Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Open Letter to Samuel Green


Samuel Green Urged to Act
Hi Samuel Green,

I’m writing to you with some great concern as I notice you are still listed as a contributor on answeringmuslims.com.

Recently I visited the Answering Muslims blog and on the front page I noticed two obscene postings which a regular Christian missionary would find to be incompatible with Biblical teachings and evangelism. I assume you are indeed somebody who is solely interested in discussion with Muslims with an intent on Christian evangelism.

Now you may be wondering as to which posts on ‘your’ blog I found distasteful and anti-Christian. Well the first was a post which contained a video of a ‘gang rape’. I did not view the video at all and nor would I recommend you or anybody else view such material. However, I did read about the contents of this sexual assault video and denounced such postings – see here.

This is of course something that one would not expect to be viewing on a site which is supposedly upholding and preaching the Gospel. I trust you are with me on this assessment.

The other video was of a bikini model (who happens to be a Muslim). Again, what is the purpose of such a posting? I understand your colleagues, David Wood and Sam Shamoun, do go to extreme lengths to bash/goad Muslims but surely this is not compatible with the Bible and is only undermining your evangelical efforts.

In the blogosphere, folk such as David are heavily dependent on viewers and attention as it’s directly linked to their earnings. There must be a line drawn between indecency and attention-grabbing.

The two posts I have outlined to you are indeed indecent by any definition and are not unprecedented as some while ago I did post about a similar incident concerning ‘your’ site:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/david-wood-displaying-nudity-and.html

Rather perversely it reflects on the regard the administrators of ‘your’ site hold their followers (largely Christians who are anti-Muslim/Islam?). I mean, why in the world post such vulgar material if you didn’t feel that’s something your viewership/readership would lap up? It speaks volumes in how ‘your’ administrators view their supporter’s general level of morality…don’t you think?

I know Mr Wood is not the most Biblically-observant Christian – as evidenced by his flagrant disregard of Deut 22:5 here -  however that’s no excuse for him to overstep boundaries of decency and nor is it an excuse for other Christians (especially other contributors such as yourself, Anthony Rogers and Hogan Elijah Hagbard) to at least have a word. It only takes folk to sit on their hands for evil to go unchecked.

I would also like to point out –I haven’t seen such material on sites governed by serious Muslim representatives/apologists. I mean, if I was to frequent sites ran by Bassam Zawadi, Ali Ataie, or Dr Shabir Ally. I would not see such videos.

I understand Dr Nabeel Qureshi has left that site – he from what I recall would have at least had some sympathy for such concerns. I trust you will have similar sympathies and hope you do offer some sort of action to ensure posts such as these are no more.

I would also recommend you view two of the most outrageous distortions to simply insult the brother of Prophet Jesus (Prophet Muhammed pbut) that I have come across in recent times – propagated by your colleagues. Nobody with any sort of commitment to truth and fairness would support support or propagate suchlike.

You see Samuel, as Muslims we understand that you may want to discuss and even proselytize to us but there is no way base-lies and distortions which are simply geared towards hurting Muslim sensibilities are going to go un-rebuked or un-condemned.
 
PS I would try to communicate with Mr Wood but he seems to be one for keeping his viewers away from anything which is criticizing or refuting of him. I guess censorship is his shield for now. Whatever happened to having rebuttals, strong argumentation and logic as a response. He has censored at least two different individuals who have presented him with links showing his cross-dressing argumentation to be nothing but a mischievous stretch.

Again, I invite you to take a stance.

I would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to Islam. Please think about this before going to bed tonight. I strongly recommend you put any bias to one side and pray to God on this tonight.

May Allah bless us all further. Ameen

Thanks

Yahya Snow

8 comments:

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Derek Adams said...

AnsweringMuslims blog obviously is not entirely devoted to evangelism of the gospel, this is not listed as it's sole objective, it is a blog helping educate the West on the problem of Islam and the incompatibility between our civilisations. In this sense the audience is not merely limited to evangelical Christians, but everyone who is concerned with violations of human rights in Islam and defense of western democracy.

With regard to posting the Muslim egyptians tearing the clothes of a coptic women, nothing R rated is shown, only the scary mob like behavior of Muslims, which was indeed scary to watch. It is unclear what exactly happened to the woman afterward.

And since David doesn't claim to be a prophet who is consistent with the Torah, nor does he follow every law of the Torah (that was Mohammed), why would it matter if he dresses up like a cross-dresser?

And since the Bible has no problem in going to extremes (like Ezekiel 23) to show and describe the horror and wickedness of sin, why does Samuel Green have to disown this blog whenever horrible things are shown?

In fact what you need is to connect the dots for your readers. How is Samuel Green being a disobedient Christian by remaining on this blog? Otherwise he should have every right to continue.

Yahya Snow said...

Hi Derek

Thanks for taking some time out and communicating

Firstly I think you've misread my post - I did not ask Mr Green to disown his colleagues nor the blog in question. I am certainly not accusing him of being a disobedient Christian by his remaining on the blog in this post.

I'd imagine whether it's something Christianity would condone is something for Mr Green to ponder upon deeply.

My view is clear, it is not within the spirit of Christianity or any other faith to showcase such material. I mean, is there really any need for a video for a bikini model? You mentioned Ezekiel (s some sort of justification in posting lurid material? It seems to me that you are misusing the Book of Ezekiel here.

I recall viewing material by a Christian scholar on homosexuality - in this material he did state he viewed gay pornography to simply know what's out there - however he did not repost it nor did he go into details about the nature of the homosexual footage. He just went on to argue against it. So clearly he is not seeing the Book ofEzekiel as justification to post manifestations of horror and wickedness.

If Dave at AM is really of the mindset that the Book of Ezekiel somehow justifies his postings then what is there to stop him from posting pornographic material etc?

Also, if he really was looking to showcase manifestations of horror and wickedness then why not start with his own community?

I mean, I don't think he will have to look too hard to find Christian bikini models, Christian rape videos and pornography considering most of this type of material comes from the West.

On a side note, I did forget to mention to Samuel my concern that David and his colleagues also take advantage of people's misfortune in order to bash Muslims. So say, a Muslim is in the news for a rape (like those in the UK of late) Dave would USE that as a stick to further his agenda. It seems Dave is simply using other people's misery (in fact metaphorically trampling upon it) for his personal agenda.

Derek, you also mention the blog is designed to educate the West about how Islam is incompatible to it. Sure, Islam does not fall in line with Western liberalism. Nor does Judaism or Christianity.

As for the definition of human rights..it all depends on who is defining I and from what criteria it is being defined.

I hope these comments are helpful in aiding you to further understand my points.

Sorry I was in a rush - so if it lacks structure please accept my apology.

YS

Yahya Snow said...

Derek

I also want to add - Prophet Muhammed (p) was not bound by the Old Testament.

Thanks

CallingChristians.com said...

As Salaamu 'Alaykum, your email isn't working.

- Br. Ijaz of CallingChristians.com

Yahya Snow said...

Wa3laikum salam

Br Ijaz, thanks for the comment.

I apologize for the email addy being out of action.

Feel free to contact me via YouTube email here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/YahyaSnow

Thanks

I check that regularly now...insha Allah

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