Qaradawi: It’s easy to condemn terrorism when you deny Muslims even did it
Ground Zero mosque Imam Rauf has praised Qaradawi, claiming that he has condemned terrorism done in the name of Islam: “The broader community is in fact criticising and condemning actions of terrorism that are being done in the name of Islam. I just came from a conference in Jordan, Amman where there were over 170 leading Muslim scholars from almost every part of the Muslim world, including some of the most important names like Sheikh Tantawi of Egypt, Sheikh Ali Gomaa, who is the Chief Mufti of Egypt, the Chief Mufti of Jordan, the Sheikh Al-Qaradawi, who is a very very well known Islamic jurist, highly regarded all over the Muslim world.”
Al-Qaradawi has also beenÂ praised as a “reformist” by Saudi-funded pseudo-academic John Esposito.
Copts celebrate Christmas on January 7. “Pope Shenouda mulls canceling Christmas celebrations,” by Essam Fadl forÂ Daily News Egypt, January 3
Coptic Editor of Egyptian Weekly Pens Scathing Denunciation of Egyptian Regime, Society (MEMRI)
“All of it will be to no avail. We’ve been here before; we’ve done exactly that, yet the massacres continue, each more horrible than the one before it, and the bigotry and intolerance spread deeper and wider into every nook and cranny of our society. It is not easy to empty Egypt of its Christians; they’ve been here for as long as there has been Christianity in the world. Close to a millennium and half of Muslim rule did not eradicate the nation’s Christian community, rather it maintained it sufficiently strong and sufficiently vigorous so as to play a crucial role in shaping the national, political, and cultural identity of modern Egypt.
This is the latest atrocity in a string of attacks that began in November when rumors of a romantic relationship between a Christian man and Muslim woman arose.CNN reports on the aftermath of the bombing: (Hot Air)
The bomber died in the blast, according to Egyptian officials, which would tend to rule out the Mossad, which doesn’t exactly have a track record of conducting suicide bombings. That distinction goes to the radical Islamists in the region, the same kind of terrorists (if not perhaps the same al-Qaeda brand) who bombed a Christian church in Baghdad not long ago.
“Statement by the President on the terrorist attacks in Egypt and Nigeria,” from theWhite House, January 1
- Egyptian President Mubarak on church bombing: “This blind terrorism does not differentiate between Copts and Muslims”
- Al-Azhar condemns Egypt church bombing: “Islam specifically prohibits any attacks on religious places”
- When Muslims attack, the mainstream media highlights reciprocal “tensions” between Christians and Muslims
- Imam of Al-Azhar criticizes Pope’s “interference” after Pope asks Egypt’s leaders to counter persecution of Christians
- Iran’s PressTV: Egypt church bombing part of “organized Zionist scenario aimed at creating a rift between Muslims and Christians”
- Lebanese Shi’ite leader on Egypt church bombing: “This terrorist act bears the fingerprints of Zionists who… are working to…sow discord between Muslims and Christians”
- Spencer: Denying the jihad against Christians