Insulting Islam is a GREAT 1st Amendment Right


 
 
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Chris Matthews said that the Texas incident was a mousetrap for terrorism, and that event organizers crossed a line. The Trifecta Gang rips this apart.
 
Insulting Islam is a GREAT 1st Amendment Right
John R. Houk
© May 7, 2015
 
On May 4th I posted on the attack by a couple of Muslims dedicated to Sharia Law and thus felt obligated to shoot up a Muslim Cartoon Contest (officially: Muhammad Art Exhibit) in Garland Texas. Amidst all the details I was aware of only one shooter’s name – Elton Simpson. I have since discovered that Simpson’s buddy was Nadir Soofi who also was born in the USA.
 
I mentioned in that May 4 post that the American Left and Muslim apologists (See Also Hot Air) lambasted Pamela Geller as the primary organizer of the Muhammad Art Exhibit held at Curtis Culwell Center located at Garland TX. In listening to my favorite Conservative source Fox News, I began to realize that a large amount of Conservatives are also throwing Ms. Geller under the bus. (See Also American Thinker)
 
Now I realize Ms. Geller is a bit brassy in her communication skills but I always attributed that to the NYC culture her accent intoned. I was a member of the dreaded telemarketing industry for a number of years where I discovered calling people in NYC was a bit challenging. Even New Yorkers trying to be polite had a tendency toward a bit of harsh language.
 
In my opinion Geller’s brassiness makes her a target of uncomplimentary remarks about her political stands and her Counterjihad activism. Add this to the fact Geller is on the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) hit list of venom against Biblical Christians, Conservatives and Counterjihadists. If you are a member of any of those groups the SPLC will label you a racist. Leftists and Muslim Apologists love to use the SPLC as a source in denigrating Pamela Geller.
 
Evidently people all across the political and religious spectrum that support Free Speech are accusing Geller of crude incitement inviting violence to come her way and against all those that share Geller’s sentiments about Islam. So the question is: Does exposing the vile nature of a self-described religion with writings considered holy by that religion’s adherents which calls to hate non-members even to kill them if they don’t submit, incitement to commit violence and murder?
 
One thing I have wrestled with on a personal level as a Born Again Charismatic Christian Right kind-of-guy is how to get along with adherents of Islam who consider the Quran the divine revealed word of Allah. Islam’s history against Christianity is much more horrific than Christianity’s history against Islam. From the time Islam came into existence under the direction of Mohammed, Muslims have conquered Christian lands which included raping, pillaging, stealing, enslavement and forced cultural submission or death. Christianity’s horrific history against Muslims was horribly violent and often times led to Muslim deaths; however the Christian heinous acts against Muslims for the few hundred years that were the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition. BUT even with the indictment of the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition those originated from the brutal assaults by Muslim invaders and the retaking of Christian lands stolen by Muslims. AND YET Muslims are still attacking and slaughtering Christians in horrific manners in the 21st century. So what am I wrestling with such hypocrisy from Muslims that do acts of violence for just insulting Mo and Allah in harmless ways?
 
Unlike Mo, Jesus Christ the Son of God tells Believers to turn the other cheek when stricken:
 
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’[a] 39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.
 
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,[b] 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. (Matthew 5: 38-39, 43-45 NKJV)
 
Mo told his believer to kill the unbelievers (kafir) until they submit or die:
 
Sahih International
Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.
 
Muhsin Khan
Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
 
Yusuf Ali
Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. (Quran 9:29 [3 English Translations])
 
On the other hand Jesus did not tolerate hypocrisy:
 
13 Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.14 And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. 15 When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. 16 And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!” (John 2: 13-16 NKJV)
 
 
 
It was the height of hypocrisy that the Chief Priests allowed the Temple Court to be a money-making enterprise rather than a placed of devotion to God Almighty. It is also the height of hypocrisy in Islam to place such a high pedestal of adoration for the same man who had a revelation of a merciful Allah in Mecca then transformed into a murderous, pillaging, sex-slaving head of an organized military operation using a merciful Allah as an excuse to impose Mo’s will first on Arab polytheists, then Jews and then planting a vision against Christians.
 
Mohammed organized a religion that is specifically an antichrist religion that attacks the very essence of who Jesus Christ is as the resurrected fully human as the son of Mary and fully God as the Son of God the Father who died and rose again to give humanity an opportunity to end its rebellious nature established under Adam’s sell-out and re-embrace Life in the Presence of God through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
 
For this reason I have no problem with Pamela Geller and like-minded people organizing an essentially peaceful protest against a religion that advocates killing non-Muslims for refusing to submit to Allah and the set of rules of submission derived from the Quran, Hadith and Sira. My God! In a Muslim dominated nation if a Christian demands that Muslims respect his beliefs that Jesus is the Son of God who died on the Cross and Arose again to life, that Christian will be killed either on the spot by an enraged mob or via a Sharia legal system that tells Christians that such beliefs are blasphemy to Mo and Allah. Condemning Pamela Geller for poking fun at the reality of Mohammed’s insane intolerance and hatred is idiotic in comparison to the suffering Christians experience for simply being faithful!  
 
With that in mind I received an interesting email from DefendChristians.org’s Dr. Gary L. Cass that tells Americans not to blame the victims of the object of Muslim intolerance but rather blame the religion Islam for its inherent violence promoted by its considered holy writings. Unfortunately Dr. Cass did not specifically stick up for Pamela Geller as an organizer but he does stick up for the intended victims of the Mohammed Cartoon Contest.
 
Before proceeding to Dr. Cass allow me to leave you with a paraphrased from memory quote from Robert O’Neil a retired Navy SEAL involved in taking out Osama bin Laden:
 
“Two Muslims came to Garland to stop the First Amendment and met Texans armed with the Second Amendment”. (I wish I could remember the exact wording so I have to admit to a paraphrase which I heard sometime on May 6th on the Fox News channel.)
 
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Sent by Dr. Gary L. Cass
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On Sunday two Muslim-Americans were shot and killed after they opened fire on a group in Dallas, Texas viewing an exhibition of cartoon depictions of the Prophet Mohammed. Thankfully the security was armed and ready and responded immediately to protect the innocent bystanders.
 
Now, The Islamic State (ISIS) is claiming responsibility for the attack and threatening more. When he was alive, insecure Mohammed had two people assassinated for writing satirical poems about him. ISIS are simply following the murderous Mohammed’s example.
 
But blasphemy is a sin that can only be directed towards God. Mohammed was not God, therefore there is no blasphemy in depicting him.
 
Not to be outdone, the liberal media is placing the blame on the exhibition viewers. According to the politically correct liberals, drawing Mohammed makes you a bully. The truth about Islam continues to be underplayed and reduced to random extremists. The reality is that these “extremists” are simply following the example of their leader, Mohammed.
 
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4/21/15
 
We are seeing the ugly specter of Islam as it follows the murderous example of their “prophet” Mohammed in its violent march to dominate the world by the sword of Allah. Just this past few days we’ve witnessed Muslims throwing Christians refugees overboard in the Mediterranean Sea to drown, or murdering 30 Christian men in Ethiopia, the persecution goes on unabated.
 
For years we’ve documented the wholesale murder of Christians by Muslims across the world and now the world is starting to awaken. This week Franklin Graham called what ISIS in the Middle East and Boko Harem in Nigeria are doing a holocaust of Christians. Even the Pope is speaking out.
 
Just last month in March, there have been 244 documented Jihad attacks in 25 countries with 38 suicide bombings that killed 1,975 and critically injured 2,076. For the record, the number of bombings by Baptists in the same period- 0, the same for Presbyterians, Lutherans and Catholics.
 
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2/18/15
 
With all the horrific news coming out around the world about Islamic violence against Christians, Jews and even other Muslims, I’m grateful more ministers are speaking out. As those commissioned to bear witness to the truth, we need to be biblically bold and accurate. Some of the things that are being said are true as far as they go, but they don’t tell the whole story.
 
One minister recently pointed out that Mohammed is dead and buried in Medina, but that Jesus is risen from the dead. The question is asked, “Who do you want to follow, the living Christ or dead Mohammed.” This is true and yet might be a bit biblically confusing.
 
CHRIST MUST BE ALIVE OR ELSE
 
 
Christ’s resurrection is not a peripheral doctrine you can take or leave and still be considered a Christian. It is so essential to our faith that without it, according the New Testament itself, Christianity is worthless. “And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; you are yet in your sins.” I Corinthians 15:17.  
 
 
I WOULDN’T WANT TO BE MOHAMMED
 
Mohammed is very much alive. He did not cease to exist upon physical death, nor is he in his imaginary celestial brothel. He is NOT experiencing the unspeakable and unimaginable joys of eternal life in heaven with Christ, rather he is suffering in the unspeakable and unimaginable torments of eternal death.
  
Mohammed, like all mortal men, is accountable to God. Sadly for Mohammed, his legacy is that of being Christ’s sworn enemy.  Mohammed has READ THE REST
 
 
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9/4/14
 
I confess, I’m “Islamaphobic,” but for very good reasons.
 
My fear is not an irrational fear based on uniformed prejudice; rather it’s an historic, clear eyed, informed, rational fear. ISSA is doing to America journalists what every true follower of Mohammed wants to do to you and yours; subjugate or murder you. They believe they have been given a mandate by Allah (Satan) to dominate the world.
 
Fourteen hundred years of history, both ancient and modern (i.e. the 1 to 1.5 million dead Armenians at the hands of the Muslim Turks in 1915) tell us that Muslims are deadly serious about their infernal goals. Now we get to watch their violent, demonic fanaticism on Youtube videos.
 
History shows where Muslims get the power and means to subjugate and behead Christians, Jews, et al, they do it. Why? It’s really very simple: its what Mohammed did and taught. So READ THE REST
 
Dr. Cass Explains his Islamophobia
 
DefendChristians.org Commentary
9/9/14
 
 
In my article, “I’m Islamaphobic, Are You?,” I advocated for the right and duty of Christians to defend themselves against the vicious attacks of Islam. To some I am a prophet, to others a heretic that ought to be brought up on charges.
 
Some of the criticisms are from the usual suspects, like the totally discredited liberal activists from the Southern Poverty Law Center. They will always twist and take what I say in the worst possible way. That’s to be expected and taken with a huge grain of salt.
 
Other concerns come from sincere people with honest questions. So, here’s an attempt at “splainin” my position to my fellow Christians and friends. I don’t expect people who are not constrained by the authority of God’s Word to care or agree. …
 
 
“Phobia” means fear. It is a tactic of the advocates of political correctness to demonize people by calling them a “homophobe,” “xenophobe,” etc. as if just calling the opponents a name ending in “phobe” defines them as irrational or prejudiced.
 
 
A true follower of Mohammed is one who takes what Mohammed did and taught seriously, just as a sincere follower of Christ takes Christ’s example and words seriously. Mohammed declared that it was Allah’s will for Muslims to rule the world and subjugate all non-Muslims. They are to accomplish this not simply by an appeal to hearts and minds, as Christianity ought to grow, but by the sword of Allah, or Jihad.
 
Allah is not the God of the Bible. Anyone who says we worship the same God is simply wrong or intentionally deceitful. Christians confess there is READ THE REST
 
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Insulting Islam is a GREAT 1st Amendment Right
John R. Houk
© May 7, 2015
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First Amendment Assaulted by Sharia in Garland TX


Elton Simpson - Garland Muslim shooter

Elton Simpson – A Muslim Shooter at Garland TX

John R. Houk
© May 4, 2015
 
After the end of a Muhammad Cartoon Contest in Garland Texas a couple of Muslims (one of which has been identified as Elton Simpson) from Phoenix Arizona drove up to the Curtis CulwellCar of 2 Muslim shooters Garland TX - Twitter 5-4-15 Center and began shooting. The two anti-Free Speech Muslims wounded security officer Bruce Joiner prior to meeting their demise by police. The attendees of the contest that still remained were escorted to a secure location within the Curtis Culwell Center where someone broke out a U.S. flag followed by everyone singing God Bless America, Star Spangled Banner and praying for the wounded.
 
 
 
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Lost in all the drama of the shooting was the fact there was an actual winner to the cartoon contest actually entitled the Muhammad Art Exhibit. That winner was art blogger Bosch Fawstin.
 
Bosch Fawstin, Geert Wilders, Pam Geller- Mo toon Contest - 5-3-15
 
Bosch Fawstin, Geert Wilders, Pam Geller- Mo toon Contest – 5-3-15
 
 
 
Published on Published on Oct 13, 2014
 
Michael Loftus interviews ex-Muslim cartoonist Bosch Fawstin on The Infidel, Pigman, Islam and the comic book industry.
 
Tom Trento of The United West live-streamed the Muhammad Art Exhibit of which is posted in its three hour entirety on Youtube. In the first couple minutes Trento interviews winner Fawstin on May 3.
 
 
 
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The first annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest will be held on Sunday, May 3, at the Curtis Culwell Center, 5-7 pm, CENTRAL TIME, in the Dallas suburb of Garland, Texas. It will be hosted by human rights and free-speech activist Pamela Geller and her organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI).

The exhibit will feature images of Islam’s prophet in both historical and contemporary settings, showcasing the top 200 artistic renditions that were submitted for consideration. The winner will be announced at the event, and a $10,000 prize will be awarded.

The keynote speaker will be Geert Wilders, a member of The Netherlands Parliament. Wilders led the fight for de-Islamization in his country, which has faced many of the same problems with Muslim assimilation as have other European countries, including the advent of controversial “no-go zones” inaccessible to non-Muslims, including public officials.

 
The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) page promoting the Muhammad Art Exhibit can be read HERE.
 
Fawstin Mo toon won in Garland TX 5-3-15
 
Fawstin Mo toon won in Garland TX 5-3-15
 
Below is the educational moment I originally intended on posting Sunday evening. When I caught the news about the Muslim (and probable ISIS – See Also HERE) attack in Garland I held up to acquire some facts on the – who, what and where – of that incident. Ted of Shoebat.com on Saturday May 2 posted a Raymond Taouk article explaining the nature of Islam. Considering a lot of Leftist MSM and of course Muslim apologists are complaining Pamela Geller brought the violence on themselves for – GASP! – offending Muslims, the education moment about Islam is even more relevant today. The article is a bit lengthy so I suggest you bookmark this page or the Shoebat.com page and digest the info in time frames that fit your schedule.
 
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What Every Christian Needs To Know About Islam
 
Posted By Ted
May 2, 2015
 
Islam and the Islamic Notion of Revelation
 
By: Raymond Taouk
Today we are living in a time in which we are living in a time in which we are beginning to witness the revival of Islam.
 
This is something that Hiliare Belloc the great English Historian of the 20th Century had prophetically states in his work “the great Heresies”. In this book written in the late 1930’s he states that Millions of modern people of the white civilization—that is, the civilization of Europe and America—have forgotten all about Islam. They have never come in contact with it. They take for granted that it is decaying, and that, anyway, it is just a foreign religion which will not concern them. It is, as a fact, the most formidable and persistent enemy which our civilization has had, and may at any moment become as large a menace in the future as it has been in the past. The suggestion that Islam may re-arise sounds fantastic but this is only because men are always powerfully affected by the immediate past: one might say that they are blinded by it.
 
Hilare Belloc 
Hilare Belloc
 
A Brief History Of Islam
 
The fact that most of the Mohammedans are mainly located in the far east is because the people known as today’s  “Arabs”, from whom Islamic religion spread,  were descendants of Ishmael, the son of Abraham who was born of the slave woman agar to whom God said he would multiply her seed. This is why the Ishmael is recognized as a prophet in the Islamic Religion (he is placed after Abraham but before Isaac).
 
These sons of Agar dwelt on the Arabian Peninsula and were roughly divided between a nomadic and a more or less urban oasis culture.
 
The Tribal-society aspect of pre-Islamic Arabia explains many of the things that can be found in Islam today. For example, it was perfectly in line with Arab morality to mount raids on other tribes in order to obtain wealth, wives, and slaves, and so the tribes were constantly at war with one another. These desert tribes lived by the code “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”. Vengeance was extracted whenever anything was done to hurt any member of the tribe. Forcing people into slavery or kidnapping women, hold them in a harem, and raping them at will was considered just and proper.
 
The harsh Arab climate produced a harsh tribal society in which violence was the norm. And violence is still an attribute of Islamic societies.
 
The Arab population was Polytheistic in orientation. The male and female spirits existed in trees; stones, rivers and mountains, and so they were they worshiped a various number of different “gods”. Sacred magic stones were believed to protect the tribes. The Quraysh tribe had adopted a black stone as their tribal magic stone and had set it up at the Kabah. This magical black was kissed when people came on their pilgrimage to worship at the Kabah. It was no doubt an asteroid/meteorite that had fallen out of the sky and thus was viewed as being divine in some way.
 
Arabian idols
Arabian idols
 
The Quraysh tribe,  (Muhammad’s tribe) which was one of the more larger and  more important tribes saw to it that there was an idol for every religion at the pagan temple called the Kabah (a another version of the Roman Parthenon – the temple dedicated to all the Gods. The word Kabah is Arabic for “cube” and refers to the square stone temple in Mecca where the idols were worshipped. The Ka’bah was a cube shaped construction which was about 50 feet high with side 40 feet wide enclosing an empty, windowless room with marble walls.
 
This temple contained a virtual smorgasbord of deities with something for everyone. At least 360 gods were represented at the Kabah and a new one could be added if some stranger came into town and wanted to worship his own “god” in addition to the ones that were already represented. – This Kabah will later play a major role in Islam because it is by means of this Kabah that Mohammed will claim to prove the apostolic character of his religion by simply saying that Abraham and Ishmeal had built the Kabah even though there is no historical proof that Abraham or Ishmeal were ever in Mecca.
 
The Beginning Of Islam
 
The founder of Islam is Muhammad (AD 570 – 632). Muhammad’s father died before he was born, and his mother died while he was still young. He was sent to live with his rich grandparents, who later sent him to live with a wealthy uncle, who in turn passed him on to a poor uncle who raised him as well as he could.
 
The Quarish tribe, to which Mohammed belonged, had established itself in the south of Hijas (Hedjaz), near Mecca, which was, the principal religious and commercial center of Arabia at the time of Mohammed. They had become the masters and the acknowledged guardians of the sacred Kaaba, within the town of Mecca — then visited in annual pilgrimage by the heathen Arabs with their offerings and tributes — and had thereby gained such preeminence that it was comparatively easy for Mohammed to inaugurate his religious reform and his political campaign, which ended with the conquest of all Arabia and the fusion of the numerous Arab tribes into one nation, with one religion, one code, and one sanctuary.
 
Mo riding Buraq
 
[Blog Editor: Mo riding Buraq]
 
According to the biographers and early Muslim traditions, Mohammed’s mother died when he was a little boy and so he was raised by his uncle Abu Talib who brought him up a pagan and introduced him in the trade business but As a whole very little is known about his early life mainly because he was simply a normal Arab boy who enjoyed talking with those who traveled in the caravans. He loved to explore the desert and particularly the caves. According to the early Muslim traditions, the young pagan Muhammad experienced different visions in some of the caves he went to.
 
He got married at the age of 25 to a wealthy women named Cadijah who’s camel trade he looked after, she was some 15 years older him, but it was through this marriage that he became much more acquainted with Christianity since his wife’s uncle (Zayd) was a Nestorian Christian who upbraided him for worshiping idols and instructed him in the faith. In fact Father Nicholas of Cusa, a well-known Catholic Theologian and Philosopher of the 15th Century, quotes another Arab, in his work “A scrutiny of the Koran” who states that Mohammed Himself had been influence by Sergius a Nestorian monk, which seems probable since most of the surrounding region and towns next to were Mohammed had lived had more or less accepted Christianity in one form or other.
 
Nevertheless at the age of 40 Muhammad (610) Mohammed began to experience have visions again. This time he claimed that Allah had called him to be a prophet (nabi) and an apostle (Rasul).
 
Muhammad at first shared his call only with the family and friends in secret. Indeed, his first converts were some members of his own family. But soon his message became public, and he became subject to ridicule and hostility by the population at large and even by members of his own family.
 
Satanic Verses
 
In order to appease his pagan family members and the members of the Quraysh tribe, he decided that the best thing he could do was to admit that it was perfectly proper to pray to and worship the three daughters of Allah: Al-Lat, Al-ussa and Manat! This led to the famous “satanic verses” in which Muhammad in a moment of weakness and supposedly under the inspiration of Satan succumbed to the temptation to appease the pagan mobs in Mecca (Sura 53:19).
 
Muhammad eventually fled to medina, in AD 622. This event is called hejira by the Muslims and marks the beginning of the Muslim era and calendar. In other words the year 622, is the year 1 in the Islamic Calendar.
 
While at Medina, Muhammad planned and organized the spread of his new religion. The only powerful method he could use was that of violence in the name of Allah – the jihad. This jihad was so successful, despite so many oppositions, that at Muhammad’s death in AD 632 half of the Arabic world had become Muslim, and by AD 750 the Muslims had conquered the Persian and large parts of the Byzantine empire.
 
From reading the Koran one would not suppose that an enormous number of Arabs were Christians. Though the people of the Hijas were predominately pagan, many of the surrounding tribes had accepted Christianity. There were some members of the Quraysh tribe that had accepted Christianity but they were generally few. However all along the Mediterranean Christianity was already fully established.   In fact it is reported that that when Muhammad entered Mecca in triumph in the year 630, paintings of Jesus and the virgin Mary, among others, were still visible on the inner walls of the Ka’ba.
 
Coming Islamic Invasion Of Europe
 
 
 
Posted by TradCatKnight
Published on Nov 22, 2013
 
The Meaning Of Islam
 
The very word is an Arabic word, which originally referred to an attribute of manliness and described someone who was heroic and brave in battle. However most expounders of the word will generally affirm that it means “submission” as the Moslems today understand it to mean. Most Moslem apologist will even go as far as saying the originality of this name is a sign of the divine origin of Islam and a clear indication that all must because Moslems since it is obvious to any believer that we must be in “submission to God”.
 
Face of Protesting Muslims
Face of Protesting Muslims
 
Divisions In Islam:
 
Despite the military success of the Muslims, Islam has divided into various sects of which the two largest are the Sunni and the Shiah.  The Term “Sunni” is derived from the word “Sunnah” which means “Tradition”. The Shias have their own Sunnah, not identical to that of the Sunnis. The Sunni uphold the legitimacy of the succession of the first three caliphs, (Abu Bakr, Omar, and Uthman, while the Shiah defend the Divine right of Ali as against the successions of these caliphs whom they call “usurpers”, and whose names, tombs, and memorials they insult and detest).  The Sunni make up the larger about 85 % while the Shiah make up about 10%.The major difference is that Sunni is more like a Church founded on the consensus of the community, while the Shite hold to an authoritarian form of Government where the imams have the right of say that which cannot be contradicted by the community since they are seen as having a sort of impeccability/infallibility.
 
That is a brief historical overview, however Before I get into the Islamic notion of revelation I want to mention something about the other sources of Islamic authority  and the Islamic beliefs so that you can understand what place the Koran holds in Islam and what it teaches the Moslems.
 
The Theology Of The Koran
 
It is a monotheistic – A strict belief in one God, who they call “Allah”. “Allah” has 99 names. For the Moslem Our Lord  Jesus Christ is merely a prophet, one of the many prophets with Mohammed being the last and the greatest of the Prophets and so the Moslems do not pray to or worship Mohammed, -not in the strict sense any way. They pray to Allah – They believe that with Mohammed the canon or revelation from God was finally closed. Their will be no more – It’s true that some Moslems deny this point but a general rule those are the tenants of the great body of Moslems. The theology of the Koran is quite simple and that’s what makes it most suitable for your any Godless pagan to embrace. – The Joe 6 pack religion.
 
For the Moslems Islam supersedes Christianity and Judaism in the way Christianity Superseded Judaism so according to them it is incumbent on all Christians to become Muslims and So we Should all convert and become Muslims.
 
Similarities and Differences:
 
Moslems do believe in heaven and Hell, good and bad angels. They believe in the Devil – the Shaitan -or iblis- who was condemned to hell because he refused to worship Adam – this same idea is found in the Talmud. They do believe in Adam and Eve, but they deny Original sin since for them the sin of Adam did not lose anything for the rest of men but only for Adam alone.
 
The pagan element that Mohammedans have maintained about angels is a believer in the spirits they call jinn, these spirits are said to have originated in fire and function as mediators between angels and humans. They claim that there are good and bad Jinn and that Mohammed had converted some of them to Islam.
 
While the Muslims do believe in Heaven and Hell, their notion of Hell is similar to ours, but their notion of heaven is clearly pagan although not totally since, they claim that Heaven has 7 levels. The seventh Level is the highest – somewhat equivalent to our heaven. There you are in the presence of Allah.
 
However the average Moslem is more familiar with the other levels of heaven which are presented in a materialistic and sensual way since these places a man’s sexual desires are fulfilled to the limited – a place which St. Alphonsus says is only fit for beasts!
 
In fact if you really want to understand why some Mohammedan would strap some bombs on himself and gladly let them explode at the cost of his life, it is precisely because he is promised heaven in return for killing the infidel. And so he goes to his death looking forward to an eternity of bliss in a land where there will be milk and honey and all wine and you can drink along with the most beautiful girls called “Houris” to fulfill their every desire!
 
Although the Koran does lay down most of what I have said so far about the Islamic beliefs, yet all most all the other things Moslems believe are derived from three other sources besides the Koran:
 
Other Sources:
 
1.   The Hadith, a record of words and deeds of Muhammad by his relatives and friends;
 
2.   The Sunnah, or acts of Muhammad;
 
III. The Ijma, consensus of the Muslim community or of its leading scholars.
 
The reason that Mohammedans have other authorities other than the Koran is that from the very beginning it was clearly understood that the Qur’án could not give all the rules for all the situations encountered by a Muslims in daily life.
 
Even during Muhammad’s lifetime a supplement to his message proved to be necessary;  his deeds and words were written down so as to be an example for future Moslems on how to conduct their lives. These stories about Mohammed were passed down orally until the 9th century before they were systematically collected and written down into what is known as the Hadith.  The Hadith Together with the Sira, constitute the Sunnah – that is the traditions of the Prophet.
 
While no absolute canon of the Hadith has ever been established, nevertheless certain compilers are recognized as more trustworthy – those compiled by al-Bukhari (d. 256 A.H., 870 A.D.), are regarded as most sahih – most true. The Hadith itself from a historical point of view as far as its reliability is a collection of hearsay statements which is not really worth the paper it’s written on, it is not only doubtful but like the Koran it is also latent with contradictions (Islam by Alfred Guilaume, pg. 106) but  even then while I might undermine the Hadith because of the fact it is historically unreliable for reasons I don’t have the time to get into but what you have to at least understand as that in practice it almost plays a far greater role than the Koran does for the average Muslim since without the Hadith, the Koran the Koran doesn’t stand as a Pillar of direction for Moslems on how to function in their daily life as Muslims and being Arabs unless a law is set down they will kill one another over even the smallest things.
 
The beliefs that are laid down for the Moslem to believe are 6 major beliefs:
 
The Beliefs of Islam
 
The 6 Major beliefs of Islam, according to the Quran and Muslim tradition:
 
I. Belief in Allah
 
Belief in the prophets
 
III. Belief in the day of Judgment (therefore belief in heaven and hell);
 
Belief in the revealed books;
 
Belief in the angels;
 
Belief in fate or providence – Calvinistic idea of Predestination.
 
Every Muslim must believe and profess these beliefs. If any Muslim renounces Islam or becomes an apostate, he will be liable to the greatest punishment, death and hell. Another Islamic belief is that is that it is absolute necessity for all male Children to be circumcised, while some Islamic sects prescribe it also for women. Divorce and Polygamy are allowed, Pork along with alcohol are forbidden as “harram” – evil.
 
The obligations of Islam
 
Muslims also hold to the teaching of “faith and good works” and totally reject the protestant notion “justification by faith alone”. Upon every Muslim there are incumbent various obligations which they are bound to observe. They are the following:
 
Belief in the oneness of Allah and his prophet Muhammad;
 
Offering of daily prayers;
 
III. Almsgiving; – They do believe in good works and reject the idea of “faith alone”
 
Observing the fast of Ramadan (30 days); – Ramada follows a lunar Calendar. During the month of Ramada Muslims cannot eat or drink during day time hours – not even their own saliva!
 
Performing hajj to the Kabah in Mecca once in a lifetime, if possible.
 
The Islamic Notion Of Revelation:
 
The Islamic bible equivalent is the Koran. The word Koran comes from the Arabic to recite or read since it was originally given to Mohammed as a recitation which he in turn recited to others who wrote it down. This revelation was intended to recited by all who accepted its message, that is why most devout Moslems now great portions of the Koran from memory.   The Koran is roughly equivalent in length to the New Testament and divided into 114 sections, known as suras. The book’s are organizing principle according to size.
 
While the Koran hold a similar prominence in Islam as the bible does in Christianity, yet strangely enough their notion of revelation is totally different. As you know, the Catholic teaching on revelation of the Sacred Text of the Bible is that various human authors wrote the various books or letter that they wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost while nevertheless maintaining their liberty and their various styles, temperaments and different degrees of human knowledge. For the Moslems on the other hand the Quran was supposed to be send down from heaven directly by God by the intermediary of one Man,  the Prophet Mohammed who while he disclaimed having any power to perform miracles, claimed that the divine revelations enshrined in the Quran were themselves miraculous signs of his apostle ship.   In the Koran Mohammed expressly states regarding the Koran that “God Himself and His holy Spirit composed this most true book.”- Surah 16:101,
 
For the Moslem because the Quran is supposed to have come down  “unfettered” by human intervention, is thus the truest and clearest statement of Allah’s word, and therefore supersedes all previous revelations, even annulling those revelations, as they have supposedly been corrupted by the limitations of their human authors.
 
The Quran itself though is seen as merely a transcript of an uncreated and eternal tablet or book that had preexisted in heaven in which is written all that has happened and that will happen. It is supposed to have been revealed to Mohammed by the intermediary of the spirit of God.
 
The physical Qur’án, that they have in written text for them, is only the visible copy of that eternal and uncreated Quran. The Uncreated and eternal Quran is called the Mother of the Book. The role of Mohammed was to speak the truths of this Uncreated Koran, so that it could take on earthly form, and thus carry Allah’s eternal message to the world. And so not seen as a book in the ordinary sense, nor is it comparable to the Bible, either the Old or New Testaments. It is for the Moslems (sic) an expression of Divine Will. If you want to compare it with anything in Christianity, you must compare it with Christ Himself. Christ was an expression of the Divine among men, the revelation of the Divine Will. That is what the Quran is for the Moslems. If you want a comparison for the role of Muhammad, the better one in that particular respect would be Blessed Virgin Mary. Muhammad was the vehicle of the Divine, as she was the vehicle of the word of God… (Charris Waddy, The Muslim Mind [New York: Longman, 1976], p.14)
 
For this reason as funny as it might sound, Islam has had and continues to have its own Arians, etc. who debating and persecuting each other over the nature of the Quran as being created or uncreated. Some say it’s created while others deny it! After years of blood shed on the issue it is commonly held that the Koran is uncreated.
 
Nevertheless what is interesting about the Mohammedan claim of an uncreated Quran – even though we find it erroneous – the idea of a heavenly tablet was not a new idea invented by Mohammed the concept is as old as religion itself.  This idea was familiar to the ancient heathens (of Mesopotamia), not to mention the fact that Talmudic Judaism, in its traditional literature has crowned the Torah as pre-existent.
 
In Christianity pre-existence is ascribed to the word of God, the logos but of course it has a different significance since the Moslems don’t worship the Koran as God!
 
Nevertheless during Mohammed’s lifetime the verses that he recited and claimed to be revealed to him were written on palm-leaves, stones, the shoulder-blades of animals, and any other material that came to hand, because Mohammed could have his revelations at any time and so they often made use of what was handy.
 
While historically there were a number of different version of the Koran which contradicted each other, the Moslems wisely deceived to destroy them and decide on only maintaining one version because the Moslems feared that scriptural exegesis would pursue the course with them like it had taken among Jews and Christians who at that the time accused one another of corrupting and falsifying the text, it would have meant the end for this newly founded religion. The edition which they put out is till this day the authoritative text. Even though there are various versions of this text only the original Arabic version of the Koran is God’s inspired word since English versions cannot give you the true meaning of the Koran.
 
The earliest copy of the Koran can be dated at around 790 AD which is about 160 years after the death of Mohammed but there are some earlier fragments which date about 100 years after the death of Mohammed. But it’s only logical that the bones, stones, palm leaves, tree bark, etc.., which contained some of the material on which the Koran was supposed to have been written that these materials perished. Since these materials by their very nature corrupt. In fact that is what even happened to the divinely inspired of Gospels and Epistles the New Testament. The earliest copy of the Koran can be dated at around 790 AD which is about 160 years after the death of Mohammed but there are some earlier fragments which date about 100 years after the death of Mohammed. Yet while it’s true that most Islamic Scholars will dishonestly affirm that they still have the original version, yet it not only could they not produce such a text but humanly speaking it’s not possible since those materials by nature decay.
 
Prophets
 
Moslems no not only have a different notion of Revelation but also of prophet hood. But this teaching of Islam was clearly only a latter development since if you read the Koran the notion of prophet hood resembles the Christian understanding. They firstly make a distinction between one who is a Nabi — that is one who deliver simple admonitions and warnings, and One who is specially chosen to proclaim a special revelation, the rasûl– An Apostle.
 
Moslems claim that not only are all the prophets/Apostles – Rasul of Allah, are inspired by God to reveal his will to the world,  but that these rasul/prophets especially Mohammed (the seal/culmination of the prophets) were all without sin and infallible.
 
Conclusion
 
It’s undeniably important to understand what Moslems do and don’t believe since Islam today is a reality that we have to deal with. The Moslems today dwell not in some distant land across the sea but in the same countries in which we also live and so it’s important to have at least some understanding of one of the world’s largest religions especially one which most westerners are more than likely to join since it appeals to the senses and isn’t too difficult to follow and that would suit the lifestyle of most materialist godless people today.
 
On this note, I would like to leave you with the thoughts of Belloc on Islam who in response to the vital question “May not Islam arise again?” He responds, “In a sense the question is already answered because Islam has never departed. It still commands the fixed loyalty and unquestioning adhesion of all the millions between the Atlantic and further afield throughout scattered communities of further Asia. But I ask the question in the sense “Will not perhaps the temporal power of Islam return and with it the menace of an armed Mohammedan world which will shake off the domination of Europeans still nominally Christian and reappear again as the prime enemy of our civilization?” The future always comes as a surprise but political wisdom consists in attempting at least some partial judgment of what that surprise may be. And for my part I cannot but believe that a main unexpected thing of the future is the return of Islam.”
 
It seems we are beginning to see that revival!
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First Amendment Assaulted by Sharia in Garland TX
John R. Houk
© May 4, 2015
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What Every Christian Needs To Know About Islam
 
Edited by John R. Houk
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