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Moral equivalence is a rhetorical term used in political debate.  Wikipedia

Whenever Islam is accused of murder, rape, slavery, genocide, and evil in general, the immediate response is to invoke moral equivalence as an argument.  Other such evil behavior, by other religions is always pointed out to justify a defense that Islam is no more evil than any other religion. The historic facts being examined, Islam has exhibited far more incidents of religious evil than all the other religions of the world combined. But in a debate, just one good example of another religion’s evil is supposed to completely end any discussion of the part evil plays in the religion of Islam. A defensible reply to this rhetorical jihad is then necessary.  A bad tree does not produce good fruit.  A good tree does not come from an evil root.

“If the root is holy, so are the branches.” Romans 11:16 The Holy Bible, NKJV

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. “You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? “Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. “Therefore by their fruits you will know them.” Matthew 7:15-20, The Holy Bible, NKJV.

The moral equivalence argument erects individual straw men to prove that evil acts of men of a religion cannot condemn the whole religion. Normally, this would be a good argument, if the founders of that religion were morally equivalent. But in the case of Islam verses Christianity the founders are not morally equivalent.

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Muhammad…

Jesus…

Said Allah hates those who don’t accept Islam.

(Qur’an 30:45, 3:32, 22:38)

Said God loves everyone.

(John 3:16)

“I have been commanded to fight

against people till they testify that there

 is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad

 is the messenger of Allah”

(Muslim 1:33)

“He who lives by the sword

will die by the sword.”

(Matthew 26:52)

Stoned women for adultery.

(Muslim 4206)

“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”

(John 8:7)

Permitted stealing from unbelievers.

(Bukhari 44:668, Ibn Ishaq 764)

“Thou shalt not steal.”

(Matthew 19:18)

Permitted lying.

(Sahih Muslim 6303, Bukhari 49:857)

“Thou shalt not bear false witness.”

(Matthew 19:18)

Owned and traded slaves.

(Sahih Muslim 3901)

Neither owned nor traded slaves.

Beheaded 800 Jewish men and boys.

(Sahih Muslim 4390)

Beheaded no one.

Murdered those who insulted him.

(Bukhari 56:369, 4:241)

Preached forgiveness.

(Matthew 18:21-22, 5:38)

“If then anyone transgresses

the prohibition against you,

Transgress ye likewise against him”

(Qur’an 2:194)

“If someone strikes you on the right

cheek, turn to him the other also.”

(Matthew 5:39)

Jihad in the way of Allah elevates one’s position in Paradise by a hundred fold.

(Muslim 4645)

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for

they will be called Sons of God”

(Matthew 5:9)

Married 13 wives and kept sex slaves.

(Bukhari 5:268, Qur’an 33:50)

Was celibate.

Slept with a 9-year-old child.

(Sahih Muslim 3309, Bukhari 58:236)

Did not have sex with children.

Ordered the murder of women.

(Ibn Ishaq 819, 995)

Never harmed a woman.

“O you who believe!  Fight those of the

 unbelievers who are near to you

and let them find in you hardness.”

(Qur’an 9:123)

“Blessed are the meek, for

they shall inherit the earth.”

(Matthew 5:5)

Ordered 65 military campaigns

and raids in his last 10 years.

(Ibn Ishaq )

Ordered no military campaigns, nor

offered any approval of war or violence.

Killed captives taken in battle.

(Ibn Ishaq 451)

Never took captives.

Never killed anyone.

Encouraged his men to rape enslaved women.

(Abu Dawood 2150, Qur’an 4:24)

Never encouraged rape.

Never enslaved women.

Demanded captured slaves and

a fifth of all other loot taken in war.

(Qur’an 8:41)

“The Son of Man came not

to be served, but to serve.

(Matthew 20:28)

Was never tortured, but tortured others.

(Muslim 4131, Ibn Ishaq 436, 595, 734, 764)

Suffered torture, but never tortured anyone.

“And fight them until there is no more persecution and religion is only for Allah”

(Qur’an 8:39)

“Love your enemies and pray

for those who persecute you

(Matthew 5:44)

Blessed the brutal murder of a half-blind man

(al-Tabari 1440)

Healed a blind man

(Mark 8:28)

Ordered a slave to build the very pulpit

from which he preached Islam.

(Bukhari 47:743)

Washed his disciples feet.

(John 13:5)

What are the Greatest Commandments?

“Belief in Allah and Jihad in His cause”

(Muslim 1:149)

What are the Greatest Commandments?

“Love God and love thy neighbor as thyself.”

(Matthew 22:34-40)

Demanded the protection of armed bodyguards, even in a house of worship

(Qur’an 4:102)

Chastised anyone attempting

to defend him with force.

(John 18:10-12)

Died fat and wealthy from what was

taken from others in war or

demanded from others in tribute.

Demanded nothing for himself.

Died without possessions.

Advocated crucifying others.

(Qur’an 5:33, Muslim 16:4131)

Was crucified himself.

According to his followers:

Had others give their lives for him.

(Sahih Muslim 4413)

According to his followers:

Gave his life for others.

(John 18:11 and elsewhere)

Islam is a bad tree from a bad root with bad fruit. It is just a historic fact. Don’t let them use moral equivalence against you.

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“Recently Robert Spencer interviewed former Pentagon Sharia expert Stephen Coughlin, who spoke at our inaugural AFDI event at CPAC in 2010, on his ABN show. They discussed the pitfalls of “interfaith dialogue,” a trap that Jews and Christians frequently fall into. Spencer explains about Muslim/Christian dialogue:

I am all for dialogue between Muslims and Christians when it is honest and not based on false pretenses. There doesn’t seem to be any use to dialogue that ignores difficulties and points of disagreement rather than confronting them. They won’t go away if ignored. I discuss the genuine prospects for dialogue and its pitfalls at length in my book Not Peace But A Sword, which will be published next week by Catholic Answers.

One thing that must be recognized is that for many Muslim spokesmen and leaders, dialogue with adherents of other religions is simply a proselytizing mechanism designed to convert the “dialogue” partner to Islam, as the Muslim Brotherhood theorist Sayyid Qutb explained: “The chasm between Islam and Jahiliyyah [the society of unbelievers] is great, and a bridge is not to be built across it so that the people on the two sides may mix with each other, but only so that the people of Jahiliyyah may come over to Islam.”

In line with this, 138 Muslim scholars wrote to Pope Benedict XVI, inviting him to dialogue. The title of the document they sent to him was A Common Word Between Us and You. Reading the entire Qur’anic verse from which the phrase “a common word between us and you” was taken makes the Common Word initiative’s agenda clear: “Say: ‘People of the Book! Come now to a word common between us and you, that we serve none but God, and that we associate not aught with Him, and do not some of us take others as Lords, apart from God.’ And if they turn their backs, say: ‘Bear witness that we are Muslims’” (3:64). Since Muslims consider the Christian confession of the divinity of Christ to be an unacceptable association of a partner with God, this verse is saying that the “common word” that Muslims and the People of the Book should agree on is that Christians should discard one of the central tenets of their faith and essentially become Muslims. Not a promising basis for an honest and mutually respectful dialogue of equals.”
By Stephen Coughlin and Robert Spencer, “The Pitfalls of Interfaith Dialogue, Atlas Shrugs, website, March 24, 2013

For additional commentary also see our sister blog: http://www.actpittsburgh.wordpress.com and the article, “Interfaith Dialogue, Islamic Gateway Drug”

“The Common Word” by Sam Solomon and E Al Maqdisi

How Islam has deceived the main line Christian Denominations in America into compromised partnership. The ELCA is one of the signers of a document stating that Quran and the Bible have common origins and content. This is totally false. Jews and Christians from the time of the first writing of the Quran rejected it as being inspired by God.

Acts 20:35
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Hebrews 13:16
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

1 John 3:17
But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?

Luke 21:1-4
Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

Matthew 6:1-4
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Luke 12:33
Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.

Hebrews 13:2
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

2 Corinthians 9:7
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Deuteronomy 15:7-11
“If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be. Take care lest there be an unworthy thought in your heart and you say, ‘The seventh year, the year of release is near,’ and your eye look grudgingly on your poor brother, and you give him nothing, and he cry to the Lord against you, and you be guilty of sin. You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’

John 13:34-35
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

1 Timothy 6:9
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Proverbs 19:17
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

Matthew 5:42
Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

James 1:27
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

John 3:17
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Matthew 20:28
Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Matthew 16:26
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?

Psalm 119:126

“It is time for You to act O Lord, for they have regarded your law as void.”

“For there are some eunuchs, who were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, who were made eunuchs of men: and there are eunuchs, who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.”
Matthew 19:12 These are the words of Jesus.

“Eunuchs born from their mother’s womb” are men born without sexual desire due to a physical defect or genetic mutation. A eunuch is not a homosexual.

“There are eunuchs, who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake.” There are historic records of some Christian males castrating themselves in order to avoid the suxual sins. This is not commanded in the Bible nor was it ever condoned by the early Chruch.

“And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.
And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship.”
Acts 8:26-27

The Ethiopian eunuch was very likely a castrated male.

Muslims claim that Mohammad is last in a line of prophets that include most of those mentioned in the Bible such as Adam, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, Jonah, and Jesus. With this being the case, we’d expect there to be numerous prophecies of Mohammad found in these prophets’ revelations if there is any veracity to the Muslim claim. Similar to the claims of New Testament(Injil) writers in applying Old Testament(Torah and Zabur(Psalms)) prophecies to Jesus Christ, the Qur’an claims that there are prophecies of Mohammad in the Old Testament and New Testament. Let’s look at a couple of passages that appear in the Qur’an:

“Those who follow the messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (scriptures),- in the law and the Gospel;- for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure); He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. So it is those who believe in him, honour him, help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him,- it is they who will prosper.”(Surah 7:157)

The “unlettered Prophet” refers to Mohammad. Muslim apologists claim that there are several passages in both the law(Torah) and the Gospel(New Testament) that foretells the coming of Mohammad. This is the subject of this article. Also,
“And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: ‘O Children of Israel! I am the messenger of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.’ But when he came to them with Clear Signs, they said, ‘this is evident sorcery!'”(Ali, Surah 61:6)
Here we see that Mohammad claims that Jesus foretold his(Ahmad) coming.

One problem is that, contrary to the Qur’anic claim of Surah 61:6, there is no such statement mentioned by Jesus in the Gospels. To explain this, Muslims generally resort to their usual charge that the Bible has been corrupted. In other words, they claim, among other things, that Jews and Christians removed prophecies of Mohammad from their Scriptures. However, while textual criticism of both Testaments has rendered this claim to be absurd, Mohammad confirmed the integrity of the Bible that existed in his day. Today’s Bible is based on manuscripts that predate Mohammad by centuries. Furthermore, we know that the Christians that lived in areas surrounding Arabia were using the same Bible in which we do today. The canons may have differed in minor degrees across the various groups, but each group accepted the same essential books, including the four Gospels. We will not elaborate on this theme here as it is beyond our scope.
From:http://www.tektonics.org/guest/monono2.html

Muhammad claims to be the prophet of God promised by Jesus to come after His ascension to Heaven. Muhammad claims that he is the last prophet of God. “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever.” (John 14:16). Again, this is an illegitimate claim. The Holy Spirit is the one promised by Jesus to come after Him. “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” (John 14:26). The Holy Spirit came on Pentecost, and the Bible does not promise any other prophets to come. For reference to this read: The Bible, John 14:16-26 ff.

Illegitimate: not carried out, made, or constituted in accordance with the law, the rules governing a particular activity, or social norms and customs.

Abraham’s illegitimate son with Hagar was Ishmael. Illegitimate in the sense of the above definition “not in accordance with the law.” The law in this case was the Covenant promise from God of a descendent from Abraham through Sarah. God’s promise for decedents composing an everlasting Nation of God was also from Abraham through Sarah. A child to any other wife was not a legitimate child of the Covenant law promise. Muhammad attempted to claim that he was a decedent of Ishmael along with all his followers. True, Ishmael was born first before Isaac, but according to the Covenant law promise in the Bible, Ishmael was not a legitimate son of the covenant promise to Abraham. Isaac was born legitimately according to the “rules of a particular activity” –God’s Word and promise. This is the promise of God to Ishmael. “You shall call his name Ishmael, because the Lord has heard you affliction. He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him.” Genesis 16:4. The true story of Ishmael and Isaac can be found in the Bible in Genesis, Chapters 16 & 17.

There is a physical washing and a spiritual washing. Physical washing makes a man clean on the outside. Spiritual washing makes a man clean on the inside. One washes away dirt, and the other washes away sin. No matter how many times, a physical washing by a man can only wash away dirt not sin, but a spiritual washing by God can wash away guilt. In Islam the washing is by men for Allah, but in Christianity the washing (baptism) is from God for men. Complete oposites. That is why Islamic washing must be continually repeated, while Christian washing (baptism) needs to be done only once. Islamic washing is of external parts of the body, while Christian washing is of internal parts -mind, soul, and spirit. Next to come. What is Whitewashing?