Folks, at some point you would think it would occur to those who attempt to make excuses for Islam that the overall effectiveness of their efforts is inversely correlated to the number of words required to try to make their tortured points. Here’s an example: Egypt’s state-run media the past few weeks has published a series of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel articles, and recently released a best-selling book claiming Jewish tradition requires the killing of gentiles.An article April 18 in Egypt’s government sponsored Al-Akhbar daily lamented “the bogus historical rights of Jews in Palestine,” claiming the foundation of the state of Israel was based on “fabrications and lies that have their source in the Old Testament and in the Talmud [including] the lies of Israel and world Jewry about the number of Jews exterminated by Nazi Germany,” according to a translation provided by Israel’s Center for Special Studies. An editorial in the same paper alleged, “Distorting facts and forging them are constant practice for the Jews, who have specialized in it throughout the ages of history!” A series of articles last month in Al-Ahram al-Massai, also government-run, claimed the Jewish state was established to “turn [Israel] into the center of world Zionism for the implementation of the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion.'” In February, WND reported the Egyptian International Book Fair, considered the most important event in the Arab literary world, featured another “Protocols” version, published by Syria, that charged Jews use hot pokers to gouge Palestinian’ eyes.
The book’s forward, which was dedicated to Palestinian suicide bombers, said, “From our brothers [the Palestinians], I heard that the Jews perform the most barbaric acts on whomever they catch. … Their stomachs had been opened and their kidneys, liver or heart had been removed and then they were sewed up again. Their eyes were burned out with red-hot iron pokers.”
Folks, falling into the trap of endlessly explaining, in more and more words why Islam is not what it actually is as revealed by its 1400 year history and the fruits of its followers appears to be a losing game, but not here at Smooth Stone. We’re on to the fake religion of peace. As Robert Spencer says,
This is why, although I have been ferociously misquoted and viociously misrepresented on occasion, I never use the term “extremists” for jihadists. As I have made clear in both Islam Unveiled and Onward Muslim Soldiers, they are actually traditional Muslims, working in a mainstream Islamic tradition. There is nothing extreme about them except their actions.