Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Islam: Sharia

Islam is a political system, a culture and a religion. The political system has a legal code call Sharia law.

When most people think about Islam and danger to our civilization, they think of jihad. But there is something that is far more dangerous than jihad--Sharia law---Islamic law. But Sharia is not law in the sense that we think of it.

Sharia not only covers the normal legal things that you might think of - contracts, wills, criminal law, how people are to be punished - but it also includes rules on how to run a family, have sex, worship, pray, say hello and other ideas that we would call religious and cultural. This is because Sharia law is based upon the Koran and the Sunna. The Sunna is found in the Sira (Mohammed's biography) and the Hadith (his Traditions). Sharia law is a compilation of the directives found in the Sunna and the Koran.

Sharia law is an attempt to conform all societies into a society that duplicates Arabia in the days of Mohammed. Sharia law can be seen as a "paper Mohammed" devoted to forcing every person to be like an Arab of Medina in 632 AD. Therefore, it goes into all the details of human life that Mohammed dictated and includes the regulation of sex, food, worship, travel and all legal details. Since Mohammed set rules for the smallest detail of life, so does Sharia.

Why is Sharia more dangerous than jihad?

What most people mean by jihad is the jihad of the sword: violence. We can use police and military to protect ourselves against violence, but there is a ‘soft’ jihad that comes from money, the pen and the tongue. The ‘soft’ jihad is devoted to us allowing Sharia law to function in our society. Muslims want Sharia law, because only under Sharia law can Muslims practice pure Islam.

Sharia dictates the form of government and its laws. Real Islam cannot be practiced in America today, because we have a Constitution. But our Constitution is ignorant, man-made garbage according to Sharia law. The work that Jefferson, Adams, Benjamin Franklin and all of the other Founding Fathers established is an offense to Islam. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are pure ignorance, because they violate Sharia law and Islam. Why?

Because, according to Islam and Sharia law, Benjamin Franklin and all the other people who put together our Constitution had no knowledge of any sort of all. How could they? Because, according to Islam and Sharia law, the only real knowledge comes from the Koran and the Sunnah. There's no actual knowledge outside of those three books – the Koran, Sira, and Hadith. Therefore, only laws that are based upon the Koran, Sira and Hadith can be true or real, because man-made laws, our Constitution, all of our legal theory---they're nothing. They're all a part of Jahiliya - ignorance.

Our legal system is based upon two principles-the Golden Rule and critical thought. The Golden Rule is a unitary ethical system-all people are to be treated the same. When we say, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” we mean ALL others, without regard to sex, race, or age. It is unitary, because there is one rule---one basis of ethics.

Islam is based, instead, on dualistic ethics---there is one set of rules for Muslims, and another set of rules for kafirs. In the same way, there is one set of laws for men, and another set of laws for women.

Islam is not based upon critical thought, but on authoritative thought. Truth is found by looking it up in the only authoritative texts - Koran, Sira and Hadith. This means that Sharia cannot change, since the foundational texts cannot change. Sharia does not adapt. We must adapt to Sharia.

The other basis of Islamic thought, ethics and legal code is submission---all kafirs and their institutions must submit to Islamic law. We used to have submissive laws in this country, since slavery is based upon one race submitting to another. But that violates the unitary ethics of the Golden Rule, so we ended slavery.

Islam sneers at our Constitution, because it violates all of Sharia law. Therefore, as Islam comes to America, Sharia law must be triumphant.

Enough about theory; let's take some of our freedoms and see how they violate Islamic law. Pretend that you just woke up this morning and it is a Sharia world. What is changed?

If you said that Mohammed made his living by taking other people's money, you would go to jail. There is no freedom of speech in Islam. To contradict Islam violates Sharia law. This is because Mohammed would not tolerate being told he was wrong. When he conquered Mecca, after he prayed, he issued death warrants against those intellectuals and artists who had disagreed with him. Since Sharia is a paper Mohammed, it dictates death to those who disagree with Mohammed.

Freedom of the press is like freedom of speech. Sharia law must control the media and all artistic expression. We saw this in the Danish Mohammed cartoons. The cartoons made fun of Islamic violence. When Muslims saw them, they turned violent and burned cities and killed people. The violence induced fear and all of the kafir newspapers submitted to Islam and dropped their freedom of the press. Sharia law prevailed over our Constitution.

Sharia law forbids any and all artistic expression that is offensive to Islam. This means that movies, TV, the net and all art must conform to Islam in a Sharia world.

Equality of the sexes is part of our laws, but Sharia is very clear that women and men are treated differently under the law, since in more than 95% of the references to women in the Koran, Sira and Hadith, the woman is subjugated to the man. Under Sharia, women must submit to men.

4:34 Allah has made men superior to women because men spend their wealth to support them. Therefore, virtuous women are obedient, and they are to guard their unseen parts as Allah has guarded them. As for rebellious women, admonish them first, and then send them to a separate bed, and then beat them.

So the Koran says that women can be beaten. Muhammad struck his wife, and said that no one should ever ask a man why he beats his wife. So Sharia lays out exactly how a wife is to be beaten---what precedes the beating, and where and how she is to be struck.

The submission of women does not stop with their beating. In Sharia law, a woman's testimony in court is worth half that of a man's testimony. Women receive half as much as a man in an inheritance. Men have full right of divorce, but not women. Sharia goes on and on about how to subjugate women.

Women are completed subjugated inside of Sharia law. Why should we tolerate the Sharia's subjugation of women?

In America, all categories of people can carry weapons, but under Sharia law, kafirs are forbidden to carry weapons; only Muslims may be armed. This illustrates both dualism and subjugation. Dualism separates the kafir from the Muslim. Submission means that the kafir must be in a weaker position.

Under Sharia law, an apostate (one who leaves Islam) can be killed. Apostasy is the worst crime in Sharia. So much for ‘freedom of religion.’ Under Sharia law, no one can proselytize Muslims, but Muslims can proselytize everybody. The principle of submission is very clear here.

In every case there is dualism and subjugation. Dualism, because there are always two sets of laws; and subjugation, because the separated class called kafirs, as well as women and apostates, must submit to Islam.

Our freedoms will have to go, because they are offensive to Allah. Mohammed never allowed Freedom of thought, freedom of speech, freedom of religion or freedom of the press; and Sharia does not allow those freedoms.

Our Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and bill of rights, are the result of critical thinking based upon the Golden Rule, which is foreign to Sharia law. Sharia law is based upon one principle authority - the Trilogy of the Koran, the Sira and Hadith. The only true form of government and laws is Sharia. All of our civilization is jahiliyah (ignorance).

Now, the way it starts is this: Muslims say, ‘Our Sharia is so precious to us, and our laws are so beautiful to us, that we want to be governed by our laws. Now we, of course, are here today to follow your laws. But in matters of family---because family in Islam is a very special thing---we believe that only the laws of Allah can rule our families. So let us use our religion and govern our own families in matters such as wills, estates, divorce, domestic abuse, adoption - all of these things which are none of your business---the way we run our community---because we are separate from you. We want our own special laws to govern the special people, the best of people.’

Now, this seems innocent enough to dhimmis, to politicians, and to professors who know nothing of Islam. In the process of welcoming it, we are submitting to it, since Islam wants to do things its way. And what does it matter to us how a Muslim writes a will? On the surface, it seems like a small thing, and nothing to worry about. In England, for instance, there are many Sharia courts set up to rule over Muslims. England has entered into legal dualism and has given up sovereignty.

You might say that Sharia is the longest ‘wedge’ in the world, and the thin end of is in place in England---but it is also already in place in America. That’s right. Sharia law is even being implemented here in America.

In America, in cities where Muslims congregate to create their own separate empires, Sharia law is already in place.

In certain areas of America today, a Muslim woman does not call the police if she is beaten, because the Muslim community will turn against her. A Muslim husband can beat his wife by Sharia law. The Islamic community enforces Sharia in the areas it controls. This is implementation of Sharia law in America.

Factories that employ many Muslims find that they must obey Sharia law, and set aside prayer rooms and allow time off. So, Sharia law has started in America. It starts with prayer, but it does not end with prayer. In time, there will be no kafir supervisors in the company, because Sharia does not allow a Muslim to be subordinate in any way. It might take a few centuries (or less), but one day in our ‘kafir’ civilization, when Sharia law is in force 100%, the days of a kafir boss over a Muslim will not even be a memory. This is the nature of Sharia law.

Added to the long list of Sharia horrors is the dhimmi. The Sharia lays out all of the rules for the dhimmis-how they are to be taxed, regulated, subjugated and humiliated. Of course, Sharia calls non-Muslims kafirs---the people that Allah and Mohammed hated.

Our symbol of justice, Lady Justice, is a blindfolded woman holding scales in her hands. She is an allegorical personification of the moral force in judicial systems. She is blindfolded in order to indicate that justice is impartial and should be meted out objectively, regardless of identity, money, power, or weakness. She symbolizes the neutrality of the dispensing of justice. Now, we may not always succeed in that, but that is the ideal. But in Islam, justice is not impartial or neutral. The first thing justice wants to know in Sharia is: Is the person a kafir, a dhimmi, a woman, a man, or a slave---because justice for all these people - man, woman, dhimmi, kafir, or slave, is different. The civil penalties are different. Different fines are levied. Criminal codes are different. If a Muslim kills a kafir, then he is not subject to the same penalty as if he killed a Muslim.

Now, since all of Sharia law is built upon submission and duality, that means that the entire purpose of Sharia law is subjugation. Why should we tolerate any aspect of it?

Why should we allow any part of Sharia law, including Sharia finance, to exist in our civilization? All of Sharia is permeated by subjugation and duality. Every single law inside of Sharia, in some way, is about subjugation and duality. We should have zero tolerance for Sharia law, because every element of it violates every one of our principles regarding how to act as a human being.

We should not tolerate anything about Sharia law. Halal food---who cares? Footbaths in the bathrooms in America to comply with Sharia law? We don't want to implement anything about Sharia law, because every single aspect of it is an affront to our whole way of being. Sharia is designed to annihilate the host culture! Why should we allow any part of a barbaric legal system to exist here?

Sharia law, in every way, is against everything that our civilization is based upon, in terms of law and legality, how we treat a fellow human being, and the definition of justice. Sharia law destroys all of these things.

So, we must learn what Sharia law is. We must resist it at every level. We should detest Sharia law because it is inhuman. It is not a sacred law; it is oppression, duality and subjugation. We must oppose it at every turn.

The above text is taken from the website Political Islam.

Also see this video HERE.


thekingpin68 said...

'The submission of women does not stop with their beating. In Sharia law, a woman's testimony in court is worth half that of a man's testimony. Women receive half as much as a man in an inheritance. Men have full right of divorce, but not women. Sharia goes on and on about how to subjugate women.

Women are completed subjugated inside of Sharia law. Why should we tolerate the Sharia's subjugation of women?'


thekingpin68 said...

'A Muslim husband can beat his wife by Sharia law. The Islamic community enforces Sharia in the areas it controls. This is implementation of Sharia law in America.'


satire and theology said...

buried alive

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'A manual of Islamic law certified by Al-Azhar as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy says that "retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right." However, "not subject to retaliation" is "a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring's offspring." ('Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2).

In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law.'

Hardly Biblical.

Jeff said...



Most definitely. Hard to believe that, in our PC culture, this would be tolerated.


Yes. More like authoritarian dictatorship or Communism than like democracy.

Jeff said...

satire and theology,

Thanks for those helpful links, Russ.

'A manual of Islamic law certified by Al-Azhar as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy says that "retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right." However, "not subject to retaliation" is "a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring's offspring." ('Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2).

Thank you; that it helpful and educational.

Hardly Biblical.

Indeed, and also very disturbing.

thekingpin68 said...

Thanks for helpful comments so far today, sir.


Jeff said...

You're welcome, Russ!

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If you mistake Muhammad for a black man you should be killed:

Ahmad ibn Abi Sulayman, the companion of Sahnun, said, "Anyone who says that the Prophet was black should be killed." (Muhammad Messenger of Allah (Ash-Shifa of Qadi 'Iyad), Qadi 'Iyad Musa al-Yahsubi, translated by Aisha Abdarrahman Bewley [Madinah Press, Inverness, Scotland, U.K. 1991; third reprint, paperback], p. 375)

Black people are “raisin heads:”

Bukhari Volume 9, Book 89, Number 256: Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah’s Apostle said, “You should listen to and obey, your ruler even if he was an Ethiopian (black) slave whose head looks like a raisin.”

A black woman is symbolic of a disease epidemic in a dream:

Bukhari Volume 9, Book 87, Number 163: Narrated Salim's father The Prophet said, "I saw (in a dream) a black woman with unkempt hair going out of Medina and settling in Mahai'a. I interpreted that as (a symbol of) epidemic of Medina being transferred to Mahai'a, namely, Al-Juhfa."

thekingpin68 said...

With Stat Counter I have recently started to (name) tag my deduced IP addresses (I do not actually know any of them for sure other than mine and my Mom's).

I have deduced them from when I started with the program but recently started to name the IP addresses. You have 7 different ones I have tagged, and that is on both blogs/each.

Jeff said...

Interesting, Russ. 7 different ones.

I guess I get around more than I thought!

Rajaie Melattur said...

when you dont know the thing what they tell, better keep quit. i have enough knowledge about shariah and jihad, the women in islam and their right. But never i see like this what you say. Dont pick it up from any instance and say that it is ur thought and theology. All are rubbish, but instead i find the muslim women are secure and they have equal freedom. For the comments, see u say that she doesnt have the right to parten from her husband. This shows that you just cut and paste what 'they' told but never studied anything. she has rights in shariath. atleast be truthful.

can u show a women like her in islam who is so happy in the life.

reality is different.

Rajaie Melattur

Jeff said...

Rajaie Melattur,

Muslim women are happy? Secure? Equal Freedom? Many would disagree with you. Amina and Sarah Said would disagree with you. Aqsa Parvez would disagree with you. Little girls who had to endure female genital mutilation were not happy to go through that, shown by their crying.

Social Democratic Women’s Minister Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek would disagree with you, because she said: "I consider the burka a sign of the submission of women."

Let's see, does this sound like they are happy and content?: "From Pakistan and Afghanistan through Iran, the Middle East, and all the way to Morocco"..."this entire part of the world [is full of] defeated and dejected men, whose only way to gain some sort of victory is by beating their women to death." Oh, wait, here's an example of happiness: "A Canadian man of Pakistani origin was accused of killing his daughter last year in relation to her reluctance to wear a Muslim head scarf." Yep, it sure sounds like those Muslim women are happy to me. But you know, we should try to put Muslims in a positive light. Oh, wait, here's someone who publicly worked hard to put Muslims in a positive light on his TV show: "New York man Muzzammil Hassan founded pro-Islam station Bridges TV five years ago to combat the negative public image of Muslims. He is currently under arrest for beheading his wife." Is there violence outside of Islam? Of course. But Reason Magazine notes that "In many Muslim cultures, such violence and abuse are accepted and legalized."

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Let's hear from what some Muslim women who left Islam have to say. Here's one: “It deprived me of the things that made life worth living: hanging with friends, going to parties, girls during the teenage years. This misery caused me to examine Islam and I found that Islam was violent, intolerant and a plague on mankind.” From the same site: “Islam has shown me judgment, fear and guilt. No rights as A woman and a coldness... It did not offer the answers I sought...” Here's another: “Martial rape, being controlled. Not able to think on your own. Misogyny. hijab. Also more importantly I have a five year old son and I do not want him thinking that everyone who is not a Muslim is a 'Kuffar' and should be hated and killed.” – Vivian. Here's yet another: “Their teachings goes against many human rights.” – Elixx. This one is from a man: “The main reasons I left Islam are because I found out that it allows wife beating, sex with prisoners of war and sex with children and I cannot accept a prophet who allows this. Other reasons include the intolerance of other religions, an imperialistic foreign policy and the belief that all non-Muslims are going to hell.” – Ben Rukhsana, Britain. Another person said: “Islam is based on barbarism, male chauvinism, racism [in favor of Arabs], censorship, lack of freedom of thought and terrorism.” – Hale, USA. Still another said: “It's oppressive, restrictive, anti-humanism, stagnant, anti-progress, anti-joy, anti-women, and very violent and discriminatory in practice.” – Ampbreia, USA. Asif Raza says, "I feel so sorry for these Muslim women who are forced into this Purdah. Deep down inside they hate it, and they know it is wrong. But they are blamed and made to feel ashamed if they ever try to take off the “Hijab.” ... "Muslim communities ridicule and make fun of divorced women. You are more well liked if you 'put up and shut up' with your abusive husband. Women who break free are considered 'trouble makers' and indecent in this backward community of Muslims." ... "So they have no choice but to stay in a terrible marriage."

Here's another one: "I could not remain a Muslim because Islam hates women. I think I always knew this, but as I got older that knowledge became more acute, Islam wants women to cover themselves, to stay indoors, to obey men, however stupid those men are. Islam says that women are inferior in every way. Islam distorted my father's feelings. He did not want us, his own daughters, to be happy or fulfilled. He only wanted us to be good Muslims and for daughters this means to be suffering Muslims. What sort of religion forces fathers to make their daughters suffer? What sort of father thinks that his daughter's hair is shameful? What sort of father tells her she cannot sing and dance when she is happy? A Muslim father."

The following Hadith, from Sahih Al Bukhari, 301:1, says that women are less intelligent than men, and that it takes the witness of two women to equal one man, and that most of those in Hell will be women:
"Once Allah's Apostle said to a group of women. 'Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women).'...I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you.' The women asked, 'O Allah´s Apostle! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?' He said, 'Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?' (Surah 2:282). They applied in the affirmative. He said, 'This is the deficiency in your intelligence. Isn't it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?'"

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"Are Saudi women actually deprived [of their rights]? [They] are forbidden to drive, forbidden to travel without permission, forbidden to stay alone at a hotel without permission, forbidden to name their own children without [a man's] consent... forbidden to take out a passport without permission... forbidden to leave their homes without permission... forbidden to take a job without permission... forbidden to change the color of their abayas, forbidden to go to school or to the university without permission... forbidden to purchase shares or to open to a [bank] account in their children's name without permission.

"[A woman] is not allowed to expose her face in some cities of the kingdom... [She] is not allowed to marry without permission... not allowed to stay married if [one of] her male relatives decides that her husband's [tribal] lineage is inferior to hers... not allowed to sue for divorce without apologizing and paying a fine, not allowed to keep her children after the divorce, unless she gets permission... not allowed to hold a senior position in the private or public sectors, not allowed to vote or run for office... not allowed to travel alone with a chauffeur... not allowed to annoy her husband, and finally, a woman's voice is considered [a form of] defilement, and she is forbidden to speak in public, so that her affairs will remain shrouded in secrecy."

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Ex Muslim women leaving Islam

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Shari'a Law in action:

IRAN — Authorities Arrest Two Christians at Christmas Gathering

On Dec. 17, security police and undercover officers attacked a Christmas gathering of more than 70 newly converted Christians in the city of Karaj, Iran, according to Farsi Christian News.

Officers photographed and videotaped the believers and also confiscated Bibles, Christian books and a computer. Christians were told they must be available during the period leading up to formal and legal interrogations and that they must appear before prosecutors when ordered. Two of the leaders of the group, Kambiz Saghaee and Ali Keshvar-Doost, were arrested.

At last report, Saghaee and Keshvar-Doost remained in detention at an undisclosed location, and their families had neither been able to contact them nor received confirmation from police of their whereabouts.

Jeff said...

News from the "religion of peace:"

Police: Suicide bombing kills 75 in NW Pakistan
By RIAZ KHAN and ASIF SHAHZAD Associated Press Writers The Associated Press
Friday, January 1, 2010 1:43 PM EST

"PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed vehicle in a crowd of people watching a volleyball tournament Friday in northwest Pakistan, killing 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two months.

The attack in Lakki Marwat city appeared to be retaliation against residents who formed militias to drive militants out of the area and a meeting of anti-Taliban leaders being held nearby may have been the actual target, police said.

The blast underscores the difficulty Pakistan has had in stopping militants whose reach extends far beyond Pakistan's lawless tribal belt and who appear increasingly willing to strike civilians as well as security forces.

The attack was not far from South Waziristan, where the army is waging an offensive against the Pakistani Taliban. That operation has provoked apparent reprisal attacks that have killed more than 500 people since October.

No group claimed responsibility for Friday's blast, but that is not uncommon when large numbers of civilians are killed.

"The locality has been a hub of militants. Locals set up a militia and expelled the militants from this area. This attack seems to be reaction to their expulsion," local police chief Ayub Khan told reporters.

Khan said an anti-Taliban meeting of local tribal elders in a mosque close to the field where the tournament was being held was the real target of the attack, but the driver failed to reach it.

The bomber set off some 550 pounds (250 kilograms) of high-intensity explosives loaded in the car at the field, which lies in a congested neighborhood, Khan said.

He said 75 people were confirmed dead. Another 60 wounded were receiving treatment, with 13 of them in critical condition.

Police official Tajammal Shah said eight children, six paramilitary troops and two police were among the dead.

Omar Gull, 35, a paramilitary soldier who was wounded, told an AP photographer at a nearby hospital that the attacker drove the vehicle recklessly into the crowd."

Jeff said...

Yet another example of Islam:

INDONESIA — Militant Muslims Destroy Church Building

On Dec. 17, a mob of nearly 1,000 Muslims attacked a church building under construction in Bekasi Regency, near Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, according to VOM Canada.

At midnight, Muslims arrived on bikes and on foot at the Church of Saint Albert. They stormed into the building, carrying banners and tanks of kerosene. One witness reported hearing them shout, "Destroy! Destroy it! Replace the church with mosque!" Muslims damaged bricks, broke lights, uprooted newly planted trees and set the building on fire.

Jeff said...

The Myth: Muhammad Lived at Peace with the Jews

The Truth:

Part 1: The Banu Qaynuqa

Part 2: The Banu Nadir

Part 3: The Banu Qurayza

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England Anti Jihad: No Sharia Here

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Creeping Sharia

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Islamization Watch

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Islam Monitor

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Kitman TV

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Women Against Shariah

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Muslim chaplain asserts homosexuality is “punishable by death”

Vanderbilt Islamic Professor Reveals Truth About Islam

Vanderbilt's Youth for Western Civilization president questions Professor Awadh A. Binhazim at Vanderbilt's "Common Ground" event about Muslims in the military on January 25, 2010. Dr. Binhazim says Islamic law calls for homosexuality to be punished by death.

Awadh Binhazim, a Vanderbilt University Muslim chaplain, is listed on the Vanderbilt website as “Adjunct Professor of Islam at the Divinity School” and is described by Vanderbilt University officials as “the university’s Muslim chaplain.”

Jeff said...

Eyewitness to a Stoning (Warning: Graphic)

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In an article called Sharia Law's brutal punishments, in Iraq, a group of men, cursing, broke into a house and dragged out a Kurdish 17-year-old girl. They tied her hands behind her back and buried her up to her chest to stone her to death. The instructions for a stoning are very specific: the rocks must not be so small as not to cause damage, but not so big as to kill too quickly. The men found the most jagged rocks they could. The young girl's agony lasted for 30 minutes. Her crime was being away from home for the night with her Muslim boyfriend. The non-Muslim girl was a Yezedi, and some other Muslims mistakenly thought she had been murdered by her family for converting to Islam to please her boyfriend, so those other Muslims went out and massacred 23 Yezedis for revenge. In the reader comments for this story, a Muslim wrote, concerning the article, "Allah's mercy be praised!!!"

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Algeria: 6 sentenced to prison for ‘disrespecting’ Ramadan

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Egypt: Death Fatwa against priest who wanted to open a prayer hall

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President Obama Gives Ramadan Message

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US President Barack Obama Middle East speech in Cairo. Full length

Part 1 of 6

Part 2 of 6

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Part 6 of 6

Jeff said...

Last year, Obama ignored the National Day of Prayer, cancelling it (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/05/obama-cancels-national-prayer-day-service.html), and he downplayed the Whitehouse Seder dinner for the Jewish Passover, limiting invitees and scaling back the Chanukah party, giving the excuse of a limited budget. It appears that Obama’s Passover event was dominated by Capers Funnye, Michelle Obama’s first cousin, and a Black Hebrew rabbi in Chicago. While Black Hebrews would like to be considered part of the mainstream Jewish community, their beliefs and practices are a bit more heterodox than any of the non-orthodox Jewish denominations. Back in April, Binyamin Netanyahu canceled his plans to attend the AIPAC summit, after it became clear that US President Barack Obama would not meet him during the conference.

Obama even had planned a non-religious Christmas at the White House (http://www.foxnewsradio.com/2009/12/07/obama-wanted-non-religious-christmas/#axzz0Z0y3jUoo), according to Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, saying that the Obamas did not intend on putting the Nativity scene on display. The account was reported in the Fashion and Style section of The New York Times. Finally, though, tradition won out. But Obama does not celebrate Christmas or give Christmas gifts or birthday presents to his children. (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0708/12035.html) This should not be a surprise, as Muslims do not celebrate Christmas or birthdays.

Jesus Nearly Banned at White House Inn - http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2009/12/07/eric-metaxas-white-house-creche-jesus-christmas/

Last year, Obama hosted a a White House dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, stating, “Islam, as we know, is part of America.” In contrast to the token Passover event at the White House, in which the invitations were limited, the Ramadan dinner, held in the State Dining Room, brought together members of Congress, Cabinet members, diplomatic officials and community leaders from a spectrum of countries and religions. Representatives of Saudi Arabia, Israel, France, Germany and the Palestine Liberation Organization dined on dates, a traditional feature at the Iftar dinner, as well as salad with spiced almonds and chicken with a potato and leek puree. Seated next to Obama was Bilquis Abdul-Qaadir, a devout Muslim who was wearing a traditional hijab. Obama said Abdul-Qaadir is “an inspiration not simply to Muslim girls, she’s an inspiration to all of us.”

Does Obama's "Five Pillars of Education" (http://www.doe.state.la.us/lde/uploads/13686.pdf) make anyone think of the Five Pillars of Islam?

Obama said that the call to [Muslim] prayer “is one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

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Pakistani Christian sentenced to life in prison on blasphemy charges

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Pakistan: Muslims torture Christian on false blasphemy charges

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Christian sentenced to life in prison for blaspheming Islam

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Pakistan: Human rights activist jailed on blasphemy charge for objecting to the destruction of a church

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In Turkey just recently, a father and grandfather repeatedly beat Medine Memi, a sixteen-year-old girl, for the crime of talking (allegedly) to boys. The police weren’t interested. The beatings were eventually deemed insufficient punishment for Medine for the temerity of having her own human agency, so the father and grandfather killed her by burying her while she was “alive and fully conscious.”

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One Woman's Life under Islamic Law

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Persecution of Christians in the Middle East

In the daily drumbeat of Mideast news, there is one story of historic proportion that is nearly unreported: the growing persecution and systematic destruction in the Islamic world of some of the world’s oldest Christian communities.

We hear when a Catholic bishop is murdered in Iraq, when machete-armed fanatics attack Egyptian Copt worshipers, or when churches are torched in Hamas-controlled Gaza. But what about the jailing in Saudi Arabia of foreign workers for holding forbidden Christian prayers? Or the arrest in Pakistan of a Christian man for marrying a Muslim woman? Or the continuing Islamic educational system that teaches the young that Christians (as well as Jews) are “the descendants of apes and pigs”?

The pattern is nearly the same wherever extremist Islam holds sway. From Bangladesh to Darfur, Christians have become regular targets for Islamic thugs and the governments that back them. Just this month, a Pakistani court upheld the kidnapping, conversion and “marriage” to older Moslem men of two Christian sisters, aged 10 and 13.

Yet even in lands that are not under orthodox Sharia law, Christian communities feel the pressure of persecution. In constitutionally secular Turkey, a legally recognized Protestant church in the capital of Ankara is under threat of closure by local Islamist police.

Many Christians in Islamic lands have become subject to such terror that they are fleeing the homelands their ancestors have known almost since the time of Jesus. Iraq’s Christian sects now feel forced to pray in secret. Others simply leave. Although they comprise less than four percent of Iraq’s population, Iraqi Christians now account for 40 per cent of its refugees.

Lebanon’s once politically powerful Christian community has already shrunken almost beyond recognition. Thirty years ago, Lebanon was 60% Christian; today it is barely 25%. The growing political power of Iran-backed Hezbollah is encouraging further departures.

Even in the Holy Land, where Jesus walked, there is an increasing Christian exodus from both the West Bank and Gaza. Part of it surely stems from the continuing Palestinian- Israeli conflict. But much of it results from a growing Islamic campaign to force Christians to sell their property and leave. Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, was once 90% Christian. Today it has a 65% Moslem majority.


Jeff said...


The only place in the Mideast where Christian communities continue to grow is in the Jewish State of Israel. Israel’s tolerance is logical. What people of faith knows the dangers of religious persecution better than the people of Israel especially those whose families originated in the Islamic world? Between 1948 and 1956 more than 850,000 Jews were forced to flee the Arab lands where their families had lived for centuries.

Most found new homes in Israel; others settled in Western Europe and the Americas. Today there are almost no Jews in the Arab world. In Egypt, where 180,000 Jews once lived, there are fewer than 80. In Iraq, where Jews once comprised a third of Baghdad, there are possibly ten left. In Libya, there are none.

For much of Islamic history there was relative tolerance of both Jews and Christians. Though never treated as equals to Moslems, they were accepted as Dhimmi protected minorities. Today there seems to be a dangerous tendency in many Muslim nations to neither respect nor try to preserve the historic sanctity of these once sheltered cultures and faiths.

When Afghan fanatics destroyed two ancient statues of Buddha, the world was shocked. But the world should not forgot that between 1948 and 1967, when Islamic forces controlled the Holy City of Jerusalem, there was a systematic campaign to erase the historic Jewish presence. Synagogues were destroyed and ancient Jewish gravestones carted away. Even today, the Palestinian Authority not only denies Israel’s right to consider itself a Jewish state, but denies the historic Jewish connection to Jerusalem. It is an empty effort to enhance the Palestinian political narrative at the expense of others’ hard earned history.

If there is a hope of true peace in the Middle East, extremist Islam must reform its view of others. It cannot go on teaching that non-Islamic history in the Middle East is “fiction.”

There is a sacred opportunity now to take up the call for the Islamic world’s hard-pressed and ever shrinking Christian communities. All people of commitment and tolerance – Christian, Jew, and Moslem – should speak out loudly and forcefully so that the Islamic world’s Christians do not suffer the same fate as its now all but non-existent Jewish communities.

Jeff said...

Sharia Law for Non-Muslims - Chapter 1

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Only 14, Bangladeshi girl charged with adultery was lashed to death