Category Archives: Odyssey – Islam: An Infidel Watching

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Saudi Arabia beheads 37 people, puts body on display (while still on UN human rights council)…


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Date: April 28, 2019

01) Saudi Arabia beheads 37 people, puts body on display


02) Saudi Arabia beheads 37 people, mostly from Shia minority, puts body on display

“The Saudi Interior Ministry said that the men were subjected to capital punishment for their role in spreading extremist ideologies and establishing terrorist cells. Those executed, the ministry argued, were bent on fueling sectarian tension and plunging the country into chaos. Some were found guilty of killing law enforcement officers, staging attacks against security infrastructure, and assisting an enemy of the state.”

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Pew Research Center: survey of Muslims around the globe [2013]…


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Date: April 27, 2019

01) A new Pew Research Center survey of Muslims around the globe

“A new Pew Research Center survey of Muslims around the globe finds that most adherents of the world’s second-largest religion are deeply committed to their faith and want its teachings to shape not only their personal lives but also their societies and politics. In all but a handful of the 39 countries surveyed, a majority of Muslims say that Islam is the one true faith leading to eternal life in heaven and that belief in God is necessary to be a moral person. Many also think that their religious leaders should have at least some influence over political matters. And many express a desire for sharia – traditional Islamic law – to be recognized as the official law of their country.”

This is an important survey.


02) The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society

“Overwhelming percentages of Muslims in many countries want Islamic law (sharia) to be the official law of the land, according to a worldwide survey by the Pew Research Center. But many supporters of sharia say it should apply only to their country’s Muslim population.

Moreover, Muslims are not equally comfortable with all aspects of sharia: While most favor using religious law in family and property disputes, fewer support the application of severe punishments – such as whippings or cutting off hands – in criminal cases. The survey also shows that Muslims differ widely in how they interpret certain aspects of sharia, including whether divorce and family planning are morally acceptable.”

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The Islamic Doctrine of Migration…


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Date: March 25, 2019

01) The Islamic Doctrine of Migration


“Dr. Bill Warner discusses political Islam and the role that migration plays as a form of Islamic Jihad.

Bill Warner, Ph.D. is a highly respected expert on political Islam. In 2006, he founded the Center for the Study of Political Islam (CSPI) to further the study of the politics of the ideology of Islam and its ramifications for Western Civilization. Warner defines political Islam as that part of Islamic doctrine which concerns the non-Muslim. He is author of fifteen books, including the Amazon bestseller, Sharia Law for Non-Muslims, which is published in 20 languages. He holds a Ph.D. in physics and applied mathematics. His website is PoliticalIslam.com.

Citation:
https://www.politicalislam.com/

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49 killed in terrorist attacks on New Zealand mosques…


Date: March 15, 2019

01) 49 killed in terrorist attacks on New Zealand mosques


“At least 49 people have been killed and 20 seriously injured after gunmen opened fire in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, a coordinated and unprecedented attack that has shocked the usually peaceful nation. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the incident a terrorist attack in a press conference, saying the suspects held “extremist views” that have no place in New Zealand or the world.”

Up to 3,000 Isis children living in ‘extremely dire conditions’…


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Date: March 13, 2019

01) Up to 3,000 Isis children living in ‘extremely dire conditions’

“As many as 3,000 children born into Islamic State families are being housed in camps in north-east Syria, Unicef estimates, with many younger than six years old and living in “extremely dire conditions”.

Unicef’s regional director for the Middle East, Geert Cappelaere, said many of the children in Syria were unwanted in the camp, adding to their vulnerability. There has so far been little interest from third party countries to offer resettlement.

“We estimate that close to 3,000 children of foreign nationality are living in extremely dire conditions,” he said. “There are many more children of Syrian and Iraqi parents, unfortunately with the same Isis label, many of them younger than six years old. These are children, not terrorists. These are children entitled to a childhood, deserving a fair chance in life.”

The results of religious extremism…

…This is among the saddest testimonies, of how badly off the rails things can get.

Those poor kids.

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Muslims Threaten To LEAVE UK Over LGBT Education…


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Date: February 16, 2019

01) Muslims Threaten To LEAVE UK Over LGBT Education


I agree…this is backwards…

It sounds like a whole lot of fuss, over what likely amounts to surface level lessons on human respect.

…Should religious groups be allowed to dictate, that non-private schools cannot teach such lessons?…And if they have such power, then what separates these schools from private religious schools?

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