Sunday, September 22, 2002

American Muslim: An Oxymoron?

In The Levitt Letter, Anis Shorrosh--a former Muslim, a Palestinian Arab who is now a Christian leader, asks and answers:

Can a devout Muslim be an American patriot and loyal citizen?

Theologically, no. Because his allegiance is to Allah, the moon god of Arabia. Scripturally, no. Because his allegiance is to the five pillars of Islam and the Quran.

Geographically, no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.

Socially, no. Because his allegiance to Islam demands that he make no friends of Christians and Jews (Q. 5:51).

Politically, no. Because he must submit to the mullah, who teaches annihilation of Israel and destruction of America, the great Satan.

Domestically, no. Because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Q. 4:34).

Religiously, no. Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah except Islam-intolerance (Q. 2:256).

Intellectually, no. Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is established on Biblical principles, and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.

Philosophically, no. Because Islam, Muhammed, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is dictatorial or autocratic except Turkey.

Spiritually, no. Because when we declare "one nation under God," the Christian's God is a triune God [not mine: "Hear, O Israel..." - Joel], while the Muslim's is one entity called "Allah," who is never a heavenly Father, nor is he ever called "Love" in the 99 excellent names.

Dr. Anis Shorrosh, a former Muslim turned to Christ