Australian Islamist Monitor

Islam Under Scrutiny

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa shock

E-mail Print PDF

metroseriesIn early September, I had the pleasure of attending the Sydney Opera House to hear Dame Kiri Te Kanawa sing.  I love opera as well as a wide range of other music.  I arrived, enjoyed my preconcert drink and nibbles and bought myself some recordings and a program.

From then on I felt truly angry and shocked.   Right on the front page of the program was the Emirates symbol and we are told that they are ‘principal partners.’
Clearly this is a sick joke  as the Emirates are Muslim and are well aware of Islamic text and sharia which punishes those who listen to a woman singing by pouring hot lead into their ears on judgement day,  bans the playing of a range of musical instruments (see laws below) and prohibits men and women from mixing together or looking at each other (Reliance: laws m2.3,  2.6, 2.8 p512-513).   Any music in the Islamic world occurs in spite of Islam, not because of it.

Yes Mohammad did indulge little Aisha once when she was listening to some girls singing and tolerated what are referred to in the same text as ‘musical instruments of the satan’ (*Bukhari Vol 2 Book 15 Nos. 70, 72) but don’t imagine such indulgence to Aisha over-rides his other statements and Islamic laws (see below for some text and laws re music, singing.).

Islam allows men, unaccompanied by musical instruments, to sing praises to allah or songs to enforce Islamic morality (the Koran is often mind numbingly chanted in Arabic) in sex-segregated groups presumably where the females cannot  look at the man.

musicloverYes, Muslims use music to suck in the gullible because they are allowed to do anything that achieves the desired end where ‘all the religion is allah’s’ but don’t be fooled.   The hatred of music becomes apparent as soon as Islam takes control. The Taliban banned music during their rule of Afghanistan (1996-2001) and continue to do so today attacking musicians (and schools that teach girls)(Reuters 2009).    According to Abu Bakar Bashir,   “The closest we ever got to an Islamic state was the Taliban government in Afghanistan” (Noor, 2006).   Religious lawmakers in the current Afghani government again banned female singers on TV –the ban has been in place for about 12 years since communism ceased and Islam took over  (Salahuddin 2004)(read the other joys in Islamic Afghanistan today-   The new Islamic ‘government’ in parts of Somalia bans music, dancing (males and females mixing) and filming as they are contrary to Islamic text and sharia (Turkish Weekly 2009)( Reliance laws W50.1 to 50.10 pp 958-965 list the prohibitions and severe punishments for any pictures including portraits, photos, TV.  Law w52.1 (261) p 982  bans any representation of an animate creature upon anything.  Reliance  Law F17.9  p 201 states it is unlawful to decorate walls with pictures  (of animate life.)  In many hadiths Mohammad forbids pictures and threatens picture makers.   Don’t expect music to be flowing through the streets of Saudi Arabia.  Of course all these people are just mistaken about the ‘true Islam’ or are we the ones being fooled?

I felt like standing up in the audience and shouting, “Hey do you people know that the Emirates follow a religion that promises you hot lead in your ears for listening to a female sing and all you musicians, boy are you gonna get it!!”

As readers will know, there’s more to the Emirates—like their child slave trade, abuse of workers who suffer outright cruelty, rapes, greed, ostentatious opulence and self-indulgence, polygamous men with their ever changing wives and concubines, environmental destruction and sadism (see the sheer sadism of one member of the ruling family Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al Nahyan , assisted by policemen, as he tortures a man - Another Islamic Scientific Gift to Civilization   - 22-08-09 plus many articles on Dubai, Abu Dhabi etc on site).

And support for Islamic violence?

limasaharIn September 2009, the United Arab Emirates attempted to ship arms, ammunition and explosives to the Uighurs in western China, but the shipment was detained in Calcutta India (Worldnetdaily 2009).  Don’t imagine this is the only place such arms go.  Who guards our ports and airports?  On  4 Corners 9/6/03 an Australian Muslim interviewee said Islamic enclaves would serve as a base to demand an Islamic state and eventually take control of Australia!

Where there’s lots of  (oil) money, there’s control. Who knows what demands will be made and what concessions given to appease the Emirates and their hypocritical, false promotion of the arts (and sports) in their effort to insinuate themselves into Australia and nullify our real concerns about both the Emirates and Islam.

Almost as bad was the information provided inside on Kiri Te Kanawa.  We are told she was born in New Zealand and carries the exotic blood of native Maori aristocracy.....and then on to her career.   So, what’s the problem?

Well, doesn’t exotic mean  ‘of foreign origin, not native’  so in fact the only ‘exotic’ blood in Kiri’s veins (people make their own blood!) is that of her European/Irish parent, not that of her Maori parent, yet we hear nothing of this.   Maoris are the NATIVE population of New Zealand.   Surely BOTH lines of her parentage deserve to be mentioned  or are we so ashamed of white European Christian heritage that it’s hidden?  She was called Claire Mary Teresa Rawstron (6/3/1944) and given up for adoption.    

punjabiweddingAt 5 weeks of age Kiri was adopted by Tom and Nell Te Kanawa –Tom was Maori  and Nell of Irish descent like Kiri’s biological parents.  Her mother  (that white, Irish Catholic) encouraged her to sing.  At around 6 she performed on a local radio broadcast.  
In 1956 Mrs Te Kanawa insisted the family move to Auckland so Kiri could be taught by the respected voice teacher, , Sister Mary Leo, at St. Mary's College for Girls.

Aged 16 Kiri attended business school and had a variety of jobs.  She continued her voice lessons with Sister Mary Leo.  She sang in popular musicals, cabaret and made recordings.   She could have had a career as a popular singer but her mother hoped for more and persuaded  those responsible for the Maori Trust Foundation to support Kiri's continued study.   Kiri went on to be the runner-up and winner of a number of singing competitions.  She won cash prizes and scholarships and a special fund was set up for her by the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand .  These enabled her to begin studies at the London Opera Centre in 1966.  She was regarded as unreliable  and unprepared but..
“In March of 1967 she met Desmond Park; her marriage to him in August of the same year had the stabilizing effect on her that made her subsequent career possible.”
Many other Europeans/Westerners helped her career begin and takeoff in 1970. (Encyclopedia of World Biography on Kiri Te Kanawa   and

No, I’m not giving you the ‘life of Kiri.’ The point I make is that the substantial contribution of ‘white’/Europeans/Westerners/ Christians in the recognition and development of  Kiri Te Kanawa is completely obliterated.    Yes of course she should be proud of that part of her that is Maori but equally, she should be proud of that part that is white, European, Christian and the support that she received.   

I don’t blame Kiri te Kanawa for this imbalance in her biography in the program as I doubt she had anything to do with it.   Such an imbalance is seen everywhere as anti-white, anti European, anti-Christian views prevail.  I doubt Kiri or those who composed the program know the truth about Islam or their ‘principal partner’ the Emirates.   Would they even care about the Islamic hatred of black/dark skinned people (Islam’s Genocidal Slavery - Part D   - (03-09-09) or their abuse of women or their violence and hatred towards non-Muslims or Islamic views re playing musical instruments and women singing?  One suspects NOT as long as the money keeps coming-- But at what cost? We destroy and debase our society where people of all races and beliefs are treated as equals under the law and given rights and freedoms while we refuse to see the horror of Islam clearly written in its text, history and present with its ongoing racial, religious and gender apartheid.talibaninswat

How far will we go for that oil dollar?

Some text to support my claims:

***Koran 17.64 (allah supposedly addressing Satan) "Lead to destruction those whom thou canst among them, with thy (seductive) voice; make assaults on them with thy cavalry and thy infantry; mutually share with them wealth and children; and make promises to them." But Satan promises them nothing but deceit. (USC site).

In the Saudi version, satan’s voice includes songs, music.  Many Islamic scholars believe the verse bans songs and music for Muslims because they are the tools of satan.   This is supported in hadiths and laws.

***Hadith Qudsi 19:5: "The Prophet said that Allah commanded him to destroy all the musical instruments, idols, crosses and all the trappings of ignorance."    (see law r40.1 (1) below..)

The Hadith Qudsi, or holy Hadith, are those in which Muhammad transmits the words of Allah, although those words are not in the Qur'an.(

***Bukhari Volume 7, Book 69, Number 494v:  Narrated Abu 'Amir or Abu Malik Al-Ash'ari:
that he heard the Prophet saying, "From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of musical instruments, as lawful. And there will be some people who will stay near the side of a mountain and in the evening their shepherd will come to them with their sheep and ask them for something, but they will say to him, 'Return to us tomorrow.'    Allah will destroy them during the night and will let the mountain fall on them, and He will transform the rest of them into monkeys and pigs and they will remain so till the Day of Resurrection."   (USC site)(see law r40.1 (4,5) below)

ridleyonmusicBells, used by Christians, are particularly hated –angels don’t accompany people with bells, an  instrument of satan.
***Muslim Book 24, Number 5277: (repeated in 5278)
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Angels do not accompany the travellers who have with them a dog and a bell.  (USC site, No. 994 ALIMCDRom)

***Muslim Book 24, Number 5279:
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The bell is the musical instrument of the Satan.  (USC site, No.  995 ALIMCDRom)

***Abu Dawud: Book 14, Number 2548: Narrated Umm Habibah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The angels do not go with a travelling company in which there is a bell. (USC  and No. 1068 ALIMCDRom)

***Abu Dawud:  1973  Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab     Ibn az-Zubayr told that a woman client of theirs took az-Zubayr's daughter to Umar ibn al-Khattab wearing bells on her legs. Umar cut them off and said that he had heard the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) say: There is a devil along with each bell.  (ALIM CDRom –is this the missing verse book 14 No. 2550 on USC?)

Reliance of the Traveller:   Law r40.0  Music, Song, and Dance.
a)  Law r40.1 p774  (Ibn Hajar Haytami)  As for the condemnation of musical instruments, flutes, strings, and the like by the Truthful and Trustworthy (allah bless him and give him peace), who
“does not speak from personal caprice:  it is nothing besides a revelation inspired” (Koran 53.3-4)
Let those who refuse to obey him be aware lest calamity strike them, or a painful torment. The prophet (allah bless  him and give him peace) said:

1)  “Allah almighty and majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical instruments, flutes, strings, crucifixes, and the affair of the pre-islamic period of ignorance.”

2)  On the day of resurrection, allah will pour molten lead into the ears of whoever sits listening to a songstress.”

3)   “Song makes hypocrisy grow in the heart as water does herbage.”

4)  “This community will experience the swallowing up of some people by the earth, metamorphosis of some into animals, and being rained apon with stones.”  Someone asked  “When will this be, O messenger of allah?” and he said, “When songstresses and musical instruments appear and wine is held to be lawful.”

5)  “There will be peoples of my community who will hold fornication, silk, wine and musical instruments to be lawful ....”             (ie see ***Bukhari Volume 7, Book 69, Number 494v  and point 4 above)
All this is explicit and compelling textural evidence that musical instruments of all types are unlawful (final statement of law r40.1)

b)  Law  r40.2 p775  (Nawawi) It is unlawful to use musical instruments –such as those which drinkers are known for, like the mandolin, lute, cymbals, and flute –or to listen to them. It is permissible to play the tambourine at weddings, circumcisions, and other times, even if it has bells on its sides.  Beating the kuba, a long drum with a narrow middle, is unlawful.

c)  Law r40.3 p775 singing or listening to singing even without musical instruments is offensive. Singing at weddings is considered sunna by some  or if it urges followers to obey the sunna, or praises allah etc!

d) Law k2.3 p 382  It is invalid to transact something which is not useful…..such as vermin, a single grain of wheat or unlawful musical instruments.

e)  Law W52.1 (426-431) p989 playing stringed instruments; listening to them; playing reed instruments; listening to them; beating a long drum (kuba); or listening to it.. (Is an enormity...)

You can only attend a wedding if …
f) Law M9.2   part e) p 536-537 ....there will be nothing blameworthy there such as flutes, wine, silk-covered sitting mats, or pictures of animate life on the ceilings, walls, upright pillows or draperies or clothing inscribed with something blameworthy and so forth (O: since a person who attends in the presence of such things is as though accepting and acquiescing to what is condemnable).  But if the blameworthy thing will be removed through ones attending, or if the above mentioned pictures are on the ground, a carpet or pillows people can lean upon (N: or other humiliated deployment, which is lawful) or if the living figures are decapitated, or there are pictures of trees, then one must attend.

Didn’t  the Ayatollah Khomeini say there was no humor, fun or joy in Islam?  I’ll second that!


1)  Al-Misri, Ahmad ibn Naqib;  Reliance of the Traveller:  A classic manual of Islamic sacred law.   In Arabic with facing English Text, commentary and appendices edited and translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller  amana publications  Maryland USA 1994

2) Noor, Farish A.   Interview with Ustaz Abu Bakar Bashir   Friday, August 18, 2006

3) Reuters: Taliban attack musicians at Afghan wedding  Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:40pm IST

4) Salahuddin, Sayed   Afghanistan's Supreme Court protests women singing on TV Reuters,, Jan.15, 2004

5) Spencer, R. Taliban beat musicians, shaved their heads and left them tied to trees overnight because they performed at a wedding 2009

6)  Turkish Weekly (the journal of):  Islamist Militants Restrict Somali Wedding Celebrations  Thursday, 20 August 2009  

7)  WorldNetdaily;  Arab guns dispatched to Muslims in China September 17, 2009

Koran, hadith -  OR ALIMCDRom available from Islamic internet site with different hadith numbering.  OR The Noble Quran:   endowment for allah’s sake from the custodian of the two holy mosques......King Fahd Complex.   Supplied free from the government of Saudi Arabia.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 22:47  

AIM Listed by NLA


Australian Islamist Monitor's web publications were selected for preservation by the National Library of Australia. Access to our materials stored in the NLA Archive is facilitated in two ways: via the Library’s online catalogue; and via subject and title lists maintained on the PANDORA home page.
Click HERE for direct access to the archive

Islam Kills

History - Articles

Lest We Forget the Battle of Tours

Attention: open in a new window. PDF | Print | E-mail

History - Violent Jihad

Australians celebrate and revere Anzac Day on April 25th each year in remembrance of our brave soldiers who fought in two great world wars to secure our freedom. Every Australian identifies with the slogan “lest we forget” and in services held around the country people reflect on the battles and men who died to secure our freedom. Yet across the world in France, there is one remarkable battle which helped form the Europe we know today and allowed the development of civilization based on Judeo Christian principles. This one famous battle has become known as the battle of Tours and effectively stopped the Muslim advance into Europe. After the death of Mohammed in 632AD, Muslim armies exploded out of the Arabian peninsula to conquer much of the Middle East, expanding across north Africa. From there they crossed into Spain in 711AD and eventually controlled much of al-Andalus by 715AD. It was the victory at Tours by Charles Martel that stemmed the tide and eventually the Muslim marauders were expelled from Spain in 1492 when the last outpost at Granada fell to King Ferdinand of Spain. 

Read more

Shivaji’s Coronation Laudatory Landmark

Attention: open in a new window. PDF | Print | E-mail

History - Infidels' Resistance

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was born, lived, fought and won battles against religious and social oppression in the 17th century Bharat or India. He was a shining star in the Indian firmament and is renowned as a champion of the downtrodden and depressed masses. He was and continues to be an icon for the classes and masses alike and is seen as a rallying point for peasants oppressed by foreign rulers, Pathans and Moghuls alike. Sexually exploited women found in Shivaji Raje a protector, a benefactor and flocked to his Hindavi Swaraj to find solace and feel liberated under his saffron flag. 

Read more

Ransomer of Captives from the Muslims

Attention: open in a new window. PDF | Print | E-mail

History - Tolerance Myths

Perhaps some readers might be interested to know that January 28 is considered a feast day among Catholics – actually 2 feast days are celebrated on the same day – one is of ST Thomas Aquinas, the great medieval theologian and philosopher who adapted Aristotle to the western Judeo-Christian worldview. . It is also the feast day of a lesser known person – St Peter Nolasco, the great ransomer of captives from the Muslims.

Read more

Islamic Pirates

Attention: open in a new window. PDF | Print | E-mail

History - Violent Jihad

Barbary Corsair
Somalian Islamic Pirates & Lessons from History
The dramatic rescue of the American cargo-ship captain Richard Phillips from the hands of Somalian Islamic pirates by the U.S. Navy—killing three pirates, holding him hostage at gun-point, through precision-targeting—warrants a review of the U.S. struggle with piracy and hostage-taking in North Africa, which ended two centuries ago.

Raiding trade-caravans and hostage-taking for extracting ransom in Islam was started by Prophet Muhammad. Having become powerful and secure after his relocation to Medina from Mecca in 622, Muhammad initiated Jihad or holy war in the form of raids of trade-caravans for earning livelihood for his community. In the first successful raid of a Meccan caravan at Nakhla in December 623, his brigands killed one of the attendants, took two of them captive, and acquired the caravan as “sacred” booty. The captives were ransomed to generate further revenue. Muhammad, later on, expanded this mode of Jihad to raiding non-Muslim communities around Arabia—for capturing their homes, properties and livestock, capturing their women and children as slaves often for ransoming and selling, and imposing extortional taxes—which sometimes involved mass-slaughter of the attacked victims.

Read more

The Battle of Broken Hill

Attention: open in a new window. PDF | Print | E-mail

Battle of Broken Hill Logo
The First Islamic Terrorist Attack on Australian Soil
On January 1, 1915 two Broken Hill men, both former camel drivers, armed themselves with rifles, an homemade flag bearing Islamic insignia and a large supply of ammunition and launched a surprise attack on the Picnic Train about 3 kilometres outside Broken Hill.

The train carried about 1200 Broken Hill residents to Silverton where a picnic to celebrate the new year was to take place.

The two Muslim men, Gool Mohamed originally a Pashtun tribesman from Afghanistan and Mullah Abdullah from what is known today as Pakistan, decided to wage jihad against Australian infidels after Australia and the Ottoman Empire officially joined the opposite sides in the WWI.

Read more

Jihad Galore

Attention: open in a new window. PDF | Print | E-mail

History - Tolerance Myths

Jihad Galore and the Toledo Whore

Battle of Higueruela

Alhambra - GazelleHow often in conversation with a Muslim, do they quote Spain as the crowning achievement of Islam, where Muslims, Jews and Christians lived in harmony for about 800 years?

And when you mention the killings and massacres, you are told that the Spanish Inquisition was much worse.
This is a misconception, since the Inquisition in Spain was responsible for only between 4,000 and 5,000 lives. [1]

Yet in 1066AD, in a single day, muslims murdered over 4,000 Jews because Vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela had risen to a position greater than them, and of course, this upset the Muslim sensitivities. [2]

Read more

Arabs Hated The Quran

Attention: open in a new window. PDF | Print | E-mail

History - Stolen Heritage

How the Arabs Hated The Quran
Old Quran

Wh y are you a Muslim?
Musli ms in general love to hear the above question because it has a simple and readymade answer in their minds besides it gives them the opp or t u nity to propagate their religion and talk proudly about Islam.


Read more

Lepanto Anniversary

Attention: open in a new window. PDF | Print | E-mail

History - Imperialism

Decisive Victory for the West

At this time of year, it is timely to remember one of the greatest victories of the west against the Islamic world. On the 7th October in 1571, Don Juan and the Holy League, led by Admiral Doria, defeated the larger Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Lepanto, saving Europe from the Turks and militant Islam. The Holy League was a coalition of different armies - of the Republic of Venice, the Papacy (under Pope Pius V), Spain (including Naples, Sicily and Sardinia), the Republic of Genoa, the Duchy of Savoy, the Knights Hospitaller and some others.

Read more

Muslim Jerusalem

Attention: open in a new window. PDF | Print | E-mail

History - Stolen Heritage

Jerusalem - Coat of ArmsWhy do Muslims insist that Jerusalem is their Holy City?
When Mohamed and his faithful followers moved from Mecca to Medina, they found themselves among three Jewish tribes/clans (BANU-L-NADIR, BANU KAINUKA and BANU KURAIZA)  which settled there some time after their expulsion from their homeland and also living there were  two Arab, pagan tribes.

Mohammed, who at this stage needed more followers, decided to win those tribes over and convert them to his newly invented religion.

Islam was yet not as fully developed as we know it today, and Mohammed was still having his sessions with Allah (the Medina period revelations).

Read more

Killing of Banu Quraiza

Attention: open in a new window. PDF | Print | E-mail

History - Imperialism

Did Prophet Muhammad order Killing Surrendered Jews of Banu Quraiza and Khaybar?  A historical Analysis

In the post 9/11 era of this modern-world, Islamists around the globe are busy with ‘damage control utopia’ in order to correct the image of religion Islam. We all know that the nucleus of Islam are: Quran, Hadiths (Sunnah) supported by Islamic histories and biographies recorded by various famous Islamic scholars and historians.

What Mecca?

Attention: open in a new window. PDF | Print | E-mail

History - Early History

A great tragedy of the Islamic control of our universities and political correctness plus the fear of extreme violence if anyone dares question the roots and claims of Islam is ...that nobody dares question the roots and claims of Islam!!!  I want to stimulate interest and offer this summary of information on Mecca from (LINK) which discusses some problems with Muslim claims in a comparison of evidence supporting Islam/Christianity. 

Read more

Yahweh or Hubal

Attention: open in a new window. PDF | Print | E-mail

FlagThere is a very strongly entrenched view among majority of Westerners today that the three main monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam share one common God and therefore despite the obvious differences, the core foundation of these three religions is the same. 

Read more