Yes he does, by being an Unclean Infidel Dog and the Leader of the Great Satan. But other than that, they like him just fine.
From AFP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
BERLIN (AFP) – US President George W. Bush said in an interview with a German newspaper that he unwittingly caused fears in the Muslim world.
“We must understand words mean things to different people,” Bush said in Bild, according to an English transcript released by the White House.
“Sometimes my own messages send signals that I don’t mean to send, but stirs up anxieties in the Muslim world.
He is no doubt referring to his early post-9/11 use of the word “crusade,” which is in fact a perfectly good word.
“There needs to be more understanding between the Muslim world and the Western world. There needs to be a better understanding of the true beliefs of their respective religions.”
Bush said however that he was convinced that most people in the world shared common, peaceful values.
“I take great comfort in knowing that the true Muslim — Islam, itself, is a peaceful religion, and those who adhere to Islam are people that respect the rights of others.
“And there’s common values in the great religions. And what we cannot allow to happen is for these totalitarians, these Islamic extremists to distort a great religion and define the nature of that religion.”
We cannot allow it? It’s already happening, Mr. President. Whether or not it’s actually a distortion of Islam, it’s undoubtedly a very widespread view of the religion. It’s too late to refuse to allow this to happen.
It would be refreshing if someone somewhere would come up with some evidence for the oft-repeated assertions that Bush here repeats yet again. I have asked here many times, to no avail. But I’ll try again: one more time I am asking for anyone of good will to show me. Send me examples of Islamic religious scholars rejecting, on Islamic grounds, jihad violence against non-Muslims; rejecting the idea that Sharia law should be instituted in the Muslim and non-Muslim world; and teaching the idea that non-Muslims and Muslims should live together indefinitely as equals. Send me rejections of the ideas that women should not enjoy full equality of rights with men. Send me information that shows that those who write such rejections are not lone voices crying in the wilderness, with the wolves of Islamic orthodoxy ready to pounce upon them, but that they represent broad traditions within Islam and have large followings.
I’ll be right here, at firstname.lastname@example.org.