Monday, December 25, 2006

Happy Hajj! You’re Not Invited!

It isn’t just the Hagia Sophia that has suffered the inglorious fate of being converted from its original use as a Christian church to be taken over by invading Islamic forces and made into a mosque. In her book, The Decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam. From Jihad to Dhimmitude, Bat Ye’or chronicles how innumerable Christian and Jewish holy sites, such as the Church of St. John in Damascus that was demolished by the Islamic Caliph Abd al-Malik in 705 and had the Umayyad Mosque built over it, were taken over for the exclusive use for Islamic worship during the constant waves of Islamic conquest. It is worth noting that even the Kabaa, the central location of worship in Mecca, was seized by Mohammad from non-Muslims.

Read the full article by Jonathan Poole at

Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Taliban are knocking on your door

For more than 800 years Maldivians have largely ignored the teachings of Islam and preferred to rely on their buddhi and vedic wisdom. But the use of reason has declined rapidly in the last 30 years. The large number of religious mullahs are changing the Maldivians from a tolerant and reasonable people into soldiers of Allah.
The recent proposal calling for an Iranian-style scholars council to have supreme power over the country that was submitted to the Maldivian Parliament is downright absurd, dangerous, and against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For now the Parliament has opposed this move. We are we going to see more pressure towards establishing a Muslim scholars council.
It is also surprising that at a time when we should be moving towards a secular state Parliament member Ibrahim Ismail, an avowed socialist, has called for a new and separate clause in the Constitution for the implementaion of Islamic Sharia in the country.
Watch out people. The Taliban are knocking on your door. The pressure to change into a muslim theocracy is well funded with mid-east oil money. Most of these islamic preachers know no other profession. They are not going to change into carpenters or fisherman. They will go on preaching what they have been taught and will continue to brainwash people. Dhivehistan is a reality fast approaching.

Friday, December 08, 2006

“Is Islam a Tolerant Religion?”

“Then there is a great deal to say about discrimination against women. In spite of the fact that women don’t differ from men except physiologically, and possess the same intellectual abilities, and in some instances even surpass men in such gifts, women in Islam are considered as ‘deficient in mind and religion.’ The testimony of a woman in the courts is worth only half a man’s testimony. The same thing pertains in matters of inheritance, for a ‘man’s portion is worth as much as two women’s portions.’ When it comes to the rights of a divorced woman, her husband is responsible for her needs for three months only. In fact, a woman’s status is on par with animals. This classification is supported by an authentic hadith, ‘A man’s prayer is nullified when a dog, or a donkey, or a woman, happens to pass by.’ Please tell me, is this a manifestation of a spirit of tolerance?

The above is from is an interesting article that examines tolerance in Islam. You can read the whole text here