By Drew Warne-Smith
SHEIK Taj Al-Din Hilali is unlikely to be deposed as the leading Muslim cleric in Australia despite the fallout over comments attributed to him praising acts of terrorism and supporting a holy war against Israel.
Speaking on return from a pilgrimage to the Middle East, Sheik Hilali, who has held the honorary title of Mufti since 1989, claimed his words had been wrongly translated.
by Professor Moshe Sharon
There is no fundamental Islam
" Fundamentalism" is a word that came from the heart of the Christian religion. It means faith that goes by the word of the Bible. Fundamental Christianity, or going with the Bible, does not mean going around and killing people. There is no fundamental Islam. There is only Islam full stop. The question is how the Koran is interpreted.
By Nonie Darwish
Front Page Magazine February 11, 2003
I was born and raised as a Moslem in the Middle East culture that has many facets, some of which have a beauty and splendor that I miss to this day. That beauty was the contributions of many different groups. The ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Babylon, Egypt, Persia, Syria, Morocco, Turkey, Lebanon and -- yes -- Israel and the cities of Jerusalem and Mecca enrich the World.
By David Van Biema
A new flock of missionaries has launched a campaign to take the Gospel to Islamic countries. But will they inspire more backlash than belief?
She wasn't a Muslim, but she would do for now. Last March, at just about the time American troops were massing outside Baghdad, she shuffled, dressed in a dark burqa, into a cramped schoolroom in the New York City borough of Queens. The class she was addressing was organized by the U.S. Center for World Mission and packed with eager evangelical Christian students wanting to learn how to be missionaries in a foreign country. The black-clad "Shafira" was gamely trying to explain her faith.
Since 11 September 2001, Muslims around Australia have reported increased levels of anti-Arab and anti-Muslim prejudice, discrimination and vilification. Community leaders say these attitudes have caused fear, isolation and uncertainty within their communities. Do our laws offer them effective protection against discrimination and vilification?
This issue of the Erace Forum examines whether Muslims are protected by the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. The Act (the 'RDA') outlaws discrimination and vilification based on race, colour, descent, national origin or ethnic origin - but not religion.
By Paul Berman
The roots of Al Qaeda are not in poverty or in anti-Americanism but in Sayyid Qutb's ideas about how Christianity went wrong and how martyrdom could change the world. ~ Moriel Ministries
In the days after Sept. 11, 2001, many people anticipated a quick and satisfying American victory over Al Qaeda. The terrorist army was thought to be no bigger than a pirate ship, and the newly vigilant police forces of the entire world were going to sink the ship with swift arrests and dark maneuvers. Al Qaeda was driven from its bases in Afghanistan. Arrests and maneuvers duly occurred and are still occurring. Just this month, one of Osama bin Laden's top lieutenants was nabbed in Pakistan. Police agents, as I write, seem to be hot on the trail of bin Laden himself, or so reports suggest.
This piece written by a clear Moslem voice proves that Islam is fundamentally incompatible with civilized notions of personal freedom, human rights, and democratic government.
In the recent UK observances of Islamic Awareness Week, the church burnings that are normal Moslem behaviour in Nigeria, Pakistan, Indonesia and elsewhere, came home to Great Britain. Islamic gangs hurled anti-white racist insults at an Anglican vicar in a parish church in Bradford, setting alight an automobile parked in front of it, and then attacked the church with the aim of burning it down.
Urges reform of apostasy law mandating death for leaving Islam
A British charity has issued a petition challenging Muslim leaders to call for reform or reinterpretation of the Islamic law of apostasy.
Under Shariah, or Islamic law, Muslims who convert to another faith and refuse to repent must be put to death.
The petition by the England-based Barnabas Fund asks for signatures from those who believe "Muslims who choose to convert to another faith should be free to do so without having to face a lifetime of fear."
Moslems Murder Scores of Australian & British Tourists
Moriel expresses our sincere condolences to the families of the terror victims murdered by the Moslems in Bali.
Recently in Sydney and Melbourne, we warned Australian Christians that the same kind of heathen Islamic barbarism perpetrated against Israel by these demonic savages would soon arrive in Australia from Indonesia.