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Tony Blair on Islam
It's not true, Tony!
In an interview for 'Newsweek' (3/12/01), Tony Blair says, 'Christians would
be fascinated to know how much of the Quran deals with Jesus, Joseph and
Mary and the virgin birth and how revered Christ is within the Muslim
religion. True Islam is immensely tolerant and open. Fundamentalism in Islam
is no different from the Protestants who will go on the streets of Belfast
and shoot a Catholic, any Catholic. We've all had our fundamentalists.'
In these four sentences Mr Blair makes four enormous mistakes.
True Christians are appalled that the Quran rips the very heart of the
Christian Gospel out the passages, which deal with Jesus, by denying his
status as the Son of God and denying that he died on the cross and rose
again as a sacrifice for our sins. Something, which takes part of the
message of the Lord Jesus and falsifies the rest, is far more dangerous to
true Christianity than something, which denies it outright.
If Islam is tolerant and open where on earth do we find this tolerant Islam?
Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iran, Afghanistan? Egypt where Christians are
second-class citizens constantly discriminated against by the Muslim
majority? Somalia where anyone converting to Christianity is beheaded?
Pakistan where 'blasphemy' laws forbid any investigation of the truth of
Mohammed's claims? Indonesia, Malaysia, Algeria, the Philippines and
countries all over the world where Islamic radicals terrorise those who do
not agree with them? Iraq and Syria, both despotic police states? As stated
above there are Arab states moving towards greater democracy but this has
nothing to do with Islam. The more Islamic a society becomes, even in
Bradford and the East End of London, the more tolerance and openness begin
to disappear. Christian minorities are persecuted throughout the Muslim
world. While Blair is deeply concerned for the rights of Muslims in the
West, he does not seem to show the same concern for Christians persecuted by
Fundamentalism in Islam is radically different from anything you will find
within the Christian world. I have visited Northern Ireland many times and
met many people there. I have never met or heard of a Protestant Church
leader who encourages his flock to go out and shoot Roman Catholics on the
streets of Belfast. When outrages against Catholics have taken place they
have always been condemned by Protestant leaders, including those like Ian
Paisley, who are strongly opposed to Roman Catholic doctrine and practice.
The idea that terrorists could kill others and themselves and then have the
reward of a guaranteed place in heaven is completely unknown in either
Protestant or Catholic theology. Yet Muslim leaders routinely give sermons
in mosques throughout the Middle East calling for Muslims to kill Israeli
Jews. They also justify from Islamic teaching the economic and social
oppression of Christian minorities in their midst. Terrorist groups like
Hamas and Al Qaida recruit deluded young men to carry out suicidal acts of
murder with the wicked lie that they will go to Paradise and be waited on by
70 beautiful women. They base this horrible teaching on the Islamic faith.
Christian fundamentalism means that we believe the whole Bible to be the
inspired word of God. The Bible teaches that we should love God and love our
neighbour and that we should even love our enemies. Jesus said, 'I am the
way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father except by me.' On
the basis of this statement we should take the Gospel to the whole world by
preaching the message that Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose again
from the dead as a sacrifice for our sins and that we must all repent and
believe in him if we want to be saved from hell and go to heaven. Jesus also
said, 'He who conquers by the sword shall perish by the sword,' so we have
to abandon any use of violence in making this truth known. Mohammed
permitted the use of the sword in order to spread Islam and therefore to be
a fundamentalist in Islam one can appeal to the founder as a justification
for using violence and terrorism in order to spread the Muslim faith. For
further information on this subject send for the article 'Islam and
Tony Blair is a politician and not a theologian. Since he clearly does not
understand the issues of theology it would be better if he said nothing on
this subject. But at least it can be said of him that it is not his job to
be telling us what to believe about God and Jesus Christ.
Far worse than Mr Blair are those who betray the Christian cause while
claiming to speak for the Church of Jesus Christ. The Church of England put
a prayer on its official website for All Saints Day. The prayer begins by
remembering 'the saints in the security of our hearts . . . these great
women and men of God' who are 'the ancient foundation of our faith and our
It continues: 'The saints were not those who were perfect. They were parts
of God's creation who struggled and often failed and yet managed to raise up
our faith in God and in one another. Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, Sarah, Hannah,
Joshua, David, Moses, Mary the Mother of Jesus, Buddha and Mohammed and all
the prophets of old. They led God's people to God's light.'
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Carey, complained about this prayer, which
equates Buddha and Mohammed, both of whom taught things which radically
conflict with the Bible, with heroes of the faith in the Bible. But still it
remained on the Church's website. The pathetic politically correct church is
so much in rebellion against God that it cannot receive correction even from
its supposed leader.
The opposite of Jesus words 'You shall know the truth and the truth shall
set you free' is also true. If we reject Jesus' word and embrace the
teachings of false religions we will be deceived and enslaved. Sadly our
leaders, political and religious, are leading us into deception and tyranny.