Who is ISNA?
The following is from Frontpage Mag:
ISNA is a function of the extremist Muslim Brotherhood overseas. Amongst ISNA’s founders is convicted terrorist Sami al-Arian, who established the group with alumni from the Muslim Students Association (MSA).
From May 2007 through November 2008, ISNA was named by the United States Justice Department as an “unindicted co-conspirator” for two federal trials dealing with the transfer of millions of dollars to Hamas. The defendants consisted of leaders of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), the now defunct American financing wing of Hamas created by then-global head of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook. In the end, all of the defendants were found guilty of all charges.
READ MORE: http://frontpagemag.com/2010/joe-kaufman/clueless-about-cair-and-isna/
The following is from Frontpage Mag:
Rick Warren: A Shill for Terror
A plethora of terror-related individuals surrounds the profile of Pastor Rick Warren on the “Speakers Corner” of the official website of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). He is fully aware of how he is being portrayed on the site (as this author has had correspondence with his office regarding the matter) but refuses to demand its deletion and offers no apology for its existence. Pastor Warren has become a shill for Islamic terror.
“As-salamu Alaykum. I come to you today deeply humbled and honored by this invitation. I truly mean that. I applaud your courage for inviting an Evangelical pastor. Thank you.” This was the opening statement of Rick Warren, the leading pastor of the influential Southern California Saddleback Church, as he stood in front of the attendees of ISNA’s 46th Annual Convention in July 2009.
He spoke these words as he stood at the podium emblazoned with ISNA’s logo, an image that, for many, is a symbol of terror and stealth jihad.
READ MORE: http://frontpagemag.com/2010/joe-kaufman/rick-warren-terrorisms-useful-idiot/
The Foolishness of the Yale Proposal
I CAN'T SIGN THE LETTER : Peace at the cost of absolute truth is conciliation with a lie By Eric Barger
World peace. What an idea! Everyone would certainly like that. After all, we represent the Prince of Peace don’t we? However, it is a theological misconception to believe that we are here solely to make peace. Jesus never said that. In fact, he proclaimed the opposite in Matthew chapter 10.
Jesus told His followers: “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” (Matt. 10:34) This is just after His proclamation that “...ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake...” in verse 22. Though He proclaimed that peacemakers would be blessed in the Beatitudes of the Olivet Discourse (Matt. 5:9), He never came close to intimating that we'd bring ultimate peace or be accepted by the world because of Him. Quite the opposite is true.
What liberal theologians have ignored and what we must remember is that any peace which results from the compromising of absolute truth isn’t really true peace at all. Such would be a counterfeit based on falsehood. I believe this is why Jesus clearly points out that the world will always be at enmity with His teaching and His true people. Though world peace sounds wonderful, if it results from unholy conciliation then count me out. If for no other reason, this is why I cannot sign “the letter.”
I am referring to a document produced by the Yale Center for Faith and Culture titled“Loving God and Neighbor Together: A Christian Response to a Common Word Between us and You.” (Read document here.)
The Yale document is in response to “A Common Word Between Us and You” (read document here) produced by over a hundred Muslim clerics and intellectuals. It is a call for dialog between the two religions. This new Muslim document is an outgrowth of the 2006 treatise “Open Letter to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI” (read document here) delivered by some 38 Islamic scholars to Pope Benedict.
“A Common Word” claims “for the first time in recent history, Muslim scholars from every branch of Islam spoke with one voice about the true teachings of Islam.”
READ MORE: http://www.ericbarger.com/yale.letter.htm
A Biblical and Historical Rebuttal to “Loving God and Neighbor Together: A Christian Response to a Common Word Between us and You.” By Eric Barger
This document is in response and protest to the “Loving God and Neighbor Together: A Christian Response to a Common Word Between us and You.” (Read document here.) a document produced by Yale Center for Faith and Culture in November, 2007 and signed by a large number of Christian leaders.
The Yale document is in response to “A Common Word Between Us and You” (Read document here) produced by over a hundred Muslim clerics and intellectuals. It is a call for dialog between the two religions.
At the very beginning of “A Common Word Between Us and You” truth and history give way to the oft-used Muslim talking point that their God is actually our God. This is simply and absolutely not so. I will substantiate this below. A survey of history, Islam, Judaism and Christianity all disprove this, the very basis of the Muslim letter.
HISTORY AND TRUTH
In my previous commentary, “I Can’t Sign the Letter”, I mention that there are at least two reasons why no Christian leader should participate by signing the Yale letter. Let me restate the reasons here.
READ MORE: http://www.ericbarger.com/muslim.rebuttal.htm
Who are some of the signers of the Yale "A Common Word" document?
Robert Schuller, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, Jim Wallis, Brian McLaren, Richard Mouw, two prominent Assemblies of God bible college presidents (Joseph Castleberry and Don Argue, former President of the National Association of Evangelicals), and current NAE President, Leith Anderson.
INFLUENTIAL EVANGELICALS WITHDRAW FROM CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM STATEMENT
JOHN PIPER ON RICK WARREN’S "CHRISLAM"
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH USA TEAMS UP WITH AMERICAN ISLAMISTS