Top Muslim Scholar: Western politicians should stop pretending terrorism has nothing to do with Islam

Yahya Cholil Staquf says traditional Islam has a problem.

Source: Top Muslim Scholar: Orthodox Islam and Violence ‘Linked’ | Time.com

Among Indonesia’s most influential Islamic leaders is Yahya Cholil Staquf, 51,advocates a modern, moderate Islam. He is general secretary of the Nahdlatul Ulama, which, with about 50 million members, is the country’s biggest Muslim organization. Yahya. This interview, notable for Yahya’s candor, was first published on Aug. 19 in German in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Here are excerpts translated from the original Bahasa Indonesia into English.

Many Western politicians and intellectuals say that Islamist terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. What is your view?

Western politicians should stop pretending that extremism and terrorism have nothing to do with Islam. There is a clear relationship between fundamentalism, terrorism, and the basic assumptions of Islamic orthodoxy. So long as we lack consensus regarding this matter, we cannot gain victory over fundamentalist violence within Islam.

Radical Islamic movements are nothing new. They’ve appeared again and again throughout our own history in Indonesia. The West must stop ascribing any and all discussion of these issues to “Islamophobia.” Or do people want to accuse me — an Islamic scholar — of being an Islamophobe too?

8 thoughts on “Top Muslim Scholar: Western politicians should stop pretending terrorism has nothing to do with Islam

  1. Let us not forget East Timor Genocide that this tolerant Islamic Government tried to subjugate. This scholar is ‘the carrot blaming the stick’ but both are tools of the same Master. Do not be deceived. They both have same end in mind: Subjugation.

    • Yes, I would like his definition of ‘moderate’ Islam, and what Islam looks like under him. Do his people live under Sharia? Are people executed for criticizing Mohammed? Are burkas required? Do non-believers live in actual peaceful co-existence with these Muslims? Or are they persecuted? Are there dhimmis? Is there the jizya tax for non-believers who are allowed to live?

      • Yes to all of the above, and at the possibility of sounding redundant, I would add my own ‘two cents’ to your list–Do non-muslims (under a “moderate” islamic leadership), have the right to criticize and openly speak against mohammed, allah and the koran???? In other words, is critical thinking permissible at all, and if not, WHY NOT???

  2. The truth about Islam from a Muslim Scholar. Will be Ignored by all Stupid Western Liberal Leaders with their head in the sand or so far up their backsides since the truth doesn’t fit their Narrative. Merkel killed Germany, Justin Trudeau is Killing Canada, Margaret Thatcher paved the way for the UK takeover by Muslims, the list goes on and on. The fish rots from the head down and when the people at the top in government ignore the basic fact of over 1400 years of Islamic conquering and Jihad in their quest to dominate the world and force everyone to live under Sharia Law or Die as shown by Islam’s own teachings, Nothing good can come from allowing large groups of Muslims in a Non-Muslim country.
    This is best less than 15mins as to why Islam will never get along with the West: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZG2Xl8amEo and this over hour and a half documentary should convince anybody with the common sense of a 5th grader: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJEi79Lj0Ic .

  3. Yahya didn’t get his Muslim Brotherhood memo? They conceived the deceptive word “Islamophobia”. Or has the tide changed such as Islam no longer feels compelled to play the victim card? In the U.S. Islam already brought phony organizations such as SPLC, have useful idiots in Democratic Party & LGBT community on their victim board. Islamic scholars continue to speak truth about Islam, yet West continues to sanitize! You have to also wonder, left has so much invested in Multiculturalism & Interfaith it would be an utter failure to finally accept the truth.

    • I so agree with what you said. The Globalists(George Soros, etc.)are using Islamic terrorists to do their dirty foot work, much the same as Hilter used the Brown Shirt thugs to muscle his way into power, then he destroyed them. Unfortunately, i dont think islam is a genie that will go back into the bottle so easily. Islam have their own agenda and i believe its total world domination and Sharia law.for all. They’re patient and are willing to bide their time. That’s why it’s so very important to eradicate Islam now. Stop allowing them to hide under the guise of religion, and expose them for the totalitarian ideology they are!

  4. These Muslim fanatics believe that “allah” will reward them with 72 Virgins & they could Not be more Wrong! Mohammad was a Dyslexic & misinterpreted the Quran! It says, “with 27 Virgins will I reward You, BUTT YOU won’t know if they are Male or female, until You get here SUCKERS”!!!
    They are Right, about One thing: There is Only One GOD! BUTT, his name is NOT “allah” & their “allah”
    Is NOT GOD! He is the “god”, of this World, the Devil, who comes to Steal, kill & Destroy! He is the Great Deceiver, who has deceived them into believing, that he is the True GOD! NO-ONE, can approach GOD,
    except, YOU go through HIS SON, FIRST! The Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, who was, who Is & Who Is to Come Again & GOD CANNOT HELP YOU, IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN SAVED, BEFORE His Return!
    Repent!, Repent!, Repent! Again I say, Repent!!! Read: John 3:16, 1Tim 3:16 & 2Tim 3:16… PRAY!!!

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