We must add "gentle beating" to the best oxymorons of the 21st century along with, "Diversity is our strength"
ISLAMABAD / LAHORE: After the top constitutional body on Islamic laws recommended ‘a light beating’ for women’ sparking outrage, the body’s chairman softened his tone stating ‘violence’ is not permissible in the religion.
“Do not try to relate our proposal (on beating women) with violence. Light beating does not mean violence,” explained Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Chairman Mualana Muhammad Khan Sherani after a press briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.
It must be handy to have such a flexible dictionary that a beating is not violence when its prescribed by sharia. Much as jihad is not terrorism I suppose. (See article 19)
“Around 20 migrants, three volunteers and a police officer were injured in a brawl between Afghans and Sudanese. The reason for the fight has not yet been determined,” the regional authority said in a statement.
The fight broke out as food was being distributed at the Jules-Ferry aid centre, the authority said.
Photos show that large sections of the shanty town were burned down, and at least 15 fire trucks had been called to the site.
Around 20 police cars also arrived to break up the fight, and tear gas was deployed, an AFP reporter added. The situation had calmed down by early evening.
"Young Muslim pupils should get the chance to critically analyze their religion's traditions," Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairman of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), told German newspaper "Heilbronner Stimme."
This could be the best way to make young people immune to fundamentalist ideas, he said.
Bedford-Strohm called for "nationwide lessons in Islam," adding that pupils could learn about Islam on the basis of the German constitution.
"Tolerance, freedom of religion and conscience should be valid for all religions. These rules can be taught in the best way, if religion is seen as part of the state's educational mission," he said.
Let's gamble on a prediction shall we?
First, these classes will fail because Islam is not the "Islam" they want taught. A quick glance at a Koran will prove that.
If a non-Muslim teacher attempts to teach Islam to Muslim children, Lloyds of London would not sell him a policy on his neck, even if he dressed like Don Cherry.
If they do that to a teacher for teaching non-Islamic religion to Muslims, what will they do when the Germans invent their own, Obama-Merkel approved version of Islam and spoon feed it to the kids?
4. "Flow of trucks carrying weapons and ammunition from Turkey continues" – Russian military
Just in case there are lingering doubts which side NATO member Turkey is on.
There are thought to be around 100 Sharia Law courts operating throughout the UK, dispensing Islamic justice outside the remit of our own legal system.
Judgements handed down by the informal courts have no legal basis, but there are fears their presence means many Muslim women are not getting access to the justice they deserve.
But in a controversial intervention Mrs May today claimed many British Muslims “benefit a great deal” from their existence.
I think what she meant to say was, "Those who practice sharia in Britain are on a great deal of benefits."
Which would be generally true.
And keeping with the fine tradition of bonus links, check out one of the best examples of what the whole "Interfaith" scam is all about.
In this clip, the Muslims manage to get Christians to have a memorial service for a man who converted to Islam, went to the Islamic State and started murdering people. All in the name of multi-faith tolerance, of course.
You know, I have yet to hear about imams in Germany, or anywhere else, having a memorial service for the Christian, Yazidi or the not-quite-the-right-kind-of-Muslim murdered by jihadis.