Saturday, August 28, 2010

And What is the Problem With Shariah Law?

This article appears on the World Net Daily website today. I post a few quotes.

Shariah for Dummies
Posted: August 27, 2010
1:00 am Eastern

By Nonie Darwish © 2010

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf claims that the U.S. Constitution is Shariah compliant. Let us examine below a few laws of Shariah to see if Imam Rauf is truthful or a fraud:

1. Jihad, defined as "to war against non-Muslims to establish the religion," is the duty of every Muslim and Muslim head of state (caliph). Muslim caliphs who refuse jihad are in violation of Shariah and unfit to rule.

2. A caliph can hold office through seizure of power, meaning through force.

3. A caliph is exempt from being charged with serious crimes such as murder, adultery, robbery, theft, drinking and in some cases of rape.

4. A percentage of Zakat (charity money) must go toward jihad.

5. It is obligatory to obey the commands of the Caliph, even if he is unjust.

6. A caliph must be a Muslim, a non-slave and a male.

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8. A Muslim who leaves Islam must be killed immediately.

9. A Muslim will be forgiven for murder of: 1) an apostate, 2) an adulterer, and 3) a highway robber – making vigilante street justice and honor killing acceptable.

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11. Shariah never abolished slavery or sexual slavery and highly regulates it. A master will not be punished for killing his slave.

12. Shariah dictates death by stoning, beheading, amputation of limbs, flogging – even for crimes of sin such as adultery.

13. Non-Muslims are not equal to Muslims under the law. They must comply with Islamic law if they are to remain safe. They are forbidden to marry Muslim women, publicly display wine or pork, recite their Scriptures or openly celebrate their religious holidays or funerals. They are forbidden from building new churches or building them higher than mosques. They may not enter a mosque without permission. A non-Muslim is no longer protected if he leads a Muslim away from Islam.

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16. Banks must be Shariah compliant, and interest is not allowed.

17. No testimony in court is acceptable from people of low-level jobs, such as street sweepers or bathhouse attendants. Women in low-level jobs such as professional funeral mourners cannot keep custody of their children in case of divorce.

This guarantees that a practicing Muslim will always be a pain in the ass to govern. They will never stand for being a good neighbor and however they behave will be but a pretense until they are in control. SCB

18. A non-Muslim cannot rule even over a non-Muslim minority.

Shariah Law hard on homosexuals. SCB

19. Homosexuality is punishable by death.

And women. SCB

20. There is no age limit for marriage of girls. The marriage contract can take place any time after birth and consummated at age 8 or 9.

21. Rebelliousness on the part of the wife nullifies the husband's obligation to support her, and gives him permission to beat her and keep her from leaving the home.

22. Divorce is only in the hands of the husband and is as easy as saying, "I divorce you," and becomes effective even if the husband did not intend it.

23. There is no community property between husband and wife, and the husband's property does not automatically go to the wife after his death.

24. A woman inherits half what a man inherits.

25. A man has the right to have up to four wives, and she has no right to divorce him even if he is polygamous.

26. The dowry is given in exchange for the woman's sexual organs.

27. A man is allowed to have sex with slave women and women captured in battle, and if the enslaved woman is married, her marriage is annulled.

28. The testimony of a woman in court is half the value of a man.

29. A woman loses custody if she remarries.

30. To prove rape, a woman must have four male witnesses.

31. A rapist may only be required to pay the bride-money (dowry) without marrying the rape victim.

32. A Muslim woman must cover every inch of her body, which is considered "Awrah," a sexual organ. Not all Shariah schools allow the face of a woman exposed.

33. A Muslim man is forgiven if he kills his wife at the time he caught her in the act of adultery. However, the opposite is not true for women since he "could be married to the woman he was caught with."

The law that has a practicing Muslim unable to be a business partner, marriage partner or even a good neighbor - as we are seeing in the attitude of Imam Rauf. SCB

34. It is obligatory for a Muslim to lie if the purpose is obligatory. That means that for the sake of abiding with Islam's commandments, such as jihad, a Muslim is obliged to lie and should not have any feelings of guilt or shame associated with this kind of lying.

The above are clear-cut laws in Islam decided by great imams after years of examination and interpretation of the Quran, Hadith and Muhammad's life. Now let the learned Imam Rauf tell us what part of the above is compliant with the U.S. Constitution.

Nonie Darwish is the author of "Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law" and founder of Former Muslims United.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Has Islam Already Beaten America?

Notice that we are besieged by the Ground Zero mosque story. It is constantly on the news and the Imam gets on every TV in the country and makes one outrageous statement after another. He says we have more blood on our hands than Al Qaeda, that we are the most dangerous killers on the planet, etc., etc. We may as well have a poison spewing, anti-American machine sitting in the living room of every household.

And with every moment that we construe this mosque and the Muslims in terms of freedom of religion and freedom of speech, we miss the point. The point is that the 9/11 attack and all the terrorist activities in the United States and Europe in the past 10 years minimum are in the name of Islam. That's a fact.

So, there should be no free passes for Islam and I don't give a damn what they say about their rights. The US Government's job is to protect our individual rights inside the borders of the United States. In order to do its job, it needs to be the gatekeeper. It doesn't let any yahoo in here who isn't willing to be a good neighbor and operate by our laws.

The Muslim religion as now constituted is not a candidate for having mosques in this country. Why? Because it advances Sharia Law and that is a political act, not just speech nor religion. When it sets aside Sharia Law as something it seeks to institute here, then it is welcome. And our government needs to say that straight out and be done with it. If the s--t hits the fan, so be it. It needs to.

If there are moderate Muslims who can show that they are not interested in establishing Sharia Law here, then they need to speak out and voice an opinion different from the current spokesmen for the Ground Zero mosque. If that doesn't happen, I think we should treat these people as the children they are and relegate them all to the same decision. No dice.

The hardest thing to face during this Obama administration is that we the people have been abandoned by our government. It does nothing for the people - maybe a few cronies and partisan groups - but that's it and that is not governance. That's special interest Chicago thug politics. And how disgusting is that.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mr. Everything - Mr. Nothing

Cartoon by John Cox.

Is Obama everything or is he nothing? Or simply evil? I wouldn't care except that he can force his way on all of us and that ain't right.

First he's multi-racial, so he's black, no he's white, he's everything - but then he's neither. He's whichever until it comes to accountability and then he's the other race.

He was raised a Muslim, now he's a Christian, he's everything - but then, he's not really either. In Washington he doesn't go to church. Maybe he's an atheist. Hmm, a nothing?

He's supposedly an American, although none of us are quite sure about that. He certainly doesn't act like an American. He kisses the rings and asses of everyone except Americans. He tries to act like he's a citizen of the whole world, but who wants him? Anyone who would claim him would find he would have to work to not be them. I asked an African if he was an African. He said, "No, he's certainly not an African."

He sounds like he wants to build the world but what has he built? He destroys relationships right and left and isn't building new ones. He fritters our wealth away to worthless recipients - worthless because they cannot build it into something that would sustain them. I read yesterday where his State Department is spending millions for the building and rehabilitation of mosques in the Middle East, southern Europe and Africa. Aren't they at war with America?

Or remember when he was the Illinois Senator who postured that he was everything - except that he could not take a stand on a tough issue and would push the "present" button? That happened almost a 130 times. Mr Everything transformed to Mr. Nothing.

He entered the gulf oil spill matter as our savior. The gulf healed itself and our only cost was the damage done by Obama. He did his best to ruin the oil industry there. First he was everything and then he was nothing - now wait, a minute, he was a negative everything.

First he tells us that the Constitution is lacking because it only lists negative rights. He then stands for the negative rights for our enemies - the Muslims who have yet to own their spiritual connection to 9/11 - and that is something he would never do for us citizens. Isn't it interesting that the Imams want to make use of our negative rights, those things listed in the Constitution that Obama thinks are its flaw? They could give a damn about his so-called positive rights.

He's transparent, no, he's murky. I see; no, I don't. Screw it.

He's metrosexual. Good suits. Perfect everything. Is that masculine? Feminine? Both? Nothing? Hmmm.

He won because everyone mapped their view of him, their hope for him, on him. Now we are pissed. Betrayal reigns.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ground Zero Mosque?

President Obama has come out in support of the right of Muslims to have a mosque on their private property. Although we in America take it for granted that we have the right to use our property as we wish, we are beginning to learn that is not the case - unless, of course, you are a Muslim, whereupon the President lets us know that they have that right. The rest of us undergo way too many stupid, irritating regulations that do nothing other than stop the use of one's intelligence.

What is wrong with this picture? Why should the Muslims not be able to use their property as they wish?

Use of property is not a primary. It is subject to moral law, the moral principles that grant validity to the political principles of the State. In the United States where every man has a right to his life while living in society, it is immoral, and illegal, for a man to use his property to concoct the means necessary to murder his neighbor, i.e., to deprive him of his fundamental piece of property, his life.

The 9/11 debacle was in the name of Allah, the Muslim god. It was done for the glorification of Islam and Allah. To allow an enemy to erect a monument next to the site of the destruction they caused is obscene. Not until the Muslims give up their right to kill other people for their religious reasons can they be allowed to spread their word in America. Only in this era when morality has been pushed from the scene would it ever be possible to give this mosque a pass. I say, Islam (meaning the political equivalent of that) gets its mosque when the political entities who advocate it surrender to the United States - and not until then.

Beyond this, Islam is not simply a religion in the meaning of that term applicable in the United States. Here a religion means that one may organize and advocate and teach principles to live by. However, people in the name of their religion have no right to judge people and then administering severe punishments and even death sentences if the followers do not follow their rules. Although some may admire Islam for sticking to its principles, it is forever damned because it is acting on the wrong principles - principles which are anti-human life.

A human being possesses his life which is dependent upon his rational faculty. He has to be able to make mistakes in order to learn. This is an individual process and is necessary for all people. Provided a person hasn't initiated force against another, he must be able to make mistakes and pay for the damages - real damages, i.e., not to one's weird view of his honor. Burying a person up to his neck and throwing stones at his head until his skull is crushed is not appropriate punishment. Honor killings are immoral, evil, and should be renamed, "dishonor killings" because they bring dishonor to all the individuals who sanction such an institution.

Following Obama's support of the Ground Zero Mosque, he stepped back, stepping into an even bigger "cow pie." He said he wouldn't be the one to tell the Muslims that it was the wise thing to do. Thanks, O, you barbarian.

Obama is America's president. His job more than any other is to be a political leader - which means, be a leader such that the society as constituted by the principles which generated this country are maintained and the society continues. He is failed utterly at this task. I mean, he failed so badly that it is unconscionable. Without any reference to the abhorrent evil of Islam in jihadist practice, he sanctioned it. I am finally and absolutely clear that Obama is not interested in being a leader for the United States. He has no inclination toward it.

Frankly, given that 9/11 has Muslim stamped all over it and he could not take a stand for America when he took an oath to protect the Constitution and the country, I think he committed an impeachable offense. He deserves to be removed from office for treason.

P.S. I see that the Germans shut down a Hamburg mosque where the 9/11 attackers met. Here.