How to proselytize a muslim

Posted on May 31, 2019

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Musician Ted Nugent posted a 1989 video of a now-deceased woman who called for “making America Muslim.” He wrongly described her as “the new congresswoman from Michigan.”

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Sharifa Alkhateeb died in 2004. But the Muslim scholar’s words are still present — including in a video from 30 years ago that was widely spread on social media in recent days, in which she calls for spreading the Islamic faith across America.

But the video, posted by the verified account of musician Ted Nugent, has gone viral with an erroneous caption wrongly identifying the speaker as “the new congresswoman from Michigan.”

“Listen very closely to the new congresswoman from Michigan what the enemies of America believe especially on Memorial Day so we don’t let them continue to destroy the wonderful American system of individual freedom that so many died for. Dear God in heaven!” his caption reads.

Michigan does have a “new congresswoman” who is Muslim: Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who became one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress last year. But, as we said, the video doesn’t show Tlaib or any other member of Congress.

The video of Alkhateeb — a writer, scholar and founder of the North American Council for Muslim Women — is from the August 1989 Muslim Americans Political Awareness Conference. The full video of the conference is available on C-SPAN. Tlaib, who was born in 1976, was 13 at the time of Alkhateeb’s speech.

In the video, Alkhateeb advocates for her peers to “look at all of the other people who are sharing this country with us as potential Muslims” and refers to a “long-range process of making America Muslim, all of America Muslim.”

The video with the false caption has garnered nearly 100,000 shares and 2.8 million views. Some users wrote comments noting that it was from 1989, but many posted words betraying an apparent belief in the falsehood.

“Whoever is voting for this trash needs to remember what the cowards did on 9/11,” one reads. Another: “Amazing that people like this are not just allowed, but apparently voted into positions of power.”

“ First mistake was letting Obama bring them here!” one man wrote, referring to President Barack Obama. ( Alkhateeb was born in Philadelphia and was an American citizen.)

Nugent, an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has shared misinformation before, including a recent meme about climate change that showcased a fabricated cover of Time magazine.

Editor’s note: FactCheck.org is one of several organizations working with Facebook to debunk misinformation shared on social media. Our previous stories can be found here.

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Schudel, Matt. “Sharifa Alkhateeb Dies.” The Washington Post. 27 Oct 2014.

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    How to proselytize a muslim

    By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | Originally posted at World Net Daily August 4, 2015

    Across the nation, public schools are forcing students to embrace Islamic values and traditions while those of Christians are being violated and even outlawed.

    In Plano, Texas an eight-year-old child was forbidden by the principal to give candy canes with a religious message to friends at a “winter party.” Yup, idiotic liberals also insist that Christmas parties are not really Christmas parties, just seasonal “winter parties.”

    Outside another North Texas school, students prayed in front of the American flag before classes began. They were told to cease their prayers on school grounds. However, a student at that school told me privately that Muslim students were allowed to go to the school library for their daily prayers. The student said that Muslim students even would come to the classroom to get their friends out for their numerous daily prayers. Yet the principal did not shut down these prayers and obviously did not allow equal time for Christians who might have wanted to pray during class time inside the school.

    Recently, WND reported that in a Mississippi school a United Methodist minister prayed before an assembly for students who had scored 22 or higher on their ACT college admissions test. One Humanist student who attended the voluntary program was offended and filed a complaint. The court ruled that Rankin County School District must pay a $7,500 fine for “proselytizing Christianity.” The school district is permanently enjoined from “including prayer or religious sermons in any school-sponsored event” and faces a $10,000 fine for a repeat violation.

    Even though American public schools are prohibited by law from proselytizing for a religion, this does not seem to include Islam. Saudi oil money has for decades bought the “right” for Muslims to proselytize in the classroom, teaching non-Muslim students how to practice Islam under the guise of teaching Middle East history, culture, and Arabic.

    The purpose for learning Arabic is that Islam requires Muslims to read the Qur’an in Arabic. So how come American public schools are not teaching Hebrew so that Jewish students can read the Holy Bible in Hebrew?

    Here are a few of the proselytizing classroom activities in schools across the nation.

    • chant “Praise be to Allah.”
    • recite aloud Islamic prayers
    • memorize the Muslim profession of faith
    • wear a necklace with the emblem of the Muslim star and moon crescent
    • wear a burqa
    • wear a robe
    • kneel on a rug and pray while facing in the direction of Mecca
    • learn the Five Pillars of Islam
    • memorize verses of the Qur’an
    • visit a mosque

    Of course, if an infidel Christian parent complains, he (I realize that I have committed the unpardonable crime of using “he” to refer to either male or female, but the term was good enough for our founders) is labeled intolerant, racist, hate monger, or worse. The non-compliant Christian student is bullied by the administration and grades and even graduation can be impacted.

    In Massachusetts, Newton Public School has been using the Arab World Series Notebook (AWSN) in their 9 th and 10 th grade classes to teach history of the Middle East. The American Jewish Committee condemned the AWSN as an anti-Israel text created by Saudi funded organizations. After a parent’s complaint was ignored in 2011, Jewish grassroots lobbied to get the biased materials removed from the school. In spite of administrative assurances, parents discovered in 2014 that nothing had changed. The administration defended its position, saying that students were being taught to think critically.

    However, critical thinking seems not to include that Islam is a religion of violence that has been spread rapidly by the sword. Students are not told that historians estimate killings by Muslims to be more than 270 million people over the past 1400 years in their reign of terror of conquests, plunder, and enslavement.

    In 2008 the American Textbook Council released a report, Islam in the Classroom: What the Textbooks Tell Us.

    The report states , “None of this is accidental. Islamic organizations, willing to sow misinformation, are active in curriculum politics. These activists are eager to expunge any critical thought about Islam from textbooks and all public discourse.”

    Educators provide students with only positive stories about the multi-culturalism and broad-mindedness of Muslims. Omitted are the facts about the barbarism. Textbooks whitewash the beheadings, slaughter of Christians and Jews, crucifixions, enslavement, stonings, hangings, throwing gays over balconies to their death, honor killings, female genital mutilation, dismembering body parts, disemboweling, rape, terror, kidnapping, destroying synogogues and churches, detonating bombs strapped to babies’ heads, and locking people in cages for days and then drowning them. Totally ignored is the plight of women living under Shari’ah.

    The Muslim Brotherhood has stated that the Islamist movement’s highest goal is to indoctrinate young people so they will abandon the U.S. Constitution, convert to Islam, and then submit to Shari’ah. To accomplish this, millions of petro-dollars from Saudis have been flooding American schools for decades to influence what is taught. They have endowed chairs and created textbooks and teachers’ guides.

    Just how successful they have been at indoctrinating the youth can be seen in the letter written by 478 Newton High School students, defending the history department against allegations that Newton’s Middle East curriculum is anti-Israel. How come those 478 didn’t write a letter to the superintendent condemning Islam and supporting America and Christianity?

    For their willing role in promoting Islam, these educators should be tried for the high crime of treason and deported to the Middle East so they can have the “opportunity” to live under Shari’ah. They are criminals and cannot be allowed to receive taxpayer money for the killing of the souls of our children and creating a national security threat.

    Folks, it’s time to yank your kids out of godless, pro-Islam, anti-American environments and home school them. Then we can raze government schools and use the land for higher purposes. Just think of the hundreds of billions of wasted dollars that we can re-purpose to pay off our national debt and secure our nation from a reign of terror.

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    Five years ago, I found myself sitting in an interfaith meeting. Gracious people from different religions and denominations had gathered at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s headquarters in Chicago to plan the ongoing work of congregational research. The goal of the Cooperative Congregational Studies Partnership was to bring together participants from Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Baha’i, and Orthodox churches to research and compare our findings.

    I was unsure whether I belonged at the meeting. In one session, the facilitator explained that the research should lead to cooperative resourcing to help all of our congregations. He suggested we could jointly create, publish, and distribute resources to help congregations in faith development and growth.

    At the appropriate time, and with my best smile, I raised my hand and said something like this: “I appreciate the funding that allows us to survey our churches, and I think it is helpful to use similar questions and metrics for better research. But I am not here to form a partnership to help one another. I want to help the churches I serve, and part of the reason they exist is to convert some of you.”

    I paused, smiled, and worked hard not to sound menacing (it was probably too late). Some participants in the room looked at me as if I had just uttered a string of profanities. Others nodded in agreement. Then the Muslim imam seated next to me said, in effect, “I feel the same way.”

    Though the imam and I were in a minority in that group of predominantly liberal Protestants, we represented the movements among us that are actually growing in numbers. Both he and I believed in sharing and enlarging our faiths. We did not think .

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    Muslims Can Proselytize, But Christians Can’t

    By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | August, 2015 World Net Daily

    How to proselytize a muslimAcross the nation, public schools are forcing students to embrace Islamic values and traditions while those of Christians are being violated and even outlawed.

    In Plano, Texas an eight-year-old child was forbidden by the principal to give candy canes with a religious message to friends at a “winter party.” Yup, idiotic liberals also insist that Christmas parties are not really Christmas parties, just seasonal “winter parties.”

    Outside another North Texas school, students prayed in front of the American flag before classes began. They were told to cease their prayers on school grounds. However, a student at that school told me privately that Muslim students were allowed to go to the school library for their daily prayers. The student said that Muslim students even would come to the classroom to get their friends out for their numerous daily prayers. Yet the principal did not shut down these prayers and obviously did not allow equal time for Christians who might have wanted to pray during class time inside the school.

    Recently WND reported that, in a Mississippi school, a United Methodist minister prayed before an assembly for students who had scored 22 or higher on their ACT college admissions test. One Humanist student who attended the voluntary program was offended and filed a complaint. The court ruled that Rankin County School District must pay a $7,500 fine for “proselytizing Christianity.” The school district is permanently enjoined from “including prayer or religious sermons in any school-sponsored event” and faces a $10,000 fine for a repeat violation.

    Even though American public schools are prohibited by law from proselytizing for a religion, this does not seem to include Islam. Saudi oil money has for decades bought the “right” for Muslims to proselytize in the classroom, teaching non-Muslim students how to practice Islam under the guise of teaching Middle East history, culture, and Arabic.

    The purpose for learning Arabic is that Islam requires Muslims to read the Qur’an in Arabic. So how come American public schools are not teaching Hebrew so that Jewish students can read the Holy Bible in Hebrew?

    Here are a few of the proselytizing classroom activities in schools across the nation.

    • chant “Praise be to Allah.”
    • recite aloud Islamic prayers
    • memorize the Muslim profession of faith
    • wear a necklace with the emblem of the Muslim star and moon crescent
    • wear a burqa
    • wear a robe
    • kneel on a rug and pray while facing in the direction of Mecca
    • learn the Five Pillars of Islam
    • memorize verses of the Qur’an
    • visit a mosque

    Of course, if an infidel Christian parent complains, he (I realize that I have committed the unpardonable crime of using “he” to refer to either male or female, but the term was good enough for our founders) is labeled intolerant, racist, hate monger, or worse. The non-compliant Christian student is bullied by the administration and grades and even graduation can be impacted.

    In Massachusetts, Newton Public School has been using the Arab World Series Notebook (AWSN) in their 9 th and 10 th grade classes to teach history of the Middle East. The American Jewish Committee condemned the AWSN as an anti-Israel text created by Saudi funded organizations. After a parent’s complaint was ignored in 2011, Jewish grassroots lobbied to get the biased materials removed from the school. In spite of administrative assurances, parents discovered in 2014 that nothing had changed. The administration defended its position, saying that students were being taught to think critically.

    However, critical thinking seems not to include that Islam is a religion of violence that has been spread rapidly by the sword. Students are not told that historians estimate killings by Muslims to be more than 270 million people over the past 1400 years in their reign of terror of conquests, plunder, and enslavement.

    In 2008 the American Textbook Council released a report, Islam in the Classroom: What the Textbooks Tell Us.

    The report states, “None of this is accidental. Islamic organizations, willing to sow misinformation, are active in curriculum politics. These activists are eager to expunge any critical thought about Islam from textbooks and all public discourse.”

    Educators provide students with only positive stories about the multi-culturalism and broad-mindedness of Muslims. Omitted are the facts about the barbarism. Textbooks whitewash the beheadings, slaughter of Christians and Jews, crucifixions, enslavement, stonings, hangings, throwing gays over balconies to their death, honor killings, female genital mutilation, dismembering body parts, disemboweling, rape, terror, kidnapping, destroying synogogues and churches, detonating bombs strapped to babies’ heads, and locking people in cages for days and then drowning them. Totally ignored is the plight of women living under Shari’ah.

    The Muslim Brotherhood has stated that the Islamist movement’s highest goal is to indoctrinate young people so they will abandon the U.S. Constitution, convert to Islam, and then submit to Shari’ah. To accomplish this, millions of petro-dollars from Saudis have been flooding American schools for decades to influence what is taught. They have endowed chairs and created textbooks and teachers’ guides.

    Just how successful they have been at indoctrinating the youth can be seen in the letter written by 478 Newton High School students, defending the history department against allegations that Newton’s Middle East curriculum is anti-Israel. How come those 478 didn’t write a letter to the superintendent condemning Islam and supporting America and Christianity?

    For their willing role in promoting Islam, these educators should be tried for the high crime of treason and deported to the Middle East so they can have the “opportunity” to live under Shari’ah. They are criminals and cannot be allowed to receive taxpayer money for the killing of the souls of our children and creating a national security threat.

    Folks, it’s time to yank your kids out of godless, pro-Islam, anti-American environments and home school them. Then we can raze government schools and use the land for higher purposes. Just think of the hundreds of billions of wasted dollars that we can re-purpose to pay off our national debt and secure our nation from a reign of terror.

    ROME — Pope Francis told Christian high school students this weekend they should respect people of other faiths and not attempt to convert them to Christianity, insisting “we are not living in the times of the crusades.”

    Asked by one of the students Friday how a Christian should treat people of other faiths or no faith, the pope said that “we are all the same, all children of God” and that true disciples of Jesus do not proselytize.

    Francis said that his experience growing up in Argentina with its waves of immigration was a great help in learning to respect other people.

    “There is a mixture of blood, a strong miscegenation in Argentina — I am the son of a migrant — and this made for a culture of coexistence,” he said. “I went to public school and we always had companions from other religions. We were educated to coexistence.”

    “This taught me a lot, that we are all the same, all children of God and this purifies your gaze, it humanizes it,” he said. “In Argentina, there is a small group of narrow-minded Catholics who do not want Jews, do not want Muslims but this group, I never liked it, it is a fringe group, they have a cultural magazine but they do not have impact in society and when I used to teach I saw them for what they were, this is the secret.”

    The pope went on to say that a Christian should never try to convince others of the truth of Christianity, but should simply give a testimony of consistency and wait for others to ask about the faith.

    “You must be consistent with your faith,” he said. “It never occurred to me (and nor should it) to say to a boy or a girl: ‘You are Jewish, you are Muslim: come, be converted!’ You be consistent with your faith and that consistency is what will make you mature. We are not living in the times of the crusades.”

    “The last thing I should do is to try to convince an unbeliever. Never,” he said. “The last thing I should do is speak. I should live my faith with consistency. And it will be my witness that will awaken the curiosity of the other who may then ask: ‘But why do you do this?’ And yes, then I can speak.”

    “But listen, the gospel is never, ever advanced through proselytism,” he continued. “If someone says he is a disciple of Jesus and comes to you with proselytism, he is not a disciple of Jesus. Proselytism is not the way; the Church does not grow by proselytism.”

    The Church grows by attraction, by witness, he said. “Soccer teams can do proselytism, this can be done, political parties can do it, but there should be no proselytism with the faith. And if someone asks me: ‘But why do you do this?’ Read, read, read the Gospel, this is my faith. But without pressure.”

    As he did last month, the pope then went on to cite the 11th-century French fictional epic poem La Chanson de Roland as an example of how Christians have tried to convert Muslims by the sword.

    “It is an ugly thing but it made me suffer so much, a passage from the La Chanson de Roland, when the Christians, the crusaders had defeated the Muslims and then all the Muslims were lined up and at the front of the line was a priest and a soldier,” Francis said. “The priest stood in front of the baptismal font and as each one approached, he would ask: ‘Baptism or the sword?’”

    “This happened in history!” he added.

    They also do it with us Christians in other parts, the pope acknowledged, “but what we did shames me because it is a story of forced conversion, of not respecting the dignity of the person,” he said.

    When the pope cited this poem in November to make a similar point, treating the account as if it were historical, a number of people offered corrections.

    One writer said that The Song of Roland was inspired in part by a historical event, namely Charlemagne’s expedition to Spain in 778, but noted that this expedition to Spain was undertaken at the request of several Muslim governors of Spain, in rebellion against the Emir of Cordova.

    Moreover, he said, the invasion was unsuccessful, and is recounted as such in the poem.

    “The memory of Pope Francis evoking the victory of the Franks over Muslims is therefore confused, because the expedition was not a victory,” the writer observed.

    “The fictitious case of the forced baptism of Muslims supposedly defeated after the capture of Zaragoza — which did not take place — is not historical, but is a pure imagination of the poet,” he added, noting that contrary to the pope’s account, there is not even a Christian holding a sword in the original work.

    “How then can he affirm that ‘this is what we Christians did’?” he concluded.

    The pope told the high schoolers Friday that since he was a boy he had dealt with people of other religions, because his father was an accountant and would bring home business clients of other faiths.

    “It was normal and it did not present a problem for me. But it should be normal. Never exclude someone because they have another faith,” he said.

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    ROME — Pope Francis told Christian high school students this weekend they should respect people of other faiths and not attempt to convert them to Christianity, insisting “we are not living in the times of the crusades.”

    Asked by one of the students Friday how a Christian should treat people of other faiths or no faith, the pope said that “we are all the same, all children of God” and that true disciples of Jesus do not proselytize.

    Francis said that his experience growing up in Argentina with its waves of immigration was a great help in learning to respect other people.

    “There is a mixture of blood, a strong miscegenation in Argentina — I am the son of a migrant — and this made for a culture of coexistence,” he said. “I went to public school and we always had companions from other religions. We were educated to coexistence.”

    “This taught me a lot, that we are all the same, all children of God and this purifies your gaze, it humanizes it,” he said. “In Argentina, there is a small group of narrow-minded Catholics who do not want Jews, do not want Muslims but this group, I never liked it, it is a fringe group, they have a cultural magazine but they do not have impact in society and when I used to teach I saw them for what they were, this is the secret.”

    The pope went on to say that a Christian should never try to convince others of the truth of Christianity, but should simply give a testimony of consistency and wait for others to ask about the faith.

    “You must be consistent with your faith,” he said. “It never occurred to me (and nor should it) to say to a boy or a girl: ‘You are Jewish, you are Muslim: come, be converted!’ You be consistent with your faith and that consistency is what will make you mature. We are not living in the times of the crusades.”

    “The last thing I should do is to try to convince an unbeliever. Never,” he said. “The last thing I should do is speak. I should live my faith with consistency. And it will be my witness that will awaken the curiosity of the other who may then ask: ‘But why do you do this?’ And yes, then I can speak.”

    “But listen, the gospel is never, ever advanced through proselytism,” he continued. “If someone says he is a disciple of Jesus and comes to you with proselytism, he is not a disciple of Jesus. Proselytism is not the way; the Church does not grow by proselytism.”

    The Church grows by attraction, by witness, he said. “Soccer teams can do proselytism, this can be done, political parties can do it, but there should be no proselytism with the faith. And if someone asks me: ‘But why do you do this?’ Read, read, read the Gospel, this is my faith. But without pressure.”

    As he did last month, the pope then went on to cite the 11th-century French fictional epic poem La Chanson de Roland as an example of how Christians have tried to convert Muslims by the sword.

    “It is an ugly thing but it made me suffer so much, a passage from the La Chanson de Roland, when the Christians, the crusaders had defeated the Muslims and then all the Muslims were lined up and at the front of the line was a priest and a soldier,” Francis said. “The priest stood in front of the baptismal font and as each one approached, he would ask: ‘Baptism or the sword?’”

    “This happened in history!” he added.

    They also do it with us Christians in other parts, the pope acknowledged, “but what we did shames me because it is a story of forced conversion, of not respecting the dignity of the person,” he said.

    When the pope cited this poem in November to make a similar point, treating the account as if it were historical, a number of people offered corrections.

    One writer said that The Song of Roland was inspired in part by a historical event, namely Charlemagne’s expedition to Spain in 778, but noted that this expedition to Spain was undertaken at the request of several Muslim governors of Spain, in rebellion against the Emir of Cordova.

    Moreover, he said, the invasion was unsuccessful, and is recounted as such in the poem.

    “The memory of Pope Francis evoking the victory of the Franks over Muslims is therefore confused, because the expedition was not a victory,” the writer observed.

    “The fictitious case of the forced baptism of Muslims supposedly defeated after the capture of Zaragoza — which did not take place — is not historical, but is a pure imagination of the poet,” he added, noting that contrary to the pope’s account, there is not even a Christian holding a sword in the original work.

    “How then can he affirm that ‘this is what we Christians did’?” he concluded.

    The pope told the high schoolers Friday that since he was a boy he had dealt with people of other religions, because his father was an accountant and would bring home business clients of other faiths.

    “It was normal and it did not present a problem for me. But it should be normal. Never exclude someone because they have another faith,” he said.

    Please let us know if you’re having issues with commenting.

    How to proselytize a muslim

    How to proselytize a muslim

    Every day for five years, youth pastor Rich Reaves has arrived to work in the shadow of a cross and a crescent moon. There, at his Houston church, he and senior pastor Elliott Scott discuss ways they can live out “true Christianity” by loving their neighbors–in this case, members of a mosque next door.

    Meanwhile, across town, a dozen religious leaders from the Islamic and Christian communities meet to find common ground and discuss ways to educate Houstonians on “true Islam,” in order to address growing concerns over Islamophobia.

    While recent news reports focus on the ISIS threat, and verbal attacks made by Christians against Muslims, a less reported story is going on behind the scenes: members of the two faiths coming together in the name of peace.

    “I couldn’t figure out how to reach them,” Reaves said, noting that there was no signage around the mosque’s gated complex to even indicate what the name of the mosque was. “I finally called the phone number posted for deliveries.”

    He learned that the mosque was planning an event that would bring thousands of Muslim visitors to the neighborhood. Rather than recoil, Reaves took the opportunity to offer help. The church offered its soccer field and parking lot to make room for the visitors–and teams of youth passed out bottled water to those heading toward the mosque. Although Lifepath is an evangelical church, they made no attempts to proselytize. They focused on simple acts of service and words of kindness–and were given gratitude in return.

    The path to interfaith cooperation has been cobbled together in a different way on the other side of Houston by Bishop James Dixon II and M.J. Kahn.

    When Dixon, the pastor of a large African American church called the Community of Faith, put together a citywide faith-based relief effort for Tax Day Flood victims in April, he decided to invite Islamic leaders to participate alongside area pastors. Out of this response to tragedy grew a discussion on how to build a bridge of understanding between Christians and Muslims to combat Islamophobia.

    How to proselytize a muslim Bishop James Dixon II and M.J. Kahn meet with Christian and Islamic leaders to work on combating Islamophobia – Photos: Linda W Perkins

    Dixon said that as an African American, he could relate to being the target of prejudice, and so he felt compelled to stand with moderate Muslims who have become recent targets of vilification. Recognizing that the root of prejudice is often ignorance, he and Khan, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, are now working together on a summit to educate the public about Islam.

    “There are a lot of misconceptions about Islam,” Kahn said. “Most people aren’t afraid of Islam itself. They are afraid of the unknown.”

    Their hope is that with greater love and greater understanding, there will be a greater chance for peace.

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