Dutch politician Geert Wilders, is to be soon making public a short ten minute movie about the fascist elements in the Koran. The Dutch Hizb ut-Tahrir group is meeting it with a campaign to ensure that it is not shown. Via Esther’s Islam in Europe, here is the Islamists’ reasoning for the campaign, spelled out in the English pamphlet version.
Defending the holy Quran is an Islamic Obligation.
Some people in Holland backed by others decided to produce a film about the Noble Quran, this film may be will be broadcasted in the Dutch TV in January next year. Those who are responsible for this shame work had declared that the objective behind their work is to show the fascism aspect of the Quran, and how the Quran motivates the hatred and violence. This film is just a part of an organized campaign leaded by some against Islam and Moslims in this country, its objective is to exercise pressure upon the Moslims so that they will leave their religion, their style is distortion, fabrication and mockery of everything the Moslims believe in.
This is one big reason as to why any serious effort to reforming Islam will be difficult. Hizb ut Tahrir won’t offer any condemnation for Al-Qaida’s “hi-jacking” of Islam, but it will condemn those who point to the undemocratic, anti-civil/human rights texts found in the Koran. It’s extremely important to note, that while the Old Testament contains similar passages, they are most certainly understood to be describing events that took place long ago. The passages in the Koran on the other hand, are proscriptive, and can be used when deemed neccessary by future generations.
We, the Shabab of Hizb ut Tahrir in Holland, don’t expect that those people and those who are behind them will respond to the call of wisdom, and stop their work which contradicts the values of their ideology they used to speak a lot about, and cause the humiliation to a big number of the civilians of this country, but our hope is that the Moslims will move individuals and groups to honor the symbols of Allah and to defend their religion.
In other words, instead of an open debate (which they’ll lose hands down) in the op-ed sections of the city news papers, the Islamists are hoping for a confrontation with mobs demanding a silence to the expression of free speech.
O Moslims in Holland,
Allah(swt) stated in the holy Quran:
And it has already been revealed to you in the book( this Quran) that when you hear the Verses of allah being denied and mocked at, then sit not with them, until they engage in a talk other than that( but if you stayed with them) certainly in that case you would be like them. Surely, allah will collect the hypocrites and disbelievers all together in Hell. (TMQ:An Nisa’ 140).
Another sign that nothing other than the complete submission by the non-Muslim majority to the dictates of the Islamists will suffice. This is the reason why the setting up of parallel societies is not a good idea.
This means that we should not keep silence regarding the mockery of our religion and the mockery of the holy Quran, it is a duty upon us to support our religion and to defend the Quran, and here we are the Shabab of Hizb ut Tahrir in Holland, we had started a campaign to defend the Quran and to forbad those who are trying to humiliate our moqudasat, and to stop the campaigns which will distort the image of Islam in this country, that is why we ask you to stand with us and to support us in our campaign, and to let our voices be heard to stop the continuous humiliations against us and against our religion.
So it is very clear that these Muslims are Islamists, and are not concerned in the least over the danger an unreformed Islam poses to our democratic liberal societies. This is what happens when a modern country allows 7th century minded religionists the opportunity to subvert its democracy.
O Moslims in Holland,
Keeping silence in such a case where your Quran is being humiliated may be understood by some people as a sign of acceptance so they will continue in their falsehood, others would understand your silence as a sign of weakness, so their hatred and their mockery of your religion will increase. But we know that you will not accept your religion to be humiliated, and you are strong in faith, that is why we ask you to deny this munkar by using all lawful means and not to be silent.
O Moslims who are honored by Islam, listen to us and work with us to defend the Quran so that you will get the gayr of this dunya and the hereafter.
“That and whoever honors the sacred things of Allah, then that is better for him with His Lord”
(TMQ:Al Hajj 30).
Shabab Hizb ut Tahrir
Islam can never be taken seriously until its adherents begin to engage in self criticism, not only of the Muslim religion, but also of its bloody history. *L* KGS