Well this appears to be a pretty 'hot' topic. I noticed this post over on Catholic Answers in the Eastern Christianity Forum:
Since Jesus is the complete self-revelation of God it logically follows that the "revelations" found in the Koran are only those of God where they are copies of what was already revealed. That which is not of God is of man and is, therefore, an invention.
You mean to say that where the Koran just happens by accident to agree with the Bible, we can accept those teachings?
In the photo I saw there was no statue of Mary covered by the Muslims If
they are using the church as a mosque then it would seem probable that they would cover 'offending'/'graven' images.
(who hold Mary in high esteem).
Their idea of Mary is that she was still a virgin. However they also misrepresent the Christian position by claiming that Christians believe her to be a god like the Father and the Son; their misrepresentation is that Christians believe in Father, Son, and Holy Mother.
If the only objection is the presence of a banner saying "Allah" then I don't have a problem. If it goes beyond that, then there may be a problem that should be addressed.
There's two problems here; one is
their word 'god' represents not just the same word 'god' in English, but a concept of what God is. Their idea of God and the Christian idea of God are two totally different ideas. We believe in a loving God. They believing in a god of deceit (who caused the people of Jesus' day to only believe that He had been crucified).
Further, they are using a church to worship this 'foreign' god; a being that is not our God.
Allah is simply the Arabic word for God. In my Melkite parish we use that word frequently. Perhaps we, too, are ignorant (a claim made by the article's writer)?
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Given those points, it's enough. Even the Pope rejects the use of churches as mosques.