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Because Islam in its original form was tough and hard,
by Abu Bakar Bashir

Because Islam in its original form was tough and hard,
not weak and pliable.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Muslims must believe that all power,
success and victory comes from God alone.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted
Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes
of the West and Western media.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

They are scared that the BBC or CNN may call them radicals,
so they remain soft instead.
The problem lies there, with the Muslim leaders,
not the Muslim masses.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

 

Look at the Afghans, during the time of the Soviet invasion.
They were among the poorest Muslims in the world,
yet they were sustained by their faith in God,
and God alone.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

But the leaders of the OIC could not even accept Mahathir's proposal,
yet they talk about respect and honour.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western
powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank,
even when it is bad for their countries and they know this.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

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Oil wealth has been a curse on us, made us weak and docile.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

As long as Muslims were confident they could not be defeated,
but now we are just puppets.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

The Prophet defeated the enemies of Islam even when
he and his followers were small in number.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Islam is fixed, stable, ordered and disciplined,
and so are Muslims.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

You are right, but the weakness does not come from
the millions of Muslims in the world.
They do not mind being radical, they have no fear to
speak out and to protest and to jihad.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Islam's laws are fixed and that is why Islam is stable.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

We should be proud that our Prophet came into the world
with the message of Islam to change it for the better,
and not for the worse, or to keep things as they are.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

What honour have we got left, when nobody is listening to us?
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Likewise the leader of any state has to do the same,
he has to enforce Shariah firmly, for he will be held
in account later in the afterlife if he fails.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Laws are to be enforced justly but firmly,
with an iron hand.
This is the case anywhere, even in a family.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Today the Western powers and media want to domesticate us like sheep,
to keep us tame and domesticated.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

The Afghans did not have sophisticated weapons like the Soviets did,
but with their faith they defeated a superpower.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

If my children do not behave according to Islam,
if they do not pray for instance, I will punish them.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Why should we use the Dollar even when we trade among ourselves?
- Abu Bakar Bashir

The only model to follow is pure Islam.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

What use is revelation or religion if it doesnt change anything?
- Abu Bakar Bashir

This is why I have always said that it would be better if Muslims were poor.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Islam is perfect, there is nothing to be added or changed.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Our Prophet was a radical too- he fought against the
injustices of his community and challenged the feudal order of his society,
so they called him a radical.
So what? We should be proud of that!
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Arab leaders worry more about making money from the
profits they get from oil and gas that they turn the
other way when Lebanon is being destroyed right next to them.
Their neighbours are being murdered,
but they only make calculations for their own benefit.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the
courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims,
they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers,
and are indebted to them.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

So we want an Islamic state where Islamic law is not
just in the books but enforced,
and enforced with determination.
There is no space and no room for democratic consultation.
The Shariah is set and fixed, so why do we need to
discuss it anymore? Just implement it!
- Abu Bakar Bashir

We have shown that Islam can rule the world perfectly for 14 centuries,
and during this time of Muslim power we did not borrow
ideas like democracy from others,
so why do we need to learn democracy from them now?
- Abu Bakar Bashir

But the West is trying to weaken Islam from outside and inside.
They attack our people and invade our countries from outside,
and they weaken us from within with ideas like secularism,
liberalism and democracy.
This is all designed to contaminate our pure Islam.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

I believe in the religion of Islam.
I believe in Allah and peace.
- Muhammad Ali

I consider it part of my responsibility as President
of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes
of Islam wherever they appear.
- Barack Obama

Islam has shown two faces to the Jews,
one benevolent, one less so.
- Jack Schwartz

I've been to Africa three times.
All right? You can't bring Western reasoning into the culture.
The same way you can't bring it into fundamental Islam.
- Bill O'Reilly

I think race has been a burden for black Americans.
Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many
people do not understand Islam.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

My aim is to show that those governments that violate
the rights of people by invoking the name of Islam
have been misusing Islam.
- Shirin Ebadi

Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism,
Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut,
visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion.
- Karen Armstrong

Europe is no longer Europe, it is Eurabia,
a colony of Islam, where the Islamic invasion does
not proceed only in a physical sense,
but also in a mental and cultural sense.
- Oriana Fallaci

They do not understand Islam, and I think that is one
area where perhaps I hope one day I will play a role
in actually making people understand what we perceive Islam to be.
- Imran Khan

I am ready to sacrifice everything in completing the
unfinished agenda of our noble jihad...
until there is no bloodshed in Afghanistan and Islam
becomes a way of life for our people.
- Mohammed Omar

Having embraced Islam, I felt as if I were born again.
I found in Islam the answers to those queries which
I had failed to find in Christianity.
- Jermaine Jackson

Islam is a religion of success.
Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image,
in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating,
disgraceful, helpless death.
- Karen Armstrong

Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Was Islam spread by them through force and coercion? No.
They preached Islam by personal example.
- Pervez Musharraf

The enemy is not Islam, the great world faith,
but a perversion of Islam.
- John Cornyn

Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth
and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult
tasks of religious intellectuals.
- Abdolkarim Soroush

We claim Islam as Deen or a complete way of life.
- Pervez Musharraf

The revival of Islam dates from the early years of the 20th century.
It was brought about by their humiliation,
by their sense of how low they'd fallen compared with the West.
- John Keegan

I lead no party; I follow no leader.
I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam,
its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature.
- Muhammad Iqbal

This is indeed a clash of civilisations,
not between Islam and Christendom but between reason and superstition.
- Polly Toynbee

I think Muslims have become the new Negroes in America.
They are being mistreated at airports,
by the Immigration - everywhere.
Islam is a religion of peace.
They are wrong.
- Jermaine Jackson

When leading evangelicals say terrible things about Islam,
evil things about Islam, terrible things about Muhammad,
they ought to be ashamed of themselves.
- Tony Campolo

It is said that the West had a global policy in regard to Islam.
That is stupid.
There isn't a global Islam.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

There are too many people sympathetic to radical Islam.
We should be looking at them more carefully and finding
out how we can infiltrate them.
- Peter King

We'll surely stop the work of all western Christian and eastern religions,
and also Islam.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Well, the most important thing about Islam is that
we have to differentiate between two kinds of Islam.
The first one is the institution of Islam...
second, the culture of Islam.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

Mohammed was not an apparent failure.
He was a dazzling success, politically as well as spiritually,
and Islam went from strength to strength to strength.
- Karen Armstrong

Actually, in its purest form, Islam is incredibly tolerant.
That makes what's going on in the world really bizarre.
- Steve Earle

The bombers were enemies of Islam and enemies of the country.
We will do everything and anything needed to stop them.
- Khaleda Zia

I think I came to see Islam, or at least one part of Islam,
as an important defense mechanism against the commercialization of the world.
- Peter Jennings

Radical Islam has been the foe of Christendom for centuries.
- Tom Tancredo

Moderation is part of faith, so those who accuse Muslim
schools of fostering fanaticism should learn a bit more about Islam.
- Cat Stevens

I mean, in general, the danger is from Oriental faiths and Islam.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

We are not at war against Islam.
- Barack Obama

The UN structure is one-sided, stacked against the world of Islam.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Respecting other people's cultures is well and good,
but I draw the line at where some branches of Islam,
what they do to women.
It's indefensible.
- Jello Biafra

I, therefore, demand the formation of a consolidated
Muslim State in the best interest of India and Islam.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Reject racial or religious hate.
Embrace moderate Islam.
- Geraldo Rivera

Islam is in principle egalitarian, and has always had problems with power.
- Mary Douglas

Look at Islam in a rational manner and without demagoguery or emotion.
It is the leading religion of the world with 1.5 billion followers.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski


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