Lou Engle and thousands of prayer warriors will gather together at Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, on Friday as part of TheCall, a 24-hour Christian prayer movement. But the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, is making a call of its own.
Dawud Walid, executive director of CAIR's Michigan chapter, is calling on mosques and other Muslim organizations in the Motor City to be prepared and alert. That's because Walid has interpreted the prayer, fasting, repentance and sacrificial worship event Engle has organized as a potential threat to Muslims.
“Given the theology of the participants and that they view Muslims as demonic, we should be prepared that some participants may come to the mosques to harass or provoke worshippers especially around the time of Friday prayers,” Walid wrote in an email Wednesday.
Walid encouraged secure entrances to schools and mosques and suggested a call to the police if “suspicious persons” are seen.
Although Engle has not commented on the reaction of some Muslims in Detroit, TheCall organizers have made clear its positive incentive and its love for all races—including Muslims.
Thousands will gather in the stadium on 11-11-11 in solemn assembly to conduct spiritual warfare on principalities and powers that are influencing America. TheCall organizers feel the darkness of economic struggle, racial tension, the shedding of innocent blood and spiritual bondages is keeping Muslims and others from knowing Christ.
And their response to Joel 2 is rooted in love: “At the heart of TheCall is love for God and for all people, and the desire to see God restore the foundations of Christian faith and revive the nations.”
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