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ECHR Judgement Summary: "sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

Source: “Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe”

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Conservative Immigration Critic Michelle Rempel drills Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen about whether the Liberal government will reverse their decision to remove female genital mutilation as an intolerable practice in the citizenship guide. It's a simple question, so why can't Hussen answer it?

Country: 
Singapore
News Date: 
13/12/2017
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The Singapore government’s use of overly broad criminal laws, oppressive regulations, and civil lawsuits severely curtails freedom of speech and assembly, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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There are many reasons why this needs to be said, starting with a personal trigger. I was recently interviewed by Channel 4's 4thought.tv programme which was broadcast two weeks ago about my opinions on 'What does Sharia Law have to offer Britain'. I realised that I was the only one out of seven people interviewed that was clearly against Sharia and for a secular state. Activist and gay Muslim Omar Kuddus who was also interviewed regarding the same topic, agreed that 'Sharia' discriminates against homosexuals and would threaten his safety and civil rights.

My interview has triggered a debate in the Sudanese media, both at home and in the diaspora, from which campaigns have emerged inciting people against me calling me a 'Kafira' (infidel) and 'Murtadda' (left Islam) . I guess Sudanese government officials have time to watch Channel 4 because the Sudanese Armed Forces' Facebook page posted my picture declaring me an infidel and apostate. Who knew that my private beliefs could denigrate a country's government, religion, and armed forces?!

Focusing on Islam and Sharia as such here is mainly because of my experience living under an Islamic regime. However, I strongly oppose Sharia law as well as any other religious based laws because I deeply believe in secular, humanist values which put each human being on an equal basis with every other individual. International human rights are a testament to that principle and stand directly opposed to the discriminatory practices enshrined in and justified by Sharia law.

 

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There’s a lot of leftist hypocrisy about the attacks on a synagogue and a Jewish chapel in Sweden. By admitting millions of Muslim migrants from Africa and the Middle East, anti-Semitism was imported by the same leftist politicians who are now suddenly ‘shocked’.

While anti-Semitism gets a lot of attention there are also thousands of attacks on Christian symbols, churches and cemeteries as well

But there’s more hypocrisy and ignorance, because our politicians and police officers refuse to act when needed. A few days before the attacks in Sweden there were already chants of “Shoot the Jews” and “Knife the Jews” during a demonstration in the city of Malmö, but Swedish police did nothing about it.

While anti-Semitism gets a lot of attention there are also thousands of attacks on Christian statueschurches and cemeteries as well.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
12/12/2017
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A Labour activist who tweeted “Israel has no right to exist” and suggested Jewish people are stingy is spearheading a new group for Muslims in Labour which Jeremy Corbyn helped launch last night. John McDonnell, Dawn Butler, Andy Slaughter, Rupa Huq, Wes Streeting and Afzal Khan were also present at the launch of the Labour Muslim Network, hosted in parliament by Ali Milani, an NUS Vice President who was criticised for past anti-semitic comments.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
13/04/2017
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A vice-presidential candidate for the National Union of Students is facing calls to withdraw his candidacy after he was found to have made comments described as “deeply antisemitic”.

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He also sent messages stating that “Israel has no right to exist” and that “Israel is a land built on ethnic cleansing and colonialism. Oppression is something your people should know about”.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
13/04/2017
Summary: 

A vice-presidential candidate for the National Union of Students is facing calls to withdraw his candidacy after he was found to have made comments described as “deeply antisemitic”.

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He also sent messages stating that “Israel has no right to exist” and that “Israel is a land built on ethnic cleansing and colonialism. Oppression is something your people should know about”.

Country: 
Sweden
News Date: 
11/12/2017
Summary: 
  • On Friday night, an anti-Trump rally in Malmö drew about 200 people, many of whom shouted anti-Jewish remarks and threatened to "shoot the Jews."

  • Saturday's attack on the Gothenburg synagogue may have been immediately triggered by Trump's recognition of Israel's capital, but it is part of a pattern of persecution and savagery that has been in place, and that has been systematically ignored, denied or played down by the news media and public officials, ever since the Islamization of Western Europe began.

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Muslims often complain of "misconceptions" about their religion, yet few seem to know all that much about the true history of Islam and its founder, Muhammad.  As a result, the biggest misconceptions about Islam are often those propagated by Muslims themselves. Here, we refute the contemporary mythology of Muhammad by referring to the earliest and most reliable Muslim historians, who based their writings on those who actually knew their revered prophet. The historical compilations of Ibn Ishaq (compiled by Ibn Hisham), al-Tabari, Bukhari and Sahih Muslim are greatly respected in the Muslim academic community as a priceless source of biographical information and the details of Islam's origin and rise to power.  These writings also provide the context for the Quran. 

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Myth: "Our Prophet (peace be upon him) suffered at the hands of the polytheists merely for preaching the religion of Allah to the poor and marginalized" 

What the hadiths say:

According to Muslim historians, the Meccans were actually quite tolerant of Muhammad preaching his new religion.  Mecca was an open society where different religions were respected.  Polytheists, Jews and Christians lived and worshipped side-by-side, especially during the holy months, when pagan pilgrims would travel long distances from beyond the city to perform their rituals at the Kaaba.

Muhammad brought on the resentment of the local people not by preaching Islam, but by breaking with Meccan tradition and cursing other religions:

When the apostle openly displayed Islam as Allah ordered him, his people did not withdraw or turn against him, so far as I have heard, until he spoke disparagingly of their gods.  When he did that, they took great offence and resolved unanimously to treat him as an enemy. (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 167), "[Muhammad] declared Islam publicly to his fellow tribesmen.  When he did so, they did not withdraw from him or reject him in any way, as far as I have heard, until he spoke of their gods and denounced them." (al-Tabari Vol.VI, p.93)

Although asked to stop, Muhammad continued to stir up trouble by “condemning” the local religion, causing the Meccans great anxiety:

[The Meccans] said they had never known anything like the trouble they had endured from this fellow.  He had declared their mode of life foolish, insulted their forefathers, reviled their religion, divided the community and cursed their gods (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 183)."We [the Meccans] have never seen the like of what we have endured from this man [Muhammad].  He has derided our traditional values, abused our forefathers, reviled our religion, caused division among us, and insulted our gods.  We have endured a great deal from him." (al-Tabari, Vol.VI p.101)

Other references:   (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 188),  (al-Tabari, the Tarikh Vol. 1), 

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