Thursday, September 16, 2010
Imam Feisel Rauf Interview on CNN
I always like to listen to both sides of a story and like to encourage others to do the same. I don’t completely trust this Imam, and I think to some degree he is a hypocrite. But I am inclined to believe that he is not an islamofascist, but rather a puppet of the New World Order.
He believes, like George W. Bush, Barack Obama and others that there are many paths to heaven. This “mosque” is to him like a Muslim version of the YMCA, where Muslims different sects of Islam can come together as a community and resolve their differences. The proposed “Islamic Center” would even, he says, contain “a prayer space for Jews and Christians”. He wants to build bridges between religions.
In some sense, I agree with him about the building of bridges. We do need to have an honest dialogue with those whom we disagree. I agree that Jesus taught us to love our enemies and to turn the other cheek. I agree that many Christians have lost sight of this during the course of the debate on this issue.
The hypocrisy comes in when he says we need to have separation of church and state, while at the same time he has been given taxpayers’ money (by both Bush and Obama see part 4 of the video) to go around the world promoting his particular form of Islam.
It is interesting that Rauf now says that he wouldn’t have built the mosque at that location if had known that this controversy would have taken place. As I said on a previous post, the Rockefellers donated to the project. Did they do this on purpose to stir up animosity and distract people from the real issues we need to be concerned about? Or was this just a case of wanting to promote progressive, watered-down religion? Either way, the Imam is either in with them on their plans to establish a New World Order or he is just a dupe.
As I have said before, Islam is not a way to salvation. Belief in Jesus Christ as God’s Only Begotten Son is essential for salvation. The Imam mentioned that he wants “Jews to be perfect Jews” and “Christians to be perfect Christians”. But he doesn’t understand that standard of Christianity is much higher than anything he can conceive of. Without the shed blood of Jesus Christ, we would all be destined for hell, because no sin at all can exist in the presence of God.