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Are we allowed to listen to Muslim holy men?

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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Nov 15, 2011 at 13:15

If we're not allowed to look at what Muslims do, are we allowed to listen to what Muslim holy men say?

How about this from an ayatollah:

Ayatollah Ahmed Jannati, chairman of the Council of Guardians of the Constitution, said that Zoroastrians and other religious minorities are "sinful animals who roam the earth and engage in corruption."

Or how about a Muslim prayer, spoken over loudspeakers in Mecca?

O Allah vanquish the unjust Christians and the criminal Jews, the unjust traitors; strike them with your wrath; make their lives hostage to misery; drape them with endless despair, unrelenting pain and unremitting ailment; fill their lives with sorrow and pain and end their lives in humiliation and oppression; inflict your tortures and punishments upon the unjust Christians and criminal Jews. This is our supplication, Allah; grant us our request!

Now, you're going to tell us not to listen to Islamic prayers and pronouncements by Muslim holy men who have spent their lives studying Islam? That they're unislamic?

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