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Jewish and Christian clerics for jihad
Posted By Pamela Geller On 12/30/2012 @ 4:31 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments
I love how I bring out the most cowardly and craven among liberal Jewish and Christian “leadership.” How eager these knaves are to do the bidding of annihilationists and Jew-haters.
The Denver Post reported last week that “Colorado Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders stood together in Denver’s main mosque Monday and launched a ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ campaign – starting with ads on RTD buses. They said the ad they unveiled – at a time on the calendar devoted to love and understanding – is meant to respond to recent national tragedies and to replace anti-Muslim ads placed on buses last month.” The ads they’re referring to by the manipulative and pejorative term “anti-Muslim” are, of course, my pro-freedom anti-jihad ads.
How silly. All decent and rational human beings love love. These self-righteous nudniks are standing with those who are oppressing and subjugating their brothers and sisters. Why aren’t these voices of love speaking out against the vile Islamic Jew-hatred that inspires the war against the tiny Jewish state? Why aren’t these voices of love speaking out against the systematic extermination of Christians in Muslim lands? Why aren’t these voices of love condemning the slaughter of Buddhists in Thailand? Hindus in Pakistan?
No, instead they provide cover for the most brutal and extreme ideology on the face of the Earth, and further obfuscate the most lethal threat the free world faces.
“Love Thy Neighbor.” Gotta love it. There is no golden rule in Islam, clowns. This moral equivocation completely ignores the facts on the ground. Jews and Christians are simply not murdering people and justifying the murders by quoting their Scriptures. The violence in the Bible is descriptive, while the Quran’s violence is prescriptive. The fantasy these quislings are advancing is at odds with reality and the rivers of bloodshed in the cause of Islam. Never do we see Jews slaughtering in the name of HaShem or Christians in the name of Jesus Christ.
Not only that, but the Quran verse quoted in their ad (“And you should forgive and overlook. Do you not like God to forgive you?” 24:22) is not a general recommendation of forgiveness. According to the revered and renowned Quran commentator Ibn Kathir, this verse “was revealed concerning As-Siddiq, may Allah be pleased with him, when he swore that he would not help Mistah bin Uthathah after he said what he said about Aishah.”
Mistah had accused Aishah of adultery, and Muhammad was anxious to protect his favorite nine-year-old wife. Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, Aisha’s father, had said: “By Allah, I will never give anything (in charity) to Mistah, after what he has said about Aisha.” But then Muhammad gave the “revelation” of Quran 24:22. Hearing it, Abu Bakr said, ”Yes, by Allah, I like that Allah should forgive me.” He then resumed giving Mistah the aid he used to give him (Bukhari 8.670).
So does Quran 24:22 mean that Muslims should be forgiving and kind toward non-Muslims? No: “Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves” (Quran 48:29).
You’ll never see these Jewish and Christian clerics quoting that. And they aren’t the only compromised clerics. Last September, I appeared on “Up Close” with Diana Williams, WABC-TV’s public affairs show. I debated the Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners, who was launching his own ad campaign on the subways, “hitting back” at ours.
It’s a pity that Wallis didn’t get his group together to stand up when Christians, Hindus and so many others were facing vicious persecution in Muslim countries. Where is Sojourners when Christians are victimized by jihad? Wallis, like the Denver group, was standing up for those who oppress and kill Christians. Robert Spencer said this about him: “Wallis says that people might get hurt because of Geller’s ad. Note how thoroughly he has absorbed the dhimmi mindset: He assumes that if Muslims become violent, it is the fault of non-Muslims, who must adjust their behavior in order to placate them.”
The enemedia also made much of the fact that the far-left “Rabbis for Human Rights” group also took out ads ostensibly countering my pro-Israel, pro-freedom ads in New York and Washington. These rabbis claimed my ads were “hateful.” Yet my ads spoke to the defense of freedom and individual rights for all. There was nothing hateful about them. Sept. 11 was hate. March 11 in Madrid was hate. July 7 in London was hate. The Fort Hood jihadi was hate. The Christmas underwear bomber was hate. The Fort Dix Six was hate. Pushing back against such hate is not hate.
I doubt that the rabbis knew anything about the jihad doctrine that relentlessly seeks to violently impose Islamic law and pursues jihad against non-Muslims, or about the Islamic anti-Semitism that is deeply ingrained in the Quran and Sunnah, and that identifies the Jews as the worst enemies of the Muslims (Quran 5:82) and under Allah’s curse (Quran 9:30). When did they speak out against that hate, because of which Jews suffer daily? When have they called upon Muslim leaders to reform the Quran and expunge its virulently anti-Semitic texts, which are routinely quoted on Palestinian Authority TV as justifying endless warfare against the State of Israel and Jews everywhere? What topsy-turvy moral compass have they employed to come to the conclusion that the “hater” is not the imams who routinely preach violence and anti-Semitism in mosques and on TV in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, but me when I try to call attention to the barbaric cruelty of the jihad against Israel?
These foolish and deluded pro-jihad clerics will answer to a higher authority.
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