Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Muslim community rejects the State’s criminalisation of Islam and condemns moves to silence legitimate critique and dissent

The one that jumped out at me from the list of whines in the link below is this one:
5) Similarly, it is unacceptable to label as 'extremist' numerous normative Islamic opinions on a variety of issues, founded on the Quran and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), implying there is a link between them and violence, using such labels as an excuse to silence speakers. 
When "normative Islamic opinions" based on the Koran and the Sunnah (ie the Hadith) call for lopping off the heads of infidels, for killing apostates, for beating disobedient wives, we're not to think that's "extreme"? Maybe it's not, to the list of worthies at the end of this mega moan.
But for the rest of us, let's keep ourselves clear. Calls to violence in the Koran and the Sunnah are going to lead pious Muslims to be violent. Oh, *that's* why so many are!
(H/t Harry's Place)
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Later: Fasdunkle nails it in the comments at Harry's Place:
"The whole thing could be boiled down to 2 points:
1) Do not limit what we say and do
2) We wish to limit what you say and do"’s-criminalisation-of-islam-and-condemns-moves-to-silence-legitimate-critique-and-dissent/