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Borrowing the best from Islam

Being a Progressive (really, who can’t help being progressive being a Canadian?), I am well aware of  just how much we owe to Islam in the West. Without Islam,  the West would have lost ties to Greek civilization and we’d never have known Plato, Socrates or Aristotle. Western medicine would not have advanced beyond blood letting and leaches, our mathematicians would never have learned Algebra or figured out “zero” and our navigators would never have figured out how to get out of their harbours. But this is just the tip of the iceberg – the real advances of Islam are its social innovations – its perfect societal rules handed down from the maker of the universe to mankind for us to dutifully follow!

It is well known how women dress in Islam with many Muslimahs dutifully wearing Allah approved head bags in the West to maintain their modesty and to get one step closer to Allah. Those wishing to get a leg up on attaining eternal paradise cover their entire  bodies,  head to toe in the colour that goes with everything in Islam – black. In other less developed religions, the acts of people are thought to be weighed by deities but in Islam, your ticket to heaven is greatly discounted by merely following Allah’s dictates for dressing, eating, warring & procreating. Cutting off heads is optional – praying five times a day is essential!

You may ask just what I know about Islam.  Every Progressive knows lots about everything that is important. I was even a card carrying member of the NDP when I graduated from university! Leave the details about internal combustion engines to your grease monkey mechanic and the reason why your doors stick to the home handyman – the real important stuff in life is taught in mosques. We’re only here for a while –  Allah’s s paradise is forever. So let’s start working towards forever shall we?

If you are reading this, I know that you have read the Koran. You probably have even memorized your favourite verses.  But you probably realize that you can’t tell how many stones you need to throw at the devil during the hajj or which hand you need to use to cleanse yourself when nature calls and you’re wandering in the desert. That’s why there are scholars of Islam and that’s why there are books like “Reliance of the Traveler

The book is, as Amazon reports, a “Manual of Islamic Sacred Law”. It includes certificates of approval from venerable Islamic organizations including Al Azhar University (the Institution lauded by ex-President Obama as a “light of learning for so many centuries” in his Cairo address to the Muslim world).

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Seal of approval from Al Azhar University (as seen in Amazon on-line book promotion)

 

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Excerpt from the English translation of Al Azhar’s review of book

This book is a legitimate source of information concerning Islam. It contains hundreds of pages of divinely inspired direction for living one’s life as a faithful Muslim. In the following, I highlight some troubling beliefs held by faithful Muslims as explained by revered scholars. I provide some other sources showing how the theory is put into practice today. You can download the text of the book & search an on-line pdf copy here:

 

Killing people:

The section “Justice” (p 583 o1.1) identifies major sins called enormities in Islam. This book cites Islamic scholars who use primary Islamic sources (the Koran, Hadith) to explain the necessary punishments for major transgressions.

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The following chapters describe the three major transgressions that are punishable by death in more detail.

apostasy

Apostasy is one of only three “crimes” in Islam so grave that transgressors are to be executed. For those of us in the West, this may be unbelievable but support among Muslims for this is alarmingly high. See http://www.pewforum.org/2013/04/30/the-worlds-muslims-religion-politics-society-beliefs-about-sharia/   below;pew this excerpt from that Pew poll shows that this penalty has strong support in many Muslim majority states and is evidently a belief held  by many millions and not just a tiny minority of Muslims who allegedly “pervert” Islam.

So far we have learned that a married adulterer shall be killed, an apostate shall be killed and we will see that justice in Islam means executing someone “in retaliation” for murder.

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See English translations of verse 2:178 below that is cited above as taken from the Muslim Students Association at the University of Southern California website (this is a very good resource for reading the Koran and the Hadith). The verse encourages believers to execute not necessarily the murderer but to retaliate for murder for example by killing a woman to retaliate for the murder of a woman. Notice above (circled) that no retaliation is prescribed for killing  a non-muslim.

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translations of Koran 2:178

There are many beliefs in Islam that tolerant people in the West refuse to acknowledge are orthodox beliefs like:

Polygamy: (permitted)

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Female genital mutilation (recommnended):

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The next time someone cherry picks verses from the Koran, read them for yourself for a reality check. Obama said “The Holy Koran teaches that whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind; and whoever saves a person, it is as if he has saved all mankind.”

This is what the Koran actually says:

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YUSUFALI: On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.
PICKTHAL: For that cause We decreed for the Children of Israel that whosoever killeth a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind. Our messengers came unto them of old with clear proofs (of Allah’s Sovereignty), but afterwards lo! many of them became prodigals in the earth.
SHAKIR: For this reason did We prescribe to the children of Israel that whoever slays a soul, unless it be for manslaughter or for mischief in the land, it is as though he slew all men; and whoever keeps it alive, it is as though he kept alive all men; and certainly Our messengers came to them with clear arguments, but even after that many of them certainly act extravagantly in the land.

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YUSUFALI: The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter;
PICKTHAL: The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom;
SHAKIR: The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement,

This widely repeated verse is abridged and taken out of context by apologists for Islam. It is quoted to show how progressive and tolerant Islam is, but the verse is actually vile when read in full and in context. It prescribes extremely brutal punishments (of the kind ISIS employs) for those who are guilty of the worst sin in Islam – corruption (or spreading mischief).  Unbelief is the biggest enormity (biggest sin) in Islam – worse than murder.

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Above from Reliance of the traveller, unbelief is characterized as the most vile sin and those who spread it (by drawing cartoons, making videos, leaving Islam etc.) should be killed (forget about that saving the life of the whole people part).

I suggest that the more you read about Islam, the more events in the  news and  its 1400 years of bloody history will make sense to you. It will explain the ‘unexplainable’ events like thousands of  Muslims rioting and killing people over cartoons, Muslims turning a blind eye to the barbarity of ISIS and providing an endless pool of recruits for them  (or Boko Haram, or Al Shabab ….).  Western Muslims for murdering their overly Western daughters for not wearing a hijab and Muslims refusing to assimilate in any land where they settle. In history, an understanding of Islamic beliefs will explain the Armenian Genocide, the mass murders at Chios, the burning of Smyrna, Dhimmis, slaves markets in Constantinople, Barbary pirates, Janissaries and Jihad.

 

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the inexact science of translation

Here is an article written in the Toronto Red Star about another misunderstander of Islam – this time (can you imagine?) a prayer leader at a Toronto mosque AND a PhD candidate AND a man who has memorized the entire Koran. But anyone can make an innocent mistake like this of course. And everyone in the mosque who heard the sermon  8 months prior to the You Tube release of the sermon can of course be counted on as people totally ‘outraged’ by the ‘mistake’ made.   Did you read my letter in the Red Star? Of course, it will never be published but hey maybe if the Star sees enough push back to their social engineering, they will think twice before publishing more Islamophile drivel.

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still suffering the starvation of Ramadan fasting, the confused  Imam

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Diversity Hall of Fame

Uncle Talib (not fake news) Media provides this helpful roundup of the top ten diverse Canadians making  the country colourful and keeping Canada in the news. You can visit the Hall of Fame in person at a re-purposed former Anglican church located on Old Karachi Road (formerly Bramalea Rd) in Brampton.

10. New to the new list hardly but hardly a stranger to security agencies in Canada & the US is thoroughly vetted refugee  Abdulahi Hasan Sharif

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Faulty steering blamed for U-haul van incident

Sharif, who hailed from dusty old Somalia takes the number 10 spot on this prestigious list of who’s who of diverse Canadians. Abdulahi was helping neighbours move pressure cookers purchased at a Walmart sale using a rented U-haul van when it  inexplicably veered over to strike a number of shiftless infidels walking on the sidewalk.  Hasan Sharif expressed frustration over the state of repairs of the rented van  and plans to sue U-Haul Corporation for a faulty steering mechanism after he completes his 2 month community service sentence for distracted driving.  Justin Trudeau took time out from his speech announcing the cancellation of the Energy East Pipeline to strongly advise U-Haul Corp to put aside $10 million for inevitable lawsuits.

9. Syrian refugee  Soleiman Hajj Soleiman brought unparalleled excitement to West Edmonton Mall swimming pool on a cold February day. The swimming  class is usually a boring, drawn out affair for the girls who have to wait intolerable lengths of time for their moms to return from shopping but Soleiman made it an afternoon to remember. He lavished attention on the bored and lonely young girls but when they abruptly changed their tone from coquettish to accusatory & turned on poor Soleiman, he in turn complained to the lifeguard on duty. The lifeguard Mohammed Mohammad, who doesn’t know how to swim but speaks fluent Arabic, and himself a Syrian refugee, chastised the girls saying if they didn’t want the attention, they should dress modestly or stay at home & cook for their brothers. Out of respect for diversity, media outlets declined to publish the picture of the 39 year old Arabian Casanova. The girls have been suspended from school and are enrolled in a 12 week diversity training course at the Abu Bakr Mosque.

8. Rehab Dughmosh was practising her golf swing in a Scarborough Canadian Tire store when overzealous store security staff swarmed the religiously observant woman and almost tore her burka. They claimed they were neutralizing her and were trying to remove the golf club she was using in an effort to decapitate store staff.

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Future LPGA golfer, Rehab Dughmosh career has stalled over a cultural misunderstanding at Canadian Tire

Rehab denied the charge and explained that store staff were jealous of her prowess and tried to unlawfully shut  down her display.  It was at this time she drew out the dagger she carries to defend herself against Islamophobes from under her burka.  Feminists have rallied around Rehab and have criticized the heavy-handedness of Canadian Tire Security staff. A statement from the PMO also chastised the Islamophobic company and advised them to prepare a $10 million fund for future lawsuits being planned by the National Council of Canadian Muslims

7. At 18 years of age, Abdul El Bahnasawy is clearly an ambitious youth, a credit to his home town of Mississauga and Canada. Who doesn’t respect a young man with religious convictions in an era that has forgotten God?  Abdul was quoted in court as wanting to act in a manner “to please Allah”.  While other teenagers are concerned with the latest music video release, Abdul extensively researched the subway system in New York, concert venues and Times Square for his family visit to the big Apple with his parents. The US, being full of Islamophobes these days, arrested Kuwait born El Bahnasawy and he is at risk of joining thousands of others in US jail for an unfortunate cultural misunderstanding. If so, his career as an event planner, transportation engineer or imam is on indefinite hold.

6. Quebec’s Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique dearly misses researcher and PhD student Chiheb Esseghair.  He and co-accused Raed Jaser of Toronto unbelievably are charged with a plot to blow up a Via train. Progressives know that people of all stripes have dark fantasies to exact revenge on inefficient public transportation but we know that these two upstanding young men could not be serious in their threats and cannot be terrorists as charged. We all know terrorism is rooted in ignorance &  poverty and these men were neither poor nor uneducated. Case closed – wrongly charged case of Islamopobia gone wild.

5. Similar to Jaser and Esseghair, Momin Khawaja is a well educated, well to do young man with no credible reason to pursue terrorism yet (unbelievably), the software engineer from Ottawa is languishing in jail.

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Momin in happier times

He is serving a >10 year sentence for  financing and facilitating terrorism, providing cash to a group of British extremists, and offering them lodging and other assistance.

He was also found guilty of two Criminal Code offences — not terrorism provisions — related to building a remote-control device to set off explosions. This is clearly a loss for Canada and the software community of Ottawa.

 

4. Imam at Toronto’s Abu Huraira Centre  Dr. Bilal Philips is a well loved preacher, PhD graduate from Medina University and has been touring the world spreading his Islamic wisdom. Search You-Tube, and you will find an impressive list of his seminars  and find an unending list of fawning comments from Islamic brothers.

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Bilal and his groupies

Bilal is the best example of diversity in Canada – a Jamaican immigrant to Canada who embraces a culture that has enriched Canada  and makes good.  He becomes a well educated scholar and now tours the world spreading his message! Unbelievably, this well loved scholar of Islam has been banned from the following nations for purportedly being an extremist: Bangladesh, Philippines, Kenya, Britain, Germany and Australia.  Think for yourself, he continues to be featured on the 24 hr Islamic Satellite cable channel – PeaceTV.

3. Ali Medlej was a born leader. Though just barely out of high school, London South Collegiate Institute alumnus

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clean cut boy next door Ali Medlej

made it big in Algeria and led his rag tag group of activists to demonstrate against Norway’s Statoil Algerian Gas plant. The group apparently riled the greenhouse gas spewing Corporation and Algeria sent in their notoriously corrupt and violent army to quell the peaceful protest. Ali was reportedly killed by the army. Back in London Ontario, the quick transformation of Ali and his pals and converts to the Religion of Peace Xris and Aaron from ordinary high school students to infamous personalities was a total mystery. Dr. Wael  Haddara said he’d never met the two Londoners, adding he asked young mosque members through Facebook and so far nobody knew who they were.

2. Godfather of Canada’s first family of terrorism and philanthropist, Ahmed Khadr.

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Ahmed Khadr

According to Wikipedia, Khadr worked with a number of charitable non-governmental organizations that served Afghan refugees and set up agricultural projects. He set up two orphanages for children whose parents had been killed in the Soviet invasion of the 1980s. He funded the construction of a hospital in Afghanistan with his own savings,as well as seven medical clinics in the refugee camps of Pakistan. It is not often that the Prime Minister of Canada goes to bat for a Canadian who lands up in trouble with the law but former Liberal PM Chretien arranged to free Ahmed Khadr from a Pakistani jail where the philanthropist was being held under charges of terrorism. In spite of the many acts of charity Mr Khadr was quarter backed (some funded in part by Canada via CIDA), the father of six was tragically killed in a shoot out with Pakistani military.

1.  The poster boy of oppressed youth the world round, Gitmo grad and Canada’s goodwill ambassador to the US. Omar Khadr (son of Ahmed Khadr) was away at Jihad summer school in Afghanistan when the Imperialist Crusader Army of the US attacked the peaceful but impoverished nation. The events in Afghanistan are murky but it is crystal clear that Omar was unlawfully removed from the paradise of Afghanistan and suffered several years of detention at Gitmo.

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Leftist heart throb Omar Khadr

PM Justin Trudeau corrected the great injustice Omar suffered and arranged a pay out of $10 million to him. Omar is still traumatized by his incarceration at Gitmo and forcibly  leaving Afghanistan.

We are blessed by diversity in Canada – at least under the unfluence of the world’s fastest growing religion.

Diversity is our Strength

Diversity IS our strength Canada. This we know as we are told this everyday from our reassuringly progressive leaders.

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Liberal Party of Canada meeting – note party approved diverse handshake on the new logo

Diversity is so successful in driving Canada to the forefront of nations that everyone has noticed. The Toronto Maple Leafs, long the cellar dwellers of the NHL have finally clued in to what makes their team so dismally mediocre – it is the lack of diversity.  GM Lou Lamoriello has revealed his plans to Uncle Talib (not fake news) Media and these include trading Auston Matthews to the highest bidder in order to acquire the right mix of players to ensure team success. The GM declared what is missing from the team and  placing a diversity gap ceiling on its success, is a  lack of representation from key elements of society. Limiting the team to white males only is making the team a woeful holdover from a dark era. Lamoriello announced that the Leafs will immediately acquire talent from the LGBT community, 2 Muslim players for offensive punch, three women of colour for a spirited defense and one Sikh to serve as alternate goalie. With this diverse mix, the team is sure to rocket to success. Auston’s inflated salary will be used to fund equitable salaries for the new players, supply prayer mats, combination goalie mask/ turban and skating lessons.

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Mike Babcock looking forward to his diverse squadnd 

In a related  announcement, Coach Mike Babcock announced that no more practices will be held on Fridays out of respect for the diverse needs of the new players and all Friday games will be cancelled for the rest of the season. Toronto’s only certifiably diverse player Nazem Kadr, expressed his delight over the news. He said that this would allow him to get back to his Muslim roots. He gushed that he will now have a chance to resume his responsibilities as part time Imam at the Caliph Uthman ibn Affan Grand Mosque in Scarborough and to mentor young congregants at risk becoming radicalized. He will oversee the night school “Explosives Technician (with Electronics option minor)”  program offered by Humber College and staffed with technical instructors from the mosque. Nazeem railed against those Islamophobes who suggested that the continuing education  program was an example of  bad optics. He replied “well you know, everyone calls Syrian Refugees freeloaders and unemployable but once they find a a way to give back to the community, the haters still aren’t happy” . The rest of his reply was unintelligible as it seemed he was struck with an ill-timed  tickle in his throat and had to continually draw his forefinger across his throat to gain relief.

Premier Kathleen Wynne was quick to announce her support for the Maple Leafs decision to  embrace diversity. She announced a $50 million Government of Ontario grant to the Toronto Maple Leafs from the  Human Resources Infrastructure and Inclusivity Seed Fund.

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Wynne and her Cabinet at Shahid Tamerlane Mosque, Cultural Center and Halal Meat Market

Zainab Mohamad, spokesperson for the provincial Liberal caucus emerged from Shahid Tamerlane Islamic Cultural Center to address CBC reporters gathered outside for a  hastily convened press conference. Winded from climbing the stairs out of the Women’s Hall of the cavernous building located in suburban Brampton, she reminded reporters that not one penny of the  money would be coming from Ontario taxpayers.  Rather, she explained, the funding will be provided entirely  from fines levied by  The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal in its program of proactive lawsuits against racism, Islamophobia and clamping down on far rights groups in Ontario.

 

Mecca, we have a problem

Open letter to the Grand Mufti of Mecca and Medina:

Dear Sir (I don’t know for sure if you a “sir” or “madam” but I’m prepared to bet you are a sir)

Canadians sincerely believe that Islam is the Religion of Peace but events here in dar al Harb have shaken all but the most insightful people here – like social justice activists and immigration lawyers. We know that terrorism is an equal opportunity plague – afflicting every race, colour and creed without prejudice. Common knowledge has us understanding that a terrorist is just as likely come from the ranks of Buddhists, Christians, Wiccans as Muslims. In fact we are regularly assured by the highest authorities like President Obama himself that terrorists in groups like ISIS have “nothing to do with Islam”. Rest assured that I too believe this, as surely as Koran 4-34 promotes gender equality and 9-29 promotes harmony between religions.

Well the problem is this. Although Canadians know that Islam is all about Peace and spokesmen in the media from the Islamic community reinforce this with powerful and moving statements after every terrorist event, it’s beginning to look like one very important group of people is failing to get this message – “radicalized” Muslims. Perhaps you can send an expert religious scholar like a graduate with a PhD in Islamic studies from an Islamic University on an information tour of Canada to set those who misunderstand Islam so wildly (and fatally) on the straight path- like the nearly dozen converts to Islam from Canada who have made news for all the wrong reasons.

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Untrue Muslim The latest misunderstanders of  Islam

There is however one PhD in Islamic studies that even tolerant to a fault Canadians will not tolerate – Abu Bakr Baghdadi;

The other Abu

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if he is still on your Eid gift list, please don’t bother with him.

Your interfaith friend

Abu Talib