Jihad Watch had run a post several months ago reagrding the letter that the Iranian president sent to George Bush providing him an opportunity to change his ways and to see the “light”. You might recall that. What actually may have occured was a re-enactment of an “invitation to accept Isalam” which preceeds the vanquishing an enemy as reflected in ancient Islamic writtings. Note the comment from Ahmadinejad to a reporter from CBS when the Iranian president was asked if he ever received a response from GW to his letter…
When Iran’s Thug-In-Chief sent his letter to President Bush, I pointed out that it had the form of invitations to accept Islam that preceded jihad attacks all the way back to Muhammad’s day. The prophet of Islam himself wrote to the Byzantine emperor Heraclius and other rulers, telling them, “Accept Islam and your lives and property will be safe” — with the clear implication that their lives and property would not be safe if they did not accept Islam. Muhammad directed his followers to call unbelievers to accept Islam or dhimmitude, and to go to war if they rejected both (cf. Sahih Muslim 4294). Ahmadinejad here makes clear that that is exactly what he is doing with Bush: telling him to accept Islam, or face the consequences.
“Iranian Leader Speaks To Mike Wallace,” from CBS News, with thanks to Toosmoky:
(CBS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sat down with Mike Wallace in Tehran on Tuesday in a rare, exclusive interview with a Western reporter….
Speaking about President Bush’s failure to answer his 18-page letter that criticized U.S. foreign policy, Ahmadinejad said, “Well, (with the letter) I wanted to open a window towards the light for the president so that he can see that one can look on the world through a different perspective. … We are all free to choose. But please give him this message, sir: Those who refuse to accept an invitation will not have a good ending or fate….