Primer on Islam, pts 8 & 9

Friends,

In my ongoing public service blog posts, I am continuing to bring you timely updates on the religion of Islam. I fully realize you cannot define an entire religion by a few nut-jobs, but by and large these stories are representative of something much more insidious than appears on the surface of Islam. I wonder how long the peaceful Muslims will continue to stand by while their religion is defined by pure evil.

First, in a story that is making international headlines: Pakistan’s Bhutto Killed in [Homicide] Bomb Attack.

Bhutto had returned to Pakistan from an eight-year exile on Oct. 18. On the same day, she narrowly escaped injury when her homecoming parade in Karachi was targeted in a suicide attack that killed more than 140 people.

Islamic militants linked to al-Qaida and the Taliban hated Bhutto for her close ties to the Americans and support for the war on terrorism. A local Taliban leader reportedly threatened to greet Bhutto’s return to the country with suicide bombings.

Mindless. Senseless. Murder.

Second, there’s nothing like living in a land where freedom of the press is rampant. How about, say, Malaysia where Christians are reportedly being banned from using the word ‘Allah.’

“We cannot let other religions use it because it will confuse people,” Malaysia’s Deputy Internal Security Minister, Johari Baharum, told the DNAIndia publication.

He said “only Muslims can use the word ‘Allah.'”

Now words are owned? Is this guy for real? Christian Post is reporting that some Christians are mounting a challenge to this, but I don’t know why. The Christian God is not named Allah, and should not be referred to by the name Allah. ‘Allah’ is not the name of the Christian God. And Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God. The Christian God is named Jesus Christ:

“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of the Father.”(Philippians 2:10-11, NIV)

He is our King!

jerry

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