For Robert, Hugh, Dumbledore, and all the rest of the JW junkies, check it out, at 2:20...If this isn't the pure "moment of truth" for these poor facile tolerant "believers," then what is?
It really is a moment Arthur Koestler would have loved--back in 1939, it was "You can't be with the Party if you're against Stalin;" in 2009, it's "You can't be with the Muslims if you're against the Koran."
The money lines--take it away, honorable, consistent Sheikh Al-Ahmad!:
Sheikh Yousuf Al-Ahmad: "The people who spread corruption in the land - whether highway robbers, drug dealers, or the owners of these TV channels, who are even more dangerous... These channels broadcast corruption and nudity. They are all people who spread corruption in the land, and they should be tried in an Islamic court of law and sentenced to death. This [fatwa] is clearly in accordance with Islamic law. There’s no doubt about it."
Interviewer: "The ferocity of this fatwa has cast fear in the hearts of..."
Sheikh Yousuf Al-Ahmad: "... of the hypocrites."
Interviewer: "In everybody’s hearts. Even in the West, it received much attention."
Sheikh Yousuf Al-Ahmad: "Islam itself casts fear..."
Interviewer: "No, it doesn’t. Islam is a religion of tolerance and leniency, Sheikh."
Sheikh Yousuf Al-Ahmad: "Allah says otherwise. Islam is lenient, but the infidel West trembles in fear of it. Allah has ordered us to prepare: 'Prepare for them what force and steeds of war you can, to cast fear in the hearts of Allah’s enemies and of your own.' Our human nature may tell us that stoning is unacceptable, but this is a punishment decreed by Allah. If Allah decrees death - this is how it should be. If the Islamic scholars ruled that the punishment for drug dealers is death, this is how it should be.
God bless MEMRI, why haven't they been awarded the Nobel Prize yet?