Muslims also killed in Islamic State attack on ‘Crusader France’

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Flowers and banners are pictured, as a tribute to the victims of Paris attacks at the gate of French embassy in La Paz, Bolivia November 18, 2015. Photo by David Mercado, courtesy of Reuters

Flowers and banners are pictured, as a tribute to the victims of Paris attacks at the gate of French embassy in La Paz, Bolivia November 18, 2015. Photo by David Mercado, courtesy of Reuters

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Judging from published lists of the 129 dead, about 6 percent have been identified by family and friends as Muslim by religion or by ethnic ties to majority-Muslim countries.

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  • Rick

    But why is this news? We read of this every week. This is the tragic reality repeated regularly in Muslim majority lands, with members of one Muslim sect killing others of another Muslim sect routinely. The murderers even kill Muslims of their same sect at times, justifying it as a necessary sacrifice for the greater good. It is likely that far more Muslims than non-Muslims are killed by Muslims worldwide. We need to work against all murders of anyone in the name of any religion.

  • This article is nothing but an attempt to distance Islam from ISIS. The Islamic State represents the classic Islam of Mohammad and his successors, who never were hesitant about shedding Muslim blood. That Al Qaeda and ISIS represent true Islam is demonstrated by the fact that much of the world Islamic community cheered 9/11 and cheers the Paris attacks. The western educated liberal Muslims no more represent true Islam than liberal Christians represent Christianity.

  • Larry

    Rick, does IS send you checks directly or do you have to pick them up?

    You are doing the work for Islamic State’s propaganda wing for them.

    “The western educated liberal Muslims no more represent true Islam than liberal Christians represent Christianity.”

    OK, you are saying that you are the same as Islamic State. That makes sense given your attempts to assist them.

  • Larry

    My apologies Rick, my post was meant for Pastor Stephen.

    What I wouldn’t do for an “edit” button 🙂

  • Larry

    How does it feel to be enabling Islamic State with your panic?

    Thanks to sentiments like yours, they can count on more people around for them to enslave and murder.

    Thanks to sentiments like yours, Islamic State can have a field day with propaganda messages touting how the West hates all Muslims and cannot be trusted. That their civilized and humanitarian ways are phony.

  • ELvis

    Pastor Stephen,

    As a conservative Christian myself, I would argue based on your comment that you don’t actually know what Christianity is about at all. In the gospel, God has mercy on his enemies (us), to the point of taking their sins upon himself, dying in their place, and establishing a new type of person who is supposed to share radical love throughout the world, just as he himself did. There are numerous commands in the bible to forgive those who sin against you, to care for the widows/orphans, to love strangers in the name of Christ, and to risk the safety of your own to show your true love for God. If you’re not willing to do so, than you’re either in sin or don’t understand the teachings of Christ. As Paul said, for me to live is Christ and to die is gain. So what can a terrorist do to a true believer of Christ? Nothing. I’ve been on mission trips to Muslim nations, and the majority of them are nothing like ISIS. Stop believing the media, and trust Christ.

  • ELvis

    Larry, you’re exactly right.

  • Junebug

    Pastor Stephen, I understand where you’re coming from. You think you speak truth but you are simply ill informed – about both the Bible and the Qu’ran – about “liberal” Christianity and Islam. Please take some classes in Islam and maybe Middle East history so you can speak more wisely. Take on the mantle of Jesus. I am praying for your enlightenment – sincerely and in HIS LOVE.

  • Bruce west

    Thanks for your willingness to show the love of God.