Islam will never be a religion of terror or violence! Good news from GulfNews, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Dubai: The Islamic Personality of the year 2005 said Islam has never and will never be a religion of terror or violence because it preserves the individual’s human rights and dignity.
Shaikh presents the Islamic Personality of the Year award during the closing ceremony of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award.
“The message of Islam and Muslims is modesty, fairness, security, stability, sympathy, harmony and kindness,” said Dr Shaikh Abdul Rahman Al Sudais, the veteran Quran reader and imam of the Holy Mosque in Makkah.
Whew, that’s a relief! I feel better already! Oh, and here’s some modesty, fairness, security, stability, sympathy, harmony and kindness from Al-Sudais, via a January 2004 WND story, “WND goes inside ‘mainstream’ Muslim conference”:
Last April, while addressing 2 million followers at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, chief cleric Sheikh Abdul Rahman al-Sudais prayed to God to “terminate” the Jews, who he called “the scum of humanity, the rats of the world, prophet killers … pigs and monkeys.”
Al-Sudais also urged Arabs and Muslims to abandon peace initiatives with Israel. His comments were carried worldwide by Reuters and the Associated Press. The racist characterization of Jews was not a singular occurrence, as suggested by some media. Al-Sudais has variously described Jews as “evil,” a “continuum of deceit,” “tyrannical” and “treacherous.”