Sydney: Imams condemn Islamic teacher

 * Telling the truth about Islam can be hazardous to your health:

Natalie O’Brien  The Australian

ANGRY Muslim groups (are there any other ones?) have attacked the University of Western Sydney over an Islamic studies course they claim is too sexually explicit, promotes lesbianism and derides the Koran as misogynistic. (which it is…)


Samar Habib

 Students, community members and the Australian National Imams Council have complained about the content of the course, Women in Arabic and Islamic Literature, being taught at the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies. They say it gives a negative view of women in Islam. (and we, the kuffar, are forbidden to have ‘any negative views about anything Islamic)

The imams council has circulated a petition recording its “deep concern with regards to the course structure and content”, saying it involved “repeated and unjustified attacks upon Islam”.    (* Another attack on free speech to elevate Islam over and above everything else…)

Another group, Muslims for Peace, has branded the centre as “evil” and demanded lecturer Samar Habib be dismissed and the course abolished.

“Now that its wicked nature should be crystal clear for all to see, Muslims should fear Almighty Allah and break all connections with this diabolical centre of Kufr (non-believers),” a bulletin on the Muslims for Peace website reads.

Dr Habib has declined to comment. UWS executive dean of the College of Arts Wayne McKenna said that, although the university was yet to receive a direct complaint, it was examining the content of the course.

The NCEIS, set up last year with federal government funds, operates out of three universities: the University of Melbourne, Griffith University in Queensland and UWS. It was established to advance knowledge and understanding of Islam and to play a leadership role in public debate on contemporary Islam.


The course includes excerpts from The Perfumed Garden by Sheik Nafzawi, a book on Arabian erotica written in the 16th century and translated into English in 1886 that has been likened to the Indian Kama Sutra.

* Excerpt:

Perfumed Garden” by Abu Nuwas:

O the joy of sodomy!
So now be sodomites, you Arabs.
Turn not away from it–
therein is wondrous pleasure.

Take some coy lad with kiss-curls
twisting on his temple
and ride as he stands like some gazelle
standing to her mate.

A lad whom all can see girt with sword
and belt not like your whore who has
to go veiled.

Make for smooth-faced boys and do your
very best to mount them, for women are
the mounts of the devils

Dr Habib, who has written her PhD thesis on female homosexuality in the Middle East and has written an introduction in an erotic lesbian novel published overseas entitled I Am You, has been accused of promoting lesbianism. (Muslims are always quick to denounce anyone critical of their cult)


Homosexuality is forbidden in the Koran for both sexes. (sez who? For males, yes. But the Koran says nothing about women)

Dr Habib has also been accused by Muslims for Peace of teaching that it is not obligatory to wear the hijab, that the Hadiths (sayings of the Prophet Mohammed) are just Chinese whispers and that Muslim scholars can be ignored because they are males.

* So  a Muslim who thinks its not obligatory to wear hijab is being attacked by the ‘peace-people?’ Interesting…

University of Melbourne’s Sultan of Oman professor of Arab and Islamic studies, Abdullah Saeed, said concerns about the course had been raised at the centre’s community consultative committee meeting this week.

“Everyone has a right to express their opinion and views and that is what is happening,” Professor Saeed said.

* Good on him! We’ll see how long he sticks with it before the mask comes off…

“One of the essential things is to uphold academic freedoms and intellectual freedoms of students and the staff.”

The imams council does not believe the course represents the normative traditional Islam as practised by most of the world’s Muslim population.

* Nothing but da’awa allowed. No criticism either.

“The subject’s emphasis on sexuality and its explicit sexual content is not reflective of normative Islam, which is what we thought the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies would attempt to portray,” ANIC president Sheik Moez Nafti wrote.

*  What would old lecher Mo say to this..?