He’s running against the enormous weight of Islamic jurisprudence and historical precedence.
There has always been Muslims like this throughout the centuries, speaking up against the brutal nature of Islam, but the problem is, since death fatwas are so effective, they are easily stamped out. Then there’s the four orthodox schools of Islamic jurisprudence which would differ greatly with this lone imam, who if caught travelling in any any Muslim state after making these statements, would be fearing for his life.Being critical of Islam, Mohamed and other symbols of Islam, carries a death sentence.
Then there’s this statement:
“Just like the ban on pork and the consumption of alcohol, the ban on depictions is also only something that affects Muslims. Non-Muslims are free to do whatever they want,”
That only exists within Muslim states where the full brunt of Islam lies dormant, once the revival of Islam 101 becomes a noticeable force, the true brutal nature of Islam comes ramming home, with pork no longer being made available as before, like in Egypt and in Turkey. The truth is, the application of sharia within a mixed society of mostly Muslims, affects the people of other beliefs as well, Fatih Alev is full of crap.
NOTE: To all those who think I’m helping the fundamentalists by noting the factual and the obvious, I deal in reality, not in ”what if’s”.
Danish imam: It’s fine to draw Muhammad
Published: 05 Feb 2015 17:17 GMT+01:00
The head of the Danish Islamic Center says that a “misunderstanding” is behind the belief that Islam forbids the depiction of the prophet Muhammad.
“Nowhere in the Koran does it say that one cannot portray the prophet Muhammad. The prophet has always been drawn in both Western and Muslim literature throughout the centuries,” Fatih Alev told public broadcaster DR.
“I’ve noticed that Muslims generally have the impression that they should be against these cartoons [such as the ones in Charlie Hebdo and Jyllands-Posten, ed.] because the prophet is being shown and that cannot be allowed. But it is a misunderstanding,” he continued.
Alev said that even if Muslims interpret the Koran as being against portrayals of Muhammad, those rules should only apply to Muslims themselves.
“Just like the ban on pork and the consumption of alcohol, the ban on depictions is also only something that affects Muslims. Non-Muslims are free to do whatever they want,” the Danish Islamic Center chairman told DR.