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‘Break the Cross!’ Muhammad Commands It

‘Break the Cross!’ Muhammad Commands It

Date Published: 
Thursday, 17 November, 2016
Summary: 

What more evidence is needed to prove that Islam is at war with Christianity than its well documented hatred for the quintessential symbol of Christianity: the Cross? This recently occurred to me as I was surfing Arabic language videos and websites discussing Christianity—only to encounter one hostile video, fatwa, or sermon after another against the cross. The most telling video featured Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Tarifi, a Saudi expert on Islamic law. Asked about Islam’s ruling on whether any person—meaning a Christian—is permitted to wear or pray to the cross, the learned cleric explained:  “Under no circumstances is a human permitted to wear the cross” nor “is anyone permitted to pray to the cross.” The reason? “Because the prophet—peace and blessings on him—commanded the breaking of it [the cross].”