"There was a Moroccan Imam just a few months ago (30:59) 1. in Morocco and he taught that it was a terrible thing that Islam, was being used to justify violence.He taught that these elements of Islam should be rejected.
Now that is just the kind of thing we needed to hear right? As long as this is backed up with real action.
"What happened to that Imam?
"He was immediately denounced as a heretic and an apostate and a death fatwa was put on his head by his fellow clerics in Morocco...
"There was a reformer in the Sudan named Mahmoud Mohammad Tala and he taught there were two sections of the Quran you may know. Not that you can split the book. They are all mixed up together... The different chapters of the Quran, some come from the Meccan period, the first 12 years of Mohammad's prophetic career according to Islamic tradition.Some come from the Medina period,the last 11 years. Now the Meccan passages do not teach warfare against non believers but the Medina passages do.
"And the bad news for us infidels is that he was executed by the Sudanese government as a heretic.This is what happens to sincere Islamic reformers all around the world."
Robert Spencer Toronto Sept. 18 2013