Rantings of a Sandmonkey
For those of us who don’t know much about the man, could you elaborate a bit about your views on him…?
I’ve seen this guy on tv and honestly I can’t see what the appeal is. Ignoring that high pitched effeminate voice, I just didn’t find him to be inspiring. I did notice how mesmerized the crowd was and I was puzzled by it frankly. He wasn’t saying anything new or saying it in a manner that could be called charismatic…same old same old. In fact, he reminded me of a muslim Billy Graham…kinda got on my nerves actually. I saw his cds, books and other products on sale while in Egypt and I kept thinking this guy is marketing a product that there is a huge market for and cashing in all the way to the bank.must have a commerce or business degree…Hey whatever works bud!
I am relatively new to your blog, i searched for entries about Amr Khaled, but couldn’t find out why you find it “unbelievable” ?
Ok, will write a special post soon telling you all about amr khaled. ok?
Oh no Sam, no! Please don’t bash the guy. I like him
He changed the lives of many former druggies I know. They all lead a healthy lifestyle now and attribute their change to his talks.
Yes, he is very mysterious when it comes to his politics as he hardly discusses them. Some call him a closet Muslim Brother. But you see this is why he’s so damn appealing. He does his best to avoid politics and focuses instead on the spiritual aspects of Islam. There are some things I disagree with him on like how he advocates for the hijab. I’m neither for the hijab nor against it. I just think there other more important things to focus on rather than a piece of cloth placed on a woman’s head. Also remember when he went to Denmark during the cartoon crisis and tried to contribute positively?
If the MB takes over and he starts cheering for them, I might begin to hate him. Plus, I wonder what he has to say about Israel.
Anyways, I have seen first hand and continue to witness the positive impact this man is having on many people. I think he’s a nice guy and I like his polite approach.
I know EXACTLY what you mean SM.
Can’t wait to hear your views…I bet they will align directly with mine
Bottom line is he’s a deceiver. And probably mostly responsible for all of the pretty girls in Egypt wearing the higab these days, it’s HIS directive.
My MIL is staying w/ us (wife & she are from Morocco) and she watches this guy every now & then. I understand hardly any Arabic, all I could do is point out to my wife that he’s got Mike Tyson syndrome.
This one sermon, at the end he launches into this prayer. He got more & more agitated & animated, they showed men (no women) in the audience cupping their hands, many with tears in their eyes. I was like, hope he’s not exhorting them to join the jihad, pretty much every one of them would sign up.
If the MB takes over and he starts cheering for them, I might begin to hate him.
You might?? You said it yourself this guy wants Muslim women to wear the hijab. What business is it of his what they wear?
I also look forward to hearing more from you about this guy.
He sounds pretty benign in the article, actually a good thing. But I’m suspicious about events sponsored by CAIR.
Also: we’ve seen christian sects led by charismatic men, appealing to population segments like drug addicts, seemingly doing wonderful works – then proving to be dangerous cultists.
NEVER trust a charismatic man brandishing a holy book! In the best case, he’s found a get-rich scheme (for himself, not his followers). In the worst case, he’s spreading wickedness dressed up in righteous garb.
JT, he encourages women to wear the hijab, something which I don’t find appealing. There are aspects about him which I don’t like, but overall I think he’s a nice guy who’s genuine.
As long as he sticks to his current efforts I’m cool with him. Like I said he’s having a positive impact. However IF he starts mixing politics that support the MB with his message, he’ll eventually lose me as a fan.
Gotta agree w/Drima: I never saw him call for the death of anyone, not even evil Danish cartoonists ™ . A Muslim cleric that doesn’t want to get jihady on my infidel ass is kinda sympathetic. Not much but it’s a start.
“NEVER trust a charismatic man brandishing a holy book! ” I’m afraid the Muslim world will have to learn this the hard way.
I dress according to the weather and I can’t stand hats. Religions have these clothing rituals, reminds me of being in the army. Get the fuck off my back. Oh, and one more thing, I don’t do to anyone else what I wouldn’t want to have done to me. What’s all this extra shit everybody tags on to that?
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