Tuesday, March 10, 2009

RPK--A liar for Islam, or just incredibly ignorant?

by The Anti Jihadist

Today here in fair Malaysia, it's the so-called 'Prophet's' birthday and hence a national holiday for everybody. Well, I certainly don't mind having a day off, so I cooked a nice tasty haram bacon breakfast, and now I'm going to write my first column in several weeks. What better way to celebrate the birth of that delusional, 7th century psychopathic 'prophet'?

My favourite Malaysian writer and provocateur Raja Petra ('RPK') has an annoying habit of writing pieces that apologise for Islam, the aggressive and intolerant ideology that somehow has won his allegiance. His latest piece has a jaw-dropping title that is breathtaking in its audacity: Freedom of opinion and speech in Islam. And RPK's main idea here? Rather than paraphrasing, I shall quote from his piece thusly:

"The concept of freedom of opinion as applied by the Prophet is mentioned in various verses of the Quran revealed in both Mekah and Medina. The total freedom of opinion and speech is a principle that was guaranteed by Islam since the beginning of the revelation.

"Wait an infidel moment...is he kidding?!? Islam guarantees freedom of speech? The idea is laughable, ridiculous and absurd, until one realises that RPK, that powerhouse writer, intellectual extraordinaire, is being absolutely serious. Hence, RPK's thesis deserves a careful and thorough debunking.

First of all, RPK fails to mention in his own article which verses of the Quran supposedly guarantee 'freedom of speech.' Perhaps we're supposed to just take his word for it, then? And what does RPK mean when he says 'freedom of speech', anyway? Does he mean that Islam or its founder can be criticised? It stands to reason that Mohammed, were he alive, would certainly disagree with RPK's notions; Mohammed had critics of his movement (the poet Ka'b bin Al-Ashraf, among others) assasinated on his personal orders, during his own lifetime [1]. In other words, Muslims have a word for 'freedom of speech' and 'criticism of Islam', and that word is blasphemy.

Mohammed's followers have diligently followed their prophet's example, killing untold numbers of people (Muslims and otherwise) over the years who dared to criticise Islam. Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was stabbed to death in broad daylight on a street in Amsterdam in 2004 by a Muslim immigrant following the release of his film 'Submission' which was highly critical of Islam [2]. At the trial, Gogh's murderer Mohammed Bouyeri was unrepentant -- and absolutely clear about why he murdered van Gogh. “I did what I did purely out my beliefs,” he explained, Qur’an in hand. “I want you to know that I acted out of conviction and not that I took his life because he was Dutch or because I was Moroccan and felt insulted….If I ever get free, I would do it again.” He was, he said, acting in accord with Islamic law: “What moved me to do what I did was purely my faith. I was motivated by the law that commands me to cut off the head of anyone who insults Allah and his prophet.” [3] Other well-known critics of Islam, like Geert Wilders and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, require round-the-clock protection and face nonstop efforts (litigation, death threats, etc) from Muslims and others to silence them.

But this barbarous Islamic behaviour is not just a recent phenomena. Nor was van Gogh the first critic of Islam to be silenced. Back in 1946, Islamic radicals of a group called Fadayan-e Islam murdered Iranian lawyer Ahmad Kasravi in court; Kasravi was there to defend himself against charges that he had attacked Islam [4]. Four years later, members of the same group assasinated Iranian prime minister Haji-Ali Razmara after a group of Muslim clerics issued a fatwa calling for his death. In 1992, Egyptian writer Faraj Foda was murdered by Muslims enraged at his 'apostasy' from Islam--a capital offence under traditional Islamic law. Foda's countryman, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Naguib Mahfouz, was stabbed in 1994 by more of RPK's co-religionists after being accused of blasphemy [5].

But Muslims are not content with the mere murder of individuals, however prominent they may be. Criticism of Islam or of its prophet is against the law in virtually every country with a Muslim majority or with a Muslm-controlled government. To wit, in supposedly 'moderate' Malaysia, such activities are deemed as a "national security threat", punishable with fines and/or imprisonment, with or without trial or charge [6]. These blasphemy laws permit the arrest, detention and torture of suspects of either Muslims or non Muslims on the slimmest of evidence. In some of those countries, such as Sudan, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, such criticism is a capital offense [7]. Curiously, these laws have never aroused the ire or disapproval of any Muslims or Muslim groups. Rather, it is always the other way--Muslims continuously wish to shut down debate regarding Islam in their own nations and elsewhere, via censorship, blasphemy laws, lobbying, lawsuits, litigation and any other means at their disposal [8]. What kind of 'freedom' are Muslims peddling here?

Is it possible that all these Muslims, from every part of the world, over the course of decades (if not centuries) have all somehow 'misunderstood' the teachings of their prophet? This is what RPK desperately wants everyone to believe. Or rather, have these Muslims faithfully carried out the core teachings of Mohammed? The traditional Muslim view, supported by centuries of Islamic jurisprudence and enuciated by Pakistan's Federal Sharia Court, is simply this: "The penalty for contempt of the Holy Prophet...is death and nothing else." [9]

Does this sound like anything remotely resembling 'total freedom'? RPK, what planet are you living on?

References:

1. Website URL http://www.answering-islam.org/Muhammad/Enemies/kab.html. Accessed 9 March 2009
2. Robert Spencer, "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam" Regnery Publishing, 2005, pg 214
3. Website URL http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4716909.stm. Accessed 9 March 2009
4. Website URL http://www.iranchamber.com/personalities/akasravi/ahmad_kasravi.php. Accessed 9 March 2009
5. Website URL http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=EF975B5C-FE43-4AD0-B748-C296AB891464. Accessed 9 March 2009
6. Website URL http://www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=5707. Accessed 9 March 2009
7. Website URL http://www.trosch.org/bks/islm/blasphemy.html?_ptr.html. Accessed 9 March 2009
8. Website URL http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/02/universal_islamic_blasphemy_la.html. Accessed 9 March 2009
9. Ashok K. Behuria, "It is Election Time...," Asian Affairs, October 2002

9 comments:

the terminator said...

Please don't be too hard on RPF. As it is he is already fighting a losing battle against the UMNO-let BN government especially because he has accused the incoming PM, Najib and his spouse Fat Mama of being involved not only billions of ringgit in corruption but also that they had a hand in the murder of the Mongolian model, Altantuya.

Do you want him to be hauled by the Sharia authorities too? The Sharia guys have become so powerful that it is even blasphemous to question their authority.

Can you imagine what would happen to poor RPK if he were to against the general trend. He would spend the rest of his miserable life in Kamunting Detention Centre, the Malaysian equivalent of the Russian gulag or the US guantanamo.

You wouldn't want that, do you? Incarceration without trial as long as the powers of the day decide.

trumpetzzz said...

They're all Satanists! We shall OVERCOME!

Abu Abdullah said...

Offer him a deal: if he is prepared to spout his nonsense in Mecca, then you'll pay for the trip to Saudi Arabia, first class.

the terminator said...

Abu Abdullah,

If you renounce the religion which came into being through the efforts of a false prophet who was none other than a brigand, lecher, murderer and a pedophile to boot, you will without a doubt go to heaven. You will NOT be welcomed by 72 virgins but by angels. 72 virgins are reserved for all those fools who go on a jihad and die because the cunning ones like your prophet and the mullahs are cowards who dare not face the wrath of their enemies. They only use fools as ammunitions in their jihads.

If you still believe in the 72 virgins and if it is ok to screw an innocent 9 year old virgin, you are most welcome to your most 'peaceful' religion.

Why do you think Islam does not allow but in fact FORBIDS it followers from questioning the prophet and his hadith and the sharia laws. They are scared to face truth and reality. They do not want the cult of the pedophile to be exposed to all and sundry.

It is the only religion that preaches HATRED, JIHAD and BARBARIC PUNISHMENT through the sharia laws. It is the only perverted religion that DOES NOT LIVE IN HARMONY AND PEACE with other human beings.

Anonymous said...

RPK does what ALL muslims do: Taqiyyah. How do you expect him to quote any quranic passages when the Medina verses call for subjugation of humanity to satan's cult on earth called islam?

Muslims are well schooled in the art of Deceit, Lies, Manipulation as their evil allah taught them . Readers should be well aware of an insiduous campaign, yes, a campaign by "respectable" "moderate" muslims to convert the masses to islam - nay, but HOW TO LIVE WITH RADICAL ISLAM as touted by Fareed Zakaria, that humbug hack that writes for Washington Post the MSM of master lies. Fareed expounds that the world should learn to live with radical islam, because "not all (radical islamofascists) advocate global jihad, host terrorists or launch operations against the outside world - in fact, most do not". Sudan is MISSING from his essay.

Zakaria's arguments are dangerous because they undermine the very internal opposition to radical islam within the muslim world (India's muslims are in a diferent league) that he he claims the West should work with. He is much encouraged by president-can't-do-without-the teleprompter Barack HUSSEIN Obama who believes in negotiating with the Taliban smiliing while they spit in his face, and the MSM led by Zakaria will herd the sheeple of the world into slavery. Slavery Makes Fun a-coming in the Anglo American sphere.

The same agenda that the "moderate" "thinking allowed" muslim RPK is doing in Malaysia. Let each man BE AWARE AND BEWARE.


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Anonymous said...

RPK does what ALL muslims do: Taqiyyah. How do you expect him to quote any quranic passages when the Medina verses call for subjugation of humanity to satan's cult on earth called islam? And DEATH without mercy to those who resist?

Muslims are well schooled in the art of Deceit, Lies, Manipulation as their evil allah taught them . Readers should be well aware of an insiduous campaign, yes, a campaign by "respectable" "moderate" muslims to convert the masses to islam - nay, but HOW TO LIVE WITH RADICAL ISLAM as touted by Fareed Zakaria, that humbug hack that writes for Washington Post the MSM of master lies. Fareed expounds that the world should learn to live with radical islam, because "not all (radical islamofascists) advocate global jihad, host terrorists or launch operations against the outside world - in fact, most do not". Sudan is MISSING from his essay.

Zakaria's arguments are dangerous because they undermine the very internal opposition to radical islam within the muslim world (India's muslims are in a diferent league) that he he claims the West should work with. He is much encouraged by president-can't-do-without-the teleprompter Barack HUSSEIN Obama who believes in negotiating with the Taliban smiliing while they spit in his face, and the MSM led by Zakaria will herd the sheeple of the world into slavery. Slavery Makes Fun is a-coming in the Anglo American sphere.

The same agenda that the "moderate" "thinking allowed" muslim RPK is doing in Malaysia. Let each man BE AWARE AND BEWARE.


ea

damn those fools said...

Answer: Ignorant Liar

Anonymous said...

The problem lies within every human being on this planet.A lack of respect and understanding.We don't want other people to say bad things about us,then we as well shouldn't do the exact thing to other people.This is not just about freedom of speech or beliefs.

"It is the only religion that preaches HATRED, JIHAD and BARBARIC PUNISHMENT through the sharia laws. It is the only perverted religion that DOES NOT LIVE IN HARMONY AND PEACE with other human beings."

I have never learn that stuffs before.Probably the terminator has better understanding about Islam? I have average knowledge about other religions.Does that give me the right to say bad things about your religion? Or perhaps you could explain in detail about Syariah law to me?

What i learned before are mostly about prayers,the concept of Islam and other things that has nothing to do with such violence or barbaric behavior.I think most religions or beliefs teaches the same thing.

What's wrong is that we are only human.There are bad people in every religion.I'm choosing to be a good person to everyone regardless their race or religion.No one has the right to question anyone's beliefs.We just have to punish the bad ones.

You,me and everyone else reading...we are human beings.We are not god.If everyone can stop all the killings and hatred towards each other,probably the world will be a better place.

bye bye umno said...

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/20994-hishamuddin-to-show-keris-again