𝐓𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐎𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐤?
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
Not by love alone Humanity survives.
As utopian and romantic as it sounds, Christianity that claims that it preaches “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” Matthews 5:44 and Christians claim to follow those teachings.
However, we have never heard that any army in the world has a lovers training center or they train their soldiers to throw their enemies with flowers and perfume bottles.
Both history and reality has proven time after time that almost every single in the world not only has armed forces and armed Police force, but also, they dedicate enormous budgets and huge resources to those forces.
Countries with Judeo Christian heritage are no exception, in fact, Countries with Judeo Christian heritage are the world leading countries in having biggest and most advanced armed forces and armed police forces, not just by relying on importing weapons but also, on being the major manufacturers and exporters of different types of weapons to the rest of the world.
History and reality prove that Countries with Judeo Christian heritage have run multiple crusade campaigns against many Muslim countries over past centuries till today, former US president George Bush declared it load and clear when intended to invade Iraq and Afghanistan.
All the above, proves beyond reasonable doubts the impracticality, unrealistic and fantasy of “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” Matthews 5:44
Humanity can not survive with love alone; Justice is a critical requirement for the survival of humanity and that is what Islam teaches. Not by love alone Humanity survives.
The reward of an evil deed is its equivalent (Justice requirement)
Allah He states in the Glorious Quran:
“The reward of an evil deed is its equivalent. But whoever pardons and seeks reconciliation, then their reward is with Allah. He certainly does not like the wrongdoers.” Quran (42:40)
Also, Allah in the Glorious Quran tells us the Prophet Noah mocked in return those who rejected the message of Allah and mock him:
“So, he ‘Noah’ began to build the Ark, and whenever some of the chiefs of his people passed by, they mocked him. He said, “If you laugh at us, we will ˹soon˺ laugh at you similarly. Quran (11:38)
𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐎𝐓𝐔𝐒 “𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬” 𝐆𝐞𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞 !𝐝!𝟎𝐭 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐡 𝐉𝐫, 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐞 𝐅𝐥𝐚𝐠 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝 “𝐓𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐀𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐬” 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟗/𝟏𝟏, 𝟐𝟎𝟎𝟏, 𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧:
𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐃𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 (𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐬) 𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐮𝐬 (𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐬).
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐕𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐨.
𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐦 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐚𝐠𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐬, 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐦 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐧-𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐬.
𝐎𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲, 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝𝐬.
(Matthew 26, 26:52): “Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
“But now,” Jesus said, “whoever has a purse or a bag must take it; and whoever does not have a sword must sell his coat and buy oneQuestion: Why would Jesus say sell your coat and buy Sword? To do what? Chop up some Watermelons? If the above is not a contradiction, what is the contradiction then?
Do the teachings of the Prophets differ with regard to the prescription of fighting? Comparison between Prophet Muhammed and Prophet Jesus.
Love your enemies, a Biblical myth REFUTED
God is Love, Jesus Loves you, Christian cliché and the Islamic Perspective
Did Prophet Muhammed (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) commit sin?
Is Jesus Sinless According to the Quran?
Was Prophet Muhammed violent while Prophet Jesus was peaceful?
Catholic France Love your Enemy to Death
Apostates in Islam: Should they be killed or saved?
Instant Death to Apostates (those who desert their religion) in the Bible’s Old and New Testaments – Apostasy in Christianity