Despite mental images of a no-longer-existent Ireland that was once a bulwark of Catholicism, the Emerald Isle has become the crown jewel of secularist post-modern and post-Christian Europe. Thanks a lot, Vatican II.
Anyhow, to prove how tolerant and progressive today’s Hibernians are, Islam has become the fastest growing religious belief in Ireland, according to IBT (International Business Times).
Then came Day 369, when the couple was biking in formation with a group of other tourists on a panoramic stretch of road in southwestern Tajikistan. It was there, on July 29, that a carload of men who are believed to have recorded a video pledging allegiance to the Islamic State spotted them.
A grainy cellphone clip [seen below] recorded by a driver shows what happened next: The mens Daewoo sedan passes the cyclists and then makes a sharp U-turn. It doubles back, and aims directly for the bikers, ramming into them and lurching over their fallen forms. In all, four people were killed: Mr. Austin, Ms. Geoghegan and cyclists from Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Without fail, ISIS jumped on taking responsibility for the killings, Again, from the NY Times;
In a bulletin issued by the internal news agency of the Islamic State on Monday, the group described the assailants as “soldiers of the Islamic State” and said the attack was “in response to calls to target citizens of Coalition countries.”
In a third article on the same topic, the NY Times also reported;
A day after claiming its first attack in Tajikistan, the Islamic State released a video on Tuesday that purports to show the five attackers joining hands and pledging allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the terrorist group’s leader.
The video was released by the Islamic State’s internal news agency and suggests that the attackers had at least a digital connection to the Islamic State, allowing them to send the footage to the group before last weekend’s attack on several cyclists who were run over and attacked on a mountain road in Tajikistan.
Austin recently penned in his personal blog his musings of his experiences has he and Geoghegan biked the globe;
You watch the news and you read the papers and you’re led to believe that the world is a big, scary place. People, the narrative goes, are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil. People are axe murderers and monsters and worse.
I don’t buy it. Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own—it’s easier to dismiss an opinion as abhorrent than strive to understand it. Badness exists, sure, but even that’s quite rare. By and large, humans are kind.
Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind. No greater revelation has come from our journey than this.
In a rather gruesome article published by the New York Times, it was revealed that not only did the ISIS cowards run down the bikers, after they were either dead or dying, the terrorists then set upon them with edged weapons;
Some of the bodies of the cyclists were found to have stab wounds, and in a statement posted on its website, the United States Embassy in Tajikistan confirmed that the attackers first used their vehicle to crush the victims and then jumped out and stabbed them with knives.
A member of Geert Wilders (pronounced “Heert Veelders“) populist and very pro-Dutch Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid) was found dead after apparently committing suicide.
But what Wilhelmina “Willie” Dille, a former member of the Netherlands parliament and city councilwoman of the Dutch capital city of The Hague, posted to social media just before she took her own life has conservative Dutch citizens in a veritable uproar and demanding answers.
As DutchNews.nl is reporting, Dille posted to Facebook her suicide note claiming that in 2017 she had been kidnapped and gang-raped by a group of Moroccan Muslims;
The video, which showed a pale and thin-looking Dille looking around nervously, was removed from social media shortly after it went online. In it, Dille claims that the gang told her she had to keep her mouth shut in the council debating chamber and that she has been threatened several times since.
She ends by saying she is resigning her council seat and apologizing to her family that she cannot go on.
In a video Dille reportedly posted online earlier in the day, she claimed former PVV parliament member Arnoud van Doorn – who apparently disliked her — ordered the attack, which allegedly happened in early 2017.
Interestingly enough, after van Doorn left the PVV, he converted to Islam in 2012, and until 2014, he served as a member of The Hague city council for the PvdE (The Islamic Party of Unity – Islāmic Partij van de Eenheid).
Even more interesting, the notoriously liberal Dutch media has called out the PvdE for openly supporting the Islamist terrorists of ISIS.
The faction president of the Party for Unity (PvdE) in The Hague has uttered support for the extremist grouping ISIS on his Facebook page. This pro-ISIS stance from Abdoe Khoulani [member of The Hague’s city council] is causing some discomfort in Parliament, and seems to add to the growing debate about current ISIS demonstrations reportedly being planned in The Netherlands.
“Long live Isis” Khoulani writes. “And insha’Allah on to Baghdad to fight the riff-raff there.” According to Trouw, this message was written by the politician in response to the announcement that a pro-ISIS demonstration in The Hague would no longer take place.
Sadly, Dille leaves behind her husband and four adopted children.
(Photo: It’s probably a good thing for Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai that she isn’t Muslim. She might be damned to hell for plucking her eyebrows.)
I can’t help but wonder if everything in Islam is considered haram (forbidden). Everything from flying kites to eating vegetables that may resemble the male sexual organ (such as carrots) have been deemed by as sinful by various Islamic clerics.
After all, it was Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini who once famously stated, “There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam.”
But what would you expect from a guy who lived on nothing but raw milk yogurt, onions and plain rice? More like Ayatollah Buzzkill.
Anyhow, the word from India’s East Coast Daily is that it’s strictly verboten for chicks to pluck their eyebrows or to have body hair plucked, shaved of waxed;
The Darul Uloom Islamic school at Deoband in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district is known to issue several fatwa, many of which go on to create quite some stir. After banning the use of CCTVs and saying that women mustn’t pluck and shape their eyebrows, the school has now issued a fatwa against waxing and shaving.
The seminary was replying to a query by a local named Abdul Aziz, who wanted to know if it was acceptable for a man or a woman to shave their arms or legs. The seminary said barring armpits, mustache and lower part of navel, removing hair from any other part was “against culture”.
As it turns out, the Darul Uloom seminary has quite a history if issuing fatwas (Islamic rulings) that seem rather curious, if not downright Stone Age, to Western sentiments.
As reported by the Time of India, Muslim women shopping at “bangle shops” must never allow male shopkeepers to attend to their needs… only female employees are allowed to serve them.
After all, a male stranger even touching a woman’s naked arm is “wrong and a big sin”.
A little girl was recently raped and murdered in Pakistan, but in a nation where little girls are routinely murdered by their own family members in the name of “family honor”, the news of this barely raised a blip on the American 24-hour news cycle.
Pakistani police Tuesday arrested the key suspect accused of raping and murdering a young girl in a case that enraged the country and stoked fears a serial killer was preying on children in the city of Kasur.
The killing of seven-year-old Zainab Fatima Ameen – the 12th child found raped and murdered in Kasur within a two-kilometre radius in the last two years – sparked riots, with thousands swarming police stations and setting fire to politicians’ homes, accusing authorities of inaction.
While almost nothing is on par with the raping and killing of a little girl, it could be argued that so-called journalists being indifferent, if not down-right callous, to the same rape and murder is rubbing salt into the already broken hearts of Zainab’s grieving family, especially her parents.
But that’s exactly what Fasih Ahmed, editor and publisher of Newsweek Pakistan, did in a slew of heartless and rather elitist tweets;
The sexual abuse of children will always exist. You can never eliminate it. Sometimes it leads to great art. So there’s also that.
Child sexual abuse has always happened, is happening, and will always continue. Two days of outrage on Twitter and participating in a 10-person vigil may make you feel so noble but that’s all just about you, not those who’ve been victimized
You know uncles, servants, teachers, cousins, random shopkeepers hurt boys and girls. Did you report them? Did you have the balls to step out of your denial? This is the cause du jour. Default mode denial is just around the corner. Zainab is not a watershed moment
Islam sure does make a big noise in regards to their (often violent) opposition to the homosexual lifestyle.
But the seemingly never-ending threat Muslim men seem to have in sticking to their heterosexuality smacks of being, well… rather queer.
In spite of my reservations regarding the validity of pretty much anything from the Moscow mouthpiece better known as RT.com, I have to admit they’ve caught an apparent Muslim scholar with his veritable pants down;
In an effort to get Muslim men to grow out their facial hair, a Muslim preacher has claimed that clean-shaven men with long hair “cannot be distinguished from women,” which can cause “indecent thoughts” to occur between males
“Men should grow beards. One of the two body parts that separate men from women is the beard,” Turkish preacher Murat Bayaral told religious station Fatih Medreseleri TV on Saturday, as quoted by [the Turkish newspaper] Hurriyet.
He went on to describe a possible scenario in which a man could find himself having “indecent thoughts” about another man.
“For example, if you see a man with long hair from afar you may think he is a woman if he does not have a beard. Because nowadays women and men dress similarly. God forbid! You could be possessed by indecent thoughts,” he said, apparently referring to same-sex relationships.
The South Central Asian nation of Pakistan may be a bit schizophrenic when it comes to active homosexuals, executing those drug before their increasingly Islamic-based court system, but leading the globe in gay Google searches, as reported by the New York Post.
Pakistan is by volume the world leader for Google searches of the terms “shemale sex,” “teen anal sex,” and “man fucking man,” according to Google Trends.
The Western press usually gets all weak in the knees when it comes to Buddhism, but not since the Venerable Ashin Wirathu expressed some very unpopular opinions regarding the so-called Religion of Peace.to the
Everyone from The Guardian to The Australian to MSN.com to something called Medium.com (which calls for an end of “Western injustices against Muslims“) to the once honorable Time magazine (who refers to the monk as “The face of Buddhist terror”) are all shedding crocodile tears over Wirathu’s condemnation of Islam in the Southeast nation Myanmar.
Formerly known as Burma, the Myanmar government finds itself knee-deep in a jihadist insurgency fomented by the nation’s Rohingya Muslim minority.
Rarely reported are instances such as when a Rohinga imam Nazir Hossain preached to local jihadis preparing to launch a sneak attack on a police station, “As imam, I encouraged them never to step back from their mission. I told them that if they did not fight to the death, the military would come and kill their families, their women and their children.”
But back to Ven. Wirathu – he upset the apple cart by publicly stating that;
Rohingya Muslims as “animals who eat with their asses.”
“Do these animals [Rohinga Muslims] eat with their asses when they have meals?” Wirathu asked a large group of supporters. “For example, do they put their rice into their bottoms instead of their mouths? When they go to toilets, do they invert their asses and excrete from their mouths?”
He added that Rohinga Muslims are “beasts, who are opposite to all in everything, and are claiming they are natives of Myanmar.” And in earlier sermons has warned Muslims “target innocent Burmese girls and rape them.”
What to do with a rapist… especially a child rapist? In the good old days, they were simply executed. But that was before America became “civilized” regarding the proper disposition of of some of the more vile and violent that walk among us.
But unlike a number of predominantly Muslim nations, at least we don’t give any given rapist the opportunity to get away with their crime by simply marrying their victim(s).
While civil libertarians, women’s rights groups and victim’s advocacy organizations here in the West have long accused the Muslim World of treating women little better than livestock or beasts of burden, at least a handful have technically dropped the “marry your rapist” get out of jail free card from their respective criminal codes.
As reporter Dehnert cited, the change in the rape laws in Jordan just may have come too late for a girl Dehnert referred to as “Aya” to protect her identity, as well as any future acts of violent retribution that is, unfortunately, the norm in many Muslim majority nations;
When Aya was 15, she was forced to marry the 24-year-old man who had raped her.
Her family agreed to the arrangement so that her rapist could evade jail time, and they could avoid a “scandal.” But after months of further abuse from her husband, Aya had enough. She decided to file for divorce and speak out about her situation.
“I’m a girl who was raped,” she wrote in an anonymous letter to the Jordanian Parliament and local media. “It’s clear to me now that he only wanted the marriage in order to leave prison and get rid of the sentence.”
Aya’s rapist had taken advantage of Article 308, a legal loophole that allowed offenders to be set free if they married their victims.
Three long years later is when the Jordanian lower house of their Parliament finally acted on behalf of the women and girls who have absolutely no say-so when it comes to legitimizing the same criminal who violated them to begin with.
As Dehnert also took note of;
As the laws tumble throughout the region, activists are hoping this forward momentum will pressure other countries to follow in their footsteps.
“Hopefully, this is a domino effect,” Equality Now’s legal equality program manager, Antonia Kirkland, says. “There are some Gulf states, like Bahrain and Kuwait, which have this type of law, and we hope they’ll be next.”
Other nearby countries with “marry-your-rapist” laws include Palestine, Iraq, Syria and Algeria.
But despite the victim-bride *technically* being off the hook from wedding her assailant, Dehnert cites an often deadly Catch-22 the women and girls find themselves in;
“Unfortunately, in practice, it seems like this might still be happening whether or not it’s on the books,” Kirkland says. “Law enforcement or authorities are not going to implement the law if they see that the family wants the girl and the rapist to be married.”
For some families, exposing their daughter’s rape to the public gaze by prosecuting the rapist means risking social shame – a consequence that can sometimes lead to them killing her in the name of family honor. Marriage is the easier, more private solution.
Using toilet paper is allowed in Islam but water should be the primary source of cleansing, according to a Fatwa released by Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (the Diyanet), [the Turkish newspaper] Hurriyet reported on Thursday.
The idea that using toilet paper is prohibited stems from the idea that paper can be used for writing.
“If water cannot be found for cleansing, other cleaning materials can be used. Even though some sources deem paper to be unsuitable as a cleaning material, as it is an apparatus for writing, there is no problem in using toilet paper,” the fatwa declared.
In a separate statement, the religious authority said last month that “it was okay for substances produced for cleaning and containing alcohol to be used for cleaning purposes, while stressing that drinking alcohol was forbidden by the Islamic religion,” Hurriyet reported.
As far as the question of what exactly is the proper Islamic etiquette for making your bladder gladder and/or dealing with a bad case of the dirty squirties, MyReligionIsIslam.com gives the lowdown of the down and dirty.
Just a few of the do’s and don’ts of going dooty; (emphasis mine)
One should enter the toilet with one’s left foot and exit with one’s right foot.
One should recite the prayer “Alhamdu-lil-laa-hil-la-dhi adh-haba ‘a-nil a-dhaa wa ‘a-faa-ni” when exiting the toilet.
After cleaning one’s private parts, one should cover them immediately.
One should remove the feces on one’s anus with one’s finger and wash one’s hand. If there are still traces of filth, one should wash them with water.
When cleaning the private parts after answering the call of nature, men should wash them from the back to the front. Women should wash them from the front to the back. Thus, the genitals will not be smeared with filth, nor will it cause one to be sexually aroused by the stimulation of fingers.
One should dry one’s private parts with a cloth after washing them. If there is not a cloth available, it is permissible to use toilet paper because toilet paper is produced to be used after answering the call of nature. But using other kinds of paper for this purpose is not permissible.
One should sprinkle some water over one’s underpants after cleaning one’s private parts. By doing so, when one notices wetness on one’s underpants, one will not feel doubt as to whether it is urine or not.
After cleaning their private parts, men should do istibra. Women do not do it. Istibra means not to leave any drops of urine in the urethra. It is done by walking or coughing or lying on the left side.
If a man exits the toilet without doing istibra, drops of urine may come out and soil his underwear. Therefore, he should insert a cotton wick as big as a barley seed into his urinary hole, whereby he will prevent urine from oozing out.
One should not look at one’s private parts or spit into the toilet.
One should not urinate while standing unless there is strong necessity for doing so and should not let drops of urine splash onto one’s clothes. To that end, one should keep separate pajamas or tracksuit. It is mustahab to enter the toilet with separate pajamas and with the head covered.
One should wash one’s hands after using the toilet.
One must not urinate into any water, on a wall of a mosque, in a cemetery, or on a road.
Cleaning the private parts with stones and similar materials is an acceptable substitute for cleaning them with water.
Denmark, like almost every other member nation of the European Union have experienced wave upon wave of overwhelmingly unskilled and uneducated Muslims from North Africa, the Middle East, and South Central Asia.
As the Euro-centered news site 10News reports, “West Europe is changing rapidly as a result of mass-immigration from the Islamic world. This includes the level of aggression in public spaces. Denmark experiences increased problems with reckless drivers of a Middle Eastern background.”
Taking their observation to the next level, the news page cites the left-leaning Danish newspaper, Politiken, who notes of a whole newway of insulting the people of Denmark is rearing its ugly head;
“A guy makes the world’s biggest three-point turn, and is about to drive into me. We get eye contact and I shake my head. He screams something through the open window. At first, I can not recognize the words, but then I hear them:
‘I’ll f**k your mother’
A few days later I’m on my motorbike going home from work, as a driver in a black car almost hits me. The driver is talking in his mobile phone while driving, and I give him what I think is a good advise: ‘Drive a car, not your phone, when you are driving’. ‘I saw you,’ he claims.
The word ‘idiot’ escapes my mouth and I take off. At the first coming red light the guy runs with his hands closed in a fist. Among the threats he screams:
‘I’ll f**k your dog — I’ll f**k your goat!’”
Denmark has seen a veritable flood of new migrants enter their nation in recent years. Notable increases have originated in Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Morocco, Lebanon and Somalia.
More common in the land of origin of the new arrival to Denmark than Western sentiments are use to, just a few examples of what the Danes and the rest of Europe must be prepared for;
The India Times notes some of the more curious fatwas issued to the Muslim faithful;
Their driving has always been under suspicion, now we know why
In 2013, Saudi Arabia’s Sheikh Lohaidan issued a fatwa that Women who drive risk damaging their ovaries and producing children with clinical problems
Rapist father-in-law made husband
In 2005, In a particular case, a woman was raped by her father-in-law in UP and instead of punishing him, an Islamic court in Deoband issued a fatwa saying that because of the father-in-law’s act, she should now be treated as his wife, and hence, her husband would now be her son
Buffets are haram
In 2014 in Saudi Arabia, A member of the Standing Committee of the Council of Senior Scholars, Sheikh Saleh bin Abdullah Al-Fawzan, said that buffets offered at restaurants are haram.
The News International (of Pakistan) reported in 2011 that a local man was caught in flagrante with a neighbor’s donkey, resulting in a 50,000 rupee fine. Shocking to the Western mind, the fine wasn’t imposed for having sex with an animal, but for committing adultery. The raped donkey was labelled a ‘kari’ (an adultress) and eventually honor killed by its owner.
Incredible though it may sound, a donkey was declared ‘Kari’ and shot dead here in a remote area on Monday. The Jirga imposed 110,000 rupees fine on the alleged ‘Karo’.
The reports said that in Village Ghahi Khan Jatoi, a villager Ghazi Khan alias Malang shot dead his donkey on being ‘Kari’ with Sikandar Ali alias Deedo. He attempted to kill Sikander too but the alleged Karo managed to escape and surrendered himself to an influential person of the area.
Sources said the influential person summoned both the parties and imposed 110,000 rupees fine on the Karo. They said Sikander and his family were forced to pay Rs 50,000 on the spot and the remaining amount in two installments.
The sources added that the alleged Karo pleaded innocence at the Jirga, but the Jirga members paid no attention to it. Sikander’s family said he paid Rs 50,000 to save his life otherwise he would have been killed.
Middle East:Miner and DeVos (1960) comment that amongst Arab tribal cultures, “Bestiality with goats, sheep, or camels provides another outlet. These practices are not approved but they are recognized as common among boys.” Havelock-Ellis [note 52] states “The Arabs, according to Kocher, chiefly practice bestiality with goats, sheep and mares. The Annamites, according to Mondiere, commonly employ sows and (more especially the young women) dogs.”
Meanwhile, Google Trends notes that Pakistan leads the entire planet regarding internet searches for the following four-legged fornication;
Horse sex – Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) came in third
Pakistan came in a disappointing third regarding the following:
Cat sex – Vietnam wins the Gold, Sri Lanka takes the Silver
While two of the top three nations leading the list regarding goat loving (Pakistan and Bangladesh), as it turns out the followers of Mohammed aren’t even listed when it comes to getting up close and personal with sheep.
In light that sheep are consumed in most nations of Muslim majority, it is arguable that Muslims really do take serious the old adage, “Don’t play with your food.”
When it comes to Islam, I usually find myself in disagreement with the followers of Mohammed. From their rather sanguine dogma and scriptures to the deafening silence from the overwhelming majority of so-called peace-loving Muslims when it comes to condemning militant radical Islam.
But in all fairness, there are times when Islam absolutely and without fail gets it right.