«Não se pode propriamente dizer que o islão é uma religião de paz»

Se frase que serve de título a esta entrada, assim como a maioria das palavras ditas pelo seu autor nesta entrevista, fosse dita por um não-muçulmano, certamente não faltaria quem acusasse quem a proferiu de «ódio racial» (?) ou de islamofobia. O que concluir quando o seu autor é um muçulmano inglês, Anjeem Choudary? O que pensar quando ele, recusando-se a condenar os ataques terroristas de 7 de Julho em Londres, afirma que os seus autores apresentaram argumentos retirados do Alcorão, muito difíceis de refutar e que constituem pura ortodoxia islâmica? Transcrição ex Jihad Watch:
"You can't say that Islam is a religion of peace, because Islam does not mean peace. Islam means submission. So the Muslim is one who submits. There is a place for violence in Islam. There is a place for jihad in Islam."
"The Koran is full of, you know, jihad is the most talked about duty in the Koran other than tawhid -- belief. Nothing else is mentioned more than the topic of fighting."
"For the people who carried it out [the July 7, 2005 London bombings], it was legitimate. If you look at the will of the 7/7 bombers Mohammed Siddique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer, they would be justified. And there are many verses from the Koran and many statements to say that's the Islamic argument. And that is a difficult Islamic argument to refute. And there are many scholars who support that argument as well."
Choudary says his group is merely following core Islamic teachings and that Islam is much more than a religion.
"This particular belief is more than just a religion," he declared. "It is not just a spiritual belief. It is, in fact, an ideology which you believe in and you struggle for and you are willing even to die for, because you believe in that: That is your whole life."
Via Women Against Sharia.

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