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Islamic Scriptures as They Relate to Current Events

News analysis you will not find anywhere else (O = Off-topic)

Afghanistan girls' education: 'When I see the boys going to school, it hurts' Habiba [is] among hundreds of thousands of teenage girls who have been barred from attending secondary school in most of Afghanistan by the Taliban. BBC March  27, 2023

Dear Habiba,

 The Taliban is not about to waste money to further educate a sex whom the God in whose name, and that of His Spokesman, they rule consider inferior, mentality deficient and dumb as a domesticated ass. You have a received an education sufficient for you to read what Allah and Muhammad said about females. Return to reading the Koran and the sayings of the Prophet and you will stop feeling sorry for yourself, for you will know your place in their universe and the hurt will stop.



Habiba's namesake

How medication management can help you fast safely this Ramadan. CBC March 23, 2023

If fasting during Ramadan was observed from sunrise to sunset everywhere in the world, in some jurisdictions no medication management could help to fast safely. For example, Ramadan in the land of the midnight sun.

Other facts about Ramadan.

Canada’s population grew by 1 million in 2022... as Canada struggles with a serious housing crisis. CBC March 22, 2023

That is twice the planned immigration level of 500,000 immigrants a year by 2025 which the Premier of Quebec has already characterised as reckless. This extraordinary level of planned and unplanned immigration, combined with aggressive multiculturalism will elevate here the type of fear gripping France and other European countries according to sociologist Mathieu Bock-Côté, that "of becoming strangers at home" and making a fractured nation future more likely.

Video shows Muslim man being told he can't pray in Ottawa train station Via Rail is apologizing after a video surfaced online of a Muslim man being told he couldn't pray inside the Ottawa train station, but the National Council of Canadian Muslims says an apology isn't enough. CBC March 22, 2023.

Shades of the Cabane a Sucre and why you should be worried about what appears to be a setup ("Go ahead. You're going viral right now, no worries," the man responds as the guard walks away from him) as radical Islam seeks to make public and commercial spaces where people could reasonably expect to be free from in-your-face devotions a thing of the past in Canada.

Animal-welfare campaigners rail against Pierre Poilievre’s plan to expand Canada’s seal hunt, Globe an Mail, March 16, 2023

PETA chooses to ignore the cruelest slaughter of all.

I'm a biracial Muslim woman in the beer industry. I live in the space between your expectations CBC March 11, 2023

God was initially comfortable with worshippers enjoying an alcoholic beverage, as long as they did not show up for prayers under the influence. That was until a close collaborator of Muhammad convinced Him otherwise.

Read Let me Rephrase That! for the more than 240 times Allah changed His mind.

(O) Northern Ontario diocese ignored decades of sexual misconduct allegations against priests, CBC March 4, 2023

A laudable model of behaviour for me was a priest from the diocese in question: Hearst-Moosonee. I was particularly fond of the man for whom I was an altar boy, a Cub Scout and scout leader. My fondness for Father Tremblay was a mix of admiration and gratitude. The priest had saved my life.

Manchester bomber friend known to MI5, BBC reveals BBC March 1, 2023

The bomber's friend was Kuwait-born preacher Mansour Al-Anezi. Twenty two people, mainly young women and girls, died in the bombing at the Manchester Arena in May 2017. All the more reason for Canada to certify imams, in spite of opposition from Ms. Elghawaby the government's newly appointed representative on fighting a rational fear of the irrational such as that elicited by the actions of a faith-driven mass murderer.

Another reminder on how we could reduce, if not end, the scourge of this induced insanity.

"Ariana Grande still donates Christmas gifts to child patients years after Manchester attack" CNN Dec 28, 2022

Suspected poisoning attacks on schoolgirls rattle a shaken Iran. Officials in Iran’s theocracy initially dismissed these incidents, but now describe them as intentional attacks involving some 30 schools identified in local media reports, with some speculating they could be aimed at trying to close schools for girls in this country of over 80 million people. The Associated Press, Feb 28, 2023

Iran's theocracy intimates that the Taliban (meaning: Students of the Koran) are  trying to influence the Iranian government into imposing their limited form of education for girls thereby avoiding rebellions by overly educated young women as witnessed during the hijab protests. The Taliban only allow girls to attend school until the sixth grade so that they can learn how to read and be able to recite the Koran with their children when they become mothers. Activists accuse the government of being behind the low-level poisoning as a way of reminding girls that they are not safe, even in school, if they remove their veil.

The United Arab Emirates will soon become the first Arab nation to teach the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust in its schools, CNN Jan 13, 2023.

Without the cooperation of the Jews of Medina Islam would have been stillborn. Muslims and Jews used to respect each other and lived together in harmony until an unfortunate misunderstanding which, unless resolved, can only lead to another holocaust. This history too should be taught, in both Jewish and Arab schools, with a view to remedying that misunderstanding and avoiding the worst.

Quebec's Bill 21 on Secularism finds support in Ontario... Iranian-Canadian activist Homa Arjomand, who was instrumental in the campaign to outlaw Sharia Islamic Law from our family courts has now stepped in and taken the lead to make education and other public services in Ontario secular based on the model of the Bill 21 in Quebec. Tarek Fatah, Toronto Sun, Jan 11,2023

It's about teaching your children well | What is happening in English Canada

Iran executes two more protestors over the weekend. Two young men, one a karate champion, the other a volunteer children's coach, were executed in connection with nationwide protests. CNN Jan 9, 2023

And Judgement Day is not even imminent when the murder of young people by old men will be the order of the day. This is not to make light of young men being hanged on the orders of old men. Muhammad was forty when God chose him as His last and greatest spokesman. He died when he was 63; much closer in age and temperament to the old men who would rule in his name and send young people to their death as he would do if they challenged his legacy—the eve of Judgement Day notwithstanding.

Narrated Ali:

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

33:21 You have had a good example in Allah’s Messenger; surely for him who hopes for Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah often.

Alabama woman who joined IS hopes to return to U.S. from Syria camp Associated Press, Jan 8, 2023.

Many young women, including two teenaged girls from Montreal who are presumed to have died whose transit to Syria was facilitated by CSIS would have never joined a terrorist organisation like the Islamic State if they had known what awaited them.

Jerusalem: Palestinian anger over far-right Israeli minister's holy site visit... The hilltop site is the most sacred place in Judaism and the third holiest in Islam. It is known to Jews as the Temple Mount... and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, the site of Muhammad's ascent to Heaven. BBC Jan 3, 2023

The ascent in Uzza.


A Willful Ignorance

These are the times that try men's soul. The Crisis, Thomas Paine

My everyman's writings on the Koran, Muhammad and Islam are part of what, with Lucette's passing, has become a solitary campaign against the willful ignorance that will be our undoing.

The Morning After

Why the Pessimism? | Stopping the Draining of the Light

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