Newsweek, of dubious fame ever since the invented Koran-rage incident in Gitmo, once again shills for Islamo-fascism: In cahoots with the Washington Pest (misspelling intended) they are telling their readers all the things that Islam is not. The list of taqiyya-spin doctors includes the egregious Georgetown professor John Esposito, the despicable Peanut Khadr, Queen Rania of Jordan, Tony BLiar (gotta keep that money coming, boy) and the illustrious Karim Agha Khan, ‘spiritual leader’ of the Muslim sect of Ishmaelites. Rest assured that none of these propagandists finds anything wrong with Islam itself, that it is all our fault and the fault of those mysterious ‘misunderstanders of Islam who’ve hijacked a peaceful faith’ by chopping of heads, blowing up themselves and others while screaming ‘Allahu Akhbar’ and on occasion fly jets into tall buildings.
Ah, and don’t waste too much time posting your rebuttal and your anger on those sites, because they won’t publish it. But if you intend to put a bit of lipstick on a pig you have a chance to find your Islam-friendly essay published: Go for it!
Iran: The hijab liberates women
Thanks to Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch we already have one thorough rebuttal right here:
“The Many Meanings of Jihad to 2 Prominent Muslims” in today’s Washington Post is part of their ongoing “On Faith” whitewash series, in which prominent Muslims retail pleasing platitudes about Islam and ignore the real issues. This segment is no exception: the paper’s introductory paragraph to the statements by Ali Gomaa and Ayatollah Fadlallah even acknowledges that Fadlallah is “known for his support of the armed Shiite movement Hezbollah” (not, you’ll notice, the “terrorist group Hezbollah”), although it doesn’t mention Ali Gomaa’s support for the same terrorist group.
Jihad is ‘inner struggle’
The swine who did this got 20 years, but will be pardoned within 8 to 10, wanna bet?Â
Because the Koran sez ‘ Killing infidels is a small matter to us…’Â
8.55, 9.5, 95.5, 9.111 Infidels are worst beasts and lowest creatures and must be killed … Tabari IX:69 “Killing disbelievers is a small matter to us.” …Â
Ali Gomaa’s bit is entitled “Jihad Is Not Just Armed Struggle.” The frequency with which Islamic apologists trot out this particular theme always surprises me. This is supposed to be reassuring to the potential and actual targets of armed jihad? I fail to see how the fact that jihad has multiple meanings, including interior spiritual struggle, somehow renders less lethal the AK’s and bombs with which other jihadists wage jihad.
After sketching out jihad’s pacific meanings, Gomaa says:
…In addition to these meanings, the term jihad refers to the defense of a nation or a just cause. These characteristics that amount to “in the way of God” are summed up in the Koran, “Fight in the way of God against those who wage war against you, but do not commit aggression — for, verily, God does not love aggressors.” (2:190) . . .
Islam Liberates Women
But ‘“Jihad Is Not Just Armed Struggle” – sounds good. At least Gomaa admits that jihad is, in fact, ‘Armed Struggle’- as opposed to the ‘inner struggle’ bulldust that makes you wanna puke. Try a laxative if you have a case of ‘inner struggle’ coming on, it might just work…