Fat lot of good the President’s repeated insistence that Islam is a religion of peace has done him. He would have done better to say from the outset that we are fighting an Islamic jihad that has been declared against us. That would have prevented the fifth column in the U.S. from growing as powerful as it has. But of course, powerful people around him were intent on preventing that. From The Nation of Nairobi, with thanks to Nicolei:
A meeting in Mombasa to mark the death of a former Iran President was yesterday turned into a forum to condemn the US government over its alleged fight against Islam.
Several Islamic scholars at the 16th anniversary of the death of the spiritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini at the weekend accused the US of allegedly dividing the Muslim world in the name of democracy.
But in a quick rejoinder, US spokesman Peter Claussen denied the allegation saying that there were many Muslims in the the country.
“We can not possibly fight Islam. In the US, there are too many Muslims and we cannot just decide to fight the religion because doing so will mean fighting ourselves,” he said.
The public forum that was held at the Jafferey Institute of Professional Studies, also saw the return of controversial Islamic preacher, Sheikh Ali Shee, who accused the US of causing disunity among the Islamic world with the sole purpose of stopping further spread of the faith.