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.

source: memri.org

2 comments:

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!