Allah or the Lord Jesus Christ?
The Muslim religion is the fastest growing religion in the Australia.
(unfortunately) Last month I attended my annual training session that's
required for maintaining my prison security clearance. During the training
session there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman
Catholic, Anglican and Muslim faiths, who explained each of their
I was particularly interested in what the Islamic Imam had to say. The
Imam gave a great presentation of the basics of Islam, complete with a
After the presentations, time was provided for questions and answers.
When it was my turn, I directed my question to the Imam and asked:
'Please, correct me if I'm wrong, but I understand that most Imams and
clerics of Islam have declared a holy jihad [Holy War] against the
infidels of the world and, that by killing an infidel, (which is a command
to all Muslims) they are assured of a place in heaven. If that's the
case, can you give me the definition of an infidel?'
There was no disagreement with my statements and, without hesitation, he
replied, 'Non-believers! '
I responded, 'So, let me make sure I have this straight. All followers of
Allah have been commanded to kill everyone who is not of your faith so
they can have a place in heaven. Is that correct?'
The expression on his face changed from one of authority and command to
that of 'a little boy who had just been caught with his hand in the
He sheepishly replied, 'Yes.'
I then stated, 'Well, sir, I have a real problem trying to imagine Pope
Benedict commanding all Catholics to kill those of your faith or the
Archbishop of Canterbury ordering all Anglicans to do the same in order to
guarantee them a place in heaven!'
The Imam was speechless!
I continued, 'I also have problem with being your 'friend' when
your brother clerics are telling your followers to kill me!...