Muslim Brotherhood TV Clerics Launch Campaign to Replace Egypt's Religious Leadership

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    Muslim Brotherhood-Affiliated TV Clerics Launch Campaign to Replace Egypt's Religious Leadership

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    The mufti and the minister of religious endowments should step down, leaving their positions to God-fearing Imams

    So, the move onward is now showing where the wings sprout.

    Now they call for Religious leadership change.
     
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    Egypt is going to become an Islamic theocracy, the people will long for the days of Mubarak.
     
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    The entire idea of a government creating a position like "Grand Mufti" is ridiculous. The Ahl us-Sunnah have no clergy or religious hierarchy -- any person can become an 'alim/'alimah if he or she completes the necessary courses of study and nobody is under any obligation to favor the opinions or fatawa of one 'alim over another. Which of our four imams was appointed "Grand Mufti"? The Ikhwan are beginning to resemble the ghayr muqallid; they reek of Saudi influence.
     
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    The Saudis have been building influence in Egypt for years, you think this has something to do with it?
     
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    Time will tell HG and it will not be a long time to tell. Either parties are created with legitimacy in a parliament or they are not. If there is a call for theocratic change, we will see it because it's not as though it will be accomplished with greatly hidden subtlety.
     
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    I see Egypt being run similar to the way Hezbollah runs Lebanon, the Brotherhood won't have one of its own as President but will run the majority of the parliament and top government posts with its own members.
     
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    All of the lefties here will just ignore this.

    I figure Egypt will be a Theocracy by Christmas.
     
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    They have global influence. The good thing about 'Ali Gumaa (the grand mufti) and al-Azhar is that they still seem to be the major religious influences in Egyptian society. Al-Azhar is a pluralistic institution and Shaykh 'Ali follows the jurisprudence of Imam ash-Shafi'i, so he doesn't reject the four traditional schools of jurisprudential thought like those who call themselves Salafis. He is also very liberal.

    But not every part of the Muslim world has institutions and figures whose influence can counteract that of the Wahhabis. Even places that do aren't safe; some prominent Deobandi scholars have praised the Taliban. A'udhu billah min dhalik.
     
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    Why am I not surprised? I mean, they are Sunni Muslims. So are the Taliban majorly Sunni. This just makes my point that the problem is not Muslims or Islam. It is the interpretation of Islam by Muslim leaders and teachers. (Clerics) Anyone can be a Muslim. Let Islam into your system long enough and the extreme ideology becomes the mainstream. The Deobandi are proof of this extension.

    Everywhere the book goes, extremist Islam follows with its interpretations.

    Whether it is Sunni, Shia or Sufi, the deaths continue and the support for these deaths even extend to Indians who have submitted to Allah. Even to Chinese who have submitted to Allah. Even to Spaniards who have submitted to Allah. Even to Blacks who have submitted to Allah.

    Deobandi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I could continue. I won't.
     
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    Saudi Arabia was one of the few countries that recognized the Taliban rule in Afghanistan before 9/11, even now the Taliban go to the Saudis to try and "negociate" a ceasefire with the NATO forces in Afghanistan, its really one big joke Ropey.
     

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