Sunni Islam

Muslim President’s divorce reforms crushed by backward Islamic law

It turns out that it is not just President Trump who is being ankle tapped by legal authorities who think that they have the right to overrule his policies. Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attempted to promote a” moderate” version of Islamic divorce law and was immediately slapped down by
The Council of Senior Clerics in Al-Azhar who are the highest authority in Sunni Islam and the representatives of Islamic Sharia law.

CAIRO: Egypt’s top Islamic authority on Sunday rejected President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s suggestion that legislation be adopted to invalidate the practice of Muslim men verbally divorcing their wives.

It marked a rare instance of a public institution contradicting the president…

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Ignorance of and leniency towards Salafi ideology are two major problems in Western nations

I contacted Nicolas Pirsoul who is a doctoral candidate in politics and international relations at the University of Auckland recently because his research interests include issues around democracy and Middle Eastern politics. I told him about the story we had broken about Salafist Dr Sahib and asked him if he would consider writing an article for Whaleoil in reaction to the story since it had been picked up by the mainstream media both in New Zealand and in Britain. He politely declined because he said he was currently working on several articles and opinion pieces already.It appears that one of the pieces he was working on was for the New Zealand Herald.

Isis, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, and other terrorist organisations are all inspired by a particular understanding of Islam: Salafism.

Salafism is an extremist, literalist, and intolerant form of Sunni Islam…

Salafism obtained the important political power it continues to hold today when Muhammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab formed an alliance with the al-Saud family during the 18th century to give birth to the Saudi version of Salafism, Wahhabism, the state religion of the current kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

As Saudi Arabia developed as a major political force, due in large part to its oil production and its status as one of the West’s principal allies in the Middle East, Salafism further expanded its political and geographical influence. Saudi Arabia has continued to use its wealth to propagate Wahhabi ideas thorough the Islamic world and Muslim communities in the West.

Given these facts isn’t it strange that all those Sunni Imams from Egypt were sent to New Zealand this year to combat extremism? You know, the extremism that we don’t currently have in New Zealand according to FIANZ. Who exactly were these Imams targeting? Were they concerned about Salafists like Dr Sahib from Saudi Arabia who are propagating Wahhabi ideas?

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Hmmm doesn’t sound very inclusive to me Dr Sahib

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At Taqwa Trusts presents its monthly Islamic programme and social event for December focusing on the following topics:

  1. Rights of Muslims on Other Muslims, by Shaykh Dr.Mohammad Anwar Sahib
  2. Social Issues, Shaykh Kabba Bah

All invited. Dinner to be provided. Please see poster for details:

– At-Taqwa Trust email

Remember Dr Sahib? Star of this Whaleoil video? According to the above promotional poster, he will be speaking in Manukau on the topic of ‘ Rights of Muslims on Other Muslims ” which apart from the poor grammar doesn’t sound very inclusive. Nope, it actually sounds like imposing one Muslim group’s set of values onto a different Muslim group. I could be horribly wrong of course and could be taking the speech topic completely out of context which is why I invite those who attend the dinner to send me a video or audio of his sermon to our tipline.

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How long before New Zealanders will be treated like this?

It is a scary trend found all over the Western world. People are being targeted and punished for criticising or mocking Islam. No other religion is given this kind of power in the west. Sharia law is being imposed on our Western democracies. Islamic blasphemy law is being applied to us. It is wrong and it is the canary in the coal mine alerting us to serious danger but is anyone listening?

Louis Smith

Louis Smith

A British gymnast and Olympic champion has been banned from the sport for two months after appearing to ‘mock’ Islam in a leaked private video…

…And to compound Mr. Smith’s woes, he could now be denied being honoured in his hometown of Peterborough.

-breitbart.com

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Know thine enemy: 81% of Arabs support ISIS

People say that there are good muslims and bad muslims and ISIS are bad ones…but their actions should not be ascribed to the rest.

But what if ISIS has widespread support amongst Arabs in the region?

Al Jazeera has a recent poll which suggests that the barbarity of ISIS is well supported.

Breitbart reports:

In a recent survey conducted by AlJazeera.net, the website for the Al Jazeera Arabic television channel, respondents overwhelmingly support the Islamic State terrorist group, with 81% voting “YES” on whether they approved of ISIS’s conquests in the region.

The poll, which asked in Arabic, “Do you support the organizing victories of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)?” has generated over 38,000 responses thus far, with only 19% of respondents voting “NO” to supporting ISIS.   Read more »