Thursday, 23 February 2017

Women, gays and Islam, regressive Left style...

If in any doubt about what Islam says about women and gays have a look at "Islam in figures" and "Sharia: what does it say about" in the tabs above.

LATER: Turns out that I forgot to write about "Sharia: what does it say about homosexuality" in the Tab above.  So here goes: what Sharia says about homosexuality: in a word "death".
Sharia law is most clearly set out in the "Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law".  This is the Umdat al-Salik, or, in English "The Reliance of the Traveller".  This is authorised by Al-Azhar university in Cairo, the oldest and most respected repository of Islamic law, and the International Institute of Islamic Thought . 
Al-Azhar says the Umdat "...conforms to the practice and faith of the orthodox Sunni Community."
Here is what the Umdat says about gays:
P17.1  In more than one place in the Holy Koran, Allah recounts to us the story of Lot's people, and how He destroyed them for their wicked practice.  There is consensus among both Muslims and the followers of all other religions that sodomy is an enormity.  It is even viler and uglier than adultery.
P17.3  The Prophet (PBUH) said:
(1)  "Kill the one who sodomizes and the one who lets it be done to him."
(2)  "May Allah curse him who does what Lot's people did."
(3)  "Lesbianism by women is adultery between them."
Keen-eyed Sharia apologists will note the reference to "other religions" who also believe sodomy is an "enormity". Of course, there are similar words in the Old Testament. But the Bible is many voices, not alway the direct word of God. So it's been subject to exegesis.  Moreover, the New Testament abrogates the Old, and in the New Testament, Jesus treats homosexuals much more lovingly. He certainly never told his foreigners that they should kill homosexuals.  As a result, in all democracies now, discrimination in any form against gays is forbidden, let alone death.  The Koran, by contrast, is the inerrant word of Allah.  There can be no exegesis.  Woe to those that try: they'll be executed for the blasphemy.
Meantime, in most Islamic countries homosexuality is illegal and in a number it's punishable by death.  ISIS tosses alleged homosexuals off tall buildings with gay abandon (sorry...).  ISIS is not "perverting the religion of peace", as so many apologists would have it.  They are doing  what's in the Koran and in the direct words of Muhammad, as recorded with authorised Islamic jurisprudence.
It's not islamophobic to point this out.

BTW: I note that it seems to be impossible now to find the "Reliance" online.  All the PDFs get a "404 Error".  I wonder if that's a concerted effort from Islamists to keep Islamic Sacred Law, aka Sharia, out of general availability.  The text of Sharia law, as clearly set out in the "Reliance" is damning, especially to all the apologists for Sharia, like the Linda Sarsours of the world.
After all, you wouldn't want the truth about Sharia to be available to the infidels, would you?