Or more perfectly- Sharia– the law of Islam.
There are various ways to interpret Islamic scripture in order to attempt to evolve it out of violence. This, of course, does not change the fact that supremacist, fundamentalist Islam is a legitimate, mainstream, virulently anti-Western interpretation of Islam; but it does at least mean that there can be other mainstream versions of Islam that reject violence and Islam’s politico-legal system.
Sharia, on the other hand, is basically set in stone. (Or should I say “stoning”?) Even most Islamic reformers acknowledge that it badly needs reform — not that it can be reinterpreted, but that it needs to be changed. Its provisions and especially its draconian punishments were largely fixed a millennium ago. The mandate that homosexuals be killed is not from ISIS or al-Qaeda. It is from sharia — which draws on Muslim scripture.
Better put, the Jews have the Ten Commandments. In which NO penalty for violations is assessed that ends up with the offender being stoned to death or thrown from a building or set on fire or…
The Christians have rules too, on top of the Jewish basic ten, the biggest is “love that brother as they self”. Which by design, does not offer death as a option if you violate the rule.
However, Islam…that’s a different kettle of toxic fish.
McCarthy offers a few examples. For anyone reading this post, read McCarthy (and others) work on this. You need to be educated on what your enemy is really all about, and looking to Obama or Hillary or really any democrat to tell you is a waste of time.
As I’ve observed several times, an English version of the classic sharia manual Reliance of the Traveller has been endorsed by scholars of al-Azhar University, the seat of Sunni Islamic learning since the tenth century; by the International Institute of Islamic Thought, a Muslim Brotherhood think tank that is influential in Washington; and by other influential Islamic governments and commentators. Here is its teaching on homosexuality, found in the chapter on “Enormities” — the most grave offenses:
Sec. p17.0: SODOMY AND LESBIANISM Sec. p17.1: In more than one place in the Holy Koran, Allah recounts to us the story of Lot’s people, and how He destroyed them for their wicked practice. There is consensus among both Muslims and the followers of all other religions that sodomy is an enormity. It is even viler and uglier than adultery [AM: which is punished brutally, including by death]. Sec. p17.2: Allah Most High says: “Do you approach the males of humanity, leaving the wives Allah has created for you? But you are a people who transgress” (Koran 26:165-66). Sec. p17.3: The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: “Kill the one who sodomizes and the one who lets it be done to him.” “May Allah curse him who does what Lot’s people did.” “Lesbianism by women is adultery between them.”
As I noted many times, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi may be Sunni Islam’s most influential living sharia jurist. Here, as reported by the Middle East Forum, is Qaradawi’s teaching on homosexuality:
We must be aware that in regulating the sexual drive Islam has prohibited not only illicit sexual relations and all what leads to them, but also the sexual deviation known as homosexuality. This perverted act is a reversal of the natural order, a corruption of man’s sexuality, and a crime against the rights of females. (The same applies equally to the case of lesbianism.) The spread of this depraved practice in a society disrupts its natural life pattern and makes those who practice it slaves to their lusts, depriving them of decent taste, decent morals, and a decent manner of living. The story of the people of Prophet Lut (Lot), peace be upon him, as narrated in the Koran should be sufficient for us. Prophet Lut’s people were addicted to this shameless depravity, abandoning natural, pure, lawful relations with women in the pursuit of this unnatural, foul, and illicit practice. That is why their Prophet Lut, peace be on him, told them, “What! Of all creatures, do you approach males and leave the spouses whom your Lord has created for you? Indeed, you are people transgressing (all limits)!” (Koran, 26: 165–166) The strangest expression of these peoples’ perversity of nature, lack of guidance, depravity of morals, and aberration of taste was their attitude toward the guests of Prophet Lut, peace be upon him. [Here follows a digression on the story of Lot as related in the Koran. —Eds.] Muslim jurists have held differing opinions concerning the punishment for this abominable practice. Should it be the same as the punishment for fornication, or should both the active and passive participants be put to death? While such punishments may seem cruel, they have been suggested to maintain the purity of the Islamic society and to keep it clean of perverted elements.
Since the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, there has been no shortage of praise for Ayatollah Ali Sistani, whom the Bush administration frequently lauded as a “moderate” and a supporter of “democracy.” (We critics countered that Sistani is a fundamentalist sharia-supremacist who supported “democracy” — meaning popular vote — in a Muslim-majority society because that was the most direct, efficient way to impose sharia.) Sistani is as influential a Shiite sharia authority as there is. As I have previously recounted, when asked, “What is [Islam’s] judgment on sodomy and lesbianism?” Sistani replied: “Forbidden. Those involved in the act should be punished. In fact, sodomites should be killed in the worst manner possible.”
Yup, let it sink in: “killed in the worst manner possible.”
Up until this weekend, I’m betting most gays (and I’ve known many) haven’t spent a whole lot of time pondering why their national leaders they support are importing un-vetted Muslims from a war torn, FUNDAMENTALIST area of the world into the country where they live. They aren’t really focusing on the reports of mass sexual assaults on women in Europe and those governments siding with the offenders. They probably dismiss the whole thing as “that’s just politics,” and move on. Tolerance and political correctness have blinded them to the personal threat they face.
Hopefully, not anymore. They have to realize that no longer can they, as a group, support any political party that seeks to put them in further harm’s way, while denying doing it.
And we are not going to mention the other risks- like diseases such as active tuberculosis- which are being imported with the people Obama (and Hillary) are bringing in and dispersing throughout the nation. Wait till that pandemic time bomb goes off!
Most disturbing is the serial inability of the Obama administration — in this case as after the attacks at Fort Hood and in Boston and San Bernardino — even to name the culprits as radical Islamists. Major Hasan shouts “Allahu akbar!” and Omar Mateen calls 911 in mediis interfectis to boast of his ISIS affiliation — and yet the administration can still not utter the name of the catalyst of their attacks: radical Islam. It is hard to envision any clearer Islamist self-identification, other than name tags and uniforms. The Obama team seems to fear the unwelcome public responses to these repeated terrorist operations rather than seeing them as requisites for changing policies to prevent their recurrence.
On receiving news of the attack, Obama almost immediately called for greater tolerance for the LGBT community — as if American society, rather than jihadism and the cultural homophobia so characteristic of the Middle East, had fueled the attack; or as if Mateen had not phoned in his ISIS affiliation. Obama strained to find vocabulary equivalent to “workplace violence” and was reduced to suggesting that the Orlando club was a nexus for gay solidarity and thus a target of endemic LGBT hatred, a half- but only half-right summation. Why is Obama’s first reaction always to find perceived fault within American society rather than with radical Islamism, an ideology certainly at odds with all progressive notions of gay rights, feminism, and religious tolerance?
Because, as many have suspected, Obama is a sympathizer. (Seriously, his name, his dad, his upbringing ALL should be red flags) I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, he even boasted his upbringing made him more sensitive to the Muslim worldview. He thought showing up in the Middle East and saying “Hey, I’m the guy who gets it, so let’s all get along” would be all he needed to do. However, he, like most democrats and theorists, suffered a sharp kick in the nods by reality. His narcissism and need for a legacy prevents him (or Hillary for that matter) from admitting they were wrong.
They both “get it”. They just don’t care about you.
We, and that means all of us INCLUDING GAYS, are at war with a fundamentalist religion that seeks to convert, enslave or destroy all those not like it. And the gay community has just suffered its first serious casualties. Not the first attack though.
When Brown gave his testimony, he plead not guilty to the killing of Tevlin. Brown explained to prosecutors that he never harmed any women, children or the elderly, so it was a “just kill.”
It turned out not to be the only time that Brown had killed innocent people – or so police authorities believe. The radical Islamist is suspected of killing three gay people in Seattle, Washington, whom he allegedly met using a dating service called “Grindr.”
The murders took place on separate occasions: Brown is suspected of killing Leroy Henderson on April 27th; and both Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young on June 1st.
This particular jihadist made a point of not killing “righteous” Americans; married men, women or children, but only “useless” Americans- like gays. In his world that made sense. His world?
Targeted gays because Islam commanded it.
And that is what people have to grasp, it is their WORLD! Unlike many Americans, who go to church on Sunday and try to live a decent life because of a vague memory that if you don’t someday you’ll answer for your sins. Islam is a set of rules, a way to govern yourself and others. It is a geo-political system of government that wants to absorb the entire planet- after disposing of those people who cannot be converted. And it is on the march- again! (Take some time researching the historical battles between Christianity and Islam in Europe.)
And Hillary Clinton’s reaction to all of that is to make sure YOU don’t have access to guns to protect yourself from it! Why? Outside she’s a flaming moron, there is this and this, and her, bestie (in a creepy way) Huma, by all accounts a Muslim Brotherhood plant.
In what may be the pinnacle of hypocrisy, moments ago Hillary Clinton, while speaking live on national security and addressing the Orlando shooting took some time from her constant bashing of the Second Amendment and calling for a ban on assault rifles, to say some less than kind words about Saudi Arabia whom it accused of supporting radical organizations. This is what she said:
The third area that demands attention is preventing radicalization and countering efforts by ISIS and other international terrorist networks to recruit in the United States and Europe. For starters, it is long past time for the Saudis, the Qataris and the Kuwaitis and others to stop their citizens from funding extremist organizations. And they should stop supporting radical schools and mosques around the world that have set too many young people on a path towards extremism. We also have to use all our capabilities to counter jihadist propaganda online. This is something that I spend a lot of time on at the State Department.
There is nothing wrong with that statement, as it is the whole truth – Saudi Arabia’s involvement in supporting terrorism stretches from Sept 11 all the way through to ISIS – however, where there is a big, and potentially law-breaking, problem is what Jordan’s official news agency, Petra News Agency, reported on Sunday citing the Saudi crown price, namely that Saudi Arabia is a major funder of Hillary Clinton’s campaign to become the next president of the United States.
As MEE notes, the Petra News Agency published on Sunday what it described as exclusive comments from Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman which included a claim that Riyadh has provided 20 percent of the total funding to the prospective Democratic candidate’s campaign.
Seriously, why is she even running or getting air time? Can’t the democrats find someone a little less corrupted? (“Hey Biden, grab your helmet, your going in for Hillary! Grab Liz Warren and let’s suit up!”)
I’m not a Trump fan, God knows I was hoping we’d be smart enough to snag Cruz or Paul or about anyone except Trump. He’s a hot mess. (And Bill Clinton is a political genius.) But even babbling flame-outs are on occasion right about something. And I do not think he’s corrupt in that Saudi bought, elitist mindset, determined to destroy western society sort of way. So given the current choice, I’m going with the guy that will frustrate me, but won’t get me- or anyone I love- killed by letting extremists into the country.
Oh, and by the way, the Left’s obsession with stopping “weapons of war” is just a fools errand. First, there are 300 million “weapons of war” within the US borders now. All legal, the vast, vast majority owned by law abiding citizens.
Second, if the bad guys can truck over tens of tons of dope into the U.S. you don’t think they cannot truck in AK47’s to give to criminals and terrorists? Last count, there are nearly 100 million of those weapons on the open market, some going for a hundred bucks. So all the Left will do is turn law abiding, compliant citizens into felons. But not stop ONE terror attack.
Which is par for the course for liberals. A freaking circular firing squad, which demands we all join in the middle. Sorry, I opt out. I’m done with this whole political “discussion”. I’m like the guy who realized the day after Pearl Harbor we were at war and it doesn’t matter any longer what the Japanese feel or if they were offended in any way.
Except it was 2001 for me. We must stop worrying about what others think and if someone or some culture was “offended” and start doing what it takes to stop the threat. I just don’t care. Not until we are safe again.
The attack on the club in Orlando is just another in a long string of Islamic attacks , throughout the world, many of the victims are Muslims of other sects. It just is. We know who the enemy is, what they want, where they are at and what kind of threat they offer.
It’s time to stop screwing around.