“In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful. Praise be to Allah, the most merciful, the most gracious, the master of the day of judgment. Thee do we worship, and thine aid we seek.”
Those are the beginning words of a prayer spoken on Thursday by guest US House Chaplain, Imam Hamad Ahmad Chebli, of the Islamic Society of New Jersey. The full prayer can be heard in the video above.
As can be seen in the video, the Imam was graciously introduced by newly reelected Speaker of the House, John Boehner. Boehner and others can be seen reverently bowing their heads for the duration of the prayer.
A day later on Friday, the National Cathedral in DC, a “Christian” Episcopal church, hosted a Muslim prayer service. The service was closed to the public and was attended by invitation only. The invitation list was selected by the South African Ambassador to the US.
Reportedly, Muslims filled the cathedral and, with their Islamic prayer rugs, faced Mecca while avoiding sight of Crosses or any Christian symbols. (God forbid that Muslims should have to defile themselves by looking at a Christian symbol while worshipping their god inside the national Christian cathedral of a nation founded on Judeo-Christianity…)
The scene was reminiscent of when newly inaugurated President Obama spoke at the Catholic universities of Georgetown and Notre Dame, and by his request had all Christian symbols covered by drapery.
The Event at the National Cathedral was sponsored by none other than the groups – Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, and the Islamic Society of North America, also called ISNA.
ISNA and CAIR are known to be front groups for the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical Islamist groups. Both ISNA and CAIR have been named as unindicted co-conspirators in the largest terrorism funding trial in U.S history. Additionally, ISNA and CAIR have been directly involved in laundering money through fake charities to fund Hamas operations as documented in court records related to the 2009 Holy Land Foundation trial.
All this in a time when Islamic Jihad is sparking the flames of World War 3, with groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, and countless other Islamic groups vowing to wipe the US and Israel off the map.
As reported by WND, Joel Richardson, a Christian filmmaker and author of “The Islamic Antichrist,” said the hypocrisy of the Muslim world is “beyond words” when it comes to interfaith programs like the one held Friday at the National Cathedral. The Christians who host such events have made “tolerance” a god.
Richardson said tolerance is a Christian virtue that can be counterproductive when taken to extremes.
“Although tolerance is a good principle that’s built into who we are, that tolerance has become the national idol of our time and our country to the point where issues such as freedom, liberty and really just rational thought have been subordinated on that great altar of tolerance,” he said. “We’ve literally become suicidal as a nation. When we welcome in those that are foundationally opposed to who we are as a nation and our Constitution, that’s called suicide. When someone says ‘I’ll eat anything’ and someone hands them a gallon of antifreeze, that’s suicide. We reach out in tolerance, but we actually welcome in that which is hyper intolerant.”
In stark contrast to the Islamic Imam’s prayer Thursday, on Friday a lone voice of reason spoke on the House floor at length about the danger of Islam and allowing Muslims to worship in our most sacred Christian places. It was conservative Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas. (Video below)
Speaking about the prayer service at the National Cathedral, Gohmert said, “There is nothing inherently wrong with interfaith initiatives, as long as they start from the same place; and mutual respect for the belief system of them other, and their inherent dignity as humans created by God. When one party acts in bad faith based upon its ideological commitment to see other faiths destroyed or subjected, then the event runs the risk of becoming a propaganda coup for the extremists and their followers. The fact that this event is occurring just as ancient Christian communities are being destroyed in the Middle East, and ‘non-believers’ are being actually crucified by ISIS Jihadists, makes it all the more egregious.”
Gohmert is dead right. Having an interfaith service between Christians and Jews for instance might be doable because although they are two separate religions with different theologies of who God is and how He is to be worshipped, at least there is a mutual respect for each faith between the two. Both faiths hold as values true tolerance of the other. The same could be said of many other religions and denominations. Hindus and Christians, or Hindus and Buddhists for instance could conceivably join together in a mutually respectful manner and tolerate each other.
But unlike almost all other religions, Islam is based entirely on death, destruction, hatred, intolerance, and subjugation. As well intended as John Boenher and the Episcopal church may be in not only tolerating, but submitting to Islamic lead worship, Islam and Christianity cannot coexist. Islam and liberty cannot exist together. Islam and Women’s and minority rights cannot and will not exist together. Islam and the US Constitution cannot exist together. Islam and religious liberty cannot exist together. In fact, Islam by its very nature and mandates cannot coexist with any other religion or worldview.
Islam has existed for 1,300 years. And ever since day one, and without ceasing since, Islam has been a brutally violent political ideology of conquest and subjugation. It is the very definition of naivety to think that allowing Muslims to worship in our places of worship will ever be reciprocated. There has never been, nor will there ever be an instance of Islam opening its mosques to any other faith. Can you imagine if Christians asked to hold a Christian lead prayer service in Mecca, where only Christians were allowed in?…
As Gohmert pointed out in his speech, in Islam, to worship Allah in the place of worhip of an infidel is the have conquered and subjugated them. That place for evermore is considered as sacred and solely belonging to Islam.
All this is not to say that every Muslim is evil or intolerant. But without question, as a whole, as per the very teachings of the Quran, Islam is at complete odds with liberty, human rights, and religious tolerance. Consider for a moment that not every Nazi was an evil person. Many Nazis had good intentions of making a better world and never bought into all the hatred nor were involved in the atrocities of Hitler’s reign. But without question the world views Nazism as evil and at odds with all principles or freedom, and something not to ever be tolerated. That’s not to say that people who believe Nazi ideology do not exist today, and are allowed to believe as they wish in America. But can anyone imagine if Nazis were to be allowed promote their beliefs and freely promote them in our highest places?… Keep in mind that the Nazis killed 6 million Jews, a staggering number. But Islam has killed hundreds of millions of people, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Atheists, and every other faith and non-faith on earth.
Right now video and pictures are flooding the world. Images of Muslim lead prayer and worship of Allah in our highest political, and most sacred of religious places. The message being received?… Surrender and subjugation…
May the ONE TRUE God, Christ Jesus, have mercy on our nation and give us leaders who will understand that America and Islam cannot and will not long exist together. It is one or the other. Now is the time to choose.