Pat Condell: What I know about Islam

April 24, 2010

British humorist and devout atheist Pat Condell explains to us all he knows about Islam:

One certainly can’t accuse him of beating about the bush.

Kids say the darndest things, Islam edition

April 24, 2010

In this case, a child preacher on Egyptian television warns of the vast conspiracies (Western and Jewish, of course) against Islam and the Muslims, and that a “levy of blood” will be paid for Jerusalem’s al Aqsa mosque:

From the transcript, a point worth bearing in mind:

My brothers in Islam, the tidal waves of the infidel West approach us from all directions, revealing the truth about what the (West) has been saying for years in order to deceive us: that they are men of peace. The Jews are men of peace vis-à-vis all the other religions – all the religions that were not sent down by Allah – but not vis-à-vis the religion of the Lord of heaven and earth.

My brothers, this conflict is not a few days old, or even a few years old. This conflict is 1, 431 years old. It started when the Prophet Muhammad began to preach the word of Allah.

This is why it’s addlepated to think that peace between Israel and its Muslim neighbors can come simply by trading bits of land taken in 1967 for leaving the original, pre-1967 Israel alone. Jihadist groups such as Hamas and Hizbullah, and foreign states such as Iran, see it as their religious duty to wipe out Israel, because all the land was given to them as a waqf, an endowment for the Muslims, from Allah himself at the time of the Islamic conquest:

The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. Neither a single Arab country nor all Arab countries, neither any king or president, nor all the kings and presidents, neither any organization nor all of them, be they Palestinian or Arab, possess the right to do that. Palestine is an Islamic Waqf land consecrated for Moslem generations until Judgement Day. This being so, who could claim to have the right to represent Moslem generations till Judgement Day?

(Hamas covenant, Article XI)

To leave any part of that land under the rule of the Jews is intolerable. Just ask a child.