Jesus is branded as a mortal prophet in Islam. In Sydney Muslims use billboards to defame the Messiah.
A billboard carrying the slogan ‘‘Jesus: a prophet of Islam” has been vandalised one day after it was posted on one of Sydney’s busiest roads.
The billboard is one of three paid for by an Islamic group called MyPeace and features a phone number for people to call to receive a free Koran and other Islamic literature.
The organiser of MyPeace, Diaa Mohamed, said the vandalism of the billboard at Victoria Road, Rozelle, ”validates the reason they went up in the first place”.
Since the billboards were erected in Darlinghurst, Rozelle and Rosehill on Thursday and Friday, and featured in the Herald on Saturday, Mr Mohamed said he had been inundated with phone calls and emails.
”I’ve had overwhelmingly positive feedback from Christians, atheists, Muslims, everyday Australians, saying, ‘we support you and keep up the good work’,” Mr Mohamed said.
”About 10 per cent of phone calls have been really offensive, saying, ‘how dare you, go back to your own country, no one wants Muslims here’.”
The slogans, such as ”Holy Quran: the final testament’‘, and ‘‘Muhammad: mercy to mankind”, were designed to raise awareness that Islam believed in Jesus Christ, and encouraged Christians and Muslims to find common ground, he said.
Mr Mohamed plans to have the damaged billboard fixed today.
Last week, the Anglican Bishop of South Sydney, Rob Forsyth, said that while it was ”complete nonsense” to say Jesus was a prophet of Islam, the billboard was not offensive.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Will it be possible in Saudi Arabia for Christians to have billboards claiming Jesus to be God the Son?
If not: Why are Muslims permitted to have Islamic billboards in Sydney?
Is it correct that Sharia laws are used in Muslim controlled nations to ban Christian messages in public, while the Christian west is forced to accept that Muslims defame Jesus of the Bible in public?
Lets say Christians in Pakistan wanted to publish a message like “Muhammad is a false prophet”
Or what about Christians putting up a similar billboard in Sydney?
Would Christians be permitted to tell the truth?
What about: “Faith in Jesus expose Islam as a false religion”
Would freedom of expression permit such a public message in cities like Sidney, Washington and Islamabad?
If the answer is “No way”:
Are we not all already under Sharia laws, that bans people from telling the truth, but protect falsehood to be displayed on our billboards?
Lets make the words of “doubting Thomas” our own. When he meet the risen Messiah, He proclaimed the truth.
Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
Written by Ivar