“You are Christian and it is a good deed to kill you.”

April 15, 2010 at 5:06 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“You are Christian and it is a good deed to kill you.”

The line above is an excerpt from two death threats Hector Aleem’s family has received (scroll to the very bottom of this note to read a summary of who he is). They have been allegedly sent by Sunni Tehreek (ST). Literally meaning ‘Sunni Movement’, ST is an Islamic movement known for its violent tendencies.

Read them once, and then read them again, and imagine it was your family that received it. Suppose you were in prison for ‘blasphemy’, and your beloved family members are threatened with death and rape unless they convert to Islam:

“Kausar Parveen, wife of Hector Aleem,

“We know where you and your children live. This blasphemer [Hector] has been arrested because of us, now take care of yourself. As I told your husband, no one will be left from his generation. We will destroy your whole generation. You are Christian and it is a good deed to kill you. My Allah will be very happy if I kill you.

“That bastard’s bail had been rejected because of us. Now it’s your son’s turn. I will keep your daughters, and then you can call your Americans and Germans. Your husband is a traitor and his torment has just started, you just wait for your turn. We are very close to you. You can’t hide from us. If you all want to save yourself then there is only one condition: Just embrace Islam. Allah will be happy for you; we only want this.”.

“Kausar Parveen, wife of Hector Aleem,

“Toilet cleaners, Christians. You all deserve to be shot with a gun. First your husband blasphemed against our beloved Prophet Muhammad, and now you don’t want to get punished? Remember! If there comes a bastard judge who releases your husband, then we won’t leave your husband. Even If you try to leave this country, then we won’t let you go easily. I am proudly announcing that Sunni Tehreek will be responsible for your death. Go and show this letter to anyone. We can sacrifice every life on our beloved Prophet.”

I’m angered that a bunch of bullies are making the life of this human rights activist’s family a living hell, only because he insisted on standing up for his and others’ right to worship as they please.

It is no longer enough for us to feel sorry for the Islamic bullying the Aleems are facing. We must act. Every person of every religious (or non-religious) affiliation needs to stand up to the ST thugs and say, “No to your intimidation. No to your subjugation. No to your hatred. No to your violations of the Golden Rule. No to your dhimmitude, jizya, death, right hand possessions, and destruction of our places of worship.”

Please act now. If you have already signed the petition, please also write to Hector, to human rights groups, to your politicians, and to Pakistani officials.

Below is a list of specific items you can do:

Spread the word.

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About Hector Aleem:

Christian human rights activist and director of NGO Peace Worldwide, Hector Aleem, was taken into custody in January 2009 because a militant Islamic group accused him of sending a ‘blasphemous’ text message from his cell phone. If convicted, he faces the death penalty under Pakistani law.

Prior to the 55-year-old’s arrest, Aleem was threatened by Islamic groups with assassination attempts and lawsuits because he objected to the illegal destruction of a church by Islamabad’s capital development authority (CDA). Muslim leaders threatened to kill him and his sons, and to forcibly convert his daughters to Islam.

Although a heart patient, Aleem has not been allowed to consume his medication and he has been denied visitation in prison. He was denied bail because Islamic mobs filled his trial courtroom and threatened to kill the judge, Aleem, and Aleem’s lawyer.

Aleem is the recipient of a peace award by Pakistan’s Prime Minister.

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Islam: Rape and Its Four Witnesses

February 7, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A new friend I met was expressing her concern about the mistreatment of women in the Islamic world. One issue that resonated strongly with her was that of male rapists going scot-free, while raped women are often blamed for the rape and can even be punished under some Sharia courts.

Before getting to the Islamic roots of many of these illogical views on rape Islam has, we need to learn a bit about a rumour the Islamic prophet’s youngest child bride, Aisha, suffered from:

(This note isn’t intended to be a thorough analysis, but just some quick insights. This issue can take up volumes, I am sure.)

Details on a scandal involving Aisha is well-documented in Islamic texts of the Hadith and Sira (e.g. Sahih Muslim, Book 37, Number 6673; Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 48, Number 829).

The stories narrated are long, but to summarize, Aisha was accompanying a Muslim army, and she was one day erroneously left behind. A Muslim who lagged behind the army found her and she accompanied him back to the Muslim army.

Some Muslims spread accusations against her that she had had intercourse with the man. Aisha strongly denied this and was very hurt, but the rumours continued.

Eventually, Quranic revelations were revealed in which Aisha was declared innocent of the rumours being spread:

Quran 24: 13-16
Why did they not bring four witnesses of it? But as they have not brought witnesses they are liars before Allah. And were it not for Allah’s grace upon you and His mercy in this world and the hereafter, a grievous chastisement would certainly have touched you on account of the discourse which you entered into. When you received it with your tongues and spoke with your mouths what you had no knowledge of, and you deemed it an easy matter while with Allah it was grievous. And why did you not, when you heard it, say: It does not beseem us that we should talk of it; glory be to Thee! this is a great calumny?

سورة النور
لَوْلَا جَاءُوا عَلَيْهِ بِأَرْبَعَةِ شُهَدَاءَ ۚ فَإِذْ لَمْ يَأْتُوا بِالشُّهَدَاءِ فَأُولَٰئِكَ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ هُمُ الْكَاذِبُونَ
وَلَوْلَا فَضْلُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَتُهُ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ لَمَسَّكُمْ فِي مَا أَفَضْتُمْ فِيهِ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ
إِذْ تَلَقَّوْنَهُ بِأَلْسِنَتِكُمْ وَتَقُولُونَ بِأَفْوَاهِكُمْ مَا لَيْسَ لَكُمْ بِهِ عِلْمٌ وَتَحْسَبُونَهُ هَيِّنًا وَهُوَ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ عَظِيمٌ
وَلَوْلَا إِذْ سَمِعْتُمُوهُ قُلْتُمْ مَا يَكُونُ لَنَا أَنْ نَتَكَلَّمَ بِهَٰذَا سُبْحَانَكَ هَٰذَا بُهْتَانٌ عَظِيمٌ

Quran 24:4 states that those who fail to bring four witnesses would be flogged:

And those who accuse free women then do not bring four witnesses, flog them, (giving) eighty stripes, and do not admit any evidence from them ever; and these it is that are the transgressors.

سورة النور
وَالَّذِينَ يَرْمُونَ الْمُحْصَنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَأْتُوا بِأَرْبَعَةِ شُهَدَاءَ فَاجْلِدُوهُمْ ثَمَانِينَ جَلْدَةً وَلَا تَقْبَلُوا لَهُمْ شَهَادَةً أَبَدًا ۚ وَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ

From this, Islamic theologians stated that, in order to prove adultery or similar types of sexual misconduct, four male witnesses should be produced. The witness of a female is at most worth half that of a man’s, and limited to financial transactions (Quran 2:282).

As I understand it (and as I was raised to understand it), the rule of four witnesses was intended to protect Muslim women from being falsely labeled as having had forbidden intercourse (zina). That said, some Islamic clergy extended this rule to a bizarre situation: A woman claiming to have been raped will need to produce to the Sharia court four male witnesses to prove her case against the rapist. If she cannot produce four witnesses, her case turns into a chastity crime and is thus punished accordingly. Alternatively, she may be punished for making perceived false accusations. Also, at least one school of jurisprudence considers pregnancy sufficient evidence for sexual misconduct, so if a rape victim becomes pregnant and she cannot prove the rape, she can face lashing or death by stoning.

For example, Pakistan had been implementing the Hudood Ordinance for more than two decades, and it provided the requirements described above regarding rape victims. It was only relatively recently that a Women’s Protection Bill was passed that allows rape victims to charge their rapists under civil law. It was strongly opposed by religious Pakistani party members.

In Iran, Nazanin Mahabad Fatehi faced the death penalty for defending herself and her niece from being raped. As she defended herself with a knife, she stabbed one of the attempted rapists to his death. Without four male witnesses, she faced the death sentence. (She was released due to intense international and media attention.)

I also found a decent article on these issues on BBC: Debate rages over women and Sharia.

There’s also an impression, among a large number of Muslim followers, that if a woman is raped, it’s usually her fault; that her mere presence in the street without a veil, for example, has ‘tempted’ the poor man to rape her. A notorious example of this mentality among Western Muslims is a 7th century misogynistic Australian barbarian called Taj El-Din Al-Hilali, who said in a Friday sermon that if a woman gets raped, it is mostly the woman’s fault because she wasn’t in her home. He also said:

“If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it … whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat? The uncovered meat is the problem.”

Bigots come and go, but what’s disturbing in his case is that he is a leading Muslim figure in Australia, and that the Friday after his remarks were publicized, 5000 Muslims in Australia actually cheered in support of his remarks. Other Muslim leaders supported him, too (example).

I will need to make it clear and obvious that raping Muslim women is absolutely forbidden in Islam. However, there are some Muslims who go on raping rampages on non-Muslim women in Western countries, and they find justification for it, partly because “it’s the woman’s fault for going out without the veil”, and partly because of verses like Quran 4:24 and Quran 23:6, which permit a Muslim male to take non-Muslim women after a battle and keep them as war booty and as slaves (see my detailed note on this here). Those rapists tend not to look at the West favorably and consider themselves at war with it already, so they find their women legitimate for them. I have not heard of any scholar explicitly allow this though. There’s a very disturbing account of immigrant rape trends here.

To the readers who feel surprised: Never take one’s word for anything. Do your own research and ask other people for their points of view. I’m not perfect; it’s stupid people who think they’re always right.

Whom to Send Cards to on the Holiday Season

December 21, 2009 at 12:37 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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A few years ago, I made it a habit to send holiday cards during this time of the year – to celebrate different traditional occasions in December (Christmas, Hanukkah, Yalda, Eid ul Adha, Maunajiyaras, Anniversary of death of Zoroaster) and to celebrate the new year.

I usually send them to friends, but I also send a few more to others, whom I suggest you mail to as well:

  • Canadian Soldiers

    These brave servicemen and servicewomen are away from their homes and their families, and yet the are the ones who deserve a well rested holiday the most.

    Here are three different addresses you can mail to:

    OP ATHENA
    PO BOX 5058 STN FORCES
    BELLEVILLE ON K8N 5W6
    CANADA

    Provincial Reconstruction Team
    OP ATHENA
    PO BOX 5005 STN FORCES
    BELLEVILLE ON K8N 5W6
    CANADA

    OP ACCIUS, ARCHER and ARGUS
    KABUL 100
    PO BOX 5058 STN FORCES
    BELLEVILLE ON K8N 5W6
    CANADA

    You can find other addresses at the National Defence and the Canadian Forces’ Addresses for Overseas Operations.

  • United States soldiers

    The world tends to look down on America’s soldiers. Yet remember that when someplace in the world needs international intervention, it’s the American soldiers who are first to liberate, to provide aid, and to give up their lives for the prosperity of the people in need of help.

    America is the greatest country in the world. I can only wonder how the world would be without this mighty nation. Let’s stop the anti-Americanism that seems to pervade our country. They’re our friends, our family, our trade partners, and our combat partners.

    Please mail to:

    A MILLION THANKS
    17853 SANTIAGO BLVD, #107-355
    VILLA PARK CA 92861
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • Sick Children

    The S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic is a free 24-hour clinic for homeless children and their mothers. They accept holiday cards to sick children.

    Please mail to:

    ATTN: MS. YVONNE HARPER
    S.A.Y. FAMILY CLINIC
    211 GLENDALE
    HIGHLAND PARK MI 48203
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • Fathima Rifqa Bary

    Fathima is 17-year-old girl who converted from Islam to Christianity. As a result, her father has threatened to kill her and her family planned to send her from their home in Columbus, Ohio to Sri Lanka to be ‘rehabilitated’ or honor killed. Instead, this brave soul escaped her family and is now under the care of the Columbus authorities. She’s been undergoing a lot of psychological abuse, as her family and CAIR lawyers are trying to prevent her from seeing fellow Christians, and have gone out of their way to malign her as being brainwashed by a ‘cult’ (as though that’s an excuse to threaten her or send her to Sri Lanka).

    Please send her a Christmas card at:

    MS. RIFQA BARY
    C/O ANGELA LLOYD
    255C DRINKO HALL
    55 WEST 12TH AVE
    COLUMBUS OH 43210

    Pamela from Atlas Shrugs is doing a fantastic job keeping everyone posted on Rifqa and informing of upcoming rallies.

  • Kareem Amer

    Kareem is an Egyptian serving jail time for expressing views critical of Mubarak and of Islam – on his personal blog.

    You can read details on how to mail him here.

  • Happy holidays to all!

    Some Tidbits About the Islamic Prophet’s Wives and Concubines

    November 8, 2009 at 12:05 am | Posted in Women in Islam | Leave a comment
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    A relative, concerned I’m going to hell, sent me an Arabic presentation in which I read the usual platitudes and excuses for why a holy man would have so many women during his lifetime. He asked me to consider the presentation with an ‘open mind’.

    I provided responses to him, and I am sharing here.

    Many Muslims will be shocked over what I will write now. But these facts are irrefutable and are backed by Islamic sources.

    May I ask what difference it will make if I responded to this? Even if I showed that he had the most evil intentions, Muslims will tell me, “It’s okay, he’s a prophet of god and he can do what he wants. It is not for us to decide what’s good or bad.”

    To a Muslim, I am ‘open minded’ if I agree with Islamic views. If not then I am ‘dumb, deaf and blind’ – summun bukmun 3umyun [Quran 2:18]. If I agree I am smart. If I disagree I am brainwashed and stupid and deserve to die.

    How can a Muslim think with an open mind when he is told that if he changes his religion, he will die? Why would confident Muslims do it? Do math teachers kill students who say 1 + 1 = 3, or just laugh at them?

    It is pointless and a waste of time.

    I decided later to respond briefly:

    In short:

    – I will not judge a leader by when he was weak, but when he was in power. So his relationship with Khadija is irrelevant. It can also be interpreted in other ways. For example, she was very wealthy and Muhammad never worked when he married her – he was just dwelling in the caves. So we can also say he just took advantage of her. Another theory is that he never had a true motherly figure in his life. Remember he was dumped in the desert as a child to be taken care of by murdi’aat [wet nurses] – and his mother passed away when he was a child. So he may have married an older woman for a motherly relation. Another theory is that Khadija was a codependent and he was a narcissist. But who cares what one does when he was not in power?

    – Sawda is an interesting story. Yes she was old. But he wanted to divorce her. She said she wanted to stay and begged. so he agreed on one condition: She give up her sex nights for Aisha. This is what Al Nisaa v 128 was referring to:

    وَإِنِ ٱمۡرَأَةٌ خَافَتۡ مِنۢ بَعۡلِهَا نُشُوزًا أَوۡ إِعۡرَاضً۬ا فَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيۡہِمَآ أَن يُصۡلِحَا بَيۡنَہُمَا صُلۡحً۬اۚ وَٱلصُّلۡحُ خَيۡرٌ۬ۗ وَأُحۡضِرَتِ ٱلۡأَنفُسُ ٱلشُّحَّۚ وَإِن تُحۡسِنُواْ وَتَتَّقُواْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ خَبِيرً۬ا (١٢٨)

    [And if a woman fears from her husband contempt or evasion, there is no sin upon them if they make terms of settlement between them – and settlement is best. And present in [human] souls is stinginess. But if you do good and fear Allah – then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted.” – Quran 4:128]

    – I don’t know what to say about Aisha. I already sent you hadiths showing she was clearly shocked by Muhammad’s first time and she was not baaligha [had not reached puberty]. Repeat rape victims develop Stockholm syndrome and so can end up standing by the side of their rapists. So it may be true that she remained his wife and seemed ok with the whole thing.

    – Hafsa was young. He married her in her early twenties. Interestingly, he once tricked her and had her leave her house so he can sleep with Mariya in her bed. When she found out, he promised to never do it again if she did not tell any of his wives. She did tell them and a biiiiiig fight happened with them. There is a lot of interesting drama when trying to balance with 12 women.

    The only way the fight was resolved was through new verses in Al Tahreem:

    يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلنَّبِىُّ لِمَ تُحَرِّمُ مَآ أَحَلَّ ٱللَّهُ لَكَۖ تَبۡتَغِى مَرۡضَاتَ أَزۡوَٲجِكَۚ وَٱللَّهُ غَفُورٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ۬ (١) قَدۡ فَرَضَ ٱللَّهُ لَكُمۡ تَحِلَّةَ أَيۡمَـٰنِكُمۡۚ وَٱللَّهُ مَوۡلَٮٰكُمۡۖ وَهُوَ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ ٱلۡحَكِيمُ (٢) وَإِذۡ أَسَرَّ ٱلنَّبِىُّ إِلَىٰ بَعۡضِ أَزۡوَٲجِهِۦ حَدِيثً۬ا فَلَمَّا نَبَّأَتۡ بِهِۦ وَأَظۡهَرَهُ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيۡهِ عَرَّفَ بَعۡضَهُ ۥ وَأَعۡرَضَ عَنۢ بَعۡضٍ۬ۖ فَلَمَّا نَبَّأَهَا بِهِۦ قَالَتۡ مَنۡ أَنۢبَأَكَ هَـٰذَاۖ قَالَ نَبَّأَنِىَ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ ٱلۡخَبِيرُ (٣) إِن تَتُوبَآ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ فَقَدۡ صَغَتۡ قُلُوبُكُمَاۖ وَإِن تَظَـٰهَرَا عَلَيۡهِ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ مَوۡلَٮٰهُ وَجِبۡرِيلُ وَصَـٰلِحُ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَۖ وَٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕڪَةُ بَعۡدَ ذَٲلِكَ ظَهِيرٌ (٤) عَسَىٰ رَبُّهُ ۥۤ إِن طَلَّقَكُنَّ أَن يُبۡدِلَهُ ۥۤ أَزۡوَٲجًا خَيۡرً۬ا مِّنكُنَّ مُسۡلِمَـٰتٍ۬ مُّؤۡمِنَـٰتٍ۬ قَـٰنِتَـٰتٍ۬ تَـٰٓٮِٕبَـٰتٍ عَـٰبِدَٲتٍ۬ سَـٰٓٮِٕحَـٰتٍ۬ ثَيِّبَـٰتٍ۬ وَأَبۡكَارً۬ا (٥)

    [“O Prophet! Why holdest thou to be forbidden that which Allah has made lawful to thee? Thou seekest to please thy consorts. But Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Allah has already ordained for you, (O men), the dissolution of your oaths (in some cases): and Allah is your Protector, and He is Full of Knowledge and Wisdom. When the Prophet disclosed a matter in confidence to one of his consorts, and she then divulged it (to another), and Allah made it known to him, he confirmed part thereof and repudiated a part. Then when he told her thereof, she said, “Who told thee this? “He said, “He told me Who knows and is well-acquainted (with all things).” If ye two turn in repentance to Him, your hearts are indeed so inclined; But if ye back up each other against him, truly Allah is his Protector, and Gabriel, and (every) righteous one among those who believe,- and furthermore, the angels – will back (him) up. It may be, if he divorced you (all), that Allah will give him in exchange consorts better than you,- who submit (their wills), who believe, who are devout, who turn to Allah in repentance, who worship (in humility), who travel (for Faith) and fast,- previously married or virgins.” Quran 66:1-5]

    – Zaynab bint Jahsh was the wife of his adopted son. Technically, she was his daughter in law. He once saw her undressed and had sexual feelings toward her. So Zayd felt embarrassed and divorced her for him to marry her.

    – Juwairiyah was 20 when he married her after he had killed her husband. What woman in her right mind would have wanted to marry her husband’s killer?

    – Mariyah the Copt was a slave woman – a concubine. (In fact if you examine his relationship with her, you will know she had a boyfriend and that Ibrahim was likely not Muhammad’s son – he had all these wives all his life and he could not have a baby except from his slave woman? This explains why he was saying women are ungrateful when he was burying his ‘son’. He’s angry she slept with someone else.)

    – I told you about Safiyya. She was only 17 and he was more than 40 years older than her. He had killed her father and burned her husband’s chest and then killed him. He took over her entire tribe. We Muslims are very proud of this and we keep saying, that ‘khaybar khaybar ya yahood, jaishu muhammad sawfa ya3ood’. [“Khaybar Khaybar O Jews, the army of Muhammad shall return.”‘]

    Safiya was actually at first taken by another man, but Muhammad covered her up to indicate she is his.

    Would it make sense to you that a 17 year old woman would marry a 60 year old Israeli who raided their home, killed the men, stole their money, and took her sisters away as mulk al yameen [right hand posessions]? Where is the Muslim’s ‘open mind’ about all this? Or are we only good at blaming everyone else?

    – Rayhana was a slave girl – in fact mulk al yameen [right hand posession]. She was taken after he butchered her tribe – Quraytha.

    Formatting

    October 9, 2008 at 9:02 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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    One thing I detest about WordPress is how difficult it is to present material in a consistent format. Every blog post I make seems to have a different and random font size/style. I realize it’s frustrating for the reader, and I’ll be asking other friends about how to fix this.

    Thanks for your patience.

    Female Cleric: Mickey Mouse is not agent of Satan

    September 24, 2008 at 4:45 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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    Update on this post.

    Great, so it seems to be resolved… I’m not the one who said women are “deficient in intelligence”. It’s the “uswa hasana”, “al insaan al kaamil” who did.

    Now can she or any other cleric go a step further and condemn the more serious edicts related to religious supremacism, violent jihad, and misogyny? More importantly, can that be done without facing death threats or without denying the sacred and canonical texts?

    Surprise me.

    Egypt cleric says Mickey Mouse is not agent of Satan

    An Egyptian Muslim scholar has called for an end to risible religious edicts after a Saudi cleric said Mickey Mouse was an agent of Satan who should die, local media reported on Wednesday.

    Sheikh Mohamed al-Munajid, a cleric who often appears on Saudi television and who is also a former Saudi diplomat in the United States, said last week that mice were “agents of Satan” and should be killed.

    “Sharia (Islamic law) calls for the extermination of all mice. That includes the rodents as well as ‘the famous cartoon mouse’,” he said.

    He blamed Mickey Mouse for causing people to become soft on mice.

    However, Suad Saleh, a woman preacher who hosts a popular television programme on fatwas, or religious edicts, told the English-language daily Egyptian Gazette that Munajid’s ruling “tarnishes Islam’s image.”

    […]

    Saleh said Muslim clerics should learn to become more media savvy.

    Note the emphasized sentence. In other words, she’s saying, ‘do a better job at hiding your true image through dissimulation (taqiyya)’.

    Saudi: Mickey Mouse Must Die

    September 14, 2008 at 6:28 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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    I can’t believe how some people make a living out of spewing this crap:

    Mickey Mouse must die for the good of Islam, a leading Saudi cleric said last month in a broadcast on al-Majd TV.

    You can view the video with English subtitles from MEMRITV: Saudi Cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid: Mickey Mouse Must Die!

    Does this mean Farfour, the jihad-preaching Mickey, is off limits too?

    Muslims Desecrating their Own Mosques

    August 30, 2008 at 7:14 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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    A quick addition to my Debate on ‘US Marine in Masjid’ post: While the scholar is upset that US soldiers enter a mosque to fight terrorists hiding inside, I doubt she would protest how her own terrorist brethren are desecrating their own Baghdad mosques by using them as torture chambers:

    CNN: Chain wrapped around ‘old man’s body’ found in mosque

    “There are the bloodstains on the wall, and here it is dried on the floor,” Abu Muhanad said as he walked through a torture chamber in a Baghdad mosque where more than two dozen bodies have been found.

    “And here, a woman’s shoes. She was a victim of the militia. We found her corpse in the grave.”

    Chunks of hair waft lazily across the floor in the hot Baghdad breeze.

    “This was the torture room,” said Muhanad, the leader of a U.S.-backed armed group that now controls the mosque.

    “This is what they used for hanging,” he said, pointing to a cord dangling from the ceiling. “Here is a chain we found tied to an old man’s body.”

     

    Even some Muslims have sufficient common sense to enter a mosque once it’s used for more than just prayer:

    AFP: Palestinian police arrest 10 in Hamas mosque raids

    HEBRON, West Bank – Palestinian police raided two mosques linked to the Islamist Hamas movement in the West Bank, seizing weapons caches and arresting more than 10 people, an official said on Saturday.

    Security forces loyal to president Mahmud Abbas raided the two village mosques overnight, seizing Hamas pamphlets and weapons, Nidal Abu Sneini, the director of intelligence services in the nearby town of Hebron, told reporters.

    Islam: Muslims will Kill the Jews before Judgment Day

    August 30, 2008 at 6:54 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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    Here’s a collection of sahih (authentic) hadiths that foreshadow the killing of Jews by Muslims, with divine aid through talking trees and stones:

    From Sahih Al-Bukhari:

    Volume 4, Book 52, Number 176
    Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar:

    Allah’s Apostle said, “You (i.e. Muslims) will fight with the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, ‘O ‘Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.’ “

    Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177
    Narrated Abu Huraira:

    Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”

    Volume 4, Book 56, Number 791
    Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar:

    I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “The Jews will fight with you, and you will be given victory over them so that a stone will say, ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew behind me; kill him!’ “

     

    From Sahih Muslim:

    Book 041, Number 6981
    Ibn ‘Umar reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: You will fight against the Jews and you will kill them until even a stone would say: Come here, Muslim, there is a Jew (hiding himself behind me) ; kill him.

     

    Book 041, Number 6982

    Ubaidullah has reported this hadith with this chain of transmitters (and the Words are):” There is a Jew behind me.”

     

    Book 041, Number 6983

    Abdullah b. ‘Umar reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: You and the Jews would fight against one another until a stone would say: Muslim, here is a Jew behind me; come and kill him.

     

    Book 041, Number 6984

    Abdullah b. ‘Umar reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: The Jews will fight against you and you will gain victory over them until the stone would say: Muslim, here is a Jew behind me; kill him.

     

    Book 041, Number 6985

    Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.

     

    Advocating Genocide Today

    These hadiths foreshadow an inevitable war between Muslims and Jews (and one in which Muslims will kill all Jews, it seems). This sets a mindset in the Muslim world that there can never be a long term peace with Jews. (This is why Palestinians only have hudnas with Jews. A hudna is a temporary cease fire that can last up to 10 years, and that Muslim can break any time if they feel they are strong enough to fight the ‘infidels’ – all following the example of Muhammad’s Hadaybiya treaty.)

    Here’s a sample of contemporary Friday sermons in which these hadiths are invoked:

    Sheikh Bakr Al-Samarai delivers a sermon during Friday prayers in Iraq in February 2003

     

     

    Excerpt:

    The Americans and their president and the British and those that follow them and the Zionists, the spoiled offspring of the entity. Allahu Akbar! If Allah permits us, Oh Nation of Mohammed, even the stone will say, “Oh Muslim, a Jew is hiding behind me, come and cut off his head.” [Samarai pulls out a scimitar and waves it in the air.]

     

     

    Palestinian Friday Sermon by Sheik Ibrahim Mudeiris: Muslims Will Rule America and Britain, Jews Are a Virus Resembling AIDS

     

    Excerpt:

    The day will come when everything will be relieved of the Jews – even the stones and trees which were harmed by them. Listen to the Prophet Muhammad, who tells you about the evil end that awaits Jews. The stones and trees will want the Muslims to finish off every Jew.

     

     

    Palestinian Clerics on Jews, Pigs, Apes, and the Liberation of Al-Aqsa Mosque

     

    Excerpt:

    Al-Aqsa will be liberated in the path of the Prophet Muhammad, as he said: “The Jews will fight you and you will be imposed as rulers on them until the Jew hides behind stones or trees, and the stone or tree will say: Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him except for the Gharqad, which is a tree of the Jews.”

     

     

    Friday Sermon in Bahrain: Treachery Runs in the Jews’ Blood
    Excerpt:

    They [Jews] are behind all moral corruption and perverse thinking. In the Hadtih of the Prophet Muhammad, he said, “Judgment day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Muslims will kill the Jews, and then the Jews will hide behind stones or trees, and the stone or the tree will say: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him – except for the Gharqad, which is a tree of the Jews.”

     

     

    Friday Sermon On Egyptian TV by Sheikh Ahmad ‘Omar Hashem

     

    Excerpt:

    Our Prophet made us a true promise, “You will fight the Jews until the Jew hides behind a stone or a tree, but the stone or the tree will say: Oh servant of Allah, Oh Muslim, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.” When will this promise be, Oh Master of the Universe?

     

    Note that these preachers are not a fringe minority of extremists. Sheikh Ahmad ‘Omar Hashem is Al-Azhar University’s former President. Al-Azhar is Sunni Islam’s most prestigious institution for Sunni Islam. Sunnis do not dispute the rulings of its clerics.

    CSIS Asks Overwhelming Majority of ‘Ordinary’ Moderate Muslims for Help & Gets Snubbed

    August 27, 2008 at 1:09 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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    From The Globe and Mail: CSIS wants help from ordinary Muslims.

    Toronto’s senior spy has told a group of Muslims he is frightened of potential terrorist attacks on Canadians and wants their help to “de-demonize” Canada’s national-security agencies.

    […]

    Mr. Ellis said he found it unfortunate that attendance was small. Prior to the meeting, certain opinion-makers in the Muslim community had circulated e-mails suggesting it was best to give the meeting a pass, since no high-level political officials from Ottawa were there.

     

    Expected. That’s what their holy book tells them to do:

    Quran 5:51

    O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.

     

    Therefore there is no need for them to attend unless there is some benefit to it, such as propagating Islam.

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