Skip to comments.Pennsylvania Muslim lawmaker: Prayer in name of Jesus is “Islamophobic"
Posted on 03/27/2019 5:05:20 AM PDT by SJackson
Time for all Christians to convert to Islam. Anything else would offend."
Ibrahim Hooper, call your office: there was an outbreak of Islamophobia Monday at the Pennsylvania State Assembly. Luckily, Muslim state Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell was there to blow the whistle on this bigotry and hatred.
The Islamophobia, according to journalist Todd Starnes, was committed by another state Representative, Stephanie Borowicz, who prayed this to open a legislative session: Jesus, you are our only hope. At the name of Jesus, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Jesus, that you are Lord.
Johnson-Harrell was livid. The prayer, she declared was highly offensive to me, my guests, and other members of the House. In a statement, she added that the prayer blatantly represented the Islamophobia that exists among some leaders leaders that are supposed to represent the people. I came to the Capitol to help build bipartisanship and collaborations regardless of race or religion to enhance the quality of life for everyone in the Commonwealth.
There may be a real point in there. Rep. Borowiczs prayer may have been inappropriate in a setting in which not everyone present was Christian. We have, however, seen many imams say prayers at various legislative bodies that are not non-sectarian, but manifestly Islamic and even condemning of Jews and Christians, while the non-Muslim lawmakers stand with oblivious heads bowed.
But Islamophobic? This illustrates how absurd charges of Islamophobia are, and how any manifestation of faith other than Islam is sometimes seen as offensive to Muslims. We have seen this before. Buried in the concluding paragraphs of a Christmas Eve 2018 Washington Times report about Muslims in Uganda forcing Christians to convert to Islam was the extraordinary revelation that in that country, Muslims now consider any public statement of the Christian Faith to be a calculated insult to Muslims, for which they can justifiably exact revenge.
In June, the Times reported, a group of Muslims attacked Christian preachers in eastern Uganda during a crusade, where Christians publicly profess their faith and invite others to join. Muslims in the town accused the Christians of mocking Islam by publicly saying Jesus was the Son of God.
In response, said Christian pastor Moses Saku, the Muslims became violent: They became very angry and began throwing rocks at Christians, chanting Allah akbar. Many Christians were injured during the incident.
The Christians appealed to the Muslims to have respect for those of other faith; the Muslims responded with contempt. One Muslim, Abubakar Yusuf, declared: We have now declared a jihad against them. We are not going to allow anybody to despise Islamic teachings at their church or crusade. We will seek revenge.
How did the Christians despise Islamic teachings? By preaching aspects of Christianity, such as the divinity of Christ, that Islam denies. The Christians, knowing how delicate their situation was, would never have dreamed of actually saying something critical about Islam itself; but to the Muslims who heard them, just enunciating the tenets of their Christian faith was criticism enough. And they refused to stand for it.
That incident, and now Johnson-Harrells Islamophobia charge, are, or should be, sobering news for the comfortable Christians of the West who have made an idol out of interfaith dialogue and fastidiously avoid saying anything remotely critical about Islam, even as the Muslim persecution of Christians continues worldwide.
A few years ago, when jihadis attacked AFDIs Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas, some Christians castigated me for co-sponsoring and speaking at the event. They said that we were being needlessly provocative, poking Muslims in the eye, goading them, etc.
These charitable and enlightened Christians said that Christians should instead be deferential to others religious sensibilities. At the time, I responded to these people by explaining that giving in to violent intimidation (our event was a response to the jihad murder of the Charlie Hebdo Muhammad cartoonists in Paris) would only encourage more violent intimidation, and that given the fact that Muslims frequently found even basic expressions of Christian faith to be provocative, they were effectively cutting the ground out from under themselves and their children, making it impossible for them to practice Christianity in the future.
Movita Johnson-Harrell has now provided more proof that this was correct. By calling Borowiczs prayer Islamophobic, she is in effect saying that the public expression of the Christian Faith mocks Islam and despises Islamic teachings.
The lesson is clear. If the advice of the cosseted, suburban Western Christians who were excoriating me for the Garland event is to be heeded, Christians should make no public expression of their faith at all, and convert to Islam, so as to avoid mocking, provoking, and offending Muslims, and poking them in the eye.
And when it comes to it, that is most likely the exact thing that those Christians will do. Its already beginning: Pennsylvania House Minority Whip Jordan Harris, a Democrat (of course), stated: Let me be clear. I am a Christian. I spend my Sunday mornings in church worshiping and being thankful for all that I have. But in no way does that mean I would flaunt my religion at those who worship differently than I do. There is no room in our Capitol building for actions such as this, and its incredibly disappointing that todays opening prayer was so divisive.
So Harris says that Christians must not flaunt their religion. Not coincidentally, that is exactly what Islamic law says about Christians: that they should carry on their worship quietly, behind closed doors, and never make public display of it. Oh, and by the way, speaking of flaunting ones religion, Movita Johnson-Harrell wears a hijab. Harris is not on record objecting to that kind of flaunting ones religion.
The Christian Harris who deplores Rep. Borowiczs prayer should calm Movita Johnson-Harrells rage by converting to Islam and thus removing the source of her feelings of offense. Watch for it.
Our enemy knows our rules of engagement, and they will use them against us at every opportunity.
Japan has the right idea.
Just ban these people.
Pennsylvania Muslim lawmaker: Prayer in name of Jesus is Islamophobic” >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Get thee behind me, Satan!
Show not your faces in the halls of the free.
i have to say it.
There are people on this site through my many years here who have made jokes about Italians.
They are ITALIANOPHOBIC!!
And I want a written apology from each and every one.
Even though I thought the jokes were hysterical :)
Feel free to add to the list of #####phobias at will.
I’m preparing my lawsuit documents as we speak.
They start with “forget about it!”
It’s not Islamophobic. It is, very simply, Christian. If they do not like to live in a Christian country, they should leave. They are the most intolerant people on the planet. If you disagree with them, they attack you physically.
Right there is the “Face” of the Democratic Party...
Then you are ashamed of Jesus and He will be ashamed of you when you meet Him.
"Islamophobia" is an irrational fear of Islam. I have no such fear. I have an intense hatred of Islam.
Yeah I saw this.
Time to peaceably oppose these people in public.
Beauty offends the beast.
Hey Movita...guilty as charged you muslim piece of pig excrement. Please just FOAD.
The definition of” islamophobic” is one who is afraid of islamist.I know of no fear of Islamist in the Christian community. They detest them but don’t fear them a bit. They all will never have eternal life because Jesus is the Savior and you must accept that to be saved. Otherwise it’s “dirt nap” . Life is short but death is for a really long time.
Fixed that for ya paisano. =;^)
And it needs to shave it's mustache.
Jesus is one of Islams prophet. Should not be a problem.
So is prayer to Allah Christophobic?
Prayer in the name of Jesus began more than 500 years before Mohammed was born.
So, bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Wrong!
Japan bans Muslims? Hardly.
According to japanfocus.org, as of 2009 there were 30 to 40 single-story mosques in Japan plus another 100 or more apartment rooms set aside for prayers in the absence of more suitable facilities. 90% of these mosques use the 2nd floor for religious activities and the first floor as a halal shop (Imported food; mainly from Indonesia and Malaysia), due to financial problems, as membership is too low to cover the expenses. Most of these Mosques have only a capacity of 30 to 50 people.List of mosques in Japan
“Japan has the right idea.
Just ban these people.”
Lucky Japan.....they are smarter then our government thanks to the likes of Teddy Kennedy (who got it through that if a foreign person touches his little toe on American soil, they are in with all the bennies) and all the dems who have screwed up our immigration system.
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