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Teddy Bears and Annapolis and their intersection

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Submitted by David Sabghir (United States), Dec 3, 2007 at 12:03

A neighbor of mine has a brother in law, who is a physician, who has been involved in the administration of lie detector tests for the police. He said that they customarily do not administer these tests to Moslems as apparently, they can lie without the normal body reactions which allow a lie detector to detect very minute changes in skin resistance, etc. etc.

It is my understanding that Islam allows lies to further Islam (I do not have a source for this), which allowed them to make treaties as a convenience.

Thus, this in my opinion is the source of why there are to my knowledge no Nobel Laureates in science, who are Muslim. In science, one must be able to observe and report a replicable truth. It cannot be a relative truth, but one that is repeatable. Thus, truth cannot be relative.

In the history of the relationship between the Islamic world and Israel, for the most part (with exceptions), it has been marked by a lack of trustworthiness. Based on history, and the official Moslem attitude towards truth, the Israelis are understandably lacking in faith that any agreement with the Palestininians will be worth anything.

The West cannot truly appreciate that a 'religion' can have dogma that includes lying.

Here is an anecdote that I heard from a reliable source at Yom Yerushalayim at City Hall about five years ago:

At Camp David, Clinton was meeting with Arafat. Arafat's Foreign Minister is talking about how the Jews invented a myth that the Temple existed. Clinton finally rose and indignantly told Arafat in no uncertain terms to stop this nonsense, that this was a slander against Christianity, as the Temple was where Yoshko ....... , etc. Thus Arafat shut up.

Truth is not a long suit in the Arab world and it is known that Sadat was misled by his advisors about the extent of the disaster in the 6 day war.

It is a disaster that the West does not truly fathom this essential character of the Islamic world, which will make any peace agreement simply a piece of trash at Israel's expense.

That a teddy bear was named Mohammed, or that a cartoon depicted Mohammed with a nuclear hat, or that a book was published criticizing Islam, or that a raped woman was the criminal. They are all part of a continuum, which results in this world being a very dangerous place, run by the criminals and the insane, whose essential philosophy does not preclude the destruction of the world as we know it. It is foolish to believe otherwise.

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