“Moderate” Muslims finally speak out–against the West

‘Islamophobia Worst Form of Terrorism’
Siraj Wahab, Arab News

“ISLAMABAD, 17 May 2007 — Foreign ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) yesterday expressed grave concern at the rising tide of discrimination and intolerance against Muslims, especially in Europe and North America. “It is something that has assumed xenophobic proportions,” they said in unison.

Speaking at a special brainstorming session on the sidelines of the 34th Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM), the foreign ministers termed Islamophobia the worst form of terrorism and called for practical steps to counter it.”

(Comment: Are we the ones sending out suicide bombers, assassinating government leaders, and beheading people?  I thought the worst form of terrorism was murdering innocent people, but maybe I’m wrong.)

“The ministers described Islamophobia as a deliberate defamation of Islam and discrimination and intolerance against Muslims. ‘This campaign of calumny against Muslims resulted in the publication of the blasphemous cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in a Danish newspaper and the issuance of the inflammatory statement by Pope Benedict XVI,’ they said. During a speech in Germany last year, the Pope quoted a 14th Century Christian emperor who said the Prophet had brought the world only ‘evil and inhuman’ things. The Pope’s remarks aroused the anger of the whole Islamic world.’…

The OIC foreign ministers deplored the misrepresentation in the Western media of Islam and Muslims in the context of terrorism. ‘The linkage of terrorists and extremists with Islam in a generalized manner is unacceptable,’ they said. ‘This is further inciting negative sentiments and hatred in the West against Muslims,’ they said. The ministers also pointed out that whenever the issue of Islamophobia was discussed in international forums, the Western bloc, particularly some members of the European Union, tried to avoid discussing the core issue and instead diverted the attention from their region to the situation of non-Muslims and human rights in the OIC member states.”

(Comment: Maybe members of the West diverted the subject to the Islamic states because they need to clean up their own act first before trying to criticize us for preserving our freedoms.  Muslims in the West have recourse through the courts and legislatures if their rights are violated.  They are also allowed to speak freely in a peaceful manner if they choose to.  Non-Muslims in Islamic countries are imprisoned unjustly with little or no recourse, especially if they are Christians, and sometimes are forced to convert to Islam or suffer losses like confiscation of their property or forfeiture of their lives.  See this article and this article as examples.  Furthermore, we’re not the ones watching Al-Jazeera’s promotion of hatred and terrorism all day.)

“The ministers also noted the many praiseworthy initiatives to bring together the West and the Muslim world such as the EU-OIC Forum of 2002, Dialogue Among Civilizations, Alliance of Civilizations and various other interfaith dialogue meetings. ‘However, it remains a fact that anti-Islamic sentiments are being fanned in the West with the implicit and explicit support of racist anti-immigrant and ultra-right political parties and certain media outlets.’

The ministers agreed that in Europe there was a need to enhance efforts to promote greater understanding and awareness of Islam. ‘In the Muslim world, endeavors have to be made to dispel misperceptions about the West and to promote democracy, human rights and good governance.'”

(Comment: So will these “endeavors” begin before or after the murders of thousands more Westerners, innocent Muslims, and non-Islamists?)

 Read the whole article here.

The word Islam means submit or submission.  By implication it refers to the belief that everyone should submit to the confession that “There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet” whatever it takes via diplomacy or violence.  By calling us Islamophobes, we are being accused of being fearful to submit to this idea.  When one considers how oppressive, inhumane, and unmerciful most of the Islamic world is, we have good reason to be concerned.  When people sneak into the country illegally and hijack planes to slam them into buildings that results in the deaths of thousands of innocent people and the perpetrators are Islamic, it’s not racist to review immigrant policies, it’s common sense and self-preservation of the freedoms that were bought and paid for with the blood, sweat, and tears of our ancestors. –posted by Harry A. Gaylord–

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  1. If Timothy McVeigh had gone into Canada and hijacked a plane and flew it into a building and killed 3000 people should Canada invade the USA and drop 500 pound bombs on the population. Should Christianity be slandered.

    We were attacked on 9-11 because of our policies toward Israel. Zionism is a bigger threat to us then Al Quida. Most of the vile evil neocons are Jews and they don’t care about this country they care only about Israel and they are using us to take out Israel’s enemies.

    Rahm Emanuel is the democrat who chooses party nominees and nobody gets the nomination who does not support Israel. Emanuel is an Israeli, born and raisied there and served in the Israeli military and his father was an Israeli terrorist. Now Emanuel is a kingmaker in the US government. A bigger threat to us than Al Quida.

    Any opposition (which is the American way) to Israel is immediately labeled anti-semitism. Free speech has become conditioned upon Jewish approval. We are persuing the interests of Israel at our own expense. We are seeing the Israelization of the united states.

    We fought against an Aryan nation but now we are securing and building a jewish state and engaging in the bloodletting necessary to create ethnic and religous states which goes against our Constitution. Jews and Zionism are bigger threats to us then Al Quida.

    The taliban negotiated with the Bush White House for a pipeline. They were promised “a carpet of gold or a carpet of bombs. Bush/Cheney now have their pipeline.

    Islam is being attacked. Christianity is attacked everyday on the Jewish/liberal internet. A Christian in Bush’s White House stated that Chrsitians are attacked and ridiculed while Zionism is the policy.

    We once had wonderful Arabists in our State Department but now Jews run it.

    Petro dollars are the basis of the US economy. We have petro dollars as a result of diplomacy and statesmenship. The neocons have provoked oil rich nations into switching to selling oil in Euros. Iran now has a Bourse to trade and sell oil in Euros. Guaranteed to get us to take out Israel’s enemies.

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  2. This is the same old, tired, blame-everything-on-the-Jews rhetoric. Why talk about hypotheticals (like Timothy McVeigh bombing Canada) when there’s enough reality to go by when it comes to Islam? Have you forgotten the assassination of the Israeli Olympians or the bombings in Lebanon and Africa?

    Israel is one small country surrounded by a vast amount of enemies who greatly outnumber them. The Arab nations wanted to wipe them off the face of the earth with the Six Days’ War, yet couldn’t. The Israeli army was outnumbered by a large margin, but they kicked some serious butt and still exist today, much to the chagrin of the Islamic world.

    There are evil people in every nation on earth because all men everywhere are sinners. But when it comes to Islam (as I’ve said before), they are the cause of most of the refugees in the world fleeing from their regimes because they are prone to inhumane, oppressive policies.

    When the nation of Israel was planned (in fulfillment of God’s prophecies), a few of the Arab nations were asked if they would allow the Palestinians to have some of their land to form their own nation. They coldly turned their Palestinian brothers down and now blame Israel.

    The anti-Christianity on the Internet may be caused by a few people who call themselves Jews (but really aren’t), however there is more anti-Christian rhetoric coming from Islamists, Communists, Darwinists, Atheists and people of other religions.

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  3. We once had Arabists in our State Department because Arabs were never our enemies. They need to sell their oil and we need to buy it. They are provoked into revenge attacks because of our policies toward Israel.
    Israel is a nuclear power so it is hardly one poor little defenseless nation. It has them because we allow it while keeping them from the Arabs. Neither is it a great state because jews have been trying to get rid of Arabs for 60 years and havent’ accomplished it yet and couldn’t do s*** without the USA. If they discovered America they’d still be getting scalped by Indians. They have no right to expect our help because it goes against our Consitution and the excluded christians shoudln’t have to secure Israel.
    You are saying we are doing God’s will by supporting Israel!!!! Let God fulfil His own prophecies. The Palestinians have the same DNA as the Jews of ancient Israel. The white Jewish founders of Israel do NOT have that DNA. Who are you to talk of God’s will?
    The only thing people and governments should do is what we know to be the RIGHT thing and leave the rest to God. What we are doing to Palestinians is WRONG. I am sick of seeing people talk about anniversities of desegregation in southern schools and holocaust memorials. Then turn around and support Israel. It makes me SICK.

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