WHITE HOUSE RAMADAN DINNER
June 6, 2018 | By Bill Wilson
Ask the Lord to give President Trump His wisdom in dealing with Muslims. IFA offers several resources to help inform our prayers for Muslims and Islam in America; all are free. Click to download—Prayer Guide Bookmark, Praying about Islam; Special Report, Islam: A Mirage of Peace, or in a daily email format.
“My son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths; for their feet rush into evil, they are swift to shed blood.” (Prov 1:15-16)
According to The Religion of Peace website, Muslim jihadists killed 399 people since May 17, the beginning of the Islamic holy month Ramadan. During the last 30 days, the site reports there were 140 Islamic attacks in 28 countries resulting in 633 people being killed and another 753 injured. The Religion of Peace is a non-partisan, fact-based website which examines the ideological threat that Islam poses to human dignity and freedom and admits that it is unable to document all such attacks. The site states: “In the full context of the Quran, ‘peace’ means submission, and ‘tolerance of other religions’ means not killing those members who agree to live in a subjugated status to Islamic rule.”
There are some 109 verses in the Quran that call for war or violence against nonbelievers in Islam. Muslims who do not follow these commands are warned that hell awaits them. Now many people, including some Christians, say that the Bible does the same thing. They are showing their ignorance. The instances in the Bible that call for violence are for a specific group for a specific time. In contrast, the Quran singles out Christians and Jews, in addition to others who do not submit to Islam, without restraint in perpetuity. Contextually speaking, the “peace” of Islam truly translates “submission,” meaning people must accept humiliation, convert to Islam or are killed. Islam is the religion of submission not of peace.
Ramadan is a holy fast of Islam commemorating the first revelation of the Quran to Mohammad. It is celebrated by fasting during the day and “Iftar” dinners after sunset. Muslims are also supposed to refrain from sinful behavior, although killing infidels is not considered a sin in Islam, but rather honor. An example: Marking the beginning of Ramadan, Muslims in Gaza spurred on by the terrorist group Hamas, embarked on a “peaceful” March of Return to Israel to, in the words of Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, “remove this transient border…our people can’t give up one inch of the land of Palestine.” Generally, Islamic countries are notorious for their human trafficking, drug trade and suppression of religious freedom. Every year, they rank among the most egregious violators in the State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.
Last year, President Trump did not hold an Iftar dinner at the White House as did his past three predecessors, but this year he will. Presidents are put in a tough position because they want to encourage the vast majority of American Muslims who are peaceful. Islam’s duality, however, of war against unbelievers and peace (meaning submission) should not be encouraged. Neither should Islam’s acts that foment evil against much of mankind. Proverbs 1:15-16 says to stay away from those such sinners, “walk not in the way with them; refrain your foot from their path: For their feet run to evil, and make hast to shed blood.” White House Iftar dinners were a bad idea when Bill Clinton started them, and they are still a bad idea. (Excerpts from Bill Wilson, Daily Jot archives)