The West Lies Down Before Saudi Lies, by Raymnd Ibrahim. On February 12, 2016, at the Munich Security Conference Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia’s foreign affairs minister was asked if ISIS didn’t in fact adhere to certain Islamic tenets.
Jubeir responded by mouthing all the main lies, half-truths, and discredited apologias the world has ever heard about Islam. “Every religion has perverts and psychopaths who try to hijack it. ISIS is as much Islamic as the KKK is Christian. Don’t they have a cross? Don’t they do everything in the name of religion and Christ? Don’t they believe that Christ compels them to lynch and kill people of African descent? …For anyone to argue that DAESH is Islamic is preposterous.”
Of course, the Bible does not call on Christians to discriminate and kill black people. Not a single verse. Christ called for love, mercy, and altruism. That’s why the KKK represents about .00003% of American Christianity and is vociferously denounced by the other 99.99997%.
On the other hand, the Koran does call on Muslims to hate and fight non-Muslims; it does call for beheadings, mutilations, and crucifixions; it does call for the collection of jizya or extortion money from subjugated minorities; it does permit the sexual enslavement of non-Muslim women and children.
In short, the Koran does support the actions of ISIS—not to mention the actions of Boko Haram, the Taliban, al-Qaeda, Hamas, Al Shabaab, and 41 Muslim nations that make the lives of Christian minorities a living hell. That’s why a PEW poll found that at least 63 million and as many as 287 million Muslims in just 11 countries—and 81% of Arabic language Al Jazeera respondents—support what Jubeir dismisses as “psychopaths who have no religion and no morals.” …
And this is the grandest point, the true elephant at the Munich Security Conference that no one seemed to notice: most atrocities committed by ISIS that provoke shock and horror in the West, and which Jubeir claims have nothing to do with Islam, are being committed by Saudi Arabia as a matter of state policy—and also in the name of Islam.
hat-tip Stephen Neil