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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Reform in Islam today..in case anyone is interested..sorry Eteraz. I really am.

Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abd Al-'Aziz: We Will Cut Off Tongues of Those Who Try to Distort Islam With Reform and Progress - They Are Serving the West

Now Nayef is not exactly a paragon of moderation, or western ideals, or a descendent of Locke (Tamiyya, I would think), but after 5+ years, and in a world war, and untold deaths, the very INTRACTIBILITY of thought anchored in an "immutable" document again shows the impossibility of change without, as John Brown said in 1860, being washed away in blood. That this is true is not my choice, or the west's, or democrats or republicans or liberals or neo cons, or jews, or crusaders ..it is the unavoidable decision by the guys with the book and the mike.

The following are excerpts from a speech by Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abd Al-'Aziz, which aired on Al-Majd TV on September 25, 2006.

TO VIEW THIS CLIP, VISIT: http://www.memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=1283.


Prince Nayef bin Abd Al-'Aziz: "Brothers, we are not alone in this world. We are not living on a planet of our own. We are living in the center of this world, with all its good and evil. I say clearly that the evil of this generation is far worse than that of other generations. Everybody should know that our country - because it is the country of Islam, and because it is a country that implements the Koran and the Sunna - is the primary target for the things that are happening in the world."


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"We are being targeted from many directions. I say, with the utmost pain and sorrow, that we are being targeted by those who claim to be Muslims. These people have become preachers, instruments, and implementers of the will of the enemies of Islam, whether knowingly or unknowingly."

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"Jihad is here. We must wage jihad against the enemies of Allah here. The enemies of Allah are in our midst. They claim to be Muslims, although they are as far as can be from Islam. They call themselves 'reformists' or 'preachers,' and say that we support the West. They are hostile to us on these grounds. Yet at the same time, the Westerners and others claim that we are the birthplace of these people. Where are we? Why don't we tell these people who we are? Why don't we argue with them, discuss things with them? Why don't we respond to everything they say? Why don't we restrict the ignorant among us, or even those who think they are Islamic scholars?"

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"The enemies of the Muslims have used Muslims and Arabs to corrupt Islam and the Arabs. I don't think any of you present denies this fact."

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1 Comments:

Blogger Pastorius said...

Yeah, the Islamic Reformation is alive and well.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006 4:03:00 pm  

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