Former President of the United States Jimmy Carter made headlines this past weekend where he spoke at the annual convention for the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) on Saturday.
Carter, who has called in the past for mercy on terrorist extremists and their organizations, said that the “principles of Allah” are the key to peace in the Middle East.
During his speech, Carter called on the international community to bring “justice of the Palestinians.”
“You can’t bring peace to the Middle East without justice and human rights for the Palestinians. When my prayers are answered and we have peace in the Holy Land then the Israelis and all their neighbors will be blessed to live in peace and prosperity,” Carter stated.
Carter failed to mention previous peace agreements between Israel and the Palestinians in which two-state proposals have been consistently rejected by the Palestinians.
Earlier in the day, at a luncheon, Carter lauded his own efforts to bring peace to the world.
“We are all Americans in a system that allows basic human rights: peace, justice and the ability to treat each other as equals,” he declared. “I hope all of you will use the principles of Allah to bring peace and justice to all.”
Carter’s comments come at a fragile time in Middle Eastern events as terror groups such as ISIS and Hamas carry out violent attacks in the Middle East in the name of the “principles of Allah.”
Last month, Carter raised eyebrows when he called upon the Western world to recognize “Hamas as a legitimate political actor.”
In an article penned for Foreign Policy magazine, the former president slammed Israel’s actions at the start of Operation Protective Edge and said there was a “need for international judicial proceedings to investigate” Israel for war crimes.
Carter accused Israel of “deliberate attacks on civilians” and said that the West must “provide the right incentives for Hamas to lay down its weapons.” Hamas is designated by the US State Department as an international terrorist organization.
For its part, ISNA claims to represent moderate Muslims living in the US. However, according to a report in Breitbart, ISNA was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation terror trial for raising money for Hamas.