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The Line in the Sand

9 November, 2011

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Top Muslim Declares All Christians ‘Infidels’
Posted by Raymond Ibrahim on Nov 1st, 2011

Ali Goma - God's enemy

To what extent was Egypt’s Maspero massacre, wherein the military literally mowed down Christian Copts protesting the ongoing destruction of their churches, a product of anti-Christian sentiment?

A video of Egypt’s grand mufti,  Sheikh Ali Gomaa (or Gom’a), which began circulating weeks before the massacre, helps elucidate.  While holding that Muslims may coexist with Christians (who, as dhimmis, have rights), Gomaa categorized Christians as kuffar — “infidels” — a word that connotes “enemies,” “evil-doers,” and every bad thing to Muslim ears.

After quoting Quran 5:17, “Infidels are those who declare God is the Christ, [Jesus] son of Mary,” he expounded by saying any association between a human and God (in Arabic, shirk) is the greatest sin: “Whoever thinks the Christ is God, or the Son of God, not symbolically — for we are all sons of God — but attributively, has rejected the faith which God requires for salvation,” thereby becoming an infidel.

Gomaa then offered a hypothetical dialogue between Christians and Muslims to illustrate Islam’s proper position:

Christians: You have the wrong idea about us; we don’t worship the Christ.

Muslims: Okay, fine; we were under the wrong impression — but, by the way: “Infidels are those who declare God is the Christ, son of Mary.”

Christians: But these are philosophical matters that we are unable to explain.

Muslims: Okay, fine; God is one—but, by the way: “Infidels are those who declare God is the Christ, son of Mary.”

As a graduate of and long-time professor at Al Azhar university and grand mufti of Egypt (a position second in authority only to Sheikh Al Azhar), Ali Gomaa​ represents mainstream Islam’s — not “radical Islam’s” or “Islamism’s” — position concerning the “other,” in this case, Christians. Regardless, many in the West hail him as a “moderate” — such as this U.S. News article titled “Finding the Voices of Moderate Islam“; Lawrence Wright describes him as “a highly promoted champion of moderate Islam”:

He is the kind of cleric the West longs for, because of his assurances that there is no conflict with democratic rule and no need for theocracy. Gomaa has also become an advocate for Muslim women, who he says should have equal standing with men.
[MORE ORIGINAL ARTICLE FOUND HERE]

Jesus tells us to PRAY for those that persecute you because of His name’s sake…so I pray for these religiously misguided people. Hatred towards anyone is a really poor indicator to someone’s ‘enlightened’ beliefs…and that’s just logically speaking.

However, THEY have drawn a line in the sand and stepped over on our side…so what does that mean?

Seems pretty logical that they have made themselves and us enemies…how unfortunate.
Who else can’t see this?  The ‘patience level’ needs topping up, but we can get more PROOF if ya’ need.

Just one more sign that the Lord’s return will happen soon. We believe the next seven years are going to be really, really interesting, to say the least…

CHeers!

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