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April 12, 2003

Why Most Muslims Support Saddam? [sic]This piece denounces the excesses of Islam and a representative quote gets at the heart of the article
[...]Here is a historical account/incident to support my claim:

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE REVIVALIST MOVEMENT IN ISLAM - Abul A'la Maududi,page 65, footnote:- "THE MORAL CONDITION OF THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF THOSE DAYS CAN BE GAUGED FRFOM THE FACT THAT, WHEN HALAKU KHAN ASKED FOR THEIR VERDICT AS TO WHO WAS SUPERIOR BETWEEN AN UN-BELIEVING JUST KING AND A BELIEVING UN-JUST RULER,THEY PRONOUNCED UNHESITATINGLY IN FAVOR OF THE FORMER".

Abul Ala Maududi was furious at this unIslamic opinion of those Islamic scholars. Maududi actually wanted to hear that Muslims did say that ‘believing Muslim but unjust king was the superior to the un-believing just king’. Because, in Islam a Muslim is always superior to any non-muslim/infidels. In the above historical quote what we have learned is that, non-Muslim ruler can never be the best ruler than a despotic Muslim ruler. Besides this above historical account, there are many sahi hadiths and Quranic dictum which suggest the Islamic principal of supporting Muslim only if the conflict is with non-Muslim. Remember mother Teresa—an angelic woman? She will not go to heaven and no Muslim should praise her for her extra-ordinary humanity either, because she was not a Muslim. That was what we heard from most erudite Islamists
Thus, after detailing how much a killer of Muslims Saddam is (or was) the author explains why Muslims still supported him against the coalition forces that had gone to war to change Iraq.[more]