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Australian Muslim billboard campaign angers Christians
jpost.com ^ | 6/5/11 | staff

Posted on 06/05/2011 11:21:02 AM PDT by Nachum

Advertisement by group Mypeace, reading "Jesus, a Prophet of Islam," labeled by Catholic bishop "a direct assault on Christian beliefs."

A billboard campaign in Australia launched by a Muslim group in the country caused outrage among some of Sydney's Christians, upset by advertisements reading "Jesus, a Prophet of Islam," the London Daily Mail reported on Saturday. One Catholic bishop said that the posters were a "direct assault on Christian beliefs."

The group, called Mypeace, claims that the campaign was made to encourage awareness about Islam, and correct some misconceptions the public may have regarding the religion. The group said the signs will be up for four weeks before being placed on city buses.

Some other slogans posted include: "Holy Qur'an: The Final Testament" and "Muhammad: Mercy to Mankind."

According to the group's website, one of the billboards was vandalized a day after it first appeared.

Julian Porteous, auxiliary bishop at the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, urged Mypeace to take down the advertisements, saying religions should not offend people of different faiths.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australian; billboard; campaign; jesusprophetofislam; muslim; muslimjesus
All your Jesus belong to us
1 posted on 06/05/2011 11:21:14 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Slight problem with the chronology there, muslims.


2 posted on 06/05/2011 11:23:09 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nachum

"OFF WITH THEIR .... oh. Nevermind."

3 posted on 06/05/2011 11:34:31 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Nachum
Non-Muslims can just use this campaign to their advantage:

Jesus, a Prophet of Islam (Yes He was a Jew!)

Holy Qur'an: The Final Testament (After we kill all the Jews and Christians)

Muhammad: Mercy to Mankind (Only when you turn to Islam)

4 posted on 06/05/2011 11:37:31 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Nachum
East billboard response.

Bible says "Satin is the great deceiver"
Koran says "Allah is the great deceiver"

Enough said!
5 posted on 06/05/2011 11:40:31 AM PDT by glaseatr (Father of a Marine, Uncle of SGT Adam Estep. A Co. 2/5 Cav. KIA Thurs April 29, 2004 Baghdad Iraq)
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To: Nachum
Easy billboard response.

Bible says "Satin is the great deceiver"
Koran says "Allah is the great deceiver"

Enough said!
6 posted on 06/05/2011 11:40:49 AM PDT by glaseatr (Father of a Marine, Uncle of SGT Adam Estep. A Co. 2/5 Cav. KIA Thurs April 29, 2004 Baghdad Iraq)
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To: Nachum

They only put it up to stir up someone enough to file suit. The muslims know the current PC will bankroll their poor widdle hurt feelers. It’s all about the $$$$.


7 posted on 06/05/2011 11:42:40 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Nachum
No worries, mates. Christians are so bogged down in their faith that they won't defend themselves. Muzzies know it and expect it.

"If you strike me down, Darth......"....Pssst! It's only a movie!

8 posted on 06/05/2011 11:43:19 AM PDT by stboz
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To: Nachum

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/the_coming_of_the_mahdi.html


9 posted on 06/05/2011 11:43:32 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: glaseatr
Does the Koran really say “Allah is the great deceiver”?
10 posted on 06/05/2011 11:44:00 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Nachum

What misconceptions do they speak of???


11 posted on 06/05/2011 11:46:48 AM PDT by pennyfarmer (Even a RINO will chew its foot off when caught in a trap.)
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To: Ditter
Allah is the best of deceivers
12 posted on 06/05/2011 11:52:58 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Nachum
Gotta watch out for those

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

13 posted on 06/05/2011 12:12:22 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Nachum

Counter it with a billboard that reads, “mohammed is a grease pit of pig fat.”


14 posted on 06/05/2011 12:12:33 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (An election is not a (national) suicide pact.)
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To: Nachum

I don’t recall Jesus telling His followers to behead the infidels who don’t believe in Him as Savior of the world.


15 posted on 06/05/2011 12:19:54 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Nachum
The proper response is to counter with “Jesus, omnipotent God incarnate in the flesh” billboards.

Maybe a few “No man comes to the father but by me” and “Jesus. There is no other name under heaven and earth whereby ye must be saved” billboards.

16 posted on 06/05/2011 12:27:27 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Nachum
Come on, guys, what are we worried about.

We as Christians are believers in a religion confirmed by history and sanctified by Divine revelation. Our faith can be defended by logic as well and nature.

We're afraid of Muslims, a religion concocted by a demonically influenced fanatic!
Let Muslims praise Jesus. We should use the opportunity to tell Muslims the true story of Jesus. And not only should we tell Muslims about Jesus, we should tell our own people whose knowledge of the faith is weak or incomplete.

We should debate Muslims. But I have a word of caution. If we debate Muslims, we must not only be grounded in the apologetics of our faith, we must understand the basics of Islam. In particular, we must learn to argue as they argue. We need to know that Sunnis argue by analogy and Shia by deductive logic.
We have to return to the learning that was common in the early days of the Christian Church.

If the Bishop is afraid of Islamic argument, let me pose a question to him: would St Thomas be afraid of Islamic arguments?

17 posted on 06/05/2011 12:32:49 PM PDT by quadrant (1o)
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To: Nachum

So when will I be able to put up Christian billboards in Muslim countries? And if Muslims should become the majority in any present day Christian country why should I think that I would be treated any different than the Christians in today’s Muslim countries?


18 posted on 06/05/2011 12:34:32 PM PDT by Petrosius
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To: Nachum

Many ‘religious’ cults and sects have attempted to co-op Jesus because they realize that His name is a magnet. Jesus warned of this over 2,000 years ago. That Christian/Jew- hating Muslims are trying to use the name of Jesus to justify their satanic ‘religion’ started by a tribal warlord centuries after Jesus was on earth is hardly a shock. However, it is annoying. They will fail with this ploy. Jesus has no relation to the ‘jihadist’ wearing a bomb-vest and screaming about “Allah’ as he pulls the cord and detonates the bomb, killing himself and others who simply had the misfortune to be near the Muslim practicing jihadism. Maybe its just me but I don’t believe God is pleased. I also don’t believe that heaven is a brothel for murderers to enjoy as a ‘reward’ for murder, but again, that’s just me.


19 posted on 06/05/2011 12:36:43 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Ditter
Does the Koran really say “Allah is the great deceiver”?

According to to the mighty and glorious Allah, it is necessary and preferable to deceive "non believers".
Even he knew that nobody would convert to Islam if they knew the true nature of their religion.
20 posted on 06/05/2011 12:43:57 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: Nachum

I think we ought to riot and burn down mosques over this.


21 posted on 06/05/2011 12:54:08 PM PDT by Kenton (Just my $0.02 worth...)
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To: Nachum

we wish our Jesus belong to everybody


22 posted on 06/05/2011 1:18:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: glaseatr

(Allah) said: “O Iblis (Satan)! What is your reason for not being among the prostrators?” [Iblis (Satan)] said: “I am not the one to prostrate myself to a human being, whom You created from sounding clay of altered black smooth mud.” (Allah) said: “Then, get out from here, for verily, you are Rajim (an outcast or a cursed one).” [Tafsir At-Tabari] “And verily, the curse shall be upon you till the Day of Recompense (i.e. the Day of Resurrection).” [Iblis (Satan)] said: “O my Lord! Give me then respite till the Day they (the dead) will be resurrected.” Allah said: “Then, verily, you are of those reprieved, Till the Day of the time appointed.” [Iblis (Satan)] said: “O my Lord! Because YOU MISLED ME, I shall indeed adorn the path of error for them (mankind) on the earth, and I shall mislead them all. Except Your chosen, (guided) slaves among them.” (Allah) said: “This is the Way which will lead straight to Me. Certainly, you shall have no authority over My slaves, except those who follow you of the Ghawin (Mushrikun and those who go astray, criminals, polytheists, and evil-doers, etc.). And surely, Hell is the promised place for them all. It (Hell) has seven gates, for each of those gates is a (special) class (of sinners) assigned.” S. 15:32-44

Jn 8:39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
Jn 8:40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
Jn 8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, [even] God.
Jn 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
Jn 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? [even] because ye cannot hear my word.
Jn 8:44 Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Jn 8:45 And because I tell [you] the truth, ye believe me not.
Jn 8:46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
Jn 8:47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear [them] not, because ye are not of God.
Jn 8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
Jn 8:49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.
Jn 8:50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
Jn 8:51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
Jn 8:52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.
Jn 8:53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
Jn 8:54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:
Jn 8:55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.
Jn 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw [it], and was glad.
Jn 8:57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
Jn 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Jn 8:59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.


23 posted on 06/05/2011 2:16:39 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: Ditter

see post 23


24 posted on 06/05/2011 2:18:37 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: Petrosius
Probably not anytime soon, but that's no excuse for doing nothing.

I seem to remember a part of the Bible that relates God command. If you preach and no one listens, then the guilt is on them. If you refuse to preach, the guilt is on you.

If you're a non-Muslim in a Muslim majority country, expect to be treated as a dhimmi. That's still no excuse for inaction.

25 posted on 06/05/2011 3:39:14 PM PDT by quadrant (1o)
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