And we are to believe that Al Jazeera, with its almost exclusively Muslim audience, would do this if the beheadings were plainly against Islam? From UPI, :
Imagine a television talk show where the hosts debate the merits and demerits of cannibalism, discussing whether it is good to kill people to eat their flesh, liver and hearts — seriously, on the air on prime time.
This past Tuesday, Feyssal Al Qassem, the infamous anchorman of Al Jazeera’s program “Counter Direction,” or “Alti jah Al Muaakess,” went well beyond.
Al Qassem hosted an Egyptian guest who over an entire hour was allowed to advocate, with sickening insistence, the beheading of hostages in Iraq as a legitimate act of resistance to what he called “these American dogs,” regardless of whether the captives — who are of many different nationalities — are military personnel, civilians, aid workers, or spies.
They are all mercenaries, the Egyptian man screamed, as Al Qassem of the Al Jazeera network cheered him on. Truly, he who has no shame is not afraid. Arabism and Islam have nothing to do with such people….
All this comes shortly after Al Azhar, the highest authority in Sunni Islam, condemned as a crime the kidnappings and beheadings of anyone being carried out in Iraq in the name of Islam.
Yes, but Al Azhar speaks with forked tongue.