"Islam means peace," George W. Bush and so many others have insisted every time the world is rocked by Islamic violence. If Islam means peace, why is it that an Iraqi beauty contestant and her family have had to flee the country after receiving death threats over a photo she posted online last month.
Miss Iraq Sarah Idan made the deadly mistake of posing for an Instagram pic with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, at the Miss Universe International Beauty Pageant, according to Fox News, with the innocuous caption, “Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel.” This has sparked lethal outrage in her homeland among those peaceful Muslims whose every waking moment is consumed by murderous hatred for Jews and the dream of eradicating the Jewish state.
It didn't help that Miss Iraq modeled a bikini in the pageant, because controlling women's sexuality also is a violent obsession among those peaceful Muslims.
“The two of those things together caused a mess for her back home where people made threats against her and her family that if she didn’t return home and take down the photos, they would remove her title, that they would kill her,” Gandelsman later told Israeli TV.
Kill her. Meanwhile, back in America, feminists are frothing with anger that Donald Trump once reportedly made a beauty pageant contestant feel uncomfortable for admiring her in a bikini. Those feminists need to get some perspective.
In another Instagram post written in Arabic, Idan apologized to those who thought the photo was “harmful to the Palestinian cause,” clarifying that it was not a political statement, but instead was meant to “express hope and desire for peace between the two countries."
That's not enough for the Jew-haters, for whom there can be no peace with Israel.
She added that the photo “does not signal support for the government of Israel and does not mean I agree or accept its policies in the Arab homeland.” Still not enough for the Jew-haters.
Nevertheless, Gandelsman said her friend Sarah Idan did not regret her decision to post the image to social media, which remains posted on Instagram.
“She did it to so that people can understand that it’s possible to live together,” said Miss Israel.
Peace on earth, good will toward men -- a beautiful Christian ideal. Now that's a religion of peace.