posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 09:42 AM
I often wish people who post stories from these dubious sources would read them.
According to the article, Rauf makes no claim that he wrote the speech, or even that he knew the speech writer who did. (Few politicians write their
He simply states that much of what was in the speech mirrored what he wrote himself in a book on how the nations and religions could have better
Wow that’s scary better relations, peace, and with it prosperity.
Perhaps if you read the book, instead of depending upon highly biased sources to tell you what you should think the book is saying, you too might end
up seeing some sense in it.
If you don’t bother to investigate these things yourself, and want to take some one else’s word for it, and react according to their own bias, and
how they tell you that you should react, in fact you might as well be living under something similar to religious law, because you are allowing other
people to formulate and dictate your opinions and perspectives for you.
In a lot of ways this plethora of hate inspired web sites, that butcher facts through omission, creative license, and out and out slander, are more
akin to a religious cult than any journalistic effort involving integrity. In fact they often are religious sites, just Christian and Jewish inspired
ones as opposed to Islamic ones.
How do they manage to do this? Very easy, they tell people more or less what they know their targeted audience wants to hear.
Sadly that targeted audience is usually bigots, xenophobes and religious zealots from various religions.
I don’t know how wise it is, to not research things yourself, and to allow other people you have never met, form your opinions for you, simply
because they are coming from the same irrational fear based perspective and biased on an issue.
To me that seems far more dangerous of a thing, than what many people are imagining Islam represents.
At the very least people who believe these highly biased, commercial, and religious oriented opinion blogs are real news, should actually take the
time to read the articles they then manipulate further to pretend they are saying something that they are not.
No where in the article does Rauf claim to have written the speech or to know the writer of the speech.
So it’s either a deliberate lie (the Original Post) or it’s based entirely on shoddy research and bias.
Deny ignorance, don’t spread it!