Monday, February 21, 2011

Al-Qaradawi returns to Cairo

After a 50-year exile, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi has returned to Cairo to preach his particular bloody interpretation of Islam to more than a million followers. He is a Muslim Brotherhood cleric who advocates the slaughter of Jews, supports wife-beating and female genital mutilation, and is positively effusive about the execution of apostates and homosexuals. He is also the spiritual adviser for the Palestinian Authority terrorist group, Hamas.

He has been banned from Egypt since 1961, but found refuge in the UK and was welcomed with open arms by Ken Livingstone.

The Sheikh’s message to his adoring faithful was foreboding: “Don't fight history,” he exhorted. “You can't delay the day when it starts.”

And he means a little more by ‘it’ than the revolutionary movement for democracy which has toppled the governments of Tunisia and Egypt, and now threatens those of Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Algeria. Indeed, he doesn’t hope for democracy at all, except as a means to sharia. For those who have ears, ‘it’ is a hope that the revolutionary spirit is more contiguous with the 1979 Shi’a triumph in Iran. “The Arab world has changed,” he proclaimed. This is the Sunni moment.

While al-Qaradawi was a guest in the UK, he founded the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR), of which he is still president. Its aim is world conquest and ‘the manifestation of Allah's infinite mercy, knowledge and wisdom’.

“What remains, then, is to conquer Rome,” he strategised in 1995. “The second part of the omen. ‘The city of Hiraq (Constantinople) will be conquered first’, so what remains is to conquer Rome. This means that Islam will come back to Europe for the third time, after it was expelled from it twice… Conquest through Da'wa (proselytising), that is what we hope for. We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America! Not through sword but through Da'wa.”

Understandably, this has been greeted with a little alarm in Israel. Mindful of 1979 Iran, The Jerusalem Post observes: ‘Egypt gets its Khomeni’:
There is no doubt. Qaradawi, not bin Laden, is the most dangerous revolutionary Islamist in the world, and he is about to unleash the full force of his persuasion on Egypt.
Taking Egypt out of the hands of President Mubarak and putting it under the motherly gaze of the military has permitted the Islamist forces to return. All the West (and Israel) can do is stand by passively as a pro-Islamist chairman presides over the committee to write the new constitution.

Cairo has found its charismatic cleric; the long-prophesied saviour has returned to his homeland to lead Egypt to the Promised Land flowing with the blood of Jews and the persecution of non-believers. Only the Muslim Brotherhood practise ‘true’ Islam. Only they understand the final revelation of Allah to Mohammed, and it does not involve peace treaties with Israel or two-state solutions. The theo-political line is clear: ‘anti-American, anti-Western, wipe Israel off the map, foment jihad, stone short, the works’.

Sheikh al-Qaradawi has seen how democracy has won for Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon, and he has every reason to believe that it will do the same for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

He contends that the three major threats Muslims face are Zionism, internal integration and globalisation. To survive, he argues, Muslims must fight the Zionists, Crusaders, idolators and Communists.

The Jerusalem Post concludes: ‘Make no mistake, Qaradawi is not some fossilized Islamic ideologue. He is brilliant and innovative, tactically flexible and strategically sophisticated. He is subtle enough to sell himself as a moderate to those who don’t understand the implications of his words or able to look beneath the surface of his presentation.’

Well, he fooled Ken Livingstone.


Anonymous i albion said...

From the look on Ken's face,if we could see the lower part of this picture,i think it would show Ken was "aroused" by being so close to Qaradawi,

21 February 2011 at 09:45  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

If the prophecy in Psalm 83 is yet to be fulfilled – then this unstoppable: ‘All the West (and Israel) can do is to stand by passively…’

They shall have Constantinople but not Rome.

We have had the Six Day War.

‘For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head’.

Now for the Seventh Day War?

21 February 2011 at 09:56  
Anonymous Michal said...

Thank you for bringing this man to my attention. I honestly highly appreciate it. I had no idea Egypt has recently gained such a prolific extremist cleric. It certainly is a potent warning against mixing up politics and religion.

21 February 2011 at 10:16  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

Another religious nutter full of his particular version of righteousness.

21 February 2011 at 10:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All lefties are delinquents longing for authority.

Livingstone is a good example. He adores the Sheikh fellow as a son adores a harsh but wise father. Look at the glow in his face.
It's irrelevant to the delinquent what the authority says, so long as it is backed up by conviction and is absolute.

Enter these humourless Muslim madmen who fill the vacuum left by our own vacillating and morally relative clerics.

Cosying up to Islam is another aspect of our moral decline (the financial carry-on is all of a piece with it) and a result of the post-war creation of the most indulged generation in the history of the world.

'Spare the rod and spoil the child!'

21 February 2011 at 10:50  
Blogger D. Singh said...


Do you know who is influencing their thinking?

Your Best Pals from the French Revolution – and who were also their imperial masters.

They have been studying the Comité de Salut Public (Committee of Public Safety) set up in April 1793 by French radicals.

By the way you can translate the word ‘salut’ as security or salvation.

Do you see what happens when atheistic nutters get involved in politics?

21 February 2011 at 11:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a few short years to wait now before the caliphate is restored. The Gates of Vienna and the English Channel have already been breached and millions of followers of this evil ideology are already amongst us.

Let us give thanks and praise to decades of Lib/Lab/Con and EU traitors who have carefully and deliberately sown the seeds of our downfall. Their treachery must surely surpass anything witnessed in two millennia of European Christian history.

21 February 2011 at 11:26  
Blogger Gnostic said...

And what will we see from our wise and selfless politicians in response to this if it comes to pass?


Fire up the forge will you, Stan. This tumbrel needs steel rims to counteract the pot holes...

21 February 2011 at 11:34  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

The trouble with nutters like this is they're absolutely convinced they're right and of course they have god on their side. There's no arguing with them because reason does not work with those sort of absolutes. What is worse is that they're not happy living under their own religious values, they want to impose them on the rest of us whether we want them or not because they think their god is over-arching. What do we do with these sort of people? It's a moral, ethical and political dilemma.

21 February 2011 at 11:38  
Blogger Gawain Towler said...

I see Mr Cameron is following the cleric to Egypt. I am sure that his good offices will counter any effects that al-Qaradawi may have. Don't panic.

Word Verification


21 February 2011 at 11:54  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Don't worry DanJO - I am sure Hague will send in our aircraft carriers.

21 February 2011 at 12:06  
Anonymous Celtic Saint said...


"Another religious nutter full of his particular version of righteousness."

The real nutter is the man standing next to him, for he knows what the Sheikh and his followers will do to him and his freinds, but yet he stands there in adoration. Madness, or will he even sacifice his friend to gain power again?

21 February 2011 at 12:21  
Blogger Little Black Sambo said...

Another religious nutter full of his particular version of righteousness.
"Another" and "his particular version" suggest that you scorn all religions. What beat back Islam and confined it was Christianity. Socialism, Conservatism and Liberalism have allowed it to return and spread.

21 February 2011 at 13:30  
Blogger Richard Brown said...

President Obama has gone very quiet lately. Could it be that the fruits of his very public interventions in Egypt are now coming home to roost (if that isn't a mixed metaphor)?

And has he been phoning up Col Gaddafi and the Bahreini Royal Family saying the same things to them as he said to Mubarak? One power vacuum is enough - four or five spread across the Middle East is enough to seriously worry about.

21 February 2011 at 13:34  
Blogger English Pensioner said...

There are times when I approve of assassination, and this is one such time. Hopefully, Israel will oblige at some stage as it will probably involve only one death compared with what is likely to happen if he is left loose.

21 February 2011 at 13:45  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ Little Black Sambo (13:30)—What beat back Islam and confined it was Christianity.

To make it completely clear: Islam was beaten back by muscular Christianity. The ‘love thine enemy and turn the other cheek’ brand of Christianity wouldn’t have stood a chance against the armies of Islam in the seventeenth century, just as it stands no chance against Islam today. Islam reads compromise and tolerance as weaknesses to be exploited, not as virtues to be emulated.

21 February 2011 at 13:54  
Blogger Anabaptist said...

Mr Rottenborough, 'The ‘love thine enemy and turn the other cheek’ brand of Christianity...' just happens to be Jesus's 'brand' of Christianity, as both parts of the phrase are quotations from the sermon on the mount.

What you call muscular Christianity is not Christianity at all, but just some sort of revenge-seeking and violence-filled paganism given a bit of Christian vocabulary for the sake of respectability.

The term Christian applies to the disciples of Jesus, and disciples are those who follow their master. Did Jesus fight back, or did he submit to arrest, beating and crucifixion, though he could, in his own words, have summoned twelve legions of angels?

21 February 2011 at 14:15  
Blogger Anabaptist said...

Mr D Singh Psalm 83 is not a prophecy, but an aspiration, a prayer, a hope.

It has nothing whatsoever to do with the modern state of Israel. Israel's demise as God's people was signalled at the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in AD 70 at the hands of Titus, as foretold by Jesus, recorded in Matt 24.

As Jesus had said in Matt 21:43, 'Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.'

21 February 2011 at 14:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Livingstone is not fooled. Like many on the left he dislikes the Jews. They are standing against God and will not prevail.

21 February 2011 at 14:31  
Blogger Anabaptist said...

Mr DanJ0 tell us that, 'The trouble with nutters like this is they're absolutely convinced they're right and of course they have god on their side.'

You, on the other hand, Mr DanJ0 have no confidence in your own beliefs and certainties. You are constantly dithering between a variety of opinions, unsure about what to think.

You're not, of course, but it ill-behoves somebody with your dogmatic opinions to criticise other people for dogmatism.

We all believe what we believe. That's sort of the point about believing things.

21 February 2011 at 14:36  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ Anabaptist (14:15)—Grateful for your explanation, I believe I have the ideal solution. When the time comes to resist Islam, Christians can adhere to the pacific teachings of Christ, hide away somewhere safe, and pray with all their might for Christianity to be saved from extinction. Meanwhile, the rest of us will get on with the business of driving Islam back into its desert. When the nastiness has finished, the Christians will emerge from their hidey-holes, dust themselves down and tell us that we couldn’t have done it without their prayers.

21 February 2011 at 14:40  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Mr. Rottenborough - I'll be standing with you. My battle cry won't be caaling for Jesus to save us. It'll be "Get the hell out of my country you fascist scum!"

21 February 2011 at 14:55  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Mr Anabaptist

Jesus did not summon 12 legions of angels as he knew what his mission was. It was foretold.

Are you suggesting that Christians cannot be soldiers?

Was it unChristian for such Christian soldiers as Cromwell, ‘Stonewall’ Jackson Patton and Field Marshal Erwin Rommel – to summon 12 regiments to battle?

The nations mentioned in Psalm 83 - my knowledge of archaeology and history is a little hazy; can you recall if there is any evidence that those nations have formed a confederacy in the past? I do think we hold our respective views on the basis of ‘bald assertion’ (‘It has nothing whatsoever to do with the modern state of Israel’.)

Time will tell.

The truth is, I suggest, that the profession of soldiering for Christians is discounted by you not on the basis of reasoned argument and evidential support but on the basis of your pacifist theology.

I do hope confessing Christians who are called to soldiering will bayonet the enemy with not only a smile on their face but with joy.

21 February 2011 at 14:57  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ Mistress Gnostic—Good for you. We’ll save the pacifists from themselves yet.

21 February 2011 at 15:25  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

Anabaptist: "You're not, of course, but it ill-behoves somebody with your dogmatic opinions to criticise other people for dogmatism. We all believe what we believe. That's sort of the point about believing things."

That's not actually true, is it? You are conflating different types of belief. Mr al-Qaradawi here has a certain type of belief which is a sense of certainty irrespective of argument or fact. That is what religious belief is.

One sort of belief I have could be said to be worldly beliefs, rather like the belief that when I release something out of my hand it will fall. They form part of a worldview but the worldview is essentially working knowledge. I am quite prepared to ditch my beliefs if they prove to be wrong.

Another sort of belief I have could be said to be essentially opinions. I tend towards political liberalism. I prefer a democratic power structure. I think people should be free, except when their actions cause others particular sorts of harm. However, I am open to persuasion over them.

These sort of beliefs are not like religious beliefs. The first sort are observable truths, in as much as anything could be said to be true. The second sort are arguable truths, which depend on founding premises, arguments, and logical truth.

21 February 2011 at 15:40  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

You guys appear to be arguing about the concept of 'just war' or 'bellum iustum' which is nothing new in Christian thought and debate as I understand it.

21 February 2011 at 15:44  
Blogger Anabaptist said...

Mr Rottenborough, it is easy for you to make sarcastic comments, and obviously even easier to avoid dealing with the point I made.

It is perfectly obvious that the commandments of Jesus are nothing to you when they challenge your assumptions about the way you would like things to be in the world.

So perhaps you can tell me when Jesus and his disciples faced up to the Romans and to the Jewish leaders with armed resistance.

Perhaps you can tell me where they eventually emerged from their hidey holes to dust themsleves down and ignore the contributions to their salvation made by the oh-so-successful zealots.

And perhaps you can tell me how Christianity did not flourish in face of persecution, but withered away to nothing because it would not use force of arms.

Only when it was utterly corrupted in the time of Constantine and subsequently was 'Christianity' happy to use the sword of civil power.

As far as I am concerned you may declare war on anyone you wish, and enjoy to your heart's content the sating of your blood lust, but please be kind enough to stop pretending that you do it in the name of Jesus. Jesus did not and does not sanction such things.

21 February 2011 at 15:47  
Anonymous Malthus Revisited said...

Who would have thought that Quantitative Easing would bring Revolution across the world ? With Iran spending 33% GDP on food subsidies and subsidising petrol they are like so many countries with young populations, feeling the impact of speculation driving up commodity prices.

High birth rates, unemployment, and an inability to subsidise basic staples as biofuels and hedge funds drive up the cost of sustenance.

Maybe Revolution will come to Western Europe ? The EU has already opened up the borders to food imports (hat tip Richard North) which should suck even more supplies out of poorer states.

Be quite stunning if we end up facing conflict over food because Western Debt Junkies have driven up the cost of survival for the teeming masses

21 February 2011 at 15:57  
Anonymous non mouse said...

Some people just never get the message behind "turn the other cheek," do they? Or else they have the microscope (sic) to the wrong eye.

What we need, you see, is to find something that works in our favour, but that is forbidden by islam. Then, if islamists act against it, they betray their own idea(l)s.

Sadly, it seems unlikely that they have any principles to betray. Other than the aim of turning the entire world into a desert, that is.

I'm with Nelson and the loyalists here.

21 February 2011 at 16:14  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

Its all good for the Environment


21 February 2011 at 16:48  
Anonymous Jonathan Stuart-Brown said... are dangerously wrong.
D Singh, you are right.
Moreover this will be seen within a few years even if not this year. Moreover whether individuals back God or reject God on this one, will impact their families and their nations.
Psalm 83 will take place and God will show that He always intended to defend Israel. His judgment starts at The House of God and will be severe. Christians who cling to and teach Replacement Theology can forget pleading ignorance as a defence. D Singh keep preaching the truth and save as many as you can.

21 February 2011 at 17:17  
Blogger Lord Lavendon said...

Whatever the merits or not of holy war, I am not sure how Psalm 83 can be treated by Christians as Prophecy, given that the psalms are basically hymns and songs of praise to God? Perhaps we should be looking elsewhere re the end of the world? (in anycase isn't there supposed to be only one who knows exactly when he's coming back?).

21 February 2011 at 17:26  
Anonymous not a machine said...

Being as Egypts economy has been running poorly for a good few years ,I would have thought another round of Klashnicov Allah would have seemed like a time trip to Taliban Afghanistan.
I have just watched the news and heard one libyan telling of how they have no education or health care if not on Ghadaffis enteroge.
Eygyptians would be rather foolish to want to return to taliban oppression when they could do better with trade .
By the sound of it Caracs looks like being a top terrorist resort perhaps the cleric (and ken) would feel more at home and amonst friends .

21 February 2011 at 17:35  
Blogger Lord Lavendon said...

Re the chap His Grace talks about in his article,clearly a madman, who needs a good thrashing. We can not let a man like this to plot against Britain and carry on with his evil plans -like so many of the other threats the country has faced over the years - Philip II's Armada, Napoleon, Germany (x2), the Soviet Union- we need to go to Egypt right now and settle his goose and cook his hash!

21 February 2011 at 17:35  
Anonymous Confessor said...

Western Christians have given place to the devil and allowed the Assyrians to rise up through compromising with and embracing sexual immorality and abortion, unbelief, syncretism and idolatry.

Our primary battle is against spiritual enemies, principalities and powers and our weapons are spiritual weapons and not carnal material ones.

Repentance, confession and return to the Lord is the first one. Worship, sacrifices of praise, thanksgiving and joy are other weapons. Obedience, unity and our testimony are also spiritual weapons that allow God's blessings to reach us.

The Word of God is the sword of the Spirit. It is the one that God says will defeat the Assyrian. (Isaiah 31:8-9)

21 February 2011 at 17:37  
Anonymous Cardinal Van Roumpoy said...

Holy War is the only way to stop the tide of Islam and reclaim the world for the Gospel and the one true Church!

21 February 2011 at 17:39  
Anonymous Bart McDade said...

Confessor, who the heck are the he Assyrians? I thought it was egypt we were talking about?

21 February 2011 at 17:41  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ Anabaptist (15:47)—So perhaps you can tell me when Jesus and his disciples faced up to the Romans and to the Jewish leaders with armed resistance.

The Son of God had no need of armed resistance when He had resurrection. We mere English mortals are faced with the prospect of the Muslim fifth column taking over our country. If they succeed, there will be no resurrection for England and her people.

And perhaps you can tell me how Christianity did not flourish in face of persecution, but withered away to nothing because it would not use force of arms.

Early Christianity flourished despite persecution because Islam hadn’t been invented. The moment it was, the Christian communities in Arabia were annihilated. Islam was only driven out of Spain by force, and it was only defeated at Vienna by force.

… please be kind enough to stop pretending that you do it in the name of Jesus.

My desire to defeat Islam isn’t done in Jesus’ name; it arises from a gut feeling that evil should be vanquished.

21 February 2011 at 17:53  
Anonymous len said...

As I have said before this is all prophesied in the Bible(the Book held in contempt by those too blind to see the Truth when presented to them)The enemies of Israel and Christians are gathering together and their intentions are to wipe Israel off the map.
End time prophecies are being fulfilled before our eyes; the emergence of a World Government, the re-birth of Israel, the emergence of electronic ID, and the ubiquitous climate change.People are being swept into a humanistic, godless and potentially brutal World Government or New World Order.
This World 'system'(which incorporates godless religions)has an intense hatred towards the God of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob,Christians and the Jews, and will conspire against Israel.

21 February 2011 at 18:16  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

There's always the Salvation Army, I suppose. I always found them a rather creepy bunch, being evangelicals, but swap their trombones for some Lee Enfields and I bet they're quite a force.

21 February 2011 at 18:19  
Blogger Lord Lavendon said...

The Trouble is that this blasted traitor government has stripped us of any way of defending ourselves- no gun rights, no sword rights and a navy which is building useless white elephants and under funded army and next to no air force we are practically defenceless in this coming conflict... not to say that our defence forces are brave or strong.. But that they are let down at every step of the way by socialist, conservatives and lib dims... soon Albion shall fall, then the American Republic and after that the whole civilised world...

21 February 2011 at 18:25  
Blogger Lord Lavendon said...

Danjo- you might not like the Sally Army, but I'd rather have them than a bunch of fundamentalist Islamic... whereas the sally Army is fighting the devil and the spiritual powers and in secular terms doing nothing more threatening to civil society than tending to the homeless and the poor.

Contrast this to the Islamic fundamentalists are busy calling for holy war on everything that you as a left/liberal hold dear (no women's rights, no gay rights, no religious plurality, no tolerance, my way or non, all in the name of a "merciful God"- so merciful it seems that you shit yourself if you don’t pray 10 times at day to him! In fact I'll show you a merciful God, Jesus on the Cross, forgiving the Arch criminal beside him you turned to him with his dying breath, believed and was saved!).

Good God man! Don’t be Neville Chamberlain, be a Churchill; an Attlee not a Benn, a Lloyd George not a Gladstone!

21 February 2011 at 18:34  
Anonymous Oswin said...

Anyone 'welcomed' by that noted newt-fancier, Gussie Fink-Nottle (aka Livingstone) ought, as a matter of course, to be shot on sight. Failing that, at least let us refuse him re-entry to Britain should Egypt wish to be rid of him.

It's 'kicking-off' right enough, and we need to be concerned about the two million-plus, potential 'Fifth Columnists' within our midst.

It's time to flood the Channel Tunnel ... at least, that is, after a spot of 'one way travel' out!

21 February 2011 at 18:40  
Anonymous Oswin said...

DanJo @18:19 :

You found the Salvation Army '' a rather creepy bunch'' ???

That just about says it all; you truly are beyond the ken.

21 February 2011 at 18:47  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

Lord Lavendon, being atheist I have no love for the Muslim Brotherhood or any other Islamist group. In fact, I have a visceral dislike of any theocratic pretensions.

21 February 2011 at 18:52  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

"You found the Salvation Army '' a rather creepy bunch'' ??? That just about says it all; you truly are beyond the ken."

Why? I find most evangelicals creepy. It's the over-blown religious language, I think. And the fervour. It makes my skin crawl.

I realise you probably find it all very wholesome and natural, and that's fine by me of course. But I can't share that, I'm afraid.

21 February 2011 at 19:00  
Anonymous Oswin said...


God forbid you should you ever find yourself in the gutter, and need a helping hand ...

21 February 2011 at 19:17  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

"God forbid you should you ever find yourself in the gutter, and need a helping hand ..."

Of what relevance is that to whether I find them rather creepy?

21 February 2011 at 19:38  
Blogger English Viking said...


According to your unscriptural logic, the teachings of Christ will prevent Him from returning to head the armies of Israel, and preside over a bloodbath the likes of which have never been seen before.

They would also have meant that all good Christian men and women should have left the inhabitants of Auschwitz and Belsen to their fate, as we wouldn't want to cause a scene, would we?

Turning the other cheek has long been used a cloak for cowardice amongst Christians. Would you turn the other cheek if someone attacked your wife or mother, God Forbid?

21 February 2011 at 20:00  
Blogger Anabaptist said...

My usncriptural logic? What on earth are you on about? I am the one who is quoting the words and actions of Jesus. All you others are avoiding dealing with them, subverting them and denying them.

Your 'Christ...returning to head the armies of Israel, and preside over a bloodbath the likes of which have never been seen before...' is pure comic-book fantasy and has no support whatsoever from the Bible.

Honestly, the greater their ignorance of scripture, the more spittle-flecked their fulminations.

21 February 2011 at 20:07  
Blogger Anabaptist said...

DanJ0: 'I have a visceral dislike of any theocratic pretensions.'


21 February 2011 at 20:08  
Blogger English Viking said...


Zech. 12. I assume you know SOMETHING of Meggidon?

Rev 16, 14 - 16. Rev 19, 11. Psalm 110, 6. Zech 14, 2-4..

I could go on. I suggest you go and read them, and then you can apologise for inferring that I was lying when I said that Christ will head the armies of Israel and utterly and violently smash all who dare stand against him.

Matt 10, 34 is all that is needed to see the folly of pacifism.

Romans 13, 3,4 show that you have made the mistake of applying standards that Christ taught should be applied on a personal level to a national or even international one. God specifically states that the authorities do no 'bear the sword in vain', he is a revenger against the evildoers.

That includes the foul regime which instituted the concentration camps, and militant (is there any other form?) Islam.

21 February 2011 at 20:59  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

I hate to see internecine fighting so I don't mind being the lightning rod again. How does all this square with the 'god module' each of you has, or believes you have?

There's clearly a huge difference in intepretation. From the outside, I'd expect that you'd all be informed by the Holy Spirit on core stuff like this? Presumably it doesn't work like that.

I'd understand interpreting one's own life in the context of Christianity and asking for internal guidance in some way. That's specifics, vocation, and the like. But the core stuff?

Personally, I have a feel for stuff, as far as good and bad is concerned. It's an intuitive thing, and immediate. But it can be honed, and I try to hone it based on core principles. It looks from the outside as though that's just what you lot are doing, only with your book as a guide.

21 February 2011 at 21:55  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

By the way, the BBC is reporting this with respect to the situation in Libya:

"In an eye-catching public statement, influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi told the al-Jazeera TV network that any Libyan soldier who has the opportunity should shoot and kill Col Gaddafi."


21 February 2011 at 22:00  
Blogger Kenpachi said...

The beardie is hailed as a "moderate" in many quaters, particularly some influential Christian psudeo-scholars who should really know better, but for the Saudi financing of course.

Are you familar with Dr. John Esposito Your Grace?

21 February 2011 at 23:12  
Anonymous len said...

As the'tide'of Christianity recedes, and is pushed back, there is an oncoming 'tide'of Godless religion,anarchy, lawlessness, and moral depravity. This is a simple result of cause-affect.
There are no vacuums in the 'natural'and there are no vacuums in the spiritual!
So atheists and God haters YOU are directly responsibly for the events that are happening /and are about to happen.
Evil is being restrained ,held back,by the power of God ,when this restraint is removed (by the demands of men who deny the existence of God )evil will be allowed unrestrained access to humanity.
What is happening now is only the beginning!What lies in man will be fully revealed.

22 February 2011 at 08:16  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

Nowt to do with me.

Besides, people have been predicting the End of Days for 2000 years or so. *yawn*

22 February 2011 at 08:40  
Blogger D. Singh said...

It is written:

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.” For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

22 February 2011 at 09:12  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

And there is the power of the meme: someone is bound to mock this so let's make the mocking of it indicative of the truth of the meme itself. The understanding of human nature is quite impressive, really.

22 February 2011 at 09:21  
Blogger D. Singh said...

I see.

DanJO enters this blog-roll.

DanJO exits this blog-roll.

And between the two points in time, he acquires a better opinion of his talents.

22 February 2011 at 11:18  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

Oh-oh, I'm in the third person again.

22 February 2011 at 11:32  
Blogger Lakester91 said...

Memes aren't real DanJ0. Dawkins pretended to make them up but he didn't. Even then psychologists laughed at him.

22 February 2011 at 13:46  
Anonymous srizals said...

Relax, all the inhumane atrocities in Europe (throughout the world actually) were committed by the likes of Johnny and EnglishViking. Europe never suffered Islam. Based on history, it would probably never will. Remember Narni. Be afraid of the Constantine Christians and the nice atheists. Remember Siberia and Khmer Rouge's S-21.

See your true enemy.
If you can.

23 February 2011 at 06:09  
Anonymous srizals said...

Ops, double links, it is supposed to be this one,

23 February 2011 at 06:15  
Anonymous FranatAFI said...

In the meantime journalists at the BBC continue their mission to whitewash the Muslim Brotherhood and, by reporting their spokesman's slur on Israel's citizens without context or background, blame the Jewish state for holding back democracy in the region with in this article:

Naturally, all mention of Al Qaradawi, his anti-women, anti-gay sentiments and his hatred of Jews is carefully avoided.

23 February 2011 at 08:59  
Anonymous srizals said...

Johnny, a scene from the old wild West, the cowboys and the Indians, the Asians and now the Arabs.

Hope Lakester91 won't get sick watching them.

Am I that late Oswin?

23 February 2011 at 13:09  

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