Friday, December 23, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/23/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/23/2011The government of Quebec has reversed an earlier decision and will allow employees in its provincial prisons to wear hijab on the job. The opposition party — the Parti Québécois — objected strenuously to this change in policy, saying that the hijab is a religious symbol, and is thus prohibited.

In other news, the Syrian government is blaming Al Qaeda for a pair of suicide bombs in Damascus that killed at least 40 people and injured more than 100.

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Crusader Gary Aust said...

The more this happens. The deeper the people will finally realise that our rights with our freedoms are slowly loosing ground and the new world order is ever so slowly gaining ground to the point that the people will ether summit or resist.

goethechosemercy said...

Saad Karamat:

Most people are often surprised to hear that Jesus is a highly esteemed figure in Islam....In reality, Jesus is not only considered a prophet in Islam (a fact many Christians are familiar with). In fact, Jesus is mentioned more times in the Quran, by name, than Prophet Muhammad himself— each time in the most elevated regard. Therefore, this Christmas, Jesus can be the inspiration for Muslims and Christians ... — and others, too — to build bridges of interfaith harmony and work together for the betterment of society.

You are in error.
Jesus is the Christus, the Christ, the Anointed in the Old Testament, the Son of God.
He is the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, whereby he is one in substance and separate in person.
I agree that the teaching of Jesus Christ is important, but his teachings are not a sunnah, he is not a prophet. Who he was, is central to what he taught.
Here is another piece of bad news:

Christians are not people of the book.
They are people of the Word.
And the Word is Jesus Christ, God.
All interfaith is dawa.
All Muslim proclamations on Christ are taqiyya because they do not accept the authority of scripture and Christian doctrine.
Mohammed's concept of Jesus is nothing more than a form of Arianism, which, fortunately for Muslims in the West, is curiously on the rise in many denominations.
Add the advance of Donatism to it and you've got the same mix you had in late Antiquity.
But at the same time, certain documents were written and certain martyrs were killed, and certain councils were convened, and these regularized and codified the doctrines of the Church and Christianity as we know them.
Study Early Christian writings and understand why interfaith with these errant communities is not possible.

Anonymous said...

From the newsfeed:

Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari: "No-one can deny the fact that religion has been used to create intolerance, not only between people but within the same religious groupings, too. Europe faced this in the past; the Inquisition and Spanish Reconquista were blots on its history. "

Note how a muslim, in decrying religious intolerance, the original violent conquest and suppression of Andalusia is NOT considered an evil. Fundamentally, he approves of Jihad. Assuming good faith on his behalf (rather than mendacious propaganda), it shows the situation is more dire than we think. If this is not taqqiya, then the blinkered blindess is such that for muslims, violence and intolerance from them towards other religions is good, whilst the same behaviour by non-muslims is bad. When Zakir Naik is interviewed, he makes this point explicitly.

Anonymous said...

For Christians, acts of violent conquest justified as a tool of conversion and ideological purges based on doctrinal disputes are blots on their religion.

For Muslims, such things are their religion, it is failures to carry them out energetically which are the 'blots'.

Chiu Chun-Ling.