Friday, May 20, 2005

Friday Must-Read: Hyprocrisy Among the Muslims

Ali al-Ahmed, director of the Saudi Institue in Washington, writes in today's Wall Street Journal (free registration may be required) that even if isolated instances of Koran desecration have taken place, it's not the policy of our government.

How is that relevant? As al-Ahmed points out, many Muslim governments make it official policy to ban Bibles, Stars of David, and other symbols of Christianity and Judaism, yet the U.S. furnished copies of the Koran to its detainees and takes pain to stress our fight is not against the Muslim faith, but rather extremists within it.

His conclusion states it well:
The lesson here is simple: If Muslims wish other religions to respect their beliefs and their Holy book, they should lead by example.

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