“Jihad of Jesus,” eh? It’s always the Christians who host these outreach events to Muslims. Never do we see a mosque holding a “Eucharist of Muhammad” or some such event.
Mohammed Ali Amla, founder of Christian Encounter, says: “We want this to be an event that people can come to and learn about communities working together.”
Great. So there will be an honest discussion of obstacles to working together, won’t there? And a forthright mutual exchange about how those obstacles can be surmounted? Somehow I doubt it. Generally these events simply ignore such unpleasantness, and prey on the ignorance of the general public to preclude unwelcome questions. It is extraordinarily unlikely that there will be any discussion of these Qur’an verses:
Jesus is not the Son of God and belief in the Trinity is wrong: “O People of the Book! Do not exaggerate in your religion or say anything about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and his word which He conveyed to Mary, and a spirit from him. So believe in Allah and his messengers, and do not say “Three” –- Cease! It is better for you. Allah is only one Allah. Far be it from his transcendent majesty that he should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as defender.” — Qur’an 4:171
Jason Greenblatt, who is President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East, told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to quit denying the true history of Jerusalem and its connection to the Jewish people.
Greenblatt made the comments in response to Abbas’s remarks at a youth festival about how the Arabs amd Christians are the rightful owners of Jerusalem — while conveniently omitting the Jews.
Jerusalem, of course, was established by God for his chosen Jewish people, according to biblical history. And failure to acknowledge that has fueled almost all the anti-Israel, anti-Jewish, anti-Semitic rhetoric and violence in recent years.
Here, Greenblatt visited with Hamas in January: