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Non-Muslim Mayor in Alabama Celebrates Election with Qur’an Readings

Non-Muslim Mayor in Alabama Celebrates Election with Qur’an Readings

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He attended a Unity Interfaith Worship Service at a Montgomery church, where the Rev. Dr. Wendy Coleman, pastor at Reaching the Remnant Ministries, said: “We just want to remind you again of our mayor’s vision of bringing all people together from all walks of life, all faiths, all beliefs to make this city better.” To drive that point home, Coleman announced: “We will be blessed now with readings from various sacred texts, including the Bible, the Torah and the Qur’an.”

How wonderful. How multicultural. How enlightened. Just wondering, however, has Steven Reed ever opened a Qur’an? Did the readings from the Qur’an include any of these passages?

“And kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from where they drove you out; persecution is worse than slaughter. But fight them not by the Holy Mosque until they should fight you there; then, if they fight you, kill them — such is the recompense of unbelievers, but if they give over, surely Allah is all-forgiving, all-compassionate. Fight them until there is no persecution and the religion is Allah’s; then if they give over, there shall be no enmity save for evildoers.” (Qur’an 2:191-193)


“When you meet the unbelievers, strike their necks, then, when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds; then set them free, either by grace or ransom, till the war lays down its loads. So it shall be; and if Allah had willed, He would have avenged Himself upon them; but that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of Allah, He will not send their works astray.” (Qur’an 47:4)

Yeah, you’re going to tell me that these verses are “taken out of context,” and that the Bible has violent passages, too. All right. Why, then, have there been nearly 36,000 jihad attacks worldwide since 9/11, each performed by people who took the verses above “out of context” in exactly the same way? And if the Bible really has equivalent passages (it actually doesn’t contain any similar open-ended and universal calls to all believers to wage war against all unbelievers), why haven’t there been nearly 36,000 terror attacks committed since 9/11 by groups adhering to and quoting such verses? Why hasn’t there been even one such attack?

Also: when will the local mosque feature readings from the Bible? Or, as ever in Montgomery, Alabama as elsewhere, does the “outreach” only go one way?