Skip to comments.Stop insulting Judaism and Christianity, Mr. President
Posted on 11/03/2003 5:18:08 AM PST by SJackson
It's high time to tell the truth about the adherents and, more importantly, leaders of the "great religion"
I'd like to think that with Ramadan rolling around again, President Bush at least considered calling off his annual White House dinner with assorted Muslim luminaries to break their holiday fast. No other religious group not Jews, Catholics, Protestants or even Druids rates an official celebration like the Iftaar supper, a White House "tradition" since 2001. That was the year the United States first decided that "reaching out" to Muslims following Muslim terrorist attacks on the United States was a good idea. Three Ramadans later, a sense of dining entitlement has no doubt kicked in that's harder to buck than not.
So,the president hosted his Ramadan dinner. Believing (and having written) that this man is all that separates us from the abyss, I'm pulling for Mr. Bush to succeed. At the same time, I'm also hoping he choked a little on his official remarks, at least on the part where he called on people of all faiths to reflect on "the values we hold common love of family, gratitude to G-d, and" insert Heimlich Maneuver here "a commitment to religious freedom."
Islam may have a lot of things love of family and gratitude to G-d, as the president said, along with jihad (holy war), dhimmitude (inferior status of non-Muslims) and a corner on the suicide bombing market but it does not have "a commitment to religious freedom." And, that goes even after excluding al Qaeda, the Taliban and the entire royal family of Saudi Arabia. Take Egypt. According to a report I first saw posted at www.robertspencer.org, a new Web site devoted to both jihad and dhimmitude, a slew of Christian converts from Islam have been arrested since Oct. 21 in Egypt our modern (moderate?) friend and recipient of billions in U.S. aid in a crackdown on "apostates."
As reported by the Barnabas Fund, a British watchdog group, as many as 22 Christian converts "have been taken from Alexandria to police stations in Cairo and are being beaten, interrogated and tortured." The charge? Falsifying identity papers. While it's not technically against the law in Egypt for Muslims to convert to Christianity as it is under the sharia law of, say, Iran, Sudan and Saudi Arabia it is illegal for any Egyptian to drop his Muslim name for a Christian name. "Thus," as the Barnabas Fund explains, Christian converts in Egypt are always "regarded as Muslims in the eyes of the law."
(Excerpt) Read more at jewishworldreview.com ...
"Preaching on Saudi state television from the holy mosque in Medina, Shaykh Salah Bin-Muhammad al-Budayr recently hailed Ramadan, concluding his sermon (according to a translation at www.imra.org.il): "O G-d, support Islam and Muslims and destroy the enemies of Islam, including Jews, Christians and atheists. . . . O G-d, deal with the Jews for they are within your power. . . O G-d, shake the land under their feet, instill fear in their hearts and make them a booty for Muslims and a lesson to others."
This 'tradition' obviously was started by the CLINTOOOONS...Looks as though, during wartime, this 'tradition' could be called off....
Whenever I read that there are over a billion Muslims in the world, I can't help wondering how many fewer there would be if people in the Muslim world were freely allowed to abandon Islam without fear of torture, imprisonment and social ostracism.
The Declaration of Independence notes a similar dynamic very well:
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Who was President during Ramadan of 2001?
Maybe it's time we got rid of that knee jerk reaction that blames Clinton for everything. Bush and the Republicans have been in total charge for quite a while now.
Thursday, December 9, 1999 Ramadan 1999 Warm greetings to Muslims across America and around the world as you celebrate the start of Ramadan, a holy month of prayer, fasting, reflection, and good works.
As far as I can tell no POTUS did this before Billy Bubbafucco.
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