So, I’m browsing the net at lunch and what do I read:
Muslims, I have to be frank. We have got to confront the racists, ignorant, and bigots who support this satanic crap “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week.” on truth. I think it goes without saying who makes up the majority of their supporters, but if we just ignore these radical fanatics, we do more harm than good. How can we sit back and let lies like:
“While Christianity presents a humble, meek message emphasizing love, he said, Islam stemmed from the strong rule of the prophet Mohammed. “Every aspect of life was ruled.”
“Islam, unlike Christianity, is an all-encompassing ideology,” said Santorum, a Penn State alumnus. “It is not just something you do on Sunday…. We (as Americans) don’t get that.”
Come on now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I sure as hell didn’t pick up a Bible yesterday and many African American Muslims grew up in the church. Jesus (pbuh) did teach humility, meekness, and PEACE. But Christians which Jesus (pbuh) was not, since they took Rome in the first centuries until today, overwhelming have killed, destroyed, colonized, and enslaved more people, nations, religions, etc. then any other hands down! The Dark Ages in of itself came as a result of strong rule! Give me a break. Furthermore, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) didn’t strongly rule anybody! For the majority of his prophethood, he and the Muslims were attacked, killed, etc. When they finally won, not a drop of blood was spilled in Mecca. During those last years of his life, Islam flourished through trade and peace with others, including Jews and Christians who prayed at the Prophet’s mosque in Medina and were allowed in Mecca. Not to mention trade, give me a break.
Theologically speaking, Islam unlike Christianity is the ONLY all encompassing ideology between the two! Find me one verse in the Bible that remotely suggests that which the Quran does about other religions! Islam is the Only religion that recognizes the truth of other religions and their Prophets and goes as far as saying that Jews and Christians will go to heaven along with Muslims as long as they are pious.
I was a Christian and I know full well as Christians do, that their mantra is not all encompassing, but specifically, says that if you don’t accept their teachings you will go to hell.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:16
That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:9 – 10
These are two “bedrock” verses upon which Christians establish their faith. They are not inclusive, but quite the opposite and display the truth, that many Christians believe doctrinally, that unless you believe in God the way they do, you will go to hell (although it’s not popular to say it that way these days in the public).
Now compare that with:
VERILY, those who have attained to faith in this divine writ (Muslims), as well as those who follow the Jewish faith, and the Christians, and the Sabians ALL who believe in God and the Last Day and do righteous deeds shall have their reward with their Sustainer; and no fear need they have, and neither shall they grieve. (Quran 2:62)
But as for those from among them who are deeply rooted in knowledge, and the believers who believe in that which has been bestowed upon thee from on high (Muslims) as well as that which was bestowed from on high before thee, (Christians, Jews, etc.) and those who are especially constant in prayer, and spend in charity, and all who believe in God and the Last Day these it is unto whom We shall grant a mighty reward. (Quran 4:162)
True piety does not consist in turning your faces towards the east or the west but truly pious is he who believes in God, and the Last Day; and the angels, and revelation, and the prophets; and spends his substance however much he himself may cherish it upon his near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer, and the beggars, and for the freeing of human beings from bondage; and is constant in prayer, and renders the purifying dues; and truly pious are they who keep their promises whenever they promise, and are patient in misfortune and hardship and in time of peril: it is they that have proved themselves true, and it is they, they who are conscious of God. (Quran 2:177)
It is quite obvious from these verses in the Quran that it is Islam not Christianity that doctrinally (not to be confused with what actual people do) is all inclusive, as Islam teaches that many people will go to heaven and will be rewarded by God, not just Muslims, as God sets the criterion that one must believe in Him and live righteously. Islam doesn’t teach that one has to believe in a particular religion, prophet (pbut), nor any particular religious rite, etc.
What needs to be done is we have to confront liars such as Rick Santorum who have an audience and call them on their blantant lies against Muslims and Islam. Let them back up their claims with scriptural and historical evidence. Truth stands clear from Falsehood.
Muslims we cannot allow this to continue. We don’t have to be violent or even be quick to anger, but we must be forthright with the truth in the face of falsehood and vie with one another in good deeds. The good deed of the moment: Send out press statements to counter their every claim, using reason, peace, scripture, and history. They made the statement, the burden of proof is on them. Once they are publically caught up in their lies then we have truly done something. Jihad of the pen is the only way!