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30 Modern Politicians on IS&J (1900 - 2012)

  1. A few below are clerics or preachers, but it’s not clear if they are recognized Sharia scholars, so I list them here as politicians. Sometimes it’s hard to tell, and often a person is more than 1.

1) Recep Tayyip Erdogan - Turkish prime minister since 2003, former mayor of Istanbul, was #4 in the book co-authored by John Esposito featuring the world's 500 most influential Muslims. Turkey is seen by many as a model Muslim country for the Middle East, worthy of being in NATO and EU, and also a prime example of how a state with strong measures in place to hold political Islam in check with a secular military, can slowly become an Islamic state non-violently. As in Egypt 2012.

#4 Most Influential in the World

Stealth Supremacist

Not Secular

  1. "Democracy is like a street car; you ride it as far as you need, and then you get off."

NY Times bio: “The leader of an Islamic movement, he has successfully challenged the nation's secular elite, and pushed the military out of its longstanding role as guardian of the country's secular governing tradition... In July 2011, the mass resignation of the top military leadership stunned the nation and opened new possibilities for Mr. Erdogan, by removing the biggest danger he had to face - a powerful military... the sudden change raised fears that what many critics call a creeping authoritarian streak under Mr. Erdogan could accelerate [sharia]. Mr. Erdogan is not only free to reshape the military, but has a much better chance of winning constitutional changes that could alter politics here for decades... though a pragmatist, is also a devout Muslim, a category that was once the underdog in secular Turkish society.”

1997 - This is from a poem he read publicly while leader of the Islamic Welfare Party:

  1. “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and Muslims our soldiers…”

A month later Turkey’s highest court closed the Islamic Party, and Erdogan was indicted on subversion charges, including inciting “an army of jihad” and “using democracy to establish an evil order.”

Here are 2 notable quotes later as Prime Minister:

  1. 2008 - To Turkish Muslim immigrants in Germany: "Assimilation is a crime against humanity.”

  1. 2012 - Says Islamophobia™ should be recognized as a “crime against humanity”.

In August 2014 as the new Islamic State butchers Kurds and Iraqis, Erdogan’s Foreign Minister defended ISIS against accusations of Terrorism.

Here is a chronological listing of stories since his imprisonment showing his rise to power, and Turkey’s slide into sharia today.

2) Pakistani Brigadier General S.K. Malik (? - ?) - Ibn Warraq says Malik’s book Quranic Concept Of Power (1979) is one of “4 core texts of jihadists” today. US military officials are finding summaries of it in various languages on captured and killed jihadists in Afghanistan. Malik also wrote Quranic Concept of War, and Colonel Joseph C. Myers wrote this on the importance of that book. Warraq on Quranic Concept of Power,

  1. It is of the utmost significance that the book’s Foreword was written by Muhammad Zia ul-Haq, the then-President of Pakistan and Army Chief of Staff [1924-1988 and greatly influenced by Maududi], and the Preface by Allah Bukhsh K. Brohi [† 1987], the Advocate-General of Pakistan, and one-time Pakistani Ambassador to India. As Poole and Hanna emphasize, “Their respective endorsements of the book established Malik’s views on jihad as national policy and gave his interpretation official state sanction. General Zia embraces Malik’s expansive understanding of jihad as a duty extending to individual citizens as well as soldiers; and Brohi, drawing an explicit distinction between Dar-al-Islam [The House of Islam] and Dar al-Harb [the House of War], accepts the redefinition of defensive jihad to include the removal of any obstacles and countering any resistance to the spread of the message of Islam and the institutionalization and governance according to shari‘a. In this view, even passive resistance to the advance of Islam is legitimate grounds for attack.” 


  1. “Terror struck into the hearts of the enemy is not only a means; it is the end in itself. Once a condition of terror into the opponent's heart is obtained, hardly anything is left to be achieved. It is the point where the means and the end meet and merge... As a complete Code of Life, the Holy Quran gives us a philosophy of war as well... to distill God’s doctrine for war through the examples of the Prophet... The war he planned and carried out was total to the infinite degree. It was waged on all fronts: internal and external, political and diplomatic, spiritual and psychological, economic and military…” Quranic Concept of War

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3) Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami (1943- ) - Masters Islamic Law with distinction. In 2009 50th most influential Muslim in the world in Esposito’s book. Current leader of Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami, and author of 54 books. In July 2011 Nizami and 3 other senior JI leaders were arrested in connection with war crimes. Bengalis claim the Pakistani Muslim army and local collaborators killed as many as 3 million people during the 1971 war that ended in Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan. The four reportedly led Islamist militias targeting independence supporters and religious minorities, mostly Hindu.  

  1. "... the day is not far off when... our youth will raise the victorious flag of Islam the world over by defeating the Hindu Army and finishing off Hindustan". (Daily Sangram, November 14, 1971) More Nizami.

4) King Saud Ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud (1902-1969) - King of Saudi Arabia 1953-64.  In 1954:

  1. “Israel, to the Arab world, is like a cancer to the human body, and the only way of remedy is to uproot it just like a cancer… We Arabs total about 50,000,000. Why don’t we sacrifice 10,000,000 of our number to live in pride and self-respect?” (New York Times, January 10, 1954) (Paul Bogdanor)

5) Zahir Muhsein PLO executive committee member said this in 1977:

  1. “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct "Palestinian people" to oppose Zionism.

  2. For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”  (Jihadwatch)

6) Yasar Arafat (1929 - 2004) - Head of the PLO, Civil Engineering degree. Speaking to forty Arab diplomats at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, January, 1996:

  1. "we will make life insufferable for the Jews by psychological warfare and population growth...within five years we will be 6-7 million Arabs in the West Bank and Jerusalem. If the Jews can import Ethiopians, Russians, Ukrainians and Uzbekians as Jews, we can import all kinds of Arabs...our program is to destroy the Jewish state and replace it with a pure Arab state. At least a million rich Jews will run away to America and take reparations..." (Arab Goals and Methods)  More Arafat

7) Ahmad Abu Halabiya - An Arafat appointed and funded imam, who said in a 2000 Friday sermon:

  1. “Have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are, in any country,” (Karsh, Arafat’s War, p. 57) (How Anti-Semitism Prevents Peace, David Patterson)

8) Sayyed Ayad Jamal Al-Din - Shiite, former Iraqi MP, in November 2010, said Western human rights “do not exist in Islam”.

  1. “Under the rule of Islam, there is no equality among people. Absolutely not. A Muslim is not like a dhimmi. The term dhimmi embodies a great deal of scorn and contempt. It is as if the Christian is saying: “I am under your protection, under your thumb.” ... under the rule of Islam, Muslims and non-Muslims are not equal.”

9) Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007) - Harvard and Oxford educated, 1st woman elected to lead a Muslim state, PM Pakistan in 1988 & 1993. Assassinated trying to make a come back in 2007. The Press Trust of India calls her "an uncompromising champion of democracy and a moderate face of Islam."

Moderate™ Muslim

Jihad in Kashmir

Supported Taliban, one of the worst oppressors of women in living memory. On the Islamic separatist movement in Kashmir:

  1. “The people of Kashmir do not fear death, because they are Muslim. The Kashmiris have the blood of the Mujahids [Jihadists]... because Kashmiris are the heir of Prophet Muhammad, Ali and Umar.” Islam Watch Benazir Bhutto  Bhutto "Champion of Moderate Face of Islam"? - What’s wrong with the term.

2 Extreme™ Examples?

10) Note the first 2 are not extreme enough within Islam to be disciplined, replaced, or declared non-Muslim.

11) Sheikh Muhammad al-Zoghbi - popular Egyptian preacher video [Two days after this article first appeared YouTube removed the video.]

Sheik al-Zoghbi

  1. May Allah cut your tongue out! May he freeze the blood in your veins! May he inflict you with cancer and allow you no reprieve… Allah, strike them with all sorts of disease, afflictions and pain! Allah, strike them with cancer! Allah, let your prophet overpower them! Allah destroy them! Allah destroy them! Allah destroy them! Allah destroy the criminals who challenge the noble prophet! [Then, very serenely addressing his Muslim viewers:] And peace upon you, and Allah's mercy and blessings. Muslim Prayers of Hate: Raymond Ibrahim

12) Sheikh Abdullah Nihari - Raymond Ibrahim wrote “One need not understand Arabic to appreciate the intensity of Nihari's hate” in this clip.

Sheik Nihari

  1. Lord, Lord, we condemn them before you!! Freeze the blood in their veins!! Strike them with evil, or at the very least freeze the blood in their veins—until they pray for death, but do not receive it!! O lord! O lord! O lord!...

3 on Conquering Europe Non-Violently

13) Muammar Gaddafi (1942-2011) - Believed to be the richest man in the world when he died. As Libya’s ruler he had uncontested personal control over the largest oil reserves in Africa for the 41 years:

  1. "There are signs that Allah will grant victory to Islam in Europe without swords, without guns, without conquest. We don't need terrorists, we don't need homicide bombers. The 50+ million Muslims [in Europe] will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades." Islam Watch

14) Yunis Al-Astal - Hamas MP and cleric, Palestinian Al-Aqsa TV 2008:

  1. Very soon, Allah willing, Rome will be conquered, just like Constantinople was, as was prophesized by our prophet Muhammad. Today, Rome is the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital, which has declared its hostility to Islam, and has planted the brothers of apes and pigs in Palestine in order to prevent the reawakening of Islam... which will spread through Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas, and even Eastern Europe.  Jihad and Islamic Antisemitism

15) Houari Boumedienne (1932-1978) - Algerian President, in a speech at the U.N. in 1974. 

  1. “One day, millions of men will leave the Southern Hemisphere to go to the Northern Hemisphere. And they will not go there as friends. Because they will go there to conquer it. And they will conquer it with their sons. The wombs of our women will give us victory.” (Filip Dewinter)

3 Iranians + 1

16) Ali Akabar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934- ) - President of Iran 1989-1997, often called a Moderate™, was a pupil of Ayatollah Khomeini at Qom theological seminary reaching the rank of Hojjatoleslam, which is not that high, so not really a sharia scholar.


  1. “The use of a nuclear bomb in Israel will leave nothing on the ground, whereas it will only damage the world of Islam.” (Discover the Networks)

17) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956- ) - President of Iran 2005-2013, Civil Engineering degree, Iran U. of Science:

  1. “Have no doubt... Allah willing, Islam will conquer what? It will conquer all the mountain tops of the world.” 7/25/05 (MEMRI)  More Ahmadinejad.

18) Mohammad Hassan Rahimian - the representative of the Iranian Supreme Leader, who stands higher in the Iranian hierarchy than Ahmadinejad. In 2006 said:

  1. “And the decisive war will decide the fate of humanity… The reappearance of the twelfth Imam will usher in a war between Israel and the Shia.” ISNA, 16.11.2006, Antisemitism, Anti-Semitism and plain old Jew hate, Matthias Kuntzel

  1. 2010: “We have manufactured missiles that allow us, when necessary, to replace Israel in its entirety with a big holocaust.”  MEMRI TV   Transcript

19) Hassan Nasrallah - leader of Hizballah in Lebanon, said of the Jews:

  1. “If they gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them nationwide.” (NY Times 5/23/04 The Enemy Within)

10 Examples of Hadith Quoted Where Muhammad Predicts Muslim Genocide of Jews

(referring to Sahih Bukhari B52, N176, 177 also Sahih Muslim B41, N6981 - 86)

  1. You already saw Sheik Qaradawi, Egypt’s Grand Mufti Gom’a, Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi, and Mufti Muhammad Hussein quote it on the 45 Modern Sharia Scholar page.

20) Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen 1935- ) - Moderate™ Palestinian President since 2005. BA in Law from Damascus University and a Ph.D. in History at Oriental College in Moscow. His doctoral thesis was: "The Other Side: The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and the Zionist Movement." (Muslim Arab Anti-Semitism) In a 2010 Friday mosque sermon broadcast

  1. “The Prophet says: ‘You shall fight the Jews and kill them, until the tree and the stone will speak and say: “Oh Muslim, Oh servant of Allah”’ — the tree and the stone will not say, ‘Oh Arab,’ they will say, ‘Oh Muslim.’ And they will not say, ‘Where are the millions?’ and will not say, ‘Where is the Arab nation?’ Rather, they will say, ‘Oh Muslim, Oh servant of Allah — there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.’ ...Thus, this land will be liberated only by means of Jihad.” Theology for a Holocaust Spencer

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21) Kuwaiti MP Al-Harbash - on Al-Jazeera in 2010:

  1. the war foretold by the Prophet Muhammad: ‘Judgment Day will not come before you fight the Jews – with them on the west bank of the river, and you on the east bank – and the trees and the stones will say: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him.’

22) Muhammad Osama - Egyptian child preacher repeats same hadith on Al-Rahma TV MEMRI (transcript) Jan. 2012

Institutionalized Child Abuse

Child Supremacist Muhammad Osama

23) 73% of Palestinians agree with that hadith (7/15/11) - count this as one politician.

  1. The same hadith appears in Bukhari and Muslim on Muslim Student Association (MSA) website, and over one hundred MSA's across the USA have all refused to repudiate it or remove it.

  1. The same hadith was on the Muslim American Society (MAS) website, but after Americans Against Hate reported it, they took it down. Here is a screenshot he posted.  

24) Article 7 of the Hamas Charter says:

  1. "The prophet... said: The last hour will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews; until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!"

Article 13 says:

  1. "There is no solution to the Palestinian problem except by Jihad."

25) Wael Al-Zarad - Hamas cleric, Al-Aqsa TV, 2008:

  1. “The Jews are nothing but human scum,... By Allah, if each and every Muslim spat on them, they would drown in saliva.” MEMRI TV  Transcript

26) Hamas Parliament Deputy Speaker Ahmad Bahr, Al-Aqsa TV, Aug  2012:

  1. “Oh Allah, destroy the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, destroy the Americans and their supporters. Oh Allah, count them one by one, and kill them all, without leaving a single one.” MEMRI (transcript)

  1. 27)Ibrahim Adham - Another Egyptian child preacher on TV, a poetic misunderstander of his religion:

Child Supremacist

"Oh Zionists,

we love death for the sake of Allah,

just as much as you love life for the sake of Satan".

(MEMRI transcript) 11/2012

28) Quotes of leading Muslim politicians & clerics about Israel & genocide of Jews 1944-2008. 


29) Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed (1958 - ) - Syrian, in 1986 was expelled from Saudi Arabia and granted asylum in UK where he established 2 major orgs - Al-Muhajiroun, the now-banned group tied to suspects in the 2005 London bombings, and Hizb ut-Tahrir, still a legal political party in UK. "He receives nearly $25K per year in welfare for himself, his wife and their five children.” He told the Mirror:

  1. “Islam allows me to take the benefit the system offers. I'm fully eligible... Anyway, most of the leadership of the Islamic movement is on [state] benefit.” Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad

In 2005 he went to Lebanon and was banned from returning to Britain. In 2010 he was convicted in absentia of terrorism related charges in Lebanon, arrested 3 days later and “jailed for life”. Omar Bakri Mohammed captured in Lebanon

30) Anjem Choudary - English cleric and Omar Bakri Mohammed’s successor, co-founder of the banned Al Muhajiroun, said in an interview that only Muslims are innocent, killing non-Muslims is legitimate. He was among 9 arrested in London September 2014 in a counter terrorism sweep as the new Islamic State grows in popularity.

Forward to Muslim Brotherhood on IS&J