Thursday, June 04, 2009

Can't Wring "Peace" from the Koran Turnip

One note of interest on the Obamabobulation in Egypt, from the man formerly known as "Spengler."

Of many strange moments in President Obama’s Cairo speech, perhaps the strangest is the conclusion:

The Holy Quran tells us, 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.

The Talmud tells us, The whole of the Torah is for the purpose of promoting peace.

The Holy Bible tells us, Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

What does the idea of gender and tribe distinction have to do with peace? The answer is nothing, except that Obama’s speechwriters felt compelled to drag out some Koranic quotation that sounded vaguely like the biblical and rabbinic concept of peace. The fact that this was the best they could do speaks volumes...

Matter of fact, Spengler looked it up!

Not a single Koranic mention of the word “peace” corresponds to the biblical vision of divinely-ordered peace.

Not related, but another curiosity:

Obama mentioned in passing, “ Today I’m announcing a new global effort with the Organization of the Islamic Conference to eradicate polio.” Polio has reappeared in Nigeria and other West African nations because Muslim religious authorities oppose vaccination as a Western plot against Islam.

We think Obama has a long, long, long way to go here.

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