There is no middle ground

Former Spanish Prime Minister says Muslims should apologize for occupying Spain

Muslims should apologize for occupying Spain for 800 years and a U.N.-backed program to encourage dialogue between them and West is stupid, former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar has said. Aznar made his comments Friday night in a speech at the Hudson Institute, a thinktank in Washington, D.C., as he discussed Pope Benedict XVI’s recent remarks on Islam and violence. Aznar, a firm ally of U.S. President George W. Bush and his war on terror, said the West is under attack from radical Islam and must defend itself. “It is them or it is us,” Aznar said. “There is no middle ground.” He did not elaborate. Aznar said he found it surprising that Muslims have demanded an apology from the pope over his Sept. 12 remarks.

Aznar noted the nearly 800-year Moorish occupation of Spain that began in the year 711 with an invasion from North Africa. He said Muslims had never apologized for this but still demand apologies whenever they feel offended by remarks by non-Muslims. “It’s absurd,” Aznar said.

He also criticized an initiative launched last year by his Socialist successor, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, to encourage dialogue between the West and Muslim countries.

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3 Responses to There is no middle ground

  1. Sissy Willis says:

    While mushy leftists impotently call for “dialog,” Papa Ratzi gets results. I love that man.

  2. Bigfoot says:

    When someone believes that he has a moral obligation to convert you, subjugate you, or kill you, there is no middle ground. Asking non-muslims to have a dialogue with these radicals is like asking non-whites to have a dialogue with the KKK.

  3. Why not? The Muslims are always asking us to apologize. I say we take the offensive for once. Kudos to Jose Maria Aznar.