The necrophilia stuff may be icky but it really doesn't matter as much as other human rights issues.
At particular risk now is the divorce reforms of 2000 that gave women the right to petition for divorce without having halal witnesses testify about adultery or such. Tunisia had instituted these reforms before Egypt.
Posted by: Lord Garth ||
OOOOOOOOOO, you just know the Goat + Camel, etc. Wives are NOT gonna like it either.
Visiting Denmark seven years after the Danish cartoon crisis, Professor Mehmet Görmez, head of the Religious Affairs Directorate, spoke these words of wisdom:
- We must further support non-Moslems living with us side by side... We must have even friendlier relations with our neighbors who write racist messages on mosque walls in the West.
- [Non-Moslem] minorities and their churches [in Moslem lands] are entrusted to Moslems.
- The [violent] incidents [targeting Christians] in the Middle East in the aftermath of the Arab Spring are the biggest stain on Islamic civilization.
- We must grant freedom to the church in the East as much as we want freedom for the mosque in the West.
- Restrictions, humiliation and insults against the church should upset all of us [Moslems].
Professor Görmez is a Moslem theologian. But he is not the only one. Another well-known Moslem theologian is Ali Rıza Demirci, father of the Justice and Development Party's (AKP) Beyoğlu, Istanbul, mayor, Ahmet Misbah Demircan. The elder Mr. Demircan's popular blog features his "scientific" work published in volumes of books.
One of his masterpieces is the "Sexual Life According to Islam," a two-volume book published in 1984. Here are some excerpts from that book which can be downloaded even today from Mr. Demircan's popular blog:
- In heaven there will be no bachelors.
- Every man [residing in the lowest circle of heaven] will be given 72 women per day. A fully faithful Moslem will be given 100 virgins per day with whom he will have sex all day long. Women in heaven will become virgins immediately after having sex with men.
- Every man in heaven will be given the [sexual] power of 100 men.
- Every person in heaven will return to the age of 33.
- Women will be given to men who died in the name of religion.
- Men in heaven will have a permanent erection.
- Every man in heaven will have sex with his wife and angelic girls all day long.
I wanted to ask Mr. Demircan the ulama if women should be faithful Moslems only to enter heaven and "be given to men as sex slaves," or if we pray for his or my or other people's mothers, wives and sisters so that they go to heaven "for that!" Is this what Mr. Demircan really wishes for the female members of his family? I would not. And why will people in heaven return to the age of 33 and not 23? What about the faithful who died at the age of 8, 12, 18, 29 and went to heaven? Why would they have to age as a reward?
The trouble is not about the too visible discrepancy between the golden words of Mr. Görmez the ulama and the eccentric prophesies of Mr. Demircan the ulama. It is about the choice of the average pious Moslem: Will the faithful observe Mr. Görmez's teachings or Mr. Demircan's? Whose words would appeal more to the faithful? There is empirical evidence to guess.
Ironically, on the day the newsmakers reported Mr. Görmez's words of knowledge, another news story told us which ulama even educated Turks would choose to listen to more.
A thousand people gathered in Edirne to form "a human chain of brotherhood," in honor of the grandiose mosque in the city, Selimiye, led by Gov. Gökhan Sözer. Among the invitees was a priest representing the Bulgarian Orthodox Church who wanted to take the front line with the governor and the Moslem mufti of the city. The governor simply refused to let the priest in, citing "Bulgarian discrimination against Moslems in Bulgaria."
And just yesterday the newspapers reported that the younger Mr. Demircan had sent a 1 million-Turkish Lira (approximately $575,000) fine to a Catholic church in Istanbul. The mayor promised corrective action, but the unlucky church's priest had already asked the million dollar question: Would the municipality send the same fine to a mosque?
Apparently, Professor Görmez's teachings do not appeal to Turkish officials. And there are no means to know if Mr. Demircan's teachings would. But the possible truth just makes me laugh...
And given how many Muslim men treat the women and girls in their lives, giving them up to this treatment in their afterlife would not seem to be any real problem. In fact, it helps to explain some things.
A Quinnipiac poll in April showed Chris Christie the most popular potential Republican vice-presidential candidate, thanks to his budget cuts and standing up to government employee unions. But the governor of New Jersey has a problem, specifically an Islam problem, in the way of his possible ascent to higher office. We regret to report that, time and again, he has sided with Islamist forces against those safeguarding American security and civilization.
2008: When serving as U.S. attorney for New Jersey, Christie embraced and kissed Mohammed Qatanani, imam of the Islamic Center of Passaic County, and praised him as "a man of great goodwill." He did this after Qatanani had publicly ranted against Jews and in support of funding Hamas, a U.S. government--designated terror organization, and on the eve of his deportation hearing for hiding an Israeli conviction for membership in Hamas. In addition, Christie designated a top aide, Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles McKenna, to testify as a character witness for Qatanani.
2010: After Derek Fenton burned three pages of a Koran at a 9/11 memorial ceremony, his employer, New Jersey Transit, got Christie's approval to fire him. Christie vocally endorsed Fenton's termination, even though this meant protecting Islam at the expense of Fenton's constitutional right to free speech, declaring, "I don't have any problem with him being fired." The American Civil Liberties Union successfully represented Fenton to get his job back.
2011: Christie appointed an Islamist, Sohail Mohammed, to the New Jersey state superior court. Mohammed's record includes serving as general counsel to the American Muslim Union (which has stated that a "Zionist Commando Orchestrated The 9-11 Terrorist Attacks"), acting as spokesman for Muslim prisoners who went on a hunger strike due to being jailed during Ramadan, defending Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative Sami Al-Arian (whose indictment, Mohammed said, was "nothing but a witch-hunt"), and helping Qatanani's legal defense. Mohammed is not a lawyer for Islamists but one of them.
When members of New Jersey's Senate Judiciary Committee asked Mohammed appropriately tough questions about his enthusiasm for Islam's archaic law code, the Shari'a, Christie ridiculed the lawmakers: "Shari'a law has nothing to do with this [appointment of Mohammed] at all. It's crazy. It's crazy. ... So, this Shari'a law business is crap. It's just crazy. And I'm tired of dealing with the crazies. I mean, you know, it's just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background." Delighted by this outburst, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) thanked and applauded Christie.
2012: Revelations that the New York Police Department had conducted surveillance of Islamists in the New Jersey towns of Newark and New Brunswick prompted not gratitude but outrage from Christie, who termed the action arrogant and paranoid while mocking NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly as "all knowing, all seeing."
In short, Christie has hugged a terrorist organization member, abridged free-speech rights, scorned concern over Islamization, and opposed law enforcement counterterrorism efforts. Whenever an issue touching on Islam arises, Christie takes the Islamist side against those --the DHS, state senators, the NYPD, even the ACLU -- who worry about lawful Islamism eroding the fabric of American life.