Nowadays we are hearing more and more that lofty terminology “moderate Muslims”. Is there any such thing called moderate Muslims? When I think about the mindset of the expatriate Bangladeshi Muslims, I tend to think it is indeed a rarity. In my opinion, when any Muslim starts to talk about Sharia or rant “Islam is a way of life”, the moderation in his or her world view immediately evaporates.
Muhammad went to Medina as a refugee and established the supremacy and rule of Islam through threats of violence, indeed, through mass eviction and slaughter of the Jews. Imam Feisal and his Muslim hordes also came to the West as refugees and are trying to take over through the same tactics.
Islam is a 'religion of peace'. Ask a Muslim: He/she will tell you that Islam brought true peace, equality, justice, human rights and liberty to mankind. Muhammad set the tone of this peaceable core of Islam through a charter of peace, the so-called Covenant of Medina, through which he established a peaceful cohesive state in Medina, where the rights of followers of all faiths were ensured. Extending this peaceful mission, he united the fractious and bickering uncivilized Bedouin tribes of Arabia, upon which was founded the world's greatest empire and civilization, within which people of all faiths lived in peace, harmony and equality. Not only Muslims, but also non-Muslim historians, often of the Marxist leaning, would tell you so. So says Ibn Warraq, albeit regrettably (Why I Am Not A Muslim, p. 198):
The other day I wasn’t feeling too crash hot, so I turned on the television and tuned in to Dateline. The first item was on the EDL (English Defence League). The English Defence League is an organization that was founded in Luton as a result of the disgusting treatment of returning British soldiers by a group called Shariah4theUK, later known as Muslims against the Crusades.
Of course, none of this was mentioned in Dateline, which had literally copied what could only be described as a propaganda piece from the Guardian, (a left–wing British newspaper) which would have made Goebbels proud.
On the night of September 8, 2010 (CNN interview with Soledad O’Brien) the so called moderate Imam Feisal A. Rauf was using veiled-threats of “Radical Jihadis” to subjugate American people, as he was seriously cautioning about the danger of American National Security! Is not America fighting to destroy radical Islamists for the last 9 years? Should America satisfy Islamic Terrorists “radical Jihadis” for its own security? Well that was exactly suggested by Imam Rauf the director of the so called cultural center—the Ground zero Mosque. Imam Rauf was using bogus veiled-threats of radical Islamists (aka al-Qaeda jihadis) to get his way with his Cordoba house (Terrorist’s Victory Mosque) project to be built right over the nose of Ground Zero we know as 9/11 tragedy orchestrated by the same radical islamists.
Imam Rauf said:
“You must remember, Soledad, and Americans must remember, that what we do is watched all over the world, all over the world. And we are very engaged with the Muslim world, very engaged. And our security is really number one. Our national security, our personal security, is extremely important.
Increasingly Australians are waking up to the threat to our democracy, our freedoms, our laws and our way of life that a rising Muslim population is bringing. Many readers on this site have commented on the need for education, to make people aware of the truth and the dangers of Islamization to our culture. In recent times, we have seen a rising revolt in Britain lead by the EDL (English Defence League) who are patriots and are sick of raging ranting crowds shouting “Bomb, Bomb the UK” or “The UK must pay, Islam is on the way”.
One of the best things about living in a democracy like Australia is our freedom to say and do what we like, so long as it’s not against the law. Argument and debate on a wide range of topics are an integral part of our lives: whilst such arguments can sometimes get quite heated, it’s accepted that the mark of a free society is that all aspects of a topic (except maybe global warming!) are open to question.
It was therefore with great pleasure that I noticed that The Victorian Premier’s Literary Award shortlist for 2010 had just been announced. The Alfred Deakin Prize for an Essay Advancing Public Debate ($15,000) has shortlisted 3 essays deemed worthy of being awarded this grand sum of money. They are:
Resuming of the trial on October 4th 2010
Monday October 4, Wednesday October 6 and Friday October 8
Substantive handling criminal proceedings against Mr. Wilders
Tuesday October 12
Indictment by the prosecutors.
Friday October 15
Plea of the defense by Mr. Wilders
Tuesday October 19
Rejoinder and reply
Tuesday November 2
Ruling in prosecution by the court (verdict).
One of Islam’s doctrines that ranks highly in their faith is about loving and hating for Allah. It basically means that to be a good Muslim, you must love (Wala) what Allah loves and hate (Bara) what Allah hates. This has a profound effect on how Muslims behave when living in western countries, and one that is little understood by our political leaders and by Christian and Jewish leaders. According to Dr. Muhammad Saeed Al-Qahtaani: “
Love is the source of wala' and hate is the source of bara'; it is by this that both the heart and the hand are moved to act. Wala' inspires intimacy, concern and help. Bara' provokes obstruction, enmity and rejection. Wala' and Bara' are both related to the declaration of faith and constitute essential elements in it. The evidence of this from the Qur'an and the Sunnah is considerable”.
Dress up properly or no swimming for you Kaffirs because we do not want to offend Muslims during Ramadan.
"Participants aged 10 and over must ensure their bodies are covered from waist to knee and the entire torso extending to the upper arms," a request by Dandenong City Council and the YMCA states in an exemption application to the Equal Opportunities Act. (source)
Can you see how Sharia affects lives of non-Muslims just because our governments have allowed Islam in?
It is good for the law and order enforcing agencies that the proposed Quran-burning issue has subsided for the time being. Pastor Terry Jones of the 50-member church that is non-denominational and unattached to an organised Christian body, has deferred the burning issue.The event, however, has not been cancelled as was reported wrongly by a section of the media.
Pastor Terry Jones and Imam Musri of Florida proposed to fly to New York on Saturday, 11th Sept 2010, the Ninth Anniversary of Islamist Terror episode in New York to have a chat with the Imam who is the moving spirit behind the ill-conceived construction of a mosque and an Islamic Centre just two blocks away from Ground Zero.
Selective schools controversy
The selective school system has a long tradition in the NSW public education system. Through merit students are able to attend a school which will foster their talents and enable them to grow in an environment which fosters learning. Many of the students attending the selective schools come from Asian backgrounds which particularly prize educational achievement. These students and all who attend make a great contribution to the professions and Australian life.
The Quran-burning saga ended in a palatable way, achieving its objects best, namely toward creating awareness about vileness of the Quran. This awakening is what is needed for the complete and final downfall of Islam, which would be the greatest service to humanity at our time; and there couldn't be a better memorial than this to the souls of 9/11 victims than our treacherous politicians' sermonizing over their graves about the peacefulness of Islam..
As an editorial note to an article, On the Burning of the Quran, I wrote:
The construction of the Islamic Center on the Ground Zero is making headlines these days in USA. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf did not find any other place but Ground Zero for building a mosque. The choice of the place clearly shows his ulterior motive to create clash and chaos now and once it is built then continue the chaos and fight over the land in Ground Zero until the earth stops orbiting around the Sun.
Dear readers, judge the acts of Imam Rauf by comparing with Prophet Muhammad and his companions. It is in the history that Muhammad and his companions claimed many holy and sensitive places of others as their own. The Kaaba in Mecca was a holy place of the idol worshiper Quraish. After the victory of Mecca, Muhammad made it the place of worship for Muslims. In his exile with his disciples, followers and many wives in Medina, he ordered his followers to pray facing Jerusalem.
The anniversary of 9/11 is necessarily a time of introspection for many in the West, who are increasingly wondering what we have done to incur the wrath of the Muslims. No such problems arise for much of the Islamic world, who simply blame the US, Jews or just about anyone except Islam.
So it was predictable that when the Pastor of a small church in America threatened to burn the Koran, many in the West were outraged at this sign of disrespect to one of the world’s great religions, whilst many in the Islamic world reacted with anger and threats of yet more violence.
We will never forget the September 11 Muslim suicide attacks organized by al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001.
On that day 2,977 innocent people died because some devout Muslim believers decided that it was the right time to inaugurate a new offensive aiming to reinstate the caliphate (abolished by Atatürk in 1924 on March 3).
Many people believe that the date - 11 of September, chosen by the Muslim terrorists for the attacks, was not accidental at all and that it was in fact meant to be very symbolic as the Battle of Vienna took place on the 11 and 12 of September 1683.
Women are sexual slaves of men in Islam. So when women refuse to follow that holy order by refusing sexual advances or marriage proposal etc. by Muslim men, the latter engage in acid attacks to disfigure the women in order to make them aware of their place in Muslim society...
One would be shocked to know that Dina el-Gowhary, a tender Egyptian girl of 15, has fallen victim to acid attack by Islamic fanatics. Her offence is: she was born to a father, who deserted Islam and embraced Christianity 35 years ago (Islamic Barbarism in Action: Acid Attack on Muslim Egyptian Girl for Converting to Christianity).
The Holy month of Ramadan is over. As we ALL know by now the end of Ramadan is always marked by Eid-al-Fitr (time for senseless gluttony), and it's followed by Eid-al Adha (more gluttony, mass slaughter of animals and hands in blood deeping).
Every year Eid-al-Fitr, must be observed on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal (according to the Muslim , primitive and inaccurate lunar calendar) and this year it happens on 10-11-2010 of our Gregorian calendar. (reference)
An old joke, but now a debating issue.
This was on old joke that at first glance appears to be cruel. However, with the debate on burquas in Europe taking off in earnest, people are facing up to what seems so self evident. The photo is indeed shocking. No surprise then that last year the French President Nicolas Sarkozy came out and said what most people think; that burquas are incompatible with equal rights for women.
Age journalist, Geoff Strong, took a dim view of Aussies. In 2005, he berated us for our racism:
Now that the London bombings have resurrected religious suspicion to its time-honoured place in the Australian mindset, then turned the blowtorch of blame on to multiculturalism, it is worth considering the experience of Shepparton.
Listen to the outpourings from the hand-wringers and the recipe for inter-culture conflagration is simple: take an established, somewhat conservative community, pour in a large number of outsiders that look, act and think differently and whammo - distrust leading to conflict.
Islam is a totalitarian political doctrine wrapped in religious garb. Oppression of Muslims and Non-Muslims is Islam’s calling card. Islamic Sharia Law condemns freedom of speech, religion, conscience and action; it forbids equality between men and women and between Muslims and non-Muslims. The essence of Islamic Sharia Law is the denial of human rights; therefore it is legitimate that we reject it.
Islamic Sharia Law is irreconcilably in conflict with the US Constitution. Every City, County, State and Congress should state:
“We shall ensure that Islamic Sharia Law is not allowed, enacted nor tolerated in our jurisdiction.”
No matter the temperament of individual Muslims, the Islamic community as a whole, the “ummah,” drives the process of Islamization (codification of Islamic supremacy via Sharia law) in every country where Islam thrives. There is no room to list the thousands of violent acts of Muslims against non-Muslims in the name of Islam. Across the globe violence and political upheaval are associated with increasing Muslim populations.
But ... it's not really about the son.
Dr Nasrul Ameer Ali, son of a prominent Australian Islamist Dr Ameer Ali, was fired from his academic position at Murdoch University for trying to get sexual favours from his female students in exchange for higher or simply "pass" marks.
MURDOCH University yesterday sacked an academic it hired last year.
At the time of hiring, the university had been oblivious to the fact that he was under investigation as a sexual predator of students at another Perth university. (source)
Preferably the traditional Muslim way - beheading.
This would make George Negus, an enthusiastic supporter of Islamisation of Australia, PROUD!
Tim Bush, the religion teacher of Ivanhoe Grammar, to which school Eeqbaal Hassim was given a scholarship when he came to Australia, has taken up the "Learning From One Another" agenda and is running with it.
The Heidelberg Leader last week reported - no doubt at Mr Bush's request - that he had organised a "Teaching Islam Today" conference which thirty-five teachers attended. The article claimed that, "There is growing interest among educators looking for new ways to engage [sic] religion in the classroom."
So far we have collected about two thousand signatures but, as we had set our target at three thousand, we need some extra time before sending them to the House of Representatives. Accordingly, we have a new closing date, the end of October, which should allow sufficient time for all petition forms to be returned.
Unfortunately, we fear, some of your valuable signatures might not be recognized by the Committee on Petitions.
We prepared the form (available for downloading HERE) in accordance with the instructions set by the Standing Committee on Petitions and so there is no need to change or to add columns into the signatures table.
Please note: some forms were filled out with signatures on the reverse (probably due to there not being enough forms distributed) but these will not be recognised.
Reading Patrick Sookhdeo’s book “Faith, Power and Territory, A Handbook of British Islam”, I was fascinated by his explanation of the Doctrine of Sacred Space.
P45 “Islam is a territorial religion, very conscious of whether or not an area is under Islamic control."
Areas not under such control are termed Dar al-Harb (the House of War), which reflects the classical Islamic teaching that such territory must be subjugated by Muslim military might. Any space once gained is considered sacred and belongs to the umma for ever. Non-Muslims could at best be tenants on their former property. Any lost sacred space must be regained – by force if necessary.
Islam's peace and tolerance: Lost in translation
On the 9th of June (Heraldsun Melb) we read that a Muslim insurgent group offered Iraqi Christians the option to convert , marry their daughters to Muslim fighters (carrying out their self-improving jihad against other Iraqi's, Muslim or not!) pay the jizyah tax (levied on Jews/Christians and used for Muslims) or leave! Remaining means certain death. But this is not only the threat from 'insurgents', it is also the threat and practice of Sunni and Shiite groups in Iraq.
Hindus in Bangladesh have also been given the option of conversion or death, and had their daughters raped and stolen, their homes burnt. Remember the tortured, beheaded Christians in modern Turkey and the genocide of 1 to 1.5 million Christian Armenians. Christian schoolgirls were beheaded in Indonesia, bombing of churches etc is frequent and in 2000/2001 many Christians were slaughtered, forced to convert and females genitally mutilated…What about Palestine where Christians suffer violence, rape, arson, vandalism and are rapidly disappearing? In Africa Arab Muslims kill, enslave, rape and take land from black Muslims, Christians, Animists and others eg Sudan, Chad…. And those bordering Muslim countries face constant violence eg Thailand, India… Note recent riots re Salman Rushdie, don't forget those cartoons and of course those lovely placards held by Muslims in Britain promising slaughter to Jews and Britons…
The entire Islamic world, its borders and satellites in the west are bloody!
Yet in Australia we are told Islam is a religion of peace, tolerance, equality and diversity (but they kill anyone who leaves Islam!). How long will we 'tolerate' or believe this garbage! Clearly the words mean something different to Muslims than they mean to us!