Jesus Akbar

Recently a Yale theologian, Miroslav Volf, came to a Christian school, Lipscomb University, and talked about how Islam and Christianity can live in harmony and respect. He is part of a new industry in America, Christians constructing beautiful lies about Islam. Fundamentally, he says that we all worship the same god.

Volf says, “one of the best ways for people of different faiths to get along is to study their scriptures together.”

If we want to get along, then looking at looking at scriptures is indeed a most excellent way to get to know each other. The problem is that the only scripture Volf wants to study is the Koran. Any time that someone wants to explain Islam by the Koran, you are dealing with someone who is ignorant or a deceiver.

The Koran proclaims in 91 verses that every Muslim is to model their life after the example (Sunna) of Mohammed, but the Sunna of Mohammed is found only in the Sira and the Hadith. The Koran is only 14% of the Islamic sacred texts. Mohammed, not Allah, is 86% of the textual doctrine. Volf, however, ignores Mohammed and only wants to talk about Allah. There is a very good reason for this. Allah is so conveniently abstract that he can construct his Allah-equals-the-Trinity-god by cherry-picking verses and muddle through as if he were in a dormitory philosophy bull session.

While Volf is comparing scriptures, he should point out that the Koran says that Jesus of the Bible is a fraud and that the Gospels, Psalms and Torah are corrupt. That inconvenient Koranic detail was not mentioned.

Volf ignores a 1400 year history of Islam and Christianity and all other religions. The jihad doctrine found in the Koran is the foundation for the murder of 270 million Kafirs (non-Muslims, including Christians). He also ignores the over 18,000 Islamic terror attacks since September 11, 2001. Why refer to a 1400 year history of continuous persecution if it gets in the way of your arguments? What are ugly facts in the face of a beautiful lie?

Volf: Two faiths, worshipping the same God, can work toward the common good under a single government.

Hello, the only government that Allah wants is the Sharia. The place for Christianity and Judaism in the Sharia is as the dhimmi, a semi-slave. History is very clear that when the Sharia is put into place, Christianity dies. It takes centuries, but Christianity is annihilated. Christianity can survive Communism and Nazism, but it cannot survive the Sharia. When Islam invaded what is now Turkey and installed Sharia, it was 100% Christian. Here is a graph of what Sharia law did to the Christian population.

Volf : Allah offers a constructive way forward by reversing the “our God vs. their God” premise that destroys bridges between neighbors and nations, magnifies fears, and creates strife.

Mohammed, the prophet of Allah, did not just destroy bridges, he destroyed civilizations. Mohammed attacked each and every neighbor until the day he died. That is the Sunna of Mohammed (perfect example of a sacred life). After he died, his Companions (Abu Baker, Umar and Uthman) followed his Sunna just as he demonstrated, and they killed Christians as fast as they could and placed them under Sharia law as dhimmis. By the time the Companion caliphs died, they had destroyed the classical civilization of the Greeks and Romans that was the matrix of Christianity. The classical church in the Middle East with its incredible variety of Christianity was annihilated by Mohammed and his personal students of jihad. The Christianity of today is a stump of the Christianity of the year 630 AD when jihad began. Whole forms of early Christianity were annihilated by Islamic jihad.

And the Koran spoke wonderfully of Mohammed’s jihad. In the Koran written in Medina, about 24% is devoted to “fighting in Allah’s cause”, jihad.

Volf said, “Faith is often misused for political ends, which frequently leads to violence.”

Mohammed preached the religion of Islam for 13 years and garnered 150 converts. After he turned to politics and jihad and when he died every Arab was a Muslim. It was politics and jihad which made him successful.

The moral demand on Muslims is to practice jihad, deceive Kafirs and impose Sharia law. Islamic morality is dualistic. Islamic ethics have one set of rules for Muslims and a second set of rules for Kafirs. Ethics based on the Golden Rule have only one set of rules.

Thick spirituality, Volf said, is faith combined with morality, which treats all people as equal in God’s sight.

Yet we have Allah who hates Kafirs and who does not have a Golden Rule. Only the Golden Rule makes people equal in God’s sight. Allah denies the Golden Rule. Go ahead, plow through the Koran and find the Golden Rule. Do the same for the Sira and the Hadith. No, the way Mohammed treated you depended upon who you are. A Muslim is treated well, and a Kafir is treated to murder, rape, enslavement and deceit.

A religion of the Golden Rule can lead to peace. A religion of jihad and political Sharia leads to war. Islam will not admit to any fault or take any credit for 270,000,000 dead over the last 1400 years. Look at Islamic Turkey—Turkish Muslims murdered a million Armenians in 20th century, but will not admit to this annihilation and genocide.

Lipscomb professor David Fleer, one of the conference organizers, said that Volf’s experiences in Yugoslavia and his scholarship made him the perfect speaker to address how religion and reconciliation intersect. “He set forth the theological foundation for us,” Fleer said.

Exactly why is this man an expert? An expert is made only by studying the Sira, Hadith, Koran and Sharia—not his zip code. There is one, and only one criteria for being expert on Islam—knowledge about Allah and Mohammed. Volf only talks about Allah.

But the real tragedy is that a religion professor thinks that Volf’s inventions are a solid foundation. Contemporary Christian and Jewish theology has become mere philosophy and has its foundation in Leftist social justice doctrine, not scriptures.

Volf said one of the keys to people of different faiths getting along is for each side to admit that those of other faiths are real members of the community. “It’s not just creating space for them physically,” he said. “You have to create space for them in your own cultural self-perception.”

But Islam insists that Kafirs are not part of the umma (Islamic community) which is pure Islamic doctrine. There are 11 verses in the Koran that say that a Muslim is not even the friend of a Kafir, much less a member of the community.

Islam comes into our civilization and demands the political Sharia. Notice that the accommodation is that we submit to the political Sharia and we have to create a space for it in our culture. And the political Sharia has a definite space for the Kafir, called dhimmi. What is disgusting is that Volf makes submitting to political Sharia seem like a blessing to us and our country.

There is a certain class consciousness in the article, Volf’s Yale elitism is all over the copy. Why is it that the elites are such believers? Why do those who understand the threat of Islam and Sharia called “haters” by the media? The elites control the venue. There is no space in the print media, except for Islam and its apologists. The knowledgeable opposition never gets to debate, is never invited to the party. The elites have ruled that the only views that are legal are Muslims and apologists. Those who disagree are immoral bigots and Islamophobes.

Here is the final test of the “we-all-worship-the-same-god” school of theology. What was the last time that a Christian yelled, “Jesus Akbar” before he blew himself up? What was the last time that a Muslim yelled, “Allahu Akbar”, before he murdered a Kafir?

Sure, all gods are the same.

Bill Warner, Director, Center for the Study of Political Islam
Copyright © 2012 CBSX, LLC,

8 Responses

  1. Paul T

    “Volf: ‘Two faiths, worshipping the same God, can work toward the common good under a single government.'”

    OK, he’s a collectivist with an ax to grind. Gotta get people harmonized for the war against voluntary association and big, bad capitalism. It’s too bad for him that Islam’s hostility to homosexuals will hamper the project. His complaint about faith being used for political ends is a nice irony, too.

    As for Christian theology, even at it’s best it’s no better than an excuse for claiming that 1=3 and for worshiping an arrogant fool who thought that he was his own god. Well, he thought that until about the time of his last few breaths, anyway. Then, just before his death, he complained bitterly, “Eloi, Eloi, why have you abandoned me?!”. I think that the question is a loaded one.

    He died shortly after his loud protest, and his body was disposed of. Maybe part of it was eaten, as though Jesus had been a sacrificial lamb, and the rest burnt. So we have another motive for constructing the metaphor of the lamb and an inspiration for the tall tale about Jesus ascending to the heavens. Probably these details were covered up by Peter and his crew lest the ignorant misunderstand and react with horror and aversion. In fact, maybe Ananias and Sapphira figured it out and decided to head for the exits with as much wealth as they thought safe to withhold. Peter couldn’t bear to let that happen, so A & S were killed. Embarrassing secrets must be closely held, and he had to keep the money coming in or risk having to return to his old, backbreaking job of hauling heavy, wet, smelly fishnets. Another complication of letting them go would have been that he could lose face among his other followers who might begin to question his alleged authority. This brings us back immediately to Peter’s aversion to fishing for a living again.

    Now, maybe JC only imagined that he’d been abandoned. It’s not clear, however, how this saves his godly reputation from the conclusion that he wasn’t omniscient. Maybe he was lying about believing that he’d been abandoned. Still, it’s true that the question was loaded, and there’s the possibility that that he never even said, “Eloi, Eloi, …?!”. If he didn’t say it, it follows that Bibles have a misleading statement, which is just what we suspected even before suspecting that Jesus never said “Eloi, Eloi, why have you abandoned me?!”.

    But don’t worry. Yeshua will return some day to explain everything to the faithful cores of both Christianity and Islam. After all, with Isa anything is possible, at least for Christians. It remains to be explained, for example, why so many souls are given to Islamic parents if the Israelitic god’s act of doing so puts those souls at grave risk of eternal damnation. Maybe Isa would prefer that Christians convert to Islam if that’s what it takes to save his reputation.

  2. I absolutely hate it when people of any kind praise the merits of inter-faith relationships. I’m all for religious tolerance (except for Islam), but I don’t want to find the common threads between my religion and twenty other ones.

    And especially when people say there are similar parts between Christianity and Islam. That makes me cringe . . . to death.

  3. me

    Hateful love?



  5. Democracyistheanswer

    Mohammed began in Mecca preaching an inclusive, universalist doctrine that all good people will be saved.

    Finally, in Medina ‘Allah’ changed the tune: Anyone who denied the prophethood of Mohammed should be murdered and burn in hell.

    Volf has not read the Koran chronologically and has no idea of the monumental importance of the evolution of Mohammed’s teaching as Mohammed gained political and military power.

    It’s appalling when those entrusted with positions trade on their authority to impress the gullible!

    We see this time and again…including the Dalai Lama who claimed (without evidence) that Islam is based on the concept of compassion when Koran 48.29 clearly says that compassion is for Moslems only and ‘violence’ (‘ashidaa’) is the right approach towards Kafirs.

    Volf needs to be denounced by other academics for his facile excursions into fancy.

  6. notwelcome

    Volf says, “one of the best ways for people of different faiths to get along is to study their scriptures together.”

    Exactly so!

    Compare the nature of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
    … the nature of the god of the moslems…..

    Exodus 12:49
    One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.

    Exodus 22:21
    Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him…

    Exodus 23:9
    Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger…

    Leviticus 19:33
    And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.
    34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself…

    …..and thou shalt love him as thyself

    Deuteronomy 1:16
    And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.

    Deuteronomy 10:17-19
    For the LORD your God… loveth the stranger, …Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

    Deuteronomy 24:17
    Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow’s raiment to pledge:
    18 But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing.

    Deuteronomy 27:19
    Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger…

    Those O.T. verses [above] demonstrate that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, clearly loves all of mankind […including non-Hebrews, who are not murderers or criminals or oppressors].


    Yet according to ISLAM, Allah has declared….

    “……the curse of Allah is on those without Faith.”
    Koran 2.089

    “….Lo! Allah is an enemy to those who reject Faith.”
    Koran 2.98

    “….those who reject Allah have no protector.”
    Koran 47.8
    v. 8-11

    “O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty (unto Him).”
    Koran 9.123

    “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves…..”
    Koran 48.29

    “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. ”
    Koran 9.29

    “….take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends….
    ……he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them.”
    Koran 5.51

    “Let not the believers take for friends or helpers unbelievers rather than believers. If any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah; except by way of precaution, that ye may guard yourselves from them.”
    Koran 3.28

    “O ye who believe! Take not my enemies and yours as friends…..offering them (your) love,…”
    Koran 60.1


    IMO, the Allah of ISLAM is a manifestation of SATAN,
    ….and, moslems >> choose < < to worship him [i.e. his nature]. IMO, the Allah of ISLAM is certainly not the God of the O.T. [and N.T.] bible, and Allah is >> not << the God of Israel. Ummah only, accepted by Allah ? Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

  7. Greg

    The YESHUA of the TORAH and Bible is not the Messiah of the Koran. The Muslim jesus betrays everything taught in the Bible. The koran teaches murder, rape, pedaphilia and sexual slavery for woman and little girls. They murder homosexuals unlike the Bible which teaches LOVE of all mankind and that everyone can repent of all sins and they will be forgiven through the Blood of YESHUA on the cross. Muslims came about 700 years after Christianity and 4700 years after the Jewish faith. Muhammad tried to pass himself off as a prophet and was laughed out of both Christianity and The Jewish religion so he made up his own and showed his hatred of those who laughed at him by his teachings of jihad against both Christianity and Jews. Plus muhammad added a political side of his false religion and he added sexual slavery. And each succeeding leader of ISLAM has showed the power hunger of man not a god.

  8. PeterL

    I talked to a Roman Catholic priest lately, who claimed “there’s hardly any difference between Christianity and Islam”. The reply is simple: try to celebrate the eucharist in a mosque then.
    The bible proclaims Jesus Christ to be the God the Son, who died on the cross and was raised from death. The quran denies all these three beliefs, thus Christians who state there’s hardly any differences actually declare these three foundation of Christianity to be details of the faith.
    Despite of this, this priest was wearing a small crucufix.

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