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Interview with Father Zakaria Botros, 'Radical Islam's Bane' Comments

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  1. Mary Warren
    5 years ago

    After reading this interview, I went to Father Botros' website: and selected "Books" there. The books are available to download as .pdf files. I read "The Two Islams" and was chilled; especially having previously read President Obama's speech praising Muslims and Islam for being peaceful and bring peace. Here is a quote from Father Botros writings about Islam and 'peace':

    "The problem with the assessment of Islam in the West, which is predominantly Christian, is the it is looked upon as another faith- like Christianity- and thus it is the right of each individual to worship as he or she pleases. This is right, but the problem is that Islam is not like Christianity. Christianity is a system of faith and morality which can exist within any national or state system, but Islam however has its own political and judicial system embodied in the Shareia (law) which governs every Muslim.

    For this reason, Islamic fundamentalists who live even in a moderate Islamic state with a secular political system, will attempt to overthrow this system because it does not sufficiently embody the principal of Islam being ‘Religion and State’. This study by no means attempts to present a picture of all Muslims being bad, because this is not at all true- there are many moderate Muslims who are good and constructive members of society, but even these are looked upon by fundamentalists as kaffara (apostate) because they do not follow the Quran faithfully, and thus are also worthy of the same end as any non-Muslim, that is, death.

    Thus, the problem is one of Islam, and not of Muslims. We know that in any religion, or any faith, it is the role of each believer to carry out the teachings of that faith, and
    thus, these teaching become the rules by which he or she lives- any ‘faithful’ Muslim must follow the Quran.

    Islam everywhere in the world especially in the West follow the same ideology and strategy of Islam. They start with the first stage of weakness to pretend that they are peaceful and loving. They take advantage of Democracy and Human Rights in the West to spread their faith.

    After they become strong they do not hesitate to kill people and destroy the civilization of the West, which –according to their belief– is against the doctrines of Islam, as we have seen in bombing the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington."

  2. Mary
    5 years ago

    Fr. Botros is a truly brave and devoted disciple of Christ. He does exactly what Christ would want him to do. He loves God and his fellow man, and he exposes the fallacies of Islam, a false religion. I have never heard the things he talked about, such as the perverted sexual habits of Mohammed. I only hope that Muslims will look squarely at these things recorded in their texts, and recognize them for what they are. As he quoted Christ, "ye shall know them by their fruits", so shall the Muslim people who investigate the truth be educated and made free to choose the truth. I am inspired by all he said in the interview. I only hope that I can be one iota as brave as he in spreading our faith. Thanks and praise be to the God who loves us all.

  3. AW
    5 years ago

    This text is good for the muslim to find the truth specially the terrorist.

  4. Keith Johnson
    5 years ago

    I applaud you for printing this interview. Typically, we are being led to believe, even by many well-meaning Catholics, that there are not many differences between Christianity and Islam. We are encouraged to pursue dialogue, sometimes at the expense of truth, or even the Great Commission. Thank you again for boldly proclaiming the truth on this issue through this interview.

  5. joshua lucchesi
    5 years ago

    Thank you for this wonderful article!

    May God continue to bless the efforts of this Father

  6. J
    5 years ago

    My God help these people (Muslims) in deep bondage and protect this priest.

  7. Alex
    5 years ago

    May God defend this wonderful man.

  8. Stephen E. Berry
    5 years ago

    I enjoyed reading this interview with Father Botros. May our dear Lord watch over him, guide him and guard him!

    One thing bothered me about this interview: the focus on the sex life of Muhammad. I mean, really, who cares? Let's concentrate on the main point: that Muhammad founded a religion that is false. He denied the divinity of Jesus; he denied that Jesus is God. That alone is problematic for me. Father Botros, may God the Father, God and Son and God the Holy Spirit bless you and remain with you always!

  9. mike
    5 years ago

    Hey, thanks for this article. I am not sure how this will fit into the Muslim-Catholic dialogue, but it's got to be dealt with.

  10. Jean
    5 years ago

    Excellent commentary.

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