Universal Comments On Islam
January 1 - April 30, 2016
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 alleged 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 hijab, the most visible symbol of the inroads made by the religion that is destined to triumph over every other religion, will be worn by non-Muslim women as a show of solidarity with those who wear it as sign of a superior piety.
48:28 It is He Who sent forth His Messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth, that He may exalt it above every other religion. Allah suffices as Witness.
Hijab days has become a global phenomenon. 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."
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 increasingly 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.
Narrated Ibn Umar:
That the Prophet inspected him on the day of Uhud while he was fourteen years old, and the Prophet did not allow him to take part in the battle. He was inspected again by the Prophet on the day of Al-Khandaq (i.e. battle of the Trench) while he was fifteen years old, and the Prophet allowed him to take part in the battle.
Under Sharia Law, what God's Messenger said and did, including his silent approval of actions taken in his presence of which he was aware but did not object, is a legal precedent if it does not contradict the Koran.
April 5 - The Tip of the Pyramid
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.
April 2 - Hell's Fire on Earth
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
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.
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
Bombings at Brussels airport and a metro station in the city on Tuesday 22 March killed 32 people from around the world. The toll does not include three bombers who died.
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.
March 21 - The Death of the Prophet and His Daughter Fatima
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's 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 demise 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 her persistence resulted in her being 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.
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.
Narrated Al-Miswar bin Makhrama:
I heard Allah's Apostle who was on the pulpit, saying, "Banu Hisham bin Al-Mughira have requested me to allow them to marry their daughter to Ali bin Abu Talib, but I don't give permission, and will not give permission unless 'Ali bin Abi Talib divorces my daughter in order to marry their daughter, because Fatima is a part of my body, and I hate what she hates to see, and what hurts her, hurts me."
Her death meant he was free to marry again, two, three or four women at one time just like every other believing man.
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 was not among them which may explain why he and Allah did not care for such artifacts.
Feb 28 - Exceeding their License 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 that even remotely resemble a person or an animal blasphemous for they are considered an act of creation and therefore an affront to the Creator of all things. And, like the idols of old, which God's Messenger destroyed wherever he found them, a distraction from worshipping an insecure deity which craves praise and cannot be worshipped enough.
Under a modern interpretation of Sharia law these blasphemies must be obliterated only 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 started by the Prophet Muhammad, have always taken the long view and it has served Islam well. Until the Saudis took a bulldozer to history and Islamic State, Muslims had proven themselves excellent caretakers of treasures of antiquity for more than a thousand years.
The Saudis, as custodian of the sacred cities of the Hijaz where no unbeliever is allowed to set foot, may have been within their rights and operating within the limits of Sharia law even if many believers objected to the wanton destruction of their heritage, but Islamic State exceeded its licence to destroy in its haste to obliterate what what Allah and His Messenger find objectionable.
Not only that, it tipped their god's hand by not waiting until it had vanquished all opposition and none remained to decry the systematic destruction of what Allah and His Messenger consider ignominious creations of depraved minds. Now, everyone knows what to expect when there is no longer any opposition to Islamic hegemony.
Feb 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
What Every Prospective Jihadi Bride Should Know is for people like her.
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!
Feb 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 inexorably changing how people live and die.
One horrible custom which one day may be the norm everywhere if Islam is triumphant is the sexual exploitation of those whom Western law considers children when it comes to consenting to intercourse and the traumatic, often deadly consequences of children giving birth to children.
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 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 through 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 where 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 9 - Sharialand
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.
Of all the incongruities that devotees of a religion steeped in incongruities have to accept, the concept of abrogation has to be the most outlandish. Abrogation, i.e. retraction, annulment … is common in the real world as better information replaces old information.
In the world of revealed truths i.e. immutable facts communicated to a mortal by a god, abrogation should not even be the exception, it defies logic, and there lies the incongruity, the weirdness.
For the rational mind, it is inconceivable that a god, in a book He claims to have written, in Arabic no less (classical Arabic is assumed), at the beginning of time, if not earlier, and in which He lays claim to infallibility, has to retract, annul, abolish, modify … what He said earlier.
The incongruity takes even more bizarre proportions when you consider that God carved His book in a tablet which, according to His last and greatest spokesperson, He keeps close by and from which He quoted to the angel Gabriel who then communicated to him the latest immutable fact from on High about the observable universe and our place in it
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in His Book which is with Him on His Throne, 'My Mercy overpowers My Anger.'"
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 successor to the Prophet Muhammad, Umar bin Al-Khattab.
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.