You would never get the impression from this AP story (thanks to LGF) that this Saudi imam who spoke in London was anything but a moderate, reasonable Muslim voice calling for peace and harmony between Muslims and non-Muslims. You would never get the idea, say, that he ever called Jews “evil offspring, infidels, distorters of [others’] words, calf-worshippers, prophet-murderers, prophecy-deniers… the scum of the human race ‘whom Allah cursed and turned into apes and pigs,” and “an ongoing continuum of deceit, obstinacy, licentiousness, evil, and corruption.” But he did.
London, June 11–(AP) Several thousand Muslims filled London’s oldest mosque and the streets outside Friday to hear a sermon by a top Saudi Arabian preacher who urged them to help dispel misconceptions that sometimes result from the war on terror. …
“The history of Islam is the best testament to how different communities can live together in peace and harmony,” Abdel Rahman bin Abdel Aziz al-Sudeis, the imam at the grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, said in his sermon. “Muslims should exemplify the true image of Islam in their interaction with other communities and dispel any misconceptions in some parts of the media.”
He praised Britain’s Muslims for recently promoting peace and cooperation among the country’s many different religions.