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Sahih Bukhari Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 044. Narated By Abu Huraira : A man came to Allah's Apostle and said, "Instruct me as to such a deed as equals Jihad (in reward)." He replied, "I do not find such a deed." Then he added, "Can you, while the Muslim fighter is in the battle-field, enter your mosque to perform prayers without cease and fast and never break your fast?" The man said, "But who can do that?" Abu- Huraira added, "The Mujahid (i.e. Muslim fighter) is rewarded even for the footsteps of his horse while it wanders bout (for grazing) tied in a long rope."
Firstly, if one is an American then they are an American first above all other identification.
On March 19, 2008 the brightest event ever recorded by man occurred ..If this is not a sign in the heavens, we've never seen one!..This sign appeared in the region of the sky known as Bootes, a decan of the constellation Virgo. The meaning of Bootes is, "He Cometh," a reference to the coming of the Messiah in judgment..The Greeks called him Bo-o-tes, which is from the Hebrew root Bo (to come), meaning the coming..It is probable that his ancient name was Arcturus * (as referred to in Job 9:9), for this is the name of the brightest star, a (in the left knee). Arcturus means He cometh.
When he once mused on TV that the Star of Bethlehem had in fact been a supernova, now pulsar PSR 1913+16B, he added ogleearth.com...
the most intrinsically bright object ever observed by humans in the universe..
In less than a minute, this dying star output more energy than the Sun will in its entire ten billion-year lifetime! Although it was observed in March 2008, the explosion itself happened some 7.5 billion years ago: that’s longer than our Sun has existed, and more than half the age of the universe itself. Ever since then the light has been streaming towards us, more than half the observable universe away, while we were busy evolving brains and building telescopes suitable to pick it up
Universe's most powerful blast visible to the naked eye..With four bursts, Wednesday was the busiest day in Swift's life so far. The second of the four bursts, GRB 080319B, occurred at 0613 GMT in the northern constellation Bootes..
THE RAREST LUNAR ECLIPSE KNOWN AS ‘SELENELION’
some of you will be able to witness the total eclipse of the moon and the rising sun at the same time. This effect is called a ‘selenelion.’..a phenomenon that celestial geometry says cannot happen.
So what you're saying is that God required extreme violence before (and made no mention of stopping that requirement), but now he doesn't? Is this due to some personality disorder or something? Are you okay with commanded genocide because it was a phase God was going through? Also, I think you missed where I quoted from the Bible, all the wonderful things Jesus was going to do when he returns (kill all the heathens and oppress them).
originally posted by: borntowatch
Your point is valid, I know some wonderful Muslims, I know the violence the Koran calls Muslims to do, as well.
Jesus abhors violence. So should Christians, does the Koran call Muslims to turn the other cheek? Jesus does.
I dont think the OP fully understands the teachings of the bible.
Only when I hear Muslims saying to other Muslims to stop the gross human rights violations, to end the stoning and burning, to do away with beheadings and mutilations of "infidels", then will I no longer have to say anything.
That's what I want to see, but all I have heard so far is "You all hate Muslims".
I'm not accusing Jesus of anything. I quoted directly from the Bible, what God wanted done to the heathens, and what Jesus plans to do to the heathens when he returns (kill them all and oppress them).
Except...well, Jesus isn't any nicer in the NT. When he returns, it'll be bringing God's vengeance, there's going to be bloodshed, he'll be leading armies, killing all the leaders, slaughtering so many that every people will mourn, at which point he'll rule with an iron rod.
Persecution of Christians can be traced historically from the time of Jesus in the first century to the present time...has reported that over 100,000 Christians are violently killed annually because of some relation to their faith. According to the World Evangelical Alliance, over 200 million Christians are denied fundamental human rights solely because of their faith. Of the 100-200 million Christians under assault, the majority are persecuted in Muslim-dominated nations. Christians suffer numerically more than any other faith groups or groups without faith in the world. Of the world's three largest religions Christians are the most proportionally persecuted with 80% of all acts of religious discrimination being directed at Christians who only make up 33% of the world's population.
Every year, the Christian non-profit organization Open Doors publishes a list of the top 50 countries where persecution of Christians for religious reasons is worst. The 2014 list has the following countries as its top 10 offenders:
Most people in the West would be surprised by the answer to the question: who are the most persecuted people in the world? According to the International Society for Human Rights, a secular group with members in 38 states worldwide, 80 per cent of all acts of religious discrimination in the world today are directed at Christians.
The Centre for the Study of Global Christianity in the United States estimates that 100,000 Christians now die every year, targeted because of their faith – that is 11 every hour.www.independent.co.uk...
Why are Christians, as a new Pew report documents, the most persecuted religious group in the world? And why is their persecution occurring primarily throughout the Islamic world?..these faiths tend to be coterminous with their respective ethnicities: Buddhists, Asians; Judaism, Jews; Hinduism, Hindus.. www.frontpagemag.com...
originally posted by: WarminIndy
originally posted by: babloyi
a reply to: WarminIndy
Join up? Join up what? Islam? Yeah, because OF COURSE every convert did it for that. It is almost like you went to and got straight As in Hate-Islam Propaganda school.
I'd be amazed if you found even a single muslim convert who joined up because they "get 72 virgins in heaven". Interestingly enough, particularly in Europe, the vast majority of converts are local women (and no, before you say "they were forced to marry muslim men", conversion to Islam is not a requirement for women who want to marry muslim men).
What were you promised for converting?
Surely these people weren't convinced that no drinking is the prime reward of converting.
When this evidence is evaluated systematically, the only rational conclusion is that Islam's lone prophet was a ruthless terrorist, a mass-murderer, a thief, slave trader, rapist and pedophile. www.prophetofdoom.net...
"And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray." Matt 24:11.
Satan would seek out and try to use false prophets. Muhammad, as a false prophet, was certainly successful. For people to choose to follow Muhammad means they are rejecting what Jesus taught; they are rejecting Christ Himself.
We would do well to note that not only did Muhammad resemble those who Jesus cast demons out of, but that Muhammad never once healed a blind man or made a lame man to walk. Muhammad was not a man of miracles. But, as we shall see, he was a man of murder and mayhem.
“Violence and terrorism are endemic to Islam. It makes “converts” by the threat of death and holds them by fear. The penalty for attempting to leave this “religion of peace” is death. Worldwide terrorism is encouraged by a covering and obsequious West that has licked the boots of Islam to keep the oil flowing. Truth, justice and right have been sacrificed to evil on the altar of compromise, intimidation and fear.”
originally posted by: WarminIndy
a reply to: Spiramirabilis
And the assumption is that if we strongly disagree with an ideology then we must be filled with hate. I must strongly disagree with the political ideology that is inherent within Islam, like I said, if they could remove that politicization then I have no problem with them expressing their religious views.
The whole problem is with the political issues, the numerous human rights violations, the continual extortion over subjected people within Islamic countries. THIS is the problem that NEEDS to be addressed and the failure to do so only causes more people to be injured under this banner.
I don't care if a woman wants to wear the hijab, what I am opposed to is the forcing of women to wear the hijab. I don't care if they don't drink alcohol, that's not my problem if they do, but they are hypocritical in forcing others not to when their alcohol sales are through the roof in the very countries they stone people to death. See, these are the things that I take issue with, not because it is part of their religion, but because they are violently forcing a movement that they call peaceful. There is simply no peace because someone is subjugated.
On this very thread there are people who are pouting and boohooing because they think we hate all Muslims, no, we do not hate all Muslims, we hate the stoning of people, we hate the burning of schoolgirls, we hate the mustard gassing of neighbors, we hate the honor killing and we hate the enforcement of Sharia. Now, if there are any on this thread who defend any of those actions by saying "my Muslim brother that did this isn't really Muslim", well then, what else are they?
When you have a religion that does not allow the members to exercise free will and conscience, and threatens death to any who does, then how is this defensible in 2014?
When they start addressing those problems, then we can take them seriously, but it shouldn't have to be us who points these things out to them. I don't care if they don't eat pork and prevent themselves from passing gas in the mosque or what have you, that's not my problem. But when you have a million people starving to death because someone else was afraid to say a word to the terror groups, then how am I supposed to have sympathy for them when the terror groups are killed? Only when I hear Muslims saying to other Muslims to stop the gross human rights violations, to end the stoning and burning, to do away with beheadings and mutilations of "infidels", then will I no longer have to say anything.
That's what I want to see, but all I have heard so far is "You all hate Muslims". No, we hate what Muslims are getting by with by those who are too afraid to say a word. They can practice their religion all they want, it is when the practicing of their religion causes great harm to the weaker and innocent that I hate.
I want to hear them say to their imams and scholars that have held sway for too long, that some of their policies are damaging. I really don't think God looked down from heaven and approved the murders of 275 innocent little girls who were burned to death for not wearing burkhas. And if their Allah approved it, then that Allah is not merciful nor just.
All I can say is this, when the day of judgment comes and these men who did this in the name of Allah and Mohammed stand before God with the blood of those girls on their hands, where are they going to stand in that day? Will Allah accept their "righteous" deed? And for every Muslim who cowered from them in their act, and approved it, then what judgement should be on them?
Christians and Jews have struggled a long time to get where we are today, but when it comes to human rights violations today, who has perpetrated the most? In 2014, tell me where there are no human rights violations in the Islamic world. Can you name one place? When a little girl is forced to marry an older man, that is a violation of her human rights. When little girls die because the man killed her while having sex, that is a violation of her human rights. When a woman is stoned to death because of "adultery" that wasn't tried, then that is a violation of her human rights. And since when has Christians and Jews stoned adulterers since 3,000 BC? That's right, not one single Christian stones adulterers ever and no Jew has done that since the time of Moses. But in 2014, it happened in Afghanistan.
Not one single Christian kills any other Christian for leaving Christianity, we don't cut their hands off. No Jewish person is ever killed for converting to something else. We can go on comparing, but the truth is, in 2014, the bulk of human rights violations are from Islamic countries. And since the year 2000 we have seen it happen in Western countries. That's why I want to see any of these Muslims on ATS make a stand against other Muslims for committing genocide before I believe it is a religion of peace instead of trying to make it look like Christians and Jews are to blame.
What Christian or Jew is to blame for this?
Who did this? NO Christian or Jew. And THIS is what I hate and want Muslims in Western countries to take a hard look at what their "Muslim brothers" are doing. And THEN after they condemn this behavior to those MUSLIMS who did this, then they can ask for us to help them. There ARE Muslims who would love to get out from under Islam, but are not allowed. But it isn't Christians and Jews preventing them, it isn't any Western government preventing this, it is they themselves who do this. And they want my sympathy? The only ones who get my sympathy are the children and women who can't escape.