By BI: Christian Pastor begs to differ. In a contentious exchange about Islamic terrorism and its linkages with Muslims and Islam, a pastor described Muhammad as a “bloodthirsty warlord” in pushing back against an imam’s assertion that “radical Islam” is a misnomer.
Daily Wire Describing the term “radical Islam” as a problematic neologism, Elahi divorced Islamic terrorism from being at all grounded in authentic Islamic doctrine.
“Please stop saying radical Islam,” said Elahi, concurring with President Barack Obama’s and the broader left’s rhetorical posture on the issue. “It is either radical or Islam, but can’t be both. Islamic radicalism is a big lie.”
Asked by Hannity if “radical Islam” was in fact a threat to the U.S., Elahi answered in the affirmative. “Yes, ISIS is evil,” said Elahi. “Islam is not evil. Evil is ignorance. Evil is injustice. Evil is prejudice. Evil is racism.” (And Islam is all of the above. See below)
Echoing Obama’s assertion that “ISIS is not Islamic,” Elahi again rejected any claim that Islamic terrorism draws inspiration from Islamic doctrine.
“Radical Islamists are evil, because they are not Islamic,” added Elahi.
Drawing a contrast between Christianity and Islam as doctrines, Jeffress shared his view of the central figures of the two religions and their respective sacred texts.
“You can’t find one verse in the New Testament that says, ‘Kill unbelievers.’ Jesus, the founder of our faith, didn’t kill anybody. But you look in the Quran, you can find thirty-five sword verses,” said Jeffress.”