Hasan Raza Khan Noori Miyan is enraged at Taslima Nasrin for pointing out that some Muslim clerics don’t respect free speech. In response, he tries to suppress hers forcibly. A First Information Report (FIR) is a written complaint to police. “Muslim cleric objects to Taslima Nasreen’s tweets, files FIR,” fromÂ India Today,Â December 5 (thanks to JW):
An First Information Report has been lodged against controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen for allegedly hurting religious sentiments following a complaint by a prominet [sic] Muslim cleric in Bareilly district of north Indian state Uttar Pradesh.
The Babri Mosque was a triumphal mosque built on the site of a Hindu temple that Muslims had demolished. It was in turn demolished in 1992, and this is, predictably, an ongoing source of Muslim anger. “7 Hurt in Stone-hurling near Mecca Masjid on ‘Black Day,'” from theÂ Express News Service, December 7:
Tension gripped Mecca Masjid area after afternoon prayers on Friday when a group of youngsters started pelting stones on the security personnel. In view of the ‘Black Day’, the 21st anniversary of demolition of Babri Masjid coinciding with Friday prayers, the city police made elaborate security arrangements, especially near the places of worships.
Sahih Bukhari 4:52:45Â “Someone asked, ‘Allah’s Apostle, who is the best among the people?’ He replied, ‘A believer who strives his utmost in Allah’s Cause with his life and property.'”
Oh, the humanity! Sri Lanka succumbs to “racism” and “Islamophobia”! “Clerics Under Watch in SL,” by P K Balachandran for theÂ New Indian Express, December 9:
Sri Lankan intelligence agencies are on the vigil against Islamic preachers who create communal tension and spread rumours threatening the security of the country, the State-owned Daily News said on Saturday.
No one speaks up for the victims of this law. To do so would be “Islamophobic.” “Sharia court rules blasphemers can only be punished with death penalty,” by Jibran Khan forAsia News, December 6 (JW)
Do bears shit in the woods? Do Talibandits go on jihad?
“Jails, torture and suffering won’t change our jihadist commitment.” Shocker! “Freed Taliban Prisoners in Pakistan and Afghanistan Return to Jihad,” by Ron Moreau and Sami Yousafzai for theÂ Daily Beast, December 6 (JW)
Pakistan and Afghanistan have released waves of Taliban prisoners in a goodwill gestureâ€”but instead of returning home as promised, the radicals are flocking to rejoin the fight against the West.