By Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri
April 28, 2019
In every civilization, there have been
evildoers who sought to incite violence against others. They used tools such as
religious differences to sow divisions. But preachers who create dissent and
discord within a single religion have reached a new level of intolerance and
heinous immorality, and they set a dangerous precedent.
Al-Hawali is one of the most often-cited of
these modern-day preachers of hate. His twisted ideology is evident in his
writing, particularly his book “Muslims and Western Civilization,” which
expounds his theories on how to handle regional and international turbulence.
The book was promoted by the Muslim Brotherhood and by the Sururioon — the
followers of the Syrian Brotherhood member Mohammed Surur bin Naif Zayn
Al-Hawali claims that he presents a new vision
of the world to counter the dominance of Western civilization. He says his book
is not the result of superficiality or fanaticism, but of deep reflection and
careful study. He calls for establishing ties with Daesh.
Al-Hawali is a member of, and one of the
symbols of, the Islamic Awakening movement, as well as a leader of the
Sururioon. He has supported the killing by Daesh of soldiers and officers in
the Egyptian Army. He wrote in his book about his relations with some tribesmen
in Yemen who were allied with Al-Qaeda, and who asked others to join them in
this alliance. He told Brotherhood members in Sanaa that they were “stronger
Al-Hawali criticized the trials of Al-Qaeda
members and of those who participated in fighting alongside extremist groups in
Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan. He has described Al-Qaeda ideologues as
“preachers.” He said: “It is jihad to revive suicide operations against the
enemy. It indicates the courage of Muslims and their love of martyrdom. It
strikes terror into the hearts of the enemy.”
Al-Hawali, a Saudi, believes in suppressing
communities, which is totally incompatible with calls by the Saudi leadership
and intellectuals for national unity. He dedicated himself to supporting
terrorism and defending Al-Qaeda.
He is close to the terrorist Brotherhood,
which has joined with the Qatari regime in attacking Saudi Arabia. His book
criticizes Riyadh for its reforms, its moderation and its tolerance. He refused
to accept the Saudi alliance with the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to fight
terrorism, and accused the anti terror quartet of imposing a siege on Qatar, a
country which US President Donald Trump described as a historic funder of
terror. He has also spread rumors in an effort to destabilize the Kingdom.
What are we to do as a civil society, when
we face such poison in our ranks? However much evil this man spouts, we as an
Islamic nation will always defeat him through the genuine practice of our
Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri is a political analyst and international relations
Al-Hawali’s Sahwa movement is a form of Qutbism. Al-Qaeda, Daesh, ISIS, Sahwa
Movement, Muslim Brotherhood, Qutbism and Maududism all mutually agree with
distinctive ideologies of Kharijism. All claim to follow the Quran and Sunnah
but not on the established path and methodologies.
times, a number of modern scholars outwardly deny their attribution to such
groups but they are heavily inspired and in their hearts they too think that
such groups are ‘Islamic’. Such groups are dominantly supported by Islamophobes
and even by the corrupt and self-proclaimed ‘exegetes’ of the Quran.