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Islamism - 7 - Bharatvarsh - 11-13-2009

And as for Muslims not sending their girls to "secular" schools, they will decide where to send their kids. Maybe instead of blaming them we Hindu fools should be looking at our own problems, i went to some shitty "secular" private school & all I learnt was anti Hindu bs in the curriculum. Government run brainwashing centres (oops I mean "schools") are even worse.

A committed Hindu only has 3 options, homeschool your kids, send them to a private Hindu school, send them to a "secular" school but make sure that you debrainwash them of the propaganda they learnt in school everyday.

I am sure all those poor Muslim girls are missing out on all the fun like "sex education" where soon they will be teaching them how to roll a rubber on a banana/cucumber as practice for the future & other great stuff.

There is a tendency among so called Hindutva activists to reflexively oppose things because Muslims or Xtians practice it, just because Xtians oppose abortion does not mean that Hindus shamelessly need to keep quiet about it or condone it. If a Muslim tells you that playing russian roulette with a loaded gun is a bad idea then it doesn't mean you have to go do the exact opposite & claim its a good idea.

Islamism - 7 - Guest - 11-13-2009

<!--QuoteBegin-Bharatvarsh+Nov 13 2009, 03:33 AM-->QUOTE(Bharatvarsh @ Nov 13 2009, 03:33 AM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->There is a tendency among so called Hindutva activists to reflexively oppose things because Muslims or Xtians practice it, just because Xtians oppose abortion does not mean that Hindus shamelessly need to keep quiet about it or condone it. If a Muslim tells you that playing russian roulette with a loaded gun is a bad idea then it doesn't mean you have to go do the exact opposite & claim its a good idea.
You are absolutely correct, BV-garu. The writer of the article decries opposition to the spread of TV, Cinema and reservation simply because those doing the opposing are Muslims. On all these issues, the Muslims are right! Supporting the artifacts of modernity and discrimination against Islam is not a good thing for us.

The same thing goes for having multiple children. Many of these idiot activists seem unnecessarily concerned about Muslims having "too many" children. In fact, the BJP in Karnataka is on the point of introducing legislation to remove access to subsidies for all those who have more than 2 children. Why? Why suppress somebody else's natural urge to have children, just because we have managed to kill it off in our own community? I've never understood this stupidity.

Islamism - 7 - Bharatvarsh - 11-14-2009

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->You are absolutely correct, BV-garu. The writer of the article decries opposition to the spread of TV, Cinema and reservation simply because those doing the opposing are Muslims. On all these issues, the Muslims are right! Supporting the artifacts of modernity and discrimination against Islam is not a good thing for us.

The same thing goes for having multiple children. Many of these idiot activists seem unnecessarily concerned about Muslims having "too many" children. In fact, the BJP in Karnataka is on the point of introducing legislation to remove access to subsidies for all those who have more than 2 children. Why? Why suppress somebody else's natural urge to have children, just because we have managed to kill it off in our own community? I've never understood this stupidity. <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
I pretty much agree with everything except for the subsidy part which I think is bad. I don't think anyone should be forced to subsidize other peoples choices good or bad, of course that also applies to social security which subsidizes wealth from the younger generation to older people and many other subsidies which "liberals" love.

Whenever gov't subsidizes something it also starts meddling in it, marriage is a good example. If you do not want to get raped by anti male laws like 498 in India then get an iron clad prenup & never get any marriage license from some gov't employed gasbag unless you need to immigrate, marriage has nothing to do with gov't.

You know a good example of Indian gov't meddling in things that don't concern them is marriage age which is set at 18 for women & 21 for men, in many US states you can marry at 16 with parental consent but apparently the Indian gov't knows it all better & can decide when we can marry better than we ourselves can.

As for the overpopulation hysteria, let the fools believe what they want, if you can financially support the kids marry young & have as many as you want & screw the meddling retards who believe in good gov't bullshit like the sheep they are, many of them will be evolutionary dead ends with their 1 kid or no kids.

Islamism - 7 - Bodhi - 11-17-2009

Food Summit: Gaddafi asks women to convert to Islam

Rome, 16 Nov. (AKI) - Libya's controversial leader Muammar Gaddafi has created headlines in Italy after inviting 200 women to a party and inviting them to convert to Islam. Gaddafi who is in Rome for the United Nations-sponsored global food summit, held the party at the house of the Libyan ambassador, Hafed Gaddur, on Sunday.

"Convert to Islam. Jesus was sent to the Jews, not for you. Mohammed, on the other hand, was sent for all human beings," he reportedly said.

"Whoever goes in a different direction than Mohammed is wrong. God's religion is Islam and whomever follows a different one, in the end, will lose," said Gaddafi quoted by Italian daily La Stampa.

After arriving an hour late, Gaddafi began distributing gifts to the women, who were reportedly all Italian.

They were also each given a copy of the Islamic holy book the Koran as well as the Libyan leader's Green Book, which outlines the Libyan leader's view on political philosophy and democracy.

He then sat next to Libya's ambassador to Italy Hafed Gaddur and an interpreter with two of his renowned female guards, known as 'Amazon Guards'.

Gaddafi then began a speech in which he invited the women to convert to Islam, emphasising his support for equal rights but not equal duties.

According to the Libyan leader, women must do only "what their physical condition allows them" and spoke about the role that women played during World War II.

Gaddafi criticised the West, saying that women there "have often been used as pieces of furniture, changed whenever it pleases men. And this is an injustice."

Gaddafi also invited the women attending the party to travel to the Islamic holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

The Italian media said that the women came from an agency that provides "hostesses from good families" between the age of 18 to 35. They were reportedly paid 50 euros.

Reports said the women were not given anything to eat or drink before, during or after Gaddafi's speech.

The women - who were very well dressed were told that short skirts and cleavage were forbidden - met at a hotel in the centre of Rome and were then escorted to the Libyan ambassador's home.

Gaddafi is in Rome for the world food summit organised by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization that opened on Monday.

Islamism - 7 - G.Subramaniam - 11-21-2009

Russian Priest Gunned Down in Church
Orthodox Priest Known For Missionary Work Shot in Moscow
MOSCOW, Nov. 20, 2009

A Russian Orthodox priest known for his missionary work among Muslims was gunned down in his Moscow church, Russian officials said Friday.
People attend a memorial service for Russian Orthodox priest Rev. Daniil Sysoyev in St. Thomas Church in south Moscow, where the priest was shot and killed.
People attend a memorial service for the Rev. Daniil Sysoyev, a Russian Orthodox priest, in St. Thomas Church in south Moscow, where Sysoyev was shot and killed.
(Misha Japaridze/AP Photo)

Thirty-four-year-old Daniil Sysoyev was shot at least four times at in the head and chest in the Church of St. Thomas by a masked gunman Thursday night, according to the Prosecutor General's Investigative Committee. The assailant also wounded the church's choirmaster, Vladimir Strelbitsky.

Sysoyev died on the way to the hospital. Strelbitsky is in critical condition.

"The main theory is that religious motives are behind the crime," a prosecutor's office spokesman told reporters.

Sysoyev routinely denounced Islam and actively reached out to Muslims and various religious sects to convert them. In a recent interview with a Russian newspaper, Sysoyev boasted that he had baptized 80 Muslims.

But with his ambitious missionary work came death threats.

"They've threatened to cut my head off 14 times," Sysoyev told Komsomolskaya Pravda in the interview. "The FSB [Federal Security Service] got in touch with me a year ago to say they had uncovered a murder plot against me."

He told a television interviewer in February 2008 that he considered it a sin not to preach to Muslims, according to the Interfax news agency.

Sysoyev was originally from the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, where a large majority of the population is Muslim. He published books titled "An Orthodox Response to Islam" and "Marrying a Muslim," which criticized the faith and drew fierce responses from Muslim organizations.

'No Reason to Kill'

Russia's Council of Muftis strongly denounced the murder Friday, saying differences should be worked out in a civilized way.

"We talk to people, we meet them. They may not always agree with us, but that is no reason to kill. Life was given to us by the Almighty!" council official Damir Gizatullin told Interfax.

Islamism - 7 - Guest - 11-21-2009

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Former Indian Law Minister asks if Allah is a brothel keeper</b> (72 Virgins for Jihadis)
SIFY NEWS  | 21st November 2009
Posted on Sat Nov 21 2009 08:49:06 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by cold start

<b>New Delhi: Former union law minister Ram Jethmalani on Saturday kicked up a row at an international conference on terrorism, asking if Islam's jehadi doctrine does not virtually render 'god a brothel keeper', prompting a Saudi Arabian envoy to walk out of the conference.</b>  <!--emo&:cool--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/specool.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='specool.gif' /><!--endemo-->

<b>Addressing the seminar, Jethmalani wondered if the jehadi doctrine, propagating the belief allegedly held by Islam's Wahab sect that Muslims attaining martyrdom while fighting non-Muslims "get a place in heaven and the company of the opposite sex there", does not amount to saying that "god is a brothel keeper".</b>

<b>The self-confessed maverick legal hawk also went on to equate god as someone "suffering with Alzheimer's disease", while advising the Indian government and the international community against trusting god in fighting terrorism.</b>

<b>"He will not help as he is suffering with Alzheimer's disease," said Jethmalani, while advising the government to junk its obsession with "an irrelevant non-aligned movement" and "join the forces of good to fight forces of evil".</b>

Jethmalani made "the non-mincing" remarks at an international conference of jurists on terrorism, inaugurated by President Pratibha Patil and attended among others by Singapore Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong and Justice Awn S Al-Khasawneh of the International Court of Justice and envoys of several countries.

Jethmalani's remarks caused Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to India Faisal-al-Trad to walk out, while an embarrassed union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily swiftly sought to distance himself and the government from the controversial remarks.

Justice Khasawneh contradicted Jethmalani on some facts referred to by him on the jehadi doctrine.

Jethmalani made the remark while dwelling upon the need to fight terrorism also at its ideological level.

Malaysia Muslim preacher charged in factional feud

"I am a student of all religions, including Islam, and I have read the Koran several times. I find that the Prophet is a man of peace," said Jethmalani, adding that it nowhere preaches hate and violence.

"But the decline of Islam started in the 17th century when a person named Wahab propagated hate and violence against all non-Muslims by mis-interpreting one shora (verse) of the Koran," said Jethmalani.

<b>"I have read that shora thousands of times, but I have not found anything wrong in it. But, according to Wahab, all other people, including Christians, Jews and Hindus, and even Shias, have forfeited their rights to live,"</b> said Jethmalani.

Following Jethmalani's speech, Saudi Arabia's Ambassador Faisal-al-Trad was seen walking out of the conference, apparently taking offence at the remarks.

Organiser of the event Adesh Aggarwala said the ambassador had walked out but returned after Moily's statement that the views expressed by Jethmalani were not that of the government.

Moily, in his address, said that terrorism cannot be attributed to any particular religion.

It was unfortunate that the entire Islam as a religion was being blamed for terrorism, Jethmalani said, adding that "there are also Hindu terrorists and Buddhist terrorists".

<b>Terming the Non-Aligned Movement and Panchsheel as evil, Jethmalani said "India should align with forces of good to combat the forces of evil. India and its foreign ministers must learn to reassess the doctrines of past".</b>

He said India's foreign policy establishment should be courageous to shun any relationship with the country's 'enemies'.

Referring to Jethmalani's comments, Justice Awn S Al-Khasawneh, a judge of the International Court of Justice, asked him not "to make sweeping statements". He also said that the Wahab movement had started in the 18th century and not in 17th century as Jethmalani had remarked.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

Islamism - 7 - G.Subramaniam - 12-16-2009

Saudi Arabia to flog 75-year-old for breaching sex segregation rules

Amnesty International has called on Saudi Arabia to cancel a sentence of 40 lashes handed down against a 75-year-old woman for breaching the kingdom's sex segregation rules.

Published: 6:00AM GMT 15 Dec 2009

"The minister of interior (Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz) is reported to have ordered the immediate detention and flogging of a 75-year-old woman, Khamisa Mohammed Sawadi, along with two Saudi Arabian men known only as Fahad and Hadyan," the London-based watchdog said.

"The Saudi Arabian authorities must not carry out the imminent flogging and imprisonment of an elderly woman and two younger men."

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Amnesty said all avenues of appeal had now been exhausted in Saudi courts against the trio's March conviction for being in the company of members of the opposite sex who are not close relatives.

"It is abhorrent that an elderly woman is at risk of 40 lashes," said the deputy director of the watchdog's Middle East and North Africa Programme, Philip Luther.

"We urge the authorities to prevent the imprisonment and flogging of Khamisa, Fahad and Hadyan."

Sawadi and Fahad were sentenced to 40 lashes and four months' imprisonment, and Hadyan to 60 lashes and six months' imprisonment, Amnesty said.

Sawadi also faces deportation to her native Syria on completion of her prison term.

Saudi Arabia enforces a strict version of Islamic sharia law and imposes corporal punishment for a wide variety of offences.

Islamism - 7 - dhu - 12-19-2009

Quote:[url=""]Madhya Pradesh village calm day after violence[/url]

Bhopal, Dec 18 : Madhya Pradesh's Suptara village remained calm Friday, a day after communal tensions flared up over a piece of meat being allegedly thrown inside a temple premises, police said.

Islamism - 7 - Husky - 12-21-2009

1999 honour killing in Britain by Turkish Kurd dad turns out to be a double-murder: murdered missing girl was pregnant too, it seems.

Quote:Girl, 15, pregnant when murdered by father in honour killing

Monday, December 21, 2009

A 15-year-old British girl murdered by her father in so-called honour killing was reportedly pregnant at the time of her death.

Tulay Goren disappeared in January 1999, shortly after her father told his eight-year-old son to kiss his sister goodbye as he would never see her again. Her body was never found.

Mehmet Goren, 49, was last week handed a life sentence for killing his daughter because of her relationship with an older man who belonged to a different branch of Islam.

As detectives admitted police had ignored “tell-tale signs” before the murder, an old school friend of Tulay’s told the BBC the teenager had admitted to being pregnant.

“One day she came in and said, ‘I’m pregnant and I’m going to run away,’ but I didn’t know if she was serious or not,” Nadia Mahmood recalled.

“I thought it was just one of those things you say.”

Tulay’s mother Hanim, who had suffered three decades of abuse at her husband’s hands, was among those who gave evidence against Goren, weeping and screaming in the witness box and demanding he reveal where the body was so she could bury it.

One of his other daughters, Nuray Guler, also testified against him, screaming: "Even animals would not do what you have done."

[color="#800080"](Shouldn't bring up animals in a situation that doesn't involve any. Of course animals aren't vindictive <--- aargh I can't spell - and they wouldn't do such a thing. But faithful islamics regularly do. For the honour of the invisible non-existent allah and its puppet and the glory of islamania, islamaniacs are programmed to do any despicable act of inhumanity.)[/color]

Prosecution lawyer Jonathan Laidlaw told the court that the Goren case was a "terrible reminder of what honour-based crime can involve" and a "wake-up call" to the existence of so-called "honour killings" in Britain.

Police had become involved with the family in the weeks before the murder, when Goren beat up his daughter's boyfriend, Halil Unal, then complained about their relationship to officers and demanded she take a virginity test.

Tulay ran away and told police her father had beaten her and she would rather go into care than return home, but her mother persuaded her to go back.

[color="#800080"](Big mistake by Mrs Goren.)[/color]

Goren attacked his daughter's boyfriend for a second time just 13 days after Tulay went missing, this time with a [color="#0000FF"]hatchet[/color], and it was while in hospital that Unal reported his girlfriend missing.

But police failed to put two and two together and it was two months before they began to suspect Tulay had been murdered. They submitted a file to prosecutors in 2000 but were told there was not enough evidence for charges.

Goren was finally arrested in 2008, along with his two brothers, after a review.

Both his brothers were cleared of wrongdoing in court Thursday.

An ethnic Kurd from Elbistan in Turkey, Goren had moved to Britain claiming asylum in 1996. He was jailed in 2000 for his hatchet attack on Unal but escaped deportation because his family all lived in Britain.

The 49-year-old admitted hitting his daughter and wife but denied murder, saying he still believed Tulay was alive and "will turn up one day".

[color="#800080"](Oh yeah sure. And the hatchet attack on his daughter's heretic lover Unal was just to scare him off.)[/color]

Islam. Don't ya just want to join up already? If you're male, you can become a mass-murdering jihadi and/or family murderer. And if you're female you can become a terrorist and/or be murdered by your own family.

If that isn't Da greatest reason to convert to islam, then you can stop looking, because there really is no other.

Islamism - 7 - Guest - 01-01-2010

[url=""]Sunni protesting the shia asura rally in NYC 2009 [/url]

Islamism - 7 - Guest - 01-02-2010

Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat

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Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.

Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.

Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.

When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well..

Here's how it works:

As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens.

This is the case in:

United States -- Muslim 0.6%

Australia -- Muslim 1.5%

Canada -- Muslim 1.9%

China -- Muslim 1.8%

Italy -- Muslim 1.5%

Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.

This is happening in:

Denmark -- Muslim 2%

Germany -- Muslim 3.7%

United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%

Spain -- Muslim 4%

Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%

From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

France -- Muslim 8%

Philippines -- Muslim 5%

Sweden -- Muslim 5%

Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%

The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%

Trinidad & Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam, with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:

Guyana -- Muslim 10%

India -- Muslim 13.4%

Israel -- Muslim 16%

Kenya -- Muslim 10%

Russia -- Muslim 15%

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

Bosnia -- Muslim 40%

Chad -- Muslim 53.1%

Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%

From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

Albania -- Muslim 70%

Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%

Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%

Sudan -- Muslim 70%

After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%

Egypt -- Muslim 90%

Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%

Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%

Iran -- Muslim 98%

Iraq -- Muslim 97%

Jordan -- Muslim 92%

Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%

Pakistan -- Muslim 97%

Palestine -- Muslim 99%

Syria -- Muslim 90%

Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%

Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%

United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%

Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%

Somalia -- Muslim 100%

Yemen -- Muslim 100%

Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

'Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel. -- Leon Uris, 'The Haj'

It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrasses. They learn only the Koran. To even associate

with an infidel is a crime punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.

Today's 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world's population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of the world's population by the end of this century.

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Islamism - 7 - Husky - 01-10-2010

Quote:Mohammedans torch 1100 cars across France (again!)

jan 5th, 2010

this is a national sport for mohammedan youth. last year they torched 1167, this year 1100. so the french police are claiming there is progress!

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From: Arvind

Mohammedans in France torched more than 1100 cars in France but the media has suppressed that they are Mohammedans.

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1100 cars torched overnight (as per the jihadwatch link's title). In France. And they're so afraid they won't even mention islamism. A preview of the future of Europe. It's signing its own death warrant.

Islamism - 7 - dhu - 01-15-2010

[url=""]Islamic bigotry grips Malaysia[/url]

Sunanda K Datta-Ray

Quote:Unreconciled to its ancient Hindu lineage and still groping for a valid Islamic identity, Malaysia is in the throes of yet another sectarian conflict, this Time with Christians over who owns Allah.

Many Muslims (more than 60 per cent of the 29 million population) insist he is their exclusive property. Christians, a mere eight per cent, as well as more liberal Muslims recognise Allah as the Arabic word for god that was in use before Prophet Mohammed and the birth of Islam. The Catholics of Sabah and Sarawak (both in what was known as Borneo) referred to their Christian god as Allah long before they joined the Malay Federation in 1963 (like Chinese-majority Singapore) to form Malaysia. No one objected.

The argument did not begin until a few years ago as part of an Islamic revival that reinforced the Malaysian quest for a distinctive identity. But it was not until January 2009 that Mr Hamid Albar, then Home Minister, ordered the Catholic weekly, Herald, which is published in English, Malay, Tamil and Chinese, not to call the Christian god Allah in its Malay edition. The reason was that such use would confuse simple Muslims and by blurring the distinction between the two religions, encourage them to convert to Christianity.

The charge seemed a little far-fetched since the Herald is distributed only in church after weekend Mass, which means to those who are already Christian. The editor, Father Lawrence Andrew, strongly denies any conversion campaign. Archbishop Murphy Packiam, head of the Catholic Church, filed for judicial review of the order in February last year and was rewarded on the last day of 2009 when Kuala Lumpur High Court’s Judge Lau Bee Lan — a Chinese from his name, not a Malay Muslim — ruled that Article 10 of the federal Constitution gave the Herald the “constitutional right” to call god Allah. However, when Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak intervened, the court issued a stay order.

Militant Muslims have been mustering their forces since then. More than 12,000 people promptly joined an Internet Facebook group titled Menentang Penggunaan Allah Oleh Golongan Bukan Islam (Opposition to Non-Muslims using the word Allah) with Mr Mukhriz Mahathir, whose father, Mr Mahathir Mohammad, was Malaysia’s longest-serving Prime Minister, vociferously supporting the campaign. But not all Muslims are with him. Some acknowledge the right of those who believe in the Old Testament to use the word. Others take a universal view. “All of mankind, regardless of their religion, should say that Allah created the world, that Allah tells us to do good,” says Mr Asri Zainul Abidin, a respected Islamic scholar and former Mufti of Perlis State. “It is not appropriate for a Muslim to protest when he hears non-Muslims say such things.”

The most curious aspect of this heated debate is not that it has divided Muslims but that the two main political groups have switched sides. The fundamentalist Parti Islam SeMalaysia which formerly ruled Kelantan State and argued at one time that chopsticks were un-Islamic now maintains that Allah is no religion’s exclusive property. The party president, Mr Hadi Awang, a conservative cleric, issued a written statement after a recent three-hour conclave with his peers to say that “based on Islamic principles, the use of the word ‘Allah’ by the people of the Abrahamic faiths such as Christianity and Judaism, is acceptable.”

But fearing erosion of its political support, the ruling United Malays National Organisation seems to have stolen the PAS’s fundamentalist clothes. Traditionally, the UMNO prides itself on its liberal approach to matters concerning race and religion. It is in partnership with Malaysia’s Chinese and Indian political organisations. But roles have changed. “PAS is holding on to the more plural and moderate position while UMNO is digging itself into an intolerant hardline position that has no parallel that I know of in the Muslim world,” a veteran UMNO dissident, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, a prince of Kelantan State, declared at a Singapore meeting the other day.

It’s not as if the Malaysians have suddenly discovered religion. Islam has always been a force and the Westernised Mohammedali Currimbhoy Chagla describes in his autobiography how he had to make excuses to avoid having to accompany Tengku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, to the mosque for Friday prayers when he visited Kuala Lumpur in the 1960s as Mrs Indira Gandhi’s External Affairs Minister.

But Malaysians were then a carefree people who enjoyed contrasting their relaxed attitude to life with the stern Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s disapproval of long hair and chewing gum in Singapore. Now, however, Malaysia is becoming a land of rigid taboos. The crime of ‘khalwat’ (unmarried men and women caught in ‘close proximity’), the decision to cane a woman for drinking beer in public, and recent attacks on Christian churches testify to a creeping fundamentalism.

If Mr Mahathir’s son represents the new drift towards bigotry, his daughter, Ms Marina Mahathir, speaks for the opposite camp with some understanding of the national psyche. “A confident Muslim will not walk into a church, hear a liturgy in Malay or Arabic where they use the word ‘Allah’ and think he or she is in a mosque,” she wrote in her blog. “A confident Muslim knows the difference.”

Confidence is in short supply. Many attributed Mr Mahathir’s complexes to the part-Indian parentage that was never publicly mentioned. Tiny Singapore’s prosperity is like a constant pinprick. But as I discovered when researching my book on South-East Asia, Malaysia’s insecurity goes much deeper, partly explaining why the federation expelled secular Singapore in 1965.

Describing the fourth century Hindu deities found in the Bujang Valley, Malaysia’s richest architectural site, Anthony Spaeth wrote in Time that “the official literature does its best to downplay, even denigrate, the Indian impact on the region”. Spaeth thought “an Indian Malaysian visiting the Bujang Valley might come away feeling demeaned rather than proud — and that would be no accident”.

About 40 per cent of Malay words, including the all-important ‘bumiputera’ (son of the soil), the political concept that sustains Malaysian nationalism, are borrowed from Sanskrit. The nine Malay sultans who take turns to be king are descended from Indian royalty. Their rituals are recognisably Brahmanic.

It could explain why Hindu temples and Indian Malaysians are targeted for attack. Malaysia is trying to erase its past.

Islamism - 7 - Guest - 01-15-2010

18 yrs back, when I was in Malaysia these incidences were very common, Malaysia had not changed at all, only difference, now through internet news are coming out much faster. There treatment to Chinese is much worse.

Islamism - 7 - HareKrishna - 01-21-2010

While scriptural interpretation may seem like a remote and innocuous activity, close textual study of Jewish and Christian scripture played no small role in loosening the Church's domination on the intellectual and cultural life of Europe, and paving the way for unfettered secular thought. "The Muslims have the benefit of hindsight of the European experience, and they know very well that once you start questioning the holy scriptures, you don't know where it will stop," the scholar explained.

The touchiness about questioning the Koran predates the latest rise of Islamic militancy. As long ago as 1977, John Wansbrough of the School of Oriental and African Studies in London wrote that subjecting the Koran to "analysis by the instruments and techniques of biblical criticism is virtually unknown."

Mr. Wansbrough insisted that the text of the Koran appeared to be a composite of different voices or texts compiled over dozens if not hundreds of years. After all, scholars agree that there is no evidence of the Koran until 691 — 59 years after Muhammad's death — when the Dome of the Rock mosque in Jerusalem was built, carrying several Koranic inscriptions.

These inscriptions differ to some degree from the version of the Koran that has been handed down through the centuries, suggesting, scholars say, that the Koran may have still been evolving in the last decade of the seventh century. Moreover, much of what we know as Islam — the lives and sayings of the Prophet — is based on texts from between 130 and 300 years after Muhammad's death.

Islamism - 7 - HareKrishna - 01-27-2010

Number of people killed by islamic jihad -200 millions crusade till 1291-20 millions Torquemada-10220

To show that islamic mistics are not peaceful we have the case of Umar al-Hajj ,a mistic which porpose was to forcibly convert african tribes to islam

Islamism - 7 - dhu - 01-30-2010

[url=""]Commandos kill deserter jawan in Manipur[/url]

Quote:A jawan of 6th India [ Images ] Reserve Battalion, who deserted the force's camp with a service gun, was shot dead after he was confronted by police commandos in Imphal East district of Manipur on Saturday, police sources said.

The jawan, identified as Abjal Ali, who took away a light machine gun with six magazines and 150 rounds of ammunition, was shot dead at Nongmajing in Irilbung police station area.

The gun and ammunition were recovered from the spot.

The sources said it would be investigated whether the jawan had links with any militant outfit.

A case has been registered at the Irilbung police station.

Islamism - 7 - Naresh - 01-31-2010


[color="#FF0000"]Mods :[/color] This Article is a "keeper" and I suggest it is made a "First Post on this as well as the Twirp Thread. Thanks in advance.

[url=""][center][size="7"][color="#006400"]The bad Sufi[/color][/size][/center][/url]

Qalandar Bux Memon

Quote:It is often assumed that Sufism stands opposed to Wahhabism. Wrong. Sufism and Wahhabism, in fact, share a fatal characteristic – they are religions of the status quo. In Pakistan, Sufism legitimises barbarities of inequality and starvation – ‘do nothing, it’s god’s will’ - while at the same time justifying structures of oppressive power, Pirism and landlordism, rather like Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia. Contemporary Sufism, rather than being a solution to Pakistan’s problems, is the cause.

I was sitting at the shrine of Shah Kamal in Lahore, with the dhol beats and whirling dervishes dancing to connect to the ‘centre of the universe in themselves’, when a friend turned and pointed to an old German fellow sitting a few meters from us. “He just delivered a lecture on Sufism. He is an expert on the subject, and talked about how it’s a religion of peace and love.”

I replied curtly: “Have you ever been in love? Have you had your heart broken? What peace is there in that state? What peace was there when Mansur had his head chopped off on the orders of the Baghdadi Emperor? What peace was there when Shah Inayat was fighting against the Mughal emperor for his life and that of his commune? What peace is there in Sassui’s peeling feet as she searches for her beloved through the desert of Sindh?”

My friend agreed and said: “But they pay me – I have to go along with them.”

Western and Pakistani policymakers think Islam can be codified as either a religion of peace and love and given the brand of Sufism, or as a religion of violent jihad. They think it’s better, at this point in time, to promote the peaceful religion of Sufism.

Note how the word Islam is taken out – Sufism is codified as not really Islam. Thus Sufism is considered a perfect native antidote to [size="7"][color="#FF0000"]the violent religion of Islam[/color][/size].

Why are dollars, pounds, rupees and Euros going to promote Sufism? What is it about today’s Sufism that allows it to serve a purpose for the American empire, and what function does it play locally in Pakistan?

The answer was hard for me to stomach. I had spent much time researching aspects of Sufism, and I thought I’d found a touchstone from which to articulate a spirituality that was socially radical and politically challenging to Pakistan’s parasitic elite and the US/Nato invaders. Ziauddin Sardar, polymath writer and scholar of Islam, forced me to face the facts.

He called Sufism “docile”, acting as an opiate for the masses, with most Pirs/Syeds/Sufis amounting to nothing short of “confidence tricksters”.
And indeed, Sufism is docile. A shopkeeper in Main Market, Gulberg, had an emblem of the Sufi saint Lal Qalandar hanging in his shop, which he had got from Sehraw Sharif, Sindh, the town where the saint is buried. He said that “what these people do not realise is that 80 per cent of what we pray at the shrine [of Lal Qalandar] comes true.” A popular song sung across the Punjab at Sufi shrines tells women that if they light a lantern at the shrine of saints, their desire for a ‘son’ will be answered.

[color="#FF0000"]Items given by holy Pirs - threads, rings, blessings, [size="6"]and even sexual induction before marriage[/size][/color](in the case of a notorious Sindhi landlord/Pir) - are taken as altering the universe and leading to the granting of prayers of health, wealth, and other worthy claims by this mass of the wretched that is the Pakistani citizen. It is not only candles and lanterns that are lit at the shrines; money is exchanged and power is sustained. It is this power that has created a “docile” Sufism.

Pakistan is a vastly unequal society. Government figures put those below the poverty line at close to 40 per cent of the population, though the true figure may be closer to 50 per cent. Inequity is the hallmark of the Sindh province of Pakistan, which is celebrated as “the land of the Sufis” and is where Sufis and Pirs hold power. A recent World Bank report noted that Sindh has the narrowest distribution of land ownership, with the richest one per cent of farmers owning 150 per cent more land than the bottom 62 per cent of farmers put together. Feudal landlords in vast parts of Sindh have holdings of thousands of acres, and most of them are Syeds or Pirs. These lands were sometimes acquired during the Mughal era but were largely consolidated during the British colonial rule in India. The British, looking for local collaborators, found Sufi Pirs willing to oblige.

Sarah Ansari, in her book, Sufi Saints and State Power: The Pirs of Sind, 1843-1947, notes: ‘the Sindhi Pirs participated in the British system of control in order to protect their privileges and to extend them further whenever and wherever possible’.

Today’s feudalists are keen to protect and promote “docile” Sufism to sustain their wealth and power – this time with US help.

Wealth is created by a pool of landless serfs who toil thousands of acres for their spiritual masters, while seeing their own children starve. These serfs create the wealth that sends the Bhuttos and the Gilanis to universities such as Oxford and Harvard, while their children get “blessings” and threads of “Pirs”. This stream of inequity from generation to generation is based on a lame theological idea, which nonetheless has been promoted by the Mughal Empire, the British Empire, the landlords themselves, and now by the American Empire, and thanks to such patronage has gained far more ground than the Taliban. It states that the Prophet was given divine light/knowledge, which passes on to his descendents. These descendents append the honorific title of ‘Syed’ [literally, ‘master’], and claim divine and material privileges.

Pirs justify their superiority on a similar argument – they were given the light, and this light continues to radiate in their descendants. At a recital of the poetry of the radical Sufi Waris Shah held each year in Lahore, the descendents of Iman Bari Sarkar (a Pir) enter the arena to be received with awe and sought for blessings by the crowd. The recital stops and they are escorted to the front and seated. All eyes are on these holy men who are not only descendents of a Pir but also Syeds – thus, doubly blessed with ‘light’! And then they begin expounding their ideology: “We the Syeds get different treatment from God Almighty, for our good deeds we get double the reward compared to ‘murids’ [non-Syeds] who only get single reward for a single good deed … but, it’s not easy to be a Syed … [he laughs] … we have to suffer double the punishment for our any wrong deeds whereas you [non-Syeds] get only single punishment for a single wrong deed!”

There you have it! Our holy man explains why he has a Land Cruiser jeep and “non-Syeds” have donkey carts. He explains why most Pakistanis are living in poverty while he and his Syeds and Pirs are lapping it up in luxury.

Contemporary Sufism is the ideology of Sindh’s landlords. It is the ideology that is used to uphold their wealth and despotism, and keeps millions in serfdom. A similar pattern is repeated throughout Pakistan. Given the lack of proportional representation and the vast inequality in power in each district between Pirs and the rest, it is almost always the case that elections flood parliament with Pirs/Syeds/landlords. The current Pakistani Prime Minister (Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani) and Foreign Minister (Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi) are examples. Both have the claim of being descended from Holy Pirs as the basis of their wealth and distinction. As a result, we cannot expect parliament to challenge inequity and injustice in Pakistan.

Parliamentarians know that lack of education, coupled with the obscurantism of contemporary Sufism, sustains their power. Like the British before them, the Americans don’t care about Pakistan’s growing multitude of serfs and the underclass, they don’t care whether the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister of Pakistan are deeply rooted in the cause of inequity and injustice in the country and part of the promotion of a system of starvation – a Sufism that tells people to take a blessing instead of demanding food, education, justice and liberty. Like the British, they will fund whoever furthers their interests. We, however, must care.

This is an article by Qalandar Bux Memon, editor of Naked Punch, from the

[url=""][color="#FF0000"]The Samosa[/color][/url], a new UK-based politics, culture and arts journal, campaigning blog and website.

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Islamism - 7 - Guest - 02-01-2010

This from Washington based secular, enjoy it.

Quote:From: Kaleem Kawaja <>

Date: Jan 31, 2010 4:44 AM

World rejects India's Taliban stand


I never understood why the Muslim countries neighouring Afghanistan allow India to interfere in Afghsanistan. The Hindu lobby in India has very skilfully created friction between Iran and Pakistan with Afghanistan. India is said to have 14 consulates in Afghanistan. Muslim countries have money, knowhow and relationship with Western countries to solve the problems of Afghanistan. When the Soviets occupied Afghanistan for 10 years (1979-89) and brutalized the country, India kept quiet, not once protesting.

Today the West and the whole world is rightly acknowledging that there are two factions in Taliban; one that represents the Afghan nationalism and the other that are radical Muslims. The first type are not for the obscurantism that we saw during the erstwhile Taliban rule. The West is also realizing that the Muslim culture in Afghanistan is their basic way of life and Islamic civilization is their lifeblood. The West can never import westernization and permissive way of life in Afghasanistan. Hillary Clinton has made a categorical statement to that effect.

How can the Muslim brothers in Iran, Pakistan and Tajikistan be divided from their fellow brothers in Islam in Afghanistan? How can the Muslim ummah be divided by the idol worshippers? It was the folly of these Muslim countries that they allowed the munafiqeen to divide them and then betray each of them. I Hope this time they are able to pursuade Taliban that there is no future in obscurantism and that in fact that is a contradiction of Islam.

was salam.

Kaleem Kawaja

Islamism - 7 - Guest - 02-03-2010

Quote:No French citizenship to men who make wives wear veil

Paris, Feb 2 : French Immigration Minister Eric Besson said Tuesday that he had transmitted a decree to the government that would ban from French citizenship any man who makes his wife wear the all-body Islamic veil.

In a statement, Besson said that preventing a spouse from going around with her face unveiled would be equivalent to rejecting "the principles of secularism and equality between men and women".

The measure is the latest move in the continuing attempt by the French government to limit or ban women from wearing the garment, which is known here by the Afghan term burqa.

Last week, a parliamentary commission recommended measures to prevent women from wearing the burqa on public transport and in other state venue, but stopped short of calling for a law to ban the veil.

But Monday, the head of the Catholic French Council for Interreligious Relations, Bishop Michel Santier, came out against a ban on the burqa, saying in a statement that it would only marginalise the few women who did wear the garment and would "stigmatise Moslem believers".

Police estimate that fewer than 2,000 women in France wear the burqa.

Excellent, lot of wannabe will change. <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />