“Allah bless us and bless our families and bless our Lord. Lead us on the straight path—the path of all prophets: Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad.”
These were the words that rang out over the congregation at The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, USA meeting in Portland, Oregon. Wajidi Said, co-founder of the Muslim Education Trust, led the attendees in the prayer to the Islamic deity—a move arranged by the Ecumenical and Interfaith ministry staff at the assembly.
The prayer was part of the “first order of business” during the meeting’s opening session, a time dedicated to praying for those affected by the Orlando shooting that occurred just weeks before.
“In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful, let us praise the Lord … Peace be upon them and peace be upon Allah.”
This is on top of their very vocal hatred of the Jewish State. At the 2018 General Assembly, the Presbyterians considered several anti-Israel resolutions. Among those that passed included resolutions opposing the federal and state anti-BDS laws, one calling for more debate on Israel “illegal” military occupation of the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem, and another expressing “profound grief and sorrow” for Palestinians killed during the clashes along the Gaza border.
Additionally, the General Assembly also urged the real estate company RE/MAXX, LLC to end the sale or rental of Jewish properties in Israeli settlements .
The passage of a number of anti-Israel resolutions continues a long and deeply anti-Semitic trend for the Presbyterian Church in the last decade.
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