The director of issues analysis of a conservative fundamentalist Christian organization On Wednesday warned that Muslims were worshipping a “demon god.”
On his daily radio show, the American Family Associations’s Bryan Fischer defended Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and four other Republicans who have suggested that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, had infiltrated the U.S. government on behalf of radical Islamists in the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Allah is an extremely powerful demon,” Fischer said. “He is a demon god. What Muslims are worshiping is actually a demon. They think they are worshiping god, they’re deceived, they’ve been fooled, so I don’t want to be hard on them.”
“You may disagree with me but there is no question that this is what Christianity teaches,” he continued. “But from a Christian stand point, from a New Testament stand point, there’s no question that Muslims are worshiping a demon. Allah is a demon god.”
“Remember Jesus himself believed in the existence of Satan, he took Satan very seriously, Satan is a very real being according to the New Testament, he’s out there, not some kind of shadowy, vague, powerless figure but he is the dark ‘prince of the power of the air,’ as the New Testament describes him, so that’s who Muslims are worshiping.”
According to New York University professor Francis Edwards Peters, Muslim’s believe that they worship the same god as Christians and Jews.
“The Quran insists, Muslims believe, and historians affirm that Muhammad and his followers worship the same God as the Jews,” Peters wrote in his book, “Islam, a Guide for Jews and Christians.”
“The Quran’s Allah is the same Creator God who covenanted with Abraham and dispatched the prophets to their tasks, and although he is perhaps more dominantly central to the Quran that Yahweh to the Bible, he is not portrayed in the same manner as his biblical prototype.”
Listen the audio below from the American Family Association via Right Wing Watch, broadcast July 25, 2012.
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