Respecting other people's cultures is well and good but I draw the line at where some branches of Islam what they do to women. It's indefensible.
I love it when Muslims go to war with each other as I do when the Christians do because it shows there's no such thing as the Christian world and the Islamic world. That's all crap.
We are not at war against Islam.
The United States is not and never will be at war with Islam.
Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals.
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.
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.
I believe if there is any place left where the humanity is still visible it can not be anywhere else than in an Islamic society. Time would come when the world would be obliged to accept this reality.
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.
One thing that I feel very very strongly is that we talk about Islamic countries Islamic people Islamic leaders as either moderates or extremists. It's almost like there are only two categories of Muslims. And actually that doesn't show respect. It shows lack of understanding of the diversity of Muslim thought.
For this reason the expansion of relations with all countries is on the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I mean balanced relationships based on mutual respect and observation of each other's rights.
Islam is a peaceful religion.
Basically fundamentalism is a modern phenomenon. In the same way that Hitler evoked a mythological religion of German purity and the glory of the past the Islamists use religion to evoke emotions and passions in people who have been oppressed for a long time in order to reach their purpose.
It's fun being in Islamic countries to know there's only one religion. There's order. You wear a burqa. There's no choice. People are happy with that.
I know one thing: There are a billion Islamic people in the world today and there will be about 2 billion by the time we're dead. They're not going to give up their religion.
It's a bit odd that nobody seems to be using the correct technical term to describe organized Islamic terrorists. They are not a faction of a religion or a social movement. They are a cult. A suicide cult.
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.
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.
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.
Islam is a violent I was going to say religion but it's not a religion. It's a political system. It's a violent political system bent on the overthrow of the governments of the world and world domination. That is the ultimate aim.
In the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything. I think that's kind of natural for anyone who's just embraced Islam - or any religion - as a convert. It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I'd been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood.
All too many Muslims fail to grasp Islam which teaches one to be lenient towards others and to understand their value systems knowing that these are tolerated by Islam as a religion.
The biological evolutionary perception of life and of human qualities is radically different from that of traditional religion whether it's Southern Baptist or Islam or any religion that believes in a supernatural supervalance over humanity.
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.