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Anti-Semitism on training wheels

Suhail Khan
Chairman, Conservative Inclusion Coalition

“In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist; And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist; And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew; And then…they came for me … And by that time there was no one left to speak up.”
Pastor Martin Niemöller

Members of Congress plan to host a National Day of Prayer event in May featuring evangelist Franklin Graham. The invitation to Graham, who has described Islam as “a very evil and wicked religion,” came in the wake of an invitation extended to Graham for a similar event at the Pentagon the same week. Before being subsequently withdrawn, the invitation sparked widespread criticism from both within and outside the Pentagon. Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said inviting Graham to speak “would be like bringing someone in on national prayer day madly denigrating Christianity.”
Graham’s statements are nothing new. Following a report on a recent terrorist incident on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “The 700 Club,” host Pat Robertson called Islam “not a religion, but a political system,” and called for Americans to treat its followers “as we would members of the Communist party, or members of some fascist group.” And after a report on Muslims in Minneapolis seeking religious accommodations at school and work, Robertson warned, “Ladies and gentlemen, we have to recognize that Islam is not a religion. It is a worldwide political movement meant on domination of the world.” In yet another telecast, Robertson railed: “These people are crazed fanatics, and I want to say it now: I believe it’s motivated by demonic power. It is satanic and it’s time we recognize what we’re dealing with.”

Robertson and Graham are not alone in condemnations. Scores of politicians, columnists, various bloggers, radio and TV hosts, particularly since the 9/11 tragedy, have emphatically claimed that Islam as a faith calls on its followers to dominate the world through violence and terror. Are there some extremists who promote violence in the name of faith? No doubt, but zealots of all faiths have done so for time immemorial, and blanket condemnations of an entire faith community do nothing to help fight the murderous enemy we currently face and must defeat.

Recently, Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilders toured the U.S. promoting his anti-Muslim film “Fitna” where specific passages of the Quran, the Muslim scripture, are juxtaposed with video images of acts of terror and violence. In an interview on a national cable news channel, Wilders described Muslim immigration to Europe as a “threat…to our Western societies based on Christianity and Judaism” and called for the banning of the Quran as “a fascist book.” And in his zeal to condemn Islam and Muslims, Wilders inadvertently attacked others. When asked whether the Old Testament should likewise be banned due to its violent passages, Wilders responded that the “Old Testament was followed by a more moderate New Testament” inadvertently taking a swipe at the validity of the Old Testament, scripture held particularly sacred to Jews, not to mention Muslims and Christians.

  • thewholetruth

    First Amendment….your misquoting as usual and of course your taking the verse out of context as you do with everything else in your life. Do you just regurgitate everything you hear or are you just to stupid and lazy to find out our self..

    its like me saying hey Jesus was not all love ….

    Luke 19:27 Now as for those enemies of mine who did not want me as their king, bring them here and slay them before me.

    yeah all love. But see, as you did, i took the verse out of context. First Amendment…probably never read it in your life. Doesn’t matter to me, just say whatever you want and I will just smile. Your the UNDER breading dog, and will just die out

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  • thewholetruth

    hey Dog, i almost find myself feeling bad for calling you a dog, cause dogs are a creation of God. They do what they were created to do, but you on the other hand are under a dog, or any animal. You don’t even do what you were created to do. Be good to your neighbors, even if you are on section 8, do the best you can in life providing for your family..you probably get government assistance so i say , get up and try to work you leech, no..sorry, leeches do what they were commanded,you are a parasite. I think the WORLD has enough people like you, commonly known as the Tea Party.

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  • First Amendment

    Geert Wilders is the bravest man in Europe, fighting for FREE SPEECH against barbaric Islam, and fighting against the Islamization of Europe. Over-breeding POLYGAMOUS Islam SUCKS. Go back to your own countries, Barbarians. Oh – and stop mass-murdering people, you savages.

    AMERICAN FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

  • First Amendment

    “Kill non-Muslims wherever you find them. Lie in wait and ambush them, seize and capture them using every stratagem of war.” – Qur’an 9:5

    Any non-Muslims here “misunderstand” that???

    • thewholetruth

      First Amendment….your misquoting as usual and of course your taking the verse out of context as you do with everything else in your life. Do you just regurgitate everything you hear or are you just to stupid and lazy to find out our self..

      its like me saying hey Jesus was not all love ….

      Luke 19:27 Now as for those enemies of mine who did not want me as their king, bring them here and slay them before me.

      yeah all love. But see, as you did, i took the verse out of context. First Amendment…probably never read it in your life. Doesn’t matter to me, just say whatever you want and I will just smile. Your the UNDER breading dog, and will just die out.

  • First Amendment

    Hey Khan – Why aren’t you living in a Mohammedan country? What’s wrong with Yemen, lol? Good Riddance!

    Mohammed is an anti-Semite on wheels, the Jew-hating false prophet.

    “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.’” — Mohamet, from the Hadiths

    Hey People! Just look at that Jew-hating Mass-Murderer Mohamet. As evil as Hitler. The FIRST Holocaust occurred in the 7th century AD, when Jew-hater Mo mass-murdered the Jews (and Christians) of Arabia. Islam – Go screw yourself. Get out of our country, Barbaric Mohammedans.

    Israel – Keep defending yourselves against the hate-filled mass-murdering Mohammedans.

  • Rob Miller

    Mr. Khan, speaking about too many Muslims mostly keeping silent about Islamist terrorism as I did earlier, there’s something I think all of us would be interested to know.

    You’re a member of the board of directors of the Islamic Free Market Institute, a group founded by prominent conservative activist and Muslim revert Grover Norquist with the help of thousands of dollars from Hamas and Hezbollah supporter Abdulrahman Alamoudi, who was later revealed as a top Brotherhood leader in the U.S. As you know, he was a major Hezbollah and Hamas operative involved in massive terrorism fundraising operations and is now imprisoned.

    And what about the money that your group got from the International Institute of Islamic Thought,(IIIT) a Muslim Brotherhood front whose name should ring a few bells to people familiar with Islamist terrorism here in America. The IIIT also has an important connection to President Obama’s new Brotherhood friendly ambassador to the anti-Semitic and Islamist Organization of Islamic Conference(OIC), your good friend Rashad Hussain. Have you ever had a single thing to say about any of that, Mr Kahn? Not to mention returning that blood money?