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The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum. Thomas Paine
When you have a regime that would be happier in the afterlife than in this life, this is not a regime that is subject to classic theories of deterrence. John Bolton
There exists an unmistakable demand in the Middle East and in the wider Muslim world for democratization. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Everyone should unconditionally accept that Israel is an indispensable element of the Middle Eastern mosaic. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. Thomas Paine
The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue. Arnold J. Toynbee
The Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organization of extreme ideology. They are the godfather of all terrorist organizations. They spread it all over the world. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Jerusalem is ours as much as yours; indeed, it is even more sacred to us than to you.... Do not imagine that we can to you or compromise on this. The land belongs to us from the beginning, while you have only just arrived and have taken it over only because of the weakness of the Moslems living there at the time. God will not allow a single stone to be rebuilt as long as the war lasts. As for the cross, its ownership is a high card in our hands and it cannot be surrendered except in exchange for something of priceless benefit to all Islam. Saladin
Religion cannot and should not be understood by their texts alone. The lived history of a community of believers defines a religion; a great deal depends on how the custodians of the faith chose to interpret, defend and exploit or abuse its sacred texts. Hisham Melhem
We have to offer [young Moslems] a hopeful life to compete with a glorious death. Lindsey Graham
If we show ourselves as weak, we lose.... In the end, we want to lead the Muslim world. We can only do that with our heads held high. Amir Mohebbian
Tunisia, which is dear to all of us, is going through difficult circumstances, exceptional circumstances, that necessitate exceptional measures to face them and prevent a worse situation Our security forces are in a full alert status, but we do have weaknesses as our prime minister admitted. We are not blaming anyone, but we are calling for everyone to feel and act responsibly. If such incidents happen again, the state will collapse. It is the duty of the president to take a stance. Beji Caid Essebsi
Tunisia is a civil state with no Islamic background or any other religious background. It has a republican system that cannot be violated or changed. These people [Islamic terrorists] are fighting all this. The continuous threats put Tunisia in a state of war. Beji Caid Essebsi
We are different beings. There is nothing in life which links us together. Our names, our clothes, our foods–they are all different; our economic life, our educational ideas, our treatment of women, our attitude towards animals .... We challenge each other at every point of the compass. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
... in so many Muslim communities now, saving face trumps critical thinking and truth-telling. This is why reform from within Islam is so difficult. Asra Nomani
Islam, as practiced from Malaysia to Morocco, is a shame-based, patriarchal culture that values honor and face-saving from the family to the public square. Which is why the bullying often works to silence critics of Islamic extremism. Asra Nomani
There is an ideology problem in Islam. We need to revolutionize our religion. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
You have ruined politics in India by dragging up a whole lot of unwholesome elements in Indian life and giving them political prominence. It is a crime to mix up religion and politics the way you have done. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Ambassador of Unity Sarojini Naidu
The bitter enmity now raised by the [Muslim] League and its leaders will have to be paid for 100 percent. Jawaharlal Nehru
The area of Pakistan shall be the geographically contiguously ... areas in which the Muslims are numerically in a majority as in the North Western and Eastern Zones of India." Muslim League
Come to the so-called caliphate and live the life of some sort of glory ...; and if you can't come, kill somebody where you are; kill somebody in uniform; kill anybody; if you can cut their head off, great; videotape it; do it; do it; do it.... Kill, kill, kill. James Comey
History suggests that the Sikhs to a man would fight literally to the death rather than to submit to Muslim domination.. British Intelligence
We are willing ... to die for Pakistan. Why talk of compromise. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
It was a horrible sight, The mobs had swept through the area like locusts. You could see corpses laid out in the fields just outside a village , like rabbits after a shoot.... As far as I could tell the massacres seemed to be almost entirely anti-Sikh. Frank Walter Messervy
If you persuade the Sikhs to join hands with the Muslim League, we will have a glorious Pakistan, the gates of which will be ... in Delhi itself... Muhammad Ali Jinnah
... any assurance of generous terms to Sikhs under a Muslim-dominated State does not cut much ice. Yadvinder Singh Mahendra Bahadur
It is Israel's very existence as a sovereign non-Islamic entity in a land sacred to Islam and surrounded by Islam that creates the inherent tension between the tiny Jewish nation and the vast Islamic world. Ari Shavit
Jewish extremism and Islamic fanaticism fed each other. Ari Shavit
Every conceivable cleavage of difference: Sindhi vs. Punjabi, Mohajirs vs. Pathans, Islam vs. Secularism, Shias vs. Sunnis, Deobandis vs. Barelvis, literates vs. illiterates, Woman vs. Man, Urban vs. Rural—has been exploited to magnify dissentions, giving rise to heinous blood baths, accentuated hatred, and intolerance. Ishrat Husain
Islam proved imperfect national cement, as many different varieties of Islam competed for the allegiance of Pakistanis. William Easterly
We will continue our jihad until the creation of an Islamic System. The enemy with their talk of peace is trying by this propaganda to weaken the Jihad. Akhtar Mohammad Mansour
World War III was the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union. Like the Cold War, this "world war" against militant Islam is, in fact, global;... will involve a mixture of violent and nonviolent efforts;... will require mobilization of skill, expertise and resources, if not of vast numbers of soldiers;... may go on for a long time; and... has ideological roots. Afghanistan is just one front in World War IV. Eliot A. Cohen
Inspire the believers to fight. Muhammad
I am proud to be a traitor to America. Samir Khan
It there is no check to the freedom of your words, then let your hearts be open to the freedom of our actions. Osama bin Laden
Wanted Dead or Alive for Crimes Against Islam. Yes We Can: A Bullet A Day Keeps the Infidel Away. Defend Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Unto Him Inspire Magazine
We cannot judge Christianity by the Ku Klux Klan and we cannot judge Islam by the Taliban. Clovis Maksoud
Wherever you look you see that the enemies of the true religion, particularly the English, the Russian, and the French, have oppressed Islam and invaded its rights in every possible way…the Moslems work and the infidels…live in luxury. The world of Islam sinks down and goes backward, and the Christian world goes forward.…The Moslems are enslaved and the infidels are the great rulers.…The time has now come for the Holy War, and by this the land of Islam shall be forever freed from the power of the infidels….This holy war has now become a sacred duty. Know ye that the blood of infidels in the Islamic lands may be shed with impunity---except Germans to whom the Moslem power has promised security and who are allied with it….The killing of infidels who rule over Islam has become a sacred duty, whether you do it secretly or openly, as the Koran has decreed: 'Take them and kill them whenever you find them. Behold we have delivered them unto your hands and given you supreme power over them.' Mehmed V
I became totally disillusioned with Catholicism when I discovered the role of the Catholic Church regarding slavery. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Given the insults by Danish newspapers against the prophet, as of now the name of Danish pastries will give way to ‘Rose of Mohammad’ pastries … This is a punishment for those who started misusing freedom of expression to insult the sanctities of Islam. Iran Confectioners Union
It is the responsibility of journalists to be ethical. Religion is a very sensitive issue, and I think no truly professional cartoonist in the world would ever try to pick on a religion like this. There’s an informal code of ethics among cartoonists in the media, and it includes two kinds of censorship: one is self-censorship; the other is professional censorship. Religion is one of the very important things that we should respect and not criticize …. We cannot tolerate any disparagement of the Prophet. Shujaat Ali
In America we don’t apologize for opinions, that’s why we have a 1st Amendment. If we can’t discuss even controversial opinions in the pages of our newspapers, where are we going to do it? Doug Marlette
If immigrants are unhappy in France then it is time for them to leave. Nicolas Sarkozy
We have to act against radical preachers capable of influencing the youngest and most weak-minded .... Imams and their followers who fuel anti-western feeling among impressionable young French Muslims will be rounded up and returned to their countries of origin Nicolas Sarkozy
Men could not be prohibited from marrying more than one woman. A man's first wife could be barren, or seriously ill; he may love her yet want children. In other cases, it is possible to imagine that a woman has no money and no place to go to if her husband divorces her. Islamic regulations allow men to marry more than one woman, under the conditions set down by Islam. Zeinab Radwan
The jihadists watch carefully what's happening in the Middle East and take heart, or lose heart, depending on what's happening. Lee Hsien Loong
Learning to live with offence is the price of living in a diverse society. Irshad Manji
Every individual Moslem is brought up to believe that Islam is perfect and the Prophet is infallible. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
In a chaotic world, fundamentalism can be a moral compass. Irshad Manji
Moslem fundamentalists use 7th century customs to keep 21st century women in line. Irshad Manji
If you are living in a free society then use the freedom. What good is freedom if you do not use it. Salman Rushdie
In the last 50 years, more Muslims have been killed and tortured by other Muslims than by all the external powers. Irshad Manji
Verses of the Koran and of the Prophet are being isolated and used to justify violence. Irshad Manji
Whatever is true transcends culture and religion. We do not talk of Christian physics or Moslem Algebra. Sam Harris
The dispute between the Arabs and the Israelis is presented as a dispute over land, but it is not. It is over the incompatible religious differences in the utilization and control of the land. Sam Harris
Whoever stands in enmity against one of my friends, I will declare war on him Muhammad
I killed Muslims by every means possible. Yet it is sometimes a pity to waste bullets for this. The best way is to gather all of these dogs and throw them into wells and then fill the wells with big and heavy stones. as I did. I gathered all of the women, men and children, threw big stones down on top of them. They must never live on this earth. A. Lalayan
Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion. This saves your honor. God is with you. Haj Amin Al-Husseini
Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them, capture and besiege them and prepare for them every kind of ambush…But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Muhammad
The earth is fixed and does not move. Muhammad
Don't bother to ask Allah to forgive the disbelievers. He will never forgive them. Muhammad
Those who turn away from Islam, and obey non-Muslims in some things, have been seduced by Satan….Don't obey disbelievers. Muhammad
Be stern with disbelievers. They are going to Hell anyway. Muhammad
Allah will cause Islam to prevail over all religion. Muhammad
Allah hates disbelievers. Muhammad
Allah does not hear the prayer of disbelievers. Muhammad
Stay away from non-Muslims. They are all liars. Muhammad
Those who refuse to fight for Allah will be treated, along with their children, as unbelievers. Muhammad
Don't make treaties with non-Muslims. They are all evildoers and should not be trusted. Muhammad
Disbelievers cause confusion and corruption in the land. Muhammad
Don't let the disbelievers think they can escape. They are your enemy and the enemy of Allah. Muhammad
Those that the Muslims killed were not really killed by them. It was Allah who did the killing. Muhammad
Never should a believer kill a believer; but by mistake. Muhammad
Nor marry to unbelievers until they believe. Muhammad
If anyone desires a religion other than Islam, never will it be accepted of him Muhammad
Believe no one unless he follows your religion Muhammad
Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not. Muhammad
Christians are disbelievers for believing in the divinity of Christ. Muhammad
When you fight with disbelievers, do not retreat. Those who do will go to hell. Muhammad
Evil is the handiwork of the rabbis and priests. Muhammad
Don't take Jews or Christians for friends. If you do, then Allah will consider you to be one of them…. Muslims that make friends with disbelievers will face a doom prepared for them by Allah Muhammad
Those who make war with Allah and his messenger will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. That is how they will be treated in this world, and in the next they will have an awful doom Muhammad
Cut off the hands of thieves. It is an exemplary punishment from Allah. Muhammad
Women in the Islamic world are the hope of the whole planet. Andrew Young
What strikes a Bulgarian when he enters Turkey is, before everything else, the air of freedom that one breathes. Under a theoretically despotic government, one definitely enjoys more freedom than in constitutional state…one almost does not feel that there is a government…the absence of an irksome police, of crushing taxation, or very heavy civic duties here is what the non-Muslim subjects of the Sultan should appreciate. Gabriel Arie
Crete is our life. Our blood is its price. Anonymous
Religious thinkers have done their best to twist science and philosophy to back up their law. Kemal Ataturk
In order to justify the sympathy and trust extended to me by people of all classes, even to the furthest corners of the world of Islam, I intend to form a People’s Party…after the establishment of peace, in order to devote my life to the good of my country as a humble individual. Kemal Ataturk
A nation which does not make pictures, a nation which does not make statues, a nation which does not practice science, such a nation, one must admit, has no place on the highroad of civilization. But our nation with its true qualities deserves to become and will become civilized and progressive. Kemal Ataturk
Turkish onlookers were startled by this costume, which no other woman in Turkey would have dared to adopt. Ward Price
Let us realize the state we are in. Let us learn what needs to be learnt. Religion and God demand it. Kemal Ataturk
The Islam Ataturk professed contained nothing contrary to reason and progress. Andrew Mango
We encountered the greatest resistance when we abolished the caliphate. But the two-headed system could not go on for ever. It nourished the expectation that the sovereign would return under the guise of caliph…and gave hope to the [Ottoman dynasty]. Mustafa Ismet
Even the bones of their dead should be dug up and scattered. Eryavuz Ihsan
Skullcaps, fezes, turbans – it all costs money which goes to foreigners. We will become civilized…We will march forward…Civilization is a fearful fire which consumes those who ignore it. Kemal Ataturk
Our women have minds too. Let them show their faces to the world, and see it with their eyes…Don’t be afraid. Change is essential, so much so that, if need be, we are prepared to sacrifice lives for its sake. Kemal Ataturk
In the face of knowledge, science, and of the whole extent of radiant civilization, I cannot accept the presence in Turkey’s civilized community of people primitive enough to seek material and spiritual benefits in the guidance of sheikhs. The Turkish republic cannot be a country of sheikhs, dervishes and disciples. Kemal Ataturk
It is a disgrace for a civilized society to appeal for help to the dead. Kemal Ataturk
The hat is the common headgear of the Turkish people, and the government forbids habits to the contrary. Turkey
The civilized world is far ahead of us. We have no choice but to catch up. Kemal Ataturk
This palace belongs no longer to the Shadows of Allah on Earth, but to the nation, which is a fact and not a shadow, and I am happy to be here as an individual member of the nation, as a guest. Kemal Ataturk
I have no religion, and at times I wish all religions at the bottom of the sea. He is a weak ruler who needs religion to uphold his government. My people are going to learn the principles of democracy, the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go. Let them worship as they will; every man can follow his own conscience, provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him act against the liberty of his fellow-men. Kemal Ataturk
Hypocrites and frauds of old used to drink a thousand times more, secretly in hovels as they indulged in all sorts of nastiness. I am not a fraud. I drink in my nation’s honor. Kemal Ataturk
The Turks were a great nation even before they adopted the Muslim religion…The religion founded by Muhammad was based on a policy of setting Arab nationalism above all other nationalisms. Kemal Ataturk
Every adult is free to choose his own religion, but fanaticism has to be fought lest freedom perish. Kemal Ataturk
The call to prayer should be recited in Turkish everywhere in accordance with the national purpose of our exalted government. Turkish Dept. of Religious Affairs
Political Islam is exclusive in its claims. Andrew Mango
I think Mohammed was a terrorist. Jerry Falwell
The conservatives say they are protecting the values of society. They are protecting their privileges. Muhammad Al Zulfa
Every mosque is a breeding ground for terrorists. O'Neal Dozier
You and I are laying the foundation for a world led by Islamists …. We will annihilate the Jews. Hamas
The industrialized world was dominating the processes of change in the Third World, in particular in the Islamic world. And, that domination resulted in educational processes that were shaped by the First World. Aga Khan IV
I do not believe that the totality of the Islamic world recognizes the Taliban interpretation of the faith as being representative of its own view. There is no unanimity in Islam with regard to this interpretation. Generally you will see as much diversity in the Islam as you do in the Christian world today. But the West does not really understand the pluralism of the Islamic world. Aga Khan IV
Violence is not a function of the Islamic faith. Aga Khan IV
They shall not reveal any parts of their bodies, except that which is necessary. Muhammad
For the lower classes it is economic. They need to work and appear proper, so they veil. By contrast, wealthier and more educated families frequently have histories in which mothers and aunts took off the veil more than 80 years ago. Rima Husni
Because divorce and polygamy are accepted traditions backed by men’s interpretation of the Koran, women have learned to require their future husbands to sign a prenuptial agreement, whereby he forfeits his rights to unconditional divorce or marrying a second wife. Yasmine Perni
Paradoxically, it’s the honor of the raped girl’s family that is tarnished and she ends up dead by the hands of her own kin, her own father or brother. Yasmine Perni
If God wanted, he could have created all mankind as one religion. He created many different ways so we will cooperate. Amr Khaled
… the Middle East has experienced a general ‘Islamization’ and radicalization of society ensuing from the rigid religious and often intolerant character of the civil society organizations now performing functions previously in the hands of state authorities. Omar Encarnacion
It is true that jihadists are often middle class. But that’s because terrorist groups are like other employers: they accept the best candidates who apply. Peter Beinart
Hamas is a political-religious movement systematically throwing shackles on the mind. Sari Nusseibeh
Arabic is the language of Islam, but Arabic culture is not the culture of Islam. Tariq Ramadan
Conspiracy theories are the way Muslims avoid facing up to their responsibility to be self-critical. Tariq Ramadan
Muslims have to understand that there is an old tradition in secular Western society to make fun of everything. Tariq Ramadan
I condemn suicide bombings; it’s not acceptable as a Muslim to kill innocent people. It’s explainable. But explainable doesn’t mean justifiable. Tariq Ramadan
Al Qaeda is an entity trapped in medieval ages and bent on killing innocent Muslims. Hassan Nasrallah
Young Europeans who love freedom, better emigrate. Europe as we know it will no longer exist 20 years from now. We are watching the world of yesterday … Europe is turning Muslim Henryk M. Broder
Democracy is not relevant here, it is not important. Faith is more important to us. Huda Issa
The lawsuits we are seeing today to ostracize and prevent different ideas recall previous eras. We must understand that Islam has given man freedom of thought. Islam's history proves that no one is immune to error except the Prophet. Gamal Al-Banna
It is time the international community took a stand on Egypt's repeated violations of press freedom and the rights of Internet users…the United Nations should respond by disqualifying Egypt from hosting an Internet Governance Forum in 2009. Reporters Without Borders
Terrorists Abdel Karim Suleiman
In times of conflict, America tends to focus on personalities over ideas or movements, trying to play the man, not the board — as if capturing or killing Osama bin Laden, for example, would instantly end the present conflict. But such thinking loses sight of the fact that ideas have consequences. If one believes that God commands something, this belief is not likely to dissipate just because the person who elucidated it has been silenced. Islam, as a faith, is as essential a feature of the terrorist threat today as it was of the Barbary piracy over two centuries ago. Joshua E. London
Our duty to attack was founded on the Laws of the Prophet, that it is written in the Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, that it is our right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all we could take as Prisoners, and every Musselman who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise. Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja
Power alone is respected and . . . in order to gain peace, the United States has no alternative but to wield it William Eaton
The Honor of the United States was at stake. William Eaton
America faced its first hostage crisis in the Middle East… Thomas Jefferson was President and over 100 Americans were being held hostage by Arabs from the Barbary Coast and the Arabs believed that if they were killed, they would go immediately to heaven. 220 years later America is still facing the same problem. Michael Oren
The West will never understand Muslims so long as we ... judge them by the rules we are accustomed to apply to ourselves. George B. McClellan
You must avoid letting anyone usurp your freedom of thought in any way, whether on religious or other grounds. People must use their minds and think and there are situations where the use of the intellect is necessary so that excessive fantasy or fancy can be held in check. Quaboos bin Said
Obstinacy in religious understanding leads to backwardness as in Muslims’, prevalence of violence and intolerance. Quaboos bin Said
Extremism, under whatever guise, fanaticism of whatever kind, factionalism of whatever persuasion would be faithful, poisonous plants and the soil of our country which will not be allowed to flourish. Quaboos bin Said
The blood of the infidels flowed so copiously at Thanesar that the stream was discoloured, notwithstanding its purity, and people were unable to drink it. The Sultan returned with plunder which is impossible to count. Tarikh-i-Yamini of Utbi
Sword of Islam Anonymous
Liberalism is the world's religion. We do not have the right to insult liberalism Mohammed Khatami
Secularism is the experience of the Western culture and thought. Insisting on spreading it to places where the underlying intellectual background, and the political and social reasons for its appearance are lacking, is clearly a mistake, regardless of being desirable or not. Mohammed Khatami
One cannot reach paradise by creating Hell for others. Mohammed Khatami
… ready to riot and slay for the sake of fanaticism …. detesting Europeans with a bigoted, foolish, senseless hatred … Mark Sykes
If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside … or in the back yard without a cover, and the cats come over and eat it, whose fault is it---the cat’s or the uncovered meat? Taj Aldin Al Hilali
Human progress lags most in societies in which illiteracy is highest, above all in Islamic countries and Africa. Lawrence E. Harrison
The September 11 attack on America, which supported Israel, has made an excuse for the Anglo-Saxon Europeans to return to their old violent ways. Their strategy to fight terrorism is through attacking Muslim countries and Muslims, whether they are guilty or not. Mohamad Mahathir
Taking the Congressional oath of office with a Koran will embolden Islamic extremists and make new ones. Dennis Prager
Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but every terrorist is a Muslim except for Tim McVeigh. Ginny Brown-Waite
I feel very sad that my personal freedom was taken away like this. I grew up under authoritarian governments in the Middle East, and one of the reasons I chose to move to the U. S. is that I didn’t want an officer to make me change my T-shirt. He said ‘You can’t wear a T-shirt with Arabic script and come to an airport. It is like wearing a T-shirt that reads ‘I am a robber’ and going to a bank.’ Raed Jarrar
Some brothers have added up the number of Muslims killed directly or indirectly by American weapons and come up with a figure of nearly 10 million…. It would be permissible to use weapons of mass destruction against the Americans with no further Islamic legal argument. Nasir Bin Hamad Al-Fahd
I believe in the fundamental Truth of all the great religions of the world. I believe that they are all God given. I came to the conclusion long ago … that all religions were true and also that all had some error in them, and whilst I hold by my own, I should hold others as dear as Hinduism. So we can only pray, if we are Hindus, not that a Christian should become a Hindu … But our innermost prayer should be a Hindu should be a better Hindu, a Muslim a better Muslim, a Christian a better Christian. Mohandas K. Gandhi
There can be no living culture in the world if you cannot criticize its foundations –- the religion. We lack the courage to ask any question about any religious issue. For example, as a Muslim, I cannot say a single word about the Prophet Moses. The Prophet Moses did not say anything to me as a Muslim, whereas the Israeli Jew can criticize Moses and all the prophets in the Torah, and he can even question the divinity of the Torah. We, in Arab society, do not understand the meaning of freedom. We say that freedom means writing an article. Freedom is much deeper than that. Ali Ahmed Said; Adonis
It is human beings who are the basis for politics. A Christian person has great liberty to separate his religious faith from his political activity. The mistake committed by the Church in the Middle Ages was rectified - obviously after a struggle and violent revolutions - and political rule was entirely separated from politics. In our case (of Arab countries), ever since the struggle over who would inherit Prophet Muhammad's place, political rule was essentially based on religion. Ali Ahmed Said; Adonis
Religion is as much a living spring of violence today as it was at any time in the past. The recent conflicts in Palestine (Jews versus Muslims), the Balkans (Orthodox Serbians versus Catholic Croatians; Orthodox Serbians versus Bosnian and Albanian Muslims), Northern Ireland (Protestants versus Catholics), Kashmir (Muslims versus Hindus), Sudan (Muslims versus Christians and animists), Nigeria (Muslims versus Christians), Ethiopia and Eritrea (Muslims versus Christians), Sri Lanka (Sinhalese Buddhists versus Tamil Hindus), Indonesia (Muslims versus Timorese Christians), Iran and Iraq (Shiite versus Sunni Muslims), and the Caucasus (Orthodox Russians versus Chechen Muslims; Muslim Azerbaijanis versus Catholic and Orthodox Armenians) are merely a few cases in point. In these places religion has been the explicit cause of literally millions of deaths in the last 10 years. Sam Harris
That both Muslim fundamentalists and the Christian right are today focusing their attempts to regain control in a rapidly changing world on frantic efforts to maintain control over women, particularly over women's sexuality. Moreover, given their mythologies about "holy wars," it is also understandable that they should use "divinely approved" violence to do so… Riane Eisler
Every religion oppresses women. I talk about the Koran because I know this book best. It allows for torture and other mistreatment, especially for women. And I despise the Sharia laws. They cannot be changed. They must be thrown out, abolished. Taslima Nasrin
Will Islam modernize or will it be stuck where it has been for hundreds of years? Rick Warren
There is no solution to the conflict in this region except with the disappearance of Israel. Hassan Nasrallah
If an atrocity has been committed in Germany and Europe why should the Palestinians be made to suffer? Jerusalem
We are not interested in our own personal security. On the contrary, each of us lives his days and nights hoping more than anything to be killed for the sake of Allah. The most honorable death is to be killed. Hassan Nasrallah
It is an open war until the elimination of Israel and until the death of the last Jew on earth. Hassan Nasrallah
What is really happening here is the radicalization of the Moslems throughout the world. Lee H. Hamilton
If you are a Christian, you are in danger. Even if you are an atheist, you are in danger, and if you decide to convert to Islam, this will not save you, either, because traditional Islam is inimical to the conditions and objectives set by them [the terrorists]. If you are prepared to become a most radical Islamist and are prepared to circumcise yourself, I invite you to come to Moscow. I will recommend having the operation done in such a way that nothing will grow for you there anymore. Vladimir Putin
The pursuit of knowledge is a divine commandment for every Moslem. Muhammad
Say what is true, although what may be bitter and displeasing to people. Muhammad
Monopoly is unlawful in Islam. Muhammad
It is not worthy of the speaker of truth to curse people. Muhammad
God has not created anything better than Reason, or anything more perfect, or more beautiful than Reason…. God’s wrath is caused by disregard of it. Muhammad
The time is near in which nothing will remain of Islam but its name, and the Koran but it’s mere appearance. And the mosques of Muslims will be destitute of knowledge and worship; and learned men would be the worst people under the heavens; and contention and strife will issue from them, and it will return upon themselves. Muhammad
The greatest crimes are to associate another with God, to vex your father and mother, to murder your own species, to commit suicide, and to swear to lie. Muhammad
There is a difference between constructive criticism and criticism that is hateful. I can criticize America, but in a way that shows that I want to improve America and its democracy. Khaled Abu Alfadhl
Our onslaught will not be a weak faltering affair. We shall fight as long as we live. We will fight until you turn to Islam, humbly seeking refuge. We will fight not caring whom we meet. We will fight whether we destroy ancient holdings or newly gotten gains. We have mutilated every opponent. We have driven them violently before us at the command of Allah and Islam. We will fight until our religion is established. And we will plunder them, for they must suffer disgrace. Muhammad
Fight them until there is no more disbelievers and all submit to the religion of Allah alone in the whole world. Muhammad
Within the Iranian culture, people don't really participate in the arts. Omid Djalili
The Israelis are mistaken if they think we do not have an alternative to negotiations. By Allah I swear they are wrong. The Palestinian people are prepared to sacrifice until either the last boy and the last girl raise the Palestinian flag over the walls, the churches and the mosques of Jerusalem. Yasser Arafat
Yes I drink, but at least I don't drink blood! Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
During times of stress, despair and frustration, people become increasingly irrational, and they do things which they never think they are capable of. And so we see hideous brutality perpetrated by the most gentle people Mahathir Mohamad
Believing in each culture's right to be understood by the other party without any form of falseness or distortion is paramount. Muhammad Sayid Tantawi
On the Day of Judgment…Muslims will fight and kill Jews, who will hide behind trees that say, ‘Oh Muslim, Oh servant of Allah, here is a Jew hiding behind me. Come here and kill him.’ Washington Islamic Academy
This Arab Islamic nation must obtain a nuclear bomb. Without a nuclear bomb, we will continue to be oppressed. Ahmad Hassani Baghdadi
You see what pressure the enemies of the world of Islam exert with regard to the issue of nuclear energy in Iran. They know we are not pursuing the atomic bomb. They are concerned because of the progress of science in this country, and because of the progress of technology in any Islamic country. This Islamic country has shown it does not surrender to America's policies. It has shown that it is not afraid of America. They believe that this Islamic country should not have the most important technology in the world today --- nuclear technology. That is why they exert such pressure. Ali Khamenei
I support the right of Iran and of any Arab country to have nuclear weapons. This is our right, brothers…. if any Arab country had nuclear weapons at any point in history, America and Israel would have never dared to do what they are doing to the entire Arab nation. Sameh Ashour
if you allow…for a civil war to happen between the Shiites and the Sunnis, Iraq is finished forever. It will be dismembered. It will not only be dismembered, it will cause so many conflicts in the region that it will bring the whole region into a turmoil that will be hard to resolve Saud Al Faisal
The best antidote to extremism is not greater exposure to Western values… but greater involvement by moderate Islamists. Toby Jones
In the Islamist Palestinian state, every citizen will be required to act in accordance with the codes of Islamic religious law. Mahmoud Al-Zahar
The Arab Freedom Movement is, in the Middle East, our natural ally against England. In this connection, the raising of rebellion in Iraq is of special importance. Adolf Hitler
By God, the youths of God are preparing for you things that would fill your hearts with terror and target your economic lifeline until you stop your oppression and aggression. Osama bin Laden
In Islam, the ideal system of appointment of the Ameer [Chief Executive] is that of Shura (consultation) with the Ulama. The Ulama or the senior and responsible members of the society should appoint the Ameer, who will then appoint his government. This is the most preferred method. However, should a proper Islamic government be established by other methods, e.g. monarchy, then as long as they rule in accordance with the Sharia, they will be a valid Islamic government. Moulana Imraan Vawda
What Happened in America Is A Crime Rejected By Islam …. attacks upon those who have not attacked you and to kill innocent people who have committed no crime (i.e. against you) is among those things forbidden in Islam because it does not allow the shedding of blood except for a legally justified reason and it is not permissible to shed blood in general Saalih Al-Lehaydaan
O you who believe! What is the matter with you, that when you are asked to march forth in the Cause of Allah [i.e. Jihad] you cling heavily to the earth? Are you pleased with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But little is the enjoyment of the life of this world as compared with the Hereafter….If you march not forth, He will punish you with a painful torment and will replace you by another people …. Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day would not ask your leave to be exempted from fighting with their properties and their lives Muhammad
Verily, there are many of the [Jewish] rabbis and the [Christian] monks who devour the wealth of mankind in falsehood, and hinder [them] from the Way of Allah Muhammad
If they … attack your religion with disapproval and criticism, then fight the leaders of disbelief … Muhammad
Democracy is a system of laws made by men….As such Islamists all over the world are against it, as their system of laws is made by God. Michael Scheuer
Beating your wife is authorized by the Koran Abd Al-Qadir Bouziane
Islamic terrorist organizations use sections of the Koran to recruit and brainwash idealistic young Moslems to engage in violent, murderous attacks on non-Moslems. The important question facing Moslem leaders … is, how do they teach and explain these passages from the Koran to their Moslem congregations and Moslem school students? Is it made absolutely clear that even though those passages are in the Koran, which is their Holy Book, they only applied in the 7th century not the 21st century? It is vitally important that moderate Moslem leaders … do not let Islamic extremists use these passages to recruit vulnerable, Moslem young people into any Islamic terrorist organization. Fred Nile
The free, self-determining, self-developing soul may not walk its own path, however innocently, but must fit into the scheme and pattern … Arnold J. Toynbee
Modern Muslim societies have to face the fact that the traditional family mutilates the woman be depriving her from her humanity .… Allah does not talk to them. Fatima Mernissi
Law for the Protection of Values from Shame Egypt
Arab women are sacrificed on the alters of God and Money from the moment of birth to the hour of death. Nawal El Saadawi
Piety and virtue lie in obedience and conformity, while nothing is more repugnant than change and innovation. Nabih Amin Faris
Know that a lie is not haram [wrong] in itself, but only because the evil conclusions to which it leads the hearer, making him believe something that is not really the case.... If a lie is the only way of obtaining a good result, it is permissible. . . . We must lie when truth leads to unpleasant results. Abu Hamid Muhammad Al-Ghazzali
Muslims’ Road Saudi Arabia
There is this political ideology in the Muslim world that says that nations should be ruled by religious law…. Mali and Senegal are the exceptions. Yaroslav Trofimov
Sometimes people who know our societies hate us worse that those who don’t… People who are our intellectual and educational equals feel humiliation even more so that the … peasant who is used to being downtrodden…. Yaroslav Trofimov
It’s a fact that minds are poisoned throughout the Middle East. Yaroslav Trofimov
There's lots of sentiment for nuking Mecca. Rich Lowry
Muslims have been sticking it to each other for decades. Irshad Manji
For an Arab to be suspected of a lukewarm adherence to the national cause is to invite a visit from a body of gunmen…. A number of Arabs have asked for British Government protection. Peel Commission
Why don’t we fight harder for freedom of opinions in our own societies, a freedom that no one needs to be told scarcely exists? Edward Said
Fact is, given a choice to erase or embrace Western popular culture, most Muslims would gleefully embrace it. Irshad Manji
We shall not build, in our cities or in their neighborhood, new monasteries, Churches, convents, or monks' cells, nor shall we repair, by day or by night, such of them as fall in ruins or are situated in the quarters of the Muslims. We shall not manifest our religion publicly nor convert anyone to it. We shall not prevent any of our kin from entering Islam if they wish it. We shall show respect toward the Muslims, and we shall rise from our seats when they wish to sit. We shall not mount on saddles, nor shall we gird swords nor bear any kind of arms nor carry them on our persons. We shall not sell fermented drinks. We shall not display our crosses or our books in the roads or markets of the Moslems We shall not bury our dead near the Moslems Umar I; Umar Ibn Al-Khattab
The Arab world is not in a compromising mood. It's likely that your plan is rational and logical, but the fate of nations is not decided by rational logic. Nations never concede; they fight. You won't get anything by peaceful means or compromise. You can, perhaps, get something, but only by the force of your arms. We shall try to defeat you. I am not sure we'll succeed, but we'll try. We were able to drive out the Crusaders, but on the other hand we lost Spain and Persia. It may be that we shall lose Palestine. But it's too late to talk of peaceful solutions. Abdullah Yusuf Azzam
I declare a holy war, my Muslim brothers! Murder the Jews! Murder them all! Haj Amin Al-Husseini
If there is much understanding in the West about the nature of Islam, there is also ignorance about the debt our own culture and civilization owe to the Islamic world. It is a failure which stems, I think, from the straightjacket of history which we have inherited…. we have tended to see Islam as the enemy of the West, as an alien culture, society and system of believe, we have tended to ignore or erase its great relevance to our own society. Prince Charles
Our—Islam’s—problems didn’t start with the dastardly Crusaders. Our problems started with us. To this day, Muslims use the white man as a weapon of mass distraction—a distraction from the fact that we have never needed the “oppressive” West to oppress our own. Irshad Manji
The bulk of Sharia is nothing more than the legal opinions of classical jurists. That is why whenever the Sharia is imposed—out of context from the time when it was formulated and out of step with ours—Muslim societies acquire a medieval feel. We see that in Saudi Arabia, Iran, the Sudan, and Afghanistan under the Taliban. Ziauddun Sardar
Let there arise out from among you a party inviting to all that is good; enjoying what is right and forbidding what is wrong: they are the ones to attain felicity Muhammad
The Koran has been the source from which Muslims have derived not only their law and theology but also principles and institutions of their public life. It is not a book of science or medicine but is a book of guidance, the principles of which are characterized of inducing very profound and potent inspirations and forces for all sorts of intellectual progress. Asim A. Hussein
For more than two centuries now, Muslims are lacking the Islamic-based governance of their public systems of life including the art of healing. Asim A. Hussein
Health is the most excellent of God’s blessings upon a person after unshakable faith. Muhammad
We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Muhammad
The Koran says that it is the duty of Muslims to bring terror to the enemy, so being a terrorist makes me a good Muslim. Marwan Abu Ubeida
I don’t know how many virgins they have up in Heaven to take care of all these suicide bombers Bernard Trainor
The countries of the Middle East have been losers in the age of globalization, out of step in an age of free markets, free trade, and democratic politics. Fareed Zakaria
They must not only give up their attitude of intolerance towards this hand and its age-long traditions, but must also cultivate the positive attitude of love and devotion instead—they must cease to be foreigners, or may stay in the country wholly subordinated to the Hindu nation, claiming nothing, deserving no privileges… not even citizen’s rights. Guruji Golwalkar; Magh Bahul Ekadashi
Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection. But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion over a man, but to be in quietness. Book of Timothy
Let the women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as also saith the law. And if they would learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home I Book of Corinthians
In Islam's golden age, so much progress was made that it became the basis of the European Renaissance. We Muslims have to change ourselves, that's the main difference. We can't keep blaming America or Israel for our misery. Irshad Manji
The ability of women is not known because they are relegated to the business of procreation, child-rearing, and breast feeding. Abu'l Walid Muhammad Ibn Rushd Al-Qurtubi; Averroes
Philosophers are best able to understand properly the allegorical passages of the Koran on the basis of their logical training. There is no religious stipulation that all such passages have to be interpreted literally. Averroes; Abu'l Walid Muhammad Ibn Rushd Al-Qurtubi
If you look into the traditional arguments – Hadith -- about this problem, you will find them contradictory ….. There are many verses of The Koran, which by their universal nature teach that all the things are predestined and that man is compelled to do his acts; then there are verses which say that man is free in his acts and not compelled in performing them. Averroes; Abu'l Walid Muhammad Ibn Rushd Al-Qurtubi
He who departs from consensus is not an infidel. Averroes; Abu'l Walid Muhammad Ibn Rushd Al-Qurtubi
If they don’t voluntarily change, they will be changed. Madeleine Albright
They will not fight you all except within fortified cities or from behind walls… Muhammad
The situation of our nation has changed; it's current state is that of bitter defeat and chronic weakness, which has become embedded in the thoughts of the Muslims. This means that our nation has declined from a nation of power and might to one of deep slumber. Abdul Baari Ath-Thubayti
Every evil and hardship that exists and has existed on the land of Palestine was caused by the Jews, they initiate evil because they have sick-hearts and evil intentions and souls…. The arrogance of the Jews has transgressed all limits; they have become obsessed with murdering and shedding the pure blood of innocent people; they have no conscience, no values and no sense of humanity in them. They are committing massacres in cities and refugee camps very frequently; they are deliberately mutilating bodies thinking that this will end the determination and will of the Muslim nation and to struggle on. Abdul Baari Ath-Thubayti
We are living in very difficult and painful times, filled with hardships, agonies, and calamities. Take a look at how the enemies of Islam have united against us. They are never this united except when they are conspiring against Islam and the Muslims. We must ask ourselves this: Why is it that they have the ability to inflict so much harm on us? … Why have they gathered against us to wipe us out? Abu Sunaynah
We will definitely not allow the killing of our Iraqi Ambassador to deny us the right to have an ambassador. Ahmed Nazif
Nothing will justify the killing of innocent people. Ahmed Nazif
Never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision Muhammad
The pain that a martyr feels at the time of death will be reduced so greatly that he will only feel as if he was stung by a mosquito …. the finest dwellings in Paradise are those of the martyrs …. the angels spread their wings over the body of a martyr as a form of honor, dignity and respect Usaamah Khayyaat
Nowadays smoking has spread to every section of our society, even to young boys in the markets and in their homes. No one can deny the harmful effects that it has on one's body, financial condition, society and religion. Muhammad Al-Uthaymeen
It is plainly evident that some people who copy the polytheists in their clothes, manners, traditions or speak their language, harbor love and admiration for them. In this way, the polytheists succeed in disseminating ideas such as globalization and a universal religion which affect some sick-hearted Muslims; all of these aim at weakening the Muslim character and identity. Suood Ash-Shuraym
O Muslims! When a Muslim blindly imitates the West, he turns into a loyal supporter of their beliefs and customs; he is like one who tries to reform something but spoils it while he is unaware. He is just like a defeated follower, like a baby who bites and severs his mother's breast while it is in his mouth. Such a person does not know that blind copying of the West involves hidden hazards and that our rights, honor and dignity are violated by such imitation and imbecilic pride. Suood Ash-Shuraym
If new, moderate leadership doesn’t persevere, we will see growing Muslim fundamentalism in America. The neoconservatives have recognized this, but their frightening solutions thwart progressive Muslims and empower extremists who argue that Westerners are intent on destroying Islam. Asra Nomani
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Even the Prophet, Mohammed, invited people from other religions to his Mosque because he wanted to show them respect. Akbar Ahmed
Questions about democracy in Islam are not restricted to faraway lands but also echo in Muslim communities in America Asra Nomani
The word for knowledge appears in the Koran more often than any other except God. Akbar Ahmed
How could I love a faith that makes me a second class citizen? Asra Nomani
In an effort not to lose conservative Muslim donors who fund the building of mosques, traditional leaders in the American Muslim community are ignoring constituencies that are banging at the door for entry. They are ignoring women, young people, and moderate men who eschew interpretations of Islam that are bigoted, sexist, and intolerant. Asra Nomani
What is required in Muslim countries today is a jurisprudence of the state, which operates at the broader level of national and societal interests. Humam Hamoudi
Islam has been used in some countries, for instance Sudan, as a means for suppression and the installation of autocratic regimes. This, coupled with the censorship of moderate Muslim voices and increasing state patronage of religious scholars, has led to the propagation of a dogmatic form of divisive Islamic extremism, a form that rejects democracy, human rights, and good governance as devices of Western imperialism. Ghazi Suliman
Historians in the future will surely wonder what went so wrong when the United States, for the first time ever, focused its foreign policy on the Islamic world. Bob Kerrey
They don’t hate the West because of any specific policy or action like Israel or Iraq. They just hate because they have been unsuccessful; they feel that they’ve been denied their rightful place in life. James Brandon
Exigencies render the prohibited as lawful Anonymous
For over seven years the United States has been occupying the lands of Islam in the holiest of places, the Arabian Peninsula, plundering its riches, dictating to its rulers, humiliating its people, terrorizing its neighbors, and turning its bases in the Peninsula into a spearhead through which to fight the neighboring Muslim peoples. World Islamic Front
Islam is a religion of peace that abhors attack on innocents ...faith does not mean killing Muslims or non-Muslims who live among us, it does not mean shedding blood, terrorizing or sending body parts flying. Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais
Forcing a woman to marry someone she does not want and preventing her from wedding someone she chooses ... is not permissible. Anyone who insists on forcing a woman ... to marry against her will is disobeying God and His Prophet. Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh
Part of the Koran is a license for oppression. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Freeing women and giving them a chance at life is not imposing Dutch values on foreigners. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Those who perpetrate these brutal acts against our people should know that they are not going to change our way of life. Elizabeth II
Whoever harms civilians must expect similar responses. Mohammad Dahlan
We should never say that we recognize the right of these mullahs to oppress their own people. Max Boot
Tough if they are so retarded as to marry an asshole who wants four wives …. I’m not going to be the one that tries to prevent them from it. But if they presume to impose the same customs, the same habits on me, in my house …. Trying to deal humanly with them is impossible. Reasoning with them, unthinkable. Treating them with indulgence or tolerance or hope, suicidal. And whoever doesn’t recognize these simple truths is in denial. Oriana Fallaci
Immigrants want to change our values and our way of life. Oriana Fallaci
Muslim immigration poses a greater danger to the West than Islamic terrorism…. There is no such thing as good Islam. Oriana Fallaci
We have been the victims of Islamic terrorism for 30 years now. You cannot split the terrorism from the origin of it---Islam. Oriana Fallaci
Where did Islamic radicalism grow in the past years? It grew under dictatorships. Reuel Marc Gerecht
I am not big on the idea that a rapid injection of democracy will reform radical Moslems. Reuel Marc Gerecht
If radical Islam is ever to be shunted aside it will be by other Moslems with alternate interpretations. Daniel Pipes
Throughout the Islamic world the radical Islamists dominate the discussion although they may be in the minority. Daniel Pipes
Islamists want power! Daniel Pipes
The only place in the Middle East where you can find moderate Moslems speaking is in those international conferences sponsored by Westerners…. They cannot have much of an influence if they are undermined by the majority and the fundamentalist clergy. Reuel Marc Gerecht
Democracy in the Middle East has to be front-loaded. You have to have elections first and then try and build democratic institutions. You are not going to have the dictators and clerics of the Middle East allow you to build up democratic institutions slowly. Reuel Marc Gerecht
We must work with moderate Moslems who are also the victims of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism. Zeyno Baran
Everything Mohammed brought was evil and inhuman such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached Manuel II Palaeologus
It is inconceivable for anyone who calls himself a Muslim and who heads an Islamic state to maintain relations under the table with the regime that occupied Jerusalem. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
I think I ought not apologize for my actions. I am at war with your country. I'm at war with them not for personal reasons but because they have murdered more than, so many children and they have oppressed my religion and they have oppressed people for no reason except that they say we believe in Allah. Richard C. Reid
As human beings, we reach out for justice. You are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist. To give you that reference, to call you a soldier, gives you far too much stature… if you think you are a soldier, you are not----- you are a terrorist. And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not meet with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists. We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice. William G. Young
Islam is a worthless, dangerous Satanic religion. Jerome Corsi
Boy buggering in both Islam and Catholicism is okay with the Pope as long as it isn't reported by the liberal press. Jerome Corsi
If a community decides this is how you're going to dress and these are the punishments, who are we to say different? Phillip Mayfield
God does not always give victory to the leaders by means of the sword, nor are such things always accomplished by fighting. But what toil has not procured, words have often effected, and the greatest trophies have been erected by friendly and propitiatory intercourse. Let us therefore not spend our time here uselessly, but endeavor to accomplish something sensible and courageous for our own safety… Let each one of us studiously try to win over the barbarian who guards our respective section. Bohemund I of Antioch
He heard a report of the approach of innumerable Frankish armies. Now he dreaded their arrival for he knew their irresistible manner of attack, their unstable and mobile character and all the peculiar natural and concomitant characteristics which the Frank retains throughout; and he also knew that they were always agape for money, and seemed to disregard their truces readily for any reason that cropped up…. The Latin race is always very fond of money, but more especially when it is bent on raiding a country ; it then loses its reason and gets beyond control. Anna Comnena
We condemn in the strongest terms possible what are apparently vicious and cowardly acts of terrorism against innocent civilians. We join with all Americans in calling for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators. No cause could ever be assisted by such immoral acts. Council on American-Islamic Relations
You do not have to talk to the FBI. You have no obligation to talk to the FBI, even if you are not a citizen. Never meet with them or answer any questions without an attorney present. Council on American-Islamic Relations
There is this debate over the world about whether Islam can be reconciled to modernism. But the American Moslem community has demonstrated how easily this has been done. Reza Aslan
We American Muslims have not only an opportunity but a responsibility to provide a counterweight to the extreme Moslem fundamentalism elsewhere in the world. Reza Aslan
I feel that at any of our rights can be taken away at any moment. Sadullah Kahn
Turks, Tartars, even Persians constituted the infidel powers which neighboured and threatened European Christiandom. The word "Turk" was mainly used in two ways, as a generic name for an Islamic State with its own characteristic institutions of Government and military; and as a description of behaviour or character -- the Turks being of nature cruel and heartless... The idea of cruelty was probably produced by the Turks' distant foreignness combined with an absence from their lives of comprehensible Christian ethics, but more importantly by their military threat. Simon Shephard
I see myself as an Islamic feminist because I do not find sustenance in a female identity that has no spiritual roots. So I have been enjoying myself watching interviewers get all confused as I send out mixed signals and shatter their stereotypes. On the one hand, I do wear a scarf, but I am not submissive or quiet -- just the opposite. Rabia Terri Harris
Extremists exist in every religion, thought and civilisation. Islam is no more inherently violent than Christianity or Judaism, and the fact that there are extremists in Islam does not justify holding Islam-the religion-hostage to distorted images and clichés. Didn't a Jewish extremist kill former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin? Did anyone call it Jewish extremism? When Timothy McVeigh bombed the federal building in Oklahoma, no one dared describe it as Christian terrorism. So why is it when a Muslim commits some foolish act, that his or her religious identity becomes the marker here? Hamdi Zaqzouq
The provisions of the penal code shall not apply to any deed committed in good faith, pursuant to a right determined by virtue of the Sharia [Islamic religious law]. Egypt
Divergence of opinion has been a deeply rooted tradition in the history of Islamic thought. Islamic scholastic tradition itself is not unitary but was often diverse and multifaceted. Hamdi Zaqzouq
We were facing a situation where some preachers have completely alienated themselves from the everyday concerns of the ordinary Muslim. Despite the fact that there are social issues that local preachers are in the best position to address because of the huge influence they wield, particularly in rural areas, they simply were not doing so. We did not want them to preach hellfire but rather to restore hope for Muslims. Hamdi Zaqzouq
I once more want to impress upon all Muslims that they should fully co-operate with the Government and the officials in protecting their Hindu neighbor. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
America sponsors a revolution that destroys morals, curricula, religion, values, and everything related to Islam and to the values of manliness. Mahmoud Kharabshe
All Muslims support us. Our Jihad continues with their support and their money. You know that the Jihad requires much money, yet the Muslims are helping us, and we have high hopes from the charitable people, so that Jihad and grace will reach all Muslims. Mulla Dadallah
Of course there is a tie between Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. These are strong ties, because the Taliban gave up Afghanistan for the sake of Al-Qaeda. There are still Al-Qaeda youth here, in Afghanistan. The Taliban is willing to accompany Al-Qaeda to any country in order to wage Jihad there. they want to establish Allah's law everywhere. Our religion is one, and we will remain together. Mulla Dadallah
Let there be no two religions in Arabia. Muhammad
Whoever saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind Muhammad
Our government has been unable to expel foreign clerics who preach violence and the destruction of the state. Douglas Murray
When Muslims enter a mosque, for example, and blow it up, or go and behead people while reading the Koran --- these people believe their Islam permits this. You talk about the war on terror. The only way we can overcome these terrorists is with ideology. We Muslims must show the Muslim terrorists that their way is wrong. We must draw the line. Kamal Nawash
The government does not talk with most Islamic institutions in America. It does not cooperate with them, and does not want to cooperate with them. Our institutions in America have utterly failed, and we must be clear and say it honestly. Kamal Nawash
Can you explain to me the killing of a hundred thousand children, women and men in Algeria, using the most abominable killing methods? Can you explain to me the killing of 15,000 Syrian civilians? Can you explain to me the abominable crime in the military artillery school in Aleppo? Can you explain the crime in Al-Asbaqiya neighborhood of Damascus, Syria? Can you explain the attack of the terrorists on the peaceful village of Al-Kisheh in Upper Egypt, and the massacre of 21 Coptic peasants? Can you explain to me what is going on in Indonesia, Turkey, and Egypt, even though these are Islamic countries which opposed the American intervention in Iraq, and which don't have armies in Iraq, yet were not spared by the terrorists? Can you explain these phenomena, which took place in Arab countries? Was all this revenge on America or Israel? Or were they merely to satisfy bestial wild instincts aroused in them by religious teachings, which incite to rejection of the other, to the killing of the other, and to the denial of the other. Wafa Sultan
When Saddam Hussein buried 300,000 Shiites and Kurds alive, we did not hear a single Muslim protesting. Your silence served to acknowledge the legitimacy of these killings Wafa Sultan
Who colonized the other – us or them? Did Algeria colonize France, or vice versa? Did Egypt colonize England, or vice versa? We are the victims... Ahmad Bin Muhammad
Is the Muslim who is an American citizen ---... Is he really an American citizen who loves America, or does he belong to a fifth column, with loyalties that lie elsewhere, and he is only using America temporarily to accumulate wealth? Khaled Abu Alfadhl
What has brought Hurricane Katrina upon you is the injustice of George W. Bush Jr. and of the White House. Remove this injustice from the world if you want Allah's punishments to cease afflicting the American people. Raed Sallah
When the Plague spread through Europe between 1251 and 1351... In other words, for about one hundred years, the Bubonic plague, tuberculosis, and malaria spread there. When these diseases were spreading, what would the Europeans say? They would say this was caused by the bad luck brought by the Jews, and they would massacre the Jews of Europe, who were innocent. A disease broke out - how is this their fault? Oh Jews, oh Israelites, where did you flee to? When the people of Britain killed you in the well-known massacre 1351, when the people of Austria and of the Lowlands killed you in 1253, where did you flee to? Where to? You came to us, to Andalusia. Our country and borders were open to you. Our homes were open to you. In no other place could you feel that your property and dignity were safe, except for Arab and Muslim countries. Why are you so ungrateful? Why? Was it us who carried out the massacres in Germany and elsewhere? By Allah, we had nothing to do with them. Kamal Khatib
If David and Solomon were to return to life, these Zionist criminals would fight them and they would fight back. David and Solomon were among our ranks. If Solomon had a temple, we would be worshipping Allah in it. We would not be worshipping idols and polytheism in it, like they do. Ahmad Nawfal
Muhammad is the Prophet of all people. He superseded all previous religions. If Jesus were alive when Muhammad was sent, he would have followed him. All people must be Muslims. Muammar Qaddafi
Whoever is familiar with the Sunna and the Hadith knows that a battle against the enemies of Allah awaits on the horizon, in which the Muslims will be victorious. This is confirmed by the reliable hadiths, as well as by reality. Nasser Bin Suleiman Al-Omar
How can you call upon us to abolish the clash of civilizations, while America violently attacks Muslims in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and in all corners of the world? …. America is interfering in our religion, in our traditions and in our privacies. This contradicts the Koranic verse: "They will not stop fighting you until they turn you back from your faith if they can. Nasser Bin Suleiman Al-Omar
Can you imagine millions demonstrating in Iraq, calling for same-sex marriage, like in Sweden, America, and Britain? Same-sex marriages means a marriage of a man with a man, or a woman with a woman. This is a terrible catastrophe, totally forbidden by Islam. Whoever marries someone of the same sex must be killed. Both must be killed as soon as possible and must be burned as well. Ahmad Hassani Baghdadi
When 50 people come to a demonstration, they are faced by 1,000 soldiers. A demonstration of 5,000 people will be faced by 25,000 soldiers. I fear that blood be shed for no price. I want blood that is shed for a price. Mohammed Mahdi Akef
These ignorants who rule Egypt with force and with security agencies --- I call upon them to fear Allah, to return to Allah, and to reach out to this people, which attributes power and honor to you. Otherwise, the people will soon trample you underfoot, Allah willing. Mohammed Mahdi Akef
Jihad is an individual duty incumbent upon every Muslim, male and female, if any inch of the land of Islam and the Muslims is occupied. Mohammed Mahdi Akef
We need Hasan Nasrallah, millions of Hasan Nasrallahs. We need millions of Osama bin Ladens. We need millions of people armed with real active rage…. if self-defense, and defending our values, our identity, our culture, and our religion is terrorism, then we welcome every type of terrorism on the face of the earth. Khanatha Banouna
I support blowing up American and Israeli targets around the world Sa Al-Buti
The United States is a bankrupt nation. It owes the world 14 trillion dollars, and it is truly able to finance itself and the war and the supply of arms to Israel, through the money that is lent to the United States by rich countries, some of which are Muslim countries. And if you stop using the U.S. dollar... Even if you want to sell oil, you can continue to sell oil, but insist on being paid in euros, or yen, or whatever... If you do that, then the U.S. dollar will not be half the value that it has today, and if it doesn't have the value that it has today, it cannot spend money producing arms Mohamad Mahathir
Iran is a model and example for Hezbollah. The Iranian faith, tactics and experience are being put to practice in Lebanon... Hezbollah looks to Iran for tactics and moral support, and we are proud that our experience serves other Muslim countries Mohsen Rezai
I say to the Iraqis whoever cannot slaughter a sheep on the Feast of Sacrifice, should take an American soldier and slaughter him. Abd Al-Karim Abd Al-Razzaq
Allah clothed me with a robe. If He wills He will take it away from me, and if He wills He will keep it on me. Othman Bin Affan
The Islamists became aware of democracy only recently, when the West implemented it and began urging other countries to implement it too, in order to protect the people of the earth from annihilation at the hands of despotic and repressive rulers. Although the Islamic jurisprudents have recently become aware of democracy, they have not acknowledged it, and have continued to believe in the limited Sura of the Righteous Caliphs, which does not meet the needs of 21st century peoples. Shaker Al-Nabulsi
Arabs and Muslims have no political heritage to draw upon in administering their affairs today. Politics for them was a way to rule, not a science or a political doctrine. Shaker Al-Nabulsi
There should be a distinction between the Koranic chapters concerning belief, … and the chapters dealing with legislation or the life of the Prophet … That is, there are chapters that cut across history, and these are the verses revealed at Mecca … and there are circumstantial verses of legislation that were revealed at Al-Madina as a result of events that took place 1,400 years ago and which are no longer in existence… there are many … political and military verses… that are connected to circumstances that existed in the past but exist no longer. The verses revealed at Mecca, about the Jews, the Christians, and the People of the Book, for example … were usually verses of support for them, but the verses concerning the Jews and Christians … at Al-Madina were the result of the changing political relations of the People of the Book and the Muslims… Politics are fluid, not static; therefore, the laws built on a political foundation are also subject to movement, and are not static. Shaker Al-Nabulsi
From its inception, Islam was not merely a religion, but also a political community, the nation of Islam (ummat al-Islam). Muhammad was not merely a prophet communicating the word of God, but a political leader. Hence, any victory by the army of a Muslim state over non-Muslims is perceived as a victory for Islam itself. Menahem Milson
It is its hostility and belligerence towards non-Muslims that makes Islamism a global problem. It should be noted that Muslims have not always treated non-Muslims in this manner. If we review Islam's 1400-year history we find ample examples of periods in which non-Muslims were treated with tolerance, as well as times of hatred and persecution. Menahem Milson
What the West does not understand about Islam …, is that Jihad has stages. If Muslims have the upper hand, then Jihad is waged by force. If Muslim’s don’t have the upper hand then Jihad is waged through financial and political means. Since Muslims do not have the upper hand in America or Europe, they talk about peace while supporting Hamas and Hezbollah. The whole idea of Islam being a peaceful religion emanates from that silent stage of Jihad. Walid Shoebat
I was not only a terrorist, but I was terrorized by my beliefs since I had to gain enough merit and good deeds to go to heaven but never was sure if my good deeds would outweigh my bad deeds in the scale when I would be judged by God, it was taught to us that to die fighting the Jews would ease Allah's anger towards my sins and I would be secured a good spot in heaven with beautiful wide eyed women to fulfill my most intimate desires, so either way through actual attacks on Jews, or if I were to be killed in the attempt, I would win – terror was the only way. Walid Shoebat
The first thing we learned growing up was to hate Jews. I’ll never forgot the first song I learned in school, ‘Arabs our beloved and Jews our dogs.’ I used to wonder at that time who the Jews were, but repeated the words with the rest of the kids without any knowledge of the meaning. Walid Shoebat
Sharpen my bones into swords and make my flesh into Molotov cocktails PLO; Palestine Liberation Organization
When you hear Allah's verses being rejected and mocked at by people, you must not sit with them till they start talking of other things. Muhammad
After having overcome Fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism. We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all. Michelle Malkin
A criminal should be exonerated if it is proven to the court that the blood of the victim was permitted. Iran
The Egyptian battle over Christian Coptic citizenship rights, has been brewing for years. Copts are the original Egyptians, and they were the majority population until the 10th century. As Egypt was Arabized and Islamized, the Copts became a minority in their original homeland. Sa'd Al-Din Ibrahim
They don't know how to control us. That is why they send us spies, cancerous substances, epidemics and various diseases – because they consider us to be enemies. They consider the entire Arab nation to be their greatest enemy. Sameh Ashour
The goal of our Jihad is to elevate the word of Allah, to drive the polytheists out of the peninsula of Muhammad, to apply his law in all aspects of life and on all people, and to remove injustice from our oppressed brothers everywhere. To all the Muslim peoples wherever they may be, I say: How long will you remain silent? How long will you accept this humiliation and degradation? The Crusaders, the Hindus, the Zoroastrians, and their apostate helpers rule and control you and your brothers. They are fighting against your religion, and are fighting you in your livelihood. They are violating your honor, yet you remain silent. Have your humiliation and degradation brought you that low? Would you agree to become apostates, Jews, or Christians? Would you agree to abandon the religion of Islam? … Awaken from your slumber, and support your oppressed brothers. Fight for the sake of Allah, and you will receive one of the two good things: victory or martyrdom. Fahd Al-Farraj
If they want to know the judgment about the existence of a Jewish state in the middle of the Muslim world, they have to refer to the Holy Koran and to the traditions of Muhammad, peace be upon him, being the only source of enlightenment and the only source of truth within the hands of humanity today. Zaghloul El-Naggar
Some try to make personal accusations against me, because of my strong ties with America, saying that my relations with it are excellent, in an effort to harm me, my investments, or my regional and international connections. I say to them: My relations with America are not just excellent, but exceptional. But you should know that these relations will never be at the expense of my brotherly Arab and Muslim relations Al Walid bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz
We have fifty million Muslims in Europe. There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe -- without swords, without guns, without conquests. The fifty million Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades. Muammar Qaddafi
God is our objective; the Quran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Struggle is our way; and death for the sake of God is the highest of our aspirations. Hassan al Banna
My brothers, you are a new soul in the heart of this nation to give it life by means of the Koran. Hassan al Banna
There are some in our region, especially among the Arabs, who do not respect their own identity and culture, and who are dazzled by the West in an unlimited and unobjective manner Bashir Assad
We cannot accept that democratic freedoms need to be abrogated to protect Islam. Edward Said
Nothing was written or talked about at that time except the Serbian war.… The massacre of our co-religionists and brother Slavs evoked sympathy for the sufferers and indignation against their oppressors. And the heroism of the Serbs and Montenegrins, fighting for a great cause, aroused in the whole nation a desire to help their brothers not only with words but by deeds. Leo Tolstoy
Waging war neither for worldly advantages nor for conquests, but for a solely Christian purpose, must I be left alone to fight under the banner of the Holy Cross and to see the others, who call themselves Christians, all unite around the Crescent to combat Christendom. Nicholas I; Nikolay Pavlovich
He who kills even one unbeliever of those who rule over us, whether he does it secretly or openly, shall be rewarded by God. And let every Moslem, in whatever part of the world he may be, swear a solemn oath to kill at least three or four of the infidels who rule over him, for they are the enemies of God and of the faith. Let every Moslem know that his reward for doing so shall be doubled by the God who created heaven and earth. A Moslem who does this shall be saved from the terrors of the day of Judgment, of the resurrection of the dead. Who is the man who can refuse such a recompense for such a small deed? . . . Yet the time has come that we should rise up as the rising of one man, in one hand a sword, in the other a gun, in his pocket balls of fire and death-dealing missiles, and in his heart the light of the faith. Mehmed V
The deeds of our enemies have brought down the wrath of God. A gleam of hope has appeared. All Mohammedans, young and old, men, women, and children, must fulfill their duty so that the gleam may not fade away, but give light to us forever. How many great things can be accomplished by the arms of vigorous men, by the aid of others, of women and children! . . . The time for action has come. We shall all have to fight with all our strength, with all our soul, with teeth and nails, with all the sinews of our bodies and of our spirits. If we do it, the deliverance of the subjected Mohammedan kingdoms is assured. Then, if God so wills, we shall march unashamed by the side of our friends the Germans who send their greetings to the Crescent. Allah is our aid and the Prophet is our support. Ikdam
Islam does have two faces—a bright face and an evil face, and we must work with the former. The reaction of Moslems against Islamic extremism doesn’t get the coverage it should. Stephen Schwartz
In the field of economy, for instance, we … members of the developing world follow the currents of globalization, with conditions set by the rich countries, and at a speed dictated without our slightest input. Abdelouahed Belkeziz
Shia leaders prefer to keep Iraq united, as long as they maintain their dominance over it, especially now that they have been portrayed as the majority who suffered injustice and oppression over the years. Hence, the atmospheres have been prepared and charged by the American agents to hand the reins of power to the “Shias” or to hold the lion’s share. Hizb ut-Tahrir
The political struggle … is manifested in the struggle against the disbelieving imperialists, to deliver the Ummah from their domination and to liberate her from their influence by uprooting their intellectual, cultural, political, economic and military roots from all of the Muslim countries. The political struggle also appears in challenging the rulers, revealing their treasons and conspiracies against the Ummah, and by taking them to task and changing them if they denied the rights of the Ummah, or refrained from performing their duties towards her, or ignored any matter of her affairs, or violated the laws of Islam. Hizb ut-Tahrir
In Islam, the legislative power and competence to establish laws belong exclusively to God Almighty. Ruhollah Khomeini
If one permits an infidel to continue in his role as a corrupter of the earth, his moral suffering will be all the worse. If one kills the infidel, and this stops him from perpetrating his misdeeds, his death will be a blessing to him. Ruhollah Khomeini
Men actually flew 1000 years ago…. An important thing about Eilmer's and Ibn Firnas's inventions of the glider is that both occurred in intellectual environments that fostered invention. Ibn Firnas lived during the Golden Age of Islamic art and science, and Eilmer belonged to the Benedictine order, which saw God Himself as a master craftsman. John H. Lienhard
There were lots of moderates under the Third Reich of Nazi Germany. The trouble with moderates is they only have influence if they make themselves heard. Lawrence Murawiec
Jihad is the struggle for Muslim society to rule the entire world. Lawrence Murawiec
When societies feel under siege there is limited scope for understanding or compassion. Akbar Ahmed
We will never accept any religious government in Iraq. Never. This is a red line for us. We will never live inside an Islamic Iraq. Jalal Talabani
I beheld the metropolis of the World, orchard of the Universe, hive of nations…human anthill, portal of Islam, throne of royalty, bursting with palaces and portals within, shining on the horizon with convents and schools, illuminated by the moons and stars of its learned doctors, which appeared on the bank of the Nile. Ibn Khaldun
We believe that we should spread wide the mantle of justice and benevolence and embrace the different religious communities with mercy and compassion. Measures to improve conditions should include Muslims and non-Muslims alike, who should be provided everything they might hope for in the way of peace and security. Hafiz
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Here is the guarantee given by Amr ibn al-As to the inhabitants of Egypt for the safety of their persons, their religion, their goods, their churches, their crosses…The inhabitants of Egypt are required to pay a tax…If by the end of the annual flood the river has not reached the appointed height, the tax will be proportionately reduced. Amr Ibn Al-As
America must know that the storm of airplanes will not stop, and there are thousands of young people who look forward to death like the Americans look forward to life. Salaiman Abu Ghaith
Since 9/11, every time there is an incident overseas attributed to Muslims or Arabs, we go on orange alert ourselves …. There are individuals here who are off the wall, who think that every woman who wears a hijab or every man named Muhammad is out to blow things up. Sohail Muhammad
U. S. Modern politics, particularly in the era of President George W. Bush, are based on biblical visions …. The anti-Islam campaign has been led by a number of right wing Christian leaders who are currently controlling the U. S. Administration. Atif Adwan
Some Muslims try to impose their religious taboos in the public domain. That is not asking for my respect, it’s asking for my submission. Flemming Rose
The Jewish Satan Al-Watan
A Jewish Vampire Controls the United Nations Akhbar Al-Khalij
You are allowed to lie for jihad. You are allowed to use any technique in order to defeat your enemy. Zacarias Moussaoui
America has to learn -- if you remain on the side of injustice, the wrath of God will come! Muzammil Siddiqui
The Fiqh Council of North America wishes to reaffirm Islam's absolute condemnation of terrorism and religious extremism. Islam strictly condemns religious extremism and the use of violence against innocent lives. There is no justification in Islam for extremism or terrorism. Targeting civilians’ life and property through suicide bombings or any other method of attack is haram – or forbidden -- and those who commit these barbaric acts are criminals, not martyrs. Fiqh Council of North America
As long as change is inevitable, then fundamentalism is inevitable. Jonathan Brockup
A sinning, oppressive Caliph should be removed by the Majlis-ash-Shura Council. However, if much bloodshed among the Muslims is forthcoming, then the ummah should avoid the fighting and bear him. An-Nawawi
We will invite him again because the religion of Islam is one of tolerance. We will ask him if he has changed his mind. If so we will forgive him Ansarullah Mawlazezadah
The recent ghastly strife and anger over the Danish cartoons shows the danger that comes from our failure to listen and to respect what is precious and sacred to others. Prince Charles
European intellectuals and Islamic radicals are in a kind of dark alliance to portray the United States as negatively as possible. Claire Berlinski
Some people are afraid that there will be an European “us verses them” dichotomy with the Moslems. There already is an “us verses them” dichotomy. What else can you call it when “them” is killing “us.” Claire Berlinski
A large percentage of Moslems living in Europe believe that Europe is decadent and that they should work to destroy it. Claire Berlinski
Israel will rise and remain erect until Islam eliminates it, just as it obliterated others before it. Hamas
Peace initiatives, the so-called peaceful solutions, and the international conferences to resolve the Palestinian problem, are all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Hamas
The Muslim women have a no lesser role than that of men in the war of liberation; they manufacture men and play a great role in guiding and educating the [new] generation … Hamas
There cannot be freedom in Iraq without bringing down the mullahs. Michael Ledeen
I am not saying that killing innocent people is nice.… But at the same time, we must start with the innocent among the Muslims. There are millions of innocent people among us, while the innocent among you – and innocent they are – number only dozens, hundreds, or thousands, at the most... Ahmad Bin Muhammad
When the Muslims divided the people into Muslims and non-Muslims, and called to fight the others until they believe in what they themselves believe, they started this clash, and began this war. In order to start this war, they must reexamine their Islamic books and curricula, which are full of calls for takfir and fighting the infidels. Wafa Sultan
The clash we are witnessing around the world is not a clash of religions, or a clash of civilizations. It is a clash between two opposites, between two eras. It is a clash between a mentality that belongs to the Middle Ages and another mentality that belongs to the 21st century. It is a clash between civilization and backwardness, between the civilized and the primitive, between barbarity and rationality. It is a clash between freedom and oppression, between democracy and dictatorship. It is a clash between human rights, on the one hand, and the violation of these rights, on other hand. It is a clash between those who treat women like beasts, and those who treat them like human beings. What we see today is not a clash of civilizations. Civilizations do not clash, but compete. Wafa Sultan
We grant to all foreigners coming into Our Empire the free and unrestricted practice of their religion according to the precepts and usage of their Church. To those, however, who intend to settle not in cities but in colonies and villages on uninhabited lands we grant the freedom to build churches and belltowers, and to maintain the necessary number of priests and church servants, but not the construction of monasteries. On the other hand, everyone is hereby warned not to persuade or induce any of the Christian co-religionists living in Russia to accept or even assent to his faith or join his religious community, under pain of incurring the severest punishment of Our law. This prohibition does not apply to the various nationalities on the borders of Our Empire who are attached to the Mahometan faith. We permit and allow everyone to win them over and make them subject to the Christian religion in a decent way. Catherine II
The fact that the Moslem fundamentalist terrorists have these odd beliefs doesn’t mean that they are stupid. G. Gordon Liddy
Anyone who believes in tolerance and freedom will support Denmark and publish all 12 cartoons. Michelle Malkin
We must create a last line of defense against the influence of Islam. In Denmark we have seen the appearance of a parallel society in which minorities practice their own medieval values and undemocratic views this as the new front in our cultural war Brian Mikkelsen
Those who are fighting free speech in the name of respect for their beliefs school on the beliefs of others and making clearly known. Newspapers in Tehran, Damascus and Cairo overflow with vengeful characters caricatures shamelessly demonizing orthodox Jews and the Talmud Alain Finkielkraut
We are now confronted with the globalization of hatred …. only a tiny minority of those who, from Pakistan to Algeria, are demonstrating against the cartoons… would be able to locate Denmark on a map. Alain Finkielkraut
Many parents who are religious and firm in their conscience, refuse to send their sons to learn law and…enter the profession. Najib Shugra
Today the sharia courts exist only for questions touching religion and personal status of the believers, they should limit their benevolent labors to matters that concern them specifically. Ibrahim Jammal
The English…continue threats to create, special courts to hear cases that have any bearing, large or small, on their interests... The setting up of such tribunals is a very serious violation of the law… A great sadness overcomes one at the thought that such a court could have been put in place by people who know anything at all about the rights of people and who live in the nineteenth century. Mustafa Kamil
In European states all subjects have equal rights and under a single legislation, whatever their [religious or ethnic] origins… Without such a system, no justice is possible, because each party views its interests in a different way. With time, all the religious communities…become absorbed in pursuing their separate goals, and they regard as political tyranny any attempt to remove the distinctions between them. This runs counter to natural law, which ultimately governs over all. Amin Shumayyil
Isn’t he who chooses the judge the master of justice? Octave Borelli
Legislated law is not a material necessity. But rather a subjective thing that defines the way Europeans order their lives. They should not criticize us for our way of ordering our own. We have…our own Sharia… We are astounded when we hear foreigners complain about absence of justice in Egypt. Alexandre Seroufian
The Virginia model, meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew, and the Gentile, the Christian and the Mahometan, the Hindoo, and Infidel of every denomination. Thomas Jefferson
…the Qur’an has been remiss in nothing. Bahrain
…the sovereign Republic of Indonesia which is based on the belief in the One and Only God… Indonesia
What sort of country hides the identity of people who have killed American military personnel stationed in that country defending it and its royal family? Al Gore
I want you all to understand that we are at war and we will stay as war until this is done. Nothing else matters. Everything is available for the pursuit of this war. Any barriers in your way, they’re gone. Any money you need, you have it. This is our only agenda. George W. Bush
We told the Taliban in no uncertain terms that if this happened, it’s their ass. No difference between the Taliban and al Qaeda now. They both go down. Richard L. Armitage
Because Muslims often consider the early traditions of Islam to be part of the original message of revelation, they typically look to the way Muslims lived in the past rather than attempt to construct new ways based on both the original teachings of Islam and the realities of modern life. Laith Kubba
History suggests that the main obstacles facing Muslims in their attempts to achieve open political systems and democratic governments are 1) a deeply rooted authoritarian political culture, and 2) manipulated interpretations of the Koran. Laith Kubba
Islam teaches principles of freedom, human dignity, equality, governance by contract, popular sovereignty, and the rule of law that are compatible with but not identical to the cognate principles that belong to the intellectual heritage of liberal democracy Laith Kubba
Looking at Islam in its original sense, it is very much like the Abrahamic tradition. Laith Kubba
Allah has cursed the one who pays bribes, the one who receives them, and the one who arranges the act between two parties. Muhammad
You should pay the laborer his wages before his sweat dries Muhammad
Allah curses who requests usury and who gives him usury, the one who writes down the usury transaction and its two witnesses Muhammad
Interest has 70 manifestations, the least of which is equivalent in sin to that of a man who has sex with his mother Muhammad
Those who devour interest will not stand except as stands one whom Satan has driven mad by his touch Muhammad
For any pregnancy that happens out of marriage, the baby will be attributed to his mother and be considered as fatherless. He will carry his mother's family name. His only legitimate relatives will be those from his mother's side…. There is no relationship between the biological father and his illegitimate children. If he has other children, they will not be considered the brothers and sisters of his illegitimate child. …. In other legal matters, such as custody, inheritance and financial liability, the biological father and his family are total strangers to the child. Sheikh Hani Al-Jubayr
Taking such disputes of custody of children in a divorce before a secular court of law is something prohibited in Islam. Sheikh Muhammad Al-Ghamidi
This is your father and this your mother, so take the hand of whom you like Muhammad
The so-called "Wahhabis" are not a sect or new process. No one calls himself a "Wahhabi". It is a term foisted on people by others. The people so labeled are just people who call Muslims to return to their religion as it originally came from the Prophet Abd Al-Aziz Abd Al-Latif
The term “democratic” is often used merely as a term of praise or ridicule among various political factions. One person or faction is described as either democratic or undemocratic, depending on whether its supporters or detractors are speaking. Sheikh Saud Al-Nufaysan
The main purpose of dialogue is to come to an agreement on how the two parties can work together, realize their mutual interests, and avoid conflict as much as possible Sheikh Salman Al-Oadah
Muslim societies – including Saudi society – are susceptible to conflict if channels for responsible dialogue are not opened up. Sheikh Salman Al-Oadah
When he [the Prophet Muhammed] died, his shield was being held in mortgage by a Jew. This was in the mutual interests of all those concerned. The Prophet (peace be upon him) had to buy things to fulfill the needs of himself and his family. The same sale was beneficial to the Jew who made the sale. Life does not operate on the basis of striving to deprive others of securing their welfare. It can only operate on the basis that our striving to secure our own welfare implies that others can secure theirs as well. Sheikh Salman Al-Oadah
I hold the opinion that it is lawful [for a Muslim] to participate in elections [in non-Islamic countries], as this may reduce suffering, and it is a way to choose the better among the available candidates. I believe participating in elections will, in any event, contribute to the reduction of evil and be a forum for countering bad policies and exposing their deficiencies, as well as being an opportunity to present proposals of a different kind that may help people. Sheikh Salman Al-Oadah
As for participation in politics itself we should consider that if the parliaments and congresses of these countries do not have any Muslim members, then this will pave the way for the opposition to come forth with their harmful views and policies, which will consequently be incorporated into the laws of their countries and bring harm to the Muslims. Sheikh Salman Al-Oadah
It is well known that being a member of Parliament or holding a ministerial post affords one with political power that protects people from injustice. This power resembles that which was once held by tribal affiliations in the past. Sheikh Saud Al-Nufaysan
It can have a positive effect on public opinion worldwide if conducted properly. It is a way of conveying the Islamic point of view to Western people Sheikh Salman Al-Oadah
In Islamic Law, public interest is defined by the preservation of five universal needs, which are as follows: 1. Preservation of the religion. 2. Preservation of life. 3. Preservation of the rational faculties. 4. Preservation of wealth. 5. Preservation of lineage. Sheikh Abd Al-Wahhab Al-Turayri
The Islamic State is allowed to set legislation to promote the public interests as long as that legislation does not contradict Islamic Law. It must not be at variance with the Koran and Sunnah Sheikh Abd Al-Wahhab Al-Turayri
The best Jihad is a word of truth in the presence of an oppressive ruler. Muhammad
Rulers after me will come who do not abide by my guidance and Sunnah. Some of their men will have Satan’s heart in a human’s body Muhammad
We do not support rebellion against our rulers even if they are unjust. We do not make supplications against them and do not set any revolution against them. Abu Jafar Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Al-Azdi; Imam Al-Tahawi
If you see from your rulers what you hate, hate the action they do but do not rebel against them You should listen and obey them even if the ruler smites your back and takes your wealth. Muhammad
Muslims must only fight to protect the lives, property, and freedoms of people, especially their freedom to worship Allah when that freedom is forcibly attacked. They are never allowed to attack innocent people, even when they are themselves attacked by the countrymen of those innocents. Any people that go against this established principle of Islamic Law and murder civilians are fighting against Islam and everything that it stands for. Sheikh Salman Al-Oadah
The killing of innocents is murder, even during times of war. The one who intentionally kills these innocent people is a murderer who deserves the punishment for murder. Terrorism is categorically prohibited in Islam. Sheikh Salman Al-Oadah
Islam embraces the whole of life and does not distinguish between the sacred and the secular, it concerns itself with force and power which characterize this world as such. Seyyed Hossein Nasr
I want to see the United States become a Muslim country. Ibrahim Hooper
The United States will become a Muslim country, even if it takes 100 years. Abdulrahman Alamoudi
The important thing is the spirit of Islam. That is all about tolerance…and human dignity…Islam…doesn’t impose anything on other people…. Rania Al-Abdullah
The Muslim [knows] his religion is a Koran and a sword….” Ahmad Hasan az-Zayat
Fear Allah and protect the rights of the Muhajireen and the Ansar. Take from the rich and give to the poor. Treat the non-Muslims well and always keep your word Omar; Hazrat Omar ibn al-Khatab; Hazrat Omar Ibn Al-Khatab
Arab Christians are not Christians, I am not leaving them until they become Muslims or I cut their throats. Omar; Hazrat Omar ibn al-Khatab; Hazrat Omar Ibn Al-Khatab
I will cast Jews and Christians out of the [Arabian] peninsula and I won’t leave any one in it but Muslims. Muhammad
He who slanders the Prophet Muhammad—or calls him a liar in relation to his message—or insults one of the prophets whose name appears in the Koran, is to be killed … without his repentance being taken into consideration Abdurrahmani'l-Djaziri
He who has insulted a prophet cannot be excused on account of ignorance, because unbelief is not excusable, just as something forbidden, owing to drunkenness, rage or grudges, is not excusable. Abdurrahmani'l-Djaziri
Strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah Muhammad
Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the Religion of truth, from among the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. Muhammad
And slay them (the infidels) wherever you catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out, for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter Muhammad
He who changes his religion must be killed. Muhammad
Islam is a faith, a belief - it is only those who believe in that faith that will either determine something is wrong or something is right Ahmed Sani
A Muslim has the right to live as his religion wishes him to, and under Sharia he can finally live like a true believer in his faith Mumtaz Ali
In a country with glaring evidence of persuasive corruption and impunity at all tiers of government, it is morally unjustifiable to amputate the hands of these impoverished people for petty theft, in the name of Puritanism. Malam Shehu Sanni
In Islam, there is no such thing as rape between the husband and wife. Ebrahim Desai
The people of Palestine are the most oppressed people and live in constant fear by the rule of the Jewish oppressors. Their extreme frustration and hardships have led them to behave likewise - to resort to suicide bombings. Assuming the suicide bombing is evil but this evil is opposed by a greater evil for which there is no adequate substitute, therefore, their act will also be justified as lesser of the two evils in terms of the Shari'ah. Ebrahim Desai
Sinful people in the past were transformed into apes and swines. However, that belief that that punishment is the inception of all apes and swines is correct. Ebrahim Desai
A hard father to his people, Mustafa Kemal [Ataturk] told his Turks last December that they must forget God in the Arabic language (Allah), learn Him in Turkish (Tanri). Admitting the delicacy of renaming a 1300-year-old god, Kemal gave the muezzins a time allowance to learn the Koran in Turkish. Time
The inhabitants of the other cities - Christian and Jew - that had capitulated to the Moslems, did the same, saying, "If Heraclius and his followers win over the Moslems we would return to our previous condition, otherwise we shall retain our present state so long as numbers are with the Moslems." When by Allah's help the "unbelievers" were defeated and the Moslems won, they opened the gates of their cities, went out with the singers and music players who began to play, and paid the kharaj. Ahmad Ibn Yahya Al-Baladhuri
Ye must hear them and obey their orders: it is on them to be just and good, and on you to be obedient and submissive. Muhammad
Every woman who dieth, and her husband is pleased with her, shall enter into paradise. Muhammad
There is no obedience due to sinful commands… Muhammad
Government is a trust from God, and verily government will be at the day of resurrection a cause of inquiry, unless he who hath taken it be worthy of it and have acted justly and done good. Muhammad
That is the best of men who dislikes power. Muhammad
Do not prevent your women from coming to the mosque; but their homes are better for them. Muhammad
The tribe that constitutes a woman its ruler will not find redemption. Muhammad
I have not left any calamity more hurtful to man than woman. Muhammad
I would like to pause for a moment and take stock of what we as the Muslim World are faced with today. We need to attempt to determine the issues and shortcomings that continue to hamper our progress at home. We have a spiritual heritage of peace, harmony, tolerance and affection. It should strengthen our inspiration for achieving freedom, peace, prosperity and democracy. Abdullah Gul
We reaffirm our commitment to the principles and true teachings of Islam which abhor aggression, value peace, tolerance and respect as well as prohibiting the killing of innocent people. We unequivocally condemn acts of international terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, including state terrorism, irrespective of motives, perpetrators and victims as terrorism poses a serious threat to international peace and security and is a grave violation of human rights. Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers
There is no difference between Arab Christians and non-Arab Christians. Abdul Azeez Ibn Abdullaah Ibn Baaz
The people will perish if their scholars pass away. Umar I; Umar Ibn Al Khattab
Do not sit with the people of innovation and desires, nor argue with them, nor listen to them Al-Hasan Al-Basree
Every innovation is misguidance, even if the people see it as something good. Abdullah ibn Umar
The jihad with decisive proofs and the tongue takes precedence over the jihad with the sword and the spear Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
I war against those who reject the Hadith of the Messenger Aboo Bakr Al-Humaydee
Whoever innovates or accommodates an innovator then upon him is the curse of Allah, His Angels and the whole of mankind Muhammad
Do not allow your hatred for others to make you swerve to wrongdoing and turn you away from justice. Muhammad
O ye who believe!...do not kill yourselves, for truly Allah has been to you Most Merciful. If any do that in rancor and injustice, soon shall We cast him into the Fire... Muhammad
Kill not the old man who can not fight, nor young children nor women; and steal not the spoils of war Muhammad
The holder of a monopoly is a sinner and offender. Muhammad
The Prophet hath cursed ten persons on account of wine: one, the first extractor of the juice of the grape for others; the second, for himself; the third, the drinker of it; the fourth, the bearer of it; the fifth, the person to whom it is brought; the sixth, the waiter; the seventh, the seller of it; the eighth, the eater of its price; the ninth, the buyer of it; the tenth, that person who hath purchased it for another. Muhammad
No prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born . Muhammad
it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have right over you. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve, as well as never to commit adultery. Muhammad
The Holy Places shall be protected from desecration and any other violation and from anything likely to violate the freedom of access of the members of the different religions to the places sacred to them or their feelings with regard to those places. Whosoever desecrates or otherwise violates a Holy Place shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of seven years. Whosoever does anything likely to violate the freedom of access of the members of the different religions to the places sacred to them or their feelings with regard to those places shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of five years. Levi Eshkol
Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it. Hamas
When the [Abbasid] state was drowned in decadence and luxury. . . and overthrown by the heathen Tatars . . . because the people of the faith had become deficient in energy and reluctant to rally in defense . . . then it was God's benevolence that He rescued the faith by reviving its dying breath and restoring the unity of the Muslims in the Egyptian realms.... He did this by sending to the Muslims, from among this Turkish nation and its great and numerous tribes, rulers to defend them. Ibn Khaldun
There is absolutely no justification for the killing of this defenseless individual. This is a deed which is deeply repugnant and utterly reprehensible Iqbal Sacranie
Freedom of expression is guaranteed within the framework of Islamic and national objectives and values. Saudi Arabia
The mass media in Saudi Arabia should oppose destructive, trends, atheistic tendencies, materialistic philosophies and attempts to divert Muslims from their faith. Saudi Arabia
Stories of the Crusades are still told in Moslem cafes and families as if they occurred yesterday. Tariq Ali
One land, one people. Danish People's Party
You have to understand that the population of Saudi Arabia has zero Christians. Al Walid bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz
The growth of Islamic Fundamentalism is an earthquake. Saeb Salam
We must settle our accounts with great and superpowers, and show them that we can take on the whole world ideology, despite all the painful problems that face us. Ruhollah Khomeini
The governments of the world should know that Islam cannot be defeated. Islam will be victorious in all the countries of the world, and Islam and the teachings of the Koran will prevail all over the world. Ruhollah Khomeini
We have in reality, no choice but to destroy those systems of government that are corrupt in themselves and also entail the corruption of others, and to overthrow all treacherous, corrupt, oppressive and criminal regimes. This is the duty that all Muslims must fulfill, in every one of the Muslim countries, in order to achieve the triumphant political revolution of Islam. Ruhollah Khomeini
The more people who die for our cause, the stronger we shall become. Ruhollah Khomeini
Weapons in our hands are used to realize divine and Islamic aspirations. Ruhollah Khomeini
I can in one week assemble five hundred faithful ready to throw themselves into suicide operations. No frontier will stop them. Mohammed Taki Moudarrissi
It is our duty now to implement and put into practice the plan of government established by Islam… We will create a strong new current of thought and a powerful popular movement that will result in the establishment of an Islamic government. Ruhollah Khomeini
Iran explains nothing to anyone but God. Mir Hussein Musawi
Our belief is that the continued rule is a destruction of God’s religion even if they pretend to uphold Islam. We ask God to relieve us of them all… These rulers have subjected Muslims to their interests and made religion into a way of acquiring their materialistic interests. They have brought upon the Muslims all evil and corruption. Juhaiman Saif al Otaiba
When the people have self-confidence and high morale, they will begin to demand their rights and oppose the authorities’ policy and conduct. Indeed, it is this which the corrupt monarchies fear most. This is why they always attempt to trample upon the people’s dignity and morale, oppress them and subject them to ignominy in order to prevent the people from ever contemplating opposition and confrontations, and to make them yield and subjugate themselves to the ruling authorities. This is the nature of monarchy, which is rejected by Islam. This is what our people in the Arabian peninsula are suffering under al Saud’s rule. Iran
A small room lit with candle light and smoky with incense is chosen… Once the likely young man is selected, he is brought to the room…where he will find a sheikh repeating verses from the Koran… The Sheikh with eyes like magnets stares at the young man who is paralyzed with awe… They will them pray, and the sheikh will recite verses from the Koran about those fighting for the sake of Allah and are therefore promised to go to heaven. “Are you ready for martyrdom?” the young man is asked. “Yes, yes,” he repeats. He is then given the oath on the Koran. These young men leave the meeting with one determination: to kill. Ahmed Mortada al Maraghi
If we cannot form an Islamic nation except by fighting, we have to fight… The first battlefield in our jihad is to uproot the infidel leadership… The tyrants of this earth will only vanish by the power of the sword… The way to get rid of a ruler imposed on one is by revolt. Today’s leaders have become apostates of Islam, bred in the ways of imperialism, whether it be crusader or communist or Zionist. The peak of worship is jihad… We are asked to do God’s bidding and not worry about the results. Al Jihad
Brothers of the devil Jafaar Nimeiri
Islam and democracy are not only compatible. Their association is inevitable. In a Muslim society, one without the other is not perfect. Abdul Karim Soroush
The present crisis in the Islamic world may stem from too many loud and conflicting voices, all claiming religious authority. Harvey Cox
Democratization is not necessarily the best way to fight Islamic extremism, because the transition to democracy has been found to be an especially vulnerable period for states across the board. Jessica Stern
Many Europeans and Americans do not understand the ideological threat radical Islam poses and therefore see no need to curb civil rights to fight it. Zeyno Baran
Islam is a dragon ... the terrible mortal enemy of all our fundamental values and something which, unchecked, will bring misery and disaster to this country. Nick Griffin
We have had suicide bombers in London and we are seeing riots across the Channel. However the media and our Government try to cloud the issue by blaming British and French society and not the terrorists and rioters. They deliberately avoid pinpointing the driving force behind these attacks, which is a religion that is alien to these shores and in its latest fundamental form threatens our very way of life British National Party
Don’t let religious authorities decide what can or can't be published, …. free speech is vital for democracy, for social change, for the possibility of challenging what has been laid down by established authorities…. freedom only for those who do not offend, annoy, and irritate entrenched authorities - is no freedom at all. Workers Liberty
Today I am here to defend the right to offend within the bounds of the law. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Conversion to Islam substantially increases the probability of a person's involvement in terrorism. Daniel Pipes
It is now abundantly clear the source of Muslim terrorism is situated within the body politic of Islam and its adherents, irrespective of how many times, on the one hand, some Muslim spokespersons try to obscure this reality and, on the other, politicians of whatever stripe for electoral purposes behave as ostriches with their heads in the sand Salim Mansur
Multiculturalism has failed, big time. Angela Merkel
We are afraid of Islam. The Islamisation of Europe is a frightening thing. If this process continues, the Jews will be the first victims. Europe will become as dangerous for them as Egypt or Algeria Filip Dewinter
Saudi clerics are relying on their own male-oriented interpretation of what a woman should wear. These fatwas are certainly not accepted by all Muslims. I wonder why the more pressing issues of poverty and illiteracy of Muslim women are not given the same amount of coverage as the veil. Fatima Cash
The ruling by an Egyptian court overturning a government ban on female circumcision is clearly a case of a government using religion for the purposes of maintaining a repugnant practice. The Mubarak administration is sacrificing women to quiet the Muslim opposition in order to appear more religious. As mentioned in the article, the majority of one billion Muslims worldwide do not practice female circumcision. In fact, this custom, which predated Islam, goes against the principles of true Islam, which guarantees a woman's right to sexual satisfaction... What is the result of female circumcision? Only a lifelong sentence of physical and emotional scarring…. We call on Muslims worldwide to be courageous enough to speak out against this abhorrent practice. Laila Al-Marayati
To every Ali Baba, I say, it is Allah who should take care of you, or your governments when they find time to tend to the needs of their peoples instead of being occupied with a nuclear bomb or buying weapons. Roberto Calderoli
the ministry of interior may censor newspapers and ban them if they include anything that violates public security, threatens national unity, or contradicts Islam Russell B. Long; Mauritania
if Britain's resident ayatollahs can not accept British values and laws then there is no reason at all why the British should feel any need, still less compulsion, to accommodate theirs. Robert Kilroy-Silk
Muslims everywhere behave with equal savagery. They behead criminals, stone to death female - only female - adulteresses, throw acid in the faces of women who refuse to wear the chador, mutilate the genitals of young girls and ritually abuse animals. Robert Kilroy-Silk
Just turn the sheriff loose and have him arrest every Muslim that crosses the state line Saxbe Chambliss
I intend to start on shelter homes, and turn them into women's liberating centers, where women not only get therapy and food, but also training on how to become autonomous. These programs would be designed especially for Muslim women, because there are no programs at all. They tend to go to the shelter for a while and then go back to a very abusive environment and then they come and go again. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Neo-Islam's attempt at destroying individual freedoms is as much a threat to Islam as the Inquisition was to Christianity. Amir Taheri
Americans intentionally deride what people in the Old World hold sacred. Sayyid Qutb
It is a choice between freedom of speech and violent intimidation. It is a choice between tolerance and intolerance. It is ultimately a choice between civil society and theocracy. Fear is the only argument for neutrality. But what can the average American do besides shake their head at this sadly absurd new chapter in the clash of civilizations? Vote with your wallet. Buy Danish. John Avlon
What passes for moderation in the Islamic community? …. Have any of these "moderates" ever protested the grotesque caricatures of Christians and, most especially, Jews that are broadcast throughout the Middle East on a daily basis? The sermons on Palestinian TV that refer to Jews as the sons of pigs and monkeys? The Syrian prime-time TV series that shows rabbis slaughtering a gentile boy to ritually consume his blood? The 41-part (!) series on Egyptian TV based on that anti-Semitic czarist forgery (and inspiration of the Nazis), "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," showing the Jews to be engaged in a century-old conspiracy to control the world? A true Muslim moderate is one who protests desecrations of all faiths. Those who don't are not moderates but hypocrites, opportunists and agents for the rioters, merely using different means to advance the same goal: to impose upon the West, with its traditions of freedom of speech, a set of taboos that is exclusive to the Islamic faith. These are not defenders of religion but Muslim supremacists trying to force their dictates upon the liberal West. Charles Krauthammer
The Islamic world is fed up with violence and extremism in the name of religion and is ready for an era of progressive, democratic Muslim governments …. After about two centuries of dispute between tradition and modernity in the world of Islam there must be a high level of mental preparation for the acceptance of a major transformation in the mind and lives of Muslims. Mohammad Khatami
Censorship only accelerates. It is dressed up in multicultural gobbledygook about hurtfulness and insensitivity, when the real issue is whether we in the West are going to be blown up or beheaded if we dare come out and support the right of an artist or newspaper to be occasionally crass. The radical Islamists are our generation's book burners who search for secular Galileos and Newtons. They are the new Nazi censors who sniff out anything favorable to the Jews. These fundamentalists are akin to the Soviet commissars who once decreed all art must serve political struggle — or else. Victor Davis Hanson
Everything is offensive to somebody…. My beliefs are offended when news organizations show gangs of ignorant thugs burning embassies. Glenn Reynolds
Secular system allows homosexuality, allows corruption … Islam is our Constitution. Mahmoud Al-Zahar
No human being shall be burdened with more than he is well able to bear. Muhammad
… in accordance with justice, the rights of the wives are equal to the husband’s rights with regard to them, although men have precedence over them Muhammad
We cannot say that polygamy is Haram (prohibited) in Islam. Nor was it prohibited in Judaism or Christianity, as evidenced by the Biblical prophets who were polygamous but never accused of violating the Divine law. Attempts to curb polygamy in Europe started in the sixth century (Emperor Justinean). Islam found polygamy and regulated it, the Quran setting criteria and conditions about which many Muslims were lax. Muslims in America face a special situation. Polygamy is illegal in America, and Islam would not permit a Muslim to commit an offence that lays him in jail. We American Muslims are subject to American law and we have the right of objection only if the law forces us to do something against Islam Hassan Hathout
The problem of “honor killings” is not a problem of morality or of ensuring that women maintain their own personal virtue; rather, it is a problem of domination, power and hatred of women who, in these instances, are viewed as nothing more than servants to the family, both physically and symbolically. Muslim Women's League
Hostility towards Islam and Muslims has been a feature of European societies since the eighth century of the Common Era. Abduljalil Sajid
Those who claim to uphold freedom of speech by defending the right to reproduce insulting depictions of the prophet are in effect saying to Muslims that what they hold dear and sacred is far more worthy of protecting than what Muslims hold dear and sacred. The cartoons had more to do with incitement of hatred, racism and Islamophobia than with freedom of expression. Anas Altikriti
Muslims should be told quite clearly that our citizens have the legal right to criticize, lampoon, ridicule and mock Mohammed to their heart's content, in any way that they wish: that Islam and Muslims have no special claim to protection from the rough and tumble of post-Enlightenment intellectual, political and social life. If they cannot live in a society in which this is the case, they should go somewhere else.. Theodore Dalrymple
If the leadership asks me to die a martyr, I am ready ... and if they ask me to resign, I am also ready Rustum Ghazali
The lesson to be learned from the cartoon incident is “don’t mess with us.” Religion is a major part of our culture. Karim Kawar
Islamaphobia is the only form of racism which us socially acceptable. Afif Safieh
Today, victory in Palestine has become a matter of life and death for the Islamic world. If the occupiers stay on even one inch of Palestinian soil, the goal of Palestine will not be realized. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The Middle East conflict has become the locus of the final war between Muslims and the West Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
People do not have the right to stir up riots and racial hatred, encourage mass hysteria or heap abuse on religion any more than they do to rob, rape, cheat or kill. Arab News
Defending freedom of expression against fundamentalist threats is a cause. It is a matter of principle, whether it involves Rushdie's 'Satanic Verses', a film about veils and the oppression of women or some clumsy drawings in a Danish newspaper Expressen
These cartoons are indeed offensive to the belief of Muslims. We all fully recognize and respect freedom of the press and expression, but it must be coupled with press responsibility. Inciting religious or ethnic hatreds in this manner is not acceptable. Kurtis Cooper
Help the Danes Support Our Freedom. Support Denmark. Anonymous
Muslim consumers, … have a right to boycott whomever they want. Similarly, Western consumers have the right to support whomever they want, and privately owned newspapers have the right to publish cartoons without government interference. If there must be a clash of civilizations and cultures, let it be over these cartoons. The Danish cartoons are as important as fighting for Danzig once was. If the West is unwilling to fight this battle, slavery will inevitably come and slavery will be what it deserves. Paul Belien
I am totally shocked and find it unacceptable that because there have been caricatures in the West, extremists can burn flags or take fundamentalist or extremist positions which would prove the cartoonists right. Philippe Douste-Blazy
It should be crystal clear to all that violence, intimidation, and the calls for boycotts or for restraints on the freedom of the press are completely unacceptable. Franco Frattini
We are talking about an issue with fundamental significance to how democracies work. One can safely say it is now an even bigger issue. Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Freedom of opinion, expression and of the press, which we guarantee and respect, cannot be used as an excuse to insult sanctities, beliefs and religions. Hosni Mubarak
These cartoons are an unnecessary abuse of freedom of speech. Abdullah II
Muslims of the world be reasonable. What brings more prejudice against Islam, these caricatures or pictures of a hostage-taker slashing the throat of his victim in front of the cameras or a suicide bomber who blows himself up during a wedding ceremony in Amman? Jihad Momani
The Saudis are the primary sponsor of the Sunni version of Islamofascism. Frank Gaffney
If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions Abba Eban
No particular Government policy decision, or even an overall policy stance, which we could change in order somehow to remove our society from the Al-Qaeda firing line. Its nihilism means that our societies would cease to be a target only if we were to renounce all the values of freedom and liberty that we have fought to extend over so many years. Our only answer to this threat must be to contest and then to defeat it Charles Clarke
If you choose to live here in America ... you have a responsibility to deliver the message of Islam. Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth Omar Ahmad
The insult has been established now by everybody, Muslim and non-Muslim, and everybody condemns the cartoonist and condemns the cartoon, ... However, God said, and the messenger Mohammed said, whoever insults a prophet, he must be punished and executed. This man should be put on trial and if it is proven he must be executed. ... If anybody insults the prophet, he will have to take a punishment. If countries refuse to put people on trial for insulting Mohammed they must face the consequences... Mohammed Omar
Holding women and children hostage would be a reasonable course of action for a Muslim who has suffered under British rule. Mohammed Omar
Actions will be judged according to intentions. Muhammad
Every woman who asks to be divorced from her husband without cause, the fragrance of the Garden is forbidden her.] Muhammad
Do not drink wine, for it is the root of all evil. Muhammad
Speak to men according to their mental capacities, for if you speak all things to all men, some cannot understand you and so fall into errors. Muhammad
Or Moslems are of one body…. Assist your brother Moslem, whether he be an oppressor or an oppressed. Muhammad
Some eloquence is like a magic. Muhammad
God has not made it lawful for you to enter the houses of the People of the Book without their permission, or that you beat their women, or eat their fruits. Muhammad
When a woman performs the five times of prayer and fasts the month of Ramadan, and is chaste and is not disobedient to her husband, then tell her to enter Paradise by whichever door she likes Muhammad
Islam never invented the rack or the stake for stifling difference of opinion, or strangling the human conscience, or exterminating heresy Allama Abdullah Al-Mamun Al-Suehrawardy
The fatalism attributable to the Koranic law may well be the basis for Mohammedan decadence. If the man is unsuccessful, he does not look to himself. It is the will of Allah. If the murder was committed, that’s who was preordained. It is the same with sickness; it is the same with everything -- it is Kismet! George S. Patton
When you start targeting a community there is that feeling of anger the frustration and hatred that comes in and that brings the young people away from the community and goes into the extreme hands. Iqbal Sacranie
Since 9/11 there is ample evidence of evil in terms of attacks on Muslims purely because of the faith they belong to. Iqbal Sacranie
The Arab world is ripe for internal revolution like the USSR and China in the past decade. Shimon Peres
Why do people willingly choose lives that restrict their intellectual freedom? What becomes of modern societies founded on Islam, whose strictest adherents long for a return to the time of Muhammad? V. S. Naipaul
Stop Killing the Doctors Anonymous
When I treat rape victims, I tell the girls not to go to the police. If she goes to the police, the police will rape her. Shershah Syed
People of the pact Ahl al-dhimmi Anonymous
The Shadow of God on Earth Anonymous
The world is held up by four pillars: The Wisdom of the Learned; the Justice of the Great; the Prayers of The Righteous; and the Valor of the Brave Anonymous
I with my beliefs and my weapons will sacrifice myself for my nation… Anonymous
Londonstan Anonymous
In most crimes of honour, there is no concrete evidence. The women are killed just because of rumours or suspicions that they may have crossed the line of 'decent' behaviour. In cases where women are deemed to have 'dishonoured' the family through their conduct, the husband is considered to have the first right to avenge, followed by the father, and then the brother. Gasser Abdel-Gawad
The earth is flat. Whoever claims it is round is an atheist deserving of punishment Sheik Abdul-Aziz Ibn Baaz
Cliterodectomy: complete removal of the clitoris) or infibulation (excision of part or all of the external genitalia and stitching/narrowing of the vaginal opening), or any genital mutilation which impairs the woman's ability to enjoy sexual relations… For the Muslims, opposition to cliterodectomy and infibulation should be considered part of our ongoing mandate to fight against superstition and oppression … Since it has neither hygienic nor religious value, there is no justification for Muslims to practice this painful and potentially harmful practice, and it would best be considered harâm (prohibited). Imad-Ad-Dean Ahmad
Those who believed in us as the Madhi, and surrendered, have been delivered, and those who did not were destroyed … Muhammad Ahmad; Madhi
If Muslims truly believe that their long winter of decline is the fault of the United States, no campaign of public diplomacy shall deliver them from that incoherence. Fouad Ajami
Everyone has the right to express his thoughts, to express himself as he wants. Abdullah Al Ahdal
It is the duty of American Muslims to participate constructively in the political process, if only to protect their rights, and give support to views and causes they favor. Taha Jaber Al-Alwani
While Muslims in Muslim countries, are obligated to uphold the Islamic law of their state, Muslim minorities in the United States are not required either by Islamic law or rationality to uphold Islamic symbols of faith in a secular state, except to the extent permissible within that state. Taha Jaber Al-Alwani
I think if we are outside this country, we can say oh, Allah, destroy America, but once we are here, our mission in this country is to change it. There is no way for Muslims to be violent in America, no way. We have other means to do it. You can be violent anywhere else but in America. Abdulrahman Alamoudi
Remaining here might not be good for your health. Abdulrahman Alamoudi
The Sparks: Refutation of Heretics and Innovators Abdul Hassan Al-Ashari
Ignorant and illiterate people cannot understand democracy. They are prey to religious extremists. Said Al-Ashmawy
Islam has been transformed from a religion to an ideology. Said Al-Ashmawy
The so-called world order is a criminal world order led by America, whom we call upon Allah to humiliate. Hamed Al-Bitawi
All scholars are in unanimous agreement that using force to displace an already established Khalifa [Caliph] who is meeting his [religious] responsibilities is forbidden. Gharm Allah Al-Ghamdy
If the current Khalifa [Caliph] forces someone on the people to be the next Khalifa, but that person is righteous, the people must accept him as long as he remains righteous. Similarly, if there is no Khalifa (again, the situation today), it is permitted for someone to forcibly seize power and declare himself the Khalifa if he guarantees to abide by his responsibilities under Islam. Gharm Allah Al-Ghamdy
Caliph: Derived from the Arabic “Khalifa” meaning “one who replaces someone else who left or died.” In the context of Islam, however, the word acquires a narrower meaning. The Muslim Khalifa is the successor (in a line of successors) to Prophet Muhammad's position as the political, military, and administrative leader of the Muslims. The prophetic role of Muhammad is strictly not included in this definition Gharm Allah Al-Ghamdy
Muhammad is the messenger of God. He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions even if the polytheists abhor it. Al-Hakam I
This is in part because of the government's criminal negligence; has it not permitted them [Christian Copts] to build new churches, though there are more than enough of them in a country where over ninety percent of the inhabitants are Muslims; has the regime not let them parade their religious affiliation in public (for example, crosses on car stickers and dresses), which is a sheer provocation to Muslims? Ahmad Al-Mahalawi
Verily, Islam is and has always been tolerant with regard to dhimmis [non-Moslems], yet on the condition that they know their place Ahmad Al-Mahalawi
The Palestinian factions … are not terrorists. Every man has the right to become a human bomb and blow himself up …. The actions … are part of the permitted terror which the Koran talks about … Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
There is no way that Islam can reform itself and remain Islam, no way it can ever be made compatible with pluralism, free speech, critical thought and democracy. Anyone convinced they already possess the truth have no need for such things. Although Muslims resident in non-Muslim countries clamor for every kind of indulgence for their own beliefs and customs, there can be no doubt that given any kind of power they would impose their own beliefs and eliminate all difference Mohammad Ibn Al-Rawandi
Our government should be led by religious men …. Religion is with politics and politics is with religion. They are as one. Muqtada Al-Sader
Violence is the tax that Moslems must pay for gaining authority on earth. Ramzi bin Al-Shibh
The Islamic awakening began as a spiritual, an individual event, but it has become increasingly political. Hassan Al-Turabi
The West is even more apprehensive about Islam than it was about communism, because while it knows how to deal with material challenges, it has no idea how to go about facing a spiritual challenge. Hassan Al-Turabi
There are only two powers now in the world. One is America, which is tyrannical and oppressive. The other is a warrior who has not yet been awakened from his slumber and that warrior is Islam. Mouaid Al-Ubaidi
My daughters, now you participate in serving our country. Our task is to maintain public security, and that can only come with revolutionary action. You have to be aware of the Leader’s support in getting you here. Mohammed Amiel
In a democratic society. . .Islam cannot be the exclusive preserve of the ulama [religious bodies]. How can it be when Islamic laws affect our very way of life? The decision-making process must be participatory and must reflect the diverse and changing nature of Malaysian society. Those practices and legal provisions that give the ulama the sole power to decide on matters of religion and criminalize those with differing opinions must be abrogated. The Constitution must be amended to ensure uniformity of laws and one standard of justice for all. If the ulama continue to remain oblivious to the palpable change that pervades a quickly modernizing, multi-ethnic Malaysia, they run the risk of making themselves increasingly irrelevant to the lives of their people. Zainah Anwar
Modernity, democracy, and change have enabled more and more Muslim women activists, and Muslim democrats all over the world, to realize they can work within the Islamic framework to find liberation within Islam…. We feel strongly that we have a right to reclaim our religion, to redefine it, and to make sure Islam is codified and implemented in ways that take into consideration the realities of women’s lives today. Zainah Anwar
Democracy is political corruption which must be effectively done away with. Hasan Ashmawi
We, the publishers of Asr-e-Azandegan, see ourselves as obligated to serve the people, the Government, and the Islamic Republic [of Iran]. We do this because we love our country and our motherland, and because we are fond of our glorious revolution, our government, and our leader [Iranian President Mohammad Khatami.] Asr-e-Azandegan; Mashallah
It was necessary to abolish the fez, which sat on the heads of our nation as an emblem of ignorance, negligence, fanaticism, and hatred of progress and civilization … Kemal Ataturk
The evils which sapped the nation’s strength had all been wrought in the name of religion. Kemal Ataturk
Turkey is squeezed between the mosque and the barracks. Cetin Atlan
This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades. Abdul Rahman Hassan Azzam
We don’t want an extremist Islam. We don’t want a Taliban brand of Islam. We want an Islam of independence, justice and freedom. Muhammad Bakr
Islam … is a story of the struggle between reason and belief, between consent and authoritarianism, between resistance to tyranny and tyrants. Benjamin R. Barber
Our goal is not ... the provinces, but the restoration of the caliphate and the rule of the Book of God throughout the Islamic nation. Ali Belhadj
Let's observe how low did public morality stoop: people do not give to charity anymore, nor do they respect property which we entrusted to them. Males obey females, filial loyalty disappears when children get married. Men drink wine, clad in silk. They associate with musicians and belly dancers Ali Belhadj
The Europeans do not respect human rights alone but go further and defend animal rights in the manner of that tart Brigitte Bardot. They even defend vegetation rights like those of trees in public parks. Indeed they equate liberty and permissiveness, notably in sexual matters. Ali Belhadj
We must be aware of the superiority of our civilization. Silvio Berlusconi
Freedom of Expression stops where it can do harm …. My community is humiliated, my religion is insulted. I ask for justice. Dalil Boubakeur
When authority itself is in question, the middle gives way. Richard W. Bulliet
That’s where those crazies shoot statues. George W. Bush
The fight against terrorism is also a fight for the rights and dignity of women. Laura Bush
Or Wahab’s rebel brood, who dared divest The prophet’s tomb of all its pious spoil. May wind their path of blood along the West. George Gordon Byron
A large [American] Middle Eastern population makes it easier for Moslem terrorists to obtain cover. Steven A. Camarota
The Greek patriarchs [clergy] were displeased. Whereas in former times in the Ottoman state, the communities were ranked, with the Moslems first, then the Greeks, then the Armenians, then the Jews, now all of them were put on the same level. Some Greeks objected to this, saying, “The Government has put us together with the Jews. We were content with the supremacy of Islam.” Amhed Cevdet Pasa
Yes, testosterone-sodden young men too unattractive to get a woman in this world might be desperate enough to go for 72 private virgins in the next. Richard Dawkins
In the battle for the hearts and minds of mankind, "cruci-FICTION" is the only card the Christian holds. Free him from his infatuation and you will have freed the Muslim world from missionary aggression and harassment. Ahmed Deedat
There is not a Musselman [Moslem] alive who would not imagine that he was performing an action pleasing to God and his Holy Prophet by exterminating every Christian on earth, while the Christians are scarcely more tolerant on their side. Denis Diderot
We cannot and should not repeal Article 17. We have to allow for the individualization of punishment and we have to take into consideration the emotional state of the perpetrator when he committed the crime. This prerogative is given to judges in the West as well. Awad El-Morr
There is a cancer problem in the whole body that only surfaced in Guantanamo Bay. Steven Emerson
You may kill me, but don’t think that I am the only white man in the country. There are many others who will be willing to avenge my death, and let me tell you that in less than two years from now there won’t be an Arab left in the entire country now held by your people. Mehmed Emin Pasha; Eduard Schnitzer
Medieval ways of treating women are introduced into a modern society and we’re just supposed to say “Aah, that’s really interesting, how ethnic.” No, it’s wrong and we want to fight it. Soren Espersen
Where Islam is a majority, there is a dictatorship, because Islam is also a political system. We fight Islam in the same way as we fight communism. We don’t want it. Soren Espersen
The United States should not, in principle, object to the implementation of Islamic law or involvement of Islamic activists in government. Islamically oriented political actors and groups should be evaluated by the same criteria that are applied to any other potential leaders or opposition party. John Esposito
The democratic system prevailing in the world does not suit us ... Fahd
Islam comes after everything else fails. Louis Farrakhan Walcott
America is at war with Islam … she does not want Islam to survive. Louis Farrakhan Walcott
It’s poverty and hunger that drive these students to the madrasahs. Aziz Ahmed Faruqi
Of the 22 active conflicts in the world today, 20 involve Moslems verses someone else. Don Feder
The silence of the [Moslem] clerics around the world is frightening to me. How come they haven’t … apologized to the American people? How come they haven’t assured the American people that this is not true Islam and that these people [Moslem terrorists] are not acting in the name of Allah. Franklin Graham
Islam is a very evil and wicked religion. Franklin Graham
Terrorism is a part of mainstream Islam. The Koran preaches violence. Franklin Graham
Ironically, even as Westerners feel threatened by Islam, most in the Muslim world feel themselves besieged by the West. Graham E. Fuller
Some scholars who examine its core writings proclaim Islam to be incompatible with democracy, as if any religion in its origins was about democracy at all. Graham E. Fuller
The true test of any Islamic party comes when it gains office by the ballot box and must then adhere while in power to the democratic norms it touted in opposition. History unfortunately gives few precedents here. Graham E. Fuller
The sword is too much in evidence among Mussalmans [Muslims]. It must be sheathed if Islam is to be what it means—peace. Mohandas K. Gandhi
Islam—like Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, or any other religion—is not about peace. Nor is it about war. Every religion is about absolute belief in its own superiority and the divine right to impose its version of truth upon others. Pervez Amir Ali Hoodbhoy
To fight in the defense of religion and belief is a collective duty; there is no other duty after belief than fighting the enemy who is corrupting the life and the religion…. People of Islam should join forces and support each other to get rid of the main infidel. Ibn Taymiyya
Imported prayer beads—how they are bankrupting local merchants. M. Ali Ibrahim
The religious ideal of Islam … is organically related to the social order which it has created. The rejection of one will eventually involve the rejection of the other. Therefore, the construction of a polity on national lines, if it means the displacement of the Islamic principle of solidarity, is simply unthinkable to a Muslim. Muhammad Iqbal
Public gatherings and marches may be freely held, provided arms are not carried and that they are not detrimental to the fundamental principles of Islam. Iran
Publications and the press have freedom of expression except when it is detrimental to the fundamental principles of Islam Iran
The formation of parties, societies, political or professional associations, as well as religious societies, whether Islamic or pertaining to one of the recognized religious minorities, is permitted provided they do not violate the principles of independence, freedom, national unity, the criteria of Islam, or the basis of the Islamic republic. Iran
The satellite dish is against the honorable Prophet [Mohammed] Iran
This proposal will destroy our Islamic, social and family values by stripping men of their humanity when they surprise their wives or female relatives committing adultery. Islamic Action Front
It was not the year of union rather the year of division and force and oppression and violence. The imamate became like the kingdom of Chosroes and the caliphate like the tyranny of Caesar. al Jahiz
The piety of theologians consists of hastening to denounce dissidents as unbelievers. al Jahiz
The decision on the Buddhas was made according to Islamic rules. It was not done to insult any particular religion, but once an Islamic order is made, it cannot be changed. Quadratullah Jamal
The statues are no big issue. They are only objects made of mud or stone. Quadratullah Jamal
Sacred struggle …. Holy war Japan
The French … do not believe in the unity of the Lord of Heaven and Earth … but have abandoned all religion …. They assert … that all men are equal in humanity, and alike in being men; none has any superiority or merit over any other, and every one disposes of his soul and arranges his life. In this vain belief and preposterous opinion, they have erected new principles and set new laws, and established what Satan has whispered to them and destroyed the bases of religion…. With lying books and meretricious falsehoods they address themselves to every group and say, “We belong to you, to your religion, and to your community” …They are united under the banner of Satan. Ahmad Pasha al Jazzar
The twenty-first century will be regarded by future historians as a century in which religion replaced ideology as the prime animating and destructive force in human affairs. Philip Jenkins
No American witnessing the way that President George W. Bush and his generals have bungled the Iraq war can deny that our leaders, civilian and military alike, will have to get a lot smarter if the U.S. armed services are to persuade the Islamic world to embrace the blessings of democracy. Andrew J. Bacevich
The idea that we could live with another 20 years of stagnation in the Middle East that breeds this radicalism and breeds terrorism is, I think, just unacceptable- especially after September 11th. Paul Wolfowitz
[The EEC is] a Christian club. Jean-Claude Juncker
Muslims have not been doing anything to change their own helplessness and they do not deserve to be helped by Allah. To be very crude, the fate of the Muslims today is of their own making. Mohamad Mahathir
They [Jews] are accursed … because they are the plague of the generation and the bacterium of all time. Their history always was and always will be stained with treachery, falseness, and lying …. They are the model of moral ugliness, debasement, and degradation. If only Allah would curse them more and more. Fatma Abdallah Mahmoud
If a bullet travels at 1,200 meters a second, and a Russian is 3,000 meters away, how long would it take for the bullet to strike the Russian in the forehead? Anonymous
With friends you use reason and logic. With enemies you use violence. Sayyid Qutb
The borders of Islam are bloody. Samuel P. Huntington
A bad Muslim is an anti-American Muslim. A good Muslim is a pro-American Muslim. This is what seems to be the operational definition. Mahmood Mamdani
We are living in a very crucial period, in which much of Western Civilization is at stake. People do not fully comprehend the emergence of this new danger: the jihadist geostrategy of terror. Gisele Bat Ye'or
The problem is the blasphemy law of Islam which condemns to death anyone who criticizes the Koran. This makes it difficult for Moslems who want to reform Moslem society… You do not feel it in the United States, but we do in Europe. There are people who have to live continuously under the protection of guards because they will not submit to Islamic terrorism. Gisele Bat Ye'or
The unbelievers, idolaters and others like them must be hated and despised. Anonymous
What kind of a god is it that's upset by a cartoon in Danish? Salman Rushdie
To Wahhabism, non-Wahhabi Muslims are infidels (kufr). Shiites are apostates who should be killed. Christians and Jews ought to be killed as well. Lawrence Murawiec
There was a time when the deal between the Saudis and us made sense: after 1945, we need oil, lots, cheap, in guaranteed amounts and at stable prices. In return, we protected them from regional and extra-regional predators - Nasser, the Soviets, etc. They became rich, we powered industry. Good deal. Problems started later: as soon as the kingdom stabilized, King Faisal conceived a great design of taking over Sunni Islam to the Wahhabi creed, and Saudi imperial goals. Lawrence Murawiec
The superiority of the Arab civilization, especially in Spain and Sicily, was the chief agency which awakened Europe after six centuries of barbarism. Joseph McCabe
This is the Middle East. None of the people who were involved with this will be allowed to live. Golda Meir
Throughout its history Islam has been marked by two trends: an intellectual trend that speculated on the philosophical foundations of the world and humanity, and another trend that turned political challenge violent by resort to force. Fatima Mernissi
This is a brilliant military victory that makes Europe and the Christian world tremble. It sets an example and encourages all the oppressed people in the Moslem world. Messali Hadj, , Ahmed
They had to make their own laws in accordance with the necessities of time, and circumstances, the state of affairs, and the experience of judges. Mirza Abu Talib Kahn
Any Muslim who hears an insult to the prophet must kill the person who commits the insult. Morteza Moqtadie
Knock out Islam's three main pillars … To reach Muslims with the gospel, you must first shake their faith in their religion, Islam. Robert A. Morey
As to the thief, male or female cut off his or her hands. Muhammad
And do not acquiesce to the unjust … Muhammad
Everyone starts his day and is a vendor of his soul, either freeing it or bringing about its ruin. Muhammad
I have been ordered to fight against people until they testify that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah and until they perform the prayers and pay the Zakat, and if they do so, they will have gained protection from me for their lives and property… Muhammad
I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslims. Muhammad
If they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them. Muhammad
Jihad [Holy War] is your duty under any ruler, be he devout or tyrannical. Muhammad
Leave that which makes you doubt for that which does not make you doubt. Muhammad
Life for life, eye for eye, nose for nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, wounds equal for equal Muhammad
Make war on them until idolatry does not exist any longer and Allah's religion reigns universally. Muhammad
None of you believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself Muhammad
O believers, take not Jews and Christians as friends; they are friends of each other. Whoso of you makes them his friends is one of them. Muhammad
Of all the communities raised among men you [believing Moslems] are the best ... Muhammad
Only God can fix prices. Muhammad
Paradise is in the shadow of swords. Muhammad
Part of someone's being a good Muslim is his leaving alone that which does not concern him. Muhammad
The blood of a Muslim may not be legally spilled other than in one of three [instances] : the married person who commits adultery; a life for a life; and one who forsakes his religion and abandons the community Muhammad
The nip of an ant hurts a martyr more than the cut and thrust of weapons, for those are more welcome to him than sweet, cold water on a hot summer day. Muhammad
The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messengers is execution or crucifixion or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides Muhammad
Those who follow Muhammad are merciless for the unbelievers but kind to each other Muhammad
Fight in Allah’s cause against those who wage war against you, but do not commit aggression, for verily, Allah does not love aggressors. Muhammad
God has permitted buying and selling and forbidden usury …. those who revert to usury are doomed to everlasting hellfire … Muhammad
Good women are obedient. If they are not, send them to separate beds … and beat them. Muhammad
If any fail to govern by what God has revealed, those are the wrongdoers. Muhammad
O you who believe! Obey God, the Prophet, and those who have authority among you. Muhammad
The difference of opinion in my community is a divine mercy. Muhammad
There is no compulsion in religion. Muhammad
There shall not be two religions in Arabia. Muhammad
To each among you, we have prescribed a law and a way of acting. Muhammad
Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But God knoweth, and ye know not. Muhammad
Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them. Muhammad
To the uncircumcised, son of the uncircumcised, Desbordes, may Allah confound and bring ruin to your friends … No one is more of a malefactor, no one more of a traitor, no one more wicked than you. You say that you only wish to open up a road for trade. This is false and contrary to sense and reason. Your desire is to destroy the country, to close the trade routes and make war on believers….The day when we meet, the birds of the air will not need to look elsewhere for their food. Muhammad Muntaga
There is no room for theocracy in Islam. Pervez Musharraf
There is no possibility of change in Islamic principles, which have not changed in the last 1,400 years. Amir Kahn Mutaqi
We had no intention of disrespecting anyone. It was a totally internal decision based on Islamic principles. Statues and other items that represent living things are forbidden and they will be destroyed. Wakil Ahmad Muttawakil
Islam assigns four things to government: justice, booty, Friday prayer, and jihad. Bernard Lewis
Islamic fundamentalists … had no interest in democracy except as a one-way ticket to power. Bernard Lewis
Muslims have been hating us for centuries …. Bernard Lewis
Turkey alone [among the Moslem nations] has formally enacted the separation of church and the state. Bernard Lewis
We in the West tend to think of a nation subdivided into different religions. Islam sees itself as a religion subdivided into different nations. Bernard Lewis
Moslems are not just a bunch of nuts and whackos .... these are people with whom we are simply out of touch. Anthony Kennedy
As long as I live, I will not allow anybody to lead the country towards secularism. Ali Khamenei
Western governments have completely separated Islam from politics. They have cut off its head and given the rest to us. Ruhollah Khomeini
No one is diminished by the truth, rather does the truth ennoble all. Al Kindi
The West will not deal effectively with Arab terrorism until it understands the Arab mindset. The Arabs are a proud people. They respect strength, even when used against them. They despise weakness. Their religion, Islam, regards Moslems as superior, does not grant equal rights to Christians under Moslem rule, and it is the only religion that glorifies war against unbelievers. Ziad K. Abdelnour
For me, anyone burning the Union Jack, as members of al-Muhajiroun have recently, is inciting hatred. These people are effectively biting the hand that feeds them - something that is not permitted in Islam, and a highly offensive gesture. Nazir Ahmed
Islam was Europe's teacher. From the eighth to the 12th centuries. Nazir Ahmed
We call openly on our brothers, all the mujahideen in Iraq, to kill the Sunni clerics who befriend the Americans, because those clerics are infidel apostates; and to kill every satanic Shiite Ayatollah who befriends the Americans. Abu Abd Al-Rahman Al Najdi
The danger of the Shiite heretics to the region, is not less than the danger of the Jews and the Christians. Sheikh Yousef Al-Ayyiri
If the Shiites in a Sunni-dominated country insisted on practicing their religion openly, then … the Sunni state had no choice but to wage war on them. Abd Al-Rahman Al-Barrak
If the [Sunni] majority gets riled, it will act – a matter that could lead to the complete annihilation of the [Shiite] minority. Safar Al-Hawali
In Islam, if your enemy occupies a small piece of your land, then you have to declare jihad against the enemy. Jihad becomes a must and a religious obligation on all Muslims to go and fight the enemy….The occupation of Palestine shouldn't be dealt with as a regional one but as an Islamic obligation, because occupation of any Islamic land is a violation to the Sovereignty of Islamic world. Ahmed Al-Kufahi
The main reason the Americans have come to Iraq is to put down the Shiite people—to prevent us from setting up a Shiite religious government. Muqtada Al-Sader
Terrorism violates Islam… Islam forbids all forms of injustice, killing without just cause, treachery...hijacking of planes, boats, and other means of transport. Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh
The nation has placed its faith in the precept that all laws should be inspired by actual needs here on earth as a basic fact of national life. Kemal Ataturk
The Islamist struggle for the Heart of Asia has already crossed a major milestone. The Islamists' objective is no longer just an effort to consolidate their hold over the Muslim states of South and Central Asia as well as a struggle for the "liberation" of traditionally contested territories such as Indian Kashmir. The Islamists have launched an offensive on Russian territory. The quintessence of the escalation of the war in Chechnya into a regional struggle is a strategic quest of radical Islam to wrestle the hegemony over the Caucasus from Russia for radical Islam Yossef Bodansky
In the first few centuries of the Islamic era, Islamic theologians sought to meet the challenge this implied, but during the past 500 years critical scholarship has declined, leading to strong resistance to modernity George Carey
Is it possible to have a grown-up debate about the failings of Islam, Christianity and Judaism? And how do you offer criticisms of Islam in particular without appearing - however unintentionally - to back up some very nasty stereotypes and prejudices? George Carey
We look to them [Islamic leaders] to condemn suicide bombers and terrorists who use Islam as a weapon to destabilize and destroy innocent lives. Sadly, apart from a few courageous examples, very few Muslim leaders condemn, clearly and unconditionally, the evil of suicide bombers who kill innocent people. We need to hear outright condemnation of theologies that state that suicide bombers are martyrs and enter a martyr's reward. We need to hear Muslims expressing their outrage and condemning such evil. George Carey
We’d better get Bin Laden. The failure to get Bib Laden fuels Moslem fundamentalism and serves as a recruiting tool for our enemies. Hillary Clinton
Invade their (Moslems) country. Kill their leaders. Convert them to Christianity. Ann Coulter
Our fight with Soviet Communism may turn out just to have been a small diversion from the 1500 year struggle that Islamic Fundamentalism has had with the West. Dinesh D'Souza
When the Lord your God delivers them before you and you defeat them, then you shall utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them and show no favor to them. Book of Deuteronomy
According to the institution of our aforesaid predecessor [See {44664} and {611697}], by the authority of almighty God and by that of St. Peter the chief of the apostles, conceded to us by God, we grant such remission and absolution of sins, that he who shall devoutly begin so sacred a journey and shall accomplish it, or shall die during it, shall obtain absolution for all his sins Eugene III
Despite their claims to be acting in the name of Islam, the groups that instigate suicide bombings have nothing in common with “mainstream Muslims.” Hassan M. Fattah
The dumbest religion, after all, is Islam. Michel Houellebecq
We furthermore excommunicated all those Christians who shall hereafter have anything to do with the Saracens either directly or indirectly, or shall attempt to give them aid in any way so long as the war between them and us shall last Innocent III
We look forward to the necessity of coercion … Thomas Jefferson
Now we hope that none of you will be slain, but we wish you to know that the kingdom of heaven will be given as a reward to those who shall be killed in this war. For the Omnipotent knows that they lost their lives fighting for the truth of the faith, for the preservation of their country,, aid the defense of Christians. And therefore God will give then, the reward which we have named Pope Leo IV
You have modestly expressed a desire to know whether those who have recently died in war, fighting in defence of the church of God and for the preservation of the Christian religion and of the state, or those who may in 'he future fall in the same cause, may obtain indulgence for their sins. We confidently reply that those who, out of love to the Christian religion, shall die in battle fighting bravely against pagans or unbelievers, shall receive eternal life. Pope Leo IV
Theocracy Josephus
Turkey is not right for the EU. Islam is too aggressive a religion. Kurt Krenn
If a ruler is just he must have acquired power properly and used it properly. Bernard Lewis
Only God has rights. People have duties. Bernard Lewis
Throughout the history of the Middle East there is one Moslem principle which comes up again and again: Tyranny is preferable to anarchy. Bernard Lewis
If Muslims commit acts of terror, it is because their countries are weak and incapable of fighting back, of waging formal wars on their enemies. And so terrorism by Muslims is more common than by others. If there are Muslim countries as powerful as their enemies, they would be bombing and rocketing regardless of what is now referred to as collateral damage. Mahathir Mohamad
Do not believe a creature against his creator. Muhammad
The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; Muhammad
And concerning their saying, 'We killed the Messiah Jesus son of Mary, Allah's Messenger.' They killed him not, nor crucified, but it appeared so to them. Indeed those who disagree concerning it are in doubt about it. They have no (true) knowledge about it except that they follow conjecture. Surely, they did not kill him. But Allah did take him up unto Himself. Allah is ever Mighty, Wise. Muhammad
You are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Muhammad
a nation would not profit under a woman as its leader Muhammad
Ibrahim (Abraham) was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was a true Muslim Hanifa (Islamic Monotheism) - to worship none but Allah Alone Muhammad
if there be a hundred of you who are steadfast, they shall overcome two hundred; and if there be a thousand of you, they shall overcome two thousand by the command of ALLAH. And ALLAH is with those who are steadfast. Muhammad
No nation can anticipate its term, nor delay it. Muhammad
Take not as advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, friends, etc. those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, Christians, and hypocrites) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. Muhammad
Those who make war unjustly shall perish Muhammad
Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Koran and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikûn [criminals, polytheists, etc.] will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures. Muhammad
The Franks are void of all zeal and jealousy. One of them may be walking along with his wife. He meets another man who takes the wife by the hand and steps aside to converse with her while the husband is standing on one side waiting for his wife to conclude the conversation. If she lingers too long for him, he leaves her alone with the conversant and goes away. Usmah Ibn Munqidh
The War on Terror is really a war on Radical Islam. Daniel Pipes
The American Commander, with a small force, and in a short space of time, has done more for the cause of Christianity than the most powerful nations of Christendom have done for ages! Pius VII
Despite all the conspiracies, Jerusalem and Palestine from the River to the Sea will remain Islamic until judgment day. Ikrama Sabri
I appeal to you, on this night that is ushering in the holy month of Ramadan, to be generous and give plenty to keep the light in the houses of our martyrs burning.  We have boxes here that say “Help us, help the Aqsa cause, Islamic Association for Palestine!” We want you to fill those boxes. There is no better charity than to pay for the family of a martyr Jamal Said
There is no question but … science is the weakest in the lands of Islam. The dangers of this weakness cannot be overemphasized since honorable survival of a society depends directly on strength in science and technology … Abdus Salam
The government is so brave that it dares to arrest, capture and punish Muslim leaders and activists. But officials do not have the courage to capture those engaged in corruption or the gambling mafia, who, destroy the country's moral structure Habib Mohammed Rizieq Shihab
Nothing can be achieved without sacrificing blood. The Jews will meet their end at our hands Tariq Suweidan
Brothers in Islam! We now have the enemy in front of us and the deep sea behind us. We cannot return to our homes, because we have burnt our boats. We shall now either defeat the enemy and win or die a coward's death by drowning in the sea. Who will follow me? Tariq ibn Ziyad
No one spoke of hatred of the Russians. The feeling experienced by all the Chechens, from the youngest to the oldest, was stronger than hate. It was not hatred, for they did not regard those Russian dogs as human beings, but it was such repulsion, disgust, and perplexity at the senseless cruelty of these creatures, that the desire to exterminate them — like the desire to exterminate rats, poisonous spiders, or wolves — was as natural an instinct as that of self-preservation Leo Tolstoy
My obedience is not to the law but to the Great Creator. Imran Waheed
There is Islam in politics in the Moslem world. Joseph C. Wilson
The Arab League has made opposition to Israel the only common goal of its otherwise quarrelsome membership. Ruth Wisse
We are all Jews now. James Woolsey
The islamo-fascists see Israel as the appetizer. We are the main course. Frank Gaffney
I feel smothered as I suffer at being governed by uneducated and ignorant leaders. Hichem Djait
I feel humiliated to belong to a state with no outlook for the future nor ambition, a state that is authoritarian if not despotic, in which there is neither science nor reason….This state holds me back. Hichem Djait
This Flag of the Crescent and Star Leads the way to progress and perfection Interpreter of our past, glory of our present Inspiration of our future Symbol of Almighty's protection Abul Asar Hafeez Jullundhri
Power belongs only to God. Kharijites
The trouble with Islam is that lives are small and lies are big. Irshad Manji
We Muslims are conspiring against ourselves. We’re in crisis and we’re dragging the rest of the world with us. If ever there was a moment for Islamic reformation, it is now. Irshad Manji
As both Christianity and Judaism have done, Islam can not only survive but thrive in a secular state. Once disassociated from coercive power, it will witness a renewal of spirituality….The secular state has not killed religion; rather, it has put a brake on the state’s manipulation of religion. It took three centuries of efforts by many European philosophers and several revolutions for this fundamental nuance to be developed, accepted, and made understandable to the masses. Fatima Mernissi
Like the government, Arab businessmen fear democracy and the possibility that their workers might be transformed into responsible citizens who might demand their rights. Fatima Mernissi
The history of Islam’s leaders is a sorry tale of one political assassination after another … Fatima Mernissi
The egotistical Mohammed, to serve his own ends, revised history to discredit known events in order to unite the descendants of Hagar, a slave, who bore Abram his son Ishmael; a child who was not to be of the covenant. In a sense Mohammed was the forerunner of the Protestant pick-and-choose mentality that is now running rampant even in the Catholic Church David Trosch
We want a non-Islamic government that is respectful of Islam, We will not be Turkey. The Turkish Republic is offensive to the idea of Islam. Sheikh Muhammad Al-Haqqani
Mother of my son, be hopeful and patient. We will meet in heaven. I will die for my nation to live. I will be alive in heaven. Just one push on the trigger and I’m over, Thus disfiguring the face of the enemies. May the faces of those who don’t fear God be disfigured, The faces of those who don’t defend Him. Azmiray Al-Maarek
...The blood from the right chamber of the heart must arrive at the left chamber but there is no direct pathway between them. The thick septum of the heart is not perforated and does not have visible pores as some people thought or invisible pores as Galen thought. The blood from the right chamber must flow through the vena arteriosa (pulmonary artery) to the lungs, spread through its substances, be mingled there with air, pass through the arteria venosa (pulmonary vein) to reach the left chamber of the heart and there form the vital spirit. Ibn Al-Nafis
In this mosque also there are a great many students who never leave it, occupying themselves unremittingly in prayer and recitation of the Koran . . . The townsfolk supply their needs of food and clothing, although students never beg for anything of the kind from them Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta
The people of Shirza are distinguished by piety, sound religion, and purity of manners, especially the women. These wear boots, and when out of doors are swathed in mantles and head-veils, so that no part of them is to be seen …. One of their strange customs is that they meet in the principal mosque every Monday, Thursday and Friday... sometimes one or two thousand of them... I have never seen in any land an assembly of women in such numbers Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta
The variety and expenditure of the religious charities at Damascus are beyond computation. There are charities in aid of persons who cannot undertake the pilgrimage to Mecca, out of which are paid the expenses of those who go in their stead. There are other charities for supplying wedding outfits to girls whose families are unable to provide them, and others for the freeing of prisoners. There are charities for travelers, out of the revenues of which they are given food, clothing, and the expenses of conveyance to their countries. Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta
People have a right to say what they want without being killed. These Islamic groups have to be stopped. I just can't sit down and do nothing. Nasim Rahnama
Islamic societies may produce their own flavor of democracy, just as Christian concepts were reinterpreted to permit democracy over a long period of time Barry Rubin
Tragically however, even the adherents of Islam present it as a threat to international peace by promoting terrorism in the name of God and in the name of the Holy Prophet (sa) of Islam, who was a living paragon of peace. If the West presents Islam as a religion of terror and denial of fundamental human rights, the fault is not entirely theirs. It is largely shared, to say the least, by the clergy of various Muslim denominations. Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad
Let all-our friends, governors, financial and taxation officials and all the other servants and employees of the empire according to their different states and several ranks who read this, or to whom this is read, take cognizance of this order and command of the Commander of the Faithful and act accordingly and in conformity with it, if God wills. Written in Muharram, the year Four hundred and Fifteen. May God bless our ancestor Muhammad, the seal of the prophets and lord of the messengers, and his pure family, the right-guided Imams, and give them peace. God is sufficient for us; how excellent a Keeper is He. az-Zahir
I fear no one; beg from no one except my God to whom I submit and from whom I receive all bounties. My Prophet is my grandfather; my Imam is my father and my religion is sincerity and justice Al-Hakim; Al-Mansur Abu Ali
The dai (famous professor) gave many lectures in the Palace, lecturing separately to the adepts, the members of the court, the common people and strangers. To women, he lectured in the Jam-i Azhar, where a separate chamber was allotted to the women of the court Al-Musabbihi
No Muslim should intrude into the faith of other Muslims, and no person should oppose the beliefs of his friends…. God says, "O believers! you are accountable for none but yourselves; he that goes astray cannot harm you if you are on the right path…” Al-Hakim; Al-Mansur Abu Ali
Singers and dancers are not allowed to perform in Egypt. Al-Hakim; Al-Mansur Abu Ali
Women may not go out of their homes at night Unveiled women may not follow a funeral nor may they tear their clothes Al-Hakim; Al-Mansur Abu Ali
Nudity in public baths is henceforth prohibited. Towels must be worn around the waist. Al-Hakim; Al-Mansur Abu Ali
Dignity and plenty instead of humility and poverty. Amir Ullaqah
O people, surely God has made us superior by the word of Imamate. He has eternalized it in us, so that it may last until the day of doom. The one of us receives it from the other and the son inherits it from the father. This is the bounty of God, He gives it to whomever He wishes Al-Hakim; Al-Mansur Abu Ali
Barjawan was my slave and I employed him. He acted in good faith, and I treated him favourably. Then he misbehaved, so I killed him. Al-Hakim; Al-Mansur Abu Ali
Against those of your women who commit adultery, call witnesses four in number from among yourselves; and if these bear witness, then keep the women in houses until death release them Muhammed
He it is who has sent His messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth, so that he may cause it to prevail over all religion, however much the idolaters may hate it Muhammed
Yassar Arafat is sitting on the corpses and destruction of the Palestinians at a time when they are desperately in need of a new mentality. Mohammad Dahlan
I wish that the television would show the long shot. They show you an angry mob violently protesting. But if you look at a long shot, you see that it is 10 idiots in a parking lot. Salmon Rushde
In order to have peace in the Middle East both sides are going to have to put away history and make a leap of faith. Marwan al-Muasher
I have always wondered why the Muslim world is in the eye of virtually every storm, in my lifetime at least? Husain Haqqani
There is a Christian I am fighting against. I want to bring about an environment where all are Islamic because our people are lost. Abubakar Godana Harugura
If Americans are occupiers, then I and my descendants would die resisting you. Anonymous
I am sorry to tell you, Afghanistan is still chained in the fetters of the fundamentalist warlords. How can we talk about democracy when our legislative, judicial, and executive bodies are infected with the viruses of fundamentalism? Malali Joya
Political activity of political parties shall not be based on any religious background or foundation. Egypt
Not any Palestine man or Egypt man feels that Jews who come from the outside have the right to stay in Palestine. At the same time, the Palestinian people on the outside cannot have a grave to bury in. This is not religion. Seif Al-Islam
The day must come when the rule of law replaces emergency decrees an when the independent judiciary replace arbitrary justice. Condoleeza Rice
Throughout the past century, the Bahais of Iran have been persecuted. With the triumph of the Islamic revolution in 1979, this persecution has been systematized. More than 200 Bahai have been executed or killed, hundreds more have been imprisoned, and tens of thousands have been deprived of jobs, pensions, businesses, and educational opportunities. All national and local Bahai administrative institutions have been banned by the Government, and Bahai holy places, cemeteries, and community properties have been confiscated, vandalized, or destroyed. Bahai International Community
Is it worth the sacrifice so that little girls can go to school? Or are we simply doing the bidding of the neo-imperialist Americans? Why can’t we bring the soldiers home and just build the schools? Margaret Wente
We shall now cease using the eloquent language (Arabic) …. We would fain speak in the Persian tongue that perchance the people of Persia, one and all, may become aware of the utterances of the merciful Lord, and come forth to discover the Truth. Bahaullah; Husayn Ali Nuri
What did it profit thee, and such as are like thee, to slay, year after year, so many of the oppressed, and to inflict upon them manifold afflictions, when they have increased a hundredfold . . . His [God's] Cause transcends any and every plan ye devise …. Know this much: Were all the governments on earth to unite and take My life and the lives of all who bear this Name [Bahai], this Divine Fire would never be quenched. Bahaullah; Husayn Ali Nuri
In comparing high conflict Moslems with the rest of the Moslem population, we find that the high conflict individuals attend mosque worship service far less. Dalia Mogahed
...I became more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and his own mission. These, and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every trouble Mohandas K. Gandhi
The impact of the invaders from the north-west and of Islam on India had been considerable. It had pointed out and shone up the abuses that had crept into Hindu society - the petrification of caste, untouchability, exclusiveness carried to fantastic lengths. Jawaharlal Nehru
The conquering army burnt villages, devastated the land, plundered people’s wealth, took Brahmins and children and women of all classes captive, flogged with thongs of raw hide, carried a moving prison with it, and converted the prisoners into obsequious slaves. Padmanabha
The historical phase of India began with the Muslim invasion. Muslims were India's first historians. Gustave Le Bon
The Mohammadan conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. It is a discouraging tale, for its evident moral is that civilization is a precarious thing, whose delicate complex of order and liberty, culture and peace may at any time be overthrown by barbarians invading from without or multiplying within. Will Durant
I was involved in an extreme or radical religious path from 1984-1989. I carried knives in the name of religious conflict. In point of fact, I felt something missing with the function of religion. I came to question whether Islam had truly commanded me to be exclusive and to isolate myself from other communities. There was a battle inside me…. I left that extremist group since it was impossible for me to survive in an exclusive community. Because Islam supports civilization, it should work for the betterment of human life. On the contrary, religious extremism and intolerance will destroy human civilization. Munir; Munir Said Thalib
Islam does not command us to fight against other religions but against oppression and poverty. Munir; Munir Said Thalib
Extremism is born when the social-political situation creates pressure which threatens the community. However, there are religious justifications for political pressure. People legitimize the use of (Koranic) verses that Jews and Christians will always be the enemy of Islam. People use such verses without looking at the historical context of the verses. They always use it as if the enmity with Jews and Christian is permanent. Munir Said Thalib; Munir
Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe – without swords, without guns, without conquests. The fifty million Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades. Europe is in a predicament, and so is America. They should agree to become Islamic in the course of time, or else declare war on the Muslims. Muammar Qaddafi
The Arab people gained a large slice of the planet. Not thanks to its skills or its great virtues, but because it conquered and murdered and forced those it conquered to convert during many generations. But in the end the Arabs have 22 states. The Jewish people did not have even one state. Benny Morris
There is a deep problem in Islam. It’s a world whose values are different. A world in which human life doesn't have the same value as it does in the West, in which freedom, democracy, openness and creativity are alien. A world that makes those who are not part of the camp of Islam fair game. Revenge is also important here. Revenge plays a central part in the Arab tribal culture. Therefore, the people we are fighting and the society that sends them have no moral inhibitions. If it obtains chemical or biological or atomic weapons, it will use them. If it is able, it will also commit genocide. Benny Morris
We came to a region that was inhabited by Arabs, and we set up a Jewish state. In many places, we purchased the land from Arabs and set up Jewish villages where there had once been Arab villages. You don't even know the names of the previous Arab villages and I don't blame you, because those geography books aren't around anymore. Not only the books, the villages aren't around... Moshe Dayan
Arab nationalism is not a theory but the source of all theories Michel Aflaq
Nationalism is spiritual and all-embracing, in the sense that it opens its arms to and spreads its wings over all those who have shared with the Arabs their history and have lived in the environment of their language and culture for generations, so that they have become Arab in thought and feeling. There is no fear that nationalism will clash with religion, for, like religion, it flows from the heart and issues from the will of God; they walk arm in arm, supporting each other, especially when religion represents the genius of the nationality and is in harmony with its nature. Michel Aflaq
Communism is Western, and alien to everything Arab, having absolutely no connection to Arab history, intellectual traditions, and way of life in either the past or the present Michel Aflaq
A day will come when the nationalists will find themselves the only defenders of Islam. They will have to give a special meaning to it if they want the Arab nation to have a good reason for survival. Michel Aflaq
Saddam is a war criminal and there are no two people who can argue over this Muqtada Al-Sader
I seek the spread of freedom and democracy in the way that satisfies God. Americans have planned and paved the ways for a long time, but it is God who is the real planner -- and the proof of this is the fall of the American twin towers ... a miracle from God. Muqtada Al-Sader
The Nobel Prize is very important in all domains; it is obvious that every Iranian must be proud to know that another Iranian, especially an Iranian woman, got this Prize. Mohammed Khatami
The Nobel Peace Prize is not very important, the ones that count are the scientific and literary prizes Mohammed Khatami
The prosperity and advancement of a nation depend upon its intelligentsia, and Muslim India is looking forward to her young generation and education classes to give a bold lead for our guidance and a brilliant record of historical achievements and traditions… Muhammad Ali Jinnah
No nation can ever be worthy of its existence that cannot take its women along with the men. No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men. There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Traditional Moslems have much the same outlook as traditional Jews and traditional Christians. On the other hand, radical Islam has been gaining ground…. Islam has been around for more than a millennium and radical Islam has only been around for a couple of hundred years. Dinesh D'Souza
No Muslim country is going the way of Turkey. Even Turkey has stopped going the way of Turkey. Dinesh D'Souza
You can’t negotiate with them. You can’t buy them off. They want a change of the world. The only way to defeat the Islamic Fundamentalist terrorists is to persuade them to abandon their effort…. It must be an intellectual victory. Paul Berman
I do not want an Islam in France. I want an Islam of France. ….If you want your male relatives to tell your female relatives what they may or may not do, you should not come here. If you don’t want your wife to be looked at by other men, then you don’t belong here. Nicolas Sarkozy
People in the Middle East do not hate us for our freedom. They do not hate us for our lifestyle. They hate us because we have spent many years attempting to force them to emulate our lifestyle. Michael Badnarik
No more wars, no more bloodshed, and no more threats. Menachem Begin
Human rights -- especially those of non-Moslems or non-Arabs -- simply do not have the same absolute value that they do in the West. Meir Kahane
it is not decency or goodness or gentleness that impresses the Middle East, but strength. Meir Kahane
We have identified over two dozen Americans who have converted to Islam and then have participated in Jihadist terrorist activities. Steven Emerson
The Unites States has been used by two kinds of radical Islamic jihadists: Those that are organizing terrorism and attacks and those who raise money and give a wider presence to terrorist jihadist organizations. Steven Emerson
After 9-11, we found that there were organizations throughout the country who under the guise of Islamic charities have raised tens of millions of dollars for Islamic terrorist organizations. They use the non-profit status to shield themselves from prosecution. Steven Emerson
When we say "innocent people" we mean "Muslims". As far as non-Muslims are concerned, they have not accepted Islam. As far as we are concerned, that is a crime against God. Anjem Choudary
I don't think Muslims can co-operate with police. Anjem Choudary
The Qur'an is explicit in making Israeli aggressors and occupiers legitimate targets for Muslims wherever they may be. … if you support Israel financially, verbally or physically you will become part of the conflict. Anjem Choudary
Whoever insults the message of Mohammed is going to be subject to capital punishment. I am here to have a peaceful demonstration. But there may be people in Italy or other parts of the world who would carry that out. I think that warning needs to be understood by all people who want to insult Islam and want to insult the prophet of Islam. Anjem Choudary
Pope go to Hell Jesus is the slave of Allah May Allah curse the Pope Islam Will Conquer Rome Anonymous
Any terrorism act perpetrated by Muslims is condemnable… it goes against the teaching of Islam, the Koran and the teachings of the prophet. There is no justification whatever for these acts. That is the view of the main body of Muslims worldwide. Musleh Faradhi
The Muslim community here does feel under siege. Shahid Malik
Allah has given men control over women. Anjem Choudary
We must not antagonize everyone. We must win their hearts and minds. We must win them to our side, not by begging for help from them, but by the honorable way that we struggle to help ourselves. We must not strengthen the enemy by pushing everyone into their camps through irresponsible and un-Islamic acts Mohamad Mahathir
You rarely hear women crying in Grozney. They have cried their eyes out long ago. Anna Politkovskaya
We need to do a very professional and robust job of advising the Iraqi military. I mean robust with a complete staff to advise the Iraqi battalion as professionally as possible. Then I want to equip them very well---just like we are. Not with the second class equipment we give them…. And I would jump-start the economy … do what FDR did, employ the youth with a CCC type organization…. Then give each Iraqi citizen a portion of the oil revenue personally, just like we do in Alaska. Separate the regional government into 3 areas, Shiite, Sunni and Kurd… If we don’t do that we are finished. Jay Garner
For months people have been begging me to come here for this Kamikaze operation. We will die well. The fact that we are taking a role in a great moment is history is a great honor. Movsar Barayev
Sharia: The Future for UK Sharia: The Only Solution. Anonymous
Palestinian terrorism is in part not national at all, but religious. Therefore, granting national satisfaction will not solve the problem of this terrorism. Dov Weisglass
Moderate Islam seeks balance between intellect and the heart, between religion and the world, between spirituality and materialism and between individualism and the group Yusuf al Qaradawi
Extremism destroyed those before you. Muhammad
Free integral elections should be guaranteed, where values of justice and rule of law also prevail. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
It is an obligation not to help the enemies of Islam by buying their goods. To buy their goods is to support tyranny, oppression and aggression. Buying goods from them will strengthen them; our duty is to make them as weak as we can. Our obligation is to strengthen our resisting brothers in the Sacred Land as much as we can. If we cannot strengthen the brothers, we have a duty to make the enemy weak. If their weakness cannot be achieved except by boycott, we must boycott them. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
The Muslim world needs democracy. It wants democracy. But it should be real democracy and not just democracy by name only... Democracy has done some good things. It has saved humanity from despots and dictators who act like gods. The details should be left to the people. Let them decide for themselves Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
When the enemy assaults a given Muslim territory, it becomes incumbent on all its residents to fight against them to the extent that a woman should go out even without the consent of her husband. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
Now that Washington once again has a tangible adversary -- variously described as ‘freedom-hating terrorists,’ ‘Salafist jihadis,’ or ‘Islamofascists’ -- U.S. leaders have convinced the American public that foreign policy is an ‘us-versus-them’ contact sport in which the primary tactics are military and coercive Chester A. Crocker
Dreams have a vise-like grip on the people of Islam. We never grasped that it was more useful to let our Muslims dream than to build them schools, hospitals and factories. Jean Larteguy
There will be roughly 80 million people with a grievance who will be looking for me. I do not want them to find me. Cyril John Radcliffe
We consider anti-Semitism as a crime against humanity. At the same time we must consider Islamaphobia as a crime against humanity. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
I do not believe in a clash of civilizations in this world. As Turkey we are in an ideal position to be a bridge….We have been able to show that a Moslem country can have a strong democracy…. We have to have a common platform to fight against terrorism. All terrorists are bad no matter what religion the come from. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
A headscarf cannot be a political symbol…. If all political parties allowed women to wear a headscarf if they wanted, there would be no political symbol …. A woman who covers her head does so because of her beliefs not because of politics. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
You must face the bloodbath and accept it. Mohandas K. Gandhi
We do not have any homosexuals in Iran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The city and the buildings are mine; but I resign to your valor the captives and the spoil, the treasures of gold and beauty ; be rich and be happy. Mehmed II
The religious establishment (of Saudi Arabia) makes sure that millions of Islamic books are translated into other languages each year, but very few books are translated into Arabic. Lawrence Wright
Educational systems of atheist nations and civilizations cannot be like the systems of a believing nation. This country represents the power of Islam. . . . Any attempt to change this status will be vehemently opposed. Saalih Ibn Humayd
Newspapers are a surprisingly good business in a country (Saudi Arabia) where the truth is so carefully guarded. Members of the royal family, Al Saud, are obsessively concerned about their image; they own or control most of the Saudi press, which dominates the Arab world. Within the kingdom, there are more than a dozen papers on the newsstands every morning. The most authoritative of them, and the most progressive, … are owned by Saudi princes but published in London. They are constrained by the same taboos that cripple all Saudi publications, however: nothing provocative can be said about Islam, the kingdom’s official religion; the government, which is effectively led by Crown Prince Abdullah; or the royal family, which is headed by King Fahd. Lawrence Wright
Martyrs don’t have to wait for the judgment day. They go straight to heaven. Bruce B. Lawrence
If those are not your values, if you want a country which has Sharia law or a theocratic state, then Australia is not for you Peter Costello
I can find for you in any holy book, the Koran, the Bible, violent prescriptions. Boaz Ganor
Thoughts of the President have to be in line with the thoughts of the Supreme Leader. Ahmad Jannati
It's appropriate that all individuals in the country be given the choice from various political tendencies;, .d. Iran;, .d. democracy;, .d. opposition;, .d. elections;, .d. theocracy;, .d. religion;, .d. Moslems;, .d. Islam;, .d. voting;, It's appropriate that all individuals in the country be given the choice from various political tendencies Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei
The young Iranian people are seeking to fulfill their material needs, but they are also trying to realize some great aspirations and ideals such as the administration of social justice and the elimination of corruption, poverty and retardation from society. These ideals and objectives, which have emerged from Islamic teachings and precepts, will pave the way for opening a new chapter in the history of the Iranian nation. Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei
How can one ignore the role of Islamic culture in European civilization? Edgar Morin
With the fundamentalist Islamic fanatics of today, there is no dialogue possible either, because for them all others are “infidel dogs”. As soon as the Other becomes a wrongdoer or an infidel, dialogue becomes impossible. Edgar Morin
No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. Muhammed
Why don’t you become a Moslem? Muammar Qaddafi
The unbelievers, idolaters, and others like them must be hated and despised …. We must stay away from them and keep barriers between us and them. Anonymous
Rationalism came to Islam pretty early and was rejected pretty early, and it was under the influence of Greek philosophy that it came Khaled Ahmed
The great danger to my mind is Pakistan's inability to control its population. Of course, it's very difficult for the Muslims to have contraception, but if they put their mind to it, I think it's quite possible. It is only the radical Islamist man who actually opposes it, but there is a lot of evidence in Islamic thinking that you can actually have contraception, and prevent your population from breaking all bounds Khaled Ahmed
We have gone back to some kind of medieval orthodoxy. Muslim societies all over the world are seen going back to what we think are the origins. At the same time, the clergy has become very vocal and very angry. There is that sense of utopia, because orthodoxy is literalist; they want to go back to a period of what they call Sharia, the way the prophet lived, the way the prophet ruled. There is also a resistance to separate religion and the state. Therefore, there is an Islamic utopia that the Muslims wish to achieve Khaled Ahmed
The different types of marriage available in our law - customary marriage, marriage under the ordinance, marriage under Islamic law - have resulted in considerable gender inequality as women have less power to negotiate and insist on the type of legal regime under which they would like to be married Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists are Muslims! …. Our terrorist sons are an end-product of our corrupted culture. Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed
Her paternal cousin can cut her braid. Arab Proverb
Just as livestock is property, so women are property And livestock brings blame to its owner. Arab Proverb
Green Flags are flying throughout the city, marking high moral and strong Islamic spirit, and Mujahedin are seen praying in groups on the charred streets of Muslim Grozny. Many held their Qur'an along with their personal weapons. The words of Allah-hu-Akbar in Arabic are seen written in some visible areas by some Mujahedin arriving from other countries. Several Mujahedin of the Martyrdom unit wore distinct black bands around their heads, they vowed resistance to the end Armed Islamic Movement
Mujahedin from around the world have been arriving at the Caucasus area to join with their brethren in the fight of the aggressor occupying forces of the Russian forces who came to subjugate Muslim Caucasia under their Christian Orthodox rule. Armed Islamic Movement
The Caucasus area does not belong to Russia, it belongs to its Muslim people from the Black to the Caspian sea. The area was savagely suppressed and occupied by criminal Russia about 150 years ago, now is the time for every Muslim to share the reward of freeing the land of the free, Caucasia. Armed Islamic Movement
showed Muslims as monsters who are fed by the blood of children and the pain of their families. If all the enemies of Islam united together and decided to harm it ... they wouldn't have ruined and harmed its image as much as the sons of Islam have done by their stupidity, miscalculations, and misunderstanding of the nature of this age. Ahmed Bahgat
additional pressure on Moscow will only increase. Determined to consolidate their control over the strategically and economically crucial Caucasus, the Islamists and their sponsoring states have already resolved to escalate their terroristic Jihad to achieve what no negotiations can deliver. And herein lies the quintessence of the grim prospects for the Caucasus. Yossef Bodansky
As the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion …. The United States is not a Christian nation any more than it is a Jewish or a Mohammedan nation. John Adams
In our religion women are as men. Bahaullah; Husayn Ali Nuri
Do not concern yourself with politics and the world; your job is to connect the hearts to God. Bahaullah; Husayn Ali Nuri
The question of settling divorce should be in the hands of the wiser party, and that is men. Men are wise, which is why they do not have to go to court. Islamic law would consider the wise wife an exception, and you cannot generalize an exception. Ayman Amin Shash
The State shall guarantee coordination between a woman’s duties toward her family and her work in the society, considering her equal to man in the political, social, cultural and economic spheres without detriment to the rules of Islamic jurisprudence Egypt
All Kabul males were given just six weeks to grow a full beard, even though some of the ethnic groups - the Hazaras, for instance - have limited beard growth. More, beards could not be trimmed shorter than a man’s fist. The religious police stood at street corners with scissors cutting off long hair and often beating culprits. Men had to wear their salwars above the ankle and everyone had to say his/her prayers five times a day. All conceivable forms of entertainment were strictly taboo: movies, TV, video, music, dance. Even, kite flying! "Nawroz", the traditional Afghan New Year celebrations, were declared un-Islamic. Nobody was allowed to hang paintings, portraits or photographs in their homes. The tragic truth is that the very idea of culture was alien to the Taliban. Parshotam Mehra
Heading a ferocious army, he blazed through Asia in the closing decades of the 14th century, razing cities to the ground, mercilessly torturing their inhabitants and ruthlessly decapitating his enemies…. Temur was no infidel, for Islam governed his military career. And the crescent always surmounted his royal standard. More, all his conquests were prosecuted under its banner. That Islam and wholesale slaughter were incompatible bedfellows was beside the point. So were Christian faith and the Crusaders! Parshotam Mehra
Muslims are gradually being excluded from the official positions altogether …. any answer for their degeneracy is one of the results of our political ignorance and neglect William Wilson Hunter
Are the Indian Musalmans bound by their religion to rebel against the Queen? Richard Southwell Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo
The truth is that our system of public instruction, which has awakened the Hindus from the sleep of centuries and quickened their inert masses with some of the noble impulses of a nation is opposed to the tradition, unsuited to the requirements, and hateful to the religion of the Musalmans [Moslems] William Wilson Hunter
Educate, educate, educate! Sayyid Ahmad Khan
Any nation wishing to promote national education could not expect to achieve its aims until it took it control of education in its own hands Sayyid Ahmad Khan
Muslims are bound to know all the tenets of their religion, to discuss them and to regulate their lives accordingly. Therefore, a purely secular education without religious instructions would be like a body without soul. Sayyid Ahmad Khan
Jihad has tremendously affected Pakistani society. With increasing poverty, most people have very little to do with their lives. In this uneducated society, they have found a solution - an irrational solution - to their problems. They don't want to labor to find better solutions. They think if they wage jihad all their problems will be solved. It is very interesting: all their problems are worldly, and the solution is spiritual. But when they join jihad, they forget about their worldly problems. The Kalashnikov in their hands gives them respect, power and raison d'etre. Somebody who has nothing in life and nothing to lose, who has been for many years idling away his time in the streets of a Pakistani village, suddenly finds a cause to live for in a jihadi camp. Arif Jamal
The Holy Scriptures say that jihad will continue till the Day of Judgment. This means that the mujahideen will not revert to ordinary life. You cannot simply abandon jihad. Once you get training to wage jihad, and you wage jihad, you only change locations, but you have to continue the struggle…. The end justifies the means. When you start jihad, it starts dominating you, because it gives you power over the rest of the world. All other things become subordinated to jihad. Even the concept of Islam boils down to jihad for the mujahideen. All other Islamic concepts - even when they are important - they become subordinated to jihad. Jihad becomes the ultimate end even for the Islamic belief system. These mujahideen ignore many, many important Islamic concepts Arif Jamal
Prophet Muhammad also offered a lot of incentives for those who would wage jihad in their lives. The mujahideen were assured of entering Paradise before the first drop of their blood fell to earth. The Holy Scriptures of Islam also say that houris--beautiful virgins of the Koranic Paradise--come down to Earth to take the spirit of the mujahid who is about to die before the first drop of his blood falls to earth. The martyrs are promised 72 houris in Paradise. These houris are more beautiful than all the beauties of the world combined. I have studied more than 600 wills of Pakistani mujahideen who were fighting in Kashmir. There is hardly any will that escapes this concept. All the mujahideen have mentioned the houris as an important incentive for waging jihad. The Paradise with houris is the prime objective of these mujahideen. Arif Jamal
In consequence, and as the zeal and sagacity by which thou art characterized, as likewise the experience and knowledge which thou hast acquired in the affairs of Egypt during the long space of time that thou hast held the post of Governor of Egypt, give reason to believe that thou hast acquired a title to the favour and to the confidence which I may grant to thee, that is to say, that thou wilt be sensible of their full extent, and all the gratitude which thou shouldst have for them, that thou wilt apply thyself to cause these feelings to descend to thy sons and thy nephews, I grant unto thee the Government of Egypt within its ancient boundaries, such as they are to be found in the map which is sent unto thee by my Grand Vizier now in office, … together with the additional privilege of hereditary succession Abdulmecid I
We don't have anything against Muslims. But we don't want minarets. The minaret is a symbol of a political and aggressive Islam; it's a symbol of Islamic law. The minute you have minarets in Europe, it means Islam will have taken over. Oskar Freysinger
It is forbidden to the tolerated peoples living on Muslim territory to clothe themselves in the same manner as the chiefs, the scholars, and the nobles. They should not be allowed to clothe themselves in costly fabrics which have been cut in the modes which are forbidden to them, in order that they may not offend the sensibilities of poor Muslims and in order that their faith in their religion should not be shaken by this. Muhammad Al-Ramli
It is no longer permitted them [Christians and Jews] to put themselves, with respect to their houses, on an equal footing with the dwellings of their Muslim neighbors, and still less to build their buildings higher. If they are of the same height, or higher, it is incumbent upon us to pull them down to a size a little less than the houses of the true believers. This conforms to the word of the Prophet: 'Islam rules, and nothing shall raise itself above it.' This is also in order to hinder them from knowing where our weak spots are and in order to make a distinction between their dwellings and ours…. They should not be permitted to employ mounts like the Muslims. They must use neither saddles, nor iron-stirrups, in order to be distinguished from the true believers. They must under no circumstance ride horses because of the noble character of this animal …. They shall only walk single-file, and in narrow lanes they must withdraw even more into the most cramped part of the road. Hassan Al Kafrawi
One hour of justice is worth more than sixty years of ritual. Islamic Saying
Surely God will never give preeminence to unbelievers over the true believers. Muhammad
Know Islam, Know Terror; No Islam, No Terror Anonymous
Prophets are in Paradise, martyrs are in Paradise Muhammad
During the battle of Uhud, Muhammad was desperate to push men into battle. He promised paradise for those who would martyr themselves, prompting a young man who was eating dates to throw them away and rush to his death. Book of Muslim
There is the type of man who gives his life to earn the pleasure of Allah... Muhammad
It is prohibited to exercise any form of compulsion on man or to exploit his poverty or ignorance in order to convert him to another religion or to atheism. Organization of the Islamic Conference
Compared with the safety of my sons, my brother and our women,, the loss of the rest meant little to me, except for my books. There had been 4,000 fine volumes on board, and their destruction has been a cruel loss to me for the rest of my life. Usmah Ibn Munqidh
The religious people in Saudi Arabia are very powerful and don't allow anyone to step on their toes. Ibrahim Nawar
Clergymen should not get involved with politics. Ali Sistani
Christianity's hundreds of years of crusades against Islam, pogroms against Jews, and inquisitions against heretics, was the desire to expunge heterodoxy and 'infidelity', or at least to effect forcible compliance with prevailing orthodoxy. Islam's various jihads and fatwahs had and have the same aim, and it spread half way around the world by conquest and the sword….It is only where religion is on the back foot, reduced to a minority practice, with an insecure tenure in society, that it presents itself as essentially peaceful and charitable. Anthony C. Grayling
The real problem is that Saudi Arabia is bogged down by deep-rooted Islamic extremism in most schools and mosques, which have become breeding grounds for terrorists. We cannot solve the terrorism problem as long as it is endemic to our educational and religious institutions. . Mansour Al-Nogaidan
I do not want to see any more articles criticizing Wahhabism or Ibn Taimaya. Nayef Ibn Abdul Aziz Al-Saud
Religious laws should be interpreted according to this era's circumstances … Benefit from the modern laws of other nations and cultures Ali Husaini Sistani
I would like to regard the Inquisition as an aberration as far as Christian history is concerned. And I think the Taliban would be an aberration as far as contemporary Muslim civilization is concerned Chandra Muzaffar
We will sacrifice our blood! Anonymous
Islam never allows a Muslim to kill the innocent and the helpless. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
On the Hour of Judgment, the Muslims will fight the Jews and kill them. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
Muslims will not be victorious by nationalism, and not by monarchy, and not by democracy, and not by Marxism -- They will only be victorious by Islam. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
Terrorize your enemy! Muqtada Al-Sader
The count of Gilles with the remaining Franks, made an attack upon them [the Saracens] and killed an innumerable multitude. All the others fled in confusion. Our men moreover, returning in victory and bearing many heads fixed upon pikes and spears, furnished a joyful spectacle for the people of God. Anselme of Ribemont
There is only one way to liberate Palestine and Al-Aqsa, and that is the fighting, that is the Jihad, that is the slaughtering, that is the butchering…call it dialogue. Mohammad abu Faris
The Saracens … since they hold the temple in great veneration, may come there as often as they choose in the character of pilgrims, to worship according to their custom, and … we shall henceforth permit them to come, however, only as many as we may choose to allow, and without arms, nor are they to dwell in the city, but outside, and as soon as they have paid their devotions they are to depart. Frederick II
Who so ever kills a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he has killed all mankind, and who so ever saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind Muhammed
When Arabs invaded Northeastern Africa in the 7th century A.D., in the name of Islam, this brought about a whole new relationship to the institution of slavery. Afrikans were captured, treated brutally and inhumanely, then shipped off to other Arab countries in Asia, or other parts of Afrika that they controlled. This happened approximately 600 years before the European Christians got involved. Kwaku Person-Lynn
This is a picture of one of their mosques, They have a number of religious instruments. Rocket propelled grenades and AK47s. That’s what they do in their mosques. Donald Rumsfeld
Unlike Christianity, which preached a peace that it never achieved, Islam unashamedly came with a sword. Stephen Runciman
The emperor of Constantinople, the persecutor of the church of God, has entered into a conspiracy with Saladin, the seducer and destroyer of the holy Name, against the name of our lord Jesus Christ….Along with the rest I am compelled to tell my lord another thing: the aforesaid emperor, in order to increase our misfortunes and magnify the destruction of the Christians, does not permit wheat or other necessary victuals to be carried from his country to Jerusalem …. I ask your Magnificence that inasmuch as you are the head of the world and the wall of the house of Israel, you should never believe the Grecian emperor. Sibylla
Have you every seen what some of your evangelical Christians have said about Moslems and our Prophet. We all have our own coo-coos. Bandar Bin Sultan
Because the burnt child dreads the fire, we can in the future have no confidence in the words and oaths of the Greeks. Frederick I; Barbarossa
If al-Qaida is Muslim, then I am Buddha. Ali Seraj
He who defends his money is a martyr, and who defends his religion is a martyr, and he who defends his honor is a martyr. Muhammed
Anyone who helped [the enemies of Islam] and who entered into a treaty with Satan [i.e., the United States] was an infidel and would no longer be considered a Moslem. Ikrimah Sabri
According to religious Moslem law, Moslems must not fight alongside infidels against other Moslems. War against infidels is a great and necessary good deed . Sheikh Mahmud Hussein
Every Muslim is demanded to go to Jihad with himself and with his money, and if he can’t fight, he must do that with his money. Sheikh Ahmed Yassin
The moment the Big Satan [i.e., the United States] realized there was a Moslem reawakening, it will begin to act [against Moslems] using the excuse that it was fighting “against terror.” … The Americans are thieves and robbers who covet the Moslems' [natural] resources. Therefore, those who demand their rights, the Moslems, cannot be considered terrorists. Sheikh Mahmud Jamal
Moslems are prohibited from helping the enemy. They must not support the Satan and permit enemies to establish bases in an Islamic country [Iraq] since at the end of the day they [the US] will attack the Moslems from there Sheikh Ikrimah Sabri
The US became arrogant because of what it owns of weapons and technology. For that, it handles the world as it pleases, and changes the ideologies of people, their habits and ethics in order to spread Western culture at the expense of Islam. Sheikh Ikrimah Sabri
Marry such women as seem good to you, two and three and four; but if you fear that you will not do justice (between them), then (marry) only one Muhammed
The male shall have the equal of the portion of two females. Muhammed
He who prepares a fighter is as one. He who supports the family of a fighter is as if he fought. Muhammed
Martyrdom operations are unanimously agreed upon by the trusted Sheikhs of Islam and have many examples in the history and Sirat of Prophet Muhammad. Sheikh Ahmed Yassin
Our goal is not the provinces but the restoration of the Caliphate. Ali Belhadj
My father had purchased this land and he paid for it. If you deprive me of Anandpur, you shall have it with bullets added thereto. Seek my protection, and you will be happy in both worlds …. abandon pride. Now is the time for a settlement. You may then rule your states without apprehension. Gobind Singh Sahib Ji
O Emperor, you desire that there should be only one religion [Islam] out of two religions [Hinduism and Islam], but as these three pepper pods have been saved from the fire, God wishes to make three religions out of two. So there shall be three religions-- Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism in the future….I will never abandon my faith. I want no honor in this life; I want honor hereafter. The threat of death possesses no terrors for me. For death I am prepared … Tegh Bhadur Sahib Ji
Muslims of India cannot accept any Constitution which must necessarily result in a Hindu Majority Government. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
It is a dream that the Hindu and Muslims can ever evolve a common nationality and this misconception of one Indian nation lies gone far beyond the limits and is the cause of most of your troubles and will lead India to destruction if we fail to revise our notions in time. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
The Mussulmans are not a Minority. The Mussulmans are a nation by any definition. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
It will take more initiatives, both from within and beyond immigrant circles, to prevent Salafists and other Islamists from achieving the upper hand with their anti-democratic authoritarianism. Diedre Berger

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