Crosstalk: June 2, 2017

​Shahram Hadian is a former Muslim from Iran who came to the states in 1978 and committed his life to Jesus Christ. Shahram began the TIL Project (Truth in Love) which exposes the true goal of Islam and the threat of Sharia in America. He has served as a pastor, a police officer, and a former candidate for governor in Washington State.

Is the Muslim holiday of Ramadan about charity, doing good and fasting accompanied by a lack of fighting, or is it about death to the enemies of Allah? Shahram explained that according to Mohammed, Ramadan is the month he received revelation of the Qur'an. Mohammed prescribed that a person is to fast from sunup to sundown and then at the end they are to break the fast.

So why do we see so many jihad attacks during Ramadan? We're told by Muslim apologists that this kind of behavior isn't consistent with Islam. What does Islam say about this?

Shahram noted that Mohammed instituted Ramadan once Muslims would go to Medina from Mecca which they did in the year 622. We know from Islamic history that Mohammed fought many battles during the month of Ramadan. The most famous of these battles is the one called, The Battle of Badr. So two years after Mohammed moved to Medina, he began to amass his military and created an army to go after non-Muslims back in Mecca.

What Shahram believes is interesting is that this is in the Qur'an. So during the month of Ramadan, not only did Mohammed fight in the battle of Badr (an offensive battle to take back Mecca) but the Qur'an says that Allah helped him in this specific cause. So this concept of battle and conquest during the month of Ramadan is clearly Islamic.

Also, Shahram agreed that it's of greater reward to be a martyr during Ramadan compared to any other time on the calendar. This is because the act of jihad is defined as striving or fighting against non-Muslims in an attempt to establish the Islamic faith. It's not merely a spiritual battle. To fight in this way during a more holy time (Ramadan) means you get extra credit for it.

Killing during Ramadan is consistent with Islamic history and Islamic texts with the purpose being to submit people to Islam by force. If you don't comply, they will take your life.

As the program continued, Jim had Shahram comment on a Ramadan statement from President Trump, the criticism the State Department is taking for not holding an Iftar dinner, and a related comment from Nancy Pelosi.

 

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