Irwin Cotler: How I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways…….

Irwin Cotler:

“I have the highest respect for the religion of Islam, and recognize the heroic efforts of many religious leaders in contemporary Iran to stand up to the repressions wrought by the ruling system,”
Mindless chatter. The man is utterly clueless about the cult of the madman prophet, as he is concerning what’s actually happening inside Iran, but that won’t stop him from uttering platitudes of praise to a highly offensive ideology, or from offering support to money grubbing Iranian mullahs who are not championing real freedom, and are as radical as the ones already in power.
The Tundra Tabloids just wrote a post the other day about the same issue that Laura Cohen writes about for the National Post and republished by Front Page Mag, concerning the Arab/Muslim – Israeli/Jew relations. Blogger/ME analyst, TINSC, had the following to say about it:
“I remember once a Palestinian propagandist defending Arab suicide bombers on The O’Reilley Factor. He said: “Even your Patrick Henry said: ‘Give me liberty or give me death'”.
Naturally, that wasn’t the first time Arab propagandists have tried to sway public opinion in the USA in terms of American values. Too often, pro-Israel supporters are not prepared to counter such arguments.
Sure. The Pro-Israel activists point out that 90% of the West Bank is unoccupied. We point out that Israel has made all kinds of territorial concessions. We even point out the total lack of civil liberties in the Arab administered portion of the West Bank and Gaza.
These points are all well and fine however, they never pick up the actual thesis behind the Arab propaganda. That thesis is simply this: The only freedom the Arabs of Palestine want is the freedom to murder Jews with impunity.
It’s clear to me that your blog entry above recognizes that thesis. It is an important one to keep in mind when Arabs seek sympathy from the West by blaming Israel for their lack of “freedom”.
The following article takes the very same theme, with the hope to shed light, on and for, her fellow Jews who believe that the Arab Muslim world has their best interests at heart. Getting a head slap of reality is the best medicine to cure that fantasy, and Laura Cohen delivers it with a full swing. KGS
“I have the highest respect for the religion of Islam, and recognize the heroic efforts of many religious leaders in contemporary Iran to stand up to the repressions wrought by the ruling system,” says Jewish human rights activist Irwin Cotler.

“I refuse to associate these crimes generically with the mullahs of Iran, and I deplore any attempt to do so,” he continued in his July 24th letter to the editor. And thus began yet another misguided chapter of the never-ending Jewish and liberal quest for the Islamic world to “like us”. Cotler’s bizarre statements have little to do with reality. Iran is where religious fervour , led by a religious leader-the Ayatollah Khomeni, brought upon the Islamic revolution. It is religious fervour — inspired by a perverse interpretation of Shiia Islam — that motivates Iran’s genocidal leader, with the continued blessings of the religious establishment.

It has been said that a definition of crazy is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result. Certainly, there can be no better explanation for Jews, and particularly liberal Jews to keep trying new ways of currying favour in the eyes of the Islamic world.

How many strategies have been tried? Too many to list in one short article. But a few noteworthy projects deserve a mention. In Israel, the Jews have tried to give away “land for peace”, and that has failed miserably time and time again. Egypt is a despotic regime, with the fanatic Muslim brotherhood gaining more political ground each passing day. It maintains a frigid and grudging “peace” with Israel and the “peace” with Jordan is only measurably more civil.
Israel sends civil aid to disaster zones all over the world, performs open-heart surgeries on Arab babies, gives Arab Israeli citizens full rights under the law, and even treats Palestinian terrorists at Israeli hospitals, but it’s still not enough. Israel has Arab members of the Knesset, and despite the terrorist threat implicit in it, successive Israeli leaders continue to commit to the founding of a Palestinian state. But that’s still not enough for the Muslim world.

In the Jewish diaspora, and under the heavy influence of socialist and Marxist dogma, liberal Jews pour small fortunes into “inter-faith” causes, conferences and dialogues in the hopes of finding “greater understanding” with the Islamic world in general-and in particular with the Palestinians.

Dear fellow Jews, what is so hard to understand about “we hate your guts, and will continue to kill and maim you”? Just last week, an “inter-faith” Rabbi, the guest speaker at an ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) conference was shocked … shocked to hear that one of the guest imams felt that Jews deserved the Holocaust because they turned their backs against Allah. What is so hard to understand about that?

Jews continue to support the Liberal party in Canada, and the Democratic party in America, despite the obvious and undeniable evidence that their true friends are on the Christian, Zionist political right. Unfortunately, their commitment to liberalism trumps their commitment to their own people.

Here in Canada, the multi-cultural outreach by Jews to Muslim Canadians continues with the Canadian Jewish Congress funding such initiatives as scholarships for Somali Canadians. Where is the reciprocity in these activities? When was the last time you heard about the King Abdullah scholarship for Jews? Or the American Muslim scholarship fund for Jews? Have you ever been to a Jewish conference where a genocide or an individual death of a Muslim person was described, in theological terms, as being justifiable? Have you ever heard a Jew celebrate when a Muslim has been murdered? When is the last time a Jew gleefully beheaded an enemy, video taped it and uploaded it onto YouTube?

Jews: get this through your head once and for all. The Islamic world, under its current leadership, is just not into you.

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