Saturday, June 4, 2011

‘Jesus: Prophet of Islam’ — New Muslim Bus Ads to Debut in Australia | The Blaze

‘Jesus: Prophet of Islam’ — New Muslim Bus Ads to Debut in Australia | The Blaze

If you ask the organization Mypeace in Australia, Jesus wasn’t God, but he was a good prophet of Islam. That’s just one of the messages the group is set to debut on Australian buses in September. And it’s just one of the messages already plastered on billboards around Sydney.

As CNS News reports, “roadside billboards in the metropolitan Sydney area carry one of four simple slogans: ‘Jesus: A Prophet of Islam,‘ ’Holy Qur’an: The Final Testament,‘ ’Muhammad: Mercy to Mankind‘ and ’Islam: Got Questions? Get Answers.’

Now, those posters have now been adapted, and will appear on the outside of Sydney buses this fall:

“ a Muslim Organisation based in Sydney is launching a bold venture and the first of its kind in its public awareness campaign by placing ads about Islam on Sydney buses,” the group’s site explains. “Starting on September 27th of May 2011, for four weeks, several buses in Sydney will start carrying messages on the religion of Islam. Each ad will invite interested individuals to call MyPeace’s toll free number … and converse live with a Muslims to ask questions about Islam; request a free copy of the Quran and Islamic literature.”

The group adds that the bus ads will appear on the backs and sides of 40 buses traveling throughout Sydney.

But the ads are causing quite a stir. One billboard claiming Jesus is a prophet of Islam has already been vandalized, and now an Australian bishop is speaking out.

CNS News reports:

“In Australia with its Christian heritage a billboard carrying the statement ‘Jesus A prophet of Islam’ is provocative and offensive to Christians,” Julian Porteous, auxiliary bishop at the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, responded in an article.

“Central to Christianity is the belief that Jesus Christ is more than a prophet,” he said. “He is the Son of God. He is acclaimed Lord and Savior of humanity. This statement is a direct assault on Christian beliefs.”

Porteous said religions should not “set out to antagonize those with differing beliefs.”

“Dialogue between the religions can only take place when it is founded in mutual respect. It is not fostered by provocative statements.”

Porteous urged Mypeace to withdraw the ads.

Considering the tenants of the Christian faith, and what Islam believes about Jesus, the group‘s claims are not in line with Christianity’s understanding of Jesus. For example, as CNS points out, Islam denies Christ’s “divinity, crucifixion, and resurrection.”

Still, in a video posted on Mypeace’s website, it claims that Islam is the “religion of Jesus and Moses:”


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  2. This outrageous blasphemy! To claim that the true and only Son of God is just a mere prophet of Islam is blasphemy and should be rebuked by every true believer in Jesus Christ. It is high time that the Christian community stand up for what they believe in by speaking out publicly not only from the pulpit, but also through every form of media. If necessary scream it from the housetop and in the streets. Can only the infidel march in the street and burn crosses in effigy. I say "Onward Christian Soldiers and hold your banner high, lift up your voices to be heard around the world. We should also come together in prayer that has power to uproot evil and overthrow kingdoms! Posted by Rev. Daniel W. Blair, author of Final Warning

  3. Agreed! As a Christian I was deeply offended by this...they demand respect for their religion and culture however give none in return! Christians are being attacked on all sides not only by Islam, but by political correctness. When will Christians wake up and realize it's time to speak out actively against these attacks loud and clear? Are we going to wait until we have to meet and pray in secret like under communism?