I have been extremely concerned over the romantic and unrealistic euphoria associated with proponents of the Tri-Faith Center to be built in Omaha, NE on Faith Plaza at Hell’s Creek. I do not understand why people don’t get it. Either they are ignorant or naive but, truth be told, it is impossible for Jews, Christians and Muslims to form an alliance or even a friendship. Why? Because the Qur’an and Sharia (Islamic) law forbid it. Jews and Christians are considered infidels, kufar or dhimmi (non-Muslims living under the will of Islam, in submission and humiliation). Here are just a few examples taken from the Qur’an.
Qur’an 5:1,”Believers, take not Jews and Christians for your friends. They are but friends and protectors to each other.”
Qur’an 5:72, “Infidels are those who declare God is the Christ, [Jesus] son of Mary,
Qur’an 2:61 “Humiliation and wretchedness were stamped on the Jews and they were visited with Allah’s wrath.”
Qur’an 60:1 ”Believers, take not my enemies and yours as allies, offering them love, even though they have rejected the truth that has come to you, and have driven out the Prophet and you because you believe in Allah! If you have come out to struggle [fight jihad] in My Cause, and to seek My Pleasure, (take them not as friends), holding secret converse of love with them: for I am aware of all you conceal. And any of you that does this has strayed from the Straight Path. If they were to get the better of you, they would be your foes, and stretch forth their hands and their tongues against you with evil (designs).”
(For more examples from the Qur’an and the Hadith…Go to the Prophet of Doom Islamic Sayings)
As a fellow chapter leader in Texas put it:
“They [Muslims] can only pretend [to be friends]. Pretending friendship is repulsive to me. You can argue semantics with me over the word, you might want me to water it down, but I can’t think of a better description for a situation in which an American pastor so loses his focus on his entire reason for being a pastor that he is able to blindly sit down to laughing and playing with those who have sworn to bring us down while they pretend to be just like us. D.
I might add, I am equally appalled to think that Jewish people have forgotten the trials of their grandparents and generational persecution. Perhaps Jewish Americans never knew that the Islamic leader of Jerusalem, the Grand Mufti, conspired with Hitler on the “final solution?” Perhaps no one learned that the yellow Jewish star of humiliation and identification came from the concept of Islamic dhimmitude?
I am afraid the Tri-Faith/Interfaith movement is a reincarnation of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain who in 1938 after meeting with Hitler proudly, triumphantly waved the useless piece of paper proclaiming, “Peace in our time!”
Omaha, Nebraska and Americans engaged in “interfaith dialogue” please wake up! My prediction, efforts to build the bridge of peace between the faiths and create the “Interfaith Capitol of the world” will be flooded over by Hell’s Creek!