorism
  1. Joseph Miranda Reply

    Terrorism is a part of the trials and tribulations of this world. Jesus said that we can have peace because he has overcome the world. I believe that the love that Jesus has for all human beings can be a tool used to combat terrorism. My prayer is that Christians truly understanding how to love Muslims will help us establish God’s kingdom on earth and defeat the principalities and powers that encourage terrorism. Probably not the answer you were looking for. Traditional political methods have not worked because people who want to hate will find reasons to hate.

  2. Roland Bowman Reply

    Stop Terroism
    Bring them to Holy living in Christ.

  3. Roland Bowman Reply

    Stop Terroism.

  4. Pete Morton Reply

    To actually believe that we can “end terrorism” is like saying we are going to eradicate crime in all of our cities, or completely stop illegal border entries. Due to the nature of man, it will never happen without some kind of Divine Intervention. All we can do is our best to stop the ones we can. Politicians need to manage expectations and not instill false hope into people. They need to quit politicizing the issue and maybe, bring God into the solution.

  5. Robby Butler Reply

    The Jul/Aug issue of Mission Frontiers will focus on how local believers can learn from effective models to work with the Holy Spirit to launch disciple-making movements among their Muslim neighbors.

    Transforming hearts is the best way to end terrorism.

    Here is the draft opening for a key article in the next MF:

    Two thousand years ago the Zealots of Jesus’ day, like today’s Jihadists, sought to advance God’s Kingdom through violence. They provided stark contrast for Jesus’ teachings: “Love your enemy,” “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” “Turn the other cheek,” “Forgive our sins as we forgive those who sin against us,” “My Kingdom is not of this world, if it were my followers would fight,” etc.
    When Osama bin Laden orchestrated the 9/11 attacks, he had no idea how this would open the hearts and minds of Muslims to discover that their own holy book (the Qur’an) and prophet (Mohammed) point to Isa al Masih (Jesus the Messiah) as superior to Mohammed in every way. Moderate Muslims shared the world’s shock at 9/11’s vivid portrayal of Islam as a religion of violence. Now Muslims everywhere face the question: “Is violence at the heart of Islam?”
    While most Muslims want to answer “No,” many are discomfited by their Jihadist cousins’ continuing attacks on innocent bystanders, and by passages in the Qur’an advocating violence.
    Today most moderate and even Jihadist Muslims welcome discussion of Jesus, and many are becoming fervent followers of Isa al Masih.

  6. Bruce Reply

    A fundamental change in U.S. foreign policy would go a long way to improve things vis a vis attacks on American property & citizens both abroad & at home. Dismantle the CIA. Stop interfering in other nations by such actions as training dictators’ thugs to kidnap, torture & kill their politial enemies & their families; arming those dictators; regime change actions, etc. etc. No wonder America alienates people abroad and has. so many enemies. Actions have consequences.

  7. Roland Muller Reply

    Terrorism will never be stopped. It is a tool that has been used by the powerless for millennia. If you are referring to Islamic terrorism, this is a different story. To end Islamic terrorism, Islam must be defeated. All around the world thousands of people are quietly working on debunking Islam. The website searchformecca.com is just one of those. It deconstructs Islam from the inside, rather than attack it from the outside. The folk at this website are hoping to put out a documentary film about this, aimed at Muslims, but the problem that many of these projects face is that of funding. It is hard to convince would-be supporters that this approach will work, as most people doubt that Islam will every disintegrate. I think it is worth a try.

  8. janelle Reply

    Pray! Check out this great website and adopt a terrorist for prayer.

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