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Hoodwinking the Kuffar

Hoodwinking the Kuffar

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Date Published: 
Friday, 9 June, 2017
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  • The implication is that Muslims too love Jesus -- an approach that is bound to attract Christian passers-by (including priests and nuns) if only out of curiosity. But the Jesus of the Qur'an is not the Jesus of the New Testament. For Muslims, he is not the Son of God, not one third of the Trinity, did not die on the cross, was not resurrected after death, and is not God incarnate. He is simply one of a long line of prophets, important -- yet inferior to Muhammad.

  • "We call them stinking kafir , dirty. But, of course, akhi , if that's going to run them away from al-Islam, we don't say that to them in front of their face." — Abu Usamah, an imam at the Green Lane Mosque in Birmingham.

  • No one loves the kuffaar. No one loves the kuffaar! ... Whether these kuffaar are from the UK, or from the US ... We love the people of Islam and we hate the people of the kufr. We hate the kuffaar. Whoever changes his religion from al-Islam to anything else kill him in the Islamic state. — Abu Usamah al-Thahabi, Channel 4 documentary, 2007.

The more that Islam, Islamic terrorism, Muslim extremism, and anxieties in Europe about Muslim immigrants receive a bad press, the more many Muslim organizations and individuals see a need to make a better impression on the public in America, Europe, Canada and Australia. This does not refer to genuine reformers who work hard to create a new Islam from which its most negative values -- jihad, corporal punishment, execution for adultery, female oppression and violence -- have been replaced by values closer to the Judaeo-Christian principles that inform Western civilization. The target here is the extremists who have taken lessons from the world of public relations management, and who see advantage in adopting at least an outward style of liberalization and peace activism.