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Where is the concept of forgiveness in Islam?

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A Jordanian writer has been shot dead outside court where he was due to face charges for sharing a caricature on social media that was seen as insulting Islam.

The gunman was arrested at the scene, state news agency Petra said. A security source said he was a 39-year-old Muslim preacher in a mosque in the capital.

Writer Nahed Hattar, a Christian and an anti-Islamist activist was arrested last month after he shared a caricature that depicted a bearded man in heaven smoking in bed with women and asking God to bring him wine and cashews.

In the cartoon, the man also asks God to clear his dishes and put a door on his tent and knock before entering. Read more »

Muslim Activist calls Lesbian Jew out on her ignorance of Sharia law

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Some Mothers do Ave Em

Sally Kohn: Liberal political commentator

Sally Kohn: Liberal political commentator

I would describe Sally Kohn as a well-meaning but ignorant liberal political commentator.  She reminds me of a line in the TV show,” Some mothers do Ave Em.”  One character asks the mother of the main character Frank Spencer, “What would happen if you gave someone who was not very clever, lots of praise and confidence in themselves?”  The audience, of course, knows exactly what happens, because that is exactly what Frank Spencer’s mother has done.

In the case of Sally Kohn  she has not only convinced herself that she knows what she is talking about, she has convinced mainstream media as well. Liberal Media are eager to have a lesbian Jew on their show because she has the right kinds of opinions. Unfortunately what she lacks, are the facts to back up her opinions about Sharia law. On paper, she looks really good as she is an American lawyer.

Political commentator Sally Kohn has made several statements regarding sharia law, which were not only offensive but dangerous. In using her voice to propagate this liberal apologist position, she is doing a great disservice to progressive reform-minded Muslims like myself. Her words are an affront to me, a female Muslim activist, as I have made it my life’s mission to educate others on this topic and to wrestle back my religion from the clutches of extremists who wish to make sharia the law of the land. And I would be happy to debate her on this topic.

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Guest Post: For once I am a bit cross with SB

For once I am a bit cross with SB in her article about the forced marriages of young girls.  She demands “what are the feminists doing about this?”

This is not only a feminists’ debate and action – it belongs to all of us, men, women, old and young.

If action is the responsibility of one small group of people that action can then be isolated and lose its power.

I realise that in part this comment is an attack on the feminazi, but please don’t mix objectives!   Read more »

The first suspect was shot dead by a civilian with a conceal and carry permit.

Gun free zones turn unarmed people into terrorist targets. Legally armed civilians  protect unarmed people from illegally armed terrorists.

Muslims Shouting “Allah Akbar!” Go on Stabbing Rampage in St. Cloud – 8 Injured, One Dead

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Eight people were injured Saturday at Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota when two Muslims went on a stabbing attack.

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The Ahmadiyya Muslim community lead multi-faith peace talks

Pete and I visited New Zealand’s largest mosque which belongs to the Ahmadiyya Muslim community April this year. They spoke of their commitment to peace with all faiths. A recent meeting that they arranged in Auckland is a testimony to their actions matching their words.

I was interested to know if representatives from Sunni Islam and Shia Islam were at the meeting as most if not all of them do not recognise the Ahmadiyya community as being true Muslims. I sent an e-mail to one of the men I met at the Mosque and he kindly replied saying that, “the peace conference was attended by other Muslim members as well.”

The Ahmadiyya community needs to be recognised for their commitment to peace between all religions. They have even written a book about it.

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We are very quick to condemn Muslim leaders for not speaking out after Islamic terrorist attacks and condemning the slaughter. We cannot condemn the Ahmadiyya Muslim community for lack of words or action. They represent Muslims in New Zealand who are accepting of those with different beliefs to themselves and who wholeheartedly condemn the slaughter of Muslims and non-Muslims alike. If New Zealand is to stay free of the terror and strife already rampant in Europe we must make the most of every advantage at our disposal. The Ahmadiyya Muslim community wants New Zealand to remain conflict and terrorism free as much as we non-Muslims do and they are doing their part to help keep it that way.

Faith leaders from several mainstream religions joined hands today to find ways to achieve lasting peace. The meeting in Auckland was arranged by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community New Zealand and was entitled, Justice: The Foundation for Lasting Peace.

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No surprise that it wasn’t Billy-bob the red neck from Arkansas, it was Ahmed the still alive terrorist

Gee, what a surprise:

The New York Police Department says it is looking for a 28-year-old man for questioning in the New York City bombing.

The NYPD tweeted Monday morning (US time) that authorities were seeking Ahmad Khan Rahami.

He is a naturalised citizen from Afghanistan.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says he could be armed and dangerous.

An explosion in Manhattan on Saturday injured 29 people.   Read more »

Guest Post – Women’s rights and Islam

Whale Oil and others are asking the question about how lefty feminists are managing their conscience over the rights of Muslim or the rights of women.   It appears a conundrum.  And I can only think of small components that don’t make up a whole answer!

When we were fighting for our freedom as women to grow, develop and be recognised as equal to men, we fought the traditional belief systems that have existed almost forever.  In one generation we changed our world.  Not completely, but by a lot.

But many of us, because of our upbringing as women found it hard to do things for ourselves.  The pork chop syndrome was strong. (And for those of you who don’t know the expression, look it up).  It was symptomatic of our lives.  But we could fight for others.  Somehow that was more worthy than fighting for ourselves.  So we could fight for the poor and downtrodden, who were let’s face it frequently women.  We could fight for the children.  We could fight for women’s health.  But hardest of all was to fight for ourselves, our own rights to be recognised as equal to men.  For many of us, in our heart of hearts it seemed wrong, selfish, to fight for ourselves, and right to fight for others.

So perhaps fighting for the right to have a religion accepted as equal (or more so) to our own patriarchal Christianity might somehow seem more right than fighting for Christianity, which is our status quo, and still does not support equality anyway.  Yes I know, Catholics are a minority here, but a strong one.    Read more »

Are you a Gaza-loving-Greenie? Then it’s time for school

Shalom.Kiwi posts about the nine things that Marama Davidson needs to learn or understand before she makes her “stand”.

Green Party MP, Marama Davidson, is soon to depart on the “women’s peace boat” in an attempt to breach Israel’s legal maritime blockade of Gaza and raise awareness of the Palestinian cause. However, press releases from the Green Party and Ms Davidson seem to lack awareness of some fundamental facts, so we thought we would help them become better acquainted with the truth.

1. Jews are indigenous to Israel

In the Green Party press statement, Ms Davidson said she is joining the boat “as an indigenous woman” to support the women of Gaza. However she appears unaware of the Jewish people’s 3,000 year historical connection with the land of Israel, which expulsion and dispersal failed to destroy. Since the most recent expulsion by the Romans 2,000 years ago, faithful Jews have prayed three times daily, and annually on special festivals for a return to their maunga (sacred mountains), their whenua (ancestral land). This is the longing of an indigenous people.

The Jewish state of Israel is considered by many to be the role model for indigenous peoplesseeking a return to their ancient homelands. While most were dispersed to foreign lands, Israel hasalways retained a small number of Jews, keeping the fires burning (ahi kaa) for an eventual return to land over which they had mana whenua. Jews, like many other indigenous peoples, were under occupation, a minority in their own land for many centuries. The revitalisation of the indigenous language (Hebrew) is an inspiration to indigenous language advocates worldwide, including Måori.

If there is a people group that knows and understands discrimination, persecution, dispossession, expulsion, occupation and genocide, it is the Jewish people. The re-establishment of the Jewish state was an existential necessity that was internationally recognised and ultimately granted by the United Nations. In the face of an alarming rise in anti-Semitism worldwide, the state of Israel as the Jewish homeland, continues to be a necessity.

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“The sinister cloaks of those who would see me hang fill the streets I grew up in”

Milo Yiannopoulos says goodbye to London and explains why. Europe has changed forever and that change makes me more determined than ever to be as offensive and provocative and challenging as I have to be. I am not naturally offensive but my truth telling is labelled offensive and provocative by our MSM who seem determined to usher in our new overlords as soon as possible. If a gay fabulous, libertarian conservative like Milo is prepared to take on the establishment head on then what excuse do I as a heterosexual mother of two have for cowardice?

I’m leaving London tomorrow, perhaps for the last time, and I can’t say I’m sad. This isn’t my city any more.

I first thought my long absence was the source of my malaise. I’ve been feeling this niggling sense of unease, as though either I had changed or London had changed — as though we didn’t really know each other any more. I worked it out in the end. What’s wrong with London is what’s wrong with every major European city now. It’s Islam.

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