Texas Mega-Church Welcomes Islamists to ‘Global Faith Forum’


indexThe 3,000-member NorthWood Church of Keller, T.X. is holding a “Global Faith Forum” in November. In yet another Islamist-attended interfaith event, Christians will hear from a former Saudi intelligence chief, a former director-general of Al-Jazeera, officials from U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entities and the non-Muslims who embrace them.

Pastor Bob Roberts. Jr. is known for his efforts to build-bridges with Muslims. He spoke at the “Christ at the Checkpoint” conference put together by Palestinian Christians at Bethlehem Bible College. So did Florida Pastor Joel C. Hunter, who has been negative attention for his association with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity. Hunter is also critical of “Christian Zionists.”

An article posted on Hunter’s website reports how the “Christ at the Checkpoint” audience, including students from Wheaton and Eastern Universities, “were moved by the testimony of Palestinian men and women who shared the pain and suffering they experience on a daily basis caused primarily by the continuing occupation.”

Pastor Roberts reacted to the anti-Islam Innocence of Muslims video by suggesting that governments crack down on its distribution. He said, “There is a ‘clear and present’ danger the U.S. courts have ruled in regard to freedom of speech—I think that has to extend globally.”

In January, NorthWood Church hosted Azhar Azeez, Vice President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). ISNA is an unindicted co-conspirator in a major terrorism-financing trial. Federal prosecutors labeled ISNA a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity, a fact confirmed by the Brotherhood’s own secret documents.

In November, his church’s Global Faith Forum will bring the spotlight to his interfaith efforts and those involved in them. Event speakers include Rep. Kay Graner (R-TX), former South Carolina Governor David Beasley and Christianity Today editor Mark Galli, but they aren’t the main attractions.

The conference website’s home page proudly advertises Prince Turki al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. from 2005 to 2007, as a main speaker. Before that, he was the Saudi foreign intelligence chief from 1977 to 2001, making him a top figure in Saudi Arabia’s proliferation of Wahhabism around the world for over 20 years. He represented a Sharia-based government that persecutes Christians.

Faisal Bin Muammar was an advisor at the Saudi Royal Court and Secretary-General of the Riyadh-based King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue.

Safi Kaskas is a co-founder of East West University in Chicago and a “strategy consultant for a number of business organizations in the USA and Saudi Arabia.” He is a member of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists. A 1991 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memo identifies AMSS as one of “our organizations and the organizations of our friends.” The memo says its “work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.” The AMSS is also closely linked to the International Institute of Islamic Thought.

Another main speaker is Professor John Esposito, one of the top non-Muslim supporters of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood network. He is a frequent guest speaker at their events and was a witness for the defense in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation.

The aforementioned Azhar Azeez is again speaking. He is the Vice President of ISNA and has been on its Executive Council since 2002. He is also the senior National Director of Islamic Relief USA, a charity linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Wadah Khanfar was the director-general of Al-Jazeera from 2006 to 2011. Al-Jazeera’s extremism is well-documented. The Arabic station even gives Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi a weekly show.

Ayatollah Ahmad Iravani is President of the Center for the Study of Islam and the Middle East. He’s also been a teacher for 10 years at the Catholic University of America. He graduated from Qom, Iran and has taught Sharia Law in Tehran. He’s also participated in Catholic-Muslim dialogues called “A Common Word” that includes allies of Qaradawi.

Imam Zia ul Haque Sheikh is a member of the North American Imams Federation. Radical imam Siraj Wahhaj has served on the Board of Trustees. Its website lists Ashrafuz Zaman Khan as its President. Bangladesh has charged him with war crimes from his days in the Islamist group Jamaat-e-Islami.

Dahlia Mogahed is from the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies and is a friend of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entities. In 2008, she said that CAIR and ISNA were designated as unindicted co-conspirators by the federal government in order “to silence, you know, institution-building among Muslims. And the way o do it is [to] malign these groups. And it’s kind of a witch hunt.”

Suhail Khan is a former Bush Administration official and Senior Fellow for Christian-Muslim Understanding at the Institute for Global Engagement. He has been accused of helping U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entities gain influence in the Bush Administration after 9/11 and of having Brotherhood ties himself. He denies that the Muslim Brotherhood even exists in America.

Rev. Jack Sara is President of Bethlehem Bible College and Pastor with the Evangelical Alliance Church in the Holy Land. The College put together the “Christ at the Checkpoint” conference and has a long relatonship with Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding.

It wouldn’t be surprising if Pastor Roberts didn’t know who he was dealing with. After all, he cited Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi as a “key Islamic leader” condemning anti-American violence. The desire for interfaith credentials seems to surpass the desire to have a standard.

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  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    I have been beating the dangers inherent in interfaith dialogue, the underpinning of conflict resolution, for quite some time. Pointing out the obvious is often a fool's errand but it has to be done – again and again. The west's survival depends on understanding the pernicious effects of said outreach.
    To be sure, just as Churches are ensnared, so too are Synagogues. Both are desperate in their attempts to placate the rampaging, raging Islamic onslaught. In effect, "peace" at all costs.
    Newsflash – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/12/a-global-conf

    But there are ways to beat back the incessant "dialogue" and their traveling Islamic peddlers – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/02/28/the-assorted-

    Adina kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • Defcon 4

      It's strange how the interfaith dialogue w/islamofascists is always one way. The islamofascists get to spew their lies to Christian congregations, but no Christian pastor, priest or preacher is allowed to address the congregation of a mosque.

      • loseyateefa

        and how are Christians treated in Islamic countries???? They are lucky to still be alive and we with willful ignorance open the door for the Trojan Horse…. beyond stupidity. these "believers" do not know the Bible nor the One True God.

    • κατεργάζομαι

      After five thousand years of Jewish history, there remain but 15 million Jews. Most have learned the lessons of the pogroms, the Holocaust and, most recently, Arab/Islamic terrorism. They are the vast silent majority.

      Sadly, there are other Jews who have not learned a damn thing. They reside in in America and Israel. They are the socialists, communists, anarchists and so-called "human rights" junkies and "peace and justice" activists.

      The well-being of Israel is the very least of their concerns. What they lack in number they more than make up in noise level.

      The Prophet ISAIAH WARNED THE JEWS that those seeking their destruction would emerge out of their own midst (Chapter 49, verse 17).

      AN Islamic "Peace" Treaty:
      A Piece of …The West Bank….
      A Piece of… Jerusalem..
      A Piece of….The Gaza Strip
      A Piece of …Hebron…

      PIECE by PIECE by PIECE….

      • κατεργάζομαι

        Too bad it took SEVEN HOURS to have this post approved,

        It has lost context, immediacy, contiguity, and my ability to edit or tweak it after it was posted.

        Thank you ID.

      • Defcon 4

        Israel has captured and given up the ENTIRE Sinai not once, but TWICE. I haven't noticed any cessation of islamofascist terrorism against Israel because of that fact either.

  • Beth

    Pastor Bob Roberts. Jr – is not a Christian. You HAVE TO hear and obey the Sole Supreme Authority of Christianity (New Testament) in order to be a Christian.

    Regardless of what anyone believes (or doesn't believe) – facts are facts.

    The Koran calls the Son of God an abomination and all of His witnesses (the apostles) liars – and denies the Father and the Son:

    Koran: 009.030 – 037.151 – 037.152 – 019.088 – 019.089

    Here is what the Sole Supreme Authority of Christianity said – long before the Koran was even written:

    1Jo 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

    There is no way these two very different belief systems could ever be reconciled. It's just not possible. One side will have to abandon their belief system.

    A Christian can not serve the anti-Christ and serve Christ also. ("He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son")

    Here is what Pastor Bob Roberts. Jr is supporting:

    From the sole supreme authority of all of Islam:

    047.004 – Beheadings

    033.052 – Gang Rape of female 'infidels'

    005.033 – Crucifixions

    008.067 – Treason

    033.061 – Genocide "without mercy"

    005.041 – Racism….

    005.041 O Messenger! let not those grieve thee, who race each other into unbelief: whether it be among those who say "We believe" with their lips but whose hearts have no faith; or it be among the Jews,- men who will listen to any lie [[This is Racism - It is hate speech]]

    Those very teachings violate every single carnal Law of the New Testament (the Sole Supreme Authority of Christianity).

    Do not lie
    Do not steal
    Do not cheat
    Do no murder
    Do not covet

    And unlike the Koran, the New Testament teaches:

    Mat 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels [NOT HUMANS] shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just.

    By mixing these two very different systems together – the only outcome, eventually, will be bloodshed. This is what Pastor Bob Roberts. Jr is taking part in.

    There is a sin unto death. Christians are NOT to pray for those who commit it} 1Jo 5:16 (Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit – to deny the Father} Mar 3:29 is never forgiven).

    And…

    Jhn 10:5 And a stranger will they [true Christians] not follow, BUT WILL FLEE FROM HIM: for they know not the voice of strangers.

    These are the facts about Islam and Christianity – facts that have existed longer than anyone alive today.

    This world has chosen to ignore these facts, which is a grave mistake for all.

    • Drakken

      Well bloodshed is coming and these fake christians will be the first to perish, to them and the follows of these traitors I say good riddance, Darwin loves a winner.

  • Smote

    A bit like giving Dracula a tour of the blood bank.

    • Drakken

      But ole Drakula was on our side. Ole Vlad struck complete terror in the hearts of the turks.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    "Go Out and Kill Jews, Christians, Buddhists and Hindus!"

    ~ CAIR Says “Islamophobia” is the Biggest Problem in American-Islamic Relations.

    The Biggest Problem in American-Islamic Relations is that Islam's Stated Goal ….

    …..Destroy ALL that is NOT Islam. (including Mega Churches.)

    Over the last 1400 years, 270 million non-believers were murdered by Muslim jihadists
    Islam destroyed the Christian Middle East and Christian North Africa.
    It is estimated that upwards of 60 million Christians were slaughtered during this conquest.
    Also, half the Hindu civilization was annihilated and 80 million Hindus murdered.
    Islamic jihad also destroyed over 10 million Buddhists.

    In other words, Islam is a killing machine.
    It is just an easier task when they can get their religious lemmings to stand in one concentrated area.

    • Smote

      Islam puts Hitler and Stalin to shame.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    Apostasy and post modernism is rampant within the evangelical church today.

    At a certain point in the future, there will be a total rejection of biblical Christianity, succeeded by the religion of the Antichrist; it will maintain a veneer of Christianity that will prove acceptable to all religions.

    We are witnessing an antecedent event in this article.

    This perversion of Christianity doesn’t just suddenly happen. The deception process began long ago and various aspects of this apostate religion have and will continue to ensnare many believers throughout its development.

    In the First Epistle of Paul to Timothy, 2000 years ago……

    Timothy was charged to oppose False Teachers:

    1 Timothy 4 -"The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.

  • islam is sick

    Beth, you are sooo right on with your knowledge of scripture and the truth of the most evil religion in the world. We need more christians like you who have the knowledge and courage to present the truth and stand up to whats wrong with our country. Islam is a cancer and the truth needs to be heard. Thank you Beth!

    • Saul

      Replying to "islam is sick" aka Beth complimenting herself. (wink-wink) You are so transparent.

      • Beth

        I rest my case.

        (see below)

        Saul – and what about those teachings of the Koran? What say you?

    • Beth

      Thank you! I really appreciated it. It is hard to talk about these things – especially when revealing the truth about islam – by presenting the actual facts – from the Koran, itself. I have to fight the 'visuals' of those teachings….they sicken me. And it can be disheartening at times (on other sites – never here) to be attacked, instead of having the responders actually react to what I'm trying to point out. My goal is/was never to offend anyone. My goal is to fight for the truth (and in this case – it is brutal) and for the future for my children.

      Thank you so much.

      (I will never give up this fight)

      • Beth

        "(on other sites – never here) "

        I stand corrected – by saul

        • Hamlet

          ~ The lady doth protest too much, methinks. (four times)

  • onecornpone

    Desperate evangelical pastors
    College students (malleable minds)
    Empathy for Palestinian pain and suffering over occupation
    Association of Muslim Social Scientist
    Unindicted co-conspirators in major terrorism-financing
    Wahhabism-R-Us
    Distinguished Sharia Law instructor

    WHAT could go wrong?

    WHERE are the protestors?
    Oops! There won't be any, because too many are now afraid of being audited and harassed by the IRS..
    The flame of tyranny is increased under the melting pot of multiculturalism.

    Oh well… a representative republic was fun while it lasted… where is T. Jeff when we need him?

  • The Dead Critic

    3,000 members DOES NOT constitute a "Mega Church"…….try 20-50K. My dinky little neighborhood church has that many members, and by no means do we come close to considering ourselves MEGA!!!!

  • jerome

    this will be good!
    I can just envisage the islamists warmly embracing Christianity, just as I can envisage the sun rising in the west or islam embracing judaism.
    let the islamists go first and show their willingness to be pro multi ethnic!
    no deceit now eh?

  • islam is sick

    Saul, we are two different people. Believe me!

    • Beth

      Yes, we are. Let him alone. Let him believe what he wants.

      Expect more people to start facing the facts and posting them. Then saul can claim that all of them are the same person. lols.

  • crypticguise

    To the authors of this commentary, "Have you contacted the "good Christian pastor" and sent him a copy of this article? If not, why not? Go directly to these "knuckleheaded" Christians committing suicide in the name of the Peaceful Religion – Islam.

    What a pathetic jackass is Pasotor what's his face. I'm just disgusted. Christians are so damnable stupid and ignorant of their history vis a vis Islam and psychopathic Muslims.

    • LindaRivera

      They are neither stupid or ignorant. They are EVIL. Throughout the entire Bible, God WARNED about these people.

    • Drakken

      Let them commit suicide, the muslim vipers will bit them eventually, I say let them, reality is such a wonderful teacher.

  • Aceriter

    If a church does not stand for the truth of the simple gospel message, then it will for for anything because its house is built on sand and not a rock. If there is really "no other name under heaven by which we must be saved" (Acts $:12), then what is the point of getting involved with religions that might say otherwise? What is there to gain?

  • LindaRivera

    Pastor Bob Roberts. Jr. spoke at the “Christ at the Checkpoint” conference So did Florida Pastor Joel C. Hunter, who has been negative attention for his association with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity. Hunter is also critical of “Christian Zionists.”

    These and other ANTI-GOD, ANTI-CHRIST, anti-Bible people will NOT proclaim truth. They will not state that if Jesus Christ had been born in our time period, Jesus and his family would be targeted by the Islamo Fascists for being JEWS living in their JEWISH homeland of Israel.

    The checkpoints are to stop Muslim terrorists from getting through and blowing up innocent Jews. The Jesus-hater churches are radically opposed to the checkpoints.

    • Samuel H

      These pastors are blind guides – spiritually-blind. Anyone who cannot discern the truth about Islam is blind to reality.

  • TruthWFree

    I'll join the interfaith movement with Islam the day the Islamists allow Christians and other groups to preach the Gospel in the Kaaba in Mecca…in other words….WHEN H_LL FREEZES OVER…because Islam is a one way street…Satan's religion…Jesus said that Satan is the father of all lies…and the Quran lies about Jesus not dying on the cross and that he never said he is the Son of God…both lies against the Gospels.

  • KurtUSA

    When are these hypocrites going to invite what is left of the Isreali Foggle family who had their relatives including a baby in its crib slaughtered so everyone can share these baby killer’s, their supporters and enablers actual agenda. Why would any claimed Christian try and have an interfaith dialog with demon worshipers? If they really cared about these muslims they would tell them the truth about where they are going to be spending eternity if they do not repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and then let the Holy Spirit convict them.

  • esperanto

    Talking about Islam and Europe check the 28 articles on the subject:

    "Collection of Articles about Islam in Europe"
    http://www.antisharia.com/2013/02/02/collection-o

    One of them is:

    "The Tradition that in 1676 the Cossacks wrote a Very Insulting Letter to the Ottoman Sultan"
    http://www.antisharia.com/2012/11/28/zaporegs/

  • Neil

    I'm sure they mean well, but inviting Islam into any community is also inviting rape, murder, bestiality, torture, and child molestation. Rates of these crimes climb exponentially every where Islam goes and there is an obvious and direct correlation.

  • Beth

    To the accuser:

    Certainly, FrontPage Magazine can easily search for the locations (regions) of the internet providers using "Whois" and applying IP addresses, specifically, mine and "Islam is sick" – to see if they come from one and the same.

    "An individual who intentionally makes false accusations against another with the express purpose of damaging the person's reputation may be subject to a variety of punitive sanctions as permitted by law. Because laws vary by state, civil remedies may differ and are are subject to limitations as imposed by state, federal and local municipalities."

    I for one – would be satisfied enough for FM to know the truth….and I am only speaking for myself.

    That said….

    Obviously, with what I posted – along with what "Islam is sick" posted…..touched a nerve with saul – which caused him to make a false accusation directed at "Islam is sick".

    Obviously, the facts that I posted (which are online for all to see for themselves) – were never given by me. They existed before I was even born. I only shared them to help others so they can sum up the truth for themselves.

    And this is the most important part of my reply here (at least it is for me) – that saul was only interested in attacking the messenger, instead of addressing the facts.

    There is an attack going on right now – in forums such as this – being carried out with a vengeance – to divert the subject of the real Islam. Those who care about a future without Islam – will – with the same vengeance – bring the subject back to where it belongs, and in this case…

    Those teachings of the koran are not legal. They need to be copied- saved – and passed around – and with the remembrance of using the same vengeance of keeping the focus on those very teachings.

    I shared the Christian Scriptures as weapons to be used against those who falsely claim Christianity is just as violent – so that all focus can be brought right back to where it needs to be – on those teachings.

    This is the only way to fight a threat that promises bloodshed and destruction for the future (for all – mind you).

    And I will not be silent about it – ever.

    Your false accusation is the least of my worries. I'm more worried about everyone else getting on board and understanding the things I am sharing here and hopefully will begin to do the same – e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e.

    And I hope to set an example – for them to follow – and not be intimidated by those who don't want the truth getting out.

    I repeat:

    From the sole supreme authority of all of Islam:

    047.004 – Beheadings

    033.052 – Gang Rape of female 'infidels'

    005.033 – Crucifixions

    008.067 – Treason

    033.061 – Genocide "without mercy"

    005.041 – Racism….

    005.041 O Messenger! let not those grieve thee, who race each other into unbelief: whether it be among those who say "We believe" with their lips but whose hearts have no faith; or it be among the Jews,- men who will listen to any lie [[This is Racism - It is hate speech]]

    Those teachings are not legal. Take a stand against them.

    Beth

    • Whistling Dixie

      People that suffer from persecution complex tend to believe that others are out to get or hurt them in some way. Their fears are utterly unfounded in reality and at times exaggerated paranoia and it reflects a belief that everyone has it in for them. Symptoms of persecution complex may be seen when the person interacts in normal ways and then over-reacts to perceived wrongs.

      Grow up.