Tag Archives: Islam

What is it about nine years?

Tomorrow the country will be observing the nine year anniversary of the September 11th attacks and in the nine years since the attacks occurred, I can’t remember a greater level of intolerance and fear directed towards Muslims.

Why? Is it just the Cordoba House? Is it the economy? Have we just grown so tired of the wars “against Muslims”? It seems as though every time Muslims try to open a Mosque or some sort of Islamic center, there is strong local opposition (see: Midland Beach, Staten Island). Do you this happening as often in the past? Or is it all the media?

What is it about the ninth anniversary?

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I Hope This Isn’t Real

But it probably is…

The Human Rights Council at the United Nations has now banned any criticism regarding Sharia Law and human rights in the Islamic World

According to President Doru Romulus Costea – and following the efforts of delegates from Egypt, Pakistan and Iran – the Council will no longer tolerate criticism of either Sharia or specific fatwas in the name of human rights.

In many parts of the Islamic world, it is becomingly increasing clear not only that the Koran (the written record of the original oral transmissions of Mohammad’s life teachings) and the Hadith (the later delineations of those teachings) are considered sacrosanct in their perfection, but also the various implementations of these teachings, known as Sharia Law.

No evolution or refinements are required. No matter that nearly every multitudinous Muslim sect or group has a differing interpretation of this God-given Sharia Law. Nor that the stoning to death of women, beheading of men, and all the 6th century niceties of feudal Arabia are still part and parcel of the immovable Islamic tradition. Never mind that Sunni will decimate Shia – and vice versa – over differences of interpretations far more modest than those between (modern) Catholics and Protestants, between Hindus and Buddhists. Islamic sect can war on Islamic sect, Arab can criticize Arab.

If this is real, then there are going to be some serious issues if/when a Muslim country becomes a world power. The way I see it, is Islam in that area is simply “behind.” There isn’t anything specific to Islam that is particularly evil or backwards- it’s just that they haven’t learned to moderate the way Judaism and Christianity has. Anyway, scary stuff.