Saturday, May 30, 2009

Women's Sports Are Against the Will of Allah

Saudi Mufti Sheikh Abd Al-'Aziz bin Abdallah Aal Al-Sheikh refused to sanction women's sports, stating that "[such] demand is tantamount to a call for wantonness, for transgressing [the rules of] modesty, and for disobeying [feminine] nature, which Allah instilled in the woman upon creation." He further stated: "A woman is expected to be a homemaker and a caregiver for her children; it is she who builds the family and shares [responsibility] for its management. If she leaves [her home] for the sake of such things [i.e. sports], she will forget herself… she will neglect her husband and children, and waste her time on games and amusement, unaware of what is happening to her and to her children. [And] what will become of [her] home?" [9]

The religious establishment's negative attitude to women's sports was manifested in a fatwa issued by senior Saudi cleric Sheikh 'Abd Al-Rahman Al-Barak, who maintained that women's sports clubs should be banned. Thus, when asked for a ruling on this issue, he stated: "The foundations of shari'a and its emphasis on upholding the woman's honor and the purity of society prescribe that these clubs be banned. It is clear to anyone who understands the place of sports in the Muslim world as well as shari'a ordinances and laws that these clubs are one of the main factors in the Westernization of the Muslim woman and the corruption of Muslim society. Hence, the opening of such clubs would be improper; [it is] forbidden because they breed vice. A woman must always - even today - fulfill Allah's commandment [to women] - as Allah commanded the Prophet's wives: 'And stay in your houses' [Koran 33:33].

"As for the arguments offered by several [advocates] of such clubs - that some women go out on the rooftops to exercise [such that gyms would be a lesser evil], the answer is that a sin committed by a minority of women should not be redressed by a greater sin, which [in this case] would be tantamount to opening the door for women throughout Saudi Arabia to leave [their homes].

"It is well known that these clubs do not cause all women to engage in sports, but only a small part who [actually] take part in competitions, while the rest watch and cheer… It is also known that these clubs are appropriate only for those women whose sense of shame is either lacking or absent altogether.

"These clubs are nothing but playgrounds and amusement venues, and [the cause of] moral corruption… [for they], along with men's sports clubs, contribute to the degradation of the [Muslim] nation by wasting private and public funds on useless things…

"It is both inconceivable and incompatible with Islam that our nation, which is threatened by enemies, should promote amusement and play - [indeed,] this would gratify the enemies of the Muslims… Those who call to establish such clubs, and who like them, collude in [sowing] corruption, which these clubs have promoted in the past and will promote in the future…" [10]


Friday, May 29, 2009

Singapore: Christians convicted of sedition for criticizing Islam

It is a crime, apparently, to cast Islam in a negative light, and once again those who commit this crime are not violent Islamic jihadists, but those who speak about the actions or motivations of those jihadists.

"Christian couple convicted for anti-Muslim booklets," from AFP, May 28 (thanks to Jihad Watch):

SINGAPORE (AFP) – A Christian Singaporean couple were found guilty of sedition on Thursday for distributing evangelical publications that cast Islam in a negative light, court officials said.

Ong Kian Cheong and his wife Dorothy Chan had been charged with distributing a seditious publication to two Muslims in October and March 2007 and sending a second such booklet to another Muslim in December that same year, a district court official told AFP.

The publications were found to have promoted feelings of ill-will and hostility between Christians and Muslims, the Straits Times said on its website....

The sedition charge carries a jail term of up to three years or a fine of up to 5,000 Singapore dollars (3,437 US) or both....

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Defeating Political Islam: The New Cold War

Mr. Muthuswamy, an Indian-born, U.S.-educated nuclear physicist, draws the opposite inference from the "Islamic trilogy," including the Koran, the Hadiths (traditions of Muhammad) and the Sira (biography of Muhammad).
He instead argues that "extremism - not moderation - is the mainstream among Islamic traditions."


"True liberation"? Doubtful. But "weakening political Islam"? You bet. Taking this paradigm of the "non-occupying power" and other lessons from the Cold War, Mr. Muthuswamy urges, for example, a propaganda campaign against political Islam akin to that waged against communist ideology. It would target "educated Muslims" in the West, he writes, who "would benefit from the local media and the government propaganda machinery willing to discredit the theological roots of political Islam."...

Read it all

With thanks to The Washington Times

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Holy Warriors of Allah - " Don't be Surprised if We Start Killing Schoolgirls..."

[...] Bashir is standing in a dusty classroom on the ground floor of his modern school, roughly half an hour from Kunduz by car. As recently as just one month ago, he says, some 400 girls were still coming to the school in three daily shifts to learn reading, writing and arithmetic. Figures and formula are still scrawled across the blackboard.

But now, the girls' classrooms have been left to deteriorate. The desks and chairs are still laid out in neat rows, but a film of dust has collected, and Bashir stands helplessly in the middle of the room. "Parents in Aqtash are afraid to send their girls to school anymore, after the death threats," he explains. The school director speaks quietly and carefully. He too is afraid, and several of his teachers double as informants for the Taliban. The bearded fighters, he says, would certainly not like it if they knew a reporter was at the school in Aqtash. "You should leave quickly if you want to get out of Aqtash alive," he whispers.

'Apprehended and Killed'

Bashir's warning is hardly an exaggeration. Not 30 minutes after our arrival in Aqtash, located 15 kilometers northeast of Kunduz just off the main north-south arterial, a group of a dozen Taliban fighters, armed with AK-47s, gathers in front of the blue arch at the entrance to the school. "What do you want here?" one of the fighters calls. "This is our region, the Islamic Emirate of North Afghanistan."

Continue reading here at Spiegel Online

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Kuwait: Employer Keeps Maids Locked Up for 8 Months - 1 Dies...

Attorney Dr Esmat Al-Kharbotli Wednesday filed 10 complaints with the Maidan Hawalli Police Station on behalf of 10 Indonesian housemaids who were ‘detained’ for eight months inside an apartment owned by the maids recruiting office. The maids were neither given work nor paid during this period.
In her complaints, attorney Kharbotli said the housemaids arrived in Kuwait in 2007. Some of them worked in Kuwaiti homes for some time and because they were not paid their salaries they escaped from their employers and took shelter in their country’s embassy.
This led to the closure of files for some time of some offices that recruited housemaids. To reopen their files, the offices dispatched some of their employees to receive the housemaids from the embassy on the pretext they wanted to complete paper work to send them to Indonesia.
However, it was revealed later that the housemaids were housed in an apartment and kept behind locked doors for eight months. During that period, one of them died and no one knows where her remains have been taken.
According to the housemaids who have been freed, they saw their colleague die but did not know how to help her. When she died, one of the housemaids went into hysteria due to shock. “She is still suffering from shock,” the housemaids told the Arab Times.

From Arab Times

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Found! Peaceful Islam

"Based upon the Sira [biography of Muhammad], Islam is 2% peace, 28% argument and threats, and 70% jihad. If the Sira were a two-hour movie, then the peaceful part would last for only 3 minutes"

Soon after 9/11 we began to hear about Islam, the peaceful religion. The whole concept seems so ludicrous, but it filled the media. Can you imagine someone calling Buddhism, the peaceful religion? It is like saying circles, the round figure. Yes, but isn't it what you would expect?
When scholars use the term, it is usually in quotes, "peaceful Islam", to express the irony of the name. However, in working with the manuscript of my work-in-progress, Waging Ideological War, I was realized that there actually was a peaceful Islam without the quotes.

The Sira is Mohammed's biography (sira is an Arabic word that means biography, but Sira is reserved for Mohammed) and has three versions by three authors. The most definitive is by Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasul Allah, translated by A. Guillaume as The Life of Muhammad. It is a difficult book to read and that is why Mohammed and Unbelievers was created so that the content would be available to the average reader. The Sira is the only thing that allows us to understand the Koran, since it allows us to sort out which verse in the Koran is earlier or later.

Today, the home of Mohammed has the most intolerant political system in the world. Jews have not been in the Hijaz area (Mecca and Medina) of Saudi Arabia for 1400 years. Christians are allowed to pray in their homes, but there cannot be any public display of their faith, such as wearing a cross or carrying a Bible in public. Practically speaking, Arabia is a religious apartheid state. But before Mohammed, the Arabs of Mecca had 360 religions in the city. It is the inherent nature of polytheist religions to be tolerant, so when Mohammed came along with his new religion and new god, the Meccans couldn't have cared less. Tolerance had been their way since the beginning of time.

Islam is not only a religion, but a complete civilization. Not one thing inside of Islam is identical to kafir civilization. Thus, the process of becoming Islamic means that the most fundamental basis of a civilization must change. Tolerance was the door that Mohammed came through and closed behind him. Tolerance in Arabia vanished after Mohammed.

After Mohammed announced he was a prophet, there were no problems in Mecca. Mohammed was quiet and spread his message to friends and family. There were no problems with anyone. The Sira devotes 13 pages of text to this peaceful stage of his being a prophet. The Sira is an 800-page book, but the actual material devoted to Mohammed as the prophet of Allah is 577 pages. Do the math; 13 pages out of 577 pages are 2% of the Sira.

On the 13th page, a Muslim picks a weapon during an argument with a Meccan kafir and bloodies him with a blow to the head. So much for peaceful Islam. For the next 163 pages, 28% of the text, Mohammed argues on a daily basis. It is not that Mohammed is right, but all kafirs are wrong about everything. He even tells the Meccans that their parents are burning in Hell because they did not submit to Islam. He threatens the Meccans, "I will bring you slaughter." Mohammed is pushy, belligerent, argumentive and rude. He is relentless. On a daily basis, he is down at the kabah, a social as well as a religious center, and is constantly in the Meccans' face.

The Meccans wanted to harm Mohammed, but he was protected by his powerful uncle. But when his uncle died, the Meccans drove him out of town. In Medina, the next phase of the Sira deals with jihad, killing kafirs. That takes up 401 pages, 70% of the text.

Based upon the Sira, Islam is 2% peace, 28% argument and threats, and 70% jihad. If the Sira were a two-hour movie, then the peaceful part would last for nearly 3 minutes, the fist fights, brawls, arguments and threats would last 34 minutes and the killing would take up 83 minutes. But the movie ends with the beaten kafirs saying that they will do whatever Mohammed wants, if he will only stop the jihad.

So remember, actually Islam is peaceful, a full 2% peaceful, and if we're good dhimmis, we won't mention the other 98%.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Facebook Encourages 'Illicit Dreams', Adultery...

Experts in Islamic law in Indonesia have launched a campaign against Facebook. The popular social network, which has won over millions of people throughout the world, apparently favours “illicit dreams” among young people, including the chance to “flirt” with friends of the opposite sex and have “illicit relationships” with married couples.

With its whole population of 235 millions, Indonesia has registered a boom in Facebook users: in 2008 with 831 thousand users, a growth of 645% compared to last year. Indonesians represent 4% of global users, taking fifth place behind the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Italy.

On May 21st last – in Lirboyo Female Educational Boarding House Institution, in Kediri East Java – a meeting was held by 700 experts in Islamic law. They described the social network as a “potential threat” comparing its diffusion among young Indonesians to a “lethal virus”. According to Institute spokesman Nabil Haroen, a new fatwa on this virtual networking is urgently needed: “Lust and illicit sex – he affirms - is forbidden in Islam”. He adds that Facebook should not be banned but used instead to promote “Islamic values”.

Any eventual “edict” against the social network – as in the past against yoga, smoking and voting for non Islamic candidates – would be the equivalent of indicating the moral behaviour of practising Muslims and would not have legal consequences. The situation could deteriorate if the crusade against Facebook is approved of by the powerful Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI). Amidan, President of Mui, explains that “very fast growing use” creates “is a controversial subject among Muslim leaders” and “easily stirs youngster to practice illicit behaviour”. He does not exclude the possibility of a “total ban”, because “a ban would be more effective”.

Children rights activist Seto Mulyadi has also broached the subject, inviting parents to keep their children “away” from Facebook, because it could damage their growth: “Parents – he clarifies - should keep the balance between virtual communication and interpersonal communication”.

From Asia News

UK: Muslim mother Forces Teen Daughters to Marry Cousins...

A 'wicked and cruel' mother has been jailed for three years after forcing her two young daughters to marry their cousins in Pakistan.

The Muslim woman hoodwinked the pair, aged 14 and 15, into thinking they were going on a family holiday.

But when the schoolgirls arrived they discovered preparations were being made for them to marry their first cousins in a joint ceremony.

Yesterday, in what is being seen as a landmark case, a judge condemned the mother's actions and claimed she had been 'wholly misguided'.

She was convicted of child sex offences and attempting to pervert the course of justice as there is no current law which bans forced marriage.

Judge Clement Goldstone QC told the woman: 'Everyone is entitled to his or her beliefs and is to be encouraged to practise in accordance with those beliefs and to live a life which embraces the culture of those beliefs.

'But those who choose to live in this country and who, like you, are British subjects, must not abandon our laws in the practice of those beliefs and that culture.

'If they do, they will face the consequences.'

Manchester Crown Court heard the two sisters were forced to marry their cousins in July 2007.

After the ceremony the 39-year-old mother told her elder daughter that unless she consumated the marriage, she would 'tie her to the bed, blindfold her and strip her' and watch to make sure she had sex with her new husband.

She was arrested when her daughters confided in their teachers in February last year, after returning to the UK. Both sisters were taken into care. None of those involved in the case can be identified.

The court heard the defendant had acted to protect her family's reputation in the Muslim community after the elder girl became pregnant and had an abortion following a relationship with an older man.

Judge Goldstone told the woman: 'It seems to be the case that you did not realise that what you did was wicked.

'You probably thought then and you continue to think now that even forced marriage was in the best interests of your daughters - one of whom in any case was a handful and who was not toeing the traditional line. That is a wholly misguided view.

'Forced marriage is cruel. It deprives children, your children, of their basic human rights.

'It must be and will be distinguished by the courts from arranged marriage, which is conventional in many cultures, and in which these basic rights are preserved.'

Plans to make forced marriage a specific criminal offence were proposed in 2004 but were dropped by ministers after a backlash.

The Muslim Council of Britain opposed the plan, claiming it could lead to the Muslim community being further 'stigmatised'.

From the Daily Mail

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Indonesia: Islamic group attacks home of newly elected Christian legislator, warns him to convert to Islam

Note the irony that, as political opponents accused him of being part of some nefarious campaign to "Christianize" the region, this group is now openly trying to force him to convert to Islam.

An Islamic group in West Sumatra province, Indonesia, has issued threats against Dominikus Supriyanto, the only Catholic to win a seat in the district legislature in recent general elections, warning him that he should convert to Islam if he wants to retain the seat.
On April 23, after results were announced, a group identifying itself as the Islamic Forum of West Pasaman attacked Supriyanto’s home, slinging stones and breaking several windows. Supriyanto, who was in the house at the time, said the attackers also shouted threats and demanded that he become a Muslim if he planned to stay in politics.
Supriyanto reported the incident to police and requested protection. After a brief investigation, police concluded that the attackers had most likely acted on behalf of unsuccessful election candidates.
Elections took place on April 9, but the election commission has only recently confirmed the names of those who will take up positions at district, provincial and national levels.
Supriyanto stood as a candidate for the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) in West Pasaman, West Sumatra, and won a seat in the district legislature from 2009 to 2014. The district is 98 percent Muslim, but Compass sources said voters supported Supriyanto because of his rapport with the Muslim community.
Supriyanto’s party supports pancasila, Indonesia’s national policy of tolerance for all religions.
Earlier this year, supporters of other candidates engaged in a so-called “black campaign,” warning that Supriyanto would likely “Christianize” West Pasaman if elected.
Despite such accusations prior to and following the elections, Supriyanto is determined to retain his seat.
“I was elected not just by Christians and Catholics, but by Muslims,” he told Compass. “I’m going to remain Catholic no matter what happens.”
Supriyanto has requested support from fellow party members in Jakarta.
The bishop of Padang diocese, Monsignor Martinus Situmorang, said Supriyanto had won the vote fairly and that if threats continued the diocese would take the issue to a national level.
Members of the Islamic Forum, meanwhile, have pledged to demonstrate publicly against Supriyanto during his inauguration in July.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Saudi Arabia: a 'Killer Chip' for Dissidents, Domestic Workers...?

It could be the ultimate in political control — but it won't be patented in Germany.

German media outlets reported last week that a Saudi inventor's application to patent a "killer chip," as the Swiss tabloids put it, had been denied.

The basic model would consist of a tiny GPS transceiver placed in a capsule and inserted under a person's skin, so that authorities could track him easily.

Model B would have an extra function — a dose of cyanide to remotely kill the wearer without muss or fuss if authorities deemed he'd become a public threat.

The inventor said the chip could be used to track terrorists, criminals, fugitives, illegal immigrants, political dissidents, domestic servants and foreigners overstaying their visas.

"The invention will probably be found to violate paragraph two of the German Patent Law — which does not allow inventions that transgress public order or good morals," German Patent and Trademark Office spokeswoman Stephanie Krüger told the English-language German-news Web site The Local.

From: Fox News

Tuesday, May 19, 2009



"To Moses We [Allah] gave nine clear signs. Ask the Israelites how he [Moses] first appeared amongst them. Pharoah said to him: 'Moses, I can see that you are bewitched.' 'You know full well,' he [Moses] replied, 'that none but the Lord of the heavens and the earth has revealed these visible signs. Pharoah, you are doomed.'"

"Pharoah sought to scare them [the Israelites] out of the land [of Israel]: but We [Allah] drowned him [Pharoah] together with all who were with him. Then We [Allah] said to the Israelites: 'Dwell in this land [the Land of Israel]. When the promise of the hereafter [End of Days] comes to be fulfilled, We [Allah] shall assemble you [the Israelites] all together [in the Land of Israel]."

"We [Allah] have revealed the Qur'an with the truth, and with the truth it has come down. We have sent you [Muhammed] forth only to proclaim good news and to give warning."

[Qur'an, "Night Journey," chapter 17:100-104]


God wanted to give Avraham a double blessing, through Ishmael and through Isaac, and ordered that Ishmael's descendents should live in the desert of Arabia and Isaac's in Canaan.

The Qur'an recognizes the Land of Israel as the heritage of the Jews and it explains that, before the Last Judgment, Jews will return to dwell there. This prophecy has already been fulfilled.



Is there any fundamental reason which prohibits Muslims from recognizing Israel as a friendly State?

I realize that a negative answer to the above question is taken for granted by popular opinion. My approach, however, is not based on popular opinion or the current political situation, but on a theological analysis of authentic Islamic sources.

Viewing the Jewish return to Israel as a Western invasion and Zionists as recent colonizers is new. It has no basis in authentic Islamic faith. According to the Qur'an, no person, people or religious community can claim a permanent right of possession over any territory. The Earth belongs exclusively to God, and He is free to entrust sovereignty over land to whomever He likes for whatever time period that He chooses.

"Say: 'O God, King of the kingdom (1), Thou givest the kingdom to whom Thou pleasest, and Thou strippest off the kingdom from whom Thou pleasest; Thou endowest with honour whom Thou pleasest, and Thou bringest low whom Thou pleasest: all the best is in Thy hand. Verily, Thou hast power over all things.'"(2) [Qur'an 3:26]

From the above Qur'anic verse we deduce a basic principle of the Monotheistic philosophy of history: God chooses as He likes in the relationship between peoples and countries. Sometimes He gives a land to a people, and sometimes He takes His possession back and gives it to another people.

In general, we can say that He gives as a reward for faithfulness and takes back as a punishment for wickedness, but this rule does not permit us to say that God's ways are always plain and clear to our eyes, since His secrets are inaccessible to the human intellect.

Using Islam as a basis for preventing Arabs from recognizing any sovereign right of Jews over the Land of Israel is new. Such beliefs are not found in classical Islamic sources.

Concluding that anti-Zionism is the logical outgrowth of Islamic faith is wrong. This conclusion represents the false transformation of Islam from a religion into a secularized ideology.

Such a false transformation of Islam was in fact made by the late Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el-Husseini. He is the one person most responsible, both morally and materially, for the repeated Arab defeats in their conflict with the Jews in Israel.

Husseni not only incited Arabs against Jews. He also encouraged the torture and murder of all Arabs who correctly understood that Arab cooperation with Jews was a precious opportunity for the development of the Land of Israel. Husseini ended his woeful life by putting his perverted religious teachings at the service of the evil and pagan Nazis.

After Husseini came Jamal al-Din 'Abd al-Nasser. Nasser based his policy on Pan-Arabism, hatred and contempt for Jews, and an alliance with the atheistic Soviet Union. Nasser's terrible choices were critical factors in maintaining Arab backwardness. Fortunately, most of Nasser's mistakes were afterward corrected by the martyr Anwar Sadat. (3)

After the defeat of Nasserianism, Islamic fundamentalist movements made anti-Zionism the primary feature of their propaganda. They presented the negation of any Jewish rights to the Land of Israel as rooted in authentic Islam and derived from authentic Islamic religious principles.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Muslims behead Christian farmer after family fails to pay ransom

“As for the captives, the amir [ruler] has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the laws of slavery regarding their sale and manumission; the third, to ransom them in exchange for goods or prisoners; and fourth, to show favor to them and pardon them. Allah, may he be exalted, says, 'When you encounter those [infidels] who deny [the Truth=Islam] then strike [their] necks' (Qur'an sura 47, verse 4)” -- Al-Mawardi, al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah, (The Laws of Islamic Governance).

"Kidnapped farmer beheaded by Filipino al-Qaeda militants after family fail to pay ransom," by Lizzie Smith for the Daily Mail, May 18

A Filipino farmer kidnapped by Muslim militants has been beheaded after his family failed to pay a ransom for his release.

Police in the Phillipines have recovered the severed head of farm owner Doroteo Gonzales, 61, who had been snatched by gunmen on April 25.

He was taken from his house in the southern Zamboanga city to the nearby Basilan Island, where al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf rebels are holding at least another five people following a surge of ransom kidnappings....

The victim's family had failed to pay a ransom of 25 million pesos ($525,000) for his release, he added.

Regional police head Bensali Jabarani said: 'The Abu Sayyaf has been by far the most violent armed group. They resort to killing their hostages if the situation starts to drag.'...

The Abu Sayyaf, which has about 400 fighters, is believed to have received funds from al-Qaida and is on the U.S. list of terrorist organisations.

Thanks to Jihad Watch

Culture of Cruelty

Some of the bravest and most distinguished analysts from the Middle East emphasize that region’s culture of cruelty. Kanan Makiya titled his 1994 book about Arabs Cruelty and Silence. Fouad Ajami writes about Beirut being “lost to a new reign of cruelty,” about Iraq’s “plunder and cruelty and sectarian animus,” and about the region’s “cruelty, waste, and confusion.”

That cruelty, usually at a remove from outsiders, became cinematically vivid on April 22, 2009, when ABC News aired a tape of a prince from the United Arab Emirates sadistically torturing an Afghan merchant he accused of dishonesty. No less instructive were the passive reactions of his government and of American officials. The story reveals much and is worth pondering:

In Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s largest and most powerful emirate, the Nahyan family has long ruled and dominated. After the 2004 death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who had ruled the emirate since its independence in 1971, his long-restrained 22 royal sons and grandsons reveled in their new-found freedom of action. One of them in particular, Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a younger brother of Abu Dhabi’s current ruler and president of the seven-member United Arab Emirates federation, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (b. 1948), went crazy. “It’s like you flipped a switch and the man took a wrong turn in his life and started getting violent,” comments Bassam Nabulsi, 50, of Houston, Texas, a native of Lebanon and former business associate of Issa’s.

Issa met Nabulsi in Houston, where Nabulsi provided him with hotel and limousine services. Their relationship developed into a business partnership that lasted over twelve years. But Nabulsi is now suing Issa for breach of contract in a federal court in Houston; to support his accusations, Nabulsi made public a 45-minute tape of Issa torturing an Afghan grain dealer named Mohammed Shah Poor in 2004. Issa accused the dealer of cheating him of a grain delivery to his ranch worth about US$5,000 and assaulted him at night in a remote spot.

ABC News ran an initial television story of the tape (which can be seen here). Its accompanying print story, “Torture Tape Implicates UAE Royal Sheikh,” summarizes the gruesome details:

The Sheikh begins by stuffing sand down the man’s mouth, as the police officers restrain the victim. Then he fires bullets from an automatic rifle around him as the man howls incomprehensibly. At another point on the tape, the Sheikh can be seen telling the cameraman to come closer. “Get closer. Get closer. Get closer. Let his suffering show,” the Sheikh says.

Over the course of the tape, Sheikh Issa acts in an increasingly sadistic manner. He uses an electric cattle prod against the man’s testicles and inserts it in his anus. At another point, as the man wails in pain, the Sheikh pours lighter fluid on the man’s testicles and sets them aflame. Then the tape shows the Sheikh sorting through some wooden planks. “I remember there was one that had a nail in it,” he says on the tape. The Sheikh then pulls down the pants of the victim and repeatedly strikes him with board and its protruding nail.

At one point, he puts the nail next to the man’s buttocks and bangs it through the flesh. “Where’s the salt,” asks the Sheikh as he pours a large container of salt on to the man’s bleeding wounds. The victim pleads for mercy, to no avail. The final scene on the tape shows the Sheikh positioning his victim on the desert sand and then driving over him repeatedly. A sound of breaking bones can be heard on the tape.

Shah Poor survived this sustained assault; Nabulsi says his frantic efforts got Shah Poor to a hospital where he spent months recovering from internal injuries.

Nabulsi recounts that Issa had tapes made of this and other torture sessions so he could later relish his sadism and writes that he “maintained all important business and personal items for Sheikh Issa,” including the Shah Poor video. In April 2005, Nabulsi explains, due to his criticism of Issa’s torturing, the two business partners fell out. Nabulsi hid the tape as evidence of Issa’s depravity and, in turn, Issa sent the Abu Dhabi police to retrieve it. When Nabulsi stonewalled, they arrested him on trumped-up charges of marijuana possession and held him in Al-Wathba Prison for three months.

Nabulsi says he was subject to many assaults during his incarceration. According to his Houston lawyer, Tony Buzbee, as police officers stuck a finger in his anus. they said, “This is from Sheik Issa. Are you going to give us the tapes?” Buzbee maintains that the guards “would keep him from sleeping, deny him his medications, tell him they were going to rape his wife, kill his child. They made him pose naked while they took pictures.” Allegedly, Issa himself sometimes participated in the torture sessions. A court eventually acquitted Nabulsi and he managed to escape Abu Dhabi.

Almost as revealing as the tape itself was the response to it from the Abu Dhabi and U.S. governments. In an official statement, the former deemed the matter settled privately between Issa and Shah Poor because the two agreed “not to bring formal charges against each other, i.e., theft on the one hand and assault on the other hand.” Prodded by ABC News, Abu Dhabi’s Interior Ministry acknowledged Issa’s role in the tape but claimed that “The incidents depicted in the video tapes were not part of a pattern of behavior.” Its review found “all rules, policies and procedures were followed correctly by the Police Department.” As for Nabulsi’s case, Interior “also confirmed that Mr. Nabulsi was in no way mistreated during his incarceration for drug possession.”

Perhaps it bears mentioning that Abu Dhabi’s minister of the interior is one of Issa’s brothers?

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Saudi Editorial Warns of 'Dangerous' Girls who Use 'Feminine Wiles' to Trap Men...

The grand mufti has warned girls of sweet-talking young men, which could lead to their being blackmailed. He urged the girls to resist whatever these young men may try and to report them to the authorities. All clear enough and correct but one question remains: Who is going to protect the young men from blackmailing women?

There are girls who are more dangerous than men and who will use all their feminine wiles to lure and entrap men and take advantage of them in order to satisfy their financial desires and needs. Such blackmailing is very common, especially if the man has a family. Some men have important stressful jobs that do not allow them the extra hassle of blackmail.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Egypt: Islam Threatened by the Right to Choose Religion...

In the dilapidated office here of three lawyers representing one of Egypt’s “most wanted” Christian converts, the mood was hopeful in spite of a barrage of death threats against them and their client. At a court hearing on May 2, a judge agreed to a request by the convert from Islam to join the two cases he has opened to change his ID card to reflect his new faith. The court set June 13 as the date to rule on Maher Ahmad El-Mo’otahssem Bellah El-Gohary’s case, and lawyer Nabil Ghobreyal said he was hopeful that progress thus far will lead to a favorable ruling. At the same time, El-Gohary’s lawyers termed potentially “catastrophic” for Egyptian human rights a report sent to the judge by the State Council, a consultative body of Egypt’s Administrative Court. Expressing outrage at El-Gohary’s “audacity” to request a change in the religious designation on his ID, the report claims the case is a threat to societal order and violates sharia (Islamic law). “This [report] is bombarding freedom of religion in Egypt,” said lawyer Said Faiz. “They are insisting that the path to Islam is a one-way street. The entire report is based on sharia.”

From: Compass Direct News

Friday, May 08, 2009

US Muslims Reward Islamic Bigotry in the Maldives...

A Washington, D.C. based Muslim group, hosted its 10th Anniversary event earlier this week. It was moderated by the self-proclaimed European spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood. Both Hillary Clinton and Congressman Keith Ellison were expected to speak at the event.

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., joins scholars and policy experts next week near the nation’s capital to discuss the future of U.S.-Muslim relations.

The nonprofit Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an academic conference Tuesday titled, “How to Improve U.S.-Muslim Relations: Challenges and Promises Ahead.”

The conference in Arlington, Va., among other things, will take up the Obama administration policies and what role Islam will play in developing democracy in the Muslim world.

During the gathering, Maldives Foreign Minister Ahmed Shaheed will receive the “Muslim Democrat of the Year” award for his work in the past 15 years to strengthen and promote democracy and human rights in the Maldives.

While it is clear why Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, would speak at the event – he speaks at every major Islamic event in the U.S. and some outside the U.S., and even went to the College of Sharia in the Middle East rather than celebrate Presidents Day Weekend in the United States – it’s not clear why Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might speak at an event hosted by a Muslim Brotherhood member. More bizarrely, why would an American Muslim group award Democrat of the Year status on a foreign minister whose country denies citizenship to non-Muslims and is quite proud of that fact? It just doesn’t sound very democratic or award worthy, does it?

Foreign Minister Shaheed on receiving his award, Muslim Democrat of the Year:

I’m very happy to be named Muslim Democrat of the year.

For now I’m very happy to be in a 100 per cent Muslim country having achieved homegrown democracy. It’s not something that was imposed on us. The movement for democracy grew in the country…we’re still trying to complete the revolution here.

It bears repeating:

Article 9, Section D states that “a non-Muslim may not become a citizen of the Maldives.”

From Creeping Sharia

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Dhivehi Girls, Please Read This - Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman, Jihadic Style.

there is “always a woman” behind the female suicide bomber, who functions like a “pimp or a Madam in a brothel.” ............they are always accompanied by at least one, usually older woman, who encourages, manipulates, guards, and supports the potential shaheeda–just like a mother might do.
While we do not know if any Maldive Muslim Madam has been identified in a suicide bombing, they are here and they are busy - They are grooming young girls to marry older men. They are taking over and spreading the Islamic business of female genital mutilation, they are manipulating and coercing other women into their buruga dresses.......

Read the following article by Phyllis Chesler for more insight

While I was enjoying some sunshine in Savannah, (more to come about that), World War Four continued to rage blithely on.

Al-Qaeda in Uzbekistan, Pakistan, and North Africa, threatened terrorist attacks against Germany and Holland and threatened to kill a British hostage (captured on the border between Niger and Mali), if Britain does not release a radical Muslim preacher.

The Pakistani Taliban shot a couple dead for alleged adultery and their execution in Islamabad was captured on a cellphone; Egyptian police arrested a Muslim woman for having married a Coptic Christian; in Lahore, a Muslim husband killed his wife for failing to bear a son; in the Punjab, a Sikh physician-husband amputated his wife’s hand and that of her cousin with whom he suspected she was having an affair.

So much for male terrorists in foreign lands.

Last week, as I carefully smelled the roses in Georgia, there were three carefully organized explosions on one day in Iraq, which killed a total of 80 civilians. One explosion was carried out by a woman in a black abaya, holding a 5 year-old child’s hand, (probably not her own). She killed herself and 28 other Muslims in a crowded market in a Baghdad slum. The civilians, many of whom were other women, were waiting on line for free flour, cooking oil, tea, macaroni, and other staples that the police were handing out. Of course, police officers died as well.

Many people have written to me, surprised, outraged, perhaps demoralized by the fact that this latest Muslim-on-Muslim atrocity was committed by a woman and mainly against other women.

As the author of Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman, which is just now being released in a new edition with a new Introduction, I am, unfortunately, not surprised. Please recall how quickly the mainstream media covered the “sensational” use of rape by the male members of Al-Qaeda as a way to recruit female human bombs. At the time, people seemed surprised by the fact that Samira Jassim, an Iraqi woman, played an essential role in the further exploitation of these rape victims.

Although women depend upon each other for emotional intimacy and social stability, they are also highly competitive with, mistrustful of, or hostile towards other women. Like men, women have also internalized sexist beliefs. Are women really sexists? Of course they are. A study of 15,000 people in nineteen countries on five continents found that women hold sexist views just as men do. However, some studies suggest that women with low self-esteem are more likely to internalize negative views of women which may account for how such women treat other women: With cruelty rather than kindness.

In addition, women are expected to compete mainly against other women, not against men, and they do so both directly and indirectly (through slander, shunning, and “backstabbing.”) In the Third World, especially in war zones, the female-female aggression is far more direct, often fatally so.

I have written a number of articles about Muslim mothers who have participated, both directly and indirectly, in the honor killing of their daughters; and about female Muslim suicide-homicide bombers who have specifically targeted other women and children.

For example, in 2008, in Iraq, one of four female homicide bombers entered a tent that provided shelter to weary female religious pilgrims. She sat down, read the Koran with them, and left a bag behind that, moments later, blew them all up. Please note that she targeted weary, religious Muslim women.

Thus, I was dismayed but not surprised when a Sunni, Al-Qaeda plot emerged, one in which male terrorists raped eighty Muslim girls and women, then turned them over to Samira Jassim who patiently, persistently, “maternally,” persuaded the rape victims, (many of whom had been targeted because they were depressed or mentally ill), to “cleanse” their shame by blowing themselves and other Muslims up. Twenty eight women did so.

In an interview with Dr. Anat Berko, the author of The Path to Paradise. The Inner World of Suicide Bombers and Their Dispatchers, she pointed out that there is “always a woman” behind the female suicide bomber, who functions like a “pimp or a Madam in a brothel.” Potential women suicide bombers are never alone again, they are always accompanied by at least one, usually older woman, who encourages, manipulates, guards, and supports the potential shaheeda–just like a mother might do.

Continue reading here

Monday, May 04, 2009

Peace loving, friendly and hospitable Dhivehi Muslims disrespect what is holy to others

The Maldives still disrespects what is holy to others -

What sort of reaction will a British news item such as “HM Customs seizes and destroys a Koran” have? Let me guess. Churches in Iraq will be razed to the ground; Christian school girls in Indonesia will be beheaded in front of their mothers who will be forced to eat their entrails; Coptic pig farmers in Egypt will have their entire herds incinerated; luxury hotels in Bombay will be suicide-bombed; Hindus in Bali will be impaled; Baha’is in Iran will have nails driven through their heads. The list will go on and on. The Islamic dictatorships that hog the seats in the United Nations Human Rights Council will be accusing Great Britain and the world of insulting Islam.

And yet a heading in a leading Maldive online newspaper late last week could be paraphrased as “Maldive customs seizes a Buddha used for worship”. The government of these Indian Ocean islands now claims to be the world’s newest “Islamic liberal democracy”. (Does such an oxymoron exist, anyway?) This regime had its border officials seize a Buddha icon, without any respect due to a figure venerated by close to a fifth of mankind. No one raised so much as an eyebrow. What was good for those who protested the Mohamed cartoons and the teddy bear Mohamed is clearly not good for the Maldive customs.

The Maldives regularly confiscates icons, symbols and scriptures that are venerated by major religions of the world, defiles and destroys them. Bibles, in the Divehi language and in English are systematically seized and burnt. A little old Catholic nun who once had the misfortune of travelling through Malé International Airport as a transit passenger had her crucifix savagely ripped off her neck.

A few years ago an Australian of Maldive descent was accused by Maldive police of importing a “Buddha statute used for Christian worship” from Bali, a Hindu island. She was arrested on the spot and taken to a cell with blood stained walls, where she was ordered to sign a confession, admitting her “crime”.

The “democratic” regime that the West has recently helped to install in the Maldives has clearly done nothing to stop this type of outrage. Neither has the average IQ of officials increased, in spite of the presence of hundreds of young, Western educated officials in the new regime, who are now paid huge sinecures through their noses- no pun intended!

The Maldive economy is, to a significant extent, buoyed by the labour and toil of guest workers from India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Europe. They represent close to 25 percent of the Maldive population. Nevertheless they are denied their fundamental human right to worship, even in the privacy of their homes, let alone in their own mandirs, viharas and churches. On the other hand, while studying and living in the West, Sri Lanka and India, Maldivians demand and obtain the right to worship in mosques and eat halal slaughtered meat. No such reciprocity is offered visitors from Asian and Western democracies by the Maldive “democratic” regime that the West appears to be backing.

Legislation being enacted to apply for Maldive membership of the International Labour Organisation appears to be carefully worded to enable the islands to continue to violate fundamental human rights of guest workers. No one in the international community seems to be batting so much as an eyelid in protest.

In the 1930s, the then Maldive strongman Prince Hassan Farid Didi remarked to this writer’s father over dinner: “giving democracy to Maldivians is like giving a handkerchief to a monkey. The monkey won’t know what a handkerchief is for and will soon use it to wipe its bottom”. Nearly seventy years later, this adage still rings true.

Democracy will not work as long as an ideology that is incompatible with democracy is in place

Contiue reading here
Máldive Royal Family

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Qur’an vs Furgan.....where do you stand?

There is a new and fake version of the Qur'an or the Muslim Holy Book, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) warned Sunday, saying copies are being distributed particularly in the Middle East.

It is being presented as the "True Furqan" with two American printing companies allegedly involved in the fake Qur'an's publication, the MILF's website,, said.

The MILF stressed that "The Qur'an, which remained to this day exactly as it was more than 1,400 years ago, is held sacred by Muslims. Unlike the Christian Bible, the Qur’an has no versions, although there (are) many translations, including those done by “orientalists."

It said "orientalists are Christian scholars who studied Islam and the Qur’an, the motive of which is to undermine both."

While true versions of the Qur'an and its English and other translations have 114 Surahs or chapters, it said the "True Furqan" also being billed as "The 21st Century Qur'an" has only "77 Surahs, which includes “Al-Fatiha, Al-Jana and Al-Injil."

The MILF said that instead of the usual "Bismillah (In the Name of Allah), each Surah begins with a longer version of this incorporating the Christian belief of the “Holy Trinity.” It said the "True Furqan" has 366 pages and contains both Arabic and English languages.

"It also opposes many Islamic beliefs. In one of its ayahs (verses) it describes having more than one wife as fornication, divorce being non-permissible and it uses a new system for the sharing out of the will, opposing the current one," the Moro group said.

The fake "True Furqan" which is being sold for US$3 describes "Jihad" as "haram" or "prohibited."

Visit the source here

A Beginner’s Guide to ISLAM

For many people living busy lives, to get an understanding of Islam is not easy or indeed possible. By the time you have attended to making a living, raising a family, engaging in recreational activities and fulfilling your social obligations, there is just no time left to understand why Islam is so in your face these days. In the newspapers, on TV and even on-line, there are daily scenes of atrocities, from bombings, shootings, honour killings, rape, piracy, forced marriages, news on polygamy, forced conversions to Islam, burning of churches and so on.
Sometimes you may stop to wonder “why”?
Because the busy person does not have time to sit down with an Imam or take time off from work to visit a mosque on Fridays, we have compiled a simple guide to “what is Islam” to help you get a better understanding of why the world seems to be going crazy.

Of course it is very easy to become a muslim. All that is required is to recite the Testimony of Faith.
The first pillar of Faith : al-Shahaadatayn.
“None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and Mohammed is his slave and messenger”.
But Islam is a bit like debt. Easy to get into, but so hard to escape from (and more dangerous).
If you leave Islam for whatever reason and become an apostate, then you must be killed!
Consider then the TEN steps to being a good muslim.

TEN easy Steps to being a good Muslim

1. Every muslim must follow Mohammed’s example.

The Quran is quite explicit here, that every muslim should follow the “perfect example” of Allah’s prophet, Mohammed.
“Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of Allah.” [Sura 33.21]
So the first step is for you to follow what Mohammed did.

2. The first duty is to Jihad (جهاد) - ǧihād

Jihad is an Arabic word which comes from the root word "jahada"; which means "exerting utmost effort" or "to strive". In Islamic tradition it means "to struggle in the way of Allah" and is sometimes referred to as the sixth tenneth of Islam.

For the vast majority of practising Muslims Jihad means a Holy War, a military struggle in the name of Allah.
The entire sura 9 (The Sura of the Sword) of the Qur’an deals with Jihad and Muslim duties related to the spreading of Dar al Islam.
In addition to the above, the Hadith defines Jihad as a violent warfare against infidels on 199 occasions.
In contrast, the theory of a Greater Jihad or a peaceful inner struggle is based upon only one reference and from a non authoritative collection of Hadith.
Today all the legal Islamists posing as moderates try to convince their Western audience that it is the ‘Greater Jihad’, which is the most important for Muslim spiritual life but the actions of militant Islam everywhere seem to contradict this claim.

Now consider what Mohammed tells us is the greatest priority for every muslim.
From the Hadith collection.
Bukhari Volume 2, Book 26, Number 594: Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet was asked, "Which is the best deed?" He said, "To believe in Allah and His Apostle." He was then asked, "Which is the next (in goodness)?" He said, "To participate in Jihad in Allah's Cause."
So each and every muslim is obliged to participate in Jihad.
And who can ever forget the words of Sheik Feiz Mohammed from Undercover Mosque fame?
“The pinnacle, the crest, the summit of Islam is……..Jihad!”.
Now you ask what could be the purpose of the Jihad?

3. The whole world must be converted to Islam.

The Quran now tells us that Mohammed was sent to bring Islam to the whole world.
“It is He Who hath sent His Messenger with guidance and the Religion of Truth, to proclaim it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest (it)”. [Sura 9.33]

So now we know that every muslim is called to participate in Jihad with the aim to bring Islam to the whole world. So what will bring victory and how do we do this? Once again, we look to Mohammed.

4. Mohammed states that Terror brings Victory.

Mohammed is very clear here. He achieved victory through the use of Terror! From the Hadith collection.
Al-Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand." Abu Huraira added: Allah's Apostle has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit by them).

And this is supported by the Quran.

“Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): "I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them." [Sura 8.12]
So this is very clear. Terror is the tool that brings about victory (according to Mohammed).
And good muslims everywhere are finding many ways to strike terror into the infidels, from flying planes into tall buildings, blowing up railway stations, London buses, tourist havens in Bali, burning churches, forest fires, beheadings and many more.

5. Allah will punish you if you don’t fight.
By now you will be aware that to be a good muslim, you must engage in Jihad and use terror to be victorious. If this thought makes you a little squeamish, consider what will happen if you DON’T follow Mohammed’s example and conduct Jihad with terror.
From the Quran we learn this:
“Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place; but Him ye would not harm in the least. For Allah hath power over all things.” [Sura 9.39]
So understand that if you don’t join in the Jihad, Allah will punish you!
Perhaps we should pause at this point and take some guidance from a Saudi cleric on Jihad.

To get some guidance from a Saudi Cleric please click here.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Maldivian Mullahs and their assault on the freedom of expression

Here is another chapter in this ongoing war on freedom of speech by the Maldivian mullahs trained in Quran and Hadith in the madrasas of Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Malaysia.
The semi-Arabs insist that all Dhivehis must obey Allah and strive to attain the non-stop sex in Jannath.
Speaking what comes to your mind is dangerous because the muslim community will be infected with FITNA and many people may be denied entry to the orgiastic constantly- orgasming-experience of Jannath.

From Minivan News

The trial of an Islamic scholar, who was charged for preaching without a license, started yesterday, two years after he was first arrested.

Sheikh Ibrahim Fareed Ahmed was charged under The Protection of Religious Unity Act 1994 for preaching at a rally organised by the now ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) in 2006, in Gaafu Dhaalu atoll Thinadhoo.

The rally called for MDP supporters to travel to Male’ for a demonstration, which was later cancelled.

Speaking about his trial, the Qatar-educated scholar said, “I said I didn’t preach.I told them I only spoke about politics.”

Last week, the attorney general’s office ruled that police could take action against unlicensed preachers.

The announcement was made following a letter by the ministry of Islamic affairs in early April asking police to crack down on those preaching without a license.

Fareed, who was banned from preaching in the Maldives in 2005, was arrested by police in January 2007 after a search lasting nearly three months outside the Ibrahimi Mosque in the capital, Male'.

He was granted a preaching license in November 2008, after the supreme council of Islamic affairs was converted to a ministry, headed by Dr Abdul Majeed Abdul Bari, also leader of the religious conservative Adaalath Party.

After obtaining his license, Fareed has preached twice to an audience of thousands of people.

Under the Religious Unity Act, preaching licenses can only be granted by the president, or a proxy.

At present, only Bari is permitted to issue a license.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Islam builds character?

Sura (2:228) - "and the men are a degree above them"

Sura (2:223) - "Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will." Wives are to be sexually available to their husbands in all ways at all times. They serve their husbands at his command. This verse is believed to refer to anal sex (see Bukhari 60:51), and was "revealed" when women complained to Muhammad about the practice. The phrase "when and how you will" means that they lost their case.

Sura (66:5) - "Maybe, his Lord, if he divorce you, will give him in your place wives better than you, submissive, faithful, obedient, penitent, adorers, fasters, widows and virgins" A disobedient wife can be replaced.

Bukhari (88:219) - "Never will succeed such a nation as makes a woman their ruler."

From the Hadith:

Bukhari (88:219) - "Never will succeed such a nation as makes a woman their ruler."

Bukhari (2:28) - Ingratitude toward her husband (ie. disobedience) can land a woman in Hell. Muhammad explains why women comprise the bulk of Hell's occupants.

Bukhari (72:715) - A charming little tale in which a woman seeks Muhammad's help in leaving an abusive marriage, but is ordered by the prophet to return to her husband and submit to his commands.

Bukhari (4:149) - Muhammad's wives are even trained to defecate on his command.

Bukhari (48:826) - Women have a deficiency of intelligence, meaning that their decisions will not be comparable to a man's.

Bukhari (58:125) - Women are tradable commodities. A Muslim with two wives offers a fellow Muslim his pick between the two. Muhammad then arranges a wedding banquet.

Bukhari (62:81) - According to Muhammad, the most important part of a marriage contract is the unrestricted access that a man has to his wife's vagina.