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September 2019

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United Kingdom (UK)
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29/09/2019
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What one listener wrote is noteworthy: “How is Krept trying to justify the bar he said? It don’t matter about intention or if you’d don’t mock it or deny it, music is haram so why would using Quran verses in your songs not be?”

Whenever I note that Islamic law forbids music (aside from nasheeds, a cappella songs encouraging jihad), I am excoriated as a greasy Islamophobe, but it’s nonetheless true:

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Pakistan
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29/09/2019
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“A 14-year-old Faisalabad Christian girl is kidnapped, forced to convert and marry,” by Shafique Khokhar, 

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United Kingdom (UK)
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29/09/2019
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“Notorious extremist preached jihad on a UK-based Islamic TV channel on Sky and Virgin despite being under house arrest with restricted internet access” by Abul Taher and Duncan Gardham, , September 28, 2019:

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I have searched online to find any articles written about what makes a young white man join an organisation deemed so dangerous that the Home Office has banned it.  Where is the outpouring of sympathies for young white men like Clarke who have seen their towns and cities changed beyond recognition because of diversity and multiculturalism.

Or do we only have sympathy when it is brown Muslim girls who up and leave the UK to join ISIS and then regret their decision because they are now in a refugee camp with their husband and children dead and want to return to the country and people they despise?

Why did the Home Office ban National Action yet Hizb ut-Tahrir a group that glorifies terrorism and is banned in many Muslim majority countries is not?

The more I read, the more I am convinced that the lunatics are running the asylum.

 

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European Union
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11/03/2017
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Russian Federation (the)
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27/09/2019
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Muslim leaders in Russia have appealed for men to be allowed to have more than one wife to stop the spread of “sinfulness and fornication”.

Polygamy is illegal in Russia but Ildar Alyautdinov, the mufti of Moscow, said that allowing the custom in Muslim regions would help to tackle social problems. Polygamy is a broad term, however, also allowing women to have more than one husband. The mufti insisted that he was advocating polygyny, under which only husbands can have more than one spouse.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
27/09/2019
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A Muslim girls' school which requires all its pupils to conform to a 'modesty code' and is allowed significant leeway to promote religion is planning to expand. The trust which runs Bolton Muslim Girls' School in Greater Manchester, where girls are required to wear headscarves, has  to take i

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One of the then members of the IIIT who later renounced his Islamic radicalism and left the organization, Abdur Rahman Muhammad, revealed the intent behind the coining of “Islamophobia”:

“This loathsome term is nothing more than a thought-terminating cliche conceived in the bowels of Muslim think tanks for the purpose of beating down critics…. Islamophobia” was a term designed as a weapon to advance a totalitarian cause by stigmatizing critics and silencing them. This plan was an outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood’s deceptive ‘General Strategic Goal for North America.'” [To see that document in Arabic, followed by an English translation, .]

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It’s a “disturbing trend,” says Asma T. Uddin, a Muslim attorney, in the : “In recent years, state lawmakers, lawyers and influential social commentators have been making the case that Muslims are not protected by the First Amendment. Why? Because, they argue, Islam is not a religion.”

What it is, say Uddin’s targets, is a political system: “John Bennett, a Republican state legislator in Oklahoma, , ‘Islam is not even a religion; it is a political system that uses a deity to advance its agenda of global conquest.’ In 2015, a former assistant United States attorney, Andrew C. McCarthy,  in National Review that Islam ‘should be understood as conveying a belief system that is not merely, or even primarily, religious.’ In 2016, Michael Flynn, who the next year was briefly President Trump’s national security adviser,  an  conference in Dallas that ‘Islam is a political ideology’ that ‘hides behind the notion of it being a religion.’ In a January 2018 news release, Neal Tapio of South Dakota, a Republican state senator who was planning to run for the United States House of Representatives,  to Muslims.”

Merriam Webster defines “religion” as “a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices.” Islam certainly qualifies as a religion by that definition. Religions profess to connect human beings to the divine. Islam professes to do that. At the same time, however, it [Islam] is also a political system that is authoritarian, supremacist, discriminatory, expansionist, violent, and aggressive.

Asma T. Uddin must be aware of that fact but ignores it entirely, instead giving the impression that Sharia is simply religious law, and opposition to Sharia is simply motivated by religious bigotry and “Islamophobia.”

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Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer discusses a recent New York Times article decrying the fact that an increasing number of people are realizing that Islam is a political and social system, as well as a religion.

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Pakistan
News Date: 
17/09/2019
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Mr. Hussain said he killed Professor Hameed — a devout Muslim, according to his family — because he had insulted Islam. Six months later, no charges have been brought against Mr. Hussain, or against a preacher from , a hard-line Islamic group, who the police say incited him to kill.

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India
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23/09/2019
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Details available so far suggest that a 19-year-old girl was lured by her 21-year-old classmate at a tuition centre in Kozhikode. She was then given a spiked drink and raped multiple times after she fell unconscious. The victim’s statement has now been recorded by the NIA. She had told the agency that an attempt was made to forcefully convert her to Islam.

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Pakistan
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24/09/2019
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Pakistan's army and military spy agency trained al-Qaeda and then maintained links with  afterwards, Imran Khan has said.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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23/09/2019
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“There’s Islamophobia that we sometimes have to deal with within Pride and within LGBTQI communities,” because the LGBT Muslims are sometimes told to “choose between their sexuality and their religion.”

She goes on to explain that she personally “doesn’t find any conflict between the two.” Really? She is perfectly free to proclaim herself as gay and Muslim, but Islamic teaching is clear that homosexual activity is worthy of death. There is plenty of “conflict between the two” identities.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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18/09/2019
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Police have confirmed they will not be charging a taxi driver who was recorded slurring a racist rant threatening to rape Christians who had converted from Islam.

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Malaysia
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25/09/2019
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Last year in Malaysia, a sample exam question in an Islamic Studies course aroused the ire of a female activist. The story is :

Lawyer and activist Siti Kasim has called on Education Minister Maszlee Malik to explain an Islamic Studies examination question for Form Five students on permissible ways to “hit a disobedient wife.”

“Is this what our Malay children (are) learning in school?? What is this Maszlee? Is this acceptable?

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Canada
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25/09/2019
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An update on a Christian family in Canada facing deportation back to Nigeria to face the danger of jihadist persecution.  reported in mid-July:

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France
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25/09/2019
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At least 46% of foreign-born Muslims in France want to adopt Sharia law into the country's legal system, reveals a poll conducted by IFOP (French Institute for Public Opinions) for Le Point magazine. The survey also indicates that among French-born Muslims, 18% believe that sharia should prevail. That percentage rises to 46% among French Muslims coming from abroad, the study discovered. 

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China
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28/10/2018
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The capital of China’s Xinjiang region, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority, has launched a campaign against halal products to stop Islam penetrating secular life and fuelling “extremism”.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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18/10/2018
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At least 18 councils are supplying non-stunned meat to schools, new research has revealed, despite pressure from veterinary organisations to ban the practice. Around one in 10 UK councils supply non-stunned halal meat to schools, research from the National Secular Society (NSS) shows. Around 18 councils are supplying at least 140 schools with non-stunned meat – most of which are not Islamic faith schools. At least on council is supplying non-stunned meat even though no schools have requested it.

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President Bush did not want to declare war on the Islamic world, so he chose Al-Qaeda. But then he confused the issue by invading first Afghanistan, then Iraq. President Obama created further obfuscation when he took pains to divorce the religion of the perpetrators from their ideology whilst , thus blurring the line between warfare and assassination.

18 years later, we are no closer to a clear definition of an enemy and a statement of goals than we were on September 12, 2001. What would constitute victory in the Global War on Terror? No one knows.

The Geneva Conventions have provisions for guerrilla fighters. Two rules must be met for protection under the Conventions: First, fighters must carry their weapons openly. Second, they must wear uniforms. The Islamist terrorists do neither and are thus not protected. During the Second World War, such fighters would have been treated to a perfunctory military trial and summary execution, whether caught by the Axis or the Allies.

Unless the United States is clear about who its enemy is and the price it is willing to pay to defeat it, we are destined for an endless war with ever-growing encroachments on American liberties. If this is the path America chooses, then there can be no doubt that we have already lost the war.

Sharia Watch admin: This confusion about the 'war on terror' is evident across the Western world. The refusal to acknowledge the roots of jihad lie within Islamic texts

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Islam, since its very inception, has suffered from a serious inferiority complex.

Muhammad as an aspiring prophet in his home city of Mecca labored for some twelve years to convince his fellow citizens that they should renounce polytheism and bow before the sovereign rule of Allah. By the time his tribe’s patience had run out and he was finally driven from Mecca in 622 AD, the wannabe prophet had attracted a relatively small number of converts from the people of his city, and the number of his detractors was growing increasingly vociferous.

Muhammad had hoped to win support for his religious claims and stature from the other main monotheists of the region, the Jewish and Christian tribes known as “people of the Book [i.e., the Bible].” He even included in his preaching repertoire stories he had picked up listening to oral traditions concerning biblical characters. However, as the Jews and Christians learned more of his grandiose claims and eccentric teachings, they concluded he was not a prophet sent by the God of their revelations.

Rejected by the polytheistic people of Mecca and by the monotheistic tribes in western Arabia, Muhammad turned his growing wrath toward them. His preaching became more antagonistic and defensive, with Allah pledging hellfire against the prophet’s opponents and propping up Muhammad’s ego at the same time. Within his community of believers, his will was unassailable, and even Allah seemed eager to do his bidding, providing him wives and booty and self-serving revelations.

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United States of America (the)
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23/09/2019
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INSIDE MOSQUES - INVESTIGATING AND EVALUATING THREAT LEVELS

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United Kingdom (UK)
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23/09/2019
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Facebook still auto-generating Islamic State, al-Qaida pages,” by Desmond Butler and Barbara Ortutay, , September 18, 2019:

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it’s reported.

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France
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23/09/2019
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Two women who sought to blow up a home-made car bomb outside  only failed because they tried to set it on fire with “the wrong type of fuel”, a Paris court has heard. In the first high-profile case involving female jihadists in , the women stand accused of 

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India
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22/09/2019
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“Tamil Nadu Ansarullah, a conspiracy to wage war against India and declare Islamic rule,” by Vicky Nanjappa, , September 22, 2019 (thanks to ):

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
22/09/2019
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  • Sumaira Farrukh, 38, was filmed using the inflammatory word in Birmingham
  • Mrs Farrukh denied inciting violence and said it simply referred to a struggle
  • Police examined the footage and visited Mrs Farrukh at her Birmingham home

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  • "How ready is the government to go up against certain groups that try to impose their own will on others." — Reverend Timotheus Halim, head of the Family of God Church ucanews.com, July 25, 2019, Indonesia.

  • Fatemeh Azad, a 58-year-old Muslim woman who had converted to Christianity against her Muslim husband's will and fled to Germany, was denied asylum there and deported back to Iran. There she was immediately arrested by authorities waiting for her plane to land.... "When Fatemeh made her asylum appeal, her lawyers argued that apostasy (conversion away from Islam) is punishable by the death penalty in Iran." This, however, was insufficient for Germany.... — Persecution.org; July 25, 2019, Iran, Germany.

  • Finally, a 14-year-old Christian girl was abducted, forcibly converted to Islam, forced to marry a Muslim man, and then taken before a Muslim judge to sign a statement saying she had acted on her own free will...."[G]irls often give such statements because they are already living with their kidnappers," and "death threats are made towards their family, and therefore the victims have no choice but to say what their kidnapper wants them to say in court....." — Lawyer, AsiaNews.it; July 26, 2019; Pakistan.

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France
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22/09/2019
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Iran’s state-controlled Press TV here says that Zemmour “was convicted for saying that France has been ‘colonized’ by Muslims, even though colonization is done by a group with power, whereas France’s Muslims are on the bottom of the nation’s social ladder.”

Yes, of course. This is indeed a historically unprecedented type of colonization. But the idea that a group at the bottom of a nation’s social ladder could not possibly take power is, to say the least, unsupported by history.

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Australia
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22/09/2019
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“Australian brothers are found guilty of plotting to blow up a packed Etihad plane with a bomb hidden in a meat grinder in ISIS-inspired attack,” , September 19, 2019 (thanks to ):

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Indonesia
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22/09/2019
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“Couples flogged for public affection in Indonesia’s Aceh,” , September 19, 2019 (thanks to ):

A trio of canoodling couples were publicly flogged in Indonesia’s Aceh province on Thursday, charged with breaking local Islamic law that outlaws public displays of affection.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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21/09/2019
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Israel of carrying out a genocide of the Palestinian people in a far left document which also appeared to back armed resistance to the Jewish state. Mr Corbyn was among several high profile left-wing names to put his name to the ‘Cairo Declaration’ which called for a boycott of Israel and accused it of perpetrating “apartheid” against the Palestinians, it has emerged...Critics have said Mr Corbyn’s decision to put his name to a document placed him on the side of those who question the very right of Israel to exist.

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Indonesia
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29/08/2019
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A growing body of “born-again” Muslims are driving social changes that also have an economic impact, encouraging everything from Muslim-targeted housing to Shariah banking. 

Conservative Islamic groups were largely repressed during the 32-year rule of strongman Suharto, but since his downfall in 1998, they have emerged as a growing force, although officially, Indonesia remains secular.

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Indonesia
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22/09/2019
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There has an Islamic revival sweeping Indonesia. So-called “born-again” Muslims are driving  as well as the economy. Sharia is fast becoming the center of every aspect of Indonesian life, featuring Muslim-targeted housing, Sharia banking and a soaring demand for halal food.

Invariably, with Islamic revival come the abuses that go hand-in-hand with it.

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I only wish that Atwood would tell her fans that she is not writing, primarily at least, about the way that Trump’s America could go in the future, but about how things are right now for females in repressive Islamic societies. We are so blessed compared to them. To don a red dress and white bonnet, to pretend their suffering is ours, to talk of tyranny, is the most appalling moral vanity.

Imagine a country where women have no jobs, no rights and are valued only for their reproductive success. Imagine a country where girls aren’t taught to read in case they get ideas. Imagine a country where boys eat lunch while girls have to wait. Imagine women having to cover themselves head to toe in case men get ideas.

Sadly, we don’t have to imagine. There are millions of handmaids. The nightmare of Gilead is right here.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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19/09/2019
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The National Secular Society has urged the government to rethink its position on non-stun slaughter after a minister appeared to backtrack on requiring meat from unstunned animals to be labelled. The NSS has written to Theresa Villiers, the environment secretary, after she said the government opposes restrictions on non-stun slaughter, including labelling requirements. In an interview with 

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United States of America (the)
News Date: 
18/09/2019
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“Amid Terrorism Talk, Bail Denied in Miami Plane Sabotage Case,” by Curt Anderson, , September 18, 2019:

A federal judge cited new evidence of potential terrorism sympathies in denying bail for a mechanic charged with sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner.

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Saudi Arabia
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16/09/2019
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Crucifixion is one of the punishments specified by verse 5:33 for "causing mischief/corruption in the land". The 'crime' of 'causing mischief/corruption in the land' is one of the exceptions that Muslim spokesmen ALWAYS omit when misquoting verse 5:32 after jihad attacks. See below: 

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United Kingdom (UK)
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15/09/2019
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In an absurd accusation:

A law to tackle female genital mutilation is racially motivated because it excludes intimate piercings and cosmetic surgery, black and Muslim campaigners have claimed.

Any challenge to the abusive practices that are sanctioned in Islam comes with the inevitable parroting of accusations about racism and “Islamophobia.”

Jihad - The process of imposing Islamic values

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Quran: Surat al-Baqara (the Cow) verses 216-218: Quran Tafsir(Commentary on) Ibn Kathir -  Jihad is made Obligatory

In this Ayah, Allah made it obligatory for the Muslims to fight in Jihad against the evil of the enemy who transgress against Islam. Az-Zuhri said, "Jihad is required from every person, whether he actually joins the fighting or remains behind. Whoever remains behind is required to give support, if support is warranted; to provide aid, if aid is needed; and to march forth, if he is commanded to do so. If he is not needed, then he remains behind.''

On the day of Al-Fath (when he conquered Makkah), the Prophet said:

There is no Hijrah (migration from Makkah to Al-Madinah) after the victory, but only Jihad and good intention. If you were required to march forth, then march forth.

Allah's statement:

(...though you dislike it) means, `Fighting is difficult and heavy on your hearts.' Indeed, fighting is as the Ayah describes it, as it includes being killed, wounded, striving against the enemies and enduring the hardship of travel. Allah then said:

. ..and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you) meaning, fighting is followed by victory, dominance over the enemy, taking over their lands, money and offspring. Allah continues:

(...and that you like a thing which is bad for you.)

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Saudi Arabia
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18/09/2009
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  • Saudi law is based on Sharia (Islamic) law41 and applies to both Muslims and non-Muslims in the country
  • Observing any religion other than Islam is illegal in the Kingdom.
  • Fundamentalist Wahhabi Islam is the only expression of religion allowed in Saudi Arabia. There is no religious freedom in the country, even if Saudi officials have been tolerating the private practice of other religions. However, the Saudi religion police, the Muttawa, continues to persecute Christians in their homes where they meet to pray.

Pakistan Blasphemy Law
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This article discusses blasphemy law of Pakistan and deliberates on international criticism and pressure on Pakistan to change death penalty for crime under section 295-C of PPC. It highlights the reasons why even the most liberal Pakistani governments have not been able to bring any reforms in this law let alone change the law. The article further focuses on section 295-C of Pakistan Penal Code on defamation of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and sees how it is different from other offences relating to religion mentioned in part XV of Pakistan’s Penal Code. This research carries out an in depth study of the Qur’anic verses and the incidents which took place during the life time of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) as recorded in classical Islamic literature, of offending, ridiculing or disobeying the Prophet of Islam. Finally capital punishment under Islamic law and under laws of United States is discussed. Islamic legal philosophy on capital punishment and mannerism in which Islamic legal system deters the misuse of law in capital crimes is part of this research. The article also suggests that the constitutional status of a country has a very important role to play in its legislation.

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To conclude it is stated that section 295-C of Pakistan Penal Code is in line with the verses of Quran and Prophetic traditions. Since the Constitution of Pakistan states that laws should not be repugnant to injunctions of Islam therefore derogating Prophet Muhammad’s name or personality is considered as a capital crime under section 295-C.

 

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I have not presented the entire scope of parallels that exist between the brutal behaviour of ISIS and Islamic doctrines upon which they are firmly supported; nor have I proffered the entire width and breadth of the available evidence that further illustrate the striking similarities highlighted in this piece.  Despite these concessions, I think it is fair to say that the parallels and evidence discussed provide any reasonable observer with strong justification to make the statement, ISIS is Islam.  The central doctrines of Islam do exhort believers to slay non-believers, they do prescribe rape, looting and all of the other barbarism we are witnessing ISIS perform, and to ignore these facts, to turn a blind eye for the sake of pandering to outdated notions of political correctness, is to pay insufficient heed to the core problems associated with not only this band of barbaric pirates, but to the root of this problem, a religion that has spawned some of the most vile and inhumane behaviour that our modern world has witnessed.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
12/09/2019
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A head teacher and her father have been found guilty of running an unregistered school in a run-down building, in the second prosecution of its kind....In June 2018, inspectors from Ofsted's unregistered schools taskforce visited the school - which was described as having an Islamic ethos - and warned the head teacher that they believed the school was operating illegally.

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Australia
News Date: 
15/09/2019
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An Adelaide butcher has been pressured to take down a sign after it was found to be “offensive and demeaning” to muslims. The Advertising Standards Board heard a complaint against Valley Butchers in August over a sign at the store. The sign read, “non halal certified” and features a picture of a kangaroo and an emu.

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Italy
News Date: 
17/09/2019
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  • The attack took place on busy Piazza Duca d'Aosta in Milan shortly after 10:45am
  • Man reportedly stabbed soldier, 34, in neck and shoulder with pair of scissors
  • Alleged attacker is said to have shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he was then arrested

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Anne Marie Waters Leader, For Britain

FGM 'increasingly performed on UK babies'

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
17/09/2019
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Female genital mutilation (FGM) is increasingly being performed on babies and infants in the UK, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told. FGM expert and barrister Dr Charlotte Proudman said it was "almost impossible to detect" as the girls were not in school or old enough to report it. In one report, in Yorkshire, a victim was just one month old.

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