This sheik, Mahmoud Ashour, is the deputy rector of the very same Islamic institution that US president, Barack Hussein Obama, issued the following words of praise: “For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, “.
What that Islamic learning embodied was classical Islamic hatred of the other, meaning anyone not a Muslim, and/or Muslims not following traditional Koranic teachings. This university is actually a fountain of 7th century backwardness and hatred and it’s fitting that this sheik represents it, he embodies the full evil body and spirit of Al Azhar. KGS
Returning to far more troubling aspects of the good sheikh’s IslamicWeltanschauung, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has just translated very candid remarks he made in Arabic during his recent sojourn in Iran which aired on Al-Alam Iranian TV, September 30, 2011. MEMRI’s clip transcript captures the unrelenting jihadism and Koranic Jew-hatred authoritative figures from mainstream Islam’s major “academic” training institution continue to espouse:
I say to all my brothers and sisters: Jihad has become an individual duty incumbent upon each and every one of us, because our enemies have grown arrogant and have persisted in their great tyranny. In an even uglier display, they publicly declare their support and defense of injustice, even though they boast that they denounce any injustice and that they are the ones who legislate human rights. But the rights of what human are they defending and supporting? They support the unjust oppressors, the offspring of pigs and apes. [Koran 5:60