All the talk about a tolerant, pluralistic Islam hasn’t reached the good folks at Islaam.com, who have greeted news of the demise of Pope John Paul II with a vile front-page article entitled “Weeping for the Christian Monks” (thanks to Romy):
What to say about a human being who possibly misled more other humans than any of his contemporaries? A taghut who promoted the worst sin, declared what is lawful as unlawful and what is unlawful as lawful, while people followed him? Should one weep for him? Indeed.
Muslims ought to recognize the enormity of the crime of disbelief and attributing a son to Allah the Most High.
The Qur’an says, “And they say, ‘The Most Merciful has taken a son.’ You have done an atrocious thing. The heavens almost rupture therefrom and the earth splits open and the mountains collapse in devastation. That they attribute to the Most Merciful a son. And it is not appropriate for the Most Merciful that He should take a son. There is no one in the heavens and earth but that he comes to the Most Merciful as a servant.” [Maryam: 88-93]…
(They will enter into Fire, Hamiyah) meaning, hot with intense heat. [Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Â© Darussalam]
The article goes on to quote more Qur’an, Hadith, and tafsir in service of these views, indicating (as if we needed any further proof of this) that the people at Islaam.com consider the intrasigence and fire expressed in these sources much more important to maintain than any peaceful accord with their non-Muslim neighbors. Remember this the next time someone tells you that Muslims don’t take seriously anymore the passages of the Qur’an and Sunnah that deal with jihad, or dhimmitude.