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Journey of Faith Conference: Zakir Naik to Bilal Philips

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By JAWED ANWAR

I FIRMLY believe that truth of any good deed is incomplete unless it is not opposed. There was never a single good deed from good people on this earth that was accomplished without being disputed and criticized.  I doubt the truthfulness of any good idea or deed if it were not opposed from any section of the society.” (Translated from a quoted speech in Urdu delivered by Late Nawab Bahadur Yaar Jang, a Muslim politician in a British India, and resident of Muslim State of Daccan Hyderabad)

Dr. Zakir Naik

I attended the “Journey of Faith Conference” in Toronto first time last year when one of the speakers Zakir Naik was banned from entering into Canada to participate in the conference. I may not endorse and agree with all the viewpoints of Dr. Zakir Naik.  However, it is a fact that Dr. Naik is a well known Islamic scholar, an expert on Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Farsi scriptures, and many other faiths existing in this world.  He knows and understands Christianity and Hinduism more than any Christian and Hindu. Before his prominence, late Ahmed Deedat of South Africa was the most knowledgeable person on comparative religions. Dr. Zakir Naik’s preaching of Islam is solely for peace and salvation of humankind in this world and hereafter. His TV channel’s name is Peace TV. He is extremely focused on his mission and message.

National Post first reported and published with the sources from Zionist Jewish organizations and Tarek Fateh, an Islamophobic and a full time Islam-basher, on the Islamic Conference “Journey of Faith,” and that started a campaign against one of the key invited speakers, Dr. Naik.

It was said that Dr. Zakir Naik said some good words for Osama Bin Laden. But if this newspaper could get a chance to check the date and year of his statement and its perspective, the paper should first ask Minister of Immigration to ban several ex US presidents, secretary of states, and several American politicians, because they had a much better relationship with Osama Bin Laden, his friends, and other Afghan Mujahid leaders than anyone else.

Former CIA director and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates wrote in his memoirs From the Shadows that the U.S.  intelligence services began to provide financial aid to the rebel factions in Afghanistan six months before the Soviet deployment. On July 3, 1979, President Jimmy Carter signed an executive order authorizing the CIA to conduct covert propaganda operations against the communist regime. Carter signed a presidential finding authorizing funding for  anticommunist guerrillas in Afghanistan as a part of the Central Intelligence Agency program called Operation Cyclone led by their elite which would later include the massive arming of Afghanistan's Mujahideen (that includes later joined Arab Mujahideen, and Osama was one of the key Mujahid).

Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and Robert Gates should be top in the list to ban to enter into Canada and attend any conference because of their overt and covert relationship and support with Osama Bin Laden and all key Afghan and Arab Mujahideen and who were later responsible for the 9/11 attack in USA.

Dr. Zakir Naik was not banned in USA to attend conferences where 9/11 actually happened. He was banned to attend the Journey of Faith conference in Toronto, Canada. It was not just because of National Post’s hysterical article and ignorant Minister Jason Kenny’s behaviour. He was banned because of his clear, transparent, and cool message of Islam that appeals to hearts and minds of Christian world. Wherever he will go and will speak, he will clear the cloud and open the curtain to see the light of Islam. Even in his absence, several Canadian Christians converted to Islam at the stage last year and this year too.

Bilal Philips

Now Toronto Star, a propagator and promoter of gay agenda in this country, started the noise against this year’s Journey of Faith conference, and the reason is one of the speakers, Torontonian Canadian religious scholar Bilal Philips.

“The most virulently anti-gay speaker this year is Bilal Philips, a charismatic Jamaican-Canadian religious scholar who embraced Islam in 1972 in Toronto, where he was raised. In a Thursday interview, Philips cheerfully advocated death as a punishment for males who “confess” to homosexual behaviour, or are seen performing homosexual acts by four reliable witnesses, in countries governed by Islamic law” —Toronto Star Page GT1, July 1, 2011.

In the last year Journey of Faith conference, Rob Oliphant, an open gay MP from Don Valley West attended the conference for few hours and asked Said Rageah, the organizer of the conference to allow him a few minutes to speak. Mr. Rageah was allotted a few minutes in busy and extremely tight program schedule.  Mr. Oliphant, open same-sex married gay, didn’t find any difficulty to go, attend, and even speak in the conference. But here Toronto Star writer has a big problem. He doesn’t tolerate any “anti-gayism” statement.

Let me analyze Bilal Philips’s statement even it is true as it is quoted. He is not allowing public to kill gays. If the writer misunderstood it, he must correct it. Killing of any person without authority and jurisprudence is haram (illegal) in Islam. Mr. Bilal Philips knows it. He is suggesting death penalty by the jurisprudence “in countries governed by Islamic law.”  There is not a single country on this earth at present is governed by 100% Islamic law. There may be one or two countries where a partial Islamic law is implemented. The truth is that majority of Muslim countries are governed by ant-Islamic laws or non-Islamic laws. Muslim states without Islam or partial Islam are most dangerous and brutal states. The migration of large numbers of Muslims from those Muslim states is solely due to non-Islamic Muslim rulers’ destructive governance.

Here Mr. Bilal Philips is suggesting a law for the future Islamic governments who will decide to implement Islamic law in their countries. Although, there is no clear-cut verse in Qur’an that categorically suggests killing of homosexuals, sayings of Prophet Muhammad suggests three types of sentences, and among that one is death.  Bilal Philips is suggesting, based on his opinion on the Qur’anic/Prophetic principles of society. He is not advising the Islamic judiciary to kill any gay person they found, but what he is “suggesting” is judicial punishment of death sentence for those who confess or are seen “performing homosexual acts” by “four reliable witnesses without any doubt.”

The essence of Islamic laws is to protect the life of human beings. And it happens that sometimes killing of a person can save thousands and sometimes millions of lives. The Islamic judiciary can punish a person with death sentence to save others’ lives.

In other words, Bilal Philips is saying that an Islamic society will not tolerate homo-sexual acts in public (where minimum four witnesses see the sexual performance) to save future generations. That means from Bilal Philips’s viewpoint (as it was quoted in Toronto Star): 1. There is no danger of life of any homosexual from public in anywhere of the world 2. There is no danger of life of any homosexual by the judiciary of those Muslim States not governed by Islamic law. 3. In future, when Islamic laws will be implemented in any country, all those homosexuals who will perform homosexual acts in private will be saved. 4. Only those homosexuals living in Islamic law-governing society will be punished who will perform homosexual act in public (four witnesses required for proof).

In conclusion, Bilal Philips’s viewpoint is not endangering any homosexual life in near future. However, the promoters and propagators of gay culture and gay agenda are endangering the life of whole human race, particularly white species (due to large acceptance of gay lifestyle in whites).

Two non-Muslims participants of the conference reverted to Islam. They announced Shahadah (witnessing) for Islam on the stage of Journey of Faith Conference, Toronto, July 2, 2011. Sheikh Said Rageah (left) is taking the oath.

The family came to existence after a marriage and relationship between a man and woman. Women gave birth to children, and men struggled for livelihood and sustenance of next generation. They fulfill the responsibility as nature assigned to them. They returned back to this world, the most precious thing, the human race. They help God in producing and nurturing the beautiful people of all colours and races. Homosexuals refuse to fulfill the responsibility to contribute to this world the children and future generations of human race. In other words, they kill the babies before birth. It is the generation killing. Homosexuals are endangering the life of generations.

Furthermore, homosexuals are also endangering the life of existing human beings because the homosexual acts invite the wrath of God. It is historically proven that the nation of Lut (Lot) (peace be upon him) had been completely destroyed after the disobedience and denial of the message of God to Lut (Lot) (peace be upon him) to stop this nonsensical heinous crime.

And we sent Lut as a Messenger: Remember that he said to his people, "Have you become so shameless that you commit such indecent acts as no one committed before you in the world? You gratify your lust with men instead of women: indeed you are a people who are transgressors of all limits!" (Al Qur’an: 7: 80-81)

“The people of Lut (Lot) belied the warnings. Verily, We sent against them a violent storm of stones (which destroyed them all), except the family of Lut (Lot); them We saved in last hour of the night, As a Favour from Us;, Thus do We reward him who gives thanks (by obeying Us) (35) And he [Lut (Lot)] indeed had warned them of Our Seizure (punishment), but they did doubt the warnings!”  (Al-Quran: 54: 33-3)

Mankind witnessed this disaster. Earlier God has warned and it is still recorded in the Jewish Bible (or Old Testament of Christian Bible):

You shall not lie with a male as with a woman.  It is abomination” (Leviticus 18:22)

“If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them” (Leviticus 20:13).

Thousands of Christian and Jewish preachers firmly believe in these verses of the Bible and attend seminars and conferences. Did Toronto Star ever have the courage to criticize and try to stop them from attending or speaking?

It is ironic that the lifestyles of “generation killers” are allowed, promoted with full positive media coverage, and heavily funded by the city to organize parade and festivities ten days long; however, the lifesaver Islamic Conference in the Conference Center and by its own expense gets negative coverage, opposition, threats, and not allowing the visa to speakers.

I hope things will change, the world will change, and sooner or later humanity will come into light from the darkness.

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3 Responses for “Journey of Faith Conference: Zakir Naik to Bilal Philips”

  1. M.Khan says:

    Earlier the behaviour of UK Govt against Dr.Zakir Naik and now canadians against Bilal Phillips reflects an attitude of arrogance and lack of tolerance for anything that is different in colour,race,religion and views.Thanks to western hypocricy as on one hand they claim to be "freedom of speech and religion"

  2. Mike says:

    I'm sorry, but I cannot see how advocating death, whether now or in some hypothetical future, has any relation to a message of peace, unless the goal is peace for some through the destruction of others.

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