About Daniel Shayesteh

Dr Daniel was born into a Muslim family in Northern Iran. He became a radical Muslim leader and teacher of Islam in the militant Free Islamic Revolutionary Movement, closely supporting Ayatollah Khomeini. However, after falling out of favor with Khomeini’s political group, he escaped to Turkey where there began an amazing journey to faith in Jesus Christ.

Daniel's mission is to help others understand and lovingly respond to those who do not know Christ. He is also deeply concerned for the future of Western societies, their loss of confidence in Judeo-Christian values, and their persistent naivete about the implications of the world-wide Islamic revival.

South Africa and Her Loyal Pious Muslims!?

Once upon a time, many pious Muslim leaders could not keep quiet against the oppression and discrimination of the white government against the Native South Africans. Even though the tyranny and discrimination in their own Muslim countries had reached excessive heights, they called the ruling white government a barbaric, repressive and racist regime, and desired that one day Islam would take root in South Africa and show the world the prevailing of justice and the return of the native South African’s God-given honor, autonomy and freedom back.

Nobody but these pious Islamists knew that the guise of supporting the native Africans could give them an opportunity in the future to impose their sharia law, enslaving them to Islam. This is what you see now if you travel to South Africa and visit their restaurants and groceries. Even the water bottles are marked with the Islamic Halal logo, meaning that Muslims should not drink water bottled by non-Muslim Africans. Once these Muslims, who would not stand for the racism of the white government, and showed loyalty to the native Africans, have now forced the 98.5% of non-Muslim South Africans to follow Islam’s dehumanizing Sharia while they themselves make up only 1.5% of the South African community. At a time where 20% of the South African Government is made up of Muslim politicians, the non-Muslim South Africans are exposed as unclean souls under the banner of the Islamic Halal logo and Muslims are encouraged not to use any food products by non-Muslims – even water – that cannot be categorized Islamic or non-Islamic! Where there was once a stand against discrimination and segregation, there is now its promotion.

It was understandable that the native African leaders appreciated what Muslims did for years in defending their rights against the authoritarian white leaders. However, these African leaders were unaware that pious Muslims could not function in the light of justice and equal opportunity. They were wolves in sheep’s clothing. They stood with oppressed people, not because of their rights, but for the establishment of Islamic Sharia, exactly what their Quran and prophet have instructed them to do:
Let not the believers (Muslims) take for friends or helpers unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution, that you may Guard yourselves from them. But Allah cautions you (to remember) Himself; for the final goal is to Allah (Q.3:28).
The Quran tells Muslims repeatedly that they should not take as friends those outside their faith, unless it is to "guard themselves” for implementing the goal of Allah, thus the establishment of the Islamic law at the cost of all other beliefs and values.

South Africans are now treated as second class citizens by their so-called faithful, pious Muslims, and are to follow the rules of the 1.5% minority in their own land for which they themselves paid a great price.

Did South Africa fight and suffer only to replace the white government’s suppression with the discriminating values of Islam? There is no doubt that they would not desire such a thing and would not even imagine that their closest Muslim friends would one day undermine their freedom espousing such values. Sadly, many South Africans, especially politicians, are still unaware that non-Muslims (infidels in Islam) will not be able to make a caring and loving friend of pious Muslims, since the only solution for infidelity in Islam is the dominance of Islamic law. This is why Muslims are trying to put the “Halal” logo on every food item - in order to Islamize life at all levels. Unfortunately, South Africans thought that Islam would be different in their country, and many are ignoring warning signals from experiences in the West, that Islam cannot be compatible with any democratic values.

History shows that ignorance does not result in pleasure and comfort, but in loss and suffering. To make good friends, friends who never want to impose themselves on us, we need to know their beliefs and their priorities in relationships. There have been many non-Islamic communities who believed the superficial claims of friendship by pious Muslims, without realizing that they were handing over themselves to the tyranny of Islam. What is now happening in such countries as Iran, Egypt and Lebanon, is the result of ignorance by their forefathers who failed to dig deeper and understand well.

May the Spirit of Jesus Christ touch and bless South Africans, all Muslims and non-Muslims to follow the model of Christ for friendship and peace. He did not impose Himself on others, but poured out His life for foes and friends alike. He filled them with the immeasurable extent of His care and love, even to the point of laying down His life; the crown of love among humanity. Jesus said:
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends (John 15: 13).
I close with the words of Jesus.
"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." (Matthew 9:37, 38)