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Sharia Law: Islam’s Warden

I think the best way to begin is with how Sharia is the life-force of Islam. 

To be sure, we must understand why Sharia is the life-force of Islam, and why Islam must impose (by force, if needed) Sharia to the entire world. Once we grasp this tenet, then we can understand how and why myriad specific Sharia laws affect lives.

The basic tenets of Sharia emanate with the assumption that Allah has chosen the believers (i.e., the Muslims) to rule the world. It might sound fascistic, but make no mistake: the Qur’an is absolutely determined to hand over the rule of the world to the followers of Islam: more specifically, to the Bedouin Arabs. Because Islam = Arabism. In the Qur’an (3:104, 3:110) Allah says that Arabs are the best of people ever created.

http://www.real-islam.com/abulkasem/Sharia-Laws-Islam-Warden.htm

Mapping Sharia is also a very useful site on explaining some aspects of shariahttp://mappingsharia.com/?page_id=79

The origins of sharia: http://www.crf-usa.org/america-responds-to-terrorism/the-origins-of-islamic-law.html

  • Jihad is Islamic
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    Among Muslims and non-Muslims, there is an urgent need to address those obsolete and problematic elements of Islamic orthodoxy that underlie the Islamist worldview, fuelling violence on both sides. The world’s largest Muslim organisation, Indonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulama, of which I am General Secretary, has begun to do exactly that.


    The truth, we recognise, is that jihadist doctrine, goals and strategy can be traced to specific tenets of orthodox, authoritative Islam and its historic practice. This includes those portions of Shariah that promote Islamic supremacy, encourage enmity towards non-Muslims and  It is these elements – still taught by most Sunni and Shiite institutions – that constitute a summons to perpetual conflict.

    It is our firm view that, if Muslims do not address the key tenets of Islamic tradition that encourage this violence, anyone – at any time – can harness them to defy what they claim to be illegitimate laws and butcher their fellow citizens, whether they live in the Islamic world or the West. This is what links so many current events, from Syria to the streets of London. There is a desperate need for honest discussion of these matters. This is why it worries me to see Western political and intellectual elites weaponise the term “Islamophobia,” to short-circuit analysis of a complex phenomenon that threatens all humanity. For example, it is factually incorrect and counter-productive to define Islamophobia as “rooted in racism,” as proposed by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims. In reality, it is the spread of Islamist extremism and terror that primarily contributes to the rise of Islamophobia throughout the non-Muslim world. That is why it is vital to challenge the prevailing “Muslim mindset,” which is predicated upon enmity and suspicion towards non-Muslims, and often rationalises perpetrating violence in the name of Islam. Otherwise, non-Muslims will continue to be radicalised by Islamist attacks and by large-scale Muslim migration to the West.

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    where this article appeared in the UK press.

     

     

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    Ending the cycle of violence requires addressing not only the ideology and motivations of someone like Tarrant, but also the historical framework he shares with many Muslims. That is, that Muslims and non-Muslims are and shall remain in a state of permanent conflict, until the end of time (according to Islamists) or the disappearance of Islam (according to advocates of a “counter-jihad”). Among Muslims and non-Muslims, there is an urgent need to address those obsolete and problematic elements of Islamic orthodoxy that underlie the Islamist worldview, fuelling violence on both sides. The world’s largest Muslim organisation, Indonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulama, of which I am General Secretary, has begun to do exactly that.

    The truth, we recognise, is that jihadist doctrine, goals and strategy can be traced to specific tenets of orthodox, authoritative Islam and its historic practice. This includes those portions of Shariah that promote Islamic supremacy, encourage enmity towards non-Muslims and It is these elements – still taught by most Sunni and Shiite institutions – that constitute a summons to perpetual conflict.

    There is a desperate need for honest discussion of these matters. This is why it worries me to see Western political and intellectual elites weaponise the term “,” to short-circuit analysis of a complex phenomenon that threatens all humanity. For example, it is as proposed by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims. In reality, it is the spread of Islamist extremism and terror that primarily contributes to the rise of Islamophobia throughout the non-Muslim world.

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    Relevant Quotes

    The quotes below come from the Umdat al-Salik and, crucially, represent what is considered to be an authoritative work of Shari’a from the Shafi’i school of Islamic jurisprudence. As we have seen from the concept of “scholarly consensus” (explained above), the rulings included here are legally binding, according to Shari’a.

    On children:

    • When a child with discrimination (O: meaning he can eat, drink, and clean himself after using the toilet unassisted) is seven years of age, he is ordered to perform the prayer, and when ten, is beaten for neglecting it (N: not severely, but so as to discipline the child, and not more than three blows). f1.2

    On apostates:

    • Someone raised among Muslims who denies the obligatoriness of the prayer, zakat, fasting Ramadan, the pilgrimage, or the unlawfulness of wine and adultery, or denies something else upon which there is scholarly consensus (ijma’, def:b7) and which is necessarily known as being of the religion (N: necessarily known meaning things that any Muslim would know about if asked) thereby becomes an unbeliever (kafir) and is executed for his unbelief (O: if he does not admit he is mistaken and acknowledge the Obligatoriness or unlawfulness of that which there is scholarly consensus upon. As for if he denies the obligatoriness of something there is not consensus upon, then he is not adjudged an unbeliever). f1.3
    • The following are not subject to retaliation: … (3) a Jewish or Christian subject of the Islamic state for killing an apostate from Islam (O: because a subject of the state is under its protection, while killing an apostate from Islam is without consequences); o1.2
    • When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed. o8.1
    • In such a case, it is obligatory for the caliph (A: or his representative) to ask him to repent and return to Islam. If he does, it is accepted from him, but if he refuses, he is immediately killed. o8.2

    On jihad:

    • The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o11.4)-which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax (O: in accordance with the word of Allah Most High, “Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbidden-who do not practice the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book-until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled” (Koran 9.29) o9.8
    • The caliph fights all other peoples until they become Muslim (O: because they are not a people with a Book, nor honored as such, and are not permitted to settle with paying the poll tax (jizya)) o9.9
    • A free male Muslim who has reached puberty and is sane is entitled to the spoils of battle when he has participated in a battle to the end of it. o10.1
    • As for personal booty, anyone who, despite resistance, kills one of the enemy or effectively incapacitates him, risking his own life thereby, is entitled to whatever he can take from the enemy, meaning as much as he can take away with him in the battle, such as a mount, clothes, weaponry, money, or other. o10.2

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    To illustrate how the legal concepts of the Islamic “Lawgiver” differ significantly from those based on reason, here are some familiar commands from Mosaic Law that have underpinned Western society:

    • Love your Neighbor (or “the Golden Rule”):  “Those who follow [Muhammad] are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another. (Quran 48:29)   Islam always distinguishes between Muslims and non-Muslims.
    • Do not Murder:  Sharia exceptions: Murdering an apostate (deserter of Islam) (Para. o4.17) and a parent murdering his/her children or his/her children’s children (Para.  o1.2(4))   The latter exception applies to honor murders.
    • Do not commit Adultery:  Sharia exceptions: Sex with multiple wives (m6.10), sex with slaves and captives (Quran 33:50), and sex with temporary wives (Quran 4:24).
    • Do not steal:  Sharia exceptions: Forcible seizure, snatching and running, and theft by betraying a trust (embezzlement). (Para. o14.6)   Corruption is rampant in Islamic states due to these exceptions.
    • Do not bear false witness:  Sharia exceptions: It is OK to break the intent of the oath, as long as you don’t break the letter of the oath. (Para. o19.1) and “When it is possible to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible.” Examples including protecting Islam or a Muslim. (Para. r8.2)

     

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    Source: “Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe”

    Noting that the Welfare Party had pledged to set up a regime based on sharia law, the Court found that sharia was incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy as set forth in the Convention. It considered that “sharia, which faithfully reflects the dogmas and divine rules laid down by religion, is stable and invariable. Principles such as pluralism in the political sphere or the constant evolution of public freedoms have no place in it”. According to the Court, it was difficult to declare one’s respect for democracy and human rights while at the same time supporting a regime based on sharia, which clearly diverged from Convention values, particularly with regard to its criminal law and criminal procedure, its rules on the legal status of women and the way it intervened in all spheres of private and public life in accordance with religious precepts.

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    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

  • Sara Khan is the lead commissioner at the Commission for Countering Extremism.

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    Dear Commissioner,

    We read your with interest and we have published a brief response to it on our website. We are enclosing a copy in the attached PDF for your information.

  • Country: 
    Maldives
    News Date: 
    07/11/2019
    Summary: 

    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.

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    24/10/2019
    Summary: 

    Members of the European Parliament have called on trade conditions with 

  • Country: 
    Turkey
    News Date: 
    18/06/2017
    Summary: 

    The question is: whether Turkey will return after the expiration of the “Treaty of Lausanne 2” , a modern Ottoman empire in the region? Will the geopolitical and economic map change , and the world is entering a new phase of renovation of Ottoman legacy?

    And how the current great powers to deal with Turkish demands? Will we see wars before 2023, and who will lead that change

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    03/11/2019
    Summary: 

    “An Indonesian man who worked for a clerical organization that advises a local government on Islamic law has been caned in public for adultery….Mukhlis bin Muhammad, a member of the Aceh Ulema Council (MPU), was caned 28 times.” And the irony is that he was publicly whipped for breaking the adultery law that .

  • Country: 
    Sri Lanka
    News Date: 
    07/09/2018
    Summary: 

    A number of Sri Lankan Muslim groups have called on the government to medicalise female circumcision.

    In representations made to the Parliamentary Committee on Women and Gender, members of the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama, All Ceylon YMMA Conference, Centre for Islamic Studies and United Religions Initiative urged the Health Ministry to withdraw a recent circular prohibiting medical professionals from carrying out female circumcision.

  • Country: 
    India
    News Date: 
    25/10/2019
    Summary: 

    We are constantly told in the West that Sharia is entirely benign, and that only racist, bigoted “Islamophobes” think otherwise.

  • Country: 
    Jordan
    News Date: 
    25/10/2019
    Summary: 

    “Under the male ‘guardianship’ system, which Amnesty said is at the centre of a web of discriminatory provisions, men are empowered to control ‘women’s lives and limit their personal freedoms’, while women could be subjected to degrading practices such as ‘virginity tests’, aimed at determining whether they’ve had sex outside marriage.”

  • Country: 
    Bangladesh
    News Date: 
    20/10/2019
    Summary: 

    The violence erupted in the morning after hundreds of Muslims gathered in Bhola district for a protest rally, demanding action against the Hindu man for his social media comments against Prophet Mohammed.

  • Country: 
    Morocco
    News Date: 
    21/10/2019
    Summary: 

    Social media users in Morocco expressed fury after a video emerged of a woman with large bruises on her body who described being punished by her husband for not obeying him. This is how women are treated under Shari'a laws all over the Arab world.

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  • Country: 
    United States of America (the)
    News Date: 
    29/05/2015
    Summary: 

    One young man with dark sunglasses and a big smile, followed by another in a plaid dress shirt, and another with long hair stuffed under a Brooklyn Nets baseball cap, all said they would prefer to live under Islamic law rather than American law.

    "I'm a Muslim. I prefer Shariah law," the man in the dress shirt said.

    "Shariah law, yes," said another.

    Asked if most of his friends felt the same way, he responded, "Of course if you're a Muslim, yeah."

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    The World Watch List is an annual report on the global persecution of Christians ranking the top 50 countries where Christians are persecuted for their faith. Released at the beginning of each year, the list uses data from Open Doors field workers and external experts to quantify and analyze persecution worldwide.

    Admin: Not all countries where persecution happens are Islamic but there is a heavy preponderance of Islamic countries in the list:


     

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    Interviewer:   "For someone who burns the Koran, the punishment according to Islam is death, is that correct?"


    Imam:            "If you burn the Koran, which is an insult, then clearly the answer is yes"!

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  • Country: 
    European Union
    News Date: 
    18/10/2019
    Summary: 
    • US President Donald Trump personally made a number of appeals to European leaders requesting they do more to take responsibility for their ISIS-affiliated nationals... the Europeans refused to budge, arguing that having them return home would increase the risk of Islamist-inspired acts of terrorism....

  • Country: 
    Syrian Arab Republic
    News Date: 
    30/09/2019
    Summary: 

    A female Isil supporter was killed and seven others injured during an exchange of gunfire over a secret Sharia court set up in a Syrian camp holding displaced women and children. 

    The row broke out when a group of female Isil supporters ordered that several other women in the foreigners' section of al-Hol camp be given lashes for refusing to attend an informal Koranic studies class. 

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    By punishing politically incorrect speech and making punitive examples of free thinkers, tech titans are enforcing their own authoritarian version of Silicon Valley sharia — a set of both written and unwritten codes constricting expressions of acceptable thought in the name of “safety” and “civility.”

    Laura Loomer was suspended permanently from Twitter over the Thanksgiving holiday for this tweet — and I quote in full:

    “Isn’t it ironic how the twitter moment used to celebrate ‘women, LGBTQ, and minorities’ is a picture of Ilhan Omar? Ilhan is pro Sharia(.) Ilhan is pro-FGM(.) Under Sharia, homosexuals are oppressed & killed. Women are abused & forced to wear the hijab. Ilhan is anti Jewish.”

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  • Summary: 

    In a new video, an Islamic State (ISIS) spokesman named Abu Abd al-Azeem, “whose speech,” , “is peppered with Koranic recitations,” complained about the bad rap his cuddly group has gotten. “Why are we bombed by planes,” he asked plaintively, “why do all the nations of the unbelieving world come together to fight us?…What is our guilt? What is our crime? We (just) wanted to apply the sharia of Allah.”

    Indeed. And now, in light of that statement, here are some questions that mainstream counterterror analysts should ponder deeply: did the Islamic State actually apply Sharia? ISIS is routinely dismissed as un-Islamic, but what exactly did they do that cannot be backed up by specific citations from the Qur’an and Hadith? And if the Islamic State just wanted to apply Sharia, and Sharia is entirely benign and compatible with Western values, as Western analysts also regularly insist, then why did the whole world regard the Islamic State as a criminal entity that must be destroyed? Why was it not welcomed into the family of nations, alongside other Sharia regimes including Saudi Arabia and Iran?

  • Country: 
    United States of America (the)
    News Date: 
    10/10/2019
    Summary: 

    MCP&S now describes their role as that of a much needed defense and security force for the Muslim community and its mosques. On their official Facebook page the group states, “Our goal is to ensure that our brothers and sisters in Islam are protected.”

    Such bold claims of providing “security” and protection, however, could put MPC&S at odds with New York state and city laws, which require security companies and their paid employees to go through the rigorous process of obtaining licenses, which MCP&S does not have.

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    “In the West they present themselves as women-friendly and in their own land as misogynist,” observed , an Austrian-Pakistani Muslim convert to Catholicism, about the Ahmadis in a 2013 . Her video indicates just how unreformed Ahmadi views about sexuality and gender equality can be for this previously examined , yet often , Muslim sect that has cosmic caliphate visions.

  • Country: 
    Malaysia
    News Date: 
    25/09/2019
    Summary: 

    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?

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    25/09/2019
    Summary: 

    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. 

  • Country: 
    United States of America (the)
    News Date: 
    23/09/2019
    Summary: 

    INSIDE MOSQUES - INVESTIGATING AND EVALUATING THREAT LEVELS

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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.

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    18/09/2009
    Summary: 
    • 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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    Abstract:



    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.

     

  • Country: 
    Netherlands (the)
    News Date: 
    11/09/2019
    Summary: 

    Children at Salafist mosque schools in the Netherlands are taught Sharia law, and are taught the death penalty is appropriate for people with a different religion or belief system, according to a study by Nieuwsuur and NRC. The report has parliamentarians concerned.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    18/06/2016
    Summary: 

    Ofsted has criticised an Islamic independent school, after inspectors found leaflets which claimed music and dancing were "acts of the devil". Inspectors made an unannounced visit to the Darul Uloom Islamic High School in Birmingham after having previously rated the school as "inadequate". Inspectors said pupils were not being protected from "extreme views".

  • European Court of Human rights: "sharia is incompatible with democracy and human rights"
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    THE THREAT IS SHARIA

    The enemy adheres to an all-encompassing Islamic politicalmilitary-legal doctrine known as sharia. Sharia obliges them to engage in jihad to achieve the triumph of Islam worldwide through the establishment of a global Islamic State governed exclusively by sharia, under a restored caliphate.

    The good news is that millions of Muslims around the world – including many in America – do not follow the directives of sharia, let alone engage in jihad. The bad news is that this reality reflects the fact that the imposition of strict sharia doctrine is at different stages across Muslim-majority and -minority countries. The appearance is thus created that there is variation in sharia. Of late, representatives of Muslim- and Arab-American groups8 and their apologists9 have been claiming that there is no single sharia, that it is subject to interpretation and no one interpretation is any more legitimate than any other.

    In fact, for especially the Sunni and with regard to non-Muslims, there is ultimately but one sharia. It is totalitarian in character, incompatible with our Constitution and a threat to freedom here and around the world. Sharia’s adherents are making a determined, sustained, and wellfinanced effort to impose it on all Muslims and non-Muslims, alike.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    30/08/2019
    Summary: 

    Admin:  Our view is that Tony Blair and his Institute are extremely biased and frankly, they are ignoring the realities of sharia law as spelt out clearly in our  Also as spelt out by this brave who wishes to see Islam reformed.

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    Boris Johnson says it is time to reassert British values in the face of extremist Islam.

    Supporters of the war have retorted that Iraq cannot be said to be a whole and sufficient explanation for the existence of suicidal Islamic cells in the West, and they, too, have a point. The threat from Islamicist nutters preceded 9/11; they bombed the Paris Métro in the 1990s; and it is evident that the threat to British lives pre-dates the Iraq war, when you think that roughly the same number of Britons died in the World Trade Center as died in last week’s bombings. In other words, the Iraq war did not create the problem of murderous Islamic fundamentalists, though the war has unquestionably sharpened the resentments felt by such people in this country, and given them a new pretext. The Iraq war did not introduce the poison into our bloodstream but, yes, the war did help to potentiate that poison. And whatever the defenders of the war may say, it has not solved the problem of Islamic terror, or even come close to providing the beginnings of a solution. You can’t claim to be draining the swamp in the Middle East when the mosquitoes are breeding quite happily in Yorkshire.

    The question is what action we take now to solve the problem in our own country, and what language we should use to describe such action. The first step, as we swaddle London and Yorkshire with Police/Do Not Cross tape, is to ban the phrase ‘war on terror’, as repeatedly used by G.W. Bush, most recently on 7 July in Edinburgh, with Blair nodding beside him. There is nothing wrong in principle in waging war on an abstract noun; the British navy successfully waged a war on slavery, by which they meant a war on slavers. But if we continue to say that we are engaged in a war with these people, then we concede several points to the enemy, and set up a series of odious false equivalences.

  • Country: 
    Egypt
    News Date: 
    30/07/2019
    Summary: 

    Coptic Solidarity (CS), an international human rights organization  to ameliorating the plight of Egypt's indigenous inhabitants—the Christian Copts—recently published a comprehensive  on why the Egyptian government systematically dis

  • Summary: 

    A convicted terrorist and former ISIS fighter, expounds on the "beauty" of sharia law.

  • Summary: 

    This is a classic manual of fiqh rulings based on Shafi"i School of jurisprudence and includes original Arabic texts and translations from classic works of prominent Muslim scholars such as al Ghazali, al Nawawi, al Qurtubi, al Dhahabi and others.


    Admin: This manual has been endorsed by Cairo's al-Azhar university as "conforming to the practice and faith of orthodox Sunni Islam". It substantiates the that outlines some of the ways in which sharia is incompatible with democracy and human rights in that it:

     

    • Sanctions death for apostasy
    • Death by stoning for adultery and sodomy
    • Discrimination against non-Muslims
    • Jihad  against non-Muslims to establish Islam
    • In some cases, forced conversion to Islam
    • Discrimination against non-Muslims
    • Amputation of limbs
    • It makes clear that penalties like amputation and stoning are also applicable to non-Muslims.

    This resolution by the Council of Europe spells out precisely how sharia is incompatible with human rights and democracy:


    The Assembly recalls that the European Court of Human Rights has already stated in Refah Partisi (The Welfare Party) and others v. Turkey that the institution of Sharia law and a theocratic regime are incompatible with the requirements of a democratic society. The Assembly fully agrees that Sharia rules on, for example, divorce and inheritance proceedings are clearly incompatible with the Convention, in particular its Article 14, which prohibits discrimination on grounds such as sex or religion, and Article 5 of Protocol No. 7 to the Convention (ETS No. 117), which establishes equality between marital partners. Sharia law is also in contradiction with other provisions of the Convention and its additional protocols, including Article 2 (right to life), Article 3 (prohibition of torture or inhuman or degrading treatment), Article 6 (right to a fair trial), Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life), Article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and religion), Article 10 (freedom of expression), Article 12 (right to marry), Article 1 of the Protocol to the Convention (ETS No. 9) (protection of property) and Protocols Nos. 6 (ETS No. 114) and 13 (ETS No. 187) abolishing the death penalty.

  • Country: 
    Sweden
    News Date: 
    30/06/2019
    Summary: 

    The University of Gävle in Sweden every year releases a “Diverity barometer” where people in Sweden are asked about their attitudes towards diversity. In the latest barometer they conclude that Swedes’ attitudes towards giving immigrants their cultural rights have become more negative, at the same time more people have positive experiences of having an immigrant colleague at work.

  • Country: 
    Australia
    News Date: 
    17/05/2011
    Summary: 

    The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils wants Muslims to be able to marry, divorce and conduct financial transactions under the principles of sharia law. In a submission to the Federal Parliament's Committee on Multicultural Affairs, the Federation has asked for the change. It argues that all Australians would benefit if Islamic laws were adopted as mainstream legislation. That is not a view shared by many other contributors to the usually low-profile committee.

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    See Quran 4:34 etc

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    07/06/2019
    Summary: 

    Saudi Arabia has sentenced to death a teenager for participating in the pro-democracy Arab Spring protests when he was just 10 years old.

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