10/13/2005

Moderate Scholar?

I read a post at Solomonia tonight which discusses a moderate scholar that has been invited to speak at Boston Muslim Community this Sunday.

His post Salah Soltan - A moderate's guest? discusses just how 'moderate' this 'scholar' is. There are a lot of great links in his article. It is well worth the time to read. The post has excerpts in which Muslim women have written to him seeking advice.

The case of the woman who married a Muslim man and then converted is a sorrowful tale of how a woman has no say when her Muslim husband goes to Egypt and marries another women. His answer is priceless. Muslim men can have more than one wife and he doesn't even need to discuss it with the first wife.

But one of the most hateful things to come out of this 'moderate scholar' was his statements made in 1999 while at the Islamic American University in Southfield Michigan

According to a quote from this page, Sultan believes that Israeli soldiers make ash trays from Palestinian embryo skulls, and that the Talmud commands the Jews to kill all gentiles:


These words are from a Muslim scholar that is considered to be moderate. He advocates the total destruction of Israel and suicide bombers. He sounds like one of those imams that are considered extreme and needs to be booted out of the country, the welcome mat permanently removed, and the gates forever locked to this 'moderate'.

2 Comments:

Blogger Esther said...

If that's moderate, no wonder we're up the creek without a boat.

8:30 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

esther,

That's what I thought. The more I learn, the more I realize that there doesn't appear to be any room for moderation in Islam.

I hope Yom Kiipur was good for you this year. Forgive if I said that wrong.

8:45 PM  

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