Tuesday, June 28, 2005

A Muslim in the Whitehouse?

Little Green Footballs features and interesting MEMRI translation here is snippet of that:

Dwidar: It will not happen unless the Muslims abandon their slogans and become a role model. If a Muslim doctor who invents a cure in the hospital or performs an important operation successfully - all the media will broadcast it live and announce it worldwide. The Muslim who makes do with breaking the wooden podium, with screaming, and with patronizing, condescending rhetoric that "Islam is coming, and it will change the face of the earth," while at the same time he cannot even change the face of the Islamic capitals, which overflow with garbage - this path will lead to no good.
Source: Little Green Footballs - "The White House Will Become the Muslim House"

Very interesting and thought like this is promising. No, the "Whitehouse will become the Muslim House" is nothing but shoe-pounding and I am not worried about that. Mr. Dwidar does not blame the West for the problems in the lands of Islam, he says there is lack of just leadership.

What he is calling for is for Muslims to work hard and show the truth of their faith (which I do not buy into but never mind that) by example and not by beheading and shoe-banging (though Mr.Dwidar does some of that himself).

Our system of government is set up so people who respect it enough by running for office are incapable of trashing it. Many Muslims consider it a sin to hold elections, see what happened to George Galloway when campaigning in his home district? He got mobbed and probably would have been beaten severely by his constituents for the sin of engaging in an election.

I fear a Muslim president no more, no less than a Catholic or Jewish president.