As we reported yesterday, while an imam was saying a prayer on the floor of Congress, the Episcopal Church was hosting some imams from various Muslim Brotherhood front groups for a prayer service at the National Cathedral (now the National Masjid) in Washington D.C. The latter event was live-streamed, and Vlad Tepes captured the footage and uploaded it so that our Arabic translator ritamalik could evaluate it.
Ritamalik just wrote me back with this summary of what she noticed in the video. Here’s what she said:
I listened to the video! I must admit the amount of mush and nonsense and taqiyya was stomach-turning, but there was nothing really controversial in their Arabic prayers.
Most of the time they translated right away what they said into English, and although sometimes their Quranic quotations were a little bit creatively translated, shall we say (to give it more goody-good and New-Agey feel), they were OK enough translations to give the gist of what the verse said.
Some verses from Meccan Surahs were quoted, but quite a few Medinan verses were recited too, such as 3:26-27 which was recited and translated into English right afterwards by the ambassador during the khutbah, or sermon, which says:
Say, “O Allah , Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty away from whom You will. You honor whom You will and You humble whom You will. In Your hand is [all] good. Indeed, You are over all things competent. 26
“You cause the night to enter the day, and You cause the day to enter the night; and You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living. And You give provision to whom You will without account.” 27
And during the Salah itself the Imam or prayer leader electively recited the first two or three verses of Surah 2:
Alif, Lam, Meem. 1 This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah — 2 Who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them,… 3
The rest was the standard Salah chants which are repeated ad nauseam, which of course have all the built-in insults to Christians and Jews in the mandatory recitation of Surah 1:7:
The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray.
Which is a jab at Jews and Christians.
And Surah 112:3, “He neither begets nor is born,” which is jab at Christians for believing that Jesus is the Son of God.
But I can scarcely hold those against this particular group of Muslims praying in the video since the repetition of these verses is mandatory.
But that is precisely why no Christian should allow any Muslim to pray in any church since they profane Jesus Christ as a routine part of their prayer. These so-called clerics of this National Cathedral have no respect for the sanctity of Jesus Christ whatsoever!
So nothing controversial in the Arabic recitations. But the funniest for me was their creative New-Age translations of the Quran. Their embellishments to make Quran sound more modern and more ecumenical were funny.
For example, the guy who talked around minute 58 said that there is this landmark Quranic verse (which is not landmark at all, but very vague and very obscure among Muslims, actually) which says:
“Goodness and negativity are not equal! Repeal negativity with beauty, so that the enmity that exists between you and the ‘other’ may be cleansed and they become to you as a close friend.”
Well… when he said that I literally couldn’t recognise the verse, and I was thinking: “Goodness! Which Surah does this come from!? It sure doesn’t sound like Quranic language at all!”
Well… I finally found it. It is Surah 41:34, which rather more accurately says:
And not alike are the good and the evil. Repel (evil) with what is best, when lo! he between whom and you was enmity would be as if he were a warm friend.
LOL… “negativity”… “beauty”… “the Other”… “cleansed”!!! What hogwash!
And of course they embellish the “perfect Quran” to tickle the ears of these multi-culti, New-Agey, moral relativist, yet sanctimonious “Christian” useful idiots! They are so skilful in using the Multi-Culti Left’s memes and lexicon that they even insert it right into the Quran!
There was also the black lady at the end who said the ending prayer. She too made some embellishments of her own to the “Perfect Quran” by adding a whole clause to the verse 49:13:
Oh man kind we created you from a pair; male and female, and made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another, not in order that you despise each other, verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah are the most righteous of you.
Well… the italicized part was just her own insertion to make it sound even more PC, but that part doesn’t exist in the actual verse.
So — no scandals, but very skilful and nuanced propaganda, designed to tickle the ears of the usual useful idiots, and lots of self-pity and pretending to be victims to make stupid Christians feel guilty, and lots of equating Jihadi murderers and rapists with peaceful people like us!
And the most annoying and revolting were the speeches given by those clownish self-styled Christian clergyman and -woman! It infuriated me. What self-satisfied clownish characters! I am ashamed that they follow the same religion as me (or they pretend to! since there was NOTHING Christian in their message and it was a spit in the face of all the persecuted Christians in the Islamic world!).
Sorry for the rant! But it was painful to watch. The only prayer that came to my mind after watching all of that was: “Forgive them Father, for they do not know what they do!”
So there you have it. If you have any more questions let me know. Best regards to dear Dymphna and Vlad and the rest of our fellow counter-Jihad friends!
God Bless you all,