Saturday, 25 May 2013

Beheading DOES have a basis in Islam

About the beheading of a British soldier, off duty in London, by a couple of Islamist loonies, David Cameron called it a "betrayal of Islam" and the Muslim Council of Britain called it a "barbaric act that has no basis in Islam...".
How about:

  • Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them(2:191)
  • Make war on the infidels living in your neighboorhood (9:123)
  • When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them (9:5)
  • Kill the Jews and the Christians if they do not convert to Islam or refuse to pay Jizya tax (9:29)
  • Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable (3:85)
  • The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them (9:30)
  • Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticise Islam. (5:33)
  • The infidels are unclean; do not let them into a mosque (9:28)
  • Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies
  • Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them (47:4)
  • The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them (8:65)
  • Muslims must not take the infidels as friends (3:28)
  • Terrorise and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an (8:12)
  • Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorise the infidels (8:60)   Courtesy
LATER: More on the issue.  It's not the case that this violence has nothing to do with Islam:
Ayaan Hirsi Ali. (an ex-Muslim and ex-member of the Dutch parliament)
Ciaran Healy (of Open Source Insight)
Raymond Ibrahim  (an ex-researcher of Middle East Affairs in the Library of Congress)
Pat Condell (an ex-leftie, stand-up comedian). Of which Tarek Fatah says: "This message should be heard by all Muslims"
Maajid Nawaz (an ex-Muslim radical)
Daniel Pipes (and, writing earlier)
Melanie Philipps (writer)
Sam Green
Mark Steyn, and again.
Tarek Fatah (writer, broadcaster, secular Muslim anti-Islamist)

Dotted through these pieces are manifold examples of Islamic preachers and representatives praising the Woolwich beheading as a glory to Islam, or similar (Omar Bakri just one example).
Given the weight of evidence of Islam as the single driving factor in the Woolwich beheading -- and of all Islamic violence in recent years -- it is profoundly dishonest to search, sometimes desperately, for other motives, and to claim -- palpably falsely -- that it has "nothing to do with Islam", or is "twisting Islam".
Meantime, it turns out that the butcher himself, Michael Adebolajo, is a member of the UAF, a far-left outfit that is supported by David Cameron, would you believe, and has as its vice-chair Muslim extremist Azad Ali. (I'm sorry, I'm supposed to say Adebolajo is the "alleged" suspect.  But why?  He was standing over the body with bloody knife in hand, proudly boasting of his butchery).
Adebolajo was also involved with that Islamist rotter Anjem Chowdary, an interesting snippet brought to attention by Sam Harris.