EGYPT BULLETIN – Preacher: Sharia opponents are ‘infidels’.
Islamic preacher Wagdi Ghoneim called for Sharia to be implemented in Egypt in a tweet Friday, while castigating its opponents as “infidels.”
“The infidel and hater of Islam is the only one who refuses the application of Sharia and calls for canceling or twisting Article Two,” Ghoneim said on Twitter. “And there are infidels in the Egyptian community who call themselves liberals, seculars or modernists.”
“How come you call yourselves Muslims then fight Islam?” Ghoneim added. “Regardless of the Muslim Brotherhood, Salafists and other Islamic groups, the Egyptian people primarily love their religion. The one who does not want the application of God’s law should completely get out of His universe.”
Ghoneim lives in Egypt after having previously been refused reentry to the US for allegedly fundraising for Hamas. He has also been refused entry to the UK after being accused of stirring religious hatred.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm
December 29, 2004A Muslim cleric suspected of terrorist ties agreed Tuesday to leave the country rather than fight a legal battle with immigration officials.
“I came to this country in peace,” Imam Wagdy Mohamed Ghoneim said during a court hearing at which the deal was struck. “I did not come here to scare anybody.”
Ghoneim, whose case has drawn widespread support from Muslims in Southern California, agreed to leave by Jan. 7 for Qatar or Bahrain, where he holds visas, in exchange for his release. His family, including his wife and seven children, also must leave. U.S. Immigration Judge D.D. Sitgraves approved the agreement, which bars Ghoneim’s return for 10 years.
On May 24, 1998, for example, CAIR co-sponsored an incendiary rally at Brooklyn College that featured speakers spouting anti-Jewish rhetoric. One speaker was Wagdy Ghuneim, a radical cleric from Egypt. He told listeners, “Allah says he who equips a warrior of jihad is like the one makes jihad himself.” He led the audience in a song with the lyrics: “No to the Jews, descendants of the apes.”
More than 100 of Ghoneim’s supporters, many of them members of the Islamic Institute of Orange County, where he serves as the imam, braved heavy rain and gusty winds Tuesday morning to protest his detainment.
Sound familiar? Those supporters of Ghoneim, most likely supporters of sharia as well, were recently at Angels Stadium:
CAIRO – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said Wednesday it is committed to enshrining Islamic Shariah law as the main source of a new constitution, seeking to mollify ultraconservative Islamists who accuse the group of not advocating strongly enough for Islamic rule.
Thank Obama and CAIR.