Everyone has standards. Even Islamist cannibals.
In 2009, Obama visited Cairo and in his famous speech praised Al Azhar University as “a beacon of Islamic learning; and for over a century.”
“It was Islam, at places like Al-Azhar,” Obama said, “that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe’s Renaissance and Enlightenment.”
“Listen also to what they teach to kids… It says, “We allowed the eating of the flesh of dead humans… under necessary conditions.”
It [Dead human flesh] must not be cooked or grilled to avoid Haram [wrongdoing].”
So he’s allowed to eat him without cooking or grilling.
“…and he can kill a murtadd (apostate) and eat him.”…
You mean… the killing of a human being and then grilling him/her and eating him/her?
Yes, because he’s hungry!!!
No, no, no…
Not only that…
This is being taught here at al-Azhar (religious university)?
Listen, sir!… “Al-Azhar al-Sharif (honorable al-Azhar) Azhari Colleges Section, Central Administration for Books, Libraries & Teaching Aide…”
“… for 3rd year high-school”.
This sentence was taken from page 256, from this year’s edition.
Also listen to this… “he can kill the married adulterer, the fighter, whoever gave up praying, and whoever has a punishment on him… even if the Imam did not give his permission for the killing.”
Take note… those are allowing people to go kill other people.
Despite some of the rhetoric in this video, this is probably not an invitation for Cannibal Islamist mobs to begin roaming the streets devouring the flesh of apostates. It would make for a hell of a zombie movie though.
This translation is unverified, but there have been similar Fatwas on cannibalism before, and they involve eating human flesh when you are truly hungry, as implied by “necessary condition.”
That would mean that if you’re fighting the Americans in Afghanistan and your goat rations are running really low, and you need your strength to go on fighting the infidels, you can kill a local Shiite and eat him. It does not however mean that you can just run around eating Shiites on a non-emergency basis.
(See, Islam really is moderate.)
Islamic clerics have debated whether cannibalism in the case of hunger is permissible or not relying on the following verse from the Koran.
“He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of Allah. But if one is forced by necessity, without willful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- then is he guiltless. For Allah is Oft-forgiving Most Merciful” (Surah The Cow 2:173).
Al-Kortoby gives these comments,
“If one is in dire need and found a dead body of an animal, a swine, or of human, he might eat the dead animal because it as “Halal” (lawful or permissible), but not the body of a swine or a human”.
Yet the scholars Ahmad and Dawoud protested by saying that prophet Mohammad said, “Breaking the bones of a dead body is like breaking the bones of a live body. Al-Shafie said, “One may eat the flesh of a human body. It is not allowed to kill a Muslim nor a free non-Muslim under Muslim rule (because he is useful for the society), nor a prisoner because he belongs to other Muslims. But you may kill an enemy fighter or an adulterer and eat his body”.
That’s cannibal triage for you. But the more dangerous quote may be the one that licenses any Muslim to act as judge, jury and executioner.