Humanness Must Trump Muslimness

There is no question in my mind that Islam is religious fascism.  Both the beliefs and practices of Islam amply prove my assertion.  To start with, see what their invocation of their god is: Allah-u-akbar ("Allah is the greatest," not "God is great," as it is marketed in English).  Then there is a whole raft of teachings and laws that clearly describe non-Muslims in all manner of derogatory terms and grant them no or few rights.

If you are not a Muslim, and you happened, by some misfortune, to be living in a place ruled by sharia, you want to be at least either a Christian or a Jew.  If you are anything else or nothing at all religious-wise, then you are just that: nothing.  Jews and Christians enjoy a measure of second-class citizenship under Islam as long as they pay heavy religious taxes (jizya), mandated in Quran 9:29, and behave themselves as docile subservient subjects.

Islam's maltreatment of non-Muslims is legend. It goes back to the time of Muhammad himself and continues to this very day. I need not delve into that topic at any length at this point; it is very sad, inhumane and tragic.

Having said that, I readily admit that there are many Muslims who are decent people by any measure.  There are, in fact, some Muslims whose humanity transcends their Muslimness.  Not all 1.5 billion Muslims are horrible people.  We all can attest to that.  In fact, it is Islamic ideology that forces Muslims to behave barbarically.

Below is a tragic case that demonstrates my point.

A year or so ago, an elderly Bahá'í woman in the Islamic Republic of Iran remained behind when her children, in desperation, escaped from their ancestral home for other lands because of the official genocide policy of the Islamic government.

The lone old woman had a Muslim tenant living in her house.  The Muslim tenant demanded that the women give him her house.  The rent money from the house provided her with a modest income for her to survive.

The old woman refused.  The Muslim man threatened to kill her if she did not give him the house.  The woman corresponded with her children and explained her predicament.  She also tried to seek justice from the authorities.

The Muslim man made good on his threat and murdered the old lone woman and took possession of her house.  Under sharia law, only Jews and Christians (of course, in the Meccan Quran) are tolerated as members of sanctioned religions who enjoy a modicum of rights.  Members of the Bahá'í faith are declared heretics by law and are halal-ul-dam (free blood, meaning they can be murdered with no compensations or legal penalties).  Bahá'ís in the Islamic Republic are completely disenfranchised from all rights of citizenship.

A Muslim female attorney, at significant risk to her reputation and her person, consented to represent this family for redress.  This attorney is one of those numerous truly upstanding human beings who holds her own humanity above Muslimness.

Islamic societies box women into their "place" of subservience to men, obediently docile.  A woman daring to take up the cause of a dead kefir in a vicious theocracy of the Islamic Republic of Iran?  That's true courage.  That's the litmus test of a sterling human being.  I salute her and salute all Muslim women who are breaking out of their horribly unjust "place" in Islam.

The attorney petitioned the court on behalf of the children of the murdered old woman.  She sought redress by taking a folder of documents and correspondence to a judge.  The moment the judge learned that the documents had been touched by a Bahá'í, he took out a box of tissue papers from his desk drawer and used the tissue to handle the folder.  This man who was supposed to be an unbiased upholder of justice considered the murdered Bahá'í woman najes (unclean, untouchable, simply for being Bahá'í).  He was following his religious duty not to even touch anything handled by a Bahá'í.  Would this bigot be the kind of impartial agent of law to administer justice?

The dead woman and her children got nothing.  The murderous Muslim got the house.  It is sadly reminiscent of the time of Muhammad, when kefirs (infidels) were always treated as fair game and entitled to little or nothing.

Warning to good-hearted and fair-minded non-Muslim: It is this kind of treatment that awaits you if Muslims take over and, in obedience to their belief, institute horrific sharia.

There is no question in my mind that Islam is religious fascism.  Both the beliefs and practices of Islam amply prove my assertion.  To start with, see what their invocation of their god is: Allah-u-akbar ("Allah is the greatest," not "God is great," as it is marketed in English).  Then there is a whole raft of teachings and laws that clearly describe non-Muslims in all manner of derogatory terms and grant them no or few rights.

If you are not a Muslim, and you happened, by some misfortune, to be living in a place ruled by sharia, you want to be at least either a Christian or a Jew.  If you are anything else or nothing at all religious-wise, then you are just that: nothing.  Jews and Christians enjoy a measure of second-class citizenship under Islam as long as they pay heavy religious taxes (jizya), mandated in Quran 9:29, and behave themselves as docile subservient subjects.

Islam's maltreatment of non-Muslims is legend. It goes back to the time of Muhammad himself and continues to this very day. I need not delve into that topic at any length at this point; it is very sad, inhumane and tragic.

Having said that, I readily admit that there are many Muslims who are decent people by any measure.  There are, in fact, some Muslims whose humanity transcends their Muslimness.  Not all 1.5 billion Muslims are horrible people.  We all can attest to that.  In fact, it is Islamic ideology that forces Muslims to behave barbarically.

Below is a tragic case that demonstrates my point.

A year or so ago, an elderly Bahá'í woman in the Islamic Republic of Iran remained behind when her children, in desperation, escaped from their ancestral home for other lands because of the official genocide policy of the Islamic government.

The lone old woman had a Muslim tenant living in her house.  The Muslim tenant demanded that the women give him her house.  The rent money from the house provided her with a modest income for her to survive.

The old woman refused.  The Muslim man threatened to kill her if she did not give him the house.  The woman corresponded with her children and explained her predicament.  She also tried to seek justice from the authorities.

The Muslim man made good on his threat and murdered the old lone woman and took possession of her house.  Under sharia law, only Jews and Christians (of course, in the Meccan Quran) are tolerated as members of sanctioned religions who enjoy a modicum of rights.  Members of the Bahá'í faith are declared heretics by law and are halal-ul-dam (free blood, meaning they can be murdered with no compensations or legal penalties).  Bahá'ís in the Islamic Republic are completely disenfranchised from all rights of citizenship.

A Muslim female attorney, at significant risk to her reputation and her person, consented to represent this family for redress.  This attorney is one of those numerous truly upstanding human beings who holds her own humanity above Muslimness.

Islamic societies box women into their "place" of subservience to men, obediently docile.  A woman daring to take up the cause of a dead kefir in a vicious theocracy of the Islamic Republic of Iran?  That's true courage.  That's the litmus test of a sterling human being.  I salute her and salute all Muslim women who are breaking out of their horribly unjust "place" in Islam.

The attorney petitioned the court on behalf of the children of the murdered old woman.  She sought redress by taking a folder of documents and correspondence to a judge.  The moment the judge learned that the documents had been touched by a Bahá'í, he took out a box of tissue papers from his desk drawer and used the tissue to handle the folder.  This man who was supposed to be an unbiased upholder of justice considered the murdered Bahá'í woman najes (unclean, untouchable, simply for being Bahá'í).  He was following his religious duty not to even touch anything handled by a Bahá'í.  Would this bigot be the kind of impartial agent of law to administer justice?

The dead woman and her children got nothing.  The murderous Muslim got the house.  It is sadly reminiscent of the time of Muhammad, when kefirs (infidels) were always treated as fair game and entitled to little or nothing.

Warning to good-hearted and fair-minded non-Muslim: It is this kind of treatment that awaits you if Muslims take over and, in obedience to their belief, institute horrific sharia.