Saturday, September 6, 2014

12 min video: Ex-Muslim and son of imam: Islamic State following "steps of Islam's prophet Muhammad to the letter"




Former Muslim, "Brother Rachid", too uncomfortable to publicly confess his last name "because Islam is a religion of peace", speaks candidly about his former cult-membership and how ISIL is lock-stepping the Qu'ran's myriad teachings to kill the kafir (that's you and me, as well as Muslims deemed "not Muslim enough").

If Islamic terror organizations, ie., ISIL, Boko Haram, Al Shabab, Hamas, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood, etc. are not confronted and destroyed, then eventually they will confront and destroy us, the West.

Kudos to this brave man for daring to speak the truth about ISIL.  In doing so, he risks vigilante retaliation, which is also religiously commanded:

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Woman Stoned to Death in Syria for 'Adultery'



Oftentimes, 'adultery' is code for being raped.  According to the Sharia (Islamic law), a woman must have four male witnesses to confirm a rape has taken place.  If the witnesses can't be produced and the rapist is not charged, then this leaves the victim in a horrible predicament of having just confessed to illicit sexual intercourse. Death is the punishment (hudud).

This is normative, mainstream Sharia as applied in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Sudan.

From the Yahoo article:

"The Islamic State group has "imposed incredibly restrictive rules on the civilian population which have served to make women and girls particularly vulnerable and to quite clearly discriminate against them," she said, adding that the reports of the stoning were the first the group had received out of Syria."

BEIRUT (AP) — A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress.
None in the crowd stepped forward, said a witness to the event in a northern Syrian city. So the jihadi fighters, mostly foreign extremists, did it themselves, pelting Faddah Ahmad with stones until her body was dragged away.
"Even when she was hit with stones she did not scream or move," said an opposition activist who said he witnessed the stoning near the football stadium and the Bajaa garden in the city of Raqqa, the main Syrian stronghold of the Islamic State group.
The July 18 stoning was the second in a span of 24 hours. A day earlier, 26-year-old Shamseh Abdullah was killed in a similar way in the nearby town of Tabqa by Islamic State fighters. Both were accused of having sex outside marriage.
The killings were the first of their kind in rebel-held northern Syria, where jihadis from the Islamic State group have seized large swaths of territory, terrorizing residents with their strict interpretation of Islamic law, including beheadings and cutting off the hands of thieves. The jihadis recently tied a 14-year-old boy to a cross-like structure and left him for several hours in the scorching summer sun before bringing him down -- punishment for not fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The group has also brutalized Shiite Muslims and others whom it views as apostates. In neighboring Iraq, Islamic State militants have driven members of the Yazidi religious minority out of a string of towns and villages. Thousands of the fleeing Yazidis have been stranded on a mountaintop for days, a humanitarian crisis that prompted the U.S. to airlift aid to them this week.
On Friday, Kamil Amin, the spokesman for Iraq's Human Rights Ministry, said hundreds of Yazidi women under the age of 35 are being held by the Islamic State group in schools in Iraq's second largest city Mosul, which the militants captured in June.
The stonings in Syria last month were not widely publicized at the time, but in the following days three photographs appeared online which appeared to document the grisly spectacle and were consistent with other AP reporting.
The pictures posted on a newly-created Twitter account showed dozens of people gathered in a square, a cleric reading a verdict through a loudspeaker and several bearded men with automatic rifles either carrying or collecting stones.
"A married woman being stoned in the presence of some believers," read the caption of the photographs on the Twitter account, which has since been suspended.
Abu Ibrahim Raqqawi, the activist who witnessed Ahmad's stoning, said locals where angry to see foreign fighters impose their will on the community.
"People were shocked and couldn't understand what was going on. Many were disturbed by the idea that Saudis and Tunisians were issuing (such) orders," he said in an interview via Skype. Ahmad, he said, appeared unconscious, and he had overheard that she was earlier taken to a hospital where she was given anesthesia.
The stoning took place after dark, he said, at about 11 p.m. He could not see blood on the body because of the black clothes she was wearing. Ahmad did not scream or shake, and died silently. "They then took the dead body in one of their cars and left," he said.
The two cases were first reported by the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which collects information through a network of activists around the country. Bassam Al-Ahmad, a spokesman for the Violations Documentation Center, a Syrian group that tracks human rights violations, also confirmed the stoning.
An activist based in the northern province of Idlib, who collects information from other activists in northern Syria, said Ahmad was a widow. A man who asked to be identified as Asad for fear of repercussions, said that in the other stoning, in Tabqa, residents also refused to take part, and that the act was carried out by Islamic State members.
The U.S. Embassy in Syria, in a statement posted on its Twitter account, condemned the "barbaric stoning" of a woman in Tabqa.
International human rights groups did not report the stoning, and Human Rights Watch said it had no independent confirmation.
"It is a very worrying trend if true," said Human Rights Watch researcher Lama Fakih.
The Islamic State group has "imposed incredibly restrictive rules on the civilian population which have served to make women and girls particularly vulnerable and to quite clearly discriminate against them," she said, adding that the reports of the stoning were the first the group had received out of Syria.
"This is just a more sort of extreme manifestation of those restrictive rules which are all in violation of international" human rights law, she said.
Such acts have alarmed members of mainstream Syrian opposition groups fighting to remove President Bashar Assad from power since 2011.
"These behaviors have nothing to do with the nature and mentality of Syrian society," said Abdelbaset Sieda, a senior member of the main Western-backed Syrian National Coalition. He said the group had no official confirmation of the stoning cases although he did not rule it out. "We expect such acts to be carried out by the Islamic State," he said.
The Hazm Movement, another rebel group active in northern Syria, said the stonings did take place. It added that such acts "contradict the principals of the revolution" and encourage the world to refrain from giving any support to the rebels.
"The world should know that every day they delay real support to active moderate groups is direct support to extremist factions," the group said in response to written questions from The Associated Press.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

"These are our sisters" Sarasota/Manatee NOW Rally

On Thursday, May 15, 2014 about 15 of us from Sarasota/Manatee NOW gathered in downtown Sarasota with a strong message for our community:  the jihad on women must stop!  We waved signs, chanted slogans and fielded questions from curious passersby.  Many drivers honked as they passed and gave us the thumbs up, male and female alike.

We were there to stand in solidarity with our African sisters. A month ago, thuggish jihadists who call themselves "Western education is forbidden," aka Boko Haram, kidnapped over 300 schoolgirls from a Nigerian boarding school and threatened on video to sell them into sexual slavery.

What better organization to start pushing back against this global jihad on women than the National Organization for Women?

For more information, see our earlier Press Release and Information Sheet.


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bill Maher links Boko Haram kidnappings to Islam


On May 9, 2014, Bill Maher discussed Boko Haram and focused on what he believed was the most important aspect of the story: the religion of Islam itself influences this kind of brutality and is therefore a serious problem.

"There is no mention here of connecting this to the religion, which is always what I am seeking to do, because I think that's the elephant in the room.  And in that religion at large, women are seen as property, second-class at best, often as property.  Shouldn't that be brought to light in this debate as well?"
Women are treated as if they were property because that is how they are defined by Islam. For example, if a young girl runs away from home to marry her true love, she has in effect stolen the property that is herself from her family and the family will often try to kill her to negate the theft and to assuage the shame and humiliation suffered by the family for not being in full control of their daughter’s body as is required by Islam. In this way, Islamic doctrine is utterly materialistic and control of the body is everything. 

Here is the full video:






Monday, May 5, 2014

STOP THE JIHAD ON WOMEN: Slogans for May 15th Solidarity Rally




Women need Sharia like

fish need a bicycle!

SHARIA: a problem that's 
not allowed to have a name

Culture is no excuse for abuse
Stop the jihad on women!

Injustice to women anywhere 
is injustice to women everywhere
Stop the jihad on women!

If 200 kidnapped African girls 
were on a missing plane,
they'd be rescued by now!

IMAGINE
200 school girls 
kidnapped
 from Sarasota

200 African sisters 
get kidnapped and
 sold into sex slavery 
by Islamic extremists 
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

DONATE TO
SARASOTA NOW


BECOME A MEMBER OF
SARASOTA NOW

STOP THE JIHAD ON WOMEN: May 15th Solidarity Rally Information Sheet


WHAT IS HAPPENING?
More than 200 girls, ages 15-18, were abducted on April 14, 2014 in the northeast of Nigeria, with gunmen storming their boarding school as they slept. News reports suggest the girls are now being sold into marriage for as much as $12 US and forced to convert to Islam, with the remainder likely to be sold off as sex slaves by their abductors from the militant Islamists group, Boko Haram.

WHAT IS BOKO HARAM?
Translated as "Western education is sinful," Boko Haram is an Islamic jihadist and terrorist organization based in the northeast of Nigeria, north Cameroon and Niger. It seeks to establish a "pure" Islamic state ruled by Sharia law, putting a stop to what it deems "westernization." The group is known for attacking Christians and government targets, bombing churches, schools, and police stations, and kidnapping western tourists. Violence linked to the Boko Haram has resulted in an estimated 10,000 deaths between 2002 and 2013.

WHAT IS SHARIA LAW?
Sharia is a strict, patriarchal Islamic law governing all aspects of day-to-day life, including crime, politics, business and economics, as well as personal matters such as sexual intercourse, hygiene, diet, prayer, everyday etiquette and fasting. Its stark differences with secular law in the concept of justice, judicial process, crime, and punishment makes Sharia incompatible with secular democracy, freedom of thought, and especially women's rights.

There are many ways in which women do not have full stature under Sharia. Not only are their human rights violated by such "sacred" patriarchal laws as polygamy, forced marriages, child marriages, gender-biased inheritance rules, and being worth half that of a man in a court testimony; their very lives are threatened by such practices as honor killings at the hands of their relatives, death as punishment for adultery or for leaving Islam, and, in some countries, female genital mutilation.

The introduction of Sharia globally is a longstanding goal for Islamist movements, including in Western countries. Attempts to impose Sharia, which many believers perceive to be the only sacred law for all humanity, have been accompanied by conflicts, violence, and warfare.


INJUSTICE TO WOMEN ANYWHERE IS INJUSTICE TO WOMEN EVERYWHERE!
STOP THE JIHAD ON WOMEN!

BECOME A MEMBER OR DONATE TO SARASOTA/MANATEE N.O.W.

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PRESS RELEASE: Local chapter joins global protesters calling for release of Nigerian girls

PRESS RELEASE
N.O.W. (National Org. for Women)
May 5, 2014
Contact: Connie Goldstein 941-966-9715

"THESE ARE OUR SISTERS"
Local chapter joins global protesters
calling for release of Nigerian girls

Saying, "These are our sisters," the Sarasota/Manatee Chapter of the National Organization for Women," (N.O.W.), is hosting a solidarity rally at 5:30 p.m. on May 15 at Five Points Park to raise awareness within the Sarasota community about the kidnapping of hundreds of girls by Boko Haram, whose brutal treatment of women under Sharia law is legendary, and to help apply international pressure on the Nigerian government to step up their rescue efforts.

Any member of the community is invited to join them in this action.

According to accounts, armed members of Boko Haram overwhelmed security guards at the all-girls school in Chibok, pulled 276 girls out of bed and forced them into trucks. The convoy of trucks then disappeared into the dense forest bordering Cameroon. At least 53 of the girls escaped, leaving 223 in the hands of their captors, police said.

Boko Haram's name translates to "Western education is a sin" and the group especially opposes the education of women. Speaking during a visit to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on the Nigerian government to bring those responsible to justice.

If you would like to join N.O.W.'s action on behalf of the kidnapped Nigerian girls at 5:30 on May 15 near Marina Jack's, please contact Ann Jordan at ann.jordan.now@gmail.com; phone:727-259-5994.


BECOME A MEMBER OR DONATE TO SARASOTA/MANATEE N.O.W.
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