Thursday, December 24, 2009

Challenging Allah on Polygamy

"To Muslims, and even to some non-Muslim apologists, Islam is the only religion that has given women their due rights, equality and dignity. It can’t be otherwise: How can then Islam, as Muslims claim, be the perfect, the best and the final religion of God?

And Muslim women got due equality and rights alongside men despite the fact that (a) Muslim women have no individuality and independence for themselves as Allah has placed them under the charge of men, who may beat them or deal with as the wish, not vice versa [Quran 4:34]; (b) women are worth only half the men [Quran 2:282]; (c) women can inherit only half that of men (i.e. brothers inherit double that of sisters) [Quran 4:11,4:176]; (d) women are same as slaves and camel, according to an authentic sacred tradition of the prophet [Dawud 11:2155]; and many other such gross discriminations and injustices.

While these references from Islam’s sacred texts make it clear that Muslim women, far from being equal, are an inferior being to men, the grossest of indignity that Allah has reserved for them is His allowing Muslim men only to marry up to four women at a time [Quran 4:3, 70:29-33, 4:24], meaning that a woman is worth only one quarter that of a man.

And that’s not enough, Allah the barbarian par excellence even allowed men, on top of taking four wives, to keep unlimited number of sex-slaves, who can be procured, according to Allah’s sanction [Quran 33:50], by attacking non-Muslim communities and wholesale enslavement of their women. Notably, Prophet Muhammad himself, when became powerful, had captured women of the tribes of Quraiza, Khaybar, Mustaliq and Hawazin etc. after attacking those communities and slaughtering their men.

While it would sounding utterly idiotic to seek to find equality between men and women or high dignity to women sanctioned in Islam, it is easy to say that Allah, the man-god, the alter-ego of Muhammad, has rewarded Muslim men richly at the expense of women. For fourteen centuries, Muslim women have suffered under the degrading status and treatment at the hands of men as per sanctions of the Islamic God.

But no unjust system, whether sanctioned by a purported God or dictatorial men, can last for ever; the oppressed and wider humanity will rise up and challenge it one day. Many religions have reformed their unjust institutions and doctrines to survive in the modern civilized world, while the tyranny of Hitler or Stalin has been put to rest.

Although Allah’s injustice upon women has lasted fourteen centuries, the oppressed Muslim women have started challenging the unjust status quo of Islam.

As of latest, a Saudi female journalist, Nadin al-Badir, has added voice to well-known courageous critics, namely Taslima Nasrin, Ayan Hirsi Ali, Wafa Sultan and Nonie Darwish et al., against the injustices of Islam.

And al-Badir’s challenge is quite unique, unheard of, coming from a Muslim woman: She has taken on the highly trumped-up Muslim claim, that only Islam gives due rights and equality to women, in an article, published in the Egyptian Al-Masri al-Yaum newspaper, by demanding that Muslim women, like men, be allowed to take multiple husbands. Well, indeed, that would reflect true equality between men and women in Islam.

And why not! Muslims claim that polygamy is allowed to men only, because they only have the ability to support multiple partners financially. But today, many well-educated Muslim women are becoming confident and pursuing rewarding careers, thus, gaining ability to support multiple sex-partners through legitimate income, unlike Muhammad’s and his companion’s barbarous means of earning livelihood through decoity, raids and wars."

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

On Patrol with the Foakaidhoo Sharia Police..

Things are a bit sketchy on the timing of this event, but be assured that plans are underway. Soon your local Sharia Police will be there to step in for Law and Order, just to prevent anything that Allah does not desire - same as our pious Koran reading Muslim brethren are doing in Indonesia.
And remember - we already we have 150 women waiting to be flogged.
Once the Local Sharia Police becomes active, it is very likely that more staff will have to be employed for records and for training more floggers.

From The National

"The girls are outmanoeuvered. Out of nowhere, a group of policewomen in olive-green uniforms, swoop in and flag down their motorcycle.

“Where are you going?” one asks, inspecting their identity cards.

“To the university,” the girls reply demurely.

“Dressed like that?” she thunders. “That’s not how a Muslim should dress. If you wear clothes like that, you will burn in hell!”
There is a deer-in-the-headlights moment. The girls, both teenagers, freeze in shamefaced silence."

150 women Maldivian women are waiting to be flogged according to instructions of Allah.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Informal 'Club Polygamy' Thrives in Maldives...

and will soon build a close alliance with the "Global Ikhlwan" polygamy club where Dr Gina Puspita tries to help women get over their jealousy

It is a scene of peaceful serenity. Rows of men kneel in deep prayer inside a large hall on the outskirts of Jakarta. The women sit just behind them, their heads bowed in quiet contemplation.

It could be afternoon prayers anywhere in Indonesia, a vast Muslim-majority archipelago, but this scene happens to be inside the sprawling headquarters of Jakarta's newest club - the "Global Ikhlwan" polygamy club.

Tucked away in a leafy suburb a few hours out of Jakarta, the club was set up in Indonesia earlier this year, but has its origins in Malaysia.

It says it has more than 1,000 members worldwide - as far away as Australia and the United States.

Continue here at the BBC

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

75-Year-Old Woman to Receive 40 Lashes for Mingling with Men...

"The minister of the interior (Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz) is reported to have ordered the immediate detention and flogging of a 75-year-old woman, Khamisa Mohammed Sawadi, along with two Saudi Arabian men known only as Fahad and Hadyan," the London-based watchdog said.

"The Saudi Arabian authorities must not carry out the imminent flogging and imprisonment of an elderly woman and two younger men."

Amnesty said all avenues of appeal had been exhausted in Saudi courts against the trio's March conviction for being in the company of members of the opposite sex who were not close relatives.

"It is abhorrent that an elderly woman is at risk of 40 lashes," said the deputy director of the watchdog's Middle East and North Africa Program, Philip Luther.

"We urge the authorities to prevent the imprisonment and flogging of Khamisa, Fahad and Hadyan."

Maldivians paying homage to their Arab overloads.

The Arab overloads teach Maldivians to flog their women and there are currently 150 women (most are mothers) waiting to be flogged..

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Yemeni Koran - all Korans are not the same

One of the oldest surviving copies of the Qur'an refutes the belief that it is immutable.
"The textual variants in the Yemeni Koran, simply by showing that the text is not always and everywhere the same, explode the mainstream Islamic belief that the Koran was delivered in perfect form to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel, and has always been miraculously preserved from variant readings."

In 1972, during the restoration of the Great Mosque of Sana’a, in Yemen, a gravesite containing a mash of old parchment pages was discovered. It became clear that this parchment hoard is an example of what is sometimes referred to as a “paper grave.” In this case, the site was the resting place for tens of thousands of fragments from close to a thousand different parchment codices of the Koran, the Muslim holy book.

Using a technique called “carbon dating,” some of the parchment pages in the Yemeni hoard were dated back to the seventh and eighth centuries, or Islam’s first two centuries. Until now, three ancient copies of the Koran were said to exist. One copy in the Library of Tashkent in Uzbekistan, and another in the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, Turkey, date from the eighth century. A copy kept in the British Library in London dates from the late seventh century. But the Sana’a parchment pages are even older. Moreover, these pages are written in a script that originates from the Hijaz—the region of Arabia where the prophet Muhammad purportedly lived. This makes the Yemeni Korans not only the oldest to have survived, but one of the earliest copies of the Koran ever.

In 1981, the first scientific undertaking to study the Yemeni Koran was initiated by a group headed by Gerd-R. Puin, a specialist in Arabic calligraphy and Koranic paleography based at Saarland University, in Saarbrücken, Germany. Puin and his group recognized the antiquity of some of the parchment fragments. Their preliminary inspection revealed unconventional verse orderings, minor textual variations, and rare styles of orthography and artistic embellishment. Interestingly, some of the sheets were also palimpsests—versions very clearly written over even earlier, washed-off or erased versions.

To quote Puin: “So many Muslims have this belief that everything between the two covers of the Koran is just God’s unaltered word… They like to quote the textual work that shows that the Bible has a history and did not fall straight out of the sky, but until now the Koran has been out of this discussion. The only way to break through this wall is to prove that the Koran has a history too. The Sana’a fragments will help us to do this.”

The idea that the Koran is the literal Word of God, perfect, timeless, and permanent, is crucial to Islam, in particular, to the Islamists at the forefront of spreading sharia and jihad. However, some of the Sana’a fragments revealed small but intriguing aberrations from the standard Koranic text. Indeed, this evidence compels one to conclude that the Muslim holy book has undergone a textual evolution rather than simply the Word of God as revealed in its entirety to the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century.

This explosive ramification has made the State of Yemen reluctant to give further access to the Sana’a fragments. Fortunately, before the door was shut to Western scholars, another German academic, Graf von Bothmer, made 35,000 microfilm pictures of the fragments, which remain at the University of the Saarland.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

"Female Circumcision" & “false scholars”

DR first reported Female Genital Mutilation on the rise in the Maldives in April 2007. Since then DR has continued to bring the horrors of Female Genital Mutilation and some types of responses are worth mentioning.

People who have more Islam in them are more cruel and indifferent to the suffering of women. They use their brains less and follow the teachings of Mohammad without questioning. This kind of people are like zombies and will beat their wife, "circumcise" their daughter etc just because some book or somebody tells them.
What Allah says is right is right. What Allah says is wrong is wrong. As a Muslim it is as simple as that. - Ibn Kattab
Some people do realize that Female Genital Mutilation is a cruel thing. And they do not want it to be part of their religion. The immediate rebuttal that Female Genital Mutilation has nothing to do with Islam is standard policy and procedure of the moderate Muslims and you can expect to run into a barrage of those.
Whenever the genital mutilation holocaust is raised, the first chorus that comes from the Muslim community is that this genocide is not rooted in Islam and predates Islam.

Some comments from readers at Minivan News:

MNJ - Female genital mutilation is an African practice Did the scholars in Addu come from Africa

Mariyam - This is done in 1970’s even in Male’. I have a friend who has done it and I was done it too. This is not religious.

Aishath - It is time the true Islamic scholars came out and spoke against such practices as abuse of women and children.

Muad - Disgusting how some scholars give Islam a bad name. Police should arrest these people and warn people who gives into these false fatwas that they too will be arrested if they take any part in this.

Suood said “false scholars” were promoting anti-Islamic activities that also violated human rights principles”

From blogs:

“Only recently, it has become linked to religion and people have embraced the practice as part of a religious ritual.” – Maldiveshealth Blog.
"ismail: FGC is not a religious act! if you are so concerned about the issue why talk about it but do something about it... your always welcome... but i have question about your motives! so count me out..."

"it is not a part of islam, brother... don't be mistaken! "- Yusuf Abdulla Shunan

The noteworthy thing about the above is that none of the people above are Islamic Scholars and none will tell you where in Islam "female circumcision" is not allowed.

However, the Islamic Scholars themselves will tell you that it was the Prophet himself (peace and blessings be upon him) who brought Female Genital Mutilation into Islam.

The Eminent Muslim scholar, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi quoting Mohamed, Prophet of Allah at Islam Online -

"Reduce the size of the clitoris but do not exceed the limit, for that is better for her health and is preferred by husbands".

The hadith indicates that circumcision is better for a woman's health and it enhances her conjugal relation with her husband.

It’s noteworthy that the Prophet's saying "do not exceed the limit" means do not totally remove the clitoris.

Egyptian Al-Azhar University scholar Sheikh Muhammad Al-Mussayar –

"First of all, there are reliable hadiths in Al-Bukhari and Al-Muslim which support female circumcision. The Prophet Muhammad said: 'If a circumcised woman and man have intercourse, they must undergo ablution.' Unreliable hadiths do not cancel out the reliable ones. We have unreliable hadiths regarding prayer, fasting, charity, and pilgrimage. Should we abolish prayer and charity just because some hadiths are unreliable? According to some hadiths in Al-Bukhari and Al-Muslim, 'If a circumcised woman and man have intercourse, they must undergo ablution.' People would curse one another by saying: 'You son of a clit woman' - the son of a non-circumcised woman. The objections to circumcision are illogical and unnatural."

There is no denying that many atrocities, especially those against women and children are being perpetrated under the tutelage of Islamic scholars as Islamic religious duties.

The religious scholars going around to midwives giving fatwas that girls have to be circumcised did not imagine it out of thin air.
They learned it in the best Islamic institutions in the world!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Muslims and Muhammad: The Impossible Task

Defending Muhammad as a prophet of God is nearly impossible without throwing out the very history that Muslims have taken as fact for 1400 years.

I've reached the conclusion that Muslims face an impossible task. Simply put, their entire faith rests upon defending a man - Muhammad - who is indefensible.

Wafa Sultan expressed it best when she said, "It is impossible that a man who did the things Muhammad did could be a prophet of God."

It is impossible that a man in his mid-50's could engage in sexual intercourse with a nine-year-old child, possibly damaging her physically so that she never became pregnant, and be a prophet of God.

It is impossible that a man could finance his religious and political community by robbing the trade caravans that passed through his area on their annual trips between Arabia and Syria, and be a prophet of God.

It is impossible that a man could encourage his own son to divorce his wife so that he, the father, could marry her, and be a prophet of God.

It is impossible that a man could lie to his wife to get her out of the house so that he could sleep with the slave girl he had given her as a gift, and be a prophet of God.

It is impossible that a man could call other men to follow him, and then watch them die one after the other in the battles he instigated to build his empire while giving them promises of the sensual Paradise that awaited them, and be a prophet of God.

It is impossible that a man could behead 800 Jewish men who had lived in his city for centuries for the simple reason they refused to accept him as their leader, and be a prophet of God.

It is impossible that a man could trade the Jewish wives and daughters of the men he had just beheaded for weapons and horses, and be a prophet of God.

It is impossible that a man could be so fearful of criticism that he would send a man at night to kill the mother of a nursing child because of the poems she had written against him, and be a prophet of God.

It is impossible that a man could sentence a woman to death by having her limbs attached to camels that moved in opposite direction pulling her apart, then behead her and parade her severed head throuth Medina, and be a prophet of God.

It is impossible that a man could torture a young Jewish tribal leader to death to obtain his money, and then "marry" his 17-year old widow the same night, and be a prophet of God.

It is impossible that a man could allow his followers to have sex with their female slaves as well as their prisoners of war, whether or not they were married, and be a prophet of God.

For the past several months on Al-Hayat TV, Father Zakariya Boutros has been discussing the dozens of stories Muhammad "stole" from the Old and New Testaments, as well as from the Midrash and other ancient Jewish documents, and inserted into the Qur'an as revelations from Allah. Zakariya makes a clear distinction between "plagarism", which is the Arabic word "iqtibas", and "theft". He points out that Muhammad did not merely copy and paste stories from these documents into the Qur'an, but essentially changed their meanings in the Qur'an to indicate that he, Muhammad, was not merely similar to but essentially superior than the individuals such as Adam, Moses, and Abraham whose stories he stole.

For the first part of his 90-minute program Zakariya presents his evidence, and then opens the lines for people to call in. His live programs do not contain the 10-second delay to block out explicit language found in American programs such as the Larry King Show, which means the listener gets to hear exactly what the caller says. More than one call has a sequence similar to this:

Moderator: Our next caller is Abdul Rahman from Bahrain. Hello, Abdul Rahman.

Caller: You bastard, you son-of-a-bitch, you son of a whore, you MF'ing infidel...

Zakariya Boutros: Thank you, may God bless you and forgive you...

Very rarely do the callers actually challenge the information presented by Zakariya, because they cannot. No-one can.

Continue here at Staring At The View

Egyptian and Maldivian men are united to fight women's "tyranny"

The organization to fight women's "tyranny" in Maldives historically started with the bloody and forced introduction of Islam into Maldives. Since then these "Islamic authorities" have during various regimes and rulers combated women's "tyranny" with varying success .
The Global War against women's "tyranny" is taught and led from the Holy cities of Mecca and Medina by the Keepers of the Holy Places & Legacy of Mohammad. But soldiers and supporters are all over the world now.
Some of today's Maldivian leaders in the war against womens "tyranny".

In Maldives the war has been waged by those educated in Arab and Muslim places and by their brainwashed collaborateurs in Maldives.

While the Sheiks of Adhaalath and other " Islamic Scholars"and the bearded, Pakistani trouser and bolu-foshaa wearing pious, devout Quran reading Allah-fearing, circumcised Maldivian Muslim men who are only trying to live as Mohammed and his Companions did in Arabia, are the visible spearhead of the Maldivian movement today, this is with the complicit consent and backing of the rest of the Maldivian Muslims who when confronted will say they are "moderate Muslims".

Unlike some Muslim communities that are crumbling in the face of women's "tyranny", Maldivians today are largely successful experts say because the genitalia of Maldivian men have been loaded
with Allah and primed with the teachings of Mohammed about women.
It has been simple in the sense that a communal commitment has made it possible to release, free, urge and coerce the male to spray his seed into the community and all of mankind if and when ever possible according to the rules of Allah in imitation of
their Prophet who - "Muhammad possessed sexual power of 30 men" (Bukhari).

Meanwhile some like the Egyptians who used to be our teachers in the fight against womens " tyranny" appear to have a little trouble because of the modern world encroaching on their Allah given rights but are uniting (loaded with cheap reverse-engineered Viagra...) to fight it with modern PR.
Maldivian mullahs trained in Egypt to fight women's tyranny with imported Egyptian teachers. These imported Arab teachers come to Maldives every year to make sure the bonfire against women's "tyranny" is burning well.

Organization denounces the equalization of men and women

Egyptian men unite to fight women's "tyranny"

A group of Egyptian men have established an organization to fight for men's rights and protect them from the "tyranny" of women as the country's women take advantage of a law allowing them to divorce their husbands with no questions asked.

Men who have been unjustly left by their wives want to protect themselves and others like them from women who suddenly decide to get rid of them, Abdul-Rahman Hamed, the founder of the organization, the first of its kind, and one of its most active members, told Al Arabiya.

Hamed is talking about khol'a, or the law of unconditional divorce, which was passed in 2000 and grants women the right to get a divorce if she gives up her financial rights.

Prior to khol'a, it was extremely difficult for a woman to be granted a divorce and she had to present strong evidence supporting her wish for separation such as physical abuse or adultery.
Continue here at Alarabiyya

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Hindu Temples Violently Attacked by Devout Quran reading Muslims...

As Dhivehi Muslims boost their hunt for Christians, their Bangaalhee brethren are busy with Hindus..

"The Moderate Maldivian Muslim" will of course be there to teach that Islam is a religion of peace and there is no call for violence in Islam after some Christians have been attacked!

Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW) Dhaka received an appeal from the Hindu victims/devotees requesting us to take initiative to protect their rights of religion and also for legal assistance in the court.

Peaceful Hindus last year on 23.11.2008 went to cremate Hindu dead bodies at their cremation ground situated at Mukunda Patty Baneswardee Area at Nagarkanda Upazila of Faridpur District. But they had been intercepted by some Muslim perpetrators. As a result Hindus lodged general diary entry number 875 dated 23.11.2008 at Nagarkanda police station apprehending danger in future.

But again on 26.01.2009 at about 9.30 a.m. the perpetrators namely:-

1) Sheikh Serajul (60) son of late Sheikh Abdus Sattar, 2) Showkat Sheikh (40) , 3) Yead Ali Sheik (35) sons of both Sheikh Serajul, 4) Asad Sheikh (18) son of Showkat Sheikh, 5) Sahadat Sheikh (45), 6) Wadud Sheikh (40), 7) Sarwar Sheikh (35), all of late Sattar Sheikh and *8) Mintu Mollah (40) son of late Amjad Mollah and more 15 to 20 persons of the same locality armed with country-made weapons attacked Hindu temple and their cremation ground.

The perpetrators also with intent to destroy the temple and cremation ground set fire on the Kali temple and destroyed the deity- Ma Kali. As a result of burning the deity Ma Kali burnt into ashes substantially. The cost of temple burnt with other belongings would be around Taka 50,000/-. When the fire broke spread out in the locality the Hindu communities came forward for protection of their temple and deities, but in the meantime their temple and deities burnt to ashes and the perpetrators escaped.

Devotees -Monoranjan Biswas, Sawpan Kumar Mondal, Nani Gopal Biswas, Jagadish Mondal instantly informed the matter to local Chairman Khaondakar Ohidul Bari Alam who visited the spot and he tried to console Hindus.

Monoranjan Biswas being complainant of the case lodged F.I.R. at Nagarkanda police station on 27.01.2009 against those perpetrators under section 295/297/436 of Bangladesh penal code which was registered as case No. 20 dated 27.1.09.

Perpetrators surrendered before the court of Sessions Judge, Faridpur and the court granted them ad interim bail on 10.08.2009.

It is also alleged that after getting bail from the court the perpetrators again intimidating the Hindus to withdraw the case.

The matter has been reported in different news papers of Bangladesh.

A copy of F.I.R., picture of the burnt deity Ma Kali and its temple are attached herewith.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The Dark Side Of Islam

"It wasn’t until working on the final research paper that I began to develop a conviction that Islam was a harmful ideology. I set out to discover if militant jihad was a part of Islamic doctrine. I determined to base my findings on Islamic scripture, not on the acts of terrorists. I discovered that “jihad” could correctly be interpreted as “a personal struggle” in certain places in Islamic scripture; however, “warfare” was much more often the intended meaning of the term.

In contrast to Biblical commands to conquer, which were isolated to a specific region in Israel’s history, Koranic commands to engage in warfare are universal and are to continue until Islam is the only religion. Examples include: “Make war on them until idolatry does not exist any longer and Allah’s religion reigns universally” (8:39). “Kill the unbelievers wherever ye find them, capture and besiege them and prepare for them every kind of ambush” (9:5). “Fight against them! Allah shall punish them, at your hands and give you victory over them...” (9:14). “Wage war on the people of the Book, who ... do not accept the religion of Islam” (9:29). “Fight the unbelievers in your surroundings, and let them find harshness in you” (9:123). “Those who follow Muhammad are merciless for the unbelievers but kind to each other” (48:29). “Truly Allah loves those who fight in His cause in battle array… ” (61:4)."

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