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Oct 29, 2014
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Exiled Egyptian Cleric Wagdi Ghoneim Criticizes Ghannouchi: Tunisian Secularists Are the Filthiest I've Seen

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Source: Online Platforms

Egyptian cleric in exile Wagdi Ghoneim recently criticized Rachid Ghannouchi, founder of the Ennahda movement in Tunisia, saying that he preferred infidels to Islam. He further said: "The secularists in Tunisia are the filthiest and most stinking secularists I've ever seen." The address was posted on the Internet on October 29, 2014.

Following are excerpts:

Wagdi Ghoneim: Tunisia is where the Arab Spring began. We do not deny that they deserve credit for this. But wasn't El-Sebsi, founder of the Nidaa Tounis party, a pillar of the former [Ben Ali] regime? How could someone like that have presented his candidacy? How could someone like that have presented his candidacy? Are we all idiots, or what?


Let me say to all those who beat the drums of democracy: Democracy is based upon ten principles, each of which is heresy. This was the subject of my Ph.D.


The secularists in Tunisia are the filthiest and most stinking secularists I've ever seen. It is the filthiest form of secularism I have ever seen. I have seen this firsthand, not just heard about it. Let me remind Rachid Ghannouchi: When you returned to Tunisia [in 2011], after many years in exile, who greeted you at the airport wearing bathing suits, changing: "Go back, we don't want you here"? Have you forgotten? It was the secularists. These secularists would come to my Friday sermons in Tunisia, holding bottles of alcohol. Those people would stand outside the mosque, shouting. Not only did they not pray, but they were carrying alcohol.


These secularists are celebrating their victory, and I'm sad to say that Ghannouchi congratulated them. How can a Muslim possibly congratulate a heretic on the victory of heresy over Islam? I don't get it.


Listen to what Ghannouchi said. See what idiocy we stoop to. Ghannouchi said: "If insulting the shari'a sows division among us, and setting the shari'a aside unites us – we are in favor of unity, not division." To put it simply: "If Islam is what separates us from the infidels, we prefer the infidels, and we do not want Islam. That's what he is saying.


Islam is a religion of distinction. I have no problem with infidels living next to me. After all, we live alongside cats and dogs… I'm not saying they are cats and dogs, mind you. This is just by way of example. We live alongside cats and dogs, but there is a distinction between us.


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