This Is How Real Islamic-Christian Dialogue Starts:
Press Release from the International Quranic Center
Oct. 17, 2007
A call for “understanding and PEACE" was initiated by 138 Muslim scholars in an
open letter addressed to 25 Christian leaders and clerics – among them: the Pope
of the Vatican, Pope of Alexandria and the Archbishop of Canterbury. THIS
INITIATIVE aims at shrinking the growing gap between Muslims and Christians in
the world today. The letter comes a year after the speech of the Vatican pope
that caused angry reactions in the Muslim world. In the open the letter, the
Muslim scholars ask the Christians of the world to admit "the historical and
religious relations between Islam and Christianity to build a future of common
understanding” citing many verses of the Koran and the bible that urges "the
love for one god and the love for neighbor ".
This is certainly a kind initiative, but it lacks the necessary sustentative
pillars to succeed and be sustained. Peaceful dialogue between followers of
different religions should be based on what is agreed upon by both followers and
not on areas of conflicts. Because when the debate reaches beliefs, it
highlights disputes and changes the dialogue to become a battle field where both
teams curse each other 's sacred beliefs.
This is the reason for the failure of the Muslim-Christian dialogue so far,
because the Muslim stars of this dialogue are always the pillars of Muslim
extremism and the advocates of intellectual blasphemy. In this A call for
“understanding and PEACE, you find many fanatic leaders like: Zaghloul Al Naggar
who usually insult Christians in his T.V shows, and Ali Joma’ah , who announced
in his fatwa that the urine of the prophet Mohammed is sacred, and Saleem Al
‘Awwa, the Muslim Brothers leader who is well known as the ardent enemy to the
West and Christian and the Jews. They cover their ugly extremism while dealing
with the West, but the mask falls when they are addressing their fellow Arabs,
where their words are full of hatred against Jews and Christians. They all
believe in the Hadiths that encourage terrorism. For example they believe in
this false saying attributed to the prophet Mohammed: "I was ordered to fight
the people until they believe that there is no god but Allah." They all believe
in preventing Muslim women from marrying non-Muslims. Moreover, they also
believe that Non-Muslims in the Muslim State should be counted as second-class
citizens and must pay tribute to the government for not forcing them to change
their religion. Finally, Non-Muslims should be banned from recruitment and
citizenship rights as Muslims.
These Sheikhs state publicly what the Koran says that there is no god but Allah,
but in their home-made religion they deify the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon
him, and make him -along with his companions- sacred, against the Koran 's
teachings. They usually say that the prophet Mohammed is the master of the all
the Prophets, making him equal to God. They also make the prophet Mohammed the
infallible one who will intercede for the Muslims in Day of Judgment and make
them enter Paradise whatever crimes they have done in this world. By this false
belief of intercession, those fanatic clerks brainwash the Muslims to be suicide
Thus, instead of addressing an invitation to the Pope's to call him not to take
other gods to Allah, they have to look at themselves first and stop taking
Mohammed and other imams and sheikhs as gods.
We, the Quranists, have been through three waves of arrests and hundreds of
killing fatwas from those sheikhs just because we invite them to belief in Islam
as shown in the holy Koran, which instructs us not to make the prophet, peace be
upon him, sacred and not to differentiate between him and other previous
messengers, and to stop the canonization of their human made tradition and
lifting it above the level of the Koran.
We address all the advocates of human rights in the whole world to pressure
those sheikhs to stop declaring non-Muslims and Muslim reformers as infidels,
and most of all to let them state their true opinion on these questions: What do
they think of alleged prophet sayings that puts Prophet Muhammad above the other
prophets, and attributes Intercession and control on the Day of Judgment to him?
What do they think of killing apostates, in the husband right to divorce his
wife with just a word, and in the right of Muslim women to marry non-Muslim?
What do they think of the right of Christians and Jews to build houses of
worship in the countries inhabited by a majority of Muslims, the same way
Muslims enjoy it in the West? What do they think about the right of the
Westerners to preach Christianity among Muslims, like those who are doing
preaching of Islam in the countries of the West?
The list goes on to confirm that those sheikhs are the ones MOST NEEDING reform
and COMMITMENT TO civility.