Islam, a religion of peace?

While President Barack Obama (D) was busy praising Islam as a religion of peace worthy of "mutual interest and mutual respect" to foster engagement at a dinner in honor of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan Tuesday night, mainstream Muslims clerics in Iran and Egypt were demonstrating what he meant. Israel National News has the story from various sources. Opponents of waterboarding at Guantanamo please note these statements by a Shia religious leader close to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Asked if a confession obtained "by applying psychological, emotional and physical pressure" was "valid and considered credible according to Islam," Mesbah-Yazdi replied: "Getting a confession from any person who is against the Velayat-e Faqih ("Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists", or the regime of Iran's mullahs) is permissible under any condition." The ayatollah gave the identical answer when asked about confessions obtained through...(Read Full Post)