Published Date: June 29, 2015
Root Source teacher Avi Lipkin shares insights about Islam that few are willing to publically address. In fact, the first three of his five books about Islam were written under the pseudonymVictor Mordecai for security reasons.
However, when Avi decided to run for the Israeli Knesset in 2011 as the head of a Judeo-Christian Bible Bloc party called “Gush Hatanakhi”, he wrote his next two books under his given name, Dennis Avi Lipkin.
Speaking about the Islamic threat to the world, Avi has appeared in more than a thousand churches and synagogues across the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Norway, Finland, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Greece and Israel. Additionally, Avi has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows across the globe.
Growing up in the greater New York City area, Avi moved to Israel at age 19 soon after the Six-Day War. He attended New York University majoring in Sovietology. At Hebrew University in Jerusalem, he was a student of Hispanic and Latin American studies.
Fluent in English, Spanish and Hebrew, Avi worked for the Likud election campaign and as senior editor and translator in the News Department of then Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s Government Press Office. Graduating from the Jewish Theological Seminary, Avi’s speaking career was solidified.
Married to Rachel, an Egyptian born Jewess who works for Israel’s Radio service monitoring Arabic language broadcasts on radio and TV as well as Arabic newspapers, Avi is on the cutting edge of what Islamic countries are actually saying and doing.
Mr. Lipkin is the author of: Is Fanatic Islam a Global Threat?, Christian Revival for Israel’s Survival, Islamic Threat Updates Almanac #1, Israel’s Bible Bloc, and Islam Prophesied in Genesis. His website also features many of his lectures on audio and video as well as CDs and DVDs.
Avi Lipkin’s Root Source channel, Five Deceptions of Islam, has an overwhelmingly positive reaction from students. Avi was on the forefront of awareness that Islamic extremism is on the rise and was one of the few voices in the 1990s warning people about the coming of a major Islamic terrorist attack. Following 9/11, his predictions became reality launching him as a much sought after lecturer.
Avi is clear about the growing threat of radical Islamic extremism. Though a self-proclaimed “lover of Muslims,” he teaches that there are fundamental differences between the Christian/Judeo faith and Islam. He instructs all that will listen how to prepare for the expected difficult and dangerous roads that lie ahead for Western Civilization.
Root Source interviewed Avi Lipkin as he was driving from California to Texas following a church speaking engagement.
Root Source: How did you become a Root Source teacher?
Avi Lipkin: Gidon Ariel and I were friends. We would speak about what was happening in the world. I then met Bob O’Dell and realized that we were all on the same page about the need to get the message out concerning what was happening in the world.
Root Source: As an outspoken lecturer about radical Islam, do you fear becoming a target for extremists like what happened to Pam Geller who had her life threatened?
Avi Lipkin: Absolutely! In 2009, I spoke against the initiative of Muslims to build Minarets in Switzerland. Much to my efforts, the Swiss voted 57% against allowing the minarets. This led to me being convicted in absentia in a Swiss Court for “racial discrimination and breaking the “freedom of religious and worship laws. To this day, if I enter Switzerland, I will get arrested. I am basically a wanted man, both in Switzerland and by Muslims.
Root Source: So, why do you continue to speak so publicly about radical Islam?
Avi Lipkin: Too many stayed silent during World War II and we know the results of that. The message of what is happening today must be heard by as many as possible. I am an independent lecturer so I say what I think needs to be said.
Root Source:You moved to Israel at age 19 in August 1968 just after the miraculous Six-Day War. In your opinion, how are things different today in Israel then they were at that time?
Avi Lipkin: In 1968, Israel had a population of three million Jews. Today there are six million Jews living in Israel. I teach that there will be much more destructive Islamic attacks coming which will make 9/11 pale in comparison. Millions will come running to Israel as a safe haven, including many intermarried Jews with Christians. Israel will need solutions for this mass arrival. We are told in Deuteronomy 11:24-25 that the borders of Israel will expand “from the wilderness to Lebanon, and from the River, the river Euphrates, to the western sea [the Mediterranean] your territory shall be. There shall no man be able to stand before you; the Lord your God shall lay the fear and the dread of you upon all the land that you shall tread.”
Root Source: In 1997, in your book Is Fanatic Islam a Global Threat?, you warned about a coming Islamic terrorist event. What led you to predict this?
Avi Lipkin: My wife was watching Arabic TV. Behind the speaker, she saw a calendar that had an image of the Twin Towers burning. When you pay attention to what is being said and shown by the Arabs, it is clear what their intentions are.
Root Source: What do you hope people gain from your class Five Deceptions of Islam?
Avi Lipkin: My goal is to awaken people to be strong defenders of Israel. There are many ways to do this — economically, religiously, through tourism, politically, and more. In many ways, Christians deeply understand the threat that Islam poses on both Jews and the Christians. There is strength in numbers. Christians have a horrible past towards Jews. Today, we can join forces for the good.