Nothing Could Be Further from the Truth

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Nothing Could Be Further from the Truth

By Mario Murillo

The only reason we can be outraged by an Islamic prayer meeting in the National Cathedral is that we are Islamaphobic, hateful and bigoted…right? Wrong.  Nothing could be further from the truth. 

Here is the headline: The Washington National Cathedral hosted its first Muslim prayer service Friday in a powerful symbolic gesture aimed at uniting Christians and Muslims at the nation’s most prominent Episcopal Church.

Aimed at unity?  What gesture of unity did we get from Muslims before opening our national church?  What concession or explanation did they offer for the global atrocities in the name of Islam?  What horror do they feel at ISIS beheadings?  We have yet to see any widespread grief and outrage by the  the 3 million Muslims in America over September 11th!

We need to see how ridiculous their logic is.  Presented for your amusement or perhaps dismay is the vacuous logic of one Ebrahim Rasool:  “This is a dramatic moment in the world and in Muslim-Christian relations,” Ebrahim Rasool, the South African ambassador to the United States, who helped organize the event, said, according to the Christian Science Monitor. “This needs to be a world in which all are free to believe and practice and in which we avoid bigotry, Islamaphobia, racism, anti-Semitism and anti-Christianity and to embrace our humanity and to embrace faith.”

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Here is their giant concession?  Islamaphobia is utterly unjustified and must be seen in the harshest possible light?  They cannot fathom how, perhaps, the most widespread horrors done in the name of Islam are unique to Islam and no other religion is in the same solar system when it comes to such violence?  Maybe, just maybe we should be even a teensy weensy bit phobic?

Here is the other part of their logic that makes my head want to explode: We are supposed to give into their propaganda that they are a religion of peace or else we are hateful and bigoted.  In other words, they are free to call us hateful and bigoted for simply asking them for explanations for their epic hatred and bigotry?

If the massive atrocities done in the name of Islam were done even once in the name of Christ a deafening roar of outrage would explode from the American church.  They would instantly condemn and reject the perpetrators and then take steps to pay restitution for crimes they did not even commit.

Not one Muslim prayed for America at that meeting. Not one asked God for forgiveness for the towering crimes against humanity that saturate the Muslim world.

It is time to stop lying to ourselves and admit where the real hatred is coming from and if we want use the term phobic then let’s talk about a religion that is phobic to any part of the human race that does not agree with them.

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We should be most outraged at wispy liberals who fell for such an obvious publicity stunt.  We should be outraged that our leaders behave like battered wives who blame themselves for their husband’s abuse. For their part, they blame America for Islamic violence.  How sick is that?  When we bowed to their propaganda we also bowed to Allah.

Franklin Graham summed it up this way: ‘ “It’s sad to see a church open its doors to the worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible who sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to earth to save us from our sins,” wrote Graham.  “Jesus was clear when He said, ‘I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’ (John 14:6).”

Muslims At National Cathedral Controversy

Muslims At National Cathedral Controversy: Conservative Leaders Slam Prayer Service

 @cristymsilvac.silva@ibtimes.com on November 14 2014 5:11 PM
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Omar Abdul-Malik prays alone as the Washington National Cathedral and five Muslim groups hold the first celebration of Muslim Friday Prayers, Jumaa, in the Cathedral’s North Transept in Washington, November 14, 2014. Reuters

The Washington National Cathedral hosted its first Muslim prayer service Friday in a powerful symbolic gesture aimed at uniting Christians and Muslims at the nation’s most prominent Episcopal church. The service, however, was quickly embroiled in controversy after conservative leaders called the effort inappropriate.

The church often hosts national events, including presidential funerals, inaugural prayer services and interfaith services. But Friday was the first time Muslims were invited to lead their own prayers at the church, according to the Guardian. To commemorate the service, prayer carpets were spread out across the church, including in its chapels. The rugs faced Mecca, as required for Muslim prayers.

“This is a dramatic moment in the world and in Muslim-Christian relations,” Ebrahim Rasool, the South African ambassador to the United States, who helped organize the event, said, according to the Christian Science Monitor. “This needs to be a world in which all are free to believe and practice and in which we avoid bigotry, Islamaphobia, racism, anti-Semitism and anti-Christianity and to embrace our humanity and to embrace faith.”

Friday marked Jumuah, the Muslim day of prayer, similar to Christian Sundays and the Saturday Shabbat in Judaism. Various Muslim groups, including the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America, sponsored the event. About 100 people were invited to the service, which was not open to the public, the Washington Post reported.

The prayers drew criticism from Christian conservatives opposed to Muslims using the church. An unidentified woman shouted “leave our churches alone,” disrupting the prayer, according to The Associated Press. Before she was escorted out, she added: “Why can’t you worship in your mosque?”

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Meanwhile, the Reverend Franklin Graham, son of popular evangelist Billy Graham, slammed the Muslim service on his Facebook page Thursday. “It’s sad to see a church open its doors to the worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible who sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to earth to save us from our sins,” wrote Graham.  “Jesus was clear when He said, ‘I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’ (John 14:6).”

The conservative website Breitbart posted a story under the headline: “MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OVERRUNS NATIONAL CATHEDRAL.”

Congress granted a charter in 1893 allowing the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation of the District of Columbia to build the church. It opened for service in 1912, according to its website.

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