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    Eyes Syria's Mufti: Islam Commands Us To Protect Judaism

    12:15 19/01/2010

    Syria's foremost Muslim leader declared on Tuesday that Islam commands its followers to protect Judaism, according to Army Radio."If the Prophet Mohammed had asked me to deem Christians or Jews heretics, I would have deemed Mohammed himself a heretic," Sheikh Ahmed Hassoun, the Mufti of Syria, was quoted as telling a delegation of American academics visiting Damascus.

    Hassoun, the leader of Syria's majority Sunni Muslim community, also told the delegates that Islam was a religion of peace, adding: "If Mohammed had commanded us to kill people, I would have told him he was not a prophet." Religious wars were the result of politics infiltrating systems of faith, he said, asking:

    "Was Moses of Middle Eastern or European descent? Was Jesus a Protestant or a Catholic? Was Mohammed Shi'ite or Sunni?"According to the Mufti, the conflict between Israel and its Arabs neighbors has nothing to do with an Islamic war against Judaism."Before you got American citizenship, and I got Syrian citizenship, we were all brothers under the dome of God," he said.

    Jews had once lived in Syria peacefully and with fair treatment, he added, explaining that his own grandfather had a Jewish partner.

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    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1143660.html

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    Either he's throwing up another smoke screen to obscure the violent truth, or else he's ushering in a set up circumstance to allow for a peace treaty with Israel...of the 7 year variety, I think.
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    I vote smoke screen.

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    When I saw this yesterday I thought he would be dead by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph The Carpenter View Post
    When I saw this yesterday I thought he would be dead by now.
    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.

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    Are we reading this right? An Islamic Mufti saying this about Jews. It is true though that Islam once got along with Jews until Mohammed was turned down when he asked the Jews to convert to Islam. Then he turned on them viciously. I can't imagine that this Mufti is going to be around for very long.
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    Don't forget the Muslims are EXPERTS at saying one thing in English for their enemies in the West to be deceived by, and remain quite true to their real Islamic beliefs when they speak in Arabic! They all recognize this as a legitimate tactic sanctioned in the Koran itself, known as taqqiya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forbygrace View Post
    Don't forget the Muslims are EXPERTS at saying one thing in English for their enemies in the West to be deceived by, and remain quite true to their real Islamic beliefs when they speak in Arabic! They all recognize this as a legitimate tactic sanctioned in the Koran itself, known as taqqiya.

    Exactly, thats what I was thinking. Not to mention, he makes this statement soon after Israel is once again quoted as saying they will strike Damascus, not Syria, but specifically Damascus...

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    I don't see this as a bad thing. In fact I'm glad they have voices such as his. If all Muslims thought as he did we wouldn't have most of the bloodshed we had.

    I think we should embrace moderate / tolerant voices as his.

    Just to be clear : embrace his tolerant tone , not the actual theology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob83 View Post
    I don't see this as a bad thing. In fact I'm glad they have voices such as his. If all Muslims thought as he did we wouldn't have most of the bloodshed we had.

    I think we should embrace moderate / tolerant voices as his.

    Just to be clear : embrace his tolerant tone , not the actual theology.
    I'll embrace his tolerane when it is an action and not words in a speech.

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    Lying IS one of islam's favorite tricks...
    No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn... Isaiah 54.17

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarriorX View Post
    Lying IS one of islam's favorite tricks...
    2nd only to conversion by sword.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarriorX View Post
    Lying IS one of islam's favorite tricks...
    one of the reasons i think it comes from the father of all lies.
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