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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Mufti versus Mufti

I am speechless. Watch the video (arabic with english subtitles). HERE


Thank God for the SANE Mufti. Watch also the (undeserved) deference both the interviewer and the Tyre Mufti give to the Mount-Lebanon Mufti.


Footnotes:

1) As expected, the fanatical nut is more certain and assured in his demeanor.

2) Turn off the sound, and watch the body (and face) language. Who projects more "inner peace" and who would you pick over the other, if you were looking for religious guidance? [Rhetorical question]

15 Comments:

  • At 8/4/05, 12:31 PM, Anonymous mic said…

    Very interesting. Thanks for the link.

     
  • At 8/4/05, 2:56 PM, Blogger Raja said…

    I second that! Very appropriate timing as well....

     
  • At 8/5/05, 1:00 PM, Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said…

    Nothing surprises me anymore...
    It's the mufti of mount-Lebanon, not even Akkar or Hermel.

    Le Hezbollah et le nucléaire iranien






    a federation for Lebanon in order to improve christian muslim Islam middle east relations

     
  • At 8/5/05, 3:33 PM, Anonymous Barney said…

    Hey JW:

    I watched the video, then read the comments on your blog, and then watched the video again, and came to a couple of conclusions...

    a. Did these two Muftis come from the same planet and were they alive at the same times? Hard to believe, isn't it? I also find it hard to believe that they both studied the same Koran.

    b. The Shi'ite Mufti did show a very calm and peaceful outward appearance, while the Sunni Mufti seemed a little perturbed. You said in a comment:"Watch also the... deference ... the Tyre Mufti give to the Mount-Lebanon Mufti." I think Al-Amin was not so much deferential as he was restricted by what I imagine is his maturally gentle nature.

    barney
    .

     
  • At 8/5/05, 5:13 PM, Blogger JoseyWales said…

    Thx all and agree with your comments.

    Barney, you are right: the deference by the Mufti of Tyre was probably in part professional courtesy.

    Plus, this stuff is very delicate in Lebanon, you criticize one guy and 2 minutes later a whole community is breathing down your neck. No matter how nutty the guy you are criticizing.

    I think the Tyre Mufti made all the right and strong points, he was just less aggressive in his demeanor, which probably also earned him deserved credibility.

     
  • At 8/6/05, 6:58 PM, Anonymous ROY said…

    Very interesting. Thanks
    But do not forget that on Fox News Channel, you can see exact diametrical replicas of such debates, with some "christian" fanatics advocating the launch of a new crusade against muslims and others who are more civilized.
    + Beware of Memri. It was founded by a former Israeli army official and its purpose is to show the worst possible image of the Arab World.

     
  • At 8/7/05, 2:23 AM, Blogger Firas said…

    Actually, I think the Shia sayyed projected more inner peace. 7aram, the sunni guy is in huge denial about... everything.

     
  • At 8/7/05, 2:35 AM, Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said…

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  • At 8/7/05, 2:36 AM, Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said…

    Is this jozo a liar or an idiot?

    This kind of question arises often and I have a simple answer: when in doubt, go for liar.


    PS: what is funny is that the other mufti was one of the guys that were (allegedly) threatenned by Zarqawi.

     
  • At 8/11/05, 5:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Jozo seems to be a joker.He claims he was arrested for two hours while entering the
    US from Canada by car because he told the custom officer he carried a mortar.
    I don't believe him.(you could be arrested for this kind of joke)
    He also said that from Ben Laden looks he could tell Ben Laden was not capable
    to organise 9/11.
    His major reference is Roger Garaudy(the negationist)who thinks 9/11 was the
    work of Mossad.
    Amin seems a decent holy man;thanks God

     
  • At 8/19/05, 2:02 PM, Anonymous barney said…

    To Anonymous 5:22:

    In your comment, talking about Jozo, you said that you don't believe that you could be arrested for that kind of joke.

    Sorry pal, but in the States today, after 9/11, please do not joke about, for example, having a bomb if you are on a plane or in an airport lobby. The police and the air marshals do not have a sense on humor about that kind of thing, and new anti-terror laws agree with them. One can get jail time for doing that! It is analogous to crying fire in a crowded theatre, and long ago, one of our Supreme Court Judges ruled anyone crying fire in a crowded theatre exceeded the freedom guaranteed in the First Amendment Right of Free Expression.

    Yes, believe that you can be arrested!

    barney

     
  • At 8/19/05, 2:02 PM, Anonymous barney said…

    To Anonymous 5:22:

    In your comment, talking about Jozo, you said that you don't believe that you could be arrested for that kind of joke.

    Sorry pal, but in the States today, after 9/11, please do not joke about, for example, having a bomb if you are on a plane or in an airport lobby. The police and the air marshals do not have a sense on humor about that kind of thing, and new anti-terror laws agree with them. One can get jail time for doing that! It is analogous to crying fire in a crowded theatre, and long ago, one of our Supreme Court Judges ruled anyone crying fire in a crowded theatre exceeded the freedom guaranteed in the First Amendment Right of Free Expression.

    Yes, believe that you can be arrested!

    barney

     
  • At 8/23/05, 8:47 PM, Anonymous barney said…

    Please excuse me Josey, for posting twice on the same OP.

    ROY said... "But do not forget that on Fox News Channel, you can see exact diametrical replicas of such debates, with some "christian" fanatics advocating the launch of a new crusade against muslims and others who are more civilized."

    ... Like Pat Robertson calling for the assassination of President Chavez of Venezuela. (Forgive them, Lord, they know not what they do!)

    barney

     
  • At 8/25/05, 5:53 PM, Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said…

    Lebanonesque, are you alive?

     
  • At 9/26/05, 8:04 AM, Blogger khaled said…

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