Sunday, September 27, 2015

Dr. Tawfik Hamid: Carson Is Right About Muslims

Carson is Right About Muslims
by Dr. Tawfik Hamid, Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015

Dr. Tawfik Hamid is the author of "Inside Jihad: How Radical Islam Works; Why It Should Terrify Us; How to Defeat It."

As a Muslim — and particularly as a former member of a radical Islamist group — I can state unequivocally that Dr. Carson is correct. 


If they could point to just one treatise that is accepted by the leading Islamic scholars at Al-Azhar University or the religious authorities in Saudi Arabia (the two Sunni religious bodies responsible for approving a printed Koran) that rejects the traditional barbaric principles of Islamic law. 

If they could produce a solitary approved Islamic text that stands clearly and unambiguously against killing apostates, beating women, killing gays, and enslaving female war prisoners for the express purpose of raping them — then perhaps the criticism would be justified. 


Worse, the aforementioned horrific values are considered “maloom mina aldeen Bil-Darora” (a necessary article of the religion). 

So if a Muslim were to reject them, under Shariah, he must be considered an apostate (one who has forsaken his religion), and therefore, under the same law, must be killed.