Friday, April 06, 2007

Qaddafi Calls for Establishment of New Fatimid State

MEMRI reported In his speech, Qaddafi denounced the division of Muslims into Sunni and Shi'ite as a colonialist plot, and rebuked the Arab League members for "hating Iran."

Make up your mind. Earlier he said "As for Arabs, may God keep them happy and far away" as he explained why he ignored an Arab summit.
.... Today there is a divide [in the Islamic world] that we must acknowledge, and we must know who is deepening it. Perhaps it is colonialism, the enemy of Islam, the enemy of the Arabs, the enemy of the Persians, that is deepening it… "They have divided Islam into two Islams, and there came to be Shi'ite Islam and Sunni Islam. This is a forbidden innovation [bid'a]… When did Muhammad say: 'I have brought you Shi'ite Islam and Sunni Islam?
It was upon the death of Muhammad that the Shi'ite vs Sunni split occurred, as they fought over who should be in control. It had nothing to do with colonialism. It was Muslims fighting Muslims as to who should be in power.
... "When we come to religious authority… have [people] not gotten themselves into a mess and said that the Sunnis are against the Shi'ites
Arab Sunnis and Arab Shi'ites are killing each other in Iraq, and yes the largely Arab Sunni world is concerned about the Persian Shi'ites in Iran.
and the Arabs against the Persians? Who holds to this view?
A LOT of Muslims.
It is the foreign occupation and the Zionist settlement that brought this.
How did the establishment in 1948 of a Jewish State cause the Shi'ite - Sunni split that followed the death of Muhammad?
.... "[And we are not interested anymore] in who had more right to the Caliphate, 'Ali or Mu'awiya.
You may not be interested, but the Shi'ites and the Sunnis sure care.
The Caliphate has nothing to do with religion,
False. That is the problem with Islam. It does not have separation of state vs religion.
and this is a worldly struggle for rule. If they decided after the Prophet who would be ruler, it was because the Prophet was not a ruler.
He certainly was a conquorer and a warrior that took over other countries.
He was a prophet, that's it, and then he passed on. He was a prophet, and he died, without a son, a successor, a regent [wasiy], or a representative…

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