Islam is (by far) the religion most abusive of human rights in the world today.
Abuse of human rights is built into Islam (in sharia law).
An Islamic state is not some interesting alternative to western democracy.
It is just the same old religious oppression that we had in Europe for centuries
before we came up with the idea of a state that would leave people's private lives alone.
Apostates, atheists, animists,
Christians, Hindus, Ahmadis,
critics of Islam,
are persecuted, arrested, jailed and killed
across the Islamic world.
Most Islamic states have poor civil liberties and human rights in other areas too.
The Islamic states are a glimpse of what Europe
would have been like before 1600
before the first emergence in the
17th-18th century West
of the concept of freedom of the individual.
Use the following two sites
to track ongoing killings for Islam
and human rights abuse for Islam
around the world.
Very few of them are attacks on westerners.
Most of them are attacks on local religious minorities.
(not to be confused with the BBC dhimmi
tries to work out why western leftists, intellectuals and even churchmen
about the Islamic persecution of Christians.
One reason that did not occur to me is that some westerners are so stupid that they think
Christianity is a recent arrival to these countries!
"When some leading politicians are asked to protest the persecution of Christians in the Middle East,
[Rupert Shortt] said, they respond with "Well, if Christians are going to march into these Muslim countries and try to convert them then what do you expect?" Rupert looked at me and shook his head in exasperation. "There is absolutely no sense that most of these societies were Christian long before the rise of Islam.""
I agree with the idea that
is a possible future for Europe,
but I disagree with her idea
that it is an organised program.
I believe in stupidity, greed, pride and blindness, not conspiracy theories.
Open Doors, June 2014, ranks the 10 worst countries for anti-Christian violence as:
Central African Republic. [ISLAM]
The ones where Islam is the cause of the anti-Christian violence
shows the 50 worst countries in the world for persecuting Christians.
Apart from the remaining communists,
it's basically the Islamic world.
Shame on the Islamic world for this intolerance and bigotry.
"And so remember this Christmas: if you are a free human being, whether or not you are Christian, those Christians who are being persecuted in Iraq, and the Philippines, and Nigeria, and Egypt, and Pakistan, and elsewhere in the Islamic world, are standing in your place. The jihadis would just as soon attack you as well, and will eventually if they get the chance. ... You may not be a Christian. You may not be a Jew. You may not be a Hindu. You may not wish to pay attention to the jihad at all. But the jihad is universal, and relentless. And you are on its list.
So this Christmas, may all of us whose conversion, subjugation, or death is envisioned by the adherents of Sharia stand together.
For be assured: if we do not stand together, they will prevail."
Robert Spencer, 24 Dec 2011, says atheists must defend Christians from Islamic persecution.
And Christians must defend apostates and atheists.
"But a fair-minded assessment of recent events and trends leads to the conclusion that the scale and severity of Islamophobia pales in comparison with the bloody Christophobia currently coursing through Muslim-majority nations from one end of the globe to the other. The conspiracy of silence surrounding this violent expression of religious intolerance has to stop. Nothing less than the fate of Christianity - and ultimately of all religious minorities - in the Islamic world is at stake."
Ayaan Hirsi Ali (an atheist) on the global Islamic persecution of Christians, 6 Feb 2012.
Douglas Murray, 3 Feb 2015, on how gay rights people are uncomfortable speaking about Islamic persecution of gays.
"[In Raqqa] Isis have just carried out another ‘execution’ of someone accused of being gay.
The victim ... was thrown off the top floor of a seven-storey building.
What are right-thinking people to do about this? ...
I think we can probably say with some confidence that if an evangelical Christian group threw gays off towers in the Deep South, gay media outlets would currently be lambasting the Christian churches for a history of homophobia which had led to this pass. There would be demands for every prominent and obscure Christian pastor to condemn this brutal act. ... If a group of group of deeply extrovert Jews did a similar thing we could, I think, expect a similarly stern response. But the most that can be done with Isis is simply to report the facts and let them sit there, as though they come from nowhere.
There are those who believe that the fight for gay rights, or indeed human rights in general, stops at the borders of Islam."
Of course, many gay figures support gay-persecuting Islamists.
Kuwaiti Islamist Sa'd Al-'Inzi
says homosexuals should be tortured in public.
"To be honest, death is too good for them."
Top Islamic cleric
"The schools of thought disagree about the punishment.
Some say we should throw them from a high place, like God did with the people of Sodom.
Some say we should burn them, and so on. There is disagreement."
ISIS throws gay men off rooftops
under its rule.
This image is from Jan 2015.
Countries that jail or execute gays.
Red: Death penalty.
Orange: Jail for over 10 years.
Yellow: Jail for under 10 years.
UNICEF reports that the majority of girls in Afghanistan and Bangladesh
are married before age 18.
In 2002, researchers in refugee camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan found
half the girls married by age 13.
In an Afghan refugee camp, the vast majority
(more than two out of three)
second grade girls (age 7-8)
were married or engaged,
and virtually all girls above second grade were married.
Rape of child brides in Islam:
Afghan Mullah cuts open his 8 year old wife with a knife to have sex with her. Story reported May 2013.
A village Mullah, aged in his late 50s,
marries an 8 year old child.
As he rapes her on his wedding night,
he is unable to enter her tiny vagina.
So he cuts her private parts open with a knife until he can get in.
He gets his few seconds of pedophile sex.
She takes hours to bleed to death alone and unloved.
The Rape Jihad
by Robert Spencer
- The long history of rape in war in Islam.
says Islam allows raping and torturing prisoners, Aug 2009:
"If the prisoner is female, it is permissible to rape through the vagina or anus. It is better not to have a witness present.
If the judgment for the [female] prisoner is execution, then rape before execution brings the interrogator a spiritual reward equivalent to making the mandated Haj pilgrimage [to Mecca]".
We have long heard about local women
and third-world women being jailed for being raped in Islamic states.
It is shocking that they have the arrogance to do this to western women too:
Australian woman jailed in UAE for 8 months for the "crime" of being raped.
"Ms Gali said she was never warned by her UAE employers that she could be charged with adultery and face prison if she complained of being raped".
Article on infanticide in Pakistan:
"Another child was found on the steps of a mosque having been stoned to death on the orders of an extremist imam"
(the baby was stoned to death because it was illegitimate).
Kuwaiti female Islamist
Salwa al Mutairi says, May 2011, that Muslim men should buy non-Muslim females as slaves to rape.
She says that
"the only solution for a decent man who has the means, who is overpowered by desire and who does not want to commit fornication"
is ... to rape slaves!
More rape in the Islamic world.
Less rape in the secular West.
Forcing women to wear "modest" Islamic dress to "protect" them from rape
actually encourages rape culture.
See full size.
Worldwide, over 5,000 women and girls are killed every year by family members in so-called 'honour killings'.
Honour killings are committed by Muslims,
- but mostly by Muslims (see survey below).
Worldwide, 91 percent of honor killing perpetrators were Muslim.
In Europe, 96 percent were Muslim.
In North America, 84 percent were Muslim.
These crimes are not mainly about women having actual affairs.
Worldwide, 58 percent of victims were murdered for being "too Western" (as opposed to for reasons of actual alleged or imagined sexual impropriety).
In North America, 91 percent were murdered for being "too Western".
In Europe, 71 percent were murdered for being "too Western".
Worldwide, 53 percent of victims were tortured.
In Europe, 67 percent were tortured.
In North America, 39 percent were tortured.
Amid all the horror stories of Muslim fathers honour killing their daughters, here is a feel-good story. A Muslim father stands by his daughter
when she comes out as gay.
Lovely. That Dad is a real man.
Burqas and bikinis,
by academic Priyamvada Gopal, The Guardian, 3 August 2010,
is typical of western feminists' silence about Islamic abuse of women:
Responding to the Taliban
cutting off the nose and ears of
(only one of thousands of women
by Islamists every year),
Gopal can't stand the idea that the war against these Islamists could be moral
and we should support it:
"Misogynist violence is unacceptable, but we must also be concerned by the continued insistence that the complexities of war, occupation and reality itself can be reduced to bedtime stories."
She goes on to sneer at the West for some vague reason (I couldn't make any sense out of it)
and she sneers at the idea of the West "liberating" Afghan women.
"Feminists" defend the veil:
Behind the veil lives a thriving Muslim sexuality, August 30, 2008.
Feminist Naomi Wolf says many Muslim women choose to wear the veil, and find it liberating.
But that is not the point.
The point is not that the veil is awful.
(I think it is, but that is just personal taste.)
The point is that it is compulsory.
She makes a token nod to this:
"I do not mean to dismiss the many women leaders in the Muslim world who regard veiling as a means of controlling women. Choice is everything."
But how do we know any of the women she met freely chose the veil?
Only if there is no punishment at all for not choosing
can we take seriously their claims to have freely chosen.
It's like going to the Soviet bloc and only meeting people who say they are communists.
No Naomi Wolf, You Apologize,
Jamie Glazov, 2 Sept 2009, on feminists' defence of the veil:
"Expressions of support for a form of tyranny are utterly meaningless in a system where any contrary expression or behavior will be punished".
Wolf actually complains that
"the Taliban were demonised for denying cosmetics and hair colour to women".
What kind of "feminist" is this?
Who thinks there is something wrong with demonising men
who decide what women can wear!
Quran verse 4:34
says, in entirety:
"Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great."
This was one of the three verses used in the film
No "left-winger" or "feminist" would ever defend this verse. Right?
Robert Spencer, 6 Mar 2012: "Note that Rashid never actually quotes Qur'an 4:34; ...
Is that not a curious and telling omission in an article that purports to be about explaining it?"
Laurie Penny, The Guardian, 22 Dec 2013, is angry with people who are concerned about women's rights in Islam. Repellent stuff.
30 Dec 2013, replies to her drivel:
"Penny hates and fears right-wingers far more than she does the Muslims who stone women to death for adultery, mutilate their genitals, deny them the right to leave the house without permission from a male, and beat them when they displease them."
Western feminists often focus on trivial issues (or non-issues) in the West,
rather than on major abuses throughout the world.
See the exchange on sharia law
(I like this video, but note the author is a
The failure of the western left to stand up for women of colour.
"Festival of Dangerous Ideas"
in Sydney, Australia
decided it would be cool and progressive in Aug 2014 to invite along a fascist from the fascist group
Hizb ut Tahrir
in order to mount some kind of
"post-modern" defence of the Islamic murder of uppity and disobedient women.
Joanne Payton, 25 June 2014: "Yet again, misogyny, racism and violence against minoritised women is considered edgy, rather than banal and conservative.
The person at the actual nadir of powerlessness, the victim, is totally absent from Badar’s analysis.
... The victim is erased, and the murderer is granted victimhood in her stead."
She points out that the HuT fanatic is spreading Islamophobia -
as are the leftists that promote him.
See full size.
The event was cancelled after an outcry.
The Guardian rushes to defend honour killing, 26 June 2014. Well not quite, but
it rushes to defend the HuT fascist.
See if you can understand their tortuous defence of the religious fascist
and their nasty anger at his secular feminist liberal critics.
"The Guardian is a racist, sexist and fascist paper. This is an example."
Racist: They only defend this guy because he is brown.
Sexist: Defending the honour killings side.
Fascist: Defending HuT.
Western "feminists" don't care about women's rights in the Islamic world.
And Muslim "feminists" don't want them to care.
is an Egyptian superheroine.
She illustrates the confused mind of many "modern" religious Muslim women,
and shows how nothing will really change.
Qahera bravely fights Islamist misogyny
... but wears the main symbol of that Islamist misogyny, the hijab.
The author attacks westerners who express any concern about women's rights in the Islamic world.
She wants to shut up
"all the white feminists who try to co-opt the struggle."
But she doesn't realise that most white feminists have shut up.
Very few feminists criticise Islam.
She is telling them to stay silent.
Who I block:
I will debate almost anyone.
I love ideas.
I will not debate (and will block) people who do the following:
(a) Make threats.
(b) Accuse me of crimes.
(c) Comment on my appearance.
(d) Drag in stuff about me not related to the topic. (My professional career, my personal life.)
(e) Complain to my employer.
Yes, people do all these things.