Quotes and Sayings about Islam



"I saw Islam as the correct way to live, and I chose to try to live that way."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Islam)

"I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: People, Islam, Muslim, Americans, Being, Burden, Challenge, Race)

"Iranians defend and present their Islamic and Iranian identity to other people worldwide."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: People, Identity, Present)

"The UN structure is one-sided, stacked against the world of Islam."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Islam, World)

"The wave of the Islamic revolution will soon reach the entire world."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Revolution, Will, World)

"For this reason, the expansion of relations with all countries is on the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I mean balanced relationships, based on mutual respect and observation of each other's rights."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Countries, Rights, Observation, Reason, Relationships, Respect)

"For hundreds of years Iranians have been migrating to many parts of the world. They took Islamic culture to other parts of the world and established it there."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Culture, World, Years)

"Beside all this I think there was something personal, being Muslim myself who lived in the west I felt that it was my obligation my duty to tell the truth about Islam. It is a religion that has a 700 million following, yet it's so little known about it which surprised me."
- Moustapha Akkad
(Related: Religion, Truth, Islam, Muslim, Being, Duty, Obligation)

"I made the film to bring the story of Islam, the story of 700 million of people, to the West."
- Moustapha Akkad
(Related: People, Islam, Film)

"All people hope Islam helps everything in life. Islam will make jobs. Islam will make freedom. Islam will make everything."
- Ahmed Ali
(Related: Life, People, Hope, Islam, Freedom, Jobs, Will)

"I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Peace, Religion, Islam)

"Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Death, Religion, Success, Christianity, Islam, Dying, Man)

"Mohammed was not an apparent failure. He was a dazzling success, politically as well as spiritually, and Islam went from strength to strength to strength."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Success, Failure, Strength, Islam)

"Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut, visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Religion, Society, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Liberal)

"The values of Islam are expressed by Muslims clearly. September 11 changed the world, and put Muslims on the spotlight."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Values, Islam, World)

"So when I had to make a decision whether I would like to do honors degree course in Islamic studies and Malay studies too, so I thought Islamic studies would be good."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Thought, Decision)

"The idea is that they wouldn't want to deal with militant Islam but an Islam and Muslims who are committed to progress, committed to development, who like peace and are moderate in their ways. So that's what we are doing here."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Peace, Idea, Development, Progress, Islam, Want)

"We have been given a role to play. We have been asked to provide, to give lectures on the role of Islamic development and the way we do it here, so the people who are Muslims there would understand what the role of Islam is."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: People, Development, Islam, Play)

"The only model to follow is pure Islam."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Islam)

"So we want an Islamic state where Islamic law is not just in the books but enforced, and enforced with determination. There is no space and no room for democratic consultation. The Shariah is set and fixed, so why do we need to discuss it anymore? Just implement it!"
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Determination, Books, Law, Space, State, Want)

"The Prophet defeated the enemies of Islam even when he and his followers were small in number."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Islam, Enemies, Followers)

"There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims, they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers, and are indebted to them."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Leader, Courage, Islam, Muslim, Commitment, states, Today, United)

"We have shown that Islam can rule the world perfectly for 14 centuries, and during this time of Muslim power we did not borrow ideas like democracy from others, so why do we need to learn democracy from them now?"
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Power, Time, Ideas, Islam, Muslim, Democracy, Now, World)

"We should be proud that our Prophet came into the world with the message of Islam to change it for the better, and not for the worse, or to keep things as they are."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Change, Islam, World)

"Because Islam in its original form was tough and hard, not weak and pliable."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Islam)

"But the West is trying to weaken Islam from outside and inside. They attack our people and invade our countries from outside, and they weaken us from within with ideas like secularism, liberalism and democracy. This is all designed to contaminate our pure Islam."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: People, Ideas, Islam, Countries, Democracy, Liberalism, Trying)

"If my children do not behave according to Islam, if they do not pray for instance, I will punish them."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Islam, Children, Will)

"Islam is perfect, there is nothing to be added or changed."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Islam, Nothing)

"Islam's laws are fixed and that is why Islam is stable."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Islam, Laws)

"Islam is fixed, stable, ordered and disciplined, and so are Muslims."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Islam)

"I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Death, Government, Winning, Fight, Military, Will)

"Respecting other people's cultures is well and good, but I draw the line at where some branches of Islam, what they do to women. It's indefensible."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Women, People, Islam)

"The United States did not choose to fight Islamic extremists. These terrorists chose to fight our way of life. They chose to challenge our existence."
- John Boehner
(Related: Life, Challenge, Existence, Fight, states, United)

"Our strength in finance has led us to set up an international financial centre with medium and long-term objectives, especially to develop Islamic financial and insurance services."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Finance, Financial, Strength, Objectives)

"There is no conflict between favouring Islamic and traditional values and being more open and international."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Values, Being, Conflict, Open)

"Our National Guard, as I think everybody knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground in Iraq and in the conflict against Islamofascism. They went into that battle, being called up for their national security service, short of equipment."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Battle, Being, Conflict, Iraq, National security, Service)

"I don't think anyone who has followed the progress of the Islamofascist terrorists who have threatened us believe we are going to be safe if we try a fortress mentality, to step back and say no one is going to hit us, they don't care about the United States. They do."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Progress, Care, states, United)

"It is not right to associate the fight against international terrorist networks with an imaginary crusade against Islam."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Islam, Fight, Right)

"Do not forget that the Arab countries, starting with Algeria and Egypt, are the ones that have paid the heaviest toll because of Islamic terror."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Countries, Forget, Terror)

"Predicting has a spotty record in science fiction. I've had some failures. On the other hand, I also predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of fundamentalist Islam... and I'm not happy to be right in all of those cases."
- David Brin
(Related: Science, Islam, Fiction, Right)

"It's a bit odd that nobody seems to be using the correct technical term to describe organized Islamic terrorists. They are not a faction of a religion or a social movement. They are a cult. A suicide cult."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Religion, Suicide)

"Look at Islam in a rational manner and without demagoguery or emotion. It is the leading religion of the world with 1.5 billion followers."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Religion, Islam, Emotion, Followers, Leading, World)

"It is said that the West had a global policy in regard to Islam. That is stupid. There isn't a global Islam."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Policy, Islam)

"When leading evangelicals say terrible things about Islam, evil things about Islam, terrible things about Muhammad, they ought to be ashamed of themselves."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Islam, Evil, Leading)

"Whether it's people walking off 'The View' when Bill O'Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, Islam, American, Being, Expression, Opinion, Radical, Speech, Walking)

"If there are Muslims who believe that they've got to kill Christians to make a way for the Islamic faith in the West, not only would they be disappointed, but it will lead to conflict, there's no doubt about that."
- George Carey
(Related: Faith, Conflict, Doubt, Will)

"The truth is our country, our people, our liberties, and our way of life are under attack by radical Islamic terrorists who kill and destroy in the name of religion."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: Life, Religion, Truth, People, Country, Name, Radical)

"But September 11 marked a big change in the sense that the public was suddenly interested, and as a professor at a public university I felt a responsibility to respond to all of the inquiries about the Islamic world."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Change, Public, Responsibility, Sense, University, World)

"It seems to me that Islam and Christianity and Judaism all have the same god, and he's telling them all different things."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: God, Christianity, Islam, Judaism)

"The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both."
- John Cornyn
(Related: Politics, Religion, Islam, Enemy, Extreme, Intolerance, Minority, Terrorism, Tradition)

"The enemy is not Islam, the great world faith, but a perversion of Islam."
- John Cornyn
(Related: Faith, Islam, Enemy, World)

"Any time you stop looking at evil as a black and white thing, it's helpful. So the fact that there won't be any obligatory Islamic terrorist stereotypes in movies any more, that'd be helpful."
- John Cusack
(Related: Movies, Time, Evil, Fact)

"A free and stable Iraq will be a shining light against the shadow of Islamic extremism."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Extremism, Iraq, Light, Shadow, Will)

"Islam is in principle egalitarian, and has always had problems with power."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Power, Islam, Problems)

"Actually, in its purest form, Islam is incredibly tolerant. That makes what's going on in the world really bizarre."
- Steve Earle
(Related: Islam, Bizarre, World)

"My aim is to show that those governments that violate the rights of people by invoking the name of Islam have been misusing Islam."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: People, Islam, Rights, Name)

"The condition of women in Islamic societies as a whole is also far from desirable. However, we should acknowledge that there are differences. In certain countries, the conditions are much better and in others much worse."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Women, Countries)

"Similarly, it is argued that the culture of Islam is incompatible with democracy. Basically, this conventional perspective of the Middle East thus contends that democracy in that region is neither possible nor even desirable."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Islam, Culture, Democracy, Perspective)

"But foremost, I do not subscribe to the view that Islamic culture and democracy cannot be reconciled."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Culture, Democracy)

"Europe is no longer Europe, it is Eurabia, a colony of Islam, where the Islamic invasion does not proceed only in a physical sense, but also in a mental and cultural sense."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Islam, Europe, Sense)

"Khomeini was not a puppet like Arafat or Qaddafi or the many other dictators I met in the Islamic world. He was a sort of Pope, a sort of king - a real leader."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Leader, Dictators, World)

"This Islam business kidnapped me."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Business, Islam)

"And, these Islamic fundamentalists, these radical terrorists, these Middle Eastern monsters are committed to destroying the Jewish nation, driving her into the Mediterranean, conquering the world."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Driving, Nation, Radical, World)

"But when I reintroduced the Nation of Islam, and began to host meetings in cities and thousands and thousands of people come out."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: People, Islam, Cities, Meetings, Nation)

"I think that rather than condemning Islam, Islam needs to be studied by those who are sincere."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Islam, Needs)

"However, those who have used those words use half the sentence to fit their purpose, which, of course, I believe is to discredit me and the new Nation of Islam that has come up around me."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Purpose, Islam, Nation, Words)

"As a result of that, America desires a moderate Islam; an Islam that America can control; an Islam that America can give direction to and give orders to its leaders."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Control, Islam, America, Direction, Leaders, Result)

"The Bush administration does not desire to see Islam practiced in its pristine purity."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Islam, Desire, Purity)

"So, this war is against the Islam that the West does not control."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: War, Control, Islam)

"The secular elites are so terrified of telling the truth about radical Islam. When you talk about the radical Islamists, we have got to get straight and get serious and talk about it in the right way."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Truth, Islam, Radical, Right, Talk)

"Today's Islamic fundamentalism is also a cover for political motifs. We should not overlook the political motifs we encounter in forms of religious fanaticism."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Fanaticism, Religious, Today)

"That's because international Islamic religious fanatics have the same goal as the Axis fascists - the destruction of our way of life."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Life, Goal, Destruction, Fanatics, Religious)

"Their plan is to return the entire world - not just the Middle East - to the days of the caliphate and either convert all of us so-called infidels into born-again Islamic believers or kill us."
- David Hackworth
(Related: World)

"If they analyze the situation as thoroughly as they should, Muslims will realize they are the first targets. What are the fundamentalists really after? Simply taking over Islam and then turning its back on modernity."
- Alexander Haig
(Related: Islam, First, Modernity, Will)

"After so many cases of terror attacks related to Islamic militancy remaining unresolved in the last few years, the government has no moral authority to stay in power."
- Sheikh Hasina
(Related: Government, Power, Authority, Terror, Years)

"Many spiritual teachers - in Buddhism, in Islam - have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Islam, Buddhism, First, Spiritual, Teachers, World)

"I am totally against the idea that a Muslim woman should not have the same opportunities as a Muslim man to learn, to open up, to work, help shape the future. To close Islam down to a sexist approach is totally intolerable and ridiculous. It's not Islam."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Work, Idea, Islam, Muslim, Future, Help, Man, Open, Woman)

"Let me say this loud and clear. There is a world of difference between terrorist acts and the Islamic Shari'a. Islam is not only a religion, but a way of life. And at its heart lie the sacred principles of tolerance and dialogue."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Life, Religion, Lie, Heart, Islam, Difference, Principles, Tolerance, World)

"I, therefore, demand the formation of a consolidated Muslim State in the best interest of India and Islam."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Islam, Muslim, Interest, State)

"Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Islam, Destiny, Will)

"I lead no party; I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: History, Life, Leader, Islam, Culture, Law, Literature, Party, Study)

"Our goal: the Islamization of Muslims. Our methods: to believe and to struggle."
- Alija Izetbegovic
(Related: Struggle)

"For the larger interest of humanity, Islamic society presents the safest place on this planet."
- Jermaine Jackson
(Related: Society, Humanity, Interest)

"Having embraced Islam, I felt as if I were born again. I found in Islam the answers to those queries which I had failed to find in Christianity."
- Jermaine Jackson
(Related: Christianity, Islam, Answers)

"I believe if there is any place left where the humanity is still visible, it can not be anywhere else than in an Islamic society. Time would come when the world would be obliged to accept this reality."
- Jermaine Jackson
(Related: Time, Society, Humanity, Reality, World)

"I think Muslims have become the new Negroes in America. They are being mistreated at airports, by the Immigration - everywhere. Islam is a religion of peace. They are wrong."
- Jermaine Jackson
(Related: Religion, Peace, Islam, America, Being, Wrong)

"I think I came to see Islam, or at least one part of Islam, as an important defense mechanism against the commercialization of the world."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: Islam, Defense, World)

"We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Men, Culture, Justice, Play, Principles, State)

"You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Equality, Development, Democracy, Justice)

"Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Time, Islam, Muslim, Duty, Past, Responsibility, Will)

"Come forward as servants of Islam, organise the people economically, socially, educationally and politically and I am sure that you will be a power that will be accepted by everybody."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Power, People, Islam, Will)

"The U.S. always needs an enemy. It comes and goes. Today it is Islam. According to this plan or ideology of the born-again Christians who formed an alliance with Zionism, Islam is the monster."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Islam, Alliance, Enemy, Ideology, Needs, Today)

"One has to nurture a new generation, to raise children in the spirit of Islam."
- Akhmad Kadyrov
(Related: Islam, Children, Spirit)

"Iran stands behind a substantial number of terrorist actions against us, together with Hizballah and the Islamic Jihad. It pretends to care for the Palestinians."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Actions, Care)

"The Islam of the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th century was a poor thing. Nobody bothered about it. Islam was that funny sort of pure system of beliefs that depressed people in the Middle East held as their religion."
- John Keegan
(Related: Funny, Religion, People, Islam, Beliefs, First, Poor)

"The revival of Islam dates from the early years of the 20th century. It was brought about by their humiliation, by their sense of how low they'd fallen compared with the West."
- John Keegan
(Related: Islam, Sense, Years)

"The idea of human rights as a fundamental principle can be seen to underlie throughout Islamic teachings."
- Ali Hoseini Khamenei
(Related: Idea, Rights, Human rights)

"The vote, cast in a free atmosphere and with all inclinations and parties at present, was after all a vote to the Islamic Republic, to national independence, to the Constitution and to the Islamic causes."
- Ayatollah Khamenei
(Related: Causes, Constitution, Independence, Present, Vote)

"Throughout the past, there has been a lack of intimacy, affection, and regard for Islam by Christianity. This, to a large extent, has been due to a lack of knowledge of the great human and spiritual ideals for which Islam and the teachings of Islam stand."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Knowledge, Christianity, Islam, Affection, Ideals, Intimacy, Past, Spiritual)

"The Council of Islamic Affairs is doing a great service to the world by promoting a greater understanding in America of the rich heritage of the Islamic peoples and their hopes and aspirations for the future."
- Aly Khan
(Related: America, Aspirations, Future, Service, Understanding, World)

"The contribution of Islam to history and modern civilization is the product of the efforts of peoples of many races and tongues which came to accept its way of life."
- Aly Khan
(Related: History, Life, Civilization, Islam)

"It is not necessary to dwell on the political and social principles of Islam, to underline how close they also are in spirit to the concepts of human rights which govern the political and social systems of the West."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Islam, Rights, Human rights, Principles, Spirit)

"It is apparent that Christianity and Islam must come, and come immediately, to a closer understanding, and it is equally apparent that their unity if achieved, will be the most effective defensive measure against Communist expansion."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Christianity, Islam, Measure, Understanding, Unity, Will)

"In the early centuries of Islam, the great schools of Islamic jurisprudence were built upon the above principles. Basic to all their legal systems they developed the doctrine that liberty is the fundamental basis of law."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Legal, Islam, Doctrine, Law, Liberty, Principles, Schools)

"Fortunately, historians are now beginning to recognise the historic role of Islam as a liberating force for peoples oppressed by the burdens of unjust social systems."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Islam, Beginning, Force, Historians, Now)

"They do not understand Islam, and I think that is one area where perhaps I hope one day I will play a role in actually making people understand what we perceive Islam to be."
- Imran Khan
(Related: People, Hope, Islam, Day, Play, Will)

"I did not lose this election, or had a bad result compared with what we might have got because of Islam."
- Imran Khan
(Related: Islam, Result)

"The department was set up primarily to protect us from another terrorist attack from Islamic terrorists, and yet they talk about everything but that."
- Peter King
(Related: Talk)

"Just several years ago, Shaykh Kabbani, who is the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of America, when he was speaking at the State Department, said that more than 80 percent of the mosques were controlled by extremists. And from all I've seen over the last four or five years, the situation has even gotten worse."
- Peter King
(Related: America, State, Years)

"There are too many people sympathetic to radical Islam. We should be looking at them more carefully and finding out how we can infiltrate them."
- Peter King
(Related: People, Islam, Radical)

"We have repeatedly issued warnings, over a number of years. Following these warnings and these calls, anti-American explosions took place in a number of Islamic countries."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Countries, Years)

"I believe in Christianity, Judaism and Islamism, but I stay away from churches, synagogues and mosques."
- Ted Lange
(Related: Christianity, Churches, Judaism)

"Our resolution urges all Latin American and Caribbean countries to designate al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad as terrorist organizations."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: American, Countries, Resolution)

"Weapons of mass destruction in the hands of Islamic extremists will be a disaster for the world."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Destruction, Disaster, Weapons, Will, World)

"According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy, he is given the choice between repentance and punishment."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Choice, Heresy, Man, Principles, Punishment, Repentance)

"I consider Khomeini's position dangerous. He does not have the right to pass judgment-that is not the Islamic way."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Judgment, Right)

"There is always a need for intoxication: China has opium, Islam has hashish, the West has woman."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Islam, Opium, Woman)

"We've got to recognize that when we march into Iraq, we're setting up the card tables in front of every university in the Arab world, the Islamic world, to recruit for al-Qaida."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Iraq, March, University, World)

"Five years from now, 10 years from now, there's going to be a huge Islamic population in the world, they're going to be nationalistic, they're going to be religious, and they're going to be militant."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Now, Population, Religious, World, Years)

"I know one thing: There are a billion Islamic people in the world today, and there will be about 2 billion by the time we're dead. They're not going to give up their religion."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Religion, Time, People, Today, Will, World)

"The truth about Hamas and Islamic Jihad is that they don't prevent Israel from existing or even flourishing, they prevent Palestine from coming into existence."
- Michael Medved
(Related: Truth, Existence, Israel, Palestine)

"As far as the targets hit by the Islamic attackers, I do not consider the WTC a U.S. institution, but the headquarters of most that's wrong with our present masters."
- Tom Metzger
(Related: Present, Wrong)

"We claim Islam as Deen or a complete way of life."
- Pervez Musharraf
(Related: Life, Islam)

"Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence."
- Pervez Musharraf
(Related: Peace, Islam, Brotherhood, Hatred, Tolerance, Violence)

"Was Islam spread by them through force and coercion? No. They preached Islam by personal example."
- Pervez Musharraf
(Related: Islam, Example, Force)

"I write against the religion because if women want to live like human beings, they will have to live outside the religion and Islamic law."
- Taslima Nasrin
(Related: Religion, Women, Law, Want, Will)

"The terrorists whatever slogans they use have nothing in common with Islam."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Islam, Nothing)

"North Eurasia is one of the best examples of religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence of Islam and Christianity. This is a rare thing in today's world, even in its most liberal parts."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Christianity, Islam, Liberal, Religious, Today, Tolerance, World)

"Howard Dean is not the first politician to distort facts in his own interests. But many activists in the party he now leads are puzzled over what he thinks he is accomplishing politically. Is it good politics to contend that Iraq was better off under Saddam Hussein than even a flawed Islamic republic?"
- Robert Novak
(Related: Politics, Facts, First, Iraq, Now, Party)

"The United States is not, and never will be, at war with Islam."
- Barack Obama
(Related: War, Islam, states, United, Will)

"We are not at war against Islam."
- Barack Obama
(Related: War, Islam)

"I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Negative, Islam, Fight, President, Responsibility, states, United)

"America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Progress, Islam, America, Competition, Dignity, Justice, Principles, Tolerance)

"President Bush's war on Iraq is viewed broadly in Islamic communities as an attack on Islam, and thus the President has alienated a large part of one fifth of the world's population."
- John Olver
(Related: War, Islam, Iraq, Population, President, World)

"The most extreme individuals and factions in Islamic countries are now more motivated than ever to kill Americans, and the number of potential terrorists has greatly expanded."
- John Olver
(Related: Americans, Countries, Extreme, Now, Potential)

"I am ready to sacrifice everything in completing the unfinished agenda of our noble jihad... until there is no bloodshed in Afghanistan and Islam becomes a way of life for our people."
- Mohammed Omar
(Related: Life, Sacrifice, People, Islam, Afghanistan)

"I've been to Africa three times. All right? You can't bring Western reasoning into the culture. The same way you can't bring it into fundamental Islam."
- Bill O'Reilly
(Related: Islam, Culture, Right)

"I really don't want to portray the Islamists as simply evil, the way it's often done in the west."
- Orhan Pamuk
(Related: Evil, Want)

"The challenge is to lend conviction even to the voices which advocate views I find personally abhorrent, whether they are political Islamists or officers justifying a coup."
- Orhan Pamuk
(Related: Challenge, Conviction)

"There is a group of individuals who are radical jihadists. We need to call them by name. They believe it is OK to kill people in the name of their religion. It is not all of Islam. It is not all Muslims. But there is a subgroup who believe it is OK. In fact, it is their plan and design to kill people."
- Tim Pawlenty
(Related: Design, Religion, People, Islam, Fact, Name, Radical)

"There is an Islamic population in France, most of which comes from the North African countries."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
(Related: African, Countries, France, Population)

"Nor should we exclude the possibility that Islamic terrorism may begin to make common cause with Western political extremists of the far Left and far Right."
- Richard Perle
(Related: Possibility, Cause, May, Right, Terrorism)

"The cause of the break with the tradition of antiquity was the rapid and unexpected advance of Islam. The result of this advance was the final separation of East from West, and the end of the Mediterranean unity."
- Henri Pirenne
(Related: Islam, Cause, End, Result, Separation, Tradition, Unity)

"We were impressed with the size and scope of the Persian Gulf as we traveled to Islamabad, Pakistan."
- Jon Porter
"Islam, the third in historical sequence of the ethical monotheistic religions of the Near East, was very successful in establishing its monotheism, but had only very moderate success in spreading its version of Jewish and Christian ethics to the Arabs."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Success, Successful, Christian, Islam, Ethics)

"Practically the only way to dry the swamp of radical Islam is through economic development and an improved standard of living."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: Development, Islam, Living, Radical)

"The President, in talking about freedom and democracy, is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism that has formed in that region, and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq."
- Bill Richardson
(Related: Positive, Democracy, Freedom, Hatred, Help, Iraq, President, Sentiment, Talking)

"Reject racial or religious hate. Embrace moderate Islam."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: Islam, Hate, Religious)

"I support this war on terror and the war on radical Islam."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: War, Islam, Radical, Support, Terror)

"The mullahs of the Islamic world and the mullahs of the Hindu world and the mullahs of the Christian world are all on the same side. And we are against them all."
- Arundhati Roy
(Related: Christian, Hindu, World)

"Unlike Christianity, which preached a peace that it never achieved, Islam unashamedly came with a sword."
- Steven Runciman
(Related: Peace, Christianity, Islam)

"The Gulf War is responsible for the huge and horrifying rise in Islamic terrorism."
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: War, Terrorism)

"Saudi Arabia was, until just a few years ago, probably one of the most safe countries on earth. And now the paper is daily full of activities and shootouts between Islamists who supported Osama bin Laden and the government there."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Government, Countries, Earth, Now, Osama bin laden, Years)

"We are tangled in a very significant Islamic insurgency in Iraq."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Iraq)

"The current Republican Party is not really the Republican Party. It's been hijacked by this group that is not just Islamophobic but, really, xenophobic. They believe in sort of white, middle America, gun-toting - it's scary. They're seriously racist, racist people."
- Ron Schiller
(Related: People, America, Party, Republican)

"It's a mistake to assume that Islamists always come from the slums. Indeed, many come from affluent families but for some reason just couldn't manage to integrate into Western society, even though they had good opportunities for advancement."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Society, Mistake, Reason)

"Islam has shown two faces to the Jews, one benevolent, one less so."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Islam, Faces)

"Palestinian ideology has become a lethal cocktail of radical nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Ideology, Nationalism, Radical)

"Aside from rabid Islamists, no one who wishes to be taken seriously can publicly say anything bad about the old Jews of Europe without sounding like reactionary troglodytes."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Europe, Old, Wishes)

"The radical elements in Islam are very dangerous."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Islam, Radical)

"Today when we say the West we are already referring to the West and to Russia. We could use the word "modernity" if we exclude Africa, and the Islamic world, and partially China."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Russia, Today, Word, World)

"We have convinced over one billlion members of the Islamic faith that we are prejudiced against their religion, that we would deny them freedom of religion, that we want suppress their culture and invade their governments."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Faith, Religion, Culture, Freedom, Want)

"Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals."
- Abdolkarim Soroush
(Related: Truth, Islam, Identity, Intellectuals, Religious)

"As a result of the awareness and consciousness of decline, an awareness and consciousness of a national ethnicity or an Islamic identity also came into being."
- Abdolkarim Soroush
(Related: Awareness, Being, Consciousness, Identity, Result)

"I did not come into contact with any Muslim before I embraced Islam. I read the Qur'an first and realized no person is perfect, Islam is perfect, and if we imitate the conduct of the Holy Prophet... we will be successful."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Successful, Islam, Muslim, First, Will)

"In a World where people are surrounded by darkness, ignorance and fear, it is a sign of hope to be celebrating Islam's message of peace and light, and the last great Messenger, born and chosen to deliver them to all mankind."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Peace, People, Fear, Hope, Islam, Darkness, Ignorance, Light, Mankind, World)

"Moderation is part of faith, so those who accuse Muslim schools of fostering fanaticism should learn a bit more about Islam."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Faith, Islam, Muslim, Fanaticism, Moderation, Schools)

"I suppose that the media and their portrayal of Islam and the almost tribal separations and divisions of the Muslims are the greatest issues confronting Muslims in the United Kingdom."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Islam, Media, United)

"Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet or indeed any prophet under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Death, Law, Writer)

"Radical Islam has been the foe of Christendom for centuries."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Islam, Radical)

"We have to fight radical Islam wherever it exists. It's in Afghanistan, it's in Saudi Arabia, throughout the Middle-East in big numbers and it's in the United States."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Islam, Afghanistan, Fight, Numbers, Radical, states, United)

"Well, today, we are in the struggle brought on to us by the terrorists of Islam. It is a war that we did not choose. It was a war that was declared against us as Americans, against our people, against our Constitution."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: War, People, Islam, Americans, Constitution, Struggle, Today)

"The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue."
- Arnold J. Toynbee
(Related: Virtue, Islam, Consciousness, Race, World)

"This is indeed a clash of civilisations, not between Islam and Christendom but between reason and superstition."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Islam, Reason, Superstition)

"The key to tackling Islamist fundamentalism and terrorism from the Islamist community is in the hands of moderate Muslims."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: Community, Key, Terrorism)

"The majority of the world's Muslims do not believe that terrorism is a legitimate strategy or that Islam is incompatible with democracy."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: Strategy, Islam, Democracy, Majority, Terrorism, World)

"Well, the most important thing about Islam is that we have to differentiate between two kinds of Islam. The first one is the institution of Islam... second, the culture of Islam."
- Abdurrahman Wahid
(Related: Islam, Culture, First)

"If we cling to the institution of Islam, then we tend to defend it against whatever we see as a danger to it, so because of this we see now that many people are defending states, defending territories, defending everything institutional in the belief that they defend Islam."
- Abdurrahman Wahid
(Related: People, Belief, Islam, Danger, Now, states)

"All too many Muslims fail to grasp Islam, which teaches one to be lenient towards others and to understand their value systems, knowing that these are tolerated by Islam as a religion."
- Abdurrahman Wahid
(Related: Religion, Islam, Value)

"If we pulled out of Iraq tomorrow, Islamic jihadism is on the rise. And they continue, as we see in Lebanon, to seek to destroy the State of Israel and seek to drive America back and bring us to our knees. We must stand tall and straight."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: America, Iraq, Israel, State, Tomorrow)

"For twenty years, Islamic Jihadists have been attacking American interests around the world and we did not take them seriously until September 11th, 2001."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: American, World, Years)

"But the threat posed by the radical Islamists represents an unusual conflict, unlike any experienced by our nation before: we face an enemy that is not a state."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Conflict, Enemy, Nation, Radical, State)

"Radical Islamic fundamentalists harbor contempt for our democratic way of life and, given the opportunity, will stop at nothing to accomplish their goal of bringing our country to its knees."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Goal, Contempt, Country, Nothing, Radical, Will)

"At some point we must realize that actively defending against radical Islamic teachings is not a matter of cultural relativity. It is a matter of universally recognized human rights."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Radical, Relativity)

"Sons of Islam everywhere, the jihad is a duty - to establish the rule of Allah on earth and to liberate your countries and yourselves from America's domination and its Zionist allies, it is your battle - either victory or martyrdom."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Victory, Islam, America, Battle, Countries, Duty, Earth, Sons)

"There are many resistance movements in the world, like the IRA for instance. But it is only Islamic resistance movements that are put on the terrorist list. This is what I am saying."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Saying, World)

"It is an exaggeration to call the Hamas and Islamic Jihad announcement a military alliance. It is rather a message that our people are united in the face of Israeli aggression."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: People, Aggression, Alliance, Exaggeration, Military, United)

"I mean, in general, the danger is from Oriental faiths and Islam."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Related: Islam, Danger)

"We'll surely stop the work of all western Christian and eastern religions, and also Islam."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Related: Work, Christian, Islam)

"The bombers were enemies of Islam and enemies of the country. We will do everything and anything needed to stop them."
- Khaleda Zia
(Related: Islam, Country, Enemies, Will)