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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Blasphemy Laws Would Ban Islam

Of all the things being written on the subject of the Innocence of Muslims film and the reactions to it in the Islamic world calling for anti-blasphemy laws to be imposed all over the globe, the one I found most impressive and illuminating is that of Islam and Arabic scholar Raymond Ibrahim.

It is so self-evident that it's incredible no-one else has thought about it. And by revealing either Islam's internal contradictions or (more likely) Muslim lies, it offers the solution to the current conundrum and predicament. Those strategic, deceptive Muslim claims of wishing to protect all religions provide a clear way out.

If any politician or mainstream media outlet has the courage to dare touch the taboo subject of Quran and other Islam's sacred texts and use this logic, beautiful in its simplicity, we will have the answer to give to the Muslim world.

All links are in the article How 'Religious Defamation' Laws Would Ban Islam.
As the Islamic world, in the guise of the 57-member state Organization of Islamic Cooperation, continues to push for the enforcement of "religious defamation" laws in the international arena—theoretically developed to protect all religions from insult, but in reality made for Islam—one great irony is lost, especially on Muslims: if such laws would ban movies and cartoons that defame Islam, they would also, by logical extension, have to ban the religion of Islam itself—the only religion whose core texts actively defame other religions.

If films and cartoons defame Islam, the Quran itself defames other religions.

To understand this, consider what "defamation" means. Typical dictionary-definitions include "to blacken another's reputation" and "false or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another, as by slander or libel." In Muslim usage, defamation simply means anything that insults or offends Islamic sensibilities.

However, to gain traction among the international community, the OIC maintains that such laws should protect all religions from defamation, not just Islam. Accordingly, the OIC is agreeing that any expression that "slanders" the religious sentiments of others should be banned.

What, then, do we do with Islam's core religious texts—beginning with the Quran itself, which slanders, denigrates and blackens the reputation of other religions? Consider Christianity alone: Quran 5:73 declares that "Infidels are they who say Allah is one of three," a reference to the Christian Trinity; Quran 5:72 says "Infidels are they who say Allah is the Christ, [Jesus] son of Mary"; and Quran 9:30 complains that "the Christians say the Christ is the son of Allah … may Allah's curse be upon them!"

Considering that the word "infidel" (or kafir) is one of Islam's most derogatory terms, what if a Christian book or Western movie appeared declaring that "Infidels are they who say Muhammad is the prophet of God—may God's curse be upon them"? If Muslims would consider that a great defamation against Islam—and they would, with the attendant rioting, murders, etc.—then by the same standard it must be admitted that the Quran defames Christians and Christianity.

Similarly, consider how the Christian Cross, venerated among millions, is depicted—is defamed—in Islam: according to canonical hadiths, when he returns, Jesus supposedly will destroy all crosses; and Muhammad, who never allowed the cross in his presence, ordered someone wearing a cross to "take off that piece of idolatry."

What if Christian books or Western movies declared that the sacred things of Islam—say the Black Stone in the Ka'ba of Mecca—are "idolatry" and that Muhammad himself will return and destroy them? If Muslims would consider that defamation against Islam—and they would, with all the attendant rioting, murders, etc.—then by the same standard it must be admitted that the hadith defames the Christian Cross.

Here is a particularly odious form of defamation against Christian sentiment, especially to the millions of Catholic and Orthodox Christians. According to Islam's most authoritative Quranic exegetes, including the revered Ibn Kathir, Muhammad is in paradise married to and having sex with the Virgin Mary.

What if a Christian book or Western movie portrayed, say, Muhammad's wife, Aisha the "Mother of Believers," as being married to and having sex with a false prophet in heaven? If Muslims would consider that a great defamation against Islam—and they would, with all the attendant rioting, murders, etc.—then by the same standard it must be admitted that Islam's most authoritative Quranic exegetes defame the Virgin Mary.

Nor does such defamation of Christianity occur in Islam's ancient texts only; modern day Muslim scholars and sheikhs agree that it is permissible to defame Christianity. Qatar-based "Islam Web" even issued a fatwa that legitimizes insulting Christianity.

Now consider the wording used by Muslim leaders calling on the U.N. to enforce religious defamation laws in response to the Muhammad film on YouTube, and how these expressions can easily be used against Islam:

The OIC "deplored… an offensive and derogatory film on the life of Prophet Muhammad" and "called on the producers to show respect to the religious sentiments held sacred by Muslims and those of other faiths."

But what about the "offensive and derogatory" depictions of Christianity in Islam's core texts? Are Muslims willing to expunge these from the Quran and hadith, "to show respect to the religious sentiments held sacred … by those of other faiths," in this case, Christians?

Turkish Prime Minister Erodgan said the film "insults religions" (note the inclusive plural) and called for "international legal regulations against attacks on what people [not just Muslims] deem sacred."

Well, what about the fact that Islam "insults religions"—including Judaism and all polytheistic faiths? Should the West call for "international legal regulations against attacks on what people deem sacred," in the case of Christianity, regulations against Islam's teachings which attack the sanctity of Christ's divinity, the Cross, and Virgin Mary?

Even Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti—who a few months ago called for the destruction of all Christian churches in the Arabian Peninsula (first reported here)—is now calling for a "global ban on insults targeting all" religious figures, while the Grand Imam of Egypt's Al Azhar is calling for "a U.N. resolution outlawing 'insulting symbols and sanctities of Islam' and other religions." Again, they, too, claim to be interested in banning insults to all religions, while ignoring the fact that their own religion is built atop insulting all other religions.

And surely this is the grandest irony of all: the "defamation" that Muslims complain about—and that prompts great violence and bloodshed around the world—revolves around things like movies and cartoons, which are made by individuals who represent only themselves; on the other hand, Islam itself, through its holiest and most authoritative texts, denigrates and condemns—in a word, defames—all other religions, not to mention calls for violence against them (e.g., Quran 9:29).

It is this issue, Islam's perceived "divine" right to defame and destroy, that the international community should be addressing—not silly cartoons and films.

2 comments:

  1. Fatwas in arabic must mean Dirty-thoughts.
    Muslims are unfortunate to be born muslims but islam insists they see themselves as fortunate under duress so they might as well. Its so sad.
    It's sooo sad. Absolutely zero escape from the controlling clergy.
    And zero escape from the threat of violence should one think out of the Islamic mental-box.
    Finished. islam is finishing the human race. Soon there will be no humans....only muslims!!
    What a planet it will be. Our Grand children will be muslims and have to listen to all this kind of islamic trash day in and day out and be forever stunted intellectually too because we were told that calling evil evil is un-islamic and racist. We did not have the guts to remind them that islam is not a race. It is our fault.
    islam will conquer the world and the arabs will be the kings of this twisted world. There will be Mecca time and within 3 generations of total islam cities and names will be all arabic and hallllaaaaahhh-hyphenated.
    NewYork will be Moremadstan and
    Paris will be Abdullahibrahimkudrisbullstan and so on and so forth. All the museums will be loudly burnt and all signs of present day western culture will be blackened over....No statues...alll smashed....no music...all banned and trampled on ...no laughter....humor frowned upon....no women in sight....their unluck for being born muslim. No Body-art …..or ANY art……Not allowed ! HALLLLLLHHHH written everywhere is enough art for muslims. There can be no sign of anything parallel to islam. Bad influence. Islam is the most paranoid cult ever started. Our grand-children will be muslims because of us. Poor things. London is already Londonstan.
    Finished.....islam will finish the planet in victory. The arabs will be kings and all muslims will be their slaves……forever and ever. The arab dream will be realised. Air conditioning in the desert breeds evil. Note it down.
    All streets will be super quiet because the last dog will be killed and hung in victory.
    Forget pork…pigs will go before dogs.
    Satellites will fall from the skies and the 10th generation muslim (our grand kid) will not even have heard of satellites and it won’t be written in the co-ran….some idiots as usual will start worshipping it or examining it and analizying it but some idiot iman will claim it to be a genie and our grandkids will nod in agreement. Done….our grandkids are done for in islam.. The future man is going to be a normal dumb muslim.
    It is going to be the future man’s unfortunate luck to be born muslim. It is our fault and it will be our fault !
    It is our fault that there are still muslims on the planet. It is our fault. Plain and simple. It is our fault that islam and the arabs will in the end take credit for the nadir of our civilization and at that singular grab the planet will go downhill. The poor guys on Mars will never be able to come back if islam takes over mid-project. The people living on Mars will be our Earth’s Civilization-Tombstones but they will be on Mars.
    Air conditioning in the desert breeds evil. This is a scientific fact yet to be realized. Note it down.
    Just because an ape can talk and repeatedly say salllaaam mallleekuuum and other assorted guttural arabic sounds doesn’t make it human….actually it immediately identifies itself as a savage with that sound. It is our fault we did not want to listen. Science did not lie to us…we refused to see madly different brains at our peril. We are done. Show over …life stops islam goes on ……..done !!
    Fatwas in arabic must mean Dirty-thoughts.
    Muslims are the most pampered and rabid creatures on planet Earth today. We love them soooo much it’s going to get us barking too.

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  2. We don't understand war.
    islam understands war. War is a progression to finality. To not use all that
    you have to win faster is stupidity. The sooner and quicker the post war silence the better the war. In a war everything possible has to be used sooner. There are lots of
    reasonable possibles at our fingertips today but we don't want to scratch our
    itches. But they want to .....on us. islam understands and preys on stupid. We are stupid.

    What's the problem if savages
    and ape-mentality humanoids want to make the world a safer place for us as they
    wipe themselves off sooner. What is the problem if our peace comes sooner as
    they up their own volumes. It’s their scene. Let them do it. If they got it let
    them flaunt its effectiveness on themselves. Its a muslim thing ....its their
    scene...they love all this...lets watch and make sounds but let them go
    on....islam has seen the future and it is war ...but we already have visions of
    post islam peace and serenity. Get a season pass.....a few years worth ...it'll
    be worth it. If islam turns its collective gaze from each other onto us we’re
    done in a week. LET THEM DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO TO EACH OTHER. IT IS THEIR
    RIGHT AMONGST THEMSELVES. Primitive law is the real law……it’s their scene……
    let's take notes....

    Let's start facing
    facts...let's tip toe and look a bit further...islam is a weapon of mass
    destruction....Moremad is-the-face-that-we-should-not-see of this weapon of
    mass destruction. What say? Are you ready to be destroyed by islam?

    islam's strength and weakness
    is its primitiveness...the thing is you cannot fake primitive ...you have to be
    primitive. You are a good muslim if you are primitive...the more primitive if
    such a thing is possible then it is even better for the masses....deadly !! The
    pure fruit of hate. The full stop of evolution. Nodding is easy to keep on when
    it is the accepted thing ..... the problem is no one is telling them that only hard
    core idiots do it in mental asylum. The wardens are the holy men and the
    inmates are the mozzys. Planet Earth will in the end become a mental
    institution....our current flash in the pan open thoughts and freedoms will be
    swallowed up by the constant tsunami that moremad started. Islam is superbad for chicks …..like
    mine, yours and everybody’s. Wake up!!

    ….a desert type from the
    wrong sides of the tracks kind of guy who started a cult thru fright and
    corrupt bravado .

    The first symptom that never
    leaves a human as he gets infected with islam is hardcore stupid thoughts about
    women’s rights and other pure bull kind
    of stuff-ity. Stupidity is the first thought-symptom a mental symptom in a
    human as days pass and then years and a lifetime of stupidity and passed on to
    next generation …done…! Stupidity makes sense in islam. Nonsense is their
    sense. They are really different. We are seeing it but ignoring it. Are we
    actually dumber than a stupid dirty cult ? Let’s see.
    Moremad was a weapon of mass
    destruction. What say? Are you ready to be destroyed by islam? Forget Chinese
    learn arabic and start acting stupid. Your new life as a moron is on. More on
    ?? One would think not.

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