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June 21, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Chrislam gains a powerful new voice, in one of the heads of the Catholic church in the United States.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, made his first visit to a mosque in New York City and it was the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center in Tompkinsville where he met with Muslim and other faith leaders.

The cardinal spent more than two hours touring the mosque and the Miraj Islamic School and having lunch with about 40 clergy and laity.

“I thank God that this day has arrived,” the cardinal said. “I thank you for your welcome, I thank you for making me feel like a friend and a member of a family.”

The cardinal asked questions about the Muslim faith and emphasized throughout his visit how much the two religions and their members have in common.

“You love God, we love God and he is the same God,” the cardinal said of the Muslim and Roman Catholic faiths.

Same God? The Allah of the Koran had this to say, concerning Christians and Jews:

“O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.”

Other passages command Muslims to kill Jews and Christians, a command taken all too literally in Egypt, Afghanistan and around the world nearly every day. Dolan offered no words of solace or encouragement for the Christians persecuted and murdered at the hands of Islamic oppressors.

Dolan went on to compare today’s Muslims to the Catholic Americans of 150 years ago, completely ignoring the concept of jihad and the role it is playing around the world.

National Review’s Michael Potemra follows Dolan down the syncretic road.

So, good for Cardinal Dolan for his encouragement to our Muslim brothers and sisters, to persevere on this path.

Christians and Muslims are not on the same path and are not spiritual brothers and sisters.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Methinks the Cardinal stretches hard and long to give the benefit of the doubt to evil men. Remember how he spoke with Barky about the anti-Christian aspects of the Obamacare HHS Mandates and came away thinking they had actually communicated and that Barky would not continue on his path to destroy Christians in their faith practice. Fail. This sounds like another verse of the same song. Naïve indeed.
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Damn. Until that, I was willing to extend Dolan the benefit of the doubt.

No, Christians and Muslims DO NOT "love the same God." The God of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus commands us to love our neighbor as ourselves. Indeed, Jesus tells us to "love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you." More, Christianity propounds a mere ten Commandments, leaving all the rest of human life free.

The God of the Koran is a warlike, imperialist slavemaster who wants total control over all things, and commands his followers to take up the sword to see to it. He demands the death or subjugation of all who refuse Islam. Indeed, even mild dissent about what the Koran means is punishble as Zandaka -- heresy -- and occasions execution.

These are not the same God, and I will have no truck with those who worship the one called Allah!
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As others have already said: no, they are NOT the same gods. If Dolan had even the slightest knowledge of Islam he would know it. I have to presume he has, or else he's an idiot (which I doubt). So his is a political not a theological or doctrinal pronouncement. Unfortunately, it's also a surrender. He's acknowledging that Islam is the dominant alternative to Christianity. Otherwise he would pronounce Islam for what it really is: a diabolical ideology of hate, anger, bigotry and violence.
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Dolan never read one whit of The Qur'an, or he never would have stuttered this drivel.
I got one during the Iranian Hostage Crisis [Translated by a Muslim; make sure you get 'an approved one' ] and re-read it every so-often.
Funny how it always says the same stuff, that we rarely, if ever, hear anything about.
They don't like us, are never going to see any-damned-thing our way and they make no bones about it. I'm a 20-minute drive from Dearborn, Mich., and can tell you with some certainty that Muslims outwardly tolerate us, and that's about it.
Saying one and doing another is exhorted in The Qur'an, and how are you ever going to parse something, like that commandment ?
You'd have to be missing large amounts of brain matter to think anything other than : "...just stay away from them...". That works for me and basically everyone everywhere around here, except Dearborn. Go to the Arab Festival and see for yourself {but they're not having it this year, for fear of Christian Proselytizing}
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That's what excites Dolan? A common God? He's also the same God in Satan's eyes too, right? If that is what we have in common with the Muslim faith it is a lousy basis for reconciliation. I'm no professor of divinity but Muhammad sure seems like a false prophet to me.
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Methinks the Cardinal stretches hard and long to give the benefit of the doubt to evil men. Remember how he spoke with Barky about the anti-Christian aspects of the Obamacare HHS Mandates and came away thinking they had actually communicated and that Barky would not continue on his path to destroy Christians in their faith practice. Fail. This sounds like another verse of the same song. Naïve indeed.
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Now, who we gonna believe, God or Allah?
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Actually, as I understand it, Muhammad chose Allah over Ishtar to start his version of the Church of Scientology, because Ishtar was female. Allah was, of course, represented as a desert whirlwind.

A dust devil.

I don't believe that anything that has a connotation of devil associated with it is the same thing as the Lamb of God.

Thank you for playing, Archbishop Dolan. See you in Purgatory, buddy.
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Damn. Until that, I was willing to extend Dolan the benefit of the doubt.

No, Christians and Muslims DO NOT "love the same God." The God of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus commands us to love our neighbor as ourselves. Indeed, Jesus tells us to "love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you." More, Christianity propounds a mere ten Commandments, leaving all the rest of human life free.

The God of the Koran is a warlike, imperialist slavemaster who wants total control over all things, and commands his followers to take up the sword to see to it. He demands the death or subjugation of all who refuse Islam. Indeed, even mild dissent about what the Koran means is punishble as Zandaka -- heresy -- and occasions execution.

These are not the same God, and I will have no truck with those who worship the one called Allah!
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They know. They just think that they'll be the ones spared when the savages run wild.
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Dolan is another fraud who never has to suffer the consequences of his actions.
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Dolan must be insane.
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