“Where there is injustice and oppression, the IPS should investigate the means to peace that is achieved with the removal of the injustice and oppression in accordance with Islamic norms” — in other words, the IPS should advocate jihad in order to establish Sharia, which is the response to “injustice and oppression” according to “Islamic norms.”
However, the rest of the world does not view such a solution as actually conducive to “peace.”
Muhammad Legenhausen, by the way, is an American convert to Islam who now lives in Iran. Given his association with the Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute, and the dogmatic fictions about Islam that are forced upon us on a routine basis in the West, one must classify him as Yet Another Convert to Islam Who Misunderstands His New Religion. For if he rightly understood his religion of peace, he would know that Khomeini stood for an inauthentic Islam of violence and supremacism…right? Right?
“Muslim States Should Create Islamic Peace Organisation,” from Bernama, with thanks to all who sent this in:
KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 (Bernama) — Muslim states should create an Islamic Peace Organisation (IPO) to end the violence that plagues too much of the Muslim world, an Iranian academician said Wednesday.
Dr Muhammad Legenhausen, a lecturer of the Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute, said the IPO could be coordinated through the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
“The programmes undertaken by the IPO should include conflict transformation and resolution efforts, conciliation and arbitration, recovery and post-traumatic aid and long-term peace building,” he said.
Dr Muhammad made the suggestion in his paper on “Mechanism and Initiatives to Eliminate Extremism, Terrorism, Criminal Violence and War” in the two-day international conference on “The Role of Islamic States in a Globalised World” which ended here Wednesday.
He said Islamic states in this globalised world needed to cooperate to form a civilian peace service comprising Muslim clerics, diplomats and other Muslim men and women trained in conflict transformation.
“The tasks of IPO will involve cooperation with governmental agencies, national and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and local groups focusing on the role that religious leadership, instruction and faith can play to promote Islamic peace development,” he said….
“I do not mean to suggest that the IPO should approach peace development solely through an intellectual appeal, which would be unrealistic.
“However, if practical means are integrated with approaches toward peace and ideals, understanding may prove to be a key to the achievement of lasting peace,” he said….
“Where there is injustice and oppression, the IPS should investigate the means to peace that is achieved with the removal of the injustice and oppression in accordance with Islamic norms,” he said.