by, Brother Ismaa’eel Abu Adam | YouTube | Converted2Islam | h/t Brother David Wood
Hello, and Asalamu Alaykum. I’ve been a Muslim for 16 years but in the past few years, I’ve been bothered my some serious reoccurring issues that have repeatedly forced me to question my Islamic faith, and recently I have decided to finally leave Islam. In this video I will explain one reason why I left Islam, but there are many more reasons and I will need to make more videos to explain them all. This video talks about sexual immorality.
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
First and foremost, I would like to say “thank you” to the One Creator of us all and may the glory and praise be unto Him. Secondly, I would like to say “Congratulations and Welcome Home” to Brother Ismaa’eel Abu Adam. You are clearly a very intelligent and well-versed young man, whose heart, mind and spirit have been awakened to the truth.
Furthermore, I would like to ask ALL of our readers to pay very close attention to the “WHY” Brother Ismaa’eel left Islam. Yes, to the specific example he has given, but this is but ‘one example’ of the greater category to which he is speaking. Is he not pointing out the “flaws and inconsistencies” within his own teachings?
There are closely regarded “techniques” for bringing the Muslim out of Islam and into the truth. Brother Ismaa’eel is outlining ‘one’ of these techniques in this video and “we” have been employing “more than one” of these techniques here at sharia unveiled for almost 5 years. But, enough about that ..in this public forum.
Just let me say.. please study al-Qur’an and Sunnah al-Hadith. “YOUR” knowledge on “their” scriptures is one of the vital keys to unlocking their hearts, minds and souls..
Ahavah and Shalom.
Why Are So Many Muslim Refugees in Europe Suddenly Finding Jesus?
by, Nadette De Visser | The Daily Beast | h/t Blazing CatFur
AMSTERDAM — Hundreds of Pakistanis and Afghans have been lining up at a local swimming pool in Hamburg, Germany, to be baptized as Christians. In the Netherlands and Denmark, as well, many are converting from Islam to Christianity, and the trend appears to be growing. Indeed, converts are filling up some European churches largely forsaken by their old Christian flocks.
All of which raises a question, not least, for the United States: If American presidential candidate Donald Trump gets elected and bars Muslims from entering the country, as he says he will, would the ban apply to Christians who used to be Muslims? How would one judge the quality of their faith?
For the moment, that quandary is a ways off for U.S. Homeland Security, but in Europe even now the phenomenon is fraught with echoes of the past, problems in the present, and omens for the future. Forced conversions of Muslims and Jews during the Spanish Inquisition were a dark page in Europe’s history. More than a little suspicion surrounds some of the current conversions, seen by some to be cynical bids to improve the chance of getting asylum. And, looking forward, it’s potentially quite dangerous for those who embrace the Gospel to return to homelands where abandoning Islam for another faith can be treated as a capital crime.Still, many preachers are pleased. The German pastor of the Evangelical-Lutheran church in Berlin calls the conversion phenomenon “a gift from God.” In his modest community a staggering 1,200 Muslims, mainly Afghans and Iranians, converted in just three years.
In Hamburg, where German ARD TV showed the Pakistanis and Afghans lining up to be baptized by the pastor of the Persian Church community, more than 600 people reportedly were received into the congregation.
There is no reliable overall figure for converts in northern Europe, but judging by reports from different media outlets, it is safe to assume the number runs into the thousands, maybe even tens of thousands who say they want the Gospel, “the good news,” offered by Jesus Christ.
One young Iranian woman convert told the German news magazine Stern, “I’ve been looking all my life for peace and happiness, but in Islam, I have not found them,” Another convert told Stern he had found in Christianity an element—love—that was missing from the faith he was brought up in. “In Islam, we always lived in fear,” he said. “Fear God, fear of sin, fear of punishment. But Christ is a God of love.”
Not all church communities are equally excited about this new development, however. Some church leaders question the integrity of the new stream of conversions, which may be undertaken under subtle—or not so subtle—pressure.
Pastor Gerhard Scholte of the Reformed Keizersgracht Church, who also heads up the refugee task force of combined Amsterdam churches, says, “conversion to Christianity is not promoted in our church, so we see very little of it.” From his point of view, “Everyone is a child of God,” whether baptized or not. “Faith should not be conditional,” he says.
Indeed, Scholte suggests that conversion on a large scale may verge on abuse. “It is taking advantage of people in weak positions and it’s all about the figures,” Scholte says, “That is abhorrent to me.”
His Reformed Keizersgracht Church in Amsterdam has been working with refugees since the early ‘80s. “Unless it saves lives, we are not eager to convert. In that case however, we convert anyone who wants to,” Scholte adds. In fact, this church has a long tradition saving lives through conversion. “This is what our church did to help Jews in the Second World War,” he said.
Many evangelical communities today take a more pro-active posture. They approach their work with missionary zeal and, implicitly if not explicitly, may link aid to conversion.
In the Netherlands and other Northern European countries, such churches are very active giving refugee assistance. They encourage refugees to accept Jesus in their lives and embrace the Gospel of Love. At the same time, they offer free Dutch lessons and may invite refugees for a temporary stay in Dutch Christian homes. In many cases this is the first and the only glimpse refugees get into Dutch society outside the boundaries of a camp.
The Dutch New Life Evangelical community in Alphen aan den Rijn reportedly saw 50 new converts added to its ranks in one year. “They were touched by God’s word during the prayer sessions,” Pastor Ab Meerbeek told the national newspaper Trouw. Most are from Iran and Afghanistan. They listen to the sermons translated in Farsi on headphones.
Whatever the reasons are for Muslim refugees to embrace Christianity, their conversions may endanger them if asylum is refused and they are sent back to their countries of origin. And contrary to popular belief, conversion to Christianity can actually damage one’s chances of asylum in the Netherlands.
“It does not help people, because the Dutch authorities tend to distrust swift conversion,” said Scholte. “It can work against you when you are seeking asylum.”
In Germany, conversion can work to a refugee’s advantage. “Members of our community are almost always granted asylum,” Pastor Gottfried Martens of the Berlin Evangelical-Lutheran Church told BZ Berlin. “They can’t go back without danger to their lives in their home country as Christians.”
This paradoxical fact—converted Christians are more likely to be persecuted than those who stay Muslims, and are thus more eligible for asylum—may explain part of the recent surge in conversions.
But there are many cases in which personal safety already is compromised before refugees arrive in Europe, says Geesje Werkman of Church in Action.
“If an Afghan woman comes to you saying she wants to convert because she was raped and because of that she would be stoned, she can be deeply touched and wanting to convert because of a passage in the Bible that says, ‘He who is without sin cast the first stone,’” says Werkman.
Werkman says she worries about generalizations. “There is not just one story, there are a multitude of different stories,” he tells The Daily Beast. “It really doesn’t help if the press writes that the conversions are unreliable, when there are so many different situations, it cannot be reduced to one storyline.”
Scholte, for all his skepticism about conversions and those who encourage them, thinks the strongest appeal of churches in Europe is a new idea of freedom. “That is what they sense when they come in touch with Christianity. I do understand,” Scholte says. “But if you tell me what church you are from, I will tell you how ‘free’ that will actually be. There are enormous differences.”
It is my personal opinion that we should not ‘prejudge’ the authenticity of another person’s transformation of faith. But rather, we should each focus internally, on the authenticity of our own faith.
Our Creator knows their hearts and their motivations.
And the truth shall always come to light, within the manifestation of the fruit.
Ahavah and Shalom.
by, Sam Prince | Heavy.com
In a new video purportedly released by the Islamic State of Afghanistan, AKA “Wilayat Khurasan,” one man is beheaded and two others are executed before a suicide bomber detonates in an army outpost. The video is titled “Khorasan,The Graveyard of Murtadeen.” “Khurasan” is a Daesh occupied “province” announced in January 2015 that includes areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan.According to Islamic Basics, a “murtadeen” is an apostate, or someone who willfully leaves Islam.
In the video, various jihadist military footage is shown before the video cuts to a beheading and execution scene somewhere in the mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan. One man is beheaded and two men are shot point blank in the back of the head. Later, a suicide bomber says goodbye to his fellow ISIS militants before driving a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) into what appears to be an Afghan National Army outpost.
WARNING: This video contains MUSLIMS WHOM PRACTICE ISLAM! Therefore, it contains violence and GRAPHIC scenes, just as al-Qur’an and allah (the great satan) require:
Video courtesy of: Heavy.com
by, Sam Prince | Heavy.com
In “Killing the Apostates in Revenge for the Monotheists #3,” the man charged with apostasy is forced to his knees on a roadside somewhere in “Khurasan.” He is then shot in the head nearly point blank….
WARNING: Graphic Imagery
by, Matthew Vadum | American Thinker | Canada Free Press
Islam “has begotten a bloodthirsty ideology that is determined to destroy the principles of liberty and humanity and basic decency,” ex-Muslim and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali said June 3 at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Hirsi Ali knows what she’s talking about. Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, she was raised Muslim. She spent her childhood and young adulthood in Africa and Saudi Arabia. She fled as a refugee to the Netherlands in 1992, where she earned a political science degree and was elected to the Dutch House of Representatives. After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Hirsi Ali renounced Islam.
Last week she accepted an award from the Milwaukee-based Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, which prides itself on “strengthening American democratic capitalism and the institutions, principles and values that sustain and nurture it.”
Some in the conservative movement refer to the annual Bradley Prizes event, which was emceed this year by commentator George Will, as the “conservative Oscars.” The other recipients this year were James W. Ceaser, a political science professor at the University of Virginia; Larry P. Arnn, president of Hillsdale College; and retired Army Gen. Jack Keane, chairman of the Institute for the Study of War.
The late Christopher Hitchens called Hirsi Ali, whose former religion forced female circumcision on her, someone “of arresting and hypnotizing beauty,” and “a charismatic figure” who writes “with quite astonishing humor and restraint.” In 2005, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
She famously said, “Islam is not a religion of peace. It’s a political theory of conquest that seeks domination by any means it can.”
Her latest book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, was published in March by Harper. (It was reviewed by Katherine Ernst in City Journal.)
“My argument is that it is foolish to insist, as our leaders habitually do, that the violent acts of radical Islamists can be divorced from the religious ideals that inspire them,” she writes in Heretic. She continues:
Instead we must acknowledge that they are driven by a political ideology, an ideology embedded in Islam itself, in the holy book of the Qur’an as well as the life and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad contained in the hadith.
Let me make my point in the simplest possible terms: Islam is not a religion of peace.
For expressing the idea that Islamic violence is rooted not in social, economic, or political conditions – or even in theological error – but rather in the foundational texts of Islam itself, I have been denounced as a bigot and an “Islamophobe.” I have been silenced, shunned, and shamed. In effect, I have been deemed to be a heretic, not just by Muslims – for whom I am already an apostate – but by some Western liberals as well, whose multicultural sensibilities are offended by such “insensitive” pronouncements … today, it seems, speaking the truth about Islam is a crime. “Hate speech” is the modern term for heresy. And in the present atmosphere, anything that makes Muslims feel uncomfortable is branded as “hate.”
In the book, Hirsi Ali writes that it is her goal “to make many people – not only Muslims but also Western apologists for Islam – uncomfortable” by “challenging centuries of religious orthodoxy with ideas and arguments that I am certain will be denounced as heretical.”
“My argument is for nothing less than a Muslim Reformation,” she writes. “Without fundamental alterations to some of Islam’s core concepts, I believe, we shall not solve the burning and increasingly global problem of political violence carried out in the name of religion.”
In her remarks at the Kennedy Center, Hirsi Ali summarized what brought her to this point and what needs to be done. With the exception of the opening pleasantries, here follows a transcript of this brave woman’s speech:
Ladies and gentlemen, the Bradley Foundation is committed to strengthening American democratic capitalism and the institutions, principles, and values that sustain and nurture it. It supports limited, competent government, a dynamic marketplace for economic, intellectual, and cultural activity and a vigorous defense at home and abroad of American ideas and institutions.
It may same strange to you that I, an immigrant black woman from a Muslim family, should identify so strongly with those goals. Let me explain to you why I do. There are three reasons.
First, it’s because my life’s journey which has taken me from Somalia to Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia to Kenya to the Netherlands and finally here, could not have been better designed to make me appreciate American principles and American institutions.
Second, I think I can justly say that I was among the first in my age group of millions of Muslims to admit that our faith, no longer mine, has begotten a bloodthirsty ideology that is determined to destroy the principles of liberty and humanity and basic decency.
Even after 9/11 there are still those who naively believe that it’s a threat only in countries like Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The reality as our general [i.e. Jack Keane] just laid out, is that it is now a global threat. A recent report by the United Nations Security Council confirmed that more than 100 countries are now supplying recruits to the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, and the United States is one of them.
This year alone the number of U.S.-based individuals in Islamic terror-related cases has risen to 40. What concerns me is not jihad, or it’s not only jihad. It’s also the nonviolent activities from preaching to fundraising that are its essential seedbed. Often those who engage in these activities are very skillful at representing themselves as moderates.
Let me quote you the words of Abdurahman Alamoudi, a founder of the American Muslim Council, who at one time was an Islamic advisor to President Clinton and a goodwill ambassador to the State Department, as well as being consulted by some eminent Republicans.
“We have a chance,” he declared to a Muslim audience, “to be the moral leadership of America. It will happen, it will happen praise Allah the Exalted. I have no doubt in my mind. It depends on me and you, either we do it now or we do it after a hundred years, but this country will become a Muslim country.”
That is the authentic voice of a plot against America today. I am glad to report that Alamoudi is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence for financial and conspiracy offenses involving the Libyan government and the al-Qaeda plot to assassinate the then-crown prince of Saudi Arabia.
Third, and finally, I have come to see that there is a creative threat close to American institutions, the ones opposed by those within the West who appease the Islamic extremists.
Last September our president insisted the Islamic State is not Islamic. Later that month he told the U.N. General Assembly that Islam teaches peace. Phrases like “radical Islam” and “Islamic extremism” are no longer heard in the White House press conferences.
The approved term is “violent extremism.” Ladies and gentlemen, if we don’t define the problem, if we can’t bring ourselves to define the problem, then how on earth can we ever hope to solve it? [audience applauds]
The decision not to call violence committed in the name of Islam by its true name is a very strange one. Imagine if Western leaders during the Cold War had gone around calling Communism an ideology of peace or condemning the Baader-Meinhof Gang for not being true Marxists.
Ladies and gentlemen, I believe it is time to drop the euphemisms and verbal contortions. As I argue in my most recent book, Heretic, a battle for the future of Islam is taking place between reformers and reactionaries, between dissidents and jihadists, with the majority of Muslims caught in the middle unsure which side to take. The outcome matters, matters to Muslims but it matters to us and to global peace, and the United States needs to start helping the right side to win.
Sometimes people who want to smear me use the sham term, “Islamophobe,” which is designed to imply that those who scrutinize Islamic extremism are bigots. Well, I may have a phobia, but it’s not directed against Muslims. After all I used to be one. My phobia is towards any ideology, whether it is Communism, Fascism, or Islamism, that threatens individual freedom and the institutions that protect those freedoms.
That is why I am so grateful and so proud to accept this honor from you tonight.
Thank you, very, very much.
Hirsi Ali’s personal story bears some resemblance to that of Dutch politician Geert Wilders. Wilders is a member of the Dutch House of Representatives and leader of his country’s Partij voor de Vrijheid (PVV), or in English, the Party for Freedom.
Like Hirsi Ali, he denounces Islam on a regular basis and has had round-the-clock bodyguards protecting him for more than a decade. “It’s really risky to tell the truth about Islam,” he said on a visit to the U.S. earlier this year.
“If you do so, first you end up on a jihadi death list as happened to me and many others,” Wilders said.
“Not only the Pakistani Taliban and ISIS want me killed but I’m on a death list from al-Qaeda with several columnists, authors, and journalists some of which already paid with their lives, others who are already victims of assassination, and others left under permanent police protection.”
“In Europe, however, it’s not just the jihadists who will go after you,” he said. “The authorities do so too.” Wilders has been taken to court in his home country for speaking the truth about Islam. He was acquitted, but the authorities still want his head.
“Unfortunately most Western leaders are weak,” he said. “They hope that if they ignore the threat, the threat will simply disappear, but it will not. It will only get worse.”
Hirsi Ali got the attention of terrorists when she wrote the script for a short film called Submission that threw light on the harsh treatment of women in Islamic societies.
The director of the movie, Theo van Gogh, was murdered in Amsterdam in 2004 and almost decapitated by terrorist Mohammed Bouyeri, who subsequently received a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for his crime. Bouyeri drove a knife into his victim’s chest in order to leave a note warning Hirsi Ali that she and others who criticize Islam would be next.
Just two years earlier, another prominent Dutchman, Pim Fortuyn, was murdered by Volkert van der Graaf, a pro-Islam activist who said in court that he killed the politician to stop him from exploiting Muslims as “scapegoats.” Fortuyn was described by the Daily Telegraph as “a gay former Marxist professor who mixed Left-wing and Right-wing ideas.”
In an interview shortly before he was assassinated, Fortuyn said Muslim immigrants “don’t share with us the core values of modernity and think quite differently about relationships between women and men and individual responsibility.” Foreshadowing his own death, Fortuyn added, “Freedom of speech is very important and their treatment of sexual minorities like gay men and women is a big problem.”
Here in America, some people trying to draw attention to the Muslim menace were rewarded last month with a two-man assault that ended in the terrorists’ death.
The attack took place May 3 near Dallas, Texas, outside the “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest,” a sold-out event organized by Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI). Although it wasn’t always this way, Muslims do not tolerate any artistic depictions of their prophet, whether drawn, painted, sculpted, filmed, or in any other medium.
Four months before that, self-identified members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula broke into the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, slaughtering 11 people in a hail of gunfire. The publication’s offense was to print images of Muhammad.
Unless Islam undergoes the great reformation Ayaan Hirsi Ali urges, these Islamic terrorist atrocities will never cease.