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)
Todd thank you very much for bringing more much needed light to and clarification to this subject along with the links. Very helpful. The way this was written definitely sent red flags up. It's definitely designed to pack an emotional punch. Using red text and inflammatory emotional language, asking people to visualize their own family members as small children being subjected to horrific abuse... the reader is very much being led down a strong path.
At the same time, I do know there are legitimate concerns and fears to be had.
I'm glad I posted this, great feedback. Thanks!
I think if we look at the photographic evidence, all we have are a bunch of little girls in fancy dress with adult male escorts.. they may or may not be getting married. Also just because a marriage is performed at this age in a certain culture, and this has been done in many cultures over time, does not mean that the child is sexually abused. The marriage may not be consummated until the girl is of sexual maturity, and there is not necessarily use of force.
As well, yes, the messages of the protesters are hateful and frightening, but they are a handful of people. I've seen as horrific things on signs by other populations of people as well, white supremacists, etc. These kinds of sentiments are not faith specific...
We also cannot view the pictures, we do not know if it is our pc or something at your end Leila...
We are as much a Muslim, ourselves, as many other religions, we spent three years studying Sufism and Islam at the Bawa Muhaiyadeen Fellowship. We have recently felt a strong compulsion to get in touch with our friends there, we loved everyone there; many had special roles in our lives.
When we examine this information we see much truth. However, their are probably people of every faith who abuse children, some of whom believe they have privileges to do so bestowed by their Divines or their Divine Laws.
Most cultures consider these people exceptions, and in Islam, Shariah Law is an exception still, rather than the law, for most Muslims, or so we sincerely believe.
We believe the heart of Islam is purer than these old laws, and that a resurgence of Shariah Law, while being very well promoted and aggressively applied in many parts of the world still represents a minority of Muslims; we believe we must be careful not to become polarized against the entire Muslim world over the perceived faults of a few.
All cultures have faults and dark moments in their pasts they either hide from common knowledge or glorify to deny their shame.
However, all cultures also have values people uphold that enoble them and enoble their lives. No culture is without merit, their respective merits may simply be very differently understood from one culture to the next.
Their differences do not make any of them wrong, only different.
If we respond to messages such as this warning about the emergence of a strong movement to globalize Shariah Law with anything other than love, peace, compassion, and nurture, we may play into the hands of those who court conflict for their own profits.
Polarizing communities is a stage of mind control used to prepare them to accept wars and pogroms.
Wars and pogroms rarely benefit anyone but arms manufacturers and military infrastructures.
It is not possible to fight for freedom.
We can only have freedom when we learn to be peaceful.
The processes of building peace are less aggressive, so they take longer to reach our hearts and minds with any immediately apparent effect.
However, every religion on Earth carries within themselves peaceful lessons about making peace.
Each religion has had to defend itself in the past, so they acquire many habituated, automatic, semi-autonomous cultural defense mechanisms.
We cannot speak to each other to build peace with our cultural defense mechanisms engaged, we can make peace only by making peace with ourselves first.
From inner peace, all outer peace naturally emerges.
We do not need to attack or provoke anyone promoting Shariah Law, Humanity will not allow the worst of their old laws to rule; too many Muslims will remain devout and faithful but will become disaffected from Shariah Law in the information Age; the practice of Shariah Law will evolve to transcend its current state to become a nobler creed, and will then remain a valid precious tool in our individual quests to understand our Divines and our roles in Creation.
Islam is a culture of many voices, the majority of which are peaceful and loving. Sufism is a good example of some of the best Islam offers all of us, not just Muslims.
Let us embrace peace in our hearts that we may suceed in building an enduring Peace on Earth.
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All you've said is true, Grigori!
A short excerpt of your post reminds me of what Socrates said: "All wars are fought for money." Yet while that can be an important realization, more fundamental to your point it seems is the need to want whatever we deem good - peace, wholeness, harmony, abundance, joy, healing, and so on - not only for ourselves and those dear to us, but for those whom we may be prone to see as antagonists as well.
And so may it be - blessings upon you, upon each reader of this message, and upon each of those in their care - as well as upon all the tyrants, despots, abusers, thieves, and murderers, the lot of them. In the end, all of our hearts beat with the same primal rhythm drummed by the same transcendent Source, and we rejoin with that Source only as we unify with each other.
We are one, and in that we find our healing.
Thank you for your diligence Todd!
Your extensive efforts to shed more light on this matter with as little bias as possible are well noted and appreciated.
Your appreciation for our own work is a blessing, for you bear yourself well.
My wife lived in Egypt for 15 years, I lived in Egypt for 3 years and Saudi Arabia for 3 years. From my perspective this is mostly half-truth. Yes, female circumcision is a horror, however, it is illegal in Egypt now, since a couple of years ago, It predated Islam in Egypt. Yes, women are second class citizens in Islamic countries, however, women were second class citizens in the UK and USA before equal rights were for all. This is slowly changing as the Islamic women are just now starting their feminist movement. Women are powerful, they can change their world. Egypt has so much western influence now it is just starting change them all. Women are abused in every country by their husbands, this is no different. Also, Islamic law is very similar to Jewish law in regards to non-believers, they can be enslaved, used, and killed.
Islamic law cannot and will not influence western law, it will be the other way around, the laws of evolution demand this. If the UN would address Saudi Arabia and its laws, like it is Mandated to do, Islamic law would be gone within a few generations. Liberty is the drive of humanity and Islam cannot put a dent in that. Islam can succeed without the woman degrading laws, and the abuse is not the norm in the Islamic world.
Overall, this piece of cake was filled with Half-truth, but even half-truth cake tastes good...Each statement may be true from the perspective of the one writing it...
In profound Peace,
I like your reasoned optimism, Amenmaatra. It gives us the most credible reason for hope that I can think of.
Thank you for the post.