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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
… establishment bobblehead Fareed Zakaria Masood Cajee
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
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
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
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
Our protest has one aim: to guarantee security for all citizens. Doctors as citizens are more vulnerable to terrorist attacks. We are not politicizing the issue. We are just drawing the government's attention to its primary duty. It should protect the lives of the citizens. Shershah Syed
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
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 historical phase of India began with the Muslim invasion. Muslims were India's first historians. Gustave Le Bon
Islam does not command us to fight against other religions but against oppression and poverty. Munir; Munir Said Thalib
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
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
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
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
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
Give them Islam, proclaim to the world the program of Islamic government; maybe the kings and presidents of the Muslim countries will understand the truth of what we say and accept it. We would not want to take anything away from them; we will leave anyone in his place who faithfully follows Islam. Ruhollah Khomeini
God be praised! The support of Islam is strong … In the lands of the Arabs, the Persians, the Romans and the Russians, the sword is in the hands of the [Ottoman] Turks and the fear of their swords is rooted in men’s heart. Al-Rawandi
The Taliban Nightmare: A girl with a book. Susan Glasser
Gordon must be avenged! Anonymous