Stuff Muslim Culture Likes
(This post may be edited at a future time to add more links or other information.)
Groups such as left-leaning “Stuff Christian Culture Likes” (please see this previous post about “SCCL” if you’d like more background about them) enjoy regularly listing the shortcomings of Christians, including sexism as taught or practiced among some Christians. I too detail some of those examples on my blog and have in the past.
Strangely, though, like so many other liberals, those at SCCL are extremely hypocritical in that they turn a blind eye to the same sexism or other shortcomings as committed by some Muslims under Islam, and act as though Muslims are victims who need special protection.
Here are examples of “Stuff Muslim Culture Likes.”
(Imam = Islamic Clergy)
(See below for links for examples of each category. This is just off the top of my head. More categories and more links may be added later.)
- DEFENDING OR PROMOTING WIFE ABUSE
- BEHEADING NON-MUSLIMS
- KILLING ATHEIST / SECULARIST BLOGGERS
- BLOWING UP MARATHON RUNNERS WITH PRESSURE COOKERS
- RUNNING OVER PEDESTRIANS WITH VEHICLES
- STABBING PEDESTERIANS TO DEATH
- SHOOTING NON-MUSLIMS IN NIGHT CLUBS
- SHOOTING ARTISTS FOR DRAWING PROPHET MOHAMMED
- FLYING PLANES INTO BUILDINGS, KILLING PLANE PASSENGERS AND PEOPLE IN BUILDINGS
- BLOWING UP TEENS AND THEIR PARENTS AT POP MUSIC CONCERTS
- RAPING CHILDREN
- GROPING OR RAPING WOMEN / ACTING AS RAPE APOLOGISTS
- KILLING WOMEN RAPE VICTIMS FOR BEING RAPE VICTIMS (HONOR KILLINGS)
- FGM (FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION)
- PROHIBITING GIRLS FROM RECEIVING EDUCATIONS
- KILLING HOMOSEXUALS FOR BEING HOMOSEXUAL
- REFUSING TO BAKE HOMOSEXUAL WEDDING CAKES
- HATING PIGLET FROM WINNIE THE POOH
- KILLING PEOPLE FOR WATCHING SOCCER GAMES
- PROHIBITING VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATIONS
- BEING OFFENDED BY BURGER KING ICE CREAM
- BEING OFFENDED BY NIKE SHOES
- DENYING THEIR RELIGION EVER PLAYS A PART IN ANY OF THE ABOVE
Some Examples and / or commentary:
♦ DEFENDING OR PROMOTING WIFE ABUSE
April 2017, Australia:
Video, You Tube: Imam explains why it’s “ok” to beat a women.
A leading Pakistani cleric has provided male followers with a step-by-step guide to controlling their women – with a “light beating” suggested at the end of the process for problem wives.
Muhammad Khan Sherani, chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology in Pakistan, offered a weirdly archaic model to men because: “When we draft a bill concerning women we have to consider all possible solutions.”
Sherani is proposing a law that would allow husbands to beat their wives. The mullah originally made these statements last month before he doubled down and affirmed them to the BBC in an interview that aired on Thursday:
“If a woman does not fulfill her responsibilities in marriage first you advise her.”
“If that doesn’t work then you consult her relatives.”
“If that doesn’t work then you desert her in bed and if all of this doesn’t work then light beating is allowed.”
Mohammad Kemal Mustafa, who as Imam of Fuengirola is head of one of the country’s biggest Muslim communities, has aroused furious criticism by writing a book that describes how to beat a woman without leaving tell-tale marks. He recommends Muslim husbands use a rod that is fine and light, “so as not to leave scars or bruises on the body”.
♦ BEHEADING NON-MUSLIMS
Pearl, who was kidnapped in Karachi in January 2002, knew for several hours that he was about to be killed, but resisted repeated attempts to sedate him, police now believe.
He was fully aware of what was happening when the Arab extremists who took control during his final days cut his throat, according to information gleaned from Pakistani militants now in police custody.
Shocking video film of Pearl’s murder, seen around the world via the internet, was in fact a partial reconstruction of what had happened a few moments earlier, officers have been told.
On Tuesday afternoon, a video was uploaded to YouTube by Islamic State militants that showed something terrible: the execution of an American journalist, James Foley, who had been missing in Syria since November 2012.
SHOCKING footage of ISIS’ child recruits beheading and shooting three men has been released by the terror group.
The young children, who look to be at toddler age and around 10 years old, are filmed wearing camouflage army style uniforms while brutally killing their victims in Deir ez-Zor, Syria.
♦ KILLING ATHEIST / SECULARIST BLOGGERS
Nazimuddin Samad, whose family live in London, was hacked to death by at least four assailants after posting on Facebook
…Samad, 28, had been on a hit list of 84 atheist bloggers that a group of radical Islamists drew up and sent to the Bangladesh interior ministry. His murder was the latest in a series of killings of secular activists and bloggers in the country.
♦ KILLING OR OSTRACIZING EX-MUSLIMS
Apostates can face death threats from Muslims and scorn from the left.
…The main costs that apostates face come from family members and others in the community. A 2013 PEW study found widespread support for the death penalty for leaving Islam in many countries.
In several of them, including Egypt, Jordan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, the majority of Muslims held this view.
In the Palestinian Territories, 89 percent of those surveyed thought Sharia ought to be the law of the land, and within that number, 66 percent supported the death penalty for apostasy.
Given the challenges associated with leaving the religion, Sarah Haider regrets that people like her do not receive more support from the left, as she detailed in a 2015 address given to the American Humanist Association:
I always expected feeling unwelcome from Muslim audiences, but I did not anticipate an equal amount of hostility from my allies on the left.
For example, when I first published a piece fact-checking Reza Aslan, who is a prominent Muslim scholar, on his dismissal of female genital mutilation as only an African problem, not a Muslim one, I got many responses from people unhappy with what I wrote, almost all of whom questioned my motives rather than addressing my claims.
To my surprise, most of my critics were not Muslims. Rather they identified as liberals and sometimes even atheists.
Some darkly alluded to my “agenda” and others claimed that as a former Muslim, there was no way I could be trusted with fair criticism. Now remember, I published a fact-check.
It seems to me that it would be easy to verify my claims, fact-check the fact-check, so to speak. But instead, Muslims and some people on the left preferred . . . to throw around suspicions about my character and my intentions.
March 2017, Australia:
Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesman Uthman Badar confirms support for killing ex-Muslims – Apostates attract capital punishment and we don’t shy away from that’
♦ BLOWING UP MARATHON RUNNERS WITH PRESSURE COOKERS
The bombs that turned the Boston Marathon into a bloodbath were concocted from pressure cookers loaded with nails and ball bearings — killer devices favored by terrorists from New York to Afghanistan.
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told federal agents after his arrest that he and his older brother randomly selected the spots where they placed the bombs near the Marathon finish line, according to court records unsealed Monday and provided to the Boston Globe.
Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote a note declaring “we Muslims are one body” as he emerged from the boat where he had hidden from investigators, according to a report based on court documents.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty of carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, but what do we know about him?
…Tsarnaev and his elder brother, Tamerlan, planted bombs close to the finish line of the Boston Marathon two years ago.
When the brothers’ bombs exploded on 15 April 2013, killing three and injuring over 260 people, friends of Tsarnaev expressed shock at the news and described him as a popular teenager.
Ethnic Chechens, the family emigrated to the US in 2002.
…Chechnya is a predominantly Muslim area that has fought for full independence from Russian in the past.
…Tsarnaev’s Facebook profile listed “Islam” as his world view and said his life goals as “career and money”. On the Russian social networking site VKontakte he was a member of various Chechen groups.
♦ RUNNING OVER PEDESTRIANS WITH VEHICLES
July 2016, France:
Eighty-four people, including 10 children, were killed on Thursday night when a 31-year-old French Tunisian attacked Bastille Day celebrations in Nice by speeding a truck for 2km (about 1 mile) along the crowded promenade.
Two hundred and two people were injured and 52 people remain in critical care, 25 on life support, French prosecutor François Molins said. Three or four children are in extremely critical condition, a doctor told the Guardian. The dead include two Americans, a Russian student and a motorcyclist who tried to board the truck to stop the driver.
President François Hollande called the attack “terrorism of opportunity” at a 4am address, and announced three days of mourning and an extended national emergency. He now faces political backlash over the country’s struggling security services.
The attacker was named as Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a chauffeur and deliveryman who was born in Tunis but had lived in France for years. Three police officers exchanged fire with Lahouaiej-Bouhlel during his rampage, and found him dead in the passenger seat of the truck, Molins said.
Scores of people were killed Thursday night when a large truck plowed through a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France, in what President Francois Hollande called a terror attack.
The death toll grew through the night, with Hollande saying 77 people died. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said 80 people were killed.
The driver first shot a gun into the crowd before driving two kilometers along the Promenade des Anglais, the main street in Nice, mowing down people who had gathered to watch fireworks, regional President Christian Estrosi told CNN affiliate BFM-TV.
“We cannot deny that it was a terror attack,” Hollande said in a national television address. He added that the choice of the day — Bastille Day, when France celebrates its post-French Revolution republic — was particularly poignant.
…So-called Islamic State (IS) says he acted in response to its calls to target civilians in countries that are part of the coalition ranged against the group.
…But he had a “clear and recent interest” in radical Islamist movements, Mr Molins said.
From 1 July, Lahouaiej-Bouhlel made more or less daily internet searches for verses of the Koran and “nasheeds” – jihadist propaganda chants. He also researched the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr.
…In the eight days leading up to the attack, he grew a beard and told friends this was for “religious reasons”.
He also told them he did not understand why IS could not hold territory and showed them a video of a beheading on his mobile phone. In response to their shock, he said he was “used to it”.
♦ SHOOTING PEDESTRIANS IN PUBLIC
April 2017 / FRANCE
A note expressing support for Isis has been found near the body of a gunman who shot a police officer dead in the centre of Paris.
Sources within the investigation told news agencies of the discovery as a probe continued into the chief suspect, a 39-year-old Frenchman who was the subject of a previous terror investigation.
Police also found a pump-action shotgun and knives in his car, showing the attacker was armed for an extended assault.
Isis swiftly claimed responsibility for the attack, giving the perpetrator a war name indicating he had links in Belgium and hailing him as a “fighter of the Islamic State”.
♦ STABBING PEDESTRIANS / POLICE / MILITARY TO DEATH
One of the men arrested is believed to be Michael Adebolajo
Two men repeatedly stab and tried to behead off-duty soldier in SE London
They shouted ‘Allah Akbar’ attack and told witnesses to film them
Charged at police officers with rusty revolver, knives and meat cleavers
Killing took place 200 yards from barracks and close to primary school
February 2017, FRANCE
A machete-wielding man shouting “Allahu akbar” three times attacked four French soldiers Friday inside a shopping mall beneath the Louvre Museum in Paris before one soldier shot him, investigators said.
French President Francois Hollande said it was “no doubt” an act of terror.
Prosecutor Francois Molins said the attacker came to Paris on a tourist visa on Jan. 26 and bought two military machetes at a gun store in the city two days later.
…Anti-terrorism prosecutors took charge of the investigation. There were no immediate details about the identity of the attacker. “Allahu akbar” is the Arabic phrase for “God is great.”
March 2017, GREAT BRITAIN
March 26, 2017, by Emily Allen
Five people have died, with 50 injured – some critically – in a terror attack near the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday.
…Attacker Khalid Masood, 52, killed four pedestrians and injured about 50 others as he mowed down members of the public with a car on Westminster Bridge at about 2:40pm on Wednesday.
He then crashed his hired Hyundai SUV into the railings in front of Parliament Yard before bursting through the gate to the Palace of Westminster with two large knives where he fatally stabbed unarmed Pc Keith Palmer, 48.
…Who was the attacker?
Burly body-building enthusiast Khalid Masood, 52, was born in Dartford in Kent on Christmas Day 1964
…He was most recently based in the West Midlands and had a history of violent knife crime, converting to Islam after years of criminality.
♦ SHOOTING NON-MUSLIMS IN NIGHT CLUBS
France, Nov 2015:
Terrorists — some with AK-47s, some reportedly with bombs strapped to them — attacked sites throughout the French capital and at the stadium where the soccer match was underway.
ISIS claims responsiblity for Paris attacks
Terrorists took over Bataclan concert hall in Paris on Friday night
They yelled ‘This is for Syria’ before unleashing a hail of bullets
At least 89 people were killed in the massacre and many more wounded
One of the four gunmen who went on a murderous rampage through a Paris theatre may have been caught on camera moments before they opened fire, killing more than 80 innocent people.
The footage, captured by Tuesday Cross, girlfriend of Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes, shows a figure dressed head to toe in black with a backpack, making their way through the corridors of the Bataclan concert hall.
Moments later, gunmen shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ – God is great in Arabic – began indiscriminately killing those who had crammed into the venue to see the band perform.
♦ RIOTS / SHOOTING ARTISTS FOR DRAWING PROPHET MOHAMMED
At least 10 people have died in protests and riots around the Islamic world, as demonstrations showed no signs of easing over the “survivor issue” of the French satiric weekly Charlie Hebdo that depicts the Prophet Muhammad on its cover.
The protests erupted just over a week after 12 people were killed in an attack by Islamist gunmen on the magazine’s Paris offices. The attack set off a global debate that is still smoldering over freedom of speech and respect for religious beliefs.
The furor over a Danish cartoons that caricatured the Islamic prophet Muhammad continued to rage into this week, with the violence turning deadly as protests in Asia, Europe and the Middle East escalated on Monday and Tuesday (February 7).
The protests are in response to 12 caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that were first published in Denmark’s Jyllands-Posten in September and then reprinted in papers across Europe over the past week. In one of them, Muhammad is depicted wearing a turban shaped as a bomb with a burning fuse.
From Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten’s cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed as a terrorist with a bomb in 2005 to Charlie Hebdo and Texas shootings, we look at how the cartoons row has developed
…2015 – Charlie Hebdo’s new Paris offices attacked by armed gunmen, killing 12, after publishing issue featuring Michel Houellebecq’s novel Submission – a fictional vision of France under Islamic rule in 2022 described as ‘Islamophobic’ by critics.
– May 3: Two gunmen shot dead after opening fire at an art exhibition in Texas where caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed were being displayed. The contest, which was offering a top prize of $10,000 (£6,000), had received about 350 entries depicting Muhammad.
♦ FLYING PLANES INTO BUILDINGS, KILLING PLANE PASSENGERS AND PEOPLE IN BUILDINGS
♦ BLOWING UP LITTLE GIRLS, TEENS, AND THEIR PARENTS AT POP MUSIC CONCERTS
Hours earlier, police identified 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the suspected suicide attacker who detonated a bomb as throngs of teenagers poured out of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people.
The attack [in Manchester, Great Britain] left at least 22 dead, including an 8-year-old girl, shattering the revelry at a show by American singer Ariana Grande, where strains of electric pop and the sways of innocent young fans quickly gave way to an explosion, a flood of screams and a stampede of panicked concert-goers, many clutching pink balloons and wearing the kitten-ear headbands popularized by Grande.
The attack left at least 22 dead, including an 8-year-old girl, shattering the revelry at a show by American singer Ariana Grande, where strains of electric pop and the sways of innocent young fans quickly gave way to an explosion, a flood of screams and a stampede of panicked concert-goers, many clutching pink balloons and wearing the kitten-ear headbands popularized by Grande.
Suicide bomber Salman Abedi is believed to have travelled to Syria and become radicalised before returning to the UK to cause carnage at a gig in the city where he was born.
The son of Libyan parents, who reportedly fled their native country and sought refuge in the UK, he is thought to have come back to Britain from Libya just days before the massacre.
Born and raised in Manchester in 1994, Abedi, the second youngest of four children, grew up in a Muslim household but matured into a university dropout with an appetite for bloodshed.
His parents, mother Samia Tabbal and father Ramadan Abedi, a security officer, are Libyan-born refugees who fled to the UK to escape Gaddafi. It is thought they returned in 2011 following Gaddafi’s overthrow.
Prague, 6 November 2005 (RFE/RL) — The French Interior Ministry says two schools were set on fire in the Paris suburb of Essonne overnight and more than 1,000 cars were torched by angry youth across the country as rioting broke out for the 10th night in a row.
…Last night marked a new peak for the spread of rioting as hundreds of cars were set ablaze in the north, east and south of the country. Authorities arrested more than 200 rioters across the country.
The violence comes despite an increased police presence in Paris suburbs and other poor suburban neighborhoods. It is widely seen as an expression of pent-up anger by young people — many of whom are Muslims of North African and black African origin — about police treatment, racism, unemployment, and their marginal place in French society.
♦ RAPING CHILDREN / RAPE GANGS / CHILD SEX RINGS
Police said the 20-year-old Iraqi refugee, who has not been named, assaulted his victim in a toilet cubicle at the Theresienbad swimming pool in Vienna on 2 December last year.
The child reported the rape to a lifeguard and his attacker was arrested at the scene, reportedly telling officers in initial interviews that he was experiencing a “sexual emergency” after not having sex in four months.
As many as one million white English children may have been the victims of Muslim rape gangs, better known as grooming gangs, in towns up and down Great Britain.
Former Home Secretary and parliament member Jack Straw once said, “There’s a particular problem involving Pakistani heritage men who target young, vulnerable, white English girls.” He also said these Pakistani heritage men view white English girls as “easy meat.”
This is when some shout ‘racism,’ but here are the facts: calculations based on convictions show that a British Muslim male is 170 times more likely to be a part of sex grooming gang than a non-Muslim. And there are no recorded instances of non-Muslims doing this to Muslim girls as part of a criminal enterprise. In one local jurisdiction, it was estimated that six out of seven Muslim males either knew about, or were part of, a grooming gang.
Afghanistan has long been considered one of the most religious countries in the world: a place where men and women follow Islamic doctrine carefully. But behind the devout exterior, the country is hiding a dark secret – one which the government has tried to sweep under the rug.
Rampant sexual abuse of children has long been a problem in Afghanistan, particularly among armed commanders who dominate much of the rural landscape and can bully the population.
The practice is called bacha bazi, literally “boy play,” and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene — in some cases, not even when their Afghan allies have abused boys on military bases, according to interviews and court records.
He had never heard of bacha bazi, the practice of wealthy or powerful men conscripting adolescent boys into sexual slavery.
…Bacha bazi flourished in the years leading up to the rise of the Taliban, particularly among warlords and mujahideen fighters. Kamal remembers attending parties where other boys were on proud display, their masters vying to see who had the most attractive boy.
….Boys are more at risk than girls
With the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the practice of bacha bazisaw a renaissance. Under the new government many former warlords were able to resume positions of influence, taking young boys as symbols of status and prestige.
A 2014 study by Hagar International found that on average one in 10 Afghan boys they interviewed had experienced some form of human trafficking, including bacha bazi.
Sara Shinkfield, country director of Hagar Afghanistan, called the study “a striking reminder that boys in Afghanistan are even more at risk than girls for trafficking.”
….Most boys enter into bacha bazi because of extreme poverty. Thebacha baz will often pay to sustain a family for years in return for “ownership” of a boy.
♦ GROPING OR RAPING WOMEN / ACTING AS RAPE APOLOGISTS
THE nation’s most senior Muslim cleric has blamed immodestly dressed women who don’t wear Islamic headdress for being preyed on by men and likened them to abandoned “meat” that attracts voracious animals.
In a Ramadan sermon that has outraged Muslim women leaders, Sydney-based Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali also alluded to the infamous Sydney gang rapes, suggesting the attackers were not entirely to blame.
While not specifically referring to the rapes, brutal attacks on four women for which a group of young Lebanese men received long jail sentences, Sheik Hilali said there were women who “sway suggestively” and wore make-up and immodest dress … “and then you get a judge without mercy (rahma) and gives you 65 years”.
“But the problem, but the problem all began with who?” he asked.
The leader of the 2000 rapes in Sydney’s southwest, Bilal Skaf, a Muslim, was initially sentenced to 55 years’ jail, but later had the sentence reduced on appeal.
In the religious address on adultery to about 500 worshippers in Sydney last month, Sheik Hilali said: “If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it … whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat?
“The uncovered meat is the problem.”
Same story, other sources:
Maria Ladenburger was a casualty of policies that her father almost certainly supported and probably still supports. Her death ought to be the occasion for some serious soul-searching among those elites, and a thorough reevaluation of the policies that have allowed the entry into Europe of untold numbers of young Muslim men who think that non-Muslim women exist for their sexual use. But it probably will not be.
“Daughter of top EU official raped and murdered in Germany – Afghan migrant admits killing,” by Rob Virtue, Allan Hall and Monika Pallenberg, Express, December 4, 2016:
AN Afghan migrant has admitted the rape and murder of a medical student, who also worked voluntarily at a refugee centre.
Maria Ladenburger, the daughter of a high-ranking EU official, was returning from a party in the university city of Freiburg in Germany when she was assaulted on a cycle path.
She was raped and then drowned before her body was found in the River Dreisam.
♦ KILLING WOMEN RAPE VICTIMS FOR BEING RAPE VICTIMS (HONOR KILLINGS)
A victim of gang rape was murdered by her family in an honor killing because they felt that she was “unclean.”
The victim is known as Rokstan M., 20, found in a shallow grave in Dessau, Germany with multiple stab wounds. She was raped by three men in Syria two years ago.
Rokstan had fled to Germany and was working as a translator for refugees. But it was clear that she was afraid for her life, based on a message from her WhatsApp account that came right before she was murdered.
An honor killing is where Islamic fundamentalists believe that a member of their family has dishonored them, and that the only way to restore the honor to the family is to murder the family member. Other gruesome examples of honor killings include a man setting his wife on fire in front his young children because he thought she was unfaithful, a man killing his four-year-old daughter for forgetting to cover her head while eating and a family stoning a pregnant 25-year-old pregnant woman for marrying a man without their consent.
The United Nations estimates that 5,000 honor killings occur every year.
The reason for these honor killings is rooted in Islamic lore. Reliance of the Traveller is a manual of Sharia law written by Taha Jabir al-`Alwani, who is greatly admired in Islamic circles.
Hidden among thousands of nondescript murders and cases labeled as domestic violence are a mounting number of killings motivated by a radical and dark interpretation of Islam. Honor killings and violence, which typically see men victimize wives and daughters because of behavior that has somehow insulted their faith, are among the most secretive crimes in society, say experts.
…Some Islamic fundamentalists think that only through the murder of an offending family member can honor be restored to the rest of the family. Honor killings predominantly affect women — 943 women were killed under such circumstances in 2011 and another 869 in 2013, though not all of them were stoned. Some were just gunned down in cold blood.
…Another teenage girl, living in Sukkur, was allegedly shot dead by her brother while she was doing homework because her brother thought she was sleeping with a man.
One mom and dad allegedly killed their 15-year-old daughter with acid because they said she looked at a boy and they “feared dishonor.”
…The reason is rooted in sexual inequality in such countries, where the punishment has survived through some interpretations of sharia, or Islamic law, that say adultery is punishable by stoning. In countries such as Iran, where stonings are legal and widespread, men often have significantly more agency than women. If accused of adultery, they may have the means to either hire lawyers or flee. But those options are frequently closed to women.
♦ FGM (FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION)
The CDC states that the massive increase in the monstrous practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is “wholly a result of rapid growth in the number of immigrants from FGM/C-practicing countries living in the United States.” Virtually all of the countries listed by the CDC were dominated by Muslims.
…“(Circumcision is) a sunna [traditional Islamic practice] for the boys, and the honorable thing to do – if needed – for the girls. This is something that a Muslim gynecologist can tell you if you need to or not,” Imam Elsayed said in the video.
He went on to describe a woman who performed the practice, saying “she is expected to cut only the tip of the sexual sensitive part in the girl, so that she is not hyper-sexually active. This is the purpose.”
He then seemed to suggest the practice is so controversial because people don’t understand it.
…He said that in societies that prohibit the practice, “hyper-sexuality” takes over.
“And a woman is not satisfied with one person, or two, or three,” he said. “This is, God forbid, now happening even in Muslim societies where they prohibit circumcision.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) describes female genital mutilation as “procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.” It said the procedure can cause many problems, including severe bleeding and infection as well as later complications during child birth and can even be fatal and “has no health benefits for girls and women.”
….[the procedure] can include partial or total removal of genitalia in an effort to suppress female sexuality.
include partial or total removal of genitalia in an effort to suppress female sexuality.
While the procedure is more common in countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia than in the U.S., a physician has recently been accused of cutting up to 100 girls in a doctor’s office in Michigan.
Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Farida Attar, were arrested in April on three federal criminal counts, including aiding and abetting female genital mutilation, conspiracy and transportation of an individual with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. It marks the first federal case regarding female genital mutilation in the U.S.
The trio was tied to a Muslim sect referred as Dawoodi Bohra that practices female genital mutilation, or FGM, for what it claims are religious and cultural reasons.
According to one of the federal prosecutors handling the case, three doctors involved in Michigan’s female genital mutilation (FGM) ring may have performed the procedure on as many as one hundred young girls in the Detroit area in the past twelve years.
As MRC Culture reported in May, the FBI is investigating three doctors who practice the Dawoodi Bohra sect of Shia Islam known to have practiced genital mutilation on at least eight young girls.
A practice called female genital mutilation (FGM), predominantly seen in Muslim-controled countries, is now an issue in the United States.
…Female genital mutilation is the cutting off or, in fewer cases, the mutilation of the external female genitalia. This procedure is often done without anesthesia using dull and dirty razor blades or scissors.
Female genital mutilation is unspeakably painful for its young victims.
To make matters worse, often the vagina is sewn closed until marriage. And sometimes, a girl’s legs are bound together for a period of time during which scar tissue grows over the vaginal opening.
In either case, only tiny holes remain for urination and menstruation, causing a number of health problems, such as constant pain, urinary tract and bladder infections, kidney problems including kidney failure, irregular periods, cysts and infertility.
…Female genital mutilation is commonly referred to as “female circumcision,” but a more accurate term is “female castration” because victims typically lose the ability to become sexually aroused. As a result, they’re not tempted to engage in premarital or extra-marital intercourse.
…. In discussions about this topic, Muslims usually insist that this practice is a cultural issue, and it is not religiously mandated by Islam.
…The Arabic word bazr does not mean “prepuce of the clitoris”, it means the clitoris itself (cf. the entry in the Arabic-English Dictionary). The deceptive translation by Nuh Hah Mim Keller, made for Western consumption, obscures the Shafi’i law, given by ‘Umdat al-Salik, that circumcision of girls by excision of the clitoris is mandatory. This particular form of female circumcision is widely practiced in Egypt, where the Shafi’i school of Sunni law is followed.
♦ PROHIBITING / DISCOURAGING GIRLS FROM RECEIVING EDUCATIONS
One year ago schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen – her “crime”, to have spoken up for the right of girls to be educated. The world reacted in horror, but after weeks in intensive care Malala survived. Her full story can now be told.
Ms. Yousafzai, 19, became an education activist after she survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012 as she was leaving school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The terror group targeted her for her campaign against its efforts to deny women education. She now lives in London, where she received medical treatment after she was shot, and is finishing secondary school.
In the major capitals of the Arab world, it is very common to find girls, rather than boys, on the front pages of newspapers, celebrating their academic success.
But this conceals the fact that in total numbers, far fewer Arab girls than boys are completing – or even going into – education.
…Girls also face an added hurdle in that Yemen, as a conservative society, would usually object to the girls being educated by male teachers and mixed sex education.
But in Jordan, enrolment is excellent at 86 percent – however, girls drop out in secondary school because of early marriage.
Jordanian society is very conservative with tribal traditions and many girls are pressurised into marrying young. Some still continue their education after marriage – but many of them do not, especially if they have children.
Sociologists in the country – such as Dr Nazih Hamdi – pointed out to me that a girl’s role in Jordanian society is heavily stereotyped, and this is reflected in the education students receive. The system tends to make very strong statements in school books to children, such as “my father is working and my mother is cooking”.
At one Jordanian girl’s secondary school, 80% of the girls I spoke to said that the first role of the woman was to stay at home and bring up her children.
♦ KILLING HOMOSEXUALS FOR BEING HOMOSEXUAL
Across the Middle East, the LGBT community faces varying degrees of repression, both because of laws directed against its members and the wider social stigma. But under the Islamic State, things took a devastating turn.
…In the months that followed, the militants steadily built up a catalog of atrocities against gay people living under their watch. The group released numerous videos appearing to show the execution of supposed homosexuals. OutRight Action International, which advocates for LGBT rights, has tracked more than two dozen executions of men and women charged with crimes linked to their sexual identity.
In a single day in September, the Islamic State killed nine men and a 15-year-old boy in a Syrian town who had been accused of sodomy. In January 2015, a media wing of the extremist group released images that appeared to show fighters pushing men accused of homosexuality off a building in the Iraqi city of Mosul. In July, two men suffered the same fate in the Syrian city of Palmyra, then controlled by the Islamic State. They were shoved off the roof of a hotel after an Islamic State official ruled that they must die.
♦ REFUSING TO BAKE HOMOSEXUAL WEDDING CAKES
….While it may be tough to find a Muslim-owned bakery or florist in most U.S. cities, that’s not the case in Michigan, home to a large Muslim community in Dearborn.
In the video, Mr. Crowder asks for a wedding cake with the message, “Ben and Steven forever.” Some employees refer him elsewhere. One baker shakes his head and says, “No, no, I don’t want it,” apparently referring to the cake-baking job.
“Many of the Muslim bakeries were kind enough and willing to serve us, but many of them were not,” Mr. Crowder said.
♦ HATING OR BANNING PIGLET FROM WINNIE THE POOH
The usually inseparable literary duo of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet may spend this Christmas apart in a number of children’s stores, to respect the sensitivities of devout Muslim parents.
Mothercare outlets in West Yorkshire have reported a number of polite requests for Pooh products – which range from games to bathmats – to be sold without the bear’s small friend to avoid problems over pigs’ unclean status in Islam.
♦ KILLING PEOPLE FOR WATCHING SOCCER GAMES
ISIS jihadists publicly executed 13 teenage boys for watching a soccer match.
The young fans were reportedly watching an Asian Cup match between Iraq and Jordan on TV last week when they were caught by the militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which ISIS, or the Islamic State, controls.
The group of teens was executed in public by a firing squad that used machine guns, according to Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, an activist group that exposes ISIS atrocities.
Before the kids were killed, their “crime” was announced over a loudspeaker, reports said.
…The boys were slaughtered because they were said to be violating Sharia law by watching the game.
♦ PROHIBITING VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATIONS
Students from celebrating Valentine’s Day in parts of Indonesia, where authorities have also confiscated condoms, saying the romantic tradition encourages casual sex and runs counter to cultural norms in the Muslim majority nation.
♦ BEING OFFENDED BY BURGER KING ICE CREAM
Burger King can’t have ice cream that Muslims think resembles the name of their god or a billion Muslims will get angry.
Last September Burger King in the UK had to recall its Ice Cream Cones because a design on the lid looked like the word Allah. One Muslim complained about the coloured symbol – meant to be a spinning whirl – on its range of BK Cones.
♦ BEING OFFENDED BY NIKE SHOES
In 1997 a huge Muslim outcry ensued that forced Nike to “recall 800,000 shoes because the Muslims claimed the company’s ‘Air’ logo resembled the Arabic script for Allah.” Mind you, the decoration was not the name for Allah. As a result of this bogus allegation, Nike would build “three playgrounds for Islamic communities in the United States” as part of the repentance package.
♦ DENYING THEIR RELIGION EVER PLAYS A PART IN ANY OF THE ABOVE
(this category can apply to non-Muslim apologists of Muslims – usually politically correct liberals)
(Link): One Year After the Orlando Massacre, Here’s the Question America Needs to Ask by David French
It’s a strange reality of our times that entire segments of the American public and the American elite seem to go out of their way to refuse to acknowledge the true threat we face.
The response to the Orlando massacre is a prime example. Remember when the New York Times editorialized that Republicans were partly to blame for an attack by an Islamic jihadist?
Even today, the Washington Post’s story highlighting memorial services for the victims characterizes Orlando as just another city “upended by gun violence.”
The New York Times editorialized again, this time calling for more gun control — despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of terror deaths (in America and the West) come through planes, cars, trucks, and bombs, not firearms.
The result is that millions of Americans now believe that someone (or something) else shares blame with terrorists for terrorist actions. Mateen couldn’t kill anyone if it weren’t for those gun nuts. Fundamentalist Christians desensitized Americans to homophobia.
How can we have the national confidence to strike at Muslim terrorists if too many Americans believe we should stop them by changing America? Indeed, that belief was part and parcel of the Obama-era “legitimate grievances” theory of Islamic terror. Jihadists are bad, yes, but we can blunt their effectiveness by addressing the “legitimate grievances” they have against the West.
Yet this theory ignores their actual core grievance, that we don’t bend the knee to their version of the Islamic faith. When “convert or die” is the message, there is no compromise. There is no appeasement.
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