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July 12, 2004
Clip No.
183

Al-Azhar Sheik Al-Mussayar: Instead of Merely Defending Islam, Muslims Must Confront Non-Muslims

Sheik Muhammad Al-Mussayer of Al-Azhar University spoke on religious Saudi-based Iqra TV about Muslim-non-Muslim relations. The following are excerpts:

Sheik Al-Mussayar: Today, we find the Muslims and Islam on the defendant's seat. The world around us is hurling accusations and raising doubts about Islam. We always find ourselves on the defensive, a position I don't accept for Islam and Muslims. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Those who raise doubts about our religion are those who, themselves, live in endless doubts and unimaginable perversions.

In my opinion, Muslims today should confront, not defend. Excuse me, but in my opinion the defense of Islam and answering the doubts raised against it are not the main issue. They are necessary according to Islamic law but are not the main issue. We must confront our enemies over their faults and expose their secret beliefs, behavior, and policy. I would like to ask our brothers who participate in conferences with or who hold positions in the media to confront them.

What do they have to say about the perverse ideology of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion? We need to expose them. What can be said about the Middle Ages in Europe when it was darkness upon darkness? We must expose them. What do we have to say about Zionism penetrating Christianity these days?

Christianity and Judaism have a long history of animosity, and despite this, there seems to be love between them nowadays. This is not love but a relationship whose goal is to destroy Islam. I must expose them.