Isn't it amazing how there is so much Islamic misunderstanding going on-leading to horrific violence-and the misinterpretation of the scriptures is being done, not by apostates, but by Muslims themselves? As one web site reminds us: "Four Israelis were killed on Tuesday night when gunmen opened fire on their car at the entrance to Kiryat Arba, near Hebron, in the West Bank." And a bit later we find out that it was those same folks at Hamas who claimed responsibility, you know, the ones that good old Imam Rauf can't quite get himself to label as terrorists.
And, just so we don't forget to inform you about just who this guy is-and scratch our heads and wonder about all of those Jewish electeds that rushed to his defense-here is a bit of eye opening information from Politico (via Weasel Zippers):
"As Ground Zero-area mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf heads home a few days early from his State Department-sponsored trip to the Mideast, the Wall Street Journal quotes from two letters he wrote to the NY Times in the 1970s in which he is less-than-committed to preserving the Jewish State of Israel.
The interest has been peaked, in part, because of the comments he was quoted making on “60 Minutes” in which he called the U.S. an “accessory” to the 9/11 attacks in the days shortly after the carnage, and a separate interview recently in which he wouldn’t denounce Hamas as a terrorist organization. (emphasis added)
There is this letter from 1977 in reference to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s trip to Israel, in which Rauf urged giving “peace a chance,” but, as the WSJ concludes, it may have been merely to the point that doing so would help establish a greater goal:
“In a true peace it is impossible that a purely Jewish state of Palestine can endure,” Rauf wrote. “In a true peace, Israel will, in our lifetimes, become one more Arab country, with a Jewish minority.”
Preaching right next to Ground Zero? We don't think so.