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Author and scholar Phyllis Chesler was stopped by security at JFK because she was reading The Jewish Press.

{Re-posted from author’s website,  The Phyllis Chesler Organization}

I tried to watch That Man, I really did, but after five minutes I had to walk out of the room.

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He lost me when he referred to ISIS as ISIL, thus undercutting their view of themselves as a routinely Islamist imperialist venture which views not only Iraq and Syria as part of their future “Caliphate,” but one which includes Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and the disputed Palestinian territories—and perhaps Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Emirates–as theirs to command.

He lost me when he said—he actually said—that “ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslims.”

ISIS is most definitely “Islamic” as is the far-from-defeated Al-Qaeda, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Shabab, Hezbollah, and the Pakistani and Afghan Talibans, to name only a few such terrorist groups—all non-state actors, most funded by states.

Does President Obama really believe that America must still curry favor with “the Islamic world” by saying that ISIS is not “Islamic?” Does the man not know that, on his watch, America has lost the trust of every Arab and Muslim country?

Does this man not know anything about Islamic history? Of course, the majority of ISIS’s victims have been Muslims; the Sunni-Shiia religious split and civil war among Muslims has been the overriding story of Islam for countless centuries.

Why did President Obama mention other “religious minorities” (that means Christians, Yazidis) second? Why did he minimize their persecution and near-extermination by counting their losses as (only) in the “tens of thousands”? If there are currently fewer Christians and Yazidis, not to mention Kurds, in the cross-fire, (let’s not forget the Christians of Lebanon or Egypt at the hands of Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood), it is only because those who could, fled long ago or were just forced to flee and now swell the ranks of refugees living on the edge, far, far greater in number than the poster-children among refugees, the Palestinians.

This man does not mention Israel or Jews or the fact that the Arab Middle East has been “judenrein” for a very long time. President Obama did not take this opportunity to bring Israel into the fold nor did he mention Iran, Qatar, or Turkey as primary funders of the very Islamic terrorism which is currently raging in the region and which is not confined to ISIS alone.

Obama certainly did not take this opportunity to point out that Hamas is no different from ISIS and that it has most recently conducted a campaign of terror against civilian Israelis; that the Israelis, acting strictly in self-defense, did not target civilians but on the contrary, targeted mainly adult male combatants. Even Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia have made a tactical and probably temporary alliance with Israel.

America, under Obama, still refuses to do so.

ISIS is not America’s only problem nor is it the only Islamic group in the world that is terrorizing Christians or which desires to destroy the West and democracy. Think of Boko Haram in Nigeria; think of the Sudanese government which jailed and wished to execute Maryam Yahya Ibrahim because she dared to remain Christian; think of the Muslims—yes Muslims–who have been invading Hindu India, appropriating property, kidnapping Hindu girls and women, raping them, converting them by the sword, and then either marrying them or selling them into the sex trade.

I could go on. My point has been made

But one more thing. Speaking as a psychologist: President Obama’s heart was not in what he said. He spoke dully, monotonously, without the charisma and passion for which he has been lauded. He read the words on the teleprompter but these words did not express him, as he would like to see himself: the Loved One, the Messenger of Peace.

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Phyllis Chesler, Ph.D is an emerita professor of Psychology, a Fellow at the Middle East Forum, the author of thousands of articles, four studies about honor killing and sixteen books, including “The New Anti-Semitism,” “An American Bride in Kabul," and “Living History: On The Front Lines for Israel and the Jews, 2003-2015.” She archives her articles and may be reached through her website: www.phyllis-chesler.com.

132 COMMENTS

  1. What an incredibly ignorant post…

    How many TENS of MILLIONS of AMERICANS have said that Westboro Baptist Church — with it’s pathetic, infuriating disrespect shown at the funerals of our military personnel — ARE NOT, by their actions, CHRISTIAN?

    I don’t mind if people don’t like the man. I don’t much like him either. But call him out on what is TRUE – not on crap generated by people who’s goal it is to stir up HATRED and IGNORANCE and PARANOIA. The overwhelming majority of Muslims HATE ISIS and all that it stands for.

    We’ve enough bigots in there world. Let’s not create any more.

  2. How many TENS of MILLIONS of AMERICANS have said that Westboro Baptist Church — with it’s pathetic, infuriating disrespect shown at the funerals of our military personnel — ARE NOT, by their actions, CHRISTIAN?

    I don’t mind if people don’t like the man. I don’t much like him either. But call him out on what is TRUE – not on crap generated by people who’s goal it is to stir up HATRED and IGNORANCE and PARANOIA. The overwhelming majority of Muslims HATE ISIS and all that it stands for.

    We’ve enough bigots in there world. Let’s not create any more.

  3. Does he really want me to believe that. I am sure he was raised on the Qu’ran. He subscribes to “if you tell a lie often enough many will believe it. Since the media is slanted and America has been dumbed down, many will listen to his BS.

  4. Malaysia has one air plane that has never been found even by the stupid satanic muslim Malaysian government. Malaysia has had another Air Plane blown out of the sky. It is only a matter of time before another air plane from Malaysia goes missing never to be found. It is also a matter of time before another air plane gets blown out of the sky @ Faith Hassy

  5. I found an anti-“semitic” statement in the Christian testament:

    Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

  6. Sometimes, it seems like President Obama is pretending to be a confused idiot, when really he knows exactly what he’s doing by helping the wrong side! I still can’t understand why he helped The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Often, I’ve wondered if he is really working against America, if he is a traitor.

  7. Obummer is one of them, protecting them saying dumb things like they are not Isis, instead isil, he was brought up and educated I believe muslim, poor example of an american president. Drowning america an doesn’t care about Isreal or th be headings of Americans.

  8. You so right on everything you post. Ppl are so blind in regards this issue, they will see at the end. He calls is ISIL (The Levant) He knows what is next that’s why he is not responding to America or Israel.

  9. Obummer is one of them, protecting them saying dumb things like they are not Isis, instead isil, he was brought up and educated I believe muslim, poor example of an american president. Drowning america an doesn't care about Isreal or th be headings of Americans.

  10. You so right on everything you post. Ppl are so blind in regards this issue, they will see at the end. He calls is ISIL (The Levant) He knows what is next that's why he is not responding to America or Israel.

  11. ISIS declared war on Hamas , and not Israel… Justify that please?…. What is it, if not a terrorist group initially created and funded by the US and Israel both..? These terrorist groups are being used effectively to forever taint the name of Islam in the eyes of the world . Islam is not a terrorist religion. It is a religion of Peace

  12. ISIS Is not Islamic. Anyone can murder someone and then say they belong to a certain religion, but does that mean that they do? No. “Islam” means the religion of Muslims. and “Muslim” means follower of God. If you read the Quran you would know that Allah swt. does not allow/tolerate/condone the type of behavior and ideology that ISIS has. Therefore ISIS is not Islamic, nor are they Muslim. Allah help us all.

  13. Totally biased and one-sided story… Such hatred against all Muslims..it shows from her each and every word….. The writer is a black stain on true journalism… Muslims raping Hindu girls? From where does she get her facts ??… Shiuld set then straight first and then write anything against us..I’m from Pakistan And India is our neighbour.. Kindly read what the Hindus are doing in Kashmir and study the history of the subcontinent and present Pakistan before writing any rubbish

  14. The difference is I never said I followed a religion of peace. Why? Because there is no religion of peace. And even if there was I wouldn’t follow it. Every religion has it’s extremists.

    “one can’t expect jewishpress to acknowledge that” Nope…that wasn’t an attack on Jews at all. You think Hamas press or Islamic press reports awesome Christian or Jewish things? Of course mot…the press lies…anyone knows that…yet you think the press represents the people. You’re all pathetic in my book. Your religion is just an excuse to justify your hate on others…just like every other religion.

    Also…pretty sure ISIS declared war on just about everyone. The more you know…

  15. Em Jay I have close family who are Muslims
    By Marriage I also Have many friends in GAZA two of them Doctors . The fact is and you may not like to hear the truth is that ISIS are Muslims HAMAS HISBULAH
    Are all Muslims they follow the Quran to the letter

  16. You can’t say that this woman is Biased she’s
    Telling the truth ! It’s like Obama and David Cameron
    Of the UK say all these terrorist groups
    Aren’t Muslim they are saying this because they don’t want to offend other Muslims in their country’s
    I don’t no who they are trying to Kid them or
    Themselves . I think your trying to do the same thing. !!!!
    Thing . Do you also know what a ZIONIST MEAN
    I BET You that you don’t !!!!!!

  17. I have done much research on the topic and I know perfectly what a Zoinist means. And I even know that most of the True Torah believers are against it.

    That is why they say Judaism is not equal to Zionism. The Zionists formed their state in the Holy Land, fine. But why have they become greedy? Why did they start occupying land belonging the Palestinians and building Whole Israeli illegal colonies on it? That is even banned by the UN. This is the main reason for Hamas’s resistance. If Israel stops forcefully occupying their land, allows them free movement, lifts sieges . then Hamas would stop resisting

  18. I meant jewishpress, that is, this website. Not all of the Jews. Kindly stop twisting my words. The point is, the world has developed an opinion on Islam and Muslims that it is a religion of war and acquisition and intolerance. My view is that because of some Muslims, do not judge the whole religion. This is not just. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and the second largest after Christianity. Although Judaism goes even way back than Islam, but even some Jews have deviated from their true religion and adopted Zionism and taking it to the extreme

  19. Em Jay When European Zionists began moving back to Jews’ ancient homeland in the 19th century, there was no Palestine nor Palestinians. There were Arabs living in a land ruled by the Ottoman Empire, but the Zionists also found Jews living there as well–Jews who had been there since Roman times. The newcomers purchased land. They didn’t settle there illegally. So those who call themselves Palestinians today have no legal right to the land of Israel. Hamas is trying to re-write history and take by force that which they have to legal, moral or historical right to take.

  20. Jim Harrison: I would like to believe what you say about the majority of Muslims hating ISIS to be true, but I can’t find any evidence to support that. Also, I’d like to know if Al Qaeda is not Islamic? What about Hezbollah? Hamas? Islamic Jihad? the Muslim Brotherhood? All have killed in the name of Islam.

  21. Israel was not formed until 1948- and at that time Palestine was already there….Compare the size of Israel in 1948 and Israel now.. you will find out who has occupied land more than was rightfully theirs

  22. Em Jay When European Zionists began moving back to Jews' ancient homeland in the 19th century, there was no Palestine nor Palestinians. There were Arabs living in a land ruled by the Ottoman Empire, but the Zionists also found Jews living there as well–Jews who had been there since Roman times. The newcomers purchased land. They didn't settle there illegally. So those who call themselves Palestinians today have no legal right to the land of Israel. Hamas is trying to re-write history and take by force that which they have to legal, moral or historical right to take.

  23. Jim Harrison: I would like to believe what you say about the majority of Muslims hating ISIS to be true, but I can't find any evidence to support that. Also, I'd like to know if Al Qaeda is not Islamic? What about Hezbollah? Hamas? Islamic Jihad? the Muslim Brotherhood? All have killed in the name of Islam.

  24. The size of Israel was the result of armistice lines after the invasion of Arab armies failed to destroy the Jews. The increased size after 1968 was due to the defeat of another Arab invasion. Let’s remember who caused the change in size.
    Furthermore, the modern state of Israel was formed in 1948, but the entire region was part of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judea 2000 year ago, before the invasion of the Romans. The region you no doubt call “the West Bank,” is in reality Judea and Samaria, the heartland of the Jewish people. Keep in mind that the Arabs, until the 7th century, lived exclusively in Arabia, and did not begin their invasions until then. The Jews were in Israel–“Palestine” is the name given by the invading Romans–more than a thousand years before the Arabs invaded.

  25. Pakistani Muslims are now raping English girls–the count is 1400 so far–in Rotherham, England, according to current news reports (google the story). The same in Norway, Sweden, and Australia. Many Muslim men regard infidel girl as prizes of war, and since each Muslim man is allowed, according to sharia law, an unlimited number of slave girls, i.e. sex slaves, these infidels girls can just be taken, gang raped, and enslaved.

  26. ISIS is Islamic……..although an extreme version. Ms Chesler rightly calls President Obama to account for his errors, AND his lack of inclusion of the other victims in this war of horror. Whatever dream Obama had envisaged for himself as a messenger of Muhammad has become a nightmare, and whatever statues he hoped would be built in honor will not get out of the artists studio.

  27. The Qoran mandates the murder of infidels, or their enslavement, particularly the females who are made to serve as sex slaves. How do you imagine that Muslims spread from Arabia to India in the east and Spain in the west? Through violent invasion and the slaughter of countless innocents. Keep in mind that the soft, early passages in Qoran were abrogated (annulled and overridden) in later bellicose and murderous passages by Allah himself, or so the Qoran says.

  28. Jim Harrison, your comment is inane. How many people agree with IS and how many disagree is irrelevant, and furthermore entirely unknown. What is relevant is whether they consider themselves guided by Islam. And, in fact, they are following the model of Mohammed and his successors closely and precisely, if you care to pay any attention to the 1400 years of Islamic history. But, somehow, I doubt that facts interest you.

  29. Did you ever wonder why the “politically correct” populace doesn’t wake up an see what is happening to this world? Are we prepping for another holocaust? Is the world full of “German Jews” who cannot see the forest for the trees. We need to oblige these animals, and send them back to Allah like they desire. You may rest assure that I didn’t vote for him(either time). He is the worst thing than could have happened to our country. And to make it worse people like Pelosi, Reid and their ilk are still blaming it on Bush. How come these people are afraid ofr offending everybody, but the Jews?

  30. Philip Carl Salzman oh shut up you pompous idiot you havent got a clue about what your saying ive heard your garbage a million times ….your hatred shows through your diahorrea.. if it wasnt for you brits and americans the world would be a much much better place
    oh and there would be no israel

  31. In this season of teshuvarepentance,I admit I voted for him, I acknowledge my mistake and promise to not repeat. I do not know if my sin is in the category of offending others or is it is between me and G-d. If it is of the former in nature, I ask forgiveness from you all.
    I too was alerted by hearing that ISIS was not Islam and stopped watching right there. The only things I differ with the writer are: The Muslims never believed in or trusted the US and I would hold off all praises of Bush for another decade or so and see how history treats him.

  32. ISRAEL terrorists are also those that occupy your land and persecute you …..now io dont see the palestinians doing that to the jews do you???? lol you seem to conveniently forget this fact

  33. Terrorists are also those that invade another country under the false pretence of having weapons of mass destruction killing thousands of innocent people in the process and destroying that country beyond recognition for its oil reserves

  34. The size of Israel was the result of armistice lines after the invasion of Arab armies failed to destroy the Jews. The increased size after 1968 was due to the defeat of another Arab invasion. Let's remember who caused the change in size.
    Furthermore, the modern state of Israel was formed in 1948, but the entire region was part of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judea 2000 year ago, before the invasion of the Romans. The region you no doubt call "the West Bank," is in reality Judea and Samaria, the heartland of the Jewish people. Keep in mind that the Arabs, until the 7th century, lived exclusively in Arabia, and did not begin their invasions until then. The Jews were in Israel–"Palestine" is the name given by the invading Romans–more than a thousand years before the Arabs invaded.

  35. Pakistani Muslims are now raping English girls–the count is 1400 so far–in Rotherham, England, according to current news reports (google the story). The same in Norway, Sweden, and Australia. Many Muslim men regard infidel girl as prizes of war, and since each Muslim man is allowed, according to sharia law, an unlimited number of slave girls, i.e. sex slaves, these infidels girls can just be taken, gang raped, and enslaved.

  36. ISIS is Islamic……..although an extreme version. Ms Chesler rightly calls President Obama to account for his errors, AND his lack of inclusion of the other victims in this war of horror. Whatever dream Obama had envisaged for himself as a messenger of Muhammad has become a nightmare, and whatever statues he hoped would be built in honor will not get out of the artists studio.

  37. The Qoran mandates the murder of infidels, or their enslavement, particularly the females who are made to serve as sex slaves. How do you imagine that Muslims spread from Arabia to India in the east and Spain in the west? Through violent invasion and the slaughter of countless innocents. Keep in mind that the soft, early passages in Qoran were abrogated (annulled and overridden) in later bellicose and murderous passages by Allah himself, or so the Qoran says.

  38. Jim Harrison, your comment is inane. How many people agree with IS and how many disagree is irrelevant, and furthermore entirely unknown. What is relevant is whether they consider themselves guided by Islam. And, in fact, they are following the model of Mohammed and his successors closely and precisely, if you care to pay any attention to the 1400 years of Islamic history. But, somehow, I doubt that facts interest you.

  39. Did you ever wonder why the "politically correct" populace doesn't wake up an see what is happening to this world? Are we prepping for another holocaust? Is the world full of "German Jews" who cannot see the forest for the trees. We need to oblige these animals, and send them back to Allah like they desire. You may rest assure that I didn't vote for him(either time). He is the worst thing than could have happened to our country. And to make it worse people like Pelosi, Reid and their ilk are still blaming it on Bush. How come these people are afraid ofr offending everybody, but the Jews?

  40. In this season of teshuvarepentance,I admit I voted for him, I acknowledge my mistake and promise to not repeat. I do not know if my sin is in the category of offending others or is it is between me and G-d. If it is of the former in nature, I ask forgiveness from you all.
    I too was alerted by hearing that ISIS was not Islam and stopped watching right there. The only things I differ with the writer are: The Muslims never believed in or trusted the US and I would hold off all praises of Bush for another decade or so and see how history treats him.

  41. You have expressed my thoughts as I watched the speech. Americans by 70% – do not agree nor feel safe with this world Obama has inflicted on us. Please do not mix up the feelings of a pro-Muslim leader to the hearts of Americans. “There are more with you than against you” – that is exactly what the good book says. Shalom from an American Christian.

  42. The Jews overwhelmingly voted for Obama and the rest of the Democratic Party anti semites, plus donated hundreds of millions of dollars to Obama’s campaigns as well as the rest of the Democrats,and now they are complaining about a dull speech, given by a lackluster President. The Jews cannot have it both ways. The Jewish voters never quite get it right as they pander to those that wish their destruction.

  43. Em Jay. Unfortunately the raping of Hindus girls ir “grooming” as the zMuslims call it, is in all the newspapers & on the news as well as YouTube. It is happening broadly across Europe & most recently 1400 young girls from Rotherham alone in England. Its not about bad mouthing or being Anti Muslim. Its about what is right. About an individuals freedom. I have seen it. I’ve been to the Middle East, Israel, Jordan. I’ve read the Koran. Women are not respected, they have no freedoms. We are just a male possession.

  44. You have expressed my thoughts as I watched the speech. Americans by 70% – do not agree nor feel safe with this world Obama has inflicted on us. Please do not mix up the feelings of a pro-Muslim leader to the hearts of Americans. "There are more with you than against you" – that is exactly what the good book says. Shalom from an American Christian.

  45. The Jews overwhelmingly voted for Obama and the rest of the Democratic Party anti semites, plus donated hundreds of millions of dollars to Obama's campaigns as well as the rest of the Democrats,and now they are complaining about a dull speech, given by a lackluster President. The Jews cannot have it both ways. The Jewish voters never quite get it right as they pander to those that wish their destruction.

  46. ISIS is NOT Islamic…. It may have been Created by some groups that call themselves Muslims… but in reality they are not. They do not represent US nor does the ISIS. It is definitely NOT Islamic ! Period

  47. The Holy Quran ? Read the translation. And tell me one place where it tells us to kill the Christians or the Jews? …The Torah and Gospel are mentioned around a dozen times each in the Quran – always favorably and are described as a “guidance and light” to mankind.
    My friend, the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad(P.B.U.H) in a span of 23 years and he was given guidance at each and every incident, hardship or obstacle that he was facing at that particular time. At the time of Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) a Jewish tribe allied to the Muslims had betrayed them. So naturally they were warned against seeking protectors or allies among other communities

  48. Em Jay. Unfortunately the raping of Hindus girls ir "grooming" as the zMuslims call it, is in all the newspapers & on the news as well as YouTube. It is happening broadly across Europe & most recently 1400 young girls from Rotherham alone in England. Its not about bad mouthing or being Anti Muslim. Its about what is right. About an individuals freedom. I have seen it. I've been to the Middle East, Israel, Jordan. I've read the Koran. Women are not respected, they have no freedoms. We are just a male possession.

  49. But it’s such a tragedy that some of us grasp at whatever we can to nurture a feeling of fear or hatred of what we don’t understand, projecting this fear onto our, or others’ holy books- in this case the Quran. If you just listen to its words with open minds, you would understand that it gives a message of coexistence with both the Jews and Christians, not division. They are always reffered to as People of the Book

  50. ISIS/ISIL is indeed not Islamic. It goes against the Koran and makes its own interpretation of what they want. They are power driven not by righteousness. Ofcourse it can be very good voor Israel to try to let the world look at it that way. Like the last attempt again to create a picture side by side of ISIL beheading Foley and another picture claiming to be Hamas. Looks about the same when Israel came under pressure the last time the where taking land and the Twin towers fell down. So convenient (maybe to convenient?) that while Israel was loosing the support of the world to keep the Palestinian people oppressed to (twice) now use this to portrait them as one. So that the world would look the other way again to the ongoing annexation of land. As it states in the Tora, The Bible and the Koran. There is no forcing of religion on others. War or fighting is only allowed when being driven away out of your house. And even than it doesn’t promote violence only to be used as a last resort do defend. Like when being oppressed. Like the jews needed every way possible to fight the oppressors. But the majority of Israel are now seeming to be the oppressors. Such a shame that in all the books it states there is only one God and its the same one. There should be like it says acceptance in each others believes. Why is that so hard for people. At the end God will say who was right and who was wrong. Thats the main problem among people to much disrespect and hatred.

  51. Nanette Smith The news is mostly in favor of what gets the most readers. Also youtube is no good source for even checking if a video is authentic. Almost half of the video’s there are creations of software manipulation. I mean in every sense not only on the subject you gave, I also lived a great deal in Arabian countries. I have also been in Israel. I also know the koran. It is true alot of men don’t respect there wifes. That is not religion based I hope, when you talk about how woman are treated in the Middel East, Israel and Jordan? but indeed should be addressed how woman in the world are treated. But then I don’t get the line in the middle. You have read the Koran. Ok good. So then you know if it is read in the correct way that woman and mothers have a very high status in there right?

  52. Philip Carl Salzman You make stories up like alot of people. You probably read every book and then only take the paragraphs you like and then fill in the gaps with your own words. The way you read you can make an evil book of every holy book given by the prophets. You also say the soft, early passages are abrogated. I think you only did a little propaganda study? So many selfmade judges these days.

  53. Adam Williams As you claim to say there is no religion of peace. Every religion has extremist I think I can conclude you don’t believe. Yet all your statements are pretty full of name calling and trying to judge others. The only right way seem to be your own insight in matters? That looks a bit extremist. So isn’t it better to say all of mankind has its extremist whatever their beliefs are. Because not believing in a God is still believing in something else. Or if someone just for the sake of oil, money, land etc.. kills many innocent people like was done trough the whole of mankind is not extremist?

  54. Philip Carl Salzman It was not the entire region but indeed a large portion was conquered by them. The ground was taken around 900 BC I think. But then again the same question who was there before? So the whole issue of takeing land stands if you really want to dig in history. And it was also already invaded well before the romans came by. It was invaded by the Neo-Assyrians between 800 and 600 BC. After that came the Romans.

  55. ISIS/ISIL is indeed not Islamic. It goes against the Koran and makes its own interpretation of what they want. They are power driven not by righteousness. Ofcourse it can be very good voor Israel to try to let the world look at it that way. Like the last attempt again to create a picture side by side of ISIL beheading Foley and another picture claiming to be Hamas. Looks about the same when Israel came under pressure the last time the where taking land and the Twin towers fell down. So convenient (maybe to convenient?) that while Israel was loosing the support of the world to keep the Palestinian people oppressed to (twice) now use this to portrait them as one. So that the world would look the other way again to the ongoing annexation of land. As it states in the Tora, The Bible and the Koran. There is no forcing of religion on others. War or fighting is only allowed when being driven away out of your house. And even than it doesn't promote violence only to be used as a last resort do defend. Like when being oppressed. Like the jews needed every way possible to fight the oppressors. But the majority of Israel are now seeming to be the oppressors. Such a shame that in all the books it states there is only one God and its the same one. There should be like it says acceptance in each others believes. Why is that so hard for people. At the end God will say who was right and who was wrong. Thats the main problem among people to much disrespect and hatred.

  56. I just can’t jump on the trash Obama bandwagon. I can pound the table and say that fundamentalist religions by their very nature never lead to peace and compromise and so could Phyllis Chesler. President Obama can’t, and I’m glad he doesn’t try. The fact that Chesler begins with “That Man” suggests prejudice, and the will to deliberately misunderstand the role of our Presidency in the world. His observation in no way is Anti-Semitic. So why do we wish him to be Anti-Arab?

  57. I just can't jump on the trash Obama bandwagon. I can pound the table and say that fundamentalist religions by their very nature never lead to peace and compromise and so could Phyllis Chesler. President Obama can't, and I'm glad he doesn't try. The fact that Chesler begins with "That Man" suggests prejudice, and the will to deliberately misunderstand the role of our Presidency in the world. His observation in no way is Anti-Semitic. So why do we wish him to be Anti-Arab?

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