Tough Questions for Islam


The latest from the inimitable Bill Warner:

When people go to an event where they might be able to ask a question of a Muslim, what is the best way to ask?

I recommend a specific technique. Do not ask about the Koran. Do not ask about Islam, instead ask about Mohammed. State some idea from the Sunna (what Mohammed did or said) and then ask the Muslim a question about obeying that Sunna. Your goal is to educate the audience.

Here is an example: "The Sunna of Mohammed includes wife beating, as does the Sharia. Do you agree that wife-beating is a good practice?"

You will never get a straight answer, but the audience learns about Mohammed and Islamic doctrine from your question.


Bill Warner, Center for the Study of Political Islam
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Robandrews33304 9:52 AM  

Main stream media* in the US doesn't interview Muslim clerics a lot. And when they do such pointed questions are rarely asked of them.Such as:"Does Islam allow for beating of women"?

Very often the answers given back are things such as:
1)These are only guidlines establishes in the past for other societies.
2)It just means something like spanking a child but should be used only in extreme cases;as many American would say only spank a child when ABSOLUTELY necessary.
3)Or they will outright deny this is in holy books."You didn't read the original Arabic".

Also the matter is dropped because the interviewee refuses to go on the the conversation.

*CNN; MSNBC; Al-Jazeera; BBC America.

Walter Sieruj 11:43 AM  

The Bible reads in Proverbs 15: 15 “A simple man believes every word he hears; a clever man understands the need of proof.” [NEB]. Likewise, It’s a good idea not to take at face value the claim that the word Islam means “peace.” For example, the ENCARTA WORLD ENGLISH DICTIONARY copyright 1999 defines Islam as “submission” based on the word “aslama” meaning “he surrendered.” Given the definition it’s an odd phenomenon that after about fourteen hundred years starting on September 12, 2001 the meaning changed from “submission” to “peace.” It’s very well known that if the police are questioning someone and he changes his story something is wrong. Nevertheless, when it comes to Islam no one gets suspicious of the change. The jihadists brag that they will win the war against the West by using the Western ignorance and naive gullible mindset on the subject of Islam against us. It seems that they do have some basis in that claim since so many Westerners are beguiled by the Muslim disinformation campaign.

Robandrews33304 2:28 PM  

Another way of looking at this is as was said about the Roman submission of Carthage,"they made a graveyard and called it peace". Peace and submission come from the same arabic root verb 'ISTLAMA'. So it's possible to conflate the two in the way I just descibed. If you're arguing over words.

And it's debated if submission is for the individual or for everybody else. This is DEBATED! A lot of theological argument is over semantic meanings, derived from book written many centeries ago, in diferent cultures.

Lissan al-Arab Dictionary: Islam is derived from the root verb: 'Istlama'.To 'submit 'give in' 'surrender'. But another derivitive is 'peace'.

Citizen Warrior 11:54 PM  

Someone emailed this comment:

I've emailed these questions multiple times to many muslim organizations, imams, scholars, etc. and only one pretty well known imam from Toronto has had the guts to answer me back.

A young woman walks a few blocks to work everyday and on her route passes a big mosque. She often dresses in short skirts for work in warm weather. One day a member of the mosque who sees her walk by every week, grabs her and rapes her. Who has committed the greater crime and sin, the woman who has repeatedly walked in front of the mosque members in sexy clothes or the man who raped her?

An atheist man wearing a teeshirt depicting mohammed as a dog burns a quran in his front yard. His muslim neighbor sees him burning the quran, runs over there and stabs him to death. What committed the greater crime and sin, the man mocking mohammed and burning the quran or the muslim who stabbed him to death?

A muslim couple has an 18 year old daughter graduating high school who has been secretly dating a Christian boy for two years. A year later she gets engaged, converts to Christianity and finally tells her parents. Her parents try to change her mind for a few weeks to no avail and end up killing her to protect the family's honor. What's the greater crime and sin, the parents killing of their daughter, or the daughters marrying a Christian and leaving islam?

Questions like these kind of corner muslim leaders and i would love to see these Q's asked on camera or on a stage of them. They wouldn't want to have to tell the truth and look bad in front of the kuffar but they wouldn't want to be broadcast to muslim world going against sharia. Get them on film and destroy them and their human rights stances with their stumbling answers.

By the way, the imam said they were all sinners, even the woman walking by the mosque he said for tempting the men.

Walter Sieruk 7:16 AM  

There are a number of imams and other Muslim apologists for Islam, in America, who have made the claim that both the Christians and the Muslims worship the same God. Likewise, there have been quite a number of “Christian” pastors who have made this same claim. Nevertheless, there remains the question it that claim true and valid or is it a false and invalid claim? The reality is that the god of Islam, which is the god of the Muslims, is a single being. In contrast the God of Christianity is much more complex. In that the God Who the Christian worship is the Triune God. Who is one and only God is in composed of, by His Own Nature, the Trinity. The Trinity may be defined as “Within the essence of the one God there are Three distinct Persons. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Otherwise known as the Tri-Personal Nature of God. Matthew 3:13-17. Second Corinthians 13:14. Moreover, in the book entitled MAJOR BIBLE THEMES by Lewis Sperry Chafter in page39 in informs the reader that “Many believe the the doctrine of the Trinity in implicit in the use of the word Elohim ,as a name for God which is in a plural form and seems to refer to the Triune God.” Likewise, in the Christian magazine PERHAPS TODAY, November-December 2013.on page 8 about Genesis 11 it reads “In the beginning God [this is the plural noun Elohim, meaning ‘more than one’] created the heavens and the earth.” Furthermore, to give only a few examples of this Triune God of the Bible is that in Genesis 1:26 it teaches “”God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after our likeness…” The very next verse, 27, is further reads “So God made man in His own image is changes from the plural “Us” and “Our” to the singular “His.” If not at least a hint of the Trinity then there is an agreement error. In addition in the New Testament in Matthew 28:19 Jesus declared “Go ye therefore ,and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father ,and the Son and the Holy Ghost” [K.J.V.] That is in the “name” not “names” Furthermore the interworking of the Trinity together may be seen in that the Father sanctifies, First Thessalonians 5:23. The Son sanctifies Ephesians 5:26. Hebrews 2:11; 9:12,14; 13;12. The Holy Spirit sanctifies, Romans 15:16. Second Thessalonians 2:13. Likewise, this may be further seen in that the Father raised Jesus from the dead, Romans 10:9,10. The Son raised Himself from the dead, John 2:19-21. The Holy Spirit raised Jesus from the dead, Romans 8:11. In conclusion, claim that the Christian and Muslim believe in and worship the same god is totally false. For by the Bible as well as logic and reason the god of Islam is not the God of Christianity. Likewise, the God of the Bible is not the god of the Koran.

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