Rabbi Shmuley Boteach recounted his conversation with an arrogant, brainwashed Pakistani, explaining that he tried to clarify that Muslims brutalize women, behead non-believers, killed 3,000 Americans in the World Trade Center, and committed other acts of genocide. But because the Pakistani had been taught to hate as a toddler, he never developed reasoning skills.
Despite this, Boteach insists on calling himself Jewry's foremost defender of Islam! Where are his reasoning skills? Can he not face the obvious? By whitewashing history, does he believe he can improve the future? Can he really believe that Saladin, the Ottoman Empire and the Spain and Portugal of yesteryear will excuse the jihadists of today?
Muslims have been the most persistent, malevolent people on the planet for the past 1400 years, during which time they were responsible for killing 270 million people. And, there have been 21,551 deadly terror attacks (reported) since 911. it began with Mohammed's frustration and humiliation when the Jews refused to accept his prophethood. Mohammed's return to Mecca to establish his religion was an example of ethnic cleansing and genocide aainst the Jews, Christians and polytheists. He raided the 2000-year-old Jewish communities, beheaded the men, enslaved the women and children, confiscated their property, and banished the unwanted. His motive was anger at their rejection and greed for their wealth, weapons, women, and crafts and trade market. Wafa Sultan, born into Islam, confirms he was a warlord, rapist, murderer, pedophile, and anti-Semite.
Islamic ideological teaching is an imperialist belief system designed to destroy Western civilization and progress, and to force the masses into submission. By implementing a methodical, irreversible hate with lies and propaganda into a religious doctrine, Islam controls obedience with earthly torture and heavenly sexual reward. An astounding 80% of their holy book relates to subjugation, torture and death; there is no morality, conscience or compassion, but concepts calculated to intimidate their own people into sacrificing their humanity in order to commit violence for the sake of aggressive expansionism.
it is injurious - even a sin - to conceal the inherent violence of Islam. The rabbi is bearing false witness, deceiving his own people, which is undeniably equal to telling the Jews in Germany, "Don't worry, get in the boxcars, you're going camping." This is no different, because the Muslims fought on the side of Germany, and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was a devotee of Hitler's. One may choose to read and cite the Qur'an's earlier, milder verses, but they were replaced by the violent ones that order Mohammed's followers to murder multitudes. On his deathbed, his final edict was to kill Jews and Christians.
Further, however one may interpret the Bible stories, there can be no doubt that Jews use the stories for learning, and that Israel today is a paragon of morality and compassion, that uses the Commandments and Golden Rule for guidance, neither of which exists in Islam. Despite the wars, Israel is responsible for rescuing Jewish refugees, and they are among the first responders to those who suffer from earthquakes, floods, and other disasters. They have also taken in and offered citizenship to Arabs, who now account for 20% of the Israeli population; Arabs vow they will have no Jews in their lands. Israel was judged the 8th happiest nation in the world, and I'm sure Boteach is aware of Israelis' successes, their contributions to medicine, literature, music, technology, etc., and how they strive to be a Light to the Nations.
Islam is authoritarian, totalitarian, with no parliaments, representative assemblies, or councils, nothing but sovereign power that demands religious obedience or severe punishment. Islam is supremacist and imperialist, and Jihad is mandatory for every Muslim. While not all Muslims will engage in violent Jihad, there are other methods, namely stealth or civilizational Jihad. This is the reason for the awakening of the Islamic world, where their people have come to almost every nation, infiltrating but not assimilating, and when their number is sufficient for strength, demanding accomodation, and insinuating themselves into every facet of government until they can demand Sharia law over our Constitution. This is the essence of Islam.
Too many European countries are succumbing to Islam, and Jews are fleeing for their lives. Muslims are killing Copts in Egypt and burning Christians in their churches throughout Africa, and those who can, do also flee. There are student groups (Muslim Student Union), supported by oil money, the Muslim Brotherhood, and radical instructors, that have organized Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions (BDS) conferences against Israel and endangering Jewish students, and there are teachers willingly using the Common Core textbooks that are filled with propaganda and misinformation, favoring Islam.
Islam's ultimate goal is world domination, with their Sharia legal system to govern, and how dare this Rabbi Boteach blame America for Muslim victimhood and Israel for their suffering! Muslims are dominated by their culture, their subjugation, their inability to set up a government without Sharia! Israel has done much for the Palestinians (set up schools, increased life expectancy and birth rate), and yet the Arabs continue to play at victimhood and riot, bomb, fire rockets, and throw deadly rocks at passing cars. And why can't he see the incapacitating changes in Europe as a result of the heavy Muslim immigration?
I don't know if they'll ever live in peace, but Rabbi Boteach does not have the right to blame the plight of the 1.4 billion Muslims on America and Israel! Nay, their victimhood is of their own making, and if they will not learn from examples in the Western world, they are doomed to continue this way for another 1400 years - and heaven help us all as we are led to the boxcars of the future.