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The Pope's Push to Protect Minority Christians in the Muslim World
Nov. 30, 2006 - While visiting Turkey, Pope Benedict XVI is encouraging the restoration of the image of the city as the center of Orthodox Christianity, but Turkish authorities are resistant to changes that would affect their secular identity.
- Source:TIME Magazine
Awaiting the Iranian messiah
Nov. 12, 2006 - Iranian President Ahmadinejad is a firm believer in the soon return of the Mahdi, the Muslim Messiah. When he was Mayor of Tehran, he He created passageways and roadways to make it easier for the Mahdi to return triumphantly.
There is a dangerous link between Iran's nuclear program and their religious beliefs. Professor Raymond Tanter, one of the authors of the forthcoming book What Makes Iran Tick, says the country actually wants to facilitate a cataclysmic event to hasten the return of the Mahdi. He added,
- "As a result, no conceivable positive or negative incentives will influence the leadership of the clerics and the revolutionary guards from acquiring nuclear weapons. They need nuclear weapons in order to facilitate the ideological precepts of the return of the Mahdi."
- Source: ynet news
Obsession: The Threat of Radical Islam
Don't miss this outstanding Documentary on FOX news Saturday night, Nov. 4th at 8 p.m. Here is their news release verbatim:
- This weekend, join host E.D. Hill as FOX News examines, "Obsession: The Threat of Radical Islam."
They are the most vital questions of our time: How deadly is the Islamic terror threat to the world and especially to the United States? Do terrorists really want to destroy our economy, our civilization, our way of life or is this just an exaggeration?
A frightening new documentary by filmmaker Wayne Kopping seeks to answer those questions. Kopping examined reels of Islamic news footage, interviewed former terrorists and obtained undercover footage from the lairs of the terrorists and jihadists.
What he found, is something FOX News believes every American should know.
- Source: Fox
Muslim Leaders in The Philippines Call for Rejecting Terror
Oct. 27, 2006 - Various Muslim leaders in the Philippines have declared that terrorism is evil and sinful. Read the details.
- Source: Crosswalk
Pope stresses respect for Muslims
Sept. 25, 2006 - Pope Benedict XVI invited ambassadors from 21 countries and
representatives from the Arab League and from Italy to a meeting at his residence. He delivered a short message and persoanally greeted each one, but did not allow time for dialogue. He said he had "total and profound respect for all Muslims."
- "Since the beginning of my pontificate I have had occasion to express my wish to continue to establish bridges of friendship with believers of all religions, showing particularly my appreciation in the belief in dialogue between Muslims and Christians," he said.
- Source: BBC
- Pope Benedict and Islam - BBC
Vatican: Pope 'Extremely Upset' over Comments
Sept. 16, 2006 - Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, said that Muslims took the Pope's comments out of context. If they read the entire message they would realize that his remarks were unmistakably in line with Vatican teaching that the Church "esteems Muslims, who adore the only God."
- Full Text of Pope's Speech - CWN
- Pope 'sorry' for offence to Islam - BBC
- West Bank Churches Burned in Light of Muslim Anger Over Papal Comments
- Arab op-ed: Pope’s remarks may lead to war - YNet
Muslim anger grows at Pope speech
Sept. 15, 2006 - Muslim leaders worldwide reacted negatively to a speech about the concept of holy war by Pope Benedict XVI. In the speech he quoted a 14th Century Christian emperor who said the Prophet Muhammad had brought the world only "evil and inhuman" things. The Vatican issued a statement that the Pope did not intend to offend Muslims.
- The head of the Muslim Brotherhood said the Pope's remarks "aroused the anger of the whole Islamic world".
- Key aspects of the Pope's speech - BBC
- Turkish official compares pope to Hitler - MSNBC
- Religious Leaders Across Mideast Rage Against Pope's Comments on Islam - FOX
Iranian cataclysm forecast Aug. 22
Islamists seeking heaven could spark apocalypse, Princeton expert warns
Aug. 8, 2006 - Princeton's Bernard Lewis, a top expert on the Mideast, wrote an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, saying that it possible that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could pick Aug. 22, the anniversary of one of Islam's holiest events, to unleash a nuclear attack that could bring about the apocalypse. Ahmadinejad's stated belief is that an Islamic "messiah" will soon be revealed. In his view, it wouldn't matter if his country were to be destroyed in the process, making them martyrs for their cause.
Aug. 22 is the anniversary of "the night flight of the prophet Muhammad" to Jerusalem, and then to heaven and back.
- Lewis noted that Ahmadinejad has referred to Aug. 22 several times, including when he rejected – until that date – United Nations requests for nuclear program information.
- Source: WorldNetDaily
- Bernard Lewis: August 22 "might well be deemed an appropriate date for the apocalyptic ending of Israel and if necessary of the world" - Jihad Watch
- Don't Panic About August 22 - Commentary by Ron Graff
‘12th Imam,’ key facet of Islamic
prophecy, fueling Middle East turmoil, experts say
Aug. 7, 2006 - Muslims also believe in a Messiah who is to come. They call him Mahdi,
and the Shiite branch of Islam believes he is Mohammed ibn Hasan, the 12th in the line of imams
who were descendents of the prophet Mohammed. Mohammed ibn Hasan was born in 868 A.D.,
and they believe God placed him into hiding until the day of judgment.
Some Muslims believe that Jesus is the Madhi, and when he comes he will prove that Islam is the true
- Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been cited by various news sources as not
only believing in the eventual return of the Mahdi, but that the return is near and that
it is the responsibility of the Iranian government to prepare the country for his return.
- Source: Baptist Press
Unveiling the Truth About Islam
June 15, 2006 - Warren Larson, Director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina, comments on a variety of Christian books written about Islam since 9/11. He shows that some of them are inaccurate and unfair, ignoring the better side of Islamic teaching. He gives a better rating to other books. This is a call to balance on the issue.
- Source: Christianity Today
Twelve Canada terror suspects due in court
June 6, 2006 - A plot to bomb Canadian targets by Islamic terrorists has been foiled there, and twelve men face a formal hearing today on the charges against them.
- Police expect more arrests, while intelligence officers sought ties between the 12 men and five other teen suspects and Islamic terror cells in the United States and five other countries.
- Source: MSNBC
Mahdi Rising. . .
Apr. 6, 2006 - Moqtada al-Sadr, the thirty-two year old leader of the self-described "Mahdi Army"in Iraq, has raised an independent force of 15,000. He is a Muslim Cleric, who has been a thorn in America's side since the beginning of the operations there. The U.S. has not stopped him.
Worst of all, al-Sadr, like President Ahamadinejad of Iran, believes he is preparing the way for the apocalyptic "Mahdi," who they believe will be the rider on the white horse of Revelation 6:1, and will cause the death of one-fourth of mankind.
- Instead, the US is taking a 'hand's off' approach, unsure what to do next. al-Sadr has joined the political process, with stunning results. The current prime minister, Ibrahim Jaafari, effectively owes his job to al-Sadr's support.
- Source: Jack Kinsella - Omega Letter
'We're on the eve of World War III
Mar. 28, 2006 - Ex-Mossad chief, Meir Amit, believes Western Nations are in a massive conflict with the Islamic world, which is bent on imposing its ideology on them.
Amit urges Western nations to unite in their efforts to stop terrorism. He considers Iran the greatest threat, and complains that Russia and China are supporting that nation in its nuclear ambitions.
- Amit, one of the most esteemed figures in the international defense establishment, warned Islamic nations and global Islamist groups will continue launching "all kinds of attacks" against Western states. He urged the international community to immediately unite and coordinate a strategy to fight against the "Islamic war."
- Source: WorldNetDaily
- See: Goodbye, Europe - In our Europe Section
Top Muslim clerics: Convert must die
Mar. 24, 2006 - A trial, which began in Afghanistan last week, is causing strong emotional reactions around the world. Afghanistan adopted Islamic Sharia Law after being liberated from the Taliban, and is now trying a man who converted to Christianity 16 years ago for apostasy. The penalty is death. President Bush said he is "deeply troubled" by the case and expects Afghanistan to "honor the universal principle of freedom."
Muslim clerics in Afghanistan say that compromise is not possible, and if the government there gives in to Western pressure the people themselves will kill the man and "pull him into pieces."
- In an unusual move, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice telephoned President Hamid Karzai on Thursday seeking a "favorable resolution" of the case of Abdul Rahman. The 41-year-old former medical aid worker faces the death penalty under Afghanistan's Islamic laws for becoming a Christian.
- Source: CNN (Story no longer online)
- U.S. Backs Afghan Man Who Converted to Christianity - In Our Persecution Section
The cartoon that
shook the world
Feb. 7, 2006 - Denmark's newspaper, Jyllands-Posten. started an escalation of tensions with the Islamic world a week ago when it published satirical cartoons of Muhammad. The experiment in freedom of speech spread to other European newspapers, but was countered by massive protests and unprecedented rioting throughout the Islamic world.
- Thousands of Syrians yesterday took to the streets and torched the Danish and Norwegian embassies in Damascus in the most violent protests by Muslims in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
- Source: WorldNetDaily
- Western governments have reacted with noticeable caution over the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. - BBC
- 'Muhammad cartoon'
proved fake - WorldNetDaily
Hal Lindsey proclaims:
Islam a violent religion
Jan. 11, 2006 - As a guest on the Hannity and Combes television program, Hal Lindsey said that
the Quran has 109 "war verses," and those who read the Quran the most tend to believe in forceful conquest
- Source: Fox
Iran leader: Islam
to 'rule the world'
Jan. 10,. 2006 - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said, "We don't shy away from declaring that Islam is ready to rule the world." He also teaches that the return of the Shiite messiah, the Mahdi, is not far away.
- According to Shiites, the 12th imam disappeared as a child in the year 941. When he returns, they believe, he will reign on earth for seven years, before bringing about a final judgment and the end of the world.
- Source: WorldNetDaily
Prince Charles to plead Islam's cause to Bush
Oct. 29, 2005 - Prince Charles has a fondness for Islam that was expressed just two months
after the 911 attack in the U.S. One Muslim leader quoted him from a meeting with them in November
of 2001, saying, "I find the language and rhetoric coming from America too confrontational."
News sources say that one of his objectives during his meetings with President George W. Bush this
week will be to persuade the President of the merits of Islam.
When he becomes King of England, he will assume the title "Defender of the Faith."
- He said in 1994 that when he became Supreme Governor of the Church of England,
he would rather be "defender of faiths" than "defender of the faith".
- Source:Telegraph U.K.
- Is Prince Charles a Convert to Islam? - Daniel Pipes
Israel hails Bush's Islamist attack
Oct. 6, 2005 - Reaction among officials in Israel was positive for President Bush's strong speech against terrorism. He reminded television viewers that one of the goals of the terrorists is to destroy Israel. The President said,
President Bush has a scheduled meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas when they meet, on October 20th. It is likely that he will tell Abbas that he needs to join those actively fighting radical Islam.
- We're facing a radical ideology with inalterable objectives to enslave whole nations and intimidate the world... No act of ours invited the rage of the killers, and no concession, bribe or act of appeasement would change or limit their plans for murder.
- Source:Jerusalem Post (Story no longer online)
- Text of President Bush's Speech - White House
Muslim scholar: Killing civilians OK
July 12, 2005 - Hani Al-Siba'i, head of the Al-Maqreze Centre for Historical Studies in London, said that Islam makes no distinction between civilians and military targets. In an interview with the Arab news channel al-Jazeera, Al-Siba'i was reminded by the host that the religious law assembly in Mecca recently issued a fatwa forbidding the killing of civilians. Al-Siba'i said, "There is no such term as 'civilians' in the modern Western sense. People are either of Dar Al-Harb or not." Islam teaches that the world is divided into two "houses." They either belong to "The house of Islam," or "The house of war" (Dar Al-Harb).
Iran Urges Worldwide Islamic Revolt
July 1, 2005 - Mahmood Ahmadinejad, Iran's president-elect said that his election would signal a new world-wide Islamic revolution.
- "Thanks to the blood of the martyrs, a new Islamic revolution has arisen and the Islamic revolution of 1384 [the current Iranian year] will, if God wills, cut off the roots of injustice in the world."
- Source:Middle East Newsline
Muslim double standard on religious desecration?
May 17, 2005 - Most people in the Christian world were relieved when Newsweek retracted their story about desecration of the Koran at Guantanamo Bay. Some people are saying that the vocal outrage by Muslims is wrong because they are often guilty of desecrating other religions. Rabbi Zevulun Lieberman, whose son Hillel died trying to save Joseph's Tomb in Israel, said:
- They lost the right to protest about disrespect for religion and holy objects a long time ago.
Waging Peace on Islam
June 2005 -Warren Larson, veteran missionary to Pakistan, and director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University, gives advice about being peacemakers with Muslims. He says Christians should be apologetic for any injustices done to Muslims by Christians in the past (some aspects of the Crusades included), but should also hold them accountable for their attitudes and actions. One of the most effective ways of reaching out to them is to "wage peace" by forgiving them. Islam does not teach them to forgive their enemies, so this aspect of Christianity is impressive to them. Those who have seen "The Passion Of The Christ" were particularly moved by Jesus' forgiveness of His tormentors.
- Source:Christianity Today
- How Could Christians Crusade? -Christianity Today
Muslims and the tsunami
Jan. 14, 2004 - Radical Islamic leaders in Indonesia are demanding that the U.S. relief effort there be terminated by Mar. 31. There is no thanks for the help, but plenty of hatred for the U.S. Commentator Mona Charon says, "Indonesia can now assume first place in the pantheon of ingrates."
- Source: Townhall.com (Story no longer online)
After school siege, Arab media denounce Muslim terrorists
Sept. 6, 2004 - Some representatives of Islamic media expressed horror and dismay about the terrorist attack on a Russian school, resulting in more than 300 deaths. Arab TV stations showed images of the carnage and pictures of dead and wounded children appeared on front pages of Arab Newspapers. Abdulrahman al-Rashed, general manager of Al-Arabiya television, wrote an article for the pan-Arab Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, entitled "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists are Muslims!" In the article he listed recent attacks by Islamic extremists in Russia, Iraq, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. He said, "Our terrorist sons are an end-product of our corrupted culture." He added, that Muslims will be unable to cleanse their image unless "we admit the scandalous facts," rather than offer condemnations or justifications.
- Source:Ha'Aretz (Story no longer online)
Federal Agents Raid Mosque in Albany
Aug. 5, 2004 - Albany police raided the Masjid As-Salam mosque and two residences to stop a terrorist plot. They arrested the Imam of the mosque and the founder of the mosque.
The men have ties to a group called Ansar al-Islam, known to be part of bin Laden's Al Qaeda terror network
- They are accused of reaching out to someone they thought was a terrorist trying to get a shoulder-fired missile to down planes in the United States.
Aug. 2, 2004 - Hal Lindsey says that we should not be surprised by the attack against Christian churches in Iraq. He says all Muslims are obligated to wage “holy war” against unbelievers
Koran 9.5-6, “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. (9.6) “And if one of the idolaters seek protection from you, grant him protection till he hears the word of Allah, then make him attain his place of safety; this is because they are a people who do not know.”
- They are exhorted to give the unbelievers a chance to repent and embrace Islam. If they do not, then they can be killed or subjected to a subservient status and charged heavy taxes.
- Source:Hal Lindsey Oracle
Islam's violent core
June 24, 2004 - The United States wants to believe the myth that "Islam is a religion of peace," but the facts of history indicate that violence is normal in the expansion of Islam. The Koran offers no mercy to the "infidel unbeliever" unless he converts to Islam.
- Islam is not like Christianity, which teaches one should love his enemy. Christians seek to win converts by a loving presentation of the message of Christ's offer of pardon for sin that He purchased by dying in our place.
- Source:Hal Lindsey - WorldNetDaily
June 21, 2004 - Ralph Peters warns that the beheading of Paul Johnson Jr. in Saudi Arabia is not just an isolated misinterpretation of Islamic beliefs, but it is a return to "the old time religion" of their history. He thinks it is a sign of a once-great civilization in the process of failing.
- Whether or not one subscribes to the idea of a “clash of civilizations,” we are incontestably witnessing the crash of an entire civilization, that of Middle Eastern Islam.
- Source:Front Page
'There are no Muslim moderates'
May 14, 2004 - A Pakistani claims that the expression "moderate Muslim" is a Western invention to try to divide Muslims. According to Abidullah Jan, writing in "Pakistan Today,"
In other words, all Muslims are the same as far as their beliefs are concerned. From that point of view it would be equally true to say that all Muslims are fundamentalists.
According to Islam, "moderate" is simply the opposite of "evil conduct," which in no way corresponds to what the West views as "evil conduct."
- Source:Jerusalem Newswire (Story no longer online)
Iranian Journalist Explains the Tenets of Jihad
May 13, 2004 - According to Iranian columnist Hamid Golpira explains that Muslims must first give non-Muslims a chance to convert, then they must give them a chance to live in peace even though they don't convert. Otherwise, Jihad is necessary.
- ... as long as we observe all the other rules of Jihad, such as treating prisoners fairly and not attacking civilians. And Islam teaches that genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and terrorism are always haram (forbidden).
- Source:MEMRI The Middle East Research Institute
Militants Behead American Hostage in Iraq
May 11, 2004 - See the story of Nick Berg, a 26-year-old American from Pennsylvania was beheaded to avenge the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers. The gruesome act was videotaped and posted on a radical Islamic website.
A caption on the videotape claimed that the brutal act was performed (or ordered) by Al Qaeda terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
- The tape shows assailants thrusting the knife through his neck. A scream sounds before the men cut Berg's head off, repeatedly shouting "Allahu Akbar!" — or "God is great." ...They then hold the head out before the camera.
- Muslim leaders urged to condemn beheading - Times (UK)
- The Compassionate, The Merciful Prophet! - Sura-47:4—“when you meet the unbelievers, strike off their heads; then when you have made wide Slaughter among them, carefully tie up the remaining captives”
The Muslim View of Jesus
Mar. 30, 2004 - The Koran says:
But in The Bible wise King Solomon said this 3000 years ago:
- O followers of the Book! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, and do not speak (lies) against Allah; but (speak) the truth; the Messiah, Isa son of Marium is only an apostle of Allah and His Word which He communicated to Marium and a spirit from Him; believe therefore in Allah and His apostles, and say not, Three. Desist, it is better for you; Allah is only one God; far be It from His glory that He should have a son, whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is His, and Allah is sufficient for a Protector.” - [4.171]
- "Who has ascended into heaven and descended?
Who has gathered the wind in His fist?
Who has wrapped the waters in His garment?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is His name or WHAT IS HIS SON'S NAME?
Surely you know." (Proverbs 30:4)
- Source:Hal Lindsey Oracle (Story no longer online)
Warnings From Islam's 'Messianic Whirlpool'
Mar. 29, 2004 - Joseph Farah's G2B Intelligence service reports that there is a growing messianic fervor among Muslims, which he calls a "dangerous Islamic messianic whirlpool" featuring a number of prophecies culminating in the coming of the "Mahdi." Recent information from Internet scanning shows that the Madrid attack was one of two major European targets, and another attack is expected in the U.S. Many of the information sources are also saying that they expect a last-days messiah soon, and some believe Osama bin Laden has positioned himself to be that one.
Others think he is refering to another deliverer who is yet to come.
- G2B reported earlier that U.S. military intelligence experts were studying a video clip of bin Laden in which he stands before a dry-erase board with an Arabic phrase written upon it – "awaited enlightened one."
Muslims publish 'Jesus' ad
Mar. 24, 2004 - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has launched an advertising campaign to show that Muslims "respect and revere Jesus," and that Muslims and Christians have . "More In Common Than You Think." It quotes the Koran:
In Islam, Jesus is considered of the greatest of God's prophets, but not as great as Muhammad. They also reject the divinity of Christ.
- '''Behold (O Mary!)' The Angel said, 'God has chosen you, and purified you, and chosen you above the women of all nations. O Mary, God gives you good news of a word from Him, whose name shall be the Christ (Masih or Messiah), Jesus son of Mary, honored in this world and in the hereafter, and one of those brought near to God.' (Holy Qur'an, 3:45)
- CAIR is a spin-off of the Islamic Association For Palestine, labeled a "front group" for the terrorist organization Hamas
Educating Ourselves to Save
Mar. 2, 2004 - Syndicated Columnist Cal Thomas reminds us that, "In times like these, especially, we should inform ourselves about what Muslims believe, especially if we want to share the saving gospel of Jesus Christ with them."
- He recomends an excellent book to help us gain this understanding. It is “Islam: Mohammad and the Koran.” by Dr. Labib Mikhail.
Hamas: Erez female bomber is just the beginning
Jan. 17, 2004 - According to senior Hamas member Mahmoud Azhar, the suicide attack of a Palestinian mother of two signals a new phase of militant resistance that will not end until Islam reigns supreme.
- She is not going to be the last (attacker) because the march of resistance will continue until the Islamic flag is raised, not only on the minarets of Jerusalem, but over the whole universe.
- Source:Jerusalem Post (Story no longer online)
Christians Fight California's Muslim Indoctrination of Schoolchildren
Jan. 16, 2004 -
Seminary Is Reaching Out to Muslims
Dec. 7, 2003 - Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, one of the nation's leading evangelical Christian seminaries ...
The project is being challenged by other evangelicals who do not agree that both religions worship the same God, and who feel they are obligated to share the Gospel with Muslims.
- has launched a federally funded project for making peace with Muslims, featuring a proposed code of ethics that rejects offensive statements about each other's faiths, affirms a mutual belief in one God and pledges not to proselytize.
- Source:WorldWatchDaily - from the LA Times (Story no longer online)
- Does Fuller Seminary program really oppose evangelism of Muslims? - Christianity Today
Muslims demand apology from Paul Harvey
Dec. 6, 2003 - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is asking for an apology from Veteran news commentator Paul Harvey for remarks he made this week. Speaking about cockfight gambling in Iraq, he said:
A spokesperson for Harvey says that he can not respond to the demand until he gets clarification from CAIR.
- Add to the thirst for blood a religion which encourages killing, and it is entirely understandable if Americans came to this bloody party unprepared.
- Paul Harvey: Islam 'religion of peace' - Dec. 10, 2003 - WorldNetDaily
October, 2003 - This site is about the dinner hosted by President Bush for Islamic dignitaries, and his speech on the occasion.
- Source:The White House
General Muzzled After Describing War on Terror as Battle With Satan
Oct. 17, 2003 - NBC News and the Los Angeles Times reported that Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, the new deputy undersecretary for intelligence, has told Christian groups that the counterterror war is a battle with Satan.
General Boykin has said he will tone down his rhetoric, but Defense Department lawyers, public affairs officials are considering what else needs to be done to calm the storm of criticism.
- Boykin said of a 1993 battle with a Muslim militia leader in Somalia: "I knew that my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God, and his was an idol."
- God put Bush in charge, says the general hunting bin Laden - Telegraph U.K.
- Commentary 10/17/03 Muzzling the wrong dog - Cal Thomas, Jewish World Review
- Similar: Australian Court Hears Muslim Complaint Against Christians - Crosswalk
Islam Expert Hopes New Book Will Debunk 'Peaceful Religion'
Sept. 20, 2003 - Robert Spencer, a Middle East expert, has written a new book about Islam. The book, called Onward Muslim Soldiers (Regnery Publishing, 2003, shows that jihad or "holy war" is a principle that all true Muslims are expected to follow. Spencer is an adjunct fellow at the Free Congress Foundation (freecongress.org), a conservative think tank based in Washington, DC.
D.C. mosque tied to 9-11 extols martyrdom virtues
Sept. 11, 2003 - Earlier this year, Anwal Aulaqi, the head cleric of the al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va. exhorted Muslims to become or martyrs, and ''die in the sake of Allah,'' arguing it's the one sure way to get into Paradise.
- An associate imam at a large mosque here attended by two of the 9-11 hijackers says Muslims who die while fighting unbelievers in the cause of Allah are no different from U.S. Marines fighting and dying for America in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Politicizing of September 11
Sept. 11, 2003 - Hal Lindsey asks whether we are at war or not. Liberal rhetoric in Washington D.C. questions the cost of finishing the war against terrorism, but Islamic fundamentalists will most certainly continue their fight against us to the death. They see the U.S. as the foremost enemy of their way of life, and they take their prophet's teaching literally.
- Muhammad taught that the world is divided into two spheres: Dar al Islam and Dar al Harb – "the house of peace and the house of war." Mohammad believed everything outside of Islamic control is Dar al harb or "the house of war."
- Source:Hal Lindsey Oracle
Sisters axed in Muslim 'honor killing'
Sept. 11, 2003 - Two brothers in Jordan hacked their two sisters to death with an axe, in what is known as an "honor killing," for causing damage to their family's reputation.
Sentences in Jordan for this crime may be as light as six months in prison. Just one day earlier,the Jordanian parliament rejected a bill that would have applied stronger penalties.
- The Times said the 27-year-old sister left home two years ago to marry a man without her family's permission. Three months ago, her 20-year-old sister ran away to join her.
- Source:WorldNetDaily/ Jordan Times
Muslim writer: Jerusalem not sacred
Sept. 4, 2003 - In an Aug. 5th article for Al-Qahira, the weekly publication of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, Ahmad Muhammad rejects the notion that the Prophet Muhammad's celebrated "Night Journey" took him from Mecca to Jerusalem.
The passage says, "Praise be to Him who took His servant by night from the Al-Haram [Sacred] Mosque [in Mecca] to the Al-Aqsa [literally 'the most distant'] Mosque, whose environs We did bless, so that We might show him some of Our signs, for He is the All-Hearing and All-Seeing One."
- The passage in Quran 17:1 – known as the Sura of the Night Journey – does not refer to a miraculous trip from Mecca to Jerusalem, but to the prophet's emigration from Mecca to Medina...
- For more than 1300 years, Muslims have interpreted Al-Aqsa as Jerusalem, where the Mosque of that name stands on the Temple Mount. But Ahmad Muhammad says it could not have meant Jerusalem when it was written, since the Mosque there would not be built for some time. He says it must have meant Medina at that time.
Pakistan bans Newsweek's Quran issue
July 26, 2003 - A scholarly article in the latest issue of Newsweek magazine, titled "Challenging the Quran," raises many questions about the origins and veracity of the Koran. Pakistan has banned the issue. The author, using the pseudonym Christoph Luxenberg, claims that the original version of the Islamic holy book was originally was a Christian document, written in a language similar to Aramaic.
He claims that the original document counts "white raisins" as a heavenly reward, not dark-eyed virgins.
- The copy of the Quran in circulation today is a mistranscription of the original text, he maintains, insisting Arabic did not become a written language until 150 years after Muhammad's death.
Cleric condemns suicide attacks
July 11, 2003 -
The highest authority in Sunni Islam, Grand Sheikh Mohammed Sayed Tantawi of the Al-Azhar mosque of Cairo said that suicide bombings have no place in Islamic teaching, and those who carry out such attacks are the enemies of Islam.
- "Extremism is the enemy of Islam. Whereas, jihad is allowed in Islam to defend one's land, to help the oppressed. The difference between jihad in Islam and extremism is like the earth and the sky," Sheikh Tantawi said.
Summit criticizes anti-Islam remarks
May 8, 2003 - A group of 40 evangelical leaders participated yesterday in a summit on Christian-Muslim relations at a downtown Washington hotel. Michael Cromartie, vice president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center(EPPC), appealed to evangelicals to be cautious in their remarks about Islam, even though 79 percent of them do not believe that Muslims and Christians pray to the same God. Only 10 percent agree that Islam is a "religion of peace, and 97 percent say it is either "very important" or "somewhat important" to evangelize Muslims.
- Source:Washington Times (Story no longer online)
Understanding Islamic End-Times beliefs
- Feb. 28, 2003 - Rod Dreher explains Islamic beliefs about the coming Antichrist, Tribulation and Armageddon. There are many similarities [The Koran was written long after the Old and New Testaments]. For example:
They also believe that after Armageddon, either Jesus or another messiah, the Mahdi, will rule the world and convert everyone to Islam.
- A tempter, or Antichrist, called the Dajjal will appear and lead the world (with the exception of true Muslims) astray. Almost everyone will be subject to his tribulations, but just before he succeeds in annihilating the Muslims, Jesus will come down from the heavens and kill him.
- Source:National Review Online
Jihad in Britain: Radical Islam's Favorite Playground
- Feb. 12, 2003 - British military intelligence working in eastern Afghanistan discovered a list of 1,200 names of British citizens who trained with the Al Qaeda network in Afghanistan. Now they know that many of them, who survived the defeat of the Taliban, have sneaked back into the country and have gone into hiding. This, of course poses a great security threat to the country and to the rest of the world. An Egyptian cleric named Mustafa Kamel, a.k.a. Abu Hamza al-Masri, is a key figure in the radical Islamic movement there. He is wanted by other countries for suspected terrorist activities, but since 1978 he has lived under protective asylum in Britain.
- Today, he spends his time in London running a group called "Supporters of Sharia." According to the S.O.S. website, the goal is to replace secular rule and democracy with Sharia, a harsh form of Islamic law.
- Part Two: The Jay Smith story
- One brave [Brethren in Christ] evangelist confronts radical Muslims at Speaker's Corner, the free speech area of Hyde Park in London.
Smith, who earned a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies believes the Koran is flawed. He says to the crowd, "We are going to look at these two scriptures, we are going to look at the Koran, and we are going to look at the Bible." His life has been threatened often, but he continues his passionate debate. He knows that 10 to 20 churches in America have groups praying for him at the very time he is preaching in London.
- "Does anybody believe that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance? Come on you Muslims, come front and center, come up here, come up here, I want to talk to you. I want to look at your scriptures."
- Source:CBN (Story no longer online)
How the West Won
- Jan. 3, 2003 - Chuck Colson's article shows how Islam, once the leading force in science, lost its edge to the Christian West. There are lessons to be learned on both sides.
- Source:CBN (Story no longer online)
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