Hamid: mainstream Islam promotes violence


Or listen to Tawfik Hamid, a former member of the Islamist terrorist group Jemaah Islamiya, who is now a Muslim reformer living in the West. In The Wall Street Journal of April 3rd, 2007 he wrote:

"It is vital to grasp that traditional and even mainstream Islamic teaching accepts and promotes violence. Shariah, for example, allows apostates to be killed, permits beating women to discipline them, seeks to subjugate non-Muslims to Islam as dhimmis and justifies declaring war to do so. It exhorts good Muslims to exterminate the Jews before the "end of days." The near deafening silence of the Muslim majority against these barbaric practices is evidence enough that there is something fundamentally wrong".