Christians Should Marry Muslims? Dumbfounding Dhimmitude

Barb Wire

When they hand out prizes for mental and moral meltdowns, as well as prime examples of deluded dhimmitude, I would think this fellow could win hands down. He checks all the boxes for rank ignorance, damaging deception, paralyzing political correctness, and major moonbattery.

I refer to an English lord who has come up with one of the more remarkable – and idiotic – suggestions of recent times. This clueless dhimmi actually said that Christians should marry Muslims in the interests of peace and harmony. Yes he actually said that. Yes he actually is that foolish.

Here is how one news report carries this story:

Christians should be encouraged to marry Muslims as a way of tackling Islamophobia, a senior peer claimed today. Lord Scott, a former Supreme Court Judge, cited his own family – in which two of his four children married Muslims – as an example of how interfaith families can thrive.

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The peer, who sits as a crossbencher in the Lords, made the comments during a debate on how to improve relations between the Muslim community and other faith groups in the UK. He said: “Of my two sons one has become a Muslim and of my two daughters one of those has become a Muslim, and I have 12 lovely grandchildren, seven of whom are little Muslims.

We can say this with complete assurance at the outset: this guy knows absolutely nothing about Islam, and he knows absolutely nothing about Christianity. Yet he dares to lecture both camps with his great wisdom. Mind-boggling.

Does he not know that Islamic law of course forbids Muslim women from marrying non-Muslims? Is he really that uninformed – or that stupid? He might as well suggest that Jews married Nazis in the interests of world peace. Or that blacks marry KKKers to promote social harmony. Or that nuns marry porn producers so we can all just get along.

Just how mentally short-changed is this guy? And let’s suppose this num num proposal is carried out. What if in the interests of family peace the Muslim decides to convert to Christianity? Does this guy not even realize that such a move is considered to be apostasy in Islam, deserving of the death penalty?

I guess not. But he is equally clueless about biblical Christianity. He seems completely unaware of the clear biblical teaching about Christians not becoming too closely bound up with non-Christians. Marriage is a prime example of this. Paul in 2 Corinthians 6:14-17 is unequivocal about such truths:

Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, ‘I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their god, and they shall be my people. Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,’ says the Lord. ‘And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you’.

Marrying a pagan would be utterly inconceivable to Paul. And marrying someone from a religion which vehemently denies the very heart of Christian doctrine (the Sonship of Christ, and his death on a cross and resurrection) would be even more incomprehensible to him.

Yet here we have this complexly confused lord telling us this is a jolly good idea. Muslims of course would love the proposal. Marriage is another way for Islam to spread, and to conquer all infidel resistance. Things are all one way traffic in Islam, which is why this idea in particular, and interfaith dialogue in general, are always lousy ideas from the Christian point of view.

So put this down to any number of possibilities: sheer ignorance, rank stupidity, or willful blindness to reality. But one thing we have here most certainly: dhimmitude in action. This dhimmi takes the cake. And of course once Islam consolidates power in his neck of the woods, it will be his neck which first feels the sharp edge of the sword.

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Bill Muehlenberg
Bill Muehlenberg, who was born in America, lives in Melbourne, Australia. He runs a web-based ministry of pro-faith, pro-family activism called CultureWatch: Bill is widely sought out by the media for comments on social issues, faith issues, and family issues, and has appeared on all the major television and radio news shows, current affairs shows, and debate programs. He is the author of In Defence of the Family; Strained Relations: The Challenge of Homosexuality, and several other books.

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