By Christopher Logan
Now that President Obama has foolishly shown all of his cards to the Islamic world, and they know that they have him trained like a dog, the con coming out of Egypt has started. A group of clerics connected to Egypt's Al-Azhar University has stated that they will start up a new satellite channel to promote "moderate" Islam.
"Azhari will promote the idea that Islam is a religion of moderation free from extremism," said Sheik Khaled el-Guindy.
"The idea is to really show moderate Islam, not this extreme one that is being utilized by others," said Hassan Tatanaki, a Libyan businessman who helped provide the channel's $2.7 million in initial funding. "Our aim is to be able to reach not only the Arab Muslims, but the non-Arab Muslims, mainly in the Far East, the Near East, places like the U.S. and Europe."
Al-Azhar is the world's top Sunni school lead by double talking Imam Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy. While Tantawy has spoken out against suicide bombers in the past he also has encouraged Muslims to master warfare.
"mastery over modern weaponry is important to prepare for any eventuality or prejudices of the others, although Islam is a religion of peace.
Has called for 80 lashes for "those who spread rumors" when speaking about journalists and he has the usual Islamic hatred of Jews.
According to new historian, Benny Morris, Tantawy's interpretation of the Qur'an's attitude towards Jews is: "The Qur'an describes the Jews with their own particular degenerate characteristics, i.e., killing the prophets of Allah, corrupting His words by putting them in the wrong places, consuming the people's wealth frivolously, refusal to distance themselves from the evil they do, and other ugly characteristics caused by their deep-rooted lasciviousness ... only a minority of Jews keep their word.... only a minority of Jews keep their word.... [But] not all Jews are the same. The good ones become Muslims.
This is all besides the fact that Coptic Christians have been persecuted in Egypt for centuries. Egypt is one of the last places that should be talking about "moderate" Islam.
The videos below tell the story.
Egypt; Treatment of Christians 1 of 3.
Egypt; Treatment of Christians 2 of 3.
Egypt; Treatment of Christians 3 of 3.