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Many people are not accurately educated regarding the reason for the Crusades in which Christians did fight and kill Muslims. It was only after the Islamic religion by the sword, not evangelism, had conquered a huge area of Europe and Africa. Muslims dominated by terror, torture, and murder. Convert to Islam or die. When only about one third of Christians remained alive did they fight back to stay alive and eventually attempt to regain what was wrongfully taken from them by Islam followers. At what point do you believe it is ok for another person or religion to take what belongs to you and demand you bow to their beliefs? In the Old Testament God told his people to fight and kill every person of certain areas and do not leave anyone alive. He also told his people do not follow or take up their ways or beliefs. God also told them not to marry them lest they take up their ways of idolatry and sinful living and become an abomination unto God. Yes, Jesus loves everyone but everyone of us has to repent and follow Jesus for eternal salvation. We do love Islamic peoples and are reaching out to care for them. Many Islamic people are afraid to accept Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord. Many Islamic people are determined to kill us for they accept and believe the Islamic religion. The Islamic peoples believe we are infidels. When the Islamic peoples out number any group (Christian or non-Christian) they will force you to submit to Allah or die.
How dare you have this book... You guys are making it seem like Islam is the most worst religion in the world!
And even in the end you say oh you Christians are different, that you love your enemies and Islam says they kill their enemies ??? Are you kidding me ?
Your religion has an issue not Islam.
Allah is the name of the old Arab stone idol of the moon-god.
The Quran was inspired by demons whispering to Muhd and is full on contradictions and lies compared to the Bible which tells the truth and was directly inspired by God the Father of Jesus.
I haven't read the pamphlet but read some of the comments. Raised catholic but now a non practicing adult. abandoning all beliefs that were ingrained in my psyche, however, is hard to do. People are going to believe in spiritual doctrines to fill intangible voids or lack of factual explanations for situations. I feel that a person's religion should be their own private matter. Maybe if it were the case then these problems wouldn't exist. I have attended many services of various denominations. I must say I have walked out on a few because I thought they were too irreverent. Yelling, rolling and flinging around, etc. I feel that if I died and came face to face with God I wouldn't be carrying on like, frankly I'd be speechless. That's just me. So, I got up and left. End of story. I think every religion has "variations" to accommodate who? Not God but people. Choose what you believe and avoid what you don't. Don't criticize anyone's religion because NO ONE KNOWS what the afterlife holds for us IF there even is one. As I stated before, I was raised catholic and and will acknowledge that I am not very knowledgeable of the Muslim religion. Having said that, my family is sponsoring a french exchange student whom I just learned is Muslim. I will use this opportunity to learn as much as i can from this experience. If I am wrong in what i believe now I will come back and eat my words but I don't believe I will. Stay tuned.
There are two major islam division: sunni & shia. Their belief are not same. And of these division, there are small fragments and teachings are not same with each other. I met alot of muslim people in diff. nationalities..all of them are good and kind but only at the time of talking face to face...and when it comes to truthfulness and faithfulness of their heart, they usually turn back to their first word..
I have neighbors and relatives that are Muslim's and kind, loving upstanding folk. On one occasion my Muslim cousin was critical of the U.S. and Israel, yet when asked which Muslim or Arab country he would want to live in he was silent. With my having served in the U.S. Army, while in Kabul we had to attend weekly mandatory (Islam) culture classes taught by Afghan, devout Muslim professors with PhD's. They were clear; we American's were not respected as their Muslim brother Osama bin Laden was. Any non-Muslim was/is an infidel and worthy of death unless they convert. In Arab or Muslim countries that have Muslim schools children are indoctrinated to hate America and Israel (as no doubt Barack Obama was). Consequently, those who try to turn a doctrine of hate into a religion of peace are the radical ones who have perverted the Islamic religion.
I'm a Believer in Jesus Christ, and that He is Lord and King, and my prayer is to hide His Word in my heart that I might not sin against Him. He is coming back soon and I thank God for the revelation on Islam which is an enemy of Christ. Please don't respond with any hate mail, I'm a TRUE BELIEVER. I've never heard a jihadist (sic) doing anything productive (building schools, roads, businesses or communities) only fighting and killing and taking over someone else's life of hard work. Jesus said, the thief (Satan) comes to steal, kill and destroy, but I have come, that you may have Life, and that more abundantly. Choose you this day whom you will serve: either Life (Jesus) or Death (Satan). it's that simple.....
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In the 28 years I've been a muslim, I've talked to hundreds of muslims and have been to masjids (mosques) in 7 different states. NEVER ONCE have I heard any of them say that terrorism is allowed, that muslims should take over the world, that Islam should be forced on non-believers or Sharia law should be the law of the land.
The "muslims" that say that terrorism is allowed and all of the other things are not practicing true Islam. They "interpret" the words in the Quran to justify what they do and they are a very small percentage of all muslims.
All of the muslims I know denounce terrorism and the terrorists who do that.
As a devout Christian, I'm embarrassed by the content in this pamphlet. I would never want anyone to consider my religion violent based on stories from the Old Testament where righteous people chose to kill rather than forgive. Consider the frustration if we were all considered evil because of events in the Spanish inquisitions, the crusades, or any number of insane acts performed by the papacy in the dark ages. How can we explain the numerous indications of slavery in the Bible?
I can separate my study of the scriptures and the important teachings from the historical context that was recorded in languages I can't read. The sections of the Quran I've read don't seem overly violent to me and there are many Christ like suggestions such as being charitable and forgiving.
Christ would certainly not condone the use of money available for helping people in need toward the printing and distribution of material that does not fairly depict the meaning of a religion practiced by one in four people.
Our memories seem to be very short. The incredible violence and hate flowing from a small contingent of fanatics that happen to be Muslim, appears eerily similar to a small contingent of self proclaimed Christians that believed the * Party could inspire people with "Positive Christianity" and justify the murder of millions of Jews.
This pamphlet cannot possibly bring any clarity to modern day conflicts and should be considered a dramatic failure in judgement by the CBN.
Shame on you for release a booklet based on lies, you started off by giving a fraction of of meaning on the definition on jihaad. Jihaad does not meet holy war, the word war in Arabic is harb.
Jihad means struggling in the name of Allah Almighty. Jihad doesn't always mean a war or battle. Any mean for spreading Islam and the Truth, or to fight for what is right and condemn what is wrong (such as fighting the bad and helping the oppressed even if they were not Muslims) are considered Jihad. I'm not going to respond back by giving verses in the Old and New Testaments on the killing verses as I don't that will only results in hatred among the Christians and Muslim.
And the slander you gave to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) are lies. If you want to seek the real authentic and award winning book on the biography of the Prophet, then read on "The Sealed Nectar" instead (ebook can be downloaded here www.missionislam.com/knowledge/books/Ar-Raheeq_Al-Makhtum.pdf ). I know it's too much but it is based on authentic reporting and not by hearsay of someone has no reputation and acknowledgment even from the Muslim world.
And the verses of Quran where taken out of its context. You wouldn't want people from other faith to quote a verse from Bible out of its context, would you ? Read the original English translation with the commentaries from a well known translator used by many Muslims in the most part of the world ( here is the link to the pdf: http://www.ulc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/English-Quran-With-Commentaries.pdf ).
Do yourself a favor by reading from these authentic sources and finally you can do your own judgement on what Islam really preach and will come to know that the real teaching of Islam promotes peace and do not harbor terrorism like what you see in the media because it is their job to instill and feed your mind with hatred towards Islam no matter whether they are all false news. You now have the choice to do your own research and you will come to know that the Muslims regards Jesus as well as Noah, Abraham, Moses and Muhammad (peace be upon them all and all other prophets) as the leading Messengers of God which preach mankind to worship and obey one true Monotheistic God, and not Trinity. Muslims uplift Jesus (peace be upon him) by following his way of worship by putting his face on the ground, his fasting, his way of eating kosher food, his greeting of peace, his way of keeping beard and also circumcision, and also Mary the mother of Jesus in ways of keeping her modesty by covering herself like a Muslim.
Truly, read the links I have given you, and trust me, if you seek for the real truth with real intention of finding the truth and not on finding faults, then the truth shall find you, by God's will.