Egyptian President Morsi was democratically elected on June, 2012. He garnered a thin majority with 50.7% of the vote, which represented only 25% of the Egyptian electorate. Once in power through democratic process, he took or tried to implement the following actions, seeking to dismantle democracy and solidify his absolute control of Egypt:
In this article British writer Jon MC and American commentator and writer Jake Neuman explore some issues surrounding free-speech at present (2013).
For those who wish to avoid reading the full article, a summary has been provided before the conclusions.
Universal Free speech
The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states in article 19:
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and to seek, receive and impart information through any media and regardless of frontiers.' UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 19. (1948)
I could not help writing this about a fellow named Mehdi Hassan. He is a blogger, an Al Jazeera journalist, and frequent guest in major media outlets, such as the BBC. Recently after the murder of British soldier Drummer Rigby on a London street by Jihadists, there was debate, hosted by Oxford Union, on the topic, “Is Islam a Religion of Peace?” Mehdi Hassan was one of the participants in favor of Islam.
The history of religion is probably parallel to the history of man; they came to existence together and may disappear together. As humans became more sophisticated, they became more aware of their lack of understanding of life and death. That lack of understanding provided fertile grounds that nurtured gossips and theories of all kinds. With continued human development, people thought of those questions concerning life and death and probably each person formulated his/her own theories and interpretations. Most people were honest enough to keep their own ideas to themselves without forcing it on others because they knew they made it up. Others were not that honest and proposed their own imagination as true answers for those questions surrounding life and the after life. That was the origin of religion and those dishonest people became the guardians of religions; clergymen, priests, ministers, sheikhs etc, you name it.
In the last two essays (Part 5K & 5L), we have seen lots of confusions about the date of ‘Lailatul Qadr’ or ‘The Night of Power’. The list of confusions is long and continues in this part.
‘LAILATUL QADAR’ SHOWN TO OUR PROPHET FOR A SECOND TIME & HE FORGETS AGAIN
- “…the Prophet came and addressed us and said, “I was informed of (the date of the Night of Qadr) but I was caused to forget it; so search for it in the odd nights of the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan…” (Sahih Al-Bukhari 3:233, 235, 252 & 256)
On the 17th of Ramadan of every year, Muslims celebrate Islam’s most blessed and most important day – the battle of Badr, which took place two years after Hijra. From the Muslims’ point of view, the battle symbolized the victory of what is the right (Haq) against what is wrong (Batel), the oppressed against the oppressors, the Muslims against the Kuffar; in short it symbolized the victory of Islam against the enemies of Allah. The Muslim army won the battle and Mohammed emerged as a rising leader in Arabia that every tribe should fear and respect- or else.
LAILATUL QADR AND MUHAMMAD’S FORGETFUL UMMAH
My dear Muslim brothers and sisters! In the last part of this article, we found that ‘Lailatul Qadr’ (‘The Night of Power’), i.e. the night on which angel Jibreel (Gabriel) brought Allah’s first revelation of Muhammad in the cave of Heera, thus bestowing Allah’s apostleship upon him, was forgotten by his entire Ummah – even Muhammad himself, his wife Khadijah, earliest coverts Ali, Zayd and Abu Bakr, and even angel Jibreel and Allah Himself. The most important night in Prophet’s life, the most important date in the relationship between Allah and Muhammad, the one night that is better than 1000 months, can be forgotten by Muhammad, the greatest man ever even in terms of memory, and even by Allah, the Creator of Universe. This says a lot about the very character of the Ummah of Islam.
Muhammad was very impressed by Judaism. His Islam is an Arabized form of Judaism, which he imposed upon the Arabs. He adopted the idea of monotheistic God, ambulation, circumcision, fasting and prohibition of pig meat etc. from Judaism. Jewish Jehovah became his Allah. He also declared Jerusalem as Qibla of his prayers. He had even adopted Jewish Yom Kippur fasting, which he later discarded after discord arose with the Jews of Medina, and replaced it with fasting in Ramadan. He was highly impressed by Moses and adopted his tactic for establishing his kingdom. He was half Jewish in heart.
Itikaaf is a ritual Muslims observe during the fasting month of Ramadan.
ITIKAAF - A PAGAN RITUAL
Dear Muslim brothers! While of most of us know what ITIKAAF is, but very few us know about its origin. Prior to Islam, ‘ITIKAAF’ was a practice among the Pagans of Mecca to retire for a stipulated period in the Kaaba temple away from their family in order to devote themselves in remembrance of, and prayer to, the Lord. Muhammad Islamized this practice in the hope of persuading the Pagans to join Islam. And Itikaaf has been observed by Muslim men for the past 14 hundred years as an Islamic ritual during the holy month of Ramadan. The following hadiths give clear evidence that Itikaaf was a ritual of Pagans in pre-Islamic days:
'Umar bin Al-Khattab said, "O Allah's Apostle! I vowed in the Pre-Islamic period to perform Itikaf in Al-Masjid-al-Haram for one night." The Prophet said, "Fulfill your vow." So, he performed Itikaf for one night. (Sahih Al-Bukhari 3:248 & 258-259)
“The house has a god committed to its protection” -- Abdul Muttalib, 570 AD
This article sheds some light on chapter 105, otherwise known as ‘surat Al feel’ (Arabic for elephant) which is one of those short chapters at the end of the Quran. Being short, Muslims learn to read those chapters by heart so they can use them in their daily prayers. The entire chapter is dedicated to an event that allegedly took place in Arabia around 570 AD, the same birth year of Mohammed. This sura is another salient example that when the Muslims read the Quran, their brains automatically shut down.
Beginning in the fall of 2014, the United Kingdom will require all British schoolchildren to complete a unit on the history of Islam, proudly reports Press TV, Iran’s 24-hour English language news organization.
Earth’s rotation is explained by Qur’an 27:88 and 7:54
An article, entitled Aliens Wrote the Quran? Proof It Wasn’t Written by Humans, claims that the Earth’s rotation is explained by Qur’an 27:88 and Qur’an 7:54.
In part I of this series, we have seen that verse 27:88 talks about the eschatological Islamic view of the destruction of the universe and it has nothing to do with the Earth’s rotation. Let us analyze the other verse, 7:54:
In this article, I will discuss in full the issue of fasting for Muslim women, our Muslim sisters, who are the most deprived specious on earth.
RAMADAN FAST IS FOR ALLAH (OTHER ISLAMIC DEEDS FOR SATAN?)
Dear Muslim sisters! Muhammad says on behalf of his puppet Allah, fasting is the only rituals he expect from his slaves for them to attain salvation and that Allah will deal directly with his ‘slaves’ with regards to Ramadan fasting.
On December 12, 2010, French politician Marie Le Pen said on Muslims’ praying on the streets of Paris:
"For those who want to talk a lot about World War II, if it's about occupation, then we could also talk about it (Muslim prayers in the streets), because that is occupation of territory."
"It is an occupation of sections of the territory, of districts in which religious laws apply. It's an occupation."
"There are of course no tanks, there are no soldiers, but it is nevertheless an occupation and it weighs heavily on local residents."
For speaking her mind about a disturbing reality that grips the streets of Western nations, the EU revoked her parliamentary impunity on July 3, 2013 so that she could be prosecuted for hate-crime charges in French Court.
“Defending Evil is Evil”
The above quote is mine.
One of the interesting sites is a site dedicated to defending Evil. The site claims that the Qur’an was written by aliens.
There are two basic claims about the Qur’an:
- The repetitiveness we see in the Qur’an is amazing. It has an embedded code in it that will leave one in awe.
- The Qur’an has many scientific miracles in it that makes it impossible to believe that it was written by humans. No, it was indeed written by aliens.
Eating, drinking and smoking at all public places in Islamic countries during fasting hours in the so-called ‘holy month of Ramadan’ are prohibited to ensure the sanctity of fast of pious Muslims, who observe the ritual.
In the previous two articles (5G & 5H), we have compared the fasting spirits—Jesus vs Muhammad, and Modern Muslims vs Sahaaba, respectively. In this article, let us investigate the fasting spirit of our incomparable prophet, the greatest Prophet of God, and one and the only ‘perfect’ Muslim and human being ever to be born.
FASTING OF MUHAMMAD – THE FUNNY SIDE
While Muhammad’s character is filled with too many negatives, the worst tyrant sometimes shows a sense of humor in their words and deeds. Some of Muhammad’s sayings and actions on various issues too would have made people laugh. Actually, there were many occasions on which he made his followers laugh. Unfortunately, the Mullahs try their best to hide those hadiths from us, thus depriving us a little bit of fun that Islam offers. Here, I have picked one such entertaining hadith from the chapters of fasting.
Narrated 'Aisha: Allah's Apostle used to fast till one would say that he would never stop fasting, and he would abandon fasting till one would say that he would never fast… (Sahih Al-Bukhari 3:190 & 192)
How the Jihadis mercilessly vandalized the gentle pre-Islamic Berbers of North Africa – Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and transformed them eventually into bloodthirsty aggressors who would soon vandalize Spain (640-711)
The Berbers were the ancient indigenous people of North Africa west of Egypt. They were made up of many tribes, but they managed to maintain their culture, their Hamitic languages, and considerable military power during successive invasions of their land. In ancient times, North Africa had been colonized by the Phoenicians (who became the Carthaginians), they were followed by the Romans, the Vandals (one of the Germanic tribes that destroyed the Roman Empire), the Byzantines, and finally the Arabs. Other foreigners, notably Greeks and Jews, also ruled parts of ancient North Africa at different times.