Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Arab World to United States: Be Muslim or Be Hated

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (Photo: AP)



By Douglas V. Gibbs

The New York Times article begins: On the eve of his first trip to the United States as Egypt’s new Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi said the United States needed to fundamentally change its approach to the Arab world, showing greater respect for its values and helping build a Palestinian state, if it hoped to overcome decades of pent-up anger.

Later in the article you read: “Successive American administrations essentially purchased with American taxpayer money the dislike, if not the hatred, of the peoples of the region,” he said, by backing dictatorial governments over popular opposition and supporting Israel over the Palestinians.

When commenting about Morsi's office in Mubarak's former palace, the article ensures to recognize that in that office the most noticeable change is a plaque on Morsi's desk bearing the Koranic admonition, “Be conscious of a day on which you will return to God.”

The article carefully described Morsi's American ties as a graduate of the University of Southern California.

At the conclusion, after describing Morsi's dislike for the loose sexual mores of the American society, Morsi's final quote reads: “I don’t admire that,” he said. “But that is the society. They are living their way.”

The message from Morsi, and the liberal press, is that America must be more Muslim, and we are hated by the Islamic world because we aren't bending over backwards for Muslims. Does this mean the liberal left wants to give more concessions? Are they going to proclaim Israel the enemy next?

The quote on Morsi's desk was careful to use the word "God," rather than Allah. Remember, they want us to think the Christian God is the same as the Muslim god, even though Allah's attributes more closely resembles Lucifer's.

Then, after trying to make Morsi seem more American, as if that means he "wants" to love us, we are reminded that he simply wants Egypt to live their way, or at least that is the insinuation after criticizing us for living our way.

Meanwhile, Morsi's Islamic brethren in his own country also demands that the U.N. criminalize contempt for Islam.

Could you imagine Adolf Hitler convincing the international community to criminalize any opposition or disagreement with the Nazis - and that after Hitler also said that America has to be more like the Nazis to keep them from hating the United States?


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