I have to confess, every time I see a see a driver with one of these bumper stickers* on their car I want to slap them:
I know, I know, I’m totally “intolerant” (the worst of crimes these days). I mean, just look at that “peaceful” message. How “high-minded.” How “non-judgmental.” How oxymoronic! How naive to drive around America, the country founded on religious tolerance, self-righteously believing you’re spreading a message of universal peace.
Here’s a thought – how about you paste that sentiment on your vehicle and drive around Saudi Arabia for a while? Especially if you’re a woman?
Or – How about you mail the Mufti of Jerusalem a few thousand copies to pass out in his mosque?
This video from CUFI (Christians United for Israel)**, includes a clip of Mufti Muhammad Hussein, speaking in Jerusalem on January 7th, during celebrations of the 47th anniversary of the Palestinian movement Fatah;
“The hour of resurrection will not come until you fight the Jews,” Hussein told the gathering, citing a hadith, or saying attributed to the Prophet Muhammad. “The Jews will hide behind stones and trees. But the trees and the stones will call: oh Muslim, oh servant of God, there is a Jew hiding behind me so come and kill him.”
As usual of course, it was all a misunderstanding.
The PA Minister of Religious Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash, defended the Mufti, saying on a radio program:
“This is not incitement to kill Jews. We cannot change the historical religious writings and we don’t want to change them. However, we are talking now about the reality. The reality is that we want to achieve a just peace.”
Yes, just because we read the words “kill the Jews” at a political gathering doesn’t really mean we want to “kill the Jews” – wink-wink. And pay no attention to this guy: Hamas will “never give up its armed struggle against the Zionist enemy.” [1-23-12 Senior Hamas (Palestinian Islamist) official Mahmud Zahar]
Call me a skeptic, but somehow I don’t think the Islamists’ definition of a “just peace” is synonymous with “coexistence.”
Thank God, there are some voices of sanity who see past the Islamic subterfuge ~ International condemnation of PA Mufti following PMW exposure of religious hate speech.
But how many are willing to acknowledge the full truth: Anti-Semitism on the rise as Islamists complete ‘Arab Spring’ takeover. ~
It was long argued that bringing democratic freedom to the Middle East would greatly lessen or even eliminate regional Muslim hatred for the democratic West, and in particular for Israel and the Jews.
That theory was put to the test over the past year as dictatorships were toppled from Libya to Egypt to (almost) Syria. It did not receive a passing grade.
Instead of softening their attitude toward Israel and the Jews, democratic freedom has led to the rise of Islamist forces and a seeming explosion of anti-Semitic discourse in the newly free nations.
… As an example, the report pointed to the numerous libelous declarations by clerics affiliated with Egypt’s new ruling parties, as well as religious edicts forbidding Egyptian Muslims from signing agreements with “monkeys,” a common reference to Jews.
In the meantime, Obama wants to boost aid to Egypt quickly. Guess the Muslim Brotherhood needs more cash. Maybe he can send along some “Co-exist” bumper stickers.
Brothers Now Rule the Egyptian Hood
Palestinian Media Watch ~ Keeping tabs on all things ”Hamas.”
* “Co-exist” bumper stickers are available at Moveon.org, which is primarily funded by George Soros, that benevolent proponent of co-existence. The same guy who as a teenager during the Holocaust, was actually helping Nazis confiscate the property of about-to-be-“exterminated” Jews in his native Budapest, Hungary. Oddly enough, Soros didn’t seem to want to co-exist with his fellow Jews.
** Good thing CUFI embedded the clip within their own video because YouTube suspended the PMW original at least twice for “inappropriate content.”