Skip to comments.Martyrs wanted
Posted on 09/02/2006 12:28:50 PM PDT by cusack7080
I was planning to maintain a tasteful silence about the forced conversion of Fox newsmen Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig. I expressed my gratitude at their release, and was going to let the humiliating subject lie.Others havent, however, so lets go: Centanni and Wiig -- abducted, bound and blindfolded by armed Islamic terrorists in Gaza -- were told they had to convert to Islam.They did so.They later said nice things about the Palestinian cause while still in the custody of Palestinian terrorist leaders. There was some premature debate among armchair heroes on the Internet about whether they should have done this......
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Open question to the forum: we have been discussing whether a forced conversion is "valid" in both Islam and Judeo-Christianity. My question is, if one refuses to convert and dies a martyr, is there any "special" dispensation? Let's say one is a sinner and has not been to confession for a long time previous . . . .
Have the newsman & cameraman RENOUNCED the islamic lies yet?
God knows the number of every sparrow, and the number of hairs on your head. I believe he knows your heart as well. While the pain of uttering a forced conversion would weigh heavily on my soul, I also believe God would want me to live to fight another day, with the hope of being released in order to fight again.
Not being a religious person, I'd probably say anything I had to to survive. I certainly wouldn't condemn them for the same, but it baffles me why anyone should think a "tasteful silence" is an appropriate response to such a barbarity on the part of their captors.
It's time to make immigrants and visa-applicants sign a form disavowing the objectionable parts of Islam before entering the country or becoming citizens.
"I hate to think what would be going through my head if I got abducted, but I feel that if I converted under duress, I would be betraying my faith if not to God, then at least to the west."
They did what they had to do to stay alive. Refusing a forced conversion because of those sick pukes wouldnt have done them any good.
I'm just glad they were released with their heads attached to their bodies.
"They did so."
No, they didn't.
What nonsense. They served their own reverence for life by doing what they had to do to stay alive.
I think that any individual from a country that operates under Sharia law should be banned from entering this county. The laws are totally contrary to the US laws and constitution that adaptation and assimilation to them is unlikely.
Haven't they by their conversion, forced or otherwise, justified the actions of their abductors? I wonder how many of the abductors' co-religionists felt a tinge of contentment that these two westerners "submitted".
Im thinking they believe that the forced conversion was just that... forced and it meant nothing except they got to live.
"Have they RENOUNCED"
And I doubt that they will.
I agree. Had it been my husband, I wouldnt have cared if he admitted to being the Lord Himself, if it meant he would stay alive.
I have given this much thought.
We all can talk tough in the safty of our home, but how would we really handle this?
I would like to tell them that I will show you how a Christian dies and try to die a honorable death in the knowlegde that I have served my God and Country well. I wouldnt cry or beg, because this would give those cowwards what they want.
DEATH TO ISLAM....ISLAM IS DEATH.....
I don't believe their confession was valid in the eyes of God. He's a little smarter than that.
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