As part of its aggressive dawa (proselytizing of Islam) The Islamic Center of Tennessee (ICT) is ever so proudly hosting the traveling “Jesus Exhibition, which details what the Quran says about his life and his mother, Mary. The event is noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 9.”
The iERA does not hide the fact that this exhibit is intended to bring people to Islam – “[t]his global exhibition has now been seen in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Cyprus, Germany, Honduras, Ireland, Malaysia, Malawi, Mexico, the UK and the USA, with many people embracing Islam as a result!”
Lucky kafirs and infidels in Memphis already had the exhibit in their city when the ICT imam was working there. Now the Nashville area kafirs and infidels can see it too!
In true interfaith propagandist style, The Tennesseean reports that “[t]he hope is people who have questions about Islam will have a chance to go straight to the source for answers, Anwar Arafat, the center’s imam and religious director, said. And the Jesus Exhibition helps narrow down such a big topic to one that Muslims have in common with people outside their religious tradition.”
Does the Jesus exhibit include that the Quran says we are all supposedly Muslims which is why Islamists refer to converts as “reverts”?
How about this little Quaranic gem – According to the Quran, “Esa,” is Jesus’ real name because Jesus was a Muslim, he was not crucified and did not die on the cross but instead, ascended to Allah and anyone claiming otherwise is a liar, so when Jesus returns, he will “be a witness against Jews and Christians for believing in his death.” (4:157-159)
How does the traveling exhibit and Imam Arafat explain the hadith (traditions and sayings of Muhammad) which say that when Jesus comes back, he goes on a pilgrimage to Mecca, he breaks the cross, kills the pig, does away with the “jizyah” (tax on Jews and Christians) and helps destroy Christianity once and for all?
“He will break the cross, kill swine, and abolish jizyah. Allah will perish all religions except Islam.” Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 37, Number 4310.
Islamists in Tennessee have been peddling the “we love Jesus too” approach for years in Tennessee to lure the gullible Christian and Jewish kafirs – the same ones they pray against five times a day in the Al-Fatihah:
“In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,
All praise and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of all that exists,
the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,
the Owner of the Day of Recompense.
You we worship, and You we ask for help.
Guide us to the straight path,
The way of those upon whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (that) of those who
earned your anger nor of those who went astray.”
(Jews “earned your anger” and Christians are “those who went astray”).
A few years back the MSA (Muslim Students Association) at East Tennessee State University put on a program called “Jesus in Islam”:
“We did a couple of lectures on campus last year,” Nimer [MSA President], said. “One was ‘Jesus in Islam.’ We talked about the misconceptions people have because a lot of people think we don’t believe in Jesus. We do, we love him, we respect him and we follow his teachings.”
In 1999 Awadh Binhazim, former Austin CAIR chapter leader, former board member at the Islamic Center of Nashville (ICN), and a founder of the ICT, proselytized Islam in Nashville through his Olive Tree Education project. Among Islamists operating in Tennessee, he was one of the least deceptive.
Binhazim lectured Islam’s supremacist belief regarding what Muslims believe about the Gospel:
“When Muslims say they believe in the Ingil, the Gospel and they believe in the Torah, and they believe in the Psalms, they qualify. They believe that there has been a change in the text of the Torah and the Gospel. Therefore, originality was lost…Authenticity was lost. And Muslims regard this to be a deliberate change by corrupt priests of the time. They distorted the word of God and eliminated the original Hebrew and Aramaic versions of their scriptures.”
Binhazim’s running buddy, former imam of the ICN, Abdulhakim Mohammed was also the Education Director for Binhazim’s Olive Tree Education. This imam had no regard for Christians or Christianity – “Christians have lost much of their basics and tenets of faith. The truth of Christianity was lost at its earliest stages. …Tomorrow they’ll celebrate Christmas assuming that Christ is a god or son of god. There is no greater lie than this. The greatest lie of all time.”
The former imam of Binhazim’s ICT, Imam Abdullah Al Ansari said, “He [Allah] told us to fight the Jews and Christians. Fight them until they give jizya. They give this protective tax from their hands and they are humiliated and subdued. If Islam, true Islam and true Muslims do not rule there will never be justice. Don’t think that Barak Obama can give you justice. No one can give you justice except a just Muslim ruler”.
Raymond Ibrahim 2018 report documents that “215,000,000 Christians Persecuted, Mostly by Muslims.”
In Tennessee, apologists for Islam, progressive leftists, and interfaith lapdogs, have become the most useful tools of Islamists.