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Radicalization in the Name of Religion by Islamic Fascists.

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    ‘I killed my first wife because of this love’: Husband of pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her own family makes shock confession
    EXCLUSIVE – Wife set to hang for marrying Christian U.S. citizen gives birth to baby girl in squalid jail

    Sitting beside his late wife’s grave in the small village of Chak today, Mr Iqbal said he hoped Farzana’s killers ‘die in pain’ and vowed to fight for justice.

    He also claimed that the same family members had previously poisoned Farzana’s sister Rehana Parvana in a separate honour killing.

    Nayab Haider Rizvi, spokesman for the Lahore police force, today said that four men had been arrested late last night in a village in the Nankana district in connection with Farzana’s death.

    Officers have already arrested the woman’s father and say he has confessed to the killing. They are looking for two of her brothers.

    Meanwhile in Lahore’s High Court earlier in the day, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif ordered that those accused of Farzana’s murder be tried in an anti-terrorism court.

    He also issued instructions to the provincial police chief to ensure maximum punishment to all the accused involved in this tragic incident.

    Authorities confirmed Mr Iqbal’s own confession that he killed his first wife in 2009 in order to marry Farzana. But the said the case had been dropped after the victim’s family forgave him.

    Under Pakistani law, those charged with a slaying can see their criminal case dropped if family members of the deceased forgive them or accept so-called “blood money” offerings over the crime.

    Hundreds of women in conservative, Muslim-majority Pakistan are murdered each year in so-called ‘honor killings’ by their husbands or male relatives over alleged sexual transgressions seen as bringing shame to the family.

    Activists say those who commit such crimes are often acquitted or given light sentences.

    Earlier Mr Iqbal berated the police for refusing to save his late wife.

    He said that police did nothing during the 15 minutes the violence lasted outside Lahore High Court.

    ‘I begged them to help us but they said, this is not our duty… I took off my shirt [to show humility] and begged them to save her,’ he said.

    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has demanded to know why police apparently stood by, his spokesman said today.

    Sharif had taken notice of the ‘brutal killing’ in the presence of police, his press office said in a statement, adding that a ‘totally unacceptable’ crime had to be dealt with promptly by law.

    ‘I am directing the chief minister to take immediate action and a report must be submitted by this evening to my office,’ it said, quoting Sharif.

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    Farzana Parveen, 25, who was three months pregnant, was killed by nearly 20 members of the woman’s family, including her father and brothers in Lahore on Tuesday
    Muslim family who stoned their daughter to death on a public street also murdered her sister in an honour killing | Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs

    - See more at: Muslim family who stoned their daughter to death on a public street also murdered her sister in an honour killing | Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs
     
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    Violence and Context in Islamic Texts

    Islam forbids the killing of innocents. The key question, then, is what constitutes “innocence” in Islam? According to some Muslim authorities, to disbelieve in Allah is to be guilty of the crime of “committing disbelief…[which is] worse than slaughter.” Just being a Christian, a Jew or a pagan, is worse than murder. As soon as one converts to Islam, however, one is no longer guilty, but “innocent.” By this logic, anyone anyone inside Islam is “innocent,”and anyone outside Islam is “guilty” and deserving of death.

    Recently, the journalist Paul Sheehan, reflecting on the Woolwich beheading of Drummer Lee Rigby, invited consideration of the view of Muslim violence in authoritative Islamic texts. In the Sydney Morning Herald of May 27, 2013, Sheehan observed that the Koran and the teachings of Muhammad seem to be a factor behind Muslim violence, and offered these critical observations:

    • Many violent attacks on civilians are done in the name of Islam.
    • The existence of violent Islamic sectarian conflict and the repression of religious dissent in Muslim nations give the lie to the “absurd claim” that Islam is “the religion of peace.”
    • Many verses in the Koran call for violence against unbelievers, and these are invoked by Muslims who murder others: “So many Muslims have been encouraged to murder civilians by such exhortations that the rate of violent incidents perpetrated in the name of Islam is staggering, a toll that shows no sign of subsiding.”
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    Shirk, often also translated as “idolatry” or “polytheism” literally means “association, “partnering” or “sharing.” Shirk is described in the Koran as the one unforgivable sin (4:48). It is a religious term used to characterize all forms of non-Muslim belief. Non-Muslims are considered to be “associaters” who “attribute partners” to Allah. As such, because they worship others as well as Allah, they are considered to be in violation of true monotheism. Christians, for example, worship Jesus as the “son of God,” and Hindus, pagans and others worship various idols. Chapter 9 verse 30 of the Koran even accuses Jews of “association”:

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    Message to Counter-Terrorism Experts: Islam Can’t Be Reformed

    Today I received about 25 emails asking me if Islam can be reformed. Specifically they wanted to know if a Muslim could follow Islam and not Shariah law. They said a well known counter-terrorism expert who was recently on the radio said a Muslim could set aside Shariah law and still be a good Muslim. I laughed and laughed when I heard this. The people who say this are the ‘Medical Quacks’ of the 1800′s. They will give their audience anything for a few pennies.


    This was my basic answer to the separation of Shariah from Islam:


    “There is no Islam without Shariah law. One can’t separate the two. There is no Christianity without the Ten Commandments, and the same goes for Islam. The alleged counter-terrorism experts who say a person can be a follower of Islam, yet does not practice Shariah, should be tuned out. They are hurting the educational awareness of understanding ‘Pure Islam’. Islam was founded on the sayings and actions of Prophet (Pseudo) Mohammed. He is the example for all Muslims to follow. If a Muslim denies the sayings and actions of Mohammed, he/she has committed both ‘Blasphemy and Apostasy’. – Dave Gaubatz, Author “Muslim Mafia


    Islamic leaders put out material distributed from Pakistan, India, and Saudi Arabia detailing the specifics of how a ‘Pure Muslim’ should lead their lives in accordance with Shariah law. A Muslim can’t pick and choose which aspects of Shariah they want to adhere to and which ones they prefer not. A Muslim is either Shariah compliant or they are not. In other words, they either practice Shariah law or they are non practicing Muslims. If a Muslim does not adhere at least in his or her heart to all aspects of Shariah law, they are considered Apostates by their leaders. This is a death sentence for them regardless of what country they reside in. Islam and Shariah law have no boundaries. Boundaries are man-made specifically by Jews and Christians, and in the hearts of Muslims they are meaningless.


    The following three requirements are directly from Islamic leaders/Imams from whom my research team and I have received advice over the last three years. The intelligence I collect is always first-hand intelligence.


    1. Islam is not a religion. Islam is a political, economic, and military ideology. Religion within Islam is used as a tactic to achieve the ultimate goal of Islam which is an Islamic Ummah (nation) worldwide and under Sharia law.
    2. Shariah law is an all or nothing. A Muslim can’t pick and choose which parts of Sharia they desire to adhere to. 90% of Shariah law may be peaceful, but it is the 10% that innocent people must ‘fear’. This part pertains to the intolerance of other religions, the hatred of Jews, Christians, and even Muslims who do not adhere to Shariah law, and physical Jihad. All Muslims are not required to physically fight their enemies, but ‘All’ Muslims must assist in equipping and financing their brothers and sisters who are engaged in physical Jihad. For a Muslim to choose not to do so equate to him/her being an Apostate of Islam; again this is a death sentence for the accused.
    3. The innocent people of all races, religions, and cultures are at war with Islam. This is the hardest and most difficult concept for people to understand. The Muslims who committed murder on 11 Sept. 2001 were doing so in the name of Islam. The 4000 plus men and women who have been murdered in Iraq and Afghanistan were killed in the name of Islam. Maj. Hassan from Ft. Hood who killed several people did so in the name of Islam. The same materials being studied by Hamas, Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, and the Taliban are the exact materials being distributed across America and provided to innocent young Muslim children to study in order to be ‘Pure Muslim’.
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    Pakistani writers: “There is a mini Boko Haram thriving in every Muslim society”

    “Despite the glaring discrimination, Muslim apologists argue that this has nothing to do with Islam or Muslims. They hastily blame the ‘enemies of Islam’ for propagating lies about Muslims. Scapegoating, however, will serve no purpose. Boko Haram and its ilk hurt all Muslims, but more so young women. Muslims must confront those who harm women in the name of Islam. Boko Haram may seem like a remote African tribe that abducts girls, threatens to kill them, and marries them off against their will. Some introspection should reveal that the same tendencies are alive and instrumental in all Muslim societies.” It takes extraordinary courage to state such obvious truths in Pakistan, or anywhere, these days.
    “Pakistani Columnists On Boko Haram’s Abduction Of Girls: ‘There Is A Mini Boko Haram… In Every Neighborhood In Muslim Societies’; ‘Muslim Countries Burn Themselves With Rage Owing To Cartoons But There Is A Complete Lack Of Outrage For Heinous Acts Like These,” MEMRI, May 16, 2014

    Several Pakistani writers have recently questioned liberal “apologists” for failing to understand the links between Islamic sharia and incidents such as the abduction of more than 200 teenage girls from a school by Nigerian jihadi group Boko Haram or the Pakistani Taliban’s 2012 attack on liberal youth icon Malala Yousafzai and the sharia justification given for it.


    In an article titled “There is a mini Boko Haram thriving in every Muslim society,” columnist Murtaza Haider warned that such situations are inherent in Muslim societies and can be seen in the way girls are raised. The article was published by liberal daily Dawn.


    Murtaza Haider: “Boko Haram Has Taken Forced Conversions To Another Level; They Have Kidnapped Young Women, Held Them Hostage, Threatened To Kill Them, And Offered Conversion And Forced Marriage To Boko Haram Fighters”


    “We know them as Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and the Taliban. Their branding may differ, but their misogynist ideologies do not. These so-called Islamists have promoted discrimination against women for centuries. Now, they abduct young women and threaten to kill them. Permitting these militants to pursue their misguided agendas will destroy whatever goodwill is left for Muslims.


    “Boko Haram has taken forced conversions to another level. They have kidnapped young women, held them hostage, threatened to kill them, and offered conversion and forced marriage to Boko Haram fighters as the only way out. Muslim societies across the globe have been notorious for the poor welfare of women, especially the girl child. In several Muslim countries, determinants of physical and social well-being are much worse for girls than they are for boys.


    “Despite the glaring discrimination, Muslim apologists argue that this has nothing to do with Islam or Muslims. They hastily blame the ‘enemies of Islam’ for propagating lies about Muslims. Scapegoating, however, will serve no purpose. Boko Haram and its ilk hurt all Muslims, but more so young women. Muslims must confront those who harm women in the name of Islam. Boko Haram may seem like a remote African tribe that abducts girls, threatens to kill them, and marries them off against their will. Some introspection should reveal that the same tendencies are alive and instrumental in all Muslim societies.


    “Muslim fathers in the West have abducted their daughters and transported them back home to prevent their daughters from marrying for love. In the name of honor, Muslim fathers and brothers are known to have killed their daughters and sisters who married against family’s wishes. In almost every neighborhood in Muslim societies, one will find women who were forcibly married to men chosen by their parents. There is a mini Boko Haram alive and thriving in every neighborhood in Muslim societies.”


    “In Some Muslim Societies The Situation Has Worsened To The Extent That Young Muslim Women Have To Abandon Their Homelands…”; “Ever Wondered Why… Malala Yousafzai Is Unsafe In Pakistan, But Is Safe In Birmingham?”


    “In some Muslim societies the situation has worsened to the extent that young Muslim women have to abandon their homelands and find refuge elsewhere. Ever wondered why Pakistan’s most recognized young woman, Malala Yousafzai, is unsafe in Pakistan, but is safe in Birmingham? The forced migration of Malala and other young women like her sends a clear message to the young Muslim women; conform, and you can live a life of servitude; express dissent, and you are condemned to death or exile.


    “Alys Faiz, a social activist, knew what lay at the core of this issue. She grew up in England, but lived in Pakistan after marrying Faiz Ahmed Faiz, one of Urdu’s most revered poets. She asked me, ‘Why do Pakistanis serve the father first at the dinner table? Why are daughters served after sons, and why are mothers the last to eat in a Muslim household?’ She could clearly see what the rest in Pakistan were blinded to. Women are subjected to institutionalized discrimination at homes because of the hierarchy that favors men over women. No wonder, the girl child in Pakistan, and in other Muslim societies, struggles to be fed.


    Kunwar Khuldune Shahid: “[Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan] Released A Seven-Page Open Letter On October 16, 2012, A Week After The Attack On Malala [Yousafzai] Justifying The Attack Comprehensively Through Sharia, Scriptures And Islamic Precedents”


    “The Islamist group Boko Haram currently has around 200 schoolgirls enslaved in Nigeria. Not just kidnapped or abducted (any longer), [but] enslaved – the former terms would imply that they would be returned unharmed if the militants’ demands are met. Reports of multiple rapes have already surfaced and this week Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has revealed that he considers the school girls his slaves who he will ‘sell off’ in marriage. He justifies his plan in a recently released video saying: ‘I want to reassure my Muslim brothers that Allah says slaves are permitted in Islam.’ And here is Shekau’s plan in his own words: ‘I will marry off a woman at the age of 12. I will marry off a girl at the age of nine.’


    “So what was the crime of these schoolgirls which has led to them being enslaved and treated as war captives? Chibok’s Government Girls Secondary School, from the dormitories of which these girls were initially believed to be kidnapped, teaches ‘Western education.’ And the name Boko Haram, which in Hausa translates into ‘Western education is sinful’, gives us all a comprehensive answer. Boko Haram believes that Western education is haram [forbidden], even more so for girls, who according to their ideology should not be allowed to do much without their male guardians. Attacking girls’ schools has been high on Boko Haram’s Sharia-enforcement agenda, in a bid to prevent these girls from being ‘Westernized’. And for Pakistan, Boko Haram’s antics should ring very familiar alarm bells.


    “Muslim Countries Burn Themselves With Rage Owing To Cartoons But There Is A Complete Lack Of Outrage For Heinous Acts Like These


    “Following the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) attack on Malala Yousafzai in October 2012, girls’ education came into the spotlight. But along with that came superfluous apologia that has resurfaced amidst the latest manifestation of Boko Haram’s bestiality. When Muslim countries burn themselves with rage owing to protests against cartoons or videos, the lack of one [protest] against the most monstrous of acts resoundingly sets up our order of priorities. Most progressive Muslims’ efforts – just like in the case of most Islamist maneuvers – have been dedicated to cooking up apologia for their religion, and claiming how Boko Haram is blatantly misinterpreting its scriptures. Whereas the fact of the matter is, whether or not Boko Haram’s actions are compatible with Islam, or if Abubakar Shekau’s claim that Allah permits slaves holds any credence or not, is totally and utterly irrelevant.


    “Stating The Obvious Fact That The TTP And Boko Haram Are Driven By Their Religion – As The Militants Proclaim Themselves – Is Dubbed ‘Islamophobia’ In Unison By Both The Progressive Muslims And Overwhelming Parts Of The Liberal Left In The West”




    “It is ironic that all the endeavor of progressive Muslims is dedicated to shielding their ideology from criticism, when it’s actually this critique that would lead to necessary reform, which at the end of the day is their much touted agenda. By claiming that criticism in unjustified, and denying the rather obvious influence of religion on religious extremism, one contradicts the ‘progressive’ and ‘reformist’ labels. While there is no denying that an irrational phobia of Muslims exists all over the world – considerably less than irrational phobia of people belonging to all other religions in the Muslim world, one might add – the term ‘Islamophobia’, used to shield the ideology, not the people, from scrutiny – and hence reform –, again, becomes a self-defeating misnomer.


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    Palestinian Muslims in the Middle East Digging up Christian Bodies From Cemeteries and Burning Them
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    JERUSALEM, Israel – The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, dug up Christian graves in the Gaza Strip because they said the Christian bodies defiled the land.

    A human rights group said “The Christians in the Palestinian Authority areas [are] facing persecutions. Their homes, their churches they get attacked almost every day,” said Majed El Shafie, founder and president of One Free World International, a Canadian-based human rights group.
    Shortly after Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip in a violent coup in June 2007, El Shafie said his group received reports of two kinds of violations.

    “The first one that Hamas was torturing the members of Fatah in Gaza,” El Shafie told CBN News.
    “The second one [was] that Hamas was going to the graveyards of the Christians, digging up the dead body of the Christians, throwing them and burning them and saying ‘you cannot bury your dead bodies here because its our land, it’s a holy land.

    By burying your Christian families here you are desecrating the land.’ And we received this [information] about five graves in Gaza,” El Shafie said.

    El Shafie said his group had also received reports about Christian families “being forced to cooperate with Hamas or their children or their wives will get raped or will get persecuted.” So they were forced to cooperate with Hamas to protect their families, he said.

    An estimated 3,500 Christians live amidst some 1.4 million Muslims in the Gaza Strip. The tiny Christian community had hoped for some protection from Hamas when it came to power.
    But Christian and Western targets have come under repeated attacks in the last few years allegedly from Islamic fundamentalist groups. Two years ago a Palestinian Christian, who worked for the Bible Society, was kidnapped and murdered, reportedly for refusing to convert to Islam.

    According to El Shafie, the situation of Christians in the West Bank where the Palestinian Authority is in control is better. The PA wants support from the West so the leaders try to portray themselves as a “democratic country,” he said.

    But El Shafie pointed to Bethlehem, the city of Jesus birth, where there has been a steady exodus of the Christian community for decades.

    Bethlehem has become a “tourist zone” for the PA, he said. “Basically they don’t want the Christians there but they want the Christian tourists to come and to take their money.”

    El Shafie is well acquainted with persecution. Raised in a prominent Egyptian Muslim family, El Shafie became a Christian at 18 years old. He was arrested, tortured and sentenced to death for his faith. He escaped and fled to Israel where he was helped by international organizations to immigrate to Canada.
    He says the future of Christians in the Muslim world is up to the Christians in the West.

    “From the beginning of the Holocaust until all the way to Darfur all of this did not happen just because the people are doing evil. It’s because the people who sit around did not do something to stop it,” said El Shafie.

    He said Christians should pray every day for the persecuted church as well as take action by going to their congressmen or parliamentarians to raise the issue. In many cases Western countries are giving aid to countries that persecute Christian minorities. Westerners should demand that their governments connect international aid to improving human rights, he said.

    Despite the persecution, El Shafie said that Christians are still victorious.

    “The persecuted Christians [are] dying but they [are] still smiling. They are in a very deep dark night but they still have the candle of the Lord the candle of hope. Our enemy have very strong weapon. Our enemy has [a] very strong army but we have the Lord Almighty.

    “Count on it. Count on it. We will fight unto the end in Jesus name and always remember, they can always kill the dreamer but no one can kill the dream,” he said.

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    Saudi Arabian woman stabbed to death in park 'because she was wearing traditional Muslim dress' was science PhD student who had been in the UK for just six months
    • Nahid Al Manea, 31, was found dying in Colchester, Essex, on Tuesday
    • The student was wearing Muslim dress - an Abaya robe and a hijab scarf
    • Police believe that the religious clothing may have made her a target
    • It emerged today that Ms Al Manea was studying English ahead of her PhD
    • Was 'seeking brighter future' studying life sciences at University of Essex
    • Police questioning 52-year-old man from Colchester in connection with death
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    Pakistan: 500 women and girls murdered in Islamic honor killings each year, many more go unreported

    This article, like most about honor killings, never once mentions Islam. This steadfast and universal refusal to identify the root cause of honor murders only ensures that there will be more of them.

    Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law.

    The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women haveasked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

    “Crimes against women: ‘There are more honour killings than we know,’” from the Express Tribune, February 15:

    LAHORE: “As many as 500 women and girls are killed for ‘honour’ in Pakistan each year, making Pakistan one of the most dangerous countries for women,” said Dr Muazzam Nasrullah, a public health specialist teaching at Emory and West Virginia University, USA, on Friday.

    He was delivering a lecture on Honour Killings: A Public Health Perspective at the University of Health Sciences, organised by the UHS Department of Family Medicine.

    Dr Nasrullah stressed the need to provide a platform to oppressed women. “This will help create an informed and supportive environment for advocacy for policies to eliminate violence against women,” he said.

    He said, ‘honour’ killings most often involved women being murdered by their family members to avenge the ‘shame’ brought on through infidelity or culturally unacceptable behaviour. “This is a unique form of violence,” said Dr Nasrullah.

    “Domestic violence is usually carried out by husbands or romantic partners…in this case the perpetrators are usually brothers or fathers.”

    Dr Nasrullah said his study had tried to quantify the problem since data on the matter was hard to come by. He said he had used newspaper reports compiled by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan for his study. He said 1,957 incidents of honour killings had been recorded over the past four years.

    Most of them had occurred in response to alleged extramarital relations.

    Dr Nasrullah said he was sure that the number of incidents reported was lower than the actual number of incidents, as not every incident makes it to the media. “The problem is much worse than what this study makes it out to be,” he said.

    The average rate of honour killings in women between 15-64 years was found to be 15 per million women per year.

    He said murders for ‘honour’ occurred all over the country under various names kala-kali (Punjab), karo-kari (Sindh), tor-tora (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Siyakari (Balochistan).

    Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Director IA Rehman said although honour killings were illegal, there were loopholes in the law that often prevented full punishment for the crime.

    He said it was very important to have reliable data about honour killings.
     
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