Thought experiment: when was the last time you heard of a Christian cleric saying that killing anyone for any reason was every Christian’s duty? When was the last time you heard a Jewish rabbi call for Jews to kill anyone? A Hindu? A Buddhist? We report here at Jihad Watch with mind-numbing frequency about Muslim clerics calling for blood and death, and no one bats an eye. It is the soft bigotry of low expectations. Stop the Islamophobia: hold Muslim clerics to the same standard as all other clerics!
“Egyptian cleric issues death fatwa against Al Assad,” by Ramadan Al Sherbini for Gulf News, March 16 (thanks to Wimpy):
Cairo: Egypt’s prominent Muslim cleric Safwat Hejazi has said that the killing of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad is a duty for every Muslim.
“He who has the chance to kill Al Assad and does not do this is a sinner,” Hejazi told a rally held in Cairo in support of a popular revolt against Al Assad’s rule.
“Hadn’t I been a known face, I would have gone myself and killed him,” added Hejazi, who had a high profile during an uprising that forced long-serving Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to step down last year.
Hejazi added that his anti-Al-Assad fatwa (a religious edict) has been echoed by many Muslim clerics….
So many Misunderstanders of Islam even among clerics! How does this happen?