“After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new global totalitarian threat: Islamism. . . .” ―Robert Spencer, in Islam: Religion of Bigots
Muhammad the Teddy Bear: A Case of Deadly Blasphemy
Not only does Islam have no sense of humor about itself, but Islam punishes those who do, in true totalitarian style. In 2007, Gillian Gibbons, a 54-year-old British teacher, was working in Sudan, teaching Muslim schoolchildren. She allowed these children to pick a name for the classroom teddy bear, so they chose Muhammad. The Islamic government, it turned out, was not amused. Gibbons was sentenced to 15 days in prison, followed by deportation, although it was Muslim children who named the bear, not she. And who can blame Gibbons for thinking that Muslim children should know what an appropriate name for a teddy bear might be? After all, they were Muslims, and they should know, better than she, what might constitute Islamic blasphemy!
Bloodthirsty Muslim mobs in Khartoum demanded that more be done about the matter, burning Gibbons’ image and calling for her blood, as they chanted, “No tolerance! Execution! Kill her by firing squad!” Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd, on ABC’s TV program The View, derided Gibbons for being insensitive to Islam. These American women—who, as self-styled feminists, would never put up with the woman-hating dictates of Islam in their own lives—became hypocritical apologists for Islam in the safety of their interview chairs at ABC, bullying Gillian Gibbons, who deserved their support, in the process. (Read more about this here.)
But the black-hearted reaction on the part of Sudanese Muslim mobs at what they perceived to be a slight to Muhammad was entirely predictable. After all, Muhammad, the role model for their intended action of killing Gibbons, reacted the same way when he decided a derogatory poem at his expense demanded the assassination of its poet. Muhammad was responsible for ordering no fewer than eleven assassinations, seven of them due to reasons that included derogatory comments or insults to his character.
Perhaps the most famous of Muhammad’s assassinations was the wanton killing of Kab bin al-Ashraf, depicted in Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Hadith 369: “Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah: Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Who is willing to kill Kab bin al-Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle?’ Thereupon Muhammad bin Maslama got up saying, ‘O Allah’s Apostle! Would you like that I kill him?’ The Prophet said, ‘Yes.’ Muhammad bin Maslama said, ‘Then allow me to say a (false) thing (i.e. to deceive Kab).’ The Prophet said, ‘You may say it.’ Then Muhammad bin Maslama went to Kab. . . . So they killed him and went to the Prophet and informed him. . . .” (Read the entire hadith here.)
A Gang-Raped Woman Is Caned for Having Illegal Sex
A widow in East Aceh Province, Indonesia, was caned on January 29th, 2010, after being subjected to gang-rape. Her crime? Having sex with a married man! Extramarital sex is illegal, according to Sharia Law, and the 25-year-old widow was gang-raped by eight men who found her in the company of a married man in her house. After the eight men beat the married man and raped the widow woman, they poured sewage on them before turning them over to the Islamic police of the village of Lhokbani.
Ibrahim Latief, the Sharia Law sheriff in charge of that region, recommended the woman and the man be caned nine times for violating the Sharia. Latief explained that the two were planning to have sex and that they had admitted to having already had sex before.
Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, has a secular national government, but allows Aceh Province to implement Sharia Law. The police eventually arrested three of the eight rapists, one of which was a 13-year-old. And there was discussion of possible canings in their future, if they were found guilty of wrongdoing. The national law, if enforced without Islamic bias, could carry a penalty of 15 years. But, since the Koran and the Sunnah of Muhammad offer no penalty for raping a woman—and Aceh Province has been indulged in its desire to enforce Islamic law—a slap on the wrist for the rapists, who turned over to the police the lawbreakers who provoked their actions, would not be unheard of. (Read more here.)
Muslim Authorities Force Unveiled Girls to Die in Flames
There were 800 female students inside a Meccan school for girls when a fire broke out. But some girls—because of the veil-optional tradition that exists in all-female areas—were not observing hijab; that is, they did not have their heads and necks fully covered, nor were they wearing their abayas (black robes) according to Sharia Law.
Enter the dreaded Mutaween, Saudi Arabia’s Islamic religious police, who stopped the uncovered schoolgirls from exiting the blazing building, because, according to the Sharia, their dress was inappropriate! The firemen who showed up to rescue the students objected to police efforts to keep the girls from leaving the burning school, but their objections were overruled. As a result, 15 girls died horribly in the blaze, many of them trampled by properly-veiled escapees. The Mutaween took an active role in beating back the Sharia-uncompliant girls, to make sure they would not be allowed to exit. When men tried to help liberate the girls, the Mutaween—also known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice—barred their efforts, warning them, “It is sinful to approach them.”
As enforcers of Islamo-fascist totalitarianism, the Islamic religious police are hated and feared by many in Saudi Arabia. They enforce dress codes, gender segregation, on-time praying, and other rules dictated by Sharia Law. Refusal to comply with the Sharia often results in severe beatings and jail time. (Read more here.)