Here are three of countless examples of Muslims explaining to their faithful how to view Christians and Christianity. More importantly, how to treat the heartfelt friendly Christmas greetings, and how to feel about those expressions of neighbourly good will.
On this site we have documented many since we started this effort over 12 years ago. The temptation is to write these off as minority or extremist opinion within the religion. Just to channel Sam Harris for a moment, if these people represent the extreme of a religion, doesn’t that make the fundamentals of the religion the problem? Extremist Buddhists filter their water so as not to kill a microorganism that may live in it. This is an extreme version of Buddhist concepts of not causing suffering to living things.
Quoting Harris directly: “The problem with Islamic fundamentalism is the fundamentals of Islam”.
Think of these three examples of authoritative clerics as representing those fundamentals. One of whom, is in British Columbia.
December 17, 2020
[…] A militant imam in Victoria who openly calls Jews, Christians, atheists and free-speech advocates “filthy” and “evil” is causing distress among Canadian Muslims, and there are calls for him to be prosecuted for hate speech. […]
Kathrada has made international headlines before, including last year when he called Christmas a “false festival” and said it is worse for a Muslim to wish someone “Merry Christmas” than it is to engage in adultery or murder.
And he is continuing with his online denunciations.
A Canadian human rights organization that has been tracking Kathrada’s online sermons for years has been pressing for him to be prosecuted for hate speech.
“There must be consequences for years of relentless hate and incitement against Jews and others,” said Michael Mostyn, chief executive of B’nai Brith Canada, a Jewish service and advocacy group.
(It must be noted that neither he, nor any other imam or Muslim preacher in Canada has ever been taken before the Human Rights Commission, despite the fact that they would be a bullseye for what the commission is alleged to be doing.)
2. Hamas Official Ahmad Kulab: It is forbidden for Muslims to congratulate Christians on Christmas
This man is not a lone individual and is not speaking about individual views: