Disbelief is worse than slaughter

Informed WoJ readers would know that sura 2:218 is basic Islam 101, and not just the hateful rants of some misunderstander of Islam.

Christian Worship Is ‘Worse than Murder and Bloodshed’


The learned Dr. Ahmed al-Naqib

Coptic Solidarity

For an idea on why Egypt’s Coptic Christians and their churches are constantly under attack—most recently last Sunday, when a church was bombed, killing at least 25 Christians—one need merely listen to the words and teachings of some of the nation’s Muslim preachers.

Take Dr. Ahmed al-Naqib, for instance.  He has studied at the best Islamic madrassas, including Al Azhar, authored numerous books on doctrine, received awards and decorations for his academic achievements, and regularly appears on television.  In one video he appears discussing an earlier Muslim mob attack on a church in Egypt, which the media and government always denounce as fitna, an Arabic word that means temptation or discord and which Islam commands Muslims to oppose.

Citing revered Islamic texts including the Koran, Dr. Naqib explained that the open display of shirk—the greatest sin in Islam, associating someone else with God, which the Koran accuses Christians of doing via the Trinity—“is the worst form of fitna, worse than murder and bloodshed.”

In other words, and as he went on to make perfectly clear in the remainder of the video, fitna (or discord) is not when Muslims attack Christian churches—far from it—but rather when Christians are allowed to flaunt their shirk (or blasphemies) in churches near Muslims.  Fighting that—even to the point of “murder and bloodshed”—is preferable.

Then there’s Dr. Yasser Burhami, the face of Egypt’s Salafi movement, who is as well credentialed and prolific as Naqib: he’s on record saying that, although a Muslim man is permitted to marry Christian or Jewish women, he must make sure he still hates them in his heart—and always shows them that he hates them—because they are infidels; otherwise he risks losing his Islam.

As for churches, Burhami once issued a fatwa forbidding Muslim taxi and bus drivers from transporting Christian priests to their churches, which he depicted as “more forbidden than taking someone to a liquor bar.”

But it’s not just “radical” or Salafi sheikhs who make such hateful pronouncements.  Even so-called “moderate” Islamic institutions, such as Al Azhar’s Dar al-Ifta, issued a fatwa in August 2009 likening the building of a church to “a nightclub, a gambling casino, or building a barn for rearing pigs, cats or dogs.”

The analogy is not original to the Salafis or Dar al-Ifta, but rather traces back to some of Islam’s most revered doctrinaires, including Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Qayyim.  They taught that “building churches is worse than building bars and brothels, for those [churches] symbolize infidelity, whereas these [bars and brothels] represent immorality.”

One can go on and on with examples of Muslim clerics and institutions inciting—with absolute impunity—against Christians and their churches in Egypt.   Many secular and/or moderate Egyptians agree.  Back in 2014, for instance, Muslim Brotherhood supporters mauled and murdered a woman named Mary after her cross identified her as a Christian.   Soon thereafter, an Egyptian op-ed titled “Find the True Killer of Mary” argued that:

Those who killed the young and vulnerable Mary Sameh George, for hanging a cross in her car, are not criminals, but rather wretches who follow those who legalized for them murder, lynching, dismemberment, and the stripping bare of young Christian girls—without ever saying [the word] “kill.”  [Islamic cleric] Yassir Burhami and his colleagues who announce their hate for Christians throughout satellite channels and in mosques—claiming that hatred of Christians is synonymous with love for God—they are the true killers who need to be tried and prosecuted.

One can say the same thing about the suicide-bombing of St. Peter’s cathedral.

In short, until such time comes that the Egyptian government removes the “radical” sheikhs and their teachings from the mosques, schools, television stations and all other positions of influence, Muslims will continue to be radicalized, churches will continue to be bombed, and Christians will continue to be killed.


3 thoughts on “Disbelief is worse than slaughter”

  1. The political Betrayal of Australia !!!
    we will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come” … little johnny – you know the inveterate liar and politician (where else would he have got a job) who said there will be no GST
    (this is to pacify irate voters and make it appear that the islams are not the politicians REAL masters)

    No boats … (achieved by Tony Abbott’s administration … by BIG $$$$’s to indonesians)
    No worries … (how to fill the islam immigration agenda required by Australia’s politicians to islam)

    islam invasion is now by aeroplane
    (more of the islam invaders survive this way and the politicians look “Australian” … even some ILLEGAL islam politicians – but for Anne Azza Aly forever an impossibility … is she ever in for a reality check)


    and this doesn’t account for the rabbit factor – the unwanted cane toad result !

  2. so what are we going to do with all these islam assisting politicians of “ours” and their invading islam criminals murderers rapists … and these are just the invading islams children !!!
    (<i.You have noticed the islams train then send their children to pillage rape murder each and every non-islam who will not convert to islam or be a willing slave of islam or be of the wrong type of islam)

    and here is where it gets real funny … the islams victims WILL include the “suicidal self-haters (mostly female)” with that greenish tinge who are assisting islams do what islams do !!!

    But the “suicidal self-haters (mostly female)” suffer from cognitive dissonance and/or only islams will have sex with them !!!

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