Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing
Hat tip to my friend at Hannity forum, 5thIDSoldier
Thursday, October 11, 2007
The "survival of the world" is at stake if Muslims and Christians do not make peace with each other, leaders of the Muslim world will warn the Pope and other Christian leaders today.
In an unprecedented open letter signed by 138 leading scholars from every sect of Islam, the Muslims plead with Christian leaders "to come together with us on the common essentials of our two religions" and spell out the similarities between passages of the Bible and the Koran.
The scholars state: "As Muslims, we say to Christians that we are not against them and that Islam is not against them - so long as they do not wage war against Muslims on account of their religion, oppress them and drive them out of their homes."
The phrasing has echoes of the New Testament passage: "He that is not with me is against me" - a passage used by President George Bush when addressing a joint session of Congress nine days after 9/11.
The Muslims call instead for the emphasis to be on the shared characteristics of world's two largest faiths.
The letter, addressed to Pope Benedict XVI, to the Orthodox Church's Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew 1 and all the other Orthodox Patriarchs and to the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams and the leaders of all other Protestant churches worldwide, will be rolled out around the world this morning in a series of press conferences beginning in Jordan.
It is supported by the Bishop of London, the Right Rev Richard Chartres, and promoted by Professor David Ford is Regius Professor of Divinity, and Fellow of Selwyn College, University of Cambridge. Professor Ford is also the Founding Director of the Cambridge Inter-Faith Program and led this year’s international inter-faith conference at Lancaster House in June on ‘Islam and Muslims in the World Today’.
Signatures include Shaykh Sevki Omarbasic, Grand Mufti of Croatia, Dr Abdul Hamid Othman, adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia and Dr Ali Ozak, head of the endowment for Islamic scientific studies in Istanbul, Turkey. They also include Shaykh Dr Nuh Ali Salman Al-Qudah, Grand Mufti of Jordan and Shaykh Dr Ikrima Said Sabri, former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Imam of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. For the complete article here is the link: Muslims Leaders Warn Pope 'Survival of World' at Stake
We are hearing these Muslim clerics saying that Islam means peace. But the word Islam means "submission" and a Muslim is one who is in submission to Allah. Their goal as stated in the Qur'an is to bring the entire world into submission to Allah and the Koran and have a global Islamic empire.
The Sahih Muslim Hadith, [Book 019, Number 4294] indicates that a Muslim da'wa is required before an all out onslaught with the infidel western enemies.
Last month we had Bin Laden issuing a warning (da'wa) to the infidels of America and the west to convert to Islam or perish, "The biggest and most irreversible error one can commit in this world is to die without surrendering oneself to Allah, namely, to die without embracing Islam......" Today we may be seeing 138 leading scholars from every sect of Islam pleading a reconciliation. I question the scholars real motives.
Is an attack imminent? Do these scholars know or suspect that something is up with Al-Qaeda or Amannamedjihad? Only the Islamists know for sure.
I say, beware of wolves in sheep's clothing. Because the invitation for reconciliation was not extended to the Jews, I would be suspect and skeptical at this move by the scholars. It tends to confuse the issue and win the hearts and minds of the naive.
My message for the liberal crowd who is probably organizing the kumby ya sing alongs at this very moment, "You don't know what you are up against."
Be ever vigilant.