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Commentary from the Mile High City
Thursday, October 30, 2003
Welcome to Mahathir's World
According to Mr. Mohammed, President Bush said nothing to him about his, er, remarks at the Muslim conference the other week. I guess the President must have been lying to appease the World Jewish Conspiracy.
Now, Mahathir, who can't get out of office soon enough, is at it again:
Two words: Sudan. Today.
OK. Mahathir is probably past understanding the notion of the "Chosen People," but since Muslims tend to claim the Bible as a holy book, he might open it once in a while and notice the amount of criticism the Jews come in for. For the record, I don't think the Koran is similarly critical of the Arabs, which is probably good for their self-esteem, and bad for their education.
Also, note, "the Muslims," not "Muslims," or "Arabs." Forget that Palestinian Christians may finally be learning that their Muslim cousins are a bigger problem than the Jews. Mahathir grew up speaking English, and knows perfectly well what that definite article means, just as surely as we all know the difference between "Jews run the New York Times" and "The Jews run Hollywood."
And then, this half-truth about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: "It is not religion at all, it is territorial." Sure. That's why groups called "Hamas," "Islamic Jihad," and "Party of Allah" are engaged in a cooperative war against the Jews. That must also explains why these groups attack Jews, and now Maronites, and not, say, Muslims. Nope, nothing to do with religion.