How do Muslims think? A Navy buddy of mine thinks he knows, and to make sure I do too he forwards messages like the one below. Please don’t miss my reply to the message, immediately following.
the message forwarded to me:
By Dr. Arieh Eldad an M.D. at Hadassah Hospital in Israel
I was instrumental in establishing the “Israeli National Skin Bank”, which is the largest in the world. The National Skin Bank stores skin for every day needs as well as for war time or mass casualty situations.
This skin bank is hosted at the Hadassah Ein Kerem University hospital in Jerusalem where I was the Chairman of plastic surgery.
This is how I was asked to supply skin for an Arab woman from Gaza , who was hospitalized in Soroka Hospital in Beersheva, after her family burned her. Usually, such atrocities happen among Arab families when the women are suspected of having an affair.
We supplied all the needed Homografts for her treatment. She was successfully treated by my friend and colleague, Prof. Lior Rosenberg and discharged to return to Gaza .
She was invited for regular follow-up visits to the outpatient clinic in Beersheva.
One day she was caught at a border crossing wearing a suicide belt.She meant to explode herself in the outpatient clinic of the hospital where they saved her life. It seems that her family promised her that if she did that, they would forgive her.
This is only one example of the war between Jews and Muslims in the Land of Israel . It is not a territorial conflict. This is a civilizational conflict, or rather a war between civilization & barbarism. Bibi (Netanyahu) gets it, Obama does not. I have never written before asking everyone to please forward onwards so that as many as possible can understand radical Islam and what awaits the world if it is not stopped.
Dr Arieh Eldad
my reply concerning the message:
I read this message entitled “How Muslims Think.” At the end of the article the author refers to “radical Islam”. Not all Muslims practice “honor killing,” the killing of women who have suffered rape or been accused of extra-marital relations. To use the author’s phrase, “radical” Muslims do this, that is, those who adhere to rules which oppress women by letting men off the hook in matters of sexual relations. Islam is not the ideology responsible for such oppression of women. Rather, a mysogynist form of patriarchy is . And this radical form of patriarchy is found in many of the world’s great religions, including Christianity.
Please do not forward such messages which paint all Muslims with the same brush. Kindly Christians object when they are lumped together with bad-actors who call themselves Christian but don’t deserve the name. Kindly Muslims also rightfully object when they are lumped together with murderous terrorists or mysogynists.
After retiring, Chief, I asked my denomination to commission me as an interfaith peacemaker. In that work I make it my business to make friends of people from other religions. I have made a special effort to make friends among Muslims, because after 9-11 I realized that the kindly Muslims in America would be under suspicion. I know many kindly Muslims in Delaware. They are just as much opposed to terrorism and mistreatment of women as you are, Christian friend. If you want to read about how Delaware Muslims are cooperating with people of other faiths to make a more peaceful and just society, please visit my blog at www.interfaithreflections.com.