“We Muslims have to change,” says Dr. Tawfik Hamid

Dr. Tawfik Hamid

Sharia Law

“We Muslims need to admit our problems and face them. Only then we can treat them and start a new era to live in harmony with human mankind.” – Dr. Tawfik Hamid

After the barbaric terrorist attacks done by the hands of my fellow Muslims everywhere on this globe, and after the too many violent acts by Islamists in many parts of  the world, I feel responsible as a Muslim and as a human being, to speak out and tell the truth to protect the world and Muslims as well from a coming catastrophe and war of civilizations.

I have to admit that our current Islamic teaching creates violence and hatred toward Non-Muslims. We Muslims are the ones who need to change. Until now we have accepted polygamy, the beating of women by men, and killing those who convert from Islam to other religions.

We have never had a clear and strong stand against the concept of slavery or wars, to spread our religion and to subjugate others to Islam and force them to pay a humiliating tax called Jizya. We ask others to respect our religion while all the time we curse non-Muslims loudly (in Arabic) in our Friday prayers in the mosques.

What message do we convey to our children when we call the Jews “Descendants of the pigs and monkeys.” Is this a message of love and peace, or a message of hate?

I have been into churches and synagogues where they were praying for Muslims. While all the time we curse them, and teach our generations to call them infidels, and to hate them.

Prophet Mohammad and his seven year old wife Aisha.We immediately jump in a “knee jerk reflex” to defend Prophet Mohammad when someone accuses him of being a pedophile while, at the same time, we are proud with the story in our Islamic books, that he married a young girl seven years old (Aisha) when he was above 50 years old.

I am sad to say that many, if not most of us, rejoiced in happiness after September 11th and after many other terror attacks.

Muslims denounce these attacks to look good in front of the media, but we condone the Islamic terrorists and sympathise with their cause. Till now our “reputable” top religious authorities have never issued a Fatwa or religious statement to proclaim Bin Laden as an apostate, while an author, like Rushdie, was declared an apostate who should be killed according to Islamic Sharia law just for writing a book criticizing Islam.

Muslims demonstrated to get more religious rights as we did in France to stop the ban on the Hejab (head scarf), while we did not demonstrate with such passion and in such numbers against the terrorist murders.

It is our absolute silence against the terrorists that gives the energy to these terrorists to continue doing their evil acts. We Muslims need to stop blaming our problems on others or on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. As a matter of honesty, Israel is the only light of democracy, civilization, and human rights in the whole Middle East .

We kicked out the Jews with no compensation or mercy from most of the Arab countries to make them “Jews-free countries”  while Israel accepted more than a million Arabs to live there, have its nationality, and enjoy their rights as The beheading of Paul Johnson.human beings. In Israel, women can not be beaten legally by men, and any person can change his/her belief system with no fear of being killed by the Islamic law of apostasy, while in our Islamic world people do not enjoy any of these rights. I agree that the Palestinians suffer, but they suffer because of their corrupt leaders and not because of Israel.

It is not common to see Arabs who live in Israel leaving to live in the Arab world. On the other hand, we used to see thousands of Palestinians going to work with happiness in Israel, its ‘enemy’. If Israel treats Arabs badly as some people claim, surely we would have seen the opposite happening.

We Muslims need to admit our problems and face them. Only then we can treat them and start a new era to live in harmony with human mankind. Our religious leaders have to show a clear and very strong stand against polygamy, pedophilia, slavery, killing those who convert from Islam to other religions, beating of women by men, and declaring wars on non-Muslims to spread Islam.

Then, and only then, do we have the right to ask others to respect our religion. The time has come to stop our hypocrisy and say it openly: “We Muslims have to change”.

Dr. Tawfic Hamid» Dr. Tawfik Hamid is an Islamic thinker and reformer, and one time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a terrorist Islamic organization Jamaa Islamiya with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri, who later became the second in command of Al-Qaeda. Some twenty-five years ago, Dr. Hamid recognized the threat of radical Islam and the need for a reformation based upon modern peaceful interpretations of classical Islamic core texts. Dr. Hamid provided a fresh and theologically valid interpretation for the Quran to counterbalance the radical teaching. Dr. Hamid, who is also known as Tarek Abdelhamid, has a medical degree in internal medicine and a Master’s degree in cognitive psychology and educational techniques. Currently Dr. Hamid is a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and President of the Global Movement Against Radical Islam. His website is at TawfikHamid.com.

6 Responses

  1. Any person who kills anyone unnecessarily and unjustly is not a Muslim. The prime question to ask is “Who created IS and lots like them” As long as you don’t attack at the root of the problems they are bound to exist, multiply, divide and create havoc.

  2. DR. HAVE REALLY TRIED BY COMING OUT TO SAY THE FACT. HE IS A MAN BUT I HOPE HE WILL GO FREE BY THIS.

  3. Thank you for your true statements given with clarity and honesty. Muslims like you are few. Your voice, and others like yours ought to be amplified. I also admire you for your courage for I understand how your statements can come at a great cost to you.

  4. All Religions has to contribute to human’s well being no matter who he is or what he is. There is no excuse for any form of inflicting suffering to any thing including animals.

    • Here you go. At least, a Muslim Dr. Tawfik Hamid had the decency & courage to come out openly about what Islam teaches. But Mr. Sani, is either dishonest or ignorant to say. what he says. He can choose which one it is?

  5. Oh people, it is a big lie to tell the people that there is an allowance for your so-called jihad today. You all miss the point that there HAS to be an Khalifat and so Has to be an Khalifah for the permission for jihad.The last khalifa was the ottoman sultan which got taken away in the 1930 and with whom the Khalifat ended. SO- There is no khalifa now and any jihad against anything exept against ones own self has NO PERMISSION. That is why the muslims ARE WAITING for IMAM MAHDI! Then there will be an Khalifa. Everything else is the biggest lie.Foolish people fall into the well prepared traps spread among muslims since 150 years by the dirty hands and works of secret services. Squarehead-people will never understand this.
    with best wishes Dr. Aswaz truv

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