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Muslim Professor victimises Christian student and gets him suspended

Recently, Marshall Polston a student at Rollins College disagreed with his Islamic professor Areej Zufari when she claimed that the crucifixion of Christ was a hoax. A straight A student he was then shocked when she gave him an F on a paper with no explanation as to why.
He wrote Professor Zufari an email asking why he got such a low mark and also asked about extremist comments made by Muslim students during class, justifying the decapitation of “homosexuals, adulterers and thieves” under Sharia Law.

Areej Zufari escalated the issue by reporting Marshall to the college’s office of campus safety for “making her feel ‘unsafe.’” She even sought the advice of the local chapter of the ACLU over her student’s “hate speech.”

Next thing he knew Marshall was summoned to the Dean of Safety and suspended from school.

The Islamic professor followed up her attack on Marshall by filing a provenly false police report against him, claiming he harassed her during a time when he was at a restaurant miles away.

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Test: See if you can find six countries listed in this text, $1000 prize

This is the full text of President Donald Trump’s executive order.

See if you can find any mention of the words Muslim, Islam, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen in the text below.

A real $1,000 to anyone who can and prove it.


PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:   Read more »

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American Muslim spin on President Trump

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The spin that has been put on President Trump is getting ridiculous. He says one thing and it is spun as something completely different. Many commentators are acting like spoiled brats complaining about the rules imposed on them by their parents. Dad says, ” lights out by 9 pm ” and the kid responds…..

“You are a dictator, not a Dad.”

“You are stopping me from playing online with my friends because you don’t want me to have friends”

“You hate me and are jealous of the fact that I don’t need as much sleep as you”

Here are some statements from a Muslim commentator that illustrate my point:

In electing Trump, America has broken its sacred promise to us.

Oh my God! America made a sacred promise to Muslims? Is this in the constitution?

Thou shalt not elect a President who wants to stop immigration from Muslim-majority countries with a history of Islamic terrorist infiltration of the West until vetting procedures are dramatically improved.

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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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Alabama discriminate against non-Muslim women who wear head scarves

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Yvonne Allen in a photograph included in the lawsuit filed against officials in Lee County, Ala. (American Civil Liberties Union)

Now I may not like all the concessions the West give to followers of Islam but I always assumed that at least the West would be consistent. If they upheld the religious freedom of a Muslim woman to wear a Hijab at work then, of course, they would not object to a Sikh wearing a turban because fair is fair right? Wrong. In Alabama, Muslim women get preferential treatment. There is one law for non-Muslim women and another law for Muslim women.

From the complaint in Allen v. English:

Plaintiff Yvonne Allen is a devout Christian woman who covers her hair with a headscarf as part of her religious practice. In December 2015, Ms. Allen sought to renew her driver license at the Lee County driver license office, where officials demanded that she remove her head covering to be photographed. When Ms. Allen explained her religious beliefs, the County officials responded with a remarkable claim: They admitted that there was a religious accommodation available for head coverings, but contended that it applied only to Muslims.

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She had to call her Ahmadi best friend an infidel to get a Pakistani passport

This is a post written by a Muslim woman who is best friends with a Muslim from the Ahmadiyya sect. The Islamic country of Pakistan does not recognise the Ahmadiyya as true Muslims so she was forced to make a choice.

If you are a conscientious , or if you don’t live under a rock, it is hard to ever forget or ignore the kind of infuriating discrimination and shameful persecution that members of the Ahmadiyya community suffer in our country.

You console yourself by thinking, “at least I personally don’t discriminate or persecute”.

And, if you’re outspoken, you think, “I won’t and don’t ever let it happen in front of me”.

But then, there is a point in time when you are forced by the lottery of birth, and the Constitution of Pakistan, to become party to the state-sponsored discrimination of Ahmadis.

This is the time when you go to perform a simple act of citizenship: get or renew a passport.

The last time I got a passport back home, I was able to duck the question: you know the one right at the end where you have to sign to attest to the accuracy of all information on your application form — and that Ahmadis are infidels.

Passport application form. —Photo by Manan Ahmed Asif
Passport application form. —Photo by Manan Ahmed Asif

 

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London’s new Mayor is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

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The anti Israel mainstream media seem as confused by Sadiq Khan as I am. Like a typical labour politician he has immediately made an issue of gender equality by appointing women to three top roles.

Khan — who promised to “put the fight for gender equality” at the heart of his mayoralty — had already announced his statutory deputy is Joanne McCartney, meaning three of his four deputies are women. 

What has bamboozled the media and confused me is his apparent support for Israel. The media support the vicious BDS movement which has cost so many Palestinians their jobs. They cannot understand why Khan would support Israel. If a non-Muslim mayor had done this the press would have ripped him apart but because he is Muslim they are caught between a rock and a hard place. No reporter wants to be accused of racism or Islamophobia, since that is exactly what Khan’s opposition was accused of in the lead up to the election.
What really amuses me is the reporter’s concern that he is not being ‘ inclusive, ‘ because her idea of being inclusive is supporting Muslims not pro-Israel Jews. It is only okay to support minority rights if they are Muslims is the message I get from her article.

What I want to know, is whether Khan is genuinely pro-Israel or whether this is a political attempt to improve the Labour party’s image, given the anti-Semitic scandal that has so recently rocked them? He really is an enigma. One thing I do feel certain of is his ambition. Sadiq Khan has his eye on the leadership of the Labour party and the way he is going he just might achieve it
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A lapsed Catholic agnostic and an Imam walk into a New Zealand mosque…

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And the Imam says, “why the long face?”

Actually, the above didn’t happen.  But I did visit New Zealand’s largest mosque the other day by tagging on to the coat tails of Spanish Bride who had contacted them in the first place.   SB will have her own story to tell.

This is the first of mine.

 

 


We have covered Islam extensively on Whaleoil over the last 3 or 4 years, but never from a personal perspective.

At the Whaleoil end of year function, I actually spoke about this to SB and said I was keen to go do some “real journalism” and go find out some real stories about Muslims in New Zealand.

Up to the visit to the mosque, I had taken the opportunity to do clandestine interviews.  As I ran into people in my daily life, and I could identify them as Muslim through dress or something they said, I would interview them about their life, their experiences and their thoughts.

As I did, I became increasingly frustrated about two things.

The collective attempt to educate ourselves about Islam on Whaleoil had turned into quite a single-sided story about terrorism and the complete irredeemability of Muslims and Islam in general.

We basically have taken our information from the world’s worst events, most of them international, added this to the worst possible views we could find on the Internet, and then proceeded to create our own feedback loop based on fear and ignorance.

Let me stop for a minute and tell you that terrorism is real.  Radical Islam is real.  Some of it exists in New Zealand.  But where I know some of us have gone too far is by throwing all of Islam and all Muslims into the same category.

And if we are honest with ourselves, complete homogeneity is highly unlikely to be true about any large group.

I have a personal technique which is, somewhat ironically, a bible based test:  by their fruit ye shall know them.

This is a technique that I use to assess people, groups and organisations.  Most barrage you with what they want you to think and know.  Add to that your own preconceptions and what the media feeds you on a daily basis, and there is a lot of information swirling around in your head.

One way to cut all that noise out is to look at what actually happens.  What are the actual outcomes?

So I’ve been searching for Muslims that are a threat to our lives in New Zealand, and I’ve not been able to find any personally in my day to day dealings.

The Chemist that fills my prescription even wished me Merry Christmas as I collected my meds.  And she is Muslim.

The two boys I spoke to at length on a school bus trip about life as a Muslim in a New Zealand public school were also impossible to fit into the one-dimensional all-Muslims-are-bad-Muslims picture we’ve talked ourselves into.

The Muslims that live in my street and do their daily walk past my home.  They are friendly and don’t seem to carry any weapons or wearing suicide vests.

It became clear to me that Whaleoil readers have been done a disservice by our narrow and fear-based view of Islam.  We have also attracted single-issue commenters that perpetuate the same damaging stereotypes.

Let me repeat however, that ISIS is real, suicide bombers are real, radical Islam is real, and Muslims that are a threat to our way of life living in New Zealand are real.

Spanish Bride and I were met by Shafiq ur Rehman whose business card claims he is “Missionary in-Charge”.  Both of us were somewhat nervous.  I can only speak for myself, but I am a true adherent of “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”, so I was keen to be respectful, listen carefully, and try not to do something dumb while at the away game.  I asked for guidance on protocol.  There was no need for any as the visit was informal and relaxed.

Mr Rehman was very thorough and gave us an introduction to the functional areas of New Zealand’s largest mosque.  I believe we got to see it all, including the ablution facilities.  The building is fairly new, opened in 2013 in fact, and can fit up to 700 worshippers on two levels.  Men upstairs, women downstairs.  It’s all open, light, breezy and modern.

The prayer areas are large but basic.  White ceiling, white walls, carpet.  That’s it.  The objective is to focus your prayer on Allah, so there are no distractions.

This particular group of Muslims, the Ahmadiyya, also introduced the first Maori translation of the Koran.  Created over a period of 25 years, it has been written, checked and rechecked that it says exactly the same as the original text in Arabic.  It was a 25 year labour of love to produce it.

After the tour, we sat down with the National President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at New Zealand Inc, Iqmal Mohammed, and the General secretary as well as secretary External Affairs, Eqmal Khan for some tea and biscuits.

We talked about so many things, it is going to require a number of articles to touch on them all.

What I want to share with you today is that I still have failed to find Muslims that want to take over New Zealand and turn the country into a Islamic state.  I have found Muslims that are actually just like you and me.  The only difference is that they pray to Allah.

They too are disgusted, disappointed and fearful about the perversion of Islam through the actions of those who are essentially a few.

But writing this I can just feel your emotion rising.  Surely they did a snow job on me?  Surely I’ve been convinced and been told stories?  Surely, as soon as I left the mosque, they opened up the gun safe and took out their Kalashnikovs and fired off a few rounds in pure joy?

One meeting doesn’t mean a lot.  And yet it does.  It is the beginning a relationship that I want to build between Whaleoil and the New Zealand Muslim community.

“Why is it”, Iqmal Mohammed said, “that every time I make public statements condemning terrorism and violence in the name of Islam, nobody in the media reports it?”.

And that is the pivotal point.  Because I said “Why is it that every time something happens, we hear nothing from the Muslim community in New Zealand?”

Iqmal Mohammed doesn’t speak for all Muslims in New Zealand.   But the objective was to find the Muslims that want to do us harm.   They exist.  We spoke of other mosques in Auckland, which for the purposes of not inflaming inter-Muslim relationships further, I won’t identify.

But Mr Mohammed does represent a voice of Islam that has the same objectives for New Zealand and New Zealanders that we share.  He doesn’t want Islam to take over.  He wants to live in peace alongside everyone.  He operates an open community that welcomes and embraces everyone.  And literally too.  Some time ago he invited Jews to the mosque and they were physically embraced.

We need balance, we need hope, and we need to be honest to ourselves when dealing with Radical Islam.  And from here on in, Whaleoil will do this through having open conversations with Mr Mohammed and his friends.

This is also an invitation for other Muslim leaders to approach me.  We can not continue to live in fear and ignorance once we meet face to face, hold each others hands and look into each others eyes.

Isolating all Muslims and treating them poorly will in itself become a self-fulfilling prophecy where anger and resentment are allowed to build over time and generations.  Those two boys on the school bus are burned into my mind.  They go to a New Zealand school and they are constantly being called terrorists.  As they told me, the tears welled up in their eyes.

Through our fear, our ignorance and our own behaviour, we could be creating the next generation of Muslims that will grow up resenting us.

Through the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at organisation we have opened a door and Whaleoil will give it a voice.

We can’t solve the world’s problems.  But we can continue to work hard to protect our own way of life.   One way to do that is to ensure that New Zealand immigration is tuned in such a way that we do not import the same problems as other countries have.

Also, we need to be smart enough not to treat the Muslims that are already living here, born here, and actual Kiwis in such a way that their anger and resentment builds against their own neighbours.  Against you, and me.  And our children and grandchildren.

There is no point allowing someone to come here who resents our way of life and there is no point in cultivating our own home-grown terrorists.

And that exact point is what we share with Shafiq, Iqbal and Eqbal.

And on that basis alone, we have common ground to work towards preserving a New Zealand way off life that we can be justifiably proud of.

 

– Pete

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Muslim killed by another Muslim for wishing Christians a happy Easter

A Muslim has killed another Muslim for wishing Christians a happy Easter on Facebook.

Did this happen in Karachi or Islamabad? No.

What about in Syria or Iraq? No. It happened in Glasgow.

A popular shopkeeper was stabbed to death by another Muslim in a “religiously prejudiced” attack hours after posting an Easter message on Facebook to “my beloved Christian nation”.

Asad Shah, 40, a devout Muslim originally from the Pakistani city of Rabwah, had his head stamped on during a savage attack, according to one eyewitness.

Around four hours earlier the victim wrote online: “Good Friday and a very Happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation.

“Let’s follow the real footstep of beloved holy Jesus Christ and get the real success in both worlds.”

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I wonder duh, if this is connected to Islamic terrorism

There are terrorist attacks in Israel almost every day now in my Facebook feed. Terrorism attacks in the West are also becoming frighteningly common. The way they are reported though, is maddeningly similar. The initial reports always comment that the reason for the attack is unknown. The latest attack in America, with barely the basic facts known, clearly points to an Islamic terrorist attack yet the press and the police persist with the pretense that they really have no idea why it happened, as they always do every time this kind of attack happens.

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