I was sent this in my email this morning by my mother, who is not a spiritual woman, but a passionate one. She identifies herself as rational scientific minded atheist, and is not affiliated with any belief systems.
I'm still processing this, and thought I would share it.
I have some disdain for how the material is presented, because I'm sure not all Muslims and followers of Islam are represented here. There will be those who follow positive tenants of the faith that find these actions done by other members of the faith reprehensible.
I can understand why this Muslim woman and others out of fear of the extremist and abusive behaviours acted in the name of religion would take this stance, but atrocities have been done in the name of religious freedom and religious rights by many different groups, and I don't belief it is the spiritual/faith that is at fault, but that religion is just often used as a powerful tool by elite powers manipulating world forces.
How do you feel about this? and about the focuses on and implication of world domination, and global corruption?
Is Islam a greater threat in the world than other religious groups? Are we focusing on the right area of interest in trying to protect children of the world? What if anything can be done about things like this? How do we know when we may or may not be recieving doctored information on the internet or are being manipulated... this raises so many different tangents of thought for me.
Watch out the next generation!!!
Being a Muslim woman
This was written by a woman born in Egypt as a Muslim. This is not hearsay, and it will scare you. Make sure you read the paragraph (in red) towards the end.
In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child, consummating the marriage by 9. The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.
Even though a woman is abused, she can not obtain a divorce.
To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses.
Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry. The family has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family. Husbands can beat their wives 'at will' and the man does not have to say why he has beaten her.
The husband is permitted to have 4 wives and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.
The Shariah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.
In the Western World (UK) Muslim men are starting to demand Shariah Law so the wife can not obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control of her. It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Shariah law.
By passing this on, enlightened women may avoid becoming a slave under Shariah Law.
Ripping the West in Two. Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Shariah law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.
She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law.
Darwish was born in Cairo and spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before immigrating to America in 1978, when she was eight years old. Her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel . He was a high-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in Gaza.
When he died, he was considered a "shahid," a martyr for jihad. His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society.
But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age. She questioned her own Muslim culture and upbringing. She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television.
In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping sharia law - what it is, what it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.
For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose sharia on the world. If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed. Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of each individual. Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non-Muslims should be subjugated or killed in this world.
Peace and prosperity for one's children is not as important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in the world.
While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of the golden rule, Sharia teaches two systems of ethics - one for Muslims and another for non-Muslims. Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Sharia encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate others.
While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing a personal understanding of and relationship with God, Sharia advocates executing people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism.
It's hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be executed. Sadly, while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed by many in the West, such murmurings in the Middle East are silenced through intimidation.
While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over time, Darwish explains how petro dollars are being used to grow an extremely intolerant form of political Islam in her native Egypt and elsewhere.
In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.K. to elect the Prime Minister by themselves! Rest assured they will do so... You can look at how they have taken over several towns in the USA .. Dearborn Mich. is one... and there are others...
I think everyone in the U.K. should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!
It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and Christianity to accept Muslims as peaceful.. some may be but they have an army that is willing to shed blood in the name of Islam.. the peaceful support the warriors with their finances and own kind of patriotism to their religion. While America is getting rid of Christianity from all public sites and erasing God from the lives of children the Muslims are planning a great jihad on America.
This is your chance to make a difference...! Pass it on to your email list or at least those you think will listen.
WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS, THINK OF YOUR OWN DAUGHTERS, GRANDDAUGHTERS AND NIECES.
These are pictures not shown on American TV or in American Newspapers, but were forwarded by a Canadian who thought All Christians ought to know.
Mass Muslim Marriage in Gaza
Poor kids - what a terrible fate to be born as a girl in a Muslim country
Muhammed married a six year old bride. But Islam has evolved in 1500 years. In Hamas land, in 2009, the brides are almost seven.
Mass Muslim Marriage in Gaza
450 Grooms Wed GIRLS Under Ten In Gaza
By Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
A gala event has occurred in Gaza .
Hamas sponsored a mass wedding for four hundred and fifty couples.
Most of the grooms were in their mid to late twenties; most of brides were under ten.
Muslim dignitaries including Mahmud Zahar, a leader of Hamas, were on hand to congratulate the couples who took part in the carefully staged celebration.
We are saying to the world and to America that you cannot deny us joy and happiness, Zahar told the grooms, all of whom were dressed in identical black suits and hailed from the nearby Jabalia refugee camp.
Each groom received a gift of 500 dollars from Hamas.
Twenty-nine percent of these child brides are regularly beaten and molested by their husbands in Egypt ; twenty six percent receive similar abuse in Jordan .
Every year, three million Muslim girls are subjected to genital mutilation, according to UNICEF.
Yes, it's happening in America !!!
PICTURES FROM LONDON ....
Makes you wonder doesn't it...can you imagine having a Christian demonstration against Islam in downtown Baghdad ?
View the pictures below and decide how you really feel about the future of the Western World. These pictures are of Muslims marching through the STREETS OF LONDON during their 'Religion of Peace Demonstration.'
You need to forward this one to everyone! These pictures tell it all!
Muslims have stated that England will be the first country they take over!
These are pictures not shown on American TV or in American Newspapers, but were forwarded by a Canadian who thought everyone ought to know. (not my mother, someone who originally forwarded it)
Wikipedia provides an excellent article covering many contributions of Islamic societies to fields such as medicine, mathematics, ethics, and science (many of the referenced ones occurring in the medieval era) at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Golden_Age.
I'm personally aware of smaller-scale, but also more contemporary, contributions of individual Muslims reaching far above the level of blind, angry destruction aimed at whomever is different or unfamiliar. A Muslim man in a city where I used to live ran a school for martial arts, where he used his school as a forum to tutor many children (Muslim and non-Muslim alike) in ethical behavior, respect for others, and the importance of a positive outlook. I've witnessed a Muslim acquaintance display quite a bit of patience trying to respectfully explain Muslim beliefs and tenets to non-Muslims in a way that depicted her faith as one of devotion to God and respect for all life. While Gandhi had his Muslim opponents, and indeed it was a Muslim who took his life, there were also many Muslims who embraced his ideal of peaceful living.
In the U.S., we even have at least one Muslim Congressman - Keith Ellison from Minnesota - who is far from an advocate of violence and intolerance. Instead, a cornerstone of his campaign for office focused on "relief and justice for the middle class." Some of his main concerns include community-oriented policing efforts, immigration, intellectual property rights and privacy issues. As a volunteer track coach, he works with youth up to age 18.
To my eyes, Islam has inspired some of its believers to made a meaningful, helpful difference in the lives of others. It's also true that a different group of its adherents have found in the faith a reason to hate and harm. The same could be said of most religions, I think. Ultimately, the source of what damage has been done to the world lies fundamentally not in the contents of a religious book or the teachings of a particular religious tribe, but in our own hearts and in the choices that we make. It is we, each of us, who need to change to a greater or lesser extent, and not a scapegoated subculture that needs to be wiped off of the face of the Earth.
I know there are violent and dangerous Muslims. There are also kind and contributing ones, and I can say that if any of the few Muslims I've personally met were threatened by another person, and I were present, I'd reach for the courage to stand beside them.
May it never be necessary, and may peace calm the stormy waters upon which so many of our relations seem to sail.
.. . . and to you, my friend Grigori. :-) Even though I can't respond to them all, I enjoy every one of your posts that I read.