Sunday, February 19, 2006

Positive Hatred

Sheikh Abd Al-Aziz Fawzan Al-Fawzan isn't a known member of al-Qaeda. Nor is he a known member of the Taliban in hiding, or of Hamas, Hizbollah or any other radical Islamist organizations. He's professor of Islamic law at al-Imam University in Saudi Arabia. So, he's probably a reasonable, rational moderate Muslim, right?

Before you rush to judgment, consider the following quotes from Al-Fawzan on Saudi TV:

16 December, 2005:
"Someone who denies Allah, worships Christ, son of Mary, and claims that God is one third of a trinity - do you like these things he says and does? Don’t you hate the faith of such a polytheist who says God is one third of a trinity, or who worships Christ, son of Mary?

"Someone who permits and commits fornication - as is the case in Western countries, where fornication is permitted and not considered a problem - don't you hate this? Whoever says 'I don't hate him' is not a Muslim, my brother."

But don't worry. He goes on to say: "...this hatred must be positive hatred. It should make me feel compassion for him, and should make me guide and reform him."

Thanks, but no thanks.



tom clarke said...

Do you suppose Al Gore met with that guy? I mean, they're colleagues, right?

Eric said...

Probably took home his next set of talking points courtesy of him!