Wednesday, 31 August 2016

"Islam not responsible for 'honour killings' and female genital mutilation, experts say". SBS 28 August 2016


Islam is indeed responsible for these horrid acts.  Your headline might more accurately have read: "Islam enables religious murders and FGM"

  • "Honour killings".  Islam enables them: Killing offspring for the sake of "honour" is "not subject to retaliation" according to Islamic jurisprudence. (Umdat al-Salik O.1.2. p 583).  91% of "honour killings" are in Muslim countries. [Ref]

  • Female Genital Mutilation: Islam incites and enables it: female circumcision is "obligatory" according to Islamic jurisprudence. (Umdat al-Salik E.4.3. p59).  FGM most prevalent in Islamic countries [Ref]

Professor Sahar Amer, your "cultural expert", misquotes the Qur'an [5.32] when she says:

"In the Qur'an it says very clearly, that if you harm on a single human being, it's the same as if you had killed all of humanity."

In fact, the full text of that verse in the Qur'an says pretty much the opposite.

You have been punked by professor Amer.

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Peter Forsythe
Discovery Bay
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