Vin's Notes on Islamism: Part Nine
by VIN IENCO
April 26, 2011
When Freedom is a Dirty Word
Sharia punishment in Aceh, Indonesia.
On the 12th Of February this year, after 18 days of revolution, President Hosni Sayyid Mubaraks rule of 29 years was over. After some reservations, he decided to listen to the swelling and determined populace and step down from power. The media couldn’t contain itself and splashed headlines like ‘Go Egypt, freedom is sweet’ and ‘Joy as Egypt is free’. From Scotland to Australia to America, the headlines beamed free, free and free.
What Egypt got and what Libya will get is anything but freedom. The very concept of freedom in Islam is nonexistent. As the word ‘Islam’ means submission, there isn’t room for much else at all. Allah does not believe in freedom as it allows for idol worship.
In Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Syria, the uprising of people was deemed un-Islamic. Under Islamic or Sharia law, protesting or criticism of the Government is haram (forbidden) and crushing such notions is to be expected, it is Allah’s word.
Qur'an (4:59) - "O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority from among you..."
Obedience is strictly limited to the government drawn only from the pool of believers, not from the broader community.
Qur'an (5:49) - "So judge between them by that which Allah hath revealed, and follow not their desires, but beware of them lest they seduce thee from some part of that which Allah hath revealed unto thee".
Here we see that Allah’s law takes priority over a person’s desires. If a Muslims loyalty is divided, this clarifies where the loyalty must fall.
Bukhari says in 89:251 –
Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever obeys me, obeys Allah, and whoever disobeys me, disobeys Allah, and whoever obeys the ruler I appoint, obeys me, and whoever disobeys him, disobeys me."
Muslims will readily tell us that we ‘cherry-pick’ verses from the Koran and that we have misunderstood or misinterpreted the verse. It seems also that the respected Islamic mouthpieces, dictators and Imams etc, must also have it wrong.
Sayyid Qutb (1906 – 1966) in an Egyptian prison.
Cleric Sayyid Qutb, (Egyptian Cleric, author, educator, Islamist, poet, and the leading intellectual of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in the 1950s and '60s), “It is Allah and not man who rules. Allah is the source of all authority, including legitimate political authority. Virtue, not freedom, is the highest value. Therefore, Allah's law, not men, should govern the society."
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (Iranian religious leader and politician, and leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution): ‘Don't listen to those who speak of democracy. They all are against Islam. They want to take the nation away from its mission. We will break all the poison pens of those who speak of nationalism, democracy, freedom and such things’.
Anjem Choudary (English born former solicitor and proscribed spokesman for the Islamist group Muslims against Crusaders): ‘Nowadays, people worship idols which are more intellectual - like democracy, liberalism, freedom and so on. So these need to be destroyed as well, and replaced with worshipping and obeying Allah’.
Abu Bakar Bashir (Godfather of Indonesian Terror Group Jemaah Islamiyah), The west is trying to weaken Islam from within with ideas like secularism, freedom, liberalism and democracy. This is all designed to contaminate our pure Islam.
You can readily find video of Muslims protesting in adopted nations, like Britain and countries of Europe screaming ‘freedom, go to hell’ and ‘democracy, go to hell’. The irony is that they are able to assemble and protest and say such things as they live in a free society. These protests normally call for the implementation of Sharia Law, which further hinders human rights and freedoms.
Under Sharia Law, you are free to have your limbs ‘cross amputated’ (opposing leg and hand), if you steal something. Al Shabab executed such justice on three teenagers last week. A large crowd assembled and watched as ‘masked men with long knives’, performed the amputations. Al Shabab is the biggest organization confronting Somalia’s transitional federal government. The group already carried out public execution, amputations and flogging in southern parts of the country.
All across the Islamic world a raped woman is free to be hung or stoned or imprisoned for life. The ‘justice’ isn’t handed down based on a jury of 12 of her peers, but in her lack of providing 4 pious male adult Muslim witnesses.
In the USA and the UK, the lawmakers believe the lies told to them that Sharia is about justice in divorce and inheritance. Islam commands that a woman receives half of the inheritance of a man, though that hasn’t stopped merry old England opening over 100 Sharia Courts. No fewer than a dozen US states have anti –Sharia legislation on the table and CAIR is there fighting them, every step of the way.
Make no mistake, Islamic Law and the freedoms that we enjoy today ARE in polar opposite of each other. As the English Philosopher Bertrand Russell said, ‘Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires’
Countries/ topics in order are:
The Fallen, Must Read, Video, USA, Canada, Israel, Britain, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Egypt, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia, Somalia, Nigeria, Kenya, Photo Captions.
♦ The Fallen
Pfc. John F. Kihm, 19, (above) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died April 19, 2011.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Micah Aaron Hill, 27, of Ralston, Nebraska, died April 19, 2011.
Spc. Sonny J. Moses, 22, of Koror, Palau, died April 18, 2011.
Sgt. 1st Class Charles L. Adkins, 36, of Sandusky, Ohio, died April 16, 2011.
Staff Sgt. Cynthia R. Taylor, 39, of Columbus, Georgia, died April 16, 2011.
Sgt. Linda L. Pierre, 28, Immokalee, Florida, died April 16, 2011.
Spc. Joseph B. Cemper, 21, Warrensburg, Missouri, died April 16, 2011.
Capt. Charles E. Ridgley Jr., 40, of Baltimore, Maryland, died April 16, 2011.
Spc. Paul J. Atim, 27, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, died April 16, 2011.
Spc. Charles J. Wren, 25, of Beeville, Texas, died April 16, 2011.
Pfc. Joel A. Ramirez, 22, of Waxahachie, Texas, died April 16, 2011.
Spc. Joseph A. Kennedy, 25, of St. Paul, Minnesota, died April 15, 2011.
♦ Must Reads
Egypt and Israel: Full Circle? By Gadi Adelman
Muslims’ victim mentality
Muslim Brotherhood Announces Creation of Ikhwan Television Network
Anti-Semitism as Thick as a London Fog
Jewish, Not Arab, Roots in Judea and Samaria
NY Times mindset - peace hinges on U.S. and Israel, not on Israel and the Palestinians
A Melting Pot Gone Cold
Terror warning: Hezbollah to attack Israelis abroad
Persecution of Christianity in Islam and the Old World
Egypt Brotherhood leader: Preparing for an Islamic government
Islam Has Expired
BBC Trust: 'Death in the Med' was 'Accurate and Impartial' – article and vids
Europe: Nationalist resurgence
The difference between Richard Goldstone and the NY Times: One recants, the other doesn't
Refugee influx from North Africa prompts European countries to clamp down on borders
Islam: A Battle Plan to Conquer the World
Islamic Hypocrisy in Europe
EU wants to label ritually slaughtered meat 'slaughter without stunning'
Al-Qaeda Confirms Involvement in Libya
The Silent Extermination of Iraq's 'Christian Dogs'
Islam: When Guests Reverse the Roles
Where are the Christian Suicide Bombers?
Rebels flee key city - ask 'Did NATO take Saturday and Sunday off?'
The new cold war, Iran and Saudi Arabia
Don't Politicize Terror Designations
Beware of Palestinian state
Assad's 'Responsibility to Protect' falls a little short
Inside Story: Battle for Kurdistan (25:01)
Inside Story: Syria's emergency laws (24:56)
Inside Story: US funding Syrian opposition? (24:50)
Muslim Attacks Street Preacher, Preacher charged with battery (13:29)
Muslim Sesame Street II: The birds and the bees and suicide –animated (10:19)
Former Muslim, Kamran's story (10:10)
Syria update (5:05)
Syrian forces fire at protesters in Homs (2:12)
Raw Video: Aftermath of Mob Violence in North Nigeria (1:55)
Defying the burqa ban in France (1:41)
British PM Cameron lays out immigration plan (1:34)
Yemeni women continue protests (1:32)
Imams plan for the UK (1:19)
US hands over terror suspect to Germany
U.S. pledges $25M to Libyan rebels
DOD Announces Charges Sworn Against Detainee Nashiri
US Govt: Burning Korans, Bad! Burning Bibles, Fine!
Iran, Nukes, and China's Inroads to the Middle East: What's Next Mr. President?
U.S. Government on steroids as they kiss up to Islam and the Koran
U.S. Photojournalist Reportedly Killed in Libya
Source: Bush Justice Department nixed CAIR indictment in 2004
“Anti-Islam Extremist” Begs You to Read the Koran
Enabling the Muslim Brotherhood in America
(UPDATED) DOJ Source: Govt Muslim ‘Outreach’ Jeopardized Active Terror Investigations
Justices reject appeal from Guantanamo detainees over delayed release
U.S. Middle-East Policy in Disarray
FLORIDA: Tape Reveals Florida Imam Hoodwinked Qur'an-Burning Pastor
Prosecutors seek to stop rally outside Dearborn mosque by Florida pastor
Terry Jones in court Thursday over his anti-Islam rally in Michigan
Pastor Terry Jones Denied Permit to Protest at Mosque
Free speech or public risk? Jury weighing Jones protest
Controversial Preacher Jailed for Dearborn Protest
MICHIGAN: Group pulls out of Islamic Center protest
MINNESOTA: Judge won't dismiss ACLU lawsuit against TiZA School
MISSOURI: Anti-Sharia Bill Clears Its First Hurdle
NEW JERSEY: For Some Latinos, Islam is Simple
Transit Worker Fired for Burning Koran Rehired, Compensated for 'Pain and Suffering'
OHIO: Islamic relations leader can sue U.S. over privacy, detention at border
TENNESSEE: Muslims gather at Capitol Tuesday for hearing on anti-Sharia bill
Tea party group cancels protest at Southaven Nation of Islam center
Sponsor of anti-terrorism bill to move forward despite opposition from many Muslims
Tenn. Republican lawmaker defends position on anti-terrorist legislation
UTAH: Church Distributes Korans
WASHINGTON: Lying, Hitting Your Wife and Jihad: Just another Day in a Moderate Mosque
Controversial Islamic centre director was in Toronto: sources
Teen hit by anti-tank missile dies of wounds
Terror warning: Hezbollah to attack Israelis abroad
Itamar massacre solved; 2 arrested
PM: We won't tolerate slaughter of Israelis
Fogel family: Murder heinous, hate bottomless
Itamar attack: 'My son was tortured into confessing'
Fogel Terrorist: Like Father, Like Son
Death Penalty Unlikely for Itamar Massacre Terrorists
Hard-line Arab leader arrested at Israel border
Israel indicts Saudi man for working for Hamas
'Peace and Dialogue' Muslim Group Angered by Jewish Kotel
Britain: "Failed by a System That Tiptoes Around Cultural Sensitivities"
British Govt slammed for visit to Muslim Brotherhood
Muslim Council: women cannot debate wearing veil
Electrician told he faces the sack for Christian symbol on his van dashboard
How the 'London Taliban' is targeting women and gays in bid to impose Sharia law
Koran burner is jailed for 70 days
Britain spends millions on Libyan aid while Arab states give little
'I wanted to be free': Muslim model upsets family by posing nude for Playboy cover
Thumbs up for pub to open as mosque
Security teams gear up for UK royal wedding
Muslim fanatics to burn effigies of royal couple and turn wedding into 'a nightmare'
Royal wedding to be ‘protected by EDL ring of steel’
UK: El Al plane bomb plotter could be released early
Cheating husband froze to death in car after meeting lover for a secret tryst during snowstorm
Muslims call for extra burial space
7/7 proposals ‘are being ignored’
English Defense League urges supporters to read not burn the Koran
Colliers Wood mosque set to get bigger after Merton Council planning victory
Chingford Council to decide mosque expansion plans
Planners approve West Bromwich mosque
Islamic centre planned for Watford Conservative club
Muslims appeal for help for only mosque in Exeter
Anti-BNP protest divides Muslims at Swansea mosque
Islamic Council of Victoria asks for tolerance
Guards retreat as detainees set Villawood alight
Rioting asylum seekers face charges after Villawood fires
Police Use DNA Tests to Identify Mosque Bomber
Indonesia battles terrorist hit squads
Activist uses film to bolster claims that Govt exploits terror
20,000 police to safeguard Jakarta during Easter
Mosque bomber a follower of Bashir
Islamists shift targets, religious intolerance rises
Jemaah Islamiyah Linked to Book-Bomb Attacks, Arrests
Big bomb found near Indonesia church; 19 arrested
Militants wanted to film Indonesian church bomb
Kidnappers free Filipino trader in south after 48 days in captivity
OIC experts coming to Manila for peace talks
Bomb Kills 1, Wounds 23 in Southern Thailand
Insurgency in Deep South declining in momentum,
27 Thai hostages return from Somalia
Defense volunteer shot dead in Narathiwat
66 teen boys sent to anti-gay counseling
Malaysia signs security pact with Saudi Arabia
Muslim Reality Show Features Corpse Washing, Sheep Slaughter
No need for amendment on status of Islam, says minister
Leaser threatens Jihad if laws banning child marriage are implemented
Punjab, Muslims attack a Christian village
8 Bodies Found in Pakistan’s NW
Detained Christian released – but two others held
Teachers harass girl students in Peshawar University, PA told
Candles for Asia Bibi for faith shall set her free, says Islamabad bishop
Court frees all but 1 in gang-rape case
Three militants among 4 killed in Darra action
US drone kills 20 as Taliban attack forces in Pakistan
Fear in Pakistani village dominated by Christians
Roadside bomb kills 6 police officers
8 NATO Soldiers Killed in a single day
Iran engineers 'kidnapped in Farah'
Afghanistan should brace for more assassinations: U.S. envoy
Three Afghans held for disrespecting Qur’an
2 Afghan police die, NATO chopper crashes in east
Tashkent, punishes those who lend or gift Bibles to children
Police Arrest Anti-Government Protesters
'Too beautiful for school' Pakistani teen back in classroom
1,000 migrants evacuated from Lampedusa
Ex-Gitmo detainee deported from Italy to Tunisia
Italian ship hijacked by pirates in Arabian Sea
Italy to send military instructors to train Libyan rebels
Border Police Block Migrant Train from Italy
Mosque hosts Islamic courses for Catholic teachers
French blame immigrants for integration failure: poll
France vows to step up air strikes in Libya
Muslim's Playboy strip stokes integration debate in Germany
Jewish Ideas Daily: A new Germany?
Germany Froze $6 Billion of Libyan State Funds, Spiegel Says
Germany: Use Gadhafi's frozen funds for Libya aid
Germany expels openly homophobic imam
Wilders trial: police complaint about perjury
Holland 'not attractive' for Tunisians
Making sense of Norwegian anti-Semitism
4 people killed in Dagestan province
Top al Qaeda militant dies in Chechnya
Turkey Grapples With Spike in 'Honor' Killings
Istanbul's Armenian women mocked for victim shelter plan
Clashes in Turkey following candidates ban
Turkey voices support for Palestinian statehood
Ahmadinejad: 'The era of Zionism has passed away'
Newspaper asks to kills Saudis abroad
Iran: Students launch sit-in, chant 'Death to Israel'
Iran seeks to boost ties with Egypt
Supreme Leader Underlines Positive Outcomes of Islamic Awakening in Region
Car Bombs Kills Three near Baghdad
Suicide car bombs kill nine
Police, Protesters Clash in Northern Iraq, 35 Wounded
Family of 4 killed in home invasion
♦ Saudi Arabia
Police arrest sorceress with 98 victims
Shi'ite writer arrested after protests
'Drug mule' pardoned
Global Jihadi groups challenge Hamas
Hamas: Schalit deal will only go ahead 'on our terms'
Thousands of Palestinians Leave West Bank for Jordan
Palestinians to seek UN membership if no peace
PA Gunning For French, German Support
France: EU may recognize Palestinian statehood
Palestinians counting on Obama for state
Fatah to join Gaza-bound flotilla in May
Gaza mortar shell hurts UN staff
Ex-Premier Charged With Corruption
Egypt's Christians Flee amid Islamic Threat
Panel Lifts Death Toll in Protests
Crowds protest Christian governor in south Egypt
Muslim Brotherhood calls for Sharia law, 'punishments' in Egypt
Yemeni Forces Fire on Sana'a Protest, 30 Wounded
Gunman on motorcycle opens fire at Yemen protest camp
Father-Son Dictatorship Remains in Vogue
3 Killed in Syria Unrest
Over 5,000 Syrian activists begin sit-in for Assad ouster
'Armed insurrection won't be tolerated'
State of emergency laws lifted
Demonstrations Gain Pace
Report: 40 killed in Syria protests
At least 70 killed in deadliest day of Syrian protests
Scores of dead buried amid growing unrest
Syrian lawmaker quits in protest at killings
Second Syrian lawmaker quits in protest of killings
Harsh crackdown on Shia worshippers
Counter-revolution: 250 missing in Bahrain
Shi'ite mosque demolitions raise tension
Opposition Leader Ebrahim Sharif Feared Tortured
Islamists Take the Reins of the Protests
Brother of bomber in Afghan attack arrested
Jordan detains 136 on 'terror' charges
Lebanon arrests 7 over anti-Assad protests call
Islamic rally to go ahead after Lebanon venue change
Rebels gain ground in fierce fight, at least 17 dead
Rebels build parallel state
Pro-Government Shelling Continues as UN Peace Call Ignored
Gaddafi forces hiding in 'mosques and schools'
British troops go to Libya amid 'Vietnam' warnings
Libya Conflict: Situation Update
Kadhafi son 'very optimistic' about victory: TV
Britain to Send Military Advisers to Libyan Rebels
US send drones to Libya as battle rages for Misrata
NATO strikes near Gaddafi compound, Libya says 3 dead
First US drone attack on Libya
Country fears spread of extremism
Pirates take ransom but keep seven crew hostages
Gunmen killed seven in central Somalia
New Christian Convert from Islam Murdered in Somalia
Many dead in election protests
On killed, churches, shops razed as youths protest in Yobe, Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno Kano, Kaduna
For Electing Christian President, Nigerian Muslims Riot, Kill 100 Christians
Thousand flee after riots
Charred corpses line road after Nigeria vote riots
Anti-Al Shabaab Leaflets Spread in Mombasa
♦ Photo Captions
Top Left: Shin Bet, IDF and police have arrested two Palestinians, both residents of the village of Awarta, in connection to the Fogel family massacre in Itamar in March.
The first suspect is Hakim Mazen Awad, 18, a high school student whose father was active in the Popular Front terror organization. Awad has a prison record. The second suspect, Amjad Mahmad Awad, 19, also a student, is affiliated with the Popular Front. The two suspects confessed to their involvement in the murders, and said that they sought to carry out a terror attack in order to kill Israelis. They expressed no regret over the murders.
Top Center: Muslim rioters in Nigeria protesting the just concluded presidential elections have killed more than 100 Christians and burned down more than 40 churches. Since the introduction of Sharia law in northern Nigeria in 2001, tens of thousands of Christians have been killed. A Christian leader in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna stated: “Christians in northern Nigeria are being killed and their churches and property destroyed”. The casualties could be much higher as the attacks took place over many of the 12 Muslim majority states in northern Nigeria.
Top Right: London, England: Andrew Ryan, 32, "lost it" after watching videos of extremists which also included them abusing soldiers returning from duty in Afghanistan. After stealing a £5 copy of the Islamic holy book from a library he stood on a bench in a street and set it alight, yelling: "You burn our poppies, I'll burn your Koran." It comes after Islamic extremist Emdadur Choudhury, 26, was fined £60 for torching poppies in London on Armistice Day. The former squaddie who burned a copy of the Koran in anger after seeing Muslims set fire to poppies has been jailed for 70 days.
Bottom Left: Sydney, Australia: Villawood Detention Centre last night erupted into violence with rioting detainees setting fire to the facility and forcing guards to retreat. More than 30 firefighters were battling to control blazes in up to three of the center’s buildings after detainees gathered furniture which they lit and then hurled. The rioting followed a day-long protest by up to 11 detainees, some of whom refused to come down from the roof from where they threw tiles. Refugee advocate, Jamal Daoud, said that detainees inside one of the center’s compounds had attacked guards by throwing objects at them before lighting the fire.
Bottom Center: The leader of the English Defense League, Tommy Robinson, says the organization’s members will risk prosecution in a bid to protect next week’s royal wedding from Islamic extremists. He said ‘50 to 100’ members would be at each train station near Westminster Abbey to prevent extremist Muslims from reaching the ceremony. Muslims against Crusades announced this week that it planned to demonstrate outside the April 29 ceremony, but its bid was blocked yesterday by the Metropolitan Police.
Bottom Right: Misrata, Libya: Two news photographers, including the Oscar-nominated co-director of the 2010 film "Restrepo," were killed in Libya during a battle between rebel and government forces. Tim Hetherington, 41, who made the war documentary set in Afghanistan and was also a contributing photographer to Vanity Fair, was killed when an explosive round landed in a group of press photographers accompanying a rebel patrol. Another photographer, Chris Hondros, died after sustaining a grave head wound in the same incident. Mr. Hondros was working for Getty Images when he was hit.
I would like to give a special note of thanks to the amazing Erin Fiora, who selflessly assists me in the production of these notes.
Family Security Matters Contributing Editor Vin Ienco is a commentator and analyst on the effects of Global Islamism and a vocal opponent of Sharia Law.