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Kissing up to the enemy

Posted by Richard on June 28, 2007

Yesterday, President Bush spoke at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C., a Saudi-funded mosque that preaches the most extreme Wahhabi theology/ideology, virulent Jew-hatred, and total rejection of virtually all aspects of Western culture and civilization. That's bad enough. While there, he announced that he's going to appoint a special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference whose mission would be to "listen and learn." That's even worse.

As Steve Emerson pointed out, what this envoy will learn is that the OIC is run by anti-American, terror-embracing, Jew-hating radicals who argue that the 9/11 attacks were an understandable response to "the aggressions and discriminations committed by the West." The OIC embraces and supports Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, and Hezbollah, to name a few, as "freedom fighters." 

Charles Johnson was annoyed at all the journalists covering the story (emphasis added):

In all the mainstream media articles about President Bush’s announcement that he’s appointing an envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, not a single one actually looks at the history and statements of this hate-filled Islamic group, whose charter explicitly states that it was formed to help implement the destruction of Israel.

Case in point: this is how the Washington Post describes the OIC: Bush Plans Envoy To Islamic Nations.

The creation of the post will mark the first time a U.S. president has designated an envoy to the 38-year-old organization, which promotes Islamic solidarity and cooperation.

I guess it would just be too difficult for these journalists to actually do some research and find out what the OIC really promotes. They’ve even covered it themselves in the past, but now seem to have forgotten about Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamed’s statement that “Jews rule the world by proxy” and Muslims must unite to find a way to wipe them out: Speech by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia to the Tenth Islamic Summit Conference.

Or they could just search LGF, for years of stories about the hate speech and support for murder and jihad for which the Organization of the Islamic Conference is infamous: LGF search: “Islamic Conference”.

First, the Bush administration sucked up to Abbas and pressured Israel to arm and fund an organization dedicated to its destruction (not that Olmert needed much pressuring; dhimmitude seems to come naturally to him). Now this.

It seems that the anti-American, anti-Israel leftists who dominate the career ranks at the State Department have completely carried the day. I'm very disappointed. This is idiotarian pandering to people who've loudly and repeatedly said they're our enemy. When will we take their word for it and act accordingly?

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5 Responses to “Kissing up to the enemy”

  1. mothanskin said

    Hey R.G., having dialogue with your enemy is not a bad thing. Some would call that diplomacy! I commend President Bush and Prime Minister Olmhert for what I call “diplomatic gestures” not “kissing up to the enemy”.

  2. AJG said

    Get your facts straight…the Islamic Center is not funded by the Saudi Government, it is a non-profit organization. Over 50 Embassies make up the Center’s board of governors who willingly donate money to the mosque to make sure that it functions as both a place for worship and cultural indulgence. If you heard the director and Imam’s speech, you would know that the Center is affiliates with many Jewish organizations and Dr. Khouj (the director) is in close relations with many local and international Rabbis. Furthermore, the Center is a part of the interfaith conference and has hosted the 9/11 unity walks for the past two years.

    If you’re looking for an organization to use as a pathetic excuse for the discrimination of Jews, do not use the Islamic Center. It is incorrect and makes you sound extremely ignorant. You do have legitimate points about the OIC, but I personally commend the President for walking into a mosque, respecting the culture (taking off his shoes), and making a personal outreach to Moderate Muslims all around the world. Sorry he’s not paying more attention to Jews….

  3. mikew said

    President George Bush’s history of speeches on the Organization of the Islamic Conference can be found at: President Bush’s Record of Speeches

    For more information on President George W. Bush’s position on the Organization of the Islamic Conference please visit President George W. Bush’s Project Vote Smart Page or call our hotline at 1-888-VOTE-SMART.

  4. rgcombs said

    ”Get your facts straight…”

    I said “Saudi-funded” — are you denying that the Islamic Center receives Saudi money? The website of King Fahd, according to a 2005 Center for Religious Freedom report (see this PDF), bragged of the “astronomical” sums that the king “either personally or through his government” gave to wholly or partly finance Islamic centers, mosques, and schools, including the Washington Islamic Center.

    The report linked above documents the vile, hate-filled Wahhabi literature found at the Washington Islamic Center (along with many other large, well-funded, Saudi-linked mosques). Paul Vallely has some choice quotes from one book found at the Washington Islamic Center, ”Loyalty and Dissociation in Islam.” It warns Muslims living among the unbelievers that they must never become friendly or admiring of the infidels, never emulate them, and always “hate them for their religion” and “oppose them in every way according to Islamic law.”

    Steve Emerson, in the piece I linked to in my post, stated that he personally has collected copies of the ”Protocols of the Elders of Zion” from the Washington Islamic Center on multiple occasions. He also quoted a Saudi textbook in the Center’s library that described “the role of the Jews in the corruption of the European way of life.”

    All the evidence I’ve seen suggests that the Washington Islamic Center is, like other institutions with Saudi money behind them, promoting the barbaric, hate-filled, extremist version of Islam that the House of Saud has embraced since it allied with the House of Wahhab.

  5. Hathor said

    Not knowing the person who made the comment, the people or any of the sources in the links. Just how do you know which facts to get straight. I am not arguing, because I am ignorant and I would not know how to research the validity of either of your facts.

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