|Imam Zia of the Islamic Center of Irving|
Confirmed now by two sources, Imam Zia ul-Haque of the Islamic Center of Irving has managed to send into disarray an inter-faith city effort of which he is a part. Join and destroy appears to be the model of business.
Great Days of Service is a long time mission outreach with origins in the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. With two decades of community involvement in play, Great Days of Service is a coalition of thirteen religious organizations with community and business sponsorship which provide for two full weekends of housing rehabilitation for homeowners in Irving, Texas. Twelve churches are now joined (attacked?) by one mosque.
The demand by Imam Zia that the Christians may not pray in Jesus name has caused one church to pull completely out of the this year's event (April 17,18 and 24,25 respectively) and other church leadership are examining their options. Muslims are "offended". But rather than Muslims removing themselves from the event, the dynamic is one which strips Christians of their own Constitutional right to freedom of religion. This is a Shari'ah application.
Churches provided finances, professional expertise and grunt labor in this venture to rehabiliate dozens of homes per yearly cycle. Businesses also contribute and local eateries are involved in providing on-site meals for the grueling workdays sustained by the labor force.
Islamic Center of Irving has been a part of this effort. But adversarial faith is now the order of the day in Irving, Texas.
Asking Christians not to pray in Jesus name is like asking a man to not give his child his name. The name of Christ is embedded within our very being. And prayers in Jesus name are offered for the safety and blessing of the Christian workforce involved in Great Days of Service.
Islam can never be interfaith in the truest sense. Islam is at odds with Christianity.
The Last English Prince
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