Just to prepare you better when you run into some Muslims who’ll tell you that “stoning is not in the Koran”….
Six months later, there have been no arrests in the stoning death of a young Afghan couple who had eloped. One will recall that this was the case where Afghanistan’s president, Hamid Karzai, condemned the execution without trial, butÂ did not say a wordabout the method of execution. Our moderate “Friend and Ally” would not condemn stoning as he tried to win the favor of clerics whoÂ want the worst of Sharia’s punishments enforced.
There is a video at the link to the report, with the predictable shouts of “Allahu akbar.” “Afghan police pledge justice for Taliban stoning,” by Quentin Sommerville forÂ BBCNews, January 26 via JW:
Thanks to Vlad Tepes: BBC Stoning Afghan Jan 27 2011
And he still thinks he is on the side of the enlightened. An update onÂ this story. “Jon Stewart Doesn’t Regret Inviting Fatwa-Endorsing Singer to Rally,” by Alana Goodman forÂ Newsbusters, November 2:
We’ve been discussing whether Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam has mellowed with old age, and may now no longer support the creation of an Islamic State, the extradition of apostates to that state for execution, and the stoning of women. As far as we can tell, he has not publicly retracted these views.
However, people are entitled to believe whatever unpleasant nonsense they want, as long as they do not act upon it.
What I’m more concerned about is the mission statement of theÂ Islamia Schools, whose Chair of Governors and founder is Cat Stevens. The school Â received state funding, from 1998 onwards.
The aim of the School is to produce total Muslim personalities through the training of the child’s spirit, intellect, feelings and bodily senses. Education at Islamia caters for the growth of students in all their spiritual, intellectual, imaginative, physical, scientific and linguistic aspects, both individually and collectively, motivating all these aspects towards goodness.Â The ultimate aim of Islamic education is the realization of complete submission to Allah on the level of the individual, the community and humanity at large.
These days, with Sharia being relatively high-profile, it has become common for Islamic apologists and whitewashers to claim that Sharia is nowhere being properly implemented today, and in particular that Saudi Arabia and Iran are not actually Sharia states at all, despite their own claims. This is, of course, manifestly absurd. Stoning for adultery, to take just this present example, is a Sharia punishment taught by all themadhahib (schools of Islamic jurisprudence) and founded upon Muhammad’s example as delineated by numerous ahadith. “Iran: Adulteress ‘to be executed Wednesday,'” fromAKI, November 2 (thanks to JW):
“We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever. . . we absorbed it and we are stronger.” More atÂ washingtonpost.com(via Atlas Shrugs)
There are no Mollified Muslims, but a lot of Muslimized Mollies:
It is a basic rule of life that if you reward bad behavior, you get more of it. Every time Muslims either commit violence or threaten it, we reward them by capitulating. Indeed, President Obama,Â Justice Breyer, General Petraeus, and all the rest are now telling Islam, you don’t have to kill anyone, you don’t even have to threaten to kill anyone. We’ll be your enforcers. We’ll demand that the most footling and insignificant of our own citizens submit to the universal jurisdiction of Islam. So Obama and Breyer are now the “good cop” to the crazies’ “bad cop”. Ooh, no, you can’t say anything about Islam, because my friend here gets a little excitable, and you really don’t want to get him worked up. The same people who tell us “Islam is a religion of peace” then turn around and tell us you have to be quiet, you have to shut up because otherwise these guys will go bananas and kill a bunch of people. Â (Source)
Ezra Levant: “The idea of Greenpeace activists breaking into a Saudi or Iranian refinery and shutting it down, like they regularly do in Canada, is unthinkable …” But very, very appealing….
After the 2007 election, progressives within the media were calling for a “cleansing” of conservatives from News Limited newspapers under the ruse that such voices were no longer required in the new left-wing era under Labor and Kevin Rudd. (CLIVE ISN’T HAPPY/Tim Blair)
Take a look at this interview, conducted by an obnoxious MSM apparatchik from Al BeBeeCeera,Â Â with Kent Ekeroth, the international secretary of SD, and you’ll see why he gives the Powers That Be such a bad case of indigestion. Many thanks toÂ Vlad Tepes for YouTubing this video from British TV, via GoV:Â “The Multicultural Society Doesn’t Work”
Leftists are furious, of course. Any criticism of non-nationals tends to inflame them, even when the values of those immigrants are opposed to the values of Western liberals. On which Mark Steyn writes:
Too many people in the free world have internalized Islam’s view of them. A couple of years ago, I visited Guantanamo and subsequently wrote that, if I had to summon up Gitmo in a single image, it would be the brand-new copy of the Koran in each cell: To reassure incoming prisoners that the filthy infidels haven’t touched the sacred book with their unclean hands, the Korans are hung from the walls in pristine, sterilized surgical masks. It’s one thing for Muslims to regard infidels as unclean, but it’s hard to see why it’s in the interests of us infidels to string along with it and thereby validate their bigotry. What does that degree of prostration before their prejudices tell them about us? It’s a problem that Muslims think we’re unclean.It’s a far worse problem that we go along with it.
Rome, 3 Sept. (AKI) – European Parliament vice-president Roberta Angelilli on Friday vowed to push through a debate next week and resolution condemning Tehran over the Iranian woman Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who faces death by stoning. Â Â “We have decided to mobilise the European Parliament to give voice to a protest, perhaps something more, a genuine rebellion of consciences against this violation of human rights, which we consider barbaric, inhumane and cruel,” said Angelilli. (Took a while, but better late than never….) AKI
Imagine the international outcry, the furious denunciations, the hand-wringing over “Islamophobia,” if a Western leader spoke this way about Iran. But about this, the world yawns. “Ahmadinejad predicts the removal of ‘Zionists’ from the world,” from theÂ Telegraph, via JW
It is true that Islam regards lands once part of the dar al-Islam as first on the list of lands to be reconquered — hence Israel (particularly galling given its geographic position), but many Muslims keep noting that “we lost Spain, India” not as a matter for the past but of present fury. But, in fact, in Islamic teachings there is no need to bring up any putative Muslim population, because ALL people were originally Muslim (all Christians and Jews were BORN Muslim, but their faith was somehow perverted); all lands belong to Allah, and therefore to Allah’s people, the Muslims…
Human shields, and war crimes waiting to happen on Hizballah’s part. And nothing will be done to stop them. There is certainly no political will in Lebanon or at theÂ U.N.to do so, just as prior calls for Hizballah to disarm have not been worth the paper they’re printed on.
No, if and when hostilities resume (and Hizballah isn’t amassing all these arms to sit and look at them), this report will be long forgotten, and almost everyone will blame Israel. “US envoy Oren warns: Hizbullah has 15,000 rockets on border,” from theÂ Jerusalem Post, September 3:
Call it interfaith cooperation of sorts, as steaming Saudi Sunnis prove the Shi’ite Ayatollah Khomeini’s assertion that:
Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field.Â There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.”
“Role reversal Saudi comedy provokes anger among male population,” by Richard Spencer for theÂ Telegraph, August 17, via JW:Â Saudi comedy
And that’s drawn fire as well, withÂ Reuters reporting:
“A Muslim is allowed to praise only the one true religion — Islam,” said Eissa al-Ghaith, a judge at the Justice Ministry, in remarks carried by al-Madina newspaper on Sunday.
Independent Islamic scholar Abdulwahab al-Salhi said the “indecent lot of ‘Tash Ma Tash’ … used drama to destroy Muslims’ stable religious principles by portraying Christians as believers and not apostates.”
The 23-year-old woman and 28-year-old man were killed because “they had an affair,” said Mohammad Ayob, the governor of Imam Sahib district in Kunduz province.
“Two people were stoned to death by Taliban in Mullah Quli village late yesterday,” he said. The village is under the control of the Taliban.
Mullah Quli resident Abdul Satar said about 100 people, most of them Taliban insurgents, gathered in the village on Sunday evening as a statement was read out saying the pair had confessed to their affair.
He said the man was married to someone else, and the woman was engaged.
“The Taliban convicted both to stoning to death, some from the crowd started throwing stones at the couple until they died,” Mr Satar said.(Telegraph UK/read the full story)
Of course there are many in Afghanistan who insist that stoning is the law of the land, as we can see here:
“No law can be contrary to the beliefs and provisions of the sacred religion of Islam” (Chapter 1, Article 3).
Thus, where there is any doubt or conflict in the Afghan government, Islamic law wins by constitutional fiat. What could possibly go wrong? Exactly what is reported in the story below: the demand for all the things we’ve been assured countless times don’t really happen in Sharia law, like stonings, floggings, and amputation, as well as execution for apostasy from Islam. But these Misunderstanders of Islam are digging in and demanding them.
“Afghan clerics seek return to strict Islamic law,” by Syed Salahuddin forÂ Reuters, August 12/via JW
Another Australian soldier has died in Afghanistan. The dead soldier has been named as TrooperÂ Jason Brown.
Speaking shakily in her native Azeri language, which could be heard through a voice-over, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, 43, told an interviewer on Wednesday that she was an accomplice to the murder of her husband and that she had an extramarital relationship with her husband’s cousin.
Her lawyer told The Guardian that his client, a mother of two, was tortured for two days before the interview was recorded in Tabriz prison, where she has been held for four years.
With so much devotion to traditional Islamic teachings, Afghanistan’s clerics don’t want to be left behind:
About 350 of the Islamic clerics, or ulema, met for three days this week, the meeting ending with a declaration calling on President Hamid Karzai to enact sharia, or Islamic law, including punishments such as stonings, lashing, amputation and execution. (Reuters)