Khaled Abou El Fadl
ABC Religion and Ethics 21 Nov 2016
Khaled Abou El Fadl is the Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law. He is the author of Reasoning with God: Reclaiming Shari'ah in the Modern Age.
... The thing uniting those mentioned and many others surrounding, informing, insulating and sanitizing Trump's world view is that they all see the world in terms of the West and then the rest, and that they also see Islam as a problem. Islam must be vilified, maligned, and condemned so that it can be neutered and contained. ...# Speaking of vilifying, maligning and condemning ...
[9.29] Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.
[9.30] And the Jews say: Uzair is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!
... With this article, I bear witness before God that after years of dedicated service to human rights and religiously - dare I say, Islamically - anchored belief in humanity, I see all that I have laboured for threatened by the coming of White nationalists to power in the White House. If you think that White nationalists will rule the United States for four years and then leave the world as they found it, then you are sadly mistaken. Even more, if you think that the only cost to White nationalism in the White House will be the persecution of Muslims in America and the death of a few thousand Muslims around the world then you are delusional. ...# More playing the race card, and implying that allah is God, at ABC