Monday, February 14, 2005

Don't Bother Me with Facts...

While Israel is making 'Peace' with its Palestinian Muslim neighbors, the Islamic bus keeps on chugging along preaching the exact same message it's maintained since 622, the year of the hijra.

Haaretz (of all places) reports today that the Saudi government is distributing a guide to visiting infidel countries, in this case the United States. There is really nothing new in this guide-if you are familiar with Islam. Typically, though, Haaretz is surprised (as are the Americans, for that matter).

Some gems:

...the Muslim believer avoid friendships with the infidels, be careful not to imitate their customs (e.g. not to wear a cap and gown at a graduation ceremony), and try not to remain in the country any longer than required. The Saudis feel that a good Muslim can stay in America only for two reasons: acquiring knowledge and capital to promote the objectives of jihad, and lobbying the infidels to accept Islam.

The main message of the material examined in the study is one of hatred toward any non-Muslim. "[I]t is basic Islam to believe that everyone who does not embrace Islam is an unbeliever, and must be called an unbeliever, and that they are enemies to Allah, his Prophet and believers," one handout distributed at a San Diego mosque said. Another document, found in the Great Mosque in Washington, D.C., explains to Muslims that they must keep their distance from non-believers: "To be disassociated from the infidels is to hate them for their religion, to leave them, never to rely on them for support, not to admire them, to be on one's guard against them, never to imitate them, and to always oppose them in every way according to Islamic law." A book was distributed in another mosque containing questions and answers on matters of religion. Regarding whether it is permitted to curse Christians and Jews, the author answers it is not only permitted, but also obligatory.

A fourth-grade textbook written in Saudi Arabia that was handed out at a New Jersey mosque states that Israel is "a thorn in the back of the Muslim nations, and a window through which colonialism can sneak up among the ranks of the Muslims to work on dividing them, and light the fire of hatred between them." The book explains to pupils that "the Muslims will not rest until they cut off this disease, and purify the land of Palestine from the plague of Zionism."

Some will dismiss this as 'merely' Wahabbism. What they forget is that Wahabbism is "merely" a more focused form of Islam They also forget that Wahbbism is the leading form of Islam today, especially among Palestinians.


At 2:41 AM, Anonymous Maria said...

Guess you're too smart for the rest of us Geviha :-)

At 10:06 PM, Blogger Geviha ben Pesisa said...


At 10:59 PM, Anonymous Maria said...

Hi there, just stopping by to say shabbat shalom.
Yeah I know, I'm in Iceland where we don't even have sunset several months a year. But a girl can dream, can't she? :/


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