Skip to comments.Seattle: Local Muslim leader reluctantly expresses sympathy re terrorist attack @ Jewish Federation
Posted on 08/07/2006 10:03:36 PM PDT by Stoat
Regarding the recent terrorist attack at the Seattle Jewish Federation by a Muslim man motivated by anger with Israel, a leader of a local Muslim organization sent this letter to the Jewish Transcript (published August 4, 2006). I'm underwhelmed.
It is with deep sorrow that we note the one dead and five injured people in the mindless act of cruelty by a hate-filled man. Our hearts go out in sympathy to the injured and to the families of victims.This is consistent with Siddiqui's ongoing refusal to recognize that Muslims, acting as Muslims, sometimes commit acts of aggression in the name of Islam. He seems to feel that Muslims are only ever victims, persecuted by the government and the targets of a paranoid US. But Siddiqui's letter does clear up any misunderstandings about where he's really coming from, as did his statement in Louis Farrakhan's Final Call website: "
We struggled for some time about whether a statement should be sent out or not, because we would like this to be recognized for the grievous crime that it is, rather than an event that calls for an explanation or apology by Muslims.
In the end, it was decided that we need to extend our sympathies and good will to those who were victimized by this crime because it would prevent misunderstandings between the faiths.
Muslims, Jews and Christians have been working long and hard in this area, to build relationships of respect and trust that have so far endured many tests.
We look forward to the future in which this test, too, shall be endured and people of the three Abrahamic faiths will have come closer in spite of this tragedy.
We would like to close with this hadith from the Prophet Mohammed:
"Those in whose hearts is no mercy for others will not attain the mercy of Allah." (Bukhari and Muslim)
American Muslims of Puget Sound, Lynnwood
The pro-Israeli spin doctors are in full battle-cry, sending e-mails, articles and making phone calls wherever necessary. The radio and television hosts make a great pretense of 'journalistic inquiry' as they skew their shows against the Arabs and in favor of the poor Israelis," writes Jeff Siddiqui, of American Muslims of Puget Sound, in Seattle, Wash, not to mention his statement to the P-I the day after the Seattle terrorist attack:
Siddiqui said his organization and several other groups had announced a silent march today to demand a cease-fire in Lebanon and Palestine and to protest Israeli bombing.Siddiqui seems to have difficulty acknowledging that the Muslim world suffers from violent anti-Semitic and anti-western pathologies , whether it manifests itself as airplanes flying into office buildings in New York, as a spontaneous shooting in Seattle or in the form of 3,000 rockets fired by Hizbullah on innocent Israeli civilians.
That march, which starts at 11 a.m. at the Kirkland Marina and ends at Houghton Beach Park, should have no relation to the Seattle shootings, Siddiqui said.
Everyone needs to be aware of this "marketing" ploy on the part of the Religion of Peace folks. More and more you will see them refer to Islam as one of the three Abrahamic religions. As though we're all one big happy family.
Indeed, that is one of the lamest, most weaksauce "apologies" I have ever read. You could almost see him gritting his teeth and biting his lip writing this "apology," he probably would more have enjoyed getting a root canal without anesthesia.
He should have immediately issues a public statement condemning this attack instead, or not came up with any "apology" at all. As it stands this only makes him look worse.
As always, it's about them and their suffering, not anyone else's.
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When something goes wrong, I don't have to think twice about saying that I am sorry that it did, and that anyone who was involved was terrible wrong to do what they did.
Why is it so hard for Muslims to come to grips with something this simple. If some nut-job went out and killed some Muslims women, I'd voice my sorrow.
Where did this guy get the hate that filled him? Was it at a mosque? Was it a Muslim firebrand that filled him with rage concerning Israel?
I don't really know that, but I am at a loss to understand why this person felt they must kill innocent Jewish women to make things better.
What a bunch of loosers, him for doing what he did, and those who must search their souls for weeks before doing what any caring human should at the moment they hear of such things.
Spot on post.
Thanks. i remember reading here some time ago that they were trying to get some official recognition of this Abrahamic thing. Have you also noticed the tendency to overuse the word "we" and "our" when referring to all of us in the US?. Same kind of thing and even more irritating.
I hadn't noticed until I read your post.
Yup, a credit to the human race -- under the liability column of the accounting equation, of course.
Because if they were to actually come to grips with it, they would be forced to say something like: "It is obvious that Islam is a complete failure and all cultures that are influenced by Islam to any degree are terribly harmed by it. We have been kidding ourselves for the past six hundred years and living a great lie. We can no longer do this....the lie has become impossible to prop up. So, in order to make a small effort at making amends to the rest of humanity, whom we have harmed so grievously by our lies and our violence, we renounce Islam and the Koran and all related teachings. All Muslims are hereby ordered to cease and desist from reading the Koran and to burn and destroy all copies of it. Muslims are hereby ordered to discintinue any and all belief systems pertaining to Islam, and to instead embrace Christianity and Judaism as your new religions. To the World: We are terribly sorry and beg your forgiveness for our great evil."
It's very much like the inability of Liberals and Leftists to come to terms with their "religion"....to do so would be to undercut the entire foundation of their world. To embrace logic and truth would be for liberals something like what embracing the Devil would be for Conservatives....it's not gonna happen.
And the Muslim who does this is "crazy" or "mad."
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2. all it takes for Islam to triumph is for good mooselimbs to continue to do NOTHING.
Actually, I think that the Left secretly loves Mel, because he's become the perfect weapon to demonstrate "Christian hypocrisy" with. Never mind that he's lived his entire life as a good and decent man and is a devout Catholic....no, forget that. And forget also that his two or so sentences that they are all in a lather over occurred when he was blind drunk and out of his head. Forget all that.....they LOVE Mel because he's RELIGIOUS and he GOES TO CHURCH and he BELIEVES IN GOD and so one bad moment in his life can be used to accuse ALL religious people of hypocrisy and of being anti Semitic and completely evil. I think that the Left loves him to pieces.
2. all it takes for Islam to triumph is for good mooselimbs to continue to do NOTHING.
And also, very importantly, to SAY NOTHING, particularly when it comes to saying anything negative about jihadists in their midst and calling them what they truly are....they are VERY good at that.
Fortunately for the slimes, they dont consider "others" to even be human beings.
The only thing they regretted was that Johnny Jihad didn't kill more monkey pig people!
I guess mercy doesn't extend to not killing women in the workplace in Seattle or kids and their grandparents at a pizza parlor in Israel. Some religion.
Absolutely correct and spot-on, essential truths.
Gee, I wonder why it is that the MSM never reminds us about these very true things that you mention.....about how non-muslims are regarded as no better than cattle, and are completely subhuman. How Jews are ACTUALLY monkeys....the muzzie children are taught this regularly.
Could it be that (GASP) the MSM might not want us to know the truth? The Horror!
And in which of the three was the birthright denied? This timeless jealousy and hate against brother has been the cause of much discord.
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Please dis-regard my reply # 9. Jumped the gun without reading the post. (Slaps head!.)
"Why is it so hard for Muslims to come to grips with something this simple?"
Because in their mind they are NEVER wrong! NEVER. It is always the fault of the other guy. Basically, I think that they really don't see a big problem with atrocious acts committed in the name of Islam. They perceive themselves to be superior in every way and they are arrogant enough to expect others to see them that way too. Hence this lame apology.
The MMM (something akin to the KKK) believes it is thousands of "lone nuts" doing this.
It is a supremacist political ideology. Ask them if they are equals of kufir.
The Middle East airs programming akin to Germany's "The Eternal Jew" regularly but the media is silent. Prerferring instead to tell us any time a publisher dares to publish any of the "12 cartoons".
If people would like to see some examples, they should watch http://www.obsessionthemovie.com/ which is coming out on DVD now (I've already sent Netflix a request to stock it).
Nice , don't apologize because it's wrong and against the laws of man and civilization. Apologize because it could look bad.
Well don't worry about my mis-understanding you or your intent. I know your the enemy. The 10 % you claim to be "radicalized" and the 90 % who are complicit through their silence and allow those butchers to hide in the plain site of your masses.
No Mis-understandings here.
"because it will negatively impact our taqqiya campaign" not "BECAUSE IT IS MORALLY WRONG, EVIL, AND A CRIME"
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Here's my answer to your "apology" Mr. Siddiqui: NIDFOK OTCHA
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Seems to me that just for P.R.'s sake, they would voice objection even if they didn't fully mean it. As it is, it's obvious their gutt feelings don't match their half-hearted appologies or expressions of sorrow. It's this that makes me wonder if it wouldn't be best to start deporting some of these folks back to the camel farm.
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>Where did this guy get the hate that filled him?<
With all due respect, this is the first time I've heard a Muslim apologize for what one of his own did. That said, this guy, and all "the guys" who are hate filled, got it on his father's knee, in bedtime stories, in morning prayers, in school. He practically got it from his mother's milk. And it came from the Koran. There is but one God, and He is not hate filled. Satan fashions himself as a God, thus Allah is praised by his fervent followers. To keep in control, Satan divides with hate. IMHO.
I thought I read somewhere that this guy was a convert. Perhaps that's not accurate.
Which guy - the shooter or the hooter?
Okay, you want zeal? Scratch an ex-smoker and they bleed zeal. Converts work in much the same way.
That's because it wasn't an apology. I mean, how do you "apologise" for something for which you weren't responsible? If some Christian nutbag blew up a mosque, would you expect other Christians to apologise for that?
What the guy was doing was expressing sympathy for the event, not apologizing. Oddly, you calling it a lame apology almost validates his reasoning. He said the only hesitation he had was that someone would consider any expression of sympathy an "apology", as if these other moslems are responsible for what this particular moslem did. He eventually decided that expressing sympathy should outweigh the risk of it getting labelled an "apology". But having it labelled an "apology" is exactly what happened.
I'm not defending moslems in general, or even this particular moslem. I'm just saying that blaming this particular guy for something some other moslem did is wrong, unless there is something showing that he incited the attack or something. Then, I'd agree that an apology should be the minimum that should be demanded.
I'm betting this isn't going to be a very popular response in this thread, though.
Yeah but the other two "Abrahamic religions" don't target women as the Seattle shooter did.
Where is the NOW outrage - all the victims were women. Bloody gutless cowards.
He supposedly "converted" to Christianity not long ago.....but prior to that he was raised a MUSLIM....that's what I understand.
Thanks for the clarification.
I know of no statement from the shooter himself that he was ever Christian, yet the newspaper opinion sections were in overdrive declaring him babtized, bipolar, etc.
It doesnt make sense that the same man would announce himself a Muslim American and then apparently kill in his faiths name, unless something else like mental illness was at work. http://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/editorials/story/5993927p-5267729c.html
The only thing I do know is that he forced his way into a locked facility by putting a gun to a 14 year old girl, then starting shooting while declaring he was a muslim, there to kill jews because he was angry about what the Isralies are doing to Lebanon.
Purely coincidentally, every rag in this state is very one sidely "angry about what the Isralies are doing to Lebanon", and the above opinion is just their way of saying - "don't blame us for fomenting hatred, it's our right but not our fault"