John Brenna talks about his favorite city “al-Quds” and praises the Middle East for the freedom to practice your faith(?)
“I did spend time with classmates at the American University in Cairo in the 1970’s. And, time spent with classmates from Egypt, Jordan, Palestine from around the world who taught me that whatever our differences in nationality, or race, or religion, or language, there are certain aspirations that we all share. To get an education. To provide for our family. To practice our faith freely (huh?). To live in peace and security. And in a 25 year career in government, I was privileged to serve in positions across the Middle East… In Saudi Arabia, I saw how our Saudi partners fulfilled their duty as custodians of the two holy mosques at Mecca and Medina. I marveled at the majesty of the Hajj and the devotion of those who fulfilled their duty as Muslims by making that pilgrimage. And, in all my travels the city I have come to love most is al-Quds, Jerusalem where three great faiths come together.”
So now, Jerusalem is Al-Quds? Have you ever heard that name before? I hadn’t until today.
Oh and guess what! Islam is a great religion after all and middle eastern Muslims want to live in peace. Hrrmmm, at least maybe they did back in the 1970’s. I don’t think that’s very reflective of today, eh Brennan????