"May the wisdom of the Prophet Muhammad inspire us ..." -- Carly Fiorina
NOTR: Stories have been floating around the Internet about Carly Fiorina and a speech she gave as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard, in which she commended Islamic civilization. Some websites have posted bogus quotes that are provably fabricated, but the real quotes (the ones confirmed by Hewlett- Packard) are bad enough on their own. In fact, she gave more than one speech that touched on Islam. The one getting the most attention is one she gave just weeks after 9-11 on Sept. 26, 2001 where she refers to Islamic civilization as "the greatest in the world." That's got people who know history shaking their heads, but some conservatives have argued that it's not that important. However ...
... Carly Fiorina gave a second speech at a U.S. - Arab Economic Forum on Sept. 29, 2003 in which she called upon "the wisdom of the Prophet Muhammad" to inspire those she addressed. In this second speech, she clearly portrays Muhammad as a wise and enlightened leader -- which is a stark contrast from how he is described by former Muslim, Ali Sina who offered $50,000 to anyone who could disprove his assertion that Muhammad was a "rapist, a mass murderer, an assassin" and "a pedophile ..."
Even further, the liberal website Mother Jones quotes from Carly Fiorina's 2006 book, Tough Choices in which she describes the feeling of "peace" when listening to Islamic prayers, while she and her family lived in Ghana.
Are all of these simply "politically correct" statements made by Fiorina, who seems to be ignorant of world history? Or do they represent the deeper problem in the West of promoting a false view of the true nature of Islam -- one that has brought the countries of Western Europe to the brink of cultural and political ruin?