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"Cairo - Osama Shaltut claims to descend from the Prophet Mohammed and the centrepiece of his campaign for the Egyptian presidency is a promise to convert the entire world to Islam.
The 66-year-old leader of the Solidarity Party, who wears a broad smile and a neatly-trimmed beard, does not like wasting time.
"Why wait?" he asks. "The whole world should convert to Islam. Now."
Shaltut, the only Islamist candidate in Egypt's September 7 presidential election, nevertheless knows he will have to wait before he can unseat President Hosni Mubarak, who is widely expected to be re-elected....
His programme, he says, is threefold.
"First, let's gather the leaders of all religions. Then, let's apply their principles and assess the results... Finally, let's proclaim the victory of Islam."
But Shaltut admits such a process "would take around 10 years", so he advocates a universal conversion to Islam to speed things up and "for the good of humanity..."
the bottom line is there are people out there like this man is positions to run for high offices. Its only a matter of time before a furture or current leader shares the same opinions. Iran is a perfect example of this
another one says yeah its ok as long as there is not violence. Simply amasing
Does an Egyption religious leader, or even president think he can "force " the world to convert.
He thinks the world should convert to Islam because, for him personally, Islam offers a better solution to certain issues than other religions. Nowhere does he mention violence. So how is it not okay?
I posted this here because it was not war or terrorist related...directly not related that is. I never mentioned Jihad or fundamentalism.
and no doubt if Bush was to simply pass a comment sometime that he thought a 'Christian' world would be best and that he'd love to see that happen sometime skippy et al would fall down dead over the shock and outrage of it too?
Originally posted by Britguy
I guess every country has it's delusional nutcases with aspirations to power and domination
When asked about events such as the September 11 attacks or the US invasion of Iraq, he brands Osama bin Laden a "stinking dog"
"When we were young, we wanted to drive the Israelis into the sea, now all this is over," he says.