Skip to comments.Hot for martyrdom ( Dr. Tawfik Hamid on Islam )
Posted on 11/12/2006 7:13:38 PM PST by george76
Dr. Tawfik Hamid doesn't tell people where he lives.
Not the street, not the city, not even the country. It's safer that way.
It's only the letters of testimony from some of the highest intelligence officers in the Western world that enable him to move freely.
This medical doctor, author and activist once was a member of Egypt's Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (Arabic for "the Islamic Group"), a banned terrorist organization.
He was trained under Ayman al-Zawahiri, the bearded jihadi who appears in Bin Laden's videos, telling the world that Islamic violence will stop only once we all become Muslims.
He's a disarmingly gentle and courteous man. But he's determined to tell a complacent North America what he knows about fundamentalist Muslim imperialism...His analysis is fascinating.
Muslim fundamentalists believe, he insists, that Saudi Arabia's petroleum-based wealth is a divine gift, and that Saudi influence is sanctioned by Allah.
Thus the extreme brand of Sunni Islam that spread from the Kingdom to the rest of the Islamic world is regarded not merely as one interpretation of the religion but the only genuine interpretation.
The expansion of violent and regressive Islam, he continues, began in the late 1970s, and can be traced precisely to the growing financial clout of Saudi Arabia.
"We're not talking about a fringe cult here," he tells me. "Salafist [fundamentalist] Islam is the dominant version of the religion and is taught in almost every Islamic university in the world.
It is puritanical, extreme and does, yes, mean that women can be beaten, apostates killed and Jews called pigs and monkeys.
(Excerpt) Read more at canada.com ...
" Hamid is infuriated by the Western reponse to this challenge..."
If only all of America was.
They're slaughtering you like sheep and you still look within.
You criticize your history, your institutions, your churches.
Why can't you realize that it has nothing to do with what you have done but with what they want."
But I can tell you what it is not about.
Not about Israel, not about Iraq, not about Afghanistan.
They are mere excuses.
Algerian Muslim fundamentalists murdered 150,000 other Algerian Muslims, sometimes slitting the throats of children in front of their parents.
Are you seriously telling me that this was because of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians or American foreign policy?"
Worth printing - I just did for my wife. Thanks.
" A WAKE-UP CALL that will probably go unheeded."
Do you have a minute ?
i do like the title, though
"Hot for martyrdom"
sounds like a girls gone wild tape!!
"...sounds like a girls gone wild tape!!"
Read the second page : You thoughts are very close to the reality...
thanks for the ping...no surprises there, it's the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth IMO.
We can not say that we were not warned.
I think I might bookmark this article.
I put it on my FR home page links site, too.
Good thing the Democrats are in charge to protect us.
it's becoming clear that Israel feels she cannot depend on the U.S. to be the strong ally ...
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