Taquiyya is the principle that lying/deceit is morally acceptable if it’s for the sake of religion, or one’s marriage. The Muslims putting up these billboards are engaging in it. They are cutting away part of the ayah (verse) when they quote it, and not quoting anything else around it…..as I’ve heard “text without context is pretext”! The context is: For this reason did We prescribe to the children of Israel that whoever slays a soul, unless it be for manslaughter or for mischief in the land, it is as though he slew all men; and whoever keeps it alive, it is as though he kept alive all men; and certainly Our apostles came to them with clear arguments, but even after that many of them certainly act extravagantly in the land.
[5.33] The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement,
[5.34] Except those who repent before you have them in your power; so know that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Note, the peaceful part is actually paraphrased from the Talmud…while the specifically Islamic parts are about violently and cruelly torturing those who cause “mischief” in the land.
Might want to look up what it actually is and quit getting your info from radical Christians.
Thanks Auralae, for giving me the context of the verses.
 July 15, 2016 at 8:19am
What this creep thought about this officer is irrelevant. Shetamia Taylor, who saw him go down, who heard his last words, “He’s got a gun, RUN” –KNOWS him to be a hero. She quite rightly contrasted his and his fellow officers SELFLESSNESS with the craven acts of the shooter.
June 26, 2016 at 5:54pm
“Just keep going on with life. It’s not really worth stressing the little things.”
and “… I’ll never go to All Stars on Airport Rd again…..They lost mine and my friends business. Share this.” are mutually exclusive statements. If it’s ‘now really worth stressing the little things” then accept the apology and move on.
 June 20, 2016 at 3:11am
One wonders if anyone there would have shown up if Disney World were chosen rather than Pulse.
Speaking of which, how come I no longer hear that Disney personnel called the FBI about the shooter (and the wife?) who were acting suspiciously at the park? I believe that was what was being said shortly after it happened. Not knocking individual agents, just wondering that maybe they need some changes at the top of their organization. PC has no place in police work.
 June 16, 2016 at 10:44am
The correct response to free speech is more free speech—evidently you’ve forgotten or never heard about Skokie Illinois. If evil marchers wish to march through a predominantly Jewish neighborhood where 1/6 living are survivors of the Holocaust wearing and displaying swastikas, counter demonstrations are the correct response, rather than the quashing of the evil folk’s free speech rights.
 May 18, 2016 at 5:22am
It was Martin who confronted Zimmerman, not the other way around. Zimmerman lost him, attempting to follow him…if he’d simply GONE ON HOME, he’d be alive today. (Unless he got caught burglarizing or invading some other legal gun owner’s home, or taken down by another black man with a gun–but you don’t care about those black lives, do you.)
 May 18, 2016 at 5:19am
If he’d been walking on the street, or next to the street–Zimmerman never would have given him a second look. Even if he continued (probably casing the homes) and simply GONE HOME he’d be alive—He sought out the confrontation. Zimmerman lost him….returned to his truck–it was Martin who initiated, it was Martin who attacked.
 May 18, 2016 at 5:14am
I’m calling BS. Martin was up to no good–every single bit of evidence–including his attack on Zimmerman, attested to that. The likelihood of him having been ‘casing’ the homes in his Father’s neighborhood was excellent.
 May 18, 2016 at 5:12am
First, there was no intervention, Zimmerman was attempting to keep him in sight–the ATTACK came entirely from Martin. 2nd I’ve no doubt plenty of people remember the numerous break-ins and robberies that had occurred in Zimmerman’s failing community. He was taking his “neighborhood watch” duties seriously, and he was on the phone with 911 dispatch. 3rdly, some folks may even recall the fact that Martin had been found at school with burgled jewelry and tools to force doors in his backpack–and not been disciplined for it. This appeasement had the foreseeable effect of encouraging him to continue down a dangerous path of criminal behavior.
In other words, TM was the perp that the neighborhood watch and the police were looking for. And he was seen casing a building by GZ. No wonder TM was worried about him. Maybe he just wanted to make sure his cover wasn’t blown?
 April 25, 2016 at 1:24pm
While I agree with you that both points of view have viable points–and we should all have and exercise the rights to stand up for (and/or boycott for) which ever view we hold–I do want to point out that the vast majority of people who are upset on the public bathroom debate who are for gender appropriate signage and usage are NOT worried about the .2% to .3% of our populace who are ACTUALLY “transgender” i.e. actually have crippling issues of feeling trapped in the wrong body—the VAST majority of those concerned about this issue are in fact concerned about the significantly larger portion of our populace who would abuse such a policy that allows cross gender usage of facilities. It’s the pervs and the pranksters–who make up a much greater percentage of the populace than the actually “transgendered” that are the concern.
[-2] April 11, 2016 at 2:31am
“Climate Change” is, of course, not a hoax. Man Made Climate Change however is an utter hoax.
It doesn’t matter if it’s global cooling, OR global warming, the ONLY solution is for government to take over the energy industry and tax the hell outta the citizens. Neat that.
Remember when man was responsible for the Western Glacier melting down in Antarctica? -Until some scientists were reminded that Mt. Erebus is a volcano…and there’s an active volcanic system beneath the Western Glacier. Nevermind why Greenland was named that—it’s cars and cattle that caused the current warming period…absolutely not the sun. lol Forget that folks in charge of collecting data upon which the public is utterly dependent KEEP getting caught red handed falsifying the data –keep moving along sir, nothing to see here. :) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/globalwarming/11395516/The-fiddling-with-temperature-data-is-the-biggest-science-scandal-ever.html
 April 9, 2016 at 4:53am
This is for blueridge142 –you need to double check that–it isn’t called “The Endorsement Clause” ;) It’s the establishment clause. It literally says that “…Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
I’m looking forward to hearing your take on specific rules that practicing police officers are under concerning this subject–soldiers literally don’t have free speech when it comes to opinions on their commander in chief etc–what are the specific rules officers face?
April 9, 2016 at 4:40am
Personally, I don’t see how it wouldn’t be abridging the officer’s rights to free speech and religious practice…perhaps less so for Muslims, as to my knowledge they don’t have the equivalent of ‘the great commission’ It’s my understanding that their call to prayer serves that general purpose. Again, personally, I feel I know enough about Islam and certainly enough about Christianity to offer feedback if asked any pertinent questions….on the other hand, I don’t have a habit of speeding, and the only time I’ve been pulled over in the last 20 or so years was for a broken brake light…..that might have something to do with it.
 April 9, 2016 at 4:33am
Wow! Thanks for sharing that.
 April 9, 2016 at 4:30am
Granted, it’s been ….hmm…well, several years since I was last pulled over (for a broken break light)…and while I’m sure I’d be nervous…I HOPE I’d have the mental wherewithall -more importantly, the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to witness right back at any Muslim officer who quizzed me on my faith. Jesus is the way the truth and the life, none go to the Father except by Him, and especially if asked–we are supposed to be ready with an explanation for our Hope—of course the prerequisite for that is that we are sanctifying God in our hearts. Part of that is recognizing His authority over that of any other.
Speaking of man’s authority; I’m assuming these things can vary from state to state–but is there some actual rule where you work abridging your rights to free speech, and free exercise of religion?
 March 16, 2016 at 8:03am
How is a practicing homosexual priest similar to a Quaker as Secretary of War, or a vegetarian butcher? I’ll take a shot ;)
They are similar because while the glbt groups will have you believe that scripture dictates in the exact same way that homosexual practice is an abomination, so is eating shellfish, or wearing two types of cloth. This is patently absurd, as the prohibition of sowing two kinds of crops and wearing two kinds of cloth –as well as abstaining from shellfish (and pork etc) were civil laws. They were covenantal and ONLY intended for national Israel. Both before that covenant (i.e. Noaic and Abrahamic) covenants had absolutely nothing to do with abstaining from pork or planting pure crops. As a matter of fact, scripture specifically says in the Noaic covenant that G*d was now giving EVERYTHING to man for food. (Genesis 9) On the other side of History–Jesus Himself affirmed that it isn’t what a man puts IN his mouth that makes him “unclean” but what comes OUT of his mouth (Mark 7)
Meanwhile, the MORAL law, G*d holds ALL accountable to–those lists of sexual sins (and child sacrifice) G*d described as the LAND vomiting out the peoples who practiced them (Lev. 18:27-28)–and Jesus DOUBLED DOWN on that moral law by teaching that we must not only not physically practice them, but control even our THOUGHTS. (Matthew 5)
 March 16, 2016 at 7:45am
I know many Catholics attempt to claim this, -that “the church” is the same today as it was 2000 years ago; -except that 2000 years ago folks who wanted to worship Mary alongside Christ were excommunicated. NOW (as of the 50′s) it’s doctrine. The push to make Mary “co-redemptrix” (HOW can any believing Christian feel comfortable with that thought??) is nearing fruition. Mary herself exalted God as her Savior –she claimed He’d done great things for HER (What pray tell did God do for her, if as Catholic doctrine NOW claims, she were sinless and conceived without sin? From what did she need to be saved, if not from sin??)
Jesus specifically countered early veneration of His mother. When she (and His siblings) came to “seize” Him (because they thought He was insane) Jesus asked “who is my mother, brother, sister? -those who listen and obey the word of G*d, they are my brothers, sisters and mother (Mark 3). In response to someone yelling from a crowd that the womb that bore Him and the breasts that nursed Him were blessed–He countered “rather” or “on the contrary” -blessed are those who hear the Word of G*d and practice it. (Luke 11) immediately following instructions on Prayer—-from G*d. Now, compare that to all the prayer to Mary (and other saints) –it’s outright contrary to scripture and goes specifically against Christ’s own specific teachings. While I have no doubt of many Christians within Catholicism, it’s in SPITE of Catholic doctrine, not because of it.
 February 11, 2016 at 7:08pm
While I agree with you that they do indeed see mercy as weakness, God does not. Killing a brainwashed thirteen year old little girl isn’t justice. LOVE mercy, seek justice and walk humbly with your God….let Him worry about payback.
I did not say to kill her, but if she came with the weapon I would have shot her 13 or 5. You are in danger of category confusion . How do you think God normally pays back? According to Scripture by the armies and police of governments. Many misinterpret this teaching to mean the jail in the sky by and by. "He bears not the sword in vain ..he is God's minister, an avenger, ,..executing wrath upon him that does evil." Rom. 13:4
February 11, 2016 at 7:06pm
That’s antisemitism. First, it’s not as if Israel is the only ally of the US who receives foreign aid, heck, there are plenty of countries who plainly are NOT allies, who receive millions upon millions of our tax dollars. 2nd, if you would be saying this of ANY other people surrounded by enemies eager to celebrate over their bloody corpses, shame on you! The shocking fact isn’t that we provide Israel with aid–it’s that we’ve been so horrendously poor in our aid for the Yazidies, the South Sudanese and the Nigerians hunted, enslaved, raped, and murdered by savages also known as their own neighbors.
As to your attempt to use scripture to justify abandoning Israel–”unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain to build at all” If the Lord isn’t watching, they will surely fall–but scripture is not lost on one of us when it says that Jerusalem’s ENEMIES will seek to divide the city, indeed YHWH speaks quite scornfully toward those claiming Zion for themselves. Perhaps you ought to do a little word study on precisely WHO are the enemies of Jerusalem/Zion/Israel–you might find yourself surprised, it ain’t “Christian” nations named, nor is it Hindu, nor Buddhist. Scripture names Muslim nation after after Muslim nation after Muslim nation–WHEN He comes, He’s coming in anger and with recompense. T’would be best not to even attempt to ascertain if God is on our side, but rather are we on His! (And trust me–He is NOT on the side of pillaging, murdering, rapists).
FIRST I m not Antisemitic nor is my comment. All fact if you believe in the bible or look at US Debt. I hope the Jews do great in Israel I am not against them at all but I am not willing to give them anything.They claim to be a separate sovereign country not the 51st welfare state of the US. They need to secure the place themselves. It does not do America any good at all. Their position in the world does not provide America any strategic positioning that we can take for ourselves or use bases in Iraq,Jordon etc.
January 9, 2016 at 6:34pm
The biggest difference between the God of the bible, vs the god of the Quran, is the fact that YHWH loves all of mankind, giving sun and rain (and beautiful babies) to both the righteous and the wicked. :)
He says, “It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant
To raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel;
I will also make You a light of the nations
So that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”
When I say to the wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet if you have warned the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered yourself. – Ezekiel 3:18-19
Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked,” declares the Lord God, “rather than that he should turn from his ways and live?” -Ezekiel 18:23
The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. -2 Peter 3:9