Lebanese-born sheikh Fawaz Jneid is the imam of a mosque in The Hague, Netherlands. Instead of being tolerant like most Dutch people, Jneid is the spitting image of the 7th century. His savage beliefs have landed him in hot water over the years and he doesn’t appear fazed by any of the criticisms he has received.
In 2005, shortly before the jihad murder of counterjihadist and filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, Jneid publicly cursed him in a sermon: “Oh Allah, deliver Van Gogh a disease that cannot be cured by all the inhabitants of the earth. He would then seek death and not find it.” The cleric also went on to demonstrate his religion’s peaceful nature toward ex-Muslim counterjihadist and women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali. “Oh Allah, blind the sight of Ayaan Hirsi Ali as you have blinded her heart. Oh Allah, blind her sight. Oh Allah, deliver her brains a cancer. Oh Allah, deliver her tongue a cancer.” Either Allah does not exist or does not heed Jneid’s prayers, because Ali is still alive and kicking ass. When word of the spiteful sermon broke, Jneid stated he was trying to “channel the aggression against van Gogh in a peaceful way.” Right, because screaming about wishing disease on someone is totally peaceful.
Jneid has also asked Allah to destroy the enemies of Islam, and to bring them great suffering. Of course, our left-of-center friends will claim he’s an outlier, an extremist, and Not All Muslims Are Like That. However, the problem lies not in the tenuous veracity of those leftists’ claims, but in the fact that his religious ideology promulgates beliefs such as his and is rarely criticized.
Jneid came under fire at his former masjid (mosque) for secretly performing nikah (marriage) ceremonies without first ensuring a civil marriage existed between the spouses. Many Muslims, mainly Shiites (though Jneid is not Shia), enter into temporary marriages, or nikah mut’ah, to have sex without feeling like they violated bizarre 7th-century rules. Jneid commented with a criticism of civil marriage, “The Islamic marriage is not like the Dutch. In Islam, sexual contact is not permitted as long as you’re not married. If a man comes to me and asks: ‘Imam, I can have intercourse with her?’ Should I say, ‘Go to city hall?'” Uhh, it’s not up to the imam to decide whether or not you can have intercourse with her, it’s up to her.
Speaking of misogynistic attitudes, Jneid also gave a sermon in favor of Qur. 4:34, which authorizes Muslim men to hit their wives. He was publicly criticized for this, but stood behind the Qur’an on the matter.
Recently, another diatribe/”sermon” of Jneid’s ended up on MEMRI TV, a counterjihad media watchdog site I highly recommend. In this sermon, Jneid blasted homosexuals and condemned uncovered women. “The sodomites do not deny that homosexuality is a perversion, and that it is filthy and impure, even if laws all over the world agree that it is permissible and legitimate,” he began. Clearly he doesn’t recognize that most gay people don’t hate themselves or see their orientation as impure, because it isn’t. Jneid also criticized Muslims, particularly those in positions of religious authority, who support tolerance of LGBT people.
“How can Muslim women be told there is nothing wrong with primping themselves and not wearing the veil?!” Jneid foamed, visibly irate. Uhh, because there’s nothing wrong with ANY woman, Muslim or kafir, choosing to maintain her appearance how she wants. “You may wear whatever you want, but not at the expense of other people’s feelings,” the idiot continued. “When a woman goes out unveiled, all dolled up, exposing her charms, she hurts men’s feelings. No one has the right to hurt another person.”
How do women hurt men by being uncovered? Is Jneid so possessive, so jealous that he thinks all women should be controlled because he thinks other men are as insecure as him? As for no one having the right to hurt anyone else – remember his little bit about wife-beating earlier? However, I’m sure someone as thick as Jneid is clueless to his own hypocrisy.