The Fraud of Omaha’s Tri-Faith Initiative

via The Fraud of Omaha’s Tri-Faith Initiative

Dr. Stephen Kirby

The Tri-Faith Initiative in Omaha has lofty goals for the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim partners involved. It is best summed up in the Tri-Faith’s Vision Statement:

In working together, our vision is to build bridges of respect, trust and acceptance, to challenge stereotypes of each other, to learn from one another, and to counter the influence of extremists and agents of hate.

Among the Founding Principles is this statement:

 Each participant agrees to completely respect the beliefs and practices of the other participants. All beliefs shall be respected.

These are noble ideals, but the reality is that the Muslim partners can never respect and accept the beliefs of their Christian partners. This is because Islam teaches that Christianity is a false religion, based on a fraud, and initially spread by those who knew it was a fraud. The crux of the issue revolves around Jesus.

An Imposter on the Cross

Islam teaches that Jesus (‘Isa) was not crucified; instead, someone took his place on the cross. This is explicitly stated in Chapter 4, Verses 157-158 of the Koran:

 And because of their saying (in boast), “We killed Messiah ‘Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), the Messenger of Allah,” – but they killed him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so to them [the resemblance of ‘Isa (Jesus) was put over another man (and they killed that man)], and those who differ therein are full of doubts. They have no (certain) knowledge, they follow nothing but conjecture. For surely, they killed him not [i.e. ‘Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)]; But Allah raised him [‘Isa (Jesus)] up (with his body and soul) to Himself (and he is in the heavens). And Allah is Ever All-Powerful, All-Wise.

The authoritative Muslim scholar Ibn Kathir provided the explanation of these verses:

 Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that Ibn ‘Abbas said, “Just before Allah raised ‘Isa to the heavens, ‘Isa went to his companions, who were twelve inside the house. When he arrived, his hair was dripping water and he said, ‘There are those among you who will disbelieve in me twelve times after he had believed in me.’ He then asked, ‘Who volunteers that his image appear as mine, and be killed in my place. He will be with me (in Paradise)?’ One of the youngest ones among them volunteered and ‘Isa asked him to sit down. ‘Isa again asked for a volunteer, and the young man kept volunteering and ‘Isa asking him to sit down. Then the young man volunteered again and ‘Isa said, ‘You will be that man,’ and the resemblance of ‘Isa was cast over that man while ‘Isa ascended to heaven from a hole in the house. When the Jews came looking for ‘Isa, they found that young man and crucified him…”

Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Vol. 3, p. 28

So Islam teaches that instead of being crucified, Jesus first asked for a volunteer to take his place, and then was taken bodily to heaven while the volunteer, whom Allah had made to look like Jesus, was crucified in his place.

Ibn Kathir also made an interesting observation. He noted that those twelve companions in the house knew that Jesus ascended to heaven from the house and that it was the volunteer who was crucified (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Vol. 3, p. 27). And of course, if there was no Crucifixion, there was no Resurrection.

The implication is that it was the Twelve Apostles in the house, which would mean that those Apostles then went out and knowingly preached a lie, based on a fraud, which spread across the world as the Christian religion. The Muslim partners in the Tri-Faith Initiative are supposed to respect and accept this?

And to add another nail in the coffin of respect and acceptance, a Muslim who knows his religion will look at a crucifix or a painting of the Crucifixion and see an imposter hanging on the cross.

Commonality with Jesus?

But isn’t there still a commonality in belief and acceptance among Christians and Muslims that Jesus will return to earth? Yes, both religions do believe that Jesus will return, but there is a vast difference in what is taught about the purpose of that return.

Here is what Muhammad said would happen when Jesus first returned:

 He [Jesus] will descend while wearing two long, light yellow garments. His head appears to be dripping water, even though no moisture touched it. He will break the cross, kill the pig, and banish the Jizyah and will call the people to Islam. During his time, Allah will destroy all religions except Islam…’Isa will remain for forty years and then will die, and Muslims will offer the funeral prayer for him.

Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Vol. 3, p. 32

So during those forty years after Jesus returned, Allah would destroy all religions except Islam, and Jesus would be breaking the cross of Christianity and calling the people to Islam. The Jizyah is the protection money demanded of Jews and Christians in 9:29 of the Koran in lieu of fighting to the death or converting to Islam. So when Islam’s Jesus returns to earth, the Jizyah will be banished simply because the only religion allowed will be Islam.

And, according to Muhammad, Jesus would also be judging mankind by the laws of the Koran:

 Narrated Abu Hurairah: Allah’s Messenger said, “How will you be when the son of Maryam (Mary) [‘Isa (Jesus)] descends amongst you, and he will judge people by the law of the Qur’an and not by the law of the Gospel.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari, No. 3449

So when it comes to the meaning of Jesus’ return to earth, there is no respect or acceptance extended to Christians by Islamic doctrine.

Shirk, the Unforgiveable Sin

Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God. According to Islamic doctrine, this means that Christians are ascribing a “partner” to Allah; in Islam this is the sin of Shirk. And in 4:48 the Koran states that Shirk is the one sin that Allah will not forgive:

 Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him (in worship), but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He wills; and whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin.

And 3:151 of the Koran states what is to be done to those engaging in Shirk:

 We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they joined others in worship with Allah, for which He had sent no authority; their abode will be the Fire and how evil is the abode of the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers).

So those engaging in Shirk will have terror cast into their hearts and they are destined for the Fires of Hell.

This was reiterated by Muhammad:

 Narrated ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said one statement and I said another. The Prophet said “Whoever dies while still invoking anything other than Allah as a rival to Allah, will enter Hell (Fire).” And I said, “Whoever dies without invoking anything as a rival to Allah, will enter Paradise.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari, No. 4497

So Christians, by definition, engage in Shirk, the unforgivable sin in Islam that condemns Christians to the Fires of Hell.

Conclusion

The Christian partners of Omaha’s Tri-Faith Initiative are waiting in vain if they expect Islamic doctrine to respect Christianity. According to Islamic doctrine, Christianity is simply a false religion based on a fraud, and Christians are destined for Hell. How can a devout Muslim respect such a religion?

Canada: Draw Muhammad Day 2015 on Parliament Hill canceled…fearing violent Muslims

The real Islamophobes strike again. Their fear is based on previous violent actions by Muslims. And that’s how sharia creeps.

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via Xanthippa’s Chamberpot.

UPDATE:  FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN CANADA HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!!

DESPITE HAVING RECEIVED APPROVAL FOR THIS EVENT FROM THE RCMP HILL SECURITY LAST WEEK, LESS THAN 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE EVENT, A BUREAUCRAT FROM CANADIAN HERITAGE HAD CALLED TO INFORM ME THAT THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO SECURITY CONCERNS.  PLEASE, DO NOT COME TO TRY TO EXERCISE YOUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN CANADA – THE BUREAUCRATS HAVE CANCELLED IT!!!


 International Draw Muhammed Day 2015

Date:  Wednesday, 20th of May, 2015

Time:  13:00 to 15:00

Place:  Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada

Come and join us in drawing Muhammed, the Pope’s Mother, Buddha with headphones and or any other religious/political figure!

Let’s exercise our freedom to blaspheme – while we still can!!!

We will meet at 13:00 hours (1pm) at the Eastern Entrance to the Parliament Hill, because this is the entrance that the October 22nd, 2014 shooter had entered The Hill from after shooting Sgt. Cirillo at the War Memorial.

Then we will walk up along the route the shooter had taken and set up a table on the North-Western corner of the front lawn (just before the shrubbery) at about the half-way point between the two shootings.  (If it is wet and rainy, we will put up a tent, so we can actually produce art and Draw cartoons/pictures.)

And we will exercise our freedom to blaspheme any and every religion we wish!!!

Come one, come all!

Tell your friends!

And let’s prove that freedom of speech still trumps all religious blasphemy laws in the beautiful, wonderful Magna Carta country of ours!!!

UPDATE:

RISE CANADA has been kind enough to put up a Facebook event page for this event:  please, share and spread the word!


More from GoV: Sharia Comes to Parliament Hill

http://youtu.be/x9aImdkbih8

See also: Mark Steyn writes about today’s cancellation, as well as Molly Norris, Lars Vilks, and other Draw Mohammed Day topics.


Our rendition from a previous year:

NYC: Sheen Center Enforces Sharia, Cancels Event feat Play About ‘Mohammed’

via Sheen Center Cancels Event Featuring Neil LaBute Play About ‘Mohammed’ – NYTimes.com. [“Mohammed” Gets A Boner by Neil LaBute]

A downtown Manhattan performance center has canceled an event featuring a new play by Neil LaBute with a title making reference to “Mohammed,” on the grounds that the play is offensive to Muslims.

The event, called “Playwrights for a Cause” and featuring four new short plays about censorship in the arts, was set to take place on June 14 at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in Greenwich Village, as the opening of the Planet Connections Theater Festivity, a monthlong arts festival at various locations.

On Tuesday, the Sheen Center canceled the contract for the event, which was organized as a benefit for the National Coalition Against Censorship.

William Spencer Reilly, the executive director of the Sheen Center, said in an email that the play and its title was not in keeping with the mission of the center, which opened last year with funding from the archdiocese of New York and is named for former Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

“When an artistic project maligns any faith group, that project clearly falls outside of our mission to highlight the good, the true, and the beautiful as they have been expressed throughout the ages,” Mr. Reilly said, referring to the center’s mission statement, which describes it as serving Catholic and non-Catholic audiences alike.

The Sheen Center, he added, “will not be a forum that mocks or satirizes another faith group.”

Mr. LaBute’s one-person play, which was written for the event, is about an actor asked to perform in an offensive satire. A description posted online reads: “The prophet ‘Mohammed’ stands on a barren stage, recalling the first time he made love to a white woman. Is this reality or a theatrical convention? Where do the lines between ‘satire’ and ‘censorship’ intersect or is nothing sacred when it comes to the theater?”

The play’s title refers to “Mohammed” as having an erection. In an email, Mr. LaBute said that the play did not depict “the actual prophet ‘Muhammad’ (spelled differently than my title),” but declined to say more, citing his desire to preserve the audience’s sense of surprise.

In an email, Glory Kadigan, the founder of Planet Connections, described the play as “a discussion of whether or not it’s all right to poke fun at religion or religious figures.” She said the group did not have titles or scripts for the plays when the contract was signed. “None of us knew what the writers would write,” she said. The group is seeking another stage, she said.

Mr. Reilly said he had signed the contract in February but had only become aware of the play’s title earlier this week, after a staff member noticed it on the Planet Connections website. After seeing the script, he decided to cancel the event in light of what he called the play’s “clear offense to Muslims.”

The other plays written for the occasion — by Erik Ehn, Halley Feiffer and Israel Horovitz — treat censorship issues relating to race, gender and sexuality, which were also set to be discussed in a panel discussion following the performances.

Mr. LaBute, in a statement, said the Sheen Center was “was absolutely within their right” in canceling the contract but said he was saddened by the decision.

“This event was meant to shine another light on censorship and it was unexpected to have the plug pulled, quite literally, by an organization that touts the phrase ‘for thought and culture’ on their very Web site,” Mr. LaBute said. “Both in life and in the arts, this is not a time to hide or be afraid; recent events have begged for artists and citizens to stand and be counted.”


Remind the staff at Sheen Center of that very point. Staff emails here.

Pope Francis calls Terrorist-Honoring Abbas ‘angel of peace’

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via Pope Francis calls Palestinians’ Abbas ‘angel of peace’ – BBC News.

Pope Francis has met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican, calling him “an angel of peace”.

The Pope made the remark as he presented the Palestinian leader with a medallion.

President Abbas is visiting the Vatican for the canonisation of two 19th-Century Palestinian nuns on Sunday.

His visit came days after the Vatican said it would formally recognise Palestinian statehood in a treaty.

The treaty states that the Holy See favours a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel and allows the Vatican to oversee aspects of Roman Catholic life in the areas President Abbas controls.

Israel expressed disappointment with the treaty, which uses the term “Palestinian state”.

The BBC’s David Willey in Rome says that after 20 minutes of private talks, Pope Francis gave Mr Abbas the medallion depicting an angel of peace adding: “It is appropriate because you are an angel of peace.”


It’s been documented time and again that Abbas Honors Terror Leaders.

Topping off a great week for the caliphate, the Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty.

Dirty Dozen – President Obama’s model mosque linked to at least 12 jihadis (video)

The President touts the Islamic Society of Boston as a model for his Countering Violent Extremism program. Then why are there at least 12 jihadis associated with it?

Related Hussein Obama failures (or did they succeed in funneling millions of taxpayer dollars to Muslim orgs?).

Florida: Boca Raton country club cancels Wilders keynote fearing Muslim violence

This is the type of Islamophobia that Muslims celebrate. Remember, Islam means submission, not peace. And Americans are submitting to the status of dhimmi at an alarming pace. via Safety concerns lead Boca club to cancel GOP event with Islam foe | www.palmbeachpost.com. h/t Nimrod

The Palm Beach County Republican Party will have to find another venue for a fundraiser featuring the Dutch politician and Islam critic who spoke at Sunday’s “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in Texas.

The local GOP booked Boca West Country Club for the $125-a-plate “Lobsterfest” dinner on Aug. 15 featuring Geert Wilders, leader of a right-wing party in the Dutch parliament. But the country club announced Thursday it has canceled the event because of safety concerns.

Wilders’ criticisms of Islam have made him a target of extremist groups. He said that “Islam and freedom are totally incompatible” in his speech at the Texas cartoon contest. Shortly after he finished, two Muslim gunmen — one of whom was the target of a federal terror probe — began an attack but were shot and killed by police.

“At the time the reservation for the dinner was made no one in management or in the catering department at Boca West knew the identity of the keynote speaker,” said Bob Locke, the country club’s chairman of the board. “Due to potential safety concerns associated with Mr. Wilders’ appearance, we have elected to cancel the reservation for this private event.”

County Republican Chairman Michael Barnett was not immediately available for comment Thursday night.

Earlier this week, Barnett said Wilders travels with his own security detail and the local GOP planned, even before the Texas event, to arrange for extra security as well.

“I’ve heard him speak before and with everything in the world going on with regards to radical Islamic terrorism, I thought it would be good to hear his perspective,” Barnett said.


Boca is no stranger to sharia. has been Wilders in Garland:

 

UK: Labour party enforces sharia, segregates men & women at political rally

First, they vowed to enforce sharia blasphemy laws if elected. Then they adhered to sharia. via Labour in sexism row after men and women are segregated at Birmingham rally | Daily Mail Online.

Labour faces a sexism row today after it defended the decision to segregate Muslim men and women at a party rally at an Islamic centre.

Senior party figures, including Liam Byrne, Tom Watson and Harriet Harman’s husband Jack Dromey, spoke at the event in Birmingham on Saturday even though men sat on one side of the room and women on the other.

Labour has denied that people were forced to sit separately based on gender – even though photographs from the event show that the groups were clearly segregated.

Critics called the decision ‘sickening’ and claimed that the party was ‘selling values for votes’ in order to get Ed Miliband into Downing Street.

Tory candidate Julian Smith said: ‘Labour are completely desperate. They are selling their values in exchange for a few votes.’

Former MP Louise Mensch tweeted: ‘Freedom of religion allows churches and others to segregate, a secular political event is not religious.’

Andrew Bridgen, the Tory candidate in North West Leicestershire, said: ‘On the one hand, Labour is preaching about feminism and equality for women, and on the other hand they are happy with a segregated audience.

‘It shows how desperate they have become at the fag end of this campaign that they will do anything for a few votes. This shows Labour talking out of both sides of its mouth – as usual.

Peter Walker tweeted: ‘This is a Labour Party political event. Yes, the women have had to sit apart from the men. It is disgraceful’.

Paul Watson ‏wrote: ‘The ‘progressive’ Labour Party hosted an event where men & women were segregated’.

And Ben Archibald said: ‘Why did @Ed_Miliband allow a Labour event to proceed with women segregated? Disgraceful’.


Then they lost.

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