Date: June 13, 2016
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Usama Dakdok
Usama Dakdok is the founder and director of the Straightway of Grace Ministry, equipping Christians to be effective witnesses of Jesus Christ to their Muslim neighbors, as well as ministering to Muslims directly. Usama is Egyptian born. He studied Islam and Islamic law since a young age. Usama speaks fluent Arabic and has translated the Qur’an into English. He’s the speaker on the program, ‘Revealing the Truth about Islam’ which airs daily on VCY America.
This weekend, Omar Mateen, a man who had pledged allegiance to ISIS, shot and killed at least 49 individuals before taking his own life at a homosexual night club in Orlando, Florida.
Even though ISIS has claimed credit for the rampage, even though Mateen claimed solidarity with the Boston Marathon bombers and even though his parents came out of Afghanistan (his father is allegedly a strong supporter of the Taliban), President Obama refuses to recognize the Islamic connection. He said, ‘We must determine what, if any, inspiration or association this killer may have had with terrorist groups.’
Usama recognizes the president’s refusal to acknowledge Islam’s role in this attack. In fact, Usama even has a problem with conservatives who use the phrase ‘radical Islam’ to describe such events. Instead, Usama sees actions like this as the practice of the teaching of Allah in the Qur’an and the practice of the command of Mohammed in the Hadith.
Fox News reported that Mateen had ties to a radical Imam named Marcus Dwayne Robertson, a former U.S. Marine known to supporters at his Orlando-based fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary as Abu Taubah. Usama noted how Robertson received $300,000 in taxpayer funding to build a mosque in Orlando’s airport.
Usama also clarified that there is no such thing as a radical Imam. If someone has the title of Imam before his name, that person is a 100% solid-core Muslim jihadi.
Right now Muslims are celebrating Ramadan yet ISIS has called upon Muslims to carry out attacks against the West. So could what happened in Orlando be a fulfillment of this request? Usama explained that Mohammed changed the lifestyle of the Arabs. Before he ever claimed to be a prophet, Arabs, atheists, agnostics and idol worshipers used to have the month of Ramadan to be warned about a period known as the forbidden months. These were peaceful months where no one could kill anyone even if a person found out that someone killed their father, brother or other relative. You had to wait until this period passed before you could retaliate. However, that custom changed. Now Muslims kill more people in the month of Ramadan than any month of the year because they believe if you kill an infidel in the month of Ramadan, you receive a greater reward.
Other voices are weighing in. One of those is the Council on American-Islamic Relations. They claim that Mateen doesn’t represent the Muslim community in any way and called what took place in Orlando as a hate crime.
Since the Qur’an says one thing and today’s Muslim leaders are saying something else, who’s telling the truth? Usama had much more to reveal that sheds light on the answer and you can hear it all when you review this crucial Crosstalk broadcast.