Any Muslim who mocks Christians or Jews for their high holidays should have his ass kicked, all the way back to the Islamic desert from whence he came. But Muslims are religiously obliged to call unbelievers to Islam, which is why we see da’awa quacks like Fibby Hooper babble stupidly about Â our “shared values”, (no such thing) Â while in Islamic countries the Christians are bombed in their churches. There is also the appropriation of Jesus, who is a completely different creature in Islam (ISA) than the biblical Jesus of the Christians.
Here is one Â of many egregious examples from the ‘Muslim Village’ site:
Why followers of Islam are followers of Jesus (Peace be Upon him and All the Prophets)
“Santa has nothing to do with our traditions and our culture…”
Muselmaniacs in Turkey are lashing out at a most beloved symbol of the season: Santa Claus.
“Whomever practices the way of believing of infidels does not belong to my people. Do not celebrate…”
They also slammed Muslims who celebrate New Year’s, saying that celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Day is “wrong” and is “a blow dealt to Muslimism.”
“(we) will teach our children that they did not come into this world for pleasure, that they came to distribute justice,” which means they have to be muslim soldiers and spread sharia. By all and any means.
I suppose that goes for white Santa’s as well as black ones.
Liberal Website On Controversy Among U.S. Muslims Regarding Celebrating ChristmasÂ MEMRI
The liberal Arabic website Elaph.com recently reported that the Mufti of Washington D.C., Sheikh Muhammad Al-Hanooti, prohibited Muslim children from having their photos taken with Santa Claus, as this is a” sin” and “an abomination” that contravenes the tenets of Islam.
The issue of Christmas celebrations has been a bone of contention among Muslims in Australia as well. Australian sources reported that Sheikh Yahya Safi, the imam of Australia’s largest mosque, the Lakemba Mosque in Sydney, has ruled thatÂ Muslims must not extend Christmas greetings to Christians.
“When you say: ‘Merry Christmas,’ you are saying: ‘Congratulations on your false religion,’ ‘Congratulations on your false understanding of life.’ You are congratulating them on the most evil of polytheism and heresy.
Jesus is No God – Says a Canadian Islamic Charity
An “Islamic charity” is not a charity at all, it is a vehicle to finance the jihad.Â Rachel Ehrenfeld explains.
“It’s in our interest to build ties [so] Jews do not see [Muslims] as the enemy”-
Jewish InterfaithnikÂ Walter Ruby,Â coordinator of Muslim-Jewish programming for the New York-based Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (ffeu.org)
Â (Walter Ruby thinks it is Jews who must be educated Â not to see Muslims as the enemy. Its incomprehensible that these idiots are given standing in the community. Â The Muslims need not be educated in kumbaya. Â They will simply follow the path of allah.)
As the Muslim population of the U.S. grows, Jewish communities will increasingly find mosques in their midst. Will the faiths coexist peacefully?
Â There is nothing in the Koran that encourages Muslims to coexist with Jews. But there are many verses calling Jews ‘the vilest of creatures’ and ‘sons of apes and swine’ who need to be wiped out. Kumbaya clowns and interfaith quacks need to study up on Islamic history. Ignorance kills.
“Al Nusra (also) killed my brother and my cousin because they refused to convert to Islam.”
DAMASCUS // After fleeing a
rebeljihadist assault on the historic Syrian town of Maalula, hundreds of Christian families sheltering in Damascus are preparing for a bleak Christmas away from home. (JW)
Any kind of display of faith in an Â Islamic nation can cause threats, violent attacks and suicide bombings…..
We see jihadists attacking Christians with increasing fury. We also see the world largely yawning and indifferent as all this goes on, and Christian leaders saying that we must not talk about it for fear of harming a chimerical and fruitless (at best) Muslim/Christian “dialogue.”–Â Merry Christmas in a time of persecution
There were shouts of “Takbir” (conquer) and “Allahu akbar” (God is greater).
No, we have nothing in common:
Ibrahim Hooper of Hamas-linked CAIR sends around this steaming pile of war-is-deceit propaganda to the mainstream media every Christmas, and the fish always bite. In it, Hooper tries through Qur’anic sleight of hand (quoting only convenient verses, ignoring others, notably the ones I quoteÂ here) to convince Christians that Muslims and Christians have “more in common than we think.”
This is laudable, and only a crabbed hatemonger would object, right? Hamas-linked CAIR would do more to promote peace by confronting and repudiating the roots of Muslim hostility toward Christians. Where does the Islamic animus toward Christians come from? Hooper doesn’t mention the verses of the Qur’an that say that those who “call Christ the son of Allah” are under “Allah’s curse” (9:30), or that command Muslims to “fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day…(even if they are) of the People of the Book” â€” that is, primarily Jews and Christians (9:29). Yet Muslims around the world are acting upon them. If Hooper wants Christians to believe that Christians and Muslims have “more in common than we think,” let them repudiate the violence these verses still inspire in the world, and help Muslims understand these verses in a way that will enable them to live in lasting peace with their Christian neighbors. Instead, he and his colleagues smear as “bigots” and “Islamophobes” anyone who dares to quote them and point out how Islamic jihadists use them to justify violence and supremacism.
“A strong bond for Christians and Muslims,” by Ibrahim Hooper in theÂ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 23:
“Behold! The angels said: ‘O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him. His name will be Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and in (the company of) those nearest to God.’ ”Before searching for this quote in the New Testament, you might first ask your Muslim co-worker, friend or neighbor for a copy of the Quran, Islam’s revealed text. The quote is from Verse 45 of Chapter 3 in the Quran.
It is well known, particularly in this holiday season, that Christians follow the teachings of Jesus. What is less well understood is that Muslims also love and revere Jesus as one of God’s greatest messengers to mankind.
Other verses in the Quran, regarded by Muslims as the direct word of God, state that Jesus was strengthened with the “Holy Spirit” (2:87) and is a “sign for the whole world.” (21:91) His virgin birth was confirmed when Mary is quoted as asking: “How can I have a son when no man has ever touched me?” (3:47)
The Quran shows Jesus speaking from the cradle and, with God’s permission, curing lepers and the blind (5:110). God also states in the Quran: “We gave (Jesus) the Gospel (Injeel) and put compassion and mercy into the hearts of his followers” (57:27).
As forces of hate in this country and worldwide try to pull Muslims and Christians apart, we are in desperate need of a unifying force that can bridge the widening gap of interfaith misunderstanding and mistrust. That force could be the message of love, peace and forgiveness taught by Jesus and accepted by followers of both faiths.
Christians and Muslims would do well to consider another verse in the Quran reaffirming God’s eternal message of spiritual unity: “Say ye: ‘We believe in God and the revelation given to us and to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and it is unto Him that we surrender ourselves’ ” (2:136).
The Prophet Muhammad himself sought to erase any distinctions between the message he taught and that taught by Jesus, who he called God’s “spirit and word.” Prophet Muhammad said: “Both in this world and in the Hereafter, I am the nearest of all people to Jesus, the son of Mary. The prophets are paternal brothers; their mothers are different, but their religion is one.”
When Muslims mention the Prophet Muhammad, they always add the phrase “peace be upon him.” Christians may be surprised to learn that the same phrase always follows a Muslim’s mention of Jesus or that we believe Jesus will return to Earth in the last days before the final judgment. Disrespect toward Jesus, as we have seen all too often in our society, is very offensive to Muslims.
Unfortunately, violent events and hate-filled rhetoric around the world provide ample opportunity for promoting religious hostility. And, yes, Muslims and Christians do have some differing perspectives on Jesus’ life and teachings. But his spiritual legacy offers an alternative opportunity for people of faith to recognize their shared religious heritage.
America’s Muslim community stands ready to honor that legacy by building bridges of interfaith understanding and challenging those who would divide our nation along religious or ethnic lines.
We have more in common than we think.