From a CNN News Article about a new Osama tape:
“This nexus between terrorists and states that are developing weapons of mass destruction can no longer be looked away from and ignored. As the president has said, 9/11 changed things,” Powell said.
The tape called on Muslims to “fight those who believe in Satan” and quoted the Koran as saying “you shouldn’t take the Jews and the Christians as friends and whoever helps them becomes one of them.”
It added that those who help America in a war against Iraq, “have to know that they are outside this Islamic nation. Jordan and Morocco and Nigeria and Saudi Arabia should be careful that this war, this crusade, is attacking the people of Islam first.”
Very interesting article: http://www.touchet1611.org/IslamReligionPeace.html
The verse that Osama quoted:
Sura 5:51 “O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.”
So they are not supposed to befriend Christians and Jews. A person deep in faith should follow what his religon says. But look at what many Southeast-Asians are doing. Doesn’t this make them “unjust” according to their god? If that is so, if they are treated “unjust” for their god just for befriending (nice) people, then why they follow this god?
And this verse also disproves that Islam is a peaceful religion which is being protrayed by many Islamic leaders. They kept trying to say Islam is peaceful. Really? Cannot befriend people? If not, would be treated as unjust? Isn’t that being anti-social? You call being anti-social = peaceful? No way!
So this is the verse that many terrorists are working on, claiming for their jihad or holy war/struggle. War against Jews and Christians because they cannot befriend us that is. Now, no wonder all these things are happening. And the Islamic leaders term these terrorists as “extremists”. What’s the defination of extremists? People who take religion too seriously? What’s wrong with taking religion seriously? IF it’s wrong, then means they’re following a (false) religion which shouldn’t be taken too seriously….
Think about it.
God of the Bible, God of Jesus, God of Holy Spirit, never ever condemns anyone. God loves the world, he loves every sinner, even Osama. And he did not say cannot befriend enemies. He said “Love your enemy as your neighbour.” See the contrast.
From this webpage: http://www.touchet1611.org/IslamReligionPeace.html
And how about Muhammad. He was not sinless (Sura 40:55); he had 16 wives and 6 ‘others’. Sura 4:3 forbids more than 4 wives; he never performed a single miracle (Sura 17:91-95). And what about his love for his people? He did not die for anyone. There is no personal relationship with him… HE IS DEAD!
Well, Jesus IS sinless, he didn’t have any wives. He performed MANY miracles. He so loved the world that he died for us. There IS a personal relationship with Him in us. And, he’s ALIVE! Amen!