We feel that the Arabs and Jews are cousins in race, having suffered similar oppressions at the hands of powers at the hands of powers stronger than themselves, and by a happy coincidence have been able to take the first step towards the attainment of their national ideals together.
We Arabs, especially the educated among us, look with the deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement. Our deputation here in Paris is fully acquainted with the proposals submitted yesterday by the Zionist Organization to the Peace Conference, and we regard them as moderate and proper. We will do our best, in so far as we are concerned, to help them through: we will wish the Jews a most hearty welcome home…I Hope the Arabs may soon be in a position to make the Jews some return for their kindness. We are working together for a reformed and revived Near East, and our two movements complete one another. The Jewish movement is national and not imperialist. Our movement is national and not imperialist, and there is room in Syria for us both. Indeed I think that neither can be a real success without the other…I look forward, and my people with me look forward, to a future in which we will help you and you will help us, so that the countries in which we are mutually interested may once again take their places in the community of civilized peoples of the world. Believe me, Yours sincerely, Feisal
Now, as far as I know, I have yet to hear a single Zionist dispensationalist ever acknowledge that that was truly the opinion of any Arab in the Middle-East at any time. Could have Feisal expressed sympathy and kindness towards the Jewish cause any more?
Needless to say, we should take whatever a Muslim says at face value. Give him the benefit of the doubt. It's not as if Muslims ever dissimulate about their true intentions. They have such a fine track-record, you know.
National Geographic News
September 28, 2001
In an interview with National Geographic, Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki shares his perspective on the tragic events of September 11 and the impact they have had on the United States and the world...He is now the imam of Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, and the Muslim chaplain at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
First of all, we stated our position clearly, and I even feel that it's unfortunate that we have to state this position because no religion would condone this, so it should be common knowledge. But we were in a position where we had to say that Islam does not approve of this. There is no way that the people who did this could be Muslim, and if they claim to be Muslim, then they have perverted their religion.
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The American-born imam who preached to both the Fort Hood shooting suspect and two of the Sept. 11 hijackers at a Washington, D.C., mosque in 2001 has been under investigation by U.S. intelligence for years.
Anwar al-Awlaki is back in the news after praising Nidal Malik Hasan's actions in the rampage on the U.S. Army base that claimed the lives of 13, calling the disgruntled major "a hero" on his blog.
"He is a man of conscience who could not bear the contradiction of being a Muslim and fighting against his own people," Awlaki writes.