Michael Austin Vs. George el Masry (Salib’s Comments to Follow)

October 29, 2006

Just in case you are not a comment-checker, I wanted to share this recent comment of Michael Austin, (to THIS article of his) and my reply. I have highlighted Mr Austin’s more interesting points.

Happy Sunday.

With regards to Mr. El Masri’s comments, this man should educate himself and not make comments out of ignorance because it only makes him look foolish. Anyone who knows anything about Islam, Muslim or Non-Muslim alike knows that the Qur’an itself banns the Muslim from committing any terrorist act. Muslims are permitted to fight only in the face of oppression and must stop fighting when that oppression stops, period end of story. Don’t believe me? No problem you may find this information very easily in any legitimately translated Qur’an. A religion of peace it is indeed with its sole purpose being the submission to God. Tell us Mr. El Masri, to whom do you submit? As far as terrorist actions are concerned, what do you call entering a country you have no right to enter against the will of the United Nations and killing 600,000 civilians? I call it Operation Iraqi Freedom! Shall we talk of Palestine next? Or any of the multitudes of crimes committed by the U.S. against areas where Muslims are the majority. In honesty we could start with the crusades which by the way is unilaterally accepted as an atrosity by the west toward Islam by Western historians. Why should we stop there when we can talk of the spanish inquisition? Has my point been made or do you have cement in your brain? Before you stereotype all Muslims or even a majority of them as terrorist or even of a non-peaceful nature you should educate yourself with regards to the truth of Islam which is sadly practices by only a handful of people calling themselves Muslim today and of those most are American reverts. Also you may want to take a strong look at the actions of non Muslims historically and presently and compare them with the actions of Muslims, I assure you, you will find that Muslims are indeed peaceful. Thank you and may you find truth in your journey.

This was my original reply to Mr Austin:

Dear Mr. Austin, the problem lies in something you said in the first sentence– “legitimately translated.”

There isn’t one. Why? Because some versions seek to “sanitize” the religion (but no amount of Clorox can completely wash all of the blood from their hands), although others are translated properly but western converts such as yourself blindly fight against them, insisting “Yes, Islam is TOO, good!” (In the singsongy voice of a playground, not saying “Islam is too good”. Although you probably believe that.

I am very sorry for you, Michael. I’m sorry that you choose to believe 2 sets of lies–the set that says “Muslims are good” (propagated by Muslims) and the set that Muslims themselves believe (“Allah is good, true, real, and not an insane figment of a more insane man.”)

I do not know George el MAsry, but he obviously has some good and valid ideas.

I do know that I have read the Kor’an in 2 languages (and several translations) and things don’t add up. Either in the content or in the translations (at times).

You probably get your idea of Islam from that ridiculous “book” “Qur’an and Women,” by Amina Wadud, a Black American Moslem who also has the wrong idea.

I challenge any Arabic-speaking scholar of Islam to read that book and agree with the tenets therein.

May God bring you back to His truth, Michael–remember: Just because you had a bad experience at a protestant church does not mean that Islam is the solution!

I am praying for you.

In the love of the Jesus the Savior and the only source of true love,


This was before I’d read it line by line, though, and I invite you to read my line-by-line response in the entry to come.


2 Responses to “Michael Austin Vs. George el Masry (Salib’s Comments to Follow)”

  1. […] Read this first, and then set your sights on THIS. […]

  2. Idetrorce Says:

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

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