Crosstalk: April 21, 2017
Egyptian born Usama Dakdok is President of The Straight Way of Grace Ministry. He travels across the country with one burning, passionate desire, 'Revealing the Truth About Islam'. He speaks fluent Arabic and has produced an accurate translation of the Qur’an into English. He has also written the two-volume set, 'Exposing the Truth about the Qur’an: The Revelation of Error'.
Jim opened up by mentioning a news story from Tuesday when it was reported that two people were killed in a shooting spree in Fresno, California. The suspect was identified as Kori Ali Muhammad. He was taken into custody after allegedly shooting and killing individuals after shouting, 'Allahu Akbar!'
Usama responded by noting that this will never stop and that, in fact, the circle will get bigger and bigger, wider and deeper as we continue to not figure out the problem. That is, if we can't figure out Islam, Muslims will continue to do what they're doing as they get bolder and increase in numbers. Once they have the upper hand, the will really force everything on us whether we like it or not.
Is he Islamophobic for saying that? For people who believe that, Usama has one question: Have you ever read the Qur'an? The answer is always, 'no'. So why do some dare call him 'Islamophobic' if they have no awareness of what he's talking about?
There's a lot of misinterpretation going on regarding the phrase, 'Allahu Akbar'. In fact, it was the Associated Press that reported that it was the Fresno police chief who said Ali Mohammed shouted, 'God is great!' However, that's not what the chief actually said. In other words, the Associated Press allegedly made this change.
Why the change? Perhaps it's because, as Usama noted, Allah has nothing to do with God. Allah is Satan and this god of the Muslims orders them to kill people just for being Christian.
Do Muslims worship Jesus? No. Do Muslims believe that Allah is triune? No. How can we then say that the phrase, 'Allahu Akbar means, 'God is great'? For Usama to believe that Jesus Christ, the son of the virgin Mary is God, that God is triune...all this makes Usama an infidel (Qur'an 5:73) and the order and the command of Allah, the god of Mohammed for every Muslim believer, is to kill the Christian who believes this way.
'Akbar' actually means 'bigger'. So together, saying 'Allahu Akbar' is to communicate that Satan, the god of Mohammed, is bigger.
Regarding the assertion that this was perhaps a 'lone wolf' attack, Usama believes there's no such thing. He noted that the use of phrases like this or to describe a perpetrator as 'self-radicalized' is to sugar-coat Islam.
As this program moved along, Jim and Usama discussed the following:
--A major newspaper story belittled fears of what they called, 'radical Islam terror'. It was titled, 'Husbands are Deadlier than Jihadi Terrorists'. It talks about the number of people killed or hurt by husbands as opposed to those killed by Islamic terrorism in America.
--The Department of Homeland Security is warning that the threat of terrorism in the U.S. has reached an all-time high with radicalized individuals plotting to strike each and every day.
--U.S. Green Party goes 'all-in' for Islam.