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September 2018

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United Kingdom (UK)
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27/01/2016
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MUSLIMS are fundamentally different from Westerners and politicians should accept that they will NEVER fit in with mainstream British society, a former equalities chief has said.  

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United Kingdom (UK)
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29/09/2018
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The scale of  in England and Wales is not being properly investigated due to a lack of consistent high-quality data, according to new research. , a term which refers to any procedure that intentionally alters female genital organs for non-medical reasons, has been illegal in

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
29/09/2018
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  • Group allowed a 13-year-old to sell pamphlets comparing Westerners to animals
  • This is despite founder, Hizb ut-Tahrir’s claim only over-16s can ‘engage’ in work 
  • Terrorism experts called on Government to ban group for ‘radicalising children’
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Kenya
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27/09/2018
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An Islamist mob stoned three Christians to death in western Kenya this week in apparent retaliation for the recent killing of three suspected al Shabaab militants.

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It was a 900-year old Muslim ‘slave manual’ translated into English from the original Arabic. It was basically a very detailed purchasing manual, describing the cultural and ethnic traits of slaves from different parts of the world in non-Islamic countries. This should not be a surprise since the Quran supports slavery and enable Muslims to keep slaves even (i.e Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, United Arab Emirates, Qatar).

Under Islamic laws, slavery is explicitly permitted. As Saudi Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan, a member of the Senior Council of Clerics had said in 2003, those who argue that slavery is abolished are “ignorant, not scholars. They are merely writers. Whoever says such things is an infidel.”  Muhammad himself was a slaver. He not only owned many male  and female  slaves, but he also sold, captured, and raped   his slaves. Even his wives owned slaves.

The manual demonstrated that Arabs were engaged in enslaving all peoples, not only Africans. Their travels around the world was not as much for mercenary purposes as to catch slaves and loot wealth. The manual also gave indications that Arabs actually created the entire slave export trade in Africa. Bits and pieces from history indicate that Muslims enslaved over 150 million African people and at least 50 million from other parts of the world.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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13/02/2008
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  • Undercover footage shows pupils being taught religious apartheid 
  • Muslims who adopt Western ways will be 'tortured in afterlife'
  • Unprovoked beatings captured on camera in Yorkshire madrassa
  • Boy threatened with bench by senior student left in charge of class
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Stoning, a form of execution where a group throws stones at a person until they are dead, still happens in parts of the Muslim world, mostly as a punishment for adultery. Most victims are women. Stoning, which is not mentioned in the Koran, violates international law. Below is a list of countries where stoning is legal and/or practised.

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United Arab Emirates (the)
News Date: 
14/04/2007
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A Pakistani man faces death by stoning in the United Arab Emirates for committing adultery with four of his stepdaughters, a local daily reported.

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Switzerland
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23/09/2018
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In a vote on Sunday, citizens in Switzerland’s St. Gallen region voted to ban all face-covering garment in public. A two-thirds majority (67%) of the electorate of this ban. The St. Gallen region is now the second region in Switzerland to choose a ban on face-covering garments in an effort to crack down on burqas.

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Nigeria
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18/03/2011
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In October 2001, an Islamic court found Hussaini guilty of adultery and under sharia, or Islamic law, sentenced her to be stoned to death while buried up to her waist in sand. In interviews with Western journalists in recent days, some Muslim clerics in the region have carefully explained that Hussaini would be buried in a pit to prevent her escape and that the size of the stones could be a big as an adult fist.

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Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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13/01/2009
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Two men convicted of adultery have been stoned to death in Iran, a rare punishment that the Iranian judiciary says it is trying to have scrapped.

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Syrian Arab Republic
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23/09/2018
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  • Video of man with Birmingham accent posted on Twitter linked to Kurdish militia 
  • He said he was called Anwar Miah and had been in Syria for the last four years
  • Masked man: ‘I came here to work with the general people and work in general hospitals. I’ve been working in hospitals since I came here'
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  • If any measure of peace between Muslims and Christians is to prevail, no church can exist in the village, local Muslims said. "The only houses of worship that can ever be built in this village are Muslim places of worship for Allah." — Watan International, Egypt.

  • "The Al Shabaab are now hunting down the children in Mogadishu, and we have moved the care center to a bit safer location.... The children look devastated and malnourished, so we as a secret church do appeal to our brothers and sisters in the free world to consider extending a hand to these persecuted children." — Pastor of an underground church, Somalia.

  • "[I]t seems that the Muslims intentionally wanted to pick a fight with us." — Pastor of King Jesus Church, Pakistan.

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Pakistan
News Date: 
22/09/2018
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FACEBOOK enforced Islamic blasphemy laws over a Politicalite post about Homophobia in Islam and banned our editor for 30 days for so-called ‘Hate Speech.’ The social media network was unhappy with a post that showed a Muslim woman in a rainbow hijab holding a sign that said ‘Allah Loves Equality.’

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
18/01/2016
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Rotherham Council ‘blackmailed’ a woman for speaking about being a victim of child sexual exploitation by threatening to take away her children, a court heard.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
22/09/2018
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An extremist group banned in more than a dozen countries has launched a recruitment drive in an inner-city neighbourhood that is linked to more homegrown terrorists than anywhere else in the UK, The Times has learnt.

Hizb ut-Tahrir, whose purpose is to re-establish the caliphate in the Middle East with Sharia law, has relocated to the Sparkhill area of Birmingham, which has been home to several convicted terrorists, including the UK’s first al-Qaeda inspired terrorist.

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The question remains: how is it that a prisoner considered  one minute that he has to be kept apart from murderers, is the next considered safe enough by the justice system to be released into the public? The answer is the limitations of the law. Choudary was sentenced to five and a half years for encouraging British Muslims to join Islamic State. Jurors heard that he had sworn an oath of allegiance to the terrorist group, a moment described by the Metropolitan Police as a “turning point”, since at last they had evidence that he had stepped over the line into outright criminality.

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What the report authors – including a Tory and Labour MP – argued for was that the law should provide for more severe punishment in view of the true nature of the wrong: a new offence, which would revive the ancient law of treason. This change is urgently required. Between 2006 and 2017, some 193 people were given prison sentences for terrorism offences – . (The figure actually understates the number of convicted terrorists due to be released in the near future, given that prisoners can be released half way through their sentences.)

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Australia
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21/09/2018
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  • A petition asking the Australian Government for two public holidays is launched
  • Muslims want two holidays for annual celebrations Eid Ul-Fitr and Eid Al Adha
  • They want the festivals to be recognized by the wider community in Australia
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Mauritania
News Date: 
22/09/2018
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The National Assembly passed a law on April 27, 2018 that replaces article 306 of the Criminal Code and makes death penalty mandatory for anyone convicted of “blasphemous speech” and acts deemed “sacrilegious.” The new law eliminates the possibility under article 306 of substituting prison terms for the death penalty for certain apostasy-related crimes if the offender promptly repents. The law also extends the scope of application of the death penalty to “renegade acts.”

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Austria
News Date: 
21/09/2018
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  • Man went into bank in Upper Austria dressed as a Muslim woman and robbed it 
  • Police are now offering a £2,000 reward for anyone who can give information 
  • It comes just months after another man also dressed as a Muslim to rob a bank 
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  • The OIC's media strategy encourages "accurate and factual portrayal of Islam. Emphasis should be directed at avoidance of any link or association of Islam with terrorism or the use of Islamophobic rhetoric... such as labeling criminal terrorists as 'Islamic' fascists, 'Islamic' extremists."

  • That part of the strategy has already had much success across the Western world, where authorities and media do not want to label Muslim terrorists as Islamic, but routinely describe them as "mentally ill."

  • The OICs highly ambitious plans to do away with freedom of speech go severely underreported in the West. Mainstream journalists do not appear to find it dangerous that their freedom of speech should be supervised by the OIC, while Western governments, far from offering any resistance, appear, perhaps for votes, to be cozily going along with everything.

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European Union
News Date: 
20/09/2018
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  • Muslim group called Dawoodi Bohra Women for Religious Freedom posted tweet
  • Video featured woman justifying 'khafz' - or female circumcision - on young girls
  • But group paid for 'promoted' tweet so it showed up for users who didn't follow it
  • Twitter said the promoted tweet had been 'removed for violation of our policies'
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Italy
News Date: 
19/09/2018
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A Moroccan migrant living in Italy is facing charges after allegedly brutally beating his own daughter because he felt that she was acting and dressing “too Western”. The 58-year-old is said to have repeatedly beaten his 16-year-old daughter at their home in the municipality of Soresina in the northern Italian region of Lombardy, Il Giornale

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Italy
News Date: 
19/09/2018
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A Tunisian imam and four Egyptian men were deported for State security reasons Wednesday after a probe turned up evidence they were close to radical Islamist circles. Italy has now expelled 89 people this year for these reasons, and 326 since January 2015.

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  • On the surface, for those who wanted to reform Islam, the only place to do so appeared to be the West. We all assumed that here in the West, it would be safe to question and criticize. Instead, so many institutions utilize a far more subtle method of silencing criticism.

  • The more you conceal or disregard constructive criticism of Islam, the harder you are making it for reforms to occur in the religion and the easier you are making it for Muslim radicals to prevail.

  • The reason I criticize the radical elements of my religion is not because I have hatred in my heart, but because I desire to protect those who have been abused and abandoned by their leaders.

What is it that I say that rankles the left so much? I refuse to be apologetic for radical Islam in the West. I refuse to gloss over the darkest consequences to which rampant extremism has led. I do not waffle beneath the idea of multiculturalism or tolerance; some things are not meant to be tolerated. The message of the apologists is clear: Get in line. Send out the same messages that others are: about all aspects of Islam being a loving and benevolent religion. Focus on this and sweep the crimes against humanity under the carpet.

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In 2011 Baroness Warsi, the then Conservative Party chairman, said that Islamophobia has “passed the dinner-table test” in polite British society. I agree with her, but what she omitted to mention, and what we Muslims must now admit, is that anti-Semitism passed the dinner-table test in polite British Muslim society long ago.

Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman where this article  and the political director of the Huffington Post UK, 

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Denmark
News Date: 
18/09/2018
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Over a quarter of Danes support the right-wing New Right party's idea to toughen up the nation's immigration policy further by denying devout, practicing Muslims Danish citizenship, a survey carried out by pollster YouGov on behalf of the tabloid daily newspaper  revealed. A total of 27 percent of respondents "wholly" or "partly" agr

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Australia
News Date: 
19/09/2018
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  • An ex-Muslim has asked Muslims how they feel about criticism of their faith 
  • Atheist Armin Navabi wanted to question the idea that Muslims are 'sensitive' 
  • Many took the stance that they were open and happy to discuss their religion
  • Some were stronger with their responses: 'There's two choices; Islam or death'
  • A local sheikh said that anyone mocking any religion had 'lost human morality'
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Turkey
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19/09/2018
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  • In 2017, Turkey stopped teaching evolution at secondary school: for extremists, Darwinism remains a taboo subject. Instead, school textbooks started teaching Turkish pupils "jihad."

  • A good school, according to extremists, is not where science is taught at universal standards; it is where pious students grow.

  • Turkey's Higher Education Board in 2016 asked 1,577 university deans (reportedly every dean in the country) to resign "for the sake of democracy."

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United Kingdom (UK)
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17/09/2018
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Regulators have opened dozens of investigations into UK Muslim charities over the last five years following weapons discoveries, the unmasking of extremists in religious schools and allegations of terrorist financing, analysis of official data shows.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
17/09/2018
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In one of the worst reported cases of a British sex grooming gang, a girl who was kidnapped when she was 15 was held by the gang for 12 years until she managed to escape.She remains hunted by the gang. The story of the girl, identified only as Sarah, was made public by , a member of the House of Lords who  works tirelessly for women’s rights.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
17/09/2018
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  • Under universal credit, polygamous marriages will not be recognised
  • Extra wives will be treated as single but they could claim single person's benefits  
  • That amounts to £317.83 a month for each wife in polygamous household
  • Universal credit is to be phased in by 2021 
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France
News Date: 
16/09/2018
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Six weeks earlier, during France’s presidential election campaign, Halimi, a 65-year-old Orthodox Jewish woman, was savagely murdered in her Paris apartment by a neighbor. Kobili Traoré, a 27-year-old Muslim immigrant from Mali, beat Halimi repeatedly before throwing her off the balcony into a courtyard three floors below. Neighbors reported hearing her screams for mercy while Traoré shouted verses from the Quran and “Allahu Akbar,” the Arabic phrase Islamic terrorists often holler when carrying out attacks.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
16/09/2018
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ISLAMIC militants have reportedly taken over a prison chaplain’s Bible classes and assaulted and abused him because of his Christian faith. Pastor Paul Song today said he was constantly in fear of Muslim gangs who have come to dominate Brixton Prison in London.

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Canada
News Date: 
16/01/2018
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The moment the first pictures appeared of 11-year-old Khowlah Noman at a press conference, flanked by her mother in niqab and a Muslim activist from Mississauga, I knew there was something not right. Khowlah’s story that an Asian man cut her hijab with scissors was a physical impossibility.

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Germany
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15/09/2018
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A new book that is highly critical of Islam is now the number one bestselling non-fiction book in Germany, selling well over 100,000 copies less than two weeks after its initial release.

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Pakistan
News Date: 
14/09/2018
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Pakistani police say a court has sentenced a Muslim man to death after finding him guilty of using derogatory remarks against Islam and its religious figures.

Admin: This was originally also in the NewYork Times but they have taken the story down

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
07/09/2018
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British schoolgirls have been pressured by their fellow students into having female genital mutilation, a campaigner against the practice has said.

Another article about FGM that will not name the reason it occurs and why it is so difficult to oppose. So to clear it up, FGM continues because Islamic clerics insist on it, and they do so because Mohammed specifically recommended it.

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Malaysia
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03/09/2018
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Two Malaysian Muslim women convicted under Islamic laws of attempting to have sexual relations were caned Monday in a rare public whipping that was slammed by rights activists as a grave miscarriage of justice. Lawyers and activists said the women, aged 22 and 32, were seated on stools facing the judges and given six strokes from a light rattan cane on their backs by female prison officers. More than 100 people witnessed the caning in a Shariah courtroom in northeast Terengganu state, they said.

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Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
13/02/2017
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The Kingdom of  has expelled almost 40,000  migrant workers in the last four months, local media has reported. 

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  • "As a Muslim woman, I'd like to thank Boris Johnson for calling out the niqab" — Title of an article by Dr. Qanta Ahmed in The Spectator.

  • "[T]his is a point that we Muslims seem to be unable to get across to non-Muslims – there is no basis in Islam for the niqab.... That's why Muslim nations are themselves regulating and banning the niqab and burqa..." — Dr. Qanta Ahmed, The Conversation, January 2017.

  • Some observers feel that it is especially painful to see Western feminists marching and wearing black face masks in order to protect Muslim women's right to wear them, but failing to support the rights of other Muslim women who plead not to be forced into them.

  • We are expected to feel guilty if we dare to question what some Muslim women themselves question: if shariah law is really the most wholesome lifestyle for many women.

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European Union
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11/03/2004
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North African pirates abducted and enslaved more than 1 million Europeans between 1530 and 1780 in a series of raids which depopulated coastal towns from Sicily to Cornwall, according to new research. Thousands of white Christians were seized every year to work as galley slaves, labourers and concubines for Muslim overlords in what is today Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya, it is claimed. Scholars have long known of the slave raids on Europe.

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Precise language is necessary for critical thought. The use of the word "terror" instead of jihad is an example of using the wrong word. Jihad is the word that Islamic texts use and it is accurate. Probably the worst artificial phrase to be minted is "combating violent extremism". It sounds like it is straight from the novel, 1984. We need to use the words that come from Islam to describe Muslims' actions and thoughts.