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Maldives: Government shuts down human rights group for “slandering Islam”

Maldives: Government shuts down human rights group for “slandering Islam”

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Has Amnesty International spoken out against the stigmatizing, demonizing, and deplatforming of critics of jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women in the West, or only in the Maldives? What do you think? And why the inconsistency? Because in the West, Islamocritics are defamed as “right-wing,” and hence worthy of no consideration.

Remember also: in Islamic law, it is considered a good thing to conceal the faults of a fellow Muslim, as Muhammad said: “The servant (who conceals) the faults of others in this world, Allah would conceal his faults on the Day of Resurrection” (Sahih Muslim 32.6267). The ordinary understanding of slander in the West is that it involves making false charges that defame another person. But in Islamic law, the definition of slander doesn’t involve falsehood. The Shafi’i manual of Islamic law ‘Umdat al-Salik defines “slander” as “to mention anything concerning a person that he would dislike.” Nothing is said about whether or not what is said is true — only that the person would dislike it. And as the Qur’an warns, “Woe unto every slandering traducer” (104:1).

“Maldives: Human rights group shut down for ‘slandering Islam,’” , November 5, 2019 (thanks to ):