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By AFN Clarke

"When a dogmatic ideology is embraced because the top precept of presidency, basic person freedoms turn into an unacceptable threat."

Rufus Reed, a former British specified Forces officer became debatable best-selling writer, wakes as much as locate himself incarcerated in a mystery CIA 'black-site' criminal situated outdoor the Uited States and past the achieve of ordinary criminal and moral conventions. Drugged and abducted from his domestic in Marin County close to San Francisco, he has been arrested lower than the U.S. Government's international Intelligence Surveillance Act, less than a warrant procured with fabricated facts. yet his tale is simply the end of a posh and hazardous fight for the survival of democracy within the USA.

Set opposed to the Presidential election of 2008 An Unquiet American is a unique tht defies conference and questions the very textile of yankee Democracy.

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This concept, so central to jihadist ideology, will be discussed in greater detail later. Qutb believed as well that it was the legal system of the state that made it Islamic. Only if the shari‘a was used to rule a land was it Islamic, whether the majority of the people in that country called themselves Muslim or not. Qutb asserted that these “so-called Muslims” were still in a state of “ignorance,” the expression used by Muhammad to describe the Arabs before they heard the call to Islam. By using this term Qutb was in essence declaring that all Muslims not following Islamic law were unbelievers who could be fought and killed.

The struggle over the Qur’an and hadith, like the battles by moderates against extremists taking place in many Islamic countries, is still in process, with the final result far from clear. There is hope, however, that a more tolerant vision of orthodox Islam can win out, using the very traditions and texts that the extremists claim to honor.

The result will be an entire life—not just political, but also 42 The Qur’an Is Our Constitution social, cultural, and even personal—that is controlled by these books. Abu Hamza al-Masri, leader of al-Muhajiroun, has written that “the Qur’an for mankind is like a manual for a machine. ”2 This is not to say that the jihadis ignore the interpretations of all Islamic scholars; it has just made them extremely selective about which jurisprudents they will listen to. 4 They thus arrogate to themselves the right to pick and choose which authorities they will listen to, as well as the right to interpret and apply the sacred texts for themselves whenever convenient.

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