Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Friday, March 1, 2002
I was on "Hannity and Colmes" on FOX this week with a Muslim woman who tried to separate herself from what she called "extremist elements" in her religion. But the so-called extreme sounds awfully mainstream when you listen to their leaders. For example, the Mufti of Saudi Arabia, speaking of peace prospects with Israel, said recently, "peace with Israel is permissible only on condition that it is a temporary peace, until the Moslems build up the (military) strength needed to expel the Jews."
Don't listen to what sophisticated apologists for Islam say in this country. They've been trained and coached. Listen and watch to what their religious leaders say in places like Saudi Arabia, which is funding Islamic schools in the United States, many of which teach students to hate America. Why in the world do we allow these schools among us? I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.