When Allah in Koran has permitted pillage (or robbery), murder, enslaving and rape to advance Islam and eradicate infidelity or disbelief, lies and half truths - in promotion of Islam - never come in to conscience of Islamists and they are perfectly allowed. Especially, the present day reality of inferiority of Muslim nations with respect to infidel nations in regard to military strength, lies and half truths become very handy too. Finally, more importantly, - to poke more fun to at nose of infidels - these lies and half truths can be sold freely using concepts of infidels like freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Money for advertising such lies is never a problem too as Muslims are flush with petro dollars and there are plenty of clients for these petro dollars in non-Muslim majority nations.
In Australia, this is what Muslims are trying to do by raising billboards depicting Jesus as a Prophet of Islam, probably intended for double purpose of showing Islam as tolerant, inclusive and also for gaining new converts.
|One of many Muslim-erected billboards that have infuriated Christians|
But it does not tell the whole picture esp. about how different concept of Jesus in Islam is from concept of Jesus in Christianity .
It is never really difficult to see such lies if we read every day news coming from Islamic nations in the net where in Islamic Govt.s keep arresting Muslims who left Islam to Christianity and Christians accused of proselytizing for Christianity. Many Islamic nations simply ban other religions from propagating their faith in their countries. In to Saudi Arabia, you can not take crosses, Bibles and pictures of Jesus. Christians (for that matter, all non-Muslims) are forbidden to celebrate their festivals in public place.
[Note: To humiliate non-Muslims further, all these Islamic nations send billions of petro dollars for proselytizing in non-Muslim majority countries.]
Or for that matter, try to erect a billboard in an Islamic nation telling Jesus was crucified on cross and is the son of God! Reaction from Muslims and Islamic Government will be what we can only call intolerance -probably with charges of blasphemy on people responsible for those billboards.
So, should't what Muslims are saying in this billboard contradict what Islamic nations are practicing? Not exactly in terms of Islamic theology as Islam sees itself as the only true religion and final message with Jesus being one in line of Prophets sent by God to guide mankind and of course, Prophet Mohammad being the last, the seal of all Prophets and the greatest. In fact it insults Christianity further by saying that Jesus is not a son of God, blatantly lying on what constitutes Trinity and, ultimately, Jesus is not crucified on cross as the following verses say:
O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning Allah save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers,......... (4:171, Pickthall)
And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah's messenger - they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain. (4:157, Pickthall)
The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! "(9:30, Pickthall)Similar is the case with Bible when Muslims say they respect Bible. But which Bible? Bible that never existed. What Muslims do not tell is their belief of present day Bible being corrupted.
According to Muslims coming of Prophet Mohammad was mentioned in Bible but this was removed by Christians. Since, present day [or at any time] Bible never mentioned anything like it, Muslims claim that - as always with out any proof and like in numerous occasions - this was removed thus, Bible was corrupted. If one wants more proof, they can read about reports on Muslims in Pakistan demanding banning of Bible (here, here).
"From those, too, who call themselves Christians, We did take a covenant, but they forgot a good part of the message that was sent them: so we estranged them, with enmity and hatred between the one and the other, to the day of judgment. And soon will Allah show them what it is they have done." (5:14, Yusuf Ali)Such is the nature of Islam, as it exists in Koran, legalizing mocking of every other religion.
Muslim billboard campaign that declares Jesus a 'prophet of Islam' causes outrage
.........Jesus is sometimes invoked to assert some sort of commonality between Muslims and Christians, implying that Muslims, too, 'believe in Jesus'.
But Muslims, and the Koran, deny the central Christian beliefs of Jesus' divinity, crucifixion and resurrection.
Elsewhere on its website, Mypeace states that 'the Qur’an repeatedly reminds that Jesus was a human prophet sent by God, not part of God Himself'.
Julian Porteous, auxiliary bishop at the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, told the website: 'In Australia with its Christian heritage a billboard carrying the statement ‘Jesus A prophet of Islam’ is provocative and offensive to Christians.'
'Central to Christianity is the belief that Jesus Christ is more than a prophet,” he said.
'He is the Son of God. He is acclaimed Lord and Savior of humanity. This statement is a direct assault on Christian beliefs.'
Urging Mypeace to take down the posters, Bishop Porteous said that religions should avoid offending people of different faiths.}}}