Defenders of Muslim Prayer at National Cathedral Miss the Point

Defenders of Muslim Prayer at National Cathedral Miss the Point

In the wake of the November 14 Muslim prayer service in Washington’s National Cathedral, Christian figures have rushed to defend the event in an effort to show how open-minded and tolerant they are. The Reverend Susan Russell watched the prayer service via live streaming from her living room in Pasadena, CA, and wrote glowingly of “a service that emphasized the ‘all’ in ‘all people.'”

“And so I give thanks,” Russell wrote, that “in our National Cathedral we were blessed by the witness of faith leaders standing, speaking and praying from the firm foundation of those traditional American Values.”

Unfortunately, as Breitbart’s Dr. Sebastian Gorka has ably demonstrated, the sponsors of this service were hardly exponents of “traditional American Values.”

They included the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and the All-Dulles Area Muslims Society (ADAMS) Center.

Both CAIR and ISNA, Gorka points out, were both declared by a U.S. federal court to be unindicted co-conspirators of Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood terror group, in the largest terrorist financing trial in U.S. history.

The United Arab Emirates also designated CAIR and MAS (Muslim American Society) as terrorist organizations on Saturday, under an anti-terror law issued by President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

For its part, the Muslim Brotherhood was recently declared an illegal terrorist organization in the country of its founding, Egypt, and on Thursday morning Egyptian authorities arrested Mohammed Ali Bishr, a leading Muslim Brotherhood member who played a key role in negotiations between his now-banned group and the government.

The choice of the date of November 14 for the prayer service was hardly coincidental, either. It marked the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the last Jihad against the infidel by the last Islamic Caliph, which led to the genocide of Christian Armenians and Assyrians.

In her essay, Rev. Russell says, “The truth is that ISIS is to Islam what the KKK is to Christianity.” This may be an apt comparison, since the KKK is a renegade sect with only tenuous connections to Christianity.

But as a matter of fact, the KKK–which is ostracized by the rest of Christianity–has not recently declared itself an independent state, taken over significant geographic areas, recruited thousands of new followers, publicly executed innocent civilians, massacred thousands of innocent people, or threatened to take over the free world.

If the KKK were to do these things, and if Christians with close ties to the KKK were to hold a large public prayer service in our nation’s capital on the anniversary of some KKK atrocity, we would have a right and, indeed, a duty to be deeply and actively concerned–ALL of us.


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