UI – Part 105 – Just How Do Muslims Feel About Christians?
From Middle East Forum 4/19/2011 – Raymond Ibrahim: “Last week an Iraqi Muslim scholar issued a fatwa that, among other barbarities, asserts that “it is permissible to spill the blood of Iraqi Christians.”… Christian life in Iraq has been a living hell ever since U.S. forces ousted the late Saddam Hussein in 2003. Among other atrocities, beheading and crucifying Christians are not irregular occurrences; messages saying “you Christian dogs, leave or die,” are typical. Islamists see the church as an “obscene nest of pagans” and threaten to “exterminate Iraqi Christians.” …
Under dictatorships Christians were more protected. People-power, with a Muslim concentration, have enough hate inbred that killing infidels appears to be a ‘passion’ and is demonstrated once freedom from the autocratic control is obtained.
Ibrahim goes on to note: “Another indicator that empowering Muslim masses equates Christian suffering is the fact that, though Iraqi Christians amount to a mere 5% of the population, they make up nearly 40% of the refugees fleeing Iraq. It is now the same in Egypt: “A growing number of Egypt’s 8-10 million Coptic Christians are looking for a way to get out as Islamists increasingly take advantage of the nationalist revolution that toppled long-standing dictator Hosni Mubarak in February.”
It is happening in America too, where Christians are prevented from speaking out, especially in areas where Muslims are gathered. That is where they would like to spread the word, to a group in need of the Truth, yet the police find ways to curtail their freedom of speech. From Islamist Watch, September 24, 2010, by David Rusin: “Does the First Amendment protect Christians who bring their message to Muslims at public events or in front of mosques? This is a good question, given the trend of missionaries being placed under arrest while proselytizing to followers of Islam — right here in the United States:
- On June 18, four Christians were arrested for breach of peace at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan. The group’s videos show them engaging in reasoned debate with Muslims or merely roaming around, but one festival volunteer accused them of harassment, making him feel “nervous.” According to the Detroit Free Press, “Police said the missionaries were arrested because they failed to obey police commands. Officers maintain the group’s actions were a public safety issue because they caused a large number of people to gather in a small place.” The trial is now in progress.
- On July 3, two evangelicals in front of Philadelphia’s Masjid al-Jamia were arrested by University of Pennsylvania police officers for disorderly conduct and obstruction of a highway. Michael Marcavage says that a bicycle cop demanded that they cease preaching there. When backup arrived, Marcavage started to film. The Daily Pennsylvanian recounts: “He claimed that Officer Nicole Michel assaulted him and forcibly shut off his camera. Marcavage called 911 because ‘the officer was out of control,’ and began filming once more, at which point the police confiscated the device.” He insists that they intentionally destroyed his footage. The trial is scheduled for November.
- On August 30, Mark Holick was outside the Islamic Society of Wichita, Kansas, distributing “packets that included the Gospel of John and the Book of Romans in English and Arabic, [and] a DVD with testimonies of former Islamists who have come to the Lord,” when police allegedly ordered him and a dozen others to move away from the building. He was then arrested for “loitering and failing to disperse.” Holick wants the charges dropped.”
From TheReligionofPeace.com, April 19, 2011, “Human rights lawyers say they’re receiving calls from hundreds of Christians seeking help in getting out the majority Muslim nation. “They are insisting on leaving Egypt because the risks of staying here are too great,” Naguib Gabriel, a Coptic human rights lawyer, told Egypt Daily News. “Many Christians are afraid of the future because of the fanatics in the mosques,” he said. Since Mubarak was forced from power, at least 20 Coptic Christians have been killed in sectarian violence.”
From Pakistan, April 15, 2011 (AsiaNews.it) : “Lahore(AsiaNews) –Pakistan’s Christian community continues to be the object of intimidation and threats as well as abuse and harassment on the workplace. The latest victim is Waris Masih, a male nurse in Multan, a city in Punjab who was assaulted at work for slamming both the burning of a copy of the Qur‘an in Florida (United States) and attacks against churches in Pakistan. Since 20 March, at least seven acts of violence have been perpetrated against Christians and their places of worship, in a country where extremists are riding a wave of interfaith hatred.”
From Indonesia, April 12, 2011 (AsiaNews.it): Yesterday afternoon an angry mob, made up of thousands of people stormed and set fire to a Christian church – it is not known whether Catholic or Protestant …, Riau province, Sumatra island, west of the Indonesian archipelago….”
These are recent, past similar stories of attacks are many. God to the website TheReligionofPeace.com and see an entire history of Terrorist violence worldwide since 911.
In contrast the website ReligionofPeace.com (the ‘The” is dropped) provides the Islamist preferred view: “Purpose of Islam – The purpose of Islam is to save humankind from the anguish of this world and the world to come. Therefore the Prophet’s mission was to establish justice and peace on earth and to offer guidance for salvation in the Hereafter. For all of this his method was nonviolence, because he was created rahmatan lil-`alamin as a Mercy to the Worlds…..(it continues)… Mankind is one single nation –
The Prophet taught the people to love Allah and to love human beings. He taught them to love even their oppressors….”
There is more, but in truth the Quranic verse that suggests a religion of peace was abrogated later in the Quran where death to all infidels is promoted.
Islam is not a Religion of Peace. It is Taqiyya (lies) applied to promote Islam.
Be observant. See what is happening worldwide and in your own Country. We need to recognize Islam for what it is, an Ideology perpetrated in the name of God. This is not a loving god, only a God that desire love. As noted above, “The prophet taught the people to love Allah….” Never has the prophet suggested that Allah loves people.
The Christian God is, however, the God of Love.
Understand Islam. Fight to retain your rights as a citizen of the world, not a world for Allah, but a world for all people. Desire freedom, protect freedom, and defend freedom. Want peace, seek peace, have peace, be peaceful!
Grace and Peace,