1/31/2006

A Voice of Reason in Islam

I was visiting Israellycool and came across the following. The full article is well worth reading and is fascinating.

At a time when the Muslim world seems to have been taken over by Islamic extremism, worshipping shahidim and virulent hatred of Israel and the west, Sheikh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi is an outspoken critic of this fanaticism, suicide bombings and jihad and supports the "Jewish divine right" to the Land of Israel.
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Speaking with In Jerusalem, Palazzi states that he views the dominance of Saudi Arabia and its Wahhabi heresy as the main problem facing the Islamic world today. He views Wahhabi as a "totalitarian cult that stands for terror, massacre of civilians and permanent war against Jews, Christians and non-Wahhabi Muslims."

Since the rise of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia, some 300 years ago, Sunni scholars have written hundreds of books and issued thousands of fatwas declaring Wahhabism to be a heretical cult, refuting its mistakes and exposing its deviances. And, by virtue of his ijazzah, Palazzi believes it is not only his right but also his duty to publicly refute this heresy.

In this, he is not alone among Muslim scholars. What distinguishes Palazzi is his views on Jews and the Land of Israel.

Palazzi believes that Israel exists by "divine right" and that the Koran clearly states (Sura 5:21) that God granted the Land of Israel to the Children of Israel and ordered them to settle there. In addition, it is predicted that before the end of days, God will bring the Children of Israel to retake possession of the Land, gathering them from the different countries and nations (Sura 17:104).

Oddly enough, Palazzi's reading of the Koran is backed up by, of all sources, Al Qaida.

The Al Qaida website recently carried an article entitled, "The Jews Are Unworthy of the Promised Land. As translated by DEBKAfile.com, the article reads, "Allah decided to test the Jews when they were still an oppressed people [while in Egypt]. He seeks to lead them to the path of faith and victory and therefore urges them to conquer the Land of Israel. They [the Jews] are even more afraid to fight for the Promised Land than they are of God. For this reason, the Jewish People does not find it hard to break the covenant between God and Abram which awarded the Land of Israel to the Jewish People for all generations."

But while Al Qaida comes to the conclusion that the Jewish People has not lived up to its end of the bargain and therefore the covenant is abrogated, giving Muslims the right to the Land, Palazzi believes that the covenant is still very much in force.


The Koran states that Israel is for the Jews and even Al Qaida acknowledges that Israel is for the Jews. Why would people who follow Wahhabism wish to subjugate themselves to this type of cult? Why embrace a cult of suppression and of death? And as far Al Qaida's contention that the Jews are afraid to fight for Israel, what does the past 50 years show? They have withheld off Arab army after Arab army and contend with murdering, cowardly terrorists on a daily basis. Logic and truth have no basis among Islamic extremists or terrorists.

4 Comments:

Blogger MissingLink said...

Palazzi is actually a very sensible man.
Unfortunately The Holy Qur’an can be bent to satisfy any Muslim whim of the moment.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,

He is a very sensible man and more scholars like him need to speak out.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Skylark said...

Great article seawitch. so who decides which interpretation of the Koran is correct? Who will tell the Wahabis they are wrong? On what basis?

3:47 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

skylark,

Thanks skylark. Palazzi and others like him are doing their best to counter Wahhabism. They need to be encouraged for it's this extreme form of Islam that is keeping millions upon millions of people in subjugation. We in the West need to encourage Palazzi and get their message out. To me, the basis is very simple, any religion that values death more than life is wrong by any terms.

4:18 AM  

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