Ohio: Billboards claim “Jesus is Muslim” and “Mohammed is in the Bible” (updated)

UPDATE below icna-billboard

via Billboard that says ‘Jesus is Muslim’ upsets some groups | The Columbus Dispatch.

A group plans to protest near a North Side billboard carrying messages about the Islamic faith.

Protesters are specifically opposed to the message “Jesus is Muslim” that some recently saw on the billboard on Cleveland Avenue. The message did not appear on the billboard this afternoon, however.

The messages placed by the Ask a Muslim organization also list the group’s website.

Members of several Christian churches say they will pray, preach, sing and carry signs on Saturday to promote their belief that Jesus is the son of God who rose from the dead.

“Jesus isn’t Muslim. To insinuate that he is, is a lie, an absurdity,” said the Rev. Bill Dunfee, pastor of New Beginnings Ministries in Warsaw in Coshocton County. “Our motive is just simply to defend the church and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Muslims call Jesus a prophet and consider all prophets — including Abraham, Moses and Mohammed — to be Muslims.

“Muslims are Christians — if ‘Christian’ means someone following the teachings of Christ, so by learning about Islam, you are not disobeying Jesus,” according to the website of Ask a Muslim, based on the Northwest Side.

The billboards are a collaboration with the New Jersey-based Why Islam, where spokesman Ashfaq Parkar said the group also operates an information line seeking to “promote peaceful coexistence through dispelling misunderstanding about the faith.”

“There’s nothing wrong with having differences in terms of what to believe, and there’s nothing wrong with talking about them and getting know each other,” he said.

A billboard saying Jesus is Muslim might be “a little overboard” and could upset certain Christians, much like certain messages about Mohammed upset some Muslims, said Imran Malik, an advocate of interfaith relations and president of the board that oversees the Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Hilliard.

The center is not associated with the billboard or with Ask a Muslim.

 Another article pointed to other billboards and the curious timing of the billboards – right before Easter:

Controversial billboards in Columbus, Ohio, reading “Jesus is Muslim” and “Mohammed is in the Bible” are drawing protests from local Christians who say Muslims are “hijacking” the name of Jesus.

“During this most Holy Lenten Season we find the messages on the billboards to be insensitive, dishonest and deserving of a response from concerned Christians. We will be on the streets to proclaim Jesus is NOT Muslim but Jesus is Lord!!”

The man who created the billboard groups had this to say to Muslims about Jesus:

ICNA executive and original Director of the Why Islam campaign – Sabeel Ahmed has written:

“…showing happiness and joy on Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Good Friday is like shaking hands with Satan and telling him to carry on the good work. Indeed Islam came to tear down the pillars of kufr and replace them with the pillars of Islam”

“Armed with facts on Christmas and eloquent words of Islam, the door of Dawah to the Christians should be wisely open. When the Christians see us restraining from observing Christmas, they will curiously ask us for the reason. This opportunity should be used by each single Muslim to discuss Islam and invite non-Muslims to Islam…a Muslim can’t enjoin in any aspect of Christmas in the disguise that Jesus is our Prophet too.

Meanwhile, Christians Are Warned Against ‘Slandering’ Allah in Jesus’ hometown and in Africa, Muslims announced in a recent video that they “will enter churches and slaughter Christians” (to spread sharia).

Note: A reader sent in this sermon from an imam in Ohio: The crucifixion is emphatically rejected by the Qur’an.

Islam categorically refutes the idea that Jesus was killed. And, therefore, the idea of Easter is in turn rejected – it does not exist in Islam.

And then there is this: 50 Reasons Muhammad Was Not a Prophet (in Under Five Minutes)

UPDATE:  THEY TOOK THE “JESUS IS MUSLIM” BILLBOARD DOWN

About 100 stout hearts battled the elements to stand up for Jesus. There is a lot of good info on my Facebook page. We have posted some great moments from the rally…vids of the powerful speakers. It is worth your time to visit and read the reports. Go here.

But the bottom line is that the Muslims took down the “Jesus Is Muslim” billboard. You read that right…THEY TOOK DOWN THE SIGN!!

I don’t think you understand the significance of that statement. We are not some powerful media outlet…we used social media to draw a crowd. We didn’t ask them to take the sign down. We didn’t whine and complain about how they dishonored Jesus. We didn’t beg them to be nice.

We just showed up. That’s it. We showed up on the streets and called them liars. They took down the sign.

It didn’t take a court order. It didn’t require us burning down any building. It didn’t require months of negotiations. We simply showed up. We told them their sign was a lie. They made a weak attempt to defend it. They said “anyone who submits to God is a Muslim.” That was all they had.

We never once asked them to take the billboard down. We believe in free-speech. We made them blink. They took the sign down. Light always causes darkness to flee.

17 Responses

  1. Coexist and interfaith are dirty dirty words. Christianity stands alone.

    Odd they say “is”. Is would mean now as in alive. Go see the limited engagement “God’s Not Dead” movie.

    If the Muslim Jesus was a man/prophet he would be dead and they would use the word was. The Sharia Islamic Muslims are confused. Where does confusion come from? Satan is the author of confusion. Scripture days anyone who denies the son of God is antichrist. Case closed.

    Our God is alive. He lives in the trinity. Praise and glorify Him in everything.

  2. Firstly the muslim Isa (not Jesus,Jesus was never called Isa) was born (according to the koran) to Miriam the sister of Moses and Aaron,——1400 years before the Christian Jesus was born.

    To even mention Muhammed in the same sentence as Jesus is an abomination,but then abomination is what Islam is built on.

    Muhammad said Allah hates those who don’t accept Islam. (Qur’an 30:4, 3:32, 22:38’0
    Jesus said God loves everyone. (John 3:16)

    Muhammad said “I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is the messenger ofAllah.” (Muslim 1:33)
    Jesus said “He who lives by the sword will die by the sword” (Matthew 26:52)

    Muhammad stoned women for adultery. (Sahih Muslim 4206)
    Jesus said “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” (John 8:7)

    Muhammad permitted stealing from unbelievers (Bukhan 44:668, Ibn Ishaq 764)
    Jesus said “Thou shalt not steal” (Matthew 19:18)

    Muhammad permitted lying (Sahih Muslim 6303, Bukhari 49:857)
    Jesus said “Thou shalt not bear false witness.” (Matthew 19:18)

    Muhammad owned and traded slaves (Sahih Muslim 3901)
    Jesus neither owned nor traded slaves.

    Muhammad murdered those who insulted him. (Bukhari 56:369, 4:241)
    Jesus preached forgiveness.

    Muhammad said “If then anyone transgresses the prohibition against you, transgress ye likewise against him.” (Qur’an 2:194)
    Jesus said “If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” (Matthew 5:39)

    Muhammad said “Jihad in the way of Allah elevates one’s position in Paradise by a hundred fold.” (Muslim 4645)
    Jesus said “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called Sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9)

    Muhammad married 13 wives and kept sex slaves. (Bukhari 5:268, Qur’an 33:50)
    Jesus was celibate.

    Muhammad had sex with a 9 year old child. (Sahih Muslim 3309, Bukhari 58:236)
    Jesus did not have sex with children.

    Muhammad ordered the murder of women. (Ibn Ishaq 819, 995)
    Jesus never harmed a woman.

    Muhammad said “O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.” (Qur’an 3:110)
    Jesus said “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth.” (Matthew 5:5)

    Muhammad ordered 65 military campaigns and raids in his last 10 years. (Ibn Ishaq)
    Jesus ordered no military campaigns, nor offered any approval of war or violence.

    Muhammad killed captives taken in battle. (Ibn Ishaq 451)
    Jesus never took captives; never killed anyone.

    Muhammad encouraged his men to rape enslaved women. (Abu Dawud 2150, Qur’an 4:24)
    Jesus never encouraged rape; never enslaved women.

    Muhammad was never tortured, but tortured others. (Muslim 4131, Ibn Ishaq 436, 595, 734, 764)
    Jesus suffered torture, but never tortured anyone.

    Muhammad said “And fight them until there is no more persecution and religion is only for Allah.” (Qur’an 8:39)
    Jesus said “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44)

    Muhammad ordered a slave to build the very pulpit from which he preached Islam. (Bukhari 47:743)
    Jesus washed his disciples feet. (John 13:5)

    Muhammad demanded the protection of armed bodyguards, even in a house of worship. (Qur’an 4:102)
    Jesus chastised anyone attempting to defend him with force. (John 18:10-12)

    Muhammad advocated crucifying others. (Qur’an 5:33, Muslim 16:4131)
    Jesus was crucified himself.

    According to his followers, Muhammad had others give their lives for him. (Sahih Muslim 4413)
    According to his followers, Jesus gave his life for others. (John 18:11 and elsewhere)

    Go figure

    • Tommy S.; I commend you for your search in the quran! Of course, muslims will say the Christians changed the Bible to fit our beliefs! The one force that muslims don’t have is the Holy Spirit which can BE A WITNESS OF THE TRUTH ! (If the Devil doesn’t trick them some more!)

    • The quotes in the comment above can be verified in the In His Own Words appendix of “The Prophet of Doom”. Ishaq’s Sira has been posted to the internet archive, Tabari has not, but you can get volumes 6-10 from Amazon.

  3. Different jesus. That one is coming to kill infidels…. To these, there is only allah, no trinity. What the islamic jesus was to them, who cares. Mohammed, at least his father satan is in the bible. He is in sheeps clothing. Stinks like obama rewriting about our muslim forefathers, which were slave traders.

  4. Mohammed is not in the Bible. Obviously he isn’t in the Old Testament and he isn’t in the New Testament since it was written 600 years before Mohammed was born. The Holy Spirit – the Paraclete – which Muslims claim is reference to Mohammed – obviously is just what Jesus said it was…the Holy Spirit of the Holy Trinity – Father, Son, Holy Spirit.

    Muslims have turned the Bible around (they say it was Ishmael whom Abraham took to the mountain to slay, not Isaac, and that the Jews “changed it”). Therefore they claim that at the return of Jesus to earth – Second Coming – that Jesus will be a Muslim…more twisting of the words of Holy Scripture to claim particular agendas – from Martin Luther who removed words of Scripture to make the Bible fit his agenda to Muslims wanting to change the entire meaning.

    Since Christians are not allowed to say anything about the Koran for fear of being beheaded, why is it that Muslims are allowed to change words and meaning of the Bible? Ah yes…we all know the answer….

  5. Muslims can find me in the quran. the lowly coward illegitimate-son-of-who-knows-shaitan called me kuffar for not accepting his bullshit tales

  6. If it would not be so sad, I had a good laugh. Stupidity first class. yes Mohammed was in the bible as a false prophet and Antichrist, and his name was S….. Or Belse….?Islam just lay of , We are not as backward and stupid and brainwashed with camel shit.

  7. And Reverend Dunfee retorts, “Our motive is simply to defend the church…”

    How utterly shameful.

    Defend the church with a nice quiet protest…yup, that should scare them.

    Christians better get off their butts if we want to survive this invasion of America and very real threat to our faith and existence.

    Put up a billboard that says Allah was a Jew and wait for a nice quiet protest in return – the response might expose your utter naivety.

    Wisconsin Pastors better gather together and take up collections from their congregations and mount a billboard campaign of their own.

    And the billboards should NOT be nice quiet protests. Write stark messages in reply to these invaders or write your eulogy.

    Read Ephesians – this is a war fellas.

  8. We have to understand first what is the meaning of Islam Islam is a religion like any other religion came through a prophet and a messenger asking people to believe in God his almighty and learn us the way to worship the God in the same time the way we should deal with each others so and simply we all have to believe in god , pray for him following his orders and act according to the ten commandments that s we may find in all religions through the human history in all God books we may find that also find messengers and prophets names but the extremists in every religion trying their best to make their religion the best that s the human way of trying to be always the best more than the others Now we face many extremists in every religion killing us with their lies in spite of the fact all religions asked us according to the ten commandments not to lie as we say in our Islamic religion the Muslim is the one who never hurt people by hand or even tongue the people feel with safety with him i think that to in Christianity so for that Jesus is a Muslim cause Jesus follow and asked people to follow the ten commandments as in Islam

    • Precisely where in the Koran and sahih ahadith are the ten commandments located? Show me book, chapter and verse, with a link, please.

      Exetremists you say? Damnation be unto you and all liars! Was Mohammad bin Abdullah Ibn al-Muttalib an extremist? Who said “fight them until”, “fight those who… until”, “fight those of the disbelievers nearest you”, “I will cast terror”, “Allah cast terror”, “I have been made victorious with terror”, “I am raised for Jihad and I am not raised for tillage.” and “I have been sent with the sword before the hour to see that nun is worshiped besides Allah.”??? Was the founder of Islam an extremist???? Whom must Muslims emulate to meet Allah without defect?

      What is the Islmic law concerning Jihad, its fard, its minimum annual requirement? What does the caliph do pursuant to it?

      What is the disposition of women and juveniles captured in Jihad? What is the disposition of adult men captured in Jihad?

      What is the law regarding Jizya? What does Hedaya 2.216 tell you about it? Is Jizya a species of punishment for infidelity and a payment in lieu of destruction??

      What is the real purpose of Jihad and what do Muslims want us to perceive as its purpose? What does Hedaya 2.144 inform you about that?

      Who was the first Muslim? What does the Qur’an inform you of concerning that question?? 6.14, 6.163, 39.12 & 43.81 leave no doubt. Who was born first, Jesus or Moe? How then could Jesus be a G’d’d Muslim?!?

      Jesus never recited Shehada. Jesus never performed Hajj. Jesus never waged war.

      Who claimed to be the “paternal half-brother of all the prophets”? Who presumed to be married in Paradise to Mary, Mother of Jesus? See Sahih Bukhari 4.55.651 and Hayat al-Qulub Vol. 2, page 415 for the answers to those revealing questions.

      Islam defames Jesus Christ in the worst possible way: making him out to be a genocidal warlord, inferior to Moe. Obtain a clue here: http://snooper.wordpress.com/2008/05/22/the-defamation-of-jesus-christ/

  9. Muslims say to convert to Islam all you have to do is repeat: “There is no god but Allah and Mohammad is his Prophet.” But if this story is true then all we have to say is: “There is no god but God and Jesus is his Prophet.”

    Good to know. Now we can all be friends and live in peace. lolz

  10. Well, what a coincidence! Mohammed is in my *ss.

  11. Jesus could not have been a muslim, Jesus did not teach to Kill The Infidel. He preached to love one another in his name. Where is Kill the infidel anywhere in the ten commandments? It is not.

  12. […] A CreepingSharia report titled: Billboards claim “Jesus is Muslim” and “Mohammed is in the Bible” states in part: “Jesus isn’t Muslim. To insinuate that he is, is a lie, an absurdity,” said the Rev. Bill Dunfee, pastor of New Beginnings Ministries in Warsaw in Coshocton County. “Our motive is just simply to defend the church and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Click here to read full CreepingSharia article. […]

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