Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Prominent Muslim Cleric Denounces bin Laden?

Is this surprising to see? What does it make you think?

"Tahirul Qadri, head of the Awami Tehrik Party, Pakistan:

"Bombing embassies or destroying non-military installations like the World Trade Center is no jihad. ... "[T]hose who launched the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks not only killed thousands of innocent people in the United States but also put the lives of millions of Muslims across the world at risk. ... Bin Laden is not a prophet that we should put thousands of lives at risk for."

United Press International, October 18, 2001,

13 Answers

  • Beng T
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
    Best answer

    It is not surprising. See also:

    Regarding 9/11 specifically. Right after 9/11 practically everyone in the whole world (except for some Palestinians who celebrated it) was sympathetic to the Americans, or at least condemned the terrorist attack. Even radical islamists like the Jemaat Islamiya in Pakistan, Sheikh Yassin of Hamas, the El-Ekwan of Egypt spoke out against the 9/11 attack. If i remember correctly, even Saddam Hussein condemned it.

    However, America has totally squandered this worldwide sympathy and goodwill by it's actions since then.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think its surprising to see on the fact a cleric is saying it.

    Also though....i'd like to say.....when sept 11th happened....i knew some people that refused to believe bin laden was behind it. THey were against the attacks.....but they refused to believe bin laden would've done it.

    I mean they refused to believe he was behind the first bombing. Again they thought that was horrible. People though don't wanna know bin ladens past. THey just want to deal what is happenign now.

    Anyways..bin laden of 20 years ago probably would have tried to stop these attacks, but something happened to him.

    But yeah....most people rather than sayign these things...would have just thats what i'm surprised about.

    I agree with the statement w holey.....i mean read the chapter of the quran entitled see why the actions of sept 11th are non islamic.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes I think most muslims in this world hate terrorism.Jihad according to islamic teaching is an effort by sacrifying the life,wealthy and other effort for maintaining the religion of Allah if it is attacking,oppressing and insulting by other religion followers or infidels.Osama bin Laden and his fellows are cowards.They did not hit the persons directly who attacked,oppressed or insulted Islam and its followers.So there were many innocent casualties by the act of terrorism.

    They play hit and run like guerilla war.They could not confront each other with their enemy because they have adequate forces and arms for doing that.They could not touch the US government and its allies directly..They recruited some people in several countries but all of them could not attacked the related persons as their enemy.So they make a squad for

    suicide bombing but its victims were many innocent people.It is not a pure jihad in line with islamic religion.I am afraid they will not have a reward but oppositely a punishment from God.

  • 1 decade ago

    Perhaps those who are of better conscience are coming to the realization that sins of omission are as grave as sins committed. For far too long many have failed to bravely stand in the face of atrocity and lead their people. Hopefully the move to more recent events will not take as long as the horrors of 9-11 took. Things are happening need to be addressed. The slow pace is not serving anyone very well. Delay only serves as an enabler.


    What a stupid error on my own part. That article is dated 2001. It was nice to have my hopes up, but now the sense of dismay is greater than it was. UPI is hardly a source Muslims will take seriously in the mid east anyway. Thanks for nothing.

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  • brisco
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    i've got individually regular a 12 365 days previous Bengali female interior the previous who certainly did help the guy. She defined 9/11 as being the "happiest 2d of her existence" to a distinctive youthful Muslim female - who purely laughed on the remark. at the same time as I sat there in marvel. Her elder brothers have been into each and all of the "conspiracy" stuff, and she or he would inquire from me if i wanted to hassle unlawful DVDs, that displayed horrendous lifeless, slaughtered bodies in "0.33-worldwide worldwide places" - supposedly inflicted by the west, and pictures and sound of Islamic leaders desiring Islam to reign throughout the worldwide. i take advantage of to have some very close British Asian buddies whilst i advance into youthful. this is going countless years back. Funnily sufficient, I no longer do. to respond to your question, confident. i think of MANY Muslims are quietly and secretly in settlement. no longer all, no longer maximum, yet there are alot. and that's a reality.

  • 1 decade ago

    Lets make it clear the word JIHAD means a personal strugle with your self to get close to Allah and does not mean Holy war on mass . We should not kill even a ant let alone a human

  • 1 decade ago

    just about EVERY muslim cleric denounced bin laden, condemned the 9/11 attacks, and spits on terrorists...but it's hard to hear when you have the likes of limbaugh, o'reilly, beck, savage, and coulter screaming about 'islamofascism'...whatever that made up word means...those with brains, think...those without brains, spout propaganda and hate

  • remy
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    It makes me think that I still haven't understood the meaning of jihad. Many say that jihad is the internal struggle to understand God, what has this to do with "destroying military installations"?

  • Rai A
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    No it's not surprising to see.

    I've heard of many denounce him - just tha the media is reluctant to report them.


    Source(s): Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus
  • 1 decade ago


    Like most religions, Islam has squabbles among its leaders and disagreements about tactics. Besides, Pakistan doesn't want to be next on Bush's invasion list....

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