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Weasel Zippers nails it: 

Take a wild guess which country he’s exiled in…Britain…,
DUBAI (Al Arabiya)– The Kuwait government asked Interpol to arrest and hand over an exiled Shiite man after it had stripped him of citizenship after remarks he made about prominent Islamic figures, Kuwait’s Al-Anba newspaper reported.
Kuwait resorted to the Interpol one day after issuing a resolution to withdraw the Kuwaiti citizenship from Yasser Habib, who made derogatory statements about Aisha, Prophet Mohamed’s wife and several of the prophet’s companions, the rding to the newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The Kuwait government said it revoked Habib’s citizenship because he holds a British passport, something it described as against the laws of Kuwait. The decision was welcomed by Kuwaitis inside and outside the country. It did not mention the move had anything to do with Habib’s statements against the prophet’s wife.
If arrested, Habib would face charges of “deriding religious symbols and sowing the seeds of sedition among Kuwaitis, and inciting sectarian strife,” said Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Rawdan al-Rawdan in a statement.
And how did he “insult” Aisha? He claimed she was not a six-year-old child when she married Big Mo, instead she was much older and this is child-bride myth was being used by Christians and Jews to insult Islam. No really, I’m not making that up…

NOTE from the TT: The late ayatollah Khomenie would also have a bone to pick with this imam, for the ayatollah himself married an underage girl, raped her like his ancient prophet did to Aisha, then wrote poetry about it.

So periodically, these both groups of Sunni and Shi’a blame, point the finger at each other for pedophilia, but but defend it as well as having strict Koranic/Islamic foundations. Sick

6 Responses

  1. Believe it or not, Aisha plays a pivotal role in the Sunni-Shia divide, which is inherently political in nature. The Shia faction within global Islam originated from the death of Muhammed, in a succession dispute. Shia Muslims believe that Muhammad had appointed Ali (his first cousin) to be his successor. When Muhammad died, Ali and Muhammad's closest relatives made the funeral arrangements. While they were preparing his body, Abu Bakr, Umar, and Abu Ubayda met with the leaders of Medina and elected Abu Bakr as caliph. It was not until the murder of the third khalifa, Uthman, that the Muslims in Medina invited Ali to become the fourth khalifa. Ali's rule over the early Muslim community was often contested: Ali was opposed by (among others) Aisha, wife of the Prophet (pbuh) and daughter of Abu Bakr (indeed the first caliph !), who accused him of being lax in bringing Uthman's killers to justice. After Ali's army defeated Aisha's forces at the Battle of the Camel in 656, she apologized to Ali and was allowed to return to her home in Madinah where she withdrew from public life.
    In the end however, Ali was murdered.

    Mu'awiya Ummayad, the man that contested Ali's rule, declared himself caliph after Ali's death. Ali's elder son Hassan accepted a pension in return for not pursuing his claim to the caliphate. He died within a year, allegedly poisoned. Ali's younger son Hussein agreed to put his claim to the caliphate on hold until Mu'awiya's death. However, when Mu'awiya finally died in 680, his son Yazid usurped the caliphate. Hussein led an army against Yazid but, hopelessly outnumbered, he and his men were slaughtered at the Battle of Karbala (in modern day Iraq). Yazid formed the hereditary Ummayad dynasty. The division between the Shia and what came to be known as the Sunni was set.

    Which basically makes Islam inherently political. Furthermore, 'Shia' derives from 'Shī‘atu ‘Alī' which means 'the faction of Ali'. So there you have it.

  2. Within this context, also note the following.

    The Day of Ashura is on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. It is commemorated by Shia Muslims in particular as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali at the Battle of Karbala. During Muharram in general and particularly on the Day of Ashura, Sunni terrorist actions to disturb the commemorations escalate, particularly in countries like Iraq and Pakistan. Here's why: given the history of Sunni-Shia animosity, Ashura is perceived by Sunni Muslims as a political rally against Sunnis, one that directly refers to the origins of the Sunni-Shia split.

  3. Last but not least, Robert Spencer on Jihadwatch has reported on September 21 on the King of Bahrain wanting to revoke the citizenship of a top Shiite cleric in his country, identifying Shiite clerics, and specifically their preaching in their own mosques as a source of political dissent.

    In fact, Bahrain's king wants to clamp down on the rights of the majority of his fellow countrymen by stating what he did. Unofficial sources, such as the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, estimate that approximately 33% of Bahrain's nationals are Sunni and 66% Shia.The vast majority of muslims are shia, with other estimates at almost 80%.

    The state of Bahrain has a Shia majority but is ruled by Sunni Al-Khalifa family as a constutitional monarchy, with Sunni dominating the ruling class and military and disproportionately represented in the business and landownership. Bahrain has many disaffected unemployed Shia youths, which leads to open dissent against the Sunni-dominated minority government.

    When you take this into account, you can easily understand why the King of Bahrain makes these statements. Again, the internal strife within this country is linked to the Sunni-Shia split. And therefore, Shia mosques are perceived as bastions for political opposition to the Sunni elite.

  4. The Kuwaiti example mentioned in this blogpost therefore demonstrates an obvious parallel that occurs in many Sunni-dominated countries (either majority or minority rule), with direct links to history. Plus, a tendency for both Shia and Sunni Muslims to apportion blame to one another for 'political' wrongdoings. The pot calling the kettle black, in other words.

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