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Islam In The News

Islam is a religion of peace. Peace and tolerance. Just ask any of its adherents.

Keep that in mind while reading the following stories.

First up, remember Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani? She's the Iranian woman who has been convicted of adultery. And in Iran, the penalty for adultery isn't a divorce or a reality show or a photoshoot -- it's death by stoning.

Because that's what the Koran specifies. Adulterers shall be stoned to death. And it lays out precisely how the stoning is to be carried out. Here is Islamic justice.

To sum it up: you are bound and wrapped in a burial shroud. Then you are buried in the ground -- men up to their waists, women to their necks. Finally, the crowd pelts you with rocks (not too big as to kill quickly, not too small as to just annoy -- orange-sized is about right) until you are pronounced dead. If you manage to work yourself free, you're spared. This is slightly easier for men, who aren't as buried as deeply and have greater upper body strength, but it's still damned hard. (Hey, here's a stunt for David Copperfield or Kriss Angel!)

Remember, Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance.

Next up, we have a case in Pakistan where a Christian woman is accused of blaspheming and insulting Islam. She's had a long feud with a Muslim neighbor, and apparently in the course of the fighting said something bad about Islam. She denies it, but in Islamic law grants greater weight to the word of a Muslim. So she has been convicted and sentenced to death.

There is a bit of international pressure to let her go, perhaps even let her leave the country. But that is unacceptable to the adherents to the Religion of Peace there. They want to see her hanged.

They held rallies to demand "justice," shouting that "We are ready to sacrifice our life for the Prophet Muhammad." Of course, what they are demanding is that the government sacrifice this Christian woman's life, but don't confuse them with facts. They're too busy practicing the peace and tolerance that Islam is renowned for.

After all, Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance.

Finally, a little bit of Shariah law at home. In Connecticut, a roller rink has a rule for safety: no loose head coverings on the rink. They're a safety hazard -- if they come loose, they can snarl the wheels of others and cause them to fall. So you either lose the head covering, or they'll loan you a helmet to keep it in place. Simple common sense.

But common sense has no place in Islam. A Muslim woman went there and, when confronted with the policy, denounced it as racist and discriminatory and hateful. Allah demands that she wear a scarf to cover her hair, and the will of Allah will keep it secured to her head while she's whizzing around the rink. And should she fall and it come loose and send other skaters tumbling, then that's the will of Allah, too.

So there's a little bit of news from the world of Islam. Remember, Islam is a religion of peace.

Say otherwise, and they'll kill you.

(Hat tips to Jim Hoft, the Gateway Pundit; Scott of AMCGLTD; and DMartyr of The Jawa Report.)


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Comments (28)

And the politically correct... (Below threshold)

And the politically correct will go right along with the nonsense. After all, they don't want to be 'judgmental'.

RoPMAefeysl a... (Below threshold)

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Well, formatting fail, much... (Below threshold)

Well, formatting fail, much like Islam.
It is the single most violent religion on the face of the planet. Responsible for the deaths of millions and all at the hands of its adherents.

Islam is a violent politica... (Below threshold)

Islam is a violent political ideology that is inherently incompatible with Western culture.

It always has been and always will be.

Submit, Pay, or Die are islam's only choices for you.

Tolerance is great and all,... (Below threshold)

Tolerance is great and all, but why do we have to tolerate them when they don't tolerate us?

"Say otherwise, and they'll... (Below threshold)

"Say otherwise, and they'll kill you."
Ummm, unless we kill them first.

I guess the Islamists are c... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

I guess the Islamists are correct, there is nothing so peaceful as an infidal/adulterer/insulter of Islam after they've been stoned or hanged.

How to defeat Radical Islam... (Below threshold)
I hate harsh and judgementa... (Below threshold)

I hate harsh and judgemental in the morning.


Next up, we have a case ... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Next up, we have a case in Pakistan where a Christian woman is accused of blaspheming and insulting Islam.

Memo to self: stay out of Pakistan. I insult Islam on a daily - sometimes hourly - basis.

"We are ready to sacrifi... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

"We are ready to sacrifice our life for the Prophet Muhammad."

Great news. Finally we agree on something. I am ready to help them with this.

Let me reiterate in a more ... (Below threshold)

Let me reiterate in a more readable format:

RoPMA = Religion of Peace My Ass

I think the writer of this ... (Below threshold)
Dow Buzzell:

I think the writer of this has not done their homework.

Stoning for Adultery is NOT in the Quran.

It is why the vast majority of Muslim's reject it as a form of punishment.

"Stoning for Adultery is NO... (Below threshold)

"Stoning for Adultery is NOT in the Quran."

Great, maybe you can go over and enlighten the mullahs. I'm sure they'll be very understanding and appreciative.

Mr. Buzzell,Please... (Below threshold)

Mr. Buzzell,

Please enlighten us. Is there punishment for adultery in the Quran? If yes, what is the proscribed punishment? Thank you for your response (in advance).

"the penalty for adultery i... (Below threshold)

"the penalty for adultery isn't a divorce or a reality show or a photoshoot -- it's death by stoning.

Because that's what the Koran specifies. Adulterers shall be stoned to death."

So says Jay Tea. Too bad he doesn't do his homework:

From the Koran, Chapter 24, verse 2:

"24:2 The adulteress and the adulterer you shall whip each of them a hundred lashes. Do not be swayed by pity from carrying out God's law, if you truly believe in God and the Last Day. And let a group of believers witness their penalty."

Nope, no mention of stoning.

Accuracy, conservatives, and THINKING first before you type -- something to strive for.

Except, Highlander, that ma... (Below threshold)

Except, Highlander, that many Muslims believe that 24-2 only applies to fornication, not adultery, even though the Kuran appears to not make a distinction between fornication and adultery (as long as it's between 2 people that are not married to each other, it is not allowed)
They believe the Sunnah of the Prophet calls for Rajm, or stoning to death.
4 times Hadith have Mohamed ordering someone stoned to death, at least one for adultery. What is not clear is when the Hadith took place in time in relation to 24-2.
Things that happen latter in Mohamed life overrule what he said or did earlier in life.
But why does this matter?
From WikiP

Hadith (pronounced /ˈhædɪθ/;[1] Arabic: الحديث‎ al-ḥadīth [ħaˈdiːθ]; pl. aḥādīth; lit. "narrative") are narrations concerning the words and deeds of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Hadith are regarded by traditional Islamic schools of jurisprudence as important tools for understanding the Qur'an and in matters of jurisprudence.[2] Hadith were evaluated and gathered into large collections mostly during the reign of Umar ibn AbdulAziz during the 8th and 9th centuries. These works are referred to in matters of Islamic law and history to this day.

So Jay is wrong about what the Kuran says, but right about what Sharia in many Islamic nations says.

My apologies, folks. It app... (Below threshold)

My apologies, folks. It appears that stoning comes from the Hadiths, not the Koran. I'm sure that's a great comfort to Ms. Ashtiani, and the world's human rights activists will agree that whipping is a vast improvement over stoning.

In the interests of embracing diversity and respecting multiculturalism, can we implement these punishments here in the US?


Especially for the morons w... (Below threshold)
Burton Choinski:

Especially for the morons who want to close their eyes to the repellent actions of an expansive religion and make up things about the ones that have reformed themselves in the past millennium.

I think FREE ONLY muslim ch... (Below threshold)

I think FREE ONLY muslim chick head scarfs allowed night at the roller rink would be hysterical. Kinda like roller derby with ahlalalalala...
While we are at it, lets give free roller coaster rides to all muslim chicks who wear head scarfs.
****NOTE**** posted signs of ride at your own risk every two feet.

Knightbragade, we talking I... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

Knightbragade, we talking Isadora Duncan here?

I find it sadly revealing t... (Below threshold)

I find it sadly revealing that the lefty trolls on this thread are apparently more outraged by J. T.'s mistake on the origin of the Islamic stoning penalty than the fact that it is actually going to be carried out.

Good lord so it's not in th... (Below threshold)

Good lord so it's not in the Koran, but it still goes on and what's in the Koran 100 lashes, that is so merciful. Isn't it amazing that the people that are all about women's rights and the rights of gays stand up to defend the relgion that has a zero tolerance policy for both. The inconsistency is stunning.

Correct the law comes from ... (Below threshold)
Dow Buzzell:

Correct the law comes from the Sharia Law that is based upon Haddeth not the Quran.

You should read about the Quran Alone movement in Islam.

The founder of the movement was executed for starting it..

A war was fought over it in Indonesia that ended with a Tsunami.

The Quran alone solves these problems, and one day will replace the Sharia Law.

"My apologies, folks. It ap... (Below threshold)

"My apologies, folks. It appears that stoning comes from the Hadiths, not the Koran."

- Jay Tea

Apology accepted, but next time THINK before writing.

You're welcome, Highlander.... (Below threshold)

You're welcome, Highlander. Now, anything to say about the actual TOPIC, or should I presume that your sole purpose was to play "gotcha" and just say "fuck off" now?


May all muslims be helped t... (Below threshold)

May all muslims be helped through puberty by a dromedary camel.

#4 Bob, says, 'inherentl... (Below threshold)
gaius piconius:

#4 Bob, says, 'inherently incompatible with Western culture' Only partlially complete Bob. Islam is incompatible with everyone's culture, world wide. Also an interesting fact that Islam is very very largely at war within its own cultural borders...Sunni...vs...Shiite...vs Ismaeli...vs Dervish etc,(I only threw in the last because they look so...well, you know...cute in there flairing skirts). But anyone please tell me why no Muslim can speak the term,... 'Reform'...when the omniscient God of Abraham gave them all a,(from his lips), book telling them, in 'verse this' and 'verse that' not to be nasty, hideous creatures...yet they interpret that to be optional. Optional of course because,.. 'verse this'.. is often followed, shortly on, by counter instructions in.. 'verse that - section b. clause 2.. recommending that someone's ballocks be lopped off for merely thinking of deleting a digital image of the Koran from his camera.

For me there is clearly scope for a religious reform here, and who better to chair that grand undertaking than a select 'Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem', who, let's be fair, will have a a far superior understanding of the nature of God in the first place, no matter how imperfect. " I can hear the rabbi's first words of acceptance now... "Oi Gewalt...verkakte Muslims... my voist enemy should have such bad luck".






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