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By: Omar Wed, 14 Apr 2010 19:26:58 +0000 @Molly

Dr. Ramadan did not speak at Georgetown via satellite 6 years ago, it was 3 years ago in the Spring of 2007. I was a freshman at the time and it was sponsored by the Berkeley Center. Here is the link to the event description on the Berkeley Center’s website.

By: Caliph Wed, 14 Apr 2010 00:56:44 +0000 What a brilliant scholar! This is what we are expecting from Muslim scholars; being practical in the contemporary world. Where scholars would condemn dictatorships in the Muslim majority countries(all those ruthless kings and presidents for life), stand against religious discrimination and encourage extensive debate on the Sharia.

Keep up the good work Professor Tariq Ramadan.

Abu A’la Maududi, Sayyid Qutb and Khomeini do not represent Muslims….so get a life! They are scholars and they make their own opinions which does not in any way represent over a billion Muslims.

By: Abdulameer Tue, 13 Apr 2010 20:25:13 +0000 Ramadan is a dishonest but slick and urbane propagandist for Islam. Here is what Islam says about non-Moslems:
–The unbelievers are your inveterate enemy. (4:101)
— Mohammed is God’s apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another. (48:29).
— Believers, take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends. (5:51)
— Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God’s religion shall reign supreme. (8:40)
— Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God’s religion reigns supreme. (2:193)
— “You (i.e. Muslims) will fight with the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, ‘O ‘Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.’ ”
— “I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah…”
— “Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war, …”
The most popular manual of sharia law states unequivocally: “Jihad means to make war on non-Muslims”!!!
Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406) — jurist, renowned philosopher, historian, and sociologist — summarized the consensus opinions from five centuries of prior Muslim jurisprudence with regard to the uniquely Islamic institution of jihad:

“In the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the [Muslim] mission and [the obligation to] convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force. … The other religious groups did not have a universal mission, and the holy war was not a religious duty for them, save only for purposes of defense. … Islam is under obligation to gain power over other nations.”

Ayatollah Khomeini, the most important Moslem leader of the 20th Century, said:
“Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. Those who say this are witless. Islam says: Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all! Does this mean that Muslims should sit back until they are devoured? Islam says: Kill them, put them to the sword and scatter their armies…. Islam says: whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword and in the shadow of the sword! People cannot be made obedient except with the sword! the sword is the key to Paradise, which can be opened only for the Holy Warriors! There are hundreds of other Koranic psalms and Hadiths urging Muslims to value war and to fight. Does all this mean that Islam is a religion that prevents men from waging war? I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim.”

Abul Maududi, the most widely read and respected Islamic thinker of the 20th Century, said: “Islam wishes to destroy all States and Governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and programme of Islam regardless of the country or the Nation which rules it. The purpose of Islam is to set up a State on the basis of its own ideology and programme, regardless of which Nation assumes the role of the standard bearer of Islam or the rule of which nation is undermined in the process of the establishment of an ideological Islamic State.” AND “The goal of Islam is to rule the entire world and submit all of mankind to the faith of Islam. Any nation or power that gets in the way of that goal, Islam will fight and destroy.”

Seyyid Qutb (Ideologist and theoretician of the Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded by Ramadan’s grandfather. Next to Maududi and Khomeini, Qutb was the most influential Moslem of the 20th Century.)
“It is the duty of Islam to annihilate all such systems (i.e. other societies) as they are obstacles in the way of universal freedom.” AND “The reason(s) for jihad … is to establish God’s authority in the earth….” AND “Jihad in Islam is simply a name for striving to make this system of life dominant in the world.”

You won’t hear any of this from Ramadan because he does not want you to know about it.

By: Molly Redden Mon, 12 Apr 2010 23:59:54 +0000 Thanks for catching that Hoya 12

By: Hoya 12 Mon, 12 Apr 2010 21:57:40 +0000 What a great speaker to bring to Georgetown!!! By the way, that reporter was not operating under journalist protocol – clearly, journalists should wait until the press conference to ask questions and leave the Q&A time to members of the Georgetown community. Not to mention his comment “We in the West…” – oh, thanks for speaking on my behalf, dickwad.

PS Fix typo
“How would your radical reform work? How do you apple your logic to any problem if it’s not this problem? We in the West like our examples up front,” he continued.

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