Robert Spencer in PJ Media: Imam Invited To Open Presbyterian Assembly Promptly Denigrates Christians
Friday, July 08, 2016
Over at PJ Media, I discuss the Presbyterian Church’s submission to Islam:
The Presbyterian Church (USA) — one of the nation’s foremost mainline
Protestant churches and the largest Presbyterian body in the country —
recently convened in Portland, Oregon for its 222nd General Assembly.
Its “first order of business” was to commemorate the victims of the
Orlando jihad massacre at the Pulse nightclub, as well as those killed
last year at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in
Charleston, South Carolina.And what better way to do that than to invite
a Muslim spokesman to address the assembly?
That’s what the Presbyterians thought, anyway — and predictably enough, hilarity ensued.
Wajidi Said from the Muslim Community Center of Portland, a
co-founder of Portland’s Muslim Educational Trust (MET), was the
Presbyterians’ choice. The MET, according to its website,
is dedicated to helping “create an open, empowering, and collaborative
atmosphere within the Muslim community in the greater Portland area,”
and is focused upon “education through positive interaction with Muslims
and non-Muslims and honest communication with the media and public
And so, no doubt in the interests of positive interaction with the
non-Muslims of the Presbyterian Church USA, Said prayed this at the
Allah bless us and bless our families and bless our Lord. Lead us on the straight path — the path of all the prophets: Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad.
The assembled Presbyterians no doubt thought they were being
wonderfully open-minded and ecumenical:
a Muslim praying to Allah and
invoking Muhammad as a prophet at their General Assembly right after the
Orlando jihad massacre! Had there been a more thrilling demonstration
of fashionable leftism anywhere since members of the Black Panthers
attended upscale dinner parties in the late ’60s?