September 1, 2010
So-called "Moderate" Ground Zero mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf': "In a true peace, Israel will, in our lifetimes, become one more Arab country, with a Jewish minority"Topics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam
"In a true peace it is impossible that a purely Jewish state of Palestine can endure. . . . In a true peace, Israel will, in our lifetimes, become one more Arab country, with a Jewish minority" - Imam Feisal Abdul RaufSimply put, there's no way whatsoever to spin his meaning some other way; he's saying - as does Iran's Ahmadinejad, that he wants Israel to eliminated and become an Arab country. And there's nothing whatsoever that's moderate about this statement.
In other words, as Robert Spencer points out, Ground Zero mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's "moderate" facade continues to be exposed as the exercise in deception that it indeed is. He has now been caught saying of Israel, according to audio revealed by Pamela Geller, that "a one-state solution is...more coherent...than a two-state solution." And by that, he meant one thing and one thing only - a Sharia state with Muslims holding all the political power and Jews relegated to the institutionalized discrimination of dhimmi status. Any doubt about Imam Rauf's intent has now been dispelled.
"For my fellow Arabs I have the following special message: Learn from the example of the Prophet Mohammed, your greatest historical personality. After a state of war with the Meccan unbelievers that lasted for many years, he acceded, in the Treaty of Hudaybiyah, to demands that his closest companions considered utterly humiliating. Yet peace turned out to be a most effective weapon against the unbelievers."Let there now be no doubt that this guy is about as much a "moderate" as I am an "ayatollah," and I've never even been to Iran.
He's referring to a treaty in the year 628 that established a 10-year truce between the Prophet Muhammad and Meccan leaders and was viewed by Muslims at the time as a defeat. But Muhammad used that period to consolidate his ranks and re-arm, eventually leading to his conquest of Mecca. Imam Rauf seems to be saying that Muslims should understand Sadat's olive branch in the same way, as a short-term respite leading to ultimate conquest.
To drive that point home, he added in the same letter that "In a true peace it is impossible that a purely Jewish state of Palestine can endure ... In a true peace, Israel will, in our lifetimes, become one more Arab country, with a Jewish minority."
Two years later, the imam weighed in on the Iranian revolution. In a February 27, 1979 letter, in which he scores Americans for failing to apologize to Iran for past misdeeds, he wrote, "The revolution in Iran was inspired by the very principles of individual rights and freedom that Americans ardently believe in."
At the time, Iran's revolution hadn't revealed all of its violent, messianic character. Thirty years later it has, yet Mr. Rauf's views seem little changed. Following Iran's sham presidential election last year and the crackdown that followed, the imam urged President Obama to "say his administration respects many of the guiding principles of the 1979 revolution -- to establish a government that expresses the will of the people; a just government, based on the idea of Vilayet-i-faquih, that establishes the rule of law."
That Persian phrase means Guardianship of the Jurist, which in practice means that all power resides with the mullahs. Vilayet-i-faquih is the religious justification for arresting protestors, forcing their confessions and letting them rot in jail.
Here's the exclusive audio Pamela Geller posted last week exposing Ground Zero mosque Imam Rauf's radical views:
Posted by Richard at September 1, 2010 11:00 AM
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