Shaikh al-Fawzaan: Terrorists Did Not Learn Their Ideologies From Schools Or From Scholars|
Posted by Admin on Tuesday, October, 28 2008 and filed under Articles
Key topics: Sayyid Qutb Abu Qatada
Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan, stated in an article in the newspaper, "ar-Riyaadh" dated 21/3/1424H, corresponding to 22nd May 2003:
... and Islam is not to be blamed for their action [that of the terrorists] as is said be the enemies of Islam - amongst the non-Muslms and hypocrites [that] "the religion of Islam is a religion of terrorism". And they argue by way of the actions of these criminals. Indeed, these actions of theirs are not from Islam, and Islam does not affirm them, nor does any religion.
Shaikh al-Fawzaan also stated in another article published in "al-Jazeerah", no. 11343, dated 26/11/1424H, corresponding to 19th January 2004:
And a group of those, who adopted the heretical ideology and were deceived by it, admitted that they did not take this (ideology) from the teaching methodologies (curriculums) that are taught in our schools in our land (Saudi Arabia), but that they took it from the ideas of the ideologues of the heretical ideology, from strange and peculiar [individuals] in the society that they meet with here and there. And the various media outlets have broadcast these admissions and explanations.
The reality of the affair is that the extremists and terrorists consider all Muslim states to be apostate states, and thus judge that studying in any of the state run schools, or under whom they call "state scholars" is prohibited. Thus, they never took their extremist ideologies from state schools or from the scholars in the Muslim lands.
The real sources of their extremist ways lie in the books and ideas of Sayyid Qutb and the influence of Qutb upon subsequent political movements and activist figureheads. This includes people like Ayman az-Zawahiri, Abu Qatada, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi (otherwise known as Isaam al-Barqaawee) and Abu Mustafa al-Haleemah, and all those who are poisoned with their poison.
Source: Quotations are from "Fikr at-Takfeer, Qadeeman wa Hadeethan", (The Ideology of Takfir, Past and Present) by Abdus-Salam bin Saalim bin Rajaa as-Sihimi, Dar al-Imaam Ahmad, 1426H (2005CE). Translation by IslamAgainstExtremism.Com