Sunday, July 17, 2005

Egyptian Imam Says to Exterminate Iraqi Terrorists

Mohammad Saeed Tantawi, a Sunni Imam in Egypt, is tell the Iraqi people to rid their county of the Terrorist vermin that are infesting it.
Cairo: The grand imam of Egypt's Al Azhar Mosque, the Sunni world's most prestigious seat of learning, called on the people of Iraq to unite to rid the country of terrorists and urged other countries to help.

"The Iraqis, men, women, children and elderly people should unite and work solidly together to chase those evil terrorists everywhere until Iraq's land is purged of their filth and viciousness," Mohammad Saeed Tantawi said in a statement on Thursday.

"All other countries and individuals should extend help to Iraq to enable its people to exterminate those wantons and despots," Tantawi said.

The statement included 10 items explaining "the pillars of Islam" that deal with religious, ideological and political issues supporting Tantawi's ideas, with excerpts from the Holy Quran to support his points.

Islam does not differentiate between people, whatever their origin, Tantawi argued, in what is one of the strongest condemnations of the violence plaguing Iraq since the end of the US-led invasion in May 2003.

"Chasing these criminals determinedly and steadily until finishing them off is a duty of everyone, be it a ruler or anybody else and anyone who shelters them is considered partner to their crimes," Tantawi said.

The grand imam said the most heinous crimes committed by those "corrupt on earth ... is the killing of innocent people, kidnapping honest people and then killing them in a savage way."

He strongly condemned Wednesday's killing of 27 people, including 18 children and teenagers by a suicide bomber in Iraq and said "this massacre was carried out by a vicious criminal from those terrorists whose corruption has spread everywhere."

Tantawi also mentioned last week's kidnapping and killing of Egypt's top envoy to Iraq by the Al Qaida terrorist organisation saying "those sinners charged him [the envoy] with false accusations then killed him in a way that only God know how ugly, mean and low it was."

Finally, the outrage of truly peaceful Muslims is coming out in the news. All we hear in the MSM is the spewings of radical and insane Muslim leaders that are spurring the terrorists on with encouragement and financial backing. If the outrage against the radical Muslims by real peaceful Muslims is loud enough and emanates from around the world, then maybe the average Abdul Muslim will see that these terrorists are not to be supported or placed on a pedestal. Imam Mohammad Saeed Tantawi, is right in that the people of Iraq themselves need to hunt these cowardly killers down and exterminate them, and without the support of the Iraqi people, they will be toast. The Muslim world needs more people in leadership positions like Imam Mohammad Saeed Tantawi to condemn these cowards, and I pray more come forth in their denunciation.

Mr Minority