* Gitmo terrorists:Â ”We are terrorists to the bone, Â thanks to Allah.”Â “To us the (accusations) are badges of honor, which we carry with pride,” the detainees said…
Egypt: Muslims burn Christian man alive, stab his father to death
When this story was first reported, the media described it the way it always describes Coptic persecution at the hands of Muslims — as a “sectarian-clash.” As this more revealing report makes clear, however, it was anything but a “sectarian-clash” (which suggests Christians and Muslims, in more or less equal numbers, fighting and rioting). Instead, a Muslim set a Christian on fire, and then other Muslims attacked his father, stabbing him to death — this in a village where Christians make up maybe 3-4% of the total population. Keep this in mind the next time you hear about “sectarian clashes” occurring where Muslims predominate and non-Muslims live as minorities. More on this story can be read at theÂ Voice of the Copts.
“Egyptian Christian Burned Alive; Father Murdered Also,” by Ethan Cole for theÂ Christian Post, via JW
The Copts Gather in D.C. to Challenge Mubarak
The Copts are an ancient people. In fact, the name in Arabic means “Egyptian”, or at least it did. The fact that they survive at all after a millennium of slaughter and persecution is testimony to the strength and determination of this people. Despite the ongoing, endless inequity they experience in their native land, they have managed to maintain a precarious existence in the face of hatred and mindless attacks.
Popular Egyptian host exposes the severity of the Coptic situation
“People, we have a major problem on our hands”
A recent episode of the popular Egyptian TV program, “Cairo Today,” reveals how bad the situation has gotten for the Christian Copts of Egypt. The Muslim host, Amr Adib, a very famous TV personality, not just in Egypt but across the Arab worldâ€”not to mention vocal critic and nemesis of Fr. Zakaria Botrosâ€”in a very honest moment, expressed the severity of the situation.
Among other things, Adib confirmed that Coptic persecutions are more than what the media portrays, i.e., “sectarian conflicts”; that this is a “major problem” and society in its entirety needs to get involved; that this is not a superficial issue, but rather a deep-seated one, festering in the hearts; that weekly mosque sermons exacerbate the situation and lead directly to Coptic persecutions; and that media bosses warn TV hosts to stay clear of this topic.
Regarding this latter point, Amr is to be commended; for, whereas he, a (perhaps nominal) Muslim, spoke truthfully about this, some dhimmi Copts do the exact opposite when on the media.
Due to the importance of this episode, I deemed it relevant enough for translation, which follows (thanks to Victor and Reda for sending me the Cairo Today link).
By way of context, Adib began his tirade after discussing a recent residential quarrel, wherein Copts living in a building wanted the sole Muslim to leave, he refused, and eventually a quarrel erupted leaving the latter dead (for the record, the opposite is the norm). After reporting on this, Adib went on to say:
After this occurrence and during the Friday prayers [khutba], a large group of people [Muslims] came out of the mosque chanting “we will kill them” â€“ and, by the way, this kind of thing happens very often in Alexandria, people erupt out of the mosque slandering and attacking Copts.
Of course, as usual, the same explanations were givenâ€”“this was a sectarian conflict, we Muslims and Copts are one people, one nation, we will stand next to each other, these are minor issues,” and so on and so forth.
Now, if you [the viewers, i.e., Egyptians] plan on continuing this way, we have a problem; I mean, if we in Egypt, continue dismissing these occurrences, then we have a major problem on our hands. However, if we want to take this seriously, and examine what’s really going on inside people, what the deal is, then that’s something else.
We’ve spoken about this issue a 100 times, and every time things smooth over; however, the time is nearing when things won’t pass over. I beg you, this is a very important matter; it’s not just about reconciling Gergis with Muhammad [i.e., reconciling any specific Christian to any specific Muslim]. What’s going on internally is something else; the schools, mosques, churches, media, and all of us must get involvedâ€”we must figure out what the deal is, what the trigger button is, what makes people go insane.
In other words, what would get an entire mosque to storm out screaming “they will die”? They have nothing to do with this; these mosque people were there to pray. Why are they involving themselves in a residential dispute?
On the other hand, our Christian brethren, what’s it to them that he was the only Muslim in the building, why did they want him to get out?
Anyway, this one passed â€“ but what about the one before it, the one before that, the one that’s to come, and the one after that? What are you going to do?
If you plan on continuing this way, without seriously considering this issue, we have a major problem! I say this because I want to satisfy my conscience, for truly, I am daily torn to pieces when I hear of such things.
People, we are only kidding ourselves; there is a major problem; it must be treated; we must expose its roots. Postponing problems never fixes anything:
There’s a nation called America that is about to collapse. Why? Because it keeps postponing its economic problems until one day everything will come crashing down.
This goes back to the days of Sadatâ€”we kept postponing, minimizing the importance of these clashes, saying they’re minor; then movies would be made portraying Christians and Muslims as best friends. This talk is simply not true. There’s something going on inside Pope Shenouda; there’s something going on inside Sheikh al Azhar.
Open up your hearts and tell us what’s going on! They warn us in this job [media], telling us not to talk about this issue. However, Iâ€”because I love this countryâ€”have a feeling that what happened in Karmuz is not the last we’ve heard of this, and this isn’t good.
Sure enough, only recently, Muslims gunned down two Copts as they were exiting church after Easter service.
I tell my Muslim brethren, guys, you’re the majority, you’re the ones who must hold off, be patient, lead by example. Our brethren the Copts, because they are the minority, have feelings of insecurity and fear.
Take any Copt to the side, away from the camera, and talk to him. He’ll tell you â€“ “they don’t hire us, this happens to us, in the buses this occurs to us, in these areas they do this to us, we can’t build churches,” and so forth.
We’ve all memorized these complaints by heart; we all know what the Copts’ problems are….
People, we all know what’s going on, we need to openly discuss this, not postpone; it needs to be addressed seriously by all the relevant people to figure out how to solve this problem, how to reform the lessons in Muslim schools, in the Friday preaching in mosques.
Yesterday, I heard the khutba next door [Friday sermon], and the imam of the mosque was an animal; he was saying the worst things about Christians! And, of course, everyone sitting there was simply chanting la illah illa alla [There is no god but Allah, i.e., they were mindlessly assenting].
I just wanted to go grab him by his throat! Who does he think he is? Does he know more than the prophet, or Abu Bakr, or Omar, or Amr? No, he’s a criminal; I just wanted to grab him by his throat, this man who is inciting the world to tear itself to pieces.
Little does Amr understand, but the sad fact is, yes, this imam knows as much as the aforementioned “pious” Muslims who usurped the Coptic nation and turned its people into subdued dhimmisâ€”hence the festering problem, what is inside the hearts of Pope Shenouda and the Sheikh of Azhar: fear and hesitancy in the former, intolerance and a sense of superiority in the latter.
(A man about to be beheaded publicly in Saudi Arabia, in perfect accordance with Islamic law as recorded in the Hadith. Picture courtesy Amnesty. )
The Kuran is full of hatred towards unbelievers. The Hadith is even worse. It goes into the gory details of the kinds of “punishments” Muhammed meted out to people for even petty offenses. Judge for yourself. I will reproduce some of the Hadith where Muhammad shows his kindness. All of them are from Sunan Abu-Dawud (the Hadith that provides most of the Shari’a law on various punishments).
In this Hadith, Muhammad shows once again just how much he hates polytheists. It is Hadith such as this one that directly caused many Hindus to be tortured to death in the most cruel manner imaginable during the dark centuries of Islamic rule. Note that for polytheists, repenting does not save them from such a harsh fate.
Book 38, Number 4359:
Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:
The verse “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Apostle, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is execution, or crucifixion, or theÂ cutting off of hands and feet from opposite side or exile from the land…most merciful” was revealedabout polytheists. If any of them repents before they are arrested, it does not prevent from inflicting on him the prescribed punishment which he deserves.
Now Muhammad orders an adulterer to be stoned to death (there are many Hadith on stoning to death).
Book 38, Number 4364:
Ma’iz came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and admitted (having committed adultery) four times in his presence so he ordered him to be stoned to death, but said to Huzzal: If you had covered him with your garment, it would have been better for you.
This time, Muhammad orders both the hands of a petty thief chopped off.
Book 38, Number 4367:
Narrated AbuUmayyah al-Makhzumi:
A thief who had accepted (having committed theft) was brought to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him), but no good were found with him. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him), said to him: I do not think you have stolen. He said: Yes, I have. He repeated it twice or thrice. So he gave orders.Â His hand was cut off and he was then brought to him. He said: Ask Allah’s pardon and turn to Him in repentance. He said: I ask Allah’s pardon and turn to Him in repentance. He (the Prophet) then said: O Allah, accept his repentance.
Once again, a man who stole a shield worth just three dirhams has his hands cut off on Muhammad’s orders.
Book 38, Number 4373:
Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) had a man’sÂ hand cut off who had stolen from the place reserved for women a shield whose price was three dirhams.
A woman has her hand chopped off for selling jewellery that she had borrowed.
Book 38, Number 4382:
Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin:
A woman borrowed jewellery through some known persons and she herself was unknown. She then sold them. She was seized and brought to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him). He gave orders thatÂ her hand should be cut off. It is this woman about whom Usamah interceded and of her the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said whatever he said.
In this Hadith, Muhammad seems very eager to kill a thief, but when the people remind him that he is only a thief, Muhammad “relents” and orders his hand chopped off. The next time, he has his foot chopped off. This saga continues, with his other hand and foot being chopped off, before he is finally stoned to death.
Book 38, Number 4396:
Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:
A thief was brought to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him). He said:Â Kill him. The people said: He has committed theft, Apostle of Allah! Then he said:Â Cut off his hand. So his (right) hand was cut off. He was brought a second time and he said:Â Kill him. The people said: He has committed theft, Apostle of Allah! Then he said:Â Cut off his foot.
So his (left) foot was cut off.
He was brought a third time and he said:Â Kill him.
The people said: He has committed theft, Apostle of Allah!
So he said:Â Cut off his hand. (So his (left) hand was cut off.)
He was brought a fourth time and he said:Â Kill him.
The people said: He has committed theft, Apostle of Allah!
So he said:Â Cut off his foot. So his (right) foot was cut off.
He was brought a fifth time and he said:Â Kill him.
So we took him away and killed him. We then dragged him and cast him into a well and threw stones over him.
In this Hadith, Muhammad orders a man’s hand to be chopped off and hung around his neck.
Book 38, Number 4397:
Narrated Fadalah ibn Ubayd:
A thief was brought to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) andÂ his hand was cut off. Thereafter he commanded for it, and it wasÂ hung on his neck.
I ask my readers to bear in mind that Islam IS the example of Muhammad. The above instances are not mere history, but the normative code of conduct for Muslim societies for all time to come. Islam is unique in that it makes one man’s conduct the basis for its law (Shari’a). All of the above examples are now cast in stone, and form the basis for Shari’a law for all time.
I have a few questions to ask of my readers after they have read the Hadith above:
1. Was Muhammad a kind and compassionate man, as claimed by Islamic apologists?
2. Could a man who displayed the kind of cruelty described in the Hadith above be called a Saint, let alone “the last Prophet of God”?
3. When one sees the kind of cruelty that routinely comes out of Islamic societies, is it against Islam, or directly in accordance with it?
4. Is anything the Taliban do against Islam? Indeed, Muhammad’s punishments seem far more brutal than what the Taliban dish out.
5. Is there ANY place for such a barbaric cult in civilized society?
Notice that in none of the Hadith does Muhammad show an iota of compassion to those whose hands and feet he orders chopped off. Not once does he even ask “Did you fall on bad times? Why did you do what you did?” In Muhammad’s time, if a man stole a loaf of bread to feed his hungry family, guess what? Too bad, his hands would be chopped off. There was no compassion in this man. When 1.2 billion people think this is the behaviour of the “perfect man”, that is when we see all the barbarity that Islam displays daily. Beheadings, stoning, brutal intolerance and so on. It all comes from one man and his religion.
* continued from above:
Egypt: Muslims burn Christian man alive, stab his father to death
A youngÂ Christian man was suddenly set on fire by a Muslim man in Egypt after aÂ rumor circulated that the Christian man had a relationship with the Muslim man’s sister.
Yasser Ahmed Qasim approached 25-year-old Sabri Shihata and poured gasoline on the Coptic Christian and then set him on fire, reported the Voice of the Copts on Friday. The young Copt tried to put out the fire by throwing himself into a nearby canal, but the burns were too severe and he later died.
His 60-year-old father, Sabri Shihata, later arrived at a village rally where a group of Muslims stabbed him to death. One stab reportedly entered his back and came out of his abdomen below the rib cage, according to Voice of the Copts. The elder Shihata was taken to the hospital but nevertheless died from the attacks.
The Muslim group also attacked the Coptic man’s younger brother, 22-year-old Rami Sabri Shihata, causing a deep injury to his head…