'Moving the Mountain'
Imam Fiesal Abdul Rauf on his new book
- Duration 5:37
- Date May 23, 2012
Imam Fiesal Abdul Rauf on his new book
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-- the -- -- Hannity and we continue witty mom Faisal Abdul right you've one of the things that concerns me is the leader for the presidency in Egypt.
-- -- -- -- We see Sharia applied in Saudi Arabia where women can't drive cars where they can't be seen in public -- men that they are not married to Wear.
You know in other cases women in Afghanistan under Sharia can't work can't go to school we see in Iran what happens under Sharia people's hands get chopped off.
If you get raped as a woman you need four male eye witnesses to prove that -- -- this happen.
-- do you want -- -- applied in America would you want separate -- Courts this on the -- -- is is incorrect.
The fact of the matter is that in most -- -- -- -- the have been seven on nine.
Muslim women presidents -- -- -- country that's not -- -- to have been but they have been Muslims Muslim women and who can drive and every country except Saudi Arabia.
So it's not a question of this above Islam being the -- this cultural aspects which are the cause -- is not defined by.
The penal code anymore than and then American law and -- is defined by the American mature we illegally into the house of American law and -- -- on based on almost -- on the contrary what I'm gonna go chapter in this I read and the -- temperature which -- what I show that the American system of government.
The American declaration of independence the American principles of democracy.
Express is the deepest that was of the -- Both structurally and and and -- -- -- and did you dodging the question should show -- -- Sharia courts in America should react itself requires us Muslims anywhere to abide by the law of the land.
This is what we are required today and no no American Muslim wants it -- -- The penal code via Sharia law stands for six major objective Sean -- protection and furtherance of life.
Of religion and our family.
Of intellect and of dignity.
And the isn't it things which which which which lasted into the sort of happen this really is all about and I have a whole trip to dedicate to this because I want to see what -- Egypt and Libya and -- yeah.
-- themselves and the kinds of got a country's kinds of governments which expresses our values because our values I think we're running -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Gave a speech at -- was in Australia.
And we tend to forget in the west that the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands.
That al-Qaeda has on its hands of innocent non.
And I think of that and I think of America's sacrifices I mentioned earlier for Kuwait.
Afghanistan and Iraq.
And many of the Muslim countries and it that infuriates.
Considering America's sacrifice for the Muslim world that's pretty true.
And I apologize for having said that that to put that to.
But -- also said come what did I say that's what I keep on how why -- -- have -- have to this is a long time ago listen we all love grow and learn and -- and -- -- we all.
And there's -- him -- was not regret things -- said and resilience and I'm -- that is these this is radical departure revealed that but this is an important look that made that I've also been on the record saying that Americans the Americans have supported Muslims in Bosnia have supported -- -- and -- is now comfortable -- and -- and Kosovo and and the protection of human rights is a very important Egypt we -- Egypt.
-- -- of the Lilly and billions of dollars and they've got this true.
That is true.
And and we acknowledge we acknowledge the the -- that what why do you think most people from Muslim countries when they want to leave their countries because of the of the terrible conditions of living that what do they wanna go go -- come to America.
Because this is the land of the free this is we all want this kind of freedom.
Is she hot rod holy war infidels all the things we read in the -- -- you address a lot of us.
And as I read this so many people interpreted literally take neither Christians -- Jews for your friends.
Okay this on the Koran.
When I when I read this and and I hear extremists.
Quote to us.
And -- and use this as a justification to kill innocent men women children thinking 72 virgins await the men haven't.
And you even come in and out of Barbara Walters well you get whatever you want I didn't understand that this is that he will you gave an interview Barbara Walters.
It used a new evens what talking about it in a speech and you said what the question was will -- what do women get.
He said the quote says you get whatever you want but isn't that referring to killing innocent and.
Women and -- -- -- ideas in paradise you -- whatever you desire in paradise is what about it's not Jihad of the holy war strapping bombs on your children will be no no no not at all.
-- -- talk again how common enemy how common enemy Sean is extremism.
And there's a battle has been going on in the Muslim within the Muslim world today between the moderates and extremists it's an important battle.
And we have to wage last question is if we can win is radical Islam as bad as I think widespread as I believe that this.
It exists they were widespread well -- we -- winning the battle.
We are winning that battle the moderates winning the battle between the law enforcement agencies.
What's in the Muslim countries as well as in the western countries and between the Muslim leaders.
This battle is being one I don't see it.
I hope you're right I -- right.
Because -- cut the world needs safety from the radicalism are also is going to be a war war that's so that we have to do we have to win this we have to win this war Sean.
Appreciate your -- forthrightness and apology on that I think it's clarified a lot.
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