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The Salafi underestimates our power

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Submitted by Thomas Haidon (Indonesia), Apr 21, 2007 at 09:42

To the Salafi poster

You underestimate our resolve as moderate Muslims to destroy the institutions that you work so hard to sustain. But, we are committed to showing the true face of Islam, a face that has been absent for largely 1400 years.

The work we are doing now will shake the foundations of your establishment. We will demonstrate, through a critical re-evaluation of the sources of Islam, including Al'Quran that Islam is compatible with civilisation. While the fruits of this work are not self-evident now, just know this: we are mobilising and growing more powerful; we are not afraid of the takfiris.

We will defeat you, and show the world that Islam is a mercy, that will sit side by side with all civilisation, and international human rights. How you ask? By returning and emphasising primacy of the Qur'an and creating new jurisprudential mthods based on contextual interpretation. Our approach will also involve critically analysing and evaluating the so called Muslim tradition, which is a major protagonist for Muslim crimes. From the sirah of Ibn Kathir, which outlines reprehensible actions attributed to the Prophet, to the books of Bukhari. We will develop new approaches to interpreting and adhering to Sunnah.

The Salafi are true apostates of Islam. They don't believe in the primacy of the Qur'an and place the man made Muslim tradition, which is full of evil and standard setting for subhuman practices (such as the killing of innocent men, and the rape of women). The crimes of Muslims certainly arent limited to those who follow the way of the Salaf, and Abdul Wahab and the wider Hanbalis madhab, but these sects are resonsible for creating bid'a and fitna in this world.

We will defeat you. Our work is beginning, and movements from the Gulf to Indonesia (see Qurashi Shihab's new tafsir). I implore you to change your approach and join this movement for the betterment of Islam. The Prophet once said "They will take this Qur'an and abandon it". How true. Sharpen up, before its too late for you and your progeny.

Thomas Haidon

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