‘There Is No God But Allah’: Father Pulls Son From School Over Pro-Islam Textbook

TextbookREVERE, Mass. — A father in Massachusetts has pulled his son from school over outrage that students were being taught about Islam in a positive light, including a section that includes the sentence, “I bear witness that there is no God but Allah.”

“Muhammad never expected to change the world,” the textbook reads. “He was kind, and his nickname was ‘the truthful one.'”

“Muhammad tended sheep on the dry hills like many young Arabians. Later he became a successful merchant and married a wealthy widow. However, he felt as though something was missing in his life, so he went on a retreat,” it continues. “Muhammad went up to Mount Hira to pray in a small cave. He had studied both Judaism and Christianity, and he wanted to find a deeper meaning for his life.”

The reading assignment goes on to explain that the founder of Islam was “upset about the cruelty of his people” because they “killed baby girls” and “treated their slaves unkindly.”

“Muhammad had a strong sense of right and wrong,” it reads.

The textbook also included the Muslim Call to Faith, which states, “Allah is the greatest. I bear witness that there is no God but Allah. I bear witness that Muhammad is his prophet.”

Some parents of children who attend the Revere-area elementary school took no issue with the text as they believed that it was just a part of learning about the world around them.

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“When you’re talking about a specific region in the world, there’s going to be traditions and there’s gonna be religions that children should learn about,” Ovidio Raffa told local television station WHDH.

But parent Anthony Giannino pulled his son from school after learning that his child was being taught about Islam in class.

“It says Allah is their only God. That’s insulting to me as a Christian who believes in just Jesus only,” he told the outlet. “We don’t believe in Allah. I don’t believe in my son learning about this here.”

Giannino said that advance notice should have been sent to parents to advise that their children were going to be studying the Islamic religion. He has now begun a petition about the matter.

The district has written a letter in response to the outrage, stating that the lesson was simply a part of the history curriculum.

“The current confusion stems from some members of the community thinking that we were teaching religion in relation to what students should believe,” Superintendent Paul Dakin wrote. “This is not the case at all. Islam, like all of the other major world religions, is studied in relation to the specific culture, time period or historical events are focusing on in a social studies or history class.”

“I want to be very clear that no religion is taught with the purpose of converting students religion, insulting their own religious beliefs, or promoting the beliefs of one religion as being superior to the other,” he continued. “[I]t is impossible to study history without studying religion. For instance, it would be impossible to study the Puritans without understanding the religious freedoms they were seeking in the new world.”

As previously reported, in 1647, the Massachusetts Bay Colony passed “The Old Deluder Satan Act,” which required that children be taught to read so they could learn to read the Bible.

“In being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, … and that learning may not be buried in the graves of our forefathers in Church and Commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavors, it is therefore ordered by this court and the authority thereof, that every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read,” it read in part.

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  • Myrlyn

    Bet Jesus is in there, too, though.
    Seriously, if you can’t let your kids learn about something without worrying about their conversion, I’d keep them out of school entirely , because they clearly aren’t set strong enough in their faith to get an education.

    • KenS

      The point is that they are teaching about Islam but yet we cannot teach about Christianity in the schools, also it specifically stated that there is no other God but Allah, then the principal has the nerve to say they are not promoting one religion over another and that it is being taught as history? LIES/!!

      • Keith Brackett

        Lies??? Giannino stated that God doesn’t exist at all, that Jesus is his god, he has the nerve to call Jesus a liar and himself a christian in the same breath

        • KenS

          no where does Giannino state that God does not exist, He truthfully states that Jesus is God, and thusly proclaims to be a christian with the true knowledge of the trinity.
          The principal on the other hand is lying when he says it is only being taught as history, That transcript of the book is clearly teaching that Allah is the only God, therefore it is teaching religion, not history

        • wandakate

          KEITH BRACKETT: GOD is the FATHER, JESUS CHRIST is His son, and the HOLY SPIRIT was the comforter that was given after JESUS ascended that would lead us into all TRUTH. The FATHER, The SON, and the TRUTH of the word. JESUS said that the FATHER is greater than I. I can do nothing without the FATHER. JESUS was the image of GOD the FATHER.

          • Tabitha Bingham

            Yes, that is a pet peeve of mine too. God is the Alpha and the Omega – creator of all that is, was and ever will be. Jesus was his son. I choose to believe Jesus was a prophet, much like other important prophets but regardless, God is the only God.

          • wandakate

            TABITHA BINGHAM: No, we can’t get to GOD the FATHER unless we goes through JESUS the son. JESUS said, I am the way, the truth and the life and no man comes to the FATHER but by me. JESUS was more than a prophet. He was the Son of GOD and got all of His powers from GOD. He performed all of His miracles through GOD. They were alike, but in my opinion separate.

      • Myrlyn

        Promise, Christianity and its many influences are taught, as much as it is documented outside the Bible. Otherwise, they couldn’t teach about Rome, the Renaissance, the Inquisition, the Plague, , King Henry VIII, Martin Luther, Hernando Cortez, St. Francis of Assissi, Joan of Arc, etc..

        • KenS

          the way of salvation, the gospel of Christ, the virgin birth, death, burial and Resurrection of Christ is not taught in any of those above mentioned subjects.

          • C.P. Steinmetz

            Remember, they are teaching ‘about’ Islam. So, presumably, they would be teaching ‘about’ Christianity, not promoting it as you seem to desire.

          • Ruth

            Saying “there is on god but allah”-is teaching them about Islam. They are trying to get the kids to believe i allah.

          • wandakate

            RUTH: Saying there is no other god but Allah, isn’t history. That is as you are saying suggesting thus teaching our kids and grandkids to believe that Allah is okay, he is a good god. That should not be taught in public schools?

          • Tabitha Bingham

            It was said only in the context (important word, context) of a story about Muhammad. The book did not flat out tell kids that they shouldn’t believe in anyone but Allah. Context people, CONTEXT.

          • wandakate

            KENS: True, and salvation can’t be taught “outside” of Christianity. ONLY the scriptures teach Bible and GOD, and JESUS and the HOLY SPIRIT, not all those other subjects. They don’t teach anything about spirituality, salvation, or Heaven or Hell, right or wrong. They don’t teach that we MUST confess our sins, repent of our sins, and forsake our sins in order to be in the Kingdom of GOD.

      • Ruth

        Is this American history or world history? If US, then I don’t believe that Islam should be tough in our schools. Must less in our (US) history books. I have never heard of any muslims helping with winning this country.

    • DougDuse

      So you’d be OK with text something like…
      “Jesus was sent by God to save the world from their sin. He is the only begotten Son of God and the Way, the Truth and the Life.”

  • RCE

    The problem is, Christianity is NOT taught in school. It is mentioned that the Puritans left England to seek religious freedom. It does NOT teach that Jesus was born of a virgin, nor anything regarding His “thoughts” or His kindheartedness. It does NOT teach that Jesus was considered a great prophet by some and a heretic by others. It does NOT teach His philosophy or His teachings. It does NOT quote the Bible. It does NOT teach about how Jesus lived or how He died. It DOES, however, teach all of these things about Muhammad and quotes the Q’ran in these history books. If anyone tells you they are not teaching religion, they are either ignorant or complicit.

    • wandakate

      RCE: It should be that they either separate church from state, or they join them, and NOT both…They should either allow all religions to be talked about and taught in the public schools or none of them at all, period…

    • Tabitha Bingham

      The problem is, you haven’t read this particular history book, have you? You have no clue how they handle Christianity and you have no clue of the surrounding context given to the passage on Muhammad. You are working on sweeping generalizations, aren’t you?

      When I was in school, we learned about religion, how it tied into world history and ancient mythology all at the same time. These are extremely important facts that all children should know in order to understand their world and it’s history better.

    • wandakate

      They are teaching what they want to teach and nothing else. Since GOD is not in the schools anymore then GOD is not taught in the schools. No prayer, no pledge, no mention of Him. They are promoting Islam apparently and that is why they teach of Muhammad and have the kids recite the first pillar of Islam or the Quran. Obviously the best bet is private schools and make sure you know what they are putting into the minds of your children. A mind is a horrible thing to go to waste…

  • Anton Viljoen

    This is how very slowly and “unnoticed” people ( school heads. and university heads ) allow this deceiving and and truthful propaganda . People are blind and the general american is so “stupid” about these teachings .. all that matters for them is the flag , hamburgers , rap music , the Emmy awards , best movies and then of course some huge ones > pride, status and greed … they even hang onto the lips of false leaders . Don’t get me wrong on this , i don’t want to lambaste or be judgmental , there are SOME serious Jesus followers in the USA , but we are seeing all this type of crap in your schools, universities and cities . Just look how Obama is becoming an traitor to your country . remember the good days ,,, in God we Trust ….. mmmm time to stand up against people and cultures that want to remove God from about everything !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • wandakate

      ANTON VIJOEN: They want to remove GOD from EVERYTHING, not from about everything. Their goal is to get rid of GOD, he is now on the back burner of our lives. BUT, He is going to send JESUS soon 2018-1028 and that is going to end it all. Satan loses in the end, he is already a defeated foe. His time is short so yes they are getting out their deceiving and untruthful message to the masses of people as fast as possible. People are sheeple

  • staad

    the history of mohammed is invented. nothing of it can bet trusted as true esp if mohammad is painted as a peaceful or kind person. from from it. his sons killing each other around the world reflect their father and their allah. that is the living vindication of who this guy is.

    • C.P. Steinmetz

      And you don’t think the history of Jesus was invented to the same extent? Seriously?

      • darkpatriot


        • C.P. Steinmetz

          That was enlightening.

        • James Grimes

          Proverbs 26:4. We have many fools that comment here. Ignore them.

      • Allison Konopa

        Why do you assume that staad believes in Jesus? He only ever states that the story of Mohammad is invented, but doesn’t purport any belief in Jesus. In fact, if nothing else, having a profile picture of Yoda would seem to belie belief in Zoroaster and Zoroastrianism. Now, on the topic of Jesus’s history, we do actually have very strong evidence for him being who he said he was, or at the very least that he actually did and taught what is recorded in Christian Scripture. While we don’t have the original manuscripts of what later became the New Testament, we do have very early copies from when eye witnesses would have been around. You would think that, if they were not presenting what actually happened, then others would have spoken up about it. However, we don’t have evidence (as far as I am aware) that such is the case. A great starting point for further research is http://www.gotquestions.org/did-Jesus-exist.html, I would encourage you to dig into it a bit.

        • C.P. Steinmetz

          Ignoring the fact that it is contentious that there are manuscripts from eye witnesses, the evidence is not strong. Where is the expected evidence from non-believers? Where is any objective evidence? The site you gave glosses over the fact that non-Christian writers give evidence of ‘Christians’ and their beliefs, but not of Christ.
          As far as others giving contrary evidence, the fact is the winners wrote the history – as evidenced by the selection process for the New Testament books.
          Interestingly enough, I am sure you are aware of a viewpoint that claims that Paul created Jesus.

      • Michael Servetus

        The difference is that we don’t have an alternative history of Jesus in which he was chop ng peoples heads of. In the case of Mohammad we do. Good enough? Its not a matter of saying something nice or not saying something nice it is what do the traditions handed down indeed say. Islamic sources are the ones the record the bloodlust of Mohammad and submitted cowardly Westerners ignore that truth and the whole history of Islam and bend over backwards to s some fluff that isn’t helpful to anyone who wants to know facts. Is it helpful or even decent to paint over your enemy and make him sound like your friend. Make no mistake about it, Islam is hosile and dangerous to the West both secular and Christian.

        Another example from history to show that Islam has ways been this way and terrorism is not something new but is Islam itself according to the experience of all.

        In March 1785, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams went to London to negotiate with Tripoli’s envoy, Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman (or Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja). When they enquired “concerning the ground of the pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury”, the ambassador replied:

        It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy’s ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once.[21]

        Jefferson reported the conversation to Secretary of Foreign Affairs John Jay, who submitted the Ambassador’s comments and offer to Congress. Jefferson argued that paying tribute would encourage more attacks

    • wandakate

      STAAD: When you venture out and start killing people (cutting off their heads) that could in no way be a religion of “peace”, that is more a religion of “hate”…We will know them by their fruits, and cutting off heads is certainly never a good fruit to bear. Just because people don’t agree with them doesn’t give them the right to cut off their heads, that’s murder. Did Mohammed command his followers to go out and “murder” people, kinda looks that way, don’t it?

      • Tabitha Bingham

        So, let me get this straight – Christians have never ever killed, tortured, persecuted or generally harassed anyone in the name of their chosen religion and it’s figurehead, Jesus? Oh wait, yeah, yeah they have.

  • Ukulelemike

    My question is, what kind of textbook is this from? If its a history book, its a complete failure and a wash. If its a comparative religion book, and the quote are given, not as fact, but as ‘what Islam says”, then its fine, because the same would be done with Norse, Roman, Greek, and other mythologies, as it should be.

    • C.P. Steinmetz

      It says it is an introductory history book for elementary school.
      I would assume that it would also treat Christianity the same way, i.e., not as fact, buy what Christians say.
      If not, then there would be problems.

      • wandakate

        C.P.STEINMETZ: They want to introduce children at a very young age about these things that “they” want them to know about.

  • Irene

    There is quite a bit they left out in their story or Mohammad’s life based on this article. In contrast, I don’t see where they try to explain his 8-9 year old wife, or the pillaging, or the right of women (or lack thereof), or the stoning and beheading dictated as punishment… none of that is in there… Or the jihad based on their books writings… Compared to Jn 3:16 – For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…Their agenda is acquiesence and cowardice – certainly not factual history.

  • James Grimes

    I’m waiting for the Atheists to cry foul over this. Will they vehemently attack Islam like they do Christianity? Hardly!

    • Sav

      Well if you like 😉
      Seriously though what is mentioned in the article sounds like a basic and a very ‘sunny side’ lesson in religious history – the sort which might be suitable as an introductory lesson for young children. I’ve never met an athiest who has a problem with religious history being taught – in fact we encourage it. It forms such an essential part of the world around us that our understanding of the past and even the present is diminished without an understanding of what people believe and why. The only time there is a problem is when the supernatural is taught as fact or when religious teachings are presented as an alternative to the scientific method. This applies whether the religion in question is Christianity, Islam or any of the others.

      History & philosopy of any and all religion = good.

      Magic as science = bad.

      • Jud Bennett

        One of the best explanations I’ve seen. Thumbs up.

      • darkpatriot

        It’s funny atheists claim they don’t believe in a god. However a god simply is a person or thing of supreme value or a powerful ruler. With that said their god is anything from money to their government. Evolution is simply a belief in magic. The first atom or particle or whatever magically appeared all by itself, then it magically morphed into something else and then something else. But wait it couldn’t be a single particle that started it or everything would be the same thing, so there must be multiple particles that magically appeared and morphed into other things. Let’s not forget the particles changed out of necessity to adapt, so now we magically have elements or environments that cause the matter to adapt. But let’s not stop there then some of the same things stay the way they evolved and others evolve more into other things. Yeah that’s not a belief in some kind of magic. Evolution is literally a theory that everything came from nothing. Science is nothing more than the religion of men. It doesn’t seem to matter how many times it is disproved, is still treated as if it were a scientific fact. However many “reputable” scientists have stated recently that there must be intelligent design. In fact Einstein claimed there must be intelligent design. I guess all of the world’s atheists must be smarter than Einstein and many of today’s leading scientists. If a God is not needed to create life, then we should be able to recreate the event more than once. Just remember atheists bow to man or creations of man, Christians bow to the God.

        • wandakate

          DARKPATRIOT: I see you said that Christians bow to the God. THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD, it’s not a god, or that god, or the god it’s GOD period. Only ONE GOD that created the heavens and the earth and only ONE GOD that breathed the breath of life into Adam and Adam became a living soul (a person, a human, a being), just that ONE GOD, no other… There are fake gods, there is satan and money and statues and fake gods, but only one real GOD, and He is above in Heaven and His Son is JESUS CHRIST.

        • Sav

          I think you’re a little confused about what evolution is. It doesn’t deal with the creation of life only the adaption of it over time. It describes the natural selection of preferable genetic mutations. If someone’s been telling you about magically appearing ‘change particles’ then I understand why you think it’s a load of rubbish 😉

          As for saying that money or politics are my ‘god’ then yes, if you want to call this a religion then you can’t describe anyone as an athiest but I’m not sure my recognition of the existance of Barak Obama and the Kenyan Shilling are quite the same thing as being a Christian. Perhaps it would be easier for everyone if we retained the term ‘athiest’ – calling me something else doesn’t change what I believe but it makes conversations a lot more difficult.

        • Lucid

          Wow your ignorance is showing, you might wanna tuck that back in. You have zero understanding of how science works. I would suggest reading up about critical thinking and the scientific method. And please use secular information.

    • wandakate

      The Atheist don’t care one iota about Christianity…

  • Vito Zabala Halasan

    GOD is creator, ALLAH is creator , they are the same and one. People dont understand much. God is english term while ALLAH is arabic term. CREATOR has more names, but not one. BIBLE some times basis of KORAN. In Koran, mentioned “Muhammad” 4 times, while “Jesus” ( ISA) is 25 times. WHY they mentioned Jesus and how important HE is for them? KORAN and BIBLE are same references of GOD /ALLAH. Eventually, we Christian and Islam are the same tree but different branches. The root was ABRAM or ABRAHAM, He has two sons…ISAAC and ISHMAEL..ISAAC for Judaism and Christianity, while ISHMAEL for Islam. The ONLY problem with our community is understanding for both religion and beliefs. That WE are same created by ONE MOST POWERFUL UNSEEN BEING , the one we called GOD or ALLAH….

    • Tux

      No Vito, you believe in a different God to us.

      The Bible teaches that Jesus is the only way to the father. Jesus said, be perfect, as your heavenly father is perfect. That is the standard by which we are judged when we stand before the Father. The only way we can be perfect is by accepting what Jesus did for us on the cross. Then we can be reconciled to the Father.

      From what I understand of Islam, if your good deeds outweigh your bad deeds then you go to paradise. This is completely different to what the Bible teaches. Isaiah 64:6 states “We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags.”

      This verse shows us how God views our so-called good deeds. Maybe once upon a time Ishmael believed in the God of the Bible. But the God that you follow today is not the same God as we believe in.

      • Vito Zabala Halasan

        How do you know your God is not my GOD?… Jesus is my saviour, the only One. my GOD is the father Almighty. GOD made people with different culture, The Christian is Jesus’s followers and believer . ASK you question, HOW about people who lived before Christ Jesus? Are they the same God’s children? Yes, they also children of God but not the Law of Jesus, but Law of Moses…Matthew 9:17..But no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results.17″Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved”….WHAT is the greatest commandment? And He (Jesus) said to him, “‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ 38″This is the great and foremost commandment. 39″The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’…facts, Jesus didn’t told us to LOVE only christian…

      • Joab Pascal

        They may believe different things about God than we do, but “Allah” is indeed just Arabic for “God”.

      • wandakate

        TUX: We are saved by GRACE, we are judged by our WORKS/deeds. We don’t have to do good deeds to outweigh the bad. When we come to JESUS, His HOLY SPIRIT let us know what is bad and we turn from those things that are bad and made known to us. We don’t disobey on purpose. We will (AFTER being saved and believing) then hopefully show our salvation by the works of the spirit. JESUS said, that the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. He was referring to our “works” there. James said that FAITH WITHOUT WORKS is dead. JESUS said, If you love me, keep my commandments. We will be saved by GRACE yes we will BUT we don’t just sit back and do nothing as we will be judged by our WORKS…We will be saved, and then we will work not for salvation, BUT because we are saved already.

      • Vito Zabala Halasan

        look at your self and my self are we the same human, do you think are more Gods made us? I dont think so…GOD and creator is only one. did you read your Koran completely?

    • DougDuse

      Jesus said, I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes unto the Father except through me.

    • Aisha crucero

      correct!!! Mr. Vito Zabala Halasan..absolutely is this difficult to understand guys??? so be careful of what u are saying about islam because as a muslim we are very careful to judge or speak bad words to the other religions since we are all praising same creator God or Allah. plzz be careful, for ur own good and for the sake of God.

      • Vito Zabala Halasan

        you just telling me i am not careful? look at yourself and me..we are same human, but we have diffrent thinking. Did you your God and my God are not the same?

    • Bacchus

      You cannot prove Isa and Jesus are the same. Islam is such a deceitful religion muslims are not allowed the believe anyone other than a lying muslim. Isa was born under a palm tree. No one knows where this palm tree was. No one knows when Isa was born. Therefore to say Jesus and Isa are the same is a dammed lie. The Koran is an abomination. Islam lied about Jesus not dying on the cross. Jesus WAS crucified 30 AD. Historical fact but lying muslims deny the historical truth. 95 AD Jesus took The Apostle John into heaven and showed him the future and also cursed Islam. Islam claims to be the last revelation of allah. This is a lie and an abomination. The last book of revelation is the last revelation of Jesus in the Bible .

      Rev 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

      Rev 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

      • Vito Zabala Halasan

        you also study your religion…ISA is a son Meriam..

        • Bacchus

          Jesus Is the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob. Jesus said “Before Abraham was “I AM” Jesus NEVER LIED. Muhammad told the truth sometimes mostly he lied. Jesus is the son of God before the foundation of the world but since you muslims are too stupid to work that out you keep living your lie. The one truthful statement that muhammad made was that allah begat no one and allah has no helpers. This was because muhamad was an IDOL worshiper and he knew that IDOLS cannot beget or have helpers. This beggs the question “Who the hell was muhammad”????

          • Vito Zabala Halasan

            Jesus is the God the Father, the creator?

          • Bacchus

            I perceive that you sir are a muslim. Hence you could have a great deal of difficulty understanding the nature of God. God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. 3 distinct beings acting in perfect unison. The koran says that allah begot no one and allah has no helpers. This is perfectly correct as Muhammad worshiped an idol called Hubal. The prime moon god of Mecca al illah.

            Jesus came to earth from heaven to be born as a child,to grow as a man and to die for our sins. The apostle John summarized God succinctly; “Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God. Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. Joh 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. Joh 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

            This is a gift of redemption that God gave us through Jesus (Yeshuah) All who reject Jesus have condemned themselves to hell for eternity. Whosoever shall call upon the name of Jesus shall be saved. Muhammad claimed that Jesus did not die on the cross but this is an absolute lie as 550 years earlier Jesus said to Zachariah that he would be speared, this happened on the cross just as Jesus said it would. Please if you can read the King James Bible. Read it without prejudice and without referring to the koran as the koran is a cursed book. Cursed in the book of Revelation some 500 years before Muhammad. The Book of Revelation specifically stated that Islam is the religion of the devil. Should you choose to read the Bible start from the New Testament as this is the Old testament revealed. I will pray for you.

          • Vito Zabala Halasan

            seems your are catholic? trinity did you believe it? Muhammad is lying about the truth . Did you know muslim descendant was ABRHAM?…they are the of ISMAEL? did you read it in the bible? they become a great nation?

          • Bacchus

            I am a Christian. Jesus NEVER LIED. Muhammad spoke the truth occasionally. True Ishmael are great in number only not in morality . However what you failed to mention is that God called Isaac the only son of Abraham. One other point, I read in the 99 things a muslim must know is that Ishmael and Abraham built the Kaaba. Historical evidence proves that the Kaaba was not built until after 200 AD as the city of mecca did not exist at the time of Abraham . The first historical report of a town called mecca was by an Alexandrian historian called Claudius Ptolemy. I hope I have added to your knowledge base. My final question to you is this. Why do you believe a liar like muhammad????

          • Vito Zabala Halasan

            the facts JESUS was mentioned in the KORAN 25 times i8 guess….WE GAVE JESUS THE SON OF MARY CLEAR SIGNS AND STRENGTHENED HIM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT”

            HOLY QURAN 2:87


            HOLY QURAN 3:45


            HOLY QURAN 4:171

            “..AND IN THEIR (the previous Prophets’) FOOTSTEPS WE SENT JESUS THE SON OF MARY..”

            HOLY QURAN 5:49


            HOLY QURAN 6:85…but Muhammad only 3…

            KORAN was been politicized by the Muslim leaders, like Catholic. by the way I am Christian alliance…i respect all religion..

          • Bacchus

            Those who ascribe a partner to Allah (like Christians do with Jesus and the Holy Spirit) will not be forgiven. They have “invented a tremendous sin.” 4:48, 4:116 There are NO CONTRADICTIONS IN THE KORAN RIGHT???????? Satan is a deceiver Surah 3:151 and they deceived and allah decieved and allah is the best of the deceivers. so according to the koran allah is SATAN.

    • wandakate

      VITO ZABALA HALSASAN: GOD says, “THOU SHALL NOT KILL”, Allah says, it’s okay to kill the infidel. If they do not worship Allah or believe in the Koran, you kill them, they are not one of us. So, they CANNOT be the same god, as they both are contradictory to the other. One says, DO NOT KILL, the other say, KILL the infidel. SO, don’t try to persuade me…please.

      • Vito Zabala Halasan

        SO do you meant your God are killer? I dont think NOt? why your God is maker not terminator. Your God give peace. You dont only understand that every religion NOW being used by POLITICS. even in in the Catholic. I am not catholic i am christian.. we are diffrent.

  • Muslim children not only need halal meat or Eid Holidays but they need state funded Muslim
    schools with Muslim teachers as role models during their development period also. There is no place for a non-Muslim child or a teacher in a Muslim school. Legally, the state has an obligation to respect the rights of parents to ensure that ‘education and teaching(of their children) is in conformity with their own religious and philosophical convictions.’ The schools must satisfy the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural needs of Muslim pupils. State schools
    with non-Muslim monolingual teachers are not in a position to satisfy their needs. A good school is not just a knowledge factory or a conveyor belt for churning out exam passes – it is a community, a family. A community is held together by common values and principles.

    None of 7/7 bombers and British Muslim youths who are in Syria and Iraq are the product of Muslim schools. They are the product of British schooling which is the home of institutional racism with chicken racist native teachers. It is absurd to believe that Muslim schools, Imams and Masajid teach Muslim children anti-Semitic, homophobic and anti-western views. It is dangerously deceptive and misleading to address text books and discuss them out of their historical, cultural and linguistic context. It is not wrong to teach children that Jews are
    committing the same cruelty in Palestine what German did to them before or during Second World War. It is not wrong to teach children that anti-social behaviour, drinking, drugs, homosexuality, sex before marriage, teenage pregnancies and abortions are western values and Islam is against all such sins. This does not mean that Muslim schools teach children to hate westerners, Jews and homosexuals.

    The demand for Muslim schools comes from parents who want their children a safe environment with an Islamic ethos. Parents see Muslim schools where children can develop their Islamic Identity where they won’t feel stigmatised for being Muslims and they can feel confident about their faith. Muslim schools are working to try to create a bridge between communities. There is a belief among ethnic minority parents that the British schooling does not adequately address their cultural needs. Failing to meet this need could result in feeling
    resentment among a group who already feel excluded. Setting up Muslim school is a defensive response. State schools with monolingual teachers are not capable to teach English to bilingual Muslim children. Bilingual teachers are needed to teach English to such children along with their mother tongue. According to a number of studies, a child will not learn a second language if his first language is ignored.

    The West has never been at ease with Islam since the Crusades. It is unfortunate that huge oil supplies lie under the Arabian Deserts. It is the West that stirred the trouble that led to 9/11. That attack was a desperate act of by men prepared to lose their life. We need to get to grips on who is the terrorist? On 24 November 1963, Lyndon Johnson said, “the battle against
    communism… must be joined… with strength and determination. Some three million lives were lost in the consequential battles. The US had to pull out due to Public Opinion. Communism lived on. So who was the terrorist?

    The British establishment is wrong in thinking that Imams are to blame for extremism. Imams are not solution to the problem for extremism. Extremism is nothing to do with Imams. Extremism is not created from abroad, it is coming from within. Britain fails to help Muslim communities feel part of British society. Race trouble is being predicted by the Daily Express, because of an ethnic boom in UK major cities. Muslim communities need imams for the solutions of their needs and demands in their own native languages. Muslim parents would
    like to see their children well versed in Standard English and to go for higher studies and research to serve humanity. The fact is that majority of Muslim children leave schools with low grades because monolingual teachers are not capable to teach Standard English to bilingual Muslim children. A Muslim is a citizen of this tiny global village. He/she does not want to become notoriously monolingual Brit.

    Terrorism and sexual grooming is nothing to do with Masajid, Imams and Muslim schools. Those Muslim youths who have been involved in terrorism and sexual grooming are the product of western education system which makes a man stupid, selfish and corrupt. They find themselves cut off from their cultural heritage, literature and poetry. They suffer from identity crises and I blame British schooling.

    The shocking level of targeting of the Muslim community of Birmingham is indicative of the normalisation of the dehumanisation of the Muslims of Britain. Under the pretext of “extremism”, criminal undemocratic and unethical abuse of public institutions and the Muslims of the UK can occur without much accountability. This pervasive attitude, especially amongst officials like Michael Gove needs to change. Our schools are truly trying to develop our children to do well at schools so later in life they are able to stand on their own two feet, but if we stop our schools from doing this than our country will have up rise of unemployment, benefit issues, crime levels high, I think its time for you apologize and allow practitioners to do their job right.

    • Bacchus

      You wrote a lot of pig shit. You object to women wearing bikinis but its okay to “marry” 6 YO girls and rape them.

      • These Pakistanis have adopted the British values
        of grooming young children. They are the product of the British schooling with
        non-Muslim monolingual teachers. I have been doing Jihad in the field of
        education for the last 40 years so that each and every Muslim child should be in
        a state funded Muslim schools with bilingual Muslim teachers as role models
        during their developmental periods. I would like to see Muslim children
        developing Cultural, linguistic and spiritual identities so that they could keep
        themselves away from western barbarity of anti-social behaviour, binge drinking,
        drug addiction, teen age pregnancies and abortion and lot of other evils but
        people like you do not want to see Muslim children in Muslim schools in the name
        of integration. Now you have seen the result in the form of sexual grooming of
        young children which is a common occurrence in your culture.

        Is it any
        wonder? You have feckless parents having numerous children to different fathers.
        It has become the norm and their children repeat the cycle. There used to be a
        stigma to such behaviour, but no longer. Young people are bombarded with sexual
        imagery – you only have to look at people like Rihanna and other pop start to
        see that. Even the soaps legitimise young teens having sex – they all have young
        teenagers who have sex and who have babies. Where are the role models? Why
        aren’t young children encouraged to do something with their lives and take pride
        in achieving something?

        I’m surprised we’re not top! our teenagers are
        selfish, disgusting, loud, drunks and trouble makers when they are out and that
        includes girls.. This country’s youngsters are embarrassing and they are the
        same when they are abroad…I don’t know what’s happened… Why is this not
        surprising? most teenagers now days have terrible morals, horrible personalities
        and think that the most important thing in the world is looking good, being
        popular and being in a relationship. Most girls are fake looking and trashy and
        boys have lost that ‘gentleman’ quality about them. Teenagers nowadays are vile
        and I say this a NINETEEN year old. It disgusts me that being smart, virginal or
        sensible is seen as ‘stupid’ or ‘not cool’. It’s so sad.

        Western girls of
        9 and 11 are having babies out of wedlock but they are not allowed to marry at
        such ages. Thanks to sex education in primary schools. Obviously a lot of people
        are ignorant about sex education in our primary schools, which is a lot more
        explicit than a display in Boots. Children are sexually aware at an early age
        and therefore are encouraged to experiment with their bodies which is not

        The native Brits have double standards and are hypocrites; they
        don’t mention the fact that the majority of men who go to countries in East Asia
        looking for under aged sex are natives European men.

        This is sickening.
        It’s no wonder Great Britain is in such a bad shape. Ten years old British girls
        are having babies out of wedlock. They are not allowed to get married but are
        allowed to have babies. Teenage pregnancy rate in Great Britain is the highest
        in Western Europe. It is a civilised country and Yemen is a backward country
        because it allows young girls to get married.

        Britain is bottom of the
        league of 21 wealthiest countries in the world for the wellbeing of children,
        according to Unicef. The internationally recognised figure for child abuse in
        this country is 1.million children. The NSPCC describe one in ten children as
        having endured child sexual abuse. A recent report by Young Minds announced that
        one in 12 young people are said to self-harm. The age at which prostitution
        starts in Britain is 12.

        Will the Jimmy Seville case be the tipping point? Has he, in being a
        revered member of the establishment, brought the child abuse truth into spaces
        that are more familiar than the ghettos of Britain? It is, paradoxically, his
        celebrity and our preoccupation with the celebrity culture that has kept this
        news alive for some two weeks. It would be a tragedy if this horror story didn’t
        lead to the substantial change of attitude required to make a difference.

        Barnardo’s says it is working with more than 1,000 children who have been
        groomed, abused and trafficked for money, and the problem is growing. This is
        sickening. It’s no wonder Great Britain is in such a bad shape. Ten years old
        British girls are having babies out of wedlock. They are not allowed to get
        married but are allowed to have babies.

        Teenage pregnancy rate in Great Britain is the highest in western Europe.
        It is a civilised country and Yemen is a backward country because it allows
        young girls to get married. It is also gross hypocrisy for the police to
        prosecute paedophiles when the government is overseeing boy scouts being given
        condoms from the age 11 and girls of the same age being told it is OK to have
        sex if they use ‘protection’. Boys and girls at age 11 are not allowed to marry
        but they can have sex and produce children. Every parent is worried about his
        child being indoctrinated into the idea that gay and sexual promiscuity is
        “normal” modes of behaviour. At the same time, all parents have the right to
        control their children and it is their Duty to control them.

        However, each year in England and Wales around 300 under-13s become
        pregnant. Since 2002 there have been 63,487 pregnancies among under-16s
        including 15 aged ten, 39 aged 11, 268 aged 12, 2,527 aged 13, 14,777 aged 14
        and 45,861 aged 15. So it is clear that many young people either don’t have the
        information, access to help and advice, or the self-confidence to take
        precautions or say ‘no’.

        The thought of being a virgin on your wedding night forget it, where are
        our morals and values. The answer, down the toilet. These are children having
        sex, getting pregnant exploring with partners. Just where is society going, I’m
        not psychic but from what’s going on in society today the future does not look

        More than a quarter of young women today lost their virginity when they
        were below the legal age of consent, NHS figures reveal. This does not surprise
        me at all, Britain has the most teen pregnancies in the whole of Europe. . Very
        sad that despite sexual education in schools nothing has really changed in the
        last 30 years, if anything it has become worse. Britain has the highest rates of
        abortion, STDs, crime, obesity, divorce, illiterate school leavers, teen
        pregnancies, excessive drinking and drug use. Makes me ashamed.

        Some 27 per cent of 16 to 24 year-olds admit they were 15 or under when
        they had sex for the first time.

        One in eight of this age group have already had sex with at least ten
        different partners. MPs and campaigners yesterday blamed the ‘pornification of
        society’ for encouraging young girls to dress themselves up as sex objects
        before they have even reached puberty. Critics say the rise in promiscuity over
        the generations is linked to increased sex education in schools that has ‘broken
        down the natural inhibitions of children with regard to sexual

        This research confirms why the UK has the highest teenage BIRTH and
        ABORTION rates in Western Europe !!!!!!!

        What’s the point of the legal age being 16 when you are being taught at
        school that it’s ok as long as you practice safe sex. Nothing about love,
        respect, serious relationships or more importantly abstinence! Oh and something
        needs to be done about BOYS, too! Girls can’t be the only ones responsible for
        resisting pressure you know. More sex education in schools = more teenage
        pregnancies= more abortions. One of the problems is that now in schools we are
        taught safe sex at an early age, and not abstinence. The message was basically
        that sex at a young age is fine as long as it’s practiced safely. It should be
        taught that at such a young age, neither protected or unprotected sex is ok. The
        message is simply not clear enough

        Indiscipline, incivility, binge drinking, drug
        addiction, gun and knife crimes, teenage pregnancies and abortion are part and
        parcel of British schooling. These are the reasons why majority of Muslim
        parents would like to send their children to Muslim schools with Muslim teachers
        as role models during their developmental periods. Only less than 5% attend
        Muslim schools and more than 95% keep on attending state and church schools to
        be mis-educated and de-educated by non-Muslim monolingual teachers.

        There are hundreds of state and church schools where Muslim children are
        in majority. In my opinion, all such schools may be opted out as Muslim
        Academies. There is no place for a non-Muslim child or a teacher in a Muslim

        Sex is about procreation. The human species have made it into
        recreation. Most people have indulged in sex, but, to me it is smutty and dirty
        because it is not about procreation, we have made it into a recreation. That is
        going against nature. Only the human species could have achieved that. But, then
        the human species is not up to much!

        • Bacchus

          Don’t forget to add the 14 million muslim girls aged between 6 and 14 that are raped under the guise of marriage.

  • Natasha Haworth

    They should keep all religious teachings out of public schools and all the christians that think their religion is less cruel than islam, you’re wrong, your religion is just as cruel and fucked up.

    • James Grimes

      Good use of profanity. It’s sad to see that you thought it necessary to use it.

      • Natasha Haworth

        oh you dont like my profanity, maybe you should pray to your sky daddy to make me stop

        • James Grimes

          Are you competing for the “clown of the week” award?

          • Natasha Haworth

            I’d rather be a clown than a fool. “Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.”

          • James Grimes

            Actually, you’re both. Proverbs 26 : 4 tells me all about you. Please don’t contact me again. I’m wasting my time engaging with you.

          • Natasha Haworth

            and Deuteronomy 23:1 tells me all about you lol, so stay out of church.

  • Myrlyn

    Guys. It’s school, not church.
    If you want your kids To know all the savior/magic stuff, take them to church.
    History is history. Holy books are not history. Artifacts are history. architecture is history. Multiple sources in multiple books and old entries in diaries and ancient ass tapestries are history. One book rewritten uncounted times isn’t.
    Dunno why you’re all so upset anyway. Islam and christianity are so closer to the same thing, I’m pretty sure the only reason you two still hate each other is the Crusades.

  • Maggie

    Oh my, y’all are severely lacking in reading comprehension. This textbook is merely stating the beliefs of Islam, not giving an evaluative judgment. I’m very very sad that in order for you to be happy, you would need to see your own beliefs replicated in a textbook. Isn’t that what your church is for?

  • Caral Freeman

    and did this school lesson teach also that muslims have warred and pillaged across Europe and the middle east for centuries. Did it teach that muslims see all others as less than them, that Jews are descendants of apes and pigs? How about old men marrying multiple wives, many of them children? No, this is the muslim attempt to slide into our society and deceive people, which by their so called beliefs they are allowed to do. No, I would not want my child learning this spit shined version of islam either. Be warned, many publishers of school text books are owned by muslims and this is not the first lesson in our nation to bring this to attention.

    • C.P. Steinmetz

      Have you read the Bible and noted its attitudes towards others; the marriage practices it notes; Solomon’s 700 wives and 300 concubines, etc.
      Glass houses, etc.

      • wandakate

        C.P.STEINMETZ: They (Solomon and whoever) were allowed by free will to live as they pleased but will account to GOD just like all of us for their sins. The Bible did not condone those sins by any means. Heaven (the Kingdom of GOD) and Hell were created for a reason.

      • wandakate

        People back then made mistakes just as they do today. They always have wanted to act and live as they wanted to act and live and not necessarily as GOD had intended. Just because they had a ton of wives etc. doesn’t mean they were right, they were disobeying GOD as He never intended that we have more than one wife or one husband or he would have made for Adam more than one wife.

    • Castiel

      What about the period of the ‘Crusades’ by the Christians. They killed hundred of thousands of people. And the Mormons and their polygamy? Offshoots of the LDS church still practice polygamy. You think the only bad religion is Islam? What a misinformed hypocrite you are.

      • wandakate

        CASTIEL: I have a book of cults and the Mormons are listed in it, along with the Jehovah’s Witnesses and New Age, and the Catholic too. Also Scientology and many others as well as Islam. So, no Islam is not the only one, but none of them are the right ones. I don’t think people are necessarily hypocrites, I think they just don’t know.

      • wandakate

        I thought it was the Catholics that persecuted the Christians…It’s been a very long time since I studied any history.

  • Richard J. Woerner

    Funny how the FFR group wants to keep Christianity out of school but yet allows this. Sounds like the FFR fears God, Jehovah, more than that false god Allah. But its the standard double standard by the atheist group anyway. I suppose if they oppose Islam, their federal funding, if any, will go away.

    • C.P. Steinmetz

      This does not seem to be an effort to evangelize Islam, so no problem – other than your conspiracy theory.
      If you are going to criticize Islam, you should at least learn that “Allah” is not the name of their god, “Allah” is the word for “God”. And, as they worship the same god, calling “Allah” false means you are calling your “God” false.

      • DougDuse

        So you wouldn’t call…“Allah is the greatest. I bear witness that there is no God but Allah. I bear witness that Muhammad is his prophet.” evangelizing.

      • wandakate

        C.P.STEINMETZ: There is no mention in my Bible of Allah. Allah is their god. They don’t worship the same GOD and that is a bunch of you know what because the one and only GOD does not KILL people. He said, “Thou shalt not kill”, not “thou shall kill all people who do not agree with you”. So you are WRONG!!!

      • Richard J. Woerner

        Wow, talk about not knowing what you think you know. Allah is god in Arabic but actually means moon god. Note the crescent moon as their symbol. You are also saying that Islam and Christianity have the same God? Hardly. Again, you know little about the Bible and the Quran. Christianity exists because of the resurrected Christ which IS NOT in the Quran. In fact, the Quran says that Jesus “revived” in the tomb. If you believe that, your more goofed up than your comment reads. Let me pierce your side with a spear that penetrates into your heart and see if you still live. Not to mention all that lead up to that moment. Allah is a false god created by a pedophile who was also a coward. Let me quote from the Quran; When Muhammad heard from God (supposedly through an angel), he cowered, was uncertain, and wanted to commit suicide. (Quran 74:1-5). Also, did Muhammad fulfill any prophecy? NOPE. Muhammad did not fulfill any biblical prophecy except the ones about false teachers (Matt. 24:24). And let’s see how Muhammad viewed women; Muhammad said women were 1/2 as smart as men (Hadith 3:826; 2:541), that the majority in hell will be women (Had. 1:28,301; 2:161; 7:124), and that women could be mortgaged. – Christianity is not the same as Islam and does not have the same God. The Quran does’t explain how men can be saved from their sins, Jesus Christ is the way we can be saved from our sins. So don’t be so ignorant on some Christians comments, some of us actually studied both the Quran and the Bible and know that the Quran is a book from hell about a false prophet and god. While the Bible is God’s (Jehovah, Elohim, Adonay, YHWH), is a book straight from the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. I can criticize a false religion such as Islam all day long since that is what we are suppose to do, stand against the attacks of Satan. But your circular reasoning is rather humorous.

  • James Grimes

    For all the anti-Christian rhetoric here – it’s hogwash. The Atheists see this as a time to pick on Christians. This story is about the promotion of Islam. Please, get a life and go troll some Atheists’ sites. What we don’t need here is the likes of you.

    • wandakate

      JAMES GRIMES: WHAT IS IN THE CHRISTIAN IS GREATER THAN WHAT IS IN THE WORLD. Satan is small to compare with GOD. There is no winning with the Atheist or Satan. They are defeated foes.

      • James Grimes

        Absolutely. Amen!

  • Bacchus

    This author Messina is absolutely ignorant perpetrating lies about an uneducated idiot CALLED MUHAMMAD. Even in the Koran ALLAH could not count simple integers neither did allah understand fractions or their inverse. Islam is a Satanic Anti Christ and anti Semitic death cult that calls for the overthrow of all other religions at the point of the sword.

  • darkpatriot

    As it is written in the quotes it is stated as fact. It should read: Muslims believe, Allah is the greatest. Muslims believe they bear witness that there is no God but Allah. Muslims also believe that they bear witness that Muhammad is his prophet. I highly doubt under the Christianity portion (if there is one) it reads. Jesus is the way the truth and the life no one shall enter heaven except through Him. Jesus was Born of a virgin, He lived a sinless life, He performed many miracles, He was the Son of God, and Jesus died for the sins of the world. Jesus was also resurrected after 3 days. Public schools are nothing more than indoctrination camps that are closer to prisons than education centers.

    • wandakate

      DARKPATRIOT: AHHHHH!!!!!! Would a smart parent with common sense and some wisdom from above be removing their child/children from the public schools? My child/children would NOT be going to these indoctrination camps, no thank you! By time they graduate they will want to join ISIS and they will be so dumbed down it won’t be funny. Any parent that can afford to send their child to a private school or enroll them in a Christian school would be cheating their children not to do so.

    • wandakate

      Satan has infiltrated our public schools so there is no doubt that that is exactly what they are. Parents that have any means possible should enroll their children into private schools. A mind is a terrible thing to waste and pollute and discourage or lead astray. They teach common core (talk about confusing) and the truth is 2+2 is still 4…And 5×5 is still 25 and 6 divided into 12 would still be 2. And 10 taking away 4 would still be 6. We don’t need common core to do math or arithmetic. We don’t need religions that are foreign to us crammed down our throats. If it’s pertaining to America it’s about America and what we believe, not what everybody else on the planet believes.

  • Donna Mccormick

    The bigger problem for me is that they are teaching this in History, which is suppose to be FACT based, and promoting lies about a man (NOT A PROPHET) as though he was kind. He’s the demented one who dreamt up all that sadist crap in their Quran, Koran whichever just so he could govern like Hitler. Oh I am sorry he was the original Hitler only picked up on his way of thinking. They are teaching lies! Keep that crap out of our American Schools, we do not want our children asking why we are so against some kind prophet and why they have to believe in Jesus if in history class it does not speak of Jesus but it does Mohmmad (I really do not care if I mis-spelled his name). Once again the government and the Schools are teaching against the morals of the parents. Then we wonder why are country is in such a mess. GOVERNMENT KEEP YOUR PC BS OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS!!!!!!!!!

  • Dan Miller

    Atheism is a religion. Don’t let the media tell you otherwise.

  • Its a total whitewash, and I’m sure there is probably only a paragraph about Jesus and the apostles in this text. Saw the same thing in my son’s Middle School text.


    what a good opportunity for self-eduction on Islam to teach your children. How much more will they trust you, the father or mother for knowledge into this opaque world when you can give them that? Teach them about Islam’s pagan roots, and the truth about the Quran and Hadith, that they fall short of scientific facts most third graders know and that Muhammed was the type of guy you wouldn’t want hanging around any elementary school.

  • Lizzy

    The information they give is false. Mohammed was a violent persecutor, he murdered six to nine hundred Jews of Medina by beheading them when they had unconditionally surrendered. They then sold the women and children into slavery. Does that sound familiar? The religion he started is faithful to its father. This is so opposite of genuine biblical faith in Christ as can be seen by the persecution of believers in the Middle East.

    • wandakate

      LIZZY: We have two that we can follow, the works of GOD, or the works of satan, only two choices…One GOD, and one satan. One Heaven and one Hell. It’s our choice.

  • Joab Pascal

    The father is an idiot. Learning about Islam is not the same as being taught that you should BE a Muslim. And “Allah” is simply Arabic for “God,” by the way. Christians were praying to “Allah” for years before Mohammad was even born.

    I am a born again Christian, and to see this kind of ignorance in a fellow believer is embarrassing.

  • Michael Servetus

    The problem here besides the one of having to read anything other than the hellish truth about Islam is that it is twisted into a Western positive liberal light. It doesn’t portray Islam as the evil it is because people today have decided that we ought not think that way even when it is true and so there is a general dishonesty built into our customary discourse of politeness, a dishonest politeness that the true and plain speaking American didn’t used to have, but now must submit to since effeminate geldings have multiplied and taken over.

    No more good old reliable respected and appreciated plain spoken truth, no the truth is now considered hateful, too hard, and intolerant. That means that to lie is now considered compassionate.

    There are no records indicating that prior to Mohammads attempt to portray himself as a prophet of God that he felt bad about babies being killed or how harsh slaves were treated and according to Islam it is not supposed to be about Mohammad and Mohammads personal thoughts or feelings but allah, not a mans opinion but supposedly Gods so why is it that Mohammad is portrayed as being sensitive? This is because we as a Christian and Catholic culture have the idea that religious men and leaders are by definition presupposed to be kind, gentle, loving, sensitive becuase of our traditonal undetstanding of religon is steeped in ideas about Jesus the good Shepard looking for lost sheep and the idea that God loves you so much that Jesus laid down his life for you.

    John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

    13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

    But this is bull when it comes to Mohammad and Islam, it doesn’t apply. Mohammed was known for being cruel and merciless and when he wasnt cruel and ruthless and threatening peole or chopping heads off he was then considered kind for letting anyone live. Take for instance the difference between Christ and Mohammad when it comes to those who have stolen. The bible says magnanimously, forgivingly and redemptively ” let him who stole steal no more but restore what he took and work with his hands so that he is able to give to them who need”. On the other hand the punishment in Islam is hand chopping.

    The point is that the general aim of Christianity from Jesus is redemption, salvation, help. The general aim of Islam is cruel punishment, revenge, harshness.
    Islam denies the death and crucifixion of Jesus as well.

  • Lou Hodges

    They are doing the same thing in Manhattan Beach CA – anyone wishing to send an email to the school to support the parents, see link below. I explained we have a constitution that prohibits teaching religion in schools, we’re not like the UK.



  • Rev Donald Spitz

    There is no God but the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

    • wandakate

      REV.DONALDSPITZ: GOD was the FATHER GOD, JESUS was the SON, who came in the flesh and the HOLY SPIRIT was the comforter that would lead us into all truth. JESUS did say, I can do nothing without the FATHER. JESUS did not pray to Himself in the garden, He went there before He was crucified and He had no power on His own to take away the crucifixion. He prayed to GOD His FATHER, “If it be “thy” will, take this cup from me, if not, “thy” will be done. Right there JESUS prayed unto the FATHER as it was the FATHER GOD who had the power to do His own will and take that away from JESUS, but GOD the FATHER decided that JESUS was to die right then for the sins of the people, He was to be the sacrifice. And, furthermore when JESUS was about to go back to Heaven to the FATHER GOD, he told His disciples that they could not go (right then) where He was going, but that He would send the HOLY SPIRIT to them, and it would lead them into all truth. It would be the comforter to them…So it was contrary to what we are taught, GOD the Supreme being, JESUS the lamb of GOD, and the HOLY SPIRIT as the comforter. I don’t believe in the trinity as that started in the Catholic Church and worked its way into all of the sister churches through the ages.

      • We agree on part of this one. I’ve said for a long time now, since my evolution from fundamentalist Christian to de facto atheism, that religion is the only concept where folks can believe both sides of a contradiction as true.

  • Foxwolf

    allah is a moon God !!!

  • While I understand that fundamentalist Islam is perhaps the worst set of religious concepts in the world and its radical followers are religious fanatics bent on dominating the world by force, I will submit that the current problem is two fold, basic fundamentalism born of ignorance and a hatred of the West born of centuries of our on ignorance of their culture which fed the usual condescension and exploitation. The trigger, however, for the latest jihad was the Cheney-Bush Administrations preemptive with Iraq that led directly to the destabilization of the region.

    The school, however, is correct in teaching ABOUT Islam, but with objectivity based on empirical knowledge and non partisan, religious scholars. As I mentioned above, ignorance is a major part of the problem, both for fundamentalist Islam and fundamentalist Christianity. Both truly need to learn more of each other. The best decisions are never made from ignorance because it inventively leads to xenophobia and hatred.

    If we continue to keep our children ignorant of other cultures and fail to teach them respect and empathy for all others, hatred and war will always be.

    I’m quite sure this will not be a popular view on this blog–Do unto others as you.

    • Your democratic ideology is showing here in what you said….
      (talk about taking sides – what happened to freedom not to conform to any theology???)

      “The trigger, however, for the latest jihad was the Cheney-Bush Administrations preemptive with Iraq that led directly to the destabilization of the region”.

      The ABOVE STATEMENT IS FALSE, and simply a “SLUR ON BUSH”.


      We ALL know about the “HOLY WARS” the followed shortly thereafter, don’t we?


      Are you out of your mind??

      This war has been raging for over 1400 Years….AND YOU BLAME BUSH.



      People like you make me sick….you scream out “FREEDOM FOR ALL”!!
      Yet, YOU CONDEMN “BUSH” because His Theology DOESN’T MATCH YOURS??

      That’s called HYPOCRISY…….maybe you should STUDY THAT.

      • Of course Muslims have been at each other’s throats for centuries as well as Christians and Muslims clashing in the very brutal Crusades, but the Middle East had become relatively stable in recent years except for the Muslim’s incessant attacks on Israel for taking Palestinian land and appropriating the homes of peaceful Palestinian families.

        Cheney-Bush’s preemptive invasion ended the relative stability. Israel, of course, is not blameless. It has taken land from the Palestinians and they’ve had their own terrorists, such as Menachem Begin and his organization. Both sides have been locked into a belligerent stalemate for decades, and both sides share the blame.

        I was among those taken in by the White House propaganda that tailored the “intelligence” to suit Bush’s lust to be a “war president” and Cheney’s lust for profit from the oil and weapons.

        After I found out about their fitting “intelligence to fit the policy” (thanks to The Guardian) and the WMD ruse, it all started to fall into place. I predicted then that no mater how long we stayed in Iraq and no matter how many of our soldiers and their people are killed, it will fall apart after we leave. I was correct.

        Since 9/11, there have been a fivefold increase in terrorist attacks around the world. I fault Cheney-Bush’s “War on Terror” and Obama for not only continuing the bogus war but increasing the drone attacks and increasing the domestic spying.

        And, I never condemned Bush for his religion. He was far and away the worst president in U.S. History and was in reality a puppet of Cheney.

        And, BTW, I don’t have a theology. The word is self defining. I don’t believe in gods or an afterlife. Perhaps you think that alone makes me an evil person. So be it.

        • So…you still are convinced that it’s ALL BUSH’S FAULT, eh?


          Attacks on US diplomatic facilities[edit]

          This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.Date Location Details Type of attack Deaths

          18 July 1924 Tehran, Sublime State of Persia An angry mob of led by members of the Muslim clergy and including many members of the Iranian Army beat Robert W. Imbrie, United States Consul in Tehran, to death. The mob blamed America for poisoning a well.[1]mob 1

          27 January 1958 Ankara, Turkey Bombing in embassy compound[2] none

          January 31, 1968 Saigon, Vietnam As part of the Tet Offensive, Viet Cong commandos forced their way onto the US Embassy grounds and surrounded the building until US reinforcements arrived.armed assault 5 US security
          20 attackers

          26 September 1971 Phnom Penh, Cambodia Attack on embassy softball game[3]

          1 1972 Manila, Philippines Attack by communist group, Marine guard wounded[4] none

          19 August 1974 Nicosia, Cyprus Riot outside Embassy; Ambassador and assistant shot by sniper

          24 August 1975 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Japanese Red Army gunmen raid Embassy none

          1979 Tehran, IranIran hostage crisis

          21 November 1979 Islamabad, Pakistan Islamist riots destroy Embassy (see 1979 U.S. Embassy Burning in Islamabad)

          22 December 1979 Tripoli, Libya Islamist riots destroy Embassy (see 1979 U.S. Embassy Burning in Libya) none

          18 April 1983 Beirut, Lebanon Islamic Jihad car bomb destroys Embassy (see April 1983 U.S. Embassy bombing)63 (of which 17 were Americans)

          12 December 1983 Kuwait City, Kuwaital-Dawa truck bomb outside Embassy 6

          20 September 1984 Beirut, Lebanon Hezbollah car bomb outside embassy (see 1984 United States embassy annex bombing)

          24 November 1984 Bogota, Colombia Car bomb outside Embassy planted by drug cartel

          1 February 1986 Lisbon, Portugal Popular Forces of 25 April car bomb outside Embassy none

          14 May 1986 Jakarta, Indonesia Japanese Red Army mortar barrage none

          9 June 1987 Rome, Italy Japanese Red Army mortar barrage none

          17 September 1989 Bogota, Colombia RPG fired on Embassy by unknown assailant none

          27 July 1993 Lima, Peru Car bomb outside Embassy planted by Shining Path bombing none

          13 September 1995 Moscow, Russia RPG fired on Embassy by unknown assailant bombing none

          21 June 1998 Beirut, Lebanon RPGs fired at Embassy by Hezbollah bombing none

          7 August 1998 Nairobi, Kenyaal-Qaeda simultaneously attacked both Embassies with truck bombs (more details) bombing 213, including 10 US personnel and 2 US security Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 11

          22 January 2002 Calcutta, India Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami gunmen attacked American cultural centre, which included public affairs office of nearby US Consulate (more details) armed assault 5 Indian security

          14 June 2002 Karachi, Pakistanal-Qaeda truck bomb detonated outside Consulate (more details) bombing 12 Pakistani civilians

          12 October 2002 Denpasar, Indonesia Consular Office bombed by Jemaah Islamiyah as part of the Bali bombings bombing none

          28 February 2003 Karachi, Pakistan Unknown gunmen attack US Consulate (more details)armed assault 2 Pakistani security

          30 June 2004 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan bombs US Embassy bombing none

          6 December 2004 Jeddah, Saudi Arabiaal-Qaeda gunmen raid diplomatic compound armed assault 5 Saudi personnel

          4 attackers

          2 March 2006 Karachi, Pakistan Car bomb explodes outside Consulate, killing a US diplomat (more details) bombing 1 US personnel
          1 Pakistani personnel
          1 Pakistani security
          1 attacker

          12 September 2006 Damascus, Syria Gunmen raid US Embassy armed assault 1 Syrian security
          3 attackers

          12 January 2007 Athens, Greece RPG Fired at Embassy by Revolutionary Struggle bombing none

          18 March 2008 Sana’a, Yemen Mortar rounds missed US Embassy, hitting nearby school bombing 2 Yemeni civilians

          9 July 2008 Istanbul, Turkey Armed attack against Consulate (more details) armed assault 3 Turkish security
          3 attackers

          17 September 2008 Sana’a, Yemen A coordinated attack resulted in a 20-minute battle with security (more details) armed assault 6 Yemeni security
          5 Yemeni civilians
          1 US civilian
          6 attackers

          5 April 2010 Peshawar, Pakistan An attack near the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, kills two consulate security guards and at least six others (more details)armed assault 2 Pakistani personnel
          1 Pakistani security
          1 Pakistani civilian
          4 attackers

          11 September 2012 Cairo, Egypt Protestors scaled the walls of the Consulate and replaced the US flag with an Islamist banner before being driven back by Egyptian security(more details) mob none Benghazi, Libya A group of terrorists storm the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya — killing the U.S. Ambassador, one staff member, and two security contractors (more details) armed assault 4 US personnel

          14 September 2012 Sana’a, Yemen Protestors stormed the US Embassy and set fire to several vehicles before being driven back by Yemeni security (more details) mob 5 attackers Tunis, Tunisia Tunisian police fought back protestors who attacked the US Embassy in Tunis (more details) mob 2 attackers

          1 February 2013 Ankara, Turkey A suicide bomber attacked the US Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Friday, detonating himself inside a security entrance to the compound (more details) bombing 1 Turkish security
          1 attacker

          13 September 2013 Herat, Afghanistan A group of 7 Taliban militants attacked the US Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan using truck bombs, assault rifles, and rocket-propelled grenades, killing 2 Afghan security guards and wounding 20 others (more details) armed assault 2 Afghan security.




          Save your baloney for the liberals…no sale here.

        • It was UNSTABLE long before BUSH WAS “BORN”.

  • This would never occur under a Biblical government, particularly one that honors the First Commandment.

    When the late 1700 founders replaced the First Commandment (as found intact in some of the 1600 Colonial Constitutions) with the First Amendment’s First Commandment-violating, polytheistic-enabling Free Exercise Clause, America was quickly transformed from what had, in the 1600s, been predominantly a monotheistic Christian nation to arguably the most polytheistic nation to exist, including Islam and its god Allah.

    For more, see online Chapter 11 “Amendment 1: Government-Sanctioned Polytheism” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt11.html.

    Then find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of the 85-page “Primer” of the 565-page “BL vs. USC.”

    • How about a secular government that honors the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause?

      • Max, thanks for responding.

        “…Although the First Amendment does not allow for establishing one religion over another, by eliminating Christianity as the federal government’s religion of choice (achieved by Article 6’s
        interdiction against Christian test oaths), Amendment 1 authorized
        equality for all non-Christian and even antichristian religions. When
        the Constitution failed to recognize Christian monotheism, it allowed
        Amendment 1 to fill the void by authorizing pagan polytheism.

        “Amendment 1 did exactly what the framers proclaimed it could not do: it prohibited the exercise of monotheistic Christianity (except within the confines of its church buildings) and established polytheism in its place. This explains the government’s double standard regarding Christian and non-Christian religions. For example, court participants entering the United States District Court of Appeals for the Middle District of Alabama must walk by a statue of Themis, the Greek goddess of justice. And yet, on November 18, 2002, this very court ruled that Judge Roy Moore’s Ten Commandments Monument violated the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. Despite many Christians’ protests against this hypocrisy, it was in keeping with the inevitable repercussions of the First Amendment.

        “…Christians hang their religious hat on Amendment 1, as if some great moral principle is carved therein. They have gotten so caught up in the battle over the misuse of the Establishment Clause – the freedom from religion – that they have overlooked the ungodliness intrinsic in the Free Exercise Clause – the freedom of religion….”

        For more, see online Chapter 11 “Amendment 1: Government-Sanctioned Polytheism” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt11.html.

        • Thank you for your civility, a rare commodity on the Internet these days.

          I could not disagree more with “the” Christian perspective, and I’m quite sure that most Christians do not accept it.

          The Establishment Clause and the Freedom of Religion Clause together constitute the leveling of the playing field for all religions in the U.S. Nowhere in the Constitution is there even a hint that any religion, polytheistic or otherwise, holds favor with respect to the law, and that was precisely the intent of Jefferson and Madison.

          The historical evidence is clear. Below is an excerpt from the Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom, written by Jefferson. This is the document from which the Establishment Clause was crafted.
          Well aware that Almighty God hath created the mind free; that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burdens, or by civil incapacitations, tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness, and are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion, who being Lord both of body and mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either, as was in his Almighty power to do; that the impious presumption of legislators and rulers, civil as well as ecclesiastical, who, being themselves but fallible and uninspired men, have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world, and through all time; that to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical; . . .

          Read more at http://www.timesdispatch.com/opinion/their-opinion/columnists-blogs/guest-columnists/the-virginia-statute-for-establishing-religious-freedom/article_7f948291-5a86-5b8e-bab2-63e1407c2a19.html

          “Amendment 1 did exactly what the framers proclaimed it could not do: it prohibited the exercise of monotheistic Christianity (except within the confines of its church buildings) and established polytheism in its place . . .”

          This is a direct contradiction of Jefferson’s intent as found in the VSFERF and as understood by the SCOTUS for tens of decades. In other words, my views on religion are as valid as anyone’s. I am as solid and equal a citizen as any other citizen.

          Do you really believe that our government should make religious laws allowing Christianity to govern the nation at the expense of all other religions? That would be a Christian theocracy somewhat similar to the theocracy in Iraq, and I suspect such a situation would push this nation into sectarian conflict. Personally, I would resist a theocracy to my last breath.

          • Thanks for helping to make my point.

            I’m unable to ascertain from your posts whether your paradigm is Christian. For a Christian (or for anyone for that matter) to promote the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause, which unequivocally enabled polytheism to thrive in America is to violate the First Commandment.

            As for theocracy: “…There is no escaping theocracy. A government’s laws reflect its morality, and the source of that morality (or, more often than not, immorality) is its god. It is never a question of theocracy or no theocracy, but whose theocracy. The American people, by way of their elected officials, are the source of the Constitutional Republic’s laws. Therefore, the Constitutional Republic’s god is WE THE PEOPLE.

            “People recoil at the idea of a theocracy’s morality being forced upon them, but because all governments are theocracies, someone’s morality is always being enforced. This is an inevitability of government. The question is which god, theocracy, laws, and morality will we choose to live under?…”

            For more, see online Chapter 3 “The Preamble: WE THE PEOPLE vs. YAHWEH” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt3.html.

          • Your logic escapes me. Perhaps this isn’t want you meant: “When the Constitution failed to recognize Christian monotheism, it allowed Amendment 1 to fill the void by authorizing pagan polytheism.”

            This is logically incorrect. The Constitution did no such thing. It put ALL beliefs on the same level. There was no “void” to be filled. To suggest a “void” implies that something was taken away. To suggest that something else “filled” that void means that the “something else” gained an advantage. The whole point of the Establishment Clause is designed such that there are no “voids” in which any religion can gain an advantage over any other.

            Your statement implies that something was taken away from Christianity and then given to polytheistic religions. That simply isn’t true unless you feel, as it seems you do, that your religious belief is superior to all others and you think all society should bend to your religious beliefs.

            That more people believe in various aspects of Christianity and call themselves Christians does not mean Christianity is any more correct than any other religion.

            Here’s the logic: If all the world believed in the truth of a proposition, that belief, alone and unsupported by objective evidence, would lend not a nanogram of weight to the truth of the proposition. This is a fallacious argument called “Argumentum ad Populum”–or, an appeal to the majority).” Most people believe it, so it must be true.

            Consider this advertisement: “Ford sells more pickup trucks than any other manufacturer, therefore, ford trucks are better built.” Does this really mean Ford trucks are better? No. It could very be that they simply have a better advertising department and appeal to more people through market psychology.

            Of course the Free Exercise Clause allows polytheism to thrive, as well as all other beliefs–yours included–but it did not “take” anything from Christianity. You can still believe and worship as you see fit. People of other religions can believe and worship as they see fit. Non believers have an equal right to be free of religious coercion from any sector. Too, all citizens–including you–have a right not to have your children inculcated with anyone’s religious views while in public school.

            “There is no escaping theocracy. A government’s laws reflect its morality, and the source of that morality (or, more often than not, immorality) is its god. It is never a question of theocracy or no theocracy, but whose theocracy. The American people, by way of their elected officials, are the source of the Constitutional Republic’s laws. Therefore, the Constitutional Republic’s god is WE THE PEOPLE”

            I find this to be a remarkable argument.

            First, you assert that the source of every nation’s laws is whatever it assumes their god to be. This leaves me to assume you mean if a nation’s laws are secular, then the government’s “god” is secularism (Equality of belief).

            A secular constitution is based on a sense of fairness (not allowing any religion to dominate any others). So, you are implying that our government (U.S. I assume) has installed the god, Fairness, or the god, Equality as a religion.

            Let me ask you; Had you been born to a Muslim family in a Muslim society, isn’t it logical that you would have been taught to be a Muslim, and would believe that religion every bit as much as you believe Christianity? Why is what you were taught to believe any more valid that what others are taught?

            In other words, your religious beliefs MIGHT be right, but then, so might the beliefs of others who were taught otherwise.

            If you do not see the logic of this, then we should end our discussion.

            I appreciate the links you provided, but they are obviously religious sites and not a good argument for why Christianity should dominate all of society.

  • wandakate

    THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH MY INTERNET CONNECTION. It does seem when I type something that you don’t agree with that pops up all the sudden and the letters appear in grey and not in black. There is nothing wrong with what I am typing, it’s the truth, but you don’t want to print the truth it seems. What’s going on with the pop ups?

    • Hmm, I don’t get the ad popups. I installed the free extension Adblock today. Ads gone! Try it.

  • I wonder is this sudden uprising of Islam in the US has anything to do with Biblical prophetic fulfillment. The video below provides answers…


    Detailed version of this video. Apparently the RCC and Islam have A LOT in common…


  • Reason2012

    “The district has written a letter in response to the outrage, stating that the lesson was simply a part of the history curriculum.”

    Good – then teach the truth that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the Life and that no man comes to the Father (God) but by Him, and call that a history curriculum.

    Meanwhile teach what Islam is really about and how it commands people even today to_kill those who do not believe to be guaranteed allah/mohammad’s version of “heaven”

    Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book [Christians and Jews] had faith, it were best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors. (3:110)

    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. (9:29)

    Surely the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve, then they would not believe. (8:55)

    O ye who believe! Take not for friends unbelievers rather than believers: Do ye wish to offer Allah an open proof against yourselves? (4:144)

    O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. They are friends one to another. He among you who taketh them for friends is (one) of them. Lo! Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk. (5:51)

    They indeed have disbelieved who say: Lo! Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary (5:17)

    For the Unbelievers are unto you open enemies (4:101)

    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. (9:123)

    The Jews call Ezra 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)

    Listen not to the unbelievers, but strive (Jihad) against them with the utmost strenuousness. (25:52)

    Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies of Allah and your enemies and others besides, whom ye may not know (8:60)

    Strive hard (Jihad) against the Unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell,- an evil refuge indeed. (66:9, See also 9:73)

    …He whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no guide. For them is a penalty in the life of this world, but harder, truly, is the penalty of the Hereafter… (13:33-34)

    Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace… (9:14)

    And fight them until there is no more ftna (unbelief, worshipping others beside Allah), and religion is all for Allah… (8:39)

    We shall punish them gradually from directions they perceive not. (68:44)

    Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): “I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.” This because they contended against Allah and His Messenger: If any contend against Allah and His Messenger, Allah is strict in punishment. (8:12-13)

    O Prophet! Exhort the believers to fight. If there be of you twenty steadfast they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you a hundred (steadfast) they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers) are a folk without intelligence (8:65)

    Not equal are those of the believers who sit at home… and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with their wealth and lives” (4:95)