The double irony of this photo is not merely Nancy Pelosi, who had billed herself as the most powerful woman in America, subjugating herself for entry into the Umayyad Mosque. What Nancy Pelosi is doing is looking at the supposed head of John the Baptist, a looted Christian artifact, displayed in a Muslim mosque. That isn't a notion that would ever enter Pelosi's head, but it's certainly one that's apparent to any Muslim who views the spectacle of one of the political leaders of a Christian country smiling and nodding along at the theft of one of her religion's holiest relics.
The Umayyad or Omayyad mosque is built over the ruins of a Christian Church dedicated to John the Baptist that was torn down by Muslims and replaced with a mosque. When Muslims talk about Jews, Christians and Muslims living in peace once, that is the kind of "peace" they mean. A peace where domestic Christians, Hindus and Jews are persecuted, their holy places torn down and replaced by Mosques, just as Joseph's tomb was and just as the Temple Mount is.
And a peace where delegates from the Western world smile and tour the grounds with no clue that they're nodding along to the destruction of their own heritage and humiliation of their own religion. In one visit Pelosi had managed to acquiesce not only to the degradation of her own gender and country, but also her religion. A true triple score.
After her visit, Islamic Jihad leader Khaled Al-Batch proclaimed that, "If the Democrats want to make negotiations with Syria, Hamas, and Hizbullah, this means the Democratic Party understands well what happens in this area and I think Pelosi will succeed. ... I hope she wins the next elections...I think the Democratic Party can do things the best."
Abu Abdullah, a leader of Hamas' military wing in the Gaza Strip, said the willingness by some lawmakers to talk with Syria "is proof of the importance of the resistance against the US.
"The Americans know and understand they are losing in Iraq and the Middle East and that their only chance to survive is to reduce hostilities with Arab countries and with Islam. Islam is the new giant of the world," he said.
Jihad Jaara, a senior member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group and the infamous leader of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity said, "All the American people must make peace with Syria and Iran and with Hamas."
And there it is in a nutshell. The Democratic path to peace. Surrender to the terrorists. Smile, smile and then smile some more. If they trash your churches, smile politely. Wear whatever they tell you to wear and march along.