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 growing… It 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.
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.
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.
[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.
Recently a Christian father in Egypt was murdered in broad daylight on the street in front of his son by the followers of the ‘religion of peace’. The killing itself didn’t become big news for the world community, as if it is the right of Muslims to oppress and kill non-Muslims in Muslim-majority countries. However, the incident became a news only after the Muslim barbarians did the unimaginable: They dug out the corpse of the murdered Christian father from his grave, dragged it through the streets, and mutilated it.
This incident will certainly be shocking to non-Muslims. It will also be shocking to most of the ignorant Muslims, who bang their heads five times a day, without ever knowing much about their ‘religion’. But had they known Islam, the ‘Religion of peace’, well enough, this incident would not have been shocking or unusual to them. It is indeed a Sunnah, the holy tradition of Prophet Muhammad, left to his followers to emulate for the eternity to come. There are many incidents during the prophet’s time recorded in Sahih Hadiths, wherein Muslims dug out the corpse of non-Muslims from graves as a vengeance or for looting.
Supporters and friends of known Islamic terrorists are treated with respect with Spain and the Spanish judiciary does their bidding. Yet those, who criticize the terrorists and their Islamic ideology, are prosecuted.
Welcome to Spain, the 21st century Al-Andalus.
A bizarre story last week got my attention: California Governor candidate Tim Donnelly (R) accused rival Neel Kashkari (R) of being soft on Sharia because Kashkari spoke at an Islamic banking conference in 2008. Congressman Darrell Issa (R) came to Kashkari’s defense and shot back, “There is no place in any public discussion for this type of hateful and ignorant garbage.” That statement was over the top, and it indicates that “Sharia” is now such a toxic (or sensitive) word that politicians, both Democratic and Republican, are really nervous about its political implications. Sharia has become the new “N-word.”
Of course the present Democratic administration has gone to great lengths to avoid discussing the ideology of Islam – to the point that Islam and Sharia Law are virtually eliminated from the government lexicon. During the presidency of Barack Obama, many political conservatives have pined for the time when the government will be back in the hands of Republicans – who, they believe, will come down hard on the “creeping Sharia” they see slowly infiltrating our nation. Perhaps now is a good time to see if that hope is even realistic.
“Not only are they ignorant of themselves, they cannot avoid falling into a ditch or stumbling over a rock in the path (perhaps they are bleary-eyed from studying or just absent-minded); yet they claim to know about abstract ideas, universals, separate forms, primary matter, quiddities, and different modes of being – objects so phantasmal I doubt Lynceus himself could make them out.” -- Erasmus, In Praise of Folly (Folly, 56)
"The Peace Process" fell back into coma before coming out of it. No one except Obama and Kerry, of course, expected a different outcome – a miracle of sort.
Nigeria has been the worst victim of Islamic terrorism for many years now with its Christian population suffering horrible death and devastations at the hands of Boko Haram Islamic Jihadis, the Nigerian version of Al-Qaeda. Thousands of innocent Christians – from school students to Church attendees to common villagers – have been killed or burned alive by the Boko Haram Jihadis in the past few years. A staggering 1,500 people were killed in the first 3 months of 2014 in Boko Haram violence. Sufferings of the totally innocent Christians at hands Boko Haram Jihadis have been such that the Christians of Nigeria—as I think—have only one way out of it, which is: Partition of the country like the 1947 India-Pakistan, but with a complete separation of the Muslim and Christian populations.
As of latest, a new dimension has been added to the sufferings of Nigerian Christians at hands of Boko Haram Jihadis. On 14 April 2014, Boko Haram militants attacked a secondary school and abducted 276 young girls. In another incident, 8 girls were abducted from a village on May 6, while 12 persons were hacked to death in a separate incident on May 5.
The latest in this abduction saga is the release of an hour-long video by Boko Haram commander Abubakar Shekau, in which he claims responsibility for the abductions and threatens to continue the same. About the abducted girls, he said:
“I abducted your girls... They are slaves and I will sell them because I have the market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell them. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. I will sell.”
He also said that he abducted the girls because they dared to accept sinful western education defying the dictates of Islam and the Sharia.
He added: “the abducted Christian girls have been converted to Islam” and that “they will remain as slave with us.”
Those, who study the Islamic scriptures with open mind, would never fail to call to question the mental caliber of educated Muslims, particularly of Islamic scholars, as to how they could accept the extreme level of lunacy of their scriptures? Do they really accept such absurdities or are simply ignorant of their scriptures? Here is one such lunacy that I recently came across from the hadiths.
EXPIATION FOR 7 DAYS’ SINS IS DAILY FIVE PRAYERS FOR ONE WEEK
A few hadiths state that sins commuted by a Muslim in one week can be expiated by his offering of five prayers a day from Friday to Friday:
- Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Five prayers and from one Friday prayer to (the next) Friday prayer is an expiation (of the sins committed in between their intervals) if major sins are not committed. (Sahih Muslim/ Book 2/ Hadith 448)
- Abu Huraira reported that the Messenger of Allah (way peace be upon him) said: Five prayers and one Friday prayer to (the next) Friday prayer are expiatious (for the sins committed in the intervals) between them. (Sahih Muslim/ Book 2/ Hadith 449)
EXPIATION OF 10 DAYS’ (7 DAYS + BONUS 3 DAYS) SINS FOR DAILY FIVE PRAYERS FOR 1 WEEK
Quoting from the great WWII statesman Winston Churchill’s literary work, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953, has become a criminal offence in the UK—as it seems.
Paul Weston, chairman of the UK’s Liberty GB party and a candidate in the 22 May European Parliament Elections, was arrested by the British police on 26 April for quoting a passage from Winston Churchill’s book.
In Part 1 of this article, I wrote about the terms “Kaffir”, “Mushrikoon” and “Zalimoon”, and showed how each of them applies to all non-believers in Islam, even though they seem to be distinct 'groups' on first sight.
I shall now consider other words used (primarily) of non-believers, though as we shall see, such words increasingly apply to “bad” Muslims.
In this article, I intend to “get behind” the translations and consider various derogatory "terms" used in the Koran to describe people, who are not Muslim. In one sense, I will still be using translations to ascertain meanings, but here we will delve deeper, by considering the meanings attached to those "terms" and the linkages between them.
About more than a year ago, a young lady at a prestigious high school contacted me with a set of questions about Islam. She was taking a graduation credit course for advanced students. She had to do a major research project paper. In planning such a project, she wrote a set of questions about Islam. She sent those questions to different researchers who are defending Islam, as well as to researchers like me who are critical of Islam.
One of her questions was: What do you believe “Jihad” is? Well, what difference does it make if I believe “Jihad” is good, or bad, or mean, or generous? The question was rather worded poorly. It was more accurate to ask what does Islam teach about Jihad? That is to say what meaning(s) of Jihad we find when we research the Qur’an and Hadith. What I believe Jihad is has no consequences and remains a subjective matter, and has no importance at all. What Islam teaches Jihad is in its authentic sources is of most importance. I clarified my point to this young student, and proceeded to quote from Qur’an and Hadith to decipher the meaning(s) of Jihad in Islam.
On March 22, Corey Saylor, CAIR’s National Legislative Director, gave a forty-minute speech in Vacationland, Maine, on the topic: Is Sharia Compatible with Democracy? His dancing between likening Sharia to political democracy and hiding behind “religion” to oppose anything that didn’t fit his premise was enough to make one’s head spin. See the text at: http://www.cair.com/cair-blog/entry/is-sharia-compatible-with-democracy.html. But before we get into his devious arguments, let’s define the situation for those who haven’t been exposed to Sharia Law and CAIR.
I write of “Islam” in this article. By Islam I mean the Religious-Social-Political-Legal system of “orthodox traditional (Sunni) Islam” – the Islam of Koran, Sunnah, Tafseer and Sharia.
According to (Sunni) Islam, the only legal government is that of the “Caliphate” and since that does not exist at present, all governments (whether “Islamic” or not) are, ultimately, illegal; irrespective of how closely they hew to Sharia.
We recently reported that the Birmingham Magistrates' Court was to give its verdict on a case of whether or not Tim Burton, Radio Officer of the British party Liberty GB, caused “racially aggravated harassment” against prominent Muslim activist Fiyaz Mughal by publishing three tweeter posts.
Mughal is the director of the “Tell Mama” project that used to receive £214,000 government fund for monitoring and reporting anti-Muslim attacks in the UK. Tell Mama’s funding was discontinued after The Telegraph exposed Mughal of exaggerating anti-Muslim attacks following the killing of British soldier Lee Rigby in a London street by Jihadists.
After the exposure of Mughal, Burton’s wrote in a tweet: “I wish to report Fiyaz Mughal for being a mendacious, grievance-mongering little Muslim scumbag & I want my £214,000 back now”.
The other two tweeters were of similar tone, calling Mughal a “taqiyya-artist”.
For decades, I have been sounding the alarm about the ever-increasing menace Islam is posing to America and our way of life. Apathy, political correctness, and massive Islamic lobbying have successfully prevented the public from truly grasping the pervasive Islamic assault.
Freedom of speech, a right greatly cherished by a free people, is an area where Islamic forces are attacking with great effectiveness.
Individuals who dare to voice the truth about Islam, its barbaric sharia laws, and its savage practices are subjected to harassment, threatened with and subjected to ruinous lawsuits. Businesses and organizations with the slightest deviation from the Islamic dictates face boycotts and the loss of media advertising sponsors.
Concurrently, much of academia and many universities throughout the land are generously funded by Islamic governments and organizations to market a highly sanitized and distorted version of Islam to young, impressionable minds. Even at the primary school level, a hugely dishonest portrayal of Islam is included in books pupils are required to study.
In recent years, the defenders and apologists of Islam have frequently tried to equate the criticisms of Islam with ‘racism’. You speak unfavorably of the horrors that were committed by the prophet of Islam, you criticize any abhorrent doctrine of Islam – be prepared to be called a ‘racist’, a very abhorrent and even criminally culpable accusation in Western countries.
Islam is an “ideology”, more precisely a “religious ideology” of strongly political nature, and it can be embraced by people of all races and ethnicities. Yet, charging the critics of Islam as racists has become almost universal, particularly in Western countries. And a high-profile ongoing legal battle in the Birmingham Magistrate’s Court in Britain can settle the question of whether or not Islam is a race.
On 8 April 2014, Birmingham Magistrates' Court will settle the question of whether defendant Tim Burton, Radio Officer of the newly-formed ‘Liberty GB’ political party, has committed “racially aggravated harassment” to Muslim activist Fiyaz Mughal by calling him “a mendacious grievance-mongering taqiyya-artist” in a Twitter post.
Fiyaz Mughal used to run the ‘Tell Mama’ project that reported anti-Muslim attacks in Britain. After the horrendous murder of soldier Lee Rigby by Jihadists on a Woolwich street, Mughal was exposed for exaggerating the numbers and seriousness of “anti-Muslim attacks”, which resulted in the discontinuation of Tell Mama’s £214,000 yearly government funding.
Do our peace-loving Muslim brothers know that they are already contributing to Islamic Jihad? Whether or not they knew it, apologists of Islam and various Islamic websites state so. Controlling temper, assisting others, struggling with their own soul, and struggling to quit smoking also come under ‘JIHAD’.
These Islamic apologists and websites have been striving hard to alter the original meaning of the word ‘JIHAD’. They try to emphasize that the word ‘jihad’ means a ‘spiritual struggle’ and has nothing to do with the terror, aggression or violence on the ‘infidels’, and sometimes even on peace-loving moderate Muslims, who become hurdles in their way of JIHAD. The core message of the ‘noble’ Quran to its followers is ‘To kill and to be killed’- (in ‘Allah’s way’ of course). By wrongly portraying ‘jihad’ simply as a ‘spiritual struggle’, they are working against their own Quranic teachings.
Jihad means killing & looting of the so-called ‘enemies’ of Islam, expanding Muslim territories, converting non-Muslims by deception (Taqiya), and suppressing the subjects of the land.