Friday, November 03, 2006

Interfaith Activities in Danger

A few years ago, Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the greater Detroit area were routinely getting together to promote peaceful relations between the three "Great Religions". This seems to have cooled off a little, especially between Jews and Muslims.

While I would like to see peace reign, I will believe it when I see it. One group in particular says "Peace!" and they mean you can have it if you surrender to them.

You can believe your religion is the right one, and still treat those who don't share that religion as fellow human beings. It is not a matter of believing you are right, but a matter of how you treat those whom you believe to be wrong.

While I am sure there are many Muslims who genuinely want peace, they are unwilling to confront and silence the murderers who have found sanctuary in some Mosques. If they want us to take their claims seriously, they have to get serious about the violent jihadists and those who believe it is ok to spread a religion by force. (A religion should spread by good works, kindness and reasoning and intellectual debate, not violent force.) Anyone, regardless of what religion they were "born into" should be free to choose their own religion and let God deal with those who choose wrongly.

A Detroit Imam says
Klein is unrealistic if he thinks Muslim leaders based in Michigan can cool the world's religious hot spots. What he can do as an imam, he is doing already, Qazwini said. "I am still determined to keep working at interfaith dialogue."

I agree that he cannot stop the Jihad by himself, but I would ask what is he doing to discourage young Muslims from following the murderous siren-song sung by bin Laden? Our preachers publicly and loudly condemn "Christians" like Fred Phelps and there is no doubt where we stand on him. Is there any doubt, Imam Qazwini, where your people stand with the Jihadists?

5 Comments:

Anonymous ABF said...

What they say in public, then behind closed doors, are two different things. Watch Obsession tomorrow on Fox news at 8:00 EST. Already downloaded it, and watched it... it's a real eye opener.

11:57 PM  
Blogger Gunz said...

It's wishful thinking Shop but true and ever lasting peace upon the earth would go against the grain of a pre determined course of Biblical prophecy...

S/F!

8:18 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

You make a very good point with this post, Shoprat. There is absolutely no doubt where his people stand with the Jihadists. How can we believe them when they do not condemn Islamofascists for their actions?

Thanks for coming by and congratulating Roxie on voting Republican. :)

10:52 AM  
Blogger armed_and_christian said...

(A religion should spread by good works, kindness and reasoning and intellectual debate, not violent force.)

You're assuming a religion that counts these things as virtues. Islam decries these things unless they are directed towards other Muslims, or in a sort of subterfuge play towards non-Muslims to allow Muslims to survive when they are the distinct, powerless minority.

8:12 PM  
Blogger The Oneonta Teletype said...

To resurrect and reconfigure one of my favorite Vietnam-era slogans — Kill ‘em all. Let Allah sort ‘em out.

10:57 AM  

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