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January 2020

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United States of America (the)
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31/01/2020
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This article encapsulates so much about what is wrong with the contemporary Catholic Church and the imperative of “interfaith dialogue,” and illustrates the apparently impenetrable confusion people have today between criticizing ideas and discriminating against human beings

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Sweden
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31/01/2020
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We have been pointing this out for years, but Stefan Löfven would have denounced us as “Islamophobic” for doing so.”While anti-Semitism in Sweden was historically associated with right-wing extremism, a 2013 study cited by Paulina Neuding of The New York Times revealed that 51 percent of 

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United States of America (the)
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31/01/2020
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Is it coincidence that Muhammad's sword was nicknamed "Cleaver of vertebrae"?

"We will chop their heads off"

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Congo (the Democratic Republic of the)
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31/01/2020
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The world yawns. No “Islamophobia” has been perpetrated, so there is nothing to see here.

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Afghanistan
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31/01/2020
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Afghan authorities have cited the proliferation of unregistered mosques and madrassas (Islamic religious schools) as a cause of radicalization in the country. The Afghan government requires mosques to register with the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs and the Ministry of Education. Nonetheless, only 50,000 of the country’s estimated 160,000 mosques are registered.

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Afghanistan
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31/01/2020
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This is no surprise. There has long been a problem with the preaching of jihad in Afghan schools, and in those in neighboring Pakistan also. A 2015 study by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit turned up “extensive activity” by jihadist groups in schools; groups including Hizb ut-Tahrir, Jamiat-e-Islah, and Tehrik-e-Islami.

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Saudi Arabia
United Kingdom (UK)
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27/01/2020
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Sharia Watch: The mosques are already established so their influence will remain. More importantlt, will any of them be closed?

Saudi Arabia will stop funding mosques abroad, according to the former Saudi minister of justice, Mohammed Bin Abdul-Karim Issa.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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31/01/2020
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A mother-of-two from East Lancashire who sent funds to a terrorist organisation in Syria has been jailed. Victoria Layla Webster, 28, of Pine St, Nelson, pleaded guilty to two counts of providing money for purposes of terrorism and one count of inviting another to provide money for purposes of terrorism, and was sentenced to 17 months in prison. Appearing alongside her at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday, was co-defendant Amaani Noor from Wavertree, Liverpool.

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Israel
Palestine
Turkey
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30/01/2020
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Once again, supporters of the “Palestinians” invoke Islam. Yet mainstream Western analysts continue to ignore Islam in examining the Israeli/ “Palestinian” conflict.

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India
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30/01/2020
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“Madhya Pradesh BJP has alleged that more people were involved in the case but police not taking any action against them due to political reasons. Madhya Pradesh BJP chief Rakesh Singh said that out of 15 to 20 people who had attacked the Dalit man, only 2-3 have been arrested. He said that only formalities have been done in such a shocking incident because Congress is playing the politics of vote bank and appeasement.”

It’s a universal worldwide impulse.

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Nigeria
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30/01/2020
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“Boko Haram: Insurgency made 59,311 orphans, 59,213 widows in Borno – Gov.

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Burkina Faso
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30/01/2020
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“A seven-year campaign led by French troops, the deployment of hundreds of US special forces, massive aid for local militaries and a billion dollar-a-year United Nations peacekeeping operation have been unable to decisively weaken the multiple overlapping insurgencies in the region and security has continued to deteriorate.”

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The ‘Prophet’ Muhammad said, “I have been made victorious through terror” (Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220)

Does that statement strike you as odd? If so, why?

Most westerners know very little about the life and deeds of Muhammad. This despite him being such a towering figure on the world historical stage. Perhaps this can be explained by the fact that he is associated with a religious tradition that most westerners do not follow. Still, one would think that the reality that Islam has dominated the news over the past two decades would cause at least some people to dig deeper. Sadly this did not happen.

Ignorance about Muhammad is nothing short of dangerous. It allows people to simply think of him as a benign religious figure who, like many others, taught the Golden Rule while trying to reform society. While there are, of course, many things that Muslims admire about their prophet there are also some aspects of his life and teaching that those of us outside the fold of Islam will necessarily find deeply troubling.

The purpose of this series of articles is to look at the example of Muhammad and to analyze its relevance for the modern world. Why do this? Simply because the example of their prophet is of supreme importance for Muslim believers. As the Qur’an says: “There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah often” (Qur’an 33:21). His example, as portrayed in the hadiths and his Sira (biography) is, therefore, a matter of supreme importance to Muslims. By following in his footsteps, they believe that they give themselves the best possible chance to inherit eternal life.

So, if Muhammad consistently preached and lived toleration, then Muslims would be duty-bound to follow him in this example. On the other hand, if his example was one of aggression and belligerence towards unbelievers, then this would be the standard example that Muslims are required to follow. We, therefore, need to carefully examine his record in this regard.

It should be noted that there are many questions to be asked about the reliability of the traditions concerning Muhammad (questions I explore in my book ‘The Mecca Mystery – Probing the Black Hole at the Heart of Muslim History‘).

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Indonesia
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30/01/2020
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Aceh’s all-female Sharia flogging squad is the perfect metaphor for Western feminists’ refusal to denounce Sharia oppression of women. When the time comes, maybe the Women’s March or Code Pink could select female floggers for Sharia police in the U.S.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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30/01/2020
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Well done Sarah Champion! More backbone than most MPs.

The Labour MP also raises the failures of Manchester MET & other police forces on this topic. 19,000 working class white English children were raped by Pakistani Muslim child rape gangs in the UK last year.

Sarah Champion estimated that 1 million working class white children have been raped by such child rape gangs in the last 20-30 years.

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This is important as many critics of Islam have been silenced on these platforms for making valid and polite criticisms of Islam as a belief system.

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Nigeria
Turkey
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29/01/2020
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Sharia Watch: What this report doesn't say is that those Fulani herdsmen are Islamic jihadis who have slaughtered 1,000s, especially Christians. This is more Islamic jihad than clashes over land.

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Pakistan
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28/01/2020
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“And do not marry polytheistic women until they believe. And a believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even though she might please you. And do not marry polytheistic men until they believe. And a believing slave is better than a polytheist, even though he might please you. Those invite to the Fire, but Allah invites to Paradise and to forgiveness, by his permission. And he makes clear his verses to the people that perhaps they may remember.” (Qur’an 2:221)

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Sudan (the)
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27/01/2020
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No doubt that most learned of imams, Pope Francis, is on his way to Bout right now, so as to 

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Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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29/01/2020
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In the West, we are much more enlightened than this. We don’t arrest people who are accused of insulting Islamic sacred beliefs. We simply excoriate them as “racists” and “Islamophobes,” deplatform and forcibly silence them, and ostracize them from polite society. We are much more advanced in the West.

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France
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27/01/2020
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The Times of London, staid as ever, reported it all with a straight face on Friday: “Police have told a French teenager to go into hiding after she received death threats for insulting Islam.” That’s right, a teenager in France, not in Pakistan, or Saudi Arabia, or Iran.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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28/01/2020
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An Islamic school in Birmingham is suing the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) because the school was given a failing grade and listed as “inadequate.”

The audacity of Islamic supremacists and jihadists knows no bounds. Ofsted gave this school a failing grade because of an “inflammatory” leaflet discovered on a school shelf. It doesn’t matter that it was 25 years old, as stated in the article below. It’s the content that matters, and the fact that it was readily available at the school. Here’s what was in the leaflet:

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United Kingdom (UK)
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27/01/2020
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COPS took down a huge asylum seeker grooming gang in Glasgow - but kept it secret. The gang preyed on vulnerable young girls in the city, and had at lest 44 victims, including a core group of six youngsters who were all known to each other.

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Jordan
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27/01/2020
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Islamic jihadis in Muslim countries hate tourists, who are often visiting sites of jahiliyya, the pre-Islamic society of unbelievers. And if they’re visiting Muslim sites, they’re trampling them down under their Infidel feet. Either way, they’re not welcome.

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United States of America (the)
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27/01/2020
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No hate crimes are ever justified. The “Islamophobia” industry, however, wildly exaggerates the threat to Muslims and falsely portrays them as subject to widespread discrimination and harassment in the US, in its indefatigable pursuit of protected victim status.

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Spain
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26/01/2020
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The principle is always and everywhere the same: in Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to suit Islamic sensibilities. And in non-Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to suit Islamic sensibilities.

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Pakistan
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26/01/2020
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This grotesque crime recalls the establishment media’s full-court press a few years ago to convince Americans that “Allahu akbar” was a benign phrase that only greasy Islamophobes could possibly be concerned about.

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Nigeria
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26/01/2020
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“BREAKING: 10 Loggers Killed In Borno By Terrorists,” SaharaReporters, January 24, 2020

At least 10 civilians have been killed by Boko Haram terrorists during an attack on loggers at Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State on Thursday.

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26/01/2020
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Breitbart reported on December 24, 2017 that “areas of Bradford, England, are No Go Zones for certain ethnic groups and the city is “heading toward disaster,” councillors have warned, citing attacks on a synagogue and white businesses in ‘Asian’ areas.”

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Nigeria
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26/01/2020
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  • The Bishops' Conference of Nigeria described the area as "killing fields", like the ones the Khmer Rouge created in Cambodia to exterminate the population.

  • "We are Aramaic people and we don't have this right to have anyone protect us? Look upon us as frogs, we'll accept that -- just protect us so we can stay in our land". — Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, the Syrian Orthodox Archbishop of Mosul the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, home to many of the Christians who fled jihadis, National Catholic Register, April 7, 2017.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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26/01/2020
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A Labour frontbencher who claimed that he was "mortified" to discover he had "accidentally" shared anti-Semitic posts failed to remove the remarks from his Facebook page for another six months after his apology...Yesterday Lord Mann, the Prime Minister's independent adviser on anti-Semitism, said: "These posts are deeply offensive to the family and deeply offensive to the Jewish community. This is one of the most common anti-Semitic tropes.

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European Union
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25/01/2020
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  • t is worth noticing that the European Commission places the responsibility for integration of third-country nationals exclusively on the shoulders of EU member states.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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24/01/2020
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Sharia Watch: A copy of the report on Operation Augusta can be downloaded from the link on this page or from: https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/media/2569/operation_augusta_january_2020_digital_final.pdf

Commentary by Danial Greenfield on Jihad Watch:

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“There was an educational issue. Asian males didn’t understand that it was wrong, and the girls were not quite there . They were difficult groups to deal with. We can’t enforce our way out of the problem,” Constable B said.

Original document:- https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/media/2569/operation_augusta_january_2020_digital_final.pdf

 

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France
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24/01/2020
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Celebrate diversity all you want. But is diversity going to celebrate you?  Sharia Watch: Note that it is the victim who has to hide. This is what we describe as "soft-jihad", the slow application of Islamic values via threats and intimidation!

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In this final article in the series on shari’a we turn our focus to the ways in which people who transgress shari’a rulings are punished. 

Modern human rights principles identify ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ as one of the most basic and fundamental violations of human rights. Unfortunately, Islamic law mandates exactly this kind of punishment for a variety of offences, some of which would not be regarded as crimes in other jurisdictions. 

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I’d like to talk to you about what I find a fascinating topic that is the topic of Islamic ethics, but in particular, a part of Islamic ethics which is called sacred deception or Taqiyya.

Let me give you a few ethical rules that come from the Hadith:

  • a Muslim does not cheat another Muslim in business
  • a Muslim doesn’t kill another Muslim
  • a Muslim doesn’t touch another Muslim’s wife and
  • a Muslim doesn’t lie to another Muslim

You notice something here? That’s right. You and I are left out because you see Islam is not a symmetric ethical system. The golden rule is symmetric. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” That is, there’s a balance here; the other and yourself are seen as equal. But in Islam if you’re a Kafir, you’re never equal to the Muslim. Islam does not have a golden rule. The Kafir is always inferior.

Now then, let’s talk about lying and deception. First let’s start with the fact that Allah has 99 names and one of those 99 names is he is the best of deceivers.

But Allah is also the best of plotters and schemers so given that, it isn’t too surprising that we find in the

Koran 16:106 “Those who disbelieve in Allah after having believed, who open up their hearts to disbelief will feel the wrath of Allah and have a terrible punishment.”

In other words, apostates can be killed or otherwise punished. But it goes further. “But there is no punishment for anyone who is compelled to deny Allah in words but whose heart is faithful.” So in other words, a Muslim can lie about Islam if it serves Islam. And one of the ways he can serve Islam is that the Muslim is not discriminated against.

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Nigeria
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23/01/2020
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If the roles were reversed here, and Christians had murdered a Muslim imam for refusing to convert to Christianity, although such a murder would never happen and should never happen, there would be screaming international headlines.

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United Arab Emirates (the)
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23/01/2020
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A glimpse into the future of the West.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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22/01/2020
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“If you’re one man and there’s a million kuffar (unbelievers), you are free to fight them, if your intentions are clear, you’re fighting for the pleasure of Allah. And if you die that’s completely fine, it’s even more virtuous, you know. The weapons are a must, these firearms, it’s a 100%… just make sure you have clips, Akhi (‘brother’), you have enough clips, know what I’m saying.”

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France
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22/01/2020
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What? Not white supremacists? Not right-wing extremists? There must be some mistake. 

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In the previous article I introduced this series on shari’a by pointing out that it is supposed to be a universal code for all Muslims under all circumstances. It should, therefore, be understood that shari’a was designed to control every aspect of the lives of society and individuals. 

It is for this reason that certain actions which in many parts of the world would be legally neutral are depicted as firmly on the wrong side of shari’a. The following are, for example, regarded as serious crimes under shari’a: 

  • Apostasy (i.e. leaving the Islamic religion). In some jurisdictions where shari’a is consistently applied, apostates can expect the death penalty. (Based on Sahih Bukhari 4:52:260 and similar hadiths)
  • Free Speech. Blasphemy is regarded as a very serious crime under shari’a. Criticism of the prophet is regarded as especially serious. In line with Muhammad’s treatment of his critics most shari’a codes demand the death penalty for blasphemy. (Based on Muhammad’s treatment of critics like the poetess Asma bint Marwan) 
  • Adultery. The traditional shari’a punishment for adultery is stoning, this despite the fact that this punishment is mandated by the hadith collections and not the Qur’an. (See, for example, Sahih Bukhari 8:82:817)
  • Consumption of Alcohol and Games of Chance. Shari’a law in this area is based on Qur’an 5:90: “O you who believe! Strong drink and games of chance and idols and divine arrows are only an infamy of Satan’s handiwork. Leave it aside that you may succeed.” First offenses are generally punished with a whipping with more serious consequences for repeat offenses.
  • Homosexuality. Shari’a codes differ on the severity of punishment for acts of homosexuality but not on whether homosexuals should be punished. On the latter, they are in complete agreement. Many shari’a codes demand the death penalty for homosexuality. (Qur’an 4:16 and 7:80)

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In the second article of this series on shari’a, I focussed on the fact that shari’a criminalises many actions that are deemed perfectly legal in most other jurisdictions. That in itself should be enough to convince us of the fundamental incompatibility of shari’a with western legal systems.

As if this (regarding normally non-criminal acts as crimes) is not enough, shari’a also positively commands certain actions that would normally be viewed as crimes. 

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In the previous article of this series on sharia’ we looked at the way in which shari’a mandates or, at the very least condone, actions that are regarded as serious crimes in other jurisdictions. However this is not where the incompatibility of shari’a with other legal systems ends. 

House of Lords: Pakistani Muslim child rape gangs. Why won't the UK gov't release the report on the characteristics of these gangs? Is it because sharia influences their mindset?
https://shariawatch.org.uk/?q=content/link-between-cse-and-sharia-law

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United Kingdom (UK)
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20/01/2020
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The UK’s Mailonline reported Friday that according to a “damning” new report, “sex attacks on young girls by Asian grooming gangs were ignored by police fear of stoking racial tensions, a damning report has ruled.” “Asian” is British media code for “Muslim.”

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