Thursday, September 10, 2009

Islam, Submission With No Peace Pt. 3

Honor Killings: Radical Islam Or Just Islam?

"If I had stayed in Ohio, I wouldn't be alive,"..."In 150 generations in family, no one has known Jesus. I am the first — imagine the honor in killing me."..."There is great honor in that, because if they love Allah more than me, they have to do it. It's in the Koran,(Quran)"..."They love God more than me, they have to do this," ..."I'm fighting for my life. You guys don't understand. … I want to worship Jesus freely, that's what I want. I don't want to die." ~ Fathima Rifqa Bary

The Price Of Choosing Jesus Over In Islam

This young Christian came to Jesus November 8th 2005. In July of 2009 she realized that she had to flee for her life and cut her ties with her family which maintained associations with Islam. For 4 years she hid and minimized her transformation experiences until her father found Rick Warren's book "A Purpose Driven Life" and her mother later found a second book. After these conversations in which she disclosed her love for Jesus she was threatened in the following manner:
17-"My father had a serious talk with me about the importance of retaining the Islamic blood line in my family but I did not tell him about my conversion;" 18-"In June of 2009 my father confronted me with several questions about whether I had become a Christian, whether I was baptized, ifl was going to a church. Out of fear I remained silent;" 19- "Then my father told me that he received numerous e-mails and phone calls from the leaders of the Noor Center community who informed him that he needed to deal with this matter immediately;" 20- "In a fit of anger that I had never seen before in my life, he picked up my lap top, waived it over my head as if to strike me with it and said "If you have this Jesus in your heart, you are dead to me! You are no longer my daughter." I continued to remain silent and then he said to me even more angry than before, "I will kill you! Tell me the truth!" 21- "On July 17, 2009, my mother confronted me about another Christian book she discovered that I had hid in my bedroom. She had just spoken with my father was on the phone who was out of town. She was very upset, in tears, and almost grieving and told me I was going to have to be sent back to Sri Lanka to be dealt with;" [(pg. 35 sworn deposition "INVESTIGATION AND INTELLEGENCE MEMORADUM IN SUPPORT OF PETITION FOR DEPENDENCY" IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA sworn and Filed 8/30/2009.]
Evidently police had to track Rifqa's whereabouts through computer and phone records. They found that her new temporary home had become the Global Revolution Church of Orlando Fl. partored by former Methodist pastor Blake Lorenz and his wife Beverly. According to the Orlando Sentinel the church is currently undergoing reorganization due to undisclosed reasons.

The Problem...The Connection

The Ninth Circuit Court Judge in the case, Daniel Lawson, ordered an investigation into Rifqa's former mosque to determine the validity of Rafqa's assertions. According to JihadWatch.Org, after being led around by Omar Alomari, who is said to have ties to muslim extremists (a cover boy), Rifqa's attorney responded to the investigators findings with a scathing 35 page brief claiming that the Noor Islamic Cultural Center, to which the family has been attached, "has been identified as one of the primary sources of Islamic extremism in Central Ohio"(Para 1, pg. 2)

The brief further states that the Noor founder, Dr. Hany Saqr, since 9/11, had a previous phone number which was listed in an Hamas American Operative phone book confiscated in 1992. This phone book identified what is called the Muslim Brotherhood's leadership in North America (Para 1, pg. 4) claiming that the individuals listed were individuals who could be counted on for faithful resistance or for the purpose of Islamic Jihad.

In response to these sworn allegations the Noor Islamic Cultural Center holds that Rifqa only attended the mosque on 3 occasions and that neither she nor her parents were known or instrumental figures in the Noor agenda. They also contend that Rifiqa is only a tool in the hand of Muslim haters:
"Unfortunately, hate groups appear to be using this family matter as an opportunity to attack the Muslim Community and Islamic Organizations in order to further their religious and political goals."

What the Noor Islamic Cultural Center leaders do not refute is the concept of "honor killing" as specified by Rifiqa in her many statements on the subject. Maybe that is because "honor killings" exist as a practice within the Islam and encourage or bless those who commit such atrocities in the name of Allah. I could be because there is a certain honor or place among the most radical and fundamentalist clerics and believers for practices such as this.

Update 10/13/2009:
The judge has ordered Sister Bary back to Ohio pending the immigration paperwork and verification of citizenship. So far the family has failed to do so and is in contempt of court. Here is the FOX News report of the story:


We Will Not Forget The Said Sisters

Mr. John Walsh and America's Most Wanted aired this story on sisters Sarah (17) and Amina (18)Said who were the daughters of taxi driver and radical Muslim extremist Yasir Abdul Said (50). According to Jesus Is Lord, A Worshipping Christian's Blog, in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville, Mr. Said "allegedly shot his two beautiful teenage daughters to death because he disapproved of their American-style ways.

Critic: "I Believe These Are Only Radical Extremist Views"

Well, I do too. However I also believe that these views are representative of Islam in its current and traditional condition. "Honor Killings" are supposedly for the protection of "family honor" by the leader or head of the family. This type of killing is usually from one family member to another family member. As you should note, There is certainly much political controversy over this issue and many are reluctant to speak out for fear of being branded as a "Islamic hatemongers", but thank God for TRUTH TELLERS such as Islam Watch who are former Muslims who expose this religion and this practice for what it is. Plain and simple ungodly murder. Claims are that this practice originated among Arab Muslims and has spread among most Muslims today. Islam Watch renders the following Quranic and traditional supports for "Honor Killings":

Dictums of Quran and Hadiths which may dictate/incite honor killing:

Quran- 4:15 “If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, take the evidence of four (reliable) witness from amongst you against them; if they testify, confine them to houses until death do claim them. Or God ordain for them some (other) way.”

Quran-24:2 “The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication—flog each of them with hundred stripes: Let no compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by God, if ye believe in God and the last day.”

Quran-17:32 “ Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road (to other evils).

Quran-33:33 “stay quietly in your houses, and make not a dazzling display.”

[A woman who transgresses these orders becomes the source of shame to her family. She will not be marriageable, she and her family become the object of gossip of everyone. The entire family can lose prestige. No one would give a daughter to the brothers of that girl in marriage and no one would marry her sisters. The family and even the extended family are maligned and become outcasts. This can only stop if the family cleanses that stain with blood. The woman thus defiled must be sacrificed even if she is a victim of rape.]~ Faithfreedom.org

Now some sahih hadiths:

Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 63, Number 196:
Narrated Abu Huraira: A man from Bani Aslam came to Allah's Apostle while he was in the mosque and called (the Prophet ) saying, "O Allah's Apostle! I have committed illegal sexual intercourse." On that the Prophet turned his face from him to the other side, whereupon the man moved to the side towards which the Prophet had turned his face, and said, "O Allah's Apostle! I have committed illegal sexual intercourse." The Prophet turned his face (from him) to the other side whereupon the man moved to the side towards which the Prophet had turned his face, and repeated his statement. The Prophet turned his face (from him) to the other side again. The man moved again (and repeated his statement) for the fourth time. So when the man had given witness four times against himself, the Prophet called him and said, "Are you insane?" He replied, "No." The Prophet then said (to his companions), "Go and stone him to death." The man was a married one. Jabir bin 'Abdullah Al-Ansari said: I was one of those who stoned him. We stoned him at the Musalla ('Id praying place) in Medina. When the stones hit him with their sharp edges, he fled, but we caught him at Al-Harra and stoned him till he died. (See also Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 63, Number 195.)

Sahi Bukhari: 8:6814:
Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah al-Ansari: “A man from the tribe of Bani Aslam came to Allah’s Messenger [Muhammad] and informed him that he had committed illegal sexual intercourse; and he bore witness four times against himself. Allah’s Messenger ordered him to be stoned to death as he was a married person.”

Sahi Muslim No. 4206:
“A woman came to the prophet and asked for purification by seeking punishment. He told her to go away and seek God’s forgiveness. She persisted four times and admitted she was pregnant. He told her to wait until she had given birth. Then he said that the Muslim community should wait until she had weaned her child. When the day arrived for the child to take solid food, Muhammad handed the child over to the community. And when he had given command over her and she was put in a hole up to her breast, he ordered the people to stone her. Khalid b. al-Walid came forward with a stone which he threw at her head, and when the blood spurted on her face he cursed her.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol 2. pg 1009; and Sahih Muslim Vol 2. pg 65:
Hadhrat Abdullah ibne Abbaas (Radiallahu Anhu) narrates the lecture that Hadhrat Umar (Radiallaahu Anhu) delivered whilst sitting on the pulpit of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam). Hadhrat Umar (Radiallahu Anhu) said, "Verily, Allah sent Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) with the truth, and revealed the Quran upon him. The verse regarding the stoning of the adulterer/ess was from amongst the verse revealed (in the Quraan). We read it, secured it and understood it. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) stoned and we stoned after him. I fear that with the passage of time a person might say, ‘We do not find mention of stoning in the Book of Allah and thereby go astray by leaving out an obligation revealed by Allah. Verily, the stoning of a adulterer/ress is found in the Quraan and is the truth, if the witnesses are met or there is a pregnancy or confession."

Al-Bukhari:
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever guarantees me that he will guard his chastity, I will guarantee him Paradise”.

Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, An-Nisa’i and others:
Abu Hurayrah reports that the Messenger of Allah said, “No one commits adultery while still remaining a believer, for faith is more precious unto Allah than such an evil act!” In another version, it is stated, “When a person commits adultery he casts away from his neck the bond that ties him to Islam; if, however, he repents, Allah will accept his repentance”.

Al-Bayhaqi:
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “O mankind! Beware of fornication/adultery for it entails six dire consequences: three of them relating to this world and three to the next world. As for the three that are related to this world, they are the following: it removes the glow of one’s face, brings poverty, and reduces the life-span. As for its dire consequences in the next world they are: it brings down the wrath of Allah upon the person, subjects him to terrible reckoning, and finally casts him in hell-fire.”

Kanz-el-'Ummal, Vol. 22, Hadith No. 858.
Ali reported the Prophet saying: "Women have ten ('awrah). When she gets married, the husband covers one, and when she dies the grave covers the ten."

Misogyny Exists In Islam

What is awrah? The Encyclopedia of Islam defines 'awrah as pudendum, that is the external genitals, especially of the female. Pudendum derives from the Latin pudor which means sense of shame and modesty. So awrah signify an object of shame that needs to be covered. This is why the woman must remain covered, because she is too big of a temptation for a man sexually. This understanding leads to the next hadith which says:

"The woman is 'awrah. When she goes outside (the house), the devil welcomes her." [Ihy'a 'Uloum ed-Din by Ghazali, Dar al-Kotob al-'Elmeyah, Beirut , Vol II, Kitab Adab al-Nikah, p. 65. Reported by Tirmizi as a true and good Ahadith.]
Faithfreedom.Org states this also: "If you escape from your home for any reason including abuse, you have brought shame to your family and you could be haunted by your own brothers or even your mother and killed."
A Possible Biblical Reason For The Mistreatment Of Women

I believe that this prophetic scripture is the reason that this crimes perpetuated against women are so strong in Islam:
Gen. 3:15~ "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."
Islam is devoid of any true power to set one free from sin. The actions of men are placed upon the women and it is always a woman's fault for what she experiences. Many believe that the practices of Islam simply reveals the bias of patriarchal relationships found within ANE (Ancient Near East) religions and literature. The bible is ANE literature and holds a much higher view and value of woman than does the Quran. In addition biblical scholars agree that Gen. 3:15 points to Jesus himself as the "seed" that bruises the head of satan. That seed flows through the woman (Mary) and because of it she (women in general) are fought by the "serpent" (aka: devil). Within the black community in America and in Africa nothing is more true.

These concepts could also have some bearing on the spiritual implications of Rifiqa's plight and the plight of other Muslim women seeking to convert to Christianity. If you are women considering becoming a Muslim please reconsider your actions and turn to Jesus the only true savior with power to forgive sins, heal your soul and bless your life. He has come to make you free, not bind you or blame you for the sexual sins and inadequacies of men.

John 8: 31-36 ~ "31-Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32-And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33-They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? 34-Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 35-And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. 36-If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed"
There's nothing like a saved, sanctified and freed woman of God!

Blessed!

6 comments:

  1. We've seen some movement on this in the news today. The Judge says he can't see any "evidence" that Rifqa's life would be in danger if she returns home.

    Then wait a month or two she ends up dead, then what???

    This is a political case and one that causes the gov't to cower down even if it's in court.

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  2. Pastor,

    Thank you for having the courage to express your thoughts, in light of God's Word.

    I pray that our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, will continue to draw followers of islam to Him, and free them from their bondage.

    On a political note, it's time the governments of the West get serious with islamic groups/immigration, and label islam for what it is....a medieval cult, that brings no value or salvation to its adherents, and seeks to prey on the accomplishments and tolerance of its enemies.

    Jim, Yukon

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  3. Thanks Jim, I appreciate your prayers as always. it's time for the church to make a stand for righteousness.

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  4. I am very nervous and anxious for this young girl. The parents could be lying through their teeth to get her back and ship her to an Islamic country and murder her.

    Pastor B, thanks for exposing for your extensive writings on this demonic religion.

    I pray the Lord would watch over this young girl. Even more I pray that her faith fail her not even if she is cast into the fire.

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  5. Accept the truth of One God, Allah.

    If you turn away from the truth and do not stop taking a person (Jesus PBUH) as a God, then nothing will be able to save you from the One and Only God. And the hellfire will be your dwelling place.


    http://www.salafipublications.com/sps/sp.cfm?subsecID=MSS02&articleID=MSS020001&articlePages=1

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  6. The Quran exalts Jesus as both sinless and perfect. Muslims have no clue as to what that even means.

    Jesus demonstrated his perfection by displaying his power over life, sin, sickness, disease and death. Muhammad did NOTHING of the sort or even close. In fact Muhammad says that "only God knows" if a person will be saved.

    Jesus had no such confusion because he IS God the Son ETERNALLY. Never stopped. he was the servant that spoke as GOd to Moses from the burning bush in Ex. 3 which the Muslim accepts. he was the "Voice of the Lord" that walked in the Garden and spoke to Adam and Eve. (Gen 3)

    I could go on and on, but Muslims that deny the Lordship and can't see that Jesus proved that he was God are blind and in their sins. Plain and simple.

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