16 Years Since 9/11
The Spiritual Truth Behind the Conflict Between Christianity and Islam

It has been 16 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks that shocked the U.S. and the world. A memorial was held in New York at Ground Zero, the site where the World Trade Center once stood. Other memorials were held in various places around the U.S.

“American forces are relentlessly pursuing and destroying the enemies of all civilized people,” Trump said in his address at the commemoration held at the Pentagon. “These are horrible, horrible enemies. Enemies like we’ve never seen before,”

“America cannot be intimidated,” he added, pledging to eradicate terrorism. “We are making plain to these savage killers that there is no dark corner beyond our reach. No sanctuary beyond our grasp. And nowhere to hide anywhere on this very large earth.”

The world changed after the 9/11 attacks, and the conflict between the Christian West and Islamic terrorist groups has continued to intensify.

This article will examine the conflict between Christianity and Islam by looking at what the guiding spirits and gods are trying to tell us.


The U.S. Intervention in Iraq Gave Birth to ISIS

After 9/11 U.S. President George W. Bush vowed to fight against terrorism and ordered the military to invade Afghanistan and Iraq where he thought the terrorists came from. From 2003, the U.S. led their allies by bombing Iraq and dispatching ground forces, and killed Iraqi civilians in numbers that are said to be between 80,000 and 600,000.

After defeating the Sunni Iraqi government led by Saddam Hussein, the U.S. appointed the Shia believer Nouri al-Maliki as the new Prime Minister. Maliki, however, began to severely persecute the Sunnis. This triggered uprisings and those groups are now identified as radical Islam organizations. It was here that the group that eventually became known as ISIS came into being. In other words, the U.S. created a rift between the Islamic sects by appointing a leader from the ‘wrong’ side, and this gave birth to ISIS.

Terrorism is unforgivable, especially because it involves innocent civilians. It is also true, however, that the U.S. urge to fight terrorism resulted in many civilians being killed in Iraq and Syria. It has also led to the current turmoil in both of those countries. Victimizing the Islamic countries is a seriously one-sided outlook.


The Gods of Christianity and Islam Have Different Opinions

In 2010, Master Ryuho Okawa, founder and CEO of Happy Science, summoned the spirits of Archangel Michael (now guiding the U.S.) and Muhammad (founder of Islam) to investigate the reason behind the conflict between Christianity and Islam.

Each high spirit had a different idea about what was going on.


“Islam Needs Innovation” (Archangel Michael)

“We must take decisive steps or else we cannot stop the evil from spreading,” the Christian Archangel Michael commented about the U.S. actions against Iraq and Afghanistan. He holds that a deterrent is necessary to stop the spread of evil.

“We have to draw a line of tolerance (about producing civilian deaths) for the sake of the greater justice,” he added. He emphasized the need for innovation in Islam because “the out-dated teachings are oppressing the people and causing suffering.” The current Islamic teachings do not produce success or progress in this world.


“I Feel the Crisis of Being Obliterated by Christendom” (Muhammad)

Muhammad, the founder of Islam, commented that, “the colored people of Asia, Africa and Western Asia are still suffering under white nationalism.” He expressed regret that Christendom, including the U.S., has long imposed their values on the rest of the world.

Muhammad explained the crisis that has befallen Islam: “The suffering in the U.S. [and other Christian countries] is very deep; so deep that they want to destroy Islam on a national scale.” He added, “when war reaches a stage where civilians are involved, it absolutely must stop.”
He offered an explanation behind terrorism, saying that since the Islamic nations don’t have the military equipment to fight against the U.S. – that has aircraft carriers, missiles and fighter aircrafts – the Islamic resistance have no other choice in order to survive.


The Need for a Global View to Overcome Religious Differences

It is clear that the leading spirits of Christianity and Islam have opposing ideas. The question now is, “is there a way to overcome religious differences?”

On the 2nd of August this year, Master Okawa gave a lecture at Tokyo Dome entitled “The Choice of Humankind”. In it he revealed the possibility of eradicating terrorism and conflict from the world without eradicating Islam.


“Monotheistic views that declare all other gods as fake, are an incomplete religious outlook.”

Master Okawa also mentioned that the Islamic Qur’an forbids murder, and pointed to the problem that the current Islamic religious and state leaders are unable to hear the voice of God.


“Religions may have different ideas resulting from racial and cultural characteristics,” Master Okawa said towards the end of his lecture. “There may be differences in opinions. But I would like you all to know that the origin is all One. We are all comrades who are living on Earth to polish our souls, each in his or her own way.”

We live in a pluralistic world, with many diverse cultures and religions. Rejecting each other will not solve our problems. We need tolerance and a new global view of the world so we can rise above and beyond differences in values and religious teachings.

16 Years Since 9/11
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