The Sydney Morning Herald interviews a Muslim cleric who criticizes Abdul Nacer Benbrika. (Thanks to David for the link). Yet he does not show how his argument is better or stronger than Benbrika’s. It is simply his assertion against Benbrika’s about what Islam teaches.
And when I look at history and the world today- well, who am I going to believe, Sheik Fehmi Naji el-Imam or my own lyin’ eyes? And what would anyone believe?
Referring to Benbrika’s flight from Algeria and his life in Australia supported by the welfare system, Sheik Fehmi said he had shown a lack of gratitude to his adopted country.
“If it is true what is said about this man, then when he says he is calling for Islamic jihad, he is calling for his own, fabricated jihad. Islamic jihad does not call for killing innocent men, women and children and to think nothing of it,” he said.
“Islamic jihad does not call for the destruction of monuments and to annihilate or kill whoever is inside”¦”