Here We Go Again: Presidents and the Religion of Peace

David Rubin,

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David Rubin
David Rubin is former mayor of Shiloh, Israel. He is founder and president of Shiloh Israel Children"s Fund, and the author of five books, including The Islamic Tsunami and his latest, More Sparks From Zion. For more info, click on these links: or

Some world leaders have been known to have strange slips of the tongue, otherwise known as nonsensical babble based on wishful thinking, especially when speaking about Islam, commonly referred to as one of the three great monotheistic religions.

After September 11, 2001, when Islamic terrorists launched four terrorist attacks in one day, murdering over 3,000 Americans, most of them at the World Trade Center in New York City, then U.S. President George W. Bush strangely proclaimed, “The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam.  That's not what Islam is all about.  Islam is peace.”

While serving in an admittedly ceremonial post, Israel’s current President Reuven Rivlin seems determined to speak the same mushy pie-in-the-sky rubbish as GW.

Speaking yesterday at the Jordanian Embassy in Tel Aviv, President Rivlin declared, “I grew up learning about the rich world of Islam that is full of beauty, kindness, and mercy."

How I wish it were so. If only Islam didn’t follow the example of Mohammad, its founder, who proudly boasted about his strong leadership in beheading 900 Jews in one day. Yes, the same Muhammad who forced his sexual will on 31 wives, unlimited concubines, and countless young girls. In the Muslim world, he is considered to be “the Sunna”, the example to be followed by all Muslims.

If only Muslims didn’t follow the Koran, which repeatedly calls for Jihad, or holy  war against non-Muslims. Is it a mere coincidence of nature that virtually every terrorist organization today is Islamic? ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Boko Haram, Fatah, and all of the other terrorist organizations base their beheadings, mass rapes, bus bombings, sniper attacks on civilians, and other horrible be‎havior on the teachings of Muhammad, which are the basis for Islam.

How I wish that Presidents Bush and Rivlin were correct, but the evidence speaks volumes and facts don’t lie. Whatever the beauty, kindness, mercy, and peace that they claimed to have seen in Islam, it has long ago been overshadowed and trivialized by the pain of the victims of its passion for Jihad, along with its terrible abuse of women and children.

Sadly, that is the true face of Islam and it needs to be confronted, not pandered to with false platitudes from misguided world leaders.