In a Washington Post article about Islamic criticism of anti-terrorism training, Jeff Stein quotes Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser. These quotes have been culled out of context.
But “to indict a whole system for using some people who hate or fear Islam,” he said, was “wrong.”“It’s not a systematic problem,” “equate political Islam and sharia with Islam itself.”
“If they see Islam itself as the problem, then the [training] strategy is dead in the water….It doesn’t present any type of solution.”.
Indicting Islam as a system
To Dr. Jasser, Islam is a personal belief system; a non political religion. To Islam's founder, it was a way of life, encompassing the entire range of human events. Moe dictated and exemplified everything for his followers, right down to how to urinate & defecate. Moe's decision is law, in the context of this ayeh, it is matters of matrimony, but the rule extends to all issues he might decide. [Emphasis added.]
- 33:36. It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allâh and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allâh and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error.