Thursday, October 16, 2003

Religion of Peace update

At a speech for the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad urged Muslims to study mathematics and science and learn new technologies so they can build vibrant and diverse economies kill Jews.

Mahathir said that "1.3 billion Muslims cannot be defeated by a few million Jews. There must be a way."

He suggested new tactics other than lashing out violently against "the enemy," including leveraging the political, economic and demographic forces at the disposal of Muslim nations, calling for a "strategic retreat" and reassessment that would lead to "final victory."

Of course, nobody at the summit condemned this hate speech, which made this paragraph all the more apt:

The summit, held every three years, is the first since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks reshaped global politics and comes at a time when many Muslims — even U.S. allies — feel the war on terrorism has become a war against them.

Yeah, there might be a reason for that.

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