Now there’s a dhimmi Presbyterian pastor pushing his crap book to churches about why our justified fear and loathing of Islam is without merit. How about sending him to Syria? I would love to post a video of this moron having his head cut off by al-Qaeda over there.
Mercury News Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church invited Pastor Ben Daniel of San Jose’s Foothill Presbyterian Church to speak to the community last month after the release of his book earlier this year. His book, The Search for Truth about Islam: A Christian Pastor Separates Fact from Fiction, discusses Islamophobia in American society.
“Islamophobia is out there and it comes as a result of our fear, the fear of Muslims and Islam, which has been with us a long time,” Daniel said. “In North America, it dates back to the 18th century, but I don’t think fear has ever been productive. It doesn’t make us safer; it doesn’t improve us as people. What we really need is hope and common sense and we need to get to know each other. If we do that, we will all be OK.”
There are about 1.5 billion Muslims in the world, Daniel said. The CIA suspects there are fewer than 20,000 active members of terrorist organizations in the world. (MORE CRAP! The Saudi Government puts the number of terrorists at 10% of the Muslim population = 150 million)
“The fact is that people who match these negative descriptions are a tiny fraction; people need to remember that,” Daniel said. (I dunno, just my little blog has had nearly 45 million visitors) “The main thing I want people to do is to use common sense and think through what they are saying and hearing.”
Nearly 150 people attended the event, held in the Fellowship Hall of Sunnyvale Presbyterian on Aug. 22. Daniel co-presented alongside Maha Elgenaidi, founder of the Islamic Networks Group, a local nonprofit that works to counter prejudice and discrimination against American Muslims. (How about countering the discrimination and ethnic cleansing of Christians all over the muslim world?)
“This is a church that is engaged in important issues, which I really admire,” Daniel said. “I think most Presbyterians go to churches where issues around interfaith dialogue don’t happen. Sunnyvale is the kind of church that is not afraid to tackle such important issues. It might make some people uncomfortable, but this is a brave and vibrant church holding this conversation there.”
Contact Ben Daniel at [email protected] or 408.258.8133, ext. 104.