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Shawal 1423

Volume 18 No 12

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

Monthly Bulletin of the International Community of Submitters Published by Masjid Tucson

Muhammad The Terrorist!!

“I think Mohammed was a terrorist…he was a violent man, a man of war.”
(Jerry Falwell interview on 60 Minutes, October 6, 2002)

I’m not sure what’s worse, this statement or the fact that a reputable prime time program would broadcast such views. It’s a disturbing commentary at a time when our world is crying to heal, understand and reconcile.

Five days after this interview, I turn to the internet, surfing religious web sites for enlightenment. The Power that be leads me to the following site which has daily devotionals and thoughts.

I hope we can all draw comfort from the words of wisdom I found that day:

Today's Devotional

October 11th 2002

Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 7:1-8:22, Psalm 118:1-4, Proverbs 27:5-6

New Testament Reading:
Colossians 2:1-23

There are few if any sins more loathsome in God's sight than hy-pocrisy. To disregard the King of the universe in one's heart is a great evil, but to outwardly disguise it with religious cosmetics is intolerable…Just why is religious hypocrisy so abominable? …it dares to presume that the all-knowing and all-seeing God of the universe can be deceived by mere formal piety…it utterly blinds its victims so that they not only are incapable of rightly judging themselves, but also become vicious accusers of others.

Flee to God for deliverance from every evil that would threaten to separate you from Him. Particularly pray for deliverance from the blindness of hypocrisy which has its roots in pride.

Today's Thought

October 11th 2002

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. (James 4:10 )

This web site I happened to visit was – yes, Jerry Falwell, who belongs to a denomination of 70 million members and who graces his own ministry with the following Mission Statement:

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