Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Quote of the Election Day - Sheik Khatib al-Idrissi

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 . . .

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At 4:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, heading to the polling grounds myself in a bit. Has been quite the battle over here. With the explosion of social media rumors, mis-direction, and flat out lies are flying all over the place. Most polls keep telling us the race is too close to call. I just hope we can avoid the type of fiasco similar to the "hanging chads" of 2000.


At 6:49 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Well, it's interesting . . . though not so exciting as four years ago.

Jeffery Hodges

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