Read the article below and see what you think of the writer's knowledge of Islam and the rest of the world.
As they say a little learning is dangerous, ignorance is bliss and if your are a person of borderline intellectual functioning, don't, I repeat, don't even try attempting something beyond your ability to surmount.Don't broach something you have no understanding of and unable to comprehend.Just come full circle and admit you are a hypocrite and ignoramus.
A frog under the coconut shell can only see within the narrow sphere it is in. The coconut shell had become his realm of narrow-mindedness.Newt Gingrich is such a creature.
I do not have to elaborate, anyone reading his piece of pretended "Slough of Despond" would have come to the same conclusion.
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and removed all doubt" Mark Twain.
"Those Islamists and their apologists who argue for "religious toleration" are arrogantly dishonest. They ignore the fact that more than 100 mosques already exist in New York City. Meanwhile, there are no churches or synagogues in all of Saudi Arabia. In fact no Christian or Jew can even enter Mecca." he wrote.
Since when Saudi Arabia had become the capital of Islam.Just as Jerusalem is to Christianity and Judaism so is Mecca to Islam.
Islam does not have the power and authority over the administration of Mecca.Saudi Arabia has control of Mecca. Likewise, Saudi Arabia has no authority over the Islamic world.Islam is a world's religion not a Saudi's franchise.
Why would one want to build churches and synagogues in Mecca? Gingrich should ask himself are there significant number of Jews and Christians living in Mecca or for that matter in Saudi Arabia to justify such ridiculous reasoning. A shallow argument that bespeaks his faulty intelligentsia.
Are there not significant Muslim population in New York ? Are the planners of the construction of the mosque that stupid and mad enough to build a mosque where there are no Muslims?
What has Islam to do with 9/11? Did Islam attacked the World Trade Centre or a bunch of terrorists who happened to be Muslims and used the religion as a cause to demolish the pride of America.
When the US, Britain and other Western powers invaded Iraq can we say it was Christian armies attacking Islam?
Gingrich's professed affinity for religious freedom is nothing but hypocrisy, it seems his belief does not extend to Muslims practising their religion freely.
"Cordoba" is an insulting term.How that can be?
What about when European powers that colonised many parts of the world and discarded indigenous names and named land, seas, oceans, rivers, mountains, towns and cities that they conquered using their vernacular languages? Weren't that insulting to the people who owned the land or was it that the West has the God-given right to do as they please.Many of the names are still around that bears testimony of the insults to the vanquished, if Gingrich's spoonful of salt is worth anything.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, is the man. This man, who led the charge against Bill Clinton in the Monica Lewinsky affair while he himself cheated on his wife, having an illicit affair with another woman and dared say he should not be viewed as a hypocrite for pursuing Clinton's infidelity.
Unashamedly, he said "I drew a line in my mind that said, 'Even though I run the risk of being deeply embarrassed ... as a leader of the government trying to uphold the rule of law, I have no choice except to move forward and say that you cannot accept ... perjury in your highest officials."
That's rich.Why not kick yourself in the face.
This man is nothing but a bigot, hypocrite, racist and a liar all rolled into one.
Full text of Gingrich's solipsism below.
No 'megamosque' near Ground Zero
By: Newt Gingrich
There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia. The time for double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over.
The proposed "Cordoba House" overlooking the World Trade Center site - where a group of jihadists killed over 3000 Americans and destroyed one of our most famous landmarks - is a test of the timidity, passivity and historic ignorance of American elites. For example, most of them don't understand that "Cordoba House" is a deliberately insulting term. It refers to Cordoba, Spain - the capital of Muslim conquerors who symbolized their victory over the Christian Spaniards by transforming a church there into the world's third-largest mosque complex.
Today, some of the Mosque's backers insist this term is being used to "symbolize interfaith cooperation" when, in fact, every Islamist in the world recognizes Cordoba as a symbol of Islamic conquest. It is a sign of their contempt for Americans and their confidence in our historic ignorance that they would deliberately insult us this way.
Those Islamists and their apologists who argue for "religious toleration" are arrogantly dishonest. They ignore the fact that more than 100 mosques already exist in New York City. Meanwhile, there are no churches or synagogues in all of Saudi Arabia. In fact no Christian or Jew can even enter Mecca.
And they lecture us about tolerance.
If the people behind the Cordoba House were serious about religious toleration, they would be imploring the Saudis, as fellow Muslims, to immediately open up Mecca to all and immediately announce their intention to allow non-Muslim houses of worship in the Kingdom. They should be asked by the news media if they would be willing to lead such a campaign.
We have not been able to rebuild the World Trade Center in nine years. Now we are being told a 13 story, $100 million megamosque will be built within a year overlooking the site of the most devastating surprise attack in American history.
Finally where is the money coming from? The people behind the Cordoba House refuse to reveal all their funding sources.
America is experiencing an Islamist cultural-political offensive designed to undermine and destroy our civilization. Sadly, too many of our elites are the willing apologists for those who would destroy them if they could.
No self deception.
The time to take a stand is now - at this site on this issue.The Washington Post