Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian cleric Zaghloul Al-Naggar, which aired on Iqra TV on September 11, 2008.
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: I was visiting Canada several months ago, and I was invited to lunch by a [Muslim] family there. One of the family's children came home from school while we were eating. He looked very upset and agitated. When his mother asked him what had happened, he said that the teacher had asked the kids in the class who knew his father, and he said that out of the 40 kids, he was the only one who knew who his father was. This is a great tragedy. The West suffers from a phenomenon of children who do not know the identity of their fathers – a phenomenon known as the "single-parent family." These families result from relations that have no limitations – they don't care about lineage, they don't care about nursing their babies.
Nothing holds them back in these relationships, and this could lead to the total annihilation of the human race. Hence, we as Muslims must convey our Islamic values to them as a form of advice. This chaos in relations might bring about diseases that cannot be combated and cured by science. Today, the world has become one big village, and if there is a disease in one place, it will spread to the others in no time. AIDS, for example, began in the West and then spread to Africa. Of course, the West has the medicine [to treat AIDS), but the Africans do not. AIDS medicine is very expensive, and while Westerners can afford it, Africans cannot. That's how AIDS has become a plague in Africa and South-East Asia.
We must aspire to reform this corruption. We Muslims are the only ones capable of reforming this corruption, because [the Westerners] do not possess such lofty and true religious values, which are free of any interpretation and distortion. We have these values, so why shouldn't we provide them to the West?