ECHR Ruling: 

"sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

Source: 

Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights

Council of Europe

News Date: 
05/06/2017
Summary: 

The ongoing , March's , the shocking scenes at Manchester Arena and the  have brought terrorism back to the

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  • Although the internet evidently did play a role in the radicalization process, the study showed that face-to-face encounters were more important, and that dawa, the proselytizing of Islam, played a central role in this process, as the men themselves became missionaries for Islam.

  • The third factor was the establishment of a "them and us" distinction between the radicalized men and the rest of the world, especially the belief that the West is an enemy of the Muslim world. The distinction also involved a rejection of democracy and a commitment to the establishment of a caliphate governed by sharia law, which the men want to bring about either through dawa(proselytizing) or violence (jihad).

  • "The Islamic State is a byproduct of Al Azhar's programs. So can Al Azhar denounce itself as un-Islamic? Al Azhar says there must be a caliphate and that it is an obligation for the Muslim world. Al Azhar teaches the law of apostasy and killing the apostate. Al Azhar is hostile towards religious minorities, and teaches things like not building churches, etc. Al Azhar upholds the institution of jizya [extracting tribute from non-Muslims]. Al Azhar teaches stoning people. So can Al Azhar denounce itself as un-Islamic?" — Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Nasr, scholar of Islamic law, graduate of Egypt's Al Azhar University, explaining why it refused to denounce ISIS as un-Islamic, 2015.

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Ex-Muslim interrupts Anne Marie Waters

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One of the most frequently quoted Quranic verses is chapter 9 verse 5. This verse is known as "The Verse of the Sword." Muslim terrorists cite it to justify their violent jihad. Correspondingly, critics of Islam claim that it commands Muslims to act with offensive aggression towards the non-Muslims of that period, and contributes to Islam’s final theological doctrine of aggression towards all non-Muslims of all times. Apologists for Islam claim that 9:5 is purely defensive. Which side is right?

As the Islamic source materials are examined it will become evident that verse 9:5 is part of the theology of jihad and is meant to be both offensive and defensive. It is directed against Pagans living both near to and far away from Muhammad.

Understanding 9:5 in context requires an examination of the passage in which it is found. This passage consists of 29 to 41 verses or so (depending on which scholar’s view you hold). Because of time and space constraints however, I will only review the first 8 or so verses. I believe that they set the passage’s tone and belay its directives.

Islam’s final theological position regarding the use of violence to further its domain does not rest upon one verse or passage. Rather the entire Quran, other Islamic source materials, and Muhammad’s actions and lifestyle (Sunnah) must be examined and evaluated. We’ll do that with a view toward Sura 9:5.

I have attempted to keep this article focused on 9:5 within the broad theology of jihad. 9:5 is a foundational stone in the building of jihad and general aspects of jihad must be discussed. There is also the related topic of abrogation, but that has been dealt with elsewhere1, 2, 3, 4.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
18/01/2019
Summary: 

A gang of thugs boasted they “run Hackney” as they sprayed their victims with acid in a shocking homophobic attack caught on CCTV. The sickening assault on innocent members of the public unfolded back in May 2018 and left one man with a fractured eye socket and corrosive burns to his eyes. Nine men have now been sentenced, with seven jailed and two handed suspended sentences.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
19/01/2019
Summary: 

Boris Johnson privately warned there could be “reprisal” killings of British citizens if two Isil fighters allegedly members of the infamous ‘Beatles’ terror cell were executed in America. 

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
19/01/2019
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A mosque-based scout group is being investigated by police after links to an 'Islamic extremist' preacher and claims that the group leader encouraged girls as young as five pose in videos, advocating wearing the hijab. 

Country: 
Canada
News Date: 
15/01/2019
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After fleeing alleged family abuse in Saudi Arabia, Rahaf Mohammed is facing death threats here in Canada. Adrian Ghobrial with next steps for one of the country’s newest and most recognizable refugees.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
17/01/2019
Summary: 

"These mendacious silencing tactics must be called out for what they are.

"These councillors are dismissing the concerns of Kirklees residents who do not wish their council to supply this meat to children, including Muslims who reject the hardline interpretations of Islam that the council has effectively endorsed." Indeed the council's policy flies in the face of the fact that the majority of halal meat consumed by Muslims in the UK is from animals stunned prior to slaughter.

Country: 
Malaysia
News Date: 
17/01/2019
Summary: 

Will there be an international outcry about this blatant anti-Semitism?

Malaysia’s foreign minister said Wednesday that the government will not budge over a ban on Israeli athletes in a para swimming competition and has decided that the country will not host any events in the future involving Israel.

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