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Muhammad: The First Islamic Radical

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Self-radicalization is a commonly used term in the media today that applies to extremist Muslims, who turn to violence in the name of Jihad or Islam. It is as if those Muslims, who were normal peaceful people in recent past, suddenly turn to a violent path all on their own without any appeal to any ideals or indoctrination from outside. Even if anything, the teachings of Islam, or the Islamic doctrine of Jihad, certainly has nothing to do with their so-called self-radicalization.

The fact of the matter is: the religion of Islam itself is an extremely radical and violent ideology, and its founder Prophet Muhammad himself was the first radical of Islam. And as per the Quranic injunction, Muhammad remains an ideal personality to be emulated (including his radicalism) by Muslims for all eternity.

 

Imran Firasat's New Movie 'Aisha & Muhammad: The Dramatic Life of a Little Child Married to the Prophet of Islam'

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Coming soon, the movie:

Aisha & Muhammad

The Dramatic Life of a Little Child Married to the Prophet of Islam


Although radical Islam, the puritanical form of the religion, today affects Muslim nations the most, it is also the biggest threat to the security and stability of almost all non-Islamic nations. Echoing this grave reality, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in a recent speech at the Bloomberg headquarters in London warned: “…there is not a region of the world not adversely affected by Islamism and the ideology is growingIt is de-stabilising communities and even nations. It is undermining the possibility of peaceful co-existence in an era of globalisation.

While the threat of Islamic violence and terrorism affecting global peace and security grips our mind most, yet women, particularly the Muslim women, are the worst victim of Islam. Touching on the issue, Blair said, “And quite apart from the actual loss of life [in radical Islamic violence], there is the loss of life opportunities for parts of the population mired in backward thinking and reactionary attitudes especially towards girls.

A look into the Afghan, Saudi, Iran and other Islamic societies give us a clear idea about the deprivations, sufferings and abuses women experience under Islam. Across the Muslim world, women face sexual assault and rape in disparate proportions. As concerns non-Muslim women, from Pakistan to Egypt, they regularly face rape, and abduction and forcible conversion to Islam and marriage to Muslim thugs. Nigeria today is struggling for months to free a few hundred mainly Christian school-girls abducted by the Boko Haram Islamic militants, the Christian girls among them forcibly converted to Islam, forced to marry their militant abductors or are being sold into slavery. This incident reverberates with Prophet Muhammad’s attack of the Banu Quraiza Jews, killing of their men and capture of their women, who had to serve as sex-slaves to Prophet Muhammad and his followers. He also sold some of them into slavery.

 

War for the Equality of Muslim Women – The Calling of Our Time

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Every human person has the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. The equality of women and men, irrespective of race or religion, to live in democracy and freedom, is the very essence of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

Denying equal rights and opportunity to women, the Mothers of the Mankind, is the worst perversion of humanity and justice.

Yet, throughout the 57 Muslim nations, millions of women are being brutalized and subjugated, their humanity robbed. Non-Muslims living in those countries are often relegated to second class citizens, denied of their freedom and right to worship their own religion, or live their lives in equality with Muslims. One hundred thousand Christians are murdered in the Muslim world every year.

 

To My Fellow Muslims with Love: Revealing Real Muhammad and Islam, Part 6A – ‘Zakat’ the 4th Pillar of Islam – the Origin

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My dear fellow Muslim brethren! I was writing a series of articles on the five pillars of Islam last year. Then I intentionally stopped it ahead of continuing on the fourth pillar, namely ‘Zakat’, because I wanted to do it in the ‘holy’ month of Ramadan, on which we Muslims spend whole heartedly on charity. We spend more on Zakat and Sadaqa in the month of Ramadan because, according to our prophet, we get 700 times more reward if we spend in charity in the holy month of Ramadan. In my previous articles of this series, we have learnt what holy the month of Ramadan is all about. We Muslims feel proud of our sense of being charitable as compared to other communities, thanks to paying Zakat as a religious duty. Non-Muslims also appreciate our being charitable in paying Zakat.

But what ‘Zakat’ is all about? We have seen in my previous articles how our holy prophet had copied Islamic prayers and fasting from other religious communities. Was the Zakat charity also copied from other religious communities? Let us ponder over the facts about the origin of the practice of Zakat.

 

Spanish Supreme Court Gives Final Approval to Deport Pakistani ex-Muslim and Critic of Islam, Imran Firasat

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[Below is an article by Soeren Kern on the approval of the expulsion of Imran Firasat by the Spanish Supreme Court, the final verdict on his deportation, most likely, to Pakistan. Imran also informs us that coinciding with the timing of Supreme Court verdict, the Spanish government also decided to reject his separate appeal against attempt of the police to deport him a few months ago. -- MA Khan]


Spain to Deport Pakistani Refugee for Criticizing Islam

The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that a political refugee should be deported because his criticism of Islam poses "a danger to the security of Spain."

The May 30 ruling, which upholds an earlier decision by a lower court to revoke the refugee status of a Pakistani ex-Muslim named Imran Firasat, showcases how the fear of Muslim rage continues to threaten the exercise of free speech in Europe.

Firasat obtained political asylum in Spain in October 2006 because of death threats against him in both Pakistan and Indonesia for leaving the Islamic faith and marrying a non-Muslim.

 


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