Personally, I find Islam demeaning to people. But as they say, ‘different strokes for different folks’ seems to apply here, especially when applied to Muslim women, who are Â ‘thankful for being flogged’ under Malaysia’s newly implemented sharia law…… Ah yes, and while we’re at it: “Sexy attire” used by women during aerobics class is “against the spirit of Islam,” said the Indonesian Islamic Ulemas Council…
In an economy awash in easy credit, Ottawa’s leading imam is definitely swimming against the tide.
Imam Khaled Abdul-Hamid Syed has issued a fatwa against credit cards, even if they are paid off every month.
“I conclude that it contains usury … which is forbidden in Islam, so it should not be used,” Imam Syed said in a mass email to members of the city’s main mosque.
Islam has always banned interest for the same reason usury is condemned in other faiths: It can sink debtors, even whole economies, as recent years have shown.
“It’s to protect people from falling in a lot of debt,” the imam said in an interview.
“Interest is demeaning to people,” added Ismail Barreh, an MBA student at the University of Ottawa who sat in on the conversation. “They are in need, and then you can take advantage of them.” Â National Post/fatwa against credit cards
David Milliband, repeatedly featured here on WoJ as ‘Britain’s dumbest Jew’, has his knickers in a twist: The use of six fake UK passports by the alleged killers of a Hamas commander is an outrage, David Miliband has said. Al BeBeeCeera
Watch out, David: we’re coming to get you:Â Does the Mossad have up to a million Jewish helpers? Anyhow, who can really say what happened? The door was locked from the inside, right?Â Whodunnit? My money is on Hamas, or wait: Fatah. Or Hamas?
Anyhow, who cares? The MF is dead. I mean DEAD. Good riddance, MF!
- No big deal: Â Saudi prince accused of murdering his servant in five-star hotel room
- Fabricating alternative reality: for the O-bastard, its all about renaming things…
- At least 11 people have been killed and 20 hurt in a suicide bombing in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, officials say.
H/T eye on the world blogspot
It’s amazing just how many people want to live in an “apartheid state”. And “racist”, too.
(IsraelNN.com) The Interior and Environmental Committee and the special committee on the problem of foreign workers toured the southern city of Arad on Thursday in connection with a bill to eliminate infiltration into the country. Arad mayor Gidon Bar-Lev expressed his support for a proposed wall along the Egyptian border to stop infiltrations. He added that those who made it should be dealt with and should be distributed evenly throughout the country instead of just in his city and Eilat.
Member of Knesset Aryeh Bibi estimated that three million would-be infiltrators are waiting along the border to come in. He said that if [there] are 300-400 humanitarian cases in that group, he would not object to giving them assistance. A representative of the Oz enforcement unit for immigration laws said that more than 20 – thousand had been have been caught and it was not known how many have entered without being caught.