Once again, there is another glaring example to share with you about so-called Christians who are promoting a religion that is out to destroy Christianity! This time, the backstabbing to their own religion took place in Seattle, where Muslims clearly took advantage of weel-intentioned but ignorant Christian “hospitality”.
Muslim prayer, edgy talk at the Cathedral
In a scene you don’t see every day at an Episcopal church, 30 Muslims knelt in prayer behind the altar at St. Mark’s Cathedral on Saturday, with a Christian cross as backdrop.
It was a break in “Confronting Islamophobia,” a conference that dissected false images of and prejudice against Muslims, but also heard their critics stereotyped and labeled.
The Yin and Yang were represented in two keynote speakers at the conference, sponsored by about 40 Muslim, Christian and pro-Palestinian groups, even by Jewish Voice for Peace.
“Let there be no compulsion in religion . . . Do not allow others’ hatred toward you to make you unjust,” Imam Jahal Rahman said in the morning keynote: “Getting to the heart of Islam.”
Imam, it seems you conveniently left out the part about Koran verse 9:29 which calls for Muslims to fight and dominate Christians and Jews!
In the afternoon. however, freelance journalist Richard Silverstein told the audience: “Look to the Republican Party to exploit fear of Islam and make hay in the 2012 election.”
Outside of Israel, Muslims have taken over the Middle East, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, large portions of Africa including Tunisia, Libya, & Egypt, and, of course, Muslims are heavily represented in Europe, esp. in Albania, France, the UK,& the Netherlands. How much more land must they control before non-Muslims should “fear” the encroachment of Islam? The tenets of Islam conflict heavily with Western culture and laws!
Silverstein, who is Jewish, identified as “bigots” leaders of what he called “a campaign of demonization.” He singled out such figures as Rep. Peter King, R-New York, who held recent congressional hearings supposedly to investigate how radical Islamists are infiltrating mosques in America.
If you were really against bigotry, you would not be defending Islam.
Koran verse 005.051
YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.
Back to our friend Silverstein.
He decried the “Jewish-led campaign against the (Ground Zero) Mosque conveniently timed to the 2010 elections” and said Islamophobes intend to create “an atomized America.”
In case you did not notice, Silverstein, the voices against the proposed Ground Zero Mosque have continued to make themselves heard. They will never be silenced! This is not about elections.
Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., who sat through Silverstein’s talk, argued afterward that Rep. King’s hearings bombed and were most notable for the reaction they generated. He pointed to the eloquent, emotional defense of faith and American pluralism by Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who is a Muslim.
“There is a streak, a pretty wide streak, in America that we have to speak up for people different than us,” McDermott said. He pointed to the post-9/11 establishment of Seattle as a “Hate Free Zone” and Church Council volunteers who protected a Seattle mosque.
Jim, you might want to actually do some research on why Muslims differ from non-Muslims before you speak on their behalf!
“Confronting Islamphobia” featured edgy talk at times.
Of course, Silverstein can do no better than to repeat the usual Islamophile talking points, such as “handful extremists” and dropping the “bigot bomb”. Apparently, he has not done much, if any, research on Islam and is defending what he does not know. Silverstein is also supportive of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).
Co-Founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
“Those who stay in America should be open to society without melting, keeping Mosques open so anyone can come and learn about Islam. If you choose to live here, you have a responsibility to deliver the message of Islam … Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim bookof scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”
How “tolerant” of him….
The bottom line of his speech: He did not address the Islamic scriptures at all! What he DID do was to attack those that actually have knowledge about Sharia and try to make this a Left vs. Right issue. The truth is simply that Islam is a threat to us all!
Both Silverstein and workshop leader Kathleen Christison, a onetime CIA analyst, referred to “the assassination” of Osama bin Laden.
“Some of our war-making,” charged Chistison, flows from a desire to promote “an Israeli regional hegemony.” She asserted earlier: “There are a lot of books that are Islamophobic these days put out by mainstream publishers.”
Are you implying we should curtail our freedom of speech to protect Islam? Did it ever cross your mind that the people who are speaking out against Islam have done their homework?! Have you?
Yvonne Haddad, a professor of Islamic history at Georgetown University, warned that anti-Islamic actions in the U.S. get magnified in the Arab world — especially state legislators trying to ban Sharia law.
Thanks for showing your true colors, Haddad.
The leaders of St. Mark’s Church need to be educated about Islam and can be contacted HERE.
“Suicidal” Silverstein can be reached HERE.
Please shower them with some “Logan Love”!