Sharia, a dark ages death sentence

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    Australia does not welcome sharia law. It violates the Australian Constitution. It would send Western civilisation back to the Dark Ages. It chains freethinking women to a set of absurd laws ­derived from the misogynistic prophet, Mohammed.

It denies the right to criticise Mohammed’s half-witted notions because freedom of speech is only permitted in ­accordance with ­Islamic law. Islamism is a woman-hating, freedom-negating ideology whose most barbaric prin­ciples are codified in sharia law.

On Q&A last Monday, Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie stated: “We have one law in this country and it is the Australian law. It is not sharia law.” Before stating the self-­evident truth, she suggested Muslims who support sharia law should be deported. We didn’t have the opportunity to hear Lambie’s rationale for that odd idea because Yassmin Abdel-­Magied, a Muslim activist and ABC host, shouted over her. She complained that Lambie didn’t understand sharia.

Australians do not need to understand sharia. We are a secular liberal democracy with a 61 per cent Christian population. In the 2011 census, 22 per cent of Australians selected “no religion”. Muslims constitute 2 per cent of the population. If you want to understand Australian law, read the Constitution. If you want to understand Australian values, read the founding fathers. If you want to understand Australian faith, read the Christian Bible, ­Enlightenment thought, or both.

Abdel-Magied also claimed that Islam is the world’s “most feminist religion”. Feminists need Islam like the Enlightenment needs the Dark Ages. Witness Mohammed on women: “I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you.” What evidence did Mohammed provide to support his belief that women are stupid? They might be ungrateful to their husbands or curse at them. Many Koranic verses celebrate hatred of women: “Men have authority over women because God has made one superior to the other … Good women are obedient … as for those from whom you fear disobedience … beat them.” Islamic State celebrates its preferred Koranic ver­ses, including that wellspring of feminism: “Marry … any slave girls you may own.”

Ah, yes, female sexual slavery — just smell the freedom, women.

I first read the Koran 15 years ago after a feminist group proposed endorsing Islam as a gesture of solidarity with Muslim women. After reading it, I advised that any endorsement should be qualified by an explicit rejection of misogynistic sections, such as the exhortation for men to beat women. It was the first time I was called Islamophobic.

Sharia defenders often try to refute plain evidence of Koranic misogyny by referring to poetic surahs or highlighting sexist quotes from the Bible. There is beauty in the Koran and ugliness in the Old Testament. But the critical point is that Christendom underwent centuries of bloody ­reform that culminated in the ­development of the secular state. The 21st-century West is enlightened and ruled by secular law while Islamic states across the world continue to be governed by sharia law and cultural codes.

As Ayaan Hirsi Ali pointed out in The Weekend Australian, when faced with the abuses of women living under sharia law in Islamic states, Abdel-Magied erects a distinction between sharia and politics. In Islamist states, it is a false distinction.

As Rick Morton ­revealed, Abdel-Magied believes there is a “religious imperative in the scripture to wear the hijab”. That scriptural imperative is codified in sharia laws across the world and women have been killed for refusing it. Yet on a ­recent trip to Iran, female politicians from Sweden’s socialist-Green government wore hijabs.

Adopting sharia-derived values would affect Western civilisation in profoundly negative ways. Consider the fundamental value of freedom. The Organisation of Islamic Co-operation ­defines human rights according to the Cairo Declaration, which permits our freedoms as long as they are not “contrary to the principles of the sharia”.

The Greens, whose members market themselves as champions of secularism, should logically ­denounce sharia law. Yet its leaders have criticised the free press for questioning Abdel-Magied’s claim that Islam is the most feminist religion. In the Greens’ warped minds, criticism of sharia constitutes racism.

Australians are tired of being called racist for defending our most essential values while the government throws public money at an activist media that undermines them. We are forced to pay for the ABC to ridicule patriots, smear conservatives and spin secure border policy as xenophobic.

How much anti-Australian propaganda will we be forced to endure during SBS’s #FU2­Racism programming next week? Perhaps SBS will surprise us by using taxpayer funds to discuss the benefits of Enlightenment thought and the constitutional values that helped Australia resist 20th-century totalitarianism. Perhaps SBS has recruited leading classical liberals and conservatives to educate the nation about the greatness of Western civilisation, the Christian scriptural origins of the secular state, the hard-won legacy of the Reformation and the Enlightenment in a celebration of the free world. Perhaps it will contrast Australia’s egalitarian laws on race, ethnicity, gender and belief to those of Islamist and communist states. Perhaps it will conclude that the best antidote to racism is the Australian nation and citizens educated in the Western tradition.

And if SBS runs the usual anti-Western line, perhaps Communications Minister Mitch Fifield will propose new standards for publicly funded broadcasters to ­ensure greater political diversity in recruitment and promotion.

I suspect none of it will happen. Instead, the Liberals will continue to fund Islamic activism with our money. Labor will join the Greens to fight against better border ­security and immigration vetting. Fifield will stay silent as public broadcasters take apart Australia’s constitutional values on the public purse.

And, one by one, Australians will take the cue and cast their votes elsewhere ­because the enlightened West made its choice centuries ago. Like our forebears, we choose the light.

Just another Islamic school embezzling infidel moolah $$$$

‘Like a script from a mafia movie’: Peak Muslim body AFIC descends into turmoil

The country’s peak administrative Islamic body has descended into further turmoil in a turn of events that observers have quipped is like “a script from a mafia movie”.

A group of former executive members of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, who either stepped down or were banned last year, arrived at the organisation’s Zetland headquarters late at night last week with a locksmith.

Hafez Kassem, who circulated a letter of voluntary resignation last year, now claims he was only on temporary leave and has “officially resumed my duties as president”.

Keysar Trad, who was elected unopposed to replace Mr Kassem in August, has not been able to enter the offices since last Monday.

The building remains occupied by the former members, who convened a meeting on February 11 and installed themselves as the executive committee and passed no-confidence motions in all others, including Mr Trad.

On Monday, AFIC launched legal action in the NSW Supreme Court against Mr Kassem and eight others.

Redfern police were called to the scene on Monday night but have told AFIC they won’t act until a civil court determines the legitimate committee.

“Thuggery at it’s finest, so say goodbye to the Islamic schools,” one community leader posted online. (More below the fold)

Nothing to worry about: Kayzar Trad is on the case. (LOL!)

Last year six Islamic Schools Schools embezzelled $60 MILLION from both State and Federal Governments. 

They have been given chance after chance after chance. 

This school must close and so must the other FIVE? 

How long do we have to go on being treated like MUGS!!

In other news:

Islamic College of South Australia has funding revoked

Minister for Education Simon Birmingham. Picture: AAP

Federal Education and Training Minister Simon Birmingham has revoked funding for the Islamic College of South Australia, because the school has repeatedly failed to meet strict governance and other conditions placed on it since April last year.

Senator Birmingham said funding would cease on April 14, and the school had one month to appeal the revocation.

“It is disappointing that after the number of chances this school has been given and the constructive work the Department has been doing with the authority since November 2015 the school has still failed to meet the reasonable standards and expectations placed on them,” Senator Birmingham said.

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ABC won’t sack shari’a defender Yassmin Abdel-Magied despite petition

Thousands call for ABC to sack TV host over ‘pro sharia law’ comments

The number of signatures on the petition continues to climb.

A spokesturd for the extreme left , taxpayer funded ABC came out defending Yassmin’s shari’a advocacy:

“We stand by her right to appear on Q & A and share with the wider community her personal views in this capacity.

Yassmin Abdel-Magied defends Sharia Law in clash with Jacqui Lambie 

THE ABC has revealed it will not sack Muslim youth activist Yassmin Abdul-Magied despite more than 15,000 signatures “to publicly condemn and fire” her over pro sharia Law comments.

Ms Abdel-Magied, 25, polarised audiences when she defended her Islamic faith in response to senator Jacqui Lambie’s comments that Australia should “deport all Muslims who support sharia law” on the network’s live Q & A program on February 13.

“People talk about Islam without knowing anything about it, and they’re willing to negate any of my rights as a human being, as a woman, as a person with agency, simply because they have an ‘idea’ of what my faith is about,” Ms Abdel-Magied told Ms Lambie.

“Islam to me is the most feminist religion: we got equal rights well before the Europeans. We don’t take our husbands’ last names because we aren’t their property. We were given the right to own land … The fact is, in sharia it says you follow the law of the land you are on.”

More than 15,000 people have signed a change.org petition calling for the ABC to sack Ms Abdel-Magied from her role a host on the ABC’s Saturday morning program Australia Wide, on News 24. News.com.au has contacted Ms Abdel-Magied for comment.

Yassmin Abdel-Magied, host Tony Jones and Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie on the Q & A panel.

Yassmin Abdel-Magied, host Tony Jones and Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie on the Q & A panel.Source:News Corp Australia

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How can he be a “refugee”, visiting so often the land he fled?

I’ll try to explain:

The Constitution of the Islamic Republic “proclaims ‘the ideological mission of jihad,’ which it defines as ‘extending the sovereignty of God’s law throughout the world,’ through Iran’s Army and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.” Iran is committed to world conquest by Islam, with its clerics as warlords. Those to be conquered include America (the ‘Great Satan’), Israel (the ‘Little Satan’) and the Sunni-led Gulf States.”

Back in July 2005, then–Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said essentially the same thing: “The message of the Revolution is global, and is not restricted to a specific place or time. Have no doubt … Allah willing, Islam will conquer what? It will conquer all the mountain tops of the world.”

The Ayatollah Khomeini had said from the beginning that the goals of that Revolution were global: “We shall export our revolution to the whole world. Until the cry ‘There is no god but Allah’ resounds over the whole world, there will be jihad.”

A neon sign in Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport reads, in English, “In future Islam will destroy Satanic sovereignty of the West.” Iran’s commitment to world conquest in the name of Islam—and to the defeat of America in particular—precludes lasting peace with the United States.

So what is the purpose of a refugee who freely goes back and forth to the land that he claimed he had to flee?

These are soldiers, not refugees.

Ever suspect we’re being gamed by “refugees” claiming to be fleeing death and persecution?

Another example: 

AN Iranian man who was granted refugee protection under Labor’s open-door asylum policy has allegedly been caught smuggling drugs into Australia — from Iran.

Despite claiming to be in fear of his life if he returned to Iran, Vahid Reza Azadpour Saleh, 31, spent more time in Iran than he did in Australia after he was granted a protection visa — including one seven-month stretch, immigration records show.

Saleh had told immigration officials he would be harmed if he returned to his home country because he said he knew the Iranian authorities were “looking for him”, the District Court has been told.

On one trip back to Iran he even got married.

In such cases we should be told precisely which officials and ministers bought his story of being a refugee, and why.

Accountability, please.

Ahmadiyya taqiyya: True Islam Rejects All Acts of Terrorism

“True Islam” is just as false as fake Islam. Here, again, an Ahmadiyya agitprop denies key teachings from Koran, sira and hadith to deceive gullible infidels. Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal is not only quoting 5:32 wrongly, he mixes it up with Koran (5:33)  which  says:  “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement”.

CNY Inspirations:

True Islam Rejects All Acts of Terrorism

This feature is coordinated by The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com and InterFaith Works of CNY. Follow this theme and author posted Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. 

Iqbal, Muhammad - Crop.jpegDr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal 

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Ever Merciful: Inconsistent messages from Muslim leadership have created increased risk of extremism and radicalization. The True Islam Campaign aims to provide all Americans with a clear way to distinguish true Islam from extremism and to unify Muslim Americans on the correct understanding of Islam as Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught. To this end, 11 points have been selected as key tenets of true Islam which differentiates it from extremism. One is that true Islam rejects all acts of terrorism. The Holy Quran forbids Muslims from creating disorder in the world. It commands, “Do not go about committing iniquity in the earth and causing disorder.” (29:37).

The Holy Quran recognizes the sanctity of all human life: “Whosoever killed a person … it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and whoso saved a life, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind.” (5:33) True Islam recognizes that no justification exists for terrorism against any individual, government or nation–for any reason. Therefore, the actions of extremists and terrorists ascribing to Islam are in absolute contravention to Islamic teachings. The Holy Prophet Muhammad rejected all types of terrorism in the name of Islam, even while Muslims faced 12 years of vehement persecution in Mecca. He did not allow any violent response. Instead, the Holy Prophet Muhammad ordered his followers to migrate to another land. This act was in exact accordance with the Holy Quran’s teachings. True Islam champions a bloodless intellectual “jihad of the pen,” part of one’s continuing jihad to acquire knowledge.

Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal is a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Syracuse chapter. He is a radiation oncologist currently practicing as medical director of radiation oncology, Buffalo Medical Group.

Here’s the verse that the good Dr. meant to quote:

5:32

Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.

Fatah Top Dog: Palestinians Have ‘Right’ To Use Terror To Create ‘Palestinian Arab State’

Trump  “declared war on Islam.”

They are all genocidal lunatics. No need to negotiate anything with them, allah doesn’t honour treaties with infidels anyway.

JERUSALEM – A senior official from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party sanctioned “armed struggle” – a euphemism for terror – as the “indisputable” right of Palestinians in order to “liberate our homeland.”

“Our cause is just. Our right to the armed struggle is an indisputable right. The Israelis didn’t come here through negotiations. They did not come at our request. They are usurpers who came with weapons to murder and tried to expel [us],” Nabil Shaath said in an interview with Fatah-run Awdah TV last month, translated by Israeli monitoring group Palestinian Media Watch.

Shaath, who served as Palestinian Foreign Minister, called for the creation of a “Palestinian Arab democratic state” in which Jews, Muslims and Christians live together, thereby eliminating the Jewish state altogether.

“The [Israelis] succeeded in expelling a large part of our people by force. Therefore, our right to the armed struggle is indisputable,” Shaath said. “We are humane people. We want to liberate our homeland. After we liberate our homeland, we will have no problem with living in a democratic state in which Jews, Muslims and Christians live – in a Palestinian Arab democratic state.”

The Fatah official then told his Palestinian audience, “Your cause is just. You are occupied. Your land was stolen. Your rights were taken. Therefore, I’ve never seen any problem with carrying out the armed struggle while diplomatic and political activity supporting your cause is being carried out.”

Shaath’s justification for employing “armed struggle” is in direct violation of the PLO’s commitment to renounce violence. The PLO (with Fatah being the principle member) was removed from the list of terror organizations during the Oslo Accords when it committed to “ensure the immediate, efficient and effective handling of any incident involving a threat or act of terrorism, violence or incitement.”

Despite this, the PLO and PA continue to compensate terrorists and their families with a monthly salary. As Shaath confirmed in the interview, Fatah views the murder of Israeli civilians as legitimate “resistance.”

Earlier this month, Shaath called on the Palestinian Authority to create a united front with President Donald Trump’s opponents in the U.S., saying that Trump had “declared war on Islam.”

He further said that the Palestinians supported peace, but only “on condition” that Prime Minister Benjamin “Netanyahu and his soldiers and murderers and settlements will leave our land.”

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Muslim child abuse in Australia

At last someone else who is noticing this double-standard.

Muslim child abuse in Australia 
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Is it time for the Royal Commission to investigate Muslim institutions for instances of underage child sex, forced child marriages, and genital mutilation?– | Kelso Lawyers Blog
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We are 50 hearings into the Royal Commission into Child Abuse without a single hearing into child abuse within the Islamic community of Australia.

With systemic abuse uncovered in a number of religious organisations across the country – some sections of the public are asking questions of Muslim institutions.

Scores of underage Muslim girls are married off to older men. Many are forced to join polygamous marriages. Worse still, some women within the Islamic faith are forced to endure genital mutilation. Some Middle Eastern groups find this practice culturally acceptable – it is even commonplace in some communities.

The thought of defenceless young girls being forced to have sex with grown men is horrifying.

For any female to have their clitoris sliced off with a sharp knife is impossible for most of us to imagine. Australians cannot condone this practice.

Why is female genital mutilation (FGM) happening in Australia?

FGM is, of course, illegal – and specifically outlawed by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is also illegal to take a child out of Australia to have the procedure.
Yet, genital mutilation is happening in our country.

In fact, instances of genital mutilation in Australia have doubled in the past year.

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Muslim immigration is (not only) changing our culture

Panahi: ABC host demands I support the sharia I fled

Rita Panahi is rightly astonished by ABC host Rafael Epstein.

Mind you, Epstein has a history of defending Muslim apologists for militants.

Rita Panahi:

I AM accustomed to being hectored by Islamists, frightbats, anti-vaccination fruitcakes and an assortment of social justice warriors — aka government-funded Twitter trolls.

But last week, I had the surreal experience of being scolded by an ABC host for not being sufficiently supportive of an Islamic activist advocating for sharia law.

ABC radio drive host Rafael Epstein had the gall to admonish me, a migrant who escaped a country under Islamic law, for not supporting an advocate of Islamic law.

It’s akin to a freed slave being criticised for a fear of slavery and reluctance to support slavery advocates.

Rita Panahi

Can you imagine the indignation from feminists if a privileged, white, private school-educated, heterosexual, conservative male was castigating an immigrant woman of colour about how their experience and opinions “distort the debate”?

Epstein is all of the above except he is a typical ABC Leftist and so his behaviour is excused and even applauded by those who most enthusiastically embrace identity politics.  (TT)

More here.

Multicult madness: Muslim students can reject woman’s handshake

Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun

Too often now it’s submit: 

A public school in Sydney’s west has adopted a policy permitting Muslim male students to decline to shake hands with females, despite­ the practice having been denounced by many senior Islamic figures.

The Hurstville Boys Campus of Georges River College in Sydney recently hosted an awards ­ceremony at which female present­ers, including several accom­plished and respected members of the local community, were told by one of the school’s two principals that some students would not shake their hands because of their Muslim faith.

The instruction is understood to derive from an Islamic hadith — a report describing the words, action­s, or habits of the Islamic prophet Mohammed — stating that “it is better to be stabbed in the head with an iron needle than to touch the hand of a woman who is not permissible to you”.

The NSW Education Department has confirmed the school had an “agreed protocol” regarding handshaking and Muslim ­students.

We really should be told if Muslim immigration is meant to change our culture.

Multicult madness: blaming the reaction, not the threat

Julie McKay believes shari’a is about gender equality & supports “the most feminist religion”

Public storm of criticism over sharia law support

STAFF WRITERS, Herald Sun

Sisters of cognitive dissonance:

BUSINESS and community leaders have been urged to support controversial Islamic activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied who has faced a storm of criticism for promoting sharia law.

Ms Abdel-Magied proclaimed on last week’s Q&A program that Islam was “the most feminist religion” and made several inaccurate statements about the religion’s history.

However, Julie McKay, gender adviser to the chief of the defence force and partner at PwC, believes that the criticism of Abdel-Magied is motivated by sexism.

“Last week, we saw a telling example of what happens to women who stand up for gender equality and dare to voice their opinions with conviction,” Ms McKay wrote.

“They become front-page news, their personal lives are attacked, death threats are made towards them, petitions are created to undermine their confidence and credibility.

“As business and community leaders, all of whom have benefited from the advice and insights of Yassmin Abdel-Magied, we could not remain silent while this occurred yet again.”

Julie McKay needs a reality check. The criticism of Abdel-Magied is a result of the absolutely ridiculous statements this woman has made about some of the most repressive countries in the world. If Abdel-Magied was a man or a woman, the came criticisms would apply – the fact they have come from a woman makes them even more ridiculous. Abdel-Maggied was in fact standing up for gender INEQUALITY through her support of sharia law.

 

Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

Ms McKay also questioned the media coverage of Abdel-Magied’s taxpayer funded book tour of some of the world’s most oppressive Islamic countries.

“It is not front page news that DFAT makes investments in public diplomacy and promoting Australia’s interests abroad,” she wrote.

“If a man had visited the same countries to speak about trade, it would not make headlines.”

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Hah! Yassmin Abdel-Magied sought advice from Hizb ut-Tahrir on how to debate kuffars

“Feminist activist” Yassmin Abdel-Magied who proclaimed Islam was “the most feminist religion” reached out to the spokesman for anti-gay and anti-women group Hizb ut-Tahrir in the wake of her fight on ABC TV’s program Q&A for advice on how she could have framed her argu­ment better.


Hizb ut-Tahrir spokes­man Wassim Doureihi posted on his personal Facebook page that Muslims were more angry with independent senator Jacqui Lambie, who wants to ban the burka, instead of two other government MPs who “belong to parties that have bombed Muslims abroad, criminalised Muslims at home, and jailed Muslims seeking refuge from both”.

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Mr Doureihi and others criti­cised Yassmin Abdel-Magied for argu­ing through a “secular lens” and not having the required deep knowledge of Islam to prosecute her case.

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“Salams! Well, I am always happy to take feedback,” Ms Abdel-Magied wrote in response.

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“What specifically was problematic and how can I do better in the future inshallah? I am young, and willing to learn, inshallah. Trying to do the best with the platform I can, Allah willing.”

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Mr Doureihi famously refused to condemn Islamic State for indiscrimin­ate acts of violence, includ­ing against Muslims, and declined to use his platform to implor­e young Muslim men in particular from joining the terrorist group.

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