National Cathedral Prays to False God, Hosts Radical Muslim Groups
By Rebekah Maxwell – BarbWire guest contributor
This Week’s Sign the Apocalypse is Upon Us
Today’s the day. World peace has arrived. The lions are lying among the lambs and swords are standing by…to be surrendered, surely.
Today, our tolerance has soared to the heavens, bringing us to new heights of self-destruction. Er, self-awareness, that is.
For today, America uses her National Cathedral in Washington D.C. to pray to a false god.
The National Cathedral is where America holds special religious services — funerals for our presidents, like Ronald Reagan, and for our heroes, like Neil Armstrong. It’s where Pres. George W. Bush addressed the nation after the 9/11 attacks.
Muslims and people of other religious traditions have participated in Christian or Interfaith services at the Cathedral in the past. However, the November 14 event marks the first time American Muslims have been invited to lead their own traditional Jumu’ah prayer inside the same sacred space that has hosted presidential funerals and other national religious services.
South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool helped to organize the event and will deliver the khutbah, or sermon, the Washington Post reports.
“It is an enormous testament of solidarity,” Rasool told the Huffington Post. “Of Christians toward Muslims who face the prospect of their religion being hijacked and towards Christians who face threats to their continued existence in place like the Middle East.”
Note: Both dangers Rasool mentions have the same culprits. He says Islam is being hijacked…by other Muslims. Christians face torture and death at the hands of whom? Violent Muslims.
So, to stand up against horrific acts of war that originate within the Islamic community, these leaders decided to…hold their prayers in a Christian church?
That’ll show ISIS (usually, they have to rape and plunder a whole village to turn a church into a mosque).
The Cathedral welcomes representatives from five Muslim groups to pray in the Cathedral this Friday. The traditional Friday prayers, or Jumu’ah, will be said in the north transept, an area of the Cathedral with arches and limited iconography that provide an ideal space—almost mosque-like—with the appropriate orientation for Muslim prayers.
Just as a church is intended.
As the Washington Post explained, “Organizers said they are seeking to make a statement by having Muslim leaders come and hold their service in such a visible Christian house of worship.”
A statement, indeed. A statement that they could not make at their national mosque just up the road.
Who are these “organizers”? Who is leading these prayers and what message are they preaching? According to Investors.com:
Members of known Muslim Brotherhood front groups, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
Isn’t that tolerant of us?
The Justice Department has identified both as belonging to the Hamas wing of the radical Brotherhood. It’s also implicated them in a Hamas conspiracy to raise millions for Palestinian suicide bombers. These co-sponsors of the National Cathedral jumuah (“for invited guests only”) remain unindicted co-conspirators in a major terror case.
CAIR is so toxic the FBI won’t do outreach with the group. But cathedral clergy rolled out prayer rugs for it.
But isn’t that what church is really all about? Praying to Allah (who has no son) and glorifying Muhammad as his messenger?
True, God Almighty’s first great command is to have no other gods before Him…but He probably didn’t really mean it. Why not use His house to praise whatever god you like? The god of ISIS, for example. It’s all the same faith. I can hardly wait for the invitation to a corresponding interfaith service at the Kaaba in Mecca…where I hear the welcoming committee for non-Muslims is legendary.
As this congregation of Muslims “makes a statement” with their prayers to Allah in a house of Jehovah, their surroundings will testify to a greater truth– one that to them is blasphemy:
On September 29, 1907, the Cathedral’s first stone was laid (by President Theodore Roosevelt and the Bishop of London in a crowd of ten thousand). The stone itself came from a field near Bethlehem and was set into a larger piece of American granite. On it was the inscription: “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” (John 1:14).
You see, there was a faith that once united our people.
That, in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.
The Light shone in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
No matter how “enlightened” they claim to be.
Rebekah Maxwell, producer of the Steve Deace Show, began reporting and producing at WHO Radio in 2007, with on-air work recognized by the official alphabet soup: the AP, IBNA, NBNA, RTDNA, NAB (all the while staying far from the TSA and UFOs). She delights in debating religion, politics, and all other subjects impolite at the dinner table. Her favorite time of year is Caucus season, and she’s an accomplished slam poet, ready to spit the truth…in mad rhymes, if necessary.
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