Qaradawi refuses to participate in interfaith conference with Jews

Youssef Qaradawi is often referred to here as the most important leader of the global Muslim Brotherhood

Elder of Ziyon

The 8th Annual Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue is to start tomorrow, but prominent Islamic Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi is boycotting the conference, according to Palestine Today.

The reason? Because there will be Jews there!

He participated in the first, second and third conferences because they were centered on Muslim/Christian dialogue. But he refuses to participate when Jews attend, quoting the Koran 29:46 [“The Spider”], “Do not argue with People of the Book….” [the verse goes on to make an exception of certain types of arguments, and then an exception to the exception, against those Jews who “oppress,” if I am parsing the verse correctly.]

Qaradawi said, “So why should we dialogue with the Jews, who… shed blood, and violated the sanctities, and burned farms, and destroyed homes… .. to sit with them on a single platform?”

The article does not say “Zionist Jews” but merely “Jews.”  He has met with the Neturei Karta in the past, though.

The rest of the Koranic verse makes clear that Islamic “dialogue” with other “divine” religions is limited to telling them about Islam. Which makes it more like a monologue.

Even so, credulous non-Muslims keep thinking that there is value in these fake one-way “dialogues.”

Silencing the Israeli Voice

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Lame Stream Media to Israel: We’re a force of nature, deal with it.

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Dutch Queen Rejects Election Results

Dutch Queen Beatrix does not like Member of Parliament Geert Wilders, the winner of the recent elections in the Netherlands; she is attempting to prevent the formation of a right-wing coalition that includes him.

The maneuvers to exclude Mr. Wilders have angered ordinary Dutchmen. Asked to comment on television, many voters could be heard complaining, “What is the use of going to vote when we are not listened to anyway?”

Good question.

“The elite of the Left and the regents absolutely want to avoid the risk of a cabinet with Wilders,” writes Prof. Ellian. “Wilders has been preliminarily excluded without the elite even considering negotiations with him.” Ellian further points out that this is not just an injustice to Mr. Wilders, but also to his 1.5 million voters “who have been excluded from an important political process without as much as one relevant argument.”

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Dutch Establishment Rejects Election Results (Hudson New York via TROP)

June’s general elections in the Netherlands resulted in a clear victory for the right. The Dutch Constitution, however, grants the Queen the power to appoint a person (or persons) of her choice to initiate and direct negotiations for the formation of a government coalition. By appointing the Labor politician Herman Tjeenk Willink to the position of formation facilitator, the Queen has made it clear that she wants a coalition that includes the Labor Party and excludes the Freedom Party of Geert Wilders.

An opinion poll taken last week shows that the Christian-Democrats would fall to the historic low level of 17 seats, while Mr. Wilders’ PVV would become the largest party in the country with 30 seats, ahead of the Liberals (28 seats) and Labor (27 seats).

Read more: Dutch Establishment Rejects Election Results

urban II draft drops criticism of Israel, "defamation of religion" clause

Pressure works, in an update on this story. There will still be an expression of concern about “negative stereotyping of religions,” but of course, there has been no word on how Qur’an 98:6, which calls unbelievers the “vilest of creatures,” factors into this. Or Qur’an 9:30, which claims that Jews call Ezra the son of God. Or 2:62-65, 5:59-60, and 7:166, which call unbelievers apes and pigs. So the double standard is clearly still alive and well.

“Draft for racism meeting drops Israel criticism,” by Frank Jordans for the Associated Press, via JW

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