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Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Move over Amr Khaled..

...there is a new islamic evangelist in town and his name is Moez Masoud: He is younger, better looking, smooth, more articulate, speaks perfect english and doesn't have that girly voice that Amr Khaled has. Oh, and he is also egyptian with the kind of background story that makes you just wanna repent your evil ways. And what's the name of his show? Stairway to Paradise. Not presumptious at all, no? This is the kind of thing you find when you watch ART's USA channel (they broadcast him on all of ART's international channels; who knew there was an ART Latino?), and it's probably aimed at the US muslim audience and that elusive segment that live in the "american ghetto" in their own arab countries. Cause, you know, we can never have too many veiled girls, right? Riiiight!


At 1/21/2006 01:31:00 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

This guy is good! The shows are in English too, I downloaded one... not bad at all :)

At 1/21/2006 01:38:00 PM, Anonymous Jokerman said...

They are all the same, Parasites & vultures in human forms.
Whether it is Amr Khaled or this new moez, they have nothing new to say, NOR will they have the courage to say anything new.
They are all cowards after money & wealth using God´s words & feeding on the human guilty notions.

At 1/21/2006 02:02:00 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

I didn't see that at all in the show I watched, Jokerman. One of the girls was saying that her understanding of Islam changed completely when she read the Quran, versus all the anger and hate she heard growing up.

At 1/22/2006 05:37:00 AM, Anonymous Jokerman said...

I dont expect you to understand what i am saying. Religion shouldnt be taught through a show, its not show business in essence.
I do not judge books by cover but when it comes to Islamic preachers i know that they all are cowards & money hawks, they prey on the faithful & never tell them the things they know just to keep people in check , obedient..like the catholic church for example.
Anyone who wants to learn about their own religion should wipe out what preachers talk about & start from zero, reading & teaching themselves to truly know what its all about not to go to a show where soemone will talk bollocks just for your cash.
I have another name for those people.

At 1/22/2006 01:22:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Programmer Craig, I've never heard about this guy before so I can't judge him, but I'm usually skeptic when some tv preacher becomes so popular (a rule of thumb, the more popular they are the more they suck), so 1 out of 10 times there's a good chance they're superficial uneducated phony self serving attention seeking charlatans, this time I generaly agree with Jokerman about his characterization of most of those preachers, though I wouldn't go so far with his indiscriminate generalization.

At 1/22/2006 10:34:00 PM, Blogger Twosret said...


Eventhough I'm not muslim I did see this guy a couple of times. He is very good at what he says about Islam and I think he is very moderate in his views.

Young people need some good examples and I honestly find his show interesting. I mean interesting enough that he got my attention as non-muslim.

At 1/23/2006 07:53:00 AM, Blogger Seneferu said...

I agree with Jokerman that this guy is "feeding on the human guilty notions". Not only on guilty notions, but what is worse; on fear. This is his basic crime, regardless of how good or hip his English is.

What is worse is that he, as the rest of today's televangelists, is making a career out of it. Making a career out of fear...how can that be considered good in any way?

At 1/23/2006 01:41:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

I don't know Twosret, it's just that I don't think preachers should be superstars claiming the higher moral ground with a growing aura of virtue and self righteousness, because in the end, religion and our relation with god is just between us and god, with no need for someone to complicate it on the pretense of simplifying it. And in the rare cases that they're genuinly sincere in making their viewers better persons (which I think the phrase better person nowadays in our schizophrenic society now means being a superficial judgemental phony with a veneer of piety and devoutness), well good for them, although it's almost inevitable that they'll get spoiled by their success and start losing focus.
But in the many cases that they turn out to be phonies, imagine the damage they do to the society with their trivialities, do you remember that idiot Sheikh Keshk and how much time and minds did he waste on nonsensical issues, and the other s.o.b Omar abdul kafy, do you remember how those guys were revered at some point?

At 1/24/2006 07:21:00 AM, Anonymous Jokerman said...

Indescriminate generalization??? ok, tell me one good islamic preacher you know, who cares about religion more than he does about money, avoids the spotlight,genuinly humble & modest & above all, has the integrity & courage to speak his mind & dispell common lies taken for granted.
Twosret, as a non muslim you are excused but i sincerely doubt he is moderate, they are usually sly in showing how moderate they are in a non religious topic to show extremism in another one, holding firm to traditional views.
Do muslims a favour & stop judging islamic preachers, you know aswell me the more corrupt preachers islam has the more happy non muslims are.

At 2/12/2006 01:55:00 PM, Blogger mona salah said...

you all are nothing,,, no more than a zero.who r u to judge them? u know nothing , how come you underestimate the opinion of millions of Muslims around the globe that adore amr&moez? the smell of usa stinks from this website..so sad that the name of egypt is involved.. death to america..

At 2/20/2006 10:29:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am asking the one who said this words have he ever seen amr khaled before or listened with concentration to his words , i don't think so because any body who will see amr khaled face he will relize that God had chosen this man for this mission and you can look at his face which reflect faith and that God loves him and is always beside him.you can also relize that u can't compare this man with others after all he had done which prove he is very special and admired from all people.

At 7/01/2006 06:59:00 PM, Anonymous Rana EL-Hawary said...

who r u guys to talk about ppl by this way ,ppl who attack ppl like amr and moez are those the real enemies of islam...and how come u judge someone according to his voice and the langauges he speakes...!!!!before looking at others,look at urself and fear ALLAH before accusing such people with such things ....


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