By Ted Belman
Stephen Brown and Jamie Glazov wrote about Islam’s Peace Offensive
In a move eerily reminiscent of the Soviet “peace offensives”, 138 leading Muslim scholars have composed a letter to Christianity’s leaders, with Pope Benedict’s name heading the list, requesting a meeting to discuss the “common essentials of our two religions.” The authors warn that “the survival of the world” is at stake if the two religions do not make peace, which, the Muslim authors believe, is possible since the basis of Islam and Christianity is “the two commandments of love.”
While it is at least admirable that these learned representatives of Islam acknowledge that their religion is at war with Christianity (since much of the Christian world is in denial), the main sticking point, the letter makes clear, is the aggressive nature of Christianity. The Muslim scholars emphasize that:
“As Muslims, we say to Christians that we are not against them and that Islam is not against them – so long as they do not wage war against Muslims on account of their religion, oppress them and drive them out of their homes.”
Even Gary Bauer took this as a sign that “the moderates were coming to life”. I wrote to tell him he doesn’t understand what they are saying.
“What these Muslims mean by this is totally divergent with what you assume they mean. Islam considers any resistance to the spread of Islam, Sharia law and the caliphate is an act of war against Muslims and oppresses them”.
This article goes on to quote chapter and verse in support of the real meaning and illustrates the disingenuousness of the authors.
Phyllis Chesler also weighs in with her article An Urgent Call to all infidels about the so-called MUSLIM “PEACE” INITIATIVE
The Investigative Project on Terrorism has a great article on the subject which Soren recommended, titled A Common Word Between Us and You is a Call for Conversion
All articles are very informative.