Saudi cleric says West fearful of spread of Islam


source: via Reuters via washingtonpost.com

"This arises only because of ire in the hearts of adversaries over the spread of Islam beyond all borders and obstacles," Sheikh Saleh bin Humaid said in a sermon at the Grand Mosque in Mecca to mark the Muslim Eid al-Fitr feast.

"Every rational person knows that no principle, no matter how attractive or powerful, can be spread by the sword or tank or explosives...," he said. "(Islam) is the only faith that can solve the problems of mankind."

  ... an interesting cut from the sermon given on the first Friday in the last 10 days of Ramadan by the imam of the Grand Mosque in Makkah Saudi Arabia.  It responds  to the Pope's lecture at Regensburg.  I doubt that we can call Humad a moderate Muslim

I will see if i can find the actual text, but here is a more complete cut.  Here is the most authoritive abstract that i can find so far ...
source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA)
EID PRAYERS IN MAKKAH WERE LED BY DR SALIH BIN HUMEID, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHOURA (CONSULTATIVE) COUNCIL. ADDRESSING THE WORSHIPPERS, DR BIN HUMEID SAID EID IS AN INDIVISIBLE PART OF THE ISLAMIC SYSTEM WHICH LINKS THE PAST WITH THE PRESENT. HE EXPRESSED HAPPINESS FOR THE SPREAD OF ISLAM THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND THE REMARKABLE INCREASE OF ITS FOLLOWERS IN A MANNER THAT CAUSES THE FEAR OF ITS ENEMIES. HE NOTED THAT THE NON-MUSLIMS WHO HAVE STARTED TO READ ISLAM SO AS TO GET ACQUAINTED WITH ITS PRINCIPLES AND VALUES HAVE REALIZED THE FACT THAT IT IS THE ONLY RELIGION WHICH IS CAPABLE OF SOLVING THE PROBLEMS OF THE MANKIND. DR BIN HUMIED SLAMMED THE QUARTERS WHICH ALLEGE THAT ISLAM WAS SPREAD BY SWORD.
--SPA
...

source: my comments
"Every rational person knows that no principle, no matter how attractive or powerful, can be spread by the sword or tank or explosives" certainly seems to resonate with the Pope's message and is what we would expect from a religion that preached tolerance.  Yet "(Islam) is the only faith that can solve the problems of mankind" seems to be more of the same "I'm right, your wrong, go to hell" message that we continue to hear from both of these religions.  Now there's a paradox for ye all to solve.
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Tags

  1. religions
  2. islam
  3. pope
  4. tolerance
  5. intolerance
  6. eid
  7. sos-rwg

Comments


Glad Itsover says
url http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,223658,00.html

Seth says
A reaction by a real person to holiday ...
source: neurotic Iraqi wife
Within the last 20 mins, 10 explosions took place. These are the ones Im hearing within the enclosed Green Zone. Wander how many more are there...

This is Eid. A time for celebration. Yet right now, its gonna be a time of mourning for many families. The terrorists have made a promise and Im sure they will stick to their promise of killing as many as they can.

I have no more words left in me. Even "Happy Eid" isnt coming out wholeheartedly. Im sorry. This is Eid...A mournful Eid


Mark de LA says
The Golden Rule is the only principle which is likely to save mankind & society!  It is spread from within & really needs no religion to teach it.  It is universal. It is spread by example. Try it today!



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