Oct 24 - Slavery: As Good As It Gets
Narrated Abu Burda's father:
Allah's Apostle said "Three persons will have a double reward:
1. A Person from the people of the scriptures who believed in his prophet (Jesus or Moses) and then believed in the Prophet Muhammad (i .e. has embraced Islam).
2. A slave who discharges his duties to Allah and his master.
3. A master of a woman-slave who teaches her good manners and educates her in the best possible way (the religion) and manumits her and then marries her."
A master who marries a slave to whom he has granted her short-lived freedom not only gets to continue to benefit from her free labour as his wife, but can now have sex on-demand, it's in the marriage contract.
It doesn't get much better than that in the here-and-now, and he will still be entitled to double the reward when he goes to that ostensibly better place.
As to the freed, now married former slave, the flogging may be less severe, and she no longer risks a whipping or being sold for having sex out of wedlock.
Narrated Abdullah bin Zam'a:
The Prophet said, "None of you should flog his wife as he flogs a slave and then have sexual intercourse with her in the last part of the day."
Narrated Abu Huraira and Zaid bin Khalid:
The Prophet said, "If a slave-girl (Ama) commits illegal sexual intercourse, scourge her; if she does it again, scourge her again; if she repeats it, scourge her again."
The narrator added that on the third or the fourth offence, the Prophet said, "Sell her even for a hair rope."
For her too, it's as good as it gets.
Happy Days ....
Oct 23 - Slavery: Scriptures
Dozens of Yazidi women enslaved by ISIS moved from Mosul [to Raqqa] ... In June, a UN report estimated that ISIS holds about 3,500 slaves and that the terror group continues to subject women and children to sexual violence, particularly in the form of sexual slavery.
CNN Oct 20, 2016
Any study beside that of the Quran is a distraction, except the Hadith and jurisprudence in the religion. Knowledge is what He narrated to us, and anything other than that is the whispering of the Satan.
Al-Qaeda's credo as stated in the December 2000 edition of the Taliban's English-language magazine The Islamic Emirate.
Slavery in the Koran
Slavery in the Hadiths
Oct 22 - Telltale Hairs
ISIS rounded up and killed 284 men and boys as Iraqi-led coalition forces closed in on Mosul, the terror group's last stronghold in Iraq, an Iraqi intelligence source told CNN ...
ISIS dumped the corpses in a mass grave at the defunct College of Agriculture in northern Mosul, the intelligence source said. The victims -- some of them children -- were all shot, said the source,
CNN Oct 22, 2016
When the civilized dig up these mass graves and identify the dead, they will find that no adult males as defined in Sharia law were slaughtered, for this was not the way of the Prophet.
Islamic State does not do anything that the one they seek to emulate in everything they do would not have done.
When God's Messenger ordered the execution of the males of the Banu Qurayzah, they made certain that none were put to death that had yet to show the telltale hairs.
I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and those who had not were not killed. I was among those who had not grown hair.
Oct 21 - The Hidden Face of Fundamentalism
Bill 62: An Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality and, in particular, to provide a framework for religious accommodation requests in certain bodies.
Quebec opens another difficult debate over the place of religion and minorities in the province with hearings Tuesday into a proposed law that would ban veiled women from receiving government services.
Globe and Mail, October 18, 2016
Lepage: But what is the link between the wearing of religious apparel and the fundamentalists?
Houda-Pepin: For the fundamentalists, a woman must not be seen in public, right. If, by chance or by necessity a woman must go out in public, she must be invisible. She must, when going out [in public], wear her prison and that way we don't see her figure, we don't see her beautiful face or her hair because it's [sexually] seductive and so on and so forth … This means that the public space is not for these women …
It is a segregation [of the sexes] that is done in the public space. We in Québec and in Canada went to the United Nations to denounce apartheid regimes, segregation based on race was unacceptable and I would not accept segregation based on sex because that is what it means, the chadors, the burqas and all these imported ways of dressing which are meant, in the name of freedom of religion, to impose values that are alien and from another century.
Freedom of religion, for me, leaves some things to be desired. We will eventually have to confront this reality.
I believe that the state's neutrality in religious matters is our best guarantee of freedom of conscience and religion which is why it is so important to define limits and what those limits mean and write it in the [Canadian] Charter of Rights so that it applies equally to all.
Fatima Houda-Pepin, from an interview with the former Muslim member of the National Assembly.
Oct 20 - Women in Power: Two Warnings and a Cautionary Tale
During the last presidential debate Donald Trump railed against electing the first female President of the United States, saying "it would be a disaster"; echoing a legendary prognosticator's warning:
Narrated Abu Bakra:
During the battle of Al-Jamal, Allah benefited me with a Word (I heard from the Prophet).
When the Prophet heard the news that the people of Persia had made the daughter of Khosrau their Queen (ruler), he said, "Never will succeed such a nation as makes a woman their ruler."
Within two short years of the Prophet's death, Persian rivers ran red.
The Religion of Peace in Persia
Oct 19- The Trouble With Eternal Adolescents
Sometimes I say I have two boys at home. I have my young son and I have my husband.
Melania Trump during an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN, Monday Oct 17
Eternal Adolescent: "an older person whose emotional life has remained at an adolescent level" Wiki, "a phenomenon often associated with pathological narcissism." Dr. Sam Vaknin
Expect the unexpected when you put your faith in an eternal adolescent.
Oct 18 - I've read your book, and I'm voting for Trump.
A woman told me the other day that she had read my book and that she was voting for Trump because he was going to stop the Muslims.
Both flattered and dismayed, I asked, "which book?"
"The first one," she said.
"You mean, The Fractured Nation Interviews?"
"Yes, that's the one."
She went on to explain that she did not care how many women accused Donald of whatever, because that was not what was important. The important thing she said, "he is going to do something about the Muslims."
She was not a young women, in her seventies would be my guess. Quite charming in many ways. There was really no point in trying to clarify what I meant when, on a prayer and a "I love you", she ended the conversation.
The interview with the Ayatollah, in particular, was not meant to warn against Muslim immigration, but that too much accommodation and too little integration would lead to ghettoization which could only mean trouble.
I hope to clarify what I mean in the sequel which may never be completed.
Having said that, Hillary Clinton's failure to even acknowledge (see June 16 remark Obama and Clinton and the Work of Terrorists ) what many decent people see as a clear and present danger may not cost her the White House but will need to be addressed in a forthright manner when she becomes President of the United States.
If, for example, in her inaugural address, she simply regurgitates the usual platitudes about getting along and brands those who express even a mild fear of Islamic extremism as Islamophobes, as is regularly done over here, her Presidency, at home, will not be a happy one.
Oct 17 - The Battle for Mosul and that of Medina
Battle for Mosul: Operation to retake Iraqi city from IS begins
BBC News Oct 17, 20
At Medina it was a ditch which completely stymied the opposition. At Mosul, Islamic State is counting on ditches and tunnels.
It was at Medina that God's Messenger set the example for eliminating any threat of a fifth column; exile followed by mass executions.
To date, Islamic State has favoured mass executions to expulsions as a way of dealing with any potential threats from within and this has to be the most worrisome for the trapped population.
Oct 16 - Dabiq Captured - End Times Postponed
Turkish-backed rebels have captured the symbolically important Syrian town of Dabiq from the Islamic State group.
BBC News October 26, 2016
It's official, for now, Islamic State will not be the trigger for Allah's Judgement Day Extravaganza whose main stage will be Dabiq.
Unless Erdogan, not Baghdadi, is the one to usher in a world-wide caliphate following a period of violence, death and destruction which will break the biblical scale.
Turkey's new assertiveness and Erdogan's new-found will to do away, in a time honoured tradition, with the current pretender to the leadership of the believers, could be a sign that he is under the impression that it is he who is expected to create the conditions that will prompt Allah to come down to Dabiq for the ultimate one-night-stand.
Since the Coup, Erdogan's rule has very much taken on the trappings of a caliphate.
All caliphates have sought to extend their dominion – the last being that of the Ottoman's – to encompass all of humanity to make Allah's dream of a religion which triumphs over all others and brings peace on earth.
Once Paradise, Islamic style has been achieved on earth by the "blood, sweat and tears" of his minions, the Almighty will deign come down at Dabiq and, like a bully who tramples the sand castle built by a child on a beach, destroy all they have accomplished, for which He will take credit, and they will be thankful. Go figure!
Oct 15 - Death's Pregnancy/Suckling Pause
As reported by the BBC, it may only be a matter of days before Iran hangs 22 year old Zeinab Sekaanvand, convicted of killing an alleged abusive husband, now that she has given birth to a stillborn baby.
Her death sentence could perhaps have been delayed a further two years if her child had not been born dead.
The precedent that a pregnant woman should not be put to death until she has given birth and suckled her offspring for Allah's mandated two years was established by God's greatest and last spokesperson when he delayed the stoning of a pregnant woman, who admitted to having had sex with a man other than her husband.
Remember, authentic sayings or acts of God's Messenger, the so-called hadiths are incontrovertible legal precedents if they do not contradict the even more incontrovertible Koran.
One of the more wretched sentences pronounced by the Prophet of Mercy:
Malik related to me from Yaqub ibn Zayd ibn Talha from his father Zayd ibn Talha that Abdullah ibn Abi Mulayka informed him that a woman came to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and informed him that she had committed adultery and was pregnant.
The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said to her, "Go away until you give birth."
When she had given birth, she came to him. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said to her, "Go away until you have suckled and weaned the baby."
When she had weaned the baby, she came to him. He said, "Go and entrust the baby to someone."
She entrusted the baby to someone and then came to him. He gave the order and she was stoned.
The preceding hadiths, or portions thereof, may be quoted as proof that the man considered the embodiment of the perfect human being, whose every action must be emulated as closely as possible, cared for the welfare of children because he did not have their poor mothers horribly put to death until they no longer needed her breast milk.
The Nazanin Fatehi Story
Oct 14 - Trump v. Stoynoff: Who Would God Believe and Why
[In December 2005] I traveled to Mar-a-Lago to interview the couple for a first-wedding-anniversary feature story.
Our photo team shot the Trumps on the lush grounds of their Florida estate, and I interviewed them about how happy their first year of marriage had been.
When we took a break for the then-very-pregnant Melania to go upstairs and change wardrobe for more photos, Donald wanted to show me around the mansion. There was one “tremendous” room in particular, he said, that I just had to see.
We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us. I turned around, and within seconds he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat … I was grateful when Trump’s longtime butler burst into the room a minute later, as I tried to unpin myself.
Natasha Stoynoff, People Magazine Reporter
The Trump camp has already denied the accusation. If you were God, who would you believe?
For the likely answer, we only have to look to Allah's account of the attempted seduction of Joseph, son of Jacob.
Based on God's simple, straightforward standard of proof and what He condemns in His Koran as a propensity of "guile" in females, there is only one possible conclusion. Stoynoff is lying about what actually happened.
Like the governor's wife, she probably tried to seduce the righteous Republican candidate for the Presidency and might have had her way with him if the butler had not walked in – and now would pretend otherwise.
It is in a female's nature to be devious as Her creator makes clear, and He should know. And, of course, there is the unsayable proof of Trump's unruffled clothing, as far a we know, back or front.
Oct 13 - The Politics of God and Donald Trump
The only woman mentioned by the name in the Koran is Mary. Of all the people God could have chosen to deny that Jesus was His son, the most trustworthy had to be his mother. That was reason enough to make her the exception.
Of all the people the Trump campaign could have sought out to deny that what the republican candidate for the Presidency said he did was not sexual assault, the most believable had to be women.
The only surprise was that so many came forward to defend Donald's Trumps actions without being asked.
A significant number of women will not vote for another woman. It may have to do with an intractable low self-esteem. Whatever the reason, enough of them voting for Trump means trouble for Clinton.
Oct 12 - Trump's and the Prophet's Women
He's 'gracious and a gentleman'
Kellyanne Conway, Trumps Campaign manager, the most prominent of the now ubiquitous female TV apologist defending the indefensible on CNN after the release of the infamous bragger's groping tape.
Trump's women have more than lived up to the Prophet's assessment of their sex, and then some. They are, to quote Glenn Beck, "validating his immorality, lewdness, and depravity."
It is obvious, in this instance, that the gentleman is very much God's Messenger who would have had the immoral, lewd, and depraved Republican candidate for the Presidency executed in defence of honorable women.
Oct 11 - The Example of the Perfect Human Being Lives On
Girl under 15 married every seven seconds, says Save the Children
The UN children's agency, Unicef, estimates that the number of women married in childhood will grow from 700 million today to around 950 million by 2030.
The Save the Children's report coincides with International Day of the Girl on Tuesday.
BBC News, Oct 11
A consequence of children having children
How a child consents to have sex
Oct 10 - Sweden's Other Export
Sweden is a peaceful democratic state that has long been a safe haven for those fleeing conflict. Yet many young people whose families took refuge there are now turning their back on the country. More than 300 people have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq, making Sweden per capita one of the biggest exporters of jihadists in Europe.
BBC News October 7
Canada, like Sweden, is a significant net exporter of terrorism. By not only tolerating but subsidizing the teaching of a violent anti-Western ideology to the children of immigrants* in their respective countries under the guise of religious freedom they have allowed a situation to develop where they are now faced with a choice of favouring people getting killed close to home or farther afield.
More tolerance means more people killed over there, less tolerance and the risk of terror attacks at home by home-grown radicals increases accordingly.
France let it happen first, and then tried to avoid the hard decision by implementing a variation of a successful cold-war tactic, that of containment until the contained came to their senses. It declared its public school system and many public institutions and public spaces god-free zones.
The containment of Islamic extremism within national borders proved impossible and in trying to have it both ways, all the French managed to do was to get more people killed at home and abroad.
Unthinking tolerance has given rise to a generation of home-grown extremists in countries where we least expected it. For now, except for France, they seem more interested in killing people over there. But that won't last according to the experts.
Can intolerance of the type we see in Saudi Arabia where other religions are concerned save future generations and Western Civilization? Maybe, but at what cost.
The third modern condition where believers are required to fight you to the death if necessary.
3. To remove any government that will not allow the free practice of Islam within its borders**.
Perhaps we should simply concede defeat and accept a regulated systematic slaughter of Allah's enemies where children and women will be spared as was done when the Prophet was in charge (which Islamic State would emulate) and avoid a messy bloody war.
Islamic State jihadists preparing to simultaneously behead 15 men.
* Looking for a higher education in extremism, England, where Sweden's first suicide was radicalized, seems to be the place.
** Killing Unbelievers Halal
Oct 9 - Dabiq and Other End-Times Nonsense to Die For
"The Syrian town of Dabiq, which Turkish-backed Syrian rebels are seeking to wrest back from so-called Islamic State (IS), has figured heavily in the jihadist group's propaganda since 2014 and is the name of its English-language magazine."
Oct 8 - The Advantages of a Petrified Legal Tradition
Sharia's Superiority Summarized
Oct 7 - Stoning Women as a Sanctity! Insane is What They Are!
A writer and human rights activist has been sentenced to six years' imprisonment in Iran for penning a story about stoning.
Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee faces years behind bars even though her writing has not been published. She was convicted of "insulting Islamic sanctities" and "spreading propaganda against the system".
Victims of stoning are executed by having rocks thrown at them until they are dead. In Iran, most are women accused of adultery.
Ms Ebrahimi Iraee's work describes the emotional reaction of a young woman who watches the film The Stoning of Soraya M - which tells the true story of a young woman stoned to death - and is so enraged that she burns a copy of the Koran.
BBC News, Oct 6, 2016
If she had had burn the Prophet in effigy it would have been more fitting, for Allah, on paper, does not condone stoning; that was His Messenger's thing.
Grown men throwing rocks at girls and women buried up to their shoulders in sand until they are dead as a sanctity?
Alice's bizarro world just keeps getting weirder with an increasingly implacable brutal punishment being meted out to those who refuse to put up with the insanity.
Oct 6 - The Danger In Not Being Allowed To Hold Hands
Nigerian actress Rahama Sadau sorry for 'offensive hug'
A leading Nigerian actress, who was banned from the Hausa-language film industry because of her "immoral" behaviour, has apologised.
Rahama Sadau's appearance in a music video "hugging and cuddling" Nigerian pop star Classiq offended some people.
Ms Sadau said sorry to those she upset, but said her actions were "innocuous".
Hausa films are popular in the mostly Muslim northern Nigeria where it is taboo for men and women to hold hands in public.
BBC News October 4, 2016
The Rape of Samira B...
Oct 5 - God's Editor II
Creating a coherent narrative by bringing grammar and sentence structure to bear on what was revealed to an illiterate and recalled by a mostly untutored audience was one challenge faced by Zayd ibn Thabit.
Another was separating genuine revealed truths, immutable facts communicated to a mortal by a god, from what could have been construed as God's Messenger adlibbing from what he already knew.
To understand the problem for God's editor you have to look at some of what the Prophet revealed he knew about The Day and what made it into in the Koran e.g. Judgement Day - Part II.
Was the Prophet, getting caught up in the moment, revealing more than he had been told?
To put an end to any speculation for all times, what God's mouthpiece is reported to have said which did not make it into the Koran later scholars elevated to the equivalent of revealed truths.
The doctrine that Mohammed was ‘implicitly’ inspired in all his sayings was due simply to the necessity of safeguarding his infallibility as the interpreter of the Koran.
If it were held that he was inspired in those sayings which interpret the Koran but not in other sayings which refer to the trivial events of daily life, the difficulty of distinguishing between them would arise; and further, as we have seen, the legists needed an infallible source for precisely all these trivial details.
Any possibility of questioning whether in fact this or that solution was inspired had to be avoided at all costs, and so the danger was parried by declaring all his acts and sayings inspired.
Mohammedanism, H. A. R. Gibb, Oxford University Press, 1962
This is why Sharia law i.e. Islamic law is a compendium of both the Word of God and that of His spokesperson, the proclaimed Prophet Muhammad.
Oct 4 - God's Editor I
Pierre Berton said, "all writers need an editor", and that has been my experience.
An outstanding appraisal of my first attempt to write a guide to the Koran, which included the entire Book, ended with the critic deploring the typos, in a book he rated worthy of a Ph. D.
It does not matter that the latest edition has fixed that shortcoming, the damage has been done. You seldom get a second chance to make a good first impression.
Even God needed an editor. But, in spite of Zayd ibn Thabit's best efforts, dispassionate critics have been less than kind to the final product despite the editing challenges.
British historian Thomas Carlyle described the edited words of God as “a confused, jumble, crude, incondite, endless iteration …” and Edward Gibbon as “toilsome a reading as I ever undertook; a wearisome confused jumble.”
Still, it's a best seller and has been for more than a thousand years.
Oct 3 - Chess, the Hijab and the Easily Distracted
In my posting Smart Women I speculated about, what if Allah, to alleviate the boredom of waiting thousands of years in a hole in the ground for Judgement Day, had provided His greatest and last spokesperson with in-the-ground cable or satellite television reception.
When your read the following, assume that He has.
Female chess players forced to wear hijab as governing body awards world female championship to Iran
The Daily Telegraph, Sept 29, 2016
The Almighty, his spokesperson revealed, expected women to be covered from head to toe or remain behind a screen when in the presence of men to whom they were not married or closely related.
God's Messenger was a cerebral diviner of the future and the past and a fine strategist, so it's quite likely that, with not much else to do, he will be watching the televised chess matches. Better for all concerned, men included, that players cover their hair.
For the dynamic duo, the sight of a single strand of a woman’s hair could cause a man to get all excited about you know what.
We would not want men tuning in to get turned on. That would be even more demeaning for women, I would think, than having to cover their hair with a piece a cloth because men are easily distracted.
Oct 2 - The Fiction of DDS Becomes Reality
A teenage blogger has been handed a prison sentence after he was found guilty by a Singapore court of "wounding religious feelings".
Amos Yee, 17, will spend six weeks in jail for deliberately posting videos and comments critical of Christianity and Islam.
Judge Ong Hian Sun told the court that Yee's actions could "generate social unrest".
BBC News Sept 29, 2016
It was only a matter of time, but I never expected it would be Singapore to be the first, not only to confirm the existence of Dogmatic Distress Syndrome, but to prosecute the cause to avoid an epidemic.
Oct 1 - Islamic History Month
History Through Rose Coloured Glasses
Sept 30 - If You Can't Shut Them Up the Old-Fashioned Way, Sue Them
The Trial of Djemila Benhabib: Day 1, 2 and 3
Sept 27 - The Root Cause of Islamophobia
… if you look at the spectrum and understand that 90 percent of us are traditionalists and have an affinity for Christianity, Judaism, I mean we’re all the three monotheistic religions, us being the younger one, and that our faith decrees the understanding of Judaism and Christianity, then we understand where we all are.
It’s that misperception with the takfiri ("a Sunni Muslim who accuses another Muslim of apostasy. The accusation itself is called takfir, derived from the word kafir" Wiki) jihadists, that’s where the fight is. And they represent probably two percent of Sunni Islam.
That’s where the problem is. And if we’re being pushed into the corner through Islamophobia, that’s where the danger is, where we as allies, are not understood.
King Abdullah II of Jordan during an interview on 60 Minutes broadcast on Sept 26, 2016.
Muslims' understanding of Christianity and Judaism is skewed by the Koran's pejorative assessment of both Faiths.
In that context, the king's affirmation that traditionalists, those who live their lives according to the Koran and the sayings and example of the Prophet, have an "affinity" for the other two earlier "monotheistic religions" has to be taken with a grain of salt. Especially where Christianity is concerned, the teachings of Muhammad and Jesus being polar opposites.
As to the King's affirmation that Islamophobia is playing into the hands of the jihadists, he is correct. But, whose fault is it when anyone who dares to present evidence that Islam is not the religion it pretends to be is brutally murdered or threatened with death?
A religion which invites its followers to kill would-be reformers and sceptics does not inspire confidence but fear i.e. islamophobia.
In allowing the prosecution of people like Nahid Hattar, who was later murdered, like so many other leaders of the faithful, the of King Jordan is responsible for spreading what he rails against.
Sept 26 - The Fault Is Also In Our Governments
A Jordanian writer charged with offending Islam after allegedly sharing a satirical cartoon on his Facebook page has been killed.
Nahid Hattar, a Christian, was hit by three bullets outside the court in the capital Amman where he was standing trial, state news agency Petra said...
The writer was detained in August for 15 days on charges of insulting God. The cartoon he shared depicts a bearded man lying in bed with two women and smoking, asking God to bring him a drink.
Mr Hattar was attacked on social media for being anti-Islam.
He said he had not meant to cause offence and wanted to expose radical Islamists' view of heaven.
BBC News, Sept 25, 2016
If the Jordanian government had been supportive of the truth instead of prosecuting the messenger, would it have turned out differently? Perhaps.
Keeping our fingers crossed.
Paradise - The Nuts and Bolts
The Avoidable Trials of Charlie Hebdo
Sept 25 - The Belly Dancer and the Mosque
A singer has apologised for belly dancing in front of a mosque in Tatarstan, one of Russia's largest Muslim regions, after criticism from religious leaders.
Rezeda Ganiullina filmed a music video in front of the White Mosque in the town of Bolgar, performing her song My Soul while clad in a bejewelled, midriff-baring outfit.
That didn't please the Mufti of Tatarstan, Kamil-khazrat Samigullin.
"A mosque is not a place for dancing," he's quoted as saying on the local Evening Kazan website … An imam at another mosque described p>
BBC Sept 23, 2016
If she performed her dance more that a stone's throw from the mosque in which we can assume there were believers engrossed in worship of the one-and-only god; or better still, more than a stone's throw from the Musalla (the praying area outside a mosque) then she did not desecrate anything, no more than a dog or an ass passing by, not close enough to breach the Prophet's proclaimed perimeter.
Ikrimah reported on the authority of Ibn Abbas, saying:
"I think the Apostle of Allah said: 'When one of you prays without a sutrah (a barrier), a dog, an ass, a pig, a Jew, a Magian, and a woman cut off his prayer, but it will suffice if they pass in front of him at a distance of over a stone's throw.'”
Abu Dawud 2.704
The things which annul the prayers were mentioned before me. They said, Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they pass in front of the praying people).
I said [to Muhammad], "You have made us (i.e. women) dogs ...
Under Sharia law, a believer is authorized to use deadly force to stop anyone from interfering with his devotions.
On the flip side, a believer who does not perform the prayers exactly as the Prophet demonstrated, without a good reason e.g. physical limitations, risks execution.
Narrated Abdullah bin Masud:
The Prophet recited Suratan-Najm at Mecca and prostrated while reciting it and those who were with him did the same except an old man who took a handful of small stones or earth and lifted it to his forehead and said, "This is sufficient for me."
Later on, I saw him killed as a non-believer.
The Singer and the Mosque
Sept 24 - Canada: Why the Honourable John McCallum Lied To Us
Canadians’ views at odds with Liberal plans [to increase immigration] ...
The federal government’s own internal polling contradicts the Immigration Minister’s claim that Canadians are clamouring for increased immigration.
Globe and Mail, Sept 23, 2016
Why our politicians lie about immigration.
A cautionary tale:
When your white children first came into this country, they did not come shouting the war cry and seeking to wrest this land from us. They told us they came as friends to smoke the pipe of peace; they sought our friendship, we became brothers. Their enemies were ours. At the time we were strong and powerful, while they were few and weak. But did we oppress them or wrong them? No! Time wore on and you have become a great people, whilst we have melted away like snow beneath an April sun; our strength is wasted our warriors dead.
Shinguacouse, Ojibwa chief
Emigration in the Cause of Allah
The Counterfeit Citizen
Sept 23 - Make Like An Assyrian
The bombastic Assyrians, in 1200 BC, almost two thousand years before Allah and His Messenger came to the same conclusion, and for more or less the same reason, decreed that some women must not be seen in public unless veiled.
For the Assyrians, it was so that women of a certain class would not be mistaken for prostitutes or slave-girls.
Amanda Foreman, writer and narrator of the BBC documentary The Ascent of Woman, in the first episode, introduces us to this first ever recorded law requiring women to be veiled.
... married women, widows, Assyrian women must not go out on the street with their head uncovered. Daughters of the upper classes must be veiled with a veil, an abaya body cloak or a long robe.
A concubine who goes out on the street with her mistress must veil herself. A prostitute must not veil herself; her head must be uncovered.
Any man who sees a veiled prostitute should arrest her. She is to receive 50 lashes with a bamboo cane.
Any man who sees a veiled slave-girl is to arrest her and bring her to court. Her ears will be cut off and the man who arrested her may take her clothes.
She tells us that, for Islam, the veil was also to set some women apart (in this instance the wives of the Prophet are assumed), and only later was it widely accepted by believing women as a sign of piety.
Just like in the time of the Assyrians, the veil advertises that you are better than them. Then, it was prostitutes and slave-girls. Today, it is any woman who does not care to dress up like an upper-class Assyrian snob.
Sept 22 - Mustard in Scriptures and On the Battlefield
ISIS suspected of mustard attack against US and Iraqi troops CNN, Sept 21, 2016
It's called mustard gas because of its color and odor which resembles that of the mustard plant. Only the mustard seed gets a mention in Islamic scriptures and it is as a measure of one's faith, and what that will get you.
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
Allah's Apostle said, "When the people of Paradise have entered Paradise, and the people of the Fire have entered the Fire, Allah will say. 'Take out (of the Fire) whoever has got faith equal to a mustard seed in his heart.'
They will come out, and by that time they would have burnt and became like coal, and then they will be thrown into the river of Al-Hayyat (life) and they will spring up just as a seed grows on the bank of a rainwater stream."
The Prophet said, "Don't you see that the germinating seed comes out yellow and twisted?"
The idea that the punishment must fit the crime finds its fullest and most faithful expression under Islamic Talion Law i.e. law of retaliation where the punishment is the crime committed, but in reverse e.g. an eye for eye.
You have a variation of this concept in the unwitting accomplice to your misdeeds in the here-and-now dishing out the punishment in the Hereafter.
For example, forget to pay the religious tax on your camels i.e. Zakat, and those same camels will give you a good stomping on Judgment Day.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle added, "If the owner of camels does not pay their Zakat, then, on the Day of Resurrection those camels will come to him and will strike his face with their hooves ..."
Wouldn't it be something if Allah anticipated the use of mustard gas, and to show His less than wholehearted approval of its use, has His Messenger recite the mustard seed analogy to remind those associated with its use that they may get into heaven, but will bear a strange resemblance to the infamous plant.
Sept 21 - A McLuhanish Take On the Banality of Evil in the Age of the Internet
Hannah Arendt's evil, in the person of Adolf Eichmann, was meek and clean shaven, leading to her memorable observation about the "banality of evil".
Islamic State's horrific videos, for a time, completely obliterated the stereotype. That is, until the medium which made voyeurism respectable became the message and it's the message, in its repetition and accessibility, which has become banal, the messenger all but forgotten.
The medium, to borrow a quote from Jean-Louis Comolli, "can only celebrate this descent into Hell."
Sept 20 - Modern Explosives are Un-Islamic
Bombing suspect captured live after shootout.
CNN Sept 20
"Every innovation is a misguidance and every misguidance goes to Hell fire." said the Prophet.
Stones and your left hand as demonstrated by the man himself is still the preferred method of the Salafists of Islamic State, and their Wahabi cousins in Saudi Arabia for doing what needs to be done after answering the call of nature, toilet paper not having been invented when God's Messenger issued his edict against innovation.
It is unfortunate that terrorists who tend to be adherents of one or the other of the nearly identical theologies don't show the same respect for the wishes of their Prophet in their use of modern explosives and weapons.
Sept 19 - Burkini Buzz: The Holy v. the Holistic
A Muslim woman from Australia has told how she was forced to leave a beach in France for wearing a burkini.
Zeynab Alshelh, a 23-year-old medical student, told Australian media she had travelled to Europe to show solidarity with local Muslim women ... [and] to learn more about the situation and see if there was "anything that we can do to help these girls just live a normal life".
BBC Sept 19, 2006
As a medical student Ms. Alshelh should be aware of the health risks of not exposing enough skin to sunlight for long enough periods of time to allow the body to fill up on vitamin D.
A lack or shortage of this essential vitamin can lead to a shorten lifespan; but not before experiencing headaches, bladder issues, constipation, diarrhea ... and weight gain.
The "normal life" advocate on a beach in front of another young woman in more appropriate beachwear.
Ms. Alshelh's idea of focusing on the inside, as a woman of faith, is obviously very different from that of people who take a more holistic approach to keeping body and soul in sync.
"It is a symbol of my faith, it is a symbol of my religion, it is a symbol of Islam and to go out there and wear the hijab, it helps people focus on what's inside rather than what's on the outside."
Sept 18 - Microterrorism Comes to America
Islamic State says its 'soldier' carried out stabbing at Minnesota mall that injured nine
The Associated Press Sept 18, 2016
What is microterrorism?
Sept 17 - Twits and Tweets
The women tweeting for their freedom in Saudi Arabia
In Saudi Arabia, every woman has a male guardian -- often a father or husband, sometimes a brother or son -- who has the power to make a range of critical decisions on their behalf.
"I'm a dead soul in a living body and I hope that doesn't happen to my little sister," Sara (not her real name), a Saudi woman, tells CNN.
Sara is one of a growing number of Saudi women who are challenging the country's male guardianship system using social media (#TogetherToEndMaleGuardianship) …
CNN Sept 16, 2016 .
A tweet I would like to respond to:
We are entrusted with raising the next generation but you can't trust us with ourselves. It does not make any sense.
Rania (not her real name)
No Rania, it makes a whole lot of Islamic sense.
The embodiment of the perfect human being said that females are twits. An affirmation with which the god he spoke for wholeheartedly agreed.
No reasonable man or caring deity would leave the raising of the next generation to twits. You should know better, unless you have yet to experience the joys of motherhood and fulfilled your responsibility to expose your children to scriptures that shout FEMALES ARE TWITS, proving the Prophet's and Allah's point.
Mothers and Men in a Nutshell
Women are told: The future of society is in your hands, so listen to the men. The men hear: The future of society is in your hands, so make sure the women listen to you.
Brian Murphy. The Root of Wild Madder: Chasing the History, Mystery, and Lore of the Persian Carpet. Simon & Shuster, 2005
Sept 16 - Salafism: The New Norm
From an interview in Le Point with Suleiman Mourad, professor of Islamic history and religion at Smith College, Massachusetts, about his book, The Mosaic of Islam.
Salafisation (sic) of the minds relentlessly marches on …
These people believe that Islam is superior and should be imposed on other religions, justifying their intolerance. They also think that only they are good Muslims, which excludes not only the Sufis and Shiites, but also Sunnis considered too westernized.
... the reformist discourse exists, but it is inaudible, or threatened, not only by the Islamists but also by moderate Muslims who consider them [the reformers] traitors.
They are accused of trying to reform an allegedly perfect religion, and of siding with the enemy, the West ...
And who is the West listening to, not the reformers, whom they consider not representative of the majority of Muslims
Echoes of Houda-Pépin
I am from Morocco, a country open [to the world] and tolerant. When I was growing up, I had Jewish, Christians and Muslim playmates; we went to school together we celebrated each other's [religious] holidays. I bear no grudges, having lived Islam in harmony.
I only got to know what fundamentalist Islam was when I came to Canada. It is here that I got to know the most intolerant, the best organized, the most structured and the best financed groups, with means and worldwide connections. It was quite a shock.
Nonetheless, the vast majority of Muslims try hard to integrate; their children do well in school, they have a future. This is not well-known because the fundamentalists have the upper-hand (control the message) and have the ear of the media.
They (the fundamentalists) have become the tree which hides the forest.
From an interview with the former Muslim member of the National Assembly.
Sept 15 - Whose Teaching the Imams?
"An unprecedented inquiry into how a proselytizing state exports the most rigorous and intolerant version of Sunni Islam, which inspires the worst jihadists of Al Qaeda and Daesh." wrote Le Point, France's Time magazine, about Pierre Conesa's book "Dr. Saud and Mr. Jihad (my translation)
The former senior official with the French Defence Ministry, in an interview with Le Point, explained that the Saudi strategy not only involves spending huge sums of money – more than twice what the Soviets ever spent in any given year on spreading communism beyond its borders – but in the training of imams in Saudi colleges and universities.
Zealots, who will then go out and preach "a sectarian, racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, misogynistic theology which psychologically prepares the faithful, to, on a moment's notice, deal violently with those it damns as 'miscreants'."
The most notorious institution, he explains, is that of the University of Medina, where, in return for full scholarships, room and board... graduates promise to do their best to indoctrinate the masses back home in Wahhabi theology.
Fort Murray's imam polished his credentials at a Saudi university, that of Riyadh, therefore there was no explicit undertaking on his part to spread Wahhabi theology. He should be given benefit of the doubt as he requested in an interview with the Globe and Mail (you will find an except here).
Nonetheless, instead of screening new immigrants, we should perhaps make sure that when they get here, old hatred and prejudices are not re-enforced.
Surely, we can all agree that Saudi values are not Canadian values. Then again, we did sell them billions of dollars' worth of mobile killing platforms.
About twenty years ago the Canadian International Development Agency, with McGill University, looked at establishing a program in Canada for prospective imams, who might otherwise have gone to Saudi Arabia, to teach them a kinder more tolerant version of Islam, not the rabid Wahhabi theology.
Most Canadian imams are foreign trained or invited imams from Muslim countries sponsored by communities of the faithful e.g. Ottawa.
The Canadian government may want to revisit the idea with a view of training its imams so there will be some assurance that they will not, even inadvertently, spread values that are inherently alien to ours.
The author also refers to the length countries will go to secure the goodwill of the unabashed preeminent exporter of terror and thereby gain a commercial advantage, even if deals with the Saudis are never as lucrative as promised.
In 1979, the French government accepted that non-Muslim gendarmes (GIGN, "National Gendarmerie Intervention Group") convert to Islam so that their presence would not defile the precinct of the Ka'ba before being allowed to assist the Saudis "to liberate the Great Mosque which had been taken over by radical Islamist students who denounced the corruption of the regime."
Sept 14 - The Saudi/Islamic State Rivalry: What the Shiites have to do with it?
From Le Point's interview with Pierre Conesa author of Dr. Saud and Mr. Jihad (my translation), Editions Robert Laffont.
In the West, we are constantly reminded that this country [Saudi Arabia] is our friend and our best customer …
For years we sold them weapons they never used ... until the war in Yemen where they have shown a total lack of restraint in their use.
Between Shia radicalism and Sunni radicalism, we did not have to choose. But we did ...
Saudi Arabia did not create Daesh; it created its parent, Salafism. Both [Wahhabis & Salafists] are into public beheadings, and hate the Shiites.
When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed a caliphate, it directly challenged the Saudis.
The self-appointed caretakers of the holy places have no connection to the Prophet. So when someone like al-Baghdadi proclaims himself Caliph, it is a challenge to the Saudis.
The Saudis don't care to confront Daesh; they are in competition with it for influence. The competition is about showing who is better at protecting Sunni interests, and that rivalry is reflected in their attacks on Shiites.
[The intervention in Yemen] allowed Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries to withdraw their aircraft in the war against Daesh.
Why has Saudi Arabia committed its entire air force to fighting the lesser threat that is Yemen?
How is it that we, the West, are practically the only ones fighting Islamic State...
Daesh is a practical application of Salafism. Its Dr. Frankenstein is Saudi Arabia.
We are in the schizophrenic position where we fight radicalism while protecting its father. In the novel by Mary Shelley, the monster disappears with its creator.
You can always hope.
Sept 13 - Sociopaths and Animal Cruelty
Psychopath and sociopaths tend to be cruel to animals and will show absolutely no remorse.
Yesterday, believers around the world celebrated the festival of Eid al-Adha. It is a celebration of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice, on God's command, the son he had with Hagar.
On this sacred holiday, on par with the feast of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan, millions of farm animals are horribly slaughtered, not only in halal certified abattoirs, but in the open, often in front of children.
Could there be any connection with exposing children to this deliberate viciousness and the casual, assured way sympathizers and recruits for Islamic State and other terrorist organizations commit cold-blooded murders?
I have asked this question before, and for good reason.
It is both a cliché and a truism that children are the future. Do you want them, as they grow up, to abhor violence or revel in it?
Accustom children to animal cruelty and you risk making them immune to the violence done to human beings with all the horrors that entails.
Muslim Celebrity Calls for End to Animal Sacrifice - July 7
Sept 12 - Lying To Those Who Know Better
It was hoped that an Australian "how-to guide to fight militant propaganda" would be an improvement over a Canadian handbook on how to combat youth radicalization.
No such luck!
While Undermining Violent Extremist Narratives in South East Asia does exhibit a more professorial, academic approach, i.e. does not make for light reading, the strategy is the same: lie to those who know better, and hope for the best.
1. Reinforce the concept of jihad as an internal struggle (“greater jihad” or al-jihad al-akbar), not a physical or violent one.
2. Emphasize that Islam is tolerant and accepting of all people within communities, including all ethnicities and other religions.
The Australian Guide, on the same page, recommends who to call to make the lies more believable.
... refute and dismantle the religious and ideological elements of the violent extremist narratives, utilizing religious texts and religious leaders to refute religious claims..
That is what we did, left it to religious leaders, and the result was the counter-productive United Against Terrorism.
Early on, the Australian Guide, in a reference to the founders of Abu Sayef Group (ASG) in the Philippines does acknowledge that the Koran might have something to do with the violence in Allah's name, but that is about it.
Qadhafy Janjalani, references Surat At-Tawbah (29) and Surat Al-Anfal (39) to justify the concept of violent jihad, including against non-Muslims as well as those who “Claimed themselves to be Muslims” and civilians.
If the Koran is part of the problem, these guides would be a good place to have a straightforward talk about why the Book is so good at what it does. But that would reveal them to be the fraud that they are to people who are unfamiliar with Islamic scriptures.
Sept 11 - When killing 2,996 IS like killing all of mankind
In the history of the modern world, there probably was never a more representative sample of humanity than the the nearly three thousand people who were brutally murdered today fifteen years ago.
They gave truth to a lie that was a snippet of verse 5:32 about "whoever kills a soul ... is like one who has killed the whole of mankind" repeated ad nausea in the days that followed their deaths by President Bush, Prime Minister Blair, journalists, Islamic scholars and others who had to know better.
Sept 10 - The Anthropological Impact of the Hajj
Does this ...
... lead to to this?
Muhammad Atta, the leader of the 911 terrorists, is said to have done the Hajj twice, the last time in 1998. When he returned he "had grown a thick long beard, and, according to people who knew him 'seemed more serious and aloof.'"
With the beginning of the Hajj coinciding with the 15th anniversary of the 911 massacre, it is as good a time as any to ask if the two are related, even remotely.
In response to criticism of the Catholic Church for such things as The Inquisition and The Crusades, a writer in Le Figaro defined the problem for those who would deny the cause-and-effect of the terrible violence done in Allah’s Name (my translation).
.... what differentiates Christianity from Islam is that Christians can always return to the values in the Gospels and to the gentle person of Jesus and ignore a Church which has lost its way ...
Jesus is nonviolent. A return [to the teachings] of Jesus is the remedy for the excesses of religious institutions.
Looking to the Prophet[/Koran] for guidance, on the other hand, only reinforces the hate and the violence.
Islam is a religion which in both its sacred text and in banal rituals promotes hatred and violence.
The ritual stoning of Satan every year at Mecca is not simply a re-enactment of a superstition… Its impact is anthropological.
It is a ceremony to which every Muslim is encourage to participate, and which sanctifies and encourages violence…
Sept 9 - Hajj Safety and Little Green Men
Hajj: Saudis stiffen security after crush deaths
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused the Saudi authorities of "murdering" pilgrims who were caught up in a deadly stampede during last year's Hajj ...
The stampede killed 2,426 people, according to an unofficial tally. The Saudi authorities, who say only 769 died, have made few details of the official investigation into the incident public.
BBC Sept 9, 2016
Last week, what was first thought to be a communication from extraterrestrials was detected.
It may be only a matter of time before we are visited by interstellar neighbours. If they come in any great number and submit to the Will of Allah, then, not even the somewhat drastic suggestions I made to improve Hajj safety and increase the number of pilgrims which can be accommodated will make much difference, and the pilgrimage as a pillar of Islam will be discredited.
Unless, of course, the Koran's description of the Universe is correct, and what lies beyond the orbit of the moon is an illusion and we are truly alone in a universe whose size is an infinitesimal fraction of what science tells us it is.
Sept 8 - Girls! Listen Up! I Repeat! It's NOT Worth It!
Three women who were likely planning an "imminent and violent" attack were arrested near Paris on Thursday, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.
According to Cazaneuve, the women, whom he referred to as radicalized, were arrested in connection with gas cylinders found this week inside a car left in front of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.
CNN Sept 8, 2016
Guys blowing themselves up and shredding or setting men, women and children on fire on a god's promise of an eternity of orgiastic sex with multiple partners including those famous female facsimiles, the houris, makes more sense, in a ghastly sort of way, than it does for females who do the same thing.
What Allah offers women and teenaged girls for committing mass-murder in His Cause they can get here on earth with perhaps just a little more effort and a lot less pain. Unless, of course, her goal is to be joined in matrimony with someone who is already enjoying Allah's hospitality for doing what she plans to do.
Joining a boyfriend killed after committing an act of microterrorism seemed to have been the motivation of at least one of the woman arrested:
Sarah H, 23 intended to marry Larossi Abballa, just before he assassinated policeman Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and his wife Jessica Schneider a their home in Magnanville (Yvelines) last June.
Le Point, Sept 16, 2016
Sept 6 - Burkini Buzz: Where is the Outrage?
Iran's state TV says police have shut down more than 800 clothing stores across the country for selling "unconventional and inappropriate" attire -- believed to mean Western-style outfits and women's clothing that doesn't meet strict Islamic requirements.
Associated Press Sept 5, 2016
I don't think it would have mattered if France had followed Iran's example and penalized the seller of the burkini.
It is so much easier to pick on the country whom French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls praised for "fighting for the freedom of women who should not have to live under the yoke of a chauvinist order."
By banning the burkini on public beaches France was making a statement that "the female body is neither pure nor impure; it is the female body. It does not need to be hidden to protect against some kind of temptation."
The deliberate oppressors of women get a pass, while the well-meaning are pilloried.
Alice's bizarro world may not be that far off.
Sept 3 - A Judicial Path to Apartheid
The Canadian Supreme Court
Burkini: Freedom from Religion Denied - August 26
August 31 - A Tradition That Goes Way Back
Islamic State buried thousands in 72 mass graves in Iraq and Syria
Associated Press, August 30
Mass executions have been very much a tactic of Islam since the beginning, both in its wars of conquest and intestinal conflicts.
The slaughter which took place towards the end of the War of the Apostates was the first documented massacre of more than a thousand men at the hands of the believers.
The war was waged by the Prophet's successor, Abu Bakr, and would lead to the decision to compile the first written version of the Koran.
August 30 - Burkini Buzz: The United Nations Wades In
The United Nations human rights office has called on French beach resorts to lift their bans on the burkini, calling them a “stupid reaction” that did not improve security but fueled religious intolerance.
Reuters, August 30
Exactly who is fuelling religious intolerance!
84 men, women and children are cruelly crushed to death beneath the wheels of a lorry driven by a man for whom the burka is a symbol of what his religion is all about where women are concerned and what is the response from the community of believers?
An insensitive, insulting, intolerant, ill-timed demand that their women be allowed to parade on the beaches near the massacre in clothing that is a reminder of the horror that was visited on French citizens by a coreligionist.
August 29 - Burkini Buzz: On the burkini being about the people who wear them
Good point. There are non-Muslim women who for all kinds of reasons prefer to cover up at the beach, and they manage to do so without calling attention to themselves.
The burkini is designed to call attention to the fact the woman is Muslim, and that is what people are reacting to.
For the Love of a Religion that Hates Them - August 27
August 28 - The Hijab and the RCMP
If you’re wearing a hijab, be wary of RCMP recruitment drive ... More than 400 women are involved in a lawsuit against the RCMP for allegedly ignoring rampant sexual harassment.
Shireen Ahmed Special to the Globe and Mail, August 26
For the Prophet and his out-of-this-world Patron, the sight of a single strand of a woman’s hair could cause a man to experience a Pavlovian-like reaction, an uncontrollable urge to hump the owner of the stray curl then and there, which is why He sent the surah al-Hijab i.e. An–Nûr (the Light).
An argument could be made that the veil was meant to conceal a woman's identity when answering the call of nature in nature – for privacy, not piety.
Hijab wearing women may be just what the doctor ordered for the allegedly easily aroused male officers of the RCMP.
It is unlikely, however, that the true believer will answer the call of the RCMP, unless it is for ulterior motives, considering Allah's injunction about associating with unbelievers, let alone co-operating with them, even if arresting them might be acceptable.
Good luck to the RCMP who have, unfortunately, shown themselves somewhat lacking in understanding of what it means to be a believer (see Moderates as Adversaries - August 20).
August 27 - Burkini Buzz: For the Love of a Religion that Hates Them
The burkini is not an indictment of Islam, it is what it is, but of the women who wear it.
Not the burkini-clad women who caused that kerfuffle in Corsica. They had no choice; they were being herded to water like some stallion's prized mares.
No, it's an indictment of women who wear the burkini because of their love of a religion that hates them.
Women, who, because of their love of a religion that hates them, have answered the call of clerics and scholars like Tariq Ramadan to invade the public space dressed in traditional Islamic garbs as a way of promoting the religion that hates them everywhere.
August 26 - Burkini Buzz: Freedom from Religion Denied
Top French court makes initial ruling to overturn burkini ban
Reuters August 25
The impact of this ruling for France will not be unlike what came after the decision in Ontario Human Rights Commission and Theresa O'Malley vs. Simpsons-Sears.
Expect more rulings which discriminate against secularists. The Fragile Exception has just gotten a lot more brittle!
August 25 - Burkini Buzz: The Battle on the Beaches Moves to the Court Room
France's Human Rights League (LDH) and the anti-Islamophobia association (CCIF), after failing to convince a court in Nice to overturn a ban at a beach (not Cannes) near the city, have asked France's highest administrative court, the Council of State (Conseil d'Etat) to rule on the matter.
A decision is expected within days.
In a major survey, 64% of citizens polled agreed with the bans which, at this writing covered (no pun intended) 26 beaches, most of them on the French Riviera.
Whatever the court decides, Nicolas Sarkozy, in an interview with Le Figaro said that, "not to do anything about the Burkini" would mean "another reversal for the Republic."
Sarkozy's argument is not unlike the one I made yesterday.
August 24 - Burkini Buzz: Marketing Your God
Aheda Zanetti, who claims the trademark on the name burkini and burqini, said online sales were up by 200% ... She said the design was partially inspired by reports of France banning the hijab in schools to discourage the growth of Islam.
BBC News Aug 2016
It's all about promoting your religion as Ms. Zanetti, who added a hood to the venerable pantsuit and called it swimwear, makes clear.
As with the hijab, non-Muslim women are volunteering to also become billboards for a religion which considers them stupid and evil, having swallowed whole the canard that it is about freedom-of-choice.
The burkini is not unlike a provocative advertisement. And, like all promotions on public property, even if it is one for a faith which bills itself as The Religion of Peace in spite of evidence to the contrary, it can and should be subject to regulations.
Burkini Buzz: Corsica, Cannes, Marseille
August 23 - Blasphemies in Jeopardy
Islamic radical pleads guilty in historic war-crimes case of cultural destruction ... Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, a former Islamist leader in northern Mali and the first jihadi to be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court, stood in a courtroom in The Hague on Monday and apologized for falling under the influence of “deviant” and “evil” people in extremist groups such as al-Qaeda.
Globe and Mail Aug 22, 2016
Why the apparent senseless destruction?
Related: Cultural Genocide - March 2
August 22 - The Singer and the Mosque
Unlike dancing too close to ISIS, dancing next to a mosque in a progressive jurisdiction like Malaysia will only get you two years in prison if convicted.
Malaysian singer Namewee held for 'insulting Islam'
The offending video, for his song Oh My God, was first released in July and features him rapping in front of places of worship around Malaysia.
[In the video] the singer makes several religious references, using terms such as "Allah" and "Hallelujah".
Namewee and three others also appear to sing and dance in front of Buddhist and Taoist temples, inside a church and outside a mosque.
Namewee insists that Oh My God was intended to promote religious harmony. But on Monday, Malaysian police remanded the 33-year-old singer in custody for four days to investigate him for "defiling a place of worship with intention to insult religion".
The charge carries a jail term of up to two years.
BBC News, August 22, 2016
Unlike women and girls, men are allowed to dance and sing in public, therefore the offence is dancing in front of a mosque. Like Katy Perry did, when accused of insulting the Prophet in a video, the offending scene has been removed.
It's another made-up petty offence for which Islam is famous; the clerics and scholars taking their cue from a god and a prophet obsessed with controlling every aspect of a believer’s existence.
Of course, what I consider petty preoccupations, a believer might expect no less from a deity, even if such worldly concerns and attention to the minutia of daily life leave very little room for spiritual or intellectual growth.
August 21 - Dancing Too Close To ISIS
The death toll in the attack in the southern city of Gaziantep has now risen to 50, the local governor's office said, with almost 100 wounded.
A suspected suicide bomber targeted guests at a Kurdish wedding as they danced in the street.
Gaziantep, near the Syrian border, is known to have several IS cells.
"The suicide bomber who attacked the party was a child between the ages of 12 and 14," President Tayyip Erdogan said.
BBC News Aug 21
24:31 And tell the believing women to cast down their eyes and guard their private parts and not show their finery, except the outward part of it. And let them drape their bosoms with their veils ...
Let them, also, not stamp their feet, so that what they have concealed of their finery might be known. Repent to Allah, all of you, O believers, that perchance you may prosper.
Witnesses said that women and children were among the dead. If the women among the dancers were moving their feet in a way that would have revealed their finery e.g. breasts, then this is a HADD offence.
From a holy warrior's perspective their murder would have been justified even if men and children had to be killed to get to the women sinners.
Do not assume that the boy's age means he was not familiar with the Koran and what is a HADD offence.
There is a very common ceremony practiced throughout most of the Muslim world called Khatmi-Qur’an. It is the ceremony to recognize and celebrate a child’s first full reading of the Koranic text in Arabic.
Most children complete the first full reading of the Holy Book between the age of four and seven*.
(See also Transforming Children into Mass-Murderers, April 13, for another way of transforming children into mass-murderers using sayings of the Prophet.)
The bomber's age may be an indication of desperation for Islamic State to ignore the example of the Prophet who set 15 as the age a boy could participate in hostilities.
As to the killing of the innocent, in one instance, the Koran justifies their murder in the much referenced exploits of Khidr, a holy man who sinks a ship belonging "to some poor fellows" to deprive a king of his prize.
18:79 “As for the ship, it belonged to some poor fellows who worked upon the sea. I wanted to damage it, because, on their trail, there was a king, who was seizing every ship by force.
* Mosques around the world have the equivalent of Sunday school classes for children to assist parents in indoctrinating their progeny into the Koran and getting them ready for the Khatmi-Qur’an.
Unlike children learning what Allah reminds the believers are distortions of what He revealed to the Jews, the reason for sending His final instructions for mankind via the greatest communicator of them all, an illiterate Arab merchant He could trust with telling the truth, children attending classes in Koranic studies are not shielded from the nasty bits.
This is not only because the Bible, the King James version contains ten times the number of words, but what is in the Koran is not meant to be reflected upon, but memorized with the memorizers expected to do or not do what they have committed to memory.
What Were They Thinking?
August 20 - Moderates as Adversaries
In looking to stem the tide of radicalization at home, Western countries must inevitably look to the Muslim community for their miracle worker; non-Muslims, Christians in particular, being mostly clueless or notoriously misinformed about Islamic scriptures.
In any event, why would young men determined on doing God's dirty work listen to perverts.
Moderation means different things to different people as Canada's vaunted police force discovered when it gave its support, then distanced itself from the final product of the Islamic Social Services Association and the National Council of Canadian Muslims.
The RCMP has pulled its support from a handbook aimed at stopping young Canadians from being recruited by extremist groups, saying parts of the booklet have an "adversarial tone."
The police force is listed as a contributor in the handbook, titled United Against Terrorism.
CBC Sept 30, 2014
Based on the RCMP's experience, transparency must be the watchword at The Office of Community Outreach and Counter-radicalization; an open-book policy which includes keeping and making available to the general public transcripts of conversations with prospective holy warriors aimed at dissuading them from their career choice.
August 19 - Reaching a Radical
Following the fatal police shooting of would-be suicide bomber Aaron Driver, Canada’s Public Safety Minister says the Liberals will “up our game” in the fight against terrorism by imminently hiring a deradicalization adviser.
Globe and Mail, August 18, 2016
The best a deradicalization expert can to do to stop a young person bent on death and destruction is to convince them to wait; to convince them that killing a whole bunch of people here or going to Syria or some other god-forsaken place to kill people there on Allah's behalf will, at this time, do more harm than good and hope that they will outgrow their bloodlust.
To demand more from someone who knows their Koran and/or is familiar with the sayings of the Prophet is to ask them to abandon their faith (read The Real Distinction between a Moderate and an Extremist, July 1, 2016).
August 18 - It was never about the religion!
An analysis of thousands of leaked Islamic State documents reveals most of its recruits from its earliest days came only with the most basic knowledge of Islam.
The Associated Press, August 16
It was never about the religion, not then and not now. It is the booty and a licence to kill which makes Islam so attractive to so many young men who answer the call to do God's dirty work.
Can't get a date, join Islamic State and fight and kill for Allah and help yourself to what the Koran says is rightfully yours: the property of the unbelievers you kill including their wives and daughters which you can force to marry you or keep as sex-slaves to rape at your leisure.
When men are put to death en masse, it's up to the leader of the holy warriors who participated in the slaughter, as demonstrated by the Prophet after the massacre of the Jews of the Banu Qurayzah, to ensure everyone gets their fair share of the dead men's wives and children as Islamic State has been doing.
Narrated Ibn Umar:
Bani An-Nadir and Bani Quraiza fought (against the Prophet violating their peace treaty), so the Prophet exiled Bani An-Nadir and allowed Bani Quraiza to remain at their places (in Medina) taking nothing from them till they fought against the Prophet again).
He then killed their men and distributed their women, children and property among the Muslims, but some of them came to the Prophet and he granted them safety, and they embraced Islam.
For the pathetically gullible who are into instant gratification and don't care to put in the effort, the suicide bomber route is just the ticket to a supersized materialistic hedonistic life-style. One second you are here, and the next second you are there with houris and blushing maidens at your beck and call. How cool is that?
Another timely reminder about what some young people are dying for.
August 17 - The Man Who Made the Murder of Priests and Monks a Priority
The Muslim 100 - The Lives, Thoughts and Achievements of the Most Influential Muslims in History by Muhammad Mojlum Khan is a well-written, deceptively amateurish, powerful convincing argument to convert to Islam.
The author, an Imam to Her Majesty’s Prison Service, in the following excerpt from his panegyric lauds Ibn Taymiyyah (b. 1263 - d.1328) as "the Muslim world's greatest thinker, ideologue and warrior... continue
August 16 - Burkini Buzz: Corsica
A village mayor in Corsica has banned full-body swimsuits known as "burkinis" after a beach brawl between families of North African descent and local youths...
Witnesses say hatchets and harpoons were used in the Sisco beach brawl.
Witnesses say the brawl began after the Muslim families objected to photos being taken by a tourist. When a local teenager, with a group of friends on the beach, also took a photo the brawl erupted ....
BBC News, August 15, 2016
A Ferengi-like moment where real-life is stranger than the fiction of extra-terrestrials being turned on by fully-dressed females and therefore insist that they be buck naked at all times unless intimacy is in the offing.
According to Le Figaro newspaper, older men who were herding their burkini clad women and came prepared to defend their dignity attacked the teenagers with hatchets.
This is getting so weird that the weirdness may be the straw that breaks the proverbial camel's back; that will see imposing rational limits on accommodating the irrational becoming the norm.
Then again, it could go the other way, especially if pitiless violence is threatened if the irrational is not fully accommodated by the rational.
August 15 - Making It All Worthwhile
We need to step up efforts to stem Muslim youth radicalization
Sheema Khan, Globe and Mail, Aug. 14, 2016
Yes we need to, and it's urgent.
Sheema Khan is a semi-regular columnist and apologist at Canada's newspaper of record and the daily with the largest weekly readership. Unfortunately, Ms. Khan, as she tends to do, even when making observations about which we can all agree, can't resist blaming the West for the "bad things" done in the name of her God and His Messenger.
I am a regular contributor to the comment section of the Globe and Mail. More often than not my remarks about Islam will not make it pass their censor; especially if I offer a relevant, if notorious verse of the Koran and/or a saying of the Prophet.
Perhaps surprisingly, my response to Ms. Khan's accusation that it is mostly our fault if young people are attracted to terrorism, they let pass.
At Boreal, we strive to explain the ostensibly complicated in terms we can all understand. It is our motto. Maybe we are reaching you based on the praise showered on Boreal Books' rebuttal of Sheema Khan. That is encouraging.
August 14 - The New Politics
Western Democracies are undergoing fundamental changes which only those who have read the Book can fully appreciate. One of those changes will impact on how ostensibly secular democracies function, if .... continue
August 13 - The Avoidable Trials of Charlie Hebdo
France investigates threats against Charlie Hebdo newspaper
The Associated Press Aug. 12, 2016
If the Western democracies had told the homicidal protesters to stuff it and published the cartoons in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo and in defence of freedom of expression, we would not still be reading about threats against the magazine and no cartoonists need have died at the hands of extremists.
The worse is yet to come if history is any guide,
August 12 - Burkini Buzz: Cannes
The mayor of Cannes in southern France has banned full-body swimsuits known as "burkinis" from the beach ... women wearing burkinis will be invited to change into a more "respectful" costume.
BBC News, August 12
It's about showing respect, but also about removing a looming ominous presence wearing what mayor David Lisnard said "was a symbol of Islamic extremism" that might take away from your enjoyment of a day at the beach.
August 10 - Volleyball Attire at the Olympics
Which of the two players – the hijab wearing Egyptian player on the left or the German player on the right – is dressed according to Koranic standards?
Both, with the German player slightly more so if her visible hair is taken into account. It all has to do with what Allah considers a "woman's finery" ... continue
August 9 - What Phelps and the Prophet have in common
A number of Olympians - including the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, Michael Phelps - have been photographed with large red circles on their skin.
What are they, and why is everyone suddenly going dotty over them?
Swimmers and gymnasts, particularly from Team USA, are among those seen sporting the mysterious dots ...
They are the result of a practice known as "cupping"; an ancient therapy where heated cups are placed on the skin.
BBC News, August 8, 2016
Cupping and the Prophet
August 8 - For some people, blowing up hospitals is a good thing
Suicide bombing at Pakistani hospital kills more than 60
Quetta - The Associated Press. Aug 8, 2016
Hospitals, as we discovered in Syria, are fair targets for holy warriors if within their precinct real and imagined enemies of Allah are being taken care of in defiance of His Decree to "overlook their injury".
33:48 And do not obey the unbelievers and the hypocrites*, overlook their injury and trust in Allah. For Allah suffices as Guardian.
* One definition of hypocrites in Allah's Book is Muslims who find reasons not to kill and die for Him.
3:167 And that He might know the hypocrites. When it was said to them: “Come, fight in the way of Allah or defend yourselves”, they replied: “If only we knew how to fight, we would have followed you.” On that day, they were closer to disbelief than to belief. They say with their tongues what is not in their hearts; and Allah knows best what they concealed!
August 7 - Could the United States be the Satan described by the Prophet?
Iran: Nuclear scientist [Shahram Amiri] executed for spying for 'Great Satan' U.S.
CNN August 7, 2016
God's Messenger on Satan, Devils and the Jinn
August 6 - Old v. Young
“ISIS will come for our women”. That’s how one resident expressed his fears about the proposed settling of refugees in the US state of Montana.
BBC Aug 4, 2016
It is young Muslim men who should worry about their women. Young women and teenaged girls are highly prized in Islam, especially by old and middle-age men.
It is mostly young men who kill themselves in Allah's Cause while men with long grey or greying disheveled beards stay home with the females.
Why are they not the ones helping with the fight by blowing themselves up? After all, it does not require much physical stamina to walk into a crowd with a bomb under your djellaba or to drive a car full of explosives at an unsuspecting target.
Allah promised all men, not just young men, but all men who die in His Cause an out-of-this-world harem of blushing maidens and houris.
What should make middle-age and old men even more keen on killing themselves in Allah's Cause is the Prophet's disclosure that Allah will make the old young again when they enter Paradise.
It was narrated from Mu’aadh ibn Jabal that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The people of Paradise will enter Paradise hairless, beardless with their eyes anointed with kohl*, aged thirty or thirty-three years.”
Could it be that the old don't believe what they are selling to gullible young people and simply want to eliminate the competition for Maude Barnstone's hard-bodied'.
As Judgement Day approaches, old men will do more than send young people to their death.
I heard the Prophet saying, "In the last days (of the world) there will appear young people with foolish thoughts and ideas. They will give good talks, but they will go out of Islam as an arrow goes out of its game, their faith will not exceed their throats. So, wherever you find them, kill them, for there will be a reward for their killers on the Day of Resurrection."
Bukhari 61.577 .
War and Fantasies
August 5 - Burkini Buzz: Marseille
'Burkini-only day' at French waterpark criticised
BBC Aug 4, 2016
The objections raised had less to do with the swimwear then ... continue
August 4 - Females as Frontmen for the Bad Boys of Islam
Frontman: a person who represents an organization and works to make its image more appealing to the public.
Indonesia’s top court hears case on criminalizing gay sex
Jakarta — The Associated Press, Aug 4, 2016
"Indonesia’s constitutional court is considering whether to make gay sex a crime after accepting a judicial review petition" from Family Love Alliance, an umbrella group of Islamic activists headed by a Ms. Rita Hendrawaty whose views closely parallel Baroness Warsi.
Warsi, a former chairman of the Conservative Party and senior minister in David Cameron’s government would like to see less separation of church and state in Britain and campaigns against what she calls “militant secularization.”
In Canada you had the Hérouxville Fourteen, and more recently the hijab promoters at city hall.
Margaret Wente may have an explanation for why it is women who have become the face and voice of radical Islam.
August 3 -The Death of an Extraordinary Exception
First Arab Nobel science winner Ahmed Zewail dies. The Egyptian-born Nobel-winning scientist Ahmed Zewail has died in the US, aged 70.
Mr Zewail won the Nobel chemistry prize in 1999 for his pioneering work in femtochemistry, the study of chemical reactions in ultra-short time scales.
A professor at the California Institute of Technology, he was a science advisor to President Obama and the first Arab scientist to win the Nobel Prize.
BBC Aug 3, 2016
In Allah’s Universe, you may not even speculate about what He tells you is the absolute truth, which you must believe "with certainty", no matter the incongruity.
Mr. Zewail's accomplishment is that much more extraordinary considering the disincentive that is Allah’s blanket embargo against seeking knowledge that might contradict what He has revealed in His Koran.
This impediment to the pursuit of empirical knowledge, which Al-Qaeda condemns as the whispering of Satan, may be largely responsible for the Muslims world, which constitutes 21 percent of the world’s population (2011), having produced only 10 Nobel Prize laureates, with only two in the physical sciences, Pakistani Abdus Salam 1979 laureate in physics and Ahmed Zewail 1999 chemistry.
Not to be overlooked is the requirements of an Islamic education where priority is given to learning Arabic and attempting to memorize the Koran in its entirety; the negative impact on critical thinking just as damaging, if not more, than the time not available to non-religious subjects.
August 2 - Papal Political Correctness Pilloried
Speaking onboard the papal plane as he returned to Rome from Poland, the Pope told reporters why he doesn't uses the word "Islam'' when discussing terrorism.
"It's not right to identify Islam with violence. It's not right and it's not true,'' he said. "I believe that in every religion there is always a little fundamentalist group.''
And referring to organised crime in Italy, he added: "These are baptised Catholics. If I speak of Islamic violence, then I have to speak of Catholic violence.''
... It inspired @HaussmannParis to create the hashtag #PasMonPape which translates as "not my Pope". A hashtag which within hours became the number one trend in France, which has suffered several Jihadist terror attacks in recent weeks.
As the hashtag gained traction it became clear that @HaussmannParis was not alone in thinking that the pontiff had betrayed the Catholic faith.
BBC News, August 2
Equating Islamic terrorism with ordinary non-sectarian murders committed by the mafia is a bit of an apple and oranges comparison unless it is about two criminal organisations. If that was not the Pope's intention, he might as well have brought up The Inquisition for which the Figaro has a ready answer.
July 30 - Birds of a Feather
The world’s at war, but not a war of religions, Pope Francis says
Krakow, Poland - The Associated Press, Jul 29
Of course he would say that!
Reads well, but shops would be very reluctant to stock something on this subject that isn't by a scholar or authority of some kind or other. If you could get some endorsements.
In looking to satisfy a publisher’s requirement that I obtain the endorsement of a religious scholar or authority of some type before they would consider publishing Pain, Pleasure and Prejudice, my wife's cousin, who was then Rector of Saint Paul University in Ottawa arranged for me to meet with an eminent European theologian and guest lecturer at the university who had written extensively on Islam and the Koran.
He asked if my book presented the Koran or the Prophet in a positive light. I said "no, not always". He refused to even read it and handed me back my manuscript.
His concern was that the Bible also contained questionable passages, and for him to endorse a book that contained even mild criticisms of the Koranic text was to invite retaliation in kind which would only benefit the enemies of religion.
The Pope, the archbishops*, the ayatollahs, the mullahs, the rabbis ... all birds of a feather.
* This us against them cronyism was evident in Archbishop Rowan Douglas Williams' chastisement of the British government for urging Muslims to discard the niqab (a face covering veil with a narrow slit for the eyes), warning "it would advance the cause of secularism in British society.”
July 29 - Cartoon Characters: Then and Now
A significant number of women will not vote for another woman. It may have to do with an intractable low self-esteem which God's Messenger instinctively nurtured to his and his Mentor's advantage. It worked, and to this day women flock to his banner in the hundreds of millions.
Bill Clinton, in his speech to the Democratic Convention said that Donald Trump had made of the first female contender for the Presidency of the United States a cartoon.
If the United States is to elect its first female President, men in large numbers will have to go out and vote for her to offset the low self-esteem women's vote which will go to the cartoonist.
July 28 -The Next Big Small Bloody Thing
A priest in his mid-80s was killed with a knife and another hostage seriously wounded on Tuesday in an attack on a church in northern France carried out by assailants linked to Islamic State.
A police source said it appeared that the priest had his throat slit.
PARIS Reuters July 27 , 2016
July 27 - Obama's Half-Brother and Muslim Immigration
Obama’s half-brother says he will vote for Trump
Trump’s stance against Muslims coming in to the United States was understandable even to Muslims like himself, Malik said.
"I’m a Muslim, of course, but you can’t have people going around just shooting people and killing people just in the name of Islam"
Reuters, July 27
With an extended family which includes believers, President Obama is probably better acquainted with the tenets of Islam than any other previous occupant of the Oval Office. So, why is he against vetting prospective Muslim immigrants based on their support of the Sharia, as Trump would do if elected?
God's Law, the meaning of Sharia, does not recognize separation of Church and State while demanding the separation of the superior believers from the lesser until such a time that they can impose Allah's Will by force as Islam has done throughout its history as benefits a conquering religion which brooks no equal.
Unlike the Bible, the Koran contains no moral absolutes where unbelievers are concerned, including killing them and lying to them (War's First Casualty) if it will advance Allah's Cause.
Even if a test might prove ineffective in the majority of cases because of Allah condoning lying if it will make Islam triumph over every other religion sooner rather than later, I believe it is foolhardy not to test the level of commitment of adherents to a religion which targets all non-believers for assimilation or extermination.
Just do it, and let the Supreme Court decide if Islam is a religion which deserves the Constitutional guarantees available to non-malevolent faiths.
Muslim Immigration - 4 Questions
July 25 - Why Dead Children Don't Matter
More Afghan children were killed or injured in the first half of this year than in any six-month period since 2009, says the UN.
A total of 1,601 civilians deaths were recorded among all ages between January and June, of which 388 were children.
Children have always been fair game in Allah's World as He made abundantly clear in holding up Khidr who kills a boy he fears will abandon Islam as a righteous example to emulate.
Indiscriminate mass-murderers in Allah's Cause may also take comfort in the words of Arnaud Amalric*, reprised by the apocryphal Muhammad Abdulla, that "god will sort out his own" should their victims be believing children who would not have abandoned the faith later in life.
* Arnaud Amalric (died 1225) was a Cistercian abbot who took a prominent role in the Albigensian Crusade. He is remembered for supposedly advising a soldier, who was worried about killing orthodox Catholics instead of just heretic Cathars prior to the sack of Béziers, to simply kill everyone as God would sort it all out later. Wiki
July 24 - Murdering Those Who Wear Colourful Hats
Islamic State has said it was behind an attack on a protest march in the Afghan capital, Kabul, that killed 80 people and wounded 230.
The IS-linked Amaq news agency said two fighters "detonated explosive belts at a gathering of Shia" in Kabul.
The attack in Deh Mazang square targeted thousands from the Shia Hazara minority who were protesting over a new power line, saying its route bypasses provinces where many of them live.
BBC News July 23
They wore bright pillbox hats and clothes decked with silver. Rather than covering their faces, they stood still and watched me. I noticed how pale their skin was and their slender Mongolian eyes, unusual for Afghans. One of the girls smiled ... these people were the Hazara.
The Places in Between by Rory Stewart*
For a holy warrior of the Sunni persuasion, the girls colourful way of dressing and their behaviour was reason enough to murder the women and the men who will not enforce Allah's Law where females are concerned** let alone a demand for electricity and the modern conveniences that comes with it.
* In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers.
** Sex is a means to an end. It is Allah's way of gaining and rewarding the loyalty of men. Having come to the conclusion that men aspire to no higher ideals than to fornicate to their hearts content, He promises them sex in spades in this world and even more in the next if they will worship Him and only Him. Women’s loyalty, on the other hand, will be assured by making men their overlords ...
From Women and the Koran - A Devine Bias
July 23 - A Misconception About Suicide in Islam
A commentator on CNN said that the Munich shooting could not have been a terrorist attack for the shooter, in defiance of the teachings of the Koran, killed himself when his death would not advance Allah's Cause as is the case of suicide bombers who, in death, rid the world of a few or an overabundance of unbelievers.
Yes the Koran, in one revelation, does say "do not kill yourselves" but in the context of a commercial dispute.
4:29 O believers, do not consume your wealth illegally, unless there be trading by mutual agreement among you; and do not kill yourselves. Allah is indeed merciful to you!
In any event, whether the shooter did it because of Allah's demand that you " kill them wherever you find them" or was influenced by the murderous acts of true believers, or even Breivik who slaughtered young people to broadcast his opposition to Muslim immigration, there is no escaping the root cause.
July 22 - The New Reality
Munich shooting: Police say nine dead
German police are engaged in a huge anti-terror manhunt in the city of Munich after nine people died in a shooting at a shopping centre ...
The security forces have been on alert after a teenage migrant stabbed and injured five people on a train in Bavaria on Monday in an attack claimed by so-called Islamic State.
July 21 - Saudi Arabia, Pokémon No Go
Saudi Arabia renews fatwa for Pokémon Go
Saudi Arabia's top clerics have renewed a religious edict that warns against playing Pokémon - this time as the wildly popular mobile phone application Pokémon Go.
The Telegraph, July 20
A reality game where children chase "digital critters" is not like the Prophet's child-bride playing with a winged horse, of which her husband approved knowing them to be real having flown on one to Paradise where he met with Allah and negotiated the obligatory prayers..
July 20 - Making Assad Look Good
Rebels 'filmed beheading boy' in Aleppo
Videos have emerged online that appear to show Syrian rebels taunting and then beheading a boy they say is a captured Palestinian pro-government fighter.
One video shows five men posing with the frightened child, who could be as young as 10, in the back of a truck.
One of the men grips him by the hair. The same man is later filmed apparently cutting the boy's head off.
BBC News July 19
This is again Muslims killing Muslims, and a child at that. Imagine what they would do to those whom Allah considers perverts should their protector be toppled.
Mass Executions in Syria by Rebels May Be War Crimes
UN News Centre, January 16, 2014
July 19 - The Lie About Honour Killings
The murder of Qandeel Baloch lifts the lid on misogyny in Pakistan
Shaista Aziz for the Globe and Mail July 18
Honour killings in countries where Islam is the dominant religion seldom have anything to do with misogyny, but with the religion of peace's concept of self-respect.
When a believer kills for honour's sake e. g. Shafia Honour Killings he is proving to Allah that he too has Ghira by murdering someone who indulged in what, out of self-respect, Allah declared sinful behavior.
This is not to say that the male-centric universe that Allah and the Prophet expound and praise, and the low esteem in which both hold females, has not contributed to men killing women for ulterior, less noble motives.
The Real Obscenity (June 1)
July 18 - Nice: A Quickie Radicalization
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said "the killer had apparently been radicalised very quickly" which is why "he was not known to French intelligence services for radicalisation."
For the majority you can only be radicalized quickly if your upbringing conditioned you to heed the call to murder the unbelievers en masse. And when that call comes in earnest it may not be from a distant caliphate but from your neighbourhood minaret.
And there lies the dilemma for the West should it admit that there is a correlation between the proliferation of mosques and madrassas and radicalized youth and decide to do something about it. When it does, the clerics will have no choice but to invoke the third condition to fight the unbelievers to the death: "To remove any government that will not allow the free practice of Islam within its borders"*.
In essence, for impeding their efforts, as demanded by the Koran, to make the religion of truth triumph over the losers i.e. liars which are all of Faiths other than Islam in Allah's Book.
61:9 It is He Who sent His Messenger forth with the guidance and the religion of truth, to make it triumph over every religion ...
3:85 Whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.
* The other two conditions being 1. To defend a community or nation from aggressors. 2. To liberate people living under oppressive regimes.
Killing Unbelievers Halal
July 17 - Nice: Islam's Appeal to the Insecure
“He had problems with his body,” said [psychiatrist] Hamouda. “He said: ‘Why am I thin? I’m not happy with my body.’”
Reuters, July 17
It was narrated from Mu’aadh ibn Jabal that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The people of Paradise will enter Paradise hairless, beardless with their eyes anointed with kohl*, aged thirty or thirty-three years.”
The Prophet said, "Last night two men came to me (in a dream) and made me ascend a tree and then admitted me into a better and superior house, better of which I have never seen. One of them said, ‘This house is the house of martyrs.’"
56:22-24 And wide-eyed houris, Like hidden pearls; As a reward for what they used to do.
A made-to-measure groomed body, wide-eyed houris (sexually adept female facsimiles programmed by Allah to satisfy a holy warrior's every sexual fantasies for an eternity) and the best house in Paradise!
What insecure young man could resist committing mass-murder and dying for Allah with the reward it entails.
* God's Messenger was very much into makeup. He liked to colour his beard using a bright orange natural dye called henna. For eye makeup (and perhaps protection from the sun) he used khol an ancient eye cosmetic made by grinding galena (lead sulfide) and other ingredients such as animal fat.
Some believers will have khol circles around their eyes and orange strands in their beard as a sign of affinity with the Prophet’s grooming habits.
Perfume, Makeup and the Prophet
July 16 - Turkey: No Exception to the Rule
By using man-made laws to further the cause of Allah we were using democracy the way it was intended, to vote God into government and to vote out those who would exclude Him. Democracy never had a more noble purpose.
At this point in their history, give most Muslims the freedom to vote, and they will freely vote to tear out their political freedoms by the root.
Sam Harris author of the New York Times bestseller, End of Faith, W. W. Norton, 2004.
The election of Morsi in Egypt and his attempt to transform Egypt into the equivalent of a Caliphate with himself as Caliph (Leader of the Believers) which prompted a military intervention proved the validity of Harris' statement. Turkey, it was hopped, would be the exception to the rule, then came Erdogan.
In the perfect society envisioned by the perfect human being democracy has no place.
Democracy as Violence Against Islam
July 15 - Nice: Pity the Children
France in mourning as truck attack kills 84 in Nice, including 10 children
Ottawa Citizen July 15.
A bone-chilling assessment of your children's future!
July 14 - Nice: The Example of Abraham and the Dhabh
Crushing unbelievers beneath the wheels of a truck is reminiscent of Abraham crushing an animal beneath his feet, placed there by Allah on Judgement Day, as an example of what you do to disbelievers.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "On the Day of Resurrection Abraham will meet his father Azar whose face will be dark and covered with dust.
(The Prophet Abraham will say to him): 'Didn't I tell you not to disobey me?'
His father will reply: 'Today I will not disobey you.'
Abraham will say: 'O Lord! You promised me not to disgrace me on the Day of Resurrection; and what will be more disgraceful to me than cursing and dishonoring my father?'
Then Allah will say (to him):' 'I have forbidden Paradise for the disbelievers."
Then he will be addressed, 'O Abraham! Look! What is underneath your feet?'
He will look and there he will see a Dhabh (an animal,) blood-stained, which will be caught by the legs and thrown in the (Hell) Fire."
More Judgement Day Hadiths
July 12 - Doing Right by Your Religion
Bin Laden’s son threatens revenge for father’s assassination
Reuters July 10, 2016
Allah, with His account of brother killing brother, established a fundamental difference between His teachings and those of Jesus of Nazareth.
Where Jesus said to turn the other cheek, Allah countered with repay a wrong done to you in kind and a wrong done to Me, or my Messenger, in spades.
17:33 Do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden except for a just cause. Whoever is killed unjustly, We have given his heir the power [to demand satisfaction]; but let him not exceed the limit in slaying, for he will be the victor.
To "not exceed the limit in slaying" Hamza bin Laden will have to limit his vengeance to killing Obama and/or his family.
If what the President did is considered a crime against Allah or His Messenger, then the Compassionate will expect their murder to be of the most gruesome kind.
5:33 Indeed, the punishment of those who fight Allah and His Messenger and go around corrupting the land is to be killed, crucified, have their hands and feet cut off on opposite sides, or to be banished from the land. That is a disgrace for them in this life, and in the life to come theirs will be a terrible punishment.
The protection available to the President and his family after he leaves office will have to be intrusive and constant for the rest of their lives.
To avoid punishment 5:33, perhaps this protection should include a scenario where they are swiftly killed or given the means to kill themselves in the event they are kidnapped.
Considering the uncertain future they face, could you blame any of them if they submitted to the Will of Allah, even if it will lead to Trump-like accusations that they were always one with the Religion of Peace.
July 7 - Muslim Celebrity Calls for an End to Animal Sacrifice
Muslim clerics have criticised Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan over comments he made about the practice of animal sacrifice in Islam
The actor is known for his roles in The Life of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire.
Clerics advised the Muslim actor to refrain from "making random statements about our religion "
Sher Qazi Khalid Usmani, another cleric, said the actor "should keep his mouth shut as he has no knowledge about the religion"
BBC News July 7
He knows enough, and like many Muslims who are sensitive to the suffering around them, including that of animals tortured to death because of some religious ritual from the Dark Ages, he would like to see a kinder, gentler Islam, but the clerics will have none of it.
Being an Indian Muslim probably saved Khan from accusations of blasphemy and a death sentence.
July 6 - A Record-Breaking Ramadan and When Holy Became Synonymous With Evil
Ramadan, the month of conquest and jihad ... make it a month of calamity everywhere for the non-believers.
Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, ISIS spokesman in a May audiotape,
Islamic State got its wish... continue
July 4 - Believer's Remorse
Bangladesh blames local militants for killings, denies Islamic State role
Police said the militants were mostly educated and from well-off families.
Reuters July 3
A 2015 study by the Pew Research Center [found that] the profile of the average radical Muslim is a college educated male who is both financially well-off and tech-literate.
What we may be witnessing is a phenomenon which will increasingly impact societies which believe that a Western education is the answer to stopping young men from committing mass-murder in the name of the ostensibly divine.
A development or a condition which, for lack of a better expression, I call believer's remorse, guilt at having been seduced by what al-Qaeda damns as the whispering of Satan.
Any study beside that of the Quran is a distraction, except the Hadith and jurisprudence in the religion. Knowledge is what He narrated to us, and anything other than that is the whispering of the Satan.
In one irrational self-destructive act, one can atone for listening to Satan instead of Allah and His Messenger and gain instant access to Paradise no questions asked.
A belief in the atonement property of one's own blood shed on Allah's behalf is undoubtedly a root cause of domestic terrorism by the well-educated in other than Islamic theology.
July 3 - Nothing to See Here, Just Another Holy Month Massacre
IS bombing kills 281 Ramadan shoppers in Baghdad
BBC News July 3
July 2 - Allah's Mercy in Action During Ramadan
The flattering invocation “In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful” headlines 112 of the 114 chapters of the Koran. It is also the phrase you hear believers repeating during their daily prayers and almost every time the name Allah is mentioned.
Don't be fooled!
Twenty people, most said to be foreigners, have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants on a cafe in Bangladesh ...
The gunmen asked everyone inside to recite from the Qur’an ... The gunmen tortured [then killed] anyone who was unable to recite the Koran.
BBC July 2
The gunmen not only spared those who were familiar with the Words of the Compassionate, the Merciful, but fed them in observance of the daily breaking of the fast of Ramadan at nightfall.
July 1 - The Real Distinction between a Moderate and an Extremist
Canada Day and another party I will not be invited to again.
This is not the first celebration I have attended where someone who has never read the Koran will come over to me, after hearing that I wrote a book about It (more than one actually), and tell me what it's all about and that my interpretation, whatever it is, is probably wrong.
I usually try to change the subject so as to avoid another pointless discussion. But, not this time. It may have been the wine. It did not go well.
It always surprises me that those who would tell me what Muslims and the Book that defines their faith are all about have not only not read the Book but don't have any believers as friends or acquaintances.
I am fortunate to be able to talk about some of what I write with Muslims whom I consider friends, although I am not sure, in some cases, if it is reciprocal. Nonetheless, our discussions are usually honest and never acrimonious for we both know, when the Koran is the subject matter, what we are talking about.
For us, unlike those who have never read the Koran and assume it is just like the Bible so why bother, what differentiates so-called moderates from extremists is that the former ignores (if only for now*) Allah's clear and persistent calls to murder and martyrdom and the latter does not.
It is not a matter of interpretation, or doing what YOU think is right!
11:1 Alif – Lam – Ra. [This is] a Book with Verses which are elaborately formulated and clearly expounded from the Wise, the All-Aware.
33:36 It is not up to any believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have passed a judgement, to have any choice in their affairs. Whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger have gone astray in a manifest manner.
Extremists have no problems with joyfully killing other Muslims, for they are not real Muslims, they are hypocrites whom Allah hates as much, if not more than unbelievers, for real Muslims do what the Koran tells them to do without hesitation and without thinking.
Women, children, it didn't matter to him who he was shooting. He was shouting and smiling as he fired his AK-47 in all directions.
Witness to the Ataturk Airport Massacre
9:73 O Prophet, fight the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be stern with them. Their abode is Hell, and what a terrible fate!
* Taqiya i.e. dissimulation is permitted if it is done out of fear of persecution and will be forgiven if once this fear is attenuated you do what Allah and His Messenger tell you to do.
June 26 - An Accapella World Booming the Praise of the One and Only and His Hatred of Unbelievers
Narrated Abu Amir or Abu Malik Al-Ash'ari:
That he heard the Prophet saying, "From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of musical instruments, as lawful."
Somali minister among 15 killed in attack on hotel in capital
“... Many residents now shun going to hotels that provide some of the few sources of entertainment available in Mogadishu,” said Mohamed Sheikh Abdi, "At hotels patrons enjoy dance music ...
Mogadishu — The Associated Press June 26
The End of Music
The Seductive Sounds of Hatred and Cruelty
June 18 - Dying for another Man's Sins or A Root Cause of Domestic Terrorism
Islam is very much an offshoot of primitive Judaism with a sprinkling of Christian theology modified for a religion obsessed with death.
Christian dogma maintains that Jesus' blood, which he shed on the Cross, washes away the sins of the sinners who choose to believe in Him and act accordingly and thereby gain access to Paradise.
In Islam's bizarre adaption of this piece of another religion's doctrine, it is a believer's blood shed in Allah's Cause which washes away his or her sins.
Even bone fide cold-blooded killers will be welcomed into Paradise, no questions asked, if their last murder is on Allah's behalf.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Allah welcomes two men with a smile; one of whom kills the other and both of them enter Paradise. One fights in Allah's Cause and gets killed. Later on Allah forgives the killer who also get martyred (In Allah's Cause)."
Expect more bloodbath like the one in Orlando (and worse) as believer's remorse at having been seduced by all a tolerant forward-looking civilization has to offer, in one irrational destructive act atones for an entire life of ignoring an embarrassment of diktats from an intolerant, misogynous, prudish deity and his equally intolerant, misogynous, prudish henchman.
This belief in the atonement property of one's own blood shed in Allah's Name is undoubtedly a root cause of domestic terrorism.
June 17 - The Perils of Being A Believer's Wife
Orlando shooter’s wife could be charged for knowledge of plot
Reuters Jun. 15, 2016
The widow of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev didn't know about the plot, her lawyer says.
CNN April 23, 2015
Can you blame the wives of believers for not trying to stop their husband from doing what for them is not worth it, by informing the authorities and risking an eternity burning in Hell.
It's not only attempting to discourage a husband from murdering the innocent in the name of Allah that will land a wife in Hell. If the husband is unhappy with a wife during their life together in the here-and-now, for whatever reason, it’s into the blazing Fire with her.
Last, but not least, should her husband do anything to elicit Allah’s displeasure she will share the blame and will be joining him in Hell.
June 16 - Obama and Clinton and the Work of Terrorists
In blistering attack, Obama denounces Trump’s anti-Muslim fervour
President Barack Obama scathingly disparaged Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying the Republican seeking to succeed him in the White House was whipping up anti-Muslim fervour that betrays the core values of American democracy and is “doing the terrorists’ work for them.”
Paul Koring, Globe and Mail, June 15, 2016
Not putting the blame where it belongs is also doing the work of the terrorists. In the words of a former jihadist:
When I was still a member of what is probably best termed the British Jihadi Network, a series of semi-autonomous British Muslim terrorist groups linked by a single ideology, I remember how we used to laugh in celebration whenever people on TV proclaimed that the sole cause for Islamic acts of terror like 9/11, the Madrid bombings and 7/7 was Western foreign policy.
By blaming the government for our actions ... [they] did our propaganda work for us. More important, they also helped to draw away any critical examination from the real engine of our violence: Islamic theology."
Hassan Butt, The Observer, My plea to fellow Muslims
At the beginning of the week Clinton, on CNN's "New Day" finally said the words, and more; the more including the flippant manner she said them:
And it mattered we got bin Laden, not what name we called him. I have clearly said we -- whether you call it radical jihadism or radical Islamism, I'm happy to say either. I think they mean the same thing.
CNN June 14, 2016
Her dismissive response betrays a lack of appreciation of the existential threat we face. Jihadism is about a war of expansion and is by definition "radical":
Jihad: In law, according to general doctrine and in historical tradition, the jihad consists of military action with the object of the expansion of Islam and, if need be, of its defence.
Encyclopedia of Islam
Islamism is a violent ideology with jihad as its instrument for propagation. They are complementary not identical. The war against extremism cannot be won with leaders who do not appreciate this distinction.
There are over one billion Muslims in the world. Surely you're not suggesting they are all violent. Groups like ISIS have political motivations but use religion as a recruiting tool for their twisted beliefs.
Of course not, but the ideology matters, and none seem willing to address the root cause, in part because they do not, like Clinton has demonstrated, have a clue having never read, it is obvious, the relatively short violent hate-filled document that lauds the superior religion just like Mein Kampf lauded the superior race, and we know what that led to.
Theology i.e. ideology matters as does the means to make it triumph:
61:9 It is He Who sent His Messenger forth with the guidance and the religion of truth, to make it triumph over every religion ...
Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror ..."
June 13 - Clinton and the Orlando Massacre: Professor Bates Wants an Explanation
Clinton was praised in the media following the nightclub massacre for declining "to take Mr. Trump’s bait by referring to 'radical Islam'".
My response was that Clinton's unwillingness to face the reality of Islamic terrorism may cost her the election. For a majority it is the overwhelming clear and present danger. They are looking for a Churchill, even a caricature of one to tackle what they perceive as an existential threat, not a Chamberlain.
A detractor who goes by the name of Professor Bates demanded an explanation:
What does that mean? I.e., how is she not taking it seriously? Or put another way, what should she be doing differently? Do tell.
It is as if she had bought into the canard that Islam is The Religion of Peace. This would explain her reluctance to associate the religion with the atrocities committed by believers.
Taking the threat seriously would mean dealing with the root cause instead of spouting the usual platitudes that have been the staple of politicians in denial since George W. Bush first used and popularized the expression The Religion of Peace to absolve Islam of any responsibility for 9/11.
Bush junior did it, to quote the then Chairman of the British National Party “to avoid an explosion of hostility against Muslims by leaving the impression that the central message of the Koran is all about peace and love, that Islam is Christianity with a towel on its head."
What is Clinton's excuse?
June 12 - The Orlando Nightclub Massacre
Twenty minutes into the shooting, Omar Mateen called 911 to pledge his allegiance to Islamic State. What he did was in keeping with the terrorist state's exhortation to kill them wherever you find them. That they were unbelievers and gay made them a doubly attractive kill in Allah's Cause.
A regular mosque attendee, three days before the massacre he made the predictable visit, to strengthen, it is assumed, his resolve to slaughter the patrons of a nightclub catering to those Allah genetically predisposed to committing what He damns as an abomination.
29:45 Recite what has been revealed to you of the Book and perform the prayer. Prayer surely forbids the foul act and abomination. Allah’s remembrance is greater and Allah knows what you do.
This may be another case of someone claiming to submit to His Will then ignoring what His designated spokesperson said were the rightful punishment for those suspected of having committed the foul act.
The Holy Prophet (S) has prescribed Three methods of dealing with the situation (male sodomy), you may choose any one of the three deaths - by having the arms and feet tied and thrown from the cliff, being beheaded or being burnt alive.
From Homosexuality - Crime and Punishment
This is the Month of Great Heat when fasting and immersion in "the Book" can lead to an increased desire to rid the world of people "given to excess" by whatever means at your disposal, as witnessed by the daily massacres since the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
7:80 And [remember] Lot when he said to his people: “Do you commit indecencies which no one in the whole world committed before you?”
7:81 “You approach men instead of women lustfully; you are rather a people given to excess.”
Mr. Seddique said that his son got angry when he saw two men kissing in Miami a couple of months ago and thinks that may be related to the shooting.
Trump has called for a ban on Muslim immigration to the United States. To weed out gays' mortal enemies a simpler solution would be to follow the Dutch example.
In 2006, to counter a rise in "holy" homophobia, the Netherlands decided to assess if potential immigrants from mainly Islamic countries would be troubled by the more liberal attitudes they would encounter by requiring them to view a film in which two men are shown kissing in a meadow.
Opponents said that this was a subterfuge to limit Muslim immigration, which is telling in itself, and the practice may have been discontinued.
Revealed Truths about Homosexuality
Holy Homophobia in Canada
June 9 - Bride Killings
A young Pakistani woman allegedly burnt to death by her mother for marrying without family consent has been buried ...
It is the third such case in a month in Pakistan, where attacks on women who go against conservative rules on love and marriage are common. Police say the body of Zeenat Rafiq, who was 18, showed signs of torture. She was doused with fuel and set alight ...
BBC June 8
The killing of brides who marry for love may have more to do with revenge for depriving their families of the expected return on investment that comes from their fathers marrying them off to the highest bidder.
A marriage in Islam is not a sacrament but a contract. The marriage is usually an arranged affair and, not unlike arranged marriages of the Middle Ages, the primary consideration is what benefits in wealth and influence will accrue to the contracting parties i.e. the families of the bride and groom.
June 1 - The Real Obscenity
A Pakistani woman who was set on fire for refusing a marriage proposal has died of her injuries.
In February, Punjab province, where the attack on Miss Sadaqat happened, passed a landmark law criminalising all forms of violence against women. However, more than 30 religious groups, including all the mainstream Islamic political parties, threatened to launch protests if the law was not repealed.
Religious groups have equated women's rights campaigns with promotion of obscenity.
BBC June 1, 2016
The real obscenity is women advocating for a religion whose vilification of their sex promotes such a warped understanding of human rights.
What may have prompted Punjab province to criminalize "all forms of violence against women" is the rise in honour killings following the introduction of Sharia law in the 1980s. Nearly 1,100 women were reported murdered last year in Pakistan ("many more cases go unreported" under the honour pretense according to the country's independent Human Rights Commission.
Under Islamic law, a man can assuage his wounded pride by murdering the cause of his discombobulation and only have to pay the equivalent of a fine i.e. blood-money to the family of the person he murdered should they seek redress under God's law, the meaning of Sharia.
May 28 - What condoms and coitus interruptus have in common and why both are haram
Pakistani authorities have banned all broadcast advertisements for contraceptives.
The regulator, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), said there had been public complaints that they prompted curiosity in "innocent children".
BBC May 28, 2016
Surely, commercials, not unlike those for male erectile dysfunction e.g. the empty room with the television blaring and nobody watching are safe for children. And, any question a child might ask can easily be dismissed without referring to conception of which, Muslim children, who are expected to have recited the Koran in its entirety by the age of seven, are fully aware, even if it is a somewhat cockeyed understanding considering the Source.
The advertising ban, of course, has nothing to do with avoiding corrupting innocence and everything to do with the pervasive confounding example of the Prophet.
God's Messenger cautioned holy warriors against practicing coitus interruptus when rapping their captives. It was better for them not to withdraw before ejaculation and interfere with Allah's prerogative to create babies.
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: that while he was sitting with Allah's Apostle he said, "O Allah's Apostle! We get female captives as our share of booty, and we are interested in their prices, what is your opinion about coitus interruptus?"
The Prophet said, "Do you really do that? It is better for you not to do it. No soul that which Allah has destined to exist, but will surely come into existence."
The Prophet's example, sayings and opinions along with the Koran are the basis of Islamic Law.
God's Messenger's insistence that nothing interfere with conception even during a god-sanctioned sexual assault have encouraged "more conservative Islamic leaders [to] openly campaign against the use of condoms or other birth control methods, thus making population planning in many countries ineffective."
May 25 - Seduced by Scriptural Sadism
What if you could re-create the sadism that is a hallmark of Allah's Hereafter in the here-and now?
Your run-of-the mill holy warrior can only do so much. Doctors are another matter, and they are not immune to the seductive sadism which saturates the Muslim Holy Book.
Given the opportunity, trained medical personnel can do a very good approximation of the Almighty at his pitiless, cruelest best.
And what is Allah's sadistic tour de force?
4:56 Those who have disbelieved Our Signs, We shall surely cast them into the Fire; every time their skins are burnt, We will replace them by other skins, so that they might taste the punishment. Allah indeed is Mighty and Wise!
Issam Abuanza, 37, is a doctor who left his family in the UK in 2014 to join Islamic State in Syria.
Keep revelation 4:56 in mind as your read the following:
On social media, Dr Abuanza has said he wished that a Jordanian pilot burnt alive by IS had taken longer to die … I would've liked for them to burn him extremely slowly and I could treat him so we could torch him once more.
On his Facebook page he is pictured wearing doctors' scrubs and carrying a gun in a holster. He smiles as he raises his finger in the air - a symbolic gesture to represent the oneness of God that is commonly seen in the iconography of Islamic extremism.
Another image shows him in combat fatigues, cradling an automatic rifle and reading the Koran.
BBC News May 24, 2016
Dr. Abuanza, a poster child for the banality of evil, was trained to heal and relieve suffering, not to torture and murder and he could not resist.
Imagine the Koran's impact on impressionable young minds who are expected to have mouthed, if not memorized the entire hateful sadistic liturgy by the time they are seven years old.
A (UK) mother who beat her seven-year-old son to death when he failed to memorize passages from the Koran has been jailed for life and must serve a minimum of 17 years.
BBC, January 7, 2013
A very common ceremony practiced throughout most of the Muslim world called Khatmi-Qur’an celebrates a child’s first full reading of Allah’s Revelations.
Children who should be reading Babar the Elephant (or Cinderella) are instead compelled to read the most sadistic, pitiless passages ever imagined.
When they grow up they too will be capable of doing the most sadistic, cruel, pitiless acts imaginable and many will do so, like the doctor shown here reading his Koran and dreaming of the day he will be able to honour his Creator by emulating His abject cruelty as only he can.
It bears repeating; we need an honest, straightforward Dialogue on the Koran.
May 18 - The Chibok Booty - A Prediction Fulfilled
First Chibok girl snatched by Boko Haram found, pregnant,
Lagos, Associated Press, May 18, 2016
April 14, 2015 - A Tradition of Raping and Impregnating the Booty
Nigeria’s new president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, says he will do everything in his power to to find the 219 schoolgirls of Chibok town.
Even if he does, the damage will have been done. Most will be mothers or pregnant with their rapist's child, some because of the Prophet's stand on coitus interruptus when raping the booty.
May 14 - Believers Preying on Believers - Sweden
Doug Saunders, in "Sweden’s rape crisis isn’t what it seems" (the Globe and Mail, May 14), while denying that there is a crisis, informs us that most perpetrators and their victims are foreign-born:
What also stands out is that almost all the victims of these crimes – especially sex crimes – are also foreign-born.
This may be the surest sign that, where the crime is sexual assault, the Khalwat and retribution may be largely to blame if the French experience is any indication.
Rotherham may be a localized variation of this phenomenon which may be more common than is admitted to by countries that have not been able to assimilate a large influx of immigrants raised on the Koran.
Then, there is the new troubling Cologne Strain where targets for sexual assault were mainly non-believing females.
May 8 - Investing in Pilgrims
Saudi shake-up moves kingdom down new path ... The plan, known as Saudi Vision 2030, is intended as a guide for the country’s development. It aims, in part, to reduce Saudi Arabia’s heavy dependence on oil ...
The New York Times, May 7, 2016
The Hijaz is the so-called Holy Land of Islam. The area comprises most of the western part of modern-day Saudi Arabia and is centered on Mecca and Medina. As custodian of these cities, the Saudis are in control of the metaphorical gold mine, a mine which will never run out of gold and whose production increases with every newcomer who makes the religion of peace his or her religion.
Most of us are aware that every able-bodied, financially capable Muslim adult must perform the Hajj at least once during his or her lifetime. It is not a coincidence that one of the largest shopping centers in the world, the Abraj Al Bait Complex with its five stories, 4000 stores shopping mall is within walking distance (300 meters) from the holiest shrine in Islam, the Ka'ba.
Safely accommodating millions more pilgrims at the Hajj
The biggest money maker for the Saudis may turn out to be the year-around attraction of Medina where they are spending an estimated 6 billion dollars on the construction of the world's largest building, a mosque capable of accommodating 1.6 million worshipers.
The attraction of Medina for the believers is not only the Prophet's tomb, but also, as revealed by its occupant, "One prayer in my Mosque (Medina) is better than one thousand prayers in any other mosque excepting Al-Masjid-AI-Haram (the Grand Mosque of Mecca)."
Expect plans to replace oil revenues to include spending even more money on madrassas and mosques around the world to get more converts to come to the Hijaz with its privileged prayer places and incidental shopping venues.
April 25 - The Law on Hacking People to Death
Julhas Mannan, a leading gay rights activist and editor at Bangladesh's only LGBT magazine has been hacked to death ...
The killing comes two days after a university teacher (suspected of being an atheist) was hacked to death by suspected Islamist militants.
BBC April 25, 2016
Hacking atheists to death is permitted under Sharia law for it is simply a variation on the punishment for apostates (atheists are assumed to have abandoned their religion) which includes hacking off of limbs then crucifixion.
April 21 - Holy Warriors for Polio
Seven Pakistani policemen, three of whom were guarding polio workers, have been killed in Karachi, officials say ... Islamist militants oppose vaccination, saying it is a Western conspiracy to sterilise Pakistani children.
BBC April 20, 2016
Suicide attack on polio vaccination centre in southwest Pakistan kills 15
The Associated Press, Jan. 13, 2016
If only God had not chosen an illiterate steeped in folkloric medicine as His last and greatest spokesperson, today, we might not have holy warriors killing to stop the immunization of children against a preventable debilitating disease like polio.
I can't help but imagine what He would have revealed to someone who could have understood so much more, including how you can strengthen the immune system thought vaccines; even someone from antiquity, someone like Galen or Hippocrates. It's a shame. Pity the children.
April 20 - Destiny's Symbol Celebrated in the City of Lights
Today, less than six months after the massacre of 130 Parisians, the most visible symbol of the inroads made by the religion that is destined to triumph over every other religion will be celebrated in the French capital.
Hijab Day Paris was organized by students of The Paris Institute of Political Studies (enrol. 13,000).
The objections to the celebration voiced on French social media are not unlike those expressed during Hijab Day Ottawa.
April 13 - Transforming Children into Mass- Murderers
Boko Haram’s use of child suicide bombers soaring, UN says
Globe and Mail, Apr. 12, 2016
The process of making male children raised on the Koran into mass murderers is actually quite simple, you play on the fantasy of little boys of being all grown up. You tell them that, literally, in a puff of smoke they can become a man if they are willing to help Allah get rid of the bad people.
It was narrated from Muaadh ibn Jabal that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "The people of Paradise will enter Paradise hairless, beardless with their eyes anointed with kohl, aged thirty or thirty-three years."
al-Tirmidhi 2545 .
Turning little girls into mass murderers is slightly more complicated and brutal; but it is a challenge that more and more holy warriors appear willing to take on, with little girls outnumbering little boys as suicide bombers.
The transformation usually begins with the rape of god-fearing girls by fighters in Allah's Cause. It is meant to make them feel a heart-breaking guilt for having brought dishonour on their family and shame so intense that death seems preferable. But, that is not all!
Rape makes a shamble of a young girl's fantasy of marrying her prince charming. What nice young man would have her as his beloved bride now that she is no longer a virgin?
Only Allah, she is told, can now make her dream come true. Not in the here-and-now, but in the Hereafter, if she has the courage to kill herself and take as many as possible of His enemies with her..
April 9 - Boys Killing Boys
'He was a child and came to kill children’: ISIL suicide bomber kills 43 — most of them boys — at soccer match ... A total of 43 people died [on the evening of March 25, in Asriya, Iraq] — 29 of them boys younger than 17 who had either been participating in the match or were watching their friends play.
The bomber also was a teenager, no more than 15 or 16. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility, saying the target was a gathering of the Shiite paramilitaries.
Washington Post, April 8, 2016
The Prophet set 15 as the age a male could join the ranks of holy warriors and kill and be killed in Allah's way with the killing of Abu Jahl by two teenagers.
Conversely, if the boys who died were 15 and over and Shiites i.e. heretics, under Sharia law they were legitimate targets for slaughter: .
Under Sharia Law, not only is what God's Messenger said and did a precedent, but also what was done in his presence, of which he did not disapprove such as determining if a boy is a candidate for slaughter by checking for the growth of pubic hair:
I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and those who had not were not killed. I was among those who had not grown hair.
April 5 - The Tip of the Iceberg
ISIS has sent 400 fighters to attack Europe, officials say,
Paris — The Associated Press Mar. 24, 2016
Those 400 trained fighters are the proverbial tip of the iceberg. What the Europeans should be worried about is the tens of thousands of young men who came over seeking improved economic conditions or to further Allah's Cause and have been seduced by Western ways.
At one point in their lives, they will be reminded that Hell is waiting and many will seek to atone for behaving like kuffars by joining the ranks of holy warriors and killing as many of them as they can before they are gunned down or torn to bits by a suicide bomb and gain instant access to Paradise.
Jihad as Penance
April 2 - Mecca in the Crosshairs II
Barack Obama urges global action to combat nuclear terrorism threat. Speaking at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, Mr. Obama said nuclear terrorism was a persistent threat to the world …
Globe and Mail, April 1
A somewhat drastic solution to the threat of the holy warrior with the BOMB, Mecca in the Crosshairs, I posted almost a year ago. The question remains, however, what is to stop a holy warrior with an extra BOMB or two, after Mecca has been incinerated in retaliation for a terrorist nuclear attack on the United States, from doing the same to the Vatican.
Islam is, at its core, a ritualistic materialistic religion. This is reflected in what defines it as a religion, it's so called Pillars of Islam (four of which are about worshipping a god who cannot be worshipped enough and the zakat) and how it rewards those who seek, via the sword, to make this world that of Allah exclusively.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "The example of a Mujahid (Muslim fighter) in Allah's Cause — and Allah knows better who really strives in His Cause—is like a person who fasts and prays continuously. Allah guarantees that He will admit the Mujahid in His Cause into Paradise if he is killed, otherwise He will return him to his home safely with rewards and war booty."
Christianity is in the hearts and mind, and what defines it as a religion are the Ten Commandments, six of which are moral imperatives, with the other four about worshipping God and not requiring any religious infrastructure or divinely ordained process to fulfil.
The believers could destroy every church on earth, but unless they kill or convert every Christian on earth, they will not succeed in eradicating those whom Allah considers perverts for their associating a son with His Magnificence from His world, as He expects them to do, sooner or later.
5:75 The Messiah, son of Mary, was only a Messenger before whom other Messengers had gone; and his mother was a godly woman. They both ate [earthly] food. Look how We make clear Our Revelations to them; then look how they are perverted!
Le Point (France's Time Magazine equivalent) fears that we are in the early stages of an ultimate confrontation which will decide whose vision for humanity will prevail, Jesus or Muhammad.
Islam's scriptures, religious infrastructure, and its rituals are very much geared to transforming ordinary men, women and children into committed believers and cold-blooded executioners when needed.
People who fight and die for other than hedonistic rewards will find it hard to think strategically about what the other considers normal i.e. killing as a means to an end. But, with not only Christians but every lesser believer's life hanging in the balance, is there any other choice.
March 25 - MAD in a World Gone Mad
The 9/11 hijackers expected a medium-size harem as reward for killing three thousand innocent men, women and children. What kind of out-of-this-world reward could the ultimate suicide bomber; the suicide bomber with the BOMB expect? How could he resist setting the world on fire.
The only experience we have in avoiding annihilation in the atomic age is the Mutual Assured Destruction doctrine, MAD for short. You try to annihilate me, I annihilate you, we annihilate each other. The ultimate pyrrhic victory.
MAD worked because people on both side of the nuclear standoff valued their lives, the lives of their children and grand-children above all else. Killing your enemy, only for you and your family to be melted in an atomic fire in a retaliatory attack was not an option.
Can MAD work its magic in a world where religious sociopaths with a death wish have the BOMB?
I don't thing so. It may be back to square one.
Looking Forward to Armageddon
March 28 - On the Massacre of 72 Mainly Women and Children Celebrating the Resurrection in a Lahore Park
In blowing up Christians, suicide bombers believe they are doing what Allah would do if he were here, rid the word of those He has damned as perverts:
9:30 The Jews say: “Ezra is the son of Allah”, and the Christians say: “The Messiah is the son of Allah.” That is their statement, by their mouths; they emulate the statement of the unbelievers of yore. May Allah damn them; how they are perverted!
That this slaughter occurred when it did should not be a surprise (remember the Holy Week Garissa University Massacre) considering what Allah thinks about the whole Easter celebration and what came before
March 26 - In Praise of Muslims Who Kill and Die on Our Behalf
Syria forces retake Islamic State-held city... when IS seized Palmyra it destroyed archaeological sites, drawing global outrage.
BBC March 26
When Syrian forces first withdrew from Palmyra in the face of an assault by Islamic State, they were criticized in the West for not fighting, and dying if necessary, to protect precious Palmyra.
We are asking believers to risk their lives to defend what their religion says is of no consequence but what we consider invaluable, but not valuable enough to risk Western lives to protect it for future generations.
It is not only for our heritage we are not willing to die for, but our coreligionists. We expect the Iraqis, the Shiites and some untrustworthy rebels to topple the Assad regime and replace him as protector of those whom Allah considers perverts for claiming He has a son.
We are very lucky to have believers who are willing to die to save our brethren in faith and examples of our "ignorant" past. The more reason to refrain from criticizing those who fail in what we consider their duty to kill and die on our behalf when we are unwilling to face the same risks.
March 23 - Death, Death, Glorious Death
Brussels Airport and Metro station bombed, Dead: 31+
3:143 You were yearning for death before you actually met it. Now you have seen it and you are beholding it.
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet said, "Nobody who enters Paradise likes to go back to the world even if he got everything on the earth, except a Mujahid who wishes to return to the world so that he may be martyred ten times because of the dignity he receives (from Allah)."
Only a death cult, or the pathologically delusional, would praise killing yourself while killing others as an act dignified by God.
Jihad and the Prophet A Pitch for Martyrs
March 21 - The Last Days of the Prophet
The Last Days of Muhammad (my translation of Les derniers jours de Muhammad) by Tunisian scholar Hela Ouardi is a new and controversial book on the death of God's proclaimed last and greatest spokesperson.
In an interview she gave Le Point, France's Time magazine equivalent, she said that non-Muslim sources, writing at the time of the man' death, recorded he died in Gaza, not Medina as in the traditions on which I based my account of his death.
Ms. Ouardi goes on to explain that his alleged death in Medina may have been to legitimize Abu Bakr's accession as leader of the believers i.e. caliph, instead of the one whom the Shiites claim was Muhammad's rightful heir, his son-in-law Ali.
One of Bakr's first act after being elected caliph by a coterie of Muhammad's companions while Ali, it is said, was busy making funeral arrangement, was to deprive both Alí and his wife Fatima (and the wives of Muhammad) of their heritance, including her father's interest in the Jewish farms of Khaybar.
Fatima would press Bakr to return what was lawfully theirs to her and her husband. According to the author she was beaten to death by Bakr and Umar who would succeed Bakr as caliph.
Under Koranic law i.e. talion law, this should have led to a demand for retribution up to and including the murder of a wife of the perpetrator and/or compensation; unless Bakr and Umar had done Ali a favour.
17:33 Do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden except for a just cause. Whoever is killed unjustly, We have given his heir the power [to demand satisfaction]; but let him not exceed the limit in slaying, for he will be the victor.
2:178 O believers, retaliation for the slain is prescribed for you; a free [man] for a free [man], a slave for a slave and a female for a female ...
Ali's father- in-law had forbidden him from marrying any other women for it would displease his daughter. Her death meant he was free to marry again, two, three or four women at one time just like every other believing man.
Ouardi also references the non-battle of Tabuk where she claims Muhammad, shortly before he died, suffered his first and only defeat at the hands of the Byzantines.
The Koran, which is to be trusted more than the traditions when they differ, makes no such admission.
Yes, Muhammad did lead a large expedition to Tabuk where he expected to meet the Byzantines in battle; but, they never showed up, being preoccupied with whom they considered the greater threat, the Persians.
March 17 - When it is disgusting not to discriminate!
Trudeau, before his election as Prime Minister, said it was "disgusting" of the Conservative government to discriminate in favour of people most likely to be killed by Islamic State e.g. Christians in their Syrian refugee selection process.
If the Europeans had discriminated against the hundreds of thousands of able-bodied young men looking for better economic conditions in favour of families with young children, you would not have the heart-breaking spectacle of fathers and mothers with crying terrified children in their arms trying to cross hastily erected barriers; and of course you would not have to worry about young women being sexually assaulted as they were in Cologne.
March 7 -Who you gonna save?
The UK is to send warships as part of a NATO mission to stop people smugglers ferrying migrants from Turkey to the EU.
BBC March 6, 2016
The Koran offers some protection for believers from homicidal co-religionists such as those found in the employ of Islamic State.
4:93 As he who kills a believer intentionally will, as punishment, be thrown into Hell, dwelling in it forever; and Allah will be angry with him, curse him and prepare for him a dreadful punishment.
This is not the case for non-Muslims. In the search for a solution to the exodus of migrants from Syria and Libya we should not forget those who are at greater risk of being killed for their beliefs (or lack thereof) and that stopping human smuggling without substituting some other means for them to escape Islamic State is unconscionable.
March 2 - Cultural Genocide
The international court in the Hague, for the first time, will be prosecuting an individual for the crime of "cultural destruction".
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi stands accused of "orchestrating the destruction of nine ancient shrines and a mosque door with pickaxes and iron bars after the historic city of Timbuktu was captured by jihadis in 2012."
The destruction of everything that might distract from the worship of a god who cannot be worshiped enough is implied in the Koran's pervasive and insidious condemnation of idols and their worshippers.
Also, the Prophet had many abilities, but painting or sculpture were not among them which may explain why he and Allah did not care for such artifacts.
Feb 28 - Exceeding their Licence to Destroy
Islamic State video shows militants destroying Iraqi antiquities ... dating back to the 7th century BC
The Globe and Mail, Feb 27
Islam considers paintings and sculptures from and after "the time of ignorance", the time before Islam, that even remotely resembles a person or an animal blasphemous, for this is considered an act of creation and therefore an affront to the Creator of all things.
Under Sharia law these blasphemies must be obliterated if there are no people within the vicinity who revere these precious reminders of who we were.
Leaders of the faithful, the caliphs, in pursuing Allah's jihad against the unbelievers, beginning with the Prophet Muhammad, have always taken the long view and it has served Islam well. Until the Saudis took a bulldozer to history, Muslims had proven themselves excellent caretakers of treasures of antiquity for more than a thousand years.
The Saudis' Frankenstein creation Islamic State has exceeded its licence to destroy in its haste to destroy these distracting treasures of antiquity until Islam is triumphant everywhere and few will have any objections – we will all be Muslims – to the systematic obliteration of what Allah and His Messenger consider ignominious creations of depraved minds.
February 24 - Hard does not even begin to describe it!
A 16-year-old Swedish girl rescued from Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq has described life under the jihadist group's rule as "really hard".
The teenager told an Iraqi Kurdish TV station that she was duped into going to Syria by her boyfriend last May.
In the interview with Kurdistan 24, the girl said she had met her boyfriend in 2014 after dropping out of school in south-western Sweden.
"First it was good together but then he started to look at Isis videos and speak about them and stuff like that," she said in English.
"Then he said he wanted to go to Isis and I said 'OK, no problem', because I did not know what Isis meant or what Islam was - nothing."
BBC, Feb 24, 2016
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Feb 4 - A Celebration of Self-Mutilation
Last January, fifteen year old Qaiser was in a crowd celebrating the Prophet's birth at a mosque in a village in Pakistan.
A cleric, having worked the crowd into a state of frenzy shouted, "Who among you is a follower of Muhammad?"
Everyone raised their hands. "Who among you doesn't believe in the teachings of the Holy Prophet? Raise your hands!" he then bellowed.
The young Qaiser, thinking he was being asked if he believed in the teachings of the Holy Prophet, raised his hand. He was the only one to do so.
"BLASPHEMER" screamed the cleric!
The boy then ran home, which was only a few hundred yards from the mosque, and cut off the hand that had blasphemed God's Messenger, put it on a platter and bleeding profusely, returned to the gathering.
A birthday celebration then turned into a celebration of the boy who had cut off his hand as a show of love for the Prophet.
Weird does not began to describe it!
February 1 - Don't Blame the Kids!
British woman who took toddler to join Islamic State jailed for 6 years
Associated Press, Feb. 01, 2016
The indoctrination of a son into the most violent theology ever imagined begins on a mother's lap.
It is the mother's responsibility to get sons to the Khatmi-Qur’an, the ceremony which celebrates a child's first full reading (often phonetically) of the Koran. After that, their indoctrination into Islam's more hands on aspects of being a believer becomes the father's responsibility.
An estranged wife and a recent convert, she may not have been fully aware of who does what and when to get offsprings ready to take on the challenges of ridding the world of unbelievers.
Jan 20 - A Medieval Way of Saving your Daughters
Syria's 'lost generation' of girls
When photographer Laura Aggio Caldon spent several months with Syrian war refugees last year in Lebanon, she met a pregnant mother whose life was consumed with three things: cleaning house, reading the Quran and raising a 1-year-old boy. Her name was Marwa. She was only 15.
Marwa is one of countless girls under 18 who have been married off by their parents in hopes of protecting them from the horrors of Syria's civil war. These marriages, Caldon said, are creating a "lost generation."
The practice is another dark consequence from the nearly five-year war as civilians struggle to survive the fighting between government troops, rebel forces and ISIS terrorists. Many Syrian families try to protect their young daughters from poverty and war by marrying off their girls to men sometimes twice their age …
CNN January 19, 2016
Planet wide, societies are undergoing fundamental changes which only those who have read the Book can fully appreciate.
The Koran, in conjunction with the example of the Prophet, is slowly e.g. Europe (in some places not so slowly e.g. Africa and the Middle East) inexorably changing how people live and die.
One inexorable change, which one day may be the norm everywhere as it was then, is sexual exploitation, even if done in a marriage setting, of those whom Western law considers children when it comes to consenting to intercourse and the traumatic, often deadly consequences, of giving birth at such a young age.
Many parents who escaped Islamic State to where secular laws meant to protect young girls from sexual exploitation are no longer enforced e.g. Lebanon as they were when they lived in relative peace under the Assad regime, are marrying their young daughters to adult males.
This is done in the hope it will provide them with some protection when holy warriors again appear on the horizon bent on rape and pillage, like during the time fondly remembered as the Golden Age of Islam, Khaibar being the poster child for what went on then.
Jan 18 - A Pope's Perilous Portrayal
Pope Francis denounces all religiously inspired violence carried out by Christians, Jews and Muslims,
Associated Press, January 16
Whether you are for one or the other we have to stop pretending. There are only two great, in terms of numbers, monotheistic religions and that is all that matters. And these two towering religions are anathema to each other, and to pretend otherwise is promoting a dangerous misunderstanding.
Muslims know much about the Gospels and the Torah for the Koran came after, and the Koran has a lot to say about both; and where the Gospels are concerned, not much good from a Christian's perspective.
Christians, on the other hand, know little about the Koran.
They have only themselves to blame for this reckless ignorance, encouraged to remain clueless of the other's salvific theology by spiritual leaders, like the Pope, who perhaps for self-serving reason would have them believe that because both share a belief in the one god, they both respect the same spiritual, moral and ethical boundaries.
Jan 12 - No Cash! No Problem!
It was reported that U.S. jets bombed an Islamic State warehouse full of cash.
Unfortunately, that is not Islamic State's main currency and what makes it attractive to young men for whom war and the promise of instant booty gratification is preferable to spending time seducing the object of their affection.
Jan 11 - Copping a Feel in Cologne
Angela Merkel says Germany has lost control of the refugee crisis amid public anger over Cologne sex attacks
The Telegraph Jan 11, 2016
German leaders condemned a “new dimension” of crime after scores of women reported being sexually assaulted as they passed though a group of about 1,000 men during New Year’s Eve celebrations in downtown Cologne.
Associated Press - Jan 5, 2016
Allah revealed, in His Koran, that men, when in the presence of women and girls not fully cloaked will experience a Pavlovian-like reaction and want to hump the owner of what Allah calls "their finery" then and there.
The German government is largely responsible for creating a situation were large number of sexually mature males would inevitably come into contact with vastly out-numbered females and seek to understand with their hands what their religion has denied their eyes until their wedding night.
It will be harder still on the Germans. Many of these young men will feel remorse, not for assaulting the women and girls whom, from their perspective, were asking for it; but for being drunk in front of unbelievers and thereby embarrassing Allah by inviting scorn on His perfect religion.
Some will undoubtedly seek His forgiveness through martyrdom, and then, perhaps, the lesson will be learned.
Jan 8 - Sons killing parents, parents killing offsprings – welcome to Sharialand
Islamic State militant 'executes own mother' in Raqqa,
BBC. Jan 8
With the example of Khidr parents are instructed to kill their children if they fear they will abandon Islam later in life; but children killing their parents, that is special.
At one time Allah expected you to be unconditionally kind to your parents.
17:23 Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him and to be kind to your parents. If either of them or both reach old age with you, do not say to them “Fie”, nor tell them off, but say to them kind words.
17:24 And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say: “Lord have mercy on them, as they took care of me when I was a child.”
Then He had a change of heart (remember in the Koran there is no timeline, verse numbering is not an indication of when it was received.)
9:113 It is not for the Prophet and those who believe to ask for forgiveness for the polytheists even if they are near relatives, after it becomes clear to [the believers] that they are the people of the Fire.
Allah changing his mind about unconditionally being kind to your parents is just one of more than two hundred revealed truths (immutable facts revealed to a mortal by a god) that a consensus of scholars agree were abrogated i.e. nullified or modified by other revealed truths with the ominous Verse of the Sword taking the top spot.
Jan 5 - Ban v. Ban
Trump’s first TV campaign ad pushes Muslim-ban proposal
Associated Press - Jan 4, 2016
Not that I favour Trump's position, but in the history of the Muslims v. Christians/Jews conflict the first to impose a ban on the other was the second caliph (leader of the believers), second successor to the Prophet Muhammad.
Umar dispossessed and banned Jews and Christians from the Hejaz, the so-called holy land of Islam, which comprises most of the western part of modern-day Saudi Arabia and is centered on Mecca and Medina – a ban which remains in effect to this day.
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