July 11, 2017

Jesus as a hate crime? Police investigating picture of Jesus left outside Mosque as 'bias incident'

StaffRebel Columnist

Police in Long Island are investigating after a large portrait of Jesus Christ was found outside a mosque.

According to Pix11, detectives said an employee from the Hillside Islamic Center in North New Hyde Park discovered the painting of Jesus on a cross around 5:40 PM on Friday.

For their part, the Muslims who attend the mosque don't have an issue with the painting. Islamic Center member Eydid Ali told Pix11, “As a Muslim, I love Jesus. We are told to love Jesus. He actually is a prophet of ours. And a lot of people don't know this but he's also our messiah.”

He added, however, that they don't believe there should be drawings of religious figures.

The controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) group issued a statement saying, “Bias may have motivated this incident, but it could serve as a teaching moment for the perpetrator and for the community if it leads to greater understanding of the love Muslims have for Jesus, peace be upon him.”

Nassau County Crime Stoppers is asking anyone with information about this so-called “crime” to come forward.

Let us know in the comments what you think.

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commented 2017-07-11 18:00:33 -0400
So if the congregation of the Hillside islamic Centre had no problem with the picture, why is it being investigated as a potential crime by the police?
commented 2017-07-11 14:56:26 -0400
““As a Muslim, I love Jesus. We are told to love Jesus. He actually is a prophet of ours. And a lot of people don’t know this but he’s also our messiah.”

Pure Taqiyya – why are Christians murdered and oppressed in Islam as infidels for worshiping an Islamic prophet?
commented 2017-07-11 14:40:48 -0400
In the teaching of Islam, is not Jesus already a Muslim. And in their incarnation of Jesus (who later in his life, according to them, was neither crucified nor died, so there was no resurrection either), upon his return as Messiah, he comes to do the bidding of Islam and the one they serve, Allah. Their incorrect understanding of Jesus, especially in “essential” episodes of his life and teachings, is plainly obvious when compared to the Jesus in the Gospels, NT, and all that which has been exhaustively expounded down through the two millennium of Christianity. Additionally, they also deny what Christians refer to as the Trinity of God.

The following is a statement from Answering Islam:
“the Muslim Jesus, in both his nature and actions is far different than the biblical Jesus. Rather than coming to reign as King and Messiah over all the earth from Jerusalem, Jesus instead comes to convert the world to Islam or kill those who refuse to do so. Instead of coming to save and deliver faithful Christians and Jews, he comes instead to kill and slaughter them.”
( http://www.answering-islam.org/Authors/JR/Future/ch06_the_muslim_jesus.htm )

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commented 2017-07-11 13:32:32 -0400
The “religion of peace” is full of contradictions, Mohammad was an illiterate imbecile.
Stephen E, good post!
commented 2017-07-11 13:29:31 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,668 Attacks, 217,254 Killed, 298,488 Injured that we know of
commented 2017-07-11 12:26:54 -0400
So let me see… Love snd revere Jesus, a Jew, but hate Christians and Jews without reserve. Is this a definition of schizophrenia?
commented 2017-07-11 12:15:21 -0400
Alan, I was thinking the same thing. Odd contradiction, isn’t it?
commented 2017-07-11 11:55:12 -0400
Love for Jesus but hatred and death for His followers. Hmmm…..