Monday, June 26, 2006

A new contribution.

Over the past year, as the general public's awareness of Islam has increased, so have feelings of unease. They have been told that Islam is a religion of peace, but the eyes and ears are tell a different story, discomfort is growing and people are starting to question the situation and make their views known. There is an over-drive to try to deflect this growing concern. Let's start with a religious edict by Muslim Scholars in Birmingham, which says something like this:

“We, therefore, issue this religious edict and state for all concerned that killing of innocent civilians is absolutely forbidden in Islam and anyone who contemplates or commits any such act, does so against the teachings of Islam.”
Please note that they have not defined innocents in anyway and unless they do this statement is totally and utterly worthless and is deliberately meant to mislead those Westerners who read it. Most Western people will take innocents to mean people who are not involved in the fighting, women or children, civilians, but for Islam it really means those that are not causing corruption in the earth, and that means that only devout Muslims can be classed as innocent.
Now we have this Expo a year to the day that Classic followers of Islam carried out yet another of their atrocities against those who are spreading corruption on this earth (in other words not accepting Islam). Its goal is the same as those Birmingham imams, it is to keep the British public off their guard. Please if you have any desire to keep those freedoms, reject these lies and learn what Islam really means.
Here follows an extract from a detailed essay by Archi Medes;

Those who wage war against Allah/Mohammad and/or cause corruption in the earth will be killed, or crucified, or significantly dismembered (to the point of being permanently disabled), or banished (or imprisoned). (The severity of the penalty would depend on the judged severity of the transgression against Islam). In addition, they will be punished in hell (5:33). Allah punishes those who "make mischief in the earth," subjecting them to a "painful doom" (2:10; 2:11-14).

Corruption in the land, or corruption/mischief on earth, is a huge category of offenses, violent or non-violent, that significantly go against Islam. Google "corruption on earth" + "death penalty" to get an idea of the range of offenses considered to fit that category today in some strict Islamic countries. These crimes vary widely, including, for a few examples, criticizing or calling for changes in Islamic traditions; practicing "sorcery"; engaging in "charlatanism"; sex between a non-Muslim man and a Muslim woman; highway robbery; destruction of buildings; and terrorism against Muslims.

War against God, mentioned in 5:33 (below), is also the same kind of huge, flexible category that could include a wide variety of offenses significantly against Islamic doctrine or Islamic society. Aqa Mahdi Puya comments: "Waging war against Allah and His prophet means hostility against His chosen representatives; or deviation from His laws by overstepping the boundaries laid down by Him; or letting loose a reign of terror to persecute and frighten innocent people in order to deprive them of their rights; or attempts to undermine the cause of Islam and the overall interests of the Muslims; or activities to enslave, exploit and destroy human beings." Source: http://al-islam.org/quran/. There are a couple of potentially misleading statements in Puya's commentary. First, the Koran does call, in jihad, for terrorizing the disbelievers (8:60, 9:5), but never calls for terrorizing believers. Puya's comments about "innocent people" could refer to Muslims, but the Koran does not consider the non-Muslims to be innocent - far from it (see below). Second, the Koran permits Muslims to have slaves (4:3, 4:36, 23:6, 24:58, 30:28, 33:50). Otherwise, Puya's commentary is consistent with other accounts. According to Ibn Kathir, disbelief is included in the category of crimes labeled 'war against God;' see http://tafsir.com/default.asp?sid=5&tid=13751. What 'corruption on earth' and 'war against God' have in common is that each is a huge category encompassing a variety of violent and non-violent words and actions considered offenses in Islam. The significant overlap between the two categories involves opposition to Islam, including non-violent opposition.

Once you understand the above you will realise that this Expo and those Birmingham scholars are basically hiding the truth to further Islam. As far as Islam is concerned, a disbeliever is the biggest criminal of all and not an innocent in any way shape or form.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Islam Expo July 2006: On the anniversary

of the London bombings

Some things you should know

A word from their sponsors

Among the organisations sponsoring the event is the charity Islamic Relief, which, among some genuine charity work (but amongst Muslims only), is said to support Hamas. And the group Friends of Al Aqsa which is linked to the PLO.

When you get there you may wonder where all the art is.

Figurative art is forbidden in Islam, hence the emphasis on calligraphy and pattern.

This is why throughout history non Islamic art featuring forbidden subjects has been destroyed or threatened with destruction.

Such as the 1700 year old Bamiyan sculptures of Buddha destroyed by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001 using Saudi and Pakistani engineers. Or the Christian gravestones or Khachkars in the Armenian cemetery of Nakhichevan in February. Or the threats made by the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades after the murders in London on 7 July last year that the next target would be the art treasures of Italy. First on their list are the frescos of the church of San Petronio in Bologna. And who can forget the many deaths across the world caused by rioting in protest at a Danish newspapers publication of what were, in the main, innocuous drawings of Mohammed, intended for a children’s story book?

Why is this?

The prohibition of figurative art follows a pronouncement of Mohammed. He only allowed music in certain circumstances as well. To Moslems Mohammed is “al-insan al-kamil”, the perfect man for all time and it is their duty to emulate him in all things.

For example he was an active warrior. He said “War is deceit”.

He fought many battles and personally slaughtered very many Jews and Christians. He then took the prettiest of the widows, Safiyya to join his wives.

He had an old Jewish man named Abu Afak killed, and when a poetess named Asma bint Marwen wrote a poem criticising this, he had her murdered as well. She was stabbed while in bed with her children, suckling her baby. They were not his only victims.

There’s more.

Mohammed had more than 12 wives, of whom his favourite was Aisha. He consummated their marriage when she was 9 years old, teasing her about her rag dolls as he did so. He was 52. This is narrated in the Ahadith (sayings of Mohammed) of Bukhari. It’s why the age of marriage for a girl in many Muslim societies is 9. If it’s good enough for Mohammed…

At the time of his death he was negotiating to marry a girl of 2 “if she lives” But he died first.

And finally the verses that say it all.

From the Koran Sura 9 The Verse of the Sword. The verses that came last and which cancel out (abrogate) everything that came before.

Sura 9:5 But when the forbidden months are past then fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them and seize them beleaguer them and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war). And

Sura 9:29 Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His apostle nor acknowledge the religion of truth (even if they are) of the People of the Book until they pay the Jizya (protection money) with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.

These are the verses that inspired the murders of 52 Londoners last year, and this exhibition takes place on the anniversary of their deaths, 7 July.