Saturday, March 31, 2007

Gaddafi says only Islam a universal religion

Yahoo! News reported Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Friday that it was a mistake to believe that Christianity was a universal faith alongside Islam.

Christianity is a universal faith OVER Islam. Christianity is based on the Son of God, not just an Arab "Prophet" that tried to hijack the Jewish and Christian faiths, and then turned against them and urged Arabs to kill Jews and Christians, and anyone else, to take over other countries by force.
"There are serious mistakes -- among them the one saying that Jesus came as a messenger for other people other than the sons of Israel," he told a mass prayer meeting in Niger. "Christianity is not a faith for people in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Other people who are not sons of Israel have nothing to do with that religion," he said at the prayer meeting, held to mark the birth of the prophet Mohammed.
This just shows how ignorant Gaddafi is of Christianity. According to Mark 16:15 Jesus said to "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation."
Gaddafi, who is seeking to expand his influence in Africa, said his arguments came from the Koran.
He should not rely on the lies in the Koran; he should read the Bible
He led similar prayers last year in Mali. "It is a mistake that another religion exists alongside Islam. There is only one religion which is Islam after Mohammed," he said in the sermon, which was broadcast live on Libyan state television. "All those believers who do not follow Islam are losers," he added. "We are here to correct the mistakes in the light of the teachings of the Koran."
You should not trust the holy book of one faith to properly describe another faith.
Gaddafi also said it was a mistake to believe that Jesus had been crucified and killed. "It is not correct to say that. Another man resembling Jesus was crucified in his place."
And how did Muhammad come to that conclusion, living over 700 years after Christ was crucified?
Libya grants financial aid to Islamic communities in Africa and elsewhere to build mosques, Islamic schools and facilities. Libyan state television often shows Gaddafi meeting groups of African men or women telling him they converted to Islam. The mass prayers, chaired by Gaddafi, came a day after Arab leaders wrapped up a summit in Saudi Arabia. Libya was the only Arab state to shun the gathering. "Libya has turned its back on the Arabs ... Libya is an African nation.
If Gaddafi had read the Koran like he claims to he would realize that it seeks to expand the power of the Arabs he rejects. Muslims even claim you are not really reading the Koran unless you read it in Arabic. He should try reading the Bible. Here he can read it in over 50 versions and 35 languages, including Arabic.
As for Arabs, may God keep them happy and far away," Gaddafi has said to explain his boycott of the summit.


David Wozney said...

"'Libya has turned its back on the Arabs ... Libya is an African nation. As for Arabs, may God keep them happy and far away,' Gaddafi has said to explain his boycott of the summit."

Libya is "officially the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya", according to Wikipedia.

Ethnic groups include "Berber and Arab 97%" and military branches include the "Libyan Arab Navy" and the "Libyan Arab Air Force (LAAF) (2006)", according to The World Factbook.

Don Singleton said...

It was Gaddafi that indicated that he did not want to deal with the Arabs, so perhaps he is a Berber.