| California: “Understanding Islam” event at Lutheran church spreads falsehoods about Islam
| Wednesday, April 13, 2016
|“Islam, Christianity and Judaism all look to Abraham as the father of
our faith traditions,” Carson said.
“Understanding one another’s
traditions is important to share peace and understanding in our
community.” “Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was one inclining
toward truth, a Muslim. And he was not of the polytheists.” (Qur’an 3:67)
“There has already been for you an excellent pattern in Abraham and
those with him, when they said to their people, ‘Indeed, we are
disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allah.
We have denied you, and there has appeared between us and you animosity
and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone’ except for the
saying of Abraham to his father, ‘I will surely ask forgiveness for you,
but I have not for you anything against Allah. Our Lord, upon You we
have relied, and to You we have returned, and to You is the
destination.” (Qur’an 60:4)
In other words, Abraham is an excellent
pattern for believers when he tells his unbelieving relatives that
“there has appeared between us and you animosity and hatred forever
until you believe in Allah alone,” but not when he says to his father,
“I will surely ask forgiveness for you.” “I have realized that when people hear a narrative repeated often
enough, they will buy into it — even when that narrative is false.”
That’s what this dialogue in Las Cruces is all about: repeating
that false narrative so that more people will buy into it. “What I learned here today that I did not understand at all about
Islam or the Muslims is that they really respect all nations, and
believe that it’s OK to have many religions,” said Carol Peterson, a
participant from Peace Lutheran, speaking after the February event.
“They believe that basically there’s one God. I was under the impression
that Muslims wanted all of us to be one, wanted us to be like they are.
But they respect us. I didn’t know that, and that blew my mind —
because I thought that was the purpose of all this turmoil in our world.
I thought they wanted us to become Muslim.” “And whoever desires other than Islam as religion – never will it be
accepted from him, and he, in the Hereafter, will be among the losers.”
(Qur’an 3:85) “And fight them until there is no fitnah and the religion, all of it, is for Allah.” (Qur’an 8:39) “Understanding Islam: Las Cruces church creates dialogue,” by Damien Willis, Las Cruces Sun-News, March 21, 2016 :
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