Nice try. But since Allah has absolved the Muslims of their vows, why Â not sign the pledge anyway? Treaties with infidels can be broken whenever it is advantageous to the Muselmanic cause, so what’s a signature on a piece of paper anyway?
(from the Bunglawussi blog)
A newly-formed group of local citizens concerned about teachings under Islam’s Shariah Law called for the imam of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro to sign a Pledge of Friendship Friday.ï»¿
OnÂ July 14, 2010, hundreds marched against the mosque in Murfreesboro, including political figures and one group led by a Heartland Baptist ChurchÂ ChristianÂ Pastor Dusty Ray.
The Patriot Alliance of Rutherford County called a press conference at Grace Baptist Church on Bradyville Pike, next door to the site of the Islamic Center’s new construction site.
The Pledge of Friendship asks local Imam Ossama Bahloul to declare, among other things, banning the teaching of Redda Law, the part of Shariah Law that “allows the killing of Muslims who leave Islam,” the killing of homosexuals, and not to allow the facility to be used for fundraising or teachings that contradict the U.S. Constitution and other national laws.
The pledge was based on a document presented to the imam in of the mosque in Temecula, Ca., earlier in the week, saidÂ Lou Ann Zelenik, the group’s spokesperson, who also ran in the Republican primary for the Congressional seat to be vacated Rep. Bart Gordon. “I think it’s important we remain unified across the nation,” she said.
Speaking on behalf of evangelical pastors affiliated with the group was Pastor Darryl Whaley of Kingdom Ministries Worship Center in Walter Hill. He said the group was invited to attend an event to promote peace and tolerance earlier this month at the Islamic Center, but that the clergy did not have time to consult with their congregation on a week’s notice.
He said that even though the pastors respect the rights of Muslims to pray and practice their religion, “we continue to have fundamental differences in faith and practice,” and did not want their congregations to be confused by “joining hands under the banner of tolerance and religious freedom.”
See also theÂ WGNS report which reproduces the Patriotic Alliance’s list of demands.
Imam Bahloul is also required to renounce “Shariah doctrine which justifies violence and abuse of women and children” and to refrain from teaching the doctrine of jihad, on the grounds that it compels Muslims to “engage in war so that Islam will dominate the world”. And, as we all know, “when Islam becomes dominant, Non-Muslims are offered three options: to convert to Islam, to pay Jizya (a humiliating tax), or to be killed”. Who would want that fate to befall the citizens of Murfreesboro?
The Bunglawussi shriekers find someting very objectionable in these demands:
But don’t get the idea that the Patriotic Alliance of Rutherford County is insensitive to the needs of minority ethno-religious communities. Not at all. They insist that Imam Bahloul should also recognise that “the Islamic teaching that Muslims must ‘fight and kill all Jews before the end of days’ is totally unacceptable”.
Update: See also “Rutherford Co. religious leaders unite in support of mosque”,Â WKRN, 24 September 2010