Lately, certain Christian denominations all over the United States are bending over backwards to invite Muslim Imams into their churches in an attempt to smooth over “misunderstandings” and “misperceptions” about Islam.
As a matter of fact, this rather disturbing invitation arrived in my e-mail box last week:
Okay, so first, I must say how confusing it is to me that on September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorists attacked the UNITED STATES and yet, since that time, the United States has been apologizing to…well, Islamic terrorists.
“Political Correctness” is causing many Americans to contribute to the collective slitting of our own throats.
Our troops have been sent to wretched, hot, uncomfortable countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq to battle terrorism while in the meantime, Americans back home are inviting Muslims into their churches.
There seems to be a disconnect happening here. It’s not enough to send our troops overseas (and then promptly forget about them). We also need to combat terrorism here on our OWN SOIL!!
Islam and Christianity have NOTHING in common.
Christians believe in God and Jesus. Muslims believe in Allah and Muhammed.
Christians read and follow the Holy Bible. Muslims read and (strictly) follow the Qur’an. (The Qur’an, by the way, is not the “Holy Qur’an; it is the Qur’an, period.)
The New Testament of the Holy Bible is the story of Jesus of Nazareth who was a Jew. The Qur’an instructs Muslims to think of Jews as “apes and pigs.” Islam is also dedicated to wiping every single Jew off the face of the Earth.
Christianity is a religion that suggests how to live a spiritual life based on love. Islam is a theocracy. It not only governs the religious aspects of a person’s life; it also governs every single secular aspect of every single adherent’s life. (This is known as Sharia Law.)
Christians can leave the Church to explore other spiritual paths if they so choose. Muslims who try to leave Islam risk corporal punishment, ostracization and/or death.
Christian women can dress as they please. Muslim women have to cover themselves from head to toe.
Muslims can visit a Christian church and wear whatever they want. Christians (especially women) have to wear specific clothing in order to visit a Mosque. (And why any woman in her right mind would want to visit a Mosque, I don’t know.)
And on and on….
In my opinion (and of course I DO have one), to invite an Islamic Imam into a Christian church is sacrilegious and blasphemous.
Muslims are persecuting and massacring Christians (and Jews, of course) all over the world.
Take a look at this from Wikiislam:
“Partly through fear and partly through politically correct hypocrisy, the Western media rarely publish news stories involving Islamic violence and persecution. This may seem a strange statement to some who constantly hear others proclaiming that the media focuses far too much on the negative actions of Muslims, but…in 2008 alone, there were 2,204 separate documented incidents of Islamically motivated violence which led to death…. In total there were 10,779 deaths and another 18,213 critically injured. That’s more people killed each and every year in the name of Islam, than in all 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition combined. More than 29 people are killed in religiously motivated attacks every single day at the hands of Muslims…. [Other incidents involve] beatings, rapes, abductions, forced conversions, desecration of non-Muslim buildings etc. No other religion or ideology [past or present] inspires the sort of hate that Islam produces.
“According to Islamic laws, non-Muslims in Islamic Lands should be subdued and be treated as dhimmis (second class citizens). They should be coerced and intimidated to convert to Islam, through special humiliating taxes like Jizyah imposed on them. This has been happening in the Islamic World for the last 1400 years. While Muslims demand concessions in non-Muslim countries, non-Muslims are systematically persecuted, terrorized and ethnically cleansed from Islamic lands. With the recent rise of the Muslim population in the traditionally Christian/Secular West, also comes the noticeable rise of Islamic violence and terrorist activities aimed towards the non-Muslims.”
Violent crimes, murders, rapes, beatings, etc. are being perpetrated against non-Muslims in:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chad, China, Comoros Islands, Denmark, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritania, Maldives, Morocco, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority area, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia, Sudan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Yemen.
So why would anyone believe that such atrocities could not happen HERE?? (And…they already HAVE happened here!!)
Islam is NOT a “religion of peace.” If you don’t believe it, then consider all of the ordinary people who have had a fatwa of death put on their heads for saying otherwise.
“Islam” is an Arabic word which literally means submission, obedience and peace. The Arabic root “salema” means peace, purity, submission and obedience. The KEY WORDS are “submission” and “obedience.” ALL Muslims must submit and be obedient to ALLAH…not God or Jesus.
But what about all the “peaceful” Muslims? What about all the “moderate” Muslims? What about all the “quiet” Muslims shopping at Target or Wal*Mart?
Consider this: Where are all the “moderate” Muslims when a new, horrific Islamic terrorist attack occurs? Do they speak out publicly and condemn the actions of suicide bombers?
Or consider this: Muslims celebrated the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans on 9-11. Muslims passed out candies when the Fogel family was brutally murdered in Itamar, Israel. On November 5, 2009, “moderate” Muslim Nidal Malik Hasan, in the name of Allah, killed 13 people and wounded 29 others at the Fort Hood military installation near Killeen, Texas.
Hasan was a United States Army officer…a major…who committed violent jihad on American soil.
Stealth jihad is just as bad. Building a Mosque near the site of Ground Zero in New York City is a form of stealth jihad. Imams weaseling their way into Christian churches is a form of subduing Infidels.
Anyone who is not a Muslim is an Infidel. According to Allah, Muhammed and the Qur’an, all Infidels must submit to Islam and Sharia Law.
A Christian church is supposed to be a safe haven for CHRISTIANS. A Christian church is not a place to be making nice with Islam.
The job of a pastor of a Christian church is to protect, teach and shepherd his or her flock of congregants. It is his or her job to protect other Christians from Islam.
Wake up. Educate yourself about Islam. Don’t let an Imam tell you what Islam is. Read the Qur’an yourself. Get familiar with these words: taquiyya; dhimmi; abrogation in the Qur’an; Dearborn, Michigan; dar al Islam; Sharia Law; halal; Creeping Sharia.
Persecution of Non-Muslims:
Pat Condell on Islam:
Three Things You Should Know About Islam: