Evangelical Christianity fundamentalism is not content to influence and control American politics. which than determines how people in the Tampa Bay community life their lives. Which of course, applies to the rest of the country. They also demand to be heard and obeyed in the Muslim world. So it applies around the globe.
From the last posting, a discussion was presented over the possible execution of a Muslim convert to Christianity. This has outraged the Western world. Primarily because of their roots and experiences with very oppressive Christian doctrines. The entire Western world including America has experienced severe Christian brutality at the hands of fundamentalists Christians. And, executions in the name of GOD. So it should come as no surprise that the center or capital of world evangelical Christian fundamentalism is the United States. It then should be suspected that its mission is to Christianize the world. With that being the case it should be expected that this charge would be led by several evangelical Christian fundamentalists organizations or the religious right here in the states. One such organization is the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. They are demanding that Afghanistan adhere to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Which demands freedom of conscience, and belief. The problem is that from their history their motive for intervention must be held suspect. The religious right is all about proselytization. The converting from one religion to another. If you study the history of Christian proselytization, you will discover that to accomplish conversion they were not beyond employing torture. Here is the core problem with fundamentalism. The source for the following is the Global Policy Forum. “The word fundamentalism describes diverse religious currents: Protestant denominations, Jewish groups, Buddhists, Hindu political parties and Islamic governments. They share a tendency to reject modernity and insists on return to a supposedly “pure” version of their religious tradition. Many fundamentalists live peacefully on the fringes of society, but some fundamentalists seek political power and hope to erase the distinctions between religion and the state.” That is the scenario that is playing out on the world stage in Afghanistan at this very moment.
This is a case in controversy from Kabul, Afghanistan, centers around Abdul Rahman. According to fundamentalists Islam clerics, there is no greater offense than apostasy. “Afghanistan does not have any obligation under international laws. The Prophet says when someone changes religion he must be killed,” said Maulavi Habibullah. Sheik Asif Muhsini a Shiite cleric said, “No law can contradict Islam.”
Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai, to say the least, is caught between a rock and a hard place. President Karzai is the puppet president of George W. Bush. His governments existences is depended upon the United States. All Western governments are calling on Bush not to allow this execution to take place. University intellectuals are demanding that this not occur. Larry Sabato, a political analyst at the University of Virgina said, “The Bush administration simply can not let this happen.” He goes on to say that this execution must be stopped one way or another. Because it would make mockery out of what Bush said, about establishing democracy in Afghanistan.
Another radical extremists ilk plaguing the people of Tampa Bay, and the nation is the Family Research Council. They are not content to corrupt the ideals of American democracy. Now they are extending their corruption to Afghanistan politics. Tony Perkins President of of the organization asked the following. “How can we congratulate ourselves for liberating Afghanistan from the rule of jihadists only to be ruled by radical Islamists who kill Christians?” Another such organization has organized an Internet email campaign demanding that Bush to intervene and save the life of this christian convert who refuses to deny Christ. Following suit are American Jewish and Muslim groups. Which is a huge mistake! Perhaps this writer will explain this comment later. This would be an interesting lecture topic. If interested, contact this writer clergyman through the navigation tab.
The Muslim world takes a different perspective. The Western uproar over Afghanistan’s internal affairs has fueled the notion that it is under attack by the West. Is there any doubt about the Muslim’s world perspective on this matter? And, is there any doubt that Islamic fundamentalism will make the shoe fit the attackers foot? And is it possible that world is on the verge a religious cataclysm?
This could lead to world wide religious war. Muslim’s are not going to tolerate this kind of disrespect of their religion and tradition. Especially by the Christian community here in the states or anywhere else in the West.
The hope for the world with this controversy in Afghanistan lies in diplomacy. Afghan officials have hinted that Abdul Rahman will not be executed due to mental illness. Perhaps there is something in Islamic law that allows for mercy if one is found mentally ill. The deeper question is rather fundamentalists Islam clerics will accept such a finding.
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