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The Face of Islam

This is Shaznaz Bibi. A muslim women who was not sufficiently docile.

Shaznaz Bibi, Muslim Woman

An isolated incident? There are more photos in an article called Terrorism that’s Personal.

Since 1994, a Pakistani activist who founded the Progressive Women’s Association to help such women “has documented 7,800 cases of women who were deliberately burned, scalded or subjected to acid attacks, just in the Islamabad area. In only 2 percent of those cases was anyone convicted.”

The article makes the point that terrorism is not a distant political movement. It is real murder, mutilation, and horror for millions of men and women.

Today also brought news of a couple stoned to death in Afghanistan.

It is all very well to say that these events are not representative of Islam, which is a religion of peace, yada yada yada.

But religions are a reflection of those who founded them. Jesus was gentle, forgiving, truthful, giving, respectful in all his relationships.

Mohammed was a serial murderer and rapist, a torturer who had sex with a nine year old girl when he was fifty-four.

These comments from a Muslim website are typical of the veneration given to him by Muslims:

… we look to divine guidance in order to define for us good manners and character, exemplified by the Prophet, as God said:

“Surely, you (O Muhammad) are upon a high standard of moral character.” (Quran 68:4)

God also said:

“Indeed in the Messenger of God you have a beautiful example of conduct to follow…” (Quran 33:21)

Aisha, the wife of the noble Prophet, was asked about his character.  She replied:

“His character was that of the Quran.” (Saheeh Muslim, Abu Dawud)

The Koran authorises violence against women, Mohammed exemplified violence against women, including the rape of women captured in war.

So how is disfigurement, rape and murder contrary to the ‘real teaching of Islam?’

If the Quran and the example of Mohammed are not the real teaching of Islam, what is?

And if this violence is wrong, a defaming of Islam, where are the protests and outrage from real Muslims at this misrepresentation of Islam, on a scale anything like the vengeful wrath expressed over the cartoons of Mohammed a few years ago?


  1. Rami Abdalla

    Wow, this is unbelievably ignorant, I am genuinely astonished. None of your claims about Mohammad being a serial rapist or torture are founded at all. Those are all just buzz words you spewed out of your hatred for Islam. You likely read that of some Christian propaganda website and instantly took it as fact. I have nothing against Christianity either, but throughout history, countless atrocities have been committed in the name of Christianity, an obvious one being the settling of the Americas. Many of these Christian atrocities were on a much larger scale than what is going on in the Middle East, although that doesn’t excuse it either, I’m simply saying that to make a point. According to you, this should be a reflection of those who founded them…so explain yourself. During its founding, Islam was extremely progressive for its time, with Prophet Mohammad marrying a woman who was older than him, more educated than him, wealthier than him, and ran her own business as well. He advocated for peace, and only permitted violence when it was only absolutely necessary for self-defense. The people who founded religions aren’t a reflection, nor are responsible for those who committed atrocities in the name of said religion. You’re claim is very ignorant, unfounded, and very easy to pick apart with the most base-level thinking. It’s abundantly clear that you are writing this with extreme bias, with the intent of defaming Islam. Unfortunately, you are utterly clueless and uneducated in this field and are aggressively Islamaphic.
    Muslims, Jews, and Christians have all done horrible acts in the names of their religions, however, that does not innately make the religions founded off of the messages portrayed in the committed atrocities. Additionally, Christianity and Islam are extensions of the Abrahamic religions preceding them, so if you have a strong distaste for the values of Islam, I’m sorry to say that you will find a lot of it in the Bible. Please realize this very obvious fact. This frustrated me greatly and I know that insulting you won’t encourage you to change for the better, but with peace and love, please make an attempt to have an open mind.

  2. Rami Abdalla

    “The people who founded religions aren’t a reflection, nor are responsible for those who committed atrocities in the name of said religion.”
    I’d like to rephrase/elaborate upon this sentence. The people who founded religions and the values they spread *are* reflections of their followers, however only to a certain and reasonable extent. There are people who will interpret their messages in clearly unintended ways, which is evident with the multiple Christian and Muslim extremist groups throughout history and during modern times. Prophet Mohammad, a firm supporter of women’s rights is not responsible for the horrible act of violence shown in the blog post, and he would not at all condone it if he was alive now.

  3. Augustus

    Your lack of familiarity with the life and actions of prophet you claim to follow is impressive, but unsurprising. Take some time to read the hadith.

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