Sunday, May 8, 2011

Here's an interesting statement concerning bin Laden, and from a Muslim Cleric no less.

"Muslims are discouraged from showing jubilation over death..."
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Or so says Imam Hassan al-Qazwini of the Islamic Center of America in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn.
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The leader of one of the nation's largest mosques was equally direct during prayers Friday.

"There is no doubt that this man was a thug, he was a murderer," Imam Hassan al-Qazwini told worshippers at the Islamic Center of America in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn. "His hands were stained by the blood of thousands of innocent people — Muslims and non-Muslims alike."

Qazwini, who delivered his sermon in a large, circular hall filled to capacity, said the Quran is clear that someone who kills one innocent person "is doomed to hell forever." And the imam was particularly incensed that bin Laden "committed atrocities against innocent people ... while he was calling 'Allahu akbar,'" or "God is great."

"He's responsible for tarnishing the image of Islam in this country. He's responsible for tarnishing the image of Muslims," he said. "We're happy to see the man who caused so much pain for Muslims in this country is gone ... finally."

Before the sermon, he told The Associated Press that Muslims are discouraged from showing jubilation over death, but cheering the news of bin Laden's demise marks an occasion where "justice was served."

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The article is about how religious leaders are talking to their congregations about bin Laden's death. I felt too bad to go to church this AM. But I'm betting my church was continuing with the study they've been on for a while.
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Following the edict to be "in the world, but not of the world". If your church got off track today, to talk about bin Laden, I'd like to hear how that went.
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(updated after thought...did your Christian Church hand out candy or cookies this morning to celebrate bin Laden's death? If so, RUN!!!!)
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Schteveo

3 comments:

Cowpill said...

I showed A LOT of jubilation!

Spider said...

Sure, NOW they turn on him. Where i come from, it's called covering your ass.

Cappin'm Snorpht said...

Cap the fukkin towelhaid