Friday, 26 June 2015

Once more on Islam and violence

The news that Islamic extremists had struck tourists in Tunisia this afternoon killing at least 37 people including 5 Britons shocked everyone this afternoon. This was Followed by the disgusting terrorist outrage in France where a man was beheaded .

It didn't stop there. Suicide bombers struck a Shia Mosque in Kuwait murdering (lets call it what it really is) at least 25 and injuring scores more.

Prior to this ISIS launched suicide bombers at the Kurds of Kobane in revenge for their criminal organisations lost ground at the hands of the Peshmerga and other Kurdish forces who seem to be the only people currently engaged in the Middle east capable of confronting these criminals.

Where do these so-called religious men get their inspiration?

They themselves say the Koran.

Earlier this week I cross-posted a statement from the National Secular Society welcoming the publication of an anti-terrorism edict by a certain Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.

Almost immediately it was pointed out to me by David T of Harry's Place that the same man was "the prime mover of the legislation that declared Ahmadiyya Muslims "non Muslim" in Pakistan, which resulted in their official persecution and repression.".

Today Left Foot Forward publishes an expose by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid who writes:

... back home in Pakistan, Qadri proudly takes ownership of formulating Pakistan’s blasphemy law, which has been abused to suffocate and intimidate religious minorities through blatant mob violence.

When addressing western audiences, Qadri claims that the blasphemy law does not apply to non-Muslims. Back home in Pakistan he has advocated ‘killing blasphemers… like dogs’.

This video highlights his contradictory stance on the blasphemy law, and showcases his claim that he incorporated section 295-C to the Pakistan Penal Code which sanctions the death punishment for defiling Islamic scriptures or insulting Prophet Muhammad.

Qadri is renowned for saying whatever sells, whether it’s anti-government fascism through his politics and a bigoted version of Islam back home, or apologism in the garb of Islamic ‘moderation’ in the West.
It's worth reading the article in full.

Once again we are reminded that Islamic scholars are not always as they may seem.

Islam remains a source of religious intolerance and until that is addressed this mindless violence will continue.

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