Ahmadi Muslim spokesman Qasim Rashid is a one-man cottage industry of deception and hypocrisy, churning out article after article purporting to prove that the Muslims who are killing, enslaving, and terrorizing people all over the world in the name of Islam are really misinterpreting their faith.
Rashid believes that his minuscule group – the Ahmadiyya constitute no more than three percent of Muslims worldwide, if that, and is mercilessly persecuted as heretical in Pakistan and Indonesia – represent the true, benign, peaceful Islam.
Rashid’s latest deceptive piece in Salon is especially cynical. Not only does he claim that Islam is something other than what its most devout adherents claim it is every day, but instead of trying to show those devout Muslims where they’re wrong, he points the finger at those non-Muslims who have dared to tell the truths he’s trying so desperately to obscure.
Rashid claims – linking to his earlier exercises in deception – that Islam champions free speech and secular governance.
Rashid is thus claiming that the overwhelming majority of Muslims worldwide, including the world’s foremost Muslim leaders, have no idea what their religion is all about. If Islam champions free speech, why has the 57-government Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the largest voting bloc at the United Nations, endeavored for years to compel the UN and Western governments to enact “hate speech” laws that would effectively criminalize criticism of Islam? Why has no Muslim government, and not even any Muslim cleric, denounced that endeavor?…