Air Date: March 11, 2015
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Usama Dakdok
Usama Dakdok is the founder of the Straight Way of Grace Ministry. He was born and raised in Egypt in a Christian home. While in government schools he learned about Islam just as every other student does in a Muslim country. He eventually studied for a university degree in Egypt which included the study of Sharia (Islamic law). He came to America in 1992. He began the Straight Way of Grace Ministry as he travels across the nation with his passionate desire of revealing the truth about Islam. His focus is twofold: to equip the church to minister to Muslims and to warn all Americans about the deceptive methods being used by Muslims that lead so many into the cult of Islam. Usama has done a word for word translation of the Qur’an in English and has authored books such as, ‘Exposing the Truth About the Qur’an’ along with producing a daily radio program on VCY America entitled, ‘Revealing the Truth About Islam.’
Usama began by noting how many Americans are claiming that ISIS is radical and evil while at the same time teaching the slogan on the black ISIS flag to students. This slogan is the first of the five pillars of Islam called the Shahada. It says, ‘There is no god but Allah, Mohammed is the messenger of Allah.’
Some will claim that this is just the teaching of history. Usama has no problem with teaching the history of Islam as long as it’s done right. In other words, teach the truth that by the Shahada, Mohammed and his followers killed millions of Christians and Jews.
Is this being accomplished? The main segment of discussion dealt with 2 textbooks: ‘World History—Connections to Today’ by Prentice Hall and ‘The Earth and Its Peoples-A Global History.’ Some textual portions that Jim read communicate the following ideas:
Muslims profess faith in the same God as that worshiped by Jews and Christians.
Christian missionaries, like the Apostle Paul, added ideas to Christ’s message from sources such as Plato, the Stoics and other Greek thinkers.
While jihad does sometimes result in war, it’s a struggle in the service of God to spread or defend Islam or to overcome immorality.
Under Islamic law, Muslim women were better off than women under the religious codes of Christianity and Judaism.
Usama uses his background to show why these ideas and others that are presented by these texts have no basis in fact from the perspective of the Qur’an, Islamic history and current Islamic culture. This means that portions of the Islamic information from these books appears to be propaganda designed for the purpose of Islamic indoctrination.
To contact the Port Charlotte, Florida, school district about their use of the books discussed on this program call 941-255-0808.