443. The Reality of Muslim “Bridge Building”

Muslim overtures of “bridge-building” and “inter-faith dialog” aren’t at all as they appear.
IT’S WORTH CONSIDERING
Muslims in America are doing everything they can to make Islam appear legitimate and acceptable. The picture they paint is one of a peace-loving way of life. An essential part of their strategy is to convince Americans that Christianity and Islam actually have a lot in common, and in the interests of “reaching out,” we should embrace those commonalities. To do this, they routinely speak in terms of love of God, love of our neighbor, the Torah, God, Jesus, Mary, angels, judgment day, and the prophets. They’re trying to convince us that we serve the same God. They hope that we will accept their invitation to learn more about their religion. They stress the need to build bridges between the two religions so we can love our neighbor and please God. They stress “reconciliation” leading to world peace. Who could be against that? The say they want all religions of the world to be equally accepted.

So, how are they doing? Unfortunately for America, liberal churches are taking the bait. The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) (founded by the Muslim Brotherhood) has just announced that they will be holding their Twelfth Annual Convention at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California. According to their official statement, the choice was made in order to “cross interfaith lines.” The MPAC is an offshoot of the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) which has been engaged in “interfaith outreach” for some time. (The ICSC has been holding weekly prayers at the First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica.) Their goal, so they say, is to educate other religions, namely Christians and Jews, to the truth so they will realize that they have nothing to fear from their Muslim neighbors. Click here for more details on the activities of the MPAC.

AS I SEE IT
If Muslims really want to live in peace with Christians, why are Muslims routinely

How Muslims have recently treated Christians in Nigeria

slaughtering Christians around the world? If the religions are so similar, why are Muslims who convert to Christianity stripped of his human rights and often sentenced to death? As far as Muslims ever cooperating and compromising with Christians and Jews in the name of “bridge building,” consider the official statement of Omar Ahmad of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR):

“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”

What does their holy book say about Christians and Jews? (Remember that any non-Muslim is considered an infidel and a disbeliever.)

The worst beasts in Allah’s sight are the disbelievers (Sura 8:55).

Don’t let the disbelievers think they can escape. They are your enemy and the enemy of Allah (Sura 8:59-60).

Exhort the believers to fight. They will win easily, because disbelievers are without intelligence (Sura 8:65).

And the Jews say, Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians say, the Messiah is the son of Allah; that is what they say with their mouths. They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before them. Allah’s curse be on them! How they are turned away (Sura 9:30).

The truth is that Islam and Christianity have nothing in common. Muslims know it and will take full advantage of liberal Christians who are susceptible to just about any false doctrine if it is packaged effectively.

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