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Nov 15, 2004
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Al-Azhar Cleric Abla Al-Kahlawi: Oh Allah, Grant Us Martyrdom

#361 | 01:26
Source: Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar)

The following are excerpts from an interview with Dr. 'Abla Al-Kahlawi, dean of Islamic studies at Al-Azhar University's Port Said Branch:

Dr. 'Abla Al-Kahlawi: Oh people of culture and humanism! Is this humanism? Is this what you've learned? Perhaps Shakespeare was right when he said that when the blind idiots will rule the world, he would drain his blood to death. That is what is happening now. Perhaps Eisenhower was also right when he declared… We thought that they were worthy of being a symbol of liberties, because the Statue of Liberty is in America's bosom, which was imported from America…

Interviewer: From France…

Dr. 'Abla Al-Kahlawi: He warned about the alliance between the military and the industrial machines. This will definitely give rise to a new Hitler. I say to them: take a look at history. History is full of people like you. History is full of tyrants, and it is as though you are repeating history once again. Where are Pharaoh, Haman, Nero, Hitler, Mussolini, and the Mongols before them?

If we take a firm stand in defense of our religion and our faith, we will be in Paradise. We are martyrs. We seek martyrdom.

Oh Allah, grant us martyrdom.

Oh Allah, grant us martyrdom.

Oh Allah, grant us martyrdom.

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