Islam and Terrorism

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Islam and Terrorism: What the Qur'an Really Teaches About Christianity, Violence and the Goals of the Islamic Jihad is a 2002 book ISBN 0-88419-884-7 by Mark A. Gabriel, an Egyptian Islamic scholar and former lecturer at Al-Azhar University in Cairo.



  • My conversations with him drove me to pour over the Quran and the books of the Islamic law, hoping to find something to contradict what he said. I couldn’t change the reality of what I read. As a Muslim, I realized I had two options:
    • I could continue to embrace the "Christianized" Islam—the Islam of peace, love, forgiveness and compassion, the Islam tailor-made to fit Egyptian government, politics and culture—thereby keeping my job and status.
    • I could become a member of the Islamic movement and embrace Islam according to the Quran and the teachings of Muhammad. Muhammad said, "I left you with something [the Quran]. If you hold on to what I left with you, you will not be led astray forever."
    • SECTION I, MY STORY, 1 Disillusioned at Al-Azhar

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