Sep 4 2009
ANJEM CHOUDARY, UK Muslim hate preacher, demands capital punishment for Qur’an-bashing author in trial under Sharia Law court (of which there are about 100 in the UK)
London, Sep. 4 : British hate preacher Anjem Choudary has controversially demandedcapital punishment for Quran-bashing author Sebastian Faulks if he is found guilty under sharia law. “Mr Faulks was extremely naïve for what he said and it could have some grave consequence for him. Someone like this needs to be assessed in an Islamic court of law and if he’s found guilty then there would be capital punishment,” the Daily Express quoted him, as saying.
“Just as we chopping the hand off a thief and stoning the adulterer, we have for the one who insults the Prophet the death penalty,” he added.
Last week, Faulks had attracted Muslim community’s wrath by describing Quran as “the rantings of a schizophrenic” and “very disappointing from a literary point of view.”
Faulks, the author of James Bond novel Devil May Care, had said that the words of Prophet Mohammed were “one-dimensional”, and had criticised the Quran for not telling stories, like the Old Testament. Although Faulks has apologised for calling Quran the “rantings of a schizophrenic,” Islam4UK a radical group associated with Choudary posted an article on its website entitled, “Sebastian Faulks on a Death Wish?” “May Allah punish the oppressors and deal with the slanderers,” it added.
Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, of the Centre for Social Cohesion, said: “Choudary and his followers are seeking to impose their will on the population of this country through subversion and incitement to violence.
“The weakness of Choudary’s fascist ideology could not be better illustrated than by his inability to provide an intellectual response to criticism, instead resorting to veiled threats and intimidation.” TOP NEWS UK via Religion of Peace
Jordan court jails poet for slandering Islam.
Amman – A Jordanian court of first instance has sentenced a poet for one year in jail after finding him guilty of “slandering” Islam judicial sources said Monday. The tribunal also fined poet Islam Samhan 10,000 dinars (14,000 dollars), in the case that was filed in October last year by the Printing and Publication Department. The Department accused Samhan of using sentences and quotations from the holy Quran in such a manner that involved an “insult of prophets and religious sentiments.”
Row over German football song blasphemy defused (with no executions).
Berlin – A controversy over whether the club anthem of a German football club insulted the Prophet Mohammed appeared to have been defused Wednesday, by the one of the country’s largest Muslim associations. The controversy blew up on Tuesday when it emerged that Schalke 04, a Bundesliga side, had received a flurry of emails protesting against a line in its club song that mentioned Mohammed, the founder of Islam. The line goes something like “Mohammed was a prophet / who understood nothing aboutfootball / but from all the blaze of colour / he picked the blue and white” – the team’s home strip.
Afghan court sentences journalist to death on blasphemy charge.
Kabul – A court in Afghanistan’s Balkh Province has sentenced a journalist to death for distributing “blasphemous” material. Twenty-three-year-old Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, who was arrested in 2007 for downloading material from the internet relating to the role of women in Islamic societies, has confessed to the charge of blasphemy, and therefore, had to be punished. The court said that it would not entertain any protests against the death sentence on Kambakhsh.
Muslims kill 8 Christians because of a false rumor about a desecrated Qur’an.
Islamabad – Hundreds of Muslims stormed a Christian neighbourhood in the eastern city of Gojra on Saturday, burning dozens of houses after reports surfaced that some Christians had desecrated a Quran. Six Christians died in flames, while two were killed by gunshots. Christian leaders and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said an initial probe had debunked the Quran defilement rumor. An edict against blasphemy carries the death penalty for derogatory remarks or any other action against Islam, the Quran or the Prophet Muhammad.