Saturday, December 1, 2012

Merry Christmas and Allahu Akbar!

After recounting a story first reported in the Toronto Star about a Muslim woman from Uganda who likes helping the needy during the Christmas season, an onIslam piece concludes like this:
In the Noble Qur’an, Jesus is called "Isa". He is also known as Al-Masih (the Christ) and Ibn Maryam (Son of Mary). 
As for his crucifixion, Muslims believe that Jesus was not crucified but was lifted up to heaven. 
Muslims believe that Jesus will come back to earth before the end of time to restore peace and order, fight the Anti-Christ (Al-Masih Al-Dajjal) and bring victory for truth and righteousness. 
The true followers of Jesus will prevail over those who deny him, misrepresent him and reject him.
The true followers of Jesus, huh? Meaning, I take it, not the Christians but the Muslims.

I dunno. Something about that seems lacking in the warmth of the season to me. 

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