Skip to comments.Need Help Freepers: Questions for Islamic cleric
Posted on 07/11/2005 10:01:47 AM PDT by Infantry Grunt 1968-69
In a couple of weeks our Sunday School class will have some kind of Islamic cleric as a guest. Just thought you guys could provide a few appropriate questions to ask this man from the religion of peace. Just an FYI, some in the class are liberal anti-Bushers and want to "understand" why they hate us. I know I can count on you.
1st thing is ask if he is armed
Why does the vast majority of Islam remain silent when innocents are slaughtered?
Ask if amputations and beheadings are strictly reserved for after Friday prayers.
or find some quotes in the koran about how it's ok to kill infidels and ask him how he interprets these passages.
Point out that maybe it means both, but the Koran definitely says it is the former. So ask him: how can we tell whena Muslim says: "jihad" he means the latter, not the former.
Ask him what the lumps are around his waist and why there are wires protruding from his robe.
first find a reformed body then leave!
Muslims come in different sects just like Christians. It's going to be like asking a Baptist what the Mormons are doing.
Ask him why there is enough religion in the world to incite war, and not enough religion to instill peace.
Here's what I was told by an Iranian Muslim -- what's located in the center at Mecca is the alter on which the sacrifice required by Abraham was to be made. The alter was moved to Mecca? I didn't ask a lot of questions. At the time (pre 9/11) I only had a passing interest in the story, so I wouldn't bet the farm on all of it ... but I do know the building in the center of Mecca is connected to Abraham.
My concern is cultures have myths they live by -- myths that get incorporated in ways that aren't challenged. And near absolute authority is one of those... Each Imam has the power to sentence a person to death. This doesn't exist in modern religions. When UBL wanted permission to nuke the US, he didn't have to get "permission" beyond the equivalent of a parish priest. Frightening. It implies worse.
Too many ideas have gone unchallenged in the middle east - and within their xenophobic cultures, it's fine, well, fine until they come in contact with others. Then it's deadly. Lots of puzzle pieces to be put together - but this I know -- understanding the enemy opens up one more level we can fight them on...
What is the policy of Islam towards apostates? And if they renounce Islam for a second time, what is the policy then?
The Koran says it is acceptable (or is it recommended?) to mislead and lie to infidels. Does he agree with this? Are you (and the rest) unclean and therefore can be lied to about intentions?
What is jihad? It'll make him uncomfortable, but if he says self improvement, then you can ask "Why does the news refer to the war as a Jihad? I don't understand."
Assuming that he's an American Muslim, ask him if he agrees that it's okay to shoot at American troops in Iraq.
If Mohammad is greater than Christ, can you name one miracle ever did?
Make him squirm right away.
Ask if Jews have a right to exist and practice their religion?
Ask why it's ok to burn Bibles in Saudi Arabia- and allow NO other religion- but it's not ok if the West does it?
Ask if the regular everyday Muslim would mind if Islam took over the world as the result of terrorism? Do they really have a problem with the 'means' if the 'end' is what they want?
Ask how they can be a 'good Muslim' if they don't follow the Koran in killing all infidels.
If he's not out the door with the first one, he won't last long.
"Run from that church as fast as possible....there are no questions that you need to ask!!!"
Excellent advice. You beat me to it.
Bump! I was going to ask this question.
Right in front of the ladies, ask him how many virgins are suitable for his eternal pleasure.
Why is it that for a Muslim to achieve his fullest potential in the sciences, arts, or medicine, he must leave the Muslim world?
Why is Christianity not tolerated in many Muslim countries? It is illegal in those countries to open a new church, for example, or seek new adherents, in order for the religion to die off.
Why is it that pretty much anyone can claim to be an imam and speak for the entire Muslim world, and people take him seriously?
If Islam is such a marvelous religion, philosphy, and way of life, why are there so many Islamic countries (as opposed to a single massive Muslim Utopia), and why do those countries fight such bloody wars with each other?
Why isn't there an Islamic satellite, space probe, or capacity for space launch?
Why are defenders of the Islamic faith so fond of quoting that there are "1.2 billion" of them? If there really are so many, how can the Muslim world be so backward?
How can Muslims claim to fear the West as "Crusaders", suggesting some sort of historical consciousness, yet be entirely ignorant of the Muslim role in provoking the Crusades?
Still thinking...maybe more later...
"If Mohammad is greater than Christ, can you name one miracle ever did?"
made a sheep run faster than a speeding bullet when he approcached it from behind
Ask one of the women in the audience to shake his hand.
They came to some very important agreements concerning the issuance of fatwahs ~
This is roughly equivalent to a meeting of the Pope, John Hagge, the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, and the Patriarch of Constantinople for the purpose of deciding on a common theme, but without the attendance of the the Identity Church (the guys into neo-nazi stuff).
The Salafi continue to be a problem.
Ask him how Islam treats apostates, and homosexuals.
Ask him to explain the difference between Dar al Islam (house of submission/peace) and Dar al Harb (house of war, i.e. the land that Muslims do not control yet)
Ask him why women must cover their bodies
Ask him how many wives Muhummad had, and what age they were (hint: one of them was 9 years old, yes nine, when the marriage was consummated)
Ask him why women get less from an inheritance than a man
Ask him if there is doctrinal basis for the alleged Muslim terrorism.
Ask him what Wahabiism is.
Ask him what a dhimmi is.
Follow it up with what rights they have.
Ask him why those rights are less than those of Muslims.
Ask him what rights a pagan has.
I could go on, but those should keep him busy.
There are many different kinds of Christians too.
We have the Bible in common.
Muslims have the Koran.
The KORAN is the problem.
Also ask him why conversion from Islam is punishable by death in many countries, and why many in others are committed to insane asylums (recent case in Egypt).
Then ask him how he'll feel, while in Hell, realizing that Allah is just an evil fiction, created to dupe masses of morons.
Then ask him what time his flight is scheduled, back to Mooland.
Ask him if he's prepared to meet Jesus at the day of judgment.
Ask him if he thinks churches ought to be opened in the middle east. If he says yes, ask him what he's doing to make it happen.
Ask him why Islam is based on fear, and Christianity is based on love.
Ask him if Muslims really go to "heaven" when they really didn't get to make a choice about which God they'd serve.
Ask him about the Aposticism Wars, where the nut jobs of Mohammed (after his death) butchered half the tribes of Arabia who decided they no longer wanted to be moooslems.
Ask him about how they burned the Library of Alexandria to fire up the bath houses of Alexandria for 3 months.
Ask him why they insist on building their satan's houses on top of everyone elses churches, temples and synogogues.
Ask him why they named a mountain range: the Hindu Kush, land of dead Hindus.
Ask him why the arab word for black man is the same as the arab word for slave.
Well, last year, the distinguished Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes proposed a few questions a litmus test of sorts. Useful questions, he said, might include: Do you condone or condemn those who give up their lives to kill enemy civilians? Will you condemn the likes of al Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah by name as terrorist groups? Is jihad, meaning a form of warfare, acceptable in today's world? Do you accept the validity of other religions? Should non-Muslims enjoy completely equal civil rights with Muslims? Do you accept the legitimacy of scholarly inquiry into the origins of Islam? Who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks? Do you accept that institutions that fund terrorism should be shut down?
Some more that I would add:
Do you support CAIR? Can you account for your mosques financial spending? Am I a kafir, and if so, according to your korap, is it ok to kill me? Why are there no churches in saudi arabia? Is your mosque funded with saudi funds as are 90% of them in the USA? Do you support the lituature that is presented in their mosques? Like this one :
How the Saudi's are spreading the kingdoms hatred in the USA. MUST READ!
Do you support/ teach the wahabbi sect of islam? Why are you really here in the states? Did you eat, dance/ praise the 9/11 attacks? Would you turn in your muslim brothers/ sisters if you have any knowledge of them assiting/ carrying out an attack against infidels?
Man, I could go on, but I have to work. Pitty.
In another thread, in response to my "not all Muslims should be treated like terrorists" sentiment, "Marine Uncle" wrote some very thoughtful comments explaining why their faith is in many ways centuries behind Judaism and Christianity, and about how each of the three regards the others. Please read it:
And on the lighter side of things:
If he tells you that killing innocents is wrong, ask if non-muslims, specifically Christians and Jews, may be considered "innocents".
It's interesting that muslims only condemned the London bombings when they found out that other muslims were killed in them.
(Bring pork rinds to pass around.)
Ask him how many islamic "charities" set up soup kitchens that feed none-islamic poor, without demanding conversions.
Also, ask him if jihad bombings are suspended during rhamadan under islam.
His answer will be yes. Now try this question: Exist as freemen not as Dhimmies?
Gads, like you need an answer...it's all because of the Jeewws! /sarcasm
Great questions. I'm impressed.
Thought of another one too...
Ask why Islamic clerics come to Christian meetings to 'educate' us, but Christian preachers and priests are never invited to Mosques to 'educate' Muslims.
Ask why, if Moos get their rags in knots over supposed "desecration" of their murder-book, the biggest desecrator of the murder-book is Saudi Arabia - yet we never hear about that?
Yes, the Saudi Moos will actually shred and destroy Korans that aren't printed there, if found.
Hard to believe? Here's my source.
Go get 'em.
Does he believe that the perpetrators of the terrorist acts on 9/11 and in London will go to paradise?
Isn't it true that Islam is the ONLY religion whose sacred teachings preach expansion by the sword?
There are 2 to start with.
That's like one of those riddles. Whether he's lying or telling the truth, he's going to say that lying to infidels is not acceptable.
What should be asked is "If I asked you if you believe it is ok to lie to infidels, would you say 'yes?'"
That would force him to tell the truth. If he believes lying is ok, he would say 'no', so that would force him to say "yes, i would say yes," which he wouldn't. If he does NOT believe lying is ok, he would say 'no, i would not say yes' and would be telling the truth.