Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256361 comments on the The Brussels Journal story from Aug 24, 2007, titled Who Is Allah?. In it, The Brussels Journal reports that:

“Allah is a very beautiful word for God. Shouldn't we all say that from now on we will name God Allah? [...] What does God care what we call him?”

From the desk of Soeren Kern on Fri, 2007-08-24 11:56 Europeans love to mock the salience of religion in American society. via The Brussels Journal

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Since: Sep 13

Abu Dhabi, UAE

#193940 Oct 29, 2013
Christian in London got crazy

Selling human meat

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Opening shop

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Since: Sep 13

Abu Dhabi, UAE

#193941 Oct 29, 2013
Christian and jews torturing man praying ( insane

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

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#193943 Oct 29, 2013
No-Doubt wrote:
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It was in news paper lol
http://www.albayan.ae/five-senses/east-and-we...
Murder's committed by Muslims.
Date Country City/State Killed Injured Description

10/17/2013 Iraq Baghdad 8 15 Islamists set off a bomb in a Christian neighborhood, killing at least eight residents.

10/10/2013 Syria Jaramana 11 23 Eleven people are killed when Sunni terrorists fire mortars into a Christian neighborhood.

10/5/2013 Centrafrique Bangassou 9 0 Nine Christians protesting violence by Muslim 'rebels' are killed when their demonstration is attacked.

9/28/2013 Nigeria Zangang 15 12 Muslim militia attack a Christian village, hacking to death fifteen residents and burning down their homes.

9/26/2013 Nigeria Dorawa 3 0 A Pastor and his son are among three people machine-gunned by Religion of Peace enthusiasts.

9/25/2013 Libya Derna 2 0 Two Christians are invited to embrace Islam, then tied up and shot when they refuse.

9/25/2013 Kenya Wajir 1 3 al-Shabaab claims credit for a grenade attack near a Catholic church.

9/22/2013 Pakistan Peshawar 85 110 Two Jundullah suicide bombers obliterate over eighty-five worshippers at a church service, including many women and children.

9/14/2013 Pakistan Karachi 1 0 A Christian's throat is slit on the street after being branded an 'infidel' and blasphemer.

9/13/2013 Tanzania Zanzibar 0 1 Muslims throw acid on a priest, badly burning him.

9/12/2013 Egypt Sahel Selim 2 0 Two Copts are shot to death for refusing to pay Jizya to Muslims.

9/8/2013 Syria Maaloula 3 6 Three Christians are murdered in their home, and six others taken hostage by Islamists.

9/7/2013 Syria Maaloula 3 0 At least three Christians are shot to death after declining an offer to embrace Islam.

9/4/2013 Syria Maaloula 8 27 At least eight defenders are killed when Islamists storm a Christian village and shell a church.

9/4/2013 Syria Maalula 1 0 Islamists slit the throat of a Christian for refusing to deny his faith, then taunt his fiancee.

9/3/2013 Nigeria Kunte-Kuru 6 0 A brutal assault by Muslim militia on the home of a Christian family leaves six members dead, including a 7-year-old child.

9/3/2013 Nigeria Gura Dabwam 3 1 Muslims gun down a devout Christian villager and his two teenage sons.

9/1/2013 Nigeria Adu 9 3 Nine Christian villagers, including two children, are machine-gunned in their own homes by Muslim terrorists.

9/1/2013 Somalia Beledweyne 1 1 A Christian woman is murdered in front of her child, in a targeted attack by Islamic radicals.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#193944 Oct 29, 2013
Seeker wrote:
<quoted text>
Almah does not just mean young woman, it means a young woman of child bearing age who has not yet born a child, and might or might not mean virgin as well. So if a woman is of child bearing age and has not yet born a child even though she has had sex, she is an Almah. And she can also be of child bearing age and has not yet born a child because she is a virgin. But young woman of child bearing age who has not yet born a child is an Almah, whether she is still a virgin or not.
<quoted text>
That is the problem with many Biblical prophecies, particularly Isaiah's. I can't say that I am sure that it is talking about Jesus, it just sounds pretty darned similar, and add Emmanuel to that, which means God with us, and it gets even more similar. When a read later chapters of Isaiah, similarities between what he was saying a Jesus just seemed to keep popping up, without me really looking for them. I would stop and say, hey wait, isn't that similar to what Jesus said or did or claimed? But none of that stuff will ever be conclusive. Just too vague.
<quoted text>
I don't believe the hymen would be intact after she gives birth as that sounds impossible to me, but it would be while she is still pregnant. The problem again is that Isaiah is just so vague. You would think that he would tell the person who he was supposed to be giving the prophesy to that it will be their wife, or specify who's wife it will be for it to be seen as a sign. Otherwise, how could anybody see one of thousands of normal child births as the fulfillment of a sign? So the whole thing gets really weird and completely non conclusive. But I would have to say one thing, that as I read later chapters of Isaiah, things kept on popping up that could have easily been talking about Jesus, and after many times one wonders about that, one begins to wonder if he really was talking about Jesus. For example, Isaiah 9:6 (or 5 in the Hebrew scriptures). That sure could seem to be referring to Jesus, but that in of itself is far from conclusive, but as the similarities keep on adding to each other, you begin to wonder as there are many more things that could be pointing to Jesus. And when I read it, I wasn't looking for Jesus, it just seemed to be popping up on it's own and I noticed the similarities. So I wasn't trying to work hard to make them about Jesus, they just kept on saying things that I recognized from my knowledge of the story of Jesus. And, to make the story complete, the NT often references Isiah or has Jesus doing so. Now maybe they added those things to make it look like Jesus was fitting the bill, but it seems to me like Jesus himself, assuming we have his real words, was trying to make himself out to be a fulfillment of prophecies in the Hebrew scriptures. Either he was, or the people telling the story was. For example, the stone that the builders rejected being the cornerstone. That does indeed match what Jesus was supposed to have claimed himself to be. But nothing is ever conclusive about any of this stuff. I just notice it and consider it as there is a possible pattern to be noticed that isn't completely far out or baseless at all.
I have no idea where you can see Yeshua in Isaiah 9:5

"For a child has been born to us, a son given to us, and the authority is upon his shoulder, and the wondrous adviser, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, called his name, "the prince of peace."

Looking at the time of the verbs and when it was written this piece, the fact that Isa 7:14 speaks of a young woman ready to bear a son, etc... All this disqualifies the Nazarene to be the prince of peace.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#193945 Oct 30, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>
Muslims child abuse is done to spread the religion of Islam.
It is done to children to breed hate in their soul leading the children to the fires of hell.
The abuse is Muslims breeding children to grow up to be murder's to murder innocent people!
Muslims turn innocent children into evil jinn devils to protect their devil Cult religion of the worship of the devil!
Child abuse in the Muslim religion.
Muslims turning innocent children into evil jinn devils to protect the Cult religion of the worship of the devil.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =MpF4EFrAvRgXX
This is the the results of the hate these Children grow up and commit these crimes stennibg from the hate they are taught from child hood.
Date Country City/State Killed Injured Description
10/17/2013 Iraq Baghdad 8 15 Islamists set off a bomb in a Christian neighborhood, killing at least eight residents.
10/10/2013 Syria Jaramana 11 23 Eleven people are killed when Sunni terrorists fire mortars into a Christian neighborhood.
10/5/2013 Centrafrique Bangassou 9 0 Nine Christians protesting violence by Muslim 'rebels' are killed when their demonstration is attacked.
9/28/2013 Nigeria Zangang 15 12 Muslim militia attack a Christian village, hacking to death fifteen residents and burning down their homes.
9/26/2013 Nigeria Dorawa 3 0 A Pastor and his son are among three people machine-gunned by Religion of Peace enthusiasts.
9/25/2013 Libya Derna 2 0 Two Christians are invited to embrace Islam, then tied up and shot when they refuse.
9/25/2013 Kenya Wajir 1 3 al-Shabaab claims credit for a grenade attack near a Catholic church.
9/22/2013 Pakistan Peshawar 85 110 Two Jundullah suicide bombers obliterate over eighty-five worshippers at a church service, including many women and children.
9/14/2013 Pakistan Karachi 1 0 A Christian's throat is slit on the street after being branded an 'infidel' and blasphemer.
9/13/2013 Tanzania Zanzibar 0 1 Muslims throw acid on a priest, badly burning him.
9/12/2013 Egypt Sahel Selim 2 0 Two Copts are shot to death for refusing to pay Jizya to Muslims.
9/8/2013 Syria Maaloula 3 6 Three Christians are murdered in their home, and six others taken hostage by Islamists.
9/7/2013 Syria Maaloula 3 0 At least three Christians are shot to death after declining an offer to embrace Islam.
9/4/2013 Syria Maaloula 8 27 At least eight defenders are killed when Islamists storm a Christian village and shell a church.
9/4/2013 Syria Maalula 1 0 Islamists slit the throat of a Christian for refusing to deny his faith, then taunt his fiancee.
9/3/2013 Nigeria Kunte-Kuru 6 0 A brutal assault by Muslim militia on the home of a Christian family leaves six members dead, including a 7-year-old child.
9/3/2013 Nigeria Gura Dabwam 3 1 Muslims gun down a devout Christian villager and his two teenage sons.
9/1/2013 Nigeria Adu 9 3 Nine Christian villagers, including two children, are machine-gunned in their own homes by Muslim terrorists.
9/1/2013 Somalia Beledweyne 1 1 A Christian woman is murdered in front of her child, in a targeted attack by Islamic radicals.
The abuse of children is a problem that is not originated or caused by religion. You can find many Christians, some of them are even priests guilty to have abused children.

Don't use the child abuse as excuse to diss Islam. If you want to do that then try to do it with other arguments

Since: Sep 13

Abu Dhabi, UAE

#193946 Oct 30, 2013
For decades muslim in bosona ve krosovana

Suffering

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Christian killing innocene people

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

They killed Omar Mokhtar

Killing in indonesia daily

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Invading muslim area and burning their shelter

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Christian can't stand minute without attacking innocent muslim

Second world invaded all arab countries
Plus algeria, tunsia,.........
Doing all bad stuff, raping killing destroying

Also,
medieval Christian wars from 11 century till 15 century

Four whole century muslim suffering by christians
In year
1096

Burning muslim in nigeria while they setting in their home

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Burning innocene man alive

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

In different part of world muslim suffering

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Invading and killing nation without fault

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Christian has no mercy killing kids

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Innocent muslim nation killed by christian

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Raping muslim in bosona by christian

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Muslim being raped in iraq by christian

Pedophile christian

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Worst christian crime in iraq

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Since: Sep 13

Abu Dhabi, UAE

#193947 Oct 30, 2013
They left kid without mother crying over his mother

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Ardogan to surkuzi saying did your father tell you about blodshed in algeria

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

When christian invaded algeria

Since: Sep 13

Abu Dhabi, UAE

#193948 Oct 30, 2013
They don't have ethic piss on muslim
They don't wash their self ( dirty
There dress also dirty smell urine ( ach

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Christian in afghanistan pedophile

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Bloodshot in afghanistan by christiaan

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

US crimes in iraq

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#193949 Oct 30, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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The abuse of children is a problem that is not originated or caused by religion. You can find many Christians, some of them are even priests guilty to have abused children.
Don't use the child abuse as excuse to diss Islam. If you want to do that then try to do it with other arguments
What is not abuse of children taught to hate for the sake of killing innocent people?

What is the goal of Islam?
Is it not to subdue all other people and place them under Islam rule?
Is not hate used as a tool to accomplish that goal?

Where is the line of sanity drawn?
There is no line of sanity that Muslims use to accomplish their goal of subduing other people for the purpose of Islam rule!

So what are defending?
Insanity?

Since: Sep 13

Abu Dhabi, UAE

#193950 Oct 30, 2013
French crimes in algeria ( christian

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Invaded country to kill people

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Nuclear crime in algeria against innocene old man

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#193951 Oct 30, 2013
No-Doubt wrote:
French crimes in algeria ( christian
http://m.youtube.com/watch...
Invaded country to kill people
http://m.youtube.com/watch...
Nuclear crime in algeria against innocene old man
http://m.youtube.com/watch...
Islam is guilty of crimes against humanity!

Since: Sep 13

Abu Dhabi, UAE

#193953 Oct 30, 2013
Christian full of guilt by invading countries and killing them

While muslim just protecting their selves against who come to their area to kill them

JOEL THUMBS UP

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#193954 Oct 30, 2013
Muslim armies invaded and killed millions of non-Muslims during and after the time of that evil bastard, Muhammad, and till this day non-Muslims are being killed and discriminated against by Muslims in Islamic nations.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#193955 Oct 30, 2013
Alex WM wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for that explanation.
What is of more concern is why G-d chose Rabbee when he admits that he is unable to reach out to the world and its grandmother.
Well, you are really getting to my central complaint about this clown and why he bothers me, so I bother him. All that crabbee can do is to bark and complain about what is wrong and how EVERYBODY is wrong, bar none, except of course, him, but when you ask him about solutions to correct the problems he squawks about, he can offer none. So what good is he? Anybody can just squawk that the world is wrong over and over and over again (maybe even 1000 times by now) in the same basic way, that's easy. But solutions are not easy, and he has none. One time, when I sincerely tried to get him to explain what he thinks the solutions are, he said verify verify verify from the Torah. So I did. And it turns out that the promise of God in the story of Noah to never flood the earth again as signified by the rainbow contradicts his idea that God has done the same exact things with the earth and life itself three times over. Not only has God done the same exact things, but we even live the same exact lives. And when I point this clear contradiction out he gets angry and evasive or even downright deceptive. I asked him what "never again" means, and he answers by saying what "ever" means or "never" means. And obviously never AGAIN has an entirely different meaning than never or ever. But he cuts the word AGAIN out of the question and answers it as though "again" was never mentioned so that he can make his idea not be contradictory to the Torah. And don't kid yourself, for as crazy as he is, he's not stupid. So he is willing to be purposefully evasive and therefore deceptive.

So one could possibly say that maybe he really is telling the truth and God talks to him. Anything is possible. But then, when you see his behavior when his own logic paints himself into a corner and he starts to become evasive and deceptive, that pretty much confirms that he has nothing at all to do with God and he us just some crazy guy in desperate need of attention.
Alex WM wrote:
<quoted text>
In effect G-d seems to have given a huge task to the Rabbee but he is unable to deliver. TheTorah G-d has appears to have promoted him beyond the level of his ability.
Let's wait for Rabbee's explanation
Don't you know? God tells him to go on topix everyday and bark at everyone and say essentially the SAME EXACT THINGS every time. Topix is apparently a very very important place to be and God's choice for having his words heard. Forget about Time Magazine, or writing a book, or Oprah or even a cheap, local, public access TV channel. Topix is God's first choice. It's much more effective to bark at about 20 or so people on a specific topix forum everyday than any other REAL efforts could ever produce. And you and I should feel very honored to be lucky enough to just so happen to be here to witness the return of Adam/adam/Noah/Jesus. And pay no attention to the fact that the only miracle he can perform is to create a miraculous whirlpool in his toilet when he flushes it.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#193956 Oct 30, 2013
yehoshooah adam wrote:
<quoted text>
rabbee: so? you think G-D is that boring and repetitive, in always giving only TheTorah? without you noticing how boring and repetitive, you are all against THEM. but if none of you realize what is wrong, there is no way to correct it. i am doing everyone a favor here, by letting you know why hates you all. to give you at least a chance to correct your mental attitudes against G-D, here in always TheTorah.
So how exactly is everyone supposed to correct it? We already know you think that everybody in the entire world is wrong, except for you, of course. You have made that abundantly clear more than 1000 times over in this topic, and we all heard you the first time. So maybe you could be a little more productive rather than repetitive and start giving clear, coherent steps that people should take to correct the problem. While a prophet is supposed to be critical and tell people what is wrong, prophets also always tell people what to do to correct the problems. But you can't seem to do that. And that is what makes me the MOST suspicious and dismissive of your self glorifying or even downright crazy claims.

So if you are a real prophet, perhaps you could first start by writing clear and coherent sentences rather than writing the same way one would expect a common, confused mental patient to write.

Then, you could move on to providing meaningful, understandable solutions. Then, maybe you could move on to telling this to a larger audience rather than 20 or so people in a specific topix forum. Seems to me, that God sure seems to like you wasting the time you waste here with 20 or so people on a specific topic in a specific topix forum (sarcasm).

So why wouldn't anybody think you are merely some loon, and that barking on a tiny topix forum is the easiest and most convenient entertainment you can give yourself? Any common retard can do that.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#193957 Oct 30, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
<quoted text>
I have no idea where you can see Yeshua in Isaiah 9:5
"For a child has been born to us, a son given to us, and the authority is upon his shoulder, and the wondrous adviser, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, called his name, "the prince of peace."
Looking at the time of the verbs and when it was written this piece, the fact that Isa 7:14 speaks of a young woman ready to bear a son, etc... All this disqualifies the Nazarene to be the prince of peace.
7:14 does not say "ready" to bear a son. It makes no mention of whether this is immediately imminent or not. And, what you offered for 9:5 is one translation. But let's go with that one. Remove the comma between Father and called and it would clearly mean that God, Everlasting Father called someone else Prince of Peace. So here it is rewritten that way.

the mighty God, the everlasting Father called his name, "the prince of peace."

But even then, that would still be awkward because it should have said the Father called him Prince of Peace, not called his name Prince of Peace. Father would call him something, not call his name something. One does not call someone's name, one calls someone BY his name. So it's still awkward. And if it meant that, then this would actually be the correct way to say it. Father called him his name, Prince of Peace or just Father called him Prince of Peace. But Father called his name means Father calling out his name rather than calling him a name.

But with that comma there, it could be saying that it is the Father, called BY his name, Prince of Peace. Called his name and called BY his name, with the surrounding commas, would seem to mean the same exact thing in that context, and the BY isn't necessary.

So while that is a very tiny nitpick, that is a very very important comma and can change the entire meaning of the sentence. But it's difficult to say with translations whether that comma belongs there or not, and what it's absence could really mean. But I am merely going with the one you offered.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#193959 Oct 30, 2013
Stephano, I know that what I said could be very confusing at first, but I tried to explain that I could think of. I was illustrating in the clearest way that I could. It might take reading over it more than once. But, the nagging question behind what I am suggesting would be why would God's name also be Prince of Peace? But the possible answer is that if Jesus became a form of God on earth, then the additional title of Prince of Peace signifies the name for form of God on earth, rather than God himself. The whole thing can get very weird. Isaiah was very cryptic and far from clear at all.

Since: Sep 13

Abu Dhabi, UAE

#193960 Oct 30, 2013
Don't lie all invasion happened from christian

When they start invading muslim country in second world war

Bunch of layers
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#193961 Oct 30, 2013
Also, one more thing Stephano,

Here is what Jewish publications are supposed to do with that verse and often do.

http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1009.htm
5 For a child is born unto us, a son is given unto us; and the government is upon his shoulder; and his name is called Pele-joez-el-gibbor-Abi-ad-sar -shalom;

So here, it clearly says that this person is called the name Pele-joez-el-gibbor-Abi-ad-sar -shalom. So here, it is not saying that God was calling someone else by his name, it is clearly saying that this person is or will be called by the name Pele-joez-el-gibbor-Abi-ad-sar -shalom.

Now, the question is, why isn't this one specific part of one specific verse translated into English, when the rest of the entire chapter is?

And the answer is because they are doing the right thing, and Chabad, where you got your interpretation from, is not. The translation of these words are in dispute, even among Jews. So they correctly do not translate it one way or the other and instead just give the actual words in a transliterated fashion.

But that isn't the real question. The real question is why only this one tiny part is in dispute? So much so, that it is not supposed to be translated, while all of the rest of the chapter can be and is.

And the answer comes right down to human psychology and motives. If you ever notice in general, it often only seems to be things that can be disturbing that are deemed questionable as to it's translation or meaning, but everything else seems to be so easily translatable. Hmmmm..... And on the other side of the fence, the Christian translation could be said to be self serving. Again, classic human psychology and behavior going on. However, the Christian translation actually matches what I quoted above much better than the one from Chabad does, it's just that the actual name is not translated in what I quoted above. But the general form of it matches the Christian version quite well where it is giving the name of this person spoken of in the beginning of 9:5, and not talking about God calling another person by a name.

It all starts to get very very interesting.

So far, that's fine.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#193962 Oct 30, 2013
No-Doubt wrote:
Don't lie all invasion happened from christian
When they start invading muslim country in second world war
Bunch of layers
That was the first world war you silly doh doh. Get an education and stop letting your fellow Muslims lie to you. And they invaded them because the Muslim Turkish Ottomans owned those countries and the Ottomans were giving oil to the Germans to help them fight against the allies. And the Arabs fought along side of the supposed "invaders", because they were oppressed and owned by the Ottomans for 400 years and they wanted their freedom. Go take a history course, okay? And quit letting other Muslims lie to you. They lied to you about Mr Bean, they lied about Neil Armstrong, they lie about anything they can imagine as long as they think it will make Islam look true.

And some of the smarter and more honest Muslims try to correct these other Muslims for their lying behavior because they correctly recognize that when Muslims do this, it is an embarrassment to Islam and other more intelligent and honest Muslims. Not every Muslim is stupid and gullible, but unfortunately, too many of them are, and you are an example of that. I could pretend that I was a Muslim and make up any story that I want, and as long as it makes Islam look true, you would believe me right away. You don't know how to properly analyze anything.

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