It’s scandalous enough that this aged clown addressed a Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood group, but even worse is that the mainstream media has no problem with it all — it’s indicative of how mainstream Islamic supremacism has become. Meanwhile, Carter showed his ignorance with fulsome references to the Qur’an and Islamic doctrine that show that he has no idea what they really say.
Detroit— During a speech at the annual convention for the Islamic Society of North America on Saturday, former President Jimmy Carter said peace between Jews and Muslims in the Middle East is a dream he still prays can be achieved.
“You can’t bring peace to the Middle East without justice and human rights for the Palestinians,” Carter told a packed hall at Cobo Center. “When my prayers are answered and we have peace in that Holy Land then the Israelis and all their neighbors will be blessed to live in peace and prosperity.”
Carter spoke mainly about preventing violence against women and girls, encouraging all present to fight for equal rights for both sexes.
“One thing that all men can do is to be sure that you treat your wife as you would like to be treated yourself,” Carter said, amid cheers. “My hope is all Christians, all Muslims, all people of other faiths, even those who don’t have one, will join in this crusade to end the plight of our wives, our sisters, our daughters.”
He spoke at length about prostitution, rape on college campuses, female genital mutilation and parents in some countries strangling their daughters because they want to have sons. The audience of men, women and children were rapt and responded with applause when he quoted verses from the Quran and the Bible illustrating the equality of the sexes.
“Men and women are created equally from one soul,” Carter said. “If you were taught by your parents or you believe you’re superior to your wife just because you’re a man, Allah says your [sic] wrong.”
Carter was referring to this Qur’anic passage: “O mankind, fear your Lord, who created you from one soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women” (4:1). But he neglected this one: “Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other…” (4:34)
At an earlier luncheon on Saturday Carter detailed the work his foundation does and told Muslim Americans to bring peace and justice to all those around them.
“We are all Americans in a system that allows basic human rights: peace, justice and the ability to treat each other as equals,” Carter told a crowd of about 1,000 who had paid $200 a plate to attend the fundraiser luncheon. “I hope all of you will use the principals [sic] of Allah to bring peace and justice to all.”
Which ones, Jimmy? The one where the People of the Book are warred against until they “pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29)?