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[2] Zionists and the Means of Communication – [Television screens, satellites, and airwaves]

In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Allah [The Exalted] said:

وَإِذَا قُلۡتُمۡ فَٱعۡدِلُواْ وَلَوۡ ڪَانَ ذَا قُرۡبَىٰ‌ۖ

And when you testify, be just, even if (it concerns) a near relative. [1]

When you testify by way of a statement to judge between people, differentiate between them in a discourse, and speak regarding matters and circumstances, be just in your speech, adhere to truthfulness regarding those you love and those you hate, be fair and do not conceal what needs to be made clear because it is forbidden and tantamount to injustice to divert (from justice and fairness) when speaking against the one you hate. [2]

Therefore, we remind ourselves of the fact that not all Jews are engaged in the plots of the Zionists, as Shaikh Abu Iyaad [may Allah preserve him] stated, “It is important to note that not all Jews are involved in these intrigues and the Jews as a population have, throughout history, been subject to the whims and desires of their religious and political leaders, and have been made to undergo much persecution as a result”. Must read below:

The Visible Church

Christian Zionism makes significant use of visual and audio broadcasting means to promote its principles and ideas and to reach as many people as possible through television programs and radio speeches. These methods are known as the electronic church, the “Visual Church”, or religion at prime time. The visual church and its programs have an impact since the majority of its viewers are adults aged forty and over, in particular. This age group comprises the largest and wealthiest electoral bloc in the United States of America, and hence it is of importance to competing politicians in various election campaigns. The fundamentalist church’s call and influence extended beyond the walls of its buildings to millions of people through television screens, satellites, and airwaves, where they preached, Christianized, guided, and educated on Zionist ideas that were meant to be conveyed to the people. The first person to use the term “visible church” was journalist Jim Montgomery in an article in the Wall Street Journal on May 19, 1978, and since that time this expression has been used. The percentage of viewers of the visual church, in statistics for the year 1985, amounted to something nearly 40% of television viewers in general.

Visible churches have substantial financial resources, but possibly most importantly, they rely on contributions from their members, watchers, and supporters. Because of this, the visual church has developed into a lucrative industry thanks to fund-raising efforts through show programs that address social, political, and artistic concerns rather than just religious preaching. As to the figures in 1985, the Christian Radio Network had approximately 233 million dollars in resources. To reach the greatest number of viewers and listeners, the network of visual church stations has grown significantly and is now spread among hundreds of radio and television stations in America. They don’t just broadcast their programs on the network of radio and television stations they own; instead, they buy time slots on other popular stations, pick the best ones to watch, and broadcast their programs enough times to draw in more listeners and viewers. As a result, the way Americans think and behave became greatly influenced by the visible church. Because of their significant and effective influence, this enormous intellectual source was called the Fifth Estate, while the press was called the Fourth Estate. Relevant statistics show that more than half of Americans watch one or more religious programs at least once a month. According to the Gallup Institute, 52 million Americans watched one or more video church programs on a monthly basis in 1981. In 1983, the number reached 60 million people. According to another estimate released by a religious radio organisation, the number of weekly viewers of the church’s video programs reached 25 million in 1984. Whatever the number, it is certain that the number of listeners and viewers of these programs, as well as those influenced by them, has grown rapidly, and the pioneers of these programs who have become its authors and presenters are “visible stars” in American daily life. The church’s video programs attract different ages of people, including children. According to one statistic, children watching the program “An Hour from the Old Gospel” by the Zionist pastor Jerry Folwell constituted 30% of its total viewers. According to a study conducted by a company specialising in radio and television statistics called Nelson Viewer Composition, viewers of church video programs are men, women, and children, and some of them may be better at attracting women than others. According to a 1980 poll conducted by Christianity Today magazine in collaboration with the Gallup Institute, 85% of watchers and listeners of visual churches became religious after previously not being so. This is because of the programs of Zionist evangelists, which implies that the capacities of these churches, both organisational and technical, are advanced and have a significant economic impact, as well as on their listeners and viewers.

The audio-visual church has helped the Christian Zionist doctrine spread further than its previous supporters and the church has succeeded in convincing many Americans that its ideas represent the majority of American public opinion, which are ideas and readings of contemporary political, economic, and social conditions in light of Old Testament texts. It evaluates the world and its events in light of the scriptures’ prophecies.  The majority of visible churches support Christian Zionist ideals and principles, as promoted by proponents of “fundamentalist Christianity.” As a result, the relationship of biblical prophecy to Israel, the second coming of Christ, the gathering of Jews in Palestine, the battle of Har Majdon, and other Zionist beliefs and ideas are central to these church programs, both visual and audible. These visual and audio programs likewise portray “Israel” as sacred based on what is mentioned in their Holy Bible. Especially in the Old Testament, this belief is usually reinforced through political pretexts offered by the speaker in the program supporting the Jewish state “Israel” as an implementation of the Lord’s word. The majority of church men have the ability to influence because they are specialists in the field of media and mass communication sciences, in addition to being familiar with theology, which increases the strength of the impact of their programs, especially since it goes beyond preaching, guidance, and education to consultations, personal and political relationships, social, and sometimes even physical therapy. Visual church programs are growing increasingly popular in the United States of America, and it is difficult to stop their growth. According to 1985 figures, the number of television network stations for the Visual Church surpassed 1,500. Religious radio stations were projected to number over 1,400, with each broadcasting roughly 17 hours per day – 37 of those programs were time for preaching and religious guidance and 12 for news and interviews. In recent years, their reliance on satellites to broadcast their programs has grown, and it is estimated that half of these stations use satellites. The National Religious Broadcasters Association, which is an association that includes more than 76% of the Christian Zionist television and radio stations in the United States of America and was founded in 1944, indicates in its statistics that it has a thousand television and radio stations involved in its activities, and it also estimates that the number of listeners to the radio stations and members reaches 115 million listeners weekly, and nearly 14 million people are members of visible churches. [3] [End of quote] [Footnote a]


Footnote a: Al-Allaamah Saalih Al-Fawzaan [may Allah preserve him] stated regarding the callers to misguidance: “The Muslims must be cautious of these people. Indeed, they have become numerous in this era, and Allah knows best whether they will increase in the future. They may be facilitated with tools that were not possessed by the previous callers to misguidance and are given firm support through such tools, and this misguidance will rapidly reach the people. The suggestion of the seducer and the falsifier will be adorned and made to appear as something good to the people in any place, whilst it is something evil. This is the height of fitnah”. [4]

Read the article by Shaikh Abu Iyaad [may Allah preserve him]: The Role of Television in Social Engineering, Predictive Programming, Culture Creation and Destruction of Children and Society:

[1] Translator: Shaikh Abu Iyaad. NobleQur’an

[2] An Excerpt from Tafseer as-Sadi. Slightly paraphrased

[3] An Excerpt from “As-Sahyuniyyah An-Nasraaniyyah, Diraasah Fee Daw’i Al-Aqeedah Al-islaamiyyah”. pages 347-352

[4] An Excerpt from the explanation of the hadith of Hudhaifah “We were in a state of Jaahiliyyah and evil (before Islam)”. page 5