A Christian Learns that Muslims do not Succumb to Childish Tactics [Updated!]
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,
Missionaries have employed a vast variety of tactics to drag the Muslim into debate, solely for the purpose of taking control of the conversation, negating the Muslim’s belief and establishing Christianity as the dominant faith. Many do not understand that this is a reality, they think that these missionaries are innocent minded. However, a missionary on our very own page, despite his explicit arrogance, outed himself in a cry of frustration. He explains that despite all of his manoeuvring to drag me into a submissive position of argument, he’s failed constantly. What he does not understand is that I am no child. Despite being 20, I am familiar with the missionary mentality. Not only that, due to my Islamic upbringing, I also have developed a thick skin and a knack for being patient with confrontational people.
He mistakenly assumes that by not being able to capture me in debate, it is due to me backing out. The truth is, he hasn’t been able to capture me in petulant and low level thought arguments because I cut him off at every chance he gets. Essentially, foresight is key and so is socratic thinking. In layman’s terms, I know what arguments he will use and the string of logic which follows, so I negate his premises, thus rendering his argument null and void. Since his argument has been refuted, he’s unable to move forward and thus he’s cut off from preaching to me.
He speaks so candidly, that he even admits to assuming I have a camera in his mind so I can see his thoughts. Surely, this is a sign from Allaah that I’m atleast doing something right. Knowledge is key and in my few years of discussion and dialogue, Christians have few intelligible arguments. I read their texts, studied and understood their reasoning and because of this, I became able to foresee their train of thought and as I have aforementioned, I am now able to shut them down in an elegant and precise manner. He thought that being loud and abrasive would help, but my patience persevered over his stone age tactics. He thought that by insulting my pride, I would have no choice but to respond, what he does not understand is that in Islam we are taught humility and we are humble to all due to our submission to our Lord, Allaah ta ‘aala.
Finally, he says that he tried to portray himself as a liar so that I would jump at the chance to attack and embarrass him, but this too did not work. He does not yet understand that we do not do this to attack, or hate on anyone, but to sincerely guide them to the truth. The missionary mind is very close minded, and this is a rear glimpse into what effective da’wah does to the Missionary. He is unable to think properly, his methods have failed, his arguments have backfired. He’s unable to evoke an emotional response from the Muslim. So what is he to conclude? That I am unlearned and unstable! Funny and ironic as it may be, his own words are testament to my character. I’m not unlearned, nor unstable, I am a Muslim who understands Islam and because of this, I recognize the reality of Christian missionary work, subsequently, I am able to decommission missionaries by doing little and causing them much frustration!
Allaah is indeed the Most Merciful!
Shortly after this post, our friend Victor decided to comment once more:
This is what I call the emotional self affirmation, the missionary has now presented himself with a precarious situation. He decides that although he admitted to being deceitful, that he willingly attacked my pride, that he pretended to be ignorant, in the end I am the one who is the coward. To compensate for such a lame argument he added a bout of laughter that really shows his nervous reaction to the mess he’s found himself in. Then he sought to once again, admit that he exposed himself. It’s good that he realised what he’s done, but then he shoots himself in the foot again by explaining more of his method.
He’s decided to go to another Muslim page and ‘perform a massacre’, such violent rhetoric is abhorrent and quite distasteful, certainly Christ did not usher and motivate the disciples by telling them to massacre the Jews! Alas, we must differentiate between the Christians of today and the faithful disciples of Christ. Lastly, he concludes that us Muslims cannot defend anything and then ends with saying we should wait for him. Most certainly we shall wait for him and we will enjoy watching him fumble once more. I think I’ve broken this missionary, thank God there are a couple million more for me to enjoy.
wa Allaahu ‘Alam.