The online version of the long-running Arabic journal Ruz al-Yusif carries an exclusive interview with Sheikh Osama al-Qusi entitled, “Former Salafi: Salafis Have Distorted Islam.” In the interview, Qusi discusses the “true thoughts” of the various Islamic groups, which “they conceal under a political mask”; he insists they have “distorted and exploited” Islam.
by Raymond Ibrahim • Nov 30, 2011 at 1:28 am Cross-posted from Jihad Watch Soon after publishing “Muslim Prayers of Hate“—which linked to an Arabic video containing various Muslim clerics invoking Allah to strike their enemies with pain and disease, including cancer—YouTube removed the video. Researching the web in connection to another article (dealing […]
by Raymond Ibrahim • Nov 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm Cross-posted from Jihad Watch According to the Arabic newsite Donia Alwatan, a female, Salafi candidate running for Egypt’s parliament, Mona Salah (pictured), asserts that “women are deficient in intelligence and religion,” and that, in agreement with Sharia, it is impermissible for them to take over the presidency. […]
by Raymond Ibrahim • Nov 16, 2011 at 1:08 pm Cross-posted from Jihad Watch According to a report that appeared on Al Arabiyya News, Saudi Arabia’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has confirmed that it will begin “interfering with” and “ordering” women to cover their eyes, “if they provoke fitna [temptation, sedition, etc].” The […]
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood just made a few assertions that have ruffled the nation’s secular and Christian populace.
According to the Associated Press, “Egypt’s antiquities authority closed the largest of the Giza pyramids Friday following rumors that groups would try to hold spiritual ceremonies on the site at 11:11 A.M. on Nov. 11, 2011….
This picture, taken at a recent protest in Egypt, has been making the rounds on various Arabic websites.
omeone recently sent me an Arabic video that juxtaposes snippets of sermons delivered by Christian and Muslim leaders in the Middle East. The Christian preachers offer up universal supplications that include phrases like “O lord, lover of all mankind and savior of all the world”; they quote biblical passages such as “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matt 5: 44); they pray that God may “heal all people around the world of their diseases.”
by Raymond Ibrahim • Nov 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm Cross-posted from Jihad Watch This caricature recently appeared on the Egyptian political website Mashy.com; it speaks volumes. The bent over, golem-like figure represents al-thawra, or Egypt’s “Revolution.” Serving as a platform to the nation’s “throne,” this hijacked and hobbled “Revolution” is casually ascended by one of the […]
by Raymond Ibrahim • Nov 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm Cross-posted from Jihad Watch Earlier we saw that Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Ali Gomaa, the nation’s second highest religious authority,categorized all Christians as “infidels” – a word that is much more complicated, and more damning, than the usual and casual translation of “non-believer.” We also saw that some […]