Saturday, January 31, 2015

Islam clipings

The anti-terrorism bill unveiled Friday by Prime Minister Stephen Harper includes a section that gives his government the power "to order the removal of terrorist propaganda" from the internet.

"There are non-Muslims who come to our home and tell us, ‘Really, you cut off heads, you cut off hands?' But that’s religion. It’s our religion in our own country. We decide how we implement it," he said in a YouTube video which has since been made private.
'The teachings, if you will, of this imam, they are totally unacceptable in a free and democratic society." - Kathleen Weil, Quebec Immigration Minister
"Philippe Couillard needs to affirm that teachings of that nature are not compatible with our values, and we won’t tolerate them," said Nathalie Roy.

Mayor Denis Coderre says the refusal is not a matter of religious freedom, but rather one of public safety and order.
"It has nothing to do with freedom of speech," Coderre said at a news conference Saturday morning. He described Chauoi as "an agent of radicalization and instigator of social tensions," adding that the imam has "his own agenda" for the site.
Real Menard, mayor of the borough Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, said he will not allow Chauoi to set up in his jurisdiction.
"I'm not going to have any move that will give a place to this imam," Menard said at the same news conference.
Chaoui has made inflammatory and sexist comments in the past. He has also declared Islam and democracy "completely" incompatible.

Mr. Chaoui argues that Islam and democracy are “parallel lines that never intersect” because democracy allows for the election of “an infidel or a homosexual or an atheist who denies the existence of Allah.”

And so it begins in Canada. Islam is not logical. Note: Islam and democracy "completely" incompatible.

Islam has a wider definition of what religion is, what the purview of religion includes that Christianity or most other mainline religions. It includes punishment and laws. Islam was all there was when Mohamed (a general sort of person) was riding his camel across the sands.

Religion should be about doing the right things for the right reasons and knowing the reasons. It should be about developing good character, teaching how to identify character, and what is important for what reason. It should lay out the reasons and allow individuals to pick freely or reject freely, but always with reason. It should be logical and within reason for all. The greatest human characteristic is reason, and we should be using it to make judgements for ourselves, not following the dictates of some long dead.        

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