Via POLITICO, here is an excerpt from a letter Rauf wrote in reference to Anwar Sadat's trip to Israel:
"In a true peace it is impossible that a purely Jewish state of Palestine can endure," Rauf wrote. "In a true peace, Israel will, in our lifetimes, become one more Arab country, with a Jewish minority."Uh, what pre-tell did / does Rauf want to see happen to those Israelis? Extermination? Exile? Unchecked Arab immigration that would make Israelis an insignificant minority in their own country?
Keep in mind that Rauf's letter contradicts his public stance that peace should be given "a chance". Interestingly, when you view the excerpt from Rauf's letter with comments he made to an arabic newspaper earlier this year, it all starts to become quite obvious:
“people need to use peaceful means to advise the governors and government institutions…we also suggest to the governors and political institutions to CONSULT [MUSLIM] RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS AND [MUSLIM] PERSONALITIES IN THE FIELD SO AS TO ASSURE THEIR DECISION MAKING TO REFLECT THE SPIRIT OF SHARIAH.”To Rauf, "peace" is not a goal; it is a means to his desired ends. It is deceptive, manipulative, and right in line with the Islamic terms known as Hudna or tactical truce until enough strength is achieved to defeat your opponent, Kitman or the withholding of true intent, Taqiyya which is lying in order to guard the faith or further the cause of Islam, and Muruna which is translated to mean both flexibility and stealth when operating within power structures in order to gain more of it.
Be sure to read the entire POLITICO piece as there is another interesting letter from Rauf in 1979 about the Iranian revolution.
h/t to Weasel Zippers