October 12, 2014

HuffPo Muslim Contributor Strays From The PC Plantation

Ali Rizvi is a HuffPo contributor and a self proclaimed "atheist Muslim." That is, he isn't a Muslim in belief, he just enjoys the festivities associated with the Islamic faith. (In fairness, there are many 'atheist Christians' who are very much the same - they are not believers but still take part in Christian celebrations, such as Christmas or Easter.)

Rizvi writes an interesting, politically incorrect article on Islam that is wholly uncharacteristic to the HuffPo.

The ambassador answered us that [their right] was founded on the Laws of the Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Mussulman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.

The above passage is not a reference to a declaration by al Qaeda or some Iranian fatwa. They are the words of Thomas Jefferson, then the U.S. ambassador to France, reporting to Secretary of State John Jay a conversation he'd had with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, Tripoli's envoy to London, in 1786 -- more than two and a quarter centuries ago.

That is before al Qaeda and the Taliban, before the creation of Israel or the Arab-Israeli conflict, before Khomeini, before Saudi Arabia, before drones, before most Americans even knew what jihad or Islam was, and, most importantly, well before the United States had engaged in a single military incursion overseas or even had an established foreign policy.

Read it all.

(Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers)

By DMartyr at 11:01 AM | Comments |