Honor killing: “Retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Saliko1.1-2.) In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law. That includes the wife(s) as well…
Muslim blames American culture for beheading
We have seen many times over the years the absolute inability of Islamic apologists to take responsibility for anything, or ever to avow that any Muslim has ever done anything wrong at any point in human history. It is always –Â alwaysÂ the unbelievers’ fault. If Muslims strike, they were provoked. If they lash out without any provocation, it is because of the general oppression of Muslims.
And so today,Â Elder of ZiyonÂ Â has this: “Muslim blames American culture for beheading”:
Last month, in Buffalo, Muzzammil Hassan apparentlyÂ beheaded his wifeÂ days after she asked him for a divorce. The irony was that Hassan founded a TV network intended to counter Muslim stereotypes.Today, a Muslim writer writes an apologia for Islam in the wake of that event, saying that the Quran does not support such actions as “honor killings” and female genital mutilation.
His last paragraphs, however, reveal more about Islamic culture and thinking than he perhaps intended:
So we can only feel betrayed by this supposedly well-educated, successful Muslim American businessman, who even bought a TV station for dakwah [outreach] purposes. We are betrayed because he reverted to such colossally barbaric behaviour â€” behaviour that discredits everything he stood and worked for.In our moments alone, we too may ask, “How can any Muslim really be trusted, if, living in a so-called civilised country like the US, he remains capable of murdering his own wife?”
A prominent Malaysian remarked that in the US these days, it seems that killing people has become almost as casual as having a cup of coffee. And so perhaps Muslims in these Western countries become corrupted by Western values and behaviour, rather than the other way around.
And Allah knows best.
Notice that this Muslim does not characterize the Bridges TV network’s purpose as being to defend Muslims from stereotypes, but as an outreach tool to convert Americans to Islam.
He has a feeling of betrayal and a moment of self doubt – can it be that perhaps Muslims are inherently violent and unstable?
But then he realizes the answer – no, it is not Islamic culture that causes a Muslim man to behead his wife – but Western values! Muslims are peaceful, and the violent ones must have become evil because of Western influence!
Now he can sleep well at night, secure in the knowledge that there is no need for introspection over such a gruesome, medieval crime. Islam is clean of corruption, and the only evil is the West. Everything makes sense again.
And Allah knows best….
HereÂ is the original, “When Muslims betray Muslims,” by Azril Mohd Amin at The Nut Graph, March 16.
* A perceptive reader from Tim Blair comments on Western feminists:
It is utterly amazing to see normally loud-mouthed, easily inflamed feminist types acting so meek and docile towards the Muslim male.
It’s as if white male America is the nice guy you walk all over, and Muslim males are the abusive boyfriend you make excuses for. Which only confirms my belief that feminism is a macro expression of the individual feminists’ battered and abused backgrounds. It’s not a movement, it’s a cry for therapy.