Sunday, 26 June 2011
Today They’re Reading the Qur’an in Church
There is no room for the cross in Islam. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.
Interfaith Alliance is an American organisation that claims to be Christian. Recently, it has been trying to bring about reconciliation between Muslims offended by the burning of a Qur’an (which, of course, was an unnecessary provocation) and Christians. The organisation aims to make amends for the distress caused to Muslims by inviting them to read the Qur’an in churches today (26 June).
This is not the first time that non-Christian doctrines have been proclaimed in churches. For several years, some churches have for instance celebrated Charles Darwin.
Like Darwinian evolution, Islam does not accept essential Christian dogmas, such as the trinity, Jesus’ atoning death or His resurrection.
According to the Hadiths or collections of oral traditions about the life of the prophet Muhammad, Muslims have the right to use falsehood in order to spread Islam and even kill those who forsake Islam.
The Qur'an’s view of women is not very enlightening, either. Husbands have the right to beat their wives, for instance: “But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance - [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them.” (Qur’an 4:34).
It is very doubtful whether Muslims will let Christians read the Bible in mosques. While removing tension between religions is commendable, reading the Qur’an in churches will hardly solve anything.
A Project of Interfaith Alliance and Human Rights First. Opposing bigotry towards Islam.
Slick, Matt. 2011. Interfaith Alliance and Islam. Carm.org.