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Islamic holy man Qaradawi: Kill Gaddafi
“The most influential Sunni Muslim cleric in the world” misunderstands Islam, calls on the warriors of Islam to murder Gaddafi. From “Libya in crisis – live updates,” from theÂ Guardian, February (via JW)
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Muslim preachers laude Islamic revolution, slam democracy
preachersIslamic headbangers and religious scholarsloons from all over the Muslim world praised the revolutions that ousted the dictatorships of Tunisia and Egypt for defeating oppression and ushering in a new era of justicesharia and freedomIslamic totalitarianism. (Al Arabiya-full post below the fold)
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Libya blames US, Zionists for uprising: (MEMRI)
February 21, 2011 (Vlad Tepes)
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi reportedly ordered the execution of soldiers who refused to shoot protesters, Yalibnan reported Feb. 21. The soldiers were tied up and set on fire. More than 230 people have been killed in Libya as anti-government protesters rally in the capital of Tripoli.
A group of Muslim preachers issued a statement supporting the revolutions of Tunisia and Egypt while slamming democracy and “un-Islamic” political parties.
A statement issued by 90 preachers and religious scholars from all over the Muslim world praised the revolutions that ousted the dictatorships of Tunisia and Egypt for defeating oppression and ushering in a new era of justice and freedom.
The statement, of which AlArabiya.net obtained a copy, criticized Zein El Abedin Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak, the former presidents of Tunisia and Egypt, respectively, for humiliating and dragging them to a state of abject poverty.
The statement also pointed out the role of the two presidents in the political, administrative, and financial corruption that prevailed in their countries as well as the torture of prisoners.
The statement, however, criticized the revolution’s call for the installation of full democracies. Democracy, Muslim clerics argued, allows the people have the final say in their countries’ affairs, which leads to the prevalence of several un-Islamic practices.
“In democracies, people might vote for things that are prohibited in Islam like establishing brothels, allowing homosexuality, drinking alcohol, and usury, and prohibiting the call for prayers or the veil.”
The alternative, they argue, is to apply the concept of “shura,” or consultation, only in matters that are sanctioned in Islam while prohibited matters should be out of the question.
The statement also warned of the involvement of “un-Islamic” parties in the countries’ political scene and cited the example of political parties with communist or secular ideologies.
Signatories of the statement called upon Tunisian women to go back to Islam after the departure of Ben Ali, who promoted secularism, and start abiding by the Islamic dress code that was prohibited by the ousted president.
The statement was signed by preachers from various Muslim countries, including Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Sudan, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Lebanon.