Islam is not a subject for comedy
Published 03/09/2008 | 08:58
As a piece of insensitive and ill-informed journalism Alf McCreary's ‘What Utter Tosh’ (Belfast Telegraph, August 30) about Islam being a suitable object for comedy must rank as one of the worst ever.
There is nothing funny about either Islam or its global intentions.
Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, director of the Barnabas Fund, in his latest prayer focus update, asks for prayers for the family of an Angolan Christian girl decapitated by Muslims in Andulo and for a Christian Bible College that was attacked in Jakarta, Indonesia, by a mob of Muslims.
On July 10 a young Christian convert was shot dead by Muslims in Afgoye, Somalia.
These types of murders and attacks are happening regularly all around the world with one of the worst incidents being in April 2007 with the butchering of three Christian workers in Turkey by 10 Muslim men who had claimed to be interested in studying the Bible.
Dr Sookhdeo, in his book Global Jihad, wrote: ‘Muslim attitudes to violence are grounded in classical Islam theology as derived from the Koran, Hadith and Shari'a as well as by the normative example of Muhammad'.
In his book Why I Am Not A Muslim, former Muslim Ibn Warraq wrote: ‘There may be moderate Muslims but Islam itself is not moderate ... There is no difference between the aims of Islam and Islamic Fundamentalism ... namely the submission of the entire world to the all-embracing Shari'a law'.
Former PLO terrorist Walid Shoebat in a DVD explains how Islamic theology divides the world into two spheres locked in perpetual combat — The House of Islam v The House of War.
Islamic ‘peace' will come when The House of Islam triumphs over The House of War.
World War Three has been raging for some time now and it's time that politicians and journalists like Mr McCreary woke up to a reality that is anything but a setting for comedy. If he doubts my word let him publish a few cartoons about Islam and its founder in some future article and see how well they are received by the vast majority of Muslims.