In November of last year, a Muslim imam was invited to give the Islamic call to prayer inside the Memorial Church of the Reformation in the city of Speyer, Germany-a church dedicated to honoring Martin Luther and a monument to the Protestant reformation.
When Heidi Mund heard about the event, she prayed, asking God if she should attend the event.
"I was asking Jesus as Lord, 'shall I go there?'" she told CBN News. Uncertain of what she would do upon arrival, she grabbed her German flag emblazoned with the words "Jesus Christ is Lord" and headed for the concert.
"Until the imam started with his shouting ["Allahu Akbar!"], I did not really know what to do. I was just prepared for what God wants me to do," she said.
As the inman continued to shout, Heidi recalls feeling something rising up within her--something, she realized, was holy anger.
"And then I rose with my flag and I was calling and proclaiming that Jesus Christ is Lord over Germany," Heidi recounts.
While waving her flag, Heidi repeated Martin Luther's famous declaration made in 1521 after he refused to recant his faith in scripture alone: "Here I stand. I can do no other" and "Save the church of Martin Luther!"
As Heidi spoke, another concert-goer interrupted her, stating, "this concert is for peace."
Speaking in her native German tongue, Heidi responded: "No it's not! Allahu Akbar is what Muslims scream while murdering people! Don't be fooled! Don't be fooled! This is a lie!"
Heidi was instantly thrown out of the church.
"They should have thrown the imam out and not me because I am a believer in Jesus Christ, but he serves another god," she said.
"This Allah is not the same god. And this is not the truth."
"This 'allahu akbar,' they use it when they kill people," she argued. "This is, for me, worship to an idol, to their god. And when a Muslim calls 'allahu akbar' in a church, that means this church is not a church anymore, it's a mosque."
A video taken of Heidi's defense of the Christian faith instantly went viral, as viewers around the world praised her courage and dedication to her faith, dubbing her "The Brave German Woman."
But according to Raymond Ibrahim, author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam's New War on Christians, Heidi's courageous actions reveal sobering truths about many Christians today:
"Only two or three generations ago, almost every Christian would have been incensed to hear a Muslim shouting Islamic slogans that by nature contradict Christianity inside a church, Mund was chastised by fellow Christians for her stand and kicked out," writes Ibrahim .
"This speaks volumes about how far Western European nations have plummeted into a cesspool of moral relativism, where even in prominent churches Christian truths are attacked, and those who take a stand are ostracized for being "intolerant..."
However, he notes:
"The fact is, beneath Western Europe's nihilistic veneer, many there would agree with Mund's sentiments. Not all are sheep. But due to the aforementioned forces-decades of indoctrination in militant secularism/atheism, multiculturalism, Christian-bashing, and political correctness-they are unable to articulate their grievance."
He concludes by warning country leaders of the dangers of prohibiting religious freedom for Christians:
"In short, time will tell whether the powers-that-be will allow legitimate criticism of Islam to vent in Europe, or whether they will continue to suppress it-until the simmering cauldron of discontent spills over in ways much more dramatic than quoting Luther or Churchill, as has happened all too often in European history."