A Peek Behind The Crescent Moon

Of Islam

An "Assist News Service" (ANS) report on 1/9/02 by Rev. Austin Miles (and read in full on the Marlin Maddous Radio Talk Show on the 15th) was entitled "Public Schools Embrace Islam - A Shocker".

The report covered in considerable detail how a textbook (Across The Centuries, pub. by Houghton-Mifflin) has been adopted by the California School System and has stirred some teachers and parents in Byron, CA to object in the strongest terms.

This Social Studies course specifies "many verses in the Koran that must be memorized". Moreover, "students are taught to pray ‘in the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful’ and to chant, ‘Praise to Allah, Lord of Creation’." Also, there are 25 Islamic terms that must be memorized, six Islamic (Arabic) phrases, 20 Islamic Proverbs to learn along with the Five Pillars of Faith and 10 Key Islamic prophets and disciples to be studied. Even more disturbing," the report notes, "students are to pretend that they are Muslims, wear Muslim clothing to school, stage their own Jihad...and pick out a Muslim name (to replace their own) from a list of thirty. "1

The report quotes the lament of teacher Elizabeth Lemmings: "Can you imagine the barrage of lawsuits and problems we would have from the ACLU if Christianity were taught in the public schools...but when it comes to furthering the Islamic religion in the public schools, there is not one word from the ACLU, People For the American Way, or anybody else. This is hypocrisy!"2

And so it is hypocrisy...Big Time! The explanation is simple and well-known to a substantial minority of Americans, viz: The ACLU’s chief reason for existing is to destroy Bible-based Christianity. If that means hypocritically ignoring this obvious transgression of the rights of parents and students because this course promoting Islam fits with the ACLU’s Christian-bashing goals, then it’s "hands off". This duplicity should be shouted out in every School Board Meeting where the ACLU has totally censored the rights of students to learn the scientific (not Biblical) facts which readily prove that Evolution is a contra-scientific myth. Then, once the lid is pried off of that can of worms, students (and teachers!) can begin to recognize the fantastic caravan of pseudo-scientific assumptions upholding today’s Cosmological "science". From there they can go on to uncover the fact that those assumptions (Relativism, Big Bangism, an Expanding Universe) are the fulfillment of a "creation scenario" set forth by Rabbis in the 1st, 12th, 13th, 16th, and 20th centuries...a really BIG can of worms indeed!

But what about this sudden and ubiquitous Moslem presence over what was until recently Western Christendom? The mosques, the multiplied millions of immigrants, the increasingly bold evangelism...as in the California School System? What is really going on? Does the Truth have any role to play in any of this?

Let’s take a peek behind the crescent moon and see what scholars using undisputed sources have discovered, i.e., what the Truth is about the religion of Islam.....

Historically, "Allah’ was not invented by Muhammad or revealed for the first time in the Qur’an. In fact, the word ‘Allah’ was used in Arabia long before Muhammad was born.... There are over fifty reference works that state...that Allah was the Moon-god in pre-Islamic times.... For example, The Dictionary of Non-Classical Mythology states that Allah, ‘originally applied to the moon; he seems to be preceded by Ilmaqah, the moon god...Allat; the female counterpart to Allah.’"3

In the report on the Public School episode in California it is stated that:

        "Arabia was a pagan nation that worshipped over 300 gods. One of those was

        the moon god named, al-ilah. Legend has it that the moon god mated with the

        sun god and had two daughters, both of whom were worshipped as goddesses.

        When Muhammad claimed to have had his ‘vision’ and ‘revelation’ from Gabriel

he chose al-ilah as the god to build his army around.

Muhammad shortened the name, al-ilah, to Allah, and declared that he alone

should be worshipped. He forbade the worship of the daughters.

To this day, a crescent moon can be found at the front of every mosque,

acknowledging that Allah was, and is the moon god...." 4

All accounts go to some pains to stress the point that modern Moslems (in the aggregate at least) do not think they are worshipping a pagan moon god when they worship Allah. However, as Islamic scholar Dr. Morey justifiably points out:

"The contemporary meaning of a word cannot be used to refute its

original meaning in history." 5

Since my own understanding of the religion of Islam has been limited to one careful reading of the Qur’an (Koran) [HERE]...and some general historical facts, I was not aware of this moon-god origin of Allah from pre-Islamic Arab paganism. However much this fact might be repressed or pooh-poohed by modern Moslems or anybody else, it definitely rates a 10 on a 1-10 scale of important facts in my book. After all, we are talking about a religion claimed by nearly one in five people on the earth!

Why is there a crescent moon on the front of every mosque? (Why is the same crescent moon on the Fez of a Shriner?? Why does the definition of a Shriner include this: {"Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine"}?? Why do Shriners meet in "temples" with Arabic names? Who will open that can of worms?!)

How deep is this thing anyway?! Well, it’s plenty deep, as a shelf full of books on the subject will confirm for any who are interested. I’ve read...maybe twenty of them--including the Masonic "bible" by Pike, and one thing is certain: the whole Masonic business is no friend of the New Testament of Jesus Christ.

Since the theme, the leitmotif, the goal of this Web Page is to expose deception (with the emphasis on false science as the Achilles Heel of all of it), no area of man’s endeavors is exempt (HERE). Certainly religious deception tops the list of Satan’s works, seeing, as we have, (HERE, HERE, HERE) that occult Kabbalism is the hidden source of not only modern cosmology, but also of Zionism and Protestant Dispensationalism.

Are we to be surprised then if we see God beginning to awaken His People who love Truth and hate deception? It’s time, HE knows! This awakening is a necessary part of the preparation for His prophesied unmasking and destruction of all deception and the separation of the world’s populations into overt Satan worshippers and those who get on God’s side. (Rev.17:14; I Jn. 3:8; Rev. 18:2; 13:4,7) Come out of her (Babylon/confusion) my people, God says (Rev.18:4).

Are we to be surprised that the revelation of a single Historical Truth (that Islam is founded on the worship of a pre-Islamic pagan moon-god elevated to the one sovereign god by Muhammad's vision) is capable of unmasking that great religion and separating its people into those who can and cannot receive a love of the Truth (II Thess.2:10)? Likewise for the Masons?? Likewise those consciously or unconsciously bowing to the Idol of false science? Or neck-deep in Dispensational eschatology? Or a dozen other major doctrinal deceptions in Christianity alone...?

And are we to be surprised when the central deception (amongst many!) of Mariolatry in the Roman Church is revealed to be little more than a facelift of ancient paganism stemming from some version of the Semiramis/Tammuz cult? How many of the 1.2 billion Catholics will come down on the side of the Bible and how many on the side of "the church" when it is made clear that they are irreconcilably contradictory and that one must choose between them?

Where is God going with all this? Scripturally, a global Government called good by the world and committed to destroying the Biblical Jesus (Rev.17:12-14) will be seated (Rev.13:4,7; 17:12,13), but only briefly before being overcome (17:12,14) in The Fall of Babylon (i.e., the Fall of Deception:II Thess.2:3). This Fall and the division of the world into Satan worshippers (Rev.13:4,7) and those who get on God’s side--for both the right and the wrong reasons-- (Rev.13:7; 14:9-12) is followed by the time frames of the Seven Trumpet Plagues covering the "Beast’s" 42 months (Rev. 13:5). Next is the "little season" (Rev.20:3) ending on the last day of this old earth’s history with two distinct resurrections (I Thess. 4;13-18 & John 5:28,29), the destruction and disappearance of this earth (II Pet.3:10-13; Rev. 20:11), and God’s placement of the eternal New Earth (Is.65:17; 66:22,23;Rev.21:1,2) right where this old earth had been....

The Bible--The New Testament in particular--uniquely amongst all other "holy books"--miraculously speaks of today’s technology (R.11:9), a Global Government ruled from Jerusalem (v.8), etc. Allah--with his pagan moon-god lineage--fails this acid test of divine fulfillment of century’s old prophecies. Those under Islam who truly love God will have the same choice as the rest of the world when Babylon Falls and all Truth is known.


1 - "Public Schools Embrace Islam: A Shocker", Assist News Service (ANS) - Box 2126 - Garden Grove, CA 92842-2126, http://www.pointofview.net/ar_islam.htm, pp.1,3.

2 - Ibid., p.3.

3 - "A Response To Shabir and Badawi", Faith Defenders; The Ministry of Dr. Bob Morey, http://www.faithdefenders.com/answer.html, p.2.

4 - "Schools...Shocker", op. cit., p.2

5 - "A Response...", op. cit., p.3.