Skip to comments.Gov. Rick Perry’s relationship with Muslims may set him apart
Posted on 08/15/2011 9:45:52 AM PDT by Nachum
Gov. Rick Perrys friendly relationship with some Texas Muslims was touted in a recent story on Salon.com.
While some other presidential candidates bring up concerns about American Muslims loyalty and decry Islamic law in the U.S., heres a Christian, Republican politician who initiated a teacher-training program on Islamic history and has been friends for years with the Aga Khan, head of an Islamic sect called Ismailis, Salon points out. Perry even laid the first brick at the groundbreaking ceremony for an Ismaili worship center in Plano in 2005.
According to Ismaili national spokesman Mahmoud Eboo, the premise of the Salon story is true, and despite criticism for his Christians-only prayer rally, Perry serves on behalf of all Texans regardless of race, color or faith.
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One mo time: advising people to read up on Aga Khan IV before commenting. He’s not your typical muslim.
Or he's just better at practicing Taqqiya.
They're part of the Sevener Movement (focus on the 7th Imam returning as the Mahdi).
For the most part they are extremely pacifistic the last few centuries ~ in some places they are persecuted as not being sufficiently Islamic.
You could have worse friends easily.
I am not worried about that one bit. Just because Gov. Perry has some Muslim friends means he’s an Islamic sympathizer, supports Sharia Law and wants to Islamicize America? I think not.
Not all Muslims are evil and the hatred for Muslims has to stop, and this is coming from a Christian. It is not helping our cause.
Perry is a Methodist (as was GWB) and the Methodists are among the most liberal protestant denominations -
which is why I am currently churchless
Gov. Perry should have the Islamic vote sewed up in the primaries, as long Gov. Christie stays out of the race.
Hunstman, Perry, Romney, Gingrich, Paul...too liberal.
Palin, Bachmann, Cain, Santorum, too conservative or not enough experience.
Gee, I guess we just better hunker down for 4 more years, huh?
If we continue to tout our own candidates’ negatives like this, that is exactly what will happen.
So this fantastically super-duper super Christian is willing to materially aid and abet a religion that specifically denies Jesus is the Son of the Living God. Having severe cognitive dissonance here ... have to walk away from this one till the noise in my head stops. Sounds just like a warning siren .....
“So this fantastically super-duper super Christian is willing to materially aid and abet a religion that specifically denies Jesus is the Son of the Living God.”
I fail to see the problem. Is he not the governor of all Texans?
“It is not helping our cause.”
‘’Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, and seize them,
beleaguer them and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war...” (Quran
9:5) || “O you who believe! Do not take the Jews and the Christians for
friends; for they are friends but of each other; and whoever amongst you
takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does
not guide the unjust people.” (Quran 5:51)
And whose cause is that? n/s
HatNBoots just lost me with the Moslim pandering schtick.
Another ‘Texan’ (who wants to be Pres) pandering to ‘the Religion of Peace’.
drip .. drip .. drip
Perry..An open borders muzzy lover? Now I have two good reasons to not to even consider him.
When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace.
If they accept and open their gates, all the people in it shall be subject to forced labor and shall work for you.
If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city.
When the LORD your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it.
As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder the LORD your God gives you from your enemies.
This is how you are to treat all the cities that are at a distance from you and do not belong to the nations nearby.
However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes.
Completely destroy themthe Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusitesas the LORD your God has commanded you.
Touche! Nice comeback, and indeed Rick Perry is the Governor of ALL Texans; Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, even people who worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
No problem on my part either. If you’re the POTUS, you’re the POTUS of ALL Americans, regardless of creed. That’s what American stands for.
And, the last time I checked, the Muslims weren’t the only religion in the Middle East that specifically denied that Jesus is the Son of the Living God. Hint: these folks go to synagogues.
“Not all Muslims are evil and the hatred for Muslims has to stop”
Read the Koran, verify the history, now 1,400+ years long, of Koranimals indulging their ‘inner MadMo’.
To know Islam is to loath, not fear, it.
Here is the best description of Islam ever written, by one of the Western Nations most notable leaders:
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.
The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.
No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.
— Sir Winston Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 [London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899]).
Pleae forgive my rendering your pleas for understanding of Islam moot, but Islam is understood by all who know it.
At the risk of irritating a certain hot dog ad agency for paraphrasing their ad, ISLAM - Know it, You’ll loath it.