Sunni

A small gesture that is powerful and good but also harmful and dangerous

The small Ahmadiyya sect of Islam is known for condemning Islamic extremism and for doing charitable good works. Their community’s slogan is “Love for all, hatred for none” and unlike mainstream Islam sects Sunni and Shia they are tolerant of other religions. Their values are still not the same as Western values as women and men are segregated inside their mosques and their women still wear hijab. Pete and I visited Auckland’s Ahmadiyya mosque last year and found them as concerned about ” radical Islam” as we were.

The problem I have with the peaceful and tolerant Ahmadiyya is that they are used as poster girls for mainstream Islam by both?the media and politicians. They also promote their faith as being representative of Islam which gives the world a false impression of what Islam really is.

The Baitul Futuh Mosque has also been acting as the center for the ?Loyalty, Freedom and Peace Campaign? in order for the west to recognize Islam as a peaceful religion and to improve the Integration of Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

-timesofahmad.blogspot.co.nz

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The nightmare of being a Christian in the left supported paradise of Palestine

The lefties say they are all about women’s rights, gay rights and religious freedom but they hate Israel which is the only country in the Middle East that has all three. Palestine, the poster child for every leftist’s?cause de jour, on the other hand, is revealed in an interview to be persecuting and?subjugating Christians and stealing their land!

Without question, Samir Qumsieh is one of the most courageous Christian leaders in the Middle East. Qumsieh is one of the few willing to risk his life to speak out against Muslim persecution of Christians in the Palestinian territories and the Middle East, generally.

For the past four decades, Samir Qumsieh…has fought for the rights of the region’s miniscule Palestinian Christian minority. He has even dared to speak out against the subjugation of Christians living under the rule of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The plight of the Christians living under the Palestinian Authority and Hamas is a subject truly taboo. Yet Qumsieh perseveres ? and pays the price. He regularly receives death threats, and he has been the target of a petrol bomb attack. Muslim extremists have also distributed leaflets in the Bethlehem area condemning him for his outspoken views and activities on behalf of persecuted Christians.

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Herald confused about Al-Azhar

https://youtu.be/P6sJrrR8VaA

The Herald editorial today buys the peaceful Islam line and that the Egyptian imams coming to take over to “reduce” radicalisation and jihadism are here to help:

It is a measure of this country’s confidence in its Muslim communities that it comes as a surprise to learn clerics are being sent from Egypt to bring a moderating influence to mosques and Islamic centres here as well as in other Western countries. One security observer, Paul Buchanan, called it “perplexing”. Beyond the possibility of “one or two hotheads”, radicalisation was not a problem here, he says. “Australia has a radicalisation problem, we do not.” He can be that categorical because if diatribes against the West and its religion and values were being delivered in mosques and learning centres here, it would be news – just as it has been in Britain, Australia and some other places.

The moderation and maturity of Muslims in New Zealand was evident once again in their response to the Egyptian initiative. Rather than express fearful resentment at the implication they needed a moderating influence, the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand welcomed the imams as emissaries from Egypt’s Al-Azhar university, the oldest and most respected seat of learning in Sunni Islam.

Egypt’s Government is sponsoring this mission to the world and it ought to be welcomed by all concerned.

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