Monday, July 26, 2004

Name one

Senator Splunge was heckled in Ohio yesterday: “After shaking hands, Kerry was rushed back to his SUV as the soundtrack to the TV show "Flipper" blared from a Republican house.”

And please explain this:

"I would have long ago reached out to the clerics, imams and mullahs, to leaders of other religions, to the true leaders of Islam to isolate radical Islamic extremists instead of having the extremists isolate the United States of America," he said.
True leaders of Islam?”  There is no Vatican of the Islamic religion, Senator.  Maybe you mean someone like Sheikh Abdur-Rahman al-Sudais whom the BBC called “the world’s most celebrated imam” (last item):

After Muslim leader Sheikh Abdur-Rahman al-Sudais gave a speech in London last week, the AP quoted him as saying -- "The history of Islam is the best testament to how different communities can live together in peace and harmony." And the BBC called him the -- "world's most celebrated imam," and cited his calls for -- "community cohesion."

But neither the AP nor the BBC noted his past speeches to non-Western audiences, including a sermon a year and a half ago at the Grand Mosque in Mecca in which he called for the annihilation of Jews, calling them -- "the scum of the human race, the rats of the world, ... [and] the offspring of apes and pigs."
Whoops!  Well, I’ll leave it to you, Senator.  Name one “leader of Islam” that you would suck up to reach out to.  (How about these guys?  No?  Hmmmm.)

1 comment:

Mark Kilmer said...

Eric... There are a few Grand Ayatollah's, but they would not want anything to do with JF Kerry.

As near as I could tell, JF was referring to the Amir al-Mu'minin ("Commander of the Faithful"), the first Moslem to hold that title in a millenium.

He's the 6'6" one-eyed cleric who blew-up the Bamiyan Buddhas. Kerry's "true leader of Islam" is Mullah Omar.