These people creep me out to no end.
These people creep me out to no end.
This isn’t going to end well.
BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF December 7, 2013, 7:11 pm
A 30-year-old Ramallah-based Palestinian-American entrepreneur has launched a pornography-free online sex shop aimed at encouraging marital intimacy. The venture hopes to attract customers across the Arab world, the Guradian reported Friday.
The man behind the plan, Ashraf Alkiswani, sought approval from religious leaders in Ramallah before embarking on the ambitious business project.
“It’s not about just sex. It’s about love and the joy of expressing that love,” he told the Guardian. “It’s about trying to build bridges across gaps that separate the husband from the wife by improving sexual harmony, which will in turn will lead to happier marriages, less divorce and less infidelity. In that sense, it is a social project.”
“Islam promotes sexual intimacy between husband and wife, yet in society it is taboo to talk of it. So people shy away from asking questions,” Alkiswani said.
More here. H/T: Fjordman
Very bloody indeed.
Actually, the Counterjihad is the best friend the average Muslim could have. Forcing the adherents of basic Islam 101 to reflect upon their intolerant, uncivil and deadly behavior, is not only a good thing for the West, but for the entire Muslim world as a whole. For this is how we think of them, as barbarians, and most desperately want them to join the sane, tolerant, freedom loving world, whether they come kicking and screaming, or even quietly.
As of Sunday December 8, 2013, there were at least 22,023 documented fatal terror attacks committed by Muslims since the cataclysmic acts of jihad terrorism on 9/11/2001. This is by nature a gross underestimate given the horrific level of jihad violence across the globe, which has gone underreported. [ref 1]
Dr. Tina Magaard—a Sorbonne-trained linguist specializing in textual analysis—published detailed research findings in 2005 [ref 1a] (summarized in 2007) [ref 2] comparing the foundational texts of ten major religions. Magaard concluded from her hard data–driven analyses:
The texts in Islam distinguish themselves from the texts of other religions by encouraging violence and aggression against people with other religious beliefs to a larger degree [emphasis added]. There are also straightforward calls for terror. This has long been a taboo in the research into Islam, but it is a fact that we need to deal with. [ref 3]
For example, in her 2007 essay “Fjendebilleder og voldsforestillinger i islamiske grundtekster” [“Images of enemies and conceptions of violence in Islamic core scriptures”], Magaard observed,
There are 36 references in the Koran to expressions derived from the root qa-ta-la, which indicates fighting, killing or being killed. The expressions derived from the root ja-ha-da, which the word jihad stems from, are more ambiguous since they mean “to struggle” or “to make an effort” rather than killing. Yet almost all of the references derived from this root are found in stories that leave no room for doubt regarding the violent nature of this struggle. Only a single ja-ha-da reference (29:6) explicitly presents the struggle as an inner, spiritual phenomenon, not as an outwardly (usually military) phenomenon. But this sole reference does not carry much weight against the more than 50 references to actual armed struggle in the Koran, and even more in the Hadith.[ref 4]
My own copiously documented The Legacy of Jihad describes the doctrinal rationale for Islam’s sacralized jihad violence, and its historical manifestations, across an uninterrupted continuum from the seventh-century advent of the Muslim creed through the present. Consistent with Magaard’s textual analysis, I cite the independent study of Australian linguist and renowned Arabic to English translator Paul Stenhouse, who maintained the root of the word jihad appears forty times in the Koran. With four exceptions, all the other thirty-six usages in the Koran and in subsequent Islamic understanding to both Muslim luminaries—the greatest jurists and scholars of classical Islam—and to ordinary people meant and means, as described by the seminal Arabic lexicographer E. W. Lane: “He fought, warred or waged war against unbelievers and the like.” [ref 5]
Muhammad himself waged a series of bloody, proto-jihad campaigns to subdue the Jews, Christians, and pagans of Arabia. Numerous modern-day pronouncements by leading Muslim theologians confirm (see for example, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi’s “The Prophet Muhammad as a Jihad Model” [ref 6]) that Muhammad has been the major inspiration for jihadism, past and present. Jihad was pursued century after century because it embodied an ideology and a jurisdiction. Both were formally conceived by Muslim jurisconsults and theologians from the eighth to ninth centuries onward, based on their interpretation of Koranic verses and long chapters in the canonical hadith, or acts and sayings of Muhammad. My own research also confirmed Magaard’s observation that the canonical hadith, whose significance to both Islam’s foundational jurists, and individual Muslims, as a permanent guide to pious behavior remains equivalent to the Koran, [ref 7] contains extensive, detailed discussions rationalizing jihad war, with a particular emphasis on jihad martyrdom. [ref 8]
Selling the very rope used to hang themselves with.
Oh, but don’t worry, part of the retail park investment income will be ”purified” by handing it over to Islamic charities (zakat). That means trusting these Islamic organizations not to fund terror groups like Hamas which falls under their guidelines of a charitable organization. Nothing to see here, move along folks.
A major retail park has been sold to a group headed by a former star of TV’s Dragons’ Den in a £41.5 million deal – and will be subject to Islamic law restrictions.
Crossley Retail Park in Kidderminster has been acquired from Chester Properties by a company known as 90 North Real Estate Partners LLP (90 North), which has James Caan as chairman.
A Middle Eastern investor, represented by Dubai-based Arzan Wealth, was advised on the purchase of the retail park by 90 North, an independent advisory firm specialising in Sharia-compliant real estate investment.
Certain trades and activities are prohibited under Sharia law and these include gambling, the production or sale of alcohol and the production or sale of pork.
However, where any real estate includes a shopping centre with, for instance, an off-licence, the investment can be structured so that part of the income is ‘purified’ by being donated to an Islamic charity.
Saudi Arabia, a place where one can still visit the seventh century and not be in a museum.
TSN: Remember brothers, all we are saying, is give blood feuds a chance.
Emirates 24/7: Two Saudi men were injured in a fight inside a mosque during which they used a knife and a gun, a newspaper said on Monday.
One man who entered the mosque for prayers pulled a knife and stabbed another following a recent dispute, prompting the other to open fire at him.
Al Sharq Arabic language newspaper said both men were injured and taken to hospital in the southern Saudi town of Wadi Al Dawasir.
Two Yemeni officers were killed Sunday in separate attacks targeting members of the security forces across the country, a security official and the defence ministry news website said.
In the first attack, unknown gunmen travelling in a car shot dead the security chief of a presidential palace in Yemen’s second-largest city Taez, the official said.
The officer was killed on the road as he was heading to work, the official said, without giving further details.
Meanwhile in the southern Bayda province, deputy police chief Abdullah Mohammed was killed in an “ambush by armed men,” the defence ministry’s 26sep.net website said.
December 09, 2013 12:49 AM
“Ali Bazzi, a high-ranking Hezbollah military commander, was killed today in a combat zone,” the source said without specifying the location.
|File – Hezbollah fighters hold their party flags, as they parade during the opening of new cemetery for colleagues who died in fighting against Israel, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)|
|TYRE: A top military commander of Hezbollah, which is helping Syrian troops battle rebels, died in fighting Sunday in Syria, a Lebanese security source said.|
A website for Bint Jbeil, Bazzi’s hometown in southern Lebanon, also announced the commander’s death and posted pictures of him in military garb and holding an automatic rifle.
Dozens of people have been killed and many others wounded in multiple bombings in the Baghdad area. These were the latest in a string of attacks that have rocked Iraq this year.
At least 30 people were killed and more than 60 injured in Sunday’s bombings, which were carried out mainly at crowded market places and commercial districts in predominantly Shiite Muslim areas in or near the Iraqi capital.
News agence the Associated Press put the casualty figure significantly higher, citing Iraqi medical officials who said that in all 39 people had been killed on Sunday.
The worst attacks came in the mainly Shiite neighbourhood of Bayaa in southern Baghdad, with at least five being killed after a car bomb exploded in an auto shop.
Violence is on the rise in Iraq. Hostilities between Sunnis and Shiites are at a peak: The number of victims is higher than it has been for years, and the upcoming election campaign may well make things worse. (29.10.2013)
Sunday’s violence came a day after 16 people were killed across Iraq, including nine who were shot dead in liquor stores in Baghdad, according to the AFP news agency.
This has been the worst year in terms of violence that Iraq has seen since 2007, when sectarian violence pushed the country to the brink of civil war.
United Nations figures put the death toll from November alone at 659. At least 6,000 have been killed since the start of 2013.
A Libyan soldier and army vehicle are deployed in the streets of central Benghazi on November 19, 2013 (AFP Photo/Abdullah
Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) – One person was killed and five wounded on Sunday when a car blew up in a cemetery in Libya’s increasingly volatile second city Benghazi, security and medical sources said.
The explosion, after the funeral of a police officer killed in a similar blast, killed one of the car’s passengers, security spokesman Ibrahim al-Sharaa said.
Five other people were wounded and taken to a nearby hospital, a spokesman for the hospital said.
Libya has seen growing lawlessness since the 2011 uprising in which rebels toppled and killed long-ruling dictator Moamer Kadhafi.
Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 16:20
Khartoum: At least 25 people were killed and 26 others injured in tribal clashes in Sudan’s West Kordofan state, media reported Saturday.
“Twenty-five people were killed and 26 others injured Friday in clashes between Ma’liya and Hamar tribes in Um Dekon area of Qibaish locality in West Kordofan state,” the report said.
“The incident took place due to difference between a farmer and some herdsmen and then developed into a clash between the two tribes,” said Ahmed Ali Riziq, commissioner of Qibaish locality.
He said that the clashes resulted in burning of some houses of the citizens, reports Xinhua.
European civilization falls upon the shards of its mirror-image lunacy.
Oh, there’s a clash of civilizations alright, and it will crash in upon your head, or upon the heads of future generations who will curse this generation, whether you believe it to be true or a massive hoax.
Interview Conducted by Mathieu von Rohr and Romain Leick
French society is under threat, argues philosopher Alain Finkielkraut in a controversial new book. The conservative spoke to SPIEGEL about what he sees as the failure of multiculturalism and the need for better integration of Muslim immigrants.
Alain Finkielkraut is one of France’s most controversial essayists. His new book, “L’Identité Malheureuse” (“The Unhappy Identity,” Éditions Stock ), has been the subject of heated debate. It comes at a time when France finds itself in the midst of an identity crisis. But rather than framing things from a social or political perspective, Finkielkraut explores what he sees as a hostile confrontation between indigenous French people and immigrants. He was interviewed in his Parisian apartment on the Left Bank.
SPIEGEL: Mr. Finkielkraut, are you unhappy with today’s France?
Finkielkraut: I am pained to see that the French mode of European civilization is threatened. France is in the process of transforming into a post-national and multicultural society. It seems to me that this enormous transformation does not bring anything good.
SPIEGEL: Why is that? Post-national and multicultural sounds rather promising.
Finkielkraut: It is presented to us as the model for the future. But multiculturalism does not mean that cultures blend. Mistrust prevails, communitarianism is rampant — parallel societies are forming that continuously distance themselves from each other.
SPIEGEL: Aren’t you giving in here to the right-wingers’ fears of demise?
Finkielkraut: The lower middle classes — the French that one no longer dares to call Français de souche (ethnic French) — are already moving out of the Parisian suburbs and farther into the countryside. They have experienced that in some neighborhoods they are the minority in their own country. They are not afraid of the others, but rather of becoming the others themselves.
SPIEGEL: But France has always been a country of immigrants.
Finkielkraut: We are constantly told that immigration is a constitutive element of the French identity. But that’s not true. Labor migration began in the 19th century. It was not until after the bloodletting of World War I that the borders were largely opened.
SPIEGEL: Immigration has had more of a formative influence on France than on Germany.
Finkielkraut: Immigration used to go hand-in-hand with integration into French culture. That was the rule of the game. Many of the new arrivals no longer want to play by that rule. If the immigrants are in the majority in their neighborhoods, how can we integrate them? There used to be mixed marriages, which is crucial to miscegenation. But their numbers are declining. Many Muslims in Europe are re-Islamizing themselves. A woman who wears the veil effectively announces that a relationship with a non-Muslim is out of the question for her.
SPIEGEL: Aren’t many immigrants excluded from mainstream society primarily for economic reasons?
Finkielkraut: The left wanted to resolve the problem of immigration as a social issue, and proclaimed that the riots in the suburbs were a kind of class struggle. We were told that these youths were protesting against unemployment, inequality and the impossibility of social advancement. In reality we saw an eruption of hostility toward French society. Social inequality does not explain the anti-Semitism, nor the misogyny in the suburbs, nor the insult “filthy French.” The left does not want to accept that there is a clash of civilizations.
SPIEGEL: The anger of these young people is also stirred up by high unemployment. They are turning their backs on society because they feel excluded.
Finkielkraut: If unemployment is so high, then immigration has to be more effectively controlled. Apparently there is not enough work for everyone. But just ask the teachers in these troubled neighborhoods — they have major difficulties teaching anything at all. Compared to the rappers and the dealers, the teachers earn so ridiculously little that they are viewed with contempt. Why should the students make an effort to follow in their footsteps? There are a large number of young people who don’t want to learn anything about French culture. This refusal makes it harder for them to find work.
The only ones following Mandela’s legacy are the Palestinian Arabs, it’s only a matter of time before they begin the necklacing.
“As you press on for justice, be sure to move with dignity and discipline, using only the weapon of love. Let no man pull you so low as to hate him. Always avoid violence. If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in your struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., 1956
Mandela chose otherwise, and what resulted, was in fact in the very chaos Dr.Martin Luther King predicted. I believe that Israel is wiser than to fall for such stupidity that PM Rutte is offering. Let him deal with the Netherlands’ own problems first.
“At the end of the day… violence was the only weapon that would destroy apartheid.” ~ Nelson Mandela, 1959
Israel and the Palestinians can learn from South Africa’s example and Nelson Mandela’s legacy on how to achieve peace, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told President Shimon Peres on Sunday.
“After Nelson Mandela’s passing, we can learn from South Africa on the victory of trust over mistrust and suspicion between the two sides,” Rutte said.
“It is the same trust that bridged the gaps between blacks and whites in South Africa that can aid the peace process in the region between Israel and the Palestinians,” he said, adding that “we used to think [peace] is not possible, and today we see that it is.”
Rutte told Peres the Netherlands is invested in promoting the peace process. “I had a very interesting conversation the the Palestinian Authority president [Mahmoud Abbas]. I came here to learn about the peace process and see how we can continue it together.”
What a despicable human being.
This a-hole champions the very people that emulate Adolf Hitler and his genocidal machine. The Left is always on the wrong side of history.
By Elad Benari
Anti-Israel musician Roger Waters is at it again.
The former member of Pink Floyd, who has previously faced criticism for virulently anti-Israel statements and for using anti-Israel and anti-Jewish imagery in his shows, has compared Israel to Nazi Germany. The comments were made in an interview Waters gave Saturday to Frank Barat of the CounterPunchmagazine.
Waters was asked what he would tell artists who say that culture should not be boycotted and who choose to perform in Israel, to which he replied, “The situation in Israel/Palestine, with the occupation, the ethnic cleansing and the systematic racist apartheid Israeli regime is unacceptable.”
The sarin fog of war.
Ever since videos started cropping up of Syrian jihadis experimenting with chemicals on animals, I knew exactly what they were capable of. Though sarin gas was not involved, the potential for the eventual use of the gas if they ever got their hands on it, was/still is, a real threat.
Here’s an interesting article by Pulitzer prize winner, Seymour Hersh, who makes hash of the Obama administration’s claim that the Syrian regime had unleashed sarin gas upon the civilian population. His points at least warrants some measure of consideration.
Theodore Postol, a professor of technology and national security at MIT, reviewed the UN photos with a group of his colleagues and concluded that the large calibre rocket was an improvised munition that was very likely manufactured locally. He told me that it was ‘something you could produce in a modestly capable machine shop’. The rocket in the photos, he added, fails to match the specifications of a similar but smaller rocket known to be in the Syrian arsenal.
The New York Times, again relying on data in the UN report, also analysed the flight path of two of the spent rockets that were believed to have carried sarin, and concluded that the angle of descent ‘pointed directly’ to their being fired from a Syrian army base more than nine kilometres from the landing zone. Postol, who has served as the scientific adviser to the chief of naval operations in the Pentagon, said that the assertions in the Times and elsewhere ‘were not based on actual observations’.
He concluded that the flight path analyses in particular were, as he put it in an email, ‘totally nuts’ because a thorough study demonstrated that the range of the improvised rockets was ‘unlikely’ to be more than two kilometres. Postol and a colleague, Richard M. Lloyd, published an analysis two weeks after 21 August in which they correctly assessed that the rockets involved carried a far greater payload of sarin than previously estimated. The Times reported on that analysis at length, describing Postol and Lloyd as ‘leading weapons experts’. The pair’s later study about the rockets’ flight paths and range, which contradicted previous Times reporting, was emailed to the newspaper last week; it has so far gone unreported.
Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the months before the attack, the American intelligence agencies produced a series of highly classified reports, culminating in a formal Operations Order – a planning document that precedes a ground invasion – citing evidence that the al-Nusra Front, a jihadi group affiliated with al-Qaida, had mastered the mechanics of creating sarin and was capable of manufacturing it in quantity. When the attack occurred al-Nusra should have been a suspect, but the administration cherry-picked intelligence to justify a strike against Assad.
In his nationally televised speech about Syria on 10 September, Obama laid the blame for the nerve gas attack on the rebel-held suburb of Eastern Ghouta firmly on Assad’s government, and made it clear he was prepared to back up his earlier public warnings that any use of chemical weapons would cross a ‘red line’: ‘Assad’s government gassed to death over a thousand people,’ he said. ‘We know the Assad regime was responsible … And that is why, after careful deliberation, I determined that it is in the national security interests of the United States to respond to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons through a targeted military strike.’ Obama was going to war to back up a public threat, but he was doing so without knowing for sure who did what in the early morning of 21 August.
He cited a list of what appeared to be hard-won evidence of Assad’s culpability: ‘In the days leading up to August 21st, we know that Assad’s chemical weapons personnel prepared for an attack near an area where they mix sarin gas. They distributed gas masks to their troops. Then they fired rockets from a regime-controlled area into 11 neighbourhoods that the regime has been trying to wipe clear of opposition forces.’ Obama’s certainty was echoed at the time by Denis McDonough, his chief of staff, who told the New York Times: ‘No one with whom I’ve spoken doubts the intelligence’ directly linking Assad and his regime to the sarin attacks.
But in recent interviews with intelligence and military officers and consultants past and present, I found intense concern, and on occasion anger, over what was repeatedly seen as the deliberate manipulation of intelligence. One high-level intelligence officer, in an email to a colleague, called the administration’s assurances of Assad’s responsibility a ‘ruse’. The attack ‘was not the result of the current regime’, he wrote. A former senior intelligence official told me that the Obama administration had altered the available information – in terms of its timing and sequence – to enable the president and his advisers to make intelligence retrieved days after the attack look as if it had been picked up and analysed in real time, as the attack was happening. The distortion, he said, reminded him of the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, when the Johnson administration reversed the sequence of National Security Agency intercepts to justify one of the early bombings of North Vietnam. The same official said there was immense frustration inside the military and intelligence bureaucracy: ‘The guys are throwing their hands in the air and saying, “How can we help this guy” – Obama – “when he and his cronies in the White House make up the intelligence as they go along?”’
Seuraavan avoimen kirjeen paavi Franciscukselle on kirjoittanyt Geert Wilders, Hollannin vapauspuolueen PVV:n puheenjohtaja.
Avoin kirje paavi Franciscukselle.
äskettäin antamassanne apostolisessa kehotuskirjeessänne Evangelii Gaudiumissa (kappaleet 247-248) korostitte, että kristityt eivät ole velkaa juutalaisille tai heidän heidän uskonnolleen
Tuomitsette samalla historiassa kristittyjen juutalaisiin kohdistamat ankarat vainot.
Sananne innoittavat monia.
Valitettavasti ne ovat jyrkässä ristiriidassa viime lokakuussa johtavan sunni-muslimin, Kairon Al-Azhar instituutin pääimaamin Ahmad Al-Tayebin haastattelun kanssa. Lokakuun 25. päivänä Egyptin televisiossa esitetyssä haastattelussa pääimaami Al-Tayeb vahvisti koraanin säkeen 5:82 olevan edelleen ajankohtainen. Jakeessa todetaan, että kristityt ovat muslimeille läheisimpiä kun taas juutalaiset ovat kiivaimman vihanpidon kohteena. Tämä jae on vuosisatojen ajan innoittanut muslimeita heidän suhtautumisessaan juutalaisiin.
Al-Tayebin viittaus koraanin juutalaisvastaisuuteen on 1.400 vuotta jatkunutta islamilaista opetusta. Hänen edeltäjänsä instituutin pääimaamina, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, kirjoitti kirjan “The Children of Israel in the Koran and the Sunna”, jossa hän puolusteli juutalaisvastaisuuttaan koraanin opetuksilla.
Kristittyjen kärsimykset juuri nyt Syyriassa, Irakissa, Egyptissä, Sudanissa, Nigeriassa, Pakistanissa, Indonesiassa ja monissa muissa maissa selvästi osoittaa, minkä osan koraanin seuraajat ovat heille valinneet. Ateistien ja juutalaisten, joiden asema on kristittyjäkin huonompi, voi olettaa kärsivän vieläkin enemmän.
Kehotuskirjeessänne (kappaleet 252-253) toteatte, että “oikea islam ja sen tulkinta ei kannusta minkäänlaiseen väkivaltaan”.
Todellisuus ei vastaa lausuntoanne.
Koraani on riidanhaluinen ja lietsoo vihaa ei-muslimeita kohtaan. Jos teidän pyhyytenne lukee koraania, voitte todeta asian itse, joten viittaan seuraavaksi vain
|“Surmatkaa heidät, missä heidät tapaattekin [...] Taistelkaa heitä vastaan, kunnes pakanuuden viettelys lakkaa ja keskuudessamme vakiintuu ainoan Jumalan palveleminen.”|
|4:89||“Jos he palaavat entiseen vihamielisyyteensä, niin ottakaa heidät kiinni ja surmatkaa, missä heidät kohtaattekin, älkääkä ottako itsellenne suojelijaa tai auttajaa heidän joukostaan.”|
|5:33||“Ainoa palkka niille, jotka sotivat Jumalaa ja Hänen lähettilästään vastaan [...] heidät tapetaan tai ristiinnaulitaan, tai heidän kätensä ja jalkansa hakataan poikki eri puolilta, ristiin, tai heidät karkoitetaan maasta.”|
|8:60||“Ja varustakaa (muslimit) heitä vastaan niin suuri sotavoima ja hyvin ravittuja ratsuja kuin vain voitte, säikyttääksenne siten sekä Jumalan vastustajat että omat vihollisenne.”|
|9:5||“Mutta kun pyhät kuukaudet ovat kuluneet, niin vuodattakaa pakanain verta missä tahansa heitä tapaattekin. Ahdistakaa ja piirittäkää heitä ja väijykää heitä kaikkialla.”|
|9:29||“Taistelkaa niitä vastaan, jotka, vaikka ovat saaneet Kirjoituksen, eivät usko Jumalaan.”|
|9:30||“Juutalaiset sanovat: »Esra on Jumalan poika», ja kristityt sanovat: »Messias on Jumalan poika». Tätä he hokevat suullaan. He jäljittelevät niitä, jotka ennen olivat uskottomia. Jumalan ynseys heitä rasittakoon!”|
|9:123||“Te, jotka uskotte, taistelkaa niitä uskottomia vastaan, jotka ovat lähellänne, jotta he kokisivat teidän voimanne, ja tietäkää, että Jumala on niiden kanssa, jotka hartautta harjoittavat.”|
“Kun siis kohtaatte taistelussa uskottomat, niin nujertakaa heiltä niskat, niin että voitatte heidät!”
Toivon että pyhä isä on mukana puolustamassa länsimaiden juutalais-kristillistä humaania kulttuuria, jossa jopa ateisteilla ja agnostikoilla on oikeus yksilönvapauksiin ja demokratiaan.
Kieltämällä tosiasiat ei voi voittaa mitään.
Meidän on puhuttava islamista rehellisesti – se on suurin uhka ihmiskunnalle nykyaikana.
Hollannin parlamentin jäsen
Vapauspuolueen (PVV) puheenjohtaja
How anyone can force themselves upon someone is totally beyond me.
As the Syrian conflict continues, the incidences of rape and violence against women are steadily rising. Activists are alarmed by the number of lives claimed and broken with impunity.
The United Nations Security Council calls on all parties to armed conflict to take special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, and all other forms of violence in situations of armed conflict.
In the context of Syria, that resolution reads like a utopian ideal. Human rights activists on the ground say as many as 6,000 women have been the victims of sexual violence since the start of the conflict in 2011, while thousands more have been killed, tortured, abducted, held to ransom or used as human shields. And as things stand, there is precious little prospect of the perpetrators being held accountable for their actions.
Abuse of women in war is as old as war itself. As is the culture of impunity that helps to breed it. But too much is known about the devastating and lasting effects of sexual violence on individuals, families and entire communities to allow warring parties to continue to act at will with no fear of legal repercussions.
I have repeatedly drawn the reader’s attention to the excellent work of Professor Bill Warner regarding his observations on the principles of duality and abrogation in the Koran. Fortunately we have a wealth of trained experts equal to the task in bringing the average, interested and untrained observer, that much closer to effectively challenging the most evasive of Islamic apologists. Understanding Islam is the key to limiting its impact on our societies, and eventually, turning the tide of popular opinion against it.
Republished in part from the Gate of Vienna.
In the comments on Geert Wilders’ open letter to Pope Francis, a reader named MH indicated that he was unfamiliar with — or was pretending to be unfamiliar with — the Islamic doctrine of abrogation as it applies to contradictory verses within the Koran.
In a nutshell, any earlier verse of the Koran is considered “abrogated” if a later verse contradicts it. The chronology of the suras of the Koran has been well-established by a consensus of Islamic scholars, so an observant Muslim can be in no doubt as to whether any particular verse of the Koran is binding upon him under Islamic law.
Retired U.S. Army Major Stephen Coughlin is one of the foremost experts on Islamic law in the Western world. Several years ago I had the privilege of helping with the editing of material that Steve was putting together, including the following section on the Koranic basis for the doctrine of abrogation. The text below is reproduced with his permission.
By Maj. Stephen Coughlin
At the very pinnacle of Islamic law is the Koran, which is the uncreated word of God as revealed through his Prophet.
So what is abrogation?
This is what Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee has to say about abrogation in Islamic Jurisprudence:
The law was laid down in the period of the Prophet (peace be unto him) gradually and in stages. The aim was to bring a society steeped in immorality to observe the highest standards of morality. This could not be done abruptly. It was done in stages, and doing so necessitated repeal and abrogation of certain laws.
As you can see, Nyazee acknowledges that the Koran contradicts itself. Upon discovering this fact, someone who knows little about Islam might say, “The Koran contradicts itself. Doesn’t this mean it’s broken?” But anyone who takes the time to look into the scholarship will learn that is well understood in Islam that the Koran contradicts itself. This fact is explained, and taken into account. There are methods for dealing with it.
This becomes significant when non-Muslims approach a Muslim cultural expert or “moderate” to ask about certain verses of the Koran that are cited by radicals to justify their violent jihad. The cultural expert or “moderate” will respond with something like this: “You (infidel) must read from the entire body of the Koran to understand the true meaning. Those radicals cherry-pick from the back of the Koran.”
With this reply the cultural expert gives the impression that he does not agree with the radicals, but he never actually says that what they cherry-pick is wrong.
So what is the Koranic basis for the doctrine of abrogation?
It is a Qur’an which We have divided into parts from time to time, in order that thou mightest recite it to men at intervals: We have Revealed it by stages. (Qur’an 17:106)
Concerning this verse, the Qur’an commentator Yusuf Ali says:
Remember folks, the Jane sect is ultra pacifist, they wouldn’t hurt a flea, literally. Placed within a sea of intolerant Muslims, the outcome was inevitable.
December 4, 2013
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME
Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-150-2013
4 December 2013
PAKISTAN: Two young scheduled caste Hindu women were raped by Muslim landlords; one of them was later murdered
ISSUES: Rape, violence against women, religious minority groups, impunity and illegal court of law
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that two scheduled caste, Hindu women were raped by their Muslim landlords before their family members. Later on, one of them was murdered in revenge for making a report to the police. She and her mother were abducted by one of the landlords from outside the clinic of a doctor in broad daylight, close to the police station, and she was shot dead in front of her mother. The Shadi Pali Police Station of Umer Kot district, Sindh, took time to register the First Information Report (FIR) in order to give the rapists time to abscond. The family members of the victims are displaced from their village and are living on the roadside in the cold nights but the police and authorities have refused to help them. In providing protection to the rapists, the police and notables of the area forced the victims to reach to a settlement and give amnesty to the rapists. Once again the police have shown their efficiency to get approval from judicial magistrate so that perpetrators are freed.
Ms. Kakoo Kohli (24) and her elder sister, Nallan (26), who belong to the Jane sect of the Hindu religion, were residents of Goth Lalu Shar, Umarkot district, Sindh province. They were both raped by Mr. Mohammad Khadim Shar and his brother Mr. Sirajuddin Shar, the sons of the landlord and the owner of the village, Mr. Lalu Ilyas Shar.
The girls and their family members were working in the fields of Shar and were provided a hut to live in. The main culprit, Mohammad Khadim Shar, was lusting after Shrimati (Ms.) Kakoo and on several occasions asked for sexual favors. However each time Shar was denied. The poverty of Kakoo and her sister and lack of economical support prevented them from leaving their workplace. After a long session of frustration, anger and shame, generated by the constant denial and rejection from Ms. Kakoo, Mohammed Khadim Shar finally decided to take her by force.