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Fox News allows guest to promote ‘holy war’ on Muslims

6 January 2011 General 2 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

The year has just begun, and already Fox News’ Sean Hannity is telling the story of how Christians are being persecuted in the Arab world.

Hannity observed that a holy war may be “brewing” in the Middle East, as he reported on the New Year’s Eve bombing of a Christian church in Egypt.

Cliff May, a notorious neoconservative and creator of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, was a little more excited about the prediction than Hannity.

“In your intro you said a holy war is brewing,” May began. “It is not brewing, it is taking place.”

“Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities are being not just discriminated, but persecuted in Egypt and throughout the broader Middle East,” he added.

“Do you think we are headed for a modern day religious war in the Middle East?” Hannity asked.

“The war that is being fought now, the great global conflict in the world, from Iraq to Afghanistan to Gaza, this is one war and it is a religious war,” May explained. “Not because we want it to be, but because al Qaeda and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and various other radical Islamists and jihadists, they say it’s a religious war. That’s what a jihad means.”

“People forget jihad equals holy war,” Hannity concluded.

It was President George W. Bush who first invoked images of a holy war in the Middle East, when he suggested soon after Sept. 11, 2001 that the US was on a “crusade” in the region.

Years later, GQ magazine uncovered top-secret military briefings prepared by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for President George W. Bush that included Bible passages.

Trijicon Inc., a defense contractor, was discovered last Janurary to have been placing scriptural references on military gun sights used in Iraq and Afghanistan for years. The company was forced to provide the Pentagon with kits to remove the Bible codes.

This video is from Fox News’ Hannity, broadcast Jan. 3, 2010.

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  1. I am not sure whether to agree with this or be troubled by it. Either way we need to be understanding of the fact that the Middle East has been plagued with war for centuries. We as a country were naive to think that we were going to bring it peace. Each religion of the world has is extremists, every facet of people has those that are extreme, a belief in a way of life is never going to be enough to change that. But we can no longer remain ignorant to the fact that Islam is a peacefull religion just like we know Christianity to be. Until the message of peace, humanity and compassion can be spread peacefully we will always find unrest. Desperate people will fall upon desperate actions when they feel unheard. Christians are guilty of the same crimes as Muslims are now accused of. Throughout history they massacred many in the name of God. Gods message is simple mans interpretation of it is not. Chapter 5 verse 32 of muhammads message from Allah is clear: the death of one innocent is equal to the death of all humanity. Don’t loose your humanity over a title or out of judgement or hate.

  2. I am sorry to say, but apparently ignorance prevails most of the time, Jihad does not eqaul to holly war. The word Jihad means: to put an effort or exert an effort. A petition, a demonstration,working hard, just to name a few, are forms of Jihad. I am surpprised at some individuals that do not understand Arabic and yet try to translate words according to their liking.
    On the other hand, should we Muslims aslo consider the atrocities inflicted on the Iraqis and Afghanistanians a Christian Jihad?

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