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June 2018

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The Quran has quite a bit to say about a number of groups. In this video, David Wood presents three Quran verses every Jew should know. The verses are:

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France
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19/06/2018
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On Sunday night in Nice, France, a Muslim assailant attacked a police patrol with a knife whilst his phone loudly played Koran’s verses. He was quickly subdued and arrested. At 1:50 am, a 29 year old man was discovered by Nice’s municipal police sneaking into the town hall and filming local’s and police’s vehicles.

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France
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18/06/2018
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Police in Paris discovered a Quran along with texts in Arabic in a car which was used to ram a police vehicle twice before the suspects fled on foot. The attacks on the Paris police van occurred on Wednesday at around midnight on the Avenue de la Porte d’Aubervilliers in the northern part of the city bordering the 18th and 19th arrondissements, BFMTV reports. Initially, the men in the car were asked to slow down as they were s

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
20/06/2018
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A politician who claimed there was 'no proof' that ISIS exists has been given a key role protecting children from radicalisation. Birmingham councillor Safia Akhtar Noor was suspended as a school governor after making the comment following the Westminster terror attack last year.

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Muslims are increasingly running for political office. We have the perfect forum for asking well crafted questions about Sharia. They may say that Sharia is just a religious concept or that there are parts of Sharia they don’t practice. However, only part of Sharia is about how to practice Islam. But it is not enough to reject a particular part of Sharia. All of Sharia is based on the Koran and the Sunna of Mohammed. If you reject Sharia you must also reject the underlying Koran and Sunna.

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  • There are approximately 250 mosques in Switzerland, but the authorities do not know who finances them. By rejecting the proposal compelling mosques to disclose who finances them, the Swiss authorities can now remain willfully blind.

  • The Muslim World League is behind "a whole network of radically-oriented mosques in Switzerland... with the clear intention of spreading Salafist thought here". — Saïda Keller-Messahli, expert on Islam in Switzerland.

  • Above all, the Swiss government seems not to have considered the rights of Swiss non-Muslim citizens, who are the ones left to live with the consequences of the government's ill-thought-out policies

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It is simply false to declare that jihadists represent the “tiny few extremists” who sully the reputation of an otherwise peace-loving and tolerant Muslim faith. In reality, the truth is far more troubling — that jihadists represent the natural and inevitable outgrowth of a faith that is given over to hate on a massive scale, with hundreds of millions of believers holding views that Americans would rightly find revolting. Not all Muslims are hateful, of course, but so many are that it’s not remotely surprising that the world is wracked by wave after wave of jihadist violence.

To understand the Muslim edifice of hate, imagine it as a pyramid — with broadly-shared bigotry at the bottom, followed by stair steps of escalating radicalism — culminating in jihadist armies that in some instances represent a greater share of their respective populations than does the active-duty military in the United States.

The base of the pyramid, the most broadly held hatred in the Islamic world, is anti-Semitism, with staggering numbers of Muslims expressing anti-Jewish views. In 2014, the Anti-Defamation League released the results of polling 53,100 people in 102 countries for evidence of anti-Semitic attitudes and beliefs. The numbers from the majority-Muslim world are difficult to believe for those steeped in politically correct rhetoric about Islam. A full 74 percent of North African and Middle Eastern residents registered anti-Semitic beliefs, including 92 percent of Iraqis, a whopping 69 percent of relatively secular Turks, and 74 percent of Saudis.

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The West’s movement towards the truth is remarkably slow. We drag ourselves towards it painfully, inch by inch, after each bloody Islamist assault.

In France, Britain, Germany, America and nearly every other country in the world it remains government policy to say that any and all attacks carried out in the name of Mohammed have ‘nothing to do with Islam’. It was said by George W. Bush after 9/11, Tony Blair after 7/7 and Tony Abbott after the Sydney attack last month. It is what David Cameron said after two British extremists cut off the head of Drummer Lee Rigby in London, when ‘Jihadi John’ cut off the head of aid worker Alan Henning in the ‘Islamic State’ and when Islamic extremists attacked a Kenyan mall, separated the Muslims from the Christians and shot the latter in the head. And, of course, it is what President François Hollande said after the massacre of journalists and Jews in Paris last week.

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There may be some positive things to be said about Mohammed, but I thought this was pushing things too far and mentioned just one occasion when Mohammed didn’t welcome a critic. Asma bint Marwan was a female poetess who mocked the ‘Prophet’ and who, as a result, Mohammed had killed. It is in the texts. It is not a problem for me. But I can understand why it is a problem for decent Muslims. The moment I said this, my Muslim colleague went berserk. How dare I say this? I replied that it was in the Hadith and had a respectable chain of transmission (an important debate). He said it was a fabrication which he would not allow to stand. The upshot was that he refused to continue unless all mention of this was wiped from the recording. The BBC team agreed and I was left trying to find another way to express the same point. The broadcast had this ‘offensive’ fact left out.

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From very early on, Sharia judges utilized a “near endless list of ambiguities” that functioned as an “escape hatch” from corporal punishment. Even in the few Muslim majority nations where Hudud sentences are still applied (e.g., Nigeria, Sudan, Iran, and Saudi Arabia), they are infrequently carried out:

Between 1981 and 1992, there were four executions by stoning in Saudi Arabia and forty-five amputations for theft. In a one-year sample (1982-83), out of 4,925 convictions for theft, only two hands were cut off. The rest of the guilty were punished by taʿzīr [discretionary sentencing applicable to lesser crimes]. In the same time period, out of 659 convictions for Hudud-level sexual crimes, no one was stoned. Many death sentences are the result of political punishments, not the Hudud. In Nigeria’s northern states, all of which have adopted Shariah-based legal codes, a few amputations for theft have taken place. There have been at least two sentences to death for adultery, but in all cases so far ambiguities were found to release the guilty party.

Admin: Four executions by stoning and 45 amputations in a decade seems to be an acceptable price to pay for liberals to try and exculpate sharia. This article also erroneously implies sharia only appiies to Muslims when the manual of sharia clearly states that, with a few exceptions, it does apply to non-Muslims. The article also ignore the many people slaughtered by sharia vigilantes for 'blasphemy', insulting Islam etc.

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Many Americans erroneously trace the roots of Islamic terrorism against their nation to September 11, 2001.  In reality, the United States’ very first conflict with Muslim terrorists was also its very first war as nationand it won that war 213 years ago today, on June 10, 1805.

Centuries before that, the Barbary States of Muslim North Africa—specifically Tripoli, Algiers, Tunis—had been thriving on the slave trade of Europeans abducted from virtually every corner of coastal Europe—including Britain, Ireland, Denmark, and Iceland.  These raids were so successful that, “between 1530 and 1780 there were almost certainly a million and quite possibly as many as a million and a quarter white, European Christians enslaved by the Muslims of the Barbary Coast,” to quote American historian, Robert Davis.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
12/06/2018
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A Muslim journalist has revealed how significant sections of his own community are “obsessed” in pushing the belief that all non-Muslims are going to hell.

In worrying revelations, Amjad Malik also claimed Muslims were being taught by Islamic scholars in private from an early age to believe all non-Muslims were going to “reside in the hellfire” but were routinely advised not to say it in public for fear of “upsetting the locals”.

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Germany
News Date: 
15/06/2018
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nti-terror police in Germany have raided the flat of a Tunisian man charged with making the toxic chemical ricin. 29-year-old Sief Allah H was charged yesterday with producing a biological weapon and for “preparing a serious act of violence against the state.” He is said to have come to Germany in 2016 and reportedly has sympathies for

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Pakistan
News Date: 
05/03/2018
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The petitioner maintained that Sharia provides solution for all ills confronted by Pakistan and asked the court to order the respondents to amend the Constitution to implement Islamic laws.

015 under Article 184(3) of the Constitution through his counsel Tariq Asad.

The Registrar office of the Supreme Court had turned down the plea in February 2016 by declaring it as non-maintainable. The cleric had challenged the rejection.

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As a former Shadow Minister for Animal Welfare and current Secretary to the Animal Welfare All Party Parliamentary Group, I have long felt that the refusal of certain religious groups to stun animals prior to slaughter is a cold, brutal and inhumane practice and I have recently expressed my support for Mr Blackwell’s statement.

My reason for this is quite simple:  Reports from several different organisations have demonstrated that animals which are not stunned prior to slaughter feel considerable pain before death.  The European Dialrel Project, for instance, which sought to encourage dialogue on religious slaughter, found that “pain, suffering and distress” during the throat cut was disturbingly commonplace in the 200 references it considered, while a report from the U.K. Farm Animal Welfare Council and another published in the New Zealand Veterinary Journal have reached similar conclusions.

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France
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24/02/2017
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A bipartisan report in the French Senate minced no words in describing this country’s efforts to “deradicalize” former and future terrorists. The French government’s attempt — including the controversial opening of a deradicalization center in the middle of the countryside — was a “total fiasco,” in the words of Philippe Bas, a senator from the center-right Republicans party.

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Somalia
News Date: 
07/03/2014
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In a country where one-third of the victims of sexual crimes are children, police training and a "zero-tolerance policy" can go a long way. Although rape in Somalia has received increased government and international attention over the last year, the situation for women and girls remains bleak. Our research found that armed assailants, including members of state security forces, operate with impunity as they sexually assault, rape, shoot and stab women. Women and girls living in the capital’s dire displacement camps are abused in their makeshift homes and as they walk to market, tend to the

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Saudi Arabia
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01/04/2014
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Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which define atheists as terrorists, according to a report from Human Rights Watch.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
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06/06/2018
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 The row between the UK government and the country’s biggest Muslim organization has intensified after the British home secretary said the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) did not represent Muslims in the UK. The MCB last week called for an independent inquiry into alleged Islamophobia within the ruling Conservative Party, claiming that verbal attacks on Muslims were occurring “more than weekly” and listing a number of such attacks by Conservatives from the past two months. But Home Secretary (interior minister) Sajid Javid has hit back, saying the government has no dealings with the MCB bec

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Pakistan
News Date: 
12/06/2017
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A man accused of posting blasphemous content to Facebook has been sentenced to death by a court in Pakistan. Taimoor Raza was convicted after allegedly posting remarks about the Prophet Muhammad, his wives and companions within the site's comments. The public prosecutor involved said he believed it was the first time the death penalty had been awarded in a case related to social media. Human rights campaigners have expressed concern. Facebook itself has yet to comment on the case. The US firm previously announced in March that it was deploying a team to Pakistan to address the government's

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Netherlands (the)
News Date: 
12/06/2018
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In contrast to what was told, migrants are far from economically beneficial for society. Research by mathematician Jan van Beek shows that admitting non-western asylum seekers into the country, results in high net costs for Dutch society, WNL reports. 

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
12/06/2018
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NEW victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Wiltshire have been seen by NHS services over the last year. Figures from NHS Digital show that somewhere in the county a doctor, nurse or midwife was shocked t find themselves treating an victim of FGM - where female genitals are cut, injured or changed for no medical reason - on at least two occasions in the last year. While around 6,400 women and girls with FGM were seen by NHS staff in England between April 2017 and March this year, an estimated 137,000 are thought to have been affected by it.

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Austria
News Date: 
12/06/2018
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has announced his intention to ban the wearing of the headscarf by children, as it has no religious basis, declaring "We are a land of freedom, not oppression!". In countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia, the Islamic veil symbolizes oppression of women under Sharia law. Sharia law is incompatible with Western values. 
People who want to live under Sharia law can go to Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, etc.

 

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Palestine
News Date: 
12/06/2018
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  • Mahmoud Ishtiwi was executed in Gaza by three bullets to the chest, because he lived among people who consider homosexuality a sin punishable by death -- and who act on it.

  • What can one learn from the controversy? Basically, that it is safer to be a member of Hamas than to be gay. Palestinian leaders would much rather see young Palestinians trying to kill Israelis than talk about gays in their own society. In the world of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, there is no room for comedy or satire.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
01/06/2018
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"This is the first community iftar we have held in a church rather than a mosque and the first one we have opened up to the public. We hope to see people there from all walks of life."

He added: "This is a male-only event and the church has a capacity of 100 people."

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Austria
News Date: 
08/06/2018
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The Austrian government is to order the closure of seven mosques and expel up to 60 imams in a crackdown on political Islam and Turkish nationalism, it has announced. “Parallel societies, political Islam and radicalisation have no place in our country,” Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian chancellor, said. Six of the seven mosques are being closed on suspicion of links to Islamic extremism.

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Romania
News Date: 
22/10/2017
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EU President Juncker wants to allow Romania into the border-free Schengen zone, no doubt as an additional Muslim migration route, now that other Eastern European countries have closed their borders to it. Judging by Romania’s disdain for Muslims, it looks to be a non-starter. Romanians insist “our children must also grow up in safe and civilized conditions. We don’t want to end up like Western Europe where they are afraid to let children walk to school alone, or for their wives to be alone in the streets.”

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Sharīʿah, also spelled Sharia, the fundamental religious concept of Islam, namely its law, systematized during the 2nd and 3rd centuries of the Muslim era (8th–9th centuries CE).

Total and unqualified submission to the will of Allah (God) is the fundamental tenet of Islam: Islamic law is therefore the expression of Allah’s command for Muslim society and, in application, constitutes a system of duties that are incumbent upon a Muslim by virtue of his religious belief. Known as the Sharīʿah (literally, “the path leading to the watering place”), the law constitutes a divinely ordained path of conduct that guides Muslims toward a practical expression of religious conviction in this world and the goal of divine favour in the world to come.

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In classical form the Sharīʿah differs from Western systems of law in two principal respects. In the first place the scope of the Sharīʿah is much wider, since it regulates an individual’s relationship not only with one’s neighbours and with the state, which is the limit of most other legal systems, but also with God and with one’s own conscienceRitual practices, such as the daily prayers, almsgiving, fasting, and pilgrimage, are an integral part of Sharīʿah law and usually occupy the first chapters in the legal manuals. The Sharīʿah is also concerned as much with ethical standards as with legal rules, indicating not only what an individual is entitled or bound to do in law but also what one ought, in conscience, to do or refrain from doing. Accordingly, certain acts are classified as praiseworthy (mandūb), which means that their performance brings divine favour and their omission divine disfavour, and others as blameworthy (makrūh), which means that omission brings divine favour and commission divine disfavour; but in neither case is there any legal sanction of punishment or reward, nullity or validity. The Sharīʿah is not merely a system of law, but a comprehensive code of behaviour that embraces both private and public activities

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Offenses against another person, from homicide to assault, are punishable by retaliation (qiṣāṣ), the offender being subject to precisely the same treatment as his victim. But this type of offense is regarded as a civil injury rather than a crime in the technical sense, since it is not the state but only the victim or his family who have the right to prosecute and to opt for compensation or blood money (diyah) in place of retaliation.

For six specific crimes the punishment is fixed (ḥadd): death for apostasy and for highway robbery; amputation of the hand for theft; death by stoning for extramarital sex relations (zinā) where the offender is a married person and 100 lashes for unmarried offenders; 80 lashes for an unproved accusation of unchastity (qadhf) and for the drinking of any intoxicant.

See also: http://www.shariawatch.org.uk/?q=content/can-islamic-law-evolve

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While many secular advocates, right-wing parties and orthodox Islamic groups hold tight to the idea of a static, unresponsive and irrational Islamic law, the traditional framework of Islamic Legal Theory boasts otherwise. Here, the neglected principle of ijtihād is analysed.

The evolutionary vs. immutable nature of Islamic law has been a controversial topic for centuries abound. Can Islamic law develop in response to the ever changing demands of human life? Or have its dictates been determined once and for all, binding it to a complete, static and indisputable set of laws? Is Islamic law an ancient, outdated system that lives in an era far away from our so-called modern times or can it evolve in response to new challenges and circumstances? As Islam becomes an increasingly hot topic of discussion in the media, amongst universities, work places and the general public, such questions are crying out for attention. So, here is my abridged analysis of the notion that lies at the heart of this discussion: ijtihād.

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But this assumption rests upon an excessively reductive and shallow perception of the nature of Islamic law. Islamic law can be divided into two spheres: the fixed and the flexible. Both spheres grow from the roots of Islam (Sharī’a) but differ in nature.

The fixed sphere constitutes the core of Islamic law and can be seen as encompassing those areas of law related to the rights of Allāh over the Muslim community. This includes acts of worship, prescribed penalties and all areas of law that are directly expressed in the Qur’ān and Sunnah, either explicitly or implicitly by way of strict analogy. Examples include daily prayers and the prohibition of interest. Signifying the absolute limits of the law, these rulings are fixed and unalterable; they cannot be revised or renewed at any period, regardless of the circumstances that pertain. This sphereconstitutes the basic laws of Islam and provides the boundaries within which the rest of the law is to be developed.

See also: http://www.shariawatch.org.uk/?q=content/islamic-law

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
30/05/2018
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A group of 20 MPs have called for concrete action to be taken against “sickening” grooming gangs, as the government was accused of “letting down” thousands of victims of child sexual exploitation in the UK. In a letter to the Home Office noting “alarming” similarities in how the gangs of mostly Pakistani-heritage men operate across Britain, the cross-party group called forgovernment research into why the abuse is taking place. The MPs, who

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United States of America (the)
News Date: 
29/05/2018
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A retired Florida teacher contacted Clarion Project after we published the article “Why Is This Being Taught in Public Schools?” That piece told the story of a West Virginia parent who was upset after his daughter was asked to write the shahada, the Islamic declaration of faith, as part of “calligraphy practice” in her world religion class.

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  • There are two important factors that the international community needs to notice regarding the fire kites that the Palestinians are sending to Israel from the Gaza Strip. First: those who are launching the kites are making it clear that their ultimate goal is to kill as many Jews as possible and bring about the obliteration of Israel. Second: the Palestinians see all Jews living in Israel as "settlers.

  • The Palestinians are now also telling us that the terror kites they are sending to Israel accord with what the Quran orders Muslims to do in the fight against the "infidels." They apparently see the flaming kites as part of the jihad (holy war) against the enemies of Allah and Islam.

  • "We want to set fire to Israel so that the Jews will be burned or forced to leave their country." -- Abu Al-Majd, terrorist.

  • The jihad of the Palestinians against Israel is the same jihad that ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic jihadi groups have also been waging on the "infidels" and "enemies of Islam" in the US, EU and other non-Muslim countries. We are witnessing a well-organized campaign of terror orchestrated by terrorists and activists belonging to Hamas and other Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip.

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Political Islam, a Totalitarian Doctrine

By Dr. Bill Warner

Totalitarianism is a political system of absolute power where the state has no limit to its authority and regulates every aspect of public and private life.

THE NATURE OF ISLAM
The most common assumption about Islam is that it is a religion based on the Koran. However, the religious aspect is only a small part of Islam. It is not possible to know how to pray or do any other practice of the religion with what is found in the Koran.

Allah is found in the Koran and Mohammed is found in two texts, his biography, the Sira, which is a detailed life history and his traditions, or Hadith, are events that occurred in Mohammed’s life. The hadith is usually a few paragraphs long. A collection of his traditions (hadiths) is called the Hadith. So the Sunna is found in the Sira, his biography, and Hadith, his words and deeds.

Over 90 verses of the Koran say that Mohammed is the perfect life pattern for all Muslims. Mohammed is the perfect Muslim and all Muslims are to pattern their life after his. He is the perfect father, husband, judge, leader, warrior, businessman and politician. His life example, what he said or did, is called the Sunna of Mohammed.
Therefore, the totality of Islam is found in three books—Koran, Sira and the Hadith. Most people would be surprised to learn that the amount of words devoted to Mohammed is more than 6 times the size of the Koran, the words of Allah.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
06/06/2018
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A TOP prison officer has been suspended and faces a cop probe after allegedly writing racist posts claiming Muslims “preach genocide”.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
05/06/2018
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The MCB last week called for an independent inquiry into alleged Islamophobia within the ruling Conservative Party, claiming that verbal attacks on Muslims were occurring “more than weekly” and listing a number of such attacks by Conservatives from the past two months.

But Home Secretary (interior minister) Sajid Javid has hit back, saying the government has no dealings with the MCB because some of its members express “unacceptable” views on extremism.

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Shariah rules were part of the positive law applied by the government of the early Muslim community, which was originally conceived as an entity where political and religious loyalties would be coterminous. At the same time, the shariah was also understood as a system of moral guidance for the individual believer.

In the Islamic view, governments exist only to ensure that the shariah is properly administered and enforced. Governments are subordinate to the shariah and must execute its commands and prohibitions. In other words, what Islam envisages is a scheme of divine nomocracy, in which the law is the medium of social control—truly, a government of laws, not of men.

Should the government of a Muslim society fail in its obligation to uphold the shariah as the positive law, or the judges of this world fail in their obligation to administer justice in accordance with the shariah, the individual believer would still be held to the responsibility incumbent upon all Muslims to conform their behavior to the shariah. On the Day of Judgment each Muslim will be held to account for any personal failures to comply with the commands and prohibitions of the shariah.

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Al-Shafii succeeded in persuading subsequent jurists that the sunnah of the Prophet should be treated as the second root of Islamic jurisprudence and a source co-equal with the Qur'an. It is generally accepted among Muslims not only that the Prophet was a perfect human being and thus worthy of emulation, but also that he enjoyed divine inspiration and thus could make no error in matters of religion or shariah law. As noted, challenges to the authenticity of the hadith literature on which the understanding of the Prophet’s sunnah rested generated a science of hadith criticism to weed out unsound or dubious accounts. In addition, methodologies were worked out to reconcile seeming contradictions and inconsistencies in different hadith and between hadith and verses of the Qur'an. As in the case of the Qur'an, reading the hadith literature without a grasp of how orthodox Islamic scholarship interprets the legal implications of the hadith and the relevant jurisprudence can lead to erroneous conclusions.

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Most Sunni Muslims have taken the view that the hadith assembled in certain classic collections, such as those of al-Bukhari and Muslim, which date from the latter part of the third century AH, should be regarded as genuine, while members of the other sects rely on their own hadith collections, which include many hadith accounts that conflict with those in other collections and support their respective sectarian legal positions. Challenges to the authenticity of the hadith, which have repeatedly arisen in various forms over the history of Islam, have important implications for the shariah. Since the hadith literature is very extensive (classical collections contain more than four thousand reports) and covers a much wider range of topics than the legal verses in the Qur'an, it has supplied the Islamic rationale for a major part of shariah law, which would forfeit its Islamic legitimacy if the hadith literature were discredited.

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Comparisons of the rules of the classical fiqh. In detail the rules of the various Sunni schools are often different enough to affect the outcome of a legal dispute. On the average legal question, the degree of doctrinal difference between a given Sunni school and a Shia school is often not much greater. Notwithstanding the different approaches that Sunni and Shia fiqh purport to have to the sources of law, aside from their differences regarding who should rule the Muslim community, one finds few major divergencies except on some points of religious ritual and worship, certain rules of marriage and divorce, and the laws of inheritance.

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Another factor mandating change from the old shari'ah-based system of law was the international political setting. The rulers of Muslim states in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries were obliged to deal with a historical reality that was vastly different from what had been contemplated in early shariah theory. The shariah was originally conceived as a law whose application would be coextensive with religious affiliation. The world was to be converted to Islam, and there would result one community of believers with a common political allegiance and a common obligation to follow the shariah. This conception did not envisage the appearance of obstacles in the way of the realization of this ideal, such as the fragmentation of the Muslim community into separate and mutually hostile political units, the development of national identities and the rise of modern nationalism, the failure of large non-Muslim communities within the Muslim world to convert, and the need to deal with non- Muslim countries possessed of greater economic and military resources.

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European powers also objected to the inferior legal status accorded to non-Muslims under the shariah and exploited this as a pretext for political intervention.

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  • "Why is there not peace yet? How can we make peace when we have rabid murderers living among us? Instead of prosecuting them, we enable them to appear on TV and to boast about their murders.... If you do not even bring to account a murderer who says, 'killing was my art,' who will you bring to account?" — Şener Levent, the editor-in-chief of the Turkish Cypriot newspaper Afrika.

  • So far, these "rabid murderers" have not been held accountable for the slaughter of innocent Greek Cypriots: the ethnic cleansing of northern Cyprus. The greater issue is that he and his partners in crime were aided and abetted by the Turkish authorities. All of those responsible need to be tried at international criminal tribunals -- the sooner, the better.

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  • What price has been paid, is being paid, or might be paid at some stage, by all those public officials who tacitly or otherwise allowed these modern-day atrocities to go on, doing nothing to stop them?

  • Families of some of the abused girls related that they had tried consistently to raise the alarm over what was happening to their daughters, but that every door of the state was closed in their faces.

  • If Britain is to turn around the disgrace of its culture of 'grooming gangs', it should start by changing the risk-reward ratio between those who identify these monstrous crimes and those who have been shown to have covered them up.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
03/06/2018
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British Home Secretary Sajid Javid will be forced to consider demands to proscribe Islamist militant group Hizballah under the 2000 Terrorism Act after a campaign raced to more than 10,000 signatures. The campaign to proscribe the Lebanon-based Shi’a Islamist group, which has called for the extermination of Jews, has this afternoon surpassed the 10,000 signatures needed to gain an official response from Theresa May’s UK government. The official Parliamentary petition has amassed 10,600 names from all corners of Britain in just 16 days and now the volunteer-led charity Campaign Against Antis

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
03/06/2018
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Liberals and leftists in the West use the made up term "Islamophobia" to portray anyone who criticizes Islam as a "racist". Radical Muslim terrorists all over the world carry out terror attacks "in the name of Allah". They justify their violence by quoting verses from the Quran. Islamophobia is a made up word created by the Muslim Brotherhood specifically to silence debate. 

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It is rape of the innocents on an industrial scale. First they came for white, teenage, under class girls in Rotherham, and we did not speak out – because we did not want to be called racist.

Next they came for white, teenage, under class girls in Oxford, and we did not speak out – because we did not want to be guilty of cultural imperialism.

Then they came for white, teenage, under class girls in Aylesbury and Bristol and Banbury and Derby and Halifax and Huddersfield and Keighley and Peterborough and Rochdale and Telford and we conducted investigations, appointed commissions and published reports – because we did not want to be called Islamophobic.

Now they’ve come for white, teenage, under class girls in Newcastle and we have still not learned our lesson – we are still terrified of being labelled Islamophobic.

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Halifax, Oxford, Rochdale, Bristol, Telford, Rotherham, Peterborough, Derby, Aylesbury, Newcastle. These are some of the hometowns of girls and women forever traumatised by their shocking childhood experiences at the hands of Muslim ‘grooming gangs’. The perpetrators of these gangs are not groomers. This is a misnomer. As Jules Gomes wrote, this is ‘rape of the innocents on an industrial scale’. These are rapists and some are paedophiles. And instead of helping these girls our authorities have failed them over and over again. The police, Crown Prosecution Service and social workers have shied from doing their duty, partly due to fears of being accused of racism, and partly due to their own inverse racism in perceiving the girls as ‘white trash’. The fear of naming the religion of the perpetrators of these rape gangs has overcome any sense of accountability and decency towards the victims.

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
13/03/2018
Summary: 

Civil society took to the streets on Sunday to protest last week’s moves by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to place religion at the forefront of citizenry life. The declaration of faith provision appears to be aimed at bringing the Ahmadi community even further into the line of fire.

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
02/03/2011
Summary: 

Shahbaz Bhatti – a Christian critic of Pakistan's blasphemy laws – killed by assassins who left leaflets signed 'Taliban al-Qaida'. Self-described Taliban gunmen have shot dead Pakistan's minorities minister, Shahbaz Bhatti, an advocate of reform of the country's blasphemy laws, as he left his Islamabad home. Two assassins sprayed the Christian minister's car with gunfire, striking him at least eight times, before scattering pamphlets that described him as a "Christian infidel". The leaflets were signed "Taliban al-Qaida Punjab".

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
01/06/2018
Summary: 
  • There are between 30-85 Sharia courts in UK but exact number remains mystery 
  • Critics regard them anathema to British values as they ‘keep Muslims isolated'
  • Daily Mail reporter David Jones spent a day inside the secretive courts
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Summary: 
  • Denmark becomes the sixth European country to enact such a ban, after France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Austria.

  • "The face is your passport. When you refuse me to see you, I am a victim." — Jacques Myard, a former conservative MP who supported the ban in France.

  • "[S]ome people do not want to be a part of Danish society and want to create parallel societies with their own norms and rules." — Danish Justice Minister Søren Pape Poulsen.

The Danish Parliament has passed a ban on Islamic full-face veils in public spaces. The new law, sponsored by Denmark's center-right government, and backed by the Social Democrats and the Danish People's Party, was passed on May 31 by 75 votes to 30.

As of August 1, anyone found wearing a burka (which covers the entire face) or a niqab (which covers the entire face except for the eyes) in public in Denmark will be subject to a fine of 1,000 Danish kroner (€135; $157); repeat offenders could be fined 10,000 Danish kroner.

In addition, anyone found to be requiring a person through force or threats to wear garments that cover the face could be fined or face up to two years in prison.

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Amnesty International said the new law was a "discriminatory violation of women's rights. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), however, twice has ruled that burka bans are legal.

In July 2017, for example, the ECHR unanimously upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the burka in public spaces. It said that the government had been responding "to a practice that it considered to be incompatible, in Belgian society, with social communication and more generally the establishment of human relations, which were indispensable for life in society...essential to ensure the functioning of a democratic society."

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
31/05/2018
Summary: 

Most Brits back a ban on Islamic burqas and niqabs, a survey has found, and a significant portion said Islam, in general, is not compatible with the British way of life. The findings are part of an extensive study by Pew into the views of Christians and non-religious people in Europe, which identified a link between religiosity and opposition to mass immigration and multiculturalism. In the United Kingdom, 71 per cent of people said they favoured limiting in some way t

Country: 
Denmark
News Date: 
31/05/2018
Summary: 

Denmark has become the latest European country to ban the Islamic burqa and niqab by outlawing the wearing of face veils in public. A majority of lawmakers voted in favour of the ban as Muslim women wearing conservative religious clothing looked on.