"There's Nothing In The Koran
Which Violates Human Rights"
Is That So?From Jihad Watch
Tackling "stereotypes" and "misconceptions" at a Philosophy Tea at Buena Vista University in Iowa. "Jihad and human rights," by Jennifer Yeske for The Tack Online
Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, Americans have strived to
put together some understanding of why it happened and how to prevent it from
While doing this some Americans have developed stereotypes and
wrong ways of thinking about Islam.
On Tuesday, Wood's House hosted a Philosophy Tea entitled, "Jihad
and Human Rights" held by senior Amy Servantez and junior Courtney McGarry.
Their goal was to clarify any misconceptions that people had about the Islam
"What we really wanted people to get out of our Philosophy Tea was
that Islam is not a violent religion. There is nothing in the Qur'an that
violates human rights. It is the interpretation and the governments that use
Islam as a blanket to cover their crimes and violations," Servantez
"There is nothing in the Qur'an that violates human
Rather than regarding women as human beings equal to men, the Qur'an likens a woman to a field (tilth), to be used by a man as he wills: "Your women are a tilth for you (to cultivate) so go to your tilth as ye will" (2:223
The Qur'an also declares that a woman's testimony is worth half that of a man: "Get two witnesses, out of your own men, and if there are not two men, then a man and two women, such as ye choose, for witnesses, so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her" (2:282
It allows men to marry up to four wives, and have sex with slave girls also: "If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice, two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice" (4:3
It rules that a son's inheritance should be twice the size of that of a daughter: "Allah (thus) directs you as regards your children's (inheritance): to the male, a portion equal to that of two females" (4:11
The Qur’an tells husbands to beat their disobedient wives: "Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them" (4:34
It allows for marriage to pre-pubescent girls, stipulating that Islamic divorce procedures “shall apply to those who have not yet menstruated” (65:4
And of course it counsels Muslims to make war against Jews and Christians until they submit to Islamic authority and pay a special tax: "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued" (9:29
And it says that those who "make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land" -- an elastic term that could mean almost anything -- should be punished by crucifixion, double amputation, or exile: "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" (5:33
Now, in light of all that and more, please don't tell us that "there is nothing in the Qur'an that violates human rights." We can read, and at face value passages like these are clearly in violation of numerous human rights norms. Now, it may be that these passages and others like them are interpreted in some benign way in mainstream Islam, although that is often asserted and seldom buttressed with any evidence. In that case, it would be more honest to acknowledge that there are many problematic passages in the Qur'an, but that mainstream Islam has spiritualized them, or rejected their universal validity, or some such.
But if you just deny they're there at all, Ms. Servantez, you give the impression that you are either uninformed or dishonest. And I'm sure you don't want that.
"Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will
obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."
"The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of
Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until
Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part
of it, should not be given up. "
"There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through
Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of
time and vain endeavors."
"After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to
the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will
aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in the "Protocols
of the Elders of Zion", and their present conduct is the best proof of what we
The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the links in the chain of the
struggle against the Zionist invaders. It goes back to 1939, to the emergence of
the martyr Izz al-Din al Kissam and his brethren the fighters, members of Moslem
Brotherhood. It goes on to reach out and become one with another chain that
includes the struggle of the Palestinians and Moslem Brotherhood in the 1948 war
and the Jihad operations of the Moslem Brotherhood in 1968 and after.
Moreover, if the links have been distant from each other and if
obstacles, placed by those who are the lackeys of Zionism in the way of the
fighters obstructed the continuation of the struggle, the Islamic Resistance
Movement aspires to the realisation of Allah's promise, no matter how long that
should take. The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said:
"The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the
Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The
stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come
and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would
not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews." (related by al-Bukhari
Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international
conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance
Tell me, how does one compromise with such a group of people? They are absolutists. They are racist at base. They seek the destruction of a whole race of people. One can not split the difference with such people.
Lord Phillips is insane, and so is anyone who seeks a middle ground with Hamas.
CAIR Fights FBI Efforts To Fight TerrorismFrom Atlas Shrugs
If you loved America, if you were a proud American, why wouldn't you want to help fight the war against our mortal enemy. In CAIR's case, it's because they are the enemy.CO: COLORADO ARAB-AMERICAN BRING CONCERNS
U.S. attorney will lead parlayArab-Americans and Muslims concerned about FBIWhy wouldn't any good American want to help prevent terrorism?
efforts to recruit them as informants and other tactics designed to prevent
terrorism plan to meet today with U.S. Attorney Troy Eid.
Among issues they say they want addressed:"Pressure"?
FBI pressure on Arab-Americans and Muslims to work as informants -
reporting what friends say and do.
Federal authorities' intervening in local court cases against people withSounds mighty reasonable.
Mideast and South Asian ties.
Clear criteria for placing people on government terrorist watch lists
and removing names in case of mistakes.
"We try to say: 'You are in America, a different society from the one
you came from that had secret police who could take you away,"' said Djilali
Kacem, executive director of the Colorado chapter of the Muslim American Society
and imam at a Northglenn mosque.But visits by FBI agents and alleged random
security searches at airports leave newcomers from the Mideast and elsewhere
skeptical, Kacem said.
"They tell (immigrants): 'If you will help us, we will help you get the
When FBI agents visited Palestinian-American Zuhair Mahd, a computer
programmer who moved to the U.S. as a teenager, "They put the pitch: 'There are
bad people in the community. Sept. 11 was a bad thing. Would you be willing to
serve as a source for us or report to us about suspicious or bad people in the
community?"' Mahd said.
Mahd, now 33, refused, telling the agents, "I don't like to fill in the blanks
when I don't know the full story," he said. Now he reckons his refusals are "a
driving factor" in FBI delays approving a security background check that has
stalled his otherwise-approved citizenship application. (MORE)
9/11 wasn't a full enough story?
Rabbi Mocks UCI Intifada MuslimsFrom Little Green Footballs
Reut Cohen has lots of coverage of the ongoing madness at UC Irvine, where the Muslim Students Union is finishing up a week of Holocaust denial and support for terrorism, enabled and permitted by a university administration that shares the responsibility for this outrageous hate speech.
One rabbi has hit on a creative way to protest the MSU’s hatefest, a technique against which the radical Islamists have no defense: mockery.
University of California
IrvineUCI Muslims Attack FBI Agent With Concrete Cinderblock - CAIR Angry With FBI Agent
Well, of course they are. You wouldn't expect them to be on the side of American law and order would you?An unbelievable story from the University of California Irvine, where the Muslim Students Union is holding a virulently anti-Israel hate week, and at the same time trying to claim victimhood: FBI actions at UCI questioned.The OC Register says the “FBI” is being questioned. But notice—the students not only tried to detain the agent, they threw a cinderblock at his car....he noticed a silver Ford Taurus with blackened windows following him. Ahmed said he stopped the truck in view of other campus observers and stood in front of the Taurus, trying to look through the blackened windshield and asking the driver to identify himself. When he would not speak, Ahmed said he tried to take a photo of the car’s license plate with his camera phone.
“He could have just rolled down his window and said, ‘I’m an FBI agent,’ and that would have been the end of it,” Ahmed said. “There was nothing improper going on.”Instead, according to Ahmed, the driver revved his engine threateningly and began pushing him backward with the car’s front bumper. Ahmed said he then began calling for help, and dozens of other students ran over to assist. ... Regarding the allegations that an FBI agent endangered a student, Eimiller said, “The fair thing to do is to let the cops investigate it.” She added that a student threw a cinderblock at the agent.The agent did not violate any policy by refusing to identify himself, Eimiller said, because he was not conducting an arrest.
On Thursday, Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Southern California chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations in Anaheim, said his office “has received many calls from students and parents at UCI expressing extreme concern about the safety and privacy of their students on campus” since Monday.“The calls came all day yesterday and today,” Ayloush said Thursday. “It’s understandable that law enforcement might sometimes need to verify certain tips, but the problem in this situation was the manner in which it was conducted.”
Mocking The Islamofascists Is The Way To Go
Check out these two Aussies as they mock the "Uncovered Meat" Sheikh (courtesy Atlas Shrugs
Australian Mufti Taj Din Al Hilaly, the 'Cat Meat Sheik'
gets some good advice. Known for many utterances of dangerous absurdity, like these:“If the woman is in her boudoir, in her house and if she’s wearing the veil and if she shows modesty, disasters don’t happen.” “Satan sees women as half his soldiers. You’re my messenger in necessity, Satan tells women you‘re my weapon to bring down any stubborn man. There are men that I fail with. But you’re the best of my weapons.” “…The woman was behind Satan playing a role when she disobeyed God and went out all dolled up and unveiled and made of herself palatable food that rakes and perverts would race for. She was the reason behind this sin taking place.”
Our "Cops" Is On
In this episode of My Name Is Earl
, Earl and his friends hit the bar early one day to find that their "Cops" is on TV; meaning the episode of Cops
which featured their arrests is on.
This is beautiful comedy.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad led a raucous anti-American rally in the United Arab Emirates a day after a low-key visit by US Vice President Dick Cheney there in an attempt to counter Tehran's influence in the region.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a cheering Dubai crowd Sunday that America was to blame for creating instability and robbing the region of its wealth. ''Every time your name is mentioned, hatred builds up,'' Ahmadinejad said of the United States to a crowd of thousands, mostly Iranian expatriates. ''Go fix yourself. This is Iran's advice to you. Leave the region... The nations of the region can no longer take you forcing yourself on them.'' (AP)
Find me an Arab Islamic nation that is not backward thinking, and anti-American, and I will gladly take it all back. But, the evidence just keeps piling up higher day by day.