Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Al Gore's choice Al Jazeera calls for death for apostasy against Islam

Albert Gore, Jr. is coming to Seattle Thursday. He has been in the news because he sold his Current TV to Al Jazeera. He says he chose them because they do such a good job on news and his partner Joel Hyatt says Al Jazeera shares their goals when they started Current TV. Wall Street Journal

Gore laughs when asked "Mr. Former Vice President you have railed against oil companies for years. You sold to a company that is owned by the government of Qatar, which gets most of its revenue from oil. Do you like money more than the beliefs you have espoused for years?" It is estimated that he gained $70 to $100 million on the sale. Surely he cannot be held to the standard he uses on others.

Now his Al-Jazeera has broadcast death threats to those who leave Islam. Thursday you will want to ask distinguished Nobel laureate Gore if this is what he was talking about when he said he was proud of the sale.

Daily Caller

… Western critics of Islam highlighted a recent broadcast of the network’s regular “Shariah and Life” show, which has an estimated audience of 60 million viewers worldwide.

The show’s host is Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a prominent Sunni Islamic cleric.

He declared that Islam’s mandated death-penalty for apostasy has kept Islam alive since the 1400s. “If they had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment Islam wouldn’t exist today,” Qaradawi said on the show.

Qaradawi cited specific verses and narrations by Islam’s prophet, Muhammad, and the recorded testimony of his companions, that mandate the death penalty for anyone who tries to leave Islam.

“Surah Al-Ma’idah 5:33 says: ‘The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle is that they should be murdered or crucified,’” Qaradawi quoted on his show…

I don't know the date of this broadcast but he has been broadcasting similar things for years. Daily Caller:

“The most recent Qaradawi quotes about conversion from Islam are pretty much consistent with his own and Muslim Brotherhood beliefs,” said Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon official who has specialized in Middle Eastern research.

“They fall into Al-Jazeera’s pattern of seeking ratings on the basis of inciting hatred and violence,” he added.

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