List of Top 10 Islamophobes of all time.
“I asked: Would it be permissible to inundate a city in the territory of war with water,to burn it with fire, or to attack (its people) with mangonels even thoughthere may be slaves, women, old men, and children in it?
He replied: Yes, I would approve of doing all of that to them.”[iv]
Abu HanifaThe mainstream school of thought called Hanafi bares this islamophobe’s name. His words, written down by his students in the early eighth century, are crucial to the mentioned madhab and have been tremendously influential for almost all of Islam’s existence. To this very day one of his titles in mainstream Islam is “The Great Imam”. Muslims have cared for his texts in order to preserve as much as possible since he was one of the greatest scholars of Islam during the formative period.
“It (Surah 2:193) is an unqualified command to fight without any precondition of hostilities being initiatedby the unbelievers.”[v] (between brackets is ours)
Al-Qurtubi (commenting on Surah 2 verse 193: “Fight them until there is no more fitna and the deen (religion) belongs to Allah alone.”This famous islamophobic scholar walked the earth during Islam’s golden age. Al-Qurtubi first lived in Muslim invaded Spain after moving to today’s Egypt when the Spaniards dared to recapture their land. He is best known for his influential commentary on the entire Quran, though he was also an expert in Islamic law. Want to get a hold of his work? Try any major store.
#1 is the obvious choice.