If there’s a silver lining to the whole cartoon jihad, it’s that it forces Muslims to come out and show their true colors:
… [Malaysian] Prime Minister [PM] Abdullah Ahmad Badawi spoke of a "huge chasm that has emerged between the West and Islam" and said many Westerners see a Muslim as "a congenital terrorist."Embassies torched, pro-jihad marches by Muslims in the west and elsewhere (holding up signs that state “behead critics of Islam”, among other similar slogans), Muslims rioting, and Muslims committing violence, all in response to some cartoons first published over four months ago. I’d say that the Muslim reputation for being ‘congenital terrorists’ is well deserved.
A ‘huge chasm between the West and Islam’, Abdullah speaks about. Of course, I’m sure Muslims are entirely blameless for said chasm. Any fault, surely, is entirely the West’s, or the infidels’—and the whole notion that Islam itself may be to blame for anything is unthinkable.
And pay no attention to Quranic verse 5:51, the infamous verse that specifically forbids Muslims from befriending Christians or Jews:
(Yusufali translation) O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.
5:51 seems pretty clear-cut to me. Therefore, this ‘huge chasm’ must exist, because the Quran--the perfect word directly from Allah--makes it so.
He said Muslims were particularly frustrated at Western policies toward Iraq, Afghanistan and the Palestinians. He did not mention the Mohammed cartoons.
Ah, here’s some fine taqiyya for the intended infidel audience. Even a cursory examination of the history of Islam’s jihad shows just how outrageously false this is. Muslims were apparently ‘frustrated’ enough to launch the Muslim Brotherhood movement--the prototypical Islamic terrorist movement that set the standard for all the jihadis that would follow--back in 1928. This was long before Israel, Iraq, or Afghanistan could be used as pretexts for Muslim terror. And then there’s Al Qaeda’s founding back in the 90s, before the US interventions in Iraq or Afghanistan. The mass murders of 9-11 happened before Iraq or Afghanistan, Mr. Abdullah, need I remind you? Funny how those Muslim terrorists are always able to find kuffir provocations for their savagery.
"They think Osama bin Laden speaks for the religion and its followers," AP quoted Abdullah as saying. "The demonization of Islam and the vilification of Muslims, there is no denying, is widespread within mainstream Western society."
Well, yes, Mr. bin Laden does speak for Islam, doesn’t he, Mr. PM? I mean, it’s because Osama’s message and actions are so strongly supported by authentic Islamic teachings. And I don’t see many protests against bin Laden or al Qaeda in the Islamic world—in fact, I think I have seen precisely zero Muslim protest against bin Laden, or his ilk, anywhere in the Islamic World.
What I do see is lots of Muslim public support for bin Laden, and lots of outrage against some cartoons posted in an obscure Danish newspaper, all over Dar-al-Islam. Of course, there’s no Muslim outrage for the jihadists who eagerly blow up mosques (see here, here, or here, etc.), destroy nightclubs, or shoot school children, all in the name of Islam. This dichotomy is very revealing about what Islam is really all about… but I’m sure the Malaysian PM is not going to ever acknowledge this. Such thoughts probably never enter his Muslim mind.
I actually hope PM Abdullah is right, actually, about one thing he said. I hope the demonization of Islam is widespread in mainstream western society, and I hope it gets even more widespread in the future. The west is demonized in the Islamic world everyday. How does it feel to have the shoe on the other foot?
Abdullah also urged Muslims to oppose "sweeping denunciation of Christians, Jews and the West" as well as violence and terror perpetrated by fringe groups, AP reported.
Someone should tell this to Doctor ‘Moonbat’ Mahathir before he issues his next “Jews rule the world by proxy” speech.
Abdullah is a Muslim scholar, and his country heads the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference.So, being the world renowned Islamic scholar, the good PM should know verse 5:51 by heart, shouldn’t he?
Infidels need to know this verse by heart, too.