TwitterFacebook

Saudi Cleric: “To Defend the Honor of a Female Camel”

• Views: 1,240

Jaw, say hello to floor.

An interview with Saudi cleric Sheik Muhsen Al-’Awaji, aired on Ein TV on February 26, 2006, courtesy of MEMRI TV.

[Video no longer available.]

Sheik Muhsen Al-’Awaji: Before Islam, the Arabs fought for 40 years to defend the honor of a female camel. This was in the Busous War. A female camel was humiliated, and a 40-year war ensued to defend its honor. So what about the honor of the Prophet?

Interviewer: Are you proud of this?!

Sheik Muhsen Al-’Awaji: I am proud that honor and nobility always characterized the Arabs, and then came Islam to reinforce these traits.

I’m not saying I’m proud of a war over a female camel’s honor, or that I would call to wage a war to defend the honor of a female camel… But since this was done for the honor of a female camel, do not rebuke someone who would do anything to defend our beloved Prophet Muhammad.

Interviewer: Let us agree that we Muslims, in general, are remiss in conveying our message…

Sheik Muhsen Al-’Awaji: But what happened was not because we were remiss.

Interviewer: No, but it was one of the causes. In Denmark, in Europe, or anywhere in the world, they know full well that they cannot offend the Holocaust, because the Jews managed to convey their message powerfully to the entire world, whereas we…

Sheik Muhsen Al-’Awaji: When all this began, the people of Denmark insisted, in a premeditated and unprecedented way, on humiliating our Prophet.

[…]

Imagine that someone is beheaded, and then he is told: “Put it back on, while the blood is still flowing.” But he behaves arrogantly and stubbornly, until the head decomposes - and only then does he want to put it back on. Similarly, an apology today - if it is even offered - is unacceptable, because the whole issue has begun to rot.

Incidently, the Americans did worse things than the Danish, but they were smarter. The British were also smarter. The Americans degraded the Holy Koran, the word of God.

Interviewer: In Guantanamo.

Sheik Muhsen Al-’Awaji: Yes, but their official spokesman came out immediately, and even if he used diplomatic language, he said: “We will investigate, and we will take action.”

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
For about 33 cents a day (per month) or 22 cents a day (per year), our subscription option turns off all advertisements at LGF!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2014-03-07 2:19 pm PST

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
EiMitch
Cracked: 6 Halloween Pranks for Sociopaths With Unlimited Budgets
cracked.com America's No. 1 holiday celebrating violence and candy is just around the corner, and this year it looks to be better than ever, as the glorious union of art and technology has given us several exciting new ways to ...

2 hours, 50 minutes ago
Views: 53 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Randall Gross
iFixit’s 2014 Mac Mini Teardown Shows a Sealed, Less-Upgradeable Redesign
When Apple updated the Mini for the first time in two years at its product event last week, it looked like it stayed pretty much the same. The product dimensions on Apple's product pages are the same, and the ...

7 hours, 59 minutes ago
Views: 108 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
FemNaziBitch
Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer an Actual Democracy
A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy--namely, that it no longer exists. Asking "[w]ho really rules?" researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page argue that over the past few decades America's political system has slowly ...

11 hours, 4 minutes ago
Views: 188 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 2
Skip Intro
‘Pro-Life’ Group: No Ebola Vaccine if Stem Cells Are Used
A "pro-life" group called Children of God for Life is throwing a fit because Ebola vaccines currently being developed use cells derived from embryonic stem cells. Because it's totally "pro-life" to let living people die of Ebola when it ...

12 hours, 38 minutes ago
Views: 201 • Comments: 4
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 4
Lumberhead
Moulton Underplays Military Service - Metro - the Boston Globe
This really is remarkable. I came across it over at Charlie Pierce's blog at Esquire. Imagine, a politician downplaying his heroic war record. The American political graveyard has more than a few monuments to politicians and public officials who embellished ...

1 day, 14 hours ago
Views: 210 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Souliren
Natalie MacMaster Fiddle school
This is a short (under two minute) video of Natalie teaching a technique for "Athole Brose," in Cape Breton style.

2 days, 8 hours ago
Views: 203 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
MichaelJ
Amazing RED Camera Footage Kelly Slater’s 540 Air
More: Amazing RED Camera Footage Kelly Slater's 540 Air There's a reason why people refer to 11-time world champ Kelly Slater as "the king". This clip/maneuver is yet another ground-breaking moment in the history of surfing.

4 days, 5 hours ago
Views: 452 • Comments: 3
Tweets: 6 • Rating: 5
Rightwingconspirator
1934 Had Worst Drought of Last Thousand Years-We Made It Worse
"It was the worst by a large margin, falling pretty far outside the normal range of variability that we see in the record," said climate scientist Ben Cook at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. Cook ...

4 days, 13 hours ago
Views: 531 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 5
blah blah ad hominem mumbo jumbo.
Daniel Johnston-True Love Will Find You In The End.
A simple, imperfect, brilliant song, by a fascinating man. Link

1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 561 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
Bubblehead II
High Court Lifts Hold on Gay Marriage in Idaho
[large]YES![/large] WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says same-sex marriage can go ahead in Idaho. More: High Court Lifts Hold on Gay Marriage in Idaho [large]YES![/large]

1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 771 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 12 • Rating: 2
 Frank says:

Beauty is a French phonetic corruption of a short, cloth neck ornament, currently in resurgence.