In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring
By the grace of God, I was featured on PRI’s “The World” show today, discussing the Muslim condemnation of ISIS. It is a great honor for me, as I am a big fan of the show. I discussed how ISIS’ invoking God to justify their savagery is blasphemy:
The fact that ISIS kills in the name of Islam is what disturbs Hesham Hassaballa the most. He’s a physician from Chicago who blogs at BeliefNet. In Hassaballa’s view, the extremists of ISIS are committing the sin of blasphemy.
“We live in a time when religious faith may not be important to many people. It still is to me. It’s still a very precious gem and jewel that I hold onto very strongly. So, if someone, some savage, tries to take that precious thing and defile it with murder … barbarism … coldhearted bloodthirstiness, that’s offensive,” Hassaballa says.
“I’m not going to fight [ISIS] on the battlefield, but what I can do is speak out against them in the strongest manner possible.”
May God rid us of the scourge of these savages once and for all. Amen.