Monday, January 31, 2011

Another 'Testimonial' You Won't See on the U of T Islam Awareness Week Site

Barack Obama, Karen Armstrong, Mahatma Gandhi and others may have had some salutary thoughts about Islam that the Muslim Brotherhood's Muslim Student Association thought fit to include on its IAW website. But you won't won't read this one, by "Activist and Nobel Laureate" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel, and never mind saying it, as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security and that security must be a reality.” (A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King Jr., HarperCollins 1991, pg. 670)
Update: It just hit me (sometimes I'm really slow about such things) that campus-based events Israeli Apartheid Week and Islam Awareness Week both have the same acronym (IAW). That is so...perfect.

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