An international conference like no other was held in Jerusalem Sunday. The conference, called Facing Jihad, organized by MK Aryeh Eldad, dealt with the current world wide threat posed by Islamic holy war, Jihad, and what can be done about it. Dutch MP Geert Wilders was also present, and the attendees watched a screening of his famous short film Fitna.
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The conference did not skirt around the issue of Jihad and did not try to portray Islam in a positive light.
"Only a few weeks ago the world learned another bloody lesson from Islam in Mumbai," Prof. Eldad said. "The true nature of Islam expressed itself again as if we needed another lesson after 9/11, after London, after Madrid, after Russia, after Baghdad, after 90 years of bloody struggle against Islam in the land of Israel."
"Islam should not be compared with Judaism or Christianity, but with other totalitarian ideologies like communism or fascism."
"Islam is an ideology," Wilders told Israel National News. "It rules everything, not only from birth to death but everything in between, everything in the life. So I believe Islam should not be compared with Judaism or Christianity, but with other totalitarian ideologies like communism or fascism. This what we are dealing with."
Wilders added: "Your fight against Jihad is our fight against Jihad. It's not a territorial conflict. It's an ideological conflict."