Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The World Is Disgusted: Jihad Watch's Robert Spencer Rebukes James White And Imam Yasir Qadhi's "Dialogue"

Rom 16:17  Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. 18  For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting. 19  For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil. 

Excerpts from Jihad Watch's Robert Spencer (not a Christian ministry or organization and I don't think Spencer makes a claim to Christianity) reports on James White's embracing imam Yasir Qadhi and finding a kindred spirit with him, painting him as a "moderate":

White also claims that Jews, Christians, and Muslims would all agree that idolaters are filthy in God’s sight, and shows no awareness of the fact that the idea that unbelievers are unclean is a live concept among some Muslims, notably Shi’ites. The renowned Ayatollah Sistani classifies unbelievers as unclean, along with pigs, dogs, dead bodies, etc. What Jews or Christians do that?...
It’s ironic: White, in this lengthy video, scolds people for supposedly not being fair to Qadhi, falsely claims that my intention was to portray Qadhi’s words inaccurately, and self-righteously admonishes Christians that they have to be fair to Muslims even in disagreement. Then he sits by sympathetically as Qadhi lies about Pamela Geller and me, as well as about his own words. I wrote White about this several months ago; he responded contemptuously and refused to correct the record.In light of White’s manifest credulity in the face of Qadhi’s distortions and outright lies, it is no surprise that he is led around by the nose in Olive Branch, Mississippi. White praises himself, saying that Muslims have come up to him and thanked him for attempting to portray their faith accurately...
Whoever White has in mind as these nefarious forces (and I think I know, and I think you do, too), they are absolutely right: White is a Useful Idiot par excellence, in his credulity, naivete, and ignorance of Islamic theology, law and history allowing himself to be used by the deceptive jihadist Qadhi. I am all for genuine dscussion between Christians and Muslims, but that means that the Christians are informed participants, not gullible fools having their pockets picked by jihadist sharpies. James White is a living, walking object lesson in the dangers of Muslim/Christian “dialogue” when pursued by uninformed and naive Christians, and particularly when pursued by uninformed and naive Christians with a fatuous confidence in their own knowledge and righteousness.
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Additionally Spencer deals with several of the claims Qadhi and shows he's lying. For example, Qadhi says that nowhere in the history of Islam did Muslims burn people in cages; ISIS doing this is a new thing. However Spencer lists just five examples in history that proves the imam was lying:in the 630's during the Wars of Apostasy, in 1272, in 1590's, in 1720's, 1792--all specific instances. Now, if Qadhi is lying on this claim (to sanitize true Islam as a nicer Islam so gullible Americans accept it and defend it, much like what White is doing), what else is he lying about? Plenty! 
In the search for common ground between Islam and Christianity, the imam sites family values and homosexuality. Family values? Seriously? The problem is that Islam's version of family values begins with the superiority of man and the inferiority and degradation of women:
Surah 4:34: Men are the managers of the affairs of women...those you fear may be rebellious admoinsh; banish them to their couches, and beat them.

Hadith - Burkhari vol. I, no. 301: Allah's Apostle...said, "O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you women...I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you."

"Men are superior to women on account of the qualities which God hath gifted the one above the other, S. 4:34

Sura 4:11 says: The share of the male shall be twice that of a female

Sura 2:282 says:
And let two men from among you bear witness to all such documents [contracts of loans without interest]. But if two men be not available, there should be one man and two women to bear witness so that if one of the women forgets (anything), the other may remind her. (Maududi, vol. 1, p. 205).

Sura 2:282:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
The Prophet said, "Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?" The women said, "Yes." He said, "This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind."

White didn't bother with this either. Silence in this venue was complicity. Scripture states that we are to abstain from all forms of evil AND we're to expose wickedness, not give it cover. And what kind of witness has White given to the world? A horrible one! And to use the world's philosophies, methods, thinking, and just plain desiring it's applause is anti-Christ:

Jas 4:4  You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 
Jas 4:5  Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: "He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us"? 
Jas 4:6  But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, "GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE." 
Jas 4:7  Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 

Col 2:2  that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ Himself, 
Col 2:3  in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 

Col 2:4  I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument. 

1Th 5:21  But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good22  abstain from every form of evil. 

Ti 3:2  An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach...7  And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 

2Co 6:14  Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? 
2Co 6:15  Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? 
2Co 6:16  Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, "I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. 
2Co 6:17  "Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE," says the Lord. "AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you. 

Eph 4:17  So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 
Eph 4:18  being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; 
Eph 4:19  and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. 
Eph 4:20  But you did not learn Christ in this way, Eph 4:21  if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, 
Eph 4:22  that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, 
Eph 4:23  and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 
Eph 4:24  and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. 
Eph 4:25  Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another. 

For more of the issues Worldview Weekend dealt with:

This is an example of an imam (Abu Hamza Al Masri of London who was on trial and convicted of 11 federal charges of terrorism in 2014) claiming to be a friend of Westerners (and using al-taqiyya) as as did the imam to White:

For his four days in the witness box in his US terrorism trial, Abu Hamza indulged in a shameless and desperate attempt at reinvention.

Gone was the menacing ranting Islamic preacher, jabbing his distinctive prosthetic hook as he delivered incendiary sermons to his followers at a north London mosque.
Instead, in court in New York, he tried to come across as reasoned and calm, a man of moderation who continually asserted that he was unaware of, or not involved in, acts of terrorism - and even claimed that he acted as a peacemaking intermediary with Muslim extremists.

That portrayal was a far cry from the case made by US prosecutors as they took the Manhattan jury 3,500 miles across the Atlantic to the four-story red-brick structure of the Finsbury Park mosque.

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Hamza was convicted on 11 federal counts of terrorism.

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