Shaykh Prof. Abdul Hadi
Shaykh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi is the Secretary
General of the Italian Muslim Association and a co-founder and a
co-chairman of the Islam-Israel
I wrote to Professor Palazzi for an interview to
learn his views on the Muslim reaction to Muhammadís caricatures. The
following is the response of the professor.
Tue, 14 Feb 2006 15:13:43 +0100
"Ali Sina" <faithfreedom at
"Istituto Culturale della Comunita'
<islam.inst at flashnet.it>
Re: Request for an Interview
Dear Mr. Sina,
I visited your Web site and find it promotes a systematic campaign
of hatred against Islam and against Muslims.
Your agenda is based on urging Muslims to leave Islam and on
promoting anti-Islamic prejudices among your readers. Moreover, you
do so while using a nickname, and this further contributes to make
you campaign unreliable. Consequently, I have no interest in being
interviewed by you or in being in touch with you.
Shaykh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi
Dear Prof. Palazzi:
You are not a man of hate. So you should be able to
distinguish the language of hate from the language of truth. I speak the
truth but not hate.
Truth is not always pleasing. Or let me put it this
way: The shattering of lies is painful.
In psychology this is called cognitive dissonance.
Cognitive dissonance is the discomfort felt when facing a discrepancy
between what one already knows or believes to be true and new information
or interpretation that contradicts that belief. It therefore occurs when
one has to accommodate new ideas.
If learning something has been difficult,
uncomfortable, or even humiliating enough, people are less likely to
concede that the content of what has been learned is useless, pointless or
valueless. To do so would be to admit that one has been "had",
What I say may cause pain to many people who have put
their faith and love on Muhammad. That I quite understand. But that is not
because my words are hateful. The pain is caused because the followers of
Muhammad canít stand the truth. This
is like the pain you feel in your eyes when you come out of darkness and
are suddenly exposed to light. You cover your eyes because light
hurts. You can head back into your cave and not come out, or you can stay
longer until your eyes get used to the light. If you stay, youíll be
rewarded with a vision and understanding of the world hitherto unbeknown
Far from hating, I am fighting Islam because Islam
preaches hate. You canít accuse a person who fights racism, of being a
hatemonger. Would you condemn one who tries to expose and eradicate
neo-Nazi movements such as KKK, Aryan Nation, Creativity movement or other
hatemongering cults? Islam
preaches more hate than these doctrines.
Lincoln hated slavery, Gandhi hated exploitation,
Martin Luther King Jr. hated discrimination. They were hated by those who
represented these doctrines of hate. They were assassinated by those who
could not stand them. But would you call these men hatemongers because
they hated evil?
There is no shame in hate and no glory in love. It
all depends on the subject of hate and love. Evil must be hated and those
who love it are not good people.
Those who hate Islam are good people. They hate Islam
because they are good. Good and evil can't mix. Those who love Islam fall
into two categories. They are either ignorant or they are evil. You are
You dismiss me as a hatemonger without having read my
articles. Yes I hate Islam. Islam must be hated by all the good people of the
world. You must hate it too. Islam is evil. It is a demonic cult of hate
and murder. You canít be a good person and a good Muslim at the same time.
You also said I hate Muslims. You judged me too fast.
My entire site is my labor of love towards the Muslims. I hear you say,
then how is it that this love is not reciprocated? What kind of love is
this that hurts the loved one? You have the right to ask that question.
The answer is simple. Islam is a drug. It is the opiate of the Muslims.
When you are an addict you fight those who want to keep that drug away
from you and you hate them. You think they are hurting you. You become
aggressive towards them and even violent. Addicts can be very dangerous. I
am sure you know that the origin of the word assassin is hashashin
which means hashish users. This explains the savagery of Muslims
worldwide and across the history.
But I am not offended by the Muslimsí arrogance and
violence towards me. I know that when they leave Islam they will thank me.
Look at the testimonies of those who
left Islam. In reality I am an average guy. There is nothing flamboyant or
glamorous about me. But to some ex-Muslims I am a hero. It is because they are
grateful to me for opening their eyes. And some of them have confessed
that at first they hated me. Now, I am not taking credit for that. I only
told the truth. It was the truth that saved them.
Dear Professor Palazzi: You are a man of peace. I
read some of your interviews and I know you are a good man. You donít
hate anyone. But you are a Muslim. As a Muslim you have fallen into the
trap of hate and without realizing, you hate people whom you donít know.
Left: Aharon Barak, President of
the Supreme Court of the State of
Center: Prof. Nahum Rakover, former
Deputy Attorney General of the State of Israel, former Advisor to
the Knesset on Jewish Law, Prof. of Jewish Law,
, Jewish Legal Heritage Society
Right: Shaykh Prof. Abdul Hadi
Palazzi, Secretary General, Italian Muslim Association; Member,
International Council, Root & Branch Association
Photo taken at reception at the President's
Residence preceeding the "Third International Seminar on the
Sources of Contemporary Law:
-- City of
In your message you wrote: ďI have no interest
in being interviewed by you or in being in touch with you.Ē
Why not? Am I not a human being? Why should someone
despise me to this extent? Have I committed murder?
Am I a rapist, a pedophile or an assassin? What is wrong with me
that you donít want to have anything to do with me? Well, we both know
why. You are a Muslim and Muslims are supposed to hate those who disagree
with Islam. Do you see how a good man like you is driven to hate because
My dear Professor: Islam is a cult of hate. It is not
a religion of love. Muhammad invented this cult to fool people and make
them submit to him so he could rule, loot and rape. He was the Jim Jones
and David Koresh of Arabia. He succeeded not only because people of his
time were more ignorant that people today but also because there was no
central government to stop his banditry. So he fooled like a cult leader
and conquered like Genghis Khan. What is so special about this?
He ruled by instilling
hate Ė the hatred of the Pagans, the hatred of the Jews, the hatred of
the Christians, the hatred of oneís own kit and kin if they do not
convert to Islam, but above all the hatred of those who saw through his
layers of deceptions and abandoned him. Those he dreaded more than anyone
else and dealt with them with no mercy.