Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Partial Justice...It Isn't Over
09/24/2010 - James White
A jury Friday acquitted four Christian missionaries who were accused of inciting a crowd while videotaping themselves proselytizing to Muslims at the Dearborn Arab International Festival in June.
Nabeel Qureshi of Virginia, Negeen Mayel of California, and Paul Rezkalla and David Wood, both of New York, were acquitted of breach of peace, 19th District Court officials in Dearborn said after the verdict. Mayel was found guilty of failure to obey a police officer’s order.
Dearborn Mayor Jack O’Reilly Jr. said Friday night that he respects the decision but that the missionaries were anti-Muslim bigots pulling a publicity stunt to gain attention on YouTube in order to raise money.
“It’s really about a hatred of Muslims,” O’Reilly said. “That is what the whole heart of this is..… Their idea is that there is no place for Muslims in America. They fail to understand the Constitution.”
Do you think O'Reilly is trying to keep his job in sharia-laden Dearborn or what? Amazing, absolutely amazing. Thankfully, God knows, God judges, justice will be done.
The bogus conviction of Negeen will be appealed, and, of course, overturned. The question is, when will the real lawsuits be filed to expose the utter contempt shown for the Constitution, and the truth, by the Dearborn Police and government?
Debate with Abdullah Kunde on Assurance of Salvation in Islam and Christianity
09/24/2010 - James WhiteThe debate will take place live, via Skype, at 8pm EDT. You can watch live here. Watch, and pray!
They Call It "PayBack"
09/24/2010 - James White
Someone really needs to challenge the use of "Veritas" for these gatherings.
Meanwhile, the gospel keeps getting trampled under foot by the Great Evangelical Cover Up. Note the assertion of Mr. Khan that Christians "fear" people becoming Muslims in this new video exposing more of Ergun Caner's fundamental ignorance of the very field he is viewed as the leading expert in. Again, this is produced by a Muslim, from a Muslim perspective. I don't agree with his reactions, but the facts are the facts. And at the end you will see a comparison of Ergun Caner's jibberish about the mosque in Kabul---and as I suspected, it is just like when you try to get most of the folks on TBN to repeat the "angelic tongues" they used the week before. It's worthy of being posted on the failblog.
To Burn or Not to Burn
09/10/2010 - Jeff DownsI had a chance to sit down with Anees Zaka and ask the question. Nothing professional about the recording.
My Attempt to Reason with Dr. Jones of Gainesville
09/09/2010 - James WhiteLast evening I attempted to reason with Dr. Jones, of "Burn the Qur'an" fame, on ABN last night. At least I tried, and made my offer to him! My call begins 3:15 into the following video, and concludes in the second video:
OK, Enough of the Small Congregation Bashing!
09/08/2010 - James WhiteAs the media ramps up for the "Qur'an Burning Crisis" of 9/11/10 (can you really believe this?) I simply had to make a further comment (beyond what I said on the DL yesterday). I'm against the burning of the Qur'an because it is not accompanied with any meaningful discussion of the errors of the Qur'an, let alone a positive presentation of the truth of the gospel. As such, it's just a dumb act of violence. And the Islamic reaction that has been threatened around the world is a reprehensible blight upon Islam, proof that the phrase "the religion of perpetual outrage" is appropriate for the large majority of what calls itself Islam. But, those issues aside, I am truly sick and tired of the constant bashing of the Florida church for being small. Is that somehow relevant? Would it matter if the church had 500 members, or 5,000, or 15,000? Would that somehow add to, or detract from, the meaning of the action? The issue should be whether those engaging in the act are doing so out of hatred, ignorance, etc., not how many are part of the congregation. I have heard the relative smallness of the congregation mentioned by news outlets, commentators, you name it, and I think the absurdity of the observation should be exposed.
Meanwhile, I was reminded today of the fact that the US military had "taken into custody," and, we are told, burned, an entire supply of Bibles that were translated into the local languages in Afghanistan. I did specifically protest that absurd act---but unlike Muslims in Indonesia and elsewhere who are threatening to kill and maim and burn and destroy, I did none of those things. I simply recognized that any government that would burn the Bible so as to attempt to pacify Muslims is unwise, and should not be asking for God's blessing upon their actions.
Remember, folks---the Muslims who are willing to riot and rampage over the burning of a few Qur'an's in Florida do not need any provocation to destest the "kafirs." They are offended by our mere existence. Think about it.
OK, I Must Agree: Best Video Ever. Academy Award Time for David and Nabeel
09/01/2010 - James WhiteI think I can now retire from Islamic apologetics. What is there left for me to do? After this Oscar-winning performance, I need to cancel all my future ABN appearances out of sheer embarrassment. Did David study under Olivier? At the feet of Shakespeare? The style, the grace...sheer genius.
Of course, the point of the video is two-fold; one to introduce issues relating to the constant claim of most Muslims that the Qur'an has basically been photocopied for 1400 years (it hasn't), and the second to say something I have wanted to address but haven't had time: the International "Burn a Qur'an Day" is stupid. Dumb. Ridiculous. Started by folks who have never even read it, as far as I can tell. Far, far better than Burn a Qur'an Day would be Read a Qur'an Day: but read it knowledgeably and with insight, learning from the experience how to better proclaim a life-changing gospel to a billion people. There's an idea! Don't burn it, learn it, and then use it, to glorify Christ! Yeah, that idea will go far.