Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday June 10, 2019 hosted two so-called “reformist” Muslim women, Qanta Ahmed and Asra Nomani for a discussion of Christian persecution under Islam, which is a shameful, murderous pandemic. Neither woman could deal honestly with the Islamic, Sharia-based roots of this persecution, although certainly Ahmed was much more egregious in her dissimulation/ takiya. Hard data make plain “The Concordance of Sharia ‘Thirst’, Rampant Christian Persecution, and Jew-Hatred in Muslim Societies”. This juxtaposition reveals a striking concordance between Christian persecution by Muslims, the excess prevalence of extreme Antisemitic sentiments within Muslim societies, and Muslim attitudes favoring strict application of the Sharia.
Qanta Ahmed made these egregious pronouncements:
“It [Christian persecution] is also anathema to Islam that reveres Jesus [NO; he’s a Muslim prophet who destroys Christianity], that sees the Gospel as a holy book of God [No; deliberately corrupted version of the Koran]…Islam says everyone has a right to a free will, a right to reject Islam, to reject the truth of God [NO; per Koran 4:89, 2:217; 9:5; 9;29 & canonical hadith, “apostates” are to be killed; jihad to be waged to submit Jews & Christians to limited practice under Sharia jurisdiction if they survive]…So these Muslims are acting beyond the bounds”
She then goes on to extol Qatar for its alleged Catholic ecumenism, and the Kurds—chronic, mass murdering persecutors of Christians, past as prologue.
Asra Nomani was better, but her takiya can be almost as corrosive. She claimed mendaciously that Koran 1:7 is only hateful because of a “Wahhabi interpretation”. This verse in fact has a classical-cum-modern overwhelming (90%) interpretation across 13-centuries, Sunni and Shiite alike, I just carefully reviewed, and it curses the Jews for having incurred Allah’s anger [linking this verse to Koran 5:60, Jews as apes and pigs], and the Christians for having gone astray [linking Koran 1:7 to Koran 5:77]
Here is Asra Nomani, verbatim:
“Why is the cross under attack? It is because the Koran that I have here in the first chapter, the last sentence that we have [she means the Fatiha, Koran 1:6 to 1:7] , we say that we have to stay on the straight path [i.e., Islam] but [what] the Saudi interpretation and how governments like Qatar and Turkey have added is we have to stay on the straight path and not depart from it like the Jews and Christians have done They say that thinking of Jesus as a son of God is like polytheism and that is ultimately worse than murder they say. So that is why you have attacks on the symbol”
Violent Muslim behaviors targeting, especially, vulnerable Christian minority populations living within predominantly Muslim societies, are rampant. Moreover, the world’s major Jewish population in Israel has faced an incessant jihad since its foundation, animated by traditional Islamic Jew-hating motifs, also taught by authoritative Islam.
*Open Doors Christian Persecution Index; ADL Global Antisemitism Survey; Pew Sharia Data (Global; Iran only)
Open Doors monitors and characterizes the extent of Christian persecution worldwide producing a yearly assessment of the 50 most egregious offenders. Consistent with all previous reports, in 2019, 9/11 of those countries under the designation “extreme persecution,” 20/29 designated “very high persecution,” and 7/10 designated “high persecution,” were either predominantly Muslim societies, or included sizable Muslim populations aggressively preying upon Christians. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) surveyed 100 countries worldwide and reported that the 16 countries with the highest prevalence of extreme Antisemitism—from a “minimum” of 75% to a maximum of 93%—were countries from the Muslim Middle East. Pew determined Muslim desires for “strict application of the Sharia” in 40 countries (39, and Iran). Pooling these findings, data available from 10 Muslim nations for all three measures were tabulated (see Table, above). This juxtaposition reveals a striking concordance between Christian persecution by Muslims, the excess prevalence of extreme Antisemitic sentiments within Muslim societies, and Muslim attitudes favoring strict application of the Sharia.