Skip to comments.Muslims should fight U.S. in Iraq: cleric
Posted on 09/03/2004 7:10:55 PM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John
CAIRO (Aljazeera) --An Egyptian cleric based in Qatar and often described as a moderate has ruled that it is a religious duty for Muslims to fight Americans in Iraq, including U.S. civilians, his office director has said.
But the cleric, Shaikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, said that two French journalists kidnapped in Iraq should be freed immediately. "All of them (U.S. military personnel and civilians) are invaders who came from their country to invade our country and fighting them [in Iraq] is a duty," said his office director Essam Talima on Thursday, quoting a fatwa or ruling on religious law by al-Qaradawi.
Al-Qaradawi is revered in much of the Muslim world for his intellectual rigor and ability to adapt the fundamental tenets of Islam to the modern world.
The cleric was quoted by pan-Arab daily newspaper Al-Hayat as saying that the French journalists should be freed.
"If those kidnappers care about the reputation of Islam they should free the two French journalists," the newspaper quoted him saying.
Al-Qaradawi said the presence of the French journalists "broke the American monopoly on relaying information and facts (on the situation in Iraq) to the outside world". He also referred to France's foreign policy in dealing with the Islamic and Arab worlds, which he said could serve as an example to other countries. "If those kidnappers care about the reputation of Islam they should free the two French journalists"
Shaikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi The kidnapping of Georges Malbrunot and Christian Chesnot on 20 August by a group called the Islamic Army in Iraq has deeply shocked France which was a fierce opponent of the U.S.-led invasion and has no troops in Iraq.
The kidnappers have demanded that Paris rescind a law banning Muslim headscarves and other conspicuous religious symbols from state schools. The deadline passed on Wednesday and France enforced the ban from Thursday.
Al-Qaradawi was one of 93 prominent Muslim figures who in August called on Muslims around the world to support resistance against U.S. forces in Iraq and its appointed interim Iraqi government. After the 11 September 2001 attacks al-Qaradawi urged Muslims worldwide to donate blood to help the victims and also condemned the 2002 Bali bombing as barbaric and immoral but he caused controversy during a visit to Britain in July after condoning some attacks by human bombers against military targets. Reuters
With the reputation of Islam being as it is, the beheading of two Frenchmen (not advocating it for a moment) might even improve it.
Gee, Al Jazeera and Tehran Times. There's a combo.
Kill the SOB and you won't have to worry about him anymore.
I would love to see what u said:
..."You'd see Mullahs slaughtered by the thousands by regular muslims who finally stand up for their religion."...
He should be handed a rocket launcher, an AK, and a spare towel, and then parachuted into Iraq.
If you don't like doing it based on citizenship then I'd be happy if a similar plan was adopted based on residency. No complaint from me either way!
The U.S. JUST CONDUCTED A LOTTERY for granting citizenship to SELECTED foreign nationals trying to establish themselves here. The Countries included in the lottery were those judged "under-represented" in the present American population.
GUESS WHICH WAS ONE OF THE COUNTRIES WAS GIVEN A LARGE NUMBER OF CHANCES IN THIS LOTTERY???
The West and the U.S. has to WAKE UP from its somnolence.
Each Madrasseh, each Mosque, each new Islamic immigrant, is another cocked gun pointed at our heads, our children's heads, and our children's children's heads.
What happened in Russia can and WILL happen here unless we INSIST our government and our leaders STOP the continued FLOOD of Islamic invaders into America, and put those already here under the closest scrutiny.
For the sake of our CHILDREN we must prevent a repitition of the act of Fiendish horror committed in Russia in our own backyard.
Its beyond time to cut out the politically correct insanity.
This cretin needs a date with a Hellfire.
Don't forget that Egypt was a Nazis asylum after World War II, like Argentina. Alois Brunner, Leopold Gleim, Oskar Dirlewanger, and untold thousands of Nazis and Nazis collaborator monsters were given shelter in Egypt. Brunner is Adolf Eichmann's lieutenant, who is now in Syria. Gleim is head of the Polish division of the Gestapo and SS Colonial, who was the head of the Egyptian police force. Mosser is a SS General who killed Ukrainian Jews and was an aide to Nasser.
I point it out, because that's where our planes that used to be in Saudi are now.
A little cooperation from the gov't there would be nice.
Sorry, I forgot to mention who Dirlewanger was. He was a SS general known for his brutality.
Refuse US visas to any person who is Moslem. Require them to renounce Islam, to get a visa.
Americans have yet to face up to what Islam really is, and we have not yet done that. We have tended to think of them as civilized people, and they are not that.
Since the US lacks any real balls to send the Islamic world a message, I really hope that Putin does. He should pick the most populated Islamic cities in Chechnya and nuke them, Hydrogen bomb and all. Then tell the Arab world that the next attack by Islamic facists and "we'll nuke Medenia and then Meeca." Knowing that they possess the capability to do this and that they are a 3rd world sh!t hole, I would bet that Islam backs off in a hurry. You'd see Mullahs slaughtered by the thousands by regular muslims who finally stand up for their religion
Amazing what a twenty cent bullet could do to make the world a better place.