WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ President Bush characterized Islam as a peaceful faith Wednesday, seeking to distance himself from controversial remarks by conservative Christian leaders Pat Robertson and the Rev. Jerry Falwell.
"Some of the comments that have been uttered about Islam do not reflect the sentiments of my government or the sentiments of most Americans," Bush told reporters as he met with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. "Islam, as practiced by the vast majority of people, is a peaceful religion, a religion that respects others."
"Ours is a country based upon tolerance, Mr. Secretary General," Bush said. "And we respect the faith and we welcome people of all faiths in America, and we're not going to let the war on terror or terrorists cause us to change our values."
Though Bush never mentioned their names, his remarks came in response to recent comments by Robertson and Falwell, the...
President Bush qualified his remarks about Islam as a peaceful faith.. He said "as practiced by the vast majority of people..." I believe that President Bush knows in his heart that fundamental Islams (those that really know and follow what the Q'ran teaches) are few in number but are very dangerous and that their religion is greatly responsible for their hatred of others different from themselves.
The President of the United States is not correct in his thinking. He needs to understand that Islam is a religion that thrives on war, jihad, and other sorts of torture. It is time that the people of God contact of the President and demand that all terrorists in America and other nations be destroyed, including Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden.
REVIVAL - CALL ON GOD, MR. President and let's win the battle.
I just wonder what happens when a particular religion gets majority control of, say government? Will they then enforce their system of belief as the crusaders tried to for instance !? Is it then going to be peaceful or otherwise ?