Why is everyone so sure that the Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is a “moderate”? Because he says he is, silly, and why on earth should we doubt him? But he also says other things. Pamela Geller has an exclusive on the shocking details plus audio of Rauf’s statements. Speaking in Australia in 2005, Rauf said these things and more:
“We tend to forget, in the West, that the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than al Qaida has on its hands of innocent non Muslims. You may remember that the US-led sanctions against Iraq led to the death of over half a million Iraqi children. This has been documented by the United Nations. And when Madeleine Albright, who has become a friend of mine over the last couple of years, when she was Secretary of State and was asked whether this was worth it, said it was worth it.”
Pamela Geller notes: “No mention of the 270 million victims of over a millennium of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilation and enslavement. No mention of the recent slaughter by Muslims of Christians, Hindus, Jews, non-believers in Indonesia, Thailand, Ethiopia, Somalia, Philippines, Lebanon, Israel, Russia, China……………. no candor, no criticism of Islam.”
There is a great deal more, and it is damning. Be sure to read it all, and listen to the audio.