- We Are At War Christian Against Muslims It Seems Again
Where were you when …’ is reserved for things like when Dr. King was shot, when the L.A. riots broke out, and 9-11.Â And for February’s Playahata, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Leader of the Nation of Islam,
we already remember where we were when he, and he alone – because I’ve
said this once, and I will continue to say it whether folks like it or
not – asked and they came, over 1,000,000 Black men, to Washington
D.C., the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, beyond the Supreme
Court, in October 1995.Â And in his words he said, “We’re not here to
tear down America. America is tearing itself down. We are here to
rebuild. … we as a people now have been fractured, divided and
destroyed, filled with fear, distrust and envy. Therefore, because of
fear, envy and distrust of one another, many of us as leaders,
teachers, educators, pastors and persons are still under the control
mechanism of our former slave masters and their children.Â And now, in
spite of all that division, in spite of all that divisiveness. we
responded to a call … Those who are Christian, those who are Muslim,
those who are Baptist, those who are Methodist, those who are
Episcopalian, those of traditional African religion.”
Sunday, Farrakhan, gave his last lesson where he spoke again of unity.Â
Where twelve years ago he said, “I don’t like this squabble with the
members of the Jewish community. …I guess if you can sit down with
Arafat where there are rivers of blood between you — why can’t you sit
down with us and there’s no blood between us.”Â Now he says, “the world
is at war because Christians, Muslims and people of other faiths are
divided” which appears to include Jews.
I have had STRONG
discussions with some of my Jewish friends on how I can support
Farrakhan in any way when he has made such anti-Semitic statements.Â
This week, the ADL issued statements again condemning him.Â I don’t
condone any anti-Semitic statement.Â I condemn any type of racial,
ethnic, sexual, gender hatred.Â Don’t play that.Â But life isn’t black
and white, and people sure aren’t.Â I wholeheartedly support
Farrakhan’s actions in and for the Black community, and if you say I’m
having my cake and eating it too, well of course I am.Â That’s why I
got that daggum cake.
Farrakhan is transitioning home.Â I think,
He’s dying, in case some of y’all didn’t get that.Â I cannot imagine a
world without him.
He is a man of greatness.Â Not a great Black man.Â A man.Â Of greatness.
at all he has done, taught us to do, and you will see he has left great
lessons and shoes for us to fill.Â And personally I don’t see anyone,
anytime soon, filling them.Â 1,000,000 Black men?Â Some of us can’t get
1 to respond.
Disagree with my choice, fine.
Can’t get past your hatred, dislike, disgust of his statements, culture, religion, fine.
But it’s your loss.Â We gained.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A religious war is a war
caused by religious differences. It can involve one state with an
established religion against another state with a different religion or
a different sect within the same religion, or a religiously motivated
group attempting to spread its faith by violence, or to suppress
another group because of its religious beliefs or practices. The Muslim Conquests, the French Wars of Religion, the Crusades, and the Reconquista are frequently cited historical examples.
The Muslim concept of Jihad,which literally means ‘struggle’ and has a combative aspect, was set down in the 7th Century. Saint Augustine is credited as being the first to detail a "Just War" theory within Christianity, whereby war is justifiable on religious grounds. Saint Thomas Aquinas elaborated on these criteria and his writings were used by the Roman Catholic Church to regulate the actions of European countries.
Many wars that are not religious wars often still include
elements of religion, such as priests blessing battleships. Differences
in religion can further inflame a war being fought for other reasons.
Historically, temples have been destroyed to weaken the morale of the
opponent, even when the war itself is not being waged over religious
In modern times religious designations are sometimes used as
shorthand for cultural and historical differences between combatants,
giving the impression that the conflict is primarily about religious
differences. For example, The Troubles in Northern Ireland
are frequently seen as a conflict between Catholics and Protestants.
However, the more fundamental cause is the attachment of Northern
Ireland to either the Republic of Ireland or the United Kingdom.
As the native Irish were mostly Catholic, and the later
English-sponsored immigrants mainly Protestant, the terms become
shorthand for the two cultures. It cannot be denied that religion does
play a part in the conflict, since churches are used as organizing
points for demonstrations, and Protestants are far more likely to
oppose union with the Catholic-dominated Republic, however, religious
differences were not the overriding cause of the conflict.
II. Who are the Black Muslims?
III. The Black Muslims and orthodox Islam