Quotations on Muslim

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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)

Today, the Muslim world is the poorest of the global powers.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Keywords: Muslim, Today, 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)

At the beginning of the twentieth century, every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west, and wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France.
- Karen Armstrong
(Keywords: Love, Muslim, Beginning, Countries, France, Leading)

Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: God, Muslim, Eyes)

He who becomes a Muslim does so in his own interest.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Muslim, Interest)

US presidents can make all the commitments and declarations they want until they are blue in the face, in the Muslim world they will always be perceived as partisan.
- Daniel Barenboim
(Keywords: Muslim, Want, Will, World)

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
(Keywords: Muslim, Leaders, Lies, May)

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
(Keywords: Muslim, Advice, Countries, Leaders, World)

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)

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
(Keywords: Muslim, Eyes, Leaders, Media, Want, Weakness)

Western countries in particular can today no longer be separated from Muslim societies, because they have them within themselves. They are themselves internally globalized.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Muslim, Countries, Today)

I am a Muslim Arab, in my actions oriented very to the left, in my convictions.
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Keywords: Muslim, Actions)

Iran is central to our foreign policy in the Middle East, a major player in global energy markets, and a key country in terms of our interaction with the Muslim world.
- Howard Berman
(Keywords: Policy, Muslim, Country, Energy, Foreign policy, Key, World)

At times one feels that what is being said in the West is that the fact that you are a Muslim predisposes you to this blind, stupid terrorism.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: Muslim, Being, Blind, Fact, Terrorism)

Even if you didn't see the movie, you'd see two words you'd never seen put together before - comedy and Muslim. Comedy is friendly - it's the least offensive word in our language.
- Albert Brooks
(Keywords: Muslim, Comedy, Language, Word, Words)

The reality in Iraq is that we are creating new terrorists and severely damaging the public impression of the United States in the Muslim world.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: Impression, Muslim, Iraq, Public, Reality, states, United, World)

American officials have bent over backwards to show how sensitive they are to Muslim culture. It didn't seem very effective. They seem to be worried about winning the respect of other people.
- Tucker Carlson
(Keywords: People, Winning, Muslim, American, Culture, Respect)

Britons seem to have given up on assimilating their Muslim population, with many British elites patting themselves on the back for their tolerance and multiculturalism.
- Linda Chavez
(Keywords: Muslim, Population, Tolerance)

Given my last position, that I was the first U.S attorney post 9/11 in New Jersey, I understand acutely the pain and sorrow and upset of the family members who lost loved ones that day at the hands of radical Muslim extremists. And their sensitivities and concerns have to be taken into account.
- Chris Christie
(Keywords: Family, Muslim, Day, First, Pain, Post, Radical, Sorrow)

I lived in the Muslim world for 10 years.
- Juan Cole
(Keywords: Muslim, World, Years)

A woman as the leader of the Free World is an impossibility. Muslim countries won't talk to you.
- Geena Davis
(Keywords: Leader, Muslim, Countries, Impossibility, Talk, Woman, World)

I am not against Muslim schools. But as I believe in integration, I think we would be better off overall if we did not have denominational schools at all.
- Frank Dobson
(Keywords: Muslim, Schools)

The Muslim world and its subset the countries of the Middle East have been left behind in the marathon of political, economic and human development. For that, there is a tendency to blame others as the primary cause.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Keywords: Development, Muslim, Blame, Cause, Countries, Marathon, World)

Therefore, the observation must be explicitly made: In the Middle East and in the Muslim world, suspicions linger concerning the objectives of the West and notably the US.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Keywords: Muslim, Objectives, Observation, World)

There exists an unmistakable demand in the Middle East and in the wider Muslim world for democratization.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Keywords: Muslim, World)

Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti-Semitism.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Keywords: Muslim, Existence, Participation, 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)

Fundamentalism as it is called is not confined to the Muslim world. It is something that we have seen in different parts of the world. Let us hope that a dialogue between the followers of the three great monotheistic religions could help in putting an end to this.
- King Hussein I
(Keywords: Hope, Muslim, End, Followers, Help, 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)

Unbeliever is he who follows predestination even if he be Muslim, Faithful is he, if he himself is the Divine Destiny.
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Keywords: Muslim, Destiny)

The international community is pushing things forward in Bosnia... but it is doing it at expense of the Muslim people. I feel it as an injustice, these are the things that I cannot live with.
- Alija Izetbegovic
(Keywords: People, Muslim, Community, Injustice)

Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Keywords: Hope, Muslim, Freedom, Independence, Ideology, Treasure, Will)

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)

I don't think Osama is a Muslim. I don't think Osama is a human being.
- Hamid Karzai
(Keywords: Muslim, Being)

In spite of this fact, the Western powers have never given sufficient importance to the Muslim world. They have always been inclined to treat it as a big backward and lethargic child.
- Aly Khan
(Keywords: Muslim, Fact, Importance, World)

For as long as the power of America's diversity is diminished by acts of discrimination and violence against people just because they are black, Hispanic, Asian, Jewish, Muslim or gay, we still must overcome.
- Ron Kind
(Keywords: Power, People, Muslim, America, Discrimination, Diversity, Gay, Violence)

And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community is so intent on building bridges, then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from ground zero and move it whether it's uptown or somewhere else, but move it away from that area, the same as the pope directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz.
- Peter King
(Keywords: Leadership, Mosque, Muslim, Building, Community)

I think there has been a lack of full cooperation from too many people in the Muslim community.
- Peter King
(Keywords: People, Muslim, Community, Cooperation)

Even as we pour hundreds of billions of dollars into our efforts in the Middle East, there is much that needs to be done to win the war of ideas in the Muslim world and beyond.
- Herb Kohl
(Keywords: War, Ideas, Muslim, Needs, World)

Unfortunately, more and more Muslim voices are calling for boycotts of the United States and its products.
- Richard Neal
(Keywords: Muslim, states, United)

Fundamentally, I believe that the U.S. can improve its international standing and its national security by expanding trade and strengthening its relationships with moderate Muslim countries.
- Richard Neal
(Keywords: Muslim, Countries, National security, Relationships, Trade)

The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim-majority country - I know, because I am one of them.
- Barack Obama
(Keywords: Muslim, Americans, Country, states, United)

One of the great strengths of the United States is... we have a very large Christian population - we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.
- Barack Obama
(Keywords: Values, Christian, Muslim, Ideals, Nation, Population, states, United)

I tell my brethren in Palestine: be patient and continue your blessed struggle. We did not forget you. We are still healing another wound in the Muslim nation, which is the occupation of our land by the Americans. Your battle and ours are one and the same.
- Mohammed Omar
(Keywords: Muslim, Americans, Battle, Forget, Healing, Land, Nation, Occupation, Struggle)

One of the misperceptions that exists in the Muslim world, which needs to be fixed, is the perception that Muslims in America are - are - are living in - in very, very, very bad circumstances. They cannot practice religion freely. It is not the truth at all. The fact is, we are practicing. We fast, we pray, we do our prayers.
- Feisal Abdul Rauf
(Keywords: Religion, Truth, Perception, Muslim, America, Circumstances, Fact, Living, Needs, Practice, World)

In the Muslim world, there are many people who have been vocal and we have been very vocal against extremists. But how to win this battle is an ongoing battle. And we must continue to wage the battle for peace.
- Feisal Abdul Rauf
(Keywords: Peace, People, Muslim, Battle, Wage, World)

If Woody Allen were a Muslim, he'd be dead by now.
- Salman Rushdie
(Keywords: Muslim, Now)

The vast majority of Muslims living here are peaceful citizens. Unfortunately, however, we also see religious and political fanaticism among Muslim groups in Germany.
- Otto Schily
(Keywords: Muslim, Fanaticism, Germany, Living, Majority, Religious)



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