The new propaganda from some Muslims attempts to argue that Jesus was also a Muslim. It is an undeniable fact that Islam has been associated with feelings of hatred, fanaticism, and animosity towards Christianity and Judaism. Presently, Muslims around the world appear to be expressing frustration by asserting that Jesus Christ was a Muslim and Palestinians.
This ongoing propaganda intensified after the massacre on October 7th in Israel when the terrorist group Hamas killed 1,500 Jews and kidnapped thousands of others. Subsequently, a surge of hatred against Jews and Christians worldwide was observed. Violent protests occurred in European countries where Muslim protesters openly chanted slogans advocating the killing of Jews and Kafir. In certain locations, attacks on innocent civilians have also been reported.
Security Increases for Christmas celebrations:
We have even seen security Increases for Christmas celebrations in Germany and Austria amid attack concerns. Germany’s landmark cathedral in Cologne barred sightseeing visits, and Christmas Eve Mass attendees underwent security checks. Police heightened alertness based on indications of a potential attack. Despite the prohibition on sightseeing, churchgoers participated in multiple services, with security measures implemented. Vienna, Austria, also saw increased security around churches and Christmas markets in response to similar threat intelligence, reportedly from an Islamic extremist group. Although the threat information targeted New Year’s Eve, precautions were taken on Christmas Eve due to the area’s high footfall. Authorities urged caution but emphasized not avoiding Christmas celebrations.
Hurting Christian Sentiments:
One side of radical Muslims is attempting to attack Christmas, whereas, on the other side, the so-called liberal Muslims on social media are running a campaign asserting that Jesus was a Muslim and that he is a follower of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam. A majority of Muslims believe that extending Christmas greetings to Christians goes against Islamic principles. However, a new wave of propaganda has emerged, claiming that Jesus was Muslim and connected to Palestine. In Pakistan, the Middle East, and even in some Western countries, Muslims are exchanging Christmas greetings among themselves and even with Christians by portraying Jesus as Muhammad’s soldier and a Muslim.
The fact that Jesus Christ was neither a Muslim nor a Palestinian is true. He was born to a Jewish mother and was raised in accordance with Jewish traditions.
If any Christian expresses views against Islam, it is often labeled as Islamophobic. However, in reality, Christian churches invest millions of taxpayers’ money in interfaith programs. Despite efforts to decrease animosity towards Christians and Jews, the level of hostility seems to increase every year.
This is not the first instance where Muslims have offended the sentiments of Jesus’s followers. Incidents have occurred in certain parts of Europe where Muslims were observed destroying church crosses and assaulting Christian Street preachers.
Western Civilization, guided by the principles of the Bible and Christianity, is currently encountering significant challenges. Christianity emphasizes coexistence with others and now is the opportune moment to implement educational programs. These programs can facilitate understanding how individuals from diverse cultures can coexist harmoniously within Western society.