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Jun 04, 2020
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British Islamic Scholar Sheikh Haitham Al-Haddad On The Killing Of George Floyd: Democracy Is Not Working; We Should Merge Democracy And Islam; Submission To Allah Prevents Abuse Of Power

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Source: Online Platforms - "Islam21c YouTube channel"

On June 4, 2020, British Islamic scholar Sheikh Haitham Al-Haddad uploaded a video to the Islam21c YouTube channel in which he discussed the killing of George Floyd. He said that democracy is being abused by powerful people, that his idea for "post-democracy" is a merge between democracy and Islam, and that the only solution for abuse of power is submission to Allah. Al-Haddad, who is of Palestinian origin, sits on the boards of advisors for Islamic organizations in the U.K. For more about Sheikh Al-Haddad, see MEMRI TV Clip No. 6306.

Sheikh Haitham Al-Haddad: "The killing of George Floyd has raised so many debates and questions.


"When human beings feel that they are powerful, then they will abuse this power, unless they feel that there is another power - or superpower - above them to keep them in awe.


"Democracy is abused by the powerful people within the democratic setup and they are controlling democracy through media, through finance, and through some other influential positions. So democracy is not really working. What we as Muslims believe, what I suggest, is that any power that exists - whether it is political power, financial power, economical power, et cetera - it has to surrender and submit to the superpower, who is Allah.


"I also recommend that we have a kind of merge between democracy and Islam. This should be the post-democracy idea.


"There is no solution for the abuse of power except to surrender yourself to the real superpower - Allah."

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