Friday, September 16, 2005

About Those Tolerant Imams Counseling Souls in Prison..

Everyone's Got A Story blog had an interesting post about the experience of Rick Mathes, a prison minister at a ministry training session. These Imams are indoctrinating convicts with hatred for the Infidels, and given their situation, they are ripe indeed to love blaming the infidels for their lives.

Allah or Jesus? by Rick Mathes

Last month I attended my annual training session that’s required for maintaining my state prison security clearance. During the training session there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths, who explained each of their belief systems.

I was particularly interested in what the Islamic Imam had to say. The Imam gave a great presentation of the basics of Islam, complete with a video.

After the presentations, time was provided for questions and answers.

When it was my turn, I directed my question to the Imam and asked:

“Please, correct me if I’m wrong, but I understand that most Imams and clerics of Islam have declared a holy jihad [Holy war] against the infidels of the world. And, that by killing an infidel, which is a command to all Muslims, they are assured of a place in heaven. If that’s the case, can you give me the definition of an infidel?”

There was no disagreement with my statements and, without hesitation, he replied, “Non-believers!”

I responded, “So, let me make sure I have this straight. All followers of Allah have been commanded to kill everyone who is not of your faith so they can go to Heaven. Is that correct?”

The expression on his face changed from one of authority and command to that of a little boy who had just gotten caught with his hand in the cookie jar. He sheepishly replied, “Yes.”

I then stated, “Well, sir, I have a real problem trying to imagine Pope John Paul commanding all Catholics to kill those of your faith or Dr. Stanley ordering Protestants to do the same in order to go to Heaven.

The Imam was speechless.

I continued, “I also have a problem with being your friend when you and your brother clerics are telling your followers to kill me. Let me ask you a question. Would you rather have your Allah who tells you to kill me in order to go to Heaven or my Jesus who tells me to love you because I am going to Heaven and He wants you to be with me?”

You could have heard a pin drop as the Imam hung his head in shame. Needless to say, the organizers and/or promoters of the ‘Diversification’ training seminar were not happy with Rick’s way of dealing with the Islamic Imam and exposing the truth about the Muslim’s beliefs.

I think everyone in the US and Canada should be required to read this..


Per AGAS, this is a true story and the author, Rick Mathes, is a well known leader in prison ministry.

I think if this is true, the Imam just got caught offguard and didn't have his taqiyya in gear.


Anonymous said...

Sorry - calls this urban legend false:

Don't believe everything you read on the interweb.

SloganMurugan said...

Most relegious debates lack logic. So both sides can claim victory. In most cases Religion is just a tool to forward other interests, usually by men who seek power or are in power.

Anonymous said...

Snopes calls if "false" only because it's a he-said/she-said situation. The author, who is a religious man placing himself in danger daily as a prison minister, says it's true. The prison administration says it didn't happen; imagine the riots if they hadn't refuted it!

As for Snopes "recasting" at the end of the article, Jesus changed the rules, so to attribute those Exodus and Leviticus verses to "Christians" is inapproriate.

Rick Mathes said...

Please go to under "Allah or Jesus" for the unedited article and my rebuttals to those of you who doubt it's veracity.

Rick Mathes