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Friday, August 07, 2009

The 'beauties of Islam' and 'enslavement, invasion and occupation'

Weasel Zippers reports that one of the representatives of the Islamic Society of America Colorado Springs, who was invited to speak to US troops at Fort Carson, Colorado about the 'beauty of Islam,' wrote an op-ed just a month earlier in a local newspaper in which he condemned Israel's 'enslavement, invasion and occupation of Muslim countries.'

Weasel Zippers asks "Who's responsible for vetting these people?"

I see two possibilities. One is that the same people who were responsible for vetting Mary Robinson and Desmond Tutu are responsible for vetting these people.

The other, more sinister but more likely possibility, is that the White House has decided that it's okay to expose Americans to people like this, and that no one is vetting them at all. After all, how far are these views really from the President's views? Here's President Obama:

And here's part of what Arshad Yousufi had to say. If invasion, occupation and enslavement of other nations is considered evil when it was done by some nations during WWII, by what standard do these actions become good when done by Israel?


It is understandable that Jews need a place where they could feel safe from Christian-perpetrated massacres and holocausts. However, the modern state of Israel was created at the expense of the Muslims and Palestinians without their agreement, taking away land Muslims had held for over a thousand years, land which is also holy to them.
How much difference is there really between them?


At 8:53 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Muslim viewpoint is egocencentric. They can never concede other people just might have a legitimate point of view. That's why solving the Arab-Israeli conflict is about as likely as the Sahara turning green again.


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