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Mostafa ahmed salem, Here is my rebuttal of what you stated in your comment regarding Matthew 19:29. Your assertion is false. Jesus plainly stated that there would be no marriage in the afterlife. Jesus did not promise 100 wives or other women to anyone in the afterlife. That would be ludicrous. Matthew 22:30 (English Standard Version of the Bible) For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. Mark 12:25 (English Standard Version of the Bible) For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. Luke 20:35 (English Standard Version of the Bible) but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage, ------------------ Note that Jesus meant “now in this time” in the Mark passage (below), and he meant “in this time” in the Luke passage (below). He meant now in this life. He did not mean in the afterlife. Jesus did not promise 100 wives or other women to anyone in the afterlife. That would be ludicrous. Matthew 19:29 (English Standard Version of the Bible) And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life. Mark 10:29-30 (English Standard Version of the Bible) Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. Luke 18:29-30 (English Standard Version of the Bible) And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.” When we read the Bible, we need to read cross-references -- when it is possible to do so -- so that we get the correct meaning. In the passages above, Jesus meant that there would be special blessings for His faithful followers in this life. The apostles of Jesus understood what Jesus meant. The apostles of Jesus were purportedly martyred, except for the apostle John, who purportedly died a natural death. They did not literally receive multiple mothers and fathers during their lifetimes, but they were blessed with many people -- such as other mothers and fathers -- who loved them as fellow believers in Christ. In my lifetime, I have been blessed with many mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers who love me as fellow believers in Christ. They are not literally my fathers and mothers and sisters and brothers by blood. I understand what Jesus meant. Note in the Mark passage that Jesus also said they would have persecutions in this life, and they did indeed have persecutions.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
Mostafa ahmed salem, Part 3: Some human beings after Adam and Eve did seek God‘s infilling strength to help them to live righteously. Two of them were Enoch and Noah. They correctly knew that they were weak without God’s strength, so they walked with God, as the Bible says. Our Creator wants us to depend upon Him, trust Him, draw near to Him, cling to Him. But human beings repeatedly fail to do that, because it is not in our nature. Like Adam, people naturally act independently of God and go their own ways, not realizing their utter weakness. It is necessary for every human being to come to the conclusion that acting independently of God is folly. It is necessary for every human being to learn to seek God's strength. Otherwise, it is impossible to truly love God, and it is impossible to truly love our neighbors as God loves them. God is love. We need God's strength if we are to truly love God and love our neighbors, because we are too weak to do that on our own. During His lifetime on earth, Jesus demonstrated His own total dependence upon his Heavenly Father through long hours of prayer. The resurrected, glorified Jesus is now forever the refuge and strength for all people who will trust Him, rely on Him, draw near to Him, cling to Him. Jesus is the human representation of the eternal God to humankind. Jesus clearly showed humankind that God is love, and that apart from the God of love, there can be only hate. The resurrected, glorified Jesus is pure love. Hate cannot and will not exist in His presence. People who want to see Jesus cannot bring hate with them into His presence. People who want to see Jesus must let Jesus fill them with His love for all of humankind. There is no true love that can come from human beings apart from the empowering, infilling love of God, because God is love. In the absence of the true God of love, there can be only hate. Whenever there is hate in human beings, the true God of love is absent from the lives of those human beings. Let us forever seek the true God of love and ask to be filled with His love for all of humankind. I believe that is the essential message of the Bible for us.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
Mostafa ahmed salem, Part 2: There are many wrongs and troubles that are clearly evident in our world today. Those wrongs and troubles have been present among humans ever since Adam knowingly disobeyed God’s clear instruction in Eden. The book of Genesis in the Bible explains how humankind began committing sin. It happened in the following way. Adam failed to call out in prayer to his Creator in his desperate time of need, after he had listened to Eve’s idea about eating the fruit that God had clearly told Adam not to eat. Adam was torn between following Eve's idea and obeying God. Eve had been tempted by the tempter, but Adam was not tempted by the tempter. Adam listened to Eve, the Bible says. Adam should have called out to God, and I believe he should have simply said something like this to his Creator in prayer: "Eve wants me to do what you told me not to do before Eve was created. I feel so weak now and I am afraid that I might agree with Eve's desire to eat the fruit. I know that you told me not to eat the fruit. I really need you now. We really need you now. Please come and help me. Please come and help us." If Adam had honestly spoken some words like that to his Creator in a simple prayer, he would have received God's infilling strength, and he would not have disobeyed God. However, Adam followed Eve's idea, and he ignored God. Adam acted independently of God, without any prayer to seek God's infilling strength. Adam and Eve did not understand how utterly weak they were apart from the strength of their Creator. They did not understand how much they needed God as their refuge and strength in time of trouble. They were ignorant about their weakness. They learned a hard lesson. They learned that they must not act independently of God anymore. The book of Genesis teaches us that it was not enough for Adam and Eve to learn that lesson about their own utter weakness. Every human being after Adam and Eve had to independently learn that same lesson, because every human being after Adam and Eve was similarly weak and needy in times of temptation and other trouble. All human beings after Adam and Eve inherited the human tendency to act independently from God. There was no distinction. Adam disobeyed God, and all other human beings would similarly disobey God unless they sought God‘s infilling strength to help them to live righteously.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
Mostafa ahmed salem, Part 1: I will attempt to personally answer your theological question about Adam and Eve. If we are to draw correct theological conclusions from the story, we must pay very close attention to the fine details of the story in the book of Genesis in the Bible, and we must realize that the story in Eden did not all happen within a few minutes at the site of the tree, but instead it occurred over perhaps a few hours, to allow time for Eve to contemplate the temptation and decide what she would do, and to allow time for Eve to then persuade Adam to follow her idea. We must recognize the presence of significant time gaps in the story that permitted pondering, internal struggling, and verbal persuasion to occur. I do not believe that Adam and Eve were driven out of Eden because of a quick mistake. I believe the mistake germinated over a period of hours, with deep pondering and struggling by both Adam and Eve. That is why it was so very serious. It was pre-meditated disobedience. Adam was not tempted by the tempter, but he listened to Eve, the Bible says. Germination of the temptation within Eve, followed by the persuasion of Adam by Eve required time -- perhaps hours. It was an extremely-serious decision for Adam -- who knew what God had plainly told him about the forbidden tree before Eve was created -- and I believe that Adam did not make the decision quickly without considerable persuasion from Eve and without considerable internal struggling on his own. People who have painted pictures showing their impressions of the temptation story in Eden have led viewers of their paintings to believe that everything happened quickly at the site of the tree in Eden, but the details in Genesis have convinced me that the temptation in Eden did not happen that way.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
Mostafa ahmed salem, I believe that you, as a Muslim person, are trying to live fairly and decently among non-Muslim people in your society, and I respect you for that. As I have written before, I believe that you have a very good heart. You have presented to me a selected verse which appears to indicate tolerance and equality as an option that is available to Muslim people when dealing with non-Muslim people. However, the overall prescription of Muhammad in the Medinan era was intolerance toward non-Muslim people, as was demonstrated by his own intolerant actions toward non-Muslim people in the Medinan era, in the late part of his life. Other verses that you did not present prescribe intolerance and dominance. To be fair, we must examine the whole life of Muhammad and all of his utterances to determine what he actually believed and taught and lived. The actions of Muhammad and his companions in the Medinan era, and the actions of Muhammad's successors after Muhammad's death demonstrated Muhammad's ideology of intolerance and supremacism. If you personally wish to acknowledge and live only the tolerant verses prescribing equality, that is wonderful. In doing so, you will live a fair and decent life, which is admirable. But that is not what Muhammad and his companions did in the Medinan era, and that is not what many Muslim people do today when they try to imitate Muhammad and heed his utterances.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
Mostafa ahmed salem, The commenting system on this website is frustrating for me also. Sometimes I need to submit the same comment many times before it is permanently retained by the system. I do not believe any administrator is deleting our comments. I believe our comments disappear because there is so much continuous advertising and updating activity. The comment-submittal process is interrupted by the advertising and the updating of the web page. The advertising and updating have a higher priority than the commenting system. ------ The Hadith, as compiled by Bukhary, has been translated into English by competent people who correctly understand Arabic. Translation is not the problem, contrary to what you stated. The problem for you and for other Muslim people is that you cannot believe that Muhammad could have been such an unsavory person. You have been taught that Muhammad was a wonderful role model, but that is false. You have been taught a fairy tale about Muhammad. That is why I keep stating that you must read only authentic foundational source texts that are accepted by eminent Muslim scholars. The Sira by Ishaq, and the Hadith by Bukhary are accepted foundational source texts for Muslim people. The truth is that Muhammad and his companions were very unsavory people who committed atrocious acts. You must face that fact, even if it is intensely painful for you as a Muslim person. Muslim people -- who are willing to face the truth about Muhammad and his companions -- can be released from Muhammad's strangle-hold. Muslim people who refuse to face the truth about Muhammad and his companions will remain in Muhammad's death-grip. Whether you remain in bondage to Muhammad is your choice. I understand the predicament of Muslim people, and I empathize with you. I understand the penalty for apostasy. I have read horror stories about what has happened to Muslim people who have left Islam. I understand your intense disappointment regarding Muhammad. I can only advise that you squarely face the ugly truth about Muhammad and his companions.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
Mostafa ahmed salem, You mentioned in your last post that you think Jesus did not claim to be God. That is only propaganda which you have heard from Muslim apologists. Below is my personal rebuttal. Jesus did plainly claim to be God. Note that in the first set of verses (below) from the New Testament, Jesus said He had existed before Abraham. Moreover, Jesus claimed to be “I am” in both of the Bible passages below, which for the Jews was the same as claiming to be God. The Jews understood exactly what Jesus was claiming, because they attempted to execute him for blasphemy in the first case, and the high priest tore his garments and said no more witnesses were needed in the second case. I have presented only two cases. "I AM" is the same as God to the Jews. John 8:53-58 (English Standard Version of the Bible) Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?” Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God.’ But you have not known him. I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word. Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.” So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple. Mark 14:60-64 (English Standard Version of the Bible) And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?” But he remained silent and made no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” And Jesus said, “I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” And the high priest tore his garments and said, “What further witnesses do we need? ---- If you want to read further rebuttals of other Muslim objections, you can visit http://www.answering-islam.org Christian scholars have already formally dealt with many -- if not all -- of the Muslim arguments. I wish you well.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
Mostafa ahmed salem, In your last post, you briefly mentioned the story of the first sin. That is the story of the disobedience of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. The Bible tells us in the book of Genesis that both Adam and Eve disobeyed what God had plainly told Adam not to do before Eve was created. Adam knew very well what God had said. Adam's disobedience was the primary fault in the garden; and in the text of Genesis, God held him responsible. That is why we call it the sin of Adam. When Adam and Eve were tempted to disobey God, they did not call out to God in prayer and ask for strength from Him. They yielded to the temptation from the tempter, because they did not have enough strength of their own. They needed God’s strength alongside them. They didn’t know how weak they were. That is a common human problem. That is the lesson of Adam and Eve in Eden for us. When we are tempted, we must call out to God and receive His strength. Adam and Eve didn’t do that. I didn’t need the Qur’an to draw that practical, theological conclusion. I simply read the story as it is presented in the Bible. Lesson: Whenever we are tempted, we must remember that we are not strong enough by ourselves to resist the temptation. We need to call out to God in prayer and ask for His strength and take refuge in Him. God is our refuge and strength. He is a very present help in trouble.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
Mostafa ahmed salem, Muhammad lied to his jihadic fighters when he told them that they would be specially rewarded sexually in the afterlife for their actions. Muhammad manipulated their minds to get them to do his bidding. Suicide bombers even today believe Muhammad's ludicrous promises. Muhammad was a mental manipulator. It is terribly unwise to blindly imitate the life of Muhammad or heed his utterances. Muhammad was wrong. If I could somehow convince everyone in the world to speak the words “green is red, water is steel, goat is chicken, nine is twelve, glass is ear, tooth is wall, rock is sky, west is north, 4+5=12, 1+1=46, 6+1=4, 8+4=23” one hundred times every day for one thousand years, those people would be speaking lies for one thousand years, and they would become terribly confused people. Even if billions of people in the world were to speak those words one hundred times every day for one thousand years, those words would continue to be false. They would never become true, because lies can never be made true by repeating them trillions of times. Lies will always be false. When hundreds of millions of Muslim people worldwide endlessly repeat the Shahada about Allah and Muhammad, that does not make it true. When hundreds of millions of Muslim people believe and speak some false things in the Qur'an and Hadith, that does not make those things true. A false thing cannot be made true by repeating it trillions of times. Muhammad was gravely mistaken about many things. As I have written before, I believe you are a peaceful person with a very good heart. Nevertheless, Islam commands you to never become friends with a Kafir like me, and that is sad. That is one of many ridiculous commands from Muhammad that ruin the lives of Muslim people worldwide. The true God is love. Every human being should simply do this: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. Let us seek the true God of love together and be transformed into people of true peace and true love -- so that when we meet Jesus, there will be only love in us. I continue to desire the very best for you. I cannot instill truth within you or within anyone else. Only the true God of love can do that.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
Mostafa ahmed salem, Earlier in this chain of comments -- on 14 January 2013 -- I recommended to Amira -- who is allegedly a Muslim high-school student -- that she do a personal study-project using Ishaq's Sira (biography of Muhammad), Bukhari's Hadith (traditions of Muhammad), and Muslim's Hadith (traditions of Muhammad). I recommended that she personally read those non-whitewashed, non-sugar-coated foundational source texts, which are accepted by Muslim scholars as being authoritative. I recommended that she write an intellectually-honest report about her findings, and then distribute her report and teach a class of high-school students in her mosque. I cautioned her that she might be murdered by other Muslim people for publicly telling the embarrassing, unsavory truth about Muhammad. I told her that I earnestly wanted her to continue to live, but that I also wanted her to learn a very important lesson about the true nature of Islam. I wanted her to think seriously about this assignment, even if she never actually completed it. Muslim people are determined to present Muhammad as an ideal role model having wonderful character traits, even if they must lie about him and cover up who he really was. If the truth is told, Islam might fall apart and be drastically reformed. That outcome is so frightening to some Muslim people that they will do anything to prevent the drastic reformation of Islam. For that reason, I do not believe anything that modern Muslim people say about Muhammad or his Islam. The only authority about the life and utterances of Muhammad is the set of Islam's authoritative foundational source texts -- the Qur’an, the Sira, and the Hadith. Everything else is propaganda designed to hide the unsavory truth about Muhammad and his Islam. Nobody should imitate the life of Muhammad, because he became a terrible role model in the Medinan era. Muhammad was a confused man, and Muslim people worldwide must admit that, and they must permanently stop imitating Muhammad. When you are ready to know the truth about Muhammad and his Islam, you can read for hours at http://www.answering-islam.org You can read testimonies about people who have left Islam. You can read about many inconsistencies and absurdities in the Qur'an. You can find answers for your questions.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
When Muhammad and his companions called "unbelievers" to accept Islam, they expected the intimidated people to either convert to Islam or fight. Muhammad's intimidating way was not the quiet way the true God works with people when calling them to Himself. That is one of several reasons why I assert that Muhammad was a confused man who did not exhibit the marks of a true prophet of the true God. He was mistaken about his own prophet-hood, and hundreds of millions of other people have paid an exorbitant price for that mistake. I have drawn similar conclusions about other so-called prophets after Muhammad, who were also mistaken. As I wrote in a previous post, all so-called prophets who followed Jesus the Savior were unnecessary. Jesus had already done everything that was needed for the redemption of humankind, hundreds of years earlier. As Jesus Himself said, "It is finished." Muhammad should have simply learned the true story of Jesus the Savior, and then he should have told that true story to people, as any Christian missionary does and as the apostles of Jesus had done hundreds of years earlier. And then Muhammad should have let God work in His own time with the people to bring them to a position of trust in Himself; but Muhammad didn't do that. Muhammad's way was not God's way. Muhammad was mistaken, even as many other misguided people throughout history have been mistaken when they have tried to force other people to convert to their way of thinking, with disastrous results. Muhammad was not alone in making that mistake. It reminds me of the re-education camps that have been created by totalitarian rulers for political dissidents. Forced conversions are not real. All they do is pump up the pride of the misguided one who is doing the forcing. Muhammad didn't understand that concept; or if he did understand it, he accepted the bolstering of his pride after all of the rapid conversions to his Islam. Rapid conversions didn't prove anything about the intrinsic value of Islam itself. It only proved that intimidation worked to superficially re-educate people.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
Alexander, Each of us needs sufficient time and experience before being able to reach correct conclusions about our Creator and before being able to establish a close personal relationship with Him. Regardless of what you now believe, I can confidently state that at some time after you take your last breath, you will know the truth about your Creator, and you will somehow deal with that truth. The same is true for me and for every other person. I watched both of my parents die separately -- many years apart -- and those were sobering experiences. I heard my mother take her last breath. All I could say afterward was, "She is gone." The body that remained was no longer my mother. It was just flesh lying on the bed. My mother was somewhere else. Since she was a follower of Jesus the Savior, I know that she is with Jesus now. I wish you well in your search for the truth. I cannot set the schedule for anyone to arrive at the truth.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
Maya, There have been many so-called prophets who have appeared in the centuries after Jesus the Savior of the world. Jesus predicted that they would appear with false claims. There was no need for them. Jesus completed everything that was necessary for the redemption of the world when he was born as had been predicted centuries beforehand in the Old Testament, when He lived a perfect life, when He was unjustly crucified and put to death, when He was resurrected from the dead in a glorified body, and when He then ascended to his place of glory where He is now the refuge and strength for all people who will rely on Him, trust Him and cling to Him. Muhammad claimed that Jesus was only a prophet. Muhammad did not tell his people that Jesus is the Savior of the world. He could have done that, but he didn’t, because Muhammad didn't understand that the true God manifests Himself in three persons to humankind, in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. There has always been one God who is manifested in three distinct persons -- Father, Son, Holy Spirit, as is clearly evident in the New Testament. The true information about Jesus the Savior was denied to Muhammad’s people, and it was a great injustice done to them. Muhammad was mistaken.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
Maya, Below are some web links that will help to increase your understanding of the events that occurred before, during, and after September 11, 2001. You must think critically about what you read. http://september11news.com/OsamaBinLaden.htm ---- Very soon after September 11, 2001, Osama Bin Laden was accidentally revealed as the originator of the plan. http://september11news.com/OsamaEvidence.htm ---- What Osama Bin Laden said in his speeches is only his side of the total story. His words contain propaganda. He doesn’t tell both sides of the story. There is another side. He sounds so righteous when he tells only his side of the story and completely omits the other side. Don’t be gullible. Do your own homework. http://september11news.com/OsamaSpeeches.htm
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
Maya, Islam stands or falls with Muhammad. If Muhammad was not a true prophet of the true God, then rational people must conclude that Muhammad’s utterances were also not from the true God. I am sure you understand very well that if Muslim people were to discover that Muhammad is a fraud, then Islam would fall. That is a terrifying thought for you, but you must face the truth about Muhammad. My responsibility here is to show you that Islam’s ideology has an extremely-weak foundation, and that you should think very deeply about your life’s commitment to Muhammad‘s Sunna and his utterances. Although you may try, you simply cannot instill an irrational, baseless fear of the true God in me, even though that is what Islam has always tried to do with both Muslim and non-Muslim people. That is the Sunna of Muhammad -- intimidate the Kafirs and instill fear. The true God is love. Jesus the Savior proved it and He continues to prove it. He was crucified, was resurrected, and is now alive forevermore in glory. Jesus the Savior is pure love, because He is the Son of God. All of us will appear before the judgment seat of Jesus the Savior, and no hate will exist in His presence. If you have hate for any other person, then I urge you to determine the source of that hate and release your hate. When we meet Jesus, let us be full of love ... no hate, no hate, no hate, no hate. The true God says, “Fear not” to His people. I am one of His people who has been redeemed through faith in Jesus the Messiah, the Savior of the world, the Good Shepherd, the Way, the Truth, the Life. People who know Jesus the Savior have no fear of their Heavenly Father. Perfect love casts out fear. I desire the very best for you and for all other Muslim people. I hope that you find the truth and escape the fear and darkness under which you are apparently now living by following Muhammad and by heeding his utterances.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
Maya, The Jesus in the Bible is not the same as the Jesus in the Qur'an. They are very different. You should learn the differences. It is crucial for you to understand the differences. The patriarchs in the Bible are also not the same as those in the Qur'an. The Qur'an presents all of these people differently. It is important for you to know the differences. You should ask yourself how Muhammad was able to justify changing the Bible stories that had been locked firmly in place for hundreds of years before Muhammad was born. It is no wonder that Jews and Christians rejected Muhammad as a prophet. Muhammad got the facts wrong. Muhammad simply didn't know the true stories about the patriarchs and about Jesus. The claim -- made by Muslim people and even some non-Muslim people -- that the Jesus of the Qur'an is the same as the Jesus of the Bible is simply false -- it is propaganda. I urge you to seek the truth. Don't read Islamic propaganda from non-authoritative sources. Read the foundational source texts and do your own homework. I desire the very best for you.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
Amira, On January 10, 2013, you explained in your comment that you are a high-school student. I will now present to you a study assignment that you may choose to complete or not. It is your decision. If you complete the assignment, it might be fatal for you. Other Muslim people might execute you. Please consider the risks. It is my firm desire that you remain alive, but I want you to learn an important lesson about the true nature of Islam. If you wish, you may consider this assignment to be only a "thought experiment." Here is the assignment: 1) Read the non-whitewashed, non-sugar-coated, authoritative biography of Muhammad -- the Sira -- the one attributed to Ishaq. 2) Read the non-whitewashed, non-sugar-coated, authoritative traditions of Muhammad -- the Hadith -- the collections attributed to Bukhari and to Muslim. 3) Write a report on your findings. Be intellectually honest. Don't whitewash anything. Don't sugar-coat anything. 4) Go to the leaders in your mosque and offer to teach a class to your fellow high-school students, based on the report that you wrote. Distribute printed copies of your report to your fellow students. 5) If you are still alive after one month, write a summary of your experiences and put it on this website at this location for us to read. I am guessing that you will choose to not actually do the assignment that I have proposed. That should tell you something very important about the true nature of Islam. I desire the very best for you in your search for the truth. I hope that you will stay alive long enough to find the truth.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
Mostafa ahmed salem, I have little or no confidence in what Muslim websites and videos portray about Muhammad and his Islam, because Muslim apologists have a huge interest in presenting Islam in its best light. Muslim apologists are desperate to create propaganda to cover up the unsavory things about Islam. I watched a VHS video that was produced by Muslim people in about year 2002, and I found that it contained too much propaganda about Muhammad. It is important to know the unsavory things about Muhammad and his Islam, because those unsavory things are what drive the actions of some Muslim people worldwide to commit unsavory acts in imitation of Muhammad. Islam is about imitating Muhammad, based on his Sunna, and about heeding his utterances.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2013 on The Truth about Qur’an at Atlas Shrugs
Islam is a religious system for Muslim people, but it is also a political system that affects both Muslim and non-Muslim people. This website is not about race. Islam contains many races of people. Genetics is not the issue. This website -- and other websites like it -- is about political ideology. Nazism was a political ideology. It is perfectly legitimate for anyone to publicly evaluate or criticize Nazism or any other political ideology. If Muhammad had created only a religious system, there would be no need for this website. However, Muhammad also created an imperialistic, supremacist political system that is of great concern to non-Muslim people who are currently being affected by its non-violent and violent jihad, who are currently being subjugated by it, or who might be subjugated by it in the future if Islam becomes more influential where they live.
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Mostafa ahmed salem, If Muslim people worldwide -- with no exceptions allowed -- were to consistently think as peacefully and as tolerantly as you appear to think, then Pamela Geller and others like her could shut down their websites, and law-enforcement agencies could stop looking for terrorist plots, and airports could stop conducting security checks, etc. The problem is that Muslim people worldwide do not all think peacefully and tolerantly and are not likely to do so in the near future. Some heed all of the Qur'an plus Islam's other two foundational source texts, and then they commit violent jihadic atrocities that are justified or incited by those complete texts. This is revealed in daily news articles from around the world. You appear to be a reformer who must somehow convince the remainder of the Muslim world to ignore the unsavory parts of Muhammad's Sunna and utterances and instead follow the golden rule. I wish you well.
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I read Geert Wilders' book, "Marked for Death." Geert Wilders -- a member of Holland's parliament -- is surrounded by 24-hour security guards in order to stay alive. Why does he continue to be threatened by violent Muslim people if Islam is such a tolerant and peaceful ideology? Violent Muslim people are inspired by the Sunna and utterances of Muhammad. By continuing to blindly follow Muhammad’s Sunna and heeding his utterances, Muslim people are dying physically and spiritually. Muslim people are pawns in Muhammad’s great deception. Muhammad -- even though he is physically dead -- is still killing his Muslim people physically and spiritually ... so sad.
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I was a young adult in the 1970's when Idi Amin's reign of terror was responsible for the deaths of about 300,000 people in Uganda. He was a Muslim who eventually fled to Saudi Arabia for sanctuary. He was apparently following Muhammad's Sunna and utterances. He was known as the “Butcher of Uganda”. Study the non-whitewashed, non-sugar-coated history of Muhammad and his companions, and you will understand why Idi Amin did what he did. It is no mystery. Why did Saudi Arabia provide sanctuary for him, since he was the "Butcher of Uganda"? Did Saudi Arabia approve of his activities in Uganda?
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Mostafa ahmed salem, Your personal community in Egypt is only a small sample of the large world of Islam, so the current, apparent tolerance for non-Muslim people that you personally observe around your home does not fairly represent what happens in other parts of the world where Shari'a is active. To see injustice that happened in your own country, read Mark A. Gabriel’s testimony about his own torture and persecution and an honor-killing death threat from his own Muslim father, “The Story of M A Gabriel, the former professor of Islamic history at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt” at http://www.arabicbible.com/testimonials/egypt/1624-mark-gabriel-testimony.html
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Islam is both a religious system and a political system. It is a whole life system. The religious aspect and the political aspect are interwoven. Many writers like Pamela Geller do not typically address the religious aspect of Islam. Instead, they address the political aspect of Islam. If you study Islam's three non-whitewashed, non-sugar-coated foundational source texts, you will understand the truth about both the political and the religious parts of Islam.
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If you read material at an Islamic website, you will assuredly get some propaganda. Islamic websites will not tell you who Muhammad really was. If you want to learn the truth about Muhammad and his Islam, you must read the non-whitewashed, non-sugar-coated chronologically-ordered Qur'an, along with the non-whitewashed, non-sugar-coated Sira, and Hadith that Islamic scholars use. Don’t read stories or watch movies produced by Islam’s apologists. They contain propaganda. Read the foundational source texts for yourself. Those texts are the authority about Muhammad and his Islam. You must understand Muhammad's Sunna and his utterances if you are to understand Islam.
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