Christians asked to bow in submission to Allah

‘We are in the extreme minority in the crowd, it is intimidating’

‘Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Quran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.” -Motto of the Muslim Brotherhood


Spencer: Egypt’s Islamic Supremacist is Man of the Hour

Yusuf al-Qaradawi

JERUSALEM – In what Egypt’s Christians fear may be a sign of things to come, a senior Islamic cleric asked Christians to bow in Muslim prayer in an act of submission to Allah.

On Friday, famed Egyptian theologian Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a spiritual leader to the Muslim Brotherhood who hosts a popular Islam-themed television show on Al Jazeera, led the Islamic prayer services in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the epicenter of Egypt’s uprising.

While he repeatedly offered nods to Egypt’s Coptic Christians, unmentioned in most news media accounts of the ceremony was that Qaradawi asked all in attendance, specifically singling out Christians, to bow in Islamic prayer.

A Coptic Christian at the event told WND the request was intimidating.

“Whether he meant to or not, this was asking Christian to bow in an act of submission to Islam and Allah,” said the Christian, who asked that he named be withheld.

“There were maybe 250,000 people at the rally. Almost all were Muslims. So when we (Christians) are asked to bow, and we are in the extreme minority in the crowd, it is intimidating.”

You bet. Imagine what they’d do with you if you were a Jew…

The Christian witness said thousands of Christians in attendance at the rally did not bow.

A Coptic Christian leader told WND he believes Qaradawi’s request may reflect a larger emerging Islamic role in Egypt.

Qaradawi’s speech was, in part, focused on political Islam, replete with his quoting verses of the Quran.

While he asked the entire rally to bow in Islamic prayer, he also used his speech to reassure the Christian minority of their place in Egypt, telling the crowd that “in this square sectarianism died.”

He discarded the customary Islamic clerical opening of “Oh Muslims,” in favor of “Oh Muslims and Copts.”

He praised Muslims and Christians for standing together in Egypt’s revolution and even hailed what he called the Coptic Christian “martyrs” who once fought the Romans and Byzantines.

Then he asked the Christians to bow in Muslim prayer.

“I invite you to bow down in prayer together,” he said.

Egyptian Christians fear implementation of Islamic law

Qaradawi had been a vocal opponent of deposed Egyptian rule Hosni Mubarak. He has lived in exile in Qatar for decades. His return to Egypt is seen as evidence of a change in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood.

He is banned from entering the United States and Britain for his support of violence against Israel and American forces in Iraq.

Last week, WND reported members of the Coptic Christian community in Egypt quietly met with U.S. officials to object to the inclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood in a committee that is forming a new Egyptian constitution.

Egypt’s ruling military council last week appointed a committee to amend the Egyptian constitution. The new committee consists of eight members, including Sobhi Saleh, a lawyer and a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Brotherhood seeks to establish Islamic law in Egypt. Both Hamas and al-Qaida are violent offshoots of the Muslim Brotherhood.

A top source in Egypt’s Coptic Christian community told WND he and other Coptic Christians held a meeting last Monday with officials at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to raise objections about the inclusion of the Brotherhood in the constitutional committee.

The source said the Christian community pointed out that the official Muslim Brotherhood charter, amended in 2007, calls for the imposition of Islamic law in Egypt.

Among other things, the charter, obtained by WND, states that non-Muslims cannot hold government positions and must pay to the state the jizya, or special Islamic protection tax.

The constitutional committee held its first meeting on Tuesday with the president of Egypt’s military council. It is mandated to complete its work within 10 days, with a referendum on the amended constitution to take place within two months.

Reawakened terrorist wing

WND was first to report an Egyptian Islamist terrorist organization founded by the Muslim Brotherhood is re-establishing itself amid the political upheaval in Cairo.

Both Egyptian and Israeli security officials said the group, Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, is being reconstituted at the direction of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The officials affirmed Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya serves as the de facto “military” wing of the Brotherhood, which originally founded the group.

Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya is suspected of involvement in the 1981 assassination of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, and it took credit for the 1995 attempted killing of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. It has carried out scores of deadly terrorist attacks, some targeting foreign tourists.

Last week, an Egyptian security official was quoted in the news media stating Egyptian troops had arrested two armed Palestinians from Hamas who entered the country illegally from the Gaza Strip.

The security official told reporters the men had crossed from Gaza into Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula using smuggling tunnels and that they were arrested in a stolen car in the town of el-Arish, near the border, along with three Egyptian smugglers.

The official told the Associated Press the two Hamas men were caught with weapons, hand grenades, two RPGs and about $8,600 in cash.

A senior Egyptian security official speaking to WND said an investigation found the two Hamas men were aiding in the reorganization of Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, which, he said, is attempting to reconstitute itself under the direction of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Egyptian security official said Hamas is helping Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya organize into divisions and to arm itself with weapons currently in the Sinai waiting to be smuggled into Gaza.

Both Israel and Egypt say Hamas has amassed a large quantity of weapons in the Sinai Peninsula, where the Islamic group has been attempting to smuggle the weaponry into Gaza.

Now, the Egyptian security official said, some of those weapons are going to arm the reconstituted Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya.

Notorious terrorist attacks

Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya is classified as a terrorist group by the U.S., European Union and Egypt. Like the Muslim Brotherhood, the group was dedicated to the overthrow of Mubarak, seeking to replace his regime with an Islamic state.

The group has carried out numerous deadly attacks.

The group’s leader has talked publicly about collaborating in planning the murder of Anwar Sadat with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which was blamed for the killing.

In the late 1980s and 1990s, Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya carried out scores of terrorist acts in Egypt, including the murders and attempted murders of prominent Egyptian writers and intellectuals. The group also targeted tourists and foreigners.

In 1997, it carried out the notorious Luxor massacre in Luxor, Egypt, killing 58 foreign tourists and four Egyptians. Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya went on a shooting rampage in that attack, even reportedly mutilating the bodies of victims. A note praising Islam was found inside one disemboweled body.

One year earlier, in 1996, Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya carried out a shooting rampage at the Europa Hotel in Cairo, killing 18 Greek tourists.

In 1995, the group took responsibility for a car bomb attack on the Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, murdering 16 people.

After a massive Egyptian crackdown on the group in 1997 following the Luxor attack, Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya brokered a deal with the Egyptian government that is known as the Nonviolence Initiative, in which some leaders of the movement said they renounced violence.

Still, exiled leaders of Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya maintained the group would not give up its violence.

Brotherhood declares war on U.S.

Prominent U.S. commentators also have been claiming the Muslim Brotherhood is a moderate organization and denying any Islamist plot to seize power.

In November, the Brotherhood’s new supreme guide, Muhammad Badi, delivered a sermon entitled, “How Islam Confronts the Oppression and Tyranny.”

“Resistance is the only solution,” stated Badi. “The United States cannot impose an agreement upon the Palestinians, despite all the power at its disposal. [Today] it is withdrawing from Iraq, defeated and wounded, and is also on the verge of withdrawing from Afghanistan because it has been defeated by Islamist warriors.”

Badi went on to declare the U.S. is easy to defeat through violence, since it is “experiencing the beginning of its end and is heading toward its demise.”


Muhammad’s warped concept explained:

“The word Christian is not a valid word, for there is no religion of Christianity according to Islam”. —

Today we increasingly hear and read that Christianity and Islam ‘share’ Jesus, that he belongs to both religions. So also with Abraham: there is talk of the West’s ‘Abrahamic civilization’ where once people spoke of ‘Judeo-Christian civilization’. This shift of thinking reflects the growing influence of Islam.

These notes offer some information and reflections on the ‘Muslim Jesus’, to help put this trend in its proper context.

References in brackets are to the Qur’an. Numbering systems for the Qur’anic verses are not standardized: be prepared to search through nearby verses for the right one.

Islam the primordial faith

Islam regards itself, not as a subsequent faith to Judaism and Christianity, but as the primordial religion, the faith from which Judaism and Christianity are subsequent developments. In the Qur’an we read that Abraham ‘was not a Jew nor a Christian, but he was a monotheist, a Muslim’ (Âl ‘Imran 3:66). So it is Muslims, and not Christians or Jews, who are the true representatives of the faith of Abraham to the world today. (Al-Baqarah 2:135)

The Biblical prophets were all Muslims

Many prophets of the past received the one religion of Islam. (Ash-Shura 42:13) Who were these previous prophets? According to Al-An’am 6:85-87 they include Ibrahim (Abraham), ‘Ishaq (Issac), Yaqub (Jacob), Nuh (Noah), Dawud (David), Sulaiman (Solomon), Ayyub (Job), Yusuf (Joseph), Musa (Moses), Harun (Aaron), Zakariyya (Zachariah), Yahya (John the Baptist), ‘Isa (Jesus), Ilyas, Ishmael, Al-Yash’a (Elisha), Yunus (Jonah) and Lut (Lot).

The Muslim ‘Isa (Jesus)

There are two main sources for ‘Isa, the Muslim Jesus. The Qur’an gives a history of his life, whilst the Hadith collections — recollections of Muhammad’s words and deeds — establish his place in the Muslim understanding of the future.

The Qur’an

‘Isa, was a prophet of Islam

Jesus’ true name, according to the Qur’an, was ‘Isa. His message was pure Islam, surrender to Allah. (Âl ‘Imran 3:84) Like all the Muslim prophets before him, and like Muhammad after him, ‘Isa was a lawgiver, and Christians should submit to his law. (Âl ‘Imran 3:50; Al-Ma’idah 5:48) ‘Isa’s original disciples were also true Muslims, for they said ‘We believe. Bear witness that we have surrendered. We are Muslims.’ (Al-Ma’idah 5:111)

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11 thoughts on “Christians asked to bow in submission to Allah”

  1. Christians did not bow to a false god!These are the real Christians, the brave ones, the real saints.

    Right through history, Christians and Jews have been persecuted all over the world, for they would not bow down to a false god. This brought down on them the wrath of emperors and kings. But in the final analysis, this persecution only brought down the wrath of God on the emperors and their empire.


  2. Listening to a repeat of Lateline, with Malcolm Turnbull fawning all over muslims and diversity, I get the impression that he will be first in line to take the mark when the time comes, urging the rest of us to join him in this unique affirmation of our common humanity.

  3. The Non-muslims part of the world should go together and give the Muslims what they deserve!

  4. I would sure like to do that vivi. But I am out of a job, and out of money. I do have a couple of really nice guns that I would like to work out, but I am just too broke. All I can do is pray for the Christians.

  5. you guys are really ignorant, you speak of what you have NO knowledge of whatsoever, why don’t you pick up a Qur’an and gain some knowledge. You take what this media tells you about Us Muslims being extreme, when Islam is against extremism, In the bible Jesus preached Jihad.
    Luke 19 Verse 27

    And Alhamdulilah (All praise is due to Allah) that finally muslims are sticking together.

    One more thing,
    The bible also talks about performing Hajj, Women covering their hair when they come to worship, if you Christians actually followed your religion the way you should, you will see how much alike it is to Al-Haqq (The Truth) Islam.

  6. Christians worship the true God and will never bend the knee to the devil. The muslims are devil worshipers and that is why they are such an evil, dangerous cult which should be wiped out in the West.
    The last thing I need is for some FOOL ignorant muslim attempting to misquote the Word of God, The Holy Bible. Go home you stupid muslim pigs, go back to your desert hellholes, you don’t belong in our world.

  7. Luke 19:27 is part of a parable, it is not Jesus instructing to kill his
    Muslims do not stick together, muslims have most to fear from other muslims.
    The hair covering verses have been wrong interpreted and used;
    the point was in worshipping IHVH properly: men uncovered,
    women hair down (if short-haired;covered).
    Islam is not the truth, it does not recognise the Finisher of Faith:
    Iesu Christi: Via, VERITAS et Vita.

  8. Amaana

    Islam was spread by the sword, and continues to hold its votaries by the sword. Even in the supposedly free West, Muslims who wish to leave Islam or have left it, are in fear of their lives. The ones who openly did so, are beaten and so are their children. Their houses stoned, windows broken, and much worse.

    No religion, if that is what Islam is, except Islam, allows such a despicable and barbaric policy.

    I have no particular animus towards you but to the ideology that holds you in thrall, and persecutes the children of God. I hope and pray that in the fullness of time, you too will see the light.

  9. Quote:
    One more thing,
    The bible also talks about performing Hajj, Women covering their hair when they come to worship, if you Christians actually followed your religion the way you should, you will see how much alike it is to Al-Haqq (The Truth) Islam.
    end quote.

    Islam mocks Christianity.
    Islam is profane.
    Your god is a spirit of the world.
    Your prophet is false.
    Your book is only a book, and should be forgotten.
    Your flag is black.
    Your culture and society are corrupt.
    Your soul is damned. There is no hope for you, apart from apostasy from Islam, the cult of the devil.

  10. Aaamaaaana (Another name for a sheep),
    Learn the bible before you try and quote it, you silly muslim. Christianity shares very little in reality with your abhorrent faith apart from the fact that both arose in the same part of the world. SM has pointed out the obvious errors in your diatribe so I do not need to reiterate them, You and your fellow muslims are nothing – you have never achieved anything – you deceive yourselves about your past and your future – you have nothing to offer, and you yourself are not very bright. Try and understand something first before commenting on it. Do you seriously think you can convince anyone with your poorly thought and poorly understood arguments – maybe your local brain dead muslim parasite but very few on this side of the fence.

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