hate the West, emigrate to a Muslim country’
l Islam was hijacked on that September 11 2001, on that plane as an innocent victim.
l Many Muslims seem to be in deep denial
about what has happened. They are coming up with different conspiracy theories
and don’t entertain the real possibility that it was indeed Muslims who did
this. Yet we do have people within our ranks who have reached that level of
hatred and misguidance.
l Some Muslims tried to explain what has
happened. But if you say you condemn something and then try to explain the
background, it can mistakenly sound like a justification, as though this is
l I would say to them (Muslim hardliners)
that if they are going to rant and rave about the West, they should emigrate to
a Muslim country. The goodwill of
l September 11 was a wake-up call to me. I
don’t want to contribute to the hate in any shape or form. I now regret in the
past being silent about what I have heard in the Islamic discourse and being
part of that with my own anger.
l We Muslims have lost theologically sound understanding of our teaching. We are living through a reformation, but without any theologians to guide us through it. Islam has been hijacked by a discourse of anger and the rhetoric of rage. We have lost our bearings because we have lost our theology.