In American Christian circles, "Chrislam" has become a hotly debated topic ignited by Jack Van Impe's cancellation of his contract with the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Some Muslims see the issue differently.
"Muslims will be united with Christians, because the Qur'an says so," remarked a Muslim in a religious discussion with others of the faith. While the names of the parties speaking were not disclosed by a recent video produced by "Atlas Tan" (see video below), the discussion focused on how Christians were not the enemy. Atheists, Darwinists, and materialists were the enemy. The group's leader said that the notion that "We can have no non-Muslim brothers for us to be united with. Christianity is an enemy to Islam," is a mistaken one.
Reading text from the Qur'an, he said the actual meaning was that "We will speak with Christians. We will have dealings with them and tell them of the faith. And they will accept religion, won't they? There will be a friendly, brotherly climate of conversation."
The leader of the discussion group remarked that Christians can never be converted to the religion of Islam or friendly with Muslims if the Muslims do not speak with them. In the discussion, kind and gentle proselytizing speech, co-existence and defending Christians, and even marriage were advocated.
"Christians will be our brothers in 'La Ilaha Illa Allah,' and we will strive together against atheism, irreligion, materialism and Darwinism," he stated.
With a common ground against atheists, he said that it was Marxists, Leninists and Stalinists who wanted constant fighting between Muslims and Christians. While Christians would never rule and Muslims would not abide by their beliefs, the speaker said that their friendliness to Islam would help to annihilate Marxist, Leninist, Stalinist and Darwinist thinking.
In 'La Ilaha Illa Allah,' Muslims would accept Christians as brothers and friends but not accept their beliefs.
Citing historical examples of co-existence with Christians and Muslims, another speaker at the group said that "No one living as a Christian shall be forced to convert to Islam." All would be under Allah's protection if they were kind to one another.
"If our Prophet regarded those people as vile, he would not have talked with them," the group's leader added.