Saudi Cleric: "Praying for the ruin and the destruction of all infidels is not permitted because it goes against Allah's law to call upon them… to take the righteous path…"

See, Islam is a religion of peace?  “Praying for the ruin and the destruction of all infidels is not permitted because it goes against Allah’s  law to invite them (to submit to Islam) ... to take the righteous path,”-

then comes the qualifiers:

“Calling for their offspring and ancestors to be eradicated is not legitimate … (except) for the tyrants among the infidels and those who violate the sanctities and harm the faithful,” he said.

Again: the soldiers of Allah are obliged to invite the unbelievers to embrace Islam. If they submit and convert, or pay the jiziya with willing submission (while feeling subdued) they will not be harmed. But those who resist Islam cause wars and they must be destroyed.(Bassam Tibi, Islamic scholar)

Salman_awdah.10192242Sheikh Salman al-Awdah was formally Usama bin Ladin’s mentor.  Usama Bin Ladin has even praised al-Awdah in numerous audio and video messages.

RIYADH (Reuters) – Muslims should avoid prayers that call for the destruction of non-Muslims, an influential Saudi cleric said.

Many mosque Imams and preachers in some Muslim countries, including Saudi Arabia, close their Friday sermons with prayers that call for the destruction of Islam’s enemies, especially Israel and its allies.

“Praying for the ruin and the destruction of all infidels is not permitted because it goes against God’s law to call upon them … to take the righteous path,” Sheikh Salman al Awdah told Dubai-based MBC Television channel.

“Calling for their offspring and ancestors to be eradicated is not legitimate … (except) for the tyrants among the infidels and those who violate the sanctities and harm the faithful,” he said.

Awdah, whose criticism of the Saudi ruling family in the 1990s earned him praise from Osama bin Laden, has since denounced the Saudi-born al Qaeda leader and said his network was responsible for the deaths of many innocent people.

Saudi Arabia has had mixed success in persuading influential clerics to discourage radical ideology, which espouses violence against non-Muslims as well as Muslims or Muslim governments seen as a un-Islamic.

Awdah is a director of the Arabic edition of the website Islam Today and he has a number of TV shows and newspapers articles. Bin Laden had cited Awdah’s writings in his statements before the latter urged him last year to abandon violence.

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  1. A little off-topic, but an interesting news story nonetheless:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1211628/Top-terror-suspect-freed-Home-Office-fears-revealing-official-secrets-court.html

    A man regarded as one of Britain’s most dangerous terror suspects has been freed from virtual house arrest to avoid disclosing secret evidence against him, it was reported today.
    Home Secretary Alan Johnson is said to have released the man, known only as AF, from a three-year control order – which involved him being tagged – despite still believing him a threat.

    Awesome – that’s the British establishment for you! They’d rather cover their own backs by setting a dangerous muslim terrorist free to potentially harm innocent people instead of giving “secret” evidence against him in court.

    I wonder what shady dealings with Gaddafi they’re covering up this time?

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