The Desecration of the National Cathedral by American Muslims and Liberal “Christians”

Leave it to many of our Christian leaders to lead us over the cliff – or in this case, off a “bridge”. So it is with the inter-faith crowd. Reverend Susan Russell has written a glowing tribute to the National Cathedral for hosting the Friday Jumu’ah prayers last week. Her article appears in the Huffington Post.

“Due to the marvels of modern technology, this morning I was able to sit in my living room in Southern California and watch the livestream of the service of Muslim Friday Prayers (Jumu’ah) from that very National Cathedral in a service that emphasized the “all” in “all people.”

Here is one of the comments I contributed to the HuffPo reader thread:

“As Pastor Russell goes on about the “all”, she should read Sura 1 verses 1-7 which was recited in the service and is recited in daily prayers every day multiple times. It asks God to show them the path and not the path of those who have incurred His wrath (Jews) or those who have lost their way (Christians). Though Jews and Christians are not specifically mentioned in the verses, one of the most widely accepted hadiths quotes the Prophet Mohammad as explaining to one of his followers who they specifically refer to.

wash national cathedral mosqueThe Imam in the service also partially recited a verse from the Koran. What he left out was the parts that condemned Christians.

Do your homework, Pastor Russell.”

More on that point here.

Then there was this:

“As I listened to their words of hope and encouragement to all who strive to build bridges across differences I remembered these words of Dr. Maher Hathout – the great Muslim leader and interfaith ally of All Saints Church here in Pasadena: “God does not belong to any religion. All religions belong to God.” And I felt hopeful. And I felt grateful.”

To which I commented:

“Maher Hathout is one of 200 Muslim leaders who received the Freedom Pledge Letter in 2009 and again in 2012. It is a simple statement that American apostates from Islam should not be harmed. In my presence in 2012 he denied receiving the letter, which I then gave to him. Six months later at the MPAC conference (at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena no less), I asked him why he hadn’t signed it. He told me that there was no such death penalty for apostasy in Islam (a blatant lie) and that nobody was going to tell him what to sign.”

Details on those two exchanges can be seen here and here.

Inter-faith events in theory are good, but all too often are led by activist or gullible pastors and rabbis teamed with imams who lie through their teeth about how peaceful Islam is and how much they respect their fellow Abrahamaic faiths. In that respect, they are extremely dangerous in that they lull Christians and Jews to sleep.

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About the author

Gary Fouse

Born 1945 in Los Angeles. Currently employed since 1998 as adjunct teacher at University of California at Irvine Ext. teaching English as a second language.
Education: BS in Police Science and Administration California State University at Los Angeles (1970)
Master of Education at University of Virginia (1993)
Served three years in US Army Military Police Corps at Erlangen, Germany 1966-68.
1970-1973- Criminal Investigator with US Customs
1973-1995 Criminal Investigator with Drug Enforcement Administration. Stationed in Los Angeles, Bangkok, Milan, Italy, Pittsburgh and Office of Training, FBI Academy, Quantico, Va until retirement.
Author of Erlangen-An American's History of a German Town-University Press of America 2005
The Story of Papiamentu-A Study in Slavery and Language, University Press of America, 2002
The Languages of the Former Soviet Republics-Their History and Development, University Press of America, 2000

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