Quotations on Islam

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My choosing Islam was not a political statement; it was a spiritual statement.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Islam, Spiritual)

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
(Keywords: People, Islam, Muslim, Americans, Being, Burden, Challenge, Race)

The UN structure is one-sided, stacked against the world of Islam.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Keywords: Islam, World)

Beside all this I think there was something personal, being Muslim myself who lived in the west I felt that it was my obligation my duty to tell the truth about Islam. It is a religion that has a 700 million following, yet it's so little known about it which surprised me.
- Moustapha Akkad
(Keywords: Religion, Truth, Islam, Muslim, Being, Duty, Obligation)

I made the film to bring the story of Islam, the story of 700 million of people, to the West.
- Moustapha Akkad
(Keywords: People, Islam, Film)

All people hope Islam helps everything in life. Islam will make jobs. Islam will make freedom. Islam will make everything.
- Ahmed Ali
(Keywords: Life, People, Hope, Islam, Freedom, Jobs, Will)

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
(Keywords: Death, Religion, Success, Christianity, Islam, Dying, Man)

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
(Keywords: Religion, Society, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Liberal)

The values of Islam are expressed by Muslims clearly. September 11 changed the world, and put Muslims on the spotlight.
- Karen Armstrong
(Keywords: Values, Islam, World)

The idea is that they wouldn't want to deal with militant Islam but an Islam and Muslims who are committed to progress, committed to development, who like peace and are moderate in their ways. So that's what we are doing here.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Keywords: Peace, Idea, Development, Progress, Islam, Want)

We have been given a role to play. We have been asked to provide, to give lectures on the role of Islamic development and the way we do it here, so the people who are Muslims there would understand what the role of Islam is.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Keywords: People, Development, Islam, Play)

The Prophet defeated the enemies of Islam even when he and his followers were small in number.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Islam, Enemies, Followers)

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
(Keywords: Leader, Courage, Islam, Muslim, Commitment, states, Today, United)

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
(Keywords: Power, Time, Ideas, Islam, Muslim, Democracy, Now, World)

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
(Keywords: Change, Islam, World)

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
(Keywords: People, Ideas, Islam, Countries, Democracy, Liberalism, Trying)

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

Islam is perfect, there is nothing to be added or changed.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Islam, Nothing)

Islam's laws are fixed and that is why Islam is stable.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Islam, Laws)

It is not right to associate the fight against international terrorist networks with an imaginary crusade against Islam.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Islam, Fight, Right)

Predicting has a spotty record in science fiction. I've had some failures. On the other hand, I also predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of fundamentalist Islam... and I'm not happy to be right in all of those cases.
- David Brin
(Keywords: Science, Islam, Fiction, Right)

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
(Keywords: Religion, Islam, Emotion, Followers, Leading, World)

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
(Keywords: Islam, Evil, Leading)

Whether it's people walking off 'The View' when Bill O'Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression.
- Eric Cantor
(Keywords: People, Islam, American, Being, Expression, Opinion, Radical, Speech, Walking)

It seems to me that Islam and Christianity and Judaism all have the same god, and he's telling them all different things.
- Billy Connolly
(Keywords: God, Christianity, Islam, Judaism)

The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both.
- John Cornyn
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, Islam, Enemy, Extreme, Intolerance, Minority, Terrorism, Tradition)

The enemy is not Islam, the great world faith, but a perversion of Islam.
- John Cornyn
(Keywords: Faith, Islam, Enemy, World)

Islam is in principle egalitarian, and has always had problems with power.
- Mary Douglas
(Keywords: Power, Islam, Problems)

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

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
(Keywords: People, Islam, Rights, Name)

Similarly, it is argued that the culture of Islam is incompatible with democracy. Basically, this conventional perspective of the Middle East thus contends that democracy in that region is neither possible nor even desirable.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Keywords: Islam, Culture, Democracy, Perspective)

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
(Keywords: Islam, Europe, Sense)

But when I reintroduced the Nation of Islam, and began to host meetings in cities and thousands and thousands of people come out.
- Louis Farrakhan
(Keywords: People, Islam, Cities, Meetings, Nation)

I think that rather than condemning Islam, Islam needs to be studied by those who are sincere.
- Louis Farrakhan
(Keywords: Islam, Needs)

However, those who have used those words use half the sentence to fit their purpose, which, of course, I believe is to discredit me and the new Nation of Islam that has come up around me.
- Louis Farrakhan
(Keywords: Purpose, Islam, Nation, Words)

As a result of that, America desires a moderate Islam; an Islam that America can control; an Islam that America can give direction to and give orders to its leaders.
- Louis Farrakhan
(Keywords: Control, Islam, America, Direction, Leaders, Result)

The Bush administration does not desire to see Islam practiced in its pristine purity.
- Louis Farrakhan
(Keywords: Islam, Desire, Purity)

The secular elites are so terrified of telling the truth about radical Islam. When you talk about the radical Islamists, we have got to get straight and get serious and talk about it in the right way.
- Newt Gingrich
(Keywords: Truth, Islam, Radical, Right, Talk)

If they analyze the situation as thoroughly as they should, Muslims will realize they are the first targets. What are the fundamentalists really after? Simply taking over Islam and then turning its back on modernity.
- Alexander Haig
(Keywords: Islam, First, Modernity, Will)

Many spiritual teachers - in Buddhism, in Islam - have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment.
- Bell Hooks
(Keywords: Experience, Wisdom, Islam, Buddhism, First, Spiritual, Teachers, World)

I am totally against the idea that a Muslim woman should not have the same opportunities as a Muslim man to learn, to open up, to work, help shape the future. To close Islam down to a sexist approach is totally intolerable and ridiculous. It's not Islam.
- King Hussein I
(Keywords: Work, Idea, Islam, Muslim, Future, Help, Man, Open, Woman)

Let me say this loud and clear. There is a world of difference between terrorist acts and the Islamic Shari'a. Islam is not only a religion, but a way of life. And at its heart lie the sacred principles of tolerance and dialogue.
- King Hussein I
(Keywords: Life, Religion, Lie, Heart, Islam, Difference, Principles, Tolerance, World)

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

Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny.
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Keywords: Islam, Destiny, Will)

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
(Keywords: History, Life, Leader, Islam, Culture, Law, Literature, Party, Study)

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
(Keywords: Christianity, Islam, Answers)

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
(Keywords: Religion, Peace, Islam, America, Being, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Islam, Defense, World)

Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Keywords: Time, Islam, Muslim, Duty, Past, Responsibility, Will)

Come forward as servants of Islam, organise the people economically, socially, educationally and politically and I am sure that you will be a power that will be accepted by everybody.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Keywords: Power, People, Islam, Will)

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