Following are excerpts from an interview with Saudi Islamic scholar Dr. Muhammad Musa Al-Sharif, which aired on Iqra TV (Saudi Arabia) on February 25, 2011.
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Muhammad Musa Al-Sharif: "These events are paving the way for a greater thing to come. They are paving the way for a great Islam that is coming with force, because the world is in need of leadership. The current leadership – communism, capitalism, and so on – has gone bankrupt. Only Islam is left to lead the world. The Prophet Muhammad foretold this clearly in several hadiths. Islamic leadership is coming whether people like it or not. Therefore, we must become soldiers of this emerging leadership. [...]
"We believe in the principle that Islam is suitable for any time or place. In addition, this religion was put to the test, so to speak, and it established an empire, which was magnificent in its power and greatness, as well in the compassion it displayed towards the world, and in its best possible leadership of humanity.
"When after the 16th century, the Islamic nation was removed from power – having been struck by all those tragedies – and others took over the leadership of mankind, we witnessed the worst possible results: oppression, global tyranny, arrogance, and despotism. The only thing that the sheiks, preachers, and scholars are demanding is that Islam rule the world once again." [...]