Islamist Group Congratulates Pope — While Cursing Christians Everywhere

In order to throw off their real agendas, mainstream radical Muslims work to placate – or at least confuse – those whom they perceive as their enemies. That was the case with the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), when the group congratulated the new Pope, while cursing Christians and Catholics everywhere.

On March 13, ICNA issued a press release “congratulating Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio on his election as the pope [Pope Francis] and leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.” For a group such as ICNA to offer such well wishes for members of the Christian faith might seem strange, as the group has propagated much hatred towards Christians – and does so to this day.

ICNA was established in 1971 as an American function of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), the Muslim Brotherhood movement of South Asia. The group based its beliefs on the teachings of Syed Abul Ala Maududi, the founder of JI and a rabid anti-Christian.

Young Muslims (YM) is the youth division of ICNA. On YM’s official website is a book section containing the full text of Maududi’s work, ‘Towards Understanding Islam.’ In it, Maududi makes the claim that Jesus taught Islam and that Christianity was nothing more than a fabricated religion forged by Jesus’ followers. Maududi states, “Although the religion taught by Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) was none but Islam, his followers reduced it to a hotchpotch called Christianity.”

And according to the YM site, not only is Jesus a Muslim, but in the future, Jesus is going to abolish Christianity. In YM’s ‘Signs Before the Day of Judgement,’ the following quote is attributed to Prophet Muhammad: “‘Jesus son of Mary will be a just administrator and leader of my Ummah. He will break the cross, kill the pigs, and abolish the Jizyah (tax on non-Muslims)… He will break the cross and kill pigs,’ i.e. Christianity will be annulled.”

Why Islam (WI) is ICNA’s religious outreach or dawah center. To make the point of Jesus being a Muslim even stronger – as well as other biblical figures – WI has created a campaign to place billboards up in key areas of the nation. One of the billboards is currently located adjacent to a major highway in South Florida. Complete with an ICNA logo and contact information, it reads, “What do Abraham, Moses, Jesus & Mohammed have in common? Islam.”

All of this entirely ignores the fact that Christianity predates Islam by roughly 600 years – and Judaism, much longer than that. But why worry about facts, when the main interest is bigotry?

Currently on ICNA’s Why Islam site, the Christian Gospel is called a “corruption,” Christians are labeled “deluded” for their beliefs, and “Allah” is called upon to “curse” and “destroy” them.

In WI’s online version of the Quran, one reads: “The Jews say, ‘Ezra is the son of Allah;’ and the Christians say, ‘The Messiah is the son of Allah.’ That is their statement from their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved [before them.] May Allah destroy them; how are they deluded?”

On the press release congratulating the Pope, ICNA’s President Naeem Baig is quoted as saying, “We hope that Catholics worldwide will benefit from the leadership of Pope Francis. We also hope and pray that he will work with religious leaders of all faiths to strive for peace and socio-economic justice across the world.”

According to ICNA’s corporation details, Baig has sat on ICNA’s Board of Directors since June 2006. From then till now, ICNA and its various entities have propagated offensive and bigoted material against Christians and others. Given this information, why should anyone, especially someone describing himself/herself as a Christian or Catholic, believe that Baig is being at all honest in what he has said regarding the Pope? No one can.

The truth is that there are mainstream Muslim organizations within the United States who have sinister beliefs and worse goals. ICNA and its underlings attempt to subdue and/or confuse the public. They offer attractive-looking messages of peace and understanding, at the same time they propagate the worst of hatred and violence.

It is a grand deception that needs to be exposed.

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  • AdinaK

    Alas, true to form, as they pillage and plunder all "infidels", taquiyya reigns supreme. And in order to lull the west to sleep, inter-faith dialogue must continue apace, and this helps their murderous sprees!

    I have been harping, on this and that, for years on the west's inability to compete with the weapons used by Islamists. It is not only their actual bombings etc, but their stealth jihad which is killing westerners.

    The west is near bowed –

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

  • Freda

    Regarding Adina K – her opinion is in agreement with BENJAMIN DISRAELI, the great British Statesman and Queen Victoria's Prime Minister.
    Disraeli states that
    [ Benjamin Disraeli:
    "Contarini Fleming" – novel, pub 1853]

  • thebuckwheat

    Taqiyya and Kitman:

    Are Muslims permitted to lie?

    Summary Answer:
    Muslim scholars teach that Muslims should generally be truthful to each other, unless the purpose of lying is to "smooth over differences."

    There are two forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, taqiyya and kitman. These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause Islam – in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.


  • lambsev77

    The implication is that Rome is still respected by Islam as a power broker in the world! Why is that? I fear it is because Rome has since before Christ's first visit been intent on world dominance. The Roman Catholic Church is a slippery thing to understand, but it absorbed and incorporated somehow the same intentions and much of her hierarchy follows that intention!

    Jesus however says to those who have ears to hear: "My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence." John 18:36 He said that to Pilate, the Roman representative in Jerusalem minutes before Pilate oked His crucifixion.

    Personally I see Rome as the clay and Islam as the iron. Do you know enough Bible to understand my reference? I may be wrong but do you even know where to begin to look?

  • elishawah

    Behold,I show thee a mystery;I lifted up my eyes and I was swimming in the mist of the ocean,and lo,a fiery flaming torch came up out of the water and went forth and did devour the nations

  • jerome

    it is not sordid deception, it is willing blindness and cowardice on the part of christian leaders.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    RE: Islamist Group Congratulates Pope — While Cursing Christians Everywhere

    ALL Judaeo-Christian BIBLICAL TEACHING!!!!!

    ~ PHOTO: The Pope Kissing The Qu'ran – 1999
    "At the end of the audience the Pope bowed to the Muslim holy book, the Qu'ran, presented to him by the delegation, and he kissed it as a sign of respect. The photo of that gesture has been shown repeatedly on Iraqi television and it demonstrates that the Pope is not only aware of the suffering of the Iraqi people, he has also great respect for Islam."

  • marios

    Muslims kill 100,000 Christians per year in the world. Where is courageous POP who say and act "Enough is enough"? Islam is not religion but political ideology to dominate in the world. Islamic world leaders and Muslims overall are still consider that Spain, France, Italy, etc are their countries and they have to reconquest them. It is in Koran that one time any country was under Islam domination is considered as state of Dar -Islam and only temporary as Dar-Al Harb (country of war to be subjugated). Hope that new POP Francis will change situation. Islam use violent and non-violent Jihad. Kitman and taqiyyal are both forms of altering or concealing information. Kitman =secrecy, concealment, political camouflage. Muslims are known liars overall. Deception and lie they use to promote Islam. By Pop Francis first days actions He aware what Islam is.

  • Ghostwriter

    Why do I have a bad feeling about this?

  • donny

    NUKE THE MUSLIM WORLD NOW. You know before,Barry gets his way and it's to late. Of course, you will have to take Barry out too.

  • esperanto

    Check out:

    "More than 100,000 Christians killed in 2012,for their Faith,according to Italian Scholar Massimo Introvigne"


    "Ivo Andric(1892-1975),the Greatest Writer in the Serb-Croat Language,wrote about the Muslim Occupation of his Country"

  • alwaysonwatch

    According to Christian doctrine, such compromising with a PAGAN RELIGION will bring the Lord's condemnation. If I know about this doctrine, then surely Pope Francis does, too.

  • C. Lewis

    Everything you need to know about Islam can be found here. Honestly, no real surprises to me but there will be to pretty much everyone else. Funny thing about belief systems, most people do not know much about their own faith, let alone anyone else's. Educate yourself