This video is extremely distressing. If you bother to watch it you will see a Bangladeshi cab driver in Saudi Arabia being racially harassed and abused by a Saudi passenger.
“Saudi Arabia Is Your Owner You Dog!”
What would be the outcome of this kind of attack had it been perpetrated by a white non-Muslim Briton? It would be “Islamophobic” and rightly condemned. But when we see it perpetrated by Arabs on South Asian Muslims, it will be dismissed at best – or the victim will be considered to have “asked for it”.
If you are a Muslim and you don’t believe stoning should be a part of Islam, you have already taken the first step towards rejecting form where it implies condoning and participation in an inhumane and barbaric “Traditional” punishment. You have partially apostated yourself. You might have become a worse Muslim but you have become a better human being.
The Ridiculous Islamic Fatwa ™ industry is the gift that keeps on giving. Here is the latest: “Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblance”.
It’s another example of some sex-obsessed cleric making a religious edict based on his own personal preoccupations and, hey presto!, it’s religious law! That’s sharia for you.
CAIRO: An Islamic cleric residing in Europe said that women should not be close to bananas or cucumbers, in order to avoid any “sexual thoughts.”
The unnamed sheikh, who was featured in an article on el-Senousa news, was quoted saying that if women wish to eat these food items, a third party, preferably a male related to them such as their a father or husband, should cut the items into small pieces and serve.
He said that these fruits and vegetables “resemble the male penis” and hence could arouse women or “make them think of sex.”
As an illiterate and impoverished Christian woman faced the sentence of death for blasphemy, a secular leaning Governor of Punjab tried to intervene to get her freed, describing the blasphemy law as a ‘black law’ and was killed by his own guard after being named by clerics as ‘wajib ul qatl’, or necessary to be slaughtered.
The history of the law mandating the death penalty for blasphemy can be traced back to an earlier chapter in the history of Pakistan. In the British times a law was enacted in the then undivided Indian penal code, article 295A, which makes it a criminal offence to: “insult the religion or the religious beliefs of any citizen with deliberate and malicious intention to outrage their religious feelings.” This law, still current in India, has in Pakistan been further modified to include article 295B which mandates life imprisonment for defilement of the Quran and article 295C which prescribes the death penalty for the “use of derogatory remarks in respect of the Holy Prophet.”
Only this week we discussed the appalling human rights abuses and denial of religious freedom for Christians in Pakistan. In Iran things are diabolically worse.
David Allen Green reports in the New Statesman that Iran plans to hang the Christian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani for apostasy. He was arrested for questioning the state monopoly of the use of Islam for the religious instruction of children. But after his arrest the terms of his case became progressively worse and he will now be hanged because “the court has decided that he remains guilty of apostasy because he has Muslim ancestry”. He has appeared in court three times this week and each time has refused to renounce his faith when asked to do so by the court.
“Just when you thought news from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan could not shock us any more, here is a report about a man caught in a private moment with a donkey. The poor donkey is then declared to be an adulteress (Kari) by a village council who have the animal shot dead for the act of illicit sex. The donkey’s lover is reported to have gone into hiding.”
SUKKUR: Incredible though it may sound, a donkey was declared ‘Kari’ and shot dead here in a remote area on Monday. The Jirga imposed 110,000 rupees fine on the alleged ‘Karo’.
The reports said that in Village Ghahi Khan Jatoi, a villager Ghazi Khan alias Malang shot dead his donkey on being ‘Kari’ with Sikandar Ali alias Deedo. He attempted to kill Sikander too but the alleged Karo managed to escape and surrendered himself to an influential person of the area.
Baroness Cox’s Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill, which will hopefully scale down the remit of shari’a courts (to civil disputes only), will uphold the primacy of English law and the rights of Muslim women. She is interviewed by the Indy:
Take a look through the Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill and you realise what Baroness Cox is trying to do is not actually that radical. Other than a new criminal offence for anyone caught falsely passing themselves off as a bona-fide judge, the main thrust of the Bill is to ensure the judgments of arbitration panels – be they Muslim, Jewish of any other variant – are only enforceable in civil disputes, not in family law or criminal law.
Technically that is what the law already says but there is growing concern that religious courts are suffering from “jurisdiction creep” and are ruling on issues such as domestic violence and child custody when they have absolutely no right to do so.
A quandary faced by this cokehead in a Nebraska prison. After being sent to prison for dealing in cocaine, is suing the prison for serving pork and violating his dietary restrictions.
Halal Coke Snorter
A NEBRASKA prison inmate is suing Lancaster county for a quarter of a million dollars. The devout Muslim alleges he was served pork while in custody – violating the rules of his religion.
Court records said that 48-year-old Dario Scott follows dietary restrictions that bar Muslims from eating pork and that in March while awaiting trial, he was assured that pork was not served in the Lancaster County jail.
But, according to this report, he was later told that pork was an ingredient in some of the jail food.
Scott says in his lawsuit that he was sickened by the pork and that his rights to practice his religion were violated.
It is related that Imam al-Ghazali was invited one day to an assembly of jurists, whose chief said to him:
‘You are a learned man, as we are also from among the learned. Therefore humbler folk come to you to seek interpretations of the Sharia, the Holy Law. It has been reported to us that you have advised some these people not to observe the fast during the month of Ramadan. You are also said to have stated that certain people should not make the pilgramage to Mecca. Others have averred that you have reprimanded people for saying, “There is no God but Allah”. Such mischevious words, if true, are proof to us of infidelity. Only your reputation has so far proteced you from death for apostasy. The people have a right to be protected from such as you.