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But the leaders of the OIC could not even accept Mahathir's proposal,
by 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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

The only model to follow is pure Islam.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leaders are those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

Success in almost any field depends more on energy
and drive than it does on intelligence.
This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
- Sloan Wilson

Leaders grasp nettles.
- David Ogilvy

The great leaders are like the best conductors -
they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
- Blaine Lee

Leaders have to act more quickly today.
The pressure comes much faster.
- Andy Grove

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
- Allen Klein

The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.
- Charles de Gaulle

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -
that there is a genetic factor to leadership.
This myth asserts that people simply either
have certain charismatic qualities or not.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true.
Leaders are made rather than born.
- Warren G. Bennis

The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.
All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
- Andre Maurois

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others,
but far enough ahead to motivate them.
- John C. Maxwell

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not wait for leaders;
do it alone, person to person.
- Mother Teresa

Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
- Bo Bennett

Americans...
still believe in an America where anything's possible -
they just don't think their leaders do.
- Barack Obama

Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon,
not just on the bottom line.
- Warren G. Bennis

I believe President Bush is one of the most dangerous leaders in the world.
He is not in search of peaceful and diplomatic solutions.
- Bianca Jagger

One thing I congratulate everyone on is the great explosion
which has occurred in Washington's Black House and
the very important scandal which has gripped leaders of America.
- Ayatollah Khomeini

The masses are in reality their own leaders,
dialectically creating their own development process.
- Rosa Luxemburg

Stories serve the purpose of consolidating whatever
gains people or their leaders have made or imagine
they have made in their existing journey thorough the world.
- Chinua Achebe

We are an age without leaders.
We stopped having leaders at the end of the 20th century.
- Oriana Fallaci

Time and again we see leaders and members of religions incite aggression,
fanaticism, hate, and xenophobia - even inspire and
legitimate violent and bloody conflicts.
- Hans Kung

In survey after survey, the Iraqi people say,
'We want to choose our leaders.'
- Scott McClellan

Leaders in Africa are so corrupt that we are certain
if we put dogs in uniforms and put guns on their shoulders,
we'd be hard put to distinguish them.
- Stokely Carmichael

Morale is good; troops are confident;
leaders are capable.
- John Abizaid

A White House dinner is the American family assembled,
from labor leaders to billionaires, actors,
architects, academicians and athletes.
- Hugh Sidey

I start with the premise that the function of leadership
is to produce more leaders,
not more followers.
- Ralph Nader

Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny
in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Community begins in mystery and ends in administration.
Leaders move away from people and into paper.
- Jean Vanier

So many Christian leaders have been so tepid or downright
silent on the advance of the homosexual agenda.
- Randall Terry

Everyone matures.
When I was Newt's age, I thought I had the right answer to things.
The baby-boomers as political leaders are still on
trial by the American people.
- Pete du Pont

All leaders share something in common.
They feel they are the only ones who can do the job.
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower

We are shaping young kids to be leaders in their communities
and also to be healthier.
- Brandi Chastain

It doesn't take a majority to make a rebellion;
it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.
- H. L. Mencken

Great leaders have a heart for people.
They take time for people.
They view people as the bottom line,
not as a tool to get to the bottom line.
- Pat Williams

I am pleased to see that many of the world's leaders
have publicly recognized that the crisis in the Middle
East was deliberately incited by terrorist organizations.
- Alcee Hastings

Time is neutral and does not change things.
With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
- Jesse Jackson


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