When I first wrote about the ADL’s criticism of Geert Wilder’s speech last week in Florida, it mostly centered around the fact that the terrorist associated CAIR used the ADL as a propaganda tool:
Congrats ADL you are officially a tool. Were you there to hear Geert Wilders’ Speech? Did you hear the context? When he talks about the Quaran, Mr Wilders’ has read it…have you? I guarantee you that if you ever looked at the Quaran you would find it one of the most Antisemitic documents ever.
And if you heard Geert’s speech you might have been touched by this paragraph because it was written for people just like you:
Ladies and Gentlemen, still Islam is not our No. 1 problem, our No. 1 problem is called ‘Cultural Relativism’, the Elites that rule our countries have converted us to this sick philosophy a long time ago. Government leaders, Judges, even Churches, Trade Unions, Universities, the Media, all of them are blinded by political correctness and have chosen the side of Islam. They feel sorry for Muslims and pity them. ‘Cultural Relativism’ is weakening the West day by day. As a result of this ‘Cultural Relativism’ a little bit of the Free West dies everyday.
It is a bit strange that the Florida ADL rushes to associate itself with the Terrorist organization CAIR, but two years ago when a Florida condo was about to evict a tenant for putting a Mezzuzah on her doorpost, the Florida ADL did not want to get involved.
There is an element of the argument that was totally ignored. More important that the fact that the ADL should not have published the statement used as propaganda, is the fact that they should have been been involved with the conference that Wilders was speaking at, they should have been standing right up there with him.
In today’s Front Page magazine, Robert Spencer director of Jihad Watch, makes that case:
After the heroic Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders spoke in Florida last week, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned his remarks, saying: “In his speeches, he claimed that ‘Islam is not a religion’ and ‘the right to religious freedom should not apply to this totalitarian ideology called Islam.’ Mr. Wilders also stated that the Koran is a book of hatred, and that Mohammed was both ‘a pedophile and a warlord.’”’
These are serious charges, but they don’t stand up to close inspection. In light of the fact that the hadith collection that Muslims consider most reliable, Sahih Bukhari, reports no less than five times that Muhammad (then in his fifties) consummated his marriage with Aisha when she was nine years old, Wilders would have little difficulty making the charge of pedophilia stick. And given that Muhammad participated in numerous battles during his prophetic career, all but one of them offensive, the “warlord” charge can easily be established from texts that Muslims consider accurate in reporting the details of Muhammad’s life.
And the Koran a book of hatred? Again, the book itself gives the answer in passages like these and many others:
“Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the believers wilt thou find those who say, “We are Christians”: because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant.” — Qur’an 5:82
“The Jews call ‘Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah’s curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!” — Qur’an 9:30
“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” — Qur’an 9:29
“Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks. At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom, until the war lays down its burdens.” — Qur’an 47:4
“Those who reject (Truth), among the People of the Book and among the Polytheists, will be in Hell-Fire, to dwell therein (for aye). They are the worst of creatures.” — Qur’an 98:6
Gee sounds like a hate book to me….Read the rest of Spencer’s Brilliant analysis here The ADL: Wrong About Geert Wilders