Cyprus: Bar construction enrages Muslims
”Religious values should be respected in order the relations between the two sides to remain positive.”
* at least 55 churches have been converted into mosques
* another 50 churches and monasteries have been converted into stables, stores, hostels, museums, or have been demolished
* the cemeteries of at least 25 villages have been desecrated and destroyed
* innumerable icons, religious artifacts and all kinds of archaeological treasures have been stolen and smuggled abroad
* illegal excavations and smuggling of antiquities is openly taking place all the time with the involvement of the occupying forces
* all Greek place names contrary to all historical and cultural reason were converted into Turkish ones.
Once again, Muselmaniacs manufacture history, Â hysterics and spurious claims:
“Cyprus: Bar Construction in Mosque Infuriates Muslims,” fromÂ ANSAmed, October 25 (thanks to Jihad Watch):
(ANSAmed) – ANKARA – Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’s (KKTC) Directorate of Religious Affairs has applied to state offices in Greek Cyprus to stop the construction of a bar in the garden of the Hala Mosque in South Cyprus, which has resulted in criticism from Muslims living on the island, Today’s Zaman reports. ”Religious values should be respected in order the relations between the two sides to remain positive”, the director of Religious Affairs in the KKTC, Yusuf Suicmez, said, underlining that it is very important for Muslims because the mosque, that lies on the shores of the Larnaca Salt Lake, reportedly houses the tomb of Umm Haram, the aunt of the Prophet Muhammad, making it the fourth holiest Muslim shrine after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem.
Curiously, Muslims who warn that Â “Religious values should be respected in order the relations between the two sides to remain positive” Â have no such qualms or considerations when it comes to religious values of others, as we can see here:
- Muslims desecrate, urinate in Judaism’s 2nd holiest site
- Smooth Stone Â» Smooth Stone Archive Â» Jewish Tomb of Patriarchs …
- Muslim double standard on religious desecration?
- Rachel’s Tomb as a Test Case
Jihad Watch poster Hesperado tries to put it in context:
“the tomb of Umm Haram, the aunt of the Prophet Muhammad, making it the fourth holiest Muslim shrine after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem.”
I wonder if this was the aunt whose dead body Mohammed had sex with in her grave?
I have not yet ascertained the veracity of the source (and I cannot find independent verification of the Sahih Muslim reference number (“34424”) repeated in the Blogosphere and initiated apparently by Father Zakarios), while I came across another source that indicates that the dead woman Mohammed reputedly had sex with was not his aunt, but his daughter Fatima:
This is from a book called “Kanz Al Umal” (The Treasure of the Workers), in the chapter of “The issues of women”, authored by Ali Ibn Husam Aldin, commonly known as Al-Mutaki Al-Hindi. He based his book on the hadiths and sayings listed in “Al-Jami Al-Saghir,” written by Jalal ul-Din Al-Suyuti.
Narrated by Ibn Abbas:
“I (Muhammad) put on her my shirt that she may wear the clothes of heaven, and I SLEPT with her in her coffin (grave) that I may lessen the pressure of the grave. She was the best of Allah’s creatures to me after Abu Talib”… The prophet was referring to Fatima, the mother of Ali.
The Arabic scholar Demetrius explains : “The Arabic word used here for “slept” is “Id’tajat,” and literally means “lay down” with her. It is often used to mean, “lay down to have sex.” Muhammad is understood as saying that because he slept with her she has become like a wife to him so she will be considered like a “mother of the believers.” This will supposedly prevent her from being tormented in the grave, since Muslims believed that as people wait for the Judgment Day they will be tormented in the grave. “Reduce the pressure” here means that the torment won’t be as much because she is now a “mother of the believers” after Muhammad slept with her and “consummated” the union.”
As for Mohammed being permitted to sleep with his aunt or daughter, Koran 33:50, after listing the different kinds of family relations (including aunts) who are forbidden for Muslims to have sex with, adds that ubiquitous little loophole we find in Islam for every depravity known to man and Satan:
“…and a believing woman if she gave herself to the Prophet, if the Prophet desired to marry her [“marry” probably just meaning the F word]…”