Radical Islam, US Army & vs Ahmadiyya Islam on Christmas

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Radical Islam, US Army & vs Ahmadiyya Islam on Christmas

At Gate­way Pun­dit Jim Hoft brings us a story of yet another tol­er­ant Imam:

When you say: “Merry Christ­mas,” you are say­ing: “Con­grat­u­la­tions on your false reli­gion,” “Con­grat­u­la­tions on your false under­stand­ing of life.” You are con­grat­u­lat­ing them on the most evil of poly­the­ism and heresy.

As Ibn Qayyim said, this is worse than for­ni­ca­tion, drink­ing alco­hol, and killing some­one, because you are approv­ing of the biggest crime every com­mit­ted by the chil­dren of Adam – polytheism.

Pam Geller nailed it:

More inter­faith dia­logue and mutual understanding

But at least they are in line with some in the US Army

Two weeks ago, a rou­tine meet­ing was held at the Mis­sis­sippi base with var­i­ous lead­ers of the 158th Infantry Brigade. Dur­ing the meet­ing, they dis­cussed an upcom­ing Christ­mas foot­ball tour­na­ment. The equal oppor­tu­nity offi­cer imme­di­ately objected to the usage of the word “Christmas.”

Our equal oppor­tu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tive stopped the brief­ing and told us that we can’t say Christ­mas,” the sol­dier told me. “Almost the entire room blew up. Every­body was frus­trated. The equal oppor­tu­nity rep told our com­man­der that not every­one cel­e­brates Christ­mas and we couldn’t say Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tion. It had to be hol­i­day celebration.”

The sol­dier said there was a brief, but heated dis­cus­sion about polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness. At one point, the equal oppor­tu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tive tried to deflect the crit­i­cism by point­ing out it was the Army’s rules – not hers.

But appar­ently this ban on Christ­mas embraced by this Imam & the “equal oppor­tu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tive” of the Army is not shared by all as evi­denced by this e-​mail I received this week. Sub­ject line Merry Christmas:

My friends, I wish you very merry Christ­mas, happy hol­i­days & a very pros­per­ous new year.May God bless you & your fam­i­lies with health wealth pros­per­ity & long use­ful lives.Amin. Sin­cerely Bashir U Mehmud & family.

You might remem­ber the name Bashir Mehmud if you were read­ing this site back in Aug of 2010.

His ser­mon was a no non­sense one about the start of Ramadan next Wednes­day and the need for spir­i­tual renewal, the rewards of fast­ing and the need to avoid sin and temp­ta­tion. The basic thrust of the ser­mon could have been given in any Catholic Church in prepa­ra­tion for Lent. He also asked the con­gre­ga­tion to pray for the mem­bers of their com­mu­nity that were killed in the May 28th Mosque Attacks. (Their Branch of Islam the Ahmadiyya Mus­lim Com­mu­nity are rejected by many main­stream Mus­lim groups). His ser­mon also touched on a denounce­ment of vio­lence. Not sur­pris­ing as his sect has been the tar­get of rad­i­cal Islam

We spoke for 45 min­utes after the ser­vice. He has lived in Fitch­burg for almost 30 years and has seen the change in the town. His opin­ions on the direc­tion of the city and the cul­tural decay of the coun­try could have been said by my mother.

He has since retired but the local Mosque remains the same, and the most hope­ful sight you can see in Fitch­burg is every 4th of July where you see this.

Did you ever think you’d see the day when an Islamic Sect is more friendly toward Christ­mas than a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the US Army?

Under any other admin­is­tra­tion I would not have believed it.

At Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft brings us a story of yet another tolerant Imam:

When you say: “Merry Christmas,” you are saying: “Congratulations on your false religion,” “Congratulations on your false understanding of life.” You are congratulating them on the most evil of polytheism and heresy.

As Ibn Qayyim said, this is worse than fornication, drinking alcohol, and killing someone, because you are approving of the biggest crime every committed by the children of Adam – polytheism.

Pam Geller nailed it:

More interfaith dialogue and mutual understanding

But at least they are in line with some in the US Army

Two weeks ago, a routine meeting was held at the Mississippi base with various leaders of the 158th Infantry Brigade. During the meeting, they discussed an upcoming Christmas football tournament. The equal opportunity officer immediately objected to the usage of the word “Christmas.”

“Our equal opportunity representative stopped the briefing and told us that we can’t say Christmas,” the soldier told me. “Almost the entire room blew up. Everybody was frustrated. The equal opportunity rep told our commander that not everyone celebrates Christmas and we couldn’t say Christmas celebration. It had to be holiday celebration.”

The soldier said there was a brief, but heated discussion about political correctness. At one point, the equal opportunity representative tried to deflect the criticism by pointing out it was the Army’s rules – not hers.

But apparently this ban on Christmas embraced by this Imam & the “equal opportunity representative” of the Army is not shared by all as evidenced by this e-mail I received this week.  Subject line Merry Christmas:

My friends, I wish you very merry Christmas, happy holidays & a very prosperous new year.May God bless you & your families with health wealth prosperity & long useful lives.Amin. Sincerely Bashir U Mehmud & family.

You might remember the name Bashir Mehmud if you were reading this site back in Aug of 2010.

His sermon was a no nonsense one about the start of Ramadan next Wednesday and the need for spiritual renewal, the rewards of fasting and the need to avoid sin and temptation. The basic thrust of the sermon could have been given in any Catholic Church in preparation for Lent. He also asked the congregation to pray for the members of their community that were killed in the May 28th Mosque Attacks. (Their Branch of Islam the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are rejected by many mainstream Muslim groups). His sermon also touched on a denouncement of violence. Not surprising as his sect has been the target of radical Islam

We spoke for 45 minutes after the service. He has lived in Fitchburg for almost 30 years and has seen the change in the town. His opinions on the direction of the city and the cultural decay of the country could have been said by my mother.

He has since retired but the local Mosque remains the same, and the most hopeful sight you can see in Fitchburg is every 4th of July where you see this.

Did you ever think you’d see the day when an Islamic Sect is more friendly toward Christmas than a representative of the US Army?

Under any other administration I would not have believed it.