Thursday, September 4, 2008

Genocide committed in the name of Allah


Genocide committed in the name of Allah: 3,000,000 Bangladeshi Hindus Killed during the Pakistan-Bangladesh war in 1971. From 1894 to 1896 Abdul Hamid, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, killed 150,000 Armenian Christians. In India, Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur along with his disciples was burned to death by the Moghul ruler Aurangzeb in 1675. Another Sikh, Bhai Mati Das was sawn into right and left halves while he was still alive. In July 1974, 4,000 Christians living in Cyprus were killed by Fahri Koroturk, president of Turkey and his Islamic army. From 1843 to 1846 10,000 Assyrian Christians including women and children were massacred by the Muslims. From 1915 to 1918 750,000 Assyrians were killed in the name of Islamic Jihad. In 1933 thousands of Assyrian villagers were murdered by the Iraqi soldiers in Northern Iraq. Since 1990 more than 10,000 Kashmiri Hindus have been brutally murdered by Islamic fundamentalists. Over 280,000 Ugandans killed during the reign of Idi Amin from 1971 to 1979. Over 30,000 Mauritanians have been killed by the Islamic dictators since 1960. In 1980, 20,000 Syrians were murdered under the rule of Hafez Al-Assad, President of Syria. Since 1992 120,000 Algerians have been murdered by the Islamic fundamentalist army.


Pembantaian dilakukan atas nama Allah: 3 000 000 Bangladeshi Hindus dibunuh sepanjang perang Pakistan-Bangladesh pada tahun 1971. Dari 1894 hingga 1896 Abdul Hamid, Sultan Kerajaan Ottoman, membunuh 150 000 orang Kristen Armenia. Di India, Guru Sikh Tegh Bahadur bersama dengan para muridnya dibakar sampai mati oleh Moghul yang memerintah di Aurangzeb pada tahun 1675. Seorang Sikh lainnya, Bhai Mati Das digergaji hingga terbelah dua hidup-hidup. Pada bulan Juli 1974, 4 000 orang Kristen yang tinggal di Siprus telah dibunuh oleh Fahri Koroturk, Presiden Turki dengan angkatan perang Islamnya. Dari tahun 1843 hingga 1846, 10 000 orang Asiria Kristen mencakup para perempuan dan anak-anak telah dibantai oleh Muslim. Dari tahun 1915 hingga 1918, 750 000 orang Asiria telah dibunuh atas nama Jihad Islam. Pada tahun 1933, beribu-ribu orang desa Asiria telah dibunuh oleh tentara Irak di daerah Irak Utara. Sejak tahun 1990 lebih dari 10 000 orang Hindu Kashmir telah dibunuh dengan brutal oleh kaum fundamentalis Islam. Lebih dari 280 000 orang Uganda telah dibunuh sepanjang pemerintahan Idi Amin dari tahun 1971 hingga 1979. Lebih dari 30 000 orang Mauritania telah dibunuh oleh diktator Islam sejak tahun 1960. Pada tahun 1980, 20 000 orang Siria telah dibunuh di bawah pemerintahan Hafez Al-Assad, Presiden Siria. Sejak tahun 1992, 120 000 orang Aljazair telah dibunuh oleh kelompok bersenjata fundamentalis Islam.

Prophet not perfect, says Islamic scholar

Richard Kerbaj | October 04, 2006

A LEADING adviser on Islam, Ameer Ali, has attacked Muslims who "blindly" follow their faith and fail to question the veracity of the Koran, saying that even Mohammed had "flaws".

Muslim minds 'closed': Ameer Ali, doctor of economics at Murdoch University in Perth, says the Koran must not be read literally but reinterpreted for today.

The chairman of John Howard's Muslim advisory board yesterday warned that Islamists would continue to breed jihadis unless the Koran was "reinterpreted" for today's society.

He also said mosques were increasingly being used by imams to deliver sermons that were not open to discussion.

Dr Ali said the majority of Muslim clerics had for centuries imposed a "literalist" teaching of Islam, telling their followers that deviating from the written message would ultimately lead to their admission into hell.

"The times are changing and with the change of times, you also have to reinterpret the Koran," he told The Australian.

"Because if you believe that it's a book for all the times and all the nations, then that book must be yielding new meanings.

"There are verses about slavery, and the Koran says you must be kind to the slaves. So are the Muslims saying we must have slavery to be kind?

"The jihadists are interpreting the Koran literally and that's the problem ... Popular Muslims, because of their lack of knowledge about religion, are vulnerable to these sort of teachings."
Dr Ali, who is writing an academic paper entitled "Closing of the Muslim Mind", said even Mohammed was not the "perfect model" as most Muslims believed. Asked if the prophet had character flaws, he said: "Of course - you must look at him as a human being also."

His call for moderation comes 11 days into Ramadan, the holy month that requires Muslims to fast, give to charity and become more spiritually accountable.

His comments came as a French philosophy teacher was forced into hiding after describing the Mohammed as a ruthless warlord and mass murderer. Robert Redeker has been under police protection, moving between secret addresses, since threats against him appeared on Islamist websites last week. His home address was published with calls to murder.

Dr Ali criticised community members for playing victim when Muslims reacted violently against criticism, as after the publication of the Danish cartoons and the recent comments by the Pope.
He said it was time for Muslims to "confront this challenge head-on and look critically at their behaviour and mode of response to alleged blasphemy".

Dr Ali called for Hezbollah to be removed from the Government's terror organisations list two months ago, saying they were freedom fighters defending their country against Israeli invasion.
The former president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils said there were sections of the Koran that were relevant to "everybody at every time".

But he said people needed to read into the scripture and not merely accept it as the final word.
Dr Ali - who heads the Muslim Community Reference Group set up last year following the London bombings to improve communication channels between the federal Government and Australia's 300,000 Muslims - labelled the idea of going to hell for questioning the Koran a "load of rubbish".

"Because we cannot decide who's going to go to hell and who's going to go to heaven - that's left to the creator," he said.

Dr Ali criticised Muslims who react violently towards any depictions of Mohammed while aspiring to emulate his ways.

"True, Islam prohibits any drawing or a statue to be carved out representing the figure of the prophet. Still, it has not prevented the Muslims from imitating the physical features of Mohammed," he said.

Dr Ali said it was "ridiculous" that some Muslims believed God would judge them on the "length of (their) beard". He said Muslims would be judged on their "character, their knowledge, their contribution to society".

He said young Muslim Australians were slowly becoming more inquisitive about their faith. "Therefore they are going to ask questions when they grow up and that's a healthy trend," he said.