Quote of the Election Day - Sheik Khatib al-Idrissi
Neil MacFarquhar reports in the International Herald Tribune that "2 brands of Islam vie for pulpits of Tunisia" (November 6, 20012), and he quotes Sheik Khatib al-Idrissi on democracy in Tunisia:
"If the majority is ignorant of religious instruction, then they are against God . . . . If the majority is corrupt, how can we accept them. Truth is in the governance of God." (page 4a)The good sheik is a Salafi Muslim -- the strictest kind -- and he means that "Truth is the governance of God" as he, Sheik Khatib al-Idrissi, interprets the rules of sharia.
Meanwhile, in the land that's the source of all corruption -- America -- a democratic election is taking place, and one-half or the other is going to have some sympathy for the sheik's point of view, namely, that the majority is corrupt, maybe even against God!
I can scarcely wait to see which side I'm on . . .