Who would have thought that the legendary Libyan “strongman” would turn out to be a Misunderstander of Islam? Why is it that those who understand Islam correctly as a Religion of Peace seem to inhabit only Western university posts, not leadership positions in the governments of Muslim countries? “Kadhafi calls for jihad against Switzerland over minaret ban,” from AFP, February 25 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi called on Thursday for jihad (holy war) against Switzerland over the ban adopted last year on the construction of minarets in the country.
“It is against unbelieving and apostate Switzerland that jihad ought to be proclaimed by all means,” Kadhafi said during a speech in the Mediterranean coastal city of Bengazi to mark the birthday of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed.
“Apostate” Switzerland because Islam teaches that all people were originally Muslim.
“Jihad against Switzerland, against Zionism, against foreign aggression is not terrorism,” Kadhafi said.
“Any Muslim around the world who has dealings with Switzerland is an infidel (and is) against Islam, against Mohammed, against God, against the Koran,” the leader told a crowd of thousands in a speech broadcast live on television….
Expect Honest Ibe Hooper to book the next flight to Tripoli to explain to Libya’s aging rock star that the Qur’an actually teaches peace, respect for the People of the Book, etc. etc. etc.