This post is something of a departure from my normal style.
Basically it’s just going to be a selection of links to news stories and other websites, with one or two snippets extracted from each one, then I’m going to ask three questions and I’d appreciate hearing your answers and views in the comments section.
Okay, here goes:
Links and Snippets
“The father of one of the gunmen who killed scores of concert-goers in Paris had tried unsuccessfully last year to bring his son back from Syria where he had joined ISIS.”
“Samy Amimour, 28, who was born in Drancy, a north-eastern suburb of Paris, has been identified as one of the attackers at the Bataclan theatre. He wore a suicide vest and blew himself up on Friday evening as French police closed in.”
A Malian military official says at least three people are confirmed dead in an attack on a hotel in the capital where more than 100 hostages are believed to be held.
Lt. Col. Diarran Kone told The Associated Press that the deaths were confirmed after gunmen stormed the Radisson Blu hotel Friday morning.
At least 170 hostages were believed to have been taken, though some 20 were freed later in the morning and others managed to escape with the help of security forces.
The Malian military said 10 gunmen stormed the hotel shouting “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is great,” in Arabic before firing on the guards.
In 2008, UK’s government formally recognized the first Sharia Law court and the Archbishop of Canterbury – the head of Church of England – stated that adopting elements of the Sharia law into the UK’s court system was “unavoidable.”
Since then, over 100 Sharia law courts have been established across the UK. Although they technically lie within the UK’s Tribunal Court system, these Sharia courts have been issuing rulings that contradict Britain’s common law, as well as the European Union laws.
Alarmed at last week’s police statistics, which revealed that in 68% of all rapes committed this year the perpetrator was from an ethnic minority, leading Muslim organisations have now formed an alliance to fight the ever-growing problem of young second and third-generation immigrants involved in rape cases against young Danish girls.
ISIL is a Salafi or Wahhabi group. It follows an extremist interpretation of Islam, promotes religious violence, and regards Muslims who do not agree with its interpretations as infidels or apostates. According to Hayder al Khoei, ISIL’s philosophy is represented by the symbolism in the Black Standard variant of the legendary battle flag of Prophet Muhammad that it has adopted: the flag shows the Seal of Muhammad within a white circle, with the phrase above it, “There is no God but Allah”. Such symbolism has been said to point to ISIL’s belief that it represents the restoration of the caliphate of early Islam, with all the political, religious and eschatological ramifications that this would imply.
IS seeks to eradicate obstacles to restoring God’s rule on Earth and to defend the Muslim community, or umma, against infidels and apostates.
“Kill disbelievers wherever you find them. If they attack you, then kill them. Such is the reward of disbelievers.” – (Qu’Ran 2:191)
“Those who disbelieve, promise them a painful doom.” – (Qu’Ran 3:21)
“Those who make war with Allah and his messenger will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. That is how they will be treated in this world, and in the next they will have an awful doom. (Qu’Ran 5:33)
“Those who disbelieve will be forced to drink boiling water, and will face a painful doom.” – (Qu’Ran 6:70)
“Those who consider the Quran to be “mere fables” will be branded on the nose.” – (Qu’Ran 68:15-16)
The above link is far from exhaustive and does show that Moslem organisations are not the only offenders when it comes to terrorist atrocities, but I would like to point out that those who are all claim to be working according to the rules laid down in the Qu’Ran:
- Boko Haram
- Salafi Movement
- Al Shabaab
- Haqqani Network
- Ansar Bait al-Maqdis
- al-Nusra Front
- Abu Sayyaf
- When are the Islamic apologists going to admit that the terrorist activity carried out by these groups is being done in the name of Islam?
- When are our governments going to take a stand against the poisonous religious ideology that is encroaching upon our freedom more and more, every day?
- When are the Islamic ‘moderates’ actually going to do something to combat the extremists?