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Defamation of Religions March ’11


Defamation of Religions March ’11

A letter from Article 19 and numerous other human
rights groups to the
UNHRC and member states urges them to vote against resolutions
condemning

  • defamation
  • denigration
  • vilification
  • negative stereotyping
    [omitted from list]

    • of religions.

The primary issue is exploitation of blasphemy laws
to persecute minorities and perpetrate injustice against individual
members of minority groups. The secondary issue is the rights of
freedom of expression and belief.  People should be free to
discuss religious ideas and practices openly, free from threat of
prosecution & persecution.

This issue flows directly from Islam’s literalism,
absolutism & supremacism.  The narrative of Islam tells us
that Muhammad received divine revelation through the agency of Jibril,
at once confirming and superseding earlier scriptures.  Because Moe
is the seal of the prophets, his revelation is
final.  Because Moe said that Allah said that it is from Allah, it
is perfect.  That makes Islam right and
everything else wrong.

Surah Al-Ma’idah 33 specifies the punishment for
waging “war against Allah and and his Messenger”, listing options from
expulsion to execution. Tafsir Ibn Kathir defines “wage war” in the
following terms: “`Wage war’ mentioned here means, oppose and contradict,
and it includes disbelief
, blocking roads and spreading fear in
the fairways.” Disbelief, opposition & contradiction are capital
offenses in Islam.  That makes any affirmation of Christian faith
a capital offense subject to the death penalty. Because only Allah has the right to be worshiped, you have
no right to worship otherwise.

For the practical application, we must turn to
Shari’ah, as codified in Reliance of the Traveller. First, we should
examine the penalty for apostasy and the penalty applied to dhimmis who
violate Islam’s stricture.  Both apostates and offending dhimmis
are subject to  execution.

O8.1

When a person who has reached puberty and is
sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.

O8.2

In such a case, it is obligatory for the caliph
(A: or his representive) to ask him to repent and return to Islam. If
he does, it is accepted from him, but if he refuses, he is immediately killed.

O9.14

When an adult male is taken captive, the caliph
(def: o25) considers the interests (O: of Islam and the Muslims) and
decides between the prisoner’s death, slavery, release
without paying anything, or ransoming himself in exchange for money or
for a Muslim captive held by the enemy
.

If the prisoner becomes a Muslim (O: before the
caliph chooses any of the four alternatives) then he may not be killed,
and one of the other three alternatives is chosen.

Dhimmis: conquered Jews & Christians dominated
by Muslims, suffer certain restrictions under Islamic law. Examine them
carefully.

O11.5

Such non-Muslim subjects are obliged to comply
with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life,
reputation, and property. In addition, they:

-1- are penalized for committing adultery or
theft, thought not for drunkenness;

-2- are distinguished from Muslims in dress,
wearing a wide cloth belt (zunnar);

-3- are not greeted with “as-Salamu ‘alaykum”;

-4- must keep to the side of the street;

-5- may not build higher than or as high as the
Muslims’ buildings, though if they acquire a tall house, it is not
razed;

-6- are forbidden to openly
display wine or pork, (A: to ring church bells or display crosses,)
recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their
funerals and feastdays;

-7- and are forbidden to
build new churches
.

O11.10

The agreement is also violated (A: with respect
to the offender alone) if the state has stipulated that any of the
following things break it, and one of the subjects does so anyway,
though if the state has not stipulated that these break the agreement,
then they do not; namely, if one of the subject people:

-1- commits adultery with a Muslim woman or
marries her;

-2- conceals spies of hostile forces;

-3- leads a Muslim away from Islam;

-4- kills a Muslim;

-5- or mentions something
impermissible about Allah, the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him
peace), or Islam
.

What is impermissible to mention?  For the
answer, we turn to a list of 20 acts which entail apostasy.

O8.7: Acts that Entail Leaving Islam

(O: Among the things that entail apostasy from
Islam (may Allah protect us from them) are:

-1- to prostrate to an idol, whether
sarcastically, out of mere contrariness, or in actual conviction, like
that of someone who believes the Creator to be something that has
originated in time. Like idols in this respect are the sun or moon, and
like prostration is bowing to other than Allah, if one intends
reverence towards it like the reverence due to Allah;

-2- to intend to commit unbelief, even if in
the future. And like this intention is hesitating whether to do so or
not: one thereby immediately commits unbelief;

-3- to speak words that imply unbelief such as
“Allah is the third of three,” or “I am Allah”-unless one’s tongue
has run away with one, or one is quoting another, or is one of the
friends of Allah Most High (wali, def: w33) in a spiritually
intoxicated state of total oblivion (A: friend of Allah or not, someone
totally oblivious is as if insane, and is not held legally responsible
(dis: k13.1(O:) ) ), for these latter do not entail unbelief;

-4- to revile Allah or His
messenger
(Allah bless him and give him peace);

-5- to deny the existence of
Allah, His beginingless eternality, His endless eternality, or to deny
any of His attributes which the consensus of Muslims ascribes to Him
(dis:
v1);

-6- to be sarcastic about
Allah’s name, His command, His interdiction, His promise, or His threat
;

-7- to deny any verse of the
Koran or anything which by scholarly consensus (def: b7) belongs to it,
or to add a verse that does belong to it
;

-8- to mockingly say, “I don’t know what faith
is”;

-9- to reply to someone who says, “There is no
power or strength save through Allah”; “Your saying `There’s no power
or strength, etc,’ won’t save you from hunger”;

-10- for a tyrant, after an oppressed person
says, “This is through the decree of Allah,” to reply, “I act
without the decree of Allah”;

-11- to say that a Muslim is an unbeliever
(kafir) (dis: w47) in words that are uninterpretable as merely meaning
he is an ingrate towards Allah for divinely given blessings (n: in
Arabic, also “kafir”);

-12- when someone asks to be taught the
Testification of Faith (Ar. Shahada, the words, “La ilaha ill Allahu
Muhammadun rasulu Llah” (There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the
Messenger of Allah) ), and a Muslim refuses to teach him it;

-13- to describe a Muslim or someone who wants
to become a Muslim in terms of unbelief (kufr);

-14- to deny the obligatory character of
something which by the consensus of Muslims (ijma`, def: B7) is part of
Islam, when it is well known as such, like the prayer (salat) or even
one rak’a from one of the five obligatory prayers, if there is no
excuse (def: u2.4);

-15- to hold that any of
Allah’s messengers or prophets are liars, or to deny their being sent;

(n: `Ala’ al-din’ Abidin adds the following:

-16- to
revile the religion of Islam
;

-17- to believe that things
in themselves or by their own nature have any causal influence
independent of the will of Allah;

-18- to deny the existence
of angels or jinn (def: w22), or the heavens
;

-19- to be sarcastic about
any ruling of the Sacred Law
;

-20- or to deny that Allah
intended the Prophet’s message (Allah bless him and give him peace) to
be the religion followed by the entire world
(dis: w4.3-4)
(al-Hadiyya al-`Ala’iyya (y4), 423-24). )

There are others, for the subject is nearly
limitless. May Allah Most High save us and all Muslims from it.)

Previous resolutions demanded that member states
pass & enforce legislation prohibiting and punishing violation of
those rules.  They specify associating Islam with terrorism and implicitly
condemn Fitna & the MoToons.

The deadline for submitting draft resolutions is
Thursday March 17; the 16th session concludes March
25.   No draft resolutions have been listed in the extranet
and none were listed in the email document release notice.  It is
likely that the resolution will be introduced at the last moment and
rammed through in a hurry.  It is possible that the OIC will
follow the precedent set by withdrawing the draft resolution condemning
International Burn the Koran Day and abort the resolution rather than
see it defeated.

Now is the time to strike, while the iron is
hot.  Go to http://www.congress.org/
to send emails to President Obama, your Representative & Senators
demanding a vote against the resolution.  HR 141
is still bottled up in committee with little hope of being voted out
for a floor vote before the HRC votes on their resolution. Mention it
to your Rep. and urge him to cosign it and push for its passage.

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March 14, 2011 - Posted by | Islam, Political Correctness, United Nations | , , , ,

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