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Learning about Islam
  • Nearly everyone remembers where they were on
    September 11, 2001.
  • We have all learned more about Islam in the last
    five years.
  • But often political correctness has clouded clear
    thinking about Islam.

Books and Resources
The Clash of Civilizations
  • Samuel Huntington
  • Three major civilizations
  • Western universalism
  • Chinese assertion
  • Muslim militancy

PC Statement 1Muhammad is just like every
other religious founder.
  • Muhammad, it will be recalled, was not only a
    prophet and a teacher, like the founders of other
    religions he was also the head of a polity and
    of a community, a ruler and a soldier.
  • Bernard Lewis, The Roots of Muslim Rage,
    Atlantic Monthly, September 1990.

  • Was born AD 570 and received revelations in AD
    610 which were recorded and became the Qur'an
  • He was rejected for his preaching in Mecca and
    his rage began to surface.
  • His uncle rejected his message and Muhammad
    singled him out for judgment in hell
    (Sura 1111-5).

  • After being rejected for his preaching in Mecca,
    fled to Medina in 622.
  • He raided caravans and fought a number
    of battles while in Medina (especially the
    Battle of Badr).
  • Led 10,000 men in taking Mecca.
  • Died in 632.

Muhammad and Jesus
  • Muslims believe that Muhammad is the seal of the
    prophets (Sura 3340).
  • The Quran teaches that he was a man like us
    (Sura 18110), and Allah told Muhammad that he
    must repent of his sins (Sura 4055).
  • Jesus claimed to be God (John 858).
  • The Bible teaches that Jesus lived a perfect and
    sinless life (2 Corinthians 521).

PC Statement 2Christians and Muslims worship
the same God.
Islam and Christianity
  • The foundational doctrine of Islam is monotheism.
  • The Quran teaches that Allah is one God and
    anyone who rejects this is guilty of the sin of
  • Christianity teaches that there is one God in
    three persons (the Trinity).

Islam and Christianity
  • Allah is exalted and removed from mankind.
  • Allah deals with the world through his word (the
    Quran) and his prophets (Muhammad).
  • Jesus came into the world that we might know God
    (John 173).
  • God so loved the world (John 316) that
    He sent His son.

Islam and Christianity
Allah Yahweh
  • Unitarian Monotheism
  • Master/Slave Relationship
  • Allah determines all
  • Allah is author of good and evil
  • Trinitarian Monotheism
  • Father/Son or Daughter Relationship
  • Sovereign and Free will
  • Always good

The Love of God
  • Seminary conducted a survey of 600 former Muslims
    who had become Christians.
  • One of the factors involved in the conversions
    was the emphasis on the love of God and the
    intimacy that believers can have with God as
    their heavenly Father.
  • When you witness to a Muslim, make sure you share
    the love of God.

PC Statement 3Islam is a religion of peace
The Spread of Islam
The Sword of Islam
  • After Muhammads death in AD 632, Muslim armies
    swept east through the Fertile Crescent and west
    through Northern Africa.
  • They would have taken all of Europe if the Muslim
    armies had not been repelled by Charles Martel in
    AD 732.
  • Muslim armies were defeated at the gates of
    Vienna on September 11, 1683.

What Does Jihad Mean?
  • (Sura 973) Strive hard against the unbelievers
    and the hypocrites, and be firm against them.
    Their abode is Hell, and evil refuge indeed.
  • Strive hard in Arabic is jahidi, which is a
    verbal form of the noun jihad.
  • The traditional interpretation was that this
    striving was to be on the battlefield.

Muslim Interpretation
  • Islamic theology divides the Qur'an into the
    Meccan and Medinan suras.
  • The Meccan suras come from Muhammads career as a
  • In Medina, his positions hardened and are also
    filled with matters of law and ritual.
  • And this includes exhortations to jihad.

Muslim Interpretation
  • The verses in the Qur'an that talk about peace
    and tolerance date from the Meccan period.
  • The Islamic doctrine of abrogation (naskh) which
    means that Allah can change or cancel what he
    tells Muslims (Sura 2106).
  • Thus, the verses of the sword abrogate the
    peaceful verses.

PC Statement 4The Quran and the Bible are
both violent books
The Quran
  • Sura 95 Fight and slay the pagans wherever
    you find them, and seize them, beleager them, and
    lie in wait for them in every stratagem.
  • Sura 929 Fight those who believe not in Allah
    nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which
    hath been forbidden by Allah and His Prophet, nor
    acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they
    are) of the People of the Book, until they pay
    the jizyah with willing submission, and feel
    themselves subdued.

Old Testament
  • 1 Samuel 152-3 Thus says the Lord of hosts,
    I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel,
    how he set himself against him on the way while
    he was coming up from Egypt. Now go and strike
    Amalek and utterly destroy all that he has, and
    do not spare him but put to death both man and
    woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and

Key Difference
  • In the Old Testament, there was a direct and
    specific command to fight against a particular
    group of people.
  • These commands given during the Old Testament
    theocracy apply only to those people at that
  • The passages in the Quran apply to all
    unbelievers at all times.

New Testament
  • Contrast this will the many commands to believers
    in the New Testament.
  • Believers are called upon to love their enemies
    (Matthew 544) and to turn the other cheek
    (Matthew 539).
  • A literal interpretation of the New Testament
    calls for Christians to be peace-loving.

PC Statement 5The Quran and the Bible are
basically the same
  • Islam and Christianity are both religions of the
  • The Quran and the Bible both claim divine
  • Both religions claim that the book of their
    revelation has been accurately preserved through
    the centuries.

  • The Quran teaches (Sura 5116) that Christians
    worship three gods the Father, the Mother
    (Mary) and the Son (Jesus).
  • But the Bible actually teaches that there is one
    God in three persons (the Trinity).

  • The Quran says (Sura 37100-111) that Abraham
    was going to sacrifice Ishmael.
  • The Bible teaches that Abraham was going to
    sacrifice Isaac.

  • The Quran teaches (Sura 4157) that Jesus was
    not crucified.
  • The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ was
    crucified on a cross.

Christianity Islam
  • God is three persons
  • Jesus is second person in the Trinity.
  • Jesus rose from the dead.
  • Bible is Word of God.
  • Humans are sinful by nature.
  • Salvation by grace.
  • God is absolute one
  • Jesus was a major prophet but not God.
  • Jesus did not die on the cross or rise.
  • Bible is corrupted.
  • Humans are good by nature.
  • Salvation by works.

PC Statement 6We are fighting a war on terror
War on Terror?
  • We are fighting a war without a name.
  • We are not engaged in a war on terror.
  • We are not even engaged in a war against Al
  • We cant win if we cant name the enemy.

War on Terror?
  • Current conflicts involving Islam Afghanistan,
    Chechnya, Iran, Iraq, Indonesia, Philippines,
  • Attacks have been against the UK, Spain, France,
    the United States, etc.
  • The war is more than just a military battle in
    countries in the Middle East.

Islam and the Mosques
  • Of the 1400 mosques
    in America, 90 have
    been built in the last
    20 years with
    Wahhabi funds from
    Saudi Arabia.
  • The 9/11 hijackers received support from at least
    seven U.S. mosques.

Islam and the Mosques
  • The zarat that are collected usually goes to
    various Muslim groups that are frequently
    involved in terrorism.

PC Statement 7There are lots of moderate
Moderate Muslims?
  • The Qur'an is in difficult, classical Arabic, and
    most Muslims are not Arab.
  • Many Muslims contextualize the message of the
  • One American Muslim spokesman often presented as
    a moderate is Siraj Wahhaj, who was the first
    Muslim to give an invocation to the U.S. Congress.

Siraj Wahhaj
  • After the attack of September 11 he said,
    I now feel responsible to preach, actually to go
    on a jihad against extremism.
  • That was just what the media and the American
    people wanted to hear.
  • But he has also warned that the U.S. will fall
    unless it accepts the Islamic agenda.

Siraj Wahhaj
  • He also lamented that if only Muslims were
    clever politically, they could take over the
    United States and replace its constitutional
    government with a caliphate.
  • He also sponsored talks with Sheikh Oman Abdel
    Rahman who was later convicted for conspiring to
    blow up the World Trade Center in 1993.

PC Statement 8We are doing all we canto
secure our borders
Border Security?
  • Each day 4,000
    illegal immigrants
    enter the U.S.
    through Americas
    back door.
  • This is equivalent to 60 jumbo jetliners.
  • A significant percentage are OTMs (Other Than

Border Security?
  • The U.S. has 16,000
    ships entering its ports
    every day.
  • Very few containers are even inspected and
    questions have been raised about those providing

PC Statement 9We no longer face a nuclear
Nuclear Black Market
  • During the 1990s, the U.S. and the Soviet Union
    began to withdraw nuclear weapons from sites.
  • The Russians began moving 22,000 nukes when the
    Soviet Union was falling apart.
  • Is it reasonable to believe all of these were
    safely transported and secured?
  • Cesium-137 was selling for 1 million.

Nuclear Black Market
  • The Chechen Mafyia became a
    dominant force in
    trafficking of nuclear weapons.
  • Dzokhar Dudayev (Chechen leader) provided
    protection of weapons of mass destruction.

Nuclear Black Market
  • He later notified the State
    Department that he
    possessed tactical
    nuclear suitcase bombs
    he was willing to sell to
    rogue states.
  • He sold 20 suitcase bombs to Osama bin Laden and
    al Qaeda.

Nuclear Terrorism
  • Senator John Kyl said that terrorists would need
    no more than 9 pounds of plutonium or 35 pounds
    of highly-enriched uranium to create a nuclear
  • International Atomic Energy Agency between 1993
    and 2004, there were 662 confirmed cases of
    smuggling of nuclear and radiological materials.

PC Statement 10Christian teaching rejects
Christian Perspective
  • Timothy Demy and Gary Stewart evangelical
    chaplains in different branches of the military

Key Biblical Passages
  • Ecclesiastes 31,8
  • Matthew 544 247
  • Acts 101-23
  • Romans 131-7
  • 1 Timothy 22
  • 1 Peter 213-17

Principles of a Just War
  • Just cause
  • Just intention
  • Last resort
  • Formal declaration
  • Limited objectives
  • Proportionate means
  • Noncombatant immunity

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bello in the midst of war
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