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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Freedom of Speech - Muslims - Yes! The Rest of Us - No!

The recent successful assault on the First Amendment in the trial of Pastor Jerry Jones in Dearborn surely illustrates to what lengths many will go in order to bow to Muslim “sensitivities” in the spirit of tolerance. The verdict was based upon the premise that his peaceful, but perhaps misguided demonstration would have incited violence. The question is who would be doing the violence? It would certainly not be the handful of people participating in his gathering. I watched the video of the in-your-face vitriolic insults hurled at him and his partner after the trial. Where were the Dearborn police when that angry pack belligerently crowded around the defendants? Why did they not intercede to keep the mob at a distance?

Unfortunately, what seems to have been overlooked in all this is the attendance of certain rabbis and Christian clergy meeting at the mosque in solidarity with Muslim clergy to promote understanding and tolerance. Surely, before joining in solidarity, these “let’s all get along” clergy first must ask those Muslim clergy to disavow the many intolerant, hateful, and odious passages in the Koran and Hadith being taught in the mosques and Islamic schools. Space does not permit listing all the passages, so here are three samples (read the books yourself, they are not out of context):
• Quran 9:5: So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters [non-Muslims] wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
• Quran 5:51: O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.
• Bukhari-Hadith Volume 4, Book 52, #176: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. ”O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."

Are the “reach-out” clergy simply ignorant of the content of those religious documents, or do they willfully overlook them? It is time for concerned Jews to speak out and question their rabbi’s position on this.

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