ELCA Presiding Bishop, Other Leaders Call for Priority on Middle East Peace
At the bottom of the press release, I found this link to the statement of the
the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle
East: http://www.episcopal-life.org/documents/NILINov08Statement.pdf .
The document is titled:
The subtitle informs us that the the leaders who wrote it have no knowledge of the nature of the conflict and abandoned rationality in favor of blind faith in an impossible goal. Jerusalem was conquered by the ancient Hebrews about three thousand years ago. Jews have maintained a presence there ever since. The Temple of Solomon was built there and rebuilt seventy years after the Babylonian Captivity.
The site of Solomon's Temple is sacred to Jews; their holiest site. Israel was taken over and occupied by Romans who destroyed the Temple after crushing a rebellion. Muhammad incorporated the site in a dramatic story woven around a dream: the Night Journey, in which he claimed to have departed to Paradise from the site of the Temple after flying there from Arabia on a burro. The story is detailed in Sahih Muslim Book 001, Number 0309 and referred to in the Qur'an 17:60 Lets have a brief look at the story.
I was brought al-Buraq Who is an animal white and long, larger than a donkey but smaller than a mule, who would place his hoof a distance equal to the range of version. I mounted it and came to the Temple (Bait Maqdis in Jerusalem), then tethered it to the ring used by the prophets. I entered the mosque and prayed two rak'ahs in it, and then came out and Gabriel brought me a vessel of wine and a vessel of milk.There was no Temple in the 7th century, only a Christian Church on the site of the Temple. That structure was not a Mosque, but the story is used as a claim of ownership of the city for Islam.
After Muhammad died, Caliph Umar "sent the Muslims to the great countries to fight the pagans.". The Roman Province of Syria was one of the places he sent the Muslims to. Why? To obtain the answer, we must view two sayings.
Bukhari Volume 4, Book 53, Number 392:We learned two things from that hadith.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
While we were in the Mosque, the Prophet came out and said, "Let us go to the Jews" We went out till we reached Bait-ul-Midras. He said to them, "If you embrace Islam, you will be safe.You should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle, and I want to expel you from this land. So, if anyone amongst you owns some property, he is permitted to sell it, otherwise you should know that the Earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle."
- Submitting to Islam is the way to avoid being invaded by the Muslim army.
- The earth belongs to Muhammad.
Abu Dawud 14.2477
Narrated Ibn Hawalah:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: It will turn out that you will be armed troops, one is Syria, one in the Yemen and one in Iraq. Ibn Hawalah said: Choose for me, Apostle of Allah, if I reach that time. He replied: Go to Syria, for it is Allah's chosen land, to which his best servants will be gathered but if you are unwilling, go to your Yemen, and draw water from your tanks, for Allah has on my account taken special charge of Syria and its people.
- Three invasions:
- Syria is preferred because:
Palestine is an Islamic Waqf throughout all generations and to the Day of Resurrection ... This is the status [of the land] in Islamic Shari'a, and it is similar to all lands conquered by Islam by force, and made thereby Waqf lands upon their conquest, for all generations of Muslims until the Day of Resurrection. This [norm] has prevailed since the commanders of the Muslim armies completed the conquest of Syria and Iraq, and they asked the Caliph of Muslims, 'Umar Ibn al-Khattab, for his view of the conquered land, whether it should be partitioned between the troops or left in the possession of its population, or otherwise. Following discussions and consultations between the Caliph of Islam, 'Umar Ibn al-Khattab, and the Companions of the Messenger of Allah, be peace and prayer upon him, they decided that the land should remain in the hands of its owners to benefit from it and from its wealth; but the control of the land and the land itself ought to be endowed as a Waqf [in perpetuity] for all generations of Muslims until the Day of Resurrection. The ownership of the land by its owners is only one of usufruct, and this Waqf will endure as long as Heaven and earth last.
- Because Umar conquered it, the Levant belongs to Muslims forever.
The Levant being waqf, the Muslims can not leave it in the hands of Kuffar. To do so violates Allah's law and proves his promises to be false. Israel, by recovering her land, proves Allah to be an impotent idol.
Evidently the religious leaders who met to solve this problem are unaware of Allah's promises.
- 13:41. See they not that We gradually reduce the land (of disbelievers, by giving it to the believers, in war victories) from its outlying borders. And Allah judges, there is none to put back His Judgement and He is Swift at reckoning.
- 40:51. Verily, We will indeed make victorious Our Messengers and those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islâmic Monotheism) in this world's life and on the Day when the witnesses will stand forth, (i.e. Day of Resurrection),
- 8:66. Now Allah has lightened your (task), for He knows that there is weakness in you. So if there are of you a hundred steadfast persons, they shall overcome two hundred, and if there are a thousand of you, they shall overcome two thousand with the Leave of Allah. And Allah is with As-Sâbirin (the patient ones, etc.). .
There is something else the clerics ignore: Allah's commandments. The earth must be conquered so that only Allah is worshiped. Jews & Christians must be conquered, subjugated & extorted. These are clear, outcome oriented commands without geographic or chronological limits.
- 8:39. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.
- 9:29. Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
- 2:216. Jihâd (holy fighting in Allah's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.
- Abu Dawud Book 14, Number 2526
Narrated Anas ibn Malik:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, "There is no god but Allah" and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist). The tyranny of any tyrant and the justice of any just (ruler) will not invalidate it. One must have faith in Divine decree.
- Abu Dawud Book 23, Number 3455:
Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:
I heard the Apostle of Allah, (peace_be_upon_him) say: When you enter into the inah transaction, hold the tails of oxen, are pleased with agriculture, and give up conducting jihad (struggle in the way of Allah). Allah will make disgrace prevail over you, and will not withdraw it until you return to your original religion.
- If Muslims abandon Jihad, Allah will curse them with disgrace.
- Allah will not withdraw the curse until Muslims return to their original religion, which is Jihad.
- Muslim Book 041, Number 6985:
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.
- Bukhari Volume 3, Book 43, Number 656:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the cross, kill the pigs, and abolish the Jizya tax. Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it (as charitable gifts).
- Break the cross: destroy Christianity; kill the remaining Christians.
- Kill the pigs: complete the genocide against the Jews.
- 7:167. And (remember) when your Lord declared that He would certainly keep on sending against them (i.e. the Jews), till the Day of Resurrection, those who would afflict them with a humiliating torment. Verily, your Lord is Quick in Retribution (for the disobedient, wicked) and certainly He is OftForgiving, Most Merciful (for the obedient and those who beg Allah's Forgiveness).
- In the future, the Jews will support the Dajjal (False Messiah); and the Muslims, along with `Isa, son of Mary, will kill the Jews. This will occur just before the end of this world.
What Muslims will act in contradiction to Allah's commands to conquer? What Muslims will abandon Jihad, incurring Allah's curse and condemning themselves to eternal Hellfire?
No matter how much land the Jews cede to Islam, the Muslims must take it all. Allah will not allow Kuffar to retake and hold land once conquered by Muslims. Making concessions to Islam is feeding alligators in hope that they will eat you last.
These church leaders begin with this false claim.
Our faith traditions teach that every person is created by the one God and deserving of respect. This common religious heritage-which we trace to Abraham-finds expression in a common commitment to peace with justice for all God's children.It ain't true, never was and never will be. Islam does not recognize the rights and dignity of Kuffar. Our blood and property are not sacred to Muslims until we become Muslim. This fact is made clear in Muhammad's confirmation of the commandments cited above.
- Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.' And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah." ...
Majorities of both Israelis and Palestinians still support a two-state solution.There is no solution that includes the existence of Islam. While there are Muslims within rocket range, Israel will not have peace. I showed you why that is impossible. Peace conflicts with Allah's commandments and Muhammad's Sunnah.
Christian and Muslim religious leaders both here and in the region reject the killing of innocents, support a just peace and believe sustained negotiations are the only path to peace.False! Muslim religious leaders do not consider Jews to be innocent. They classify Jews as rebels against Allah, who must be killed. Allah commands them to make war on the Jews. I have shown you Muhammad's statement that they must hunt down and kill the last Jew. What part of that do these so called Christian religious leaders not understand?
The path to peace shuns violence and embraces dialogue. This path demands reciprocal steps that build confidence.When you are attacked with genocidal intent as expressed in 1948 & 1967, the path to peace is victory: the complete extermination of the enemy who seeks to exterminate you. All else is delusion.
Islamic law requires total world conquest because Allah commands it; I showed you his commands. I showed you Muhammad's confirmation of those commands. I showed you his statement that Jihad would continue to the last day. I showed you his statement that the last Jew must be hunted down and killed before Muslims can enter Paradise. I showed you Allah's curse upon the Muslims if they abandon world conquest.
You have seen evidence which proves that the two state solution and 'peace process' are bogus. We are wasting time and treasure in pretending otherwise.
The attacks against Israel and the attacks against Western Civilization are two battlefronts in one war: Islam's world conquest. Wake up. Wise up. Rise up!
If you have any doubt of the evidence I have displayed to you, or its meaning, then turn to this blog post: ROPMA click each of the Tafsir links and read them carefully. What did Allah command Muslims to do? What did he promise them? What is the good news?