Sunday, August 29, 2010
Gingrich: "Muslims are Nazis" - Calculated Lie That Jesus Would Reject
Did Jesus ever say: "Hate thy neighbor and anyone different from yourself?" He even hung out with prostitutes, lawyers and tax collectors!
I was just having breakfast in Seabrook when the folks at the table next to ours when one of them said this: "Newt Gingrich says Muslims are Nazi's." It was greeted by a knowing silence as they continued on. You could see the expression in them that, of course, it's true! What a hate-mongering lie masquerading as fact.
Last week when I was giving a presentation on terrorism to NASA employees and contractors, the head of NASA's security said: "There are 50,000 terrorists in 60 countries." He's probably right. 50,000 is NOT 1.5 billion people!
Casting Al Qaida as Nazi is one thing -- but to claim an entire religion of 1.5 billion people are all Nazis is not only false but a calculated lie.
It is Gingrich who is using the Nazi tactic --like Hitler blaming Germany's problems on the Jewish people. Gingrich should be a co-defendant in the case of the guy who stabbed a NY cabdriver after he said he was Muslim. It's hate-mongers like him that drive the unstable over the edge, like yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater.
When Fox allows this to be "news" it is also engaging in religious racism and prejudicial fear-mongering. Their actions allow Al Qaida to claim that this is a war against Islam instead of just the terrorists. It is taking advantage of Americans ignorance about other religions.
I am a Christian and it is time for Christians to shout down the bigots and extremists like Gingrich in our own religion -- just as Imam's have condemned Islam's extremists. Does Gingrich or Fox ever expose that the Islamic Koran actually has passages describing in positive terms Jesus and the Virgin Mary? No.
If the GOP wants back in power, it should not be based on stoking hate and ignorance. We have had one Nazi party too many.
Jesus would be ashamed to hear his name being used by people like Gingrich and Franklin Graham as a message of hate.