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The Religion of Peace Still Has the Bomb

Reader comment on item: Musharraf's Historic Speech

Submitted by Arlinda DeAngelis (United States), Sep 25, 2005 at 06:19

Dr. Pipes, as usual, is correct in pointing out that a Muslim leader has acknowledged that Jews did indeed aid Islamics in Serbia (despite the fact that during WWII the Serbians told the fascists they would not help them in their quest to take over the world). This is, indeed, a step in the right direction. Truth is a powerful tool towards the reformation of Islam.

Islamic imperialism and fascism and anti-semitism and anti-Americanism must be acknowledged by the adherents of the religion of peace or we will never have said peace. I suppose we have to begin somewhere with this transformation of Islam. Perhaps, sometime in the future, we can expect that even women will be elevated from slavery to the status of full human beings in Islam .... anything is possible.

But, let us not forget it was the American Jewish Congress that invited the Islamic Musharf to speak before its audience. It was the Jews who extended the olive branch. I'd like to see a branch or two extended by Islamics, or is that asking too much peace from the religion of peace.

Musharif does deserve applause and encouragement but not so much that we forget the ever present murderous underlying hatred that permeates and fuels all of the Muslim world against America and Israel. Islam is a nuclear religion with nuclear intentions that have nothing whatever to do with internal energy. The Islamic bomb is still out there waiting to be launched.

My applause is muted. Musharif gets one clap from me. My applause goes to the American Jewish Congress for inviting Musharif to speak. After all, it was the Congress that provided Musharif a forum to make his views public. When was the last time the Council for Arab International Relations invited anyone to speak who wasn't in complete lockstep with them? Perhaps, unlike the Congress, largesse and inclusion is not on the Council's Islamic agenda.
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