So Tonga now has a Muslim community! It was interesting reading Matangi Tongas article "Tonga's Muslims aim to build new boarding school" 23 Apr 2007.
As someone living in Europe I could not but help laugh when I read that Sheikh Imam Abdul Fader, the spiritual leader of the local Tongan Muslim community, tried to portray Islam as a peace loving religion. It was the same here in Europe in the 60's, 70's and 80's while the Muslims were still few in numbers in many European countries. They portrayed their religion as one seeking peace and harmony with other religions. But now that they are large in numbers it is quite clear what many of them want. They want Europe to become Islamic. They want Europe to follow the Sharia law.
The article in Matangi Tonga reads:
Sheikh Fader said that in the Holy Book, the Qur'an, "we are taught peace and unity, there is no violence in the holy book nor there is terrorism or suicide bombing or the taking of innocent lives mentioned. Our purpose in life is to do good and be good and we wish for peace and to be able to live with our fellow Christians as one family."
Ok, but then how will Sheikh Fader explain, that the following is in the Quran?
'Kill disbelievers wherever you find them. If they attack you, then kill them. Such is the reward of disbelievers.' 2:191-2.
'Have no unbelieving friends. Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them.' 4:89
'War is ordained by Allah, and all Muslims must be willing to fight, whether they like it or not.' 2:216
'Allah will bestow a vast reward on those who fight in religious wars.' 4:74
In plain English this means it's OK to kill Christians - in fact it is the duty of Muslims to be enemy with Christians.
Now a 100 Muslims won't do no harm, you the reader might think. Yes, but for every Muslim another will follow. Why? Because their religion dictates that! Muslims are not allowed to marry non-Muslims. So you'll end up either having more Tongans convert to Islam when there is a marriage with a Tongan Muslim - or else you'll have an import of Muslims spouses from overseas.
'Those who marry unbelievers will burn in the Fire.' 2:221
'Intermarriage is forbidden.' 2:221
There are heaps of places in the Quran that only too clearly show what this religion is about. And there lots of evidence from recent history, that shows just how aggressive and intolerant this religion is.
Tonga is regarded as the most Christian country in the world. Your faith allows you to let others have their faith. From my many trips to Tonga I know this to be a fact. Saudi Arabia (that Sheikh Fader mentions he will visit to in order to seek donations) is regarded as the most Muslim country in the world. Have any Christian ever been allowed to build a church in this country? Or a school? Or to preach Christianity? Are you even allowed read out loud from the holy bible?
One thing is to be tolerant. That's good. But being tolerant towards those who try and destroy tolerance is not only stupid - but perhaps also suicidal. Time will show. Don't forget that you as a Christian Tongan are the devil's companion - in the eyes of a Muslim!
'Believers fight for Allah; disbelievers fight for the devil. So fight the minions of the devil.' 4:76
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