Skip to comments.CONDI UPS ANTE ON CRESCENT-KISSING – SAYS ISLAM’S A RELIGION OF PEACE AND LOVE
Posted on 10/31/2005 6:33:28 PM PST by B4Ranch
CONDI UPS ANTE ON CRESCENT-KISSING SAYS ISLAMS A RELIGION OF PEACE AND LOVE
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By Don Feder
While I never imagined Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be a conservative, I used to think she was vaguely connected to reality. Her October 25th speech at an Iftaar dinner (marking the end of Ramadan) disabused me of that notion. It was an exercise in crescent-kissing to put even her boss to shame.
Upping the ante on Western Muslim mania, madam secretary promoted Islam from religion of peace to religion of love and peace. (You always hurt the ones you love?) Islams love letters usually come with TNT attached.
We in America know the benevolence that is at the heart of Islam, Rice remarked. Weve seen it in many ways.
Muslim benevolence may be glimpsed in a ceremony just days ago in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, where Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al Sudais (imam of Meccas Grand Mosque) received the Islamic Personality of the Year Award.
In a 2003 sermon, Sheikh Love prayed that Allah would terminate the Jews, who he benevolently called the scum of humanity, the rats of the world, prophet killers pigs and monkeys (the latter comes from the Koran). On other occasions Al-Sudais referred to Jews as evil, a continuum of deceit, tyrannical and treacherous doubtless, all terms of endearment among devotees of the religion of peace and love.
Rice went on to observe: We in America also know that Muslims possess certain basic rights that arise from our equal human dignity. Among these are the right to live without oppression, the right to worship without persecution, and the right to think and speak and assemble without wrongful retribution.
Pity Muslims dont extend the same rights to religious minorities in their counties -- Christians in Nigeria, Jews in Iran, Orthodox in Kosovo, Egyptian Copts, etc.
Earlier this month, there were riots outside a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt. It took 5,000 police to quell the crowd protesting a play at the church which it believed had defamed its adorable religion. Days before, a Muslim stabbed a nun to retaliate for the sale of a DVD of the play. Crossing peace and love can be a risky business.
Besides puckering up for the Prophet, our Secretary of State indulged in some unabashed America-bashing. After ritual garment-rending over the sin of segregation, Condi pontificated, So, of all nations, America has no cause for false pride and we have every reason for humility. (Perhaps it was her years in academia that taught Rice to babble fluently.)
No reason for false pride, huh? It must have been the Saudis who launched us into the computer age. Guess it was the Egyptians who spent half-a-century feeding the worlds hungry. Were those Iranians hitting the beach on D-Day? probably not, given that most adherents of the religion of peace and love were rooting for the Nazis.
Her fondness for Islam must be behind Rices advocacy of a Palestinian state. Why limit the love to only 1,000-plus dead Israelis in the past five years?
In all of existence, there is no greater dichotomy than between the way Islam is portrayed by its Western admirers and the way its practiced by its more enthusiastic adherents. Wherever large numbers of Muslims come in contact with infidels, all jihad breaks loose. Thats as true on the West Bank as it is in the Kashmir, as much a reality in the Philippines as the Balkans and as sure in West Africa as it is in Indonesia.
There are two possible explanations for this phenomenon:
1) Islam is indeed a religion of sweetness and light which, for some inexplicable reason, tends to provoke the wrath of non-Muslims of every variety.
2) Islam is an atavistic cult (more ideology than religion) whose tenets glorify holy war, teach contempt for other peoples, foster toxic resentment and inspire megalomania among its followers.
Yet, reality notwithstanding, Western elites insist on seeing Islam through Condi-colored glasses. No amount of suicide bombing, anti-Semitic agitation (Jordanian TV is airing a series on the Jewish conspiracy for global domination The Protocols of The Elders of Zion for Dummies), rampant misogyny, persecution of Christians or slaughter of innocents is allowed to penetrate this mindset.
Love (as well as body parts) was in the air in India on Saturday, when bomb blasts in two crowded New Delhi markets killed 61, among them a number children. While no one has claimed responsibility, police are saying it has all the earmarks of the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, the jihadi group attempting to wrest the Kashmir away from India.
Isnt it odd how the religion of love and peace often inspires such murderous rage among its disciples? I dont recall Moses, Jesus or Buddha saying, If you kill infidels, youll go straight to heaven and get 70 doe-eyed virgins in the bargain. While most religions went through a violent stage, Islams has lasted for almost 1,400 years and counting.
The standard Western response is that terrorism in the name of Islam is the work of fanatics, extremists a fringe element that somehow has managed to misinterpret its peaceable and adorable faith and turn it into an incendiary device.
This overlooks opinion surveys in the Islamic world which show substantial support for the Muslim version of Murder Inc. It also ignores the fact that, despite constant urging and every opportunity to do so, so-called Muslim moderates somehow never get around to repudiating jihad violence. It also assumes that George Bush and Condi Rice know more about Islam than the sheikhs of Mecca, the mullahs of Iran, the imams of the West Bank or the religious scholars of Cairos al-Azhar University. Did our Secretary of State read the Cliff Notes Koran?
One who shares Condis pro-Prophet euphoria is the House of Windsors Dumbo. Prince Charles is heading here to lecture us on the need for greater acceptance of the swellest religion ever. Re: Islam, I find the language and rhetoric coming from America too confrontational, the Prince of Wales maintains. Did Neville Chamberlain take too confrontational an approach to the Third Reich?
One of Charless more distinguished countrymen had this to say of Islam: Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities But the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists anywhere in the world. Unlike Prince Charles, Winston Churchill didnt inherit his position, but did experience Islam in the raw.
I hope Rices Iftaar remarks receive the widest possible circulation. It should help disillusion those conservatives who are pushing her as the GOP presidential candidate in 08. Who would she run with, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who called for Israel to be wiped off the map?
Love is all around.
Don Feder is a free-lance writer, media consultant and author of "Who is afraid of the Religious Right?" and "A Jewish Conservative Looks at Pagan America."
An entire article in large bold font hurts my eyes
Behead me again - it feels so good when you stop!
It's a religion of tribal warfare based on a god of the moon.
And THIS is what the "Cult of Bush"is trying to foist on us in 2008?!?!
Time to clean house top to bottom...no Bush 41/43 holdovers, and NO Klintonistas anymore!
I am waiting for the pro-Condi FReepers who believe that she's the 2nd coming.
I used to work in a prison and I called the inmates (read murderers and rapists) gentlemen.
Now one theory is the pygmalian effect. They will adopt the term and strive to live up to it.
Another is to point out the contradiction between the name and the behavior for all to see.
In my case, I did it because I like to be sarcastic.
So don't get too upset when we say the little dears are peace loving.
Heh. Exactly. It's what diplomats are supposed to do.
Ok, then I guess its McPain, McCant, McLame, McTURNCOAT, McDEM, McIAINTVOTINFORTHISRINOEVER, McRINO, Mcbuthead, MClier,MC.......
Oy! Now you can behead me as well.
After a while, fido didn't chew the furniture.
So whats my point?
Islam is a religion of peace -- whack! Religion is a religion of peace -- smack!
Nobody, but nobody has done more to whack violent Islam than Condi Rice.
very sadly , I believe it will take the great terror disaster
to really turn the entire US population against the islamo-maniacs.
My personal views are much closer to Churchill's than to Rice's.
I read your posts on this subject with enthusiasm. What are you saying about "garbage"...
Islam is an atavistic cult (more ideology than religion????)...atavism and spiritual possession are not mutually exclusive. Islam has its deity.
Muslims must be pushed to examine Islam...Islam cannot stand that test of examination (that is why examination is "bidah").
The bloodiness of Islam must be outlawed...if it can exist in a tolerant form, OK, but otherwise...Islam must be outlawed.
People go in, something else comes out.
Yes, actions speak louder than words, but........
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