In its magazine issue entitled “Break the Cross”, the Islamic State commands Christians to abandon Christianity, on the grounds that Jesus himself was “a slave of Allah” who will “wage jihad” when he returns to earth. Among what the issue states is that Jesus was never crucified, and that Paul was a “criminal, treacherous Jew” .
Interesting that the issue tries specifically to convert Unitarians.
As shocking as the declaration of the slavery of Jesus to Allah may come, the Islamic State is basing its “claim” that Jesus was a “slave to Allah” on Islamic scripture.
Qur’an 19:30 states of Jesus’ words: “Lo! I am the slave” of Allah, in the Pickthall translation. Other translations state that Jesus declared himself a “servant” of Allah. The Pickthall translation is the work of Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall, who was a British convert to Islam Islamic scholar noted for this English translation of the Qur’an. (The Qur’an also says (at 4:157) that Jesus was not crucified.)
What far too many Westerners argue is that the Islamic State is an aberration to Islam, but in reality, it is a manifestation of normative Islam that practices a particularly brutal form of jihad by the sword, and does not conceal its intentions in the manner that its more “peaceful” counterparts such as the Muslim Brotherhood do. Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna also stated that it is the duty of all Muslims to wage jihad by the sword, but this command is largely concealed by Brotherhood adherents, who will only reveal and act upon it once the Muslim Brotherhood gains enough power on Western soil to be confident in beginning to show its true colors.
Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book Slavery, Terrorism, and Islam:
“When the Muslim population remains at or under 2%, their presence tends to fly low under the radar. In the 2% – 5% range, Muslims begin to seek converts, targeting those they see as disaffected, such as criminals. When the population reaches 5% they exert influence disproportionate to their numbers, becoming more aggressive and pushing for Sharia law. When the population hits the 10% mark Muslims become increasingly lawless and violent. Once the population reaches 20%, there is an increase in rioting, murder, jihad militias, and destruction of non-Muslim places of worship. At 40%, there are “widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare.” Once beyond 50%, infidels and apostates are persecuted, genocide occurs, and Sharia law is implemented. After 80%, intimidation is a daily part of life along with violent jihad and some state-run genocide as the nation purges all infidels. Once the nation has rid itself of all non-Muslims, the presumption is that ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ has been attained – the Islamic House of Peace.”
So according to the tenets of Islam, Jesus is indeed a slave to Allah – or at best, a servant — and the Islamic State has openly declared it. Recall that Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi is an Islamic scholar who spent four years in U.S. captivity, and bases his barbaric actions upon Islamic law, which he uses to justify his ruthlessness. In fact, the Islamic State has now sent a message to the misguided Pope Francis: “ours is a religious war and we hate you”.