Tuesday, March 31, 2009

'Welcome, Polytheists!'

Anyone else having doubting Imam Sayid Hassan al-Qazwini's sincerity when he met with the new head of Detroit's Catholic archdiocese, Archbishop Allen Vigneron at the Islamic Center the other day? Imam Qazwini sounded genuinely excited about the visit--he also sounded as if the Archbishop was the first Christian to ever visit Dearborn:

"We welcome you to Dearborn, the Muslim capital of the West,as I call it," Qazwini said. "God says in the Quran, 'You will certainly find the nearest in friendship to those who say they are Christian.' Jesus and Mohammad are none other than but two channels to God. Let us open our houses of worship to each other." ("Archbishop meets with Muslim leaders at Dearborn mosque").

I'll leave it to better experts on the Koran than me to explain the passage Qazwini has in mind, but I will at least quote it in its context.

Thou wilt surely find the most hostile of men to the believers are the Jews and the idolaters; and thou wilt surely find the nearest of them in love to the believers are those who say 'We are Christians'; that, because some of them are priests and monks, and they wax not proud, and when they hear what has been sent down to the Messenger, thou seest their eyes overflow with tears because of the truth they recognize. They say, 'Our Lord, we believe, so do Thou write us down among the witnesses. Why should we not believe in God and the truth that has come to us, and be eager that our Lord should admit us with the righteous people?' And God rewards them for what they say with gardens underneath which rivers flow, therein dwelling forever; that is the recompense of the good-doers. [5:82-85] >

Sounds nice enough. But the next verse says this: "But those that disbelieve and deny Our revelation shall become the inmates of Hell." Which sounds more like the Islam we have grown to know and love.

And that's how we roll in the Muslim capital of the West.


Wally Cleaver said...

Thank you! finally! Now you are living up to your namesake, Dearborn! Tell us more about them, and we should do. What should we do?

Anonymous said...

Wally Cleaver, Mayor Hubbard, Shwarma, and the other myriad of names you have called yourself, what should you do? Quit playing games, maybe?

son of june said...

no seriously, what should we do about it?

Anonymous said...


Relax and know that you have been informed. This blog is not a manifesto.

If you want to be called into action, head to Afghanistan or maybe London for the G20 summit. If headed to Afghanistan, don't travel without a gun. If you choose London, take white sign board and black paint.

Anonymous said...

June Boy,

You have read the post. What do you want to do about it? Do you have a mind? Are you able to think for yourself?


Anonymous said...


I think you should repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.

brother of theodore said...

whine whine whine

you are all very good at typing.

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