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Scientist Imam threatened over Darwinist views

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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 01:00 PM
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A prominent British imam has been forced to retract his claims that Islam is compatible with Darwin's theory of evolution after receiving death threats from fundamentalists.

Masjid Tawhid is a prominent mosque which also runs one of the country's largest sharia courts, the Islamic Sharia Council. In January, Dr Hasan delivered a lecture there detailing why he felt the theory of evolution and Islam were compatible – a position that is not unusual among many Islamic scholars with scientific backgrounds. But the lecture was interrupted by men he described as "fanatics" who distributed leaflets claiming that "Darwin is blasphemy".

"One man came up to me during the lecture and said 'You are an apostate and should be killed'," Dr Hasan told The Independent.

The campaign is part of a growing movement by a small but vocal group of largely Saudi-influenced orthodox Muslims who use evolution as a way of discrediting imams whom they deem to be overly progressive or "western orientated".




posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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This is how muslim fundamentalists deal with more liberal people of the same faith. By death threats and by inciting violence. Should this also be tolerated in the western world, based on human rights and freedom of speech, all in the name of blind multiculturalism and political correctness?



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 03:16 PM
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Hey, Christians do stuff like this too!



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 01:13 AM
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They do? Sources?




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