Muslim apologists by and large have been respectful to our Christian brothers and sisters following the passing of Nabeel Qureishi. We’ve seen almost all Muslim apologists come out in condemnation of fellow Muslims who were using this sensitive time to one-up our Christian brothers and sisters. Such considerate behaviour however has not been forthcoming from the Christian community. Instead of using this time to reflect on their beliefs and to mourn, many Christians have taken to abusing Shaykh Deedat.
One such malicious and abusive statement was made on Jonathan McLatchie’s Apologetics Academy, a Facebook group where he and his cohorts train Christians on how to approach apologetics about Islam, Atheism and other opposing world views.
Caution: The post you are about to see is very disheartening, quite malicious and highly disrespectful, so please bear this in mind before further reading.
Yes, we understand that this is a difficult time for many of our Christian colleagues, but that does not give them the right to behave in such a malicious manner. We must hold our brothers and sisters to a higher standard, and if the Muslim community can do it, why not also the Christian community?
Chris Claus who is an active Administrator of this Facebook group, along with Jonathan McLatchie, have not dealt with this post as of this article’s publication despite the post’s popularity in the group. In fact, this behaviour is emblematic of a serious problem within the Christian community when it comes to Islam. Just recently, Joseph Jay Smith’s Christian apologetics team, lead by Hatun Tash, also demonized Shaykh Deedat publicly during a debate with our esteemed Br. Mansur. Do note, that Jonathan McLatchie is a colleague and supporter of Mrs. Tash and issued no rebuke regarding her behaviour or statements. Sam Shamoun, a former employee with the fraud-ridden (as he himself claimed) ABN TV condoned Tash’s statement about Shaykh Deedat in his Paltalk room while speaking with her before his online “class”.
We urge our Christian brothers and sisters to hold themselves to a higher standard, one where they can deal with Muslims in an honest, respectable and sincere fashion, such rabid hate and spite should not have a place in their hearts.
May God guide us all.
and God knows best.