As monotheistsJews and Christians have traditionally been considered " People of the Book ," and afforded a special status known as dhimmi derived from a theoretical contract—"dhimma" or "residence in return for taxes". By the 18th century, however, dhimmis frequently attended the Ottoman Muslim courts, where cases were taken against them by Muslims, or they took cases against Muslims or other dhimmis. Oaths sworn by dhimmis in these courts were tailored to their beliefs. Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya — opined that non-Muslims were entitled to such practices since they could not be presented to sharia courts and the religious minorities in question held it permissible.
Allah is not God ; he is some kind of Babylonian moon god that was left over after Muhammad threw all the other idols out of Mecca.
The reason it sounds convincing is that it's a half-truth: They also did worship "Allah" alongside their other gods before Muhammad threw out the idols, but that was because their religion was a syncretic mix of traditional polytheism, Judaism, and Christianity.
They still worshiped the Abrahamic God, or at least a vague creator god similar to him, they just tacked on their own gods alongside him and created a new pantheon and mythology. Also, the lunar symbol Chick gets crazy about is just that, merely a symbol probably left over from Persian times.
It wasn't even adopted until well into the s, and even then it was controversial within the Muslim world. Green color is more the Islamic symbol, but it's hard to spin that into hidden meanings. Also, the line right after is laughable: Arabic-speaking Christians address their worship to "Allah".
Allah [God], is not the [god] of confusion From the same comic: The Muslim villain describes Muhammad as "the greatest of all prophets," which is considered a blasphemy in Islam, which regards all of its prophets as equal.
He also makes a disparaging remark about "Jesus, the Jew," which makes no sense for a Muslim, who would regard Jesus as sinless prophet created by God, to say. Also, Muslims consider all prophets, Jesus included, to be Muslims.
He also cites Qu'ran Chapter 5, Verse 33 as a reason why he could kill the hero for saying that Allah is a moon god, when in fact it says no such thing. Insulting God by calling him a "moon god" is dealt with in other chapters, none of which give permission to kill the offender.
He also interrupts his prayers to engage the hero, which is a big no-no except in an emergency which correcting a passerby's misconception of God almost certainly is not.
The evangelist hero states that Mohammad called himself a prophet because he "needed the backing of his powerful tribe" to spread his religion. Anyone with even the slightest knowledge of the history of Islam knows that Mohammad's tribe was actually his greatest enemy until about two decades after he declared himself a prophet and indeed, that was one of the reasons they turned on him.
The evangelist tells the Muslim villain to "ask his mullah" why Ramadan begins and ends on the crescent moon, which the villain gets cagey about like its some esoteric secret. Any Muslim knows that Ramadan begins and ends on the crescent moon because it is supposed to last for exactly a month, i.
Trying to derive some significance from that is like trying to say that Jewish people worship a moon god because the Sabbath starts and ends at sundown, or that Christians worship a sun god because they use a solar calendar.
Azraelin spades, the second series even more so than the first. In accordance to The Bible story on the topic, however, they decide to instead first see if there is one righteous soul in the city. If they find one righteous soul, they'll spare the city. Aaaaaaaandd here's where it fails.
In the original Sodom and Gomorrah story, God agreed with Abraham to not destroy the cities for the sake of ten righteous people.
This then begs the question of why Azrael and the Crusader didn't just take a poll of the local Christian churches. We the readers are then expected to believe that: The biggest "sin" that the Sword of Sin a sword that when plunged into a person's body reveals to both the victim and the wielder the sins of the victim could dredge up from Dick Grayson was not helping some random guy from the circus when he was a kid, as opposed to, say, fornication, lying, lustful thoughts, use of profanity etc.
We are further expected to believe that Azrael and the Crusader sincerely think that they can find an individual without sin, which, according to The Bibleyes, the Bible, is impossible with the sole exception of Jesus Christ and his mother, Mary, as Azrael is Catholic, so he should know.
In relation to point 2, we are then expected to believe that Tim Drake, who, as good a guy as he is, has lied, thought lustful thoughts, and used profane language, is "sinless. We are then expected to believe that Selina Kyle, Catwoman, would fail the "sinless" test solely because she wouldn't kill her sister "in the name of God", as opposed to her history of stealing, fornication, etc.
The reason it's so ridiculous is that the entire premise of this crossover relies on Azrael and Crusader, the former being a staunch Catholic from boyhood, being completely ignorant of the Bible's most basic principles, to the point that Catwoman knows more about Christianity than they do "God and God alone can judge".
The Mighty Thor is ripe with artistic license from Horny Vikings to changing the genders of certain characters in Norse Mythology e.
Laufey is Loki's mother in the lore to all out Hijacked by Jesus with Loki being a blatant antagonist. Marvel's adaptation of Thor and the mythology is a hot topic in many Heathen circles, though that isn't to say that everyone is going to be upset with it. Documentaries The first Zeitgeist film fails so completely and utterly to get even one fact right about Christianity that even atheists and people skeptical of Christianity turned against it completely.
Religulous espouses the "Christ myth theory", claiming that Jesus was not a historical figure, but was actually based on the Egyptian god Horus. This is a fringe theory that is not taken very seriously in historical or religious studies.
Observant Muslims don't consume alcohol. The author's notes for Peace Forged in Fire admitted this was a mistake, and the story itself offered the explanation that she gave up trying to keep halal on deployment years ago.
Dark Chaos has this trope in numerous places, mostly because of its intentionally exaggerated Darker and Edgier look at Judeo-Christian religions in the setting and backstory.
The pentagram is depicted as a unique Satanic symbol.Prominent American Christian evangelist Franklin Graham refuted US President Barack Obama's comparison between Islam and Christianity, in his recent equivalence between Islamic State actions, the Crusades and the Inquisition. The 9/11 terrorist attacks were expected to have a negative impact on the religion of Islam.
However, the exposure actually resulted in an increase in conversions. Some have predicted that all of Europe will be Islamic by Many of the flags of Islamic countries are predominantly green.
In. Destiny Disrupted is a must book for all of us who value our American Culture and what to understand why we as a people and country are embroiled in conflicts in the middle east. Indeed, ISIS is not the first Islamic group to make reference to the Crusades after acts of violence.
Osama bin Laden stated, shortly after the September 11, , attacks on the United States, “This is a battle of Muslims against the global Crusaders.
By Alisha Steindecker. Loud chants echoed in front of Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Friday night, as Israeli flags flapped in the wind, and Jews, who had trekked there from all over the. "There is far more violence in the Bible than in the Qur'an; the idea that Islam imposed itself by the sword is a Western fiction, fabricated during the time of the Crusades when, in fact, it was Western Christians who were fighting brutal holy wars "There is far more violence in the Bible than in.