Washington D.C. based CAIR has launched a new $60,000 campaign throughout America that claims Jesus was a Muslim. The campaign says “ISLAM: The Way of Life of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad.”
Nothing can be further from the truth. Islam is not the religion of Christ. Christ is the risen Son of God who is one with the Father. According to Jesus, Moses and Abraham looked forward to his coming as the Savior of the World. Muhammad denied that Jesus is divine and affirmed that you can be saved apart from the atonement of Christ. This is not the Way of Jesus. Jesus said, "I am the way … no one comes to the Father except by me."
CAIR’S Terrorist links
CAIR is now engaged in trying to proselytize by distorting the truth. This is not surprising. In 2005 three CAIR leaders in Texas were convicted on terror charges. Eleven more leaders have been part of terror investigations. CAIR was also named a co-conspirator in a scheme to get $12 million to Hamas terrorists. Considered a member of the U.S. branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR is part of the same jihadist movement responsible for al-Qaida, Hamas and other terrorist groups.
Omar Ahmad, founder of CAIR, is quoted as saying during a 1998 meeting with Muslims at an event in California, “Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”
Muhammad VS. Jesus Christ
To say that the differences between religions are insignificant betrays a profound lack of knowledge of the content of the two religious systems. For example, let’s compare Muhammad and his followers with the life and teachings of Jesus and His followers.
A very cursory overview reveals that Jesus and Muhammad are very different. They taught and lived mutually exclusive systems of belief, both of which cannot be true.
Jesus said, “Believe and live!”
Muhammad said, “Convert or die!”
Christ’s disciples were killed for their faith.
Muhammad’s disciples killed for theirs.
Muhammad ordered the Jews to be killed.
Christ said that the gospel should be preached “to the Jew first.”
Muhammad taught the value of having women in heaven is in their sexuality.
Jesus taught that sexuality is reserved for marriage in this world only.
Muhammad was a slave owner.
Jesus made himself a humble servant and washed his disciple’s feet.
Muhammad and had twenty-three different women, either as wives or concubines, one of whom he married when she was only nine.
Christ never married because He came to the world as the spiritual head and bridegroom of His spiritual bride, the Church.
Muhammad claimed that there is only one God, Allah.
Christ claimed that He was God.
Muhammad did no miracles.
Christ demonstrated his divinity by his sinless life, miracles, and resurrection.
Muhammad was the prophet of war.
Christ is called the Prince of Peace.
Muhammad preached, “Death to the infidels!”
Christ prayed, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
Christianity proclaims that God sent His Son to die for you that you may live forever in Heaven.
Islam teaches that Allah wants you to send your son to kill himself and others for Allah.
Muhammad’s tomb is occupied.
Christ's tomb is empty.