What Happened at the National Cathedral Last Friday?

On Friday November 14, 2014 the Episcopal Church in the United States hosted an “ecumenical” Muslim prayer service at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.

The date was the 100th anniversary to the day of the last jihad declared against non-Muslims by the last Caliph, the sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

Here are three brief excerpts from what the imams said in their prayers. But what were they really saying?

The following 4.5-minute video contains short clips from Friday’s service, accompanied by explanatory material to help the reader understand what all devout Muslims already know about the imam’s words.

Many thanks to Dr. Andrew Bostom for his invaluable research, to ritamalik for the timing and translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Those who are interested may watch the longer video (1 hour 20 minutes).

Let’s take a look at the details behind these clips (time-stamps refer to the full video)…

Ebrahim Rasool, South African Ambassador to the United States, reciting Qur’an 5:82

24:24   These are Christians about whom the Koran says:
24:30   “And nearest to the believers in love you will find those who say,
24:36   ‘We are Christians.’ Amongst them are those devoted to learning,
24:42   renouncing the world, and they are not arrogant.”

What Mr. Rasool omitted is the opening half of verse 5:82: “Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikun (i.e., ‘idolatrous’ Hindus, Buddhists, and Animists).” The Jew-hating nature of this verse was re-affirmed by Sunni Islam’s most prestigious center of religious education, Al-Azhar University, and its current leading cleric, Grand Imam, Ahmed al-Tayeb.

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Qur’an 3:26-27

39:58   Say, “O Allah , Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty away from whom You will.
40:09   You honor whom You will and You humble whom You will. In Your hand is [all] good. Indeed, You are over all things competent.
40:15   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,
40:24   and You bring the dead out of the living. And You give provision to whom You will without account.”

Authoritative classical and modern exegeses on this verse show its implied threat of violent jihad.

Maulana Muhammad Shafi (1898-1976), a former grand mufti of India (prior to the August, 1947 partition), was the author of “Maariful Qur’an”, the best-known Koranic commentary in Urdu. His modern gloss on Koran 3:26 establishes a 600-year consensus of opinion, adding ominous, threatening contemporary overtones of ongoing Islamic conquests in our era:

Appearing in the form of a prayer, this verse [3:26] so eloquently brings into focus the most perfect power of Allah as it manifests itself in the rise and fall of nations and in the revolutions that rock countries. At the same time it gives a hint that the prophecy made by the Holy Prophet [Muhammad] will come to pass and Persia and Byzantium will fall to Muslims. Here, enemies of Islam have been warned that they have not learned their lesson from the rise and fall of past wielders of power for they judge events and personalities from the material angle while the truth is that all powers and governments of the world are in the hands of the most pristine power of Allah, the one in whose hands lies all honor and disgrace.

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Qur’an 1:7 (final verse of The Fatiha)

44:23   “The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray.”
44:40   Amin.

The phrase from Qur’an 1:7 mentions two groups of people who have failed to win the favor of Allah: those who have incurred his wrath, and those who have “gone astray” or are “misguided”.

The following authentic saying by Muhammad was collected by At-Tirmidhi, whose hadith are considered fifth in strength of the six major hadith collections:

I asked the Messenger of Allah about Allah’s saying about, ‘Those who have earned [Your] Anger’, and he said, ‘It refers to the Jews.’ I then asked about, ‘Those who have gone astray’ and he said, ‘The Christians are those who have gone astray.’

This is a warning for Muslims not to follow in the evil footsteps of Jews and Christians.

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The historian Robert Conquest had this to say concerning Communism and the “useful idiots” who were duped by it:

A con job needs a con man and a sucker. In their case many suckers even managed not to take in what they saw with their own eyes, or rather somehow to process unpleasantness mentally into something acceptable… ‘Mindset’ seems too strong a word: these were minds like jelly, ready for the master’s imprint…This was an intellectual and moral disgrace on a massive scale.

Islam is the Communism of the 21st Century.

Previous posts about the Islamic prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral:

2014   Nov   13   The Washington National Masjid
        14   The ECUSA Joins the Ummah
        14   On This Date in History…
        15   Taqiyya and Kitman in Washington D.C.
        16   “An Intellectual and Moral Disgrace on a Massive Scale”

9 thoughts on “What Happened at the National Cathedral Last Friday?

  1. Islam is the Communism of the 21st Century.

    Too much cold war baggage with that statement, underestimates Islam’s political dexterity to play off secular politics not only of the left but also of the right. Islam is not the Communism of the 21st Century it is …

    • However Conquest’s analysis remains valid for those members of the Westerner intelligentsia who lap up this sort of fake ecumenism.

      4o years ago you would have found the parents of these current fools at the NC chatting among their fellow intellectuals about how the Soviet Union really has it together.

      Even when Solzhenitsyn exposed the monstrous fraud that was Communist Russia and it’s chain of Gulags across Siberia, this intelligentsia didn’t care. Human life means nothing to them(except their own), nor does morality – this is why they have such a affinity with most forms of Islam and it’s biggest defenders here in the West.

      In certain respects they are the resultant end product of Western secularism and modernity. It’s rather sad, their ancestors were hard working, industrious religious folk who built this country, but succeeding generations of them slowly jettisoned the very attributes that made them strong and successful and what’s left are C.S. Lewis’s men without chests.

      • Agree, but should the counter jihad define and recognise what maybe a (retrograde) Theopolitical shift from the mystical Marxist revolutionary to that of the proto-jihadists?

  2. Islam and its Muslims are 6thand 7th century. This 21st century peace parrott is well and truly dead. It is a gun that does not fire. On the other hand boycottin as in the 19th century would work nicely – as a first step. If not, the 22nd century will see Euro guys in full time wars of liberation. Maybe I will be looking on from a paralel universe?

  3. “What Mr. Rasool omitted is the opening half of verse 5:82: “Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikun (i.e., ‘idolatrous’ Hindus, Buddhists, and Animists).””

    It becomes clear from the tafsirs (e.g., Ibn Kathir) that Christians and Jews are also Al-Mushrikun, since they believe in a “Son of God” (c.f., Koran 9:30).

  4. Why was this ceremony kept so secret? Basically you are saying now that ground belongs to Islam. We don’t have to tolerate this religion because they don’t tolerate anyone else’s. I find Islam is based on a man called Mohammad.
    All men in this religion disgrace woman. They think women our sin. Stripping young teen girls to tie them to a cross, that’s bent up sexual dysfunction. I don’t know how women have survived in this mind set cultural.

  5. Based on the beatings and mental tortures meted out by the women’s liberation movement to all non conforming men and women since the mid 1960’s I am amazed at how the Muhammadan population of western Europe got above 1. Love many, trust few and paddle your own canoe 🙂

  6. This has been nagging at me for a week, and I have to let fly: Is not that which took place in our National Cathedral an abomination of desolation, a foreshadowing of events to come? What in the world were they drinking when they came up with this nonsense and why in the world didn’t they listen when men and women of wisdom spoke, and strongly urged them to cancel this obvious travesty and blasphemy repudiating 2,000 years of faith in Jesus Christ?

    Episcopalians may be tempted to vote with their feet after this, but I warn you that this isn’t the answer. Imagine Imams clapping their hands in glee seeing how they have divided and scattered you! Do not leave your church, rather, purge it of these apostates who have perpetrated this criminal rebellion against God in the name of PC and “eccommunism.” The small “g” god of theirs, called Allah is touted by their own book as the great deceiver. Christians, who is the “great deceiver?”

    Lastly, if Epicopalians do not take a stand, and repudiate this insanity, purge the ranks of these Judases, and take back their cathedral, they will loose it because now the Muslims believe they have grounds to claim it as their own. If you think it unlikely, don’t argue the point with me, but ask educated Muslim clerics what the ruling on this sort of thing is.

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