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.
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.
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.
Another reason for the eradication of what Islam considers blasphemies, and why you won’t care.
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 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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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 ... continue
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