Defense of the Constitution
013/06 April 11, 2006
CAIR: No Christian Proselytizing?
On March 9, MySA.com carried an article titled
in and spreading the Word” about Christian missionary work in
Islamic countries. The article detailed how some Christian groups
are using Latin-Americans in an effort to spread the gospel in parts of
the world that may be unwelcome toward faiths other than Islam.
The article indicates that the missionaries do
not use coercion in an effort to proselytize, but you wouldn’t know it
from the comments of CAIR spokesman, Ibrahim Hooper. Hooper
laments that some missionaries grow beards, women wear head coverings,
Bibles placed on wooden stands “like Korans”, and churches built to
resemble mosques as examples of the missionaries attempting to “appear
as Muslim as possible to kind of blur the lines”.
Obviously, CAIR has, once again, failed to
understand Christians. For instance, beards for men, head
coverings for women, and Bibles placed on wooden stands are all
hallmarks of any number of Christian groups. The Amish come
immediately to mind, and there are several other Christian groups that
practice all that Hooper seems to be claiming as the sole practice of
the Muslim faith.
As to the question of designing a Church to
resemble a Mosque, how better to respect local culture than to adopt
its building style? Hooper should be praising the sensitivity of
the Evangelicals, not questioning them.
The article also notes: “U.S. missionaries
have faced persecution and death at times for their work in Muslim
countries where religious freedom isn't protected across the board”.
But CAIR had nothing to say about this.
has not, and will not, address this issue speaks poorly for CAIR…and
their messages of hate and intolerance...
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