Published Aug 6, 2003
I do not know how long Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations - (CAIR), has lived in the U.S., but evidently his education is deficient. It seems every time someone voices any criticism of Islam, Hooper has seizures. He let himself get into a snit because some Christian groups actually look for opportunities to be a witness for Christ after providing comfort, aid, food, and health care to hurting Muslims! How dare they!
He let himself get into a snit because some Christian groups actually look for opportunities to be a witness for Christ after providing comfort, aid, food, and health care to hurting Muslims!
No doubt, some groups use aid as an opportunity to be a Christian witness, but so what. The needy Muslims are still being helped, and no one is putting a knife to their throats forcing them into a baptismal pool. (All informed people know that Muslims have much experience at forced conversions but it is impolite for me to remind.)
Is Hooper suggesting that Christians should not have the right to carry out their world mission as commanded by Christ or is he saying that Muslims don’t have the right to decide what they want to believe? Which is it Ibrahim? Could it be both?
It seems Ibrahim is selectively sensitive about Christians who might use aid as a way to get Muslims to convert to Christ but he is not upset when Muslim fanatics go after vulnerable prisoners and college students to convert them to Islam. That evangelistic activity is not a “despicable practice.” It is so difficult to be consistent, isn’t it?
Some questions for Hooper:
Does he consider Mohammed’s taking a nine-year-old bride as being a “despicable practice”?
How about Mohammed taking his son’s wife as his own? Is that a “despicable practice”?
Would he be willing to characterize Mohammed beheading over 800 Jewish males as a “despicable practice”?
Would he agree with Will Durant’s assessment that the Muslim’s conquest of India was one of the bloodiest events in world history? If not, why not?
Would he consider the suicide bombings in Israel as a “despicable practice?”
Is Hooper willing to characterize the funding of suicide bombers as a “despicable practice”?
How about the common practice of female circumcision in some Muslim countries? Is that a “despicable practice”?
Would Hooper agree that it is a “despicable practice” for Muslim countries to support terrorist activities?
How about those Muslims who kill family members who convert to Christ? Is that a “despicable practice?”
How about Saudi Arabia supporting about 80% of Islamic organizations in the U.S. Could that be construed as a “despicable practice”?
How about Saudi Arabia refusing to permit young American citizens to return to the States to be with a divorced mother? Is that not a “despicable practice”?
Does Hooper consider Muslim fanatics’ call for a holy war against America to be a “despicable practice”?
How about the second class treatment of women in third class Muslim nations? Is that a “despicable practice”?
I would surely like to know his answers.
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