Camoron proves once again that he is indeed… a clueless, Islamo-pandering moron:
“I’m not a scholar of any religion,” Cameron adds a moment later. You can say that again. (Full text with context below the fold)
Curiously, he finds himself in agreement with MuBro operative Tariq Ramadan:
“They have nothing to do with [Islamic] principles because our principles are clear: that the one who is leading should be chosen by people who are followers or citizens.” When was this ever the case, in the history of the caliphates? Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman were chosen over furious opposition from the party of Robert Spencer/Comments…]Â Continue Reading Â»
Stereotypes do terrible damageÂ …
More on the alarming fear of islam and the terrible damage caused by stereotypes atÂ The ConversationÂ thanks to Mullah, pbuh
“Islam is a religion of peace and has nothing to do with the ideology of our enemies.” â€” Home Secretary Theresa May, on the beading of David Haines by IS in Syria. –Runaway Sharia,Â by Soeren Kern
He also several times praises, in this brief address, the “enormous contributions” that British Muslims make to Britain, but the only example he adduces is the marvelous “fire-starter” bowl of curry he recently enjoyed. He praises British Muslims for leading the country in charitable contributions, with no reference to the many Islamic charities that have been shut down for funding jihad, and no reference either to the fact that Muslims in the UK overwhelmingly give to Muslim charities that aid Muslims, not to any groups that aid non-Muslims. He also brags about Britain’s aid to the Palestinian Authority, saying it is helping “Palestine” “gain the statehood it so richly deserves.”
Speaking of Abraham’s sacrifice, Cameron says: “This is the same in my Bible as it is in your Qur’an.” The Islamic Feast of Eid al-Adha commemorates the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca, the Hajj, and Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son. The story is not the same at all in Islamic tradition as it is in the Judeo-Christian tradition. The Islamic understanding is that Abraham sacrificed Ishmael, not Isaac.
And it gets worse. In Genesis 22:15-18, Abraham is rewarded for his faith and told he will become a blessing to the nations: “by your descendants shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves, because you have obeyed my voice.”
But the Muslim audience that Cameron was addressing does not read Genesis. They read the Qur’an, in which Allah says that Abraham is an “excellent example” for the believers when he tells his pagan family and people that “there has arisen, between us and you, enmity and hatred for ever, unless ye believe in Allah and Him alone” (60:4). The same verse relates that Abraham isÂ notÂ an excellent example when he tells his father, “I will pray for forgiveness for you.”
Thus the Qur’an, in its picture of Abraham, the man Cameron invokes as a symbol of the common elements of the three faiths, holds up hatred as exemplary, while belittling the virtue of forgiveness. Cameron thus here reinforces a worldview that takes for granted the legitimacy of everlasting enmity between Muslims and non-Muslims â€” and does so while attempting to build bridges between Muslims and non-Muslims.
This demonstrates once again how crucial it is for Western policymakers to have a detailed understanding of Islam’s theological and cultural frame of reference, and of the actual teachings of the Qur’an. Based on this lack of this understanding, politicians keep making fatuous statements like the one Cameron makes here, and policy errors keep multiplying.