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Cordoba House Imam makes (truly) radical speech in Mid East

by senilebiker Thu Aug 26th, 2010 at 06:49:18 AM EST

The Imam behind the "not Ground Zero not Mosque"is currently touring the Middle East and making Radical speeches that are sure to inflame the protestors back in the US.

Speaking last night in Bahrain to a multi faith audience at the Majlis of the Chairman of the Gulf for Council Foreign Relations, Feisal Abdul Rauf made the following statements.

He told religious leaders in Bahrain that the most important conflicts in the world were between the children of Abraham, whether the Israeli/Palestinian conflict or the US/Iran conflict and the challenge for them was how they could play a role in bringing peace.

"We are Christians, Jews and Muslims, but one of our faults is instead of worshipping God, we worship our religion and use that to cause division between us,"

He further went on to say

"The sense of brotherhood and unity that the prophets had for each other as servants of the true God is the primary lesson we should all learn.

"The demand is on us (Muslims) to feel a special brotherhood with the Christian and Jewish faiths and certainly our own.

"We shouldn't see differences, but see the differences that unite us and are part of one theme.

And he concluded with

"It's time we also saw that if we followed the laws of Moses, Jesus and Mohammed they were not opposed to each other."

Really this is the guy thats frightening the sheeple, and causing faux news to go into meltdown?

More detail can be found at Today' s Gulf Daily News

Crossposted from DailyKos

In the truest sense of the word, going to the root.  And true, in the most radical sense. At their roots, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are the same religion, as taught by different teachers at different times in the history of the world.  That their followers choose to focus on their differences rather than their fundamental unity is the fault of the followers not the teachers.

We all bleed the same color.
by budr on Thu Aug 26th, 2010 at 07:14:59 AM EST
In the Kos comments, one guy/gal complained of the use of the word radical,and I had to go back to the roots as you define then. Added the (truly) to bring it forward.
by senilebiker on Thu Aug 26th, 2010 at 07:21:02 AM EST
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"We shouldn't see differences, but see the differences similarities that unite us and are part of one theme.

it's so important to say what you mean...


'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Aug 26th, 2010 at 08:45:02 AM EST
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If you take the role of a follower, your fate is sealed by the leaders. On the other hand, I am coming to believe that about a third of any population is persistently angry and just prone to look for scapegoats upon which to hang their anger.

by shergald on Thu Aug 26th, 2010 at 12:36:18 PM EST
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Possibly more like two thirds. We tend only to recognize the ones with whom we disagree.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Aug 29th, 2010 at 10:26:36 AM EST
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