It amazes me how many articles and videos from Muslims are filled with so many false things about America and even us Christians. Even the few people who are Muslims that I have talked to on a personal one to one basis here in my own country, seem to be under false impressions. But why?
Sure, there are some bad things that can be pointed out about American policies. And usually I am the first to call my own country on these things. And even the actions of some Christians as well as some incidents in the history of Christianity can easily be pointed out as well. So why do many people with in the Muslim community feel the need to slander America and Christians with false accusations and information?
Recently I have come across a video from the Canadian Muslim man on YouTube calling himself MarkDennes.
In his video he talks about something called ”temporary marriages”. And accuses America of all approving and supporting these temporary marriages. Now, with me being somebody who has lived in America for most of my life. I cannot recall a single time that my government has ever approved or supported temporary marriages in my lifetime. I’ve yet to see a billboard or PSA from my government, saying something like: “Uncle Sam need your marriage to be temporary… Support America by having a temporary marriages.”
I can’t even recall ever seeing a president, State senator/representative or any politician promoting such an idea. They probably be quickly voted out of office if they did. However, I can recall many politicians and even Christian organizations (Christians make up the bulk of Americans currently) who have been trying to reduce the amount of divorces in America. Because they (including myself) believe in a life long marriage and not a temporary marriage.
I don’t think you’ll find very many Americans that get married thinking they’re marriage is only temporary. Sure, there are some people who exchange money for a that lets some foreigner from another country come live here and becomes citizen. But such people hardly are representative of America’s majority who believe that marriage is a promise to stay together forever.
So why was this Muslim man saying that America both approves and supports temporary marriages when it is not true? Well, I personally don’t think this man is making it up. Because he does not strike me as a man who knows a lot about America or the world outside of his Muslim community that he is within. I think he is just parroting something that someone else told him in order to demonize America in the hopes of making people like MarkDennes see America as evil and immoral. Helping to build up a hatred and intolerance with him and him for America. Thus desensitizing him to the bad things that some of his own fellow Muslims have done and continue to try to do to America and Christians alike… Creating a, “they had it coming” attitude. Or a attitude of, “who cares about what happens to them? They are evildoers, anyways.”
So I ask again, why do so many Muslim people feel the need to slander America and Christians with false accusations? Can’t the truth about America and Christians be enough to make Muslims think bad things about us?
Well, apparently it is not enough, Christians for the most part recognizes and have apologized for their past and have even made changes since then. And America’s policies are usually no worse than their own countries policies. Not to mention not all Americans are for the policies that America has. This all makes it a lot harder to make America and Christians into an evil enemy that Muslim people can easily hate and not have any empathy for.
So it would seem the truth about America and Christians is not enough to get the Muslim world to stop looking at us as humans and instead see us as animals. Leaving those who want America and Christians to be seen as enemies, the only option available to them. And that is to tell lies and half-truths about us to make a scene like we’re evil immoral people.
This makes me personally feel good that I am both a Christian and American because, if the worst that can be said about America and Christianity must be in the form of slander. Then that shows me that we are on the right track.
Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation. -1 Peter 2:11-12
having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. 1 Peter 3:16
these Bible passages seem very fitting in this situation where people can’t attack us with the truth, but must slanderous with lies and half-truths in order for us to be seen in a bad light. That’s when they attack us with this slander chances are they are also very aware of their own evil works.