The political ideology known as Islam is amongst the biggest threat to freedom, genuine pluralism, and basic humanity which we currently face. It is an intolerant, rigid and outdated worldview which cannot coexist with Western values and liberties.
The examples of this are made known every day. This is one scary religion which we should not be unaware of. We all need to be alert as to the very real dangers and threats of this ideology. Here I have six more cases which have just surfaced, and they sure ain’t pretty.
The first one comes from the UK, where I have just been, and concerns universities such as Oxford, which I have just been walking through a few short days ago. The headline reads, “Top British universities including Oxford and Manchester secretly serve Halal meat to unknowing students”.
Let me just offer a snippet of this article to illustrate once again how very real creeping sharia is in the West: “It started with restaurants and supermarkets – now top British universities have admitted serving up Halal meat to unwitting students. At least ten top higher education establishments – including Oxford University and the University of Manchester – are secretly serving up meat from potentially unstunned animals, it has emerged. In Manchester, 85 per cent of all meat served is unlabelled Halal meal, while all the chicken served at Sheffield and Exeter – which is Halal – is not marked as so.”
But with so many other examples to focus on, let me move on to the next one – this time from the Maldives. The headline is scary enough: “Under Sharia, the Maldives set to impose the death penalty on 10-year-old children”. One write-up says this:
Activists and Internet users have started an online campaign, calling for a boycott of travel and tourism in the Maldives, one of the world’s favourite destinations for lovers of the sea, which began enforcing Islamic law in the country on 27 April. Under Sharia, the death penalty will apply to children involved in murder. President Abdulla Yameen announced the draconian step after he came to power last 17 November to save Islam and enforce Sharia.
But death is so much a part of Islam, that this is not at all surprising. Simply wishing to leave the religion means you will face a death sentence. I have documented numerous cases of this, and here is one of the latest, involving a British woman:
If Amal Farah were not living in Britain, she believes she might well be dead. For the 33-year-old financial manager had carried out an act so heinous, her family felt she deserved to die. Her crime? She had renounced her Islamic faith – “and within my community, that’s a capital offence,” she said. “They believe you deserve to die.” Mrs Farah, who was born in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, but now lives in Britain, has never told her story before. She was too afraid; told that, even in the UK, it was safer for her to keep a low profile.
But when earlier this month the case of Meriam Ibrahim came to light – an eight-month pregnant Sudanese woman, sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith – Mrs Farah felt she had to speak out. “I had to do something,” she said. “I am so fortunate to be here, and I am in a position to be able to shout and scream and say this is wrong.” Her voice quavering, fighting back tears, she said: “I read her story and thought: ‘That could so easily have been me.’”
Sadly women can be killed for much less than apostasy. Simply serving the wrong dinner can get you killed in the world of Islam. Consider this story from New York – it is a real shocker:
A Pakistani immigrant beat his wife to death in their Brooklyn home after she made the mistake of cooking him lentils for dinner instead of the hearty meal of goat meat that he craved, according to court papers. Noor Hussain, 75, was so outraged over the vegetarian fare that he pummeled his wife, Nazar Hussain, 66, with a stick until she was a “bloody mess,” according to prosecutors and court papers.
“Defendant asked [his wife] to cook goat and [his wife] said she made something else,” the court papers indicated as Hussain’s murder trial opened on Wednesday. “The conversation got louder and [his wife] disrespected defendant by cursing at defendant and saying motherf- -ker, and . . . defendant took a wooden stick and hit her with it on her arm and mouth.”
To top it all off, check out what the man’s defence attorney said about all this: “He comes from a culture where he thinks this is appropriate conduct, where he can hit his wife … he culturally believed he had the right to hit his wife and discipline his wife.”
And Australia is not immune from creeping sharia and stealth jihad. Consider this story which has just made the press:
The controversial brother of a convicted terrorist is back preaching to scores of supporters in mosques in Melbourne and Brisbane. Junaid Thorne is linked to a group known as Millatu Ibrahim, which was banned in Europe in 2012. He delivered a lecture at the Dandenong South mosque on March 8, according to his Facebook page. The 24-year-old has previously asked businessmen to give money for the jihad. Mr Thorne has also visited the Al-Furqan Islamic centre in Springvale South, which was raided by counter-terrorism teams in 2012.
The self-proclaimed sheik from Perth is the brother of Shayden Thorne, 25, who was sentenced to 4½ years in a Saudi Arabian prison for having terrorism-related materials on a laptop. On his tour of Melbourne in March, Mr Thorne is believed to have given three lectures in Narre Warren North, Dandenong and Keysborough. One photo on the sheik’s Facebook page shows more than 50 supporters at a Melbourne mosque in January.
It is extremely difficult to get into this country someone who seeks to warn about the dangers of Islam, such as Dutch MP Geert Wilders. But it seems it is difficult to get rid of folks who are happy to preach the joys of jihad. No wonder we are losing ground so fast.
And finally, from the just plain weird department, comes this doozey of a story from Holland:
An eccentric plan for an Amsterdam bar that allegedly offers its Muslim visitors “halal” prostitutes has been announced by a Belgian news agency, an idea expected to raise controversy among the city’s Muslim population. “As everyone else, there are Muslims who want to go to prostitutes and could not do so without violating their religion,” Jonathan Swik, the future manager of the bar and former manager of a hotel in Gembloux, told Nord Presse last week. “Today, thanks to the Croissant chaud, all Muslims wishing to indulge can do so without committing the haram,” he added.
According to the Belgian news agency Nord Presse, the inauguration of the new bar is planned next June. Named «Croissant chaud», the new bar would allegedly offer halal prostitutes to Muslim customers interested in the services offered by the bar and who might have religious concerns. The agency claims that the bar idea was approved by three “moderate” imams who have drafted rules and conditions governing this place.
You just can’t make this sort of stuff up folks. I suppose it makes sense in Holland, where both prostitution and Islam are tolerated to such a high degree. But if this story sounds too funny to be true, sadly the other five stories are not at all funny, and reflect the sad reality of what Islam is all about.
Of course my job here is simply to sound the alarm. It is up to my readers as to what they will do about it all. But do something we must, before we lose it all.
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