Attitudes of the Imams and leaders, part XVII
As before the sources for all these quotes are on the internet, links correct at date stated.
On al-Wala wal-bara (“love and hate” for Allah’s sake.)
2013, 3rd Dec. Abstracted “One India”. A Muslim cleric issued a fatwa to villagers in Uttar Pradesh ordering them to boycott polio campaigns and schools in the locality. In the fatwa the cleric claimed that polio campaigns put new-born babies in danger. Comment: In this cleric’s eyes it’s clearly better for Muslims to contract a serious disease and be uneducated than to accept “western” style health-care and education.
2013, 5th Dec. Abstracted “Keighley News” U.K. Mohammed Saleem, Keighley Muslim Association spokesman: “the nasal spray [vaccine] contains a form of pork gelatine, it would not be permissible for Muslims to administer [or use]”. However, In 2001, the World Health Organisation consulted more than 100 Muslim scholars and confirmed the gelatine is considered halal. Comment: it’s not just in Af-Pak that Muslims prefer to risk death from disease rather than use a “Kafir” medicine.
2013, 24th Dec. Abstracted “Xinhuanet”. Syrian Islamist mortar-shelled a Church in Daraa that was distributing aid to locals (Xtian and Muslim alike) killing 12 and injuring many others. Comment: Once again we see how Muslims target non-Muslim attempts to aid Muslims. Wal-bara in action.
2014 7th Jan. Abstracted “BosNewsLife”. A young Coptic Christian man has died from gunshot injuries in Egypt’s capital Cairo, after three local hospitals turned him away, despite him suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. One hospital declined to treat him declaring his injury was “not an emergency”, another due to “lack of beds”. Comment: Discrimination against non-Muslims reaches to all parts of a Muslim society due to al-wara wal-bara.
2014 17th Jan. Abstracted “Bangkok Post”. Thailand. Over the past 10 years 187 teachers have been murdered by Islamists who are attacking non-Muslims in the three Southern Thai states. Comment: Islamists often kill teachers – unless they are teaching an “Islamic education” because they hate and fear anything “un-Islamic”.
2013, 3rd Dec. Abstracted “Agenzia Fides”. Damascus: 36 ulemas (Muslim religious leaders) issued a “fatwa” that legitimizes the right of “the faithful Sunni Muslims to seize and take possession of goods, homes, property belonging to Christians, Druze and Alawite and members of other religious minorities who do not profess the Sunni religion of the Prophet“. Confiscated property, states the fatwa – of which Fides received a copy – will be used in part “to purchase weapons”, in part to help orphans, the poor, the families of martyrs and widows. Comment: in other words, all the belongings of non-Muslims (and non-Sunnis) are “ghanima” (war-booty) and/or “fai” (spoils) for orthodox Sunnis.
2014, 7th Jan. Abstracted “Arutz Sheva”. Article 73 of Tunisia’s new constitution requires that the “the President be exclusively Muslim – as a model of being a good Tunisian citizen.” Comment: the implication is that a non-Muslim can’t be a “good Tunisian”.
2013, 7th Dec. Abstracted “Asia News”. Islamabad: Life imprisonment is not enough for blasphemers; the only permissible punishment is the death penalty, this according to a recent ruling by Pakistan’s Federal Sharia Court, which struck down Section 295 C of the Pakistan Penal Code, leaving the death penalty as the only possible form of punishment. Justice Fida Hussain issued orders to remove the provision of life imprisonment from the blasphemy law, stating that only death is the punishment for blasphemy. Comment: not enough that accusation = proof if a non-Muslim is accused of “blasphemy” (insulting ol’Mo, Islam, the Koran or Allah) by a Muslim, now your life is automatically forfeit. We can expect to see extra-judicial killings of non-Muslims increasing due to this ruling – why bother with due process when the penalty is defined and pre-determined?
On Islamic Supremacy and it’s flip-side: Dhimmitude.
2013, 9th Dec. Abstracted “Politically incorrect”. During a recent demonstration in Cologne against the persecution of Christians in the Islamic world, the demonstrators were attacked by aggressive Muslims who (apparently) objected to this persecution being spoken about. Worse, the German Police stood by and did nothing in the face of assault and vandalism by the Muslims. The only person charged was one demonstrator who applied a “citizen’s arrest” to a Muslim who smashed the demonstrators’ microphone. The Police also told the demonstrators that what happened to them was their fault for “provoking” the Muslims. Comment: No wonder Muslims feel so emboldened when the state-actors behave like “Dhimmitude enforcers”.
2013, 9th December. Abstracted “BBC”. Aid agencies paid Somalia’s al-Shabab militants for access to areas under their control in the 2011 famine. In many cases al-Shabab insisted on distributing the aid and kept much of it for itself and some of the aid groups are still paying al-Shabab to operate in the large parts of Somalia it still holds. Comment: “Islamists” and “militants” (i.e. orthodox Muslims) extorting goods and money from non-Muslims? What a surprise – given that the Koran says that all the world’s good “really” belong to Muslims and only tolerates non-Muslims as Dhimmis!
2013, 10th Dec. Abstracted “IbTimes”. U.K. “The Shariah Project”, a London-based Muslim group, is to march through Brick Lane on Friday against the drinking and sale of alcohol. Members of The Shariah Project say drinking and selling alcohol is “strictly prohibited”. Spokesman Abu Rumaysah: “The one who is not a Muslim is already going to the hell fire. The one who drinks or sells alcohol … God can forgive if he mends his ways.” Comment: Clearly this group thinks it has an “Allah-given” right to enforce Sharia law on non-Muslims – in the U.K. Such arrogance would be unbelievable from other than orthodox Muslims. Update: this march was allowed to go ahead – unlike one protesting the “Islamification” of the area which was prevented on Public order grounds.
2013, 11th Dec. Abstracted “Washington Free Beacon”. Jordanian-based cleric Eyad Qunaibi: Mandela’s opposition to racism and discrimination “should not be the reason to describe him by Muslims as an icon of freedom or to take him as a model for Muslims,” because doing so would be contrary to monotheism and Islam. “…any Muslim who regards Mandela and other infidels who do not believe in the Prophet Muhammad as a model demonstrates a lack of understanding of Muslim history.” Comment: In orthodox Islam it does not matter how good a person is, if they aren’t Muslim they are “bad”, whereas all Muslims are “good” – including pedos, rapists, murderers etc. After all, if it’s good for ol’Mo it’s good for all Muslims.
2013, 18th Dec. Abstracted “The Pioneer”. The “Muslim Jamaath Thajul Islam Sangh” [i.e. the local Islamic self-styled “authority”] in Pottakavayal India has put up fatwas on sign-boards banning things deemed “un-Islamic” (including non-Muslims it appears) in several Muslim dominated villages. Comment: rather reminiscent of the actions of the self-styled “Muslim patrol” in Tower Hamlets, London (UK) who also put up signs banning things “un-Islamic” as well as trying to enforce Sharia on the streets. Another attempt to relegate non-Muslims to Dhimmi status in a Muslim-minority state.
On war, terror, violence and jihad.
2013, 14th Dec. Abstracted “Long war journal”. Saudi cleric Dr. Abdallah Muhammad al Muhaysini, who has relocated to Syria, has used his highly trafficked social media presence to endorse the “new Islamic Front” formed by some of the leading Syrian Islamist/terrorist groups. He has also called for the Islamist coalition to cooperate with al Qaeda’s two official branches inside Syria. Comment: once again we see (but not our politicians) that orthodox Islam and terrorism march hand in hand.
2013, 20th Dec. Abstracted “Israel International News.” Sheikh Omar Bakri: “When a [martyrdom-seeker] wishes to please Allah, the pinnacle of what he can do is to die for His sake, in a … confrontation with the enemies of Allah – in order to elevate the word of Allah…Blowing oneself up as part of fighting for the sake of Allah is considered to be in keeping with Islamic law [halal] … so long as the target is legitimate.” Comment: Note that the “pinnacle” of what an orthodox Muslim can do is “to die for the sake of Allah” and doing so by suicide-bombing is Halal.
2013, 20th Dec. Abstracted “Sky News”. Makaburi aka Abubaker Shariff Ahmed said in an interview that the attack on Lee Rigby was justified because “Britain is a war zone. Britain is at war. It has started a war against Islam and Michael was being a good Muslim soldier.” Comment: Several points here: “Britain is a war zone.” This is an allusion to the fact that all non-Islamic Countries are “dar ul Harb” – “world (lit. house) of war”. He conflates Western intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan which are Muslim Countries with a “war on Islam”. And he affirms that attacking unarmed people is a legitimate technique of warfare – remember that the next time we hear about Muslim “civilian” casualties.
On Muslim “hypocrites” and apostates.
2014, 1st Jan. Abstracted “OnIslam”. 19 Muslims in Indonesia’s Riau district have been sacked (fired) when they fell foul of the mandatory religious program that obligates all male Muslim public servants to join Zuhr and `Asr congregational prayers at the main mosque at the Islamic Center at Pasir Pengaraian. The religious program, enacted by bylaw, also requires twice weekly fasting and Koran study. [The article concludes by stating] “Islam teach Muslims to be tolerant at all levels — individuals, groups, and states [Countries].” Comment: 1. Interesting definition of tolerance! 2. Once again “moderate” Muslims suffer for “not being Muslim enough”.
On Islamic tolerance and equality.
2013, 15th Dec. Abstracted “Inquirer”. Phillipines: Christian residents of Zamboanga city’s Santa Catalina district found nothing unusual about Muslims bearing carpenters’ tools — until they realized the Muslims had volunteered to help rebuild a Catholic chapel. To the surprise of the mostly Christian residents, the Muslims, a number of them residents of Zamboanga City who returned home from abroad recently, announced they had come to Santa Catalina to rebuild the Christ the King chapel. Built in the early 1980′s, the chapel on Martha Drive was razed by one of many fires that broke out during a three-week battle between government forces and a band of Islamist guerrillas. Santa Catalina’s head, Jimmy Villaflores said: “We have not heard of any Muslim helping build a chapel before.” A spokesman for the “Esperanza” group who undertook the task, Senior Supt. Julmunier Jubail said: “I did not want the general Christian community to look down on us [Muslims] as bad people because we were all victims,” [mosques and churches were destroyed in the fires] he said. “We do hope that in our own small ways of reaching out, something beautiful will come out.” Comment: it’s rather nice to be able to record Muslims doing good to a minority faith, but Villaflores comment is also telling – as well as rather sad.
2013, 29th Dec. Abstracted “MohabatNews”. Iranian security authorities raided a Church on Christmas day and prevented Christians celebrating Christmas. They also confiscated all the “Christian materials” in the Church.
2013, 30th Dec. Abstracted “Now”. Saudi Arabia’s “religious Police” has warned against celebrating the New Year’s Eve. It based its warning on a religious edict from the top committee of Saudi clerics banning such celebrations. Comment: Again we see how orthodox Islam tolerates no rivals, even secular celebrations are un- or in their eyes “anti-Islamic”.
2014, 12th Jan. Abstracted “Abna”. Pakistan: Terik-E-Taliban’s Central Shura issued a fatwa against journalists. They state in the document that the “media and most journalists are talking against Islam, religious scholars, seminaries, holy warrior (Mujahadeen) and misinterpreting the Islamic principals… Those people who are working against Islam and supporting anti-Islamic powers you [Muslims] can kill them and those who are spying against Muslims if they are a woman or even a child you can kill them… The Islamic war is not only against people with guns but those people who are working for the enemies of Islam and they are promoting their views and their news is also anti-Islamic.” Comment: given that most journalists operating in Pakistan are Muslim (for obvious reasons), this fatwa is against Muslims who aren’t fully orthodox Muslims. Again we see that orthodox Islam is not only intolerant of non-Muslims, but also those who “aren’t Muslim enough.”
2014, 25th Jan. Abstracted “Malaysian Insider”. Penang: A Muslim non-governmental organisation demanded that local authorities ban the open selling of pork in the state. [The] Solidarity and Charity Organisation (Isco) claimed that the selling of pork openly was a disregard to Muslim sensitivity in the state. “Isco is worried that pork sellers are getting braver in selling the meat … We ask MPPP to take action against the insensitive pork sellers by making the open selling of pork illegal.” The locations mentioned in Isco’s letter were areas with a predominantly non-Muslim population. Comment: Oh those poor so-sensitive Muslims! Another attempt at Sharia enforcement on non-Muslims.
On correct Islamic behaviour and attitudes:
2013, 4th Dec. Abstracted “The Star”. Mombasa, Kenya. Hundreds of armed Muslim youths sent from the Masjid Musa (which has ties with al Shabaab) invaded another mosque (Sakina mosque) and assaulted it’s clerics, who now fear for their lives, whilst chanting ‘Allahu Akbar!’. The youth vowed to introduce Jihad sermons at all mosques, they made a statement that they are Mujaheddin ready to fight for Islam at all levels and those seen as traitors will have to surrender the mosque leadership to them or be killed. The event came in response to the Sakina’s posting a notice that it would not tolerate “radical preaching”. some of the youths were Al Shabaab returnees. Comment: once again orthodox Muslims threaten “moderates” for not being “Muslim enough”. An irony here is that the attacked mosque is called the “Sakina” mosque. “Sakina” is the special form of ‘holy peace’ that the Koran says descends on Muslims whilst they are engaged in murdering Kaffirs.
2013, 4th Dec. Abstracted “AnsaMed”. Ansar al Sharia, a Salafite Islamic group has issued death threats against teachers at an elementary school in Djerba, Tunisia, if they will not start wearing the Islamic veil within a week. Primary schools have long been targeted by Islamists as part of a general plan to set up dozens of Koranic schools with programmes providing an “Islamic” [i.e. kill-the-kaffir] oriented] curriculum. Comment: Again we see the joys of the “Arab Spring” and it’s attendant democratisation, secularisation and civilisation of Arab Countries [sarc./irony off].
2013, 9th Dec. Abstracted “Al-Jazeera”. A Somali court has sentenced to jail a woman who said she was raped and two journalists who reported her story. The court passed the verdict on Monday in the capital Mogadishu, saying the journalists were guilty of defamation… Comment: Under sharia, four MALE witnesses are needed to prove a rape allegation and defamation in Islam is saying “something a person would not like” – even if true. Therefore without the requisite witnesses, the (alleged) perpetrator is defamed by the journalists publishing the allegation.
2013, 24th Dec. Abstracted “WND”. 150 Pakistani clerics of the Tehreek Ulema demanded that Pakistan’s life-imprisonment sentence for “blasphemy” (i.e. anything negative about “Allah, his book, his religion and his prophet” [Malik, Shafi]) be rescinded and only a death-penalty applied. Cleric Sarwat Ejaz Qadri said “Foreign dictation in the matters of Islamic law will not be accepted”, implying that Pakistan’s current “leniency” is the result of international pressure. Comment: Any and all criticism of ISLAM must be silenced – preferably permanently – to preserve the religious “tranquillity” of the Muslims.
2014, 1st Jan. Abstracted “Arutz Sheva”. Syria: Jabhat Al Nusra, has opened new schooling programs emphasizing Islam and jihad. In the southern Syrian town of Daraa a school teaches roughly 30 pupils ranging in age from 10 to 15 to believe in Allah, follow Islam, and to aspire to jihad. The aspiration to Jihad includes weapon-training. The use of child soldiers by rebel forces has been documented and shows how the lessons learned in the school may quickly be turned into action. Comment: Another example of what an orthodox Islamic ‘education’ really is.
2013, 25th Dec. Abstracted “Atlas Shrugs”. According to “Elaph.com” the Mufti of Washington D.C., Sheikh Muhammad Al-Hanooti, prohibited Muslim children from having their photos taken with Santa Claus, as this is a” sin” and “an abomination” that contravenes the tenets of Islam. Elaph goes onto say: “the Mufti’s position does not represent the view of most Muslims living in the U.S… Muslim children’s affection for Santa Claus could have been an opportunity to prove that [the Muslims] are part of the multi-cultural social fabric of the U.S., after [some] other groups in American society have accused them of a tendency to isolate themselves socially. American-Muslim parents hoped that this year’s Christmas celebrations would break the ice between their children and their Christian friends…” and according to “Citifm online” the Muslim Somali Government has gone one further than the Mufti by banning Christmas entirely and not for the first time. Comment: al-Hanooti is giving the basic Islamic position here – Santa Claus is un-Islamic, on the other hand under the doctrine of Maruna (“flexibility”), Elaph is asserting (implicitly) that the Dawah (conversion) and/or security (as in “protecting yourself from the infidel” K.3:38) value of being “mainstream” outweigh the advantages of fully applying Islam in the current situation, but in Somalia – where Islam dominates – Muslims revert to the orthodox Islamic position.
2013, 28th Dec. Abstracted “Las Vegas Sun”. Nigerian Islamic leader Abubakar Shekau says the bloody insurgency will continue because Allah says they [Muslims] must decapitate and mutilate [Christians]. Although Shekau warned Christians not to go to churches in this holy month Christmas passed in Nigeria with none of the feared terrorist attacks. Comment: Yet another Muslim leader proving that Islam really is the “religion of peace” and tolerance. Note also that Xtians in Nigeria now expect to be attacked by Muslims. Enough said ?
2014, 5th Jan. Abstracted “AlArabiya”. Morocco. Salafist Sheikh Abdelhamid Abounaim accused The head of the opposition Socialist Union of Popular Forces, Driss Lachgar, of “apostasy” when he called for a ban on polygamy. Comment: Since polygamy is legalised in Sharia and by ol’Mo’s own lifestyle, banning it would be un-Islamic and a Mussalman who advocates for un-Islamic things is clearly an apostate (by this reasoning).
2013, 29th Nov. Abstracted “FSM”. Iran. Ayatollah Mohammad Imami Kashani: “This vicious temperament of dogs and pigs is you [Jews]… The Quran has marked on your foreheads that you will be humiliated… all of the world hates you. You are hated, humiliated and despicable and have been immersed in the flesh of rabid dogs and pigs.” Comment: such rampant anti-Semitism is commonplace in the darul Islam of course – so much so that it is unremarked and never punished, not even in the “free” West, though comparable things said about Muslims would be – and anywhere in the world.
2014, 14th Jan. The “elder of Zion” blogspot recounts some of a single day’s worth of anti-Jewish hatred spouted in the Arab world here. There is nothing new of course; just the usual vicious, visceral hatred of Jews and how they “victimise” Muslims.
2013, 20th Dec. Abstracted “Times of India”. Mufti Mohammad Afzaal Rizwi, of Darululoom Ifta at Dargah Aala Hazrat, Bareilly issued a Fatwa in which he wrote: “A person may be burnt alive, pushed from a high wall or be beaten publicly with stones if he indulges into either of the two behaviours.” – homosexuality or “live-in lovers”. Many other Clerics backed the fatwa. (Original article cites three). Comment: A ‘Mufti’ is a senior Islamic cleric – one who really knows what Islam teaches. Here again we see incitement to murder homosexuals, as well as other orthodox attitudes of course.
On Islamic Politics.
2014, 22nd Jan. Abstracted “TodaysZaman”. It has been reported by Turkish intelligence that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is planning attacks in three Turkish cities in order to sabotage talks in Geneva aimed at finding a solution in war-torn Syria. Turkey has been one of the strongest backers of the opposition forces in the two-and-a-half-year uprising against Assad. Comment: The interesting point here is that ISIL is quite prepared to turn on it’s strongest supporter it that supporter does not do what it wants. (For those of historical bent this has echoes of ol’Mo’s attitude to the Axumite Kingdom that granted his asylum seekers sanctuary from the Meccan.)
2014, 28th Jan. Abstracted “Nation”. Pakistan, Maulana Fazlur Rahman “Jeans-wearing women are running the provincial government, The US and Jewish agents in KPK are chanting anti-West slogans but behind the scene, they are working on western ideas.” [like immunisation and education for girls?] Comment: Of course, any woman in (shock, horror) JEANS must be an agent of “the great Satan” and Zionism and are clearly unfit to take part in a proper Islamic government.
On the status and treatment of Muslim women.
2013, 30th Nov. Abstracted “Algerie-focus”. Imam Salim Mohamedi has “authorised” men to beat their wives “as a last resort to scare them and put them in the right path”. But he did add that the blows must not be “not too violent and do not cause injury.” Comment: straight from the Koran (K.4:34) except the bit about not being too violent – that’s really radical progessivism in Islam.
2013, 9th Dec. Abstracted “Khaarma Press”. Kunduz province of Afghanistan: Taliban convict a woman of “illicit [sexual] relations” and sentence her to stoning to death. Unusually the Afghan Police intervened before her sentence was carried out and saved her life. Comment: what is worthy of note is not the conviction and sentence – that’s entirely according to orthodox Islam – but that the authorities intervened against the Islamic court. That’s risky, since it makes the Police not “real” Muslims in the Taliban’s eyes and therefore they may be attacked as a result.
2013, 24th Dec. Abstracted “National Post”. A Mussalman felt compelled to
murder honour kill his daughter when petitions calling (obliquely) for her death were pinned up in five local mosques. After her murder some of the victim’s relatives celebrated that “the family’s honour had been restored”. Comment: we’re often told that HBV (honour based violence) is “culturally” based and nothing at all, whatsoever in the SLIGHTEST to do with Islam – yet here we have mosques SUPPORTING HBV murder. Right, nothing to do with Islam then!
2014, 6th Jan. Abstracted “Emirates247”. 86.5% of Saudi men believe women are to blame for the rising cases involving molestation of females on the grounds they [men] are seduced by women’s excessive make up. Comment: I wish I honestly thought such attitudes were unusual amongst Mussalmen.
2014, 17th Jan. Abstracted “Washington Post”. Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has refused to ratify a bill that seeks to partially criminalize marital rape, calling it “un-Islamic.” after the vice president of the Maldives Fiqh Academy, Mohamed Iyaz Abdul Latheef, criticized its passage saying the Quran and the Sunnah, or the teachings of Islam, do not give a wife the authority to deny sex to her husband. Latheef added that a woman must show “complete obedience to her husband”. Comment: In orthodox Islam this is entirely correct: Sharia law, the Quran and Sunnah have no concept of “marital rape” and the obedience of wives is highly stressed.
Ordinary Muslims don’t support these views! … Do they?
2013, 31st Dec. Abstracted “NYPost”. Pavel Pechyonkin the Volgograd train station bomber: “I have come here only to make Allah happy, to earn heaven…Why should we follow those Christian commandments when Allah urges us to fight those kafirs [infidels]? …Why shouldn’t we leave their children orphans?” Comment: Another Orthodox Muslim telling it like it is. Setting aside the “doing it for Allah” note that Pechyonkin specifically says Muslims shouldn’t follow the teachings of ‘prophet’ Jesus. So much for Muslims and Xtians worshipping the same god .
2014, 13th Jan. Abstracted “Hull Daily Mail”. U.K. A man pinned his girlfriend down and raped her in front of their baby son, and told her she must obey him because he was a Muslim. She was 16 when they met, but he began beating her three months into the relationship and raped her at her home in Hull in May last year. was also convicted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm after repeatedly banging his partner’s head against the dashboard of a car. He was also convicted of two other assaults on her. While the teenager was pregnant with their son, he was thousands of miles away marrying his cousin. Comment: There is nothing unique to Islam about rape and domestic abuse. I’ve included this one because the man gave Islam as his justification for his actions. Islam says a man may beat his wife (K.4:34). Islam says a man can have sex – however and whenever he wants – with his wives and “those who your right hands possess”. According to Islam and Sharia law this man has done nothing wrong (except perhaps having a sexual relationship with her, but only if he thinks of her as other than a sex-slave-concubine).
2014, 13th Jan. Abstracted “AsiaNews”. Bangladesh. Islamists murdered a young Catholic man, last Saturday. According to his brother and other family members, Muslim radicals wanted to kill the young man, a well-known figure in the local Catholic community, because he had recently organised a demonstration in his village against Islamist violence. Comment: the “Don’t say we’re violent or we’ll kill you!” would be ironic were it not a typical Islamist response to protest about Islam’s violence.
2014 26th Jan. Abstracted “Morning Star”. More than 100 Muslim extremists on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar stormed a church [shouting] “‘We are looking for the bishop of the church to slaughter him – we are tired of the existence of this church near our mosque”. The mob fled when the Police arrived after beating the Pastor. A church member added that the congregation has been living in fear for their lives. “At the moment we cannot worship freely because we are being threatened [by Muslims].” the church member said. Comment: more peace-and-tolerance from the Religion of Peace.
Not categorised or multi-category.
2013, 3rd Dec. Abstracted “Arutz Sheva”. Pan-Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir is continuing an extensive campaign to combat Western values regarding women’s rights by holding conferences about women in Sharia [Islamic] law. At one event in Jerusalem a female speaker attacked women’s rights organizations claiming that the freedom given to women leads to “licentiousness”. The same speaker also attacked women’s rights groups for encouraging women to complain if they suffered domestic abuse, leading to arrests of male family members. She also said: “Western rights and freedoms don’t apply to Muslim women and are simply tools by the West to encourage women to give up their bodies freely.” Ironically, Hizb ut-Tahrir is banned in many Muslim countries due to its many alleged links to terrorism but remains legal in most western states under the very laws of freedom of expression it seeks to subvert.
2013, 12th Dec. Abstracted “Linga”. Islamic supremacy & hatred of Kafirs. The video shows a Sunni Cleric inciting young Muslim boys, aged 12-13, to “slaughter all Christians for being infidels” and that “the Christians of Syria are under continuous attack and their churches and monasteries subject to violence.” He also says that “Islam uplifts the Muslims and debases the non-Muslims” and that the only thing that matters about a person is whether they are Muslim or not. Comment: the true voice of orthodox Islam.
2014, 7th Jan. Abstracted “Al-Arabiya”.Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a religious edict (fatwa) banning online chatting between unrelated men and men, Iranian media reported on Monday, quoting Khamenei’s website: www.khamenei.ir. The ruling came days after Iranian authorities blocked WeChat, a popular messaging app that enables smart phone users to access online social networks. President Rowhani had previously pledged to ease state “policing” of people’s private lives. Comment: Khamenei’s orthodoxy versus Rowhani’s taqiyya.
2014, 22nd Jan. Abstracted “Arutz Sheva”. The article shows how the Islamic Waqf (the ‘authority’ that supervises The Temple Mount/Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem) is – yet again – re-inventing history to deny any Jewish connection to the site. Given the Muslim propensity for inventing history, one can readily understand why pre-islamic times (in a given land) are terms “Jahilliyah” (“ignorance”) since were any real investigation of history undertaken it would so often destroy Muslim claims. What is saddest is that Muslims readily believe their own fantasies and inventions.
Mostly for laughs.
Its not all doom and gloom in the Dar-ul-Islam (or even “Londonistan”). Some things are just too funny or ridiculous for me to ignore …
2014, 21ST Jan. Abstracted “Gulf News”. Saudi Shaikh Adel Al Kalbani cursed a woman, praying for her to lose the use of her hand and her eyesight for allegedly “denigrating” the Prophet’s beard in a tweet and called for her to be put on trial. “I call for[her] swift trial … for her offences to the Prophet and her scorns in the tweet she posted.” Comment: I suppose that Pogonophobia will now be added to the ever-growing list of Islamophobic hate-crimes.
2014, 23rd Jan. Abstracted “London Evening Standard”. A would-be Liberal Democrat MP and Quilliam founder Maajid Nawaz today called in police after being threatened with beheading for posting a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed on the internet…Nawaz said he wanted to show that not all Muslims were offended by “bland” depictions of the prophet. UPDATE: 29th Jan. Abstracted “Channel 4 news”. Mohammed Shafiq from the UK’s Ramadhan Foundation “This [cartoon] is not about freedom of speech – this is about the behaviour of a parliamentary candidate“: He says Quilliam’s Maajid Nawaz has offended Muslims. Comment: looks like that worked out well then! Not only death-threats, but a mainstream moderate Muslim leader explains WHY he received the death-threats.
2014, 28th Jan. Abstracted “Press TV”. Iranian [Shia] “analyst” Saab Shaath: [Sunni] Saudi Arabia is supporting the Israeli regime in its plan to replace the holy al-Aqsa Mosque with a temple. Shaath said Saudi Arabia has always provided support for the Zionist regime’s anti-Palestinian moves. Comment: unintended comedy from Press TV.