Today the Sydney Morning Herald reported (in “He’s not the son of God, just the support act“) that a Sydney Islamic organisation, MyPeace was beginning a campaign “to educate non-Muslims about Islam”. The paper featured the slogan “Jesus: a prophet of Islam”, which will soon be seen on billboards and buses around Sydney. Other billboards will carry the messages ‘Holy Quran: the final testament’‘ and ‘Muhammad: mercy to mankind’.
These statements suggest the campaign is aiming to win converts, but spokesperson Diaa Mohamed said the campaign was intended to educate non-Muslims about Islam. “We want to raise awareness that Islam believes in Jesus Christ …. We embrace him and say that he was one of the mightiest prophets of God.”
It will be interesting to see how Aussies respond – or perhaps if they even notice.
It will also be interesting to see how christians respond. It seem to me to be an interesting opportunity for christians to respond positively and constructively, and to encourage Muslims to read the gospels and see for themselves what this ‘mighty prophet’ said and did.