Sunday, 23 December 2012

Sydney Muslims: Saying Happy Christmas is a sin!

Sydney's Muslims have, according to the Fairfax media, been prohibited from celebrating Christmas in any way, even down to saying 'Merry Christmas' to someone.

So much for their alleged creed of 'respect' for other religions.

And so much for their attempt to present Jesus as a prophet of Islam in a billboard campaign last year.

The Islamic war on Christmas

The Report states that:

"SYDNEY'S Lakemba Mosque has issued a fatwa against Christmas, warning followers it is a ''sin'' to even wish people a Merry Christmas.

The ruling, which followed a similar lecture during Friday prayers at Australia's biggest mosque, was posted on its Facebook site on Saturday.

The head imam at Lakemba, Sheikh Yahya Safi, told the congregation during prayers they should not have anything to do with Christmas.

The fatwa, sparking widespread debate and condemnation, warns: ''Disbelievers are trying to draw Muslims away from the straight path.'"

Some are trying to paint this view as an aberration, notwithstanding that Lakemba is Australia's largest mosque.  But there is plenty of evidence on the internet (not to mention from the past behaviour of Lakemba Mosque attendees in the riots a few months back) to suggest that it is anything but.

No common cause?

There has long been a school in the Church that has attempted to find common cause with Muslims against the secularist assault.  They argue we can work together to defend the right to defend religious freedoms such as the right to celebrate our various religious festivals in public.

That was the reason why Cardinal Pell hosted an Iftar dinner this year and Archbishop Wilson of Adelaide promoted a Christmas video a couple of years back that celebrated Australia's religious and cultural diversity instead of Christmas as such.

Perhaps it is time for everyone to take stock, and notice that Islam has become increasingly fervent in their practice, and increasingly radicalized.  No doubt those who believe in a softer, kinder Islam still exist, but they are increasingly becoming marginalized and pressured to conform.

When Australia's largest mosque declares war on Christmas, there can be no common ground.


Apparently the Mosque has taken down the message from facebook following protests from other Muslims.

So, was it really just a case of one extremist preacher at Friday prayers and his over eager helpers, as other Muslim groups are trying to claim?

Keep in mind that Lakemba is Australia's largest Mosque, and the preacher concerned was the chief Imam there.


studio34 said...

Solution: put all those who have made these comments on a plane straight back to the miserable countries they left. No one wants them here.

Kate Edwards said...

Unfortunately the most fervent are often the locally born converts...

Eric Fried said...

How contemptible! If the words of the Sheik reflect what Islam teaches, then perhaps the time has come to re-examine our immigration policies. Do we really need such people here?