- Ground Zero Mosque Imam speaks on July 12, 2005 at a Prime Ministerial Centre Public Lecture in Australia.
“What complicates the discussion, intra-Islamically, is the fact that the West has not been cognizant and has not addressed the issues
- of its own contribution to much injustice in the Arab and Muslim world.” "-Feisal Abdul Rauf, 2005
(Imam Rauf speaks very softly requiring listeners to strain to hear him. In my experience, this kind of behavior is favored by passive-aggressive persons. ed.)
- via Big Peace and PamelaGeller.com, via Michael Savage show
- 3/21/04, "West must act to end jihad: Imam (Feisal Rauf)," Sydney Morning Herald (Aus.), by Frank Walker
"The US and the West must acknowledge the harm they have done to Muslims
before terrorism can end, says an Islamic cleric invited to Sydney by Premier Bob Carr.
New York-based Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who impressed Mr Carr at an international conference last year, arrives in Sydney today for two weeks of meetings and public talks.
- the West had to understand
- the terrorists' point of view.
In a move likely to cause controversy with church leaders, Imam Feisal said it was
Christians who started mass attacks on civilians.
"The Islamic method of waging war is not to kill innocent civilians. But it was Christians in World War II who bombed civilians in Dresden and Hiroshima, neither of which were military targets."
Imam Feisal said the bombing in Madrid had made his message more urgent. He said there was
an endless supply of angry young Muslim rebels prepared to die for their cause
and there was no sign of the attacks ending
unless there was a fundamental change in the world.
Imam Feisal, who argues for a Western style of Islam that promotes democracy and tolerance, said there could be little progress
until the US acknowledged backing dictators and
the US President gave an "America Culpa" speech to the Muslim world.
His major talks will be at noon on April 1 at St Mary's Cathedral with Cardinal George Pell and Mr Carr, and a public lecture at 6pm at the Wesley Centre in Pitt Street."
People hanging out of windows of World Trade Center and about to die, 9/11/01