Randall Terry has a Master's Degree in Diplomacy and International Terrorism from Norwich University, and has frequently done episodes showing the connection between Muhammad's words and deeds, and the words and deeds of modern Islamic terrorists.
Mr. Terry is currently working on a TV series: What Would Muhammad Do? Understanding Islam Through Muhammad's Life, and has now been threatened via mail to stop.
The letter came through the Coppell, Texas, U.S. mail facility, about a half-hour drive from where the two terrorists were killed in Garland, Texas, on May 3 outside a cartoon competition, from a Theo Van Gogh Society.
But there is no "Theo Van Gogh Society."
Theo Van Gogh was a Dutch Filmmaker who had his throat cut in broad daylight in Amsterdam by a devout Muslim. The Muslim man then tried to decapitate Mr. Van Gogh, but failed. Van Gogh had produced a film critical of the treatment of Muslim women in Islam called Submission.
The reference to Van Gogh's brutal murder is the warning: "Stop doing TV shows critical of Islam. Stop production of What Would Muhammad Do? or face Van Gogh's fate."
The letter strung Quranic passages together, to delineate the threat. Here are excerpts:
"This is a warning ... " (14:52)
"Muhammad is Allah's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers ... " (48:29)
"When you meet the unbelievers in the battlefields, strike off their heads ... " (47:4)
"Let not the unbelievers think they will escape Us. They have not the power to do so. Muster against them all the men and cavalry at your disposal, so that you may strike terror into the enemies of Allah ... " (8:59, 60)
"Those who make war against Allah and His apostle and spread disorder in the land shall be put to death or crucified or have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, or be banished from the country ... " (5:33)
Mr. Terry states: "Given the brutal killings at Charlie Hebdo, and the attempted killing in Garland, Texas, we take this seriously. But this is exactly what Muslim militants do throughout the world; they seek to terrify and intimidate opponents into silence. But we refuse to be silent. We will tell the truth. Jesus told us to not be afraid of those who can kill the body, but to fear the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
"However, we are not acting in a cavalier manner. We have given the letter to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. And we are taking measures to protect our families."
The Terrys have started a "GoFundMe" campaign to raise the money for appropriate security measures. Dr. Alan Keyes' video is posted on this site.
The Terrys' request prayer from the Christian community for the protection of their family, and for the grace to finish the new TV series, What Would Muhammad Do?
Mr. Terry further states: "The concern we now live with is felt by millions of Christians every day, who live under the shadow of Islam and Sharia law. We will be a voice for them in our upcoming TV series and documentary. May God protect them, and may He help us to stave of this scourge from our land."
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