Posts in category "Islamic Belief"

Don't Justify Hatred Of Jews By Using The Word of God

In the Name of God: The Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord The war in Gaza has been horrific, and I decry the loss of innocent life, whatever the religion or ethnic background. I pray that, as the blessed month of Ramadan comes to close, so does the violence that has terrorized too many innocent... Read more »

Never Take Faith For Granted

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord Last night, I was blessed to listen to UK Journalist Lauren Booth talk about her conversion to Islam. It is truly an amazing story. Her conversion was a big deal because Lauren Booth is the half-sister to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair... Read more »

Patheos: When "Standing Up For Jesus" is Un-Christian

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This first appeared on Patheos. I often wonder whether the myriad of “anti-foreign law bills” (read: anti-Sharia law) is born out of some religious fervor or zealotry. Is there a religious agenda behind these bills that are supposed to protect against so-called “creeping Sharia”... Read more »
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Of Jesus Christ, God, Allah, and...Rick Santorum (Again)

In the Name of the Beautiful, Gracious, and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved Last Sunday, a pastor in central Louisiana, Rev. Dennis Terry, introduced Rick Santorum in his church, and he said this (among many other things): I don’t care what the liberals say; I don’t care what the nay-sayers say, this nation was founded as... Read more »

A Backwards View of Honor

In the Name of the Beautiful, Most Gracious, and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved All around the world, people – many of them women, and sadly, many of them Muslim women – are murdered for the sake of “honor.” Although some claim that this is a specifically “Muslim” problem, the crime of “honor killings” cuts across... Read more »

Are Muslims Supposed to "Kill All the Infidels"? (Part II)

Last time, we discussed how the principle of fighting in Islam is in self-defense and cited the violent opposition on the part of the Meccan oligarchy to the message of the Prophet Muhammad (pubh). Now, let us discuss verse 9:5, the infamous “Verse of the Sword,” directly. Given the discussion in the previous article, we... Read more »
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Let the Blogger Go Free

Here we go again: a Saudi writer and blogger has been arrested in Riyadh after being deported from Malaysia. Apparently he tweeted things that were disrespectful to the Prophet Muhammad. I read the tweets, where he said: On your birthday, I will say that I have loved the rebel in you, that you’ve always been... Read more »

Are Muslims Supposed to "Kill All the Infidels"? (Part I)

Now that we understand that it is not proper to call all non-Muslims “infidels,” is it all moot? Does it all not matter because, as I have been told time and again, Islam calls for the murder of non-Muslims? I mean this perception is so pervasive and entrenched in the minds of many people. “Well,”... Read more »

Who Are the "Infidels"?

The debate generated by my first post was very important, and I appreciated every comment made. One of the (many) misconceptions about Islam, brought out in some of the comments, is Islam’s attitude toward “non-believers.” Many people, including some Muslims, think that Islam demands that Muslims “hate” non-Muslims, or that Muslims should even “kill” non-Muslims.... Read more »
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