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reply to post by crmanager
"One man with the courage to carry 4 pounds of Antrax could kill 330,000 people."
Originally posted by The Godfather of Conspira
SHOCKING Rational Thought:
One nutjob does not speak for an entire religious group of 1.5 billion people that inhabit every continent on the planet, belonging to 60 different ethnic groups, speaking 40 different languages and divided into to over 20 different sects.
Do you guys just see Islam as a giant, monolithic block that lives to conspire against you?
It's amazing that the Muslims that do the apologizing are usually found in other nations where Islam is not a majority of the population.
Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt:
“We strongly condemn such activities that are against all humanist and Islamic morals. We condemn and oppose all aggression on human life, freedom and dignity anywhere in the world.” (Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 13 - 19 September 2001)
Shaykh Muhammed Sayyid al-Tantawi, imam of al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt: “Attacking innocent people is not courageous; it is stupid and will be punished on the Day of Judgment.... It is not courageous to attack innocent children, women and civilians. It is courageous to protect freedom; it is courageous to defend oneself and not to attack.” (Agence France Presse, September 14, 2001)
Mehmet Nuri Yilmaz, Head of the Directorate of Religious Affairs of Turkey:
“Any human being, regardless of his ethnic and religious origin, will never think of carrying out such a violent, evil attack. Whatever its purpose is, this action cannot be justified and tolerated.” (September 21, 2001)
Ayatollah Ali Khamene'i, Supreme jurist-ruler of Iran:
“Killing of people, in any place and with any kind of weapons…. carried out by any organization, country or individual is condemned. ... It makes no difference whether such massacres happen in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Qana, Sabra, Shatila, Deir Yassin, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq or in New York and Washington. (Islamic Republic News Agency, September 16, 2001.
Harun Yahya (Adnan Oktar), Turkey:
“Islam does not encourage any kind of terrorism; in fact, it denounces it. Those who use terrorism in the name of Islam, in fact, have no other faculty except ignorance and hatred.”
Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai, Pakistan:
It is wrong to kill innocent people. It is also wrong to praise those who kill innocent people. (Cited in the New York Times, September 28, 2001.)
King Abdullah II, Jordan:
What these people stand for is completely against all the principles that Arab Muslims believe in. (cited in the Middle East Times, September 28, 2001.)
Denouncing misguided religious fanaticism and terrorism, Muslim scholars and religious leaders who recently attended a major world Islamic conference in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), jointly called for the issuing of a unified fatwa (edict) on pressing issues in order to avoid the misuse of the religion.
Leaders at the biggest ever Islamic summit on terrorism vowed Thursday to fight extremist ideology, saying they would reform textbooks, rein in the issuing of religious edicts and crack down on terror financing. After a two-day summit in the holy city of Mecca
His Majesty the King of Jordan and Dr. Elie Wiesel spoke at the opening session of the conference.
In the morning session His Holiness attended the “Peace and Security” panel and was requested to make the opening remarks which were then followed by a response by Israeli Vice Prime Minister, Shimon Peres. What followed was then a lively discussion among the Nobel laureates on a wide range of issues of how to acheive a more peaceful and secure world.
Zamboanga (AsiaNews) - More than 30,000 people yesterday gathered in the capital of the southern archipelago to celebrate the opening of the ninth "Week of Peace", an event that "in the name of God, the merciful, calls for an end to all hostilities".
The Bishops-Ulama Conference (BUC) of the Philippines, composed of 24 Catholic bishops, 18 Protestants and 24 Ulamas, sponsored the event and decided on the theme.
Qataris have taken to the streets of Doha to express shock and anger at Saturday's car bomb attack which killed a Briton and wounded 12 others. A mosaic of races and colours, estimated at 2000 people, massed on Monday at the square overlooking the site of the attack, which Qatari investigators said was carried out by an Egyptian engineer...
Im just wondering why this guy is a "Top Muslim Represenative"
Wafa Sultan (Arabic: وفاء سلطان; born 1958, Baniyas, Syria) is an author and well known a critic of Islam. Sultan trained as a psychiatrist in Syria and is a US naturalized citizen.
Sultan was born to a Sunni Muslim family in Baniyas, Syria. She resides in Los Angeles, California. She emigrated to the United States in 1989, and is now a naturalized citizen. Sultan has become notable since the September 11, 2001 attacks for her participation in Middle East political debates, with Arabic essays that circulated widely and some television appearances on Al Jazeera and CNN. . . .
Sultan describes her thesis as witnessing "a battle between modernity and barbarism which Islam will lose". It has brought her telephone threats, but also praise from reformers. Her comments, especially a pointed criticism that "no Jew has blown himself up in a German restaurant", brought her an invitation to Jerusalem by the American Jewish Congress.
Sultan believes that "The trouble with Islam is deeply rooted in its teachings. Islam is not only a religion. Islam [is] also a political ideology that preaches violence and applies its agenda by force." In a discussion with Ahmad bin Muhammad, she said: "It was these teachings that distorted this terrorist and killed his humanity".
Sultan stated that she was shocked into secularism by the 1979 atrocities committed by Islamic extremists of the Muslim Brotherhood against innocent Syrian people, including the machine-gun assassination of her professor, Yusef al Yusef, an ophthalmologist renowned beyond Syria, in her classroom in front of her eyes at the University of Aleppo where she was a medical student. "They shot hundreds of bullets into him, shouting, 'God is great!' " she said. "At that point, I lost my trust in their god and began to question all our teachings. It was the turning point of my life, and it has led me to this present point. I had to leave. I had to look for another god." Adnan Halabi (not his real name), a Syrian expatriate who met and got to know the Sultans when they first came to the United States, claimed that the incident took place off-campus, and at a time when Sultan wasn't even around. 
They never speak out and almost always choose to keep quiet.
Their silence only leads me to believe that perhaps they really do hate the infidel.
WHERE THE HECK ARE THEY?
More than 130 Muslim scholars have written to Pope Benedict XVI and other Christian leaders urging greater understanding between the two faiths.
former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim condemned the September 11th terrorist attacks and said that never in Islam's history have the actions of so few of its followers caused the religion and its community of believers to be such an abomination in the eyes of others.
Massive Muslim Protest in Bahrain Against Terrorism:
Indian Muslims, release pigeons during a protest against terrorist attacks in Mumbai, as a placard reads "Kill terror not terrorist" in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008.
Member of the Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Emami Kashani, addresses thousands gathered at Tehran university for Friday prayer Friday, Sept, 14, 2001. Kashani, condemned the terror attacks on the United States.
Members of Islamic Society of North America in Plainfield, Ind., bow in prayer during an interdenominational prayer service in the mosque, Friday, Sept. 14, 2001. Members of the mosque were joined by religious group in the area for the service that remembered the victims of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and those on the plane in Pennsylvania.
Thousands of people are shown during an interfaith vigil of prayer and solidarity on the plaza at Boston City Hall, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, in Boston. Jewish, Christian, Muslim other religious leaders joined thousands of participants in a prayer vigil for victims of Tuesday's fatal terrorist hijackings and attacks.
Queens, NEW YORK:
Muslims pray at the Masjid Al-Abidin in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, Sept. 14, 2001. Americans prayed for the victims of Tuesday's attacks marking Friday as a national day of prayer and remembrance.
Albanian muslims pray for the souls of victims of Tuesday's terror attacks in the U.S. in Tirana's main mosque, September 14, 2001.
Bangladeshis in Dhaka condemn the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 12, 2001. Bangladesh beefed up security around the U.S. embassy following the attacks. (Rafiqur Rahman/Reuters)
Bosnian Muslims pray in front of the largest Sarajevo Bey's mosque in memory of the victims of the terror attacks in the U.S., in Sarajevo, September 14, 2001.
Bulgarian Muslims pray at the main mosque in Sofia for the victims of the terror attacks against the United States, September 14, 2001. Bulgaria declared Friday as day of mourning for the victims of the attacks against the World Trade Center towers in New York and the Pentagon building in Washington on Tuesday.
Palestinian children holding flowers, candles and signs take part in a candlelight vigil in front of the United States Consulate in east Jerusalem on Friday, Sept. 14, 2001. Hundreds of Palestinians, both Christian and Muslim, prayed for peace in the region and in the whole world expressing their support to the victims of the terrorist attacks in U.S.
Millions of Muslims across India have decided to temper or even cancel festivities on their most cherished week of holy yearly celebrations, the Eid, in protest of crimes committed in the name of Islam by the criminals who murdered so many in Mumbai.
Muslim nations and scholars must speak out against militant extremism or take some blame for the West's misunderstanding of Islam, the head of the world's largest body of Islamic nations has said. Current chairman of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told a conference on Thursday that Muslims must "take effective measures to deconstruct the intellectual and ideological foundations of religious extremism and sectarianism, for they do great damage to the cause of Islam and the welfare of Muslims"...
Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority on Wednesday condemned as a sin the deadly shootings at a U.S. Consulate, and local newspapers reported that one of the slain assailants was a former employee of the nation's religious police.
Iraqis strongly condemned Wednesday, May 13, the beheading of an American citizen in Iraq by unknown people, saying it is against the true essence of Islam.
Jordanian King Abdullah II called Thursday for unity among Thai Muslims to fight extremism.
Speaking to a group that included people from Thailand's predominately Muslim southern provinces, the king said extremists do follow the teaching of the Prophet Muhammad.
Muslim religious leader from Brooklyn testifying yesterday in the embassy bombings trial declared that Muslims are not obliged to blindly obey their leaders and are prohibited from committing violent acts against innocent people even if their leaders say such actions are justified.
"Islam doesn't teach anarchy," the defense witness, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, said in Federal District Court in Manhattan, "and people can't take it upon themselves when they don't like something, even though something seems to be unjust, to get up and do that kind of violence. It's not Islamic."