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Last Friday i mentioned a motion in the Canadian Parliament condemning all forms of islamophobia.I want to look a little more at this, but I don’t want to talk so much about the islamophobia, but about the other things mentioned in the motion. Here is the text of the motion:

“Recently an infinitesimally small number of extremist individuals have conducted terrorist activities while claiming to speak for the religion of Islam. Their actions have been used as a pretext for a notable rise of anti-Muslim sentiments in Canada; and these violent individuals do not reflect in any way the values or the teachings of the religion of Islam. In fact, they misrepresent the religion. We categorically reject all their activities. They in no way represent the religion, the beliefs and the desire of Muslims to co-exist in peace with all peoples of the world. We, the undersigned, Citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to join us in recognizing that extremist individuals do not represent the religion of Islam, and in condemning all forms of Islamophobia.”

Although this motion isn’t law, it will influence the wording and spirit of future laws. The spirit of this motion establishes that Islam is a religion of peace. It says that those who perform jihad do not represent Islam.

This motion has established the precedence that islam is a religion of peace. This is going to make it very difficult for the truth about Islam to be told in Canada. We are going to see later how Europe is trying to do the same thing. This motion shapes the language the Canadian government will use concerning Islam.

Those behind this motion have established language that does not reflect the true nature of Islam ,or of its Prophet, Muhammad. It would be wonderful if what these revisionists and the reformers are telling us was true, but the fact is, they are trying to change the religion of Islam into something it never was. What they are saying is contrary to what the Prophet Muhammad did, and what he commanded.

I am a theologian, I went to Bible College to study the theology of the Bible. I also studied the religions of the world because I was going into missions. I have been taught how to evaluate religions and try to understand how people throughout the world look at their religion. I look at things like, here is their god, here is what he has announced, here is what he commands. If he is a god, then he is sovereign and man is subject to him. Who is man to dictate to God how things should be. It is God who dictates to man, He is the Creator, the all powerful, the all knowing. This is the viewpoint I use when I look at theology.

The  Prophet of Islam is the spokesman for Allah and, as some religions allow their prophets to be fallible, Islam does not. Even though Muhammad confesses his sin to Allah, and pleaded for forgiveness, the Prophet of Islam is not capable of sin. Whatever their Prophet said or did is the model for Muslims to follow. It is abundantly clear that Muhammad commanded the killing of those who do not believe in Islam. Shariah is the law of Islam, and it is expressed by the top scholars and clerics of Islam in the Reliance of the Traveller (ROT). They quote from the Islamic scriptures and give the official interpretation. Here is what the Shariah says:

Reliance of the Traveller, section o9.0 -“Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada signifying warfare to establish the religion. “

It is clear that they have a teaching in Islam of jihad. The ROT quotes passages out of the Quran:

(1) “Fighting is prescribed for you” (Koran 2:216);

(2) “Slay them wherever you find them” (Koran 4:89);

(3) “Fight the idolaters utterly” (Koran 9:36);

It then quotes Muhammad:

“I have been commanded to fight people until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and perform the prayer, and pay zakat. If they say it, they have saved their blood and possessions from me, except for the rights of Islam over them. And their final reckoning is with Allah” (Bukhari)

Muslims are to fight non-Muslims until they submit to Islam and make these confessions.

Chapter 2 of the Qur’an tells  us that as long as there is unbelief, Muslims are to keep swinging the sword. Muhammad said:

Standing for an hour in the ranks of battle, is better than standing in prayer for 60 years.

This will give you an understanding of how important jihad is in Islam. The Muslims who say that those involved in jihad don’t represent Islam are living in a fantasy world.

European Commission against Racism & Intolerance

The European Commission gave a damning report against the British Newspapers for how they report about Islam. They said the Newspapers are giving Islam a bad name. The report says they are inciting islamophobia against British Muslims. The report says:

The Sun newspaper has also published inflammatory anti-Muslim headlines, such as its front page of 23 November 2015 which read “1 in 5 Brit Muslims’ sympathy for jihadis”, along with a picture of a masked terrorist wielding a knife…

The report says it is inflammatory to report that one fifth of the Muslims population in Great Britain is sympathetic to jihadis. Then the report goes on to say:

The ECRI report establishes a direct causal link between some tough headlines in British tabloids and the security of the Muslims in the UK. In other words, the British press is allegedly inciting readers to commit “Islamophobic” acts against Muslims:

The report blames the press, not the perpetrators, for the criminal acts.

In the seven days prior to the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, where 12 people were killed, there were 12 reported (anti Muslim) incidents, but in the seven days following, there were 45. This pattern was similar in relation to the terror attacks in Sydney, in December and Copenhagen, in February.

The report foolishly says that the fact that Muslims committed the terrorist attacks does not increase in “anti-Muslim” incidents, it is the reporting of it that does.

The report continues:

According to ECRI Chair Christian Ahlund, “It is no coincidence that racist violence is on the rise in the UK at the same time as we see worrying examples of intolerance and hate speech in the newspapers, online and even among politicians.”

The report says that the British Newspapers should use alternative ways of presenting the news. They use  the French press as an example.

The French press downplays attacks by deciding not to name Muslim perpetrators. When a Muslim attacks a soldier and tries to take his gun, he is not an Islamist terrorist, but a “lunatic.” It seems that attacks by “lunatics” are very common in France.

In another example, Muslim gangs cannot be connected to any form of violence, so they become “youths.” In France, Muslim terrorists are never Muslim terrorists, but “lunatics”, “maniacs” and “youths.”

Here is how the British government replied:

“The Government is committed to a free and open press and does not interfere with what the press does and does not publish, as long as the press abides by the law.”

Kudos to the British government for standing up for the freedom of speech and telling the European Commission to go jump in the lake.

The reason the British people voted to exit the European Union is, they got tired of the nonsense that the Europeans tried to shove down their throats. I think the same thing is happening here in America. I believe that the reason Trump won soundly is because a lot of people are fed up with the liberal mentality of trying to shape the news, instead of reporting it.

Let’s make America Christian again.

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