A New York Muslim cleric has said, Muslims should love and support other Muslims, but hate and not support non-Muslims.
The comments were made during an online Q&A session with New York Mufti Muhammad Ibn Muneer, and were delivered in response to a question about dealing with different types of Jews.
In his answer, Muneer cites the Islamic principle of Al-Bara Wal-Wala (disavowal and loyalty), which he said is, as explained by Ibn Al-Qayyim and many others as, loving Muslims and hating non-Muslims.
“The general principle… is to love and to hate for the sake of Allah,” he explained. “Which is simply summed up as, loving the Muslims and hating the non-Muslims. Being loyal to the Muslims and not being loyal to the non-Muslims. Supporting the Muslims and not supporting [the non-Muslims].”