Quiz Abdel Bari Atwan on Israel and see the foam on his lips.
He used to appear regularly on BBC’s ‘Dateline London’.
All sweetness and light until Joos were mentioned. He is still, (and always was) a radical Islamic headbanger who enjoys living amongst the kafirs, but that doesn’t make him a civilised man.
Sometimes he tells the truth, like here:
They have been practicing savagery for a very simple reason: to strike fear in their enemy,” says Abdel Bari Atwan.
The Qur’an says: “And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know whom Allah knows.” (Qur’an 8:60)
“Abdel Bari Atwan: ISIS Savagery Comes from Islamic History; The West Likely to ‘Contain’ ISIS Like It Contained the IRA and Arafat,” MEMRI, December 15, 2015:
In a December 15 lecture about ISIS at the American University in Beirut, Abdel Bari Atwan, former editor-in-chief of “Al-Quds Al-Arabi” and the current editor-in-chief of “Al-Rai Al-Youm” rejected common claims that the savagery of ISIS is alien to Islam, presenting examples of similar conduct from Islamic history. Atwan said that the West faces two options: to contain ISIS or to destroy it. The former is more likely than the latter, he added. The West always starts by trying to destroy organizations that it considers to be terrorist and ends up negotiating with them, Atwan said, citing the Taliban, the PLO, and the IRA as prominent examples.
Comments from Mortimer on JW:
Abdel Bari Atwan, former editor-in-chief of “Al-Quds Al-Arabi” and the current editor-in-chief of “Al-Rai Al-Youm” is WELL-INFORMED on Islamic history and Islamic source texts…UNLIKE Western journalists and their editors who speak authoritatively about Islam without reading ANY of Islam’s source texts.
The fact that they haven’t done the required readings is obvious to those of us who have. Abdel Bari Atwan knows what’s in those Islamic source texts.
Our Western elites and journalists are letting us down badly by not being prepared and by not having done the requisite reading to understand Islam…the most dangerous issue of our time.
Abdel Bari Atwan asked ‘How can you say Islam is not blood-soaked? Well, violence is normative Islam found in all Islam’s foundational, source texts, as well as all Islamic history.
Mark Gabriel, PhD, was a sheikh and history teacher at Al Azhar University, the top authority in Islam. He asked his teacher ‘Why is our (Islamic) history a river of blood?’ The professor tried to distract him from thinking about it. Gabriel left the university, then left Islam.
Mark Gabriel believes that jihad terror is central to Islam.
Mohammed was poisoned by his closest ‘friends’ Abu Bakr and Omar and their daughters Aisha and Hafsa, but it was blamed on the Jews…blame shifting is another Islamic tradition. Abu Bakr was poisoned next, along with his chief adviser by Uthman. Caliph Omar was killed with a poisoned spear. Uthman was killed with a poisoned sword. Mohammed’s grandson, caliph-candidate Hasan ibn `Ali was poisoned by Caliph Muawiyah. Mohammed’s great-grandson, caliph-candidate Alī ibn Ḥusayn bin Ali was poisoned by Caliph Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik.
Six of Islam’s most important figures were murdered by poison! Poisoning is normative Islam, rather than an aberration.
Islam and violence go together like sadism and masochism, like hammer and nails, like bows and arrows, like rifles and bullets.
And Jack Diamond adds:
And one of Mark Gabriel’s teachers at Al-Azhar was none other than the Blind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, then head of Qur’anic studies, who misunderstood Islam all the way to Bin Laden and to World Trade Center I. Gabriel relates a priceless exchange with the Blind Sheikh in his book “Jesus and Muhammad”:
“I even questioned Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman…at Al-Azhar he was the professor for my class in Quranic interpretation. He gave us a chance to ask questions, so I stood up in front of 500 students and asked, ‘Why is it that you teach us all time about jihad? What about the other verses in the Qu’ran that talk about peace, love, and forgiveness?”
Immediately his face turned red. I could see his anger. “My brother” he said, “there is a whole Surah called ‘Spoils of War.’ There is no Surah called ‘Peace’! Jihad and killing are the head of Islam. If you take them out, you cut off the head of Islam.”
And this is what we get from Hussein Obama, still president of the U.S.A.:
#1 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”
#2 “The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”
#3 “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”
#4 “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”
#5 “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”
#6 “Islam has always been part of America”
#7 “we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities”
#8 “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”
#9 “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”
#10 “I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”
#11 “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”
#12 “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed”
#13 “In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.”
#14 “Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”
#15 “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality”
#16 “The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.’”
#17 “I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.”
#18 “We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped unlock the secrets of our universe.”
#19 “That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
#20 “I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”
Obama DOES know what Islam is and about.
His half brother who lives in Virginia now spoke about that.
He and his family converted to Christianity.
They were treated worse than rabid dogs.
Obama’s father who abandoned him was a Muslim but a COMMUNIST first.