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
GrassTopsUSA Exclusive Commentary
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."
Maybe there are pods hidden in Foggy Bottom..
If you're not a Vet and haven't been in the heat of war I don't think there is an actual difference in your life. Paychecks come on time, the food is as it was, fresh and served hot, the walks on the beach are still safe and secure, the beds are still comfortable, the kids are still laughing and giggling, there is no fear of ambush on foggy mornings or during the evening rain, ......
Her big mouth had alot to do with Israel getting out of Gaza. I believe she influences Bush......big time.
I would never vote for her for anything, let alone the presidency.
And of course. . .GW bends way over as well; or so it appears from 'this side'. So Condi and GW at least, look to be. . .'eye to eye' on this. . .
Seems the view is a bit different from the balcony of the Prince's castle. . .
[Mentioning this in reference to Prince Charles' visit with Camilla to US and his being upset with 'our' being so mean to the Islamists. . .around the world, yet. And supposedly, he intends to tell GW how unhappy this is making him.]
There are some things she does not say. . .
Would be nice to hear the 'rest of the story' however. . .
Don't you think 9/11 was the time to use the stick? Terrorism is not just an isolated instance. It's a way of life and THE LEFT HAND OF ISLAM.
Furthermore, you have failed to keep that deadly cancer from spreading to our shores. You refused to recognize it and are now calling it non-malignant though it's mestastacizing before our very eyes.
Ancient wisdom suggests that if your hand offends thee, cut it off lest the whole body perish. Make no mistake. Not only the rest of the world, but we got pummelled as well.
Time for the stick.
It's time to isolate the patient and tell it the truth about its condition -- not deceive it with flowery phrases.
Don Feder "Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid."
Islam must be outlawed.
And just how do you plan on doing this?
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If five people get together, decide a rubber chicken is God and conclude that anyone who disagrees with them must die, that's conspiracy to murder.
The same holds true if it's five billion people and a rock.
The same holds true if it's five billion people and a rock.
You're absolutly correct. All true Blue Yankee Doodle Dandy Patriots KNOW that all Muslims live only to kill us infidels. well except for George Bush, Dick Cheney, Daniel Pipes, Richard Perle.....etc.
"There must be a
pony moderate Muslim in here somewhere!"
Don Feder is a well known columnist. And this site does not look like a blog. I wonder why the article is in the blogger section.
Muslims use ambiguity of English to spread the fallacy that islam is religion of peace. "Peace" in muzleem speak does not mean "absence of conflict" it means ABSOLUTE SUBMISSION. A tree is a perfect muslim because it submits absolutely to Allah's will.
Islam is religion of submission.
Now, when we know this, Condie's wisdom becomes evident - it is "religion of love and submission" or, in shorthand, "religion of S/M".
The truth has its ways of comming out.
JMarkell's email comments about the latest additions of appeasement by the confused...
November 1 - When Evil is Called Good
So Prince Charles will come to America to tell us that we don't understand Islam and we don't even try. You talk about a man who has been out of touch with reality for decades in his own personal life and now is going to lecture the White House on the "religion of peace." He says only a few bad apples are causing the problem, but then why don't the many "good apples" demonstrate like crazy about their violent brothers? Instead, their silence is deafening.
Let's consider just a few items America has done to benefit Islam in this great country. We have had three, yes three Ramadan celebrations in 2005 sponsored by the White House or State Department. We now have a Koran sitting in the White House library. We are so mired in political correctness that the airlines can profile only two Middle East males per flight. If the third one has a bomb or weapon, well, that's too bad for all on board. The Middle Easterners are given the first consideration.
At the recent Ramadan gatherings in Washington, those sponsoring the events, including the president, suggested that Allah and Jehovah is the same God. It was said that Allah received a direct revelation from God in founding Islam. Which God or god? Whether this is political correctness or delusion is hard to say without quizzing those making such statements.
America continually bows to CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. In some aspects of American society--particularly the media--they seem to be in control. And while we have kicked out some Islamic fundraising groups, others are allowed to stay here and raise funds for jihad.
These things are the tip of the ice berg. As Paul Sperry said on my radio show last March 19, 2005 (posted to "radio archives") and based on his book: "Infiltration: How Muslims and Other Subversives are Penetrating America," their goal is Sharia (Islamic) Law in America and to occupy some of the highest offices in the land.
Would someone tell the Prince of Wales that Islam recently beheaded three innocent school children in Indonesia because they were Christians? Islam is committed to the destruction of Israel and most all Islamic nations cheered when Iran recently suggested a second Holocaust for the Jews. The don't seem to bat an eye at blowing up innocent people all over the world including Prince Charles' neck of the woods, London. They promise naive young Muslims "paradise" for doing so. Almost everywhere, including America, the media give them a pass, many just calling them "freedom fighters." Much of the Islamic world danced in the streets when our Twin Towers fell on 9/11. This is civilized society that needs a break?
To be frank, Prince Charles is defending a militant death cult religion who hopes to bring the entire world under Allah's submission.
When the Soviet Union said, "We will bury you," our government stood up to them and brought them down. In WWII the allies stood up against Hitler & Associates and gave them their just punishment. We didn't tell them nice things other than Neville Chamberlain who tried to appease them and failed.
But Islamofascists try the same today and we welcome them into our borders and change foreign and domestic policy to facilitate their desires. Fools in diplomatic dress cave to their wishes. I loathe America-bashing but I must be critical of policies that allow our most adverse enemy to gain ground and harm America.
Part of what is at play here is Prince Charles is trying to unite all religions of the world. He cannot do this unless he appeases and wins Islam over to his side and gets them to play his game.
America is pretty absent in the last days as it concerns Bible prophecy. I don't want America to have a tombstone, and worse yet, I don't want it to read, "We caved--they won." So why would we welcome foreign "dignitaries" to come to America, scold us, suggest we grant the enemy more tolerance, and risk our future? Probably because we are in the days spoken of in the Bible where good is called evil and evil is called good (Isaiah 5:20).
Awaiting His return,
And I'm much too old to start bending over to grab my ankles now.
LOL I doubt our administration calls Islam "the religion of peace" in private.
BAM! Amen, sister! Jan Markell is right on the money in her take on this!
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