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Summary:


Quran 3:104

"Let there arise from among you a band of people who should invite to righteousness, enjoin good and forbid evil; such are the ones who shall be successful."

“It is almost always the immediate family that starts the persecution of freethinkers, of those who would ask questions or propose something new,” quoting Ayaan Hirsi Ali, from experience and reported to her readers in her book, Heretic. Part of Islamic development is being a policeman, a child reporting to a parent that a sibling is not being observant or asking stupid questions, like “Why must I do these things everyday, and 5 times a day?”  Parents too observe their offspring and may go so far as to commit acts of violence, honor killing, should a daughter look at a man, fall in love, or even look our a window when not supposed to do so.  Ayaan Hirsi Ali refers to this as “a grassroots system of religious vigilantism.”  But it goes beyond religion, the focus becomes the observance of Islamic Law.

One Muslim is there to watch another Muslim to insure they are being properly Muslim, knowing the one being watched is a watcher too.

https://understand-islam.com/2016/12/07/vigilantes-in-islam/

 

There is a broad ideological movement in Islam for the support of blasphemy laws, which require Muslims to take the law into their own hands to kill a person who is accused of blaspheming the Prophet Muhammad. After the Charlie Hebdo attacks, leading Urdu-language Pakistani daily Roznama Ummat published a 43-part series titled "Martyrs of the Prophet's Honor." A review of the series I had conducted revealed that the streets of Lahore in the 1920s and 1930s look liked the streets of Paris today - for similar reasons. The review revealed that those who avenged blasphemy included lone wolves such as Qazi Abdur Rasheed in December 1926 and Ghazi Ilmuddin in April 1929; Ghazi Murid Hussain, a lone wolf jihadi from the Sufi school of Islam; Ghazi Miyan Muhammad, a soldier who killed his soldier-colleague long before Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan did the same; and Babu Merajuddin, a soldier who stabbed a Sikh officer, among others.[15]

https://www.memri.org/reports/pakistans-execution-malik-mumtaz-qadri-%E2%80%93-ideology-blasphemy-islam

From the Umdat al-Salik(Manual of Sharia)

o8.4 There is no indemnity for killing an apostate (O: or any expiation, since it is killing someone who deserves to die).

https://abudaniyal.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/reliance2_complete.pdf   Page 596

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    18/11/2018
    Summary: 

    It might be best, the policeman advised, if the mainly Christian residents closed their shops, went home and laid low in case there was trouble. As the decision sparked off nationwide protests that brought the country to a halt for three days, the slum's new church was closed and services cancelled, while the congregation warily watched the demonstrations unfold. More than a fortnight after Mrs Bibi, a Catholic farmhand, was acquitted of defaming the Prophet Mohammed, she is still hiding in legal limbo, 

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    16/11/2018
    Summary: 

    Even if Bibi does manage to leave, there is one country that has refused to offer her asylum: Britain. Wilson Chowdhry of the British Pakistani Christian Association, who is in contact with Bibi and her family, revealed last week that British officials had fears of unrest if Bibi came here. spiked caught up with Chowdhry to discuss the ramifications of the Bibi case in Pakistan and Britain.

    spiked: Why is Asia Bibi unable to leave Pakistan despite her acquittal?

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    12/11/2018
    Summary: 

    Islamists reportedly attacked travelers in Pakistan who identified themselves as Christians in the wake of the decision by the Supreme Court to rescind the 2010 death sentence against Asia Bibi for alleged blasphemy, CNN reported on Sunday. Breitbart News has long reported that Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law is disproportionally used  religious minorities, particular

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    05/11/2018
    Summary: 
    • "I am requesting the president of the United States, Donald Trump, to help us exit from Pakistan." — Ashiq Masih, Asia Bibi's husband.

    • "Placing Asia Bibi on the ECL [no-fly list] is like signing her death warrant." — Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association.

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    19/08/2018
    Summary: 

    “Woman on trial for blasphemy in Indonesia after her complaints about noisy mosque sparked riots,” , August 14, 2018:

    Indonesian prosecutors have demanded an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque’s loudspeakers.

  • Country: 
    Bangladesh
    News Date: 
    02/11/2016
    Summary: 

    Crowds of Muslims attacked Hindu homes and temples in eastern Bangladesh this week, raising concerns that the authorities are not taking steps to curb rising religious tensions. Attacks on Hindus are not unusual in Bangladesh, but it is rare to see multiple crowds targeting temples in an organized way as they did on Sunday and Monday.

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    13/03/2018
    Summary: 

    Civil society took to the streets on Sunday to protest last week’s moves by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to place religion at the forefront of citizenry life. The declaration of faith provision appears to be aimed at bringing the Ahmadi community even further into the line of fire.

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    22/04/2018
    Summary: 

    Last Sunday, on 15 April, a police patrol in Toulouse arrested a niqab wearing woman because she refused to show her face. In France a  states that no one public spaces may wear clothing that hides their face. The event took place in the city’s migrant populated Mirail suburb and sparked five consecutive nights of violence.

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    17/04/2018
    Summary: 

    Hundreds of police were deployed after residents rioted and torched cars in Toulouse following a police stop of a woman wearing an illegal full-face Islamic veil. The incident that allegedly sparked the riots took place Sunday after 5 pm when local police stopped a woman in the Toulouse district of Bellefontaine who was wearing a full-face Islamic veil, which is illegal in France. Police asked the woman for identification and when she presented a poor photocopy of her government identification, they ordered her to remove her veil, broadcaster Franceinfo 

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    01/04/2018
    Summary: 

    Police in the conservative province of Aceh have arrested two university students accused of same-sex relations after a raid, LGBT activists confirmed on Friday. Local residents in Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh, the only province in Indonesia that adheres to the strict code of Islamic Sharia law, broke into the student accommodation on Thursday, confiscated condoms and telephones, and handed them over to the authorities, an activist, who requested anonymity, told EFE. The arrested students are 21 and 24 years old; one is of Christian Batak ethnicity, while the other is Muslim.

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    21/03/2018
    Summary: 

    Imagine if a group of Christians, or any group other than Muslims, did this. The outcry would be immediate, immense, and international. There would be commissions and studies about how Christianity inspires people to be brutally and intransigently self-righteous, and warnings to people to leave Christianity for their own sake. But no one will take any particular note of this. And here again we see Islamic morality: a young couple being alone together is haram. But brutalizing and humiliating them is pleasing to Allah.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    28/10/2008
    Summary: 

    A gang of five men beat a Somali teenager to death because of a row over Muslims drinking alcohol, a court heard today. Ahmed Mohammed Ibrahim, 17, was repeatedly hit across the head with a samurai sword, baseball bat, machete and metal pole after being chased in Sefton Park, Liverpool, in March this year.

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    23/02/2018
    Summary: 

    Islamic law forbids Christians to build new churches. That’s the only law that Mudasiru Owoyale doubtless respects. What Nigerian law says is of no import to him; he considers that to be manmade law, vastly inferior to the supposedly divine law, Sharia.

  • Summary: 

    It is one thing for Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi not to be able to prevent surprise Islamic terror attacks against Egypt's Christians, the Copts. But what does one make of the fact that his own government also discriminates against and persecutes Copts?

    Most recently, a court  19 Muslim defendants to a one-year suspended sentence for attacking an unregistered church near Giza last December 22. Then, dozens of Muslim rioters had gathered outside the building; they eventually stormed it and "destroyed the church's contents and assaulted Christians inside."

    Based on this sentencing (from a misdemeanor court no less), the defendants are not required to serve prison time unless they get into trouble again. On the other hand, a Coptic Christian defendant was fined 360,000 Egyptian pounds (equivalent to $20,383) for setting up the unlicensed church. The court's logic is that, by using an unregistered building as a church, the entire incident is the Copt's fault—for aggrieving local Muslims. Meanwhile, the well-known fact is that getting a church permit in Egypt is as difficult as getting a mosque permit is easy...Havoc ensues when Copts merely try to renovate a church, while . In other words, if the government did not make it so difficult for Copts to congregate and worship, Copts would not need to resort to using private homes and unregistered buildings.

    This is hardly the first such incident to reflect the Egyptian authorities' flagrant double standards. Muslim uprisings against Copts meeting in private homes or using unregistered buildings to worship are common occurrences. Local officials usually side with the rioters. Last summer, in the village of Kom al-Loufy in Minya, where some 1,600 Copts have for five years been trying to reopen their church, Muslims rampaged through the village, burning Christian homes to the ground, based on a rumor that Copts were using one of their homes as houses of worship.

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    20/02/2018
    Summary: 

    Pakistan’s blasphemy laws are a recurring impetus for Muslim mob violence, and a pretext by which the lives of numerous Christians and other non-Muslims have been destroyed. Yet no one in the global “human rights community” appears to be in the least bit concerned. They are probably too busy hunting for the next instance of “Islamophobia” to be concerned about small matters like this.

  • Country: 
    Sweden
    News Date: 
    19/02/2018
    Summary: 

    Is Sweden diverse enough yet? This story illustrates yet again the fatuousness and hypocrisy of  who preen about how Muslim women who wear the veil must be protected, while never saying a word about the need to protect Muslim women who dare not to wear it.

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    19/02/2018
    Summary: 

    “Despite several calls to the governor and his deputy, and other security apparatus, the government remained silent as the atrocities continued. The Fulani were able to carry out their deadly attack. They stayed for hours in the vicinity, moving at will, unchallenged.”

  • Country: 
    India
    News Date: 
    18/02/2018
    Summary: 

    “Hindu Women Molested & Assaulted by Muslim Youth in Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan – 3 Injured,” , February 18, 2018 (thanks to ):

  • Country: 
    Bangladesh
    News Date: 
    17/02/2018
    Summary: 

    Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested two members of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Dhaka, one of whom was planning to murder Muslims who converted to Christianity.

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  • Country: 
    Malaysia
    News Date: 
    15/02/2018
    Summary: 

    It seems as if authorities the world over, with very few exceptions, have determined that this is the one group to whom everyone must kowtow. And that is because some of them have a disturbing tendency to react to being “offended” by murdering people. In the fifth grade, everyone was told that the way to get rid of a bully was not to give in to him, but to stand up to him. Those days are gone now. Everyone agrees that all people must give in to these bullies.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    20/01/2017
    Summary: 

    A jogger has told how he was almost drowned by a canal-path thug - and only escaped by speaking to them in Arabic. Dad-of-two Lee Skinner, 38, was punched in the face and knocked into the freezing water as he ran past five hooded youths in  . As he struggled to get out of the cold, slippery canal the thug who punched him was waiting - until the former language teacher started speaking Arabic. The shame-faced gang, all aged aro

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    06/08/2013
    Summary: 

    Steven Ellis and Jason Hendry were told tensions were high as the EDL was about to march while Muslims celebrated Ramadan. Two animal lovers were branded paedophiles and pelted with stones by dozens of men for wearing mankinis on a sponsored walk. Steven Ellis, 41, and brother-in-law Jason Hendry, 22, had to be rescued by police after being attacked by outraged residents in a city street [Birmingham]. The duo, who were raising money for a dogs’ home, said officers told them the skimpy outfits had offended Muslims living along the route.

  • Country: 
    Belgium
    News Date: 
    13/02/2018
    Summary: 

    Vigilante enforcement of Sharia blasphemy laws in Ghent. Is Belgium diverse enough yet? “87-year-old Belgian man almost kicked to death for criticising Islam,” , February 13, 2018:

  • Summary: 
    • "We must expect further attacks by individuals or terror groups. Islamist terrorism is the biggest challenge facing the BfV and we see it as one of the biggest threats facing the internal security of Germany." — Hans-Georg Maaßen, President of Germany's BfV domestic intelligence agency.

    • Nearly half (45%) of all crime suspects in Berlin in 2016 were migrants, according to official statistics published by the Berliner Morgenpost.

    • Thieves broke into an immigration office in the Moabit district of Berlin and stole up to 20,000 blank passports and other immigration documents as well as official stamps and seals.

    • Around 30,000 rejected asylum seekers have disappeared and the government has no idea where they are, according to Bild.

    • "One cannot kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place." — German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.

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     A hundred Islamists are now openly enforcing Sharia law on the streets of Berlin,  to local police. The self-appointed morality police involve Salafists from Chechnya, a predominantly Sunni Muslim region in Russia. The vigilantes are using threats of violence to discourage Chechen migrants from integrating into German society; they are also promoting the establishment of a parallel Islamic legal system in Germany. German authorities appear unable to stop them.

  • Country: 
    Bangladesh
    News Date: 
    13/01/2018
    Summary: 

    A man has been detained in Sonargaon, Narayanganj for reportedly posting on Facebook several photos defaming the Quran. Hasan-ul-Islam, 28, of East Delpara at Fatulla, was picked up from Meghnaghat area on Friday night, said Narayanganj’s Additional Superintendent of Police Md Sharfuddin. According to police, Hasan posted the photos on the social networking site on January 7 which went viral soon, causing stir on social media, and created tension among the locals. After the Jummah prayers Friday, the Muslim community of the area had demonstrated demanding his arrest and punis

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    13/11/2016
    Summary: 

    A family have been forced to flee their home under armed police guard amid fears for their safety after suffering what they say is eight years of persecution for converting from Islam to Christianity. Calendar first told of father-of-six Nissar Hussain's story over a year ago when he was beaten up in an attack outside his Bradford home which left him with two broken bones. Today police proved an armed escort as the family collected their belongings from the house. The Hussain's say police have told them there was a credible threat to their lives. Jon Hill reports.

  • Country: 
    India
    News Date: 
    04/03/2016
    Summary: 

    On December 3, 2015 police in the northern Indian city of Lucknow arrested Kamlesh Tiwari, a man associated with the Hindu Mahasabha, a Hindu interest organization.

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    23/05/2017
    Summary: 
    • Men aged 20 and 23 given 85 lashes each for having gay sex in Indonesia 
    • This is the first time lashes have been given for homosexuality in Aceh province
    • Aceh is the only place in Indonesia where gay sex is outlawed under Sharia law
    • Pair were caught back in March when vigilante group burst into their home

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  • Country: 
    Italy
    News Date: 
    25/09/2017
    Summary: 

     A 24-year-old Malaysian national was arrested Sunday night for allegedly attacking a couple who were walking hand-in-hand and kissing near an Islamic centre in Rome's Esquilino quarter. The man reportedly told them "you can't kiss in front of the mosque" before pushing the young woman and punching and kicking the young man. The assailant also allegedly attacked police who came to the scene. A Carabiniere was slightly hurt

  • Country: 
    Afghanistan
    News Date: 
    26/12/2015
    Summary: 

    The  of Farkhunda Malikzada, a 27-year-old aspiring student of Islam who was accused of burning a Quran in a Muslim shrine, shocked Afghans across the country. That is because many of her killers filmed one another beating her and posted clips of her broken body on social media.

  • Country: 
    Germany
    News Date: 
    31/07/2017
    Summary: 
    • Muslim vigilantes enforcing Islamic justice have become increasingly common in Germany. The government's inability or unwillingness to stop them has led to the rise of anti-Muslim counter-vigilantes. Germany's BfV intelligence agency, in its latest annual report, warned that an escalating action-reaction cycle could result in open warfare on German streets.

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    13/07/2017
    Summary: 

    “Crowds were seen cheering,” because they know this is not “extremism.” The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)

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