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By Nikken
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Anti-Islam Remarks
Thursday, 2 December 2004
Sermons of High Priest Nikken
Topic: By Nikken
http://www.nsglobalnet.jp/page/collected_sermons/28.htm


The Collected Sermons of High Priest Nikken Shonin

Audience for Overseas Believers at the Third Summer Study Tozan,
Grand Reception Hall, Head Temple Taisekiji, August 5, 1995


Amidst the flourishing of such a great number of incorrect religions today, there is a teaching that accurately explains cause and effect and causal relations as they span the three existences of past present and future, and explains exactly how the paths to happiness or unhappiness lie within this. Various religions exist, such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and others, but Buddhism is the only one that actually explains these things completely.

Posted by nikken67 at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Sunday, 19 December 2004 11:02 AM EST
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Sermons of High Priest Nikken
Topic: By Nikken
Sermons of High Priest Nikken

1. Sermon at the Otanjo-e (celebration of the Founder's birth) Ceremony
February 16, 2002 (p. 65, March issue of Dainichiren, organ magazine of Nichiren Shoshu)

Shakyamuni Buddhism, which was being disseminated in India, was uprooted and destroyed by the Islamic invasion. Buddhism was virtually wiped out in India as a result of Islam's destruction of just about every statue of Buddha, burning of Buddhist scriptures and massacre of priests and nuns.

2. Sermon at the Completion Ceremony of Senshoji-Temple, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan October 10, 2001
(p.66, November issue of Dainichiren)

Due to Islam's armed attacks on India, based on the diabolic notion of subduing and eliminating other religions, Shakyamuni Buddhism vanished almost entirely from India.

3. Semon at the 3rd Hokkeko Youth Division General Meeting, held at the Head Temple Taisekiji
March 27, 1994
(p.60, April issue of Dainichiren)

When we carefully examine the various heretical religions, a large number of them tend to obscure the correct intelligence and rational thinking that human beings are endowed with. Christianity teaches that God created human beings; however, where exactly this God exists remains unclear. Although some argue that faith means believing that the invisible God does exist, they say so because the teachings are not correct in the truest sense. People speak of Allah or other gods, but it is a matter of simply believing in them.... Various erroneous religions, in various different ways, obscure the intelligence, rational thinking and the Buddha nature to which they should awaken. That is why the polluted world is increasingly being defiled by the five impurities.



Posted by nikken67 at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Saturday, 18 December 2004 11:43 AM EST
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Wednesday, 1 December 2004
Islam vs. Buddhism: Grudge Match
Topic: In U.S.A
http://atheism.about.com/b/a/009143.htm

July 19, 2003
Islam vs. Buddhism: Grudge Match

Ghazi Khankan, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations wants an apology. Apparently Rev. Jisei Nagasaka, a Buddhist priest, has said that "Islam is a false religion" and that another priest said that Allah "is a figment of the imagination." This is just all too much for Khankan who has treated these comments as attacks, as a contradiction to the traditional image of Buddhists as peaceful, and as offensive to all the world's Muslims.
According to New York Newsday:

After a news conference in front of the Buddhist temple - Nichiren Shoshu - on Beech Avenue in Flushing, Khankan and other Muslim leaders delivered a petition containing 388 signatures to a temple official. ...While the statements in question were promptly removed from the Web site after letters and phone calls from Muslims, the council said Nagasaka's comments can only be rectified with better understanding and an apology.
An apology for what - for stating what many Buddhists honestly believe? I'm sure that most Muslims consider Buddhism to be a false religion - would it be an attack for a Muslim to say that? Of course not. There are certainly better and worse ways of expressing such a sentiment, but assuming that the context wasn't offensive, then Muslims shouldn't be demanding an apology for an adherent of one religion saying that another religion isn't as good.

Posted by nikken67 at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Sunday, 19 December 2004 11:06 AM EST
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Muslims Want Apology for Anti-Islam Remarks
Topic: In U.S.A
Muslims Want Apology for Anti-Islam Remarks

http://www.cair-net.org/asp/article.asp?id=32185&page=NB

American Muslim News Briefs
Wednesday, July 09, 2003
Muslims Want Apology for Anti-Islam Remarks
Source: NY Newsday

A national Muslim organization demanded an apology Wednesday from a Flushing Buddhist priest who allegedly made disparaging remarks about Islam that were posted on the Internet.

Ghazi Khankan, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations-New York, said the Rev. Jisei Nagasaka made disparaging statements, including "Islam is a false religion." His comments came after another Buddhist priest made similar statements, including Allah "is a figment of the imagination."

"I was surprised because I know Buddhists are peaceful people," he said. "Why attack others? It didn't make sense to me."

After a news conference in front of the Buddhist temple - Nichiren Shoshu - on Beech Avenue in Flushing, Khankan and other Muslim leaders delivered a petition containing 388 signatures to a temple official.

The petition called on Nagasaka, the Flushing temple's chief priest, to apologize for his remarks, which were made to an audience and later posted on the temple's Web site, Khankan said.

While the statements in question were promptly removed from the Web site after letters and phone calls from Muslims, the council said Nagasaka's comments can only be rectified with better understanding and an apology...

Posted by nikken67 at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Sunday, 19 December 2004 11:05 AM EST
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Rev. Jisei Nagasaka made disparaging statements
Topic: In U.S.A
Rev. Jisei Nagasaka made disparaging statements, including "Islam is a false religion."

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=7464#c0007

#7 Thom 7/14/2003 08:12AM PST
Speaking of those violent Buddhist bastards, one of them offended a Muslim with his brutal insensitivity (http://www.nynewsday...).

(Bryan Virasami, NY Newsday) - A national Muslim organization demanded an apology Wednesday from a Flushing Buddhist priest who allegedly made disparaging remarks about Islam that were posted on the Internet.

Ghazi Khankan, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations-New York, said the Rev. Jisei Nagasaka made disparaging statements, including "Islam is a false religion." His comments came after another Buddhist priest made similar statements, including Allah "is a figment of the imagination."

"I was surprised because I know Buddhists are peaceful people," he said. "Why attack others? It didn't make sense to me."

After a news conference in front of the Buddhist temple - Nichiren Shoshu - on Beech Avenue in Flushing, Khankan and other Muslim leaders delivered a petition containing 388 signatures to a temple official.

The petition called on Nagasaka, the Flushing temple's chief priest, to apologize for his remarks, which were made to an audience and later posted on the temple's Web site, Khankan said.

While the statements in question were promptly removed from the Web site after letters and phone calls from Muslims, the council said Nagasaka's comments can only be rectified with better understanding and an apology...

Oh, the irony.

Posted by nikken67 at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Friday, 24 December 2004 10:36 AM EST
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