President Donald Trump again finds himself at the center of a media storm over something he tweeted, with the world concentrating on the source of his tweets rather than the substance.
Trump retweeted three videos Tuesday from Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of Britain First, a nationalist organization that has been deemed “Islamophobic” by Muslim leaders, the government of the U.K. and Islamic apologists in the media.
British Prime Minister Theresa May chastised Trump, saying, “On this I’m very clear, that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do.”
One of the videos Trump retweeted showed a Muslim destroying a statue of the Virgin Mary.
VIDEO: Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary! pic.twitter.com/qhkrfQrtjV
— Jayda Fransen (@JaydaBF) November 29, 2017
This drew the attention of Jewish scholar Dr. Andrew Bostom, who noted in a tweet Thursday that some Muslim scholars over the years have promulgated a peculiar view of Mary’s position in heaven.
Bostom attached a hadith that has been cited by some scholars at the authoritative Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, to say that the Islamic prophet Muhammad likely took Mary as one of his wives in “paradise.”
Amidst the faux outrage over @realdonaldtrump’s re-tweet of the destruction of Virgin Mary Statue video, worth remembering authoritative Islam’s view (to this day: https://t.co/wCiYwReKPS): MARY IS MUHAMMAD’S PERMANENT SEX SLAVE IN HEAVENLY “PARADISE”=ISLAM’S COSMIC BROTHEL pic.twitter.com/BXRx93vnsR
— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) November 30, 2017
Islam believes Mary was and ever will be a virgin, says Dr. Mark Christian, a former imam from Cairo who converted to Christianity in his late 20s and moved to the United States, where he founded the Global Faith Institute.
“Islam also does not believe in the biblical story of Joseph taking Mary as his wife,” Dr. Christian told WND.
Since Joseph does not exist in the Quran, it opens the door to strange Islamic scenarios regarding Mary in the afterlife. One must remember that, in Islam, women receive their just rewards in heaven largely through their husbands.
“The idea of Mohammed marrying Mary in heaven, it’s not something all the imams talk about, but it is out there in the hadith that has a mid-level of credibility,” Christian told WND. “On a scale of 1 to 5, this hadith rates about a 3.”
Islam is a carnal religion at its core, he said, lacking the deep spirituality offered by Christianity, where Christ seeks to “commune” with his followers and be in relationship with them.
“Islam is all about rewarding people in heaven with the splendors found here on earth, and for this reason the Quran is very sensual, very materialistic,” Christian said. “The Islamic heaven is all about eating and drinking and having sex.”
So it only stands to reason that the best man to ever walk the earth, Muhammad, would be united in the afterlife with the best women – even if some of those women have to be stolen from other faiths.
“Respect for other faiths has not been part of Islam over the ages,” Christian said. “They don’t respect the Jewish prophets on their own merit, as presented in the Jewish Bible, but want to twist these prophets’ messages to their own benefit in a way that furthers the cause of Islam.”
For instance, Abraham bestowed his blessing to Ishmael in the Quran, not Isaac as in the Jewish Bible.
“This does not encourage co-existence,” Christian said.
It’s the same with Jesus and Mary.
Muslims believe in Jesus, but not as he is presented in the Christian gospels, which Muslims believe have been changed and corrupted by men over the years. They believe Jesus is a prophet who faked his death on the cross and is going to return to earth in the last days to “break the cross” and spread Islam across the globe.
This Islamic Jesus will tell Christians they have been deceived all these centuries, that he is actually a Muslim, was never crucified, is not God’s son, and that they should all convert to Islam as preached by the superior prophet, Muhammad. Those who don’t convert will face the sword.
Just as it has co-opted the Jewish prophets, and the Christian Jesus for its own purposes, Islam has also co-opted Jesus’ mother, Mary.
“They say, ‘I believe she is a virgin and she is one of the best women ever,’ but she will be in heaven and no man is going to take her except Muhammad,” Christian said.
The supremacy of Muhammad translates into the supremacy of Muslims over every other religion, he said.
It should not be surprising, then, that a leading Egyptian imam said on television about a year ago that the Islamic prophet Muhammed would marry the Virgin Mary in heaven.
As Breitbart reported, Dr. Salem Abdel Galil, a theologian at Cairo’s prestigious Al Azhar academy and a former director-general of the Ministry of Religions, said on his TV program:
“Allah, hallowed be his name, chose Mary of all the women, alongside Asiya, Pharaoh’s wife, Aisha and Khadijea, Prophet Muhammed’s wives, and Fatima, the Prophet’s daughter. There are verses in the Quran that suggest that in heaven Muhammed will marry the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus peace be upon him, as well as Asiya, Pharaoh’s wife and Kultum, the sister of Moses peace be upon him.”
Egypt’s Coptic Christian community was enraged by Galil’s comments.
“Imams talk about it only in the context of how Muslims are supreme and Islam is going to take ownership of all the prophets and central figures of every other religion,” Christian said. “In the same hadith, Muhammad is not talking only about Mary but about Moses’s sister – he is going to take her as well, we are told, so this is an assault on Judaism as well as Christianity.
“Those are the two central figures, one rescued Moses, the other gave birth the Messiah and Christianity, so he’s going to take those women as his wives.”
The supremacist mentality of Islam is not only bent on taking over other religious, but on conquering the minds of Western leaders.
In that regard, Islam may be more than half way home.
“They’re taking over the mindsets of the leaders of the world today. Theresa May, by her reaction in condemning Trump, is saying to Muslim leaders: ‘I am on your side. I am abiding by your Shariah rules,” he said.
Trump may be retweeting a right-wing woman relegated to the fringes of U.K. society, but that woman has only been placed there because she is attacking Islamic supremacy.
“She was convicted of hate speech in the U.K. We don’t have those laws in America, and Theresa May knows that,” Christian said.
“This ought to make every freedom-loving American sick to their stomach. If the videos are authentic, shouldn’t we talk about the content first, and not who tweeted it?” he asks. “Who cares who is posting the video if it is true? The far right is posting that video, but maybe the better question is why is the mainstream media not posting it? But the media would rather say ‘we convict her and make her a felon because she is violating Shariah and we are not.'”