Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Does Islam Allow Rape? Silencing Islamophobes Once And For All!

Sami Zaatari takes on Pat Condell's claim that Islam fervently promotes the rape of women, and schools the bigoted man quite well:

Monday, 27 June 2011

Speculation: Levi Bellfield Converting to Islam for Protection?

For those unaware, the Daily Mirror is as unreliable as a Bible forgery so take this with a pinch of salt, actrually take it with a few pinches of salt. However, everybody is welcome to enter Islam and Allah is the ultimate Judge so Levi Bellfield is certainly free to become a Muslim if he so wishes. I do wish he offers a heart felt apology to the parents of Milly Dowler regardless of his faith.

CHILD murderer Levi Bellfield is trying to save his skin in prison by turning to Islam.

The serial killer has been reading religious material given to him by the fearsome Muslim Boys Gang, who protect anyone they convert. Bellfield, 43, had death threats and was put in the segregation unit in Belmarsh jail for his protection after he was convicted last week of killing Milly Dowler, 13.

A prison source said yesterday: “Previously he would hang around with ­notorious ­criminals but prisoners who have attacked ­children are hated in jail.

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“Bellfield knows he is under threat and it is believed he is taking steps to protect himself. He has been seen chatting with key members of the Muslim Boys Gang. Before his latest trial he never associated with them.

“He’s been given Islamic ­material to read in his cell. But he will always be looking over his shoulder.”

Bellfield, also serving life for two other murders and one attempt, is to be transferred from the South-East London jail to HMP Wakefield, West Yorks, dubbed Monster Mansion.

Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/06/27/milly-dowler-killer-levi-bellfield-trying-to-save-skin-in-prison-by-turning-to-islam-115875-23229326/#ixzz1Q9wLobGn

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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Christian Women Without Hijab are Temptresses to Angels - Paul (?)

Dress code for Christian females
Muslim women and Christian women united by the HIJAB!!

We all know Paul was an advocate of the Hijab (head covering) to the extent of essentially forcing Christian women to wear the Hijab by offering the ultimatum of chopping off their locks (hair) or wearing the Hijab, but we are not sure why Paul was so in favour of the Hijab.

The Jesus scholar,Geza Vermes, offers some insight concerning our difficulty and his theorizing is interesting to say the least:

The idea of potential sexual rapport between angels and women continued to float in the air even as late as in the New Testament times. Indeed, when St Paul forbade the female members of the church of Corinth to attend Christian assemblies with the head uncovered, he justified this prohibition by his belief that the sight of their hair might lead astray some passing-by sons of heaven: 'That is why a woman ought to have a veil on her head, because of the angels', Paul insisted (1 Cor 11:10). [1]

Christian men tempted by Christian women without hijab?

If Vermes' view concerning Pauls' reasoning is correct one wonders as to the extent early Christians thought hijab-less women as a temptation to sin. After all, if they thought angels could not resist unveiled Christian women then what about the lay Christians? So why in the world are they freely mixing with uncovered Christian women at churches every Sunday? Not only that, what about day to day activities. I cannot ever recall seeing a lay Christian woman in hijab yet I have lived in the Christian West all my life!

Christians need to stop presenting Christianity as secualrism with a belief in a trinity and blood sacrifice. It's not.

Paul ignored by Christian women...

Paul's precautions against sexual sin (the hijab) have largely been ignored by most Christian women.

We would very much encourage Christian women to ignore Paul on his mistakes but act upon the teachings which have a ring of truth and sense to them. The hijab is something Mary wore and something which all women should strive for.

Of course, we as Muslims are not going to accept the idea that angels are tempted to sexual sin. Muslims believe angels do not disobey God.

Christian men...

Why are Christian men so lax in encouraging the Hijab? For some reason, Christians follow Paul theologically to the letter yet ignore him practically as in this case. I'd like to see Christians ignore Paul theologically and adopt Paul's teaching of hijab...

You don't have to believe Paul's alleged reasoning for the hijab, just start handing out hijabs to women who claim to love Jesus (p).

PS You can get all your hijabs from an Islamic centre near you, please pick some literature up on the way out. Thanks. May God bless you.

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Do you want a relationship with God? The God who created Jesus and whom was worshipped by Jesus? If yes, please come to Islam today.

[1] The Nativity, Geza Vermes, Penguin Books, 2006, p53

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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Perverted: 'Christian' Missionaries and Cross Dressing

Vile Deception
Sadly there are some Christians who stain Christians on the whole with products of their kinky and beguiling minds. Somehow a small number of debauched Christian missionaries have deceptively taken a Hadith (narration) to form a ridiculous allegation of cross-dressing against the Prophet Muhammad.

The Hadith has NOTHING to do with wearing female clothes! See for yourselves, here is the relevant portion of the Hadith from the scholar Cyril Glasse’s encyclopaedia of Islam:

The Prophet said to Umm Salamah: ‘Trouble me not concerning ‘Aishah for verily inspiration does not come to me when I am beneath the coverlet of a wife, except that wife be ‘Aishah’ [The Concise Encyclopaedia of Islam, Revised Edition, Cyril Glasse, Stacey International, 2001, p34]

No scholar or student of knowledge would ever take this hadith (or the other one they use) to imply cross-dressing, nobody with an ounce of knowledge and desire for accuracy would either.

Unsurprising, these fabrications were (and still are) being propagated by sad little ‘Christian evangelists’ who have no regard for the truth.

Waqar Akbar Cheema from ‘Let Me Turn The Tables’ seems to have found the bizarre little man (Sam Shamoun) who initiated these lies and has produced an in depth article rebuking him for his desperately made-up translations, ignorance and other deceptions concerning this issue. Here are a couple of tasters:

Sam Shamoun, first inserted the words ‘wearing’ in brackets for no reason. Perhaps he thought that Muslims will also swallow this word in brackets as easily as Christians have been adopting interpolations into the Bible.

He translated the word ‘thowb’ as “woman’s clothing” and related it to wearing. You will hardly ever find a liar of this caliber!

For the entire article refuting these debauched lies, please see:

Evil prevails when good men sit on their hands. People, do not allow the lies of rogue Christian missionaries to go unchecked. These deceptive Christian missionaries are indeed malicious with their lies as they are diametrically opposed to honesty and general decency.

May Allah further send His peace and blessings on all of His Prophets. Ameen

Friday, 24 June 2011

Mark of a Hero: Khalid ibn Waleed by Sh. Yasir Qadhi



Young Muslims (YM) presents: Youth Conference 2011 - Diamonds in the Rough | May 28-30, 2011 | Hartford, CT.

Main Session 4, Mark of a Hero: They were the epitome of bravery and their lives are soaked with heroic qualities that the entire world marvels at hundreds of years later. This session will unravel the characteristics & persona of the greatest heroes of the past and practical steps towards inculcating similar qualities in our own lives. Shaykh Yasir Qadhi will speak on the life of the famous Sahabi Khalid ibn Waleed (ra).

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Former Christians Persecuted By Christians for Converting to Islam?

And not only was the former Christian family persecuted by Christians, but within an Islamic country, namely Pakistan! Hmmm.....I can't seem to hear the Islamophobes talking about this particular incident within the blogosphere. The full story is reproduced here, below:


PESHAWAR: Asghar Maseeh Bhatti, who along with his wife and three children embraced Islam recently, has appealed to the authorities to protect him from the injustices of his elders and rivals.

Talking to reporters outside the Peshawar Press Club on Friday, Asghar Maseeh, now Sheikh Abdur Rehman, showed signs of torture on his body, saying that his elders had not only expelled him from service but also tortured him for embracing Islam.

"....showed signs of torture on his body, saying that his elders had not only expelled him from service but also tortured him for embracing Islam."

Sheikh Abdur Rehman, who has done his FSc, said he decided to embrace Islam after listening to speeches of Maulana Tariq Jamil and Dr Zakir Naik. His wife, whose new name is Bibi Zainab, also agreed but now her parents and elders of the community were creating hurdles for them by dragging them in the court of law.

“Bibi Zainab also recorded her statement in the court that she was willing to live with me,” he said, adding that their elder daughter Amisha Asghar Bhatti had been named as Bibi Fatima and younger Adisha Bhatti as Bibi Ayesha, while his son Aashar Maseeh was now Abdullah.

He appealed to the chief justice to protect him from the injustices of his elders, including Robert Aiqeul and Robert Paul, who, he alleged, had taken him into their headquarters in Islamabad and tortured him. He said the minorities enjoyed equal rights in the country but they were not ready to accept his decision of embracing Islam.


"He said the minorities enjoyed equal rights in the country but they were not ready to accept his decision of embracing Islam."

Monday, 20 June 2011

Answering Islam: Persisting with Wicked Fabrications + Another ABN Scandal

Dishonesty and malice does not get much worse than this latest episode as Answering Islam offers lunacy to prop up its past blunders.

You may recall, we rebuked two Answering Islam authors (David Wood and Sam Shamoun) for propagating the thighing hoax on separate occasions – Mr. Shamoun was peddling these lies 2-3 years ago whilst Mr. Wood relatively recently reinvented ‘dumb and dumber’ by picking up on the SAME hoax despite his colleague being rebuked into silence years prior. The truth and accuracy are no obstacles for folk from Answering Islam.

Lunacy, desperate lunacy…

A couple of months ago one of their financial backers (Radical Moderate) called in to the ‘Jesus or Muhammad’ (ABN) show and quizzed them on our rebuke at the behest of a commenter on this blog (Abdul).

Sam Shamoun and David Wood were clearly under pressure in a live situation under the careful watch of a generally Islamophobic Christian audience. This pressure was too much to bear for SamShamoun as he circumnavigated the obvious and rightful action (apologizing for his past promotion of lies) in favour of a full frontal attack which amounted to little other than hot air – hot air with the whiff of dishonesty.

In short he persisted with his proven lie by insisting he was right and (wrongly) repeated ‘Muhammad did thigh Aisha’. To prop up his bout of desperate lunacy he claimed to have a ‘massive Arabic file’ saved on his computer. Huh?
Lunacy: Answering Islam Propagating Malicious Falsehoods


If the video does not play please view the same upload here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUcjw7bQbP8
Thighing Hoax

For those who are still unaware, the claim that Prophet Muhammad ‘thighed’ Aisha (Aishah) is a hoax (lie).

This malicious claim arose from a Christian website in the form of a ‘fatwa’. As previously noted Saudi scholars have denounced this ‘fatwa’ as a lie and rejected the claim that Muhammad performed this act.

Muhaddith.org offered a fine synopsis of this internet hoax:

The lie does not cite any hadith, but merely repeats a falsified fatwa against Saudi scholars who denied ever having made it, as declared on their website, and they added "Our Prophet prohibits even seclusion with a fiancée."


Therefore, the only sexual acts with prepubescent girls were actually just fantasized in the perverted imagination of the person fabricating the lie in his sick mind about “thighing” and “rubbing” repeatedly a 6 year old girl.

Evidence, what is evidence?

Answering Islam have had years to study and realize that a claim of Prophet Muhammad performing any action can only be backed up by a narration or a Quranic Verse. Neither narration nor a Quranic Verse supports their fabrications. Why do they still persist with such lies then?

Why Answering Islam is not coming clean…

Perhaps Mr. Shamoun’s (and Mr. Wood’s?) donations and pride keep him from admitting he presented lies and has nothing evidential. He has had 2-3 years to present his material, yet he has not presented anything. That’s to say, he knows he has nothing. He knows this but dupes the Christian caller (and audience) into thinking he has something to support his falsifications.

Secret files? Answering Islam have been watching too many episodes of X Files

Answering Islam’s Sam Shamoun (their unappealing version of Fox Mulder) claims he has a ‘massive Arabic file’ and needs to get it ‘translated’. As astutely mentioned in the video, if he is yet to have it translated then he is appealing to something which he has not even digested nor even read. Shear and unadulterated lunacy!

Moreover and more importantly, Mr. Shamoun messaged me in December of 2010 concerning this file. He has had months/years to produce it yet to this day has not presented ANY of this secret ‘file’. I’m beginning to suspect he either has no secret file and is simply lying or knows the secret file is insubstantial and nonsensical to the extent that his charlatanry will be laughably exposed if he did unleash this secret ‘file’?

The truth is, he has nothing and the months/years of waiting proves it.

David Wood desperate + fobbing off a loyal financial donor

In the clip, Mr. Shamoun is put on the spot by his eager colleague Mr. Wood as he suggests the mysterious secret files should be presented on next month’s ABN ‘Jesus or Muhammad’ show but Mr. Shamoun dismisses this suggestion. Why? It’s obvious why; he has nothing and was simply fobbing the audience off in an effort to avoid apologizing for his past indiscretions (i.e. gullibly peddling lies).

Why was Mr. Wood so desperate to have the secret files put on show? Well, this man went onto the Google machine and found the SAME lies and ran with them as the charlatan he is. We rebuked him spectacularly and I guess his audience realized he is not the self-styled expert on Islam as he would want folk to believe – not exactly the ideal ingredient when you want folk to offer financial support to fund your lifestyle and activities, is it?

Finally, spare a thought for the betrayed and used Christians. The chap phoning into the show is a man whom I am familiar with, he has spent a number of dollars in funding Mr. Shamoun and Mr. Wood as well as offering time and other forms of support, yet he was simply fobbed off by Answering Islam’s Sam Shamoun via his ‘call my bluff’ style charade. A dishonest charade by anybody’s standard. I truly hope he asks for his cash back and resists their Wood’s/Shamoun’s future pleas for support; financial or otherwise. Talk about betraying and deceiving one of your own!

To this man, I invite you (as well as all concerned) to a relationship with the God whom Jesus worshipped (Allah). Would you like that? If yes, come to Islam and strive to become a brother of Jesus (Mark 3:35)

Peace be upon all the Prophets and Messengers of Allah. May Allah keep us secure against internet hoaxes/distortions and guide us all. Ameen.

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Mufakhathat - Thighing?

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Sunday, 19 June 2011

More on the Story of the Harassed Hijab Women

This confirms the incident took place and that someone, if and somehow related to Andrew Breitbart, was responsible for demeaning a group of women who donned hijabs. It was determined that though the name of the man is not known he is an American right-wing blogger. The following blog post is made by sister Jamila on her blog, who was a victim of the hate crime: http://maghrebiminds.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/islamophobia-takes-a-trip-to-minneapolis/.


Yes, that’s right.  I believe this is the most excitement the sidewalk outside of the jazz club has experienced in a long time… though I wouldn’t know as it is not often that I am in downtown at 10pm on a Thursday night which is apparently when the crazies come out!
I’ve been wearing hijab for over a year now and I’ve never gotten any reactions more than a pseudo-ignorant comment or two and most of those have been well-intended.
It was the first night of the Netroots Nation conference a yearly “progressive geek fest” which has inspired theRight Online conference to follow it to every city it goes.  Right Online creatively labels itself as the Republican equivalent of Netroots.
Anwar, a fellow Netroots attendee visiting from California and I were on the sidewalk around 10pm Thursday looking for a place to eat when we ran into an acquaintance of mine – Elisabeth – who has given talks for our local Students for Justice in Palestine chapter at the University of Minnesota.  Elisabeth was helping us find a place to eat when out of nowhere a man, confirmed by the Minneapolis Police Department to be John Hugh Gilmore, walked by and said, “Ayan Hersi Ali.”  For those of you who haven’t heard of Ayan, she is a former Muslim who earned millions off of the several books she has published completely trashing Islam.  Gilmore continued to walk past us and then turned around and gave us a “thumbs up.”  We were a bit confused and we told him that we actually didn’t agree with her ideas.  He asked us why we didn’t.  Anwar responded telling him that it was okay, and we could agree to disagree.  We wanted to move on with our night.  But the man continued, What’s the problem?  Why don’t you like her? He was so persistent and obnoxious.  Anwar finally ended the convo “I have a right to not tell you why I disagree, God bless and goodnight.”  (Yes, Muslims do indeed believe in God, and Jesus as well for that matter).
We returned to talking with Elisabeth and one minute later we looked over and he was taking pictures of us from about 10 feet away. Elisabeth called him out by saying excuse me and asking him not to take her picture.  He responded, what’s wrong, we’re in a public place, this is a public sidewalk I can take your pictures.  AND THEN he decides to go there, oh yea, full blown Islamo-hating rhetoric.  He gave the whole spiel, you people can’t come to our country and try to change things, this is the West, go back to where you came from etc…  I appreciated how WE (Anwar and I, the two hijabis) were not even the ones who asked him to stop taking our pictures.  The original request was from Elisabeth and he decided to address us instead and turn it into something about Muslims.  Elisabeth and Anwar continued to stand up for us and told him, “You can take your racism that way!”
In the mean time, there had been a crowd of fellow Netroots activists and bloggers forming around us.  Gilmore would not retreat and he continued on his Islamophobic rant telling us that we couldn’t, “come here and change things.”  Anwar responded and told him, “This is the REAL democracy.  We love our country.  Look at all these people, every shape and color gathered around us.”  When he still would not retreat, Anwar and I decided to let some of the Netroots people step in.  Gilmore actually threatened a Jewish-American man, who then proceeded to call the cops.
The MPD arrived shortly after and asked us some questions.  The officer went inside the restaurant Gilmore had finally escaped to and brought him out in handcuffs.  The officer came back out and continued to question us and then helped the Jewish-American man file a citizens arrest.
All the support we were getting from the people around us, and from the extraordinarily compassionate MPD officer was truly amazing.  It has honestly changed many of my former perceptions of police officers and the city of Minneapolis in general.
NOTE: I would like to add in that we have no knowledge that Andrew Breitbart was at all involved in what happened as he has been accused of being involved in this video.  Also, there has been a rumor circulating that Pakistani blogger Sana Saleem was the victim in this case, but that is also not true.
Friday: Andrew Breitbart Crashes Netroots
In light of Thursday night’s incident and the emerging rumors that he was alleged to be the harasser from the night before, conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart briefly attended the Netroots conference without paying.  It is not confirmed that his intentions were solely to address the rumors.  You can watch this video to see what happened.
Saturday: Hijabi Flash Mob Crashes RightOnline
As a response to the incident of Islamophobia on Thursday, some of us Muslims and other supporters who were attending Netroots Nationdecided to make an appearance at the RightOnline conference.  Our intentions were to simply stand outside the event and stand up for the human rights that we Muslims deserve just as much as any other human being.  Several women attending the Netroots conference came to support us as well.  We arrived on the floor where the event was occurring and were asked to leave by security.  However, when we tried to go back, we were surrounded by media from both conferences and could not leave the premises.  Media from the RightOnline conference was very agitated when we told him to contact the MPD because could not tell him the name of Thursday night’s harasser.  The reporter didn’t seem to understand that our attendance at the conference was organized by a group of women who just happened to attend the Netroots conference and believed strongly in human rights and not a media attack from the left.
Jamila


Andrew Breitbart's Minion Harasses Women in Hijab At NetRoots Nation Convention






The following blog post by Sue Wilson tells it all!:


June 17, 2011

Would be journalist and provocateur Andrew Breitbart met his match today when he tried to crash the liberal NetRoots Nation convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  100 Proof Politics editor Ryan Clayton was ready - and his camera and hard questions forced right wing Breitbart into a hasty retreat.

The story started the night before when two women ventured into the streets of Minneapolis wearing the traditional Hijab (headscarf.)  They were approached by John Hugh Gilmore, a 52 year attorney and self described Conservative who blogs for "Minnesota Conservatives."   According to police, he asked the women what they thought of Ayaan Hersi Ali, a Somali who is a fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute who decries Muslims.  The women told him they weren't exactly fans.   The inebriated Gilmore then became upset and started harassing the pair, asking what right they had to be in this country, until 60 onlookers intervened.  Police were called and arrested Gilmore, but not until Gilmore tried to reach Andrew Breitbart on his phone. 

Fast forward to today.  Breitbart entered the Minneapolis Convention Center just minutes after Clayton had interviewed Sana Saleem, a blogger of Pakistani heritage and co-founder of Gawaahi.com, who had witnessed the confrontation.  Breitbart claimed he knew nothing about the event, and a Breitbart colleague accused Clayton of lying about the whole affair, (but Minneapolis Police Department has confirmed Gilmore's arrest.)  

Clayton moved beyond the Minneapolis incident into questions to confirm or deny rumors of Breitbart's alleged drug use and sexual habits.   While Breitbart denied having a cocaine habit, he would not answer whether he had personally ever used cocaine.   Given Hugh Hewitt's recent interview with Breitbart  where Breitbart references the gay magazine "Blue Boy," Clayton also asked about Breitbart's penchant for gay magazines.  At that point, without answering directly, the flustered Breitbart left the Netroots Nation convention, hounded by dozens of attendees shouting, "Coward! Coward!"

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Problem with Christianity: Jesus Went to Hell for Three Days?

I know some lay Christians will be baulking at the title but they should rest assured that orthodox Christians do believe Jesus went to Hell (for ‘proclamation’ purposes), just consult their creeds:

The Apostles’ Creed reads: ‘He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried, descended to hell, rose from the dead on the third day’


The Athanasian Creed, in turn, declares: ‘Who suffered for our salvation, descended to hell, rose from the dead on the third day’

Of course, these creeds do not specifically state the length of time Jesus spent in hell though the period of three days has been banded about.

Does Luke contradict the Christian Creed?

The Gospels have nothing about Jesus descending to hell. Luke has Jesus stating he will be in paradise on the SAME day of his alleged death along with the ‘criminal’ whom Jesus addresses immediately prior to his alleged death:

Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 – NIV]

How do serious Trinitarian Christians reconcile this? It’s a serious question.

Reasoning behind the ‘Jesus going to Hell’ story…

Now, if I recall correctly, Geza Vermes (The Resurrection) touches on this issue and intimates the idea of Jesus going into Sheol (the underworld) was designed to appease Pauline Christianity’s target audience, the Graeco-Roman pagans, who would have been concerned about their forefathers and past greats who never knew of Christ. Hence the introduction of the belief in their man god (Christians like to use a subtle variation, ‘god man’) going down to ‘the depths of the earth’ and proclaiming to those ‘imprisoned spirits’ [Ref 1 Peter 3:19 and Ephesians 4:9]

A Faith Questioning Synopsis?

Christian creeds advance the belief in Jesus descending to Hell. Yet, the more discerning will notice in the entire New Testament, Jesus makes no mention of this mission to Hell, nor do any of the Gospel writers. In fact, Luke, in his version of the story, seemingly contradicts the idea of Jesus going to hell as he depicts Jesus as ascending to paradise!

Our Christian friends may offer some form of reconciliation but the real test is to check whether their reconciliation is Biblically and logically sound or simply foreign philosophy interjected into obscure texts to strengthen the already convicted…

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Friday, 17 June 2011

Creed 2:6 Ministries + Nabeel Qureshi Leaving Hatred?


Islamophobia is a sinking ship
 Well Dr Nabeel Qureshi has just set up a ministry of his own, named Creed 2:6. It does appear Dr Nabeel Qureshi is genuinely interested in preaching and regular Christian ministry work. He has distanced himself from the bigotry of Acts 17, though it must be stated, Qureshi is still associated with Acts 17. Time will tell as to the evolution of Nabeel Qureshi.

IF Nabeel has actually turned a new leaf and is interested in love and truth then it is a positive sign. Perhaps, the Muslims who have prayed for him are seeing their prayers being answered somewhat in that Nabeel is moving away from the nefarious.
You can check our past reports/rebukes concerning brother Nabeel in the Nabeel Qureshi section, which will remain for posterity purposes – God Willing.

About Creed 2:6 Ministries

Dr Nabeel Qureshi is the director of the ministry and appears to be the sole evangelist as his wife (Michelle Qureshi) appears to be the only other regular member of the ministry, she seems to have assumed an administerial role rather than an evangelical one.

Nabeel Qureshi as the Director

Dr. Nabeel Qureshi is a former devout Muslim who was convinced of the truth of Christianity through historical reasoning, and a spiritual search for God. Since his conversion, he has dedicated his life to spreading the Gospel through teaching, preaching, writing, and debating.


Nabeel has given lectures at universities and seminaries throughout North America, including the University of Ottawa, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southeast Christian Seminary, and Old Dominion University. His focus is on the foundations of the Christian faith and the early history and teachings of Islam.


Nabeel has participated in 16 public debates and is currently director of Creed 2:6 Ministries. He holds an MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School and an MA in Christian apologetics from Biola University. Nabeel is currently finishing an MA in religion at Duke University.

Michelle Qureshi as Executive Secretary

Michelle Qureshi is currently serving in the Coast Guard Honor Guard in Northern Virginia. She greatly desires to serve through ministry and missions work. She has travelled to South Africa to serve those debilitated by the Aids epidemic, as well as to Peru to help orphans. Currently she is training to drill wells so that she can help people without clean water in Nicaragua.


Michelle's pivotal role at Creed 2:6 is the position of executive secretary. She will be handling requests and inquiries as well as finances and scheduling. She has been assisting Dr. Qureshi in ministry since 2008.

Here is a link to Nabeel Qureshi’s Creed 2:6 Ministry:
http://www.creed26.com/#/welcome

Advice for Nabeel Qureshi

I must say, it does appear you are serious about Christianity and evangelizing folk. I hope your ministry can help build social cohesion between Christians and Muslims – this can only be achieved if you genuinely drop bigotry and distance yourself totally from Dave and Sam. As a Muslim, I must admit, Christian ministries do offer aid to impoverished Muslims – for this we (Muslims) should thank our Christian friends. I sincerely hope Nabeel’s ministry does focus on humanitarian efforts too.

Nabeel, a friendly pointer, you would do well to point out you were a former Ahmadi as many Muslims would critique you for this. I’m not criticising you in this regard as I know, from speaking to one of your family members in the past, that you do consider Ahmadiyya to be part of mainstream Islam.

I would urge you to rectify some of your previous wrongs and rebuke your associates for the offense they have caused through their bigotry and deception.

The choice is yours…

Dr Nabeel Qureshi Invited to Islam

Nabeel and Michelle (and all other Trinitarian Christians) are invited to become the brothers and sisters of Jesus (p) by converting to Islam (Mark 3:35). Would you like a relationship with the God whom Jesus worshipped? Surely, the God of Jesus is sufficient for all of us? If the answer is yes, please come to Islam.

I have personally seen a vision of Jesus (p) and he was in the act of supplicated to God (Nabeel will know this as making dua with the hands out in front of the chest). This vision further strengthened me in Islam.

Please give Islam a chance and put aside all the negative stereotypes and experiences you may have been subjected to.

Search for the truth and the truth shall set you free

May Allah guide Nabeel Qureshi and everybody involved with Creed 2:6 (and Acts 17) to the light of Islam. Ameen

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Lara Logan’s Sexual Assault Used by Anti-Muslim Bigots

I recall a few bigots pretty much reveling in the sexual assault of Lara Logan in Egypt. For them, the pain and misery of Lara Logan as well as the truth was outweighed by their desire to propagandize events to further propagate hatred and enmity towards Muslims and Islam.

At times one wonders as to the malicious mindset of the extreme Islamophobe whose only goal in life is to oppose Muslims and Islam.A sad life which is exemplified by the way they misused the stomach-churning sexual assault of the reporter (Lara Logan) for their own ends.
The recounting of the assault, by Lara Logan, is stomach churning in its details. I wonder if the bigots feel a tinge of remorse in which they misused such an incident.

Oh, and unsurprisingly, our bigoted ‘friends’ glossed over the fact MUSLIM WOMEN and MUSLIM SOLDIERS came to the war reporter’s aid. Of course, our bigoted ‘friends’ had designs to create a malicious stereotype of Muslims being cold and brutal rapists who rape white, Christian and Jewish women whilst the non-active Muslim population applauds and cheers it.
Bigots, hang your heads in shame!

Lara Logan Breaks Her Silence



In her first television interview since being sexually assaulted two months ago, the CBS News chief foreign correspondent and "60 Minutes" reporter reveals what happened to her in Tahrir Square in an interview with Scott Pelley.

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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Christians Who Believe Mormons are Christians Help Disprove Christian Belief in the Holy Spirit...

Our Christian friends keep telling us how they have the ‘Holy Spirit dwelling within them’ yet it appears roughly half of the American Christian population* considers Mormons to be Christians whilst others would passionately decry it as polytheism!

The real question is why in the world are the ‘Holy Spirit inspired Christians’ in utter disagreement on the issue of Mormons - why can't they differentiate between polytheism and their faith if they truly have the 'Holy Spirit dwelling within'? Interesting.

BTW, in case you want a serious answer to the question, it’s simple; Christians do not, despite their beliefs, have the ‘Holy Spirit dwelling within’, thus are prone to such theological disagreements.

Mormon, Danielle O. McClellan Shocks Evangelical Christian (James White)

Unless White can document the rejection of Mormonism as Christian by “the entire spectrum of Christian churches” I would ask him to avoid hyperbole. But as has been pointed out in the comments section of this post, White’s hyperbole is demonstrably false. A 2007 Pew Research Center Survey (found here) found that 40% of white Evangelicals, 62% of white mainline Protestants, 43% of black Protestants, and 52% of Catholics identify Mormons as Christians. Historically, I have seen a these responses to these data. It usually comes down either to the notion that these people must not be real Christians; that it’s the church’s official judgment that counts, and that’s determined by whether or not they consider Mormon baptisms legitimate (or something along those lines); or the data will simply be ignored. Perhaps White will have a different approach

http://danielomcclellan.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/responding-to-james-white-part-3/

Muslim, MaratSafin, Shocks Fundamentalist Christians

This entire post is actually based on the comment below:

btw mr radical do you believe mormons to be christians? according to this blog post by a mormon here http://danielomcclellan.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/responding-to-james-white-part-3/ 62% of white mainline protestants consider mormons to be christians!!! wow, i guess christians cant differentiate between thier religion and polythiestic one. btw radical if dare read the exchange between the above blogger and james white, it sure did open my eyes about certains things in the bible and it showed how ineffective james white has been against mormons because in all honesty this guy took him to the cleaners. hey if you do read the exchange you might convert to mormonism and support romney or huntsman!!! two guys that seem sane when stood next to palin,gingrinch,cain and bachman

Perhaps our Christian friends are now rethinking their belief structure
* http://pewresearch.org/pubs/648/romney-mormon

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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Muslim 'Cowards' Afraid of the Charlatans at ABN???

Update: Debate Review of 'Was Muhammad a True Prophet?' [Osama Abdallah v Sam Shamoun]: http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/debate-was-muhammad-true-prophet-osama.html

An old post but has a ring of relevance to some hoo-ha at AM:


Weirdest missionary on the net?

According to a radical bigot there is a 'Jesus or Muhammad' marathon (yes, he calls it a 'marathon') taking place and Muslims are so frightened of calling - the coward Yahya Snow leading the backward charge!

Try the London marathon bigots...

I had an opportunity to watch the London marathon a few weeks ago - I didn't bother. What makes these bigots think Muslims in the UK are going to stay up on a work/school night to confront the con artists of ABN. Yes, I wrote 'con artists', one of their leading conmen is a fella named Kamal Saleem who has THREE different Muslim-Christian conversion stories floating about. I guess those coward Muslims are secretly afraid of Kamal Saleem releasing another false conversion story, hence the lack of brave Muslim callers. Those Muslim cowards!!!

Sam Shamoun, really?

Yes, it is he up above. Muslims are running scared of him and keeping his 'Jesus or Muhammad' """marathon""" a secret, hence why the """marathon"""" is so anonymous and is receiving little interest. Or perhaps the shows are simply crowded with attention starved charlatans who have little/no credibility in the apologetic community - never mind the academic community. Eat your heart out Mr Sam 'Muslims can have sex with animals' Shamoun. Or perhaps its a case of nobody is interested in seeing this obscene bigot froth at the mouth whilst risking a hernia in his attmept to inject passionate insults to the proceedings.

For those who are interested in seeing how Shamoun fares in dialogue with Muslims just consult the sack load of posts within the Sam Shamoun section - that's the standard of Shamoun - short fry. But hey, I'm running for the hills...

David Wood the Hulk Hogan of ABN?

Here is a laugh for you, a person who actually met Deceptive David cracked me up with this gem:

What you probably don’t know Paul is that Wood also admitted in the course of one our exchanges that he had once put a person in a sleeper hold, suffocating him. He says he did that because his wife was being threatened, but I doubt that’s the case. [wrtten by IbnAbuTalib on the MuslimDebateInitiative blog: http://muslimdebateinitiative.wordpress.com/2010/06/19/extremist-christians-harass-muslims-in-dearborn-are-arrested-by-police/]

Yep, the David Wood section contains some of Deceptive David's strange arguments and episodes - he really knows how to deliver the smackdown (or should I say 'sleeper hold') to those cowardly Muslims.

Hey, Deceptive Dave, you don't need to initiate a 'sleeper hold' to achieve the desired result, this latest  'Jesus or Muhammad' """marathon""" is sleep inducing enough. Sooo sleep inducing that nobody knows it took/is taking place!

But hey, it's not about the fact their 'Jesus or Muhammad' shows on the cash strapped ABN are so dull and repetitive - it's all about the cowardly Muslims who just don't stay up, listen to the oft-refuted arguments (and lies, let's be honest - they churn out their share of liars on ABN) or call the show. It's all about the cowardly Muslims who refuse to turn up to the back yard wrestling extravaganza to face a couple of no-marks. Those cowards peeing their pants at the thought of Deceptive Dave's sleeper hold, you can feel this Muslim quiver in the subtext!


David Wood belongs in a ring - a circus ring or wrestling ring

True Cowards ABN, AnsweringIslam, AnsweringMuslims

I notice when questions are posed of Christianity the aforementioned simply scarper leaving their ardent Christian supporters in a state of confusion. Talk about taking the cash and running...

I ask the 'marathon' boys to pop over to 1MoreMuslim's blog and answer the questions he is posing, in the process help your colleague (Anthony Rogers) out with this series of questions. He seems to have left the building at the onset of those questions. Of course, it's not cowardice to them as he is a Christian who according to Christianity has the 'holy spirit dwelling within'... I'm not entirely sure why Christians are not sharing their 'answers' as folk have been asking for a long time. Why so silent? Perhaps David Wood has been practicing the sleeper hold on these Christians..

Please do answer when you do decide to stop playing WWE in your bedrooms, fellas:

TO BE ANSWERED ON ABN DURING THE ANONYMOUS MARATHON - you may be a while..

To the fan boys of AM

If you want to learn about Islam, read the Quran yourselves, speak to Muslims and pick a scholarly book up rather than relying on a few unlearned guys trying to cash in on the anti-Muslim bandwagon.

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Monday, 13 June 2011

Huma Abedin To Dump Anthony Weiner?

LM highlighted the peculiar marriage between Jewish Congressman Anthony Weiner and his Muslim wife Huma Abedin.

What's remarkable about reaction to Weiner's sex problems has been the hysterical reaction amongst Israelites (article removed by Washington Times) not towards Weiner but bizarrely towards his innocent and clearly long suffering Muslim wife Huma Abedin. Interesting, a Muslim is assumed to have links to Saudi Intelligence but a Jewish traitor like Jonathan Pollard who did spy but for Israel never gets a mention by the Israelites.

Huma Abedin is a Muslim woman with tremendous political pedigree as Hilary Clinton's Chief of Staff which appears to scare the pants off the Israelites. My advice to Sister Huma is similar to Vanity Fair in what did she see in Weiner so dump this cretin and marry an American Muslim before undertaking a Political career in her own right rather than propping up Weiner who seems destined for political oblivion and therapy.

**Update" Israelite article removed by Washington Times so you can find it here

Taken from London Muslim:
http://londonmuslims.blogspot.com/2011/06/congressman-anthony-weiners-muslim-wife_13.html

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Scandal: Kamal Saleem’s THREE Different Conversion Stories!

The evangelical fraudster, ‘ex muslim terrorist’ Kamal Saleem (aka Khodor Kamal Saleem Al Shami), STILL has some supporters amongst the evangelical community – chiefly Pat Robertson and the 700 Club brigade – despite Kamal Saleem clearly being on par with the other evangelical fraudster – Ergun Caner.

In this episode we bring you Kamal Saleem’s THREE DIFFERENT conversion stories. How in the world did this Arab Christian manage to dupe so many Christians? Why have his supporters (what’s left of them) not clicked onto the fact he has THREE DIFFERENT Islam to Christianity stories circulating?

Kamal Saleem’s THREE Conversion stories

Conversion Story 1 - ABNSAT

In this conversion story Kamal Saleem is hospitalized through a car crash and ‘Jesus’ came to him whilst he is on his hospital bed and healed his bones.



Conversion story 2 - KSLTV

In this conversion story, the doctors and the man who tended to him on the road (post crash) changed Kamal Saleem's life. There is NO claim of ‘Jesus’ paying him a hospital visit and healing his bones. In fact this conversion story is very much due to the love Christians offered to him.



Conversion story 3 - CBN

In this conversion story, Kamal Saleem was healed by the doctors through conventional medical means (in this version, ‘Jesus’ did not heal him nor did he visit him at hospital ).

Kamal Saleem went to the doctor’s home to convalesce and fully recuperate after being discharged from hospital. Once he was well enough to take care of himself, Kamal Saleem had his hospital bills paid for by donations from local Christians and was also given a new car. He went home and questioned his ‘Muslim faith’ and then had a vision of ‘Jesus’ in his home.




Synopsis + Kamal Saleem hiding names

Kamal Saleem claimed he saw ‘Jesus’ and was healed by him in the hospital

BUT Kamal contradicted himself by claiming he recovered at the hands of the doctors (no mention of seeing ‘Jesus’ in hospital nor being healed by ‘Jesus’) and went home and saw ‘Jesus’ after attempting suicide.

BUT BUT Kamal Saleem in another conversion story has no mention of seeing ‘Jesus’ or being healed by ‘Jesus’ – the doctors and Christian love changed his life.

So which is it:

1. Was Kamal's 'conversion' due to being visited and healed by 'Jesus'  in hospital?

2. OR was Kamal's conversion due to him recovering from a car accident, then going home once fully recovered to question his Muslim faith and seeing 'Jesus' in his home.

3. OR was Kamal's conversion due to Christian love and kindness from the doctors and the community who took him in?

KAMAL has presented ALL of the above. I'd like to present another option:

Kamal Saleem is a fraud who has profiteered by deceiving Christians...

As previously noted, Christians doubt Kamal Saleem’s stories and Kamal Saleem has refused to divulge his real name, the names of the doctors and hospital (allegedly) concerned. Got something to hide, Kamal? Well you have not now – we all but know you are a con man. Time to come clean…

Christians desperate for former Muslims turned Christians

Hmmm, Kamal Saleem’s contradictory conversion stories are more obvious than the Gospel contradictions yet he is STILL milking gullible Christians for cash. Interesting, very interesting!

The underlying reasons behind why con artists such as Ergun Caner, Kamal Saleem and Walid Shoebat can survive and even thrive in evangelical communities despite being obvious frauds is simple; some evangelical Christians are desperate to evangelize the Muslim community by hook or crook.

Quite why the ‘holy spirit guided Christians’ are so easily duped by such conmen is left to you to ponder upon...

Christians doubt Kamal Saleem

Iron sharpens iron as one man sharpens another.

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Evidence Richard Dawkins called Hamza Andreas Tzortzis a "F*ckwit"

From Thursday 2nd of June till Monday 6th of June an iERA dawah team headed by Hamza Andreas Tzortzis and Adnan Rashid were  in Ireland for a special dawah mission. During there time there, however, they came across Dawkins and PZ Myers and had a some healthy discussions about the origins of the universe and God. However, as we most of us know, Dawkins and PZ Myers are foul-mouthed individuals though they profess to be human activists and seekers of truth. 


Below is evidence that Richard Dawkins called Hamza Andreas Tzortzis a 'F*ckwit'. Isn't he the guy that calls religious people dogmatic and in need of psychological help? Isn't he the same guy that claims Muslims have a hatred for Jews and non-Muslims? 


Hilarious.




Saturday, 11 June 2011

Dearborn vs. Christian Bigots: Mayor John O’Reilly Owns A Bigot

It appears a group of Christian bigots will be looking to court controversy at this year’s Arab Festival (2011) in Dearborn (MI). One bigot (David Wood of Acts 17 Apologetics) will be taking ‘a group of friends’ with him. One suspects this will include the radical bigot who wants to use Iraq as a playground to fight Iran, a deceiver who makes up his own hadith literature and a perverted bigot who claims Muslims can have sex with animals. An obnoxious crew to say the least!

However, Dearborn citizens are fighting back. This fight back is spearheaded by Mayor John O’Reilly who appears to have been reading this very blog and learning about a bigot who has been thrusting a camera in the face of the Mayor of Dearborn. Well, the mayor was having none of it and unleashed a dose of truth in the direction of the bigot (David Wood)

Mayor John O’Reilly Puts the ‘Myth Maker’ of Acts 17 Apologetics in his place




Reading the David Wood section, Mayor John O’Reilly?

Hmmm, I suspect he Mayor has been reading about the lies perpetuated by Dave Wood on this very blog – the David Wood section has catalogued some of David Wood’s myth-making episodes.

Off his rocker or a compulsive liar?

Perhaps Mayor John O’Reilly was referring to David Wood’s outlandish claim of ‘Sharia in Dearborn’. David, I’m pretty sure you and your crew can drink and gamble yourselves silly in Dearborn. Where is the Sharia in Dearborn? It does not exist – it’s simply a product of this myth-maker’s mind.

Honor killings in Dearborn being covered up – a victim of gullibility or a liar?

David Wood has been deceptive with the issue of honor killings in the past as he was trying to convince Muslims honor killings were Islamic whilst censoring links to MUSLIM SCHOLARS who denounced honor killings. That’s why they call him Deceptive Dave.

However, Deceptive David Wood goes one step further this time by claiming Muslim honor killings in Dearborn are being covered up by Dearborn police officers! Yes, it sounds like the bloke is simply off his rocker. It get’s worse as this bloke actually claims Dearborn police officers told him this!

Did he not stop to think these officers (if they actually exist) were playing him for the fool by testing his gullibility – after all this is the same bloke who googled a sick sex hoax about Muslims and presented it as a fact to Christians. He will believe anything.

Dearborn Muslim rebukes Deceptive Dave on Honor Killings

I received this email from a Dearborn citizen (?) a while ago:

David Wood and Nabeel don't want you to know this about Dearborn, MI. The Muslims in Dearborn are funny and like to have fun. They are not fanatics. Most of the Muslims in Dearborn are nominal Muslims. David claims honor killings are covered up by the Dearborn police. This is impossible for a number of reasons. First, the majority of Muslims in Dearborn are Shia from southern Lebanon. Who was the most respected Shiite cleric in Lebanon? It was Grand Ayathollah Fadlallah. He issued a fatwa against Honor Killings and a fatwa saying women have the right to defend themselves in domestic abuse. Lets grant David that the city of Dearborn is under control of Muslims (which is a lie that David likes to tell). Since the vast majority of Shia in Dearborn are from Lebanon where Ayatollah Fadlallah was looked on as an authoritative figure wouldn't that in turn mean that the Shia in Dearborn would also be against honor killings? How would David Wood reconcile that? David claims in the 61st page of his lawsuit that the Police coverup Muslim honor killings in Dearborn. David is a liar.


Here are some comedy videos from Dearborn. You should watch them so you can learn about the real Dearborn. Not the distorted picture David likes to give it. You are welcome to post the information on your blog but please keep me anonymous. I do not want to be slandered by David Wood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pASAsyjXBc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtOZLHrPAJ0&feature=related

Common sense for Christians

Christians please employ a modicum of common sense when Christian bigots talk about Muslims. I’m simply asking you to question bigots who hijack the church in order to push themselves into the spotlight. Rest assured there will be some of this ilk at the Dearborn ArabFest 2011. Give them a wide birth – they don’t care about Christianity.

In the case of David Wood and his crew – they have not even bothered to answer genuine questions concerning the Bible. I guess their forte is the propaganda method or should I say the myth-making method…

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Thursday, 9 June 2011

Adnan Rashid's Rebukes Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers

Adnan Rashid Responds to Richard Dawkins, AronRa & PZ Myers



Adnan Rashid Responds to Richard Dawkins, AronRa & PZ Myers regarding Chance vs Design, Reason and Logic, Noah's Flood, Embryology and Islamic Sharia Law

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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

iERA engages with PZ Myers, AronRa & Richard Dawkins at the World Atheist Convention

iERA engages with Prof. PZ Myers, AronRa, Maryam Namazie and Richard Dawkins at the World Atheist Convention in Dublin, Ireland, June 2011

Muslims Refute Atheists

 


Senior researcher and lecture Hamza Andreas Tzortzis challenges Professor PZ Myers on God's existence and the Qur'an. See 00:06

Hamza Andreas Tzortzis talks to AronRa on human intellect and thought. See 23:00

AronRa invites Hamza Andreas Tzortzis to The Magic Sandwich Show. See 28:25 - Watch this space!

Lecturer Adnan Rashid challenges Maryam Namazie on Islamic law. See 29:10

Hamza Andreas Tzortzis challenges Richard Dawkins on the fine-tuning of the universe.See 32:32

A word on PZ Myers

This man comes off as a typical anti-religion bigot whom are a dime a dozen on YouTube. He really needs to invest in some house training lessons.

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Monday, 6 June 2011

National Geographic To Axe Bigot PZ Myers?

PZ Myers’ potty-mouth is at it once again. This time the bigot (PZ Myers) has been using his National Geographic-given platform to abuse religious people of all religious persuasions - especially Muslims, Jews and Christians.

Here is the National Geographic’s horror that is PZ Myers:

All of the Abrahamic religions
are patriarchal horrors.

(Oh, please. All of the Abrahamic religions are patriarchal horrors. RT @Antiislamophobe: @cathrynfraser There's no misogyny in Islam)

Just more bullshit from a muslim doofus.

(Nope. Just more bullshit from a muslim doofus. #wac11 RT @MuslimMatters Great refutation of God Delusion “@HATzortzis)

http://societymatters.org/2011/06/05/pz-myers-a-new-voice-for-national-geographic/

Batshit insane

Thanks for the laugh, @pzmyers. You call billions of people "batshit insane"; I ask whether or not your rhetorical style is >> AlanMairson

http://societymatters.org/2011/06/06/is-it-okay-for-a-national-geographic-blogger-to-call-religious-people-batshit-insane/

National Geographic pressurized to act on PZ Myers’ coarse behaviour

Alan Mairson writes:

Like you, we’re curious about PZ Myers’ arrangement with National Geographic, but John Fahey, NG’s CEO, won’t answer our questions.


If you believe the National Geographic Society — a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization — should encourage civil discourse about religion and be more transparent about its publicly subsidized operations, then please help us crowdsource our interview request by clicking Recommend, below. (Or: Click the Like button in the Dear John: Let’s Talk widget (at right). We’re anxious to bring up the PZ Myers issue (and many other concerns) with John ASAP.

Muslim is shocked by PZ Myers’ misuse of National Geographic resources:

In summary, things did not go well, but Hamza [Tzortzis] was expecting this. PZ Meyrs, a biologist famed for his indignant commentary on religion spewed hate at both Hamza, myself, and Islam on twitter. Furthermore a man by the name Alan Mairson, who appears to be an atheist himself, stumbled upon PZ Meyrs tweets and decided to blog them. It turns out Alan has been an employee for National Geographic for over 20+ years, while PZ Meyrs seems to be a recent addition to the staff. Alan also discovered that PZ Meyrs made some distasteful comments about Muslims and Islam on his blog. Get this: that blog he uses is OWNED by National Geographic. Take note of the expletives when you read over his blog, but NatGeo is oblivious to what he says there.

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Harms of Porn and Video Games - Hamza Yusuf

Muslim scholar and intellectual, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf warns people against pornography and violent video games by highlighting their impact on the behaviour of the brain

Muslim Scholar Warns Against Pornographic Material and Violent Video Games



Violent video games were designed by the military to desensitize soldiers to train them to kill!

Hamza Yusuf references a neuroscientist at a conference on pornography who presented research showing people who are addicted to pornography have had their minds rewired. The effect on young children/adolescents (teenagers) can only be imagined!

Christians and Muslims should work together in spreading the word on the dangers of pornographic material and violent video games. Lobbying your local politician could be a good starter for mass action.

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Sunday, 5 June 2011

The Fraudster Kamal Saleem’s Real Name?

Kamal Saleem has been milking gullible Christians (for cash) with his terrorist turned Christian charade for long enough. Discerning Muslims, Christians and secularists have been speaking out against Kamal Saleem’s fanciful stories for a while now – yet there are still some Christian folk out there who support Kamal Saleem.
Kamal's tricks...

Endangering Kamal Saleem’s life?

I have no issue with Kamal Saleem using a pseudonym but when he is presenting an obviously fanciful story in milking gullible Christians (for cash) whilst coyly concealing details which would pinpoint him as a fraud, then good folk need to speak out.

I received an email from a person purporting to be Kamal Saleem’s nephew. Obviously, the claims within the email cannot be verified but making it public consumption could benefit folk who are investigating Mr Saleem. For what it’s worth here is the email concerning Kamal Saleem’s identity and past:

Dear Yahya


Kamal Saleem real name is Khodor Kamal Saleem Al Shami and he is my
uncle.Kamal his father and Saleem is his grand father. My mom is the
older sister to Khodor " Kamal Saleem" . All of his story is a complete
fake.
If you need to know anything about him please feel free to contact me.


Best Regards
[Name censored]

Substance to the email

In checking this out I noticed Reza Aslan and Doug Howard lend support to the above email.

Reza Aslan has a similar name for Kamal Saleem: Kamal Saleem, whose real name is Khodor Shami, worked for Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network for sixteen years, and was hired by Focus on the Family in 2003. In 2006, he launched Koome Ministries, whose mission is to “expose the true agenda of [Muslims] who would deceive our nation and the free nations of the world... [http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/weekly-watch/2-29-08/weeklywatch.html]

Christians don’t believe Kamal Saleem’s Conversion story

I will tell you Kamal Saleem has THREE DIFFERENT conversion stories. However, Christians have found his conversion story to be implausible for other reasons – one of which being Mr. Saleem’s concealing of details and names of folk/places involved:

Their concerns had to do not with his fabricated terrorist past but with his implausible conversion story. The physician treating Kamal Saleem took him into his own home because his medical bills were excessive and he had no health insurance? Then why the reluctance to identify the doctor, or the city and hospital where it happened? [“Mixed Message: The testimony of a self-described former terrorist,” by Doug Howard, for ChristianityToday.com]

Calling a Fraud a Fraud

Doug Howard writes: Describing the controversy surrounding his 2008 appearance at the Air Force Academy, he writes that “a college professor specifically called me a ‘fraud.’ ” I was that college professor, and having now read his book, I see no reason to withdraw the assessment. I want to know why a person who so vividly recalls maneuvers carried out when he was seven years old has such vague memories of his twenties. [“Mixed Message: The testimony of a self-described former terrorist,” by Doug Howard, for ChristianityToday.com]

‘Holy Spirit inspired Christians’

How is it all these ‘Holy Spirit inspired Christians’ are unable to see Kamal Saleem as the fraud he clearly is? I shall tell you this murky saga does not bode well in Christian attempts to convince non-christians of Pauline Christianity. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot whilst emptying your wallets to an obvious con man!

Related:
YouTube video of Kamal Saleem making stuff up:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVzrDRgZO18

Walid Shoebat –Mistakes, Lies and video tape
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.com/search/label/Walid%20Shoebat

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Saturday, 4 June 2011

Are 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16 and Corinthians 14:34-35 Bible Forgeries Too?

In the past we have seen Dr Robert Price’s theorizing 1 Corinthians 15:3-11 as a Post-Pauline Interpolation but what about 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16 and 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 – could they be interpolations?

Richard Carrier on 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16

This is where Paul refers to the end of the Jewish nation and its national cult, even though that occurred at least a decade after he is supposed to have died. In this passage Paul is made to say:

...in Judea...the Jews killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove out us, and pleased not God, and are contrary to all men; forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved; to fill up their sins always: but the wrath has come upon them to the uttermost.

Most scholars have concluded this was never written by Paul. The arguments are many, and accumulate to a conclusive case:

• Paul never blames the Jews for the death of Jesus elsewhere.
• Paul never talks about God's wrath as having come, but as coming only at the future judgment (see: Romans 2:5, 3:5-6, 4:15).
• Paul teaches the Jews will be saved, not destroyed (see: Romans 11:25-28).
• Paul was dead by the time the "wrath had come upon them to the uttermost" (the destruction of the Jewish nation and temple in 70 A.D.).

1 Thessalonians 2:14-16 is unusual…

Richard Carrier writes, 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16 is very unusual in several ways. Not in any of Paul's 20,000 words, and dozens of discussions of the Jews, is anything like it. That immediately casts it into doubt. Paul blaming the Jews for the death of Jesus is simply unprecedented. Paul also never talks about the Jews as if he wasn't one of them (see: Galatians 2:15; 1 Corinthians 9:20; Romans 9:1-5, 11:1; Philippians 3:4-5). And Paul acknowledged Jews as members of his own church, so he wouldn't damn them as a group like this, and never does (see: 1 Corinthians 1:24, 12:13; 2 Corinthians 11:12; Romans 9:24, 10:12; on how this interpolation is undeniably--and uncharacteristically for Paul--Antisemitic, see the analysis again at Vridar).

Read Richard Carrier’s entire discussion here:
http://richardcarrier.blogspot.com/2011/06/pauline-interpolations.html

Richard Carrier on 1 Corinthians 14:34-35

Most experts again believe this is an interpolation. This passage has Paul command:

Let the women keep silence in the churches: because it is not permitted for them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as also the law says. And if they would learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home: for it is shameful for a woman to speak in the church.

We know this wasn't written by Paul because it directly contradicts what Paul says in the very same letter, where he actually gives rules for when women speak in church (in 1 Corinthians 11). So we can be sure someone else wrote this passage, probably influenced by the forgery of 1 Timothy 2 (where we find this misogyny repeated; notably in the authentic letters of Paul, such misogyny does not appear--it was a feature of later Christianity).

[NOTE: Modern Christians are troubled by this passage as it is considered 'anti-woman' by some and diametrically opposes the modern Christian's fallacious notion that Christianity is compatible with Western norms]

Christian defence of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 is refuted by Carrier

Everyone concurs that the passage contradicts Paul's teachings in the very same letter. So the only rebuttal fundamentalists have is that Paul must be quoting his opponents here, and arguing against it, not actually issuing this command himself.

Let the prophets speak by two or three, and let the others discern. But if a revelation be made to another sitting by, let the first keep silence. For ye all can prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be exhorted; and the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets; for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. Let the women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as also saith the law. And if they would learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home: for it is shameful for a woman to speak in the church. What!? Was it from you that the word of God went forth? Or came it unto you alone? If any man thinketh himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him take knowledge of the things which I write unto you, that they are the commandment of the Lord. But if any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant. Wherefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. But let all things be done decently and in order.

The argument is that the material in bold is a quotation of his opponents and that Paul is denouncing the statement. But this is illogical in several ways, not least being the fact that he doesn't denounce the statement. If he were, he would specifically say the statement is wrong or command them to let women speak in due order. No such remarks are present (obviously, because the interpolator intended us to think this was Paul's commandment).

It's rather lamely said the exclamation "What!?" alone constitutes a denunciation of the statement, which it is not (any author of the period would follow such an exclamation with a declarative sentence were that the case).

Moreover, that exclamation is not actually in the Greek. It's a modern translator's conjecture. So no argument can stand on its presence here. The word that's actually there is simply "or" (and it is exactly so translated everywhere else in Paul's corpus). Nor is indirect speech indicated here, as the argument requires it be: there is simply no grammatical structure indicating Paul is quoting his opponents, unlike other passages where he does (1 Corinthians 7:1, "concerning what you wrote..."; 15:12, "some among you say..."; 15:35, "some say..."; note that in 6:12 he's not quoting his opponents but himself: cf. 10:23 in light of 8:1-9:1 and 9:20-22).

Therefore the "quoting others" argument has no basis in the text itself and in fact goes against all the grammatical and rhetorical practices of the period generally and Paul specifically.

Read Richard Carrier’s entire discussion here:
http://richardcarrier.blogspot.com/2011/06/pauline-interpolations.html

Christians facing facts

Where does this leave Christianity? Not only is it proven that the Gospels are riddled with interpolations and thus we cannot be sure what the originals said but the work of the true founder of Christianity, a man who never met Jesus (Paul of Tarsus, aka Apostle Paul), is thought to have been tampered with too. The lying pen of the scribes…

Given all the research into the New Testament, can Christians really state with a straight face that the Bible is the inerrant word of God? No.

Amazingly, one group of believers in Jesus (p) stated well before modern scholarship (over a thousand years ago!) that the Bible is unreliable. Who were these people blessed with such knowledge that the “Holy Spirit inspired Christians” lack even today? The Muslims!

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