islamic extremism

anonymous asked:

So I have recently stumbled across your blog and have ended up scrolling through quite a way back (don't care if it's weird, I like your blog) and I came across a couple anons who felt the need to try and express that Islam is extremely degrading to women. As a feminist and an RE student, I feel almost compelled to prove this wrong, even if they may never see it. I'd also like to say this is all just pretty much straight from my own lesson notes, so my apologies if it's not all completely (1)

accurate. First of all, men and women are seen as equal in the eyes of Allah, and are judged individually by their own actions. Gender has nothing to do with it; it’s all fair and equal. Second, although they are equal, they are not the same. They have different roles in society, as intended by Allah’s design. The Qur'an says that you should “direct…the women of the believers that they should pull down their outer cloaks from their heads over their faces. This will make it possible for (2)
them to be distinguished so that they will not be molested”. So you know, it’s not at all “degrading” or “oppressive”. In fact, both men and women are encouraged to be modest in their dress, so it’s not at all trying to “oppress” women by controlling their dress. It’s just modesty. Women have the right to choose who they marry, to divorce, to study, to own property, to conduct business and take part in politics. The Prophet Muhammad even stressed the importance of women and the respect that (3)
should be shown to them. So yeah, if anyone else wants to try and argue that Islam is “oppressive and degrading” to women, I have an entire class that will happily prove you wrong, with the help of two cats and a biscuit. (4)

Thanks for taking the time to share this (: hopefully it will clear some things up for people. Btw thanks and it’s not weird at all. I shamelessly scroll through people’s blogs and reblog like 20 of their posts in a row 😂😂
A woman in Saudi Arabia went outside without a hijab. She's now facing calls to be executed.
A woman in Saudi Arabia pictured without a hijab is facing calls for her execution. Some social media users reacted with outrage after the emergence of the image taken in capital city Riyadh, with one man calling for the state to “kill her and throw her corpse to the dogs”.

A woman in Saudi Arabia pictured without a hijab is facing calls for her execution.

Some social media users reacted with outrage after the emergence of the image taken in capital city Riyadh, with one man calling for the state to “kill her and throw her corpse to the dogs”.

The photo was allegedly first posted by an account under the name of Malak Al Shehri, which has since been deleted, reports the International Business Times.

An unnamed student who reposted the image told the website that Ms Al Shehri had announced she was going out to breakfast without either a hijab or abaya; a traditional Saudi body covering.

The student said she started receiving death threats after posting proof in response to followers who had asked to see a photo.

“So many people retweeted it and what she did reached extremists, so she got threats,” the student said. “She deleted her tweets but they didn’t stop, so she deleted her account.”

A hashtag which translates into English as “we demand the imprisonment of the rebel Angel Al Shehri” subsequently went viral.

One user wrote “we propose blood", while another demanded a “harsh punishment for the heinous situation”.

Despite the outrage, many more users in Saudi Arabia came out in support of the woman’s actions.

The controversy comes amid an escalating row over ending a ban on women driving in the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia is the only country on the planet that still bans female drivers, but a member of the royal family has proposed changing the decades-old rule.

I need to address this.

Have you ever seen these videos made by our Muslim brothers who imitate the clothing of our women and make a parody of their own mothers, sisters, or the muslim women?

Oh you find it funny, right? You laugh so much when you see it because you realize, O this also happens in my life, then you share it on your feed, right?

I ask you, how can you find it funny? How can you find a man who wears same clothing as your mother and does what your mother usually do with you, funny? I really understand that it is has light humor in it, but to do an act that the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam forbade and Allah Azza Wa Jall has cursed shouldn’t even make you tingle your smiling thought.

How is it that nowadays, it is so easy for us to do an act that is well prohibited in our deen? I’m not being extreme, but Islam and it’s teaching is not a subject of fun and joke. We shouldn’t take things lightly when it comes to our deen.

When you are a Muslim man and you are dressing and imitating the way a sister clothes herself and you make a parody about it and post it online to your hundreds of thousands of followers, do you even for a minute think about what your video can influence or leave as an impact to your viewers?

Yes, maybe for a second you thought it is just to bring some fun and make people smile, but please think again about the long term effect this can give to your viewers, because as far as I am concerned, I’ve seen little boys wearing hijab and doing comedy acts just like how they see it in these videos, this can harm them in a sense that they feel appreciated when they wear such clothes and eventually may make them used to it and practice it eventually - this is a harm that can’t be seen in the first hand but it deliberately grows within these kids. 

Brothers who do this, please rethink and think long term of the effects of your videos, if you want to do something to make a person smile, there are other ways for it rather than this parody videos. And this pertains as well to sisters who make a parody of our muslim brothers in their videos. 

Let me tell you of this one incident that happened during the time of the Sahabah RA where Nafi’ narrated:

“Once Ibn ‘Umar RA and ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Amr RA were sitting with Al-Zubair Ibn ‘Abdul-Muttalib RA when a woman driving a flock of sheep and shouldering an arrow came to them.

‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar RA asked, “Are you man or woman?”

She said, “A woman.”

Thereupon ‘Abdullah said to his companions,“Surely, Allah curse the women who imitate men and men who imitate women.”

I do not wish to make this long, but don’t give me the notion that I’m looking this in a different way and using this hadith to justify my reasoning, because really if you have heard of a thing that Allah has cursed and the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam has prohibited, would you come near of doing this thing?

Tired of being reminded of your acts when you are a Muslim? Allah says in the Qur’an to remind each other for that benefits each one of us and by Allah everything you do is connected to Islam because you are a chosen person of Allah to be a Muslim. Remember that.

Be responsible. Think before you act. You’re a Muslim, what a great honor it is to be one! Realize that. 


May Allah help us and guide us when we do things out of worldly desire and remind us that our actions and deeds should be done solely for His Sake. Amin



Story was taken from Sahih Al Bukhari

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1. Our deepest thoughts and sympathies are with the families of the victims.
2. Isn’t it amazing that folks – namely on the right – didn’t immediately tie it in to their favorite “Islamic extremism” trope? But let’s make no mistake: this was terrorism. Unmitigated, domestic terrorism.
3. With all of our security regulations in place, airlines and the TS fucking A are still allowing guns and ammo to be brought onto airplanes in checked baggage? Are you fucking kidding me?
4. This guy was armed with a semiautomatic pistol. For hunting, I guess. Hunting humans.
5. So at some point earlier in his life, the suspect – a military veteran – runs into an FBI office and starts telling them a story about how he’s being forced to watch ISIS videos. And no one at that point cared to alert the Veterans Administration about possible mental health issues, such as PTSD, involving this soldier?
6. And back to security: it’s clear now that if these idiots who mandate preflight security screenings in which you need to remove belts and shoes and put laptops in separate trays through the scanning machines and who do body searches of children, breast cancer patients, and elderly people with walking canes – these idiots need to put in security measures in ALL parts of an airport. Especially if they’re going to fucking allow fucking guns to be checked in on fucking luggage that they’ll be able to fucking remove from those fucking bags at fucking baggage claim in order to fucking murder people.

Too many missed chances to do anything that might have prevented this. Too many chances.

Now five people are dead.


“Jews lived happily together with Muslims and in harmony before Israel was established.” How many times have you heard this said? 

During the rise of Islam, the first encounters between Muslims and Jews resulted in persecution when the Jewish tribes of Medina were expelled or killed .In Moorish Spain,there was the 1066 Granada massacre, when more than 1,500 Jewish families, numbering 4,000 persons, fell in one day, and in Fez in 1033, when 6,000 Jews were killed. There were further massacres in Fez in 1276 and 1465.

Other mass murders of Jews in Arab lands occurred in Morocco in the 8th century, where whole communities were wiped out by Muslim ruler Idris I; North Africa in the 12th century, where the Almohads either forcibly converted or decimated several communities; Libya in 1785, where Ali Burzi Pasha murdered hundreds of Jews; Algiers, where Jews were massacred in 1805, 1815 and 1830 and Marrakesh, Morocco, where more than 300,000 Jews were murdered between 1864 and 1880.

The Damascus affair occurred in 1840, when an Italian monk and his servant disappeared in Damascus. Immediately following, a charge of ritual murder was brought against a large number of Jews in the city. All were found guilty. The consuls of England, France and Germany as well as Ottoman authorities, Christians, Muslims all played a great role in this affair.

Following the Damascus affair, Pogroms spread through the Middle East and North Africa. Pogroms occurred in: Aleppo (1850, 1875), Damascus (1840, 1848, 1890), Beirut (1862, 1874), Dayr al-Qamar (1847), Jerusalem (1847), Cairo (1844, 1890, 1901-02), Mansura (1877), Alexandria (1870, 1882, 1901-07), Port Said (1903, 1908), Damanhur (1871, 1873, 1877, 1891), Istanbul (1870, 1874), Buyukdere (1864), Kuzguncuk (1866), Eyub (1868), Edirne (1872), Izmir (1872, 1874). There was a massacre of Jews in Baghdad in 1828. There was another massacre in Barfurush in 1867. 

In 1839, in the eastern Persian city of Meshed, a mob burst into the Jewish Quarter, burned the synagogue, and destroyed the Torah scrolls. Known as the Allahdad incident. It was only by forcible conversion that a massacre was averted.

In 1941, following Rashid Ali’s pro-Axis coup, riots known as the Farhud broke out in Baghdad in which approximately 180 Jews were killed and about 240 were wounded, 586 Jewish-owned businesses were looted and 99 Jewish houses were destroyed.

While the Allies and the Axis were fighting for the oil-rich region, the Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husayni staged a pro-Nazi coup in Iraq and organized the Farhud pogrom which marked the turning point for about 150,000 Iraqi Jews who, following this event and the hostilities generated by the war with Israel in 1948, were targeted for violence, persecution, boycotts, confiscations, and near complete expulsion in 1951.

Wahhabism - The Backbone of Terrorism

The radical ideology of Wahhabi Islam must be examined to understand how to combat terrorism. Do not forget The fact that terrorism isn’t an individual rather it is an ideology of hate and death. - YA

Read Younus AlGohar’s statement regarding the London Terror Attack on Medium.

The hilarious thing is that all these gay couples rushing to get married before Trump is inaugurated because of their misguided fear that he’s going to stop their marriage are probably the same people who pretended islamic extremism had nothing to do with the gay nightclub attack in Orlando or any of the other far more obvious examples of homophobia. A couple on a reality show goes to a church that doesn’t support gay marriage? Triggered! Trump is a meanie and we don’t like him even though he hasn’t really done that much specifically homophobic? Triggered! Pointing out that homosexuals are beaten and hung in Muslim countries? Islamaphobic!

أنا تونس. Je suis France. انا الكويت.

I am Tunisia. I am France. I am Kuwait.

My thoughts are with the victims, survivors and families impacted by ISIS’s terror attacks in Lyon, France, Sousse, Tunisia, and Kuwait City, Kuwait today. 

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the three different attacks which all occurred earlier today. These events come after ISIS leadership called for such attacks, in the name of the holy month of Ramadan.

In Tunisia, gunmen opened fire on a tourist resort, killing at least 27.

In France, ISIS unsuccessfully tried to blow up an American-owned Lyon factory. They decapitated one worker. 

In Kuwait, a bombing was perpetrated on a Shi’ite mosque in Kuwait City. Self-identified as a largely Sunni group, ISIS has perpetrated the systematic murder of Shi’ite Muslims previously.

My heart also goes out to the billions of Muslims whose holy month of Ramadan has been taken and twisted by the so-called “Islamic State.” The billions of Muslims who ISIS does not represent, and who will experience discrimination and hatred because of the actions of a few murderous extremists who have stolen and convoluted Islam to their own ends.

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