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I find it incredible that "intelligent" beings would believe what is written in the Quran. 6th Century mentality surviving in the 21st Century.

gm2070 May 18, 2015 at 10:52 am Flag as inappropriate

To Jesus christ be the glory. Prayer can change the world.

kato ivan Mar 31, 2015 at 9:13 am Flag as inappropriate

As you can see the Great Deceiver Obama, is implementing this daily here in the United States right before our own eyes. Read the Caliphate/Ummah taken from a Alt Muslim site not long after 9-11 but was on many radical Islamic sites before they shut it down. Towards Revival - Part 3 (5) The CIO should set up New Islamic Schools, Colleges or Educational Institutions (NIEI) where specially selected people may be given an education specially designed to set up Islamic Communities which can become self-sufficient. That is, apart from a knowledge of Islamic Theology, Ideals and Ethics, they will learn some organising and administrative skills, some sciences including psychology, sociology, physics, chemistry, biology and various agricultural and industrial skills. The aim is not to create specialist but balanced persons who have comprehensive knowledge and skills. They can be known as Islamic Social Advisers (ISA). Those who graduate from these schools will have three kinds of functions: - (a) To go as advisers to various villages or communities; (b) to set up self-sufficient communities, including industries, social and religious institutions, schools etc. on Islamic lines. As a truly Islamic system has to be built up from first principles, here all social experimentation can be done and that which is found to be successful can then be spread to other communities. These can be called New Islamic Communities (NIC) (c) To set up other school which can produce similar ISA. The Islamic Communities so set up will co-operate with one another and form a Federation (FNIC). Each community will have its own Council, which will send representatives to the Federal Council, and so on. The system is open-ended and does not necessarily correspond to a geographical area. Islam forms communities not territorial nations. ( 6) Arrogance, selfishness, greed and conflict is built into ordinary politics and business and many Muslim intellectuals have been conditioned by western secular habits of thought and motivation. They have abandoned Islam altogether and cannot understand it. This brings them into conflict with the people in general who still have Islamic aspirations, but unfortunately they are relatively less educated and they are ignorant about the modern developments in science and technology. Most of them come under the influence of equally ignorant self-appointed priests or religious authorities. This occurs despite the fact that Islam has no priesthood and everyone is responsible for his own development. Therefore, Democracy is almost impossible in most Muslim countries, and civil conflicts are inevitable. The installed regimes are oppressive to various degrees. But this state of affairs propagates itself. Each provokes the other. Westernisation continues at the top with aid of foreign powers and alienation, powerlessness and ignorance continues at the bottom. A new Pan-Islamic movement will be required which by passes political, commercial and religious authorities. Without such development the desire to recreate an Islamic Civilisation is a futile dream. A Global Ummah Movement (GUM) should be created which also ignores sectarian divisions. It can also be done using the Internet. (a) There will be a centre where all Muslims willing to join the GUM will register their names. They will have to know, understand and accept the basic tenets of Islam. They will be given a membership number and a set of rules and privileges. These numbers will act as a passport giving them access to the organisation (or the Internet site for this organisation). (b) The world will be divided into 7 zones - Zone A, Zone B etc. The sizes of these zones will vary but they will be more or less equal as to the population of Muslims in each zone. (c) Muslims in each zone will be contacted personally or by e-mail in order to encourage them to find Muslims willing to register their names in the Global Ummah Movement. These do not need to be computer owners or have their own e-mail facilities. But they ought to have access to someone who has such facilities and who is willing to transmit ideas, suggestions, information to, and from, the Internet to these members. If necessary such Internet sites should be set up by the GUM in areas where none exist. (d) As membership of a group grows then when it reaches say 150, it will split up to form 2 groups which need not be equal. A group should have a minimum of 50 members and a maximum of 150. (e) At Level 1 of the organisation every average of 100 members known as Members Level 1 (ML1) will form a group, known as Group Level 1 (GL1). The purpose of the group is to discuss all matters of relevance and interest to the members of the group, to make practical suggestions and to find ways and means of implementing them. It also has an educational function. The matters for discussion can be civil, social, political, economic, financial, legal, environmental, cultural, academic or religious. It can direct trade between members or collect cash to finance projects and so on. Cash could, perhaps, come from a membership fee. They will also elect a leader or representative, known as ML2, and a few advisers to the leader. The leader may also choose his own advisers. The leader can be dismissed and replaced at any time by the members. (f) If the number of members ML1 become large enough then they may split into several sub-groups which may each concentrate their attention on one or more topic. Any ML1 can be a member of more than one sub-group. The same applies to the higher organisations. (g) At Level 2, every average of 100 representatives, known as Members Level 2 (ML2) will form a higher group, known as Group Level 2 (GL2). The members of this group discuss all matters of relevance and interest to the groups they come from. They too can make practical suggestions and find ways and means of implementing these, and set up various projects. They pass information from and to the members of their GL1. This group also elects its leader or representative, known as ML3 and advisers. (h) At Level 3, every average of 100 ML3 will form a GL3. Their function will correspond to that of the ML2 but appropriate to Level 3. They will elect a leader or representative, known as ML4, with advisers. (i) At Level 4, every average of 100 ML4 will form a GL4. Their function will correspond to that of the ML3 but appropriate to Level 4. There will be a GL5 within each of the 7 Zone consisting of 5 representatives from each of the GL4s. (j) The global organisation is GL6 consisting of 10 members from each of the 7 zones. This constitutes the Islamic Shura. It should, in time, be capable of making all Muslim communities independent and self-sufficient without any political upheavals. Although it by passes all existing political and commercial institutions, it can become powerful enough to influence them all and even replace them. It chooses a Leader with a committee of 6 Advisors, which constitutes a Cabinet of 7. This is the highest Authority, GL7. The Head of this may be elected by the whole membership of the GUM, the candidates being chosen by the GL7. The membership at any level also has the right to remove their representative at anytime from the higher body. The GUM will not come into conflict with present Political and Commercial institutions but may use them and influence them. The GUM will tend to increase in power as the number of Islamic Communities increases. If it grows sufficiently effective and powerful the GUM will gradually replace all present political and commercial institutions. These are suggestions only and can be amended by discussion within the CIO or GUM. Human affair are governed by three inter-dependent things - their psychological state, the social

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PART #2 : CIO or GUM. Human affair are governed by three inter-dependent things - their psychological state, the social conditions, and the nature and state of the environment. Of these the first is most important because it can change the other two. But it is itself dependent on the other two factors. Policies must be constructed and action must be taken on all three fields. Economic conditions must certainly reach a point where all or an increasing number of people have enough attention, time, and energy to spare from the business to making a living which can be devoted to the improvement of social affairs and to their psychological self-development. It is important that there is a balance between the size of the population and the resources of the land they live on, mediated by the level of technology. The development of appropriate and adequate technology together with its wise use can change the size of the population that can be sustained by an environment at an adequate level of mutual benefits. This implies the practice of Birth Control. As this also releases women from domestic duties and allows them to enter the industrial and public field, it creates social changes. Some of these have been beneficial and some have proved harmful. However, the increase in knowledge and organisation has also created the necessity as well as the opportunities that a greater amount of expertise and time should be devoted to the bringing up and development of children and the social and psychological welfare of the population as a whole. There is no reason why women cannot organise to fulfil this enhanced role. This ability to create and use technologies depends on the nature and level of the educational system and the inherent capacities of the people. The educational level will depend partly on economic conditions and partly on social and cultural conditions. The inherent capacities will also depend on those social conditions that govern reproduction. It is necessary that conditions are set up where the most able also earn the most and are encouraged to sustain larger families while the less able are encouraged to limit their families by their lower economic standards. Inbreeding is one source of degeneration that needs to be countered. The practice of marriages between close cousins in these latter days has had harmful effects on Muslims. It was much rarer in the days when Islam was expanding and the mixing of races and cultures was probably one of the main causes of its vigour. All this also requires that there should be greater respect for sexuality, family, life and the dignity of the person, and that everything which militates against this, including indiscriminate and frivolous sexual activity, should be discouraged. The revival of Islam will be feared, opposed and sabotaged, not only by most of those who have depraved values and have achieved a great amount of wealth, power and privileges under other systems, but also by Governments, particularly by the USA. But the Muslim World is potentially strong having a population in excess of a billion which also has untapped natural and human resources. It is a question of achieving progressive political unity. This can be in the form of Federations as already outlined. There should be a gradual pooling of resources, strengthening of commercial ties and a common Market with a common currency. A Central Scientific and Technological Research Institute should be established that can advise on all aspects of life. A central system of Law that takes into account local needs and variations and eventually a Central Police force that is nevertheless accountable to local communities should also be established. It is essential that the Muslim world have a central United Military Force armed with the latest weapons including Nuclear ones. We have seen that the strong powers such as the USA bully and invade weak nations that do not conform to the US self-interest. And while they themselves have amassed and used nuclear, chemical, biological and psychological weapons, they prevent others from developing them - it is in their interest to keep others weak and dependent. This hypocritical state of affairs cannot be allowed to continue. ---------- Muslim & Kafir.....Content

USMule Feb 24, 2015 at 4:07 pm Flag as inappropriate

Islam is a religion of violence; it was started and spread by violence. It's major tool is deceit or propaganda.

Israel Feb 24, 2015 at 6:45 am Flag as inappropriate

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.

LoG111 Feb 20, 2015 at 9:17 pm Flag as inappropriate

am unable to download the text. I will be glad if you can send me copy. For me its a must read. Thank you. woman of God-Nigeria.

peggy suzzy Feb 20, 2015 at 4:29 pm Flag as inappropriate

CBN administrator posted:
"They "interpret" the words in the Quran to justify what they do."
FLASH: Many christians do exactly the same thing with the Bible !

Mezeus Feb 20, 2015 at 11:22 am Flag as inappropriate

I would love to know who the authors of this publication are. Why isn't this given?

savage Feb 19, 2015 at 3:17 pm Flag as inappropriate

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.....

DaFord Feb 18, 2015 at 12:00 am Flag as inappropriate

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CBN ADMIN Feb 17, 2015 at 2:56 pm Flag as inappropriate

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.

ginah711 Feb 7, 2015 at 12:32 am Flag as inappropriate

I downloaded but can not open

tim Feb 2, 2015 at 7:22 pm Flag as inappropriate

Islam is nothing more than Mohamed bearing false witness against the Apostles, the Israeli Prophets and Jesus Christ himself hundreds or thousand of years after the events because he had new revelations that made the Arabs the chosen people.

lawdogmn Jan 30, 2015 at 12:01 am Flag as inappropriate

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.

Jerry Jan 22, 2015 at 7:15 pm Flag as inappropriate

Thank you CBN. Christ is King. Jesus is the Prince of Peace!

Holluwasean Jan 12, 2015 at 5:47 am Flag as inappropriate

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.

Adi Dunkins Jan 10, 2015 at 11:00 pm Flag as inappropriate

Downloaded but cannot open. Please mail one to me. Thank you very much.

rlitten Jan 10, 2015 at 3:57 pm Flag as inappropriate

We had a copy; gave it to our church, so decided to download an ecopy, can't open it! Am on HTML; not Hi-Speed! Help!

George & Somsri Jan 10, 2015 at 3:19 pm Flag as inappropriate

Thank you CBN for your most informative news coverage. Thank you as well for the booklet/fact sheet on Islam. Pray God's richest blessings on CBN News ministry and team.

lorna Jackson Jan 9, 2015 at 5:47 am Flag as inappropriate

I can't seem to download this file, can the pdf be emailed to me?

Jeffrey Speelman Dec 9, 2014 at 6:53 am Flag as inappropriate

Thank you CBN and all who care to know the truth. The more closely we examine Jesus, the BETTER HE LOOKS!!! The more closely we examine Muhammad, the worse he looks. If you are muslim please understand what is at stake here. You must believe Jesus to get saved. Jesus said I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE. He is Almighty God and He is not a liar.

halfGermanIsrealsupporter Dec 6, 2014 at 12:19 am Flag as inappropriate

Islam as a religion is a word of God and a complete way of life. Yes there are lots of bad people out there who claim to be Muslims and do evil things like those who are out there who did and still do evil things and claim to be Christians or Jews, all of those are cursed by God and will be badly punished, what they do is an incorrect interpretation of the religion, don’t look at the small percentage of those who do evil things and generalize your judgment, look at the 12+ billion Muslims who reflect the true religion of Islam.

What has been mentioned in this booklet is all fabrication of the true facts about Islam; all of the verses and ahadith were taken completely out of context hence they were completely explained in a false manner. Muslims believe in Jesus, Moses and all other prophets like Mohammad, if a Muslim does not believe in one prophet then his religion is not complete.

Before you judge the religion, learn about it from the mouth of its people who practice it on a daily basis; come and visit an Islamic center and have an experience.

thetruepath Dec 5, 2014 at 11:35 pm Flag as inappropriate