December 03, 2014

Leading Egyptian Cleric Mystified by Islamic Violence and Butchery


CAIRO (Reuters) - A prominent Muslim cleric said on Wednesday the U.S.-led coalition carrying out air strikes on Islamic State insurgents should widen its scope to include all other militant groups that were tarnishing Islam.

...Cairo's ancient Al Azhar is one of the world's most venerable centers of Islamic learning and the grand sheikh is considered to be among the most pre-eminent authorities in Sunni Islam, influencing the views of Muslims worldwide.

"I ask myself... day and night," Tayeb said, "about the reasons for this Arab ordeal and this blind discord that is mixed with the smell of blood and death and explosions and the beheadings of people and the expulsion of millions with a brutality that is unknown in history. These barbaric and awful crimes are sullying this religion."

Islam is what Muslims believe it is, While Al Azhar is horrified by what he believes is Haram under Islam there are millions of Muslims who believe that ISIS' interpretation and even celebrate the utter brutality of this interpretation. The problem is not what Al Azhar believes, its that so many believe from reading the exact same Koran Hadith he does that butchery and murder are condoned by Islam.

By Howie at 04:30 PM | Comments |