Fox News: Sound bites are funny things. Just ask a politician who’s uttered something stupid in front of a Smartphone, and lived to regret it. But here’s a sound bite that grabs your attention: “Oh, Allah, liberate the Al-Aqsa mosque from the filth of the Jews…. Oh, Allah, count them one by one and annihilate them down to the very last one.”
Those words, separated by two sentences, were spoken this month by Ammar Shahin, the imam of the Islamic Center at Davis, California.
On Friday, Shahin, sounding like a naughty schoolboy in the principal’s office, told a news conference in Davis, “I am deeply sorry for the pain I have caused.” more …
Opinion: The excuses:
- Shahin’s words were mistranslated
- Shahin’s words were out of context
- Shahin’s words were a reaction to something Israel did
- Shahin was angry
- Only two minutes of the khutbah called for people to be annihilated
“Islam gets away with everything,” says Nonie Darwish, who was born Muslim but converted to Christianity after 9/11. Along with her apostasy, her book, “Wholly Different: Why I chose biblical values over Islamic values,” won her death threats from Muslims.
She adds: “The preachers who make these statements about Jews try to cover up their meaning by saying they’re just using the words of the Prophet Muhammed, and no one can criticize what Muhammed said. And to quote Muhammed is pure Islam. They know that and use it.”
Before long Shahin will be suing the state of California for slander, demand protection, and get it.