Recently, I had a conversation with a friend of mine, Tammy. As we talked for quite some time on the great danger of the Interfaith Movement in the West, she gave me a great title for this topic, “Connect the D.O.T.S.” That is “Connect the Deception of the Serpent” which is a topic we have been involved with for several years. As in many times in the past, recently I received an email from Bob which stated that “a local mosque here has invited Christian churches for lunch, tour, discussion, etc. about how peaceful they are. I have not attended this, but I know the true purpose is to show the Christians about Islam and either convert them or condemn them. I’m wondering how Usama recommends dealing with this situation.”
We have dealt with this in the past by attending such meetings with our video cameras. You can watch an entire meeting on line at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAAPYkNdPvQ. We were very surprised that Muslims and liberal “Christians” alike rejected our cameras being there. You may ask why they want the church to be in their meetings, but at the same time they do not want the whole world to know what is going on in these meetings. The answer is very simple. It is because of who will be in these meetings and how the materials (lies) will be presented or exposed. In these meetings, they will state that they will talk about the “peace” of Islam. If there is no camera present, the meeting will go very well. Why? Because lies will be smoothly spread as people enjoy the Middle Eastern food and the great Arabian coffee. Yes, indeed, it will be a great experience.
On the other hand, if someone shows up who has some knowledge about the topic and starts quoting verses of the Qur’an and teachings (sayings) of Mohammed in the hadith, things go very differently in these meetings. You can imagine what will take place as Muslims cannot give an answer on camera, and this will be the great destruction of the mosque’s open house or interfaith meeting.
Imagine with me, sitting in a mosque or interfaith meeting listening to these so-called moderate Muslims saying all these wonderful things about Islam by simply creating smooth, personal opinions or even giving early Mecce and Medine verses of the Qur’an and some of Mohammed’s teachings when he did not have the upper hand, you will truly come to believe that Islam is a loving, peaceful religion. Then suddenly, a man or a woman stands up and refutes this propaganda as we have done so many times in the past, explaining that these flirting words of the loving, peaceful Islam has no place in the reality of the final teaching of the word of Allah in the Qur’an/Mohammed or the true history of Islamic civilization the last 1400 years.
“No compulsion in religion…” found in Qur’an 2:256 is the most repeated verse of the Qur’an by Muslims to prove that Islam is a loving, peaceful religion even though the verse itself does not teach love or peace. It simply states that no one should compel others to believe in a religion. However, did Mohammed compel people to believe in Islam even by the edge of the sword? The answer is absolutely yes. Mohammed stated in the Correct Hadith by Muslims and others, “I have been commanded to engage in war with people until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Mohammed is the messenger of Allah.” So did Mohammed disobey Allah’s words in the Qur’an? The answer is no. It is actually Allah who changed his mind about the loving, peaceful Islam. That is when Muslims read the final commands of Allah throughout the Qur’an. For example, in Qur’an 47:35 Allah said, “Do not be weak and do not call for peace when you have the upper hand.” Neither Mohammed nor early Muslim believers had the upper hand when they were living in Mecca or the early years after they immigrated to the city of Yathrib. Surprisingly, however, after Mohammed took over the city of Yathrib, in which more than half of its population were Jews and had welcomed him and his companions as “refugees,” Mohammed became a militant, and he began to practice the new and final verses of the Qur’an emphasizing on war, terrorization, and the final stage of Islam of the violent jihad.
Listen to what Muslims believe concerning jihad from their sharia (Islamic law) book,Reliance of the Traveller, in o9.0: “Jihad means to war against non-Muslims and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion…” We can find the foundation of that belief through many verses in the final word of Allah in the Qur’an.
To learn more just simply search in our translation The Generous Qur’an for the words, warfare, jihad, terror, and such verses that Muslims do not want to have recorded on the cameras where interfaith meetings are held. For more information, please visit www.thestraightway.org