Is she a “nice” Muslim? I wondered.
Sitting in the Plaza Café today … the bottom floor of the UW Medical Center, I noticed a young child. He was totally enthralled with his little entertainment-center-toy playing a video wedged into his stroller, in front of him. I thought it a bit odd as his mother next to him, was dressed in traditional Muslim garb.
A few moments later I heard loud, shrill, and piercing, obnoxious screams from him as his mother had pulled him from his video to trek down the hall to (I supposed) the washroom.
Of course at first, I thought (for a moment) “spoiled, out-of-control-brat, becoming typically American” and sloughed it off, ….. until, for some reason, he suddenly quit his screaming . . . “Well, maybe not”, I thought, reevaluating it. “could be a good mom who reasoned with her child,” I rethought it.
In a public place, I always make it a point to tell parents of well-behaved children how much I appreciate their well-behaved children – and I try to do it so the kids hear.
I found myself wondering next, “How do we know if she’s a nice Muslim? Or if she’s a potential terrorist? We can’t. Their holy book tells them it’s perfectly fine to lie to infidels. So we can never know for sure . . .
“Nice Muslims” are instructed to lie to us as well, so there’s no way we can know. That should alert them as to the falseness of their “religion” – it doesn’t seem to.
In the Christian bible, God tells us He detests liars and that lying is a sin.
As Muslims, both of us “children of Abraham” . . . me as a Christian and them as followers of Islam … they say they believe in our Holy Book as well, but the two books contradict one another … in any number of significant places.
One religion teaches love – loving even one’s enemies; the other teaches their followers to kill . . . one teaches to value truth; the other justifies lying.
Lying is not a part of loving, no matter how you spin it!
Is there hope?
In one way, yes. In another, NO.
Problem is, the “nice Muslims” are always vulnerable to conversion to radical Islamic violent Jihad.
Once they find the truth and read about the violence they’re taught in their Qur’an, they’re a danger to everyone, even other “nice Muslims“.
Thusly, one would think becoming aware of all this would alert them to the fact that their religion is false – – – that a good God teaches love and telling the truth.
From the beginning, Islam has allowed slavery and abuse while Christianity moved its followers toward Freedom and Equality!
Having read a number of specific Suras (chapters) of the Qur’an, I can direct you to this link so you can begin to fact-check it all yourself. The truth will set you free.