Do you really think, the mayhem, which we have created in Lybia and Syria was because of the takfeer done by common people? No, not at all. Exactly opposite is the case. It is the result of the scholar worship.
I remember, I was once silenced in this forum for just criticizing the shopping expences of one of the sons of Gaddafi, which were reaching the atronomic proportions. This very thread, where I am writing right now was also referred to. Then a couple of years after that incident, a "scholar" in Saudi Arabia just had to say, the ruler of the muslims in Lybia is "Ahmaq"- an idiot, and that was enough to make that land a hell. You see, if they cannot find a reason to do takfeer, it is enough for them to call somebody an idiot and their blind followers are ready to chop his head off. In the best interest of their king, who had a score to settle with Gaddafi, they conveniently forgot, that the non-state actors were not allowed to start qitaal. But they did encourage them to start qitaal and the rest is history.
Asad's case was even simpler. They had the support of all the Fataawa, including the one's issued by none else than Ibn Taymiah himself against Nusayriah, that they can be killed. All those years when Asad and his father were ruling Syria, nobody remembered those fataawah. Just that arab spring offered a window of opportunity, which nobody wanted to miss. And again, they conveniently forgot, that they should either do it with their national armies or just do sabr. But Sabr is something muslims of today have thrown out of their dictionary. Instead, they again supported the non state jehadis and they turned a functioning state into hell. The by-product of this mayhem, ISIS is on its way to turn the rest of the middle east into hell.
Wake up muslims. Wake up.
Assalammu Alaikum Brother Saif and Jazakallah Khayrun for both your 'apology' and for enlightening me on the questions I raised about the indictments against me from your earlier post and where I am justly guilty.
In reply to your post, I again made general comments. As I am not aware of the events you have referred to across the Muslim World in their entirety (that is the full story from all sides), and specifically Libya and Syria, I will not make any immediate judgements until I know more about what has transpired and what is currently happening.
As to Takfeer, I am not referring to any specific scholars, only what is Islamically required. May I ask did I say that Takfeer is done by the common people, I don't believe I did, only that it is not for them to do so. Having said that, I wish to add 'scholars' can be just as guilty of making takfeer incorrectly, giving wrong fatawas and declaring things to be wrong, misleading the people and representing falsehood as correct. But at the same time it does not mean the office of scholarship is at fault and should be abolished either. I spoke in general terms.