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November 1, 2006

NYT Calls For A Hudna

The New York Times has printed an op-ed, "Pause for Peace," by Ahmed Yousef," a senior adviser to the Palestinian prime minister, Ismail Haniya."

What the Times doesn't explain about a hudna - is that according to traditional Islamic law, which there is every indication that Ahmed Yousef takes very seriously, a hudna can only be concluded "if Muslims are weak" ('Umdat al-Salik, o9.16), so that they have time to gather strength to fight again more effectively.

In other words, there is just no chance that the "lasting peace" of which Yousef speaks will be concluded during the period of any such hudna as he proposes.

But willful ignorance about the teachings of Islam and the light those teachings may shed on the current political situation seems to be a requirement for participation in the public debate these days.

More here.

No terrorist cell in America provides more support to radical Islam than the New York Times.

Posted by Abdul at November 1, 2006 8:29 AM

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