REZA ASLAN’S FANTASY ISLAM…….

I should have included Reza Aslan in the picture as well…..

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THE FANTASY ISLAM OF REZA ASLAN

Welcome to the game of hiding what’s in the Koran.

Dr. Stephen M. Kirby

Fantasy Islam: A game in which an audience of non-Muslims wish with all their hearts that Islam was a “Religion of Peace,” and a Muslim strives to fulfill that wish by presenting a personal version of Islam that has little foundation in Islamic Doctrine.

As I have mentioned before, “Fantasy Islam” is a popular game among many non-Muslims and so-called “moderate” or “reformist” Muslims.  Reza Aslan appears to be such a Muslim.

Reza Aslan was born in Iran.  In 1979, at the age of seven, he and his family fled the Iranian Revolution and came to the United States.  At the age of 15 he converted to evangelical Christianity, but later returned to Islam.  His website states that he is “an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions.”  He is currently a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.

In 2005 Aslan wrote a book titled No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam. The updated edition came out in 2011.  This article addresses that updated edition.

It should be noted that in his book Aslan listed The Life of Muhammad and the multi-volume work The History of al-Tabari, as among the books he “consulted.”  These are classical works by Muslim scholars and major sources for information about Muhammad and Islam.  Aslan even specifically mentions them as among those that have “catalogued” the story of Islam (p. xxiv).  Unfortunately, although Aslan claims that he “consulted” them, we will see that he apparently overlooked conflicting information in these works in favor of playing Fantasy Islam.

More here. H/T: Servando S

DISPATCH-INTERNATIONAL’S INGRID CARLQVIST TO LECTURE ON ISLAM’S RAPE CULTURE IN STOCKHOLM SEMINAR

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Ingrid Carlqvist talking about Islam rape culture 11/2 in Stockholm

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LECTURE The militant chief editor of Dispatch International and Swedish correspondent for Gates Tone Institute , Ingrid Carlqvist, coming to Stockholm on Thursday, February 11 at 19th

She will then talk about Islam, rape culture, ie the Qur’an and Muhammad guides in to sexual slavery and the use of rape as part of warfare against non-Muslims. Her colleague at the Dispatch International , the Danish editor and writer Lars Hedegaard, has written about this in the book of Muhammad girls available for free download here .

Ingrid Carlqvist is an engaging and knowledgeable speakers that come with relevant criticism of Islam, not Muslims. Organizer is Jan Sjunnesson and Association Freedom of Adult Education and the place is Östermalms union councils, Valhallavägen 148, T Karlaplan, Stockholm. Everyone is welcome. For more information, see Freedom of adult education website .

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ISLAMIC HISTORY LESSON 101………

We in the Counter-Jihad / Defenders of Classical Liberal Values have learned from history. Leftist idealogues, whether they be in politics, in the academy and in open borders activist circles…… do not.

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H/T:  Retweeted  

MORONIC: OXFORD COLLEGE WARDEN SAYS PRO-JIHADI GROUP SHOULD BE ALLOWED VENT THEIR VIEWS…….

Moronic, at a time of war, the enemy shouldn’t be freely allowed to propagandize the public, they should be pursued on the battlefield, and at home, placed with the confines of a prison wall.

Ken Macdonald, warden of Wadham College, Oxford, said a platform should be given to the organisation, which recently called British executioner Jihadi John a ‘beautiful young man’.

His sentiments echo those of Oxford vice chancellor Louise Richardson, who questioned whether extremist speakers should always be banned on campuses.

He also warned that anti-extremism law risks having a ‘chilling effect’ on academic debate at universities and a ‘deadening impact’ on research.

No moron, only extremists promoting an ideology we are at war with. The only chilling effect in this discussion is your idiocy upon the intellect of your supposed establishment for higher learning. No doubt his views would have been immediately smacked down, and calls for his removal heard, if he uttered them during WWII.

Let ‘jihadi group’ speak at Oxford, says former director of public prosecutions as long as students are given a ‘counter-argument’

Ken Macdonald, warden of Wadham College, Oxford, warned that anti-extremism law risks having a ‘chilling effect’ on academic debate at universities and a ‘deadening impact’ on research

Ken Macdonald, warden of Wadham College, Oxford, warned that anti-extremism law risks having a ‘chilling effect’ on academic debate at universities and a ‘deadening impact’ on research

  • Ken Macdonald said a platform should be given to the CAGE organisation
  • Warden of Wadham College, Oxford, claimed open discussion was needed
  • Said anti-extremism law risks having a ‘chilling effect’ on academic debate
  • CAGE recently called Brit executioner Jihadi John a ‘beautiful young man’

CAGE representatives should be allowed to speak at Oxford providing students are exposed to a ‘counter argument’, according to a former director of public prosecutions.

Ken Macdonald, warden of Wadham College, Oxford, said a platform should be given to the organisation, which recently called British executioner Jihadi John a ‘beautiful young man’.

His sentiments echo those of Oxford vice chancellor Louise Richardson, who questioned whether extremist speakers should always be banned on campuses.

He also warned that anti-extremism law risks having a ‘chilling effect’ on academic debate at universities and a ‘deadening impact’ on research.

He added that while he agreed it is fair to ask universities to stop terrorists, the move could mean lecturers having to shut down discussion.

Lord Macdonald – a barrister, whose role as director of public prosecutions between 2003 and 2008 made him one of the most senior legal figures in England and Wales – spoke amid growing dissent from academics over the Prevent programme.

Many have vowed to boycott it as they view it as a repression of freedom of speech and feel they are being asked to spy on students.

He said: ‘The Prevent duty goes far beyond [existing] constraints. It requires a university to do much more than to report a terrorist in the nest if we can possibly find one.

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AL-JIZZ FAKE JOURNALIST PASSES OFF BIBLE TEXTS AS KORNIC, CAUGHT BY A SERIOUSLY EDITED TOMMY ROBINSON……

This is how to handle the lying, miserable and very tard orientated media.

Brian of London @ Israellycool caught the entire thing in a YT vid, here’s the story:

Can you criticise Islam or Mohammad in Qatar? No.

Tommy Robinson, one of the organisers of Pegida UK, appeared on Al Jazeera this evening in a panel discussion. But this 3 minute clip includes the part Al Jazeera cut out. You’ll see why when you hear it. And all that follows a pretty pathetic trick the presenter tries to pull by switching the Koran for the Hebrew bible!

Here’s more, from the same debate broadcast I captured and YT’d

UK: FORMER RACIAL EQUALITY CHIEF SAYS ‘MUSLIMS NOT LIKE US, WILL NEVER INTEGRATE’…….

Exactly……….

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It underlines the buffoonish Left’s moronic insistence in using monoculture Islam as the poster child for its multicultural project. It was always doomed for failure. This is the reason why we should reject utopian based ideology for philosophy of the Enlightenment, based upon human experience. That would have stopped any infatuation with Islam dead in its tracks (and Leftism).

Muslims are ‘not like us’ and we should just accept they will never integrate, says former racial equalities chief Trevor Phillips 

  • He says it’s disrespectful to assume Muslim communities will change
  • Mr Phillips claims Muslims ‘see the world differently from the rest of us’
  • Muslim Council says demanding change has promoted discrimination
  • PM thinks integration failures have helped extremist ideas gain traction
Former watchdog chief: Trevor Phillips said in a talk at the Policy Exchange that it was disrespectful to assume Muslim communities would change

Former watchdog chief: Trevor Phillips said in a talk at the Policy Exchange that it was disrespectful to assume Muslim communities would change

Muslim communities are not like others in Britain and the country should accept they will never integrate, the former head of the equalities watchdog has claimed.

Trevor Phillips, the former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said it was disrespectful to assume that Muslim communities would change.

He told a meeting at the Policy Exchange think tank in Westminster on Monday that Muslims ‘see the world differently from the rest of us’.

According to The Times, he said: ‘Continuously pretending that a group is somehow eventually going to become like the rest of us is perhaps the deepest form of disrespect.

‘Because what you are essentially saying is the fact that they behave in a different way, some of which we may not like, is because they haven’t yet seen the light. It may be that they see the world differently to the rest of us.’

Mr Phillips added that people of certain backgrounds in the UK are not going to change their views ‘simply because we are constantly telling them that basically they should be like us’.

The Muslim Council of Britain has insisted that members of the religion are compatible with UK life, and believes that the idea of demanding change from Muslims has promoted discrimination.

Praying: The Muslim Council of Britain has insisted that members of the religion are compatible with UK life, and believes that the idea of demanding change from Muslims has promoted discrimination (file picture)

Praying: The Muslim Council of Britain has insisted that members of the religion are compatible with UK life, and believes that the idea of demanding change from Muslims has promoted discrimination (file picture)

A spokesman for the organisation told The Times: ‘It assumes that Muslims are not equal, and not civilised enough to be part and parcel of British society, which they most certainly are.’

The Prime Minister has previously made clear that integration failures have allowed extremist ideas to gain traction – resulting in around 700 British Muslims travelling to Syria to join Islamic State.

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FORMER GRAND IMAM OF GRAND MECCA MOSQUE: WE FOLLOW SAME THOUGHT AS I.S BUT IN MORE REFINED WAY…..

Instead of beheading on Thursday, they wait until Friday…….

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Former Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Adel Kalbani: Daesh ISIS have the same beliefs as we do

Published on Jan 27, 2016

In a TV appearance, Sheikh Adel AlKilbani, former Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, is asked to comment about some of his statements about Daesh. Explaining how it is a result of Islamic revivalism, he adds that Daesh follows the same Salafist approach that is adopted in Saudi Arabia, and that there are only some differences regarding how to punish those who contravene the Shari’a.

H/T: Tommy Robinson

NETHERLANDS: JUDGE SAYS GREAT EFFORTS AT REHABILITATING ISLAM 101’ERS A WASTE OF TIME, NEW ANSWERS NEEDED…….

Danish psychologist, Nicolai Sennels, came to the same conclusion years ago…….

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The question is of course: Why are Muslims so much more criminal, violent and seemingly non-empathetic than non-Muslims?

I conducted therapy with the Muslim and Danish inmates in both groups and individually: Individual therapy, Anger Management groups and Mindfulness training. During the hundreds of hours with both Danish (and a very small percentage of non-Muslim immigrants) and Muslim clients, a psychological profile of the Muslim culture became evident. We have to acknowledge the psychological differences between Muslims and Westerners if we want to understand the unsuccessful integration of Muslims in the West and its increasingly problematic consequences.


Judge: Rehabilitation of radical Muslims does not work

Jan van der Groen, a judge specializing in terror cases, says that those working with rehabilitation of radical Muslims are putting great efforts into doing so with little results. They are also trying to invent new approaches but do not really have any answers.

FM: BNFTN via Volkskrant.nl

TT EXCLUSIVE: TOMMY ROBINSON CAPTURES IGNORANT JOURNALIST/AUTHOR ON CAMERA, BLOVIATING ABOUT ISLAM BUT ADMITS TO NOT KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT IT……..

This is highly emblematic of journalism 101 today.

“I’m not biased because i’m completely ignorant.”

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I was forwarded this video and asked to post it. This piece of video shows exactly how ignorant and ideologically bound the media is, pontificating on subject material that they know nothing about, while accusing others who do know what they’re talking about as ”islamofauxbes and bigots”.

She (Hsiao-Hung Pai) actually states that: “Anjem Choudary does not preach hate” 

Uploaded on Jan 22, 2016

Tommy streamed this conversation over lunch with journalist and author Hsiao-Hung Pai. Her forthcoming book “Angry White People” features Tommy and probably not in a very flattering way.

ONE AGAIN DR.MORDECHAI KEDAR: ‘NO SUCH THING AS RADICAL OR MODERATE ISLAM, THERE’S JUST ISLAM’……

I repost this because we have to constantly remind ourselves about what Islam really is.

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We are continuously inundated with nonsensical pablum about Islam from dawa practitioners and their useful stooges (and a collection of clueless boobs) who have something to gain in fooling the public on the dangers Islam presents to our civil societies.

We have to come to grips with the duality of the Koran and Islam itself, it’s an entire package with the supreme example for human behavior exemplified in Islamic State horrors.

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Op-Ed: There is no “radical Islam” and there is also no “moderate Islam”

The two expressions were coined by those who think that the real Islam is the moderate one and that the radicals hijacked it.

Published: Thursday, November 12, 2015 10:47 AM

Beginning more or less with 9/11, the expression “radical Islam” became the accepted way for the media, politicians and public to define the religious and ideological foundations of Islam-based violence when referring to what the world calls “terror.”  This expression was meant to be contrasted with “moderate Islam” which presents Muslims as ordinary people who wish to live in peace with all of mankind – Christians, Jews, Buddhists, unbelievers and the rest of us. The world created the image of two Islams, one radical and impossible to live with, and one moderate and “just like us.”

This differentiation between “radical” and “moderate” Islam is what gave rise to the claim that Islam had been “hijacked” by the radicals, implying that the real and original Islam is the moderate version, not the false, radical one.

This is what allows today’s Europe to relate positively to the wave of mostly-Muslim illegal immigrants washing up on its shores – they represent “moderate Islam” and all they want is to live in peace and harmony with their European neighbors.

Permit me to raise some doubts concerning the psychological mindset that claims the existence of two types of Islam. In order to do this, let us clarify an important point: Islam is a text-based framework of ideas and behaviors, covering religion, culture, strictures, politics, law and economics. It is an all-embracing way of life. The most basic text is the Qu’ran, followed by the Hadith (oral tradition) and the Sira – biography – of Muhammad. The Sharia, Muslim  law, is a system of binding laws and injunctions that Muslims are obliged to obey.

There are no two Islams, no moderate one and no radical one, there is just one Qu’ran that includes everything: verses on Jihad and all out war against unbelievers along with verses that speak of recognizing the “other” and living beside him.

There are no two types of hadith, one radical and the other moderate; there is just one body of hadith that includes everything, both violent and moderate ideas.

Muhammad does not have a moderate biography and a radical one; there is only one life story of the prophet of Islam and it has stories that express a radical, violent approach and others presenting a moderate one.

There is also just one Sharia that includes everything, from the radical cutting off of a thief’s hands to the unquestionably moderate admonition to care for the poor and indigent.

That being the case, there is no “moderate Islam” and no “radical Islam”, just one Islam that incorporates both terms, ranging from extreme radicalism to extreme moderation. In practice, we see people with different cultures, some of them extremists and some moderates, all finding verses, ideas, precedents and laws that support their views on life and society in the same Qu’ran, Hadith, Sira and Sharia. The radical Muslim chooses to quote sources that support his extremist approach, while the moderate Muslim finds sources to buttress his moderate approach.

Those two Muslims, the most extreme and the most moderate, are “kosher”, because they both rely on legitimate Islamic sources, and neither can claim that the other “hijacked” Islam. All the Muslims in the world, all one and a half billion of them, men, women and children, are to be found somewhere on the moderate-extremist continuum.  They may live alone or as part of families, tribes, organizations and societies.

More here.

MUSLIM PROF: RAPE GANGS INEVITABLE, MUSLIM MEN IN UK LIVING LIKE THEY’RE IN THE OLD COUNTRY……

All thanks to our feckless political leaders who are ideologically bound and impenetrable by fact.

Ex-Muslim Professor: Rape Gangs Inevitable, Muslim Men Live In Britain As If It Was Pakistan

Years of permissive multiculturalism is to blame for the rise of Sharia courts and the Rotherham rape scandal, an academic claimed yesterday.

Dr Rumy Hasan, a senior lecturer at the University of Sussex’s Centre for Migration Research, said “do-what-you-want” and “laissez-faire” policies had let immigrant communities live as if they were still in countries such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

This has led to a “psychiatric detachment” from mainstream British culture, he added, which in turn leads to a “social detachment” where minority communities do not mix with wider society.

Dr Hasan – who is a former Muslim – also said that Muslim rape gangs in towns such as Rochdale and Rotherham were an “inevitable consequence” of this.

The Sun quotes him as saying: “The authorities in towns and cities — Rochdale, Rotherham, Oxford, Oldham, Birmingham — kept quiet because they were embarrassed.

“It’s time we woke up and smelled the coffee.”

More here. H/T: Andrew Bostom

ANDREW MCCARTHY: UNASSIMILABLE MUSLIM MIGRANTS CRASH EUROPE’S FANTASY ISLAM…….

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When Worlds Collide: Unassimilable Muslim Migrants Crash Europe’s Fantasy Islam

Asylum seekers at a government center in Berlin, December 1, 2015.

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(John MacDougal/AFP/Getty) 

by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY January 9, 2016 4:00 AM

Nor is it only Cologne. That was just Ground Zero of the New Year’s Eve rape jihad in Germany. As National Review’s Ian Tuttle notes in an alarming column about the predictable — and, if I may say, predicted — surge of sexual assault in a Europe overrun by “migrants,” the jihad included similar episodes, albeit on a smaller scale, in Stuttgart, Hamburg, and even astride the Brandenburg gate in Berlin.

We are finally learning about the magnitude and harrowing details of the attack after days of Stasi-like information suppression. Chancellor Angela Merkel may not be big on German security, but she is a bulwark when it comes to fantasy Islam.

First there was no news; then, a few disturbing hints of gropings and robberies by gangs of “Middle Eastern or North African” men. Now, we know it was a mass atrocity — the only remaining question being: How massive?

Upward of a thousand men, overwhelmingly Muslim, executed a coordinated series of attacks on an obvious target of opportunity: street celebrations in the major cities of a reviled Western state, where they were certain to find throngs of young women and a police presence grossly inadequate to provide security — certainly not against a critical mass of Islamic supremacists.

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US: PRESIDENTIAL BEN CARSON HANDLES MUSLIM PROPAGANDIST ON RELIGIOUS LITMUS TEST QUESTION……

Islam is a political theory of religious supremacy and societal conquest, as much as Nazism was a doctrine of racial supremacy and expansionism.

The Blaze: Published on Jan 5, 2016
GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson was confronted by Hesham El-Meligy, the chairman of the Staten Island Libertarian Party, a Muslim, Monday night on the candidate’s opposition to a Muslim president. (Video: Josiah Ryan http://bit.ly/1Kj0iWo)

“It says, ‘No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States,'” El-Meligy said, holding a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution and citing Article 6, Section 3.

Carson’s response, brought the crowd of around 2,000 to a standing ovation.

MAAJID NAWAZ’S MEME OF THE ‘REFORM OF ISLAM’ LAID BARE BONES-LIKE……..

So we’re to accept his cognitive dissonance at the expense of our reason.

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This is the reason why I cannot take seriously, anymore, anyone calling for a reform of Islam. It’s that they posit a fallacy by false dichotomy in place of reasoned rational thinking. It’s the ”numbers thing”, not the danger Islam actually poses to civilizational existence. If Islam numbered to a 50 000 to 150 000 sect, the discourse on what to do with the violent/intolerant sect would be a different one

My buddy Andrew Bostom observes:

This is the crux of their dishonest and IDIOTIC “discourse”…So if one isn’t satisfied with their dishonest tinkering with an inherently pathological political ideology in the guise of a religion, one is “unrealistic”

Also see this:

Jordanian bastion of moderate Islam, which puts out “Muslim 500” http://thebook.org/files/500.pdf on “Islamic modernism/reform”

Jordan: Bastion of moderate Islam, which puts out “Muslim 500” on “Islamic modernism/reform” https://twitter.com/andrewbostom/status/673220466446876673

“Islamic modernism is a reform movement started by politically-minded urbanites with scant knowledge of traditional Islam. These people had witnessed and studied Western technology and socio-political ideas, and realized that the Islamic world was being left behind technologically by the West and had become too weak to stand up to it. They blamed this weakness on what they saw as ‘traditional Islam,’ which they thought held them back and was not ‘progressive’ enough. They [appropriately] thus called for a complete overhaul of Islam, including—or rather in particular—Islamic law (sharia) and doctrine (aqida). Islamic modernism remains popularly an object of derision and ridicule, and is scorned by traditional Muslims and fundamentalists alike.”

[Note: On p. 13, the reader is told, “Traditional Muslims” represent 96% of the world’s Muslims, “Fundamentalists” 3%, and “Modernists” 1% http://thebook.org/files/500.pdf

Here are the top 3 aims of the org which puts out the “Muslim 500” http://www.rissc.jo/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=82,

The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, Amman, Jordan (R.I.S.S.C.) (F. 1427 A.H.; 2007 CE)

1) The primary goal of The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (“the Centre”) is to protect, preserve and propagate traditional, orthodox, ‘moderate’ Islam as defined by the international Islamic Consensus on the ‘Three Points of the Amman Message’ arrived at over the years 2005-2006.
2) The Centre will aim to spread knowledge of the ‘Amman Message’ of November 2004 and the principles it contains in so far as these best represent traditional, orthodox, ‘moderate’ Islam.
3) The Centre will aim to establish, propagate and publicize the religious and legal positions of traditional, orthodox, ‘moderate’ Islam on key issues relevant to life in the modern world.

NOTE: So they (the supporters of Islamic reform) are the irrelevant 1 percenters according to the world’s Muslim authorities and masses of Muslims

RETURNING TO TRUMP’S PROPOSAL ABOUT A TEMPROARY MUSLIM MIGRATION BAN………

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As a classical liberal, I have had from time to time others question my credentials due to my insistence on the need to ban Muslim migration to the West. To them, “such a hardened position” betrays the very essence of classical liberalism.

However, here is an important point.

The West didn’t allow full throated Marxists open immigration during the Cold War, just those who rejected it (we called them Soviet dissidents) and managed to escape their tormentors. These dissidents could be regularly counted on to publicly diss their former holders and their governing system.

Why is it such a difficult concept to convey now, that Muslims should be treated in the exact same way, with only apostates being allowed entry. Sure, we always had a homegrown variety etc, but they were always a marginalized voice, but not any more, the new totalitarians have a formidable base within the West (CAIR), and to a great degree, have infiltrated governing institutions.

We need to handle Islam like we did Marxism during the Cold War, because we are indeed at war with Islam, whether you believe so or not, and on all fronts.

CANADA: EX-MUSLIM ARAB CALLS KORAN A BOOK FULL OF JEW HATRED……..

That’s exactly what the koran is full of, Jew hatred, and it doesn’t have much good to say about Christians and pagans as well.

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If your religion commands you to hate and treat others differently, maybe it’s time to seriously contemplate leaving it.


H/T: Andy Bostom

 

A number of participants at the Reviving of the Islamic Spirit (RIS) convention approached the Christian protesters, booed them, accused them of hate speech and wished the woman to be burnt in the hell-fire before leaving the place.

Toronto protest against radical Islam turned into Christian Islamic dialogue

Photo: CIJnews
Photo: CIJnews

Four Christian activists demonstrated on December 27, 2015 against what they called the radical message of Islam in front of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre where the Reviving of the Islamic Spirit (RIS) convention was taking place.

They held signs with the following messages: “Love your enemies”, “Not all who say to me Lord, Lord shall enter heaven. Matthew, 7:21”, “Eternal Life = deny self, follow Jesus” and “Get right with Jesus. Read and heed the Holy Bible. Christ will come, judge, rule.”

One of them was a woman who introduced herself as an ex-Palestinian Muslim who was raised in Saudi Arabia and escaped being killed by her family after she converted to Christianity.

In her speech, she read verses of the Quran in Arabic, translated them to English and based on these verses and other hadiths (record of the traditions or sayings of Muhammad the prophet of Islam), she argued that the Quran is a discretionary book, satanic, full of hatred towards the Jews and teaches Muslims to love death and to kill the unbelievers.

More here.

2016 NEW YEAR’S GREETINGS: WHAT MUSLIMS REALLY BELIEVE…….

WHAT THEY DO BELIEVE SHOULD CAUSE YOU TO LOATHE THE IDEOLOGY EVEN MORE THAN YOU DO ALREADY.

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WHAT MUSLIMS REALLY BELIEVE

An illuminating look at the key research on this subject.

Eric Holder once called the United States “a nation of cowards,” when he claimed that Americans are largely afraid to have an honest discussion about race. He was partially correct: Leftists like Holder are fearful of discussing race in any manner that depicts African Americans as something other than the perpetual, pathetic victims of white bloodlust and simpleminded bigotry. The meek responses that Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, and Hillary Clinton recently bleated out when confronted by some of the aggressive racists in the Black Lives Matter movement, were classic illustrations of this cowardice.

Equally pitiful has been the Left’s propensity for turning two blind eyes to the very obvious problems posed by Islam and the value system inherent in its scriptures. For the most part, leftists are content to simply depict anyone who’s willing to have a substantive conversation about those problems, as a dimwit, a Nazi, or both. Thus, when Donald Trump recently suggested that it would be advisable to temporarily stop Muslim immigration into the U.S. until the government is able to get its woefully deficient vetting process in order, he was instantly ridiculed and excoriated by a conga line of glib, self-congratulating know-nothings.

Hillary Clinton, for instance, called Trump’s remarks “reprehensible, prejudiced and divisive.” Dawud Walid of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations characterized Trump’s proposal as “fascist.” Martin O’Malley called Trump “a fascist demagogue.” CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen saw, in Trump, “the traits of a proto-fascist.” And White House spokesman Josh Earnest informed us that Trump’s remarks “disqualify] him from serving as president.”

[…]

  • 39% of people in Afghanistan believe that suicide bombings are “often or sometimes” justified, as do 25% of Egyptians, 26% of Bangladeshis, and 62% of Palestinians.
  • Fewer than half of Pakistanis and Malaysians have a negative view of al Qaeda. Barely half of Nigerians and Tunisians have negative opinions about the Taliban. And a mere 16% of Pakistanis hold Hamas in low regard.
  • In a 2011 survey of Muslims in seven Middle Eastern countries, nowhere did any more than 28% of respondents accept the notion that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were carried out by Arabs.

More here.