|this is a serious post this time
||[Jul. 1st, 2003|10:12 am]
I'm not Muslim-although I consider myself well educated on the subject-with an intrest that stems deeper and further back than the masses(9/01)...at least in this country. THis is enfuriating to me nevertheless, it is part of an article about how to convert Muslims in afghanistan and elsewhere, as if that is the very first thing they need, evangelicalism, not that theres anyhitng particuarally wrong with it as a faith-but the people of afghanistan and elsewhere problems do not stem from them not being evangelical, its from instability, corruption in government, fanaticism...This article Basically states that Muslims "live under an illusion that is Muhammad" and that it "plagues the world"-in essence and that it must be stopped"-"Islam is reaching out ... [similarly,] we must penetrate [its] heart" At least the difference between Islam and being muslim is seemingly understood...but it is no matter because it is apparent that "islam is bad" and "muslims are helpless". Its somewhat humorous because Muslims already believe in Jesus who is called Esa in Islam(which is probably closer to his real name-the term Jesus is a greek adaptation)Not that Im a staunch follower of any religion that claims to follow him... I always htought Rumsfeld was an idiot, so this wasnt unexpected...he says something and realizes he shouldnt have so he makes an adendum in futile effort because it is still faulty and offensive. |
-It just bothers me-And im sure I'll get alot of missionary type people slandering me, and thats ok...if you have something to say Id be glad to hear it, this is just innocent harmless dialogue though, ok?I encourages anyone to respond, its all good with me:)..and Im sure someone if anyone reads it would wonder what my religion is...you will only get to know if you ask, but it has not been mentioned as yet.
Heres part of the article...
"Over the next three hours, "Barbara," minus her burqa, dispensed lists of comparisons between Jesus and Muhammad ("Jesus arose from the dead and is alive. Muhammad is dead.") and of dos and don'ts of ministering to Muslims. (Do listen to their story. Don't argue about Israel.) She projected a statement by U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft on a screen: "Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sends his son to die for you." After his comment was publicized in late 2001, Ashcroft said it referred to terrorists and not to mainstream Muslims, but the point seemed lost on her. "Islam is the terrorist," Barbara asserted. "Muslims are the victim." The class ended in prayer. "We mourn the loss of life" in Iraq, someone said. Added Barbara: "We pray that the weapon of mass destruction, Islam, be torn down. Lord, we declare that your blood is enough to forgive every single Muslim. It is enough.""