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Hot for martyrdom ( Dr. Tawfik Hamid on Islam )
National Post ^ | November 03, 2006 | Michael Coren,

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 ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; algerian; alzawahiri; drhamid; drtawfikhamid; fundamentalists; hamid; iraq; islam; israel; martyrdom; muslim; muslims; sunni; sunniislam; syria; war; waronterror; wot; zawahiri
"Stop asking what you have done wrong..."

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1 posted on 11/12/2006 7:13:39 PM PST by george76
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To: Salem; Fred Nerks; PerConPat; ChadGore

" Hamid is infuriated by the Western reponse to this challenge..."

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MTJmZGEyZWZkYjMwNzMwOWVhZGIyOTcwMTBjYWVmZmM=


2 posted on 11/12/2006 7:17:25 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

If only all of America was.


3 posted on 11/12/2006 7:21:04 PM PST by manic4organic
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To: Grampa Dave; M. Espinola; fanfan; dirtboy; VOA

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."

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MTJmZGEyZWZkYjMwNzMwOWVhZGIyOTcwMTBjYWVmZmM=


4 posted on 11/12/2006 7:21:10 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Kenny Bunk; Peach

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?"

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=eb74b136-3729-42a1-821b-77366f7af920&p=2


5 posted on 11/12/2006 7:31:02 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Worth printing - I just did for my wife. Thanks.


6 posted on 11/12/2006 7:31:31 PM PST by secretagent
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To: secretagent

Thanks.

" A WAKE-UP CALL that will probably go unheeded."


7 posted on 11/12/2006 7:36:24 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Stoat

Do you have a minute ?


8 posted on 11/12/2006 8:20:27 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jan in Colorado

http://instapundit.com/archives2/2006/11/post_302.php


9 posted on 11/12/2006 8:26:24 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: All

i do like the title, though
"Hot for martyrdom"

sounds like a girls gone wild tape!!


10 posted on 11/12/2006 8:26:59 PM PST by Narcoleptic (chuckle chuckle chuckle)
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To: Narcoleptic

"...sounds like a girls gone wild tape!!"

Read the second page : You thoughts are very close to the reality...


11 posted on 11/12/2006 8:32:32 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

thanks for the ping...no surprises there, it's the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth IMO.


12 posted on 11/12/2006 9:56:42 PM PST by Fred Nerks (lost my tagline...)
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To: Fred Nerks

Thanks.

We can not say that we were not warned.


13 posted on 11/12/2006 9:59:58 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76


BTTT.
I think I might bookmark this article.


14 posted on 11/12/2006 10:05:40 PM PST by onyx (I'm now a minority and victim of the democrats, but with full and free entitlements!)
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To: onyx; Mo1; kcvl; potlatch

Thanks.

I put it on my FR home page links site, too.


15 posted on 11/12/2006 10:14:39 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
It is what they (the enemy) wants, and that is for every one us to die. The enemy continues yelling about their Islamic 'paradise', fine, we need to make sure they arrive.


16 posted on 11/12/2006 10:41:57 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is not free)
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To: M. Espinola

Good thing the Democrats are in charge to protect us.

/s


17 posted on 11/12/2006 10:43:51 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: bitt; SJackson

18 posted on 11/12/2006 10:46:43 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
I know, just thinking of what transpires after January is scary.
19 posted on 11/12/2006 10:46:43 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is not free)
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To: M. Espinola

it's becoming clear that Israel feels she cannot depend on the U.S. to be the strong ally ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1737593/posts


20 posted on 11/12/2006 10:49:13 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

High Volume. Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking on the Topic or Keyword Israel. or WOT [War on Terror]

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21 posted on 11/13/2006 5:44:40 AM PST by SJackson ( There is no threat. Communists are not about to take over our McDonald hamburger stands. John Kerry)
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To: george76
If one thinks about it, Israel's historic military victories over multiple Arab armies have been acts of G-d and will continue being so.

Olmert needs to go though.

22 posted on 11/13/2006 9:59:42 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is not free)
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