Considering the many resurgent Jihadist Muslim groups around the
world who are tarnishing the image of Islam as a "religion of peace",
it was no surprise that international media giants were keen to report
the story of Salah Farah, a heroic "Muslim" who risked his life shielding
Christians from Al Shabab terrorists. But will these broadcasters (CNN,
BBC & Al Jazeera) correct the mis-impression they gave their viewers
by telling the real story behind the story, as they like to pride
themselves for doing? Will they tell the real story now that overwhelming evidence has come to light showing why Salah was so brave?
The only narrative we have heard in our schools about slavery concerns the 'Atlantic Slave trade', reminding us of the millions who were taken by force, over a period of 400 years, from Western Africa to the Americas (North and South America), to work against their will, and whose progeny number in the millions today. There is, however, another side to the story that is rarely told.
Leading commentator Janet Daley's article in Saturday's Telegraph ‘The West is at war with a death cult’ stands for everything that is woeful about European elites’ response to Islamic jihad. It is a triumph of religious illiteracy. ... In his blog entry, Mark Durie analyses her newspaper article and explains the true motivation behind the Paris attacks.
The Islamic State’s (ISIS) establishment, growth, and political-military success, has caused considerable alarm in the West. Debates concerning their legitimacy and authenticity as an “Islamic” state are now occurring. Some pundits regard them as true Muslims practicing a perverted and extreme form of Islam while others regard them as simple criminals and thugs who are not true Muslims practicing true Islam. In order to determine if they are real Muslims practicing real Islam you have to compare their actions and teachings to the most “real and true” Muslim of them all: Muhammad. This article compares Muhammad and Jesus and the kingdoms they’ve established. It provides a very quick summation on how Muhammad established his “kingdom of Allah” and how the subsequent four Caliphs continued to lead, establish, and grow the “kingdom of Allah.”
Scripture says, “God has planted eternity in the human heart.”
This gem of wisdom resonates with Jews, Christians and Muslims.
This intriguing proverb lends itself to engaging one another in
meaningful faith conversations. Another commonality which can
stimulate meaningful conversation is the cornerstone of the Ten
Commandments, the oneness of God. A third crucial commonality
is God's power to save. The prophets repeatedly affirmed that
“salvation comes from God alone.” (Jonah 2:9) The Lord saves
but other so-called gods cannot save. Indeed, this signature
attribute proves that Jehovah is the one true God. (Exodus
18:8-11; Hosea 13:4; Isaiah 45:21-23) Can you think of a better
way to explain the Gospel (Injil) than weaving these themes into
one seamless tapestry?
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