“Look at the people who give reason to hold the head of Islam high. In politics – they are the masters. In the battlefield – they are the masters. They are the ones who rub in the mud the nose of the occupation forces in Afghanistan, in Iraq, in Palestine, and throughout the world. The perpetuality [sic] of the conflict makes them strong. In contrast, what is the contribution of those who are devoid of any ideology, whose faith has been deformed, who are divorced of their religion? The only they have contributed is destruction. They are evil omens for their people. They lead their peoples to hell. The masses must vomit them from their midst. They should be placed in public squares so that people can hit them with their shoes and spit on them.”“Egyptian Liberal Sayid Al-Qimni and London Islamist Hani Al-Sibai Debate Secularism and Fundamentalism in the Arab World,” Middle East Media Research Institute, July 10, 2007, http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/1513.htm.
Jul. 10, 2007