A Christian Explains what Christians don’t know about Israel
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amid growing concerns about violence against Christians recent upsurge in spitting and hitting attacks on clergy and the vandalism of Christian side greetings of peace I have an extremely important question to ask a certain group of Christians should Christians support the State of Israel in the first five minutes he was spat out five times before I do I need every Christian to watch this.
okay, you watch that, by the way, on your own time, you can watch her many more videos like this. Now let's do one more clip. It's of a Christian pastor, then I'm going to bring up my Christian guest. Israel should make the Gaza Strip a parking lot by this time next week.
Destroy the whole thing.
I'm sick of all these Christians saying we ought to have peace with Islam. Islam is a Satanic death cult and they would cut your head off before I said Amen in this sermon if they had a chance to. Alright, so I want you guys to remember those clips, because my questions are going to revolve around those clips with my next guest, Alison Weir. She's from if Americans remember this website if Americans only knew she independently travelled throughout the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Mrs were found the situation largely the reverse of what was being reported by the American media. Upon further examination of the issues at hand, she read dozens of books on the topic, she found that the
US press portrayal was significantly significantly at odds with information be reported by the mainstream media throughout the rest of the world. So without further ado, let's bring out our special guests. Alison Weir. This is the day she
was ready to talk about his
faith of Islam. Welcome to the deen show. The Deen show.
Oh, Allison, how are you? I'm good. Thank you. How are you? Good. Good. Thank you for coming back on the program. It's good to see you. Good to have you with us. Thank you. Alright, I'm gonna open up with this question, Allison.
To us Muslims. This seems like a very strange relationship. On one end, you have Christians being spit out told to go back home. And other end you have Christian pastors who are supposed to be preaching peace, love, mercy, forgiveness, Jesus, the Prince of Peace, turned the other cheek, love your neighbor. But instead, they're supporting the killing of babies. They're encouraging their congregations to basically throw away their money in supporting this. It's very it's very strange relationship. If you can help us understand the rationale, the logic behind this, I'd be glad to.
Largely, there are a number of things that are behind it. You know, I've been working on this issue for 20 years now. After I traveled over to the West Bank in Gaza, in early 2001, as a freelance reporter, and saw for myself what was going on, I was not some tour conducted by Palestinians or by Israelis. Most Christians that go over there.
Go on tours conducted by by Israel. So they're shown certain things and not shown other things. It's very important to go independently. Many Christians have. So others besides me have actually also seen what's going on. But most of us don't have the ability to do that. And so most people in the United States on all the issues that are important in our country, rely on the US media for our information. And think we know what's going on from that information.
I think many of us know if we're liberals, we don't trust the conservative media. If we're conservative media, we don't trust the liberal media. Most of us don't know that neither type of media is reliable on the issue of ISRAEL PALESTINE, that there is a great deal mainly of omission and exaggeration. So for example, the recent attacks on Israel on October 7, I believe it was the guy
so much attention.
Mainly Americans, we got the Israeli narrative. The US journalists over there were shown around by Israeli forces by the Israeli military. They receive briefings by the Israeli military spokesperson. And there were a lot of exaggerations made at the beginning and since that have since proven to be false, but most some of them were retracted later, but most people don't know they were retracted. So that that pastor that we just saw in his congregation, no doubt, believed that Hamas had beheaded babies, this is completely untrue. Anybody that looks into it independently sees that that accusation has withdrawn. They went through that there'd be headed but they said dozens of babies
were killed. No, that's another thing that was false.
So there are atrocity stories, as we know, from previous wars, World War One, the 100 were eating,
you know, babies supposedly, and you know, they're each war has its own propaganda. And Israel has a great deal of propaganda about what it does all the time. And, unfortunately, the media often just transcribe that propaganda, as though it's news. So a lot of people are being misled about what's going on. And it's not just about October 7. This is successful, because it goes on
top of years and years of misinformation from the US media on this issue. Now, and then there are very good articles. But quite often, even the articles that seem like they're balanced and neutral and objective, almost always have pro Israel spin. And then when you actually know what went on, and some article, many, many reports are far worse than that. They're exaggerating the Israeli claims. And they're omitting major facts. So Americans don't know what's going on. For example, they don't know that Palestinians in Gaza, the Gazans, men, women and children, over 2 million of them are living in largely a prison.
There are only a few exits and entrances to Gaza, I think it's about two or three, I've been gone through two of them myself. These are closed off by armed guards.
This is what it's like, if you wanted to leave Michigan or Arkansas or California, or, you know, there are armed guards around where you left, you could only leave certain places because there's a fortified barrier around Gaza that was blocked beginning in about 1991. And become more and more fortified over the years. So you cannot get out. Unless Israeli armed guards let you out, you have to get special permission from Israel, leave your own land, they usually don't give it. And even to get back in you have to get permission to get back in. It's a prison to the extent that Americans have no idea. And within that prison, people have been deprived of sufficient food for a long time.
And they've been deprived of a lot of important building materials. Often medical supplies can't get in. There was a time probably, of course now. But even before the recent actions there were insufficient.
Life Saving medicines were not available because they weren't allowed in. So
the desperation for those 2 million people inside that prison has been growing over the years.
Also, people need to know that about 8070 to 80%, probably 80% of the people living in Gaza, those families in Gaza, are people that were pushed out by Israel in 1948 and 49. That were originally from what we now call Israel,
their land, their homes, their businesses were all stuff won. And they were forced out of there and most most of them, they went up different places. But a great many of them ended up in Gaza. So now the Gazan population are people who are living quite often in poverty because of this, a blockade from Israel that's been going on
over 17 years.
They're living in poverty because of Israeli actions. They're living in a prison because Israel is keeping them there. And, and yet they were prosperous originally. You know, people my age. When I was born, there wasn't any Israel. There was Palestine, the word of its founding war, which was very brutal.
Took it over and named it Israel. So the people in Gaza
We are living under conditions no American could tolerate either. But Americans don't know that American Christians, most of them, unless they've studied this independently, and gone there independently, and researched it for themselves don't know any of these facts. They just get the facts that Israel puts out. An R US media just echo repeat too often.
I think that's one of the major factors.
Then the other thing is that there is a theology that began
off often called dispensationalism. There's a type of theology that was dispensational dispensationalism. Yes. Most of us, okay. Yeah. So I have never heard of when I was growing up, nobody ever I was in a military family. So I moved around a lot. I attended churches in a number of different states, and sometimes on military bases. And I never even heard this dispensationalism It was developed in the late in the
mid to late 1800s, by a sort of obscure sect within England, the brethren. It was called something like that.
The Plymouth brother in Plymouth Brethren, very few, you know, you know about it, but most Americans don't know about it. So I didn't know about it till I studied it. And you know, that where did this come from? What came from an obscure sect. Now, there are ones like that around today that have different theologies that, you know, don't have many adherence, but that they're around.
This one wouldn't have been very widespread, except it was taken up by a man named Cyrus Schofield. Who was a pastor in I believe it was Texas.
A very sketchy man he was he had abandoned his wife and children. I believe he was even in prison for a while for
some scams that he was running.
But he grew to be influential. And he wrote a book called the annotated Scofield by Reference Bible that
has been began to be used in a lot of Bible colleges. And in different many people apparently have that Bible, I have a copy of it somewhere. I never had seen it before. But that became very influential. Now the thing that's interesting, so that's largely what really spread this dispensationalism.
What's interesting is that the Bible was published by the Oxford University Press, which is not the usual place where a Texas preacher would be able to get his Bible, you know, his,
his own Annotated Bible published. So his, his biographer named, Mr. Canfield, I've forgotten his first name.
If you read the biography, which everybody should have Cyrus Schofield, you find out all of these things that I'm saying. But you also find out that the biographer writes that it seems likely somebody else was behind Schofield funding him and giving him the access to people in places he would not have had otherwise. The biographer notes that he was a member of a Manhattan literary club. Now, again, is this, if it were, you know, a Christian minister, especially evangelical minister, would be a member of a Manhattan literary club. But he was, he was also at that time was a man named Samuel unter Meyer, who was a very powerful Jewish attorney in Manhattan. I think he was
the first people to receive a $1 million award at a time, and that's probably worth $10 million today, maybe more. And he was a fervent Israel partisan, working very hard to create the State of Israel, which did not exist yet. This was in the very early 1900s. But he was part of this movement, that most of us have never heard of political Zionism that was very active in the in Europe and in the United States, not in the region. The Jewish people that were living in Palestine at that time, were actually opposed to this political Zionism. But Samuel Hunter Meyer was
a powerful part of the movement. He was in that literary club at the same time that Scofield was and people's, the biographer suggests, and to me, this makes a great deal of sense that it was under Meyer and his wealth that opened doors for our Schofield to produce a Bible that was very useful for designers to project of taking over Palestine to creating a to create a Jewish state.
Allah Well, this is a
I'm just going to mention at the time that it was published, there were a number of very reputable and respected
theologians at the time, I think, evangelical theologians who were who
wrote books, exposing the fact that that this Reference Bible was just not
accurate, that it's had misinformation in it that was not to be trusted. So this was written at the time. But when, as we all know, in this world, if you have lots of money, you can push your message
there, evangelical fundamentalist Christians who have been very supportive of the Palestinian cause for many decades, but they didn't get a jet plane given to them, as Jerry Falwell was, so that he could go around saying what is your wanted him to say? And somebody like Ted Price, who was one of the think he and his father were behind the national prayer day, doesn't have a jet plane, and people never hear from him.
I think this is answering the question what you just broke down. I asked the question also, I had a pastor on pastor, a senior pastor. He's been around for a long time, Pastor Rick, and he pretty much went over in detail, how this pre dispensationalism, which is pretty much Zeina Zionism, packaged into Christian creed.
And he went over the similar things you're talking about. So now it helps us understand where many Christians are torn between seeing babies just being decapitated and bombs falling on innocent human beings. And now, why would they align with this but they think, because as Pastor Rick was telling me, and we're understanding from you also, this, they've been indoctrinated through this con person, Scholfield in this Bible that was funded by this certain ideology in there that now connects certain verses of the Bible, to this modern State of Israel. And from there, they made it a part of the Christian creed that Christians feel this is a part of their theology. Some Christians are sinful
and Christians, some Christians, yes, absolutely, yes. Some Christians feel that this is a part of their creed, is that right? They're sinful. So I think this is very important that we unpackage this so Christians can see this is not a part of their creed. This is fake. They're trying to push their some prophecies also that revolve around this to to trying to come
to fulfill Is this correct? Right? There's when I asked
if you can talk about that sentence, Christian
scriptures that they're trying to emphasize and incorrectly interpret and ignore all the rest of the New Testament. Sort of, you know, it's very, it's laughable, except it's very dangerous and very sad, and causing major destruction. Not only tragedy in Israel, Palestine, but it is causing great damage to our own country. I have eight grandchildren. And I, I feel they're exposed to risk by what Israel is doing, and the fact that our government is funding it.
But getting back to this theology, just to mention also. So, you know, this was the root of it, it still goes on the so called Reference Bible keeps being republished every few years and actually gets worse and worse, interestingly.
And then also, on top of that, you have a group called, supposedly Christians United for Israel. poofy. Yes. And Pastor Hagee that promote this, you know, very, very to me, anti Christian, very pro Israel, with a large congregation of probably very decent people who are being misled. And don't know, just to give a little bit of the background Iveson a lot all of this is on our website. If Americans knew that,
for example, they don't mention that the person who really founded Christians United for Israel, who was the executive director for many years of that organization, was a man named David Brog, who was as a Jewish attorney who practiced law in Tel Aviv.
And who has been major, the major force behind supposedly Christians United for Israel. The current executive Executive Director, is listed in Israel as the 50 most influential Jews in the world. This is behind kofi.
The action director is another is an Israeli citizen. So, you know, people need to look into things more closely and see who's really pulling the strings behind the scenes.
I think many people are scared to look into things because they're scared to be labeled. They're scared, being canceled. But we've had rabbis on we've had Christians, we've had people good hearted people who who don't agree with this. And they're speaking out and more people are beginning to speak out because Christians don't want this to represent them in their faith. And now I think it's even more important when they see this is not a creedal thing to say they're not sinful, for not supporting this, like there's verses in the Bible. And this is what the the Christians that I spoke to,
including the pastor, you could tell me what what would you agree that these verses For example, whoever blesses D will be blessed, whoever curses D will be cursed. You'll see politicians and others who will hold the flag and quote this verse, and they'll connect this to the state. And when I asked him, I asked the past he says, No, this is bogus, this is not correct.
What would you say? It's not It's have you? Are you familiar? Are you familiar with the verse that's this is like the bread and butter? Yes, yes, I looked into it. First of all, it's often really not translated correctly. It's not referring to the modern state of Israel. It's talking to the, you know, many people that feel that the Old Testament, there was an there was a New Testament, these Christians need to remember that there is a New Testament. And in that Testament, it was
taught very differently than what's in the Old Testament. And that, with the coming of that the chosen people became all people, not just one particular ethnic group. So, you know, just read the New Testament for yourself and what it taught. And that pretty much refutes taking a few, a few little pieces of it out of context.
I've found that's interesting is that even people that were brought up with that I, you know, clearly misunderstood theology, when they go and see in person what's going on. When they read meet Palestinians, both Palestinian Muslims and Palestinian Christians. That's another thing that the media largely prevent Americans from knowing is that many Palestinians are Christians that they live in and they live side by side with Muslim neighbors and colleagues and co workers have done this for many years. They're Christians in Gaza itself, Israel, and its shelling recently damaged at least two Christian churches in Gaza. One of them one of the most ancient Christians in Christian churches
in the world was damaged by Israeli shelling.
you can. That's a very important point. What you just said there are also Christians there who are being persecuted and oppressed. What is it like 10% or more are Christians, Palestinian Christians, it's a small number that they keep fleeing because of Israel. So that the it's you know, Bethlehem has been closed off by by Israel for many years, there are incursions into Israel into Bethlehem itself where people are beaten, frequently, young people, young men, especially are abducted. This goes on in Bethlehem. If you go to our website and see some of our reports every day.
There are Christian sites that are damaged and invaded by Israeli forces frequently, frequently, and it's documented. If you're there, you can see them firsthand.
Just, you know, when I showed that when I go ahead, finish your thought, well, that's fine.
When I opened up the program, I wanted to strike an image that people can understand like because if you have there, you have the people who are supporting like this pastor also in the second clip supporting this, and then he would be someone who would go down there, and he would also be, we have undercover reports where people would dress up as a priest and be spit out like five times and recently Israeli channel 13 Reporter Yossi le went undercover as a priest for a day. dressed in a robe he walked through the Old City with Franciscan father Alberto. In the first five minutes he was spat at five times by Orthodox Jewish Israelis. Christian citizens feel attacked in their places of
prayer in their cemeteries and on the streets. Christians in Jerusalem's old city say they are often harassed, spit on and even physically attacked by religious Jewish youth. That's the ironic thing, how you can go ahead and support something like this but then there's a great disrespect how
Putting like is showing in this clip towards not only the Palestinian Christians down there, but even evangelical Christians who have visited. Is this something that Jews, evangelical Christians have been stripped searched? You know, by Israeli guards. They're, you know, they're, you know, often they're treated quite well because they want to propagandize them. But no, not always. They get strip searched.
They get there, you know, there's a gets spat upon. That's not rare. There's
a certain aspects of Judaism to be to be fruitful, are very anti Christian. I'm not saying all Israelis are most Israelis, I think, probably are not we'd get them over $10 million a day. So.
But there are shows on Israeli TV, and, you know, mainstream Israeli TV, making fun of Jesus in really very offensive ways. Those are, you know, you can I think we've put some clips on. So there's been Christian churches and making fun of making fun of making fun of Jesus Christ. Yes, of Mary, who's beautiful,
shows just laughing at them and dressing people up in weird ways. So
that's the strange relationship that I if you can help us understand, and I guess you did, with the explanation of the Scofield Bible, there's con artists who put this together and then who it was funded by? So I guess, would you say that this would be the reason and then these pastors who are promoting this, according to this, and they're funded by this, that now they've been fooled, and they have been indoctrinated with this false belief, and this kind of this is a part of their kind of information is, is just not available to people, they have no idea this is going on?
That's a major part of it. So what we, you know, people are wonderfully elated.
What would you say to our Christian friends and neighbors and others who are listening to you as a Christian now? What advice would you give them who they feel strongly this is, you know, you hear Rapture. I spoke to the pastor about this also. He said, We believe in Jesus returned like we do as muslims, but they push this that he'll return twice. This is not a biblical teaching. He said, and much of this, this this rapture,
theology, if you want to comment on that, he said, also, this is something that's made up. And a lot of people believe this, what advice would you give to them? Well, to
to look into it more fully to go to, you know, more more theologians. I'm not one, so I'm not going to pretend that I am. But I think there's a lot of when you want to find the truth, when you want to find the truth. In this day and age you can, it's there. And there. I mean, what's interesting is that many denominations now have made statements in support of Palestinian rights, because they know the facts about what's going on. in Palestine. They've traveled there independently. They've met with Palestinian Christians and Muslims. They've seen firsthand what's done sometimes. There, there have been none. I think Americans again, don't know that there have been nonviolent demonstrations.
Virtually every week, sometimes two or three a week, for many years, often in small villages by just normal people whose lands aren't being taken by, by Israel. I've seen them I've been in them. And the Israeli military comes along and beat people and
meets them with violence. These are unarmed villagers that are beaten and nobody ever, you know, they do this. It's very courageous. Because in a number of cases, people are sought, sometimes they're killed. A few have been Americans who've been killed or maimed. But of course, most of them are Palestinians. And the the, the power of non violence, for example, with Gandhi with Martin Luther King,
is that people see it, they see people non violently, trying to demonstrate for their rights or against injustice.
And that's the power. Then when they're met with violence, and people see it. They are horrified. Well, Palestinians have been doing this for years, years, under great risk that they will be
injured, maimed killed, and yet they still do it. But American public, which is funding Israel doesn't see it. Fox News doesn't ever cover it. CNN rarely, if ever covers it. MSNBC doesn't cover it. So NPR
doesn't cover it. So this has been going on for four years. And then finally, on 2020 18, the people in Gaza, in this prison decided that they would try a huge, huge, Gandhian nonviolent march, called the great march return. 1000s of people came together every week,
near the barrier, imprisoning them, men, women and children. They were, you know, it was announced ahead of time, you could see people gathering and there's the Women's March, everybody was very excited that they were going to do this, and the world would see it. And finally they would stop, they would get their rights, their children would be able to prosper.
And Israel deployed snipers and shot a number of them the very first day. They did this every week for almost two years. It was over a year and a half, about a year and two thirds or something. They did this every week, 1000s of them. They were, you know, many people were shot every day. Now they're people, children with amputated limbs, there are people. Now not only are they killed people, but the people that have had lifelong injuries. And America week after week after week, by what's supposedly our ally that gets over $10 million per day of our tax money. And Americans don't even know what went on.
Well, I want to show one more clip from this pastor, and asked my next question before we conclude, I'm sick of all these Christians saying we ought to have peace with Islam. Islam is a Satanic death cult, and they would cut your head off before I said, Amen. In this sermon if they had a chance to. Did you ever feel? You got to hear that, right? Yeah. Did you ever feel you traveled to Gaza, the West Bank, you know, when people that don't get out of their hometown, and they don't travel, they don't mix. Besides just you know, the community that they're around. And then they hear something like this from this pastor I think is very, very dangerous. Because he's painting a picture. He's
painting a picture like if a Muslim gets a chance, he's going to chop your head off. Did you at any time feel that? A danger? Did you feel your life was threatened because you're a Christian and you were around some Muslims? Never. I was, you know, the first time I went, as I was said, was February and March 2001. I wandered around by myself with my notebook and little camera, went around Gaza, by myself walking around.
No, I was invited to stay in people's homes, which I was glad to do.
I was never, it was actually very safe.
People people invited you to stay in their home. Did they know you? Were those husbands? Brothers? No.
I don't have any any relatives that are Palestinian or
no, this was just they were so happy. Like, really were these were these like very rich people that they had huge mansions that they're inviting you in their homes. Most were not that one was one had actually very nice.
But even you know, they that most weren't, you know, there were just random people that would, would meet me. And we're very, you know, when I would go around I was in Honduras, for example, this, you know, talked about if you watch the news, a lot, I was in Gaza City, I was in Rafah. And people would come up to me, you know, crowds of people because there were no other Americans. This was at the height of the second uprising called the Second Intifada.
And they would come up and just say, say hello, because they you know, a lot of people, it's like, if somebody French can read off, say, bonjour, even if we didn't speak French. But there are a number of people that do speak English that's taught in the schools. So, you know, they, they were happy to have me there and would want to show me what was going on to their homes. They take me in and show me how the bullet riddled they were.
And then they would ask me to tell Americans about them, which I told them I would do, and that's why I'm still doing it. Now. I went back and other trips one time with my daughter, we traveled around. We couldn't get into Gaza, because they've kept it closed off. I went and got into Gaza one time since. But we went around the West Bank that's also being know also under
daily attacks by Israeli forces. Thought first and we were never at any risk.
This is just there was another thing that there's so much you know, this is 20 years worth of I could talk for weeks. But there was even in about 2003 There is a group this is well documented.
A number of Israel partisans and groups came together to intentionally create Islamophobia that they would promote
anti Muslim, I'm feeling around the United States. And who is that this was? It's written about the it's actually there's an article about it on the we see if I can bring it up, I think believe so it was well funded by I can't remember the name. Let me just look this up.
The pastor I was talking to he was kind of alluding to the same thing that this was orchestrated this was set up to plant this in the minds of Americans, this hate of Muslims and Islam to create this division between Christians and Muslims. That's right. This has been going on by a number of people. And again, it's it's documented this, I don't believe in conspiracy theories. I want to confirm.
That's right. And I want people if, if any conservatives to watch this, they know how often the media is slanted against that portion of our population. There's a lot of misinformation about what conservatives have done. So they should realize that that same kind of misinformation, and twisting and omission is going on about Palestine, in the media, they trust
are not trustworthy. On the Palestinian issue. Almost, you know, very few of none of the mainstream ones that I've seen, really do have good coverage of it, even though they often had accurate, accurate coverage on other things. So conservatives have also often been called anti, if you work on Palestine, or if you're conservative, you will be called anti semitic, fastly. So they need to realize it's not that don't don't believe that accusation.
So let me just see if I can quickly get this information. Because as I said, people go to our website, if Americans new.org You can get all of this, but this is one of the main ones to know about. Yeah, I think this is very, very important. When you have people who are feeling this hate people who are in the business of hate, what we're trying to spread understanding, that's what our program is about helping people understand, to create tolerance to create some kind of peace. That's right, through education. That's right. It's extremely, I think,
this is a very strong word. And I don't use it very often, but it's truly evil, to try to create hatred, to try to make entire populations hate other populations. When most populations are composed of decent human beings love their children who want to live in safety and peace. That's true of all populations, including the Israeli population. And yet here you have an effort, well funded effort to make Americans fear and hate Muslims.
And they and they want the same group wants Muslims to fear and hate Christians. Absolutely. Like you said, this is evil. Yes. So the groups that did this, and these aren't the only ones there, Steven Emerson, who is a supposedly Anti Terrorist
expert who's in Israel partisan goes around
creating that. But then there's this group that was launched in earnest in 2003.
The meeting gave this was a network. This by the way, the person who wrote this particular article is a Jewish person that this is not anti semitic, but it's factual. And that work of Jewish groups ranging from the ADL, which calls everybody they don't like anti semitic, ranging from the ADL, and then American Jewish Committee, which is actually a pro Israel organization. That's its main purpose, um, to AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. So those are three of the groups that gathered, there were others, they're also gathered to address what they saw as a sudden rise in pro Palestinian activism. So the meeting gave birth to this network to create fear and
hatred of Muslims.
Those three groups, this is documented, and others Wow.
Then I'm just going to read they got one of the people that was paying for it, because you know, the more money you have, the more effective your propaganda is. So there was I'm
sorry, I'm just trying to read this quickly, and I can't find his name. It's why you do that. I want to just show my audience. There'll be a clip of showing you how former Israeli personnel you have also a former intelligence person showing how people how they use this term, anti semitic, they weaponize it, so you just keep searching, and this is a tactic and a ploy. So I'll let them go ahead and listen to this. And of course, the campaign starts and before you know, the guy is leaving,
and he's an accident, because that's what we say he is, and that's one thing you cannot watch.
Now, it should
He has a job to tell you that.
But that's the fact. And it's wrong. That's right. Well, I think if they just google this, as we say these days, just there's something called the Great Islamophobic crusade. It's on our website, great Islam. It's on your website. If Americans only knew they look for the great Islamic That's right. By the way, our website or official name is if Americans knew
if Americans knew.org Yes.
Yes. What was that? The title again, a great Islamophobic crusade?
Oh, the great Islamophobic crusade and this is just one of a number of initiatives to Okay.
My last question here is, go ahead. Do you want to add something else? Just there are a number of initiatives. This is one of many to create anti Islam beliefs in the United States.
My last question is, and I pose this question to many Christians in the pastor that I had on also, I said, do you get offended as a Christian when I say Jesus peace be upon him? Does that offend me love it.
You know, we obviously love Jesus. That's the other thing that's so covered up that that Jesus is revered by Muslims. That's people need to know that they don't they don't know that Mary is revered by Muslims.
Yes, we believe Jesus was a messenger like Abraham like no, like, like all the messengers who came with the same message, worship one and only one God, and be morally upright. So there's no disrespect of Jesus no
hurtful things here that his hurled that his mother, there's a whole chapter named after his bloodshed mother in the Quran. And what were you going to say?
I think just that this is, you know, there's, there are extremists everywhere. So you can find some extremist action by Christian, you know, look at that, Pastor. To me, that was, you know, really horrendous extremism, but he doesn't represent all pastors. He doesn't even represent all the pastors that might believe that theology. You know, most of them would not be that horrible or that bloodthirsty. So, absolutely, yes.
So, it's been a great session. Again, thank you for coming on. Thank you. God bless you. Thank you. Thank you, to you. And that's Alison Weir, with with if Americans knew.org
Thanks very much.
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