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Saturday, December 15, 2007

More misrepresentations of Islam

During Hajj, one sees many articles by Muslims trying to explain their religion to the rest of the world - more often than not, to entice new converts. This is their right.

What they do not have the right to do is to lie.

Unfortunately, newspaper editors are usually not too knowledgeable about the accuracy of these articles, and they will print them without question.

Yesterday I showed how the famous dictum that Muslims ascribe to the Koran, that killing one person is tantamount to killing the entire world, is not what the Koran actually says. Today, there are more articles being published with similar inaccuracies:

From the Allentown Morning Call:
According to Quran and biblical versions, the Prophet Abraham dreamt that he was sacrificing his first-born son, Ismail (Ishmael).
The Koran might imply that, but the Bible is quite explicit that it was not Ishmael.

From a Columbus, Ohio leader of CAIR:
This great annual convention of faith demonstrates the concept of equality of mankind, the most profound message of Islam, which allows no superiority on the basis of race, gender or social status.
Except that you have to be a Muslim in order to be a part of this great "equality of mankind." Does this mean that non-Muslims are not quite human?