Thursday, 25 August 2011

A 7th Century Way of Life

Contrasts between Christianity and Islam

No matter how much Muslims attempt to dress up Islam to make it attractive to the West, there are still many teachings of Islam that fall short of recognized modern standards for human rights. The rights that were accorded to 7th century Bedouins are far from being acceptable to us in this 21st century. Here are few examples of the teachings of Islam:

Men are superior to women."..
And women shall have rights similar to the rights against them, according to what is equitable; but men have a degree over them." Surah 2:228

Women have half the rights of men.
In inheritance: A woman's share is half that of a man."
To the male a portion equal to that of two females..." Surah 4:11
In court witness: A woman's witness is worth half that of a man."
And get two witnesses out of your own men, and if there are not two men, then a man and two women such as ye choose, for witness..." Surah 2:282

Islam considers a wife the possession of her husband." Fair in the eyes of men is the love of things they covet: Women and sons; heaped-up hoards of gold and silver; horses..." Surah 3:14

Islam teaches that it is acceptable for a husband to punish a wife by beating her and abstaining from sexual relations with her. "...
As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them, refuse to share their beds, beat them." Surah 4:34
"For those who take an oath for abstention from their wives, a waiting for four months is ordained; if they return, God is oft-forgiving, most merciful." Surah 2:226

Islam instructs women to always veil themselves when they are outside of their homes. In certain situations it is mandatory even when in their own homes
." And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty..."
Surah 24:31
"O prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad)." Surah 33:59

Islam allows polygamy: A man may be married to four wives at one time."...
Marry women of your choice, two, or three, or four..." Surah 4:3 Note: Extra privileges were given to Mohammed, the prophet of Islam. He was allowed unlimited wives. We know for a fact that he had at least 13 wives in addition to several concubines. Mohammed was fifty-three years old when he married a nine-year-old child named Ayesha. He took another wife named Zaynab Bint Jahsh who was his daughter-in-law. When her husband Zaid, Mohammed's adopted son, saw that Mohammed desired his wife, he divorced her so that Mohammed could marry her.

Islam considers the wife a sex object."
Your wives are as a tilth (a field to be ploughed) unto you, so approach your tilth when or how ye will." Surah 2:223

A man may divorce his wife by oral pronouncement. However, the Qur’an does not offer the same right to the wife. "
It may be, if he divorced you that Allah will give him in exchange consorts better than you..." Surah 66:5

Muslims must fight until all of their opponents submit to Islam, unless, of course, those opponents prefer to die. Christians and Jews (People of the Book [Bible & Torah]) may be spared if they pay "Jizya" (penalty tax) with willing submission, and humiliation."
Fight those who believe not in Allah, nor the last day… Nor acknowledge the religion of truth, (even if they are) of the people of the Book, until they pay the Jizya (taxes) with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued." Surah 9:29
But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait (ambush) for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity then open the way for them." Surah 9:5 (see also Surah 2:193)

Islam instructs Muslims not to befriend Jews or Christians."
O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors. They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is one of them. Allah guideth not a people unjust." Surah 5:51

Any person who accepts Islam and then later turns away from it will be subject to death."
But if they violate their oath after their covenant, and taunt you for your faith, fight ye (kill) the chiefs of unbelief: for their oaths are nothing to them." Surah 9:12

Islam teaches that the Qur’an is the Constitution. God is the author of law and the State is the agent to implement God's laws. In Islam, there is no separation between Church and State."
The command (the rule) is for none but Allah; He hath commanded that ye worship none but Him: That is the right religion, but most men understand not." Surah 12:40

Adultery and Fornication: Unmarried fornicators are punished by public floggings. Adulterers are punished by being stoned. "
The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication, flog each of them with a hundred stripes; let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day; and let a party of the believers witness their punishment." Surah 24:2

Stealing: Punished by amputating the hands."
As to the thief, male or female, cut off his or her hands: A punishment, by way of example, from Allah for their crime: and Allah is exalted in power." Surah 5:38

Drinking alcohol: According to the Hadith (Mohammed's sayings) is punishable by 40 to 80 lashes. See Sahih al-Bukhari vol. 8:770

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