It appears that these commentators were swayed by the summary statements of Ahab's reign that cast him as an idolater
This is the way people of the Book can live under Shariah: "Declaration by Allah and His Apostle of dissociating from those idolaters
with whom you have a treaty.
The revelations from Allah to the Prophet Muhammad was to bring the religious practices of Arab idolaters
back to the surrendering themselves to the will of the single God, while ensuring that they understood that their place in the world was part of a grandeur order that belonged to God.
The book is thus bracketed by discussions of iconoclasm, ancient and modern, while its main thrust is an attempt to probe the minds of the obviously intelligent, sophisticated idolaters
seeking to understand the rationale behind long-ridiculed, apparent folly.
Moreover, he believed that many of those who are religious and who are not idolaters
have so compromised their religion in their pursuit of power in the Knesset and other corridors of power that they fell into the trap set for them by Ben Gurion who, Leibowitz claimed, once told him: "I will never agree to the separation of religion from the state.
Obviously, it was tricky for a Jew to dine with an idolater
According to them, there was no difference in the halakhic status of wine handled by a Muslim or an idolater
He notes that Rambam delineates five kinds of heretics (Teshuvah 3:6, 7), one of whom is the idolater
who denies the existence of a Creator, and Bleich places all who deny that the entire written and oral Torah derives from Heaven in this category of idolaters
At the end of the chapter, Martin summarizes his findings: "The Council, citing Romans 1:21, 25, declares that many have been deceived by the evil one and rejected the truth for a lie and are in effect idolaters
Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters
nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders.
It is tempting, like the misrepresentation of Catholics as superstitious idolaters
and conservatives as misogynistic misers, to believe that this bit of wordplay is subterfuge, and not a particularly artful sort.
Ultra conservative Saudi Sunni clerics considered Ibadhi Islam, the official creed of Omanis that grew out of the early Kharijih Movement around 657 AD during the Caliphate of EoACAyAli Ibn Abi Talib, as Muslims idolaters