Reza Aslan revisited!
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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Feb 12, 2007 at 06:40
I forgot to add that Reza Aslan stated that the likes of Ayman al-Zawahiri became a militant islamist because he was put in jail in Egypt. Again typical Muslim logic.
So our dear reza is saying that:
1. Ayman al-Zawahiri was a moderate Muslim who was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood the moderate Islamic party (what a joke!) who was jailed, but he never tell us why, and the jail time changed him into a militant Islamist.
2. The above is pure nonsense and it goes as follows:
Muslim Brotherhood (MB) grand plans and for this see below----------->Ayman al-Zawahiri joins the MB because as logic would dictate he likes the ideas proposed by the MB fascism and all-------->MB tries to topple the government in Egypt---------> Ayamn al-Zawahiri is arrested and put in jail------> he leaves jail and he is still as militant as he has ever been
So would no jail time have changed anything? I do not believe so. A fascist is always a fascist and Ayman al-Zawahiri is one.
This is indeed bizarre logic. al-Zawahiri came from a very rich and prominent Egyptian family, but he joined the fascist Muslim Brotherhood (MB) when he was very young. The MB plan at the time was to take over power through violence from the government at the time and declare a Muslim state and solve the "Coptic problem." Well, members of the MB involved in such plot got caught and put in jail as expected.
This did not change anything in al-Zawahiri's grand plans it only allowed him exposure to the media when we see him shouting in court about wanting this and wanting that.
So for our dear reza to say that jail time did change al-Zawahiri and made him a radical Islamist is a thesis that cannot be proven by his flawed logic.
The MB and its members Ayman al-Zawahiri included are and have always been a fascist organization and its members are fascists including Ayman al-Zawahiri.
I would not be suprised if our dear Reza suggest that we negotiate with the likes of Ayman al-Zawahiri. Shame on him.
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