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.
In what many in the West have been calling for at least since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 if not longer, a leader of a majority Muslim populated nation has called for change withinIslam. As reported by the conservative-leaning news aggregate Right Speak via Google News on Jan. 9, 2015, the recently elected president of Egypt has openly called for what many are referring to as an “Islamic Reformation.”
Meriam Ibrahim faces either stoning or hanging, then her corpse could be publicly crucified…
As America, Great Britain, and more than a few member nations of the Commonwealth recently celebrated Mother’s Day, a Sudanese Christian woman was sentenced on the same day to a public whipping and then to be executed for violating Islamic Shari’a Law, specifically on the charges of apostasy from Islam and also for adultery. As reported by both The Christian Post and The Washington Examiner on May 12, 2014, in keeping with the penal code of the Islamic Republic of Sudan, 27-year-old Meriam Yahia Ibrahim shall first be at the receiving end of 100 lashes before being put to death.
While on his whirlwind tour of the Far East, Barack Obama managed to find time to hammer the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, yet the Chief Executive has remained curiously silent when informed that his Malaysian hosts have every intention of implementing the harshest punishments found in Islamic Shari’a law on the nation’s rather sizable non-Muslim minority. As reported by both The Malaysia Chronicle and The Malay Mail Online, both on April 28, 2014, as well as USA Today on April 27, 2014, Obama referred to Clippers owner Donald Sterling as both “ignorant” as well as “incredibly offensive” while the billionaire Democrat was secretly recorded berating his 49-years-his-junior now ex-mistress, known to the world only as V. Stiviano, for her friendship with blacks as well as posting online photos of her with NBA legend Ervin “Magic” Johnson.
Photo: Gabrielle Bou Rached, Miss Lebanon 2005-2006
In what a leading Lebanese women’s rights group sarcastically alluded was a sick April Fool’s Day joke, the Lebanese Parliament passed what is officially an updated domestic violence protection act, but seems to have skipped all the legalistic verbiage outlawing marital rape, effectively legalizing the act, as reported by the human rights news portal The Clarion Project on April 2, 2014.
With the official name of the country Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace (Brunei Darussalam), the leader of the oil-soaked country is on the cusp of incorporating the harshest aspects of Islamic Sharia Law into the civil and criminal legal code, as reported by the right-of-center Cybercast News Service on March 10, 2014.
To many, same sex attraction is as normal as breathing air. To others, active homosexuality is acceptance of the deviance of basic human physiology. However, other than the dozens of nations that still maintain anti-sodomy laws, there are still ten nations on earth that execute homosexuals, as reported by Terri Rupar of The Washington Post on Feb. 24, 2014. Continue reading “Ten nations that still execute homosexuals”→
To the vast majority of Westerners, Islam’s sharia law seems at a minimum to be a legalistic curiosity. At the other end of the spectrum, mind boggling barbaric. Case in point would be the rather disturbing reports coming out of the Islamic Republic of The Sudan, as published on Feb. 19, 2014, by both the pan-African daily online newspaper The Mail & Guardian (of Cape Town, South Africa), and the London-based The Daily Mail.
Arguably one of the most oppressive regimes on the planet, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) religious clerics council has ruled no woman may seek or receive medical attention from male medical or health professionals unless a “male guardian” is present, as reported by the English-language newspaper the Arab News (of Jeddah, KSA) on Feb.14, 2014.
“Commuting the sentence from death to prison is considered an act of forgiveness…”
A young Saudi Arabian boy was recently spared the hangman’s noose and instead ordered to a yet to be made public prison sentence for the accidental killing of an elderly relative, as reported by The Independent (of London, England) on Nov. 11, 2013.
Relatives of the boy convinced the killing was an accident, as the boy opened fire at a distance at what he thought was a monkey “trying to damage one of the neighbourhood’s trees.”
It turned out the elderly relative was collecting leaves to feed the family goats.