Georgetown professor promotes ‘religious discrimination’ against Jews

The radicalization of our nation’s colleges and universities continues apace. Hard-left, antisemitic propaganda has now been institutionalized in academia. The ugliest rhetoric is sanctioned under the guise of “free speech,” while courageous voices for freedom are blacklisted. My colleagues and I are banned from speaking, for the most part. And in the rare instance where we are invited, violent and vicious pandemonium ensues. Robert Spencer’s talk at the University at Buffalo, Milo at Berkeley or mine at Brooklyn College best demonstrate what we face. And yet, Linda Sarsour, a pro-jihad terror activist and vicious anti-Semite is invited to give the keynote commencement address at CUNY (which we are protesting on May 25th here).

Professor Jonathan Brown is a notorious Jew-hater with a long history of anti-Semitic agitation. His wife is the daughter of Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Sami al-Arian.

“Georgetown professor Jonathan Brown openly rallies for ‘religious discrimination’ against Jews,” Canary Mission, May 18, 2017:

Jonathan Brown [Jonathan A.C. Brown] has demonized Israeli Jews and Judaism. He  has implied that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict could be solved if only “Jews in Israel” were told that “they are not allowed to take stuff that doesn’t belong to them.”

In February of 2017, Brown found himself embroiled in controversy after he was accused of supporting non-consensual sex and slavery in early Islam. The incident is detailed later in this profile.

Brown has endorsed the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement’s attacks on Israel, made under the guise of support for “human rights.”

Brown is a tenured Associate Professor of Islamic Civilization at Georgetown University (Georgetown). He is the Alwaleed bin Talal Chair of Islamic Civilization in Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service (SFS). Brown is also the Director of the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding (CMCU) within the SFS. The CMCU is known for its links to the Saudi government.

Brown is son-in-law to Sami Al-Arian, a former University of South Florida (USF) professor, who was revealed in 2006 to be a leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a specially designated terrorist organization. The United States government deported Al-Arian to Turkey in 2015. Brown’s wife is Al-Jazeera senior producer Laila Al-Arian.

Demonizing Israeli Jews

On February 26, 2015  — at a multi-denominational symposium hosted by the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) titled: “Religious Politics in the Middle East: The Religious Dimension of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict — Brown said: “The problem is that the Israeli political creature, the Israeli political establishment, has not told Jews in Israel that they are not allowed to take stuff that doesn’t belong to them and that is, I think, a fundamental problem… If you can tell people that your religious belief does not give you the right to take the possessions of someone else. Ok? Then If that were established, I think that would completely change, you know, the reality 180 degrees.”

Promoting Faith-Based Segregation

On February 26, 2015, at the above-mentioned symposium, Brown suggested that Americans would have to overcome their “allergy to the idea of religious discrimination” if they wanted to envisage a realistic end to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Brown went on to say and that even within the context of a totally secular democratic state, it would be “absolutely disastrous” for Palestinian Muslims or Palestinian Christians if “a Jew’s allowed” to go into the holy places of other religions “and just start praying there.” Brown said that we “need to accept that” Jerusalem might have to become a “very divided city under some kind of international or … external control.”

Later, Brown highlighted the Palestinian’s perception of being “encroached upon” by Israeli Jews and posited that a “clear notion of stable boundaries and separations”  would lead to a “cosmopolitan atmosphere” and help in “building trust.”

Earlier in the symposium, Brown said “I don’t want to say that this isn’t a religious issue, because I think it very clearly is — especially from the Jewish and the Christian perspective — But I think, actually, from the Arab/Muslim perspective not so much.”

Brown argued that even “if you could just erase religion from the minds of Palestinians, they would still have all the problems that they have now” and “the problem would still not be resolved.” Brown also posited that the willingness of fundamental Islamists to fight alongside secular Arabs against Israel showed that the fundamentals of the conflict were not religious.

Brown later posited: I think the religion is the superstructure and the unresolved issues of control and disenfranchisement and land and power and and rights — these are the real issues.”

Presenting BDS as a Muslim Duty

On November 4, 2016, in a podcast titledDiffused Congruence: The American Muslim Experience,” Brown insinuated that Muslims have a religious responsibility to promote BDS. After listing the various religious, cultural and professional affiliations of some people who support BDS — and singling out some Jews, in particular — Brown went on to say: “Who’s the ones who are going against BDS and undermining it now? It’s the young Muslims. Think about that disgrace.” (7:20).

Brown made his comments in the context of slamming a Jewish-Muslim dialogue project known as the Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI,) which was founded by Imam Abdullah Antepli, the first Muslim chaplain at Duke University. MLI is an educational program for Muslim Americans to “understand why Jews believe what they believe, how Jews see their history, why Jews are so attached to this contested strip of land (Israel) — and thus to better engage with American Jews.” According to Antepli, “MLI aims to put mainstream North American Jewry in conversation with their Muslim counterparts.”

Brown said he had no problem with young Muslims “dialoguing” with Jews or Zionists “anywhere.” However, he said that since the organizers “insisted” that the program be held in Israel, it “should reveal what the actual purpose is… to break the boycott in going there.”

Demanding Israel Surrender “Power”

In the same podcast, after arguing that religious segregation is a necessary prerequisite to trust building, Brown argued the basis for the Arab-Israeli conflict is really a political one, caused by an imbalance of power and resources.

Brown argued that if one group has “armed power… resources and international power” and another group does not, then “until that imbalance is rectified, in some way, there’s not going to be a solution.” Brown said you “can’t have peaceful relations or solving an age-old conflict unless the party that is in power surrenders that – until you have some kind of equitable distribution.”

In his closing remarks, Brown responded to a request for his solution to the psychological-religious divide between the parties. Brown hypothesized that “theoretically for an Islamist” such as “someone in Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)” will assert that his religious goals might be to “establish an Islamic state here” and “have Sharia Law” and to “drive all the Jews into the sea.”

Challenging “Freedom” and “Consent”

On February 7, 2017, Brown’s comments at a lecture titled “Islam and The Problem of Slavery” made national headlines. Multiple media outlets accused Brown of speaking in favor of slavery and rape —  a claim which Brown denied. The controversy began with a blog post by freelance writer Umar Lee, who attended Brown’s lecture.

On February 8, 2017, it was reported that Brown had conservative journalist Andrew Harrod ejected from the lecture hall, prior to the start of Brown’s formal remarks. Brown referenced the ejection at the beginning of his lecture — and publicly derided the ejected reporter.

Below are a selection of controversial statements Brown made during the lecture and the Q&A period that followed:

In response to a questioner who characterized imposed slavery as a “wrong,”  Brown said: “If you’re Muslim, the prophet of God … had slaves. He had slaves. There’s no denying that. Are you more morally mature than the prophet of God? No, you’re not.”

Brown also said: “Slavery cannot just be treated as a moral evil in and of itself, because ‘slavery’ doesn’t mean anything. The moral evil is extreme forms of deprivation of rights and extreme forms of control and extreme forms of exploitation. I don’t think it’s morally evil to own somebody, because we own lots of people all around us and we’re owned by people.”

On August 9, 2015 — according to a February 11, 2017 screenshot on Twitter — Brown said on Facebook: “I think people have a lot of things mixed up in their minds, forming a sort of outrage soup they can’t deal with. I think one has to proceed in an orderly way 1) slavery is, in general, allowed in Islamic law. 2) It’s very possible (and it’s actually happened) to declare that slavery is no longer permissible whether due to consistent failings in treatment of slaves or the decision of governments for the common good of the Muslim community. 3) But it’s not possible to say that slavery is inherently, absolutely, categorically immoral in all times and places, since it was allowed by the Quran and the Prophet. 4) Slave women do not have agency over their sexual access, so their owner can have sex with them.”

Explaining Non-Consensual Sex

During his February 7, 2017 lecture, Brown challenged modern standards of morality that define human beings as “autonomous agents” and dictate that “the sine qua non of morally correct sex is consent.”

Brown went on to say: “For most of human history, human beings have not thought of consent as the essential feature of morally correct sexual activity. And second, we fetishize the idea of autonomy to the extent that we forget – again, who’s really free? Are we really autonomous people? What does autonomy mean?”

Brown then followed up: “We have this obsession with the idea of autonomy” —  and proceeded to equate the servitude of those pressed into sexual slavery or serving as concubines to individuals subject to voluntarily assumed familial obligations, stemming from marriage.

Walking Back Controversial Statements

On February 17, 2017, Brown defended his statements, in the Washington Post, stating: “These people criticizing me don’t know the difference between the past and the present tense. The talk I gave was historical description.”

On February 16, 2017, Brown wrote an article for the online magazine Muslim Matters where he explained his statements. There, Brown wrote: “As a Muslim today, I can say emphatically that slavery is wrong and that Islam prohibits it … It’s easy for me to say this looking back on slavery in American history, because our American slavery was a manifestation of the absolute domination of one human being by another that is, in my opinion, a universal wrong across time and space.”

On February 11, 2017, Brown tweeted: “Islam as a faith and I as a person condemn slavery, rape and concubinage.”

BDS

The BDS movement was founded in 2005 by Omar Barghouti and asserts that it “works to end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law.”

BDS initiatives include compelling institutions and individuals to divest from Israeli-affiliated companies, academic boycotts, anti-Israel rallies and protests.

The movement’s most notable achievement has been the infiltration of university campuses through lobbying for “BDS resolutions.” In these cases, backed by university anti-Israel affiliates, student governments have brought to vote on some form of boycott of — or divestment from — Israel and Israeli-affiliated entities. These resolutions, although non-binding, have been passed by student governments on numerous North American campuses.

BDS activity is often aggressive and disruptive. It has been noted that universities that pass BDS resolutions see a marked increase in anti-Semitic incidents on campus. In 2013, when the student government of the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) debated a BDS resolution, reports emerged of violent threats and the spitting on a student wearing a Star of David necklace. As a result, the student government chose to vote via a “secret ballot” in order to ensure their own safety.

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Muslim cleric demands FIFA ban players from making sign of the cross

Muhammad Alarefe, a prominent Saudi religious leader, has demanded that FIFA, the international soccer governing body, instruct players to stop making the Christian sign of the cross.

For many Christians, their deep, personal and peaceful faith is inextricable from every aspect of their life. Making the sign of the cross — or any other religious gesture — should not pose a problem or threat to anyone, but to the Islamic supremacist leader Muhammad Alarefe and his ilk, any religious expression outside of Islam represents a threat, especially since FIFA is so prestigious. Let’s hope FIFA honors the religious freedoms of their talented players and rejects the demands of Muhammad Alarefe. If FIFA bows to the demand of Alarefe, it should also ban Muslim prayer on the field and outskirts, too.

Back in February, Real Madrid soccer team removed the cross from its logo to avoid offending Muslims

Discriminating against Christian values and attempting to stifle Christianity — a foundational faith in the evolution of modern understandings of human rights and the formation of Western democratic principles — is nothing new. Most troubling is that discrimination against Christians while kowtowing to Muslims is being presented as the norm to the next generation.

The American Center for Law and Justice reported  in 2015 that:

Public colleges and universities are taking the gloves off when it comes to Christian students on their campuses.  Gone are the days of surreptitious slights against Christians; now it is open season on faith.  Blatant, in-your-face anti-Christian discrimination is the new norm.

Correction: not “an open season on faith,” but specifically on Christian faith.

Also, Islamic indoctrination in public schools is in full swing, with eager collaboration and help from the Hamas-linked group CAIR.

fifa with jesus“Saudi Cleric Demands FIFA Ban Players From Making Sign Of The Cross”, by Ali Waked, Breitbart, May 9, 2017:

TEL AVIV – Muhammad Alarefe, a prominent Saudi religious leader, has demanded that FIFA, the international soccer governing body, instruct players to stop making the Christian sign of the cross.
Alarefe wrote on his Twitter account, “I’ve seen video clips of athletes, soccer players running, shooting and when they win they make the symbol of the cross on their chests and my question is if FIFA’s rules forbid this.”

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د. محمد #العريفي ✔ @MohamadAlarefe
رأيت مقاطع لرياضيين ” كرة قدم، سباق جري، رمي سهام، .. ”
إذا فاز أحدهم أشار لصدره إشارة الصليب!
سؤالي:
أليس نظام فيفا يمنع الإشارات الدينية؟
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Social media users were divided on the question, with some supporting Alarefe’s comment and others laughing and saying they wondered why he has taken no stance against Muslim soccer players who kneel to pray when they win or score a goal.

Sultan Alhusni wrote, “I can’t lie. Mohamed Salah (an Egyptian soccer player who plays in Europe) and others kneel to pray when they score a goal and no one punishes them. Leave the sport to those who deal with it.”

5 May
حصه العون بنت الوطن ✔ @hesshalown
@MohamadAlarefeنعم شيخنا الجليل لكن انظمتهم لا تطبق الا على المسلمين فقط وللاسف لم نجد من يحتج على هذا التمييز والكل صامت صمت القبور
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سلطان الحسني @dremer_88
@hesshalown @MohamadAlarefe ما يجوز الكذب .. محمد صلاح وغيره من المسلمين في الملاعب الاروبية يحتفلون بالسجود بعد تسجيلهم الاهداف ولم يعاقبوا .. اقول خلوا الرياضه لاهلها
10:39 AM – 5 May 2017
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Sam, another social media user, wrote, “The cross is one of the symbols of the vehicles we travel in, so what’s the problem if it appears on the pitch, or is what’s allowed in one place forbidden in another? Weird.”

5 May
صحيفة تواصل ✔ @twasulnews
🔴 «العريفي»: لماذا لا يمنع «فيفا» إشارات التصليب في الملاعب؟http://twasul.info/793102 #محمد_العريفي #العريفي #الملاعب #السعودية pic.twitter.com/657wwIIr6p
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@twasulnews الصليب موجود بسيارات الي نركبها وش مشكله الملاعب ولا حلل وحرم بمكان ومكان لا عجيب
1:40 AM – 6 May 2017
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Fahd Alarawi wrote, “Great, Alarefe has become a sports commentator. When there’s free time, we get involved in things we don’t understand.”

5 May
صحيفة تواصل ✔ @twasulnews
🔴 «العريفي»: لماذا لا يمنع «فيفا» إشارات التصليب في الملاعب؟http://twasul.info/793102 #محمد_العريفي #العريفي #الملاعب #السعودية pic.twitter.com/657wwIIr6p
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@twasulnews احلى يالعريفي صاير محلل رياضي😂
الفاضي يعمل قاضي😁#محمد_العريفي
12:26 AM – 6 May 2017
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Another social media user wrote, “Respected Sheikh, unfortunately their rules are only applied to Muslims and unfortunately no one protests that – on the contrary, the go quieter than the grave.”

5 May
د. محمد #العريفي ✔ @MohamadAlarefe
رأيت مقاطع لرياضيين ” كرة قدم، سباق جري، رمي سهام، .. ”
إذا فاز أحدهم أشار لصدره إشارة الصليب!
سؤالي:
أليس نظام فيفا يمنع الإشارات الدينية؟
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حصه العون بنت الوطن ✔ @hesshalown
@MohamadAlarefeنعم شيخنا الجليل لكن انظمتهم لا تطبق الا على المسلمين فقط وللاسف لم نجد من يحتج على هذا التمييز والكل صامت صمت القبور
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Win Al Fahad wrote the sheikh that, “It’s like you’re now calling on FIFA to forbid Muslim players from bowing to Allah and raising their hands in prayer to the sky. FIFA prohibits the use of religion, politics and racism in sports.”

5 May
ابراهيم العطوي @ibraheam202
@MohamadAlarefe حتى المسلمين لما يسجلو او يفوزو يسجدو شكر لله
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فهد محمد العوين @alowinfahad
@ibraheam202 @MohamadAlarefe كأنك بهذا تدعو الفيفا لمنع اللاعبين المسلمين من السجود لله ورفع أيديهم لله شكرا
الفيفا يمنع توظيف الدين والعنصرية والسياسة في الرياضة.
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Ibrahim Alatwi responded to Al Fahad, saying, “And no one says a thing (to Muslim players who pray) so the Christians are allowed to mark the cross on their chests. FIFA doesn’t distinguish between one player and another.”

6 May
ابراهيم العطوي @ibraheam202
@turki3nzi @alowinfahad @MohamadAlarefe انا احدثك على نظام عالمي اللي هو الفيفا
نظام لا يفرق بين مسلم وكافر من ناحية القوانين مثل ما احنا المسلمين نسجد عند الفرح
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ابراهيم العطوي @ibraheam202
@turki3nzi @alowinfahad @MohamadAlarefe ولا يتكلم علينا احد فيحق للنصارى ايضا الشارة الى صدورهم باشارة الصليب
فالفيفا لا يفرق بين هذا وذاك
10:54 AM – 6 May 2017
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Abu Lil scolded the religious scholar, writing, “Get out of our sport that unites Christians, Sunni and Shia on one team with their hearts one on the other. Everyone should deal with his religion and let us be. May FIFA be blessed.”

5 May
د. محمد #العريفي ✔ @MohamadAlarefe
رأيت مقاطع لرياضيين ” كرة قدم، سباق جري، رمي سهام، .. ”
إذا فاز أحدهم أشار لصدره إشارة الصليب!
سؤالي:
أليس نظام فيفا يمنع الإشارات الدينية؟
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✍اٍّبّْوّ لَّيٌّلَّ☞ @M0503996767
@MohamadAlarefe @hesshalown انتم اطلعوا من رياضتنا الي تجمع المسيحي والسني والشيعي بفريق واحد على قلب واحد اتمنى كل واحد يهتم بدينه وفكونا الله يسعد نظام الفيفا✋️
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Another social media user, Capitano, responded to the sheikh with sarcasm, saying, “The ISIS regime forbids crossing oneself; when al-Baghdadi is elected president of FIFA, we’ll discuss the respected sheikh’s request.”

5 May
د. محمد #العريفي ✔ @MohamadAlarefe…..

Virginia woman receives threats after publication of video showing her as “Islamophobic”
Look for Jihad’s Union Label

VIDEO: Muslim destroys cross at St. Marein church in Austria

These stories never make it to the English-speaking media, for obvious reasons. They will not report on any news that reflects poorly on Islam. Self-enforcing sharia in the mainstream.

The destruction of the religious symbols and icons of unbelievers is a religious imperative in Islam, the notorious religion of peace. There are centuries of precedents in Islamic history. The Dome of the Rock, Hagia Sophia, tens of thousands of Hindu temples, etc.

In any number of youtube videos, Muslims are screaming, “Break the cross that belongs to those dogs,” he uses the same classical Arabic phrase – “break the cross’ (the Arabic root is k.s.r ‘break’) — which is found in a famous hadith (tradition) about Jesus — understood in Islam to be a Muslim prophet — who will return to the earth as a cross-destroying enforcer of Islamic Sharia law:

Narrated Abu Huraira: “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, surely [Jesus,] the son of Mary will soon descend amongst you and will judge mankind justly [as a Just Ruler]; he will break the cross and kill the pigs and there will be no jizya [i.e. no taxation taken from non Muslims: because they will all be forced to convert to Islam]. …’”

(Sahih al-Bukhari: The Book of the Stories of the Prophets. 4:60:3448.)

This phrase ‘break the cross’ is religious and ritualistic in its overtones, invoking the canon of Islam. It is like a Christian saying ‘forgive us our trespasses’ in reference to the Lord’s Prayer. This is a clear reference to the words of Muhammad, and invokes his authority for the deed being performed. (Mark Durie)

Quran, Sura 9:30: “And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!”

Those who believe Jesus is the Son of God are under cursed by  Allah. ( Sura 9:30)

Google translate:

Man beating on Jesus cross – VIDEO

By Unsertirol24.com• May 9, 2017

On the evening of the Montagnes, a man raged at the parsonage of St. Marein, in the district of Graz. Several witnesses alerted the police after the man damaged several sacred objects.

The 37-year-old from the Weiz district snapped at the parsonage of St. Marein. He tore several artistically designed windors from the anchoring and thereby damaged several flower pots. Then he struck a cross and Jesus figure with a wooden stick and destroyed it. Then, with one of the organ pipes, he smashed the two glass doors of the rectory.

The detectives, who had been informed by witnesses, overwhelmed the raging man and took him. He was admitted to a hospital.

The amount of material damage has not yet been determined. According to the police, however, it should be well over 15,000 euros.

EDITORS NOTE: This video and column originally appeared on The Geller Report.

Thirteen countries have death penalty for apostasy — all are Muslim

This is a very telling report on what constitutes normative Islam, contradicting the inaccuracies that ill-informed and agenda-driven folk continue to spread. In normative Islam, challenging or criticizing Islamic texts renders you worthy of death. These countries demonstrate a clear awareness of that fact.

“The countries where apostasy is punishable by death”, by Louis Dore, Independent, May 7, 2017:

Thirteen countries, all of a Muslim majority, punish apostasy (the renunciation of a particular religion), or blasphemy with death.

The annual Freedom of Thought report by the International Humanist and Ethical Union, found that 13 countries impose capital punishment upon people simply for their beliefs, or lack of them.

Afghanistan, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen are the relevant countries.

All of these countries, except Pakistan, allow for capital punishment against apostasy, while Pakistan imposes the death penalty for blasphemy – including a disbelief in God.

Among the best-ranked countries in the report, which received a “free and equal” rating, were Jamaica, Uruguay, Japan, Taiwan…..

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Christian man stripped, beaten and burnt with hot rods for ‘friendship’ with Muslim woman

Repeat your daily mantra, “Islam is peace,” you Islamophobes.

It’s in the Quran. Respect it!

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Quran (5:51) – “O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.”

Quran (5:80) – “You will see many of them befriending those who disbelieve; certainly evil is that which their souls have sent before for them, that Allah became displeased with them and in chastisement shall they abide.” Those Muslims who befriend unbelievers will abide in hell.

Quran (3:28) – “Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution, that ye may Guard yourselves from them…” This last part means that the Muslim is allowed to feign friendship if it is of benefit. Renowned scholar Ibn Kathir states that “believers are allowed to show friendship outwardly, but never inwardly.”

Quran (3:118) – “O you who believe! do not take for intimate friends from among others than your own people, they do not fall short of inflicting loss upon you; they love what distresses you; vehement hatred has already appeared from out of their mouths, and what their breasts conceal is greater still; indeed, We have made the communications clear to you, if you will understand.” This verse not only warns Muslims not to take non-Muslims as friends, but suggests that that the rest of the world is out to get them and can’t be trusted.

Quran (9:23) – “O ye who believe! Choose not your fathers nor your brethren for friends if they take pleasure in disbelief rather than faith. Whoso of you taketh them for friends, such are wrong-doers” Even family members are not to be taken as friends if they do not accept Islam. (There are harsher interpretations of this verse. The same (ninth) sura advocates “slaying the unbeliever wherever ye find them”).

Quran (53:29) – “Therefore shun those who turn away from Our Message and desire nothing but the life of this world.”

Quran (3:85) – “And whoever desires a religion other than Islam, it shall not be accepted from him, and in the hereafter he shall be one of the losers.”

Quran (3:10) – “(As for) those who disbelieve, surely neither their wealth nor their children shall avail them in the least against Allah, and these it is who are the fuel of the fire.” Those who do not believe in Muhammad are but fuel for the fire of Hell (also 66:6, 2:24. 21:98).

Quran (7:44) – “The Companions of the Garden will call out to the Companions of the Fire: “We have indeed found the promises of our Lord to us true: Have you also found Your Lord’s promises true?” They shall say, “Yes”; but a crier shall proclaim between them: “The curse of Allah is on the wrong-doers” Muslims in heaven will amuse themselves by looking down on non-Muslims in Hell and mocking them while they are being tortured (see 22:19-22).

Quran (1:5-7) – “Show us the straight path, The path of those whom Thou hast favoured; Not the (path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray” This is a prayer that Muslims are to repeat each day. “Those who earn Thine anger” refers to Jews; “those who go astray” refers to Christians (see Sahih Bukhari (12:749) and Sahih Muslim 34:6448)).

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Ansar Masih

CHRISTIAN MAN STRIPPED, BEATEN AND BURNT WITH HOT RODS FOR ‘FRIENDSHIP’ WITH MUSLIM WOMAN

Wilson Chowdhry, April 28, 2017:

A 21-year-old Christian man was allegedly assaulted and burnt with hot iron rods by the family of a Muslim woman for ‘befriending’ her in Sheikhupura within Pakistan’s Punjab province

Ansar Masih first established contact with Jameela Bibi two years ago and their friendship grew over time and blossomed.

They often spoke over phone and Masih would also visit the woman’s neighbourhood to meet her.

When the woman’s family learned of the friendship, her father, Manzoor, and her brothers Mangu and Shahbaz called Masih’s father asking him to tell his son to stay away from Jameela.  The family of Mr Masih were warned of dire consequences that would be taken against the family, if their instructions were not followed.

On April 1st 2017, Ansar’s mother sent him to collect some money from a friend in Jameela’s neighbourhood. Whilst he was riding his motorcycle he was stopped by Manzoor and his sons, who waved their hands at him to stop. When he stopped they grabbed him and covered his head in a small sack and forcibly kidnapped him taking him to their house.

Once he was taken to their home the three assailants unclothed Ansar, beat him and burned him using hot iron rods until he was rendered unconscious.

The men then allegedly brought Ansar who was still unconscious to his house and told his family that he had met with an accident.

Ansar’s family rushed him to Sheikhupura’s District Headquarters Hospital where after gaining consciousness, he awoke from his unconscious state and described the true nature of the violence that had befell him.

Ansar received severe burn wounds which could not be treated at Sheikhupura District Headquarters Hospital.  After an appeal for help BPCA intervened and paid for his transport and medical costs for him to be treated at Mayo Hospital, Lahore which had a special burns unit.

His sister Samina Bibi (30 years) lodged an FIR at Sheikhupura’s Saddar Police Station on 5th April after which the police took Manzoor into custody, but are yet to take any action against the two sons.

Mother of Ansar, Nasreen Bibi (50 yrs), spoke with British Pakistani Christian Association, She said:

“My son’s life is precious to me, he has undergone brutality the likes of which I have never seen before.  I am still shocked by the violence that he has survived and thank God that he is recovering.

“The men that hurt him so bad deserve to be punished and I am praying God will bring justice into this situation as it happens to so many young Christian men.”

Ansar Masih, said:

“I am still traumatised by the attack and am too scared to leave my home. The men hurt me so bad, they kicked, me punched me, bit me, spat at me, hit me with bars and then burnt me after I first watched them heat the poles they had beaten me with in their fireplace.

“I was simply a friend of Jameela we did not have any physical affair, but this family simply hate Christians and have enacted such brutality on me because to them I am just like rubbish.”

“I lost consciousness during the burning and then found myself in hospital. I am still in pain and will be scarred for life but at least I am alive.  God preserved my life and I will stay forever indebted to him.”

Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, said:

“The animosity that Muslims in Pakistan feel for Christians shows no signs of changing.  No amount of interfaith harmony projects in Pakistan will alter the longstanding pariah status of Christians, in the short term.

“If Christians are to survive in Pakistan there is no option to the Government of Pakistan but ensure laws that are in place to counteract the hostility are enacted.

“If this Muslim family is able to bribe themselves out of being convicted this will only serve to be a blight on the already poor image of Pakistan across the globe.”

Ansar’s condition has now improved and he has returned home and BPCA have agreed to help with the legal costs for him to take action against Manzoor and his sons. The family of Manzoor have had Ansar Masih arrested yesterday (27th April) after counter-alleging he was attacked for scaling a wall and trespassing on their property, a story that is a complete fabrication.

We hope to appoint a solicitor soon but will need to raise £800 to make this happen as there are now two cases to fight.  If you can help us reach this target please (click here)


L-R Samina Bibi, Mother of Ansar Nasreen Bibi, Ansar Masih, BPCA Officer Rajal Dawood and BPCA Lead officer for Lahore Ambar Saroya.

The victim’s father was quoted as saying that the family was being pressured by family and friends of Manzoor.  Moreover they are also being pressurized by local police to reconcile and take back the case on acceptance of a bribe – they say it will restore community peace.  However the family is adamant that they will pursue justice for their son and want to prevent any future extra-judicial acts of violence on innocent Christians.  Worse still the family are all brick kiln slaves and their master has allegedly been bribed by Manzoor and is trying to force them to drop the charges against Manzoor.  BPCA can provide a safe home for the family but the relocation costs will amount to at least £2000 for one year. This will include for transport, protection, food and a full time re-establishment officer who will help them re-start their lives far away from Sheikhupura, if you would like to donate towards this please (click here)

We as a group refuse to pay bribes or ledgered debts of slave-masters who have already rinsed Christians of their lives and their dignity.  So we will also require security at any court hearings which the families will have to attend.

Ansar’s condition is stable now and he can be seen recovering in the middle of the picture above.  He will need intensive treatment to reduce scarring which will include grafting and he is still on painkillers.  To help with the costs of treatment we need to raise an estimated £500 for Ansar, if you would like to donate towards this please (click here)

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on The Geller Report.

Muslim who bombed Alexandria cathedral was previously arrested for ties to ISIS

What do authorities think this catch-and-release procedure accomplishes? It keeps jihadis such as Abu Ishaq Al Masry off the streets for awhile, but it doesn’t do a thing to reform them. Do authorities think that if a jihadi sits in prison for awhile, or is deported, that he will suddenly realize that Islam is peace and become a loyal, productive citizen?

If authorities in Egypt and elsewhere want to deal with this problem realistically, they will devote their efforts to disabusing people such as Al Masry of their jihadist sentiments while they are in custody. This will involve a direct confrontation of their Islamic beliefs. No authorities have the stomach for that.

“Alexandria Church Bomber Previously Arrested for ISIS Ties: Reports,” by Engy Adham, Egyptian Streets, April 11, 2017:

Kuwaiti security sources have commented on the release of Abu Ishaq Al Masry, the suicide bomber and main suspect in St Mark’s Cathedral attack in Alexandria, months before the attack for being set free by Egyptian authorities despite his links with ISIS.

According to Kuwaiti Al-Qabas newspaper, security sources have announced that the main suspect in the bombing of St Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria is Abu Ishaq Al Masry.

He came to Kuwait in October 2016 with a work permit as an accountant. He summoned to the Kuwaiti security apparatus based on information he has received from his Egyptian counterpart.

He went through intensive investigations for his links to ISIS. After the verification of his involvement, he was deported from the country and handed over to the Egyptian authorities. Some of his family members have been deported from Kuwait as well, according to Al-Qabas newspaper.

He was held in Egypt’s custody for investigation over his links with ISIS, but then he was released….

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Pope Francis is doubtless on his way to Philadelphia now to explain to young Ahmad Shakoor that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.”

“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)

“US teen pleads guilty to IS-inspired plot to kill pope,” AFP, April 3, 2017:

Washington (AFP) – A New Jersey teen pleaded guilty Monday to a plot allegedly inspired by the Islamic State group to kill Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to the United States.

The US Justice Department said Santos Colon, 15 years old at the time, sought to recruit a sniper to shoot the pope as he celebrated mass in Philadelphia on September 27, 2015. Colon also allegedly planned to set off explosives.

But the teen unwittingly recruited an undercover FBI agent for the job, and was arrested quietly 12 days before the event.

“Colon engaged someone he believed would be the sniper, but in reality was an undercover FBI employee. Colon engaged in target reconnaissance with an FBI confidential source and instructed the source to purchase materials to make explosive devices,” the Justice Department said in a statement.

Court documents said Colon sought to carry out the act in support of the Islamic State group and that he had used the adopted name Ahmad Shakoor.

In a plea bargain with prosecutors, Colon, now 17, agreed to forego trial and plead guilty as an adult to one charge of providing material support to a terror group.

With the deal, prosecutors dropped three other charges filed against him as a juvenile.

Court documents said the charges were in relation to the Islamic State group, which Washington has designated a foreign terrorist organization….

Colon faces a maximum of 15 years in prison but sentencing would likely be held off until 2021 while he undergoes psychiatric treatment in a secure facility.

In a plea statement, Colon acknowledged having been a patient in a mental institution in the past.

Oh, well, that explains it.

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Christians may never be able to return to Mosul

The Middle East is the cradle of Christianity, but jihadis have brought about the near-total disappearance of Christians from the Middle East. Now Christians may not be able to return to Mosul, as the Islamic State has “bred a new generation of child radicals” there. A vicar — Father Daniel — said that “the terror cult’s destructive ideology has already spread to the next generation” of children and warns:

It would be very hard for children here and children in Mosul to get together. Can they even get along together as two groups? Could they adapt to each other?

The answers to the Vicar’s questions are likely no; and it is not as simple as a mutual getting along together. Children in Mosul have been trained as “Caliphate cubs,” steeped in jihadi doctrine and made familiar with sickening violence.

A New York Times report provides one example of why it is highly unlikely that Christian families can ever be safe to return to Mosul or, in fact, to any region where jihadists have held power and inculcated their worldview into children. The article is entitled “ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape”:

In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam, the Quran not only gave him the right to rape her — it condoned and encouraged it, he insisted.

He bound her hands and gagged her. Then he knelt beside the bed and prostrated himself in prayer before getting on top of her.

When it was over, he knelt to pray again, bookending the rape with acts of religious devotion.

Only non-Muslim girls are treated this way.

ISIS CHILD SOLDIERSPJ Media also reported on a disturbing Islamic State video in which the jihad doctrine is passed on to children:

The video shows the boys in the classroom learning about the Muslim holy book, the Quran, watching ISIS propaganda films, eating cafeteria-style lunches together, and sleeping in dormitories. But the most disturbing section comes during the live-fire drills, which culminates in the boys hunting down and murdering live hostages.

“Christians may NEVER be able to return to Mosul as ISIS has bred NEW generation of jihadis”, by Katie Mansfield, Express, March 18, 2017:

More than 100,000 Christians were forced to flee Mosul in Iraq when ISIS invaded in 2014.

And as the Battle for Mosul reaches its final stages some Christians have attempted to return to the city.

But a vicar, whose church 50 miles away in Erbil cares for hundreds of Christian families who left their homes, has warned a huge danger remains.

Father Daniel said the terror cult’s destructive ideology has already spread to the next generation, sparking fears ISIS will continue their chilling campaign to boot Christians out of the Middle East.

He said: “We can go back but it is a question of safety. We are dealing with a new generation bred by ISIS – they have a radical anti-Christian viewpoint and so it would be really hard to go back.

“It would be very hard for children here and children in Mosul to get together. Can they even get along together as two groups? Could they adapt to each other? We really need to work with the children in Mosul to change what ISIS has implanted there.”

ISIS has long used children in Iraq and Syria as it aims to eradicate Christians from the region.

Children, dubbed the Caliphate Cubs, armed with knives and guns have appeared in propaganda videos featuring executions.

There have also been reports of youngsters being trained as suicide bombers.

Father Daniel, who left his Iraqi village when ISIS invaded, works with Christian children devastated by the trauma of ISIS, who tortured and killed their loved ones.

He warns education could be their only weapon against the jihadis and their young supporters with children once terrorised by the group now starting to work against ISIS.

Father Daniel said: “I told them get your education and use that as a weapon against ISIS. School is seven years to 18 years. The older ones are starting to work as volunteers helping the ones who are coming in now to Erbil from the latest troubles in Mosul.

“Some are working as translators when people come from other organisations. They want to help their community and for their voice to be heard around the world.”

Father Daniel says Christians in the region have long worried for their future with his church struggling to cope with the influx of fleeing families.

He said: “Before it was difficult for Christians because after Saddam was taken out from authority everything went from bad to worse and Christians were persecuted by extremists after 2003.

“Christians in Mosul were targets for terrorists so life was really bad then. ISIS came and they purged Christians from Mosul so many fled to places like Erbil. The Christians that stayed in Mosul under ISIS control – were beaten punished and killed. Christians were given three options, pay a heavy tax, leave the city or face public execution.

“Christians were really worried about being targeted long before ISIS. They were under surveillance but when ISIS came it got much worse. ISIS wanted all the Christians gone.

“I was in Erbil when ISIS rose up. The church was not prepared for the number of fleeing people they had to receive, people who were forced leave their homes but they rallied round and the church buildings provided shelter so people stayed on the floor of churches. Gradually the church provided tents, cabins and now rents houses for people. It’s very important for people to have dignity and to live in a place that allows them to continue a decent life.

“The church was helping them and guiding, sometimes comforting – they had lost everything and were really traumatised so we comforted them then helped them and guided them so we worked with their trauma to heal them and bring families together and bring unity to help them move forward.”

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ISIS on Christian killing spree in Sinai

Sinai Christians have become a target for the Islamic State, which is now “waging an insurgency against the Egyptian government in Sinai” and “has turned to targeting Christian civilians after suffering setbacks in its confrontation with the army.”

On February 19, ISIS released a video threatening attacks on Christians as a follow-up to its December bombing of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo, which killed 28 people. The video described Christians as “infidels” and enemies of Islam.

The video included a masked man who shouted the words: “Oh crusaders in Egypt, this attack that struck you in your temple is just the first with many more to come, God willing.”

Here we see the same propaganda about “crusaders” against Islam, when it was the Islamic Arab invaders who conquered Egypt by bloody force in the 7th century.

“I am not going to wait for death,” Rami Mina, who left Arish on Friday morning, said by telephone. “I shut down my restaurant and got out of there. These people are ruthless.”

Where are Western nations to help innocent, non-threatening Christian refugees who are being singled out for slaughter by the Islamic State?

“Egypt’s Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree”, By Ahmed Aboulenein, Reuters, February 24, 2017:

Christian families and students fled Egypt’s North Sinai province in droves on Friday after Islamic State killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks.

A Reuters reporter saw 25 families gathered with their belongings in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia’s Evangelical Church and church officials said 100 families, out of around 160 in North Sinai, were fleeing. More than 200 students studying in Arish, the province’s capital, have also left.

Seven Christians have been killed in Arish between Jan. 30 and Thursday. Islamic State, which is waging an insurgency there, claimed responsibility for the killings, five of which were shootings. One man was beheaded and another set on fire.

“I am not going to wait for death,” Rami Mina, who left Arish on Friday morning, said by telephone. “I shut down my restaurant and got out of there. These people are ruthless.”

Sectarian attacks occur often in Egypt but are usually confined to home burning, crop razing, attacks on churches, and forced displacement.

Arish residents said militants circulated death lists online and on the streets, warning Christians to leave or die.

“My father is the second name on their list; anyone Christian they put on the list” Munir Adel, a vegetable seller who fled on Friday, said as he huddled with four family members at the Evangelical Church, waiting for church officials to find them a place to stay.

Adel’s parents did not leave Arish because of their old age, he said. “They could be killed at any moment.”

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Islamic State released a video on Sunday threatening Egypt’s Christians and vowing to escalate a campaign against them after it bombed a chapel adjoining Cairo’s St Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic papacy, in December, killing 28 people.

“Oh crusaders in Egypt, this attack that struck you in your temple is just the first with many more to come, God willing,” said a masked man in battle-dress the group said blew himself up in the chapel.

Orthodox Copts, who comprise about 10 percent of Egypt’s 90 million people, are the Middle East’s largest Christian community. They have long complained of persecution.

The Coptic Orthodox Church denounced “the recurring terrorist incidents in North Sinai targeting Christian citizens” in a statement on Friday.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told military and police chiefs “to completely eradicate terrorism in northern Sinai and defeat any attempts to target civilians or to undermine the unity of the national fabric”, in reference to the killings, his office said on Thursday.

Egypt is battling an insurgency that gained pace in 2013 after its military, led by Sisi, overthrew President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hundreds of soldiers and police have been killed.

Major General Mostafa al-Razaz, North Sinai’s deputy police chief, said security forces were capable of handling the “crisis” and that they added more patrols and checkpoints.

But Sinai’s Christians say security forces on the ground are unable to protect them and are overwhelmed by the militants.

“The government does nothing. There is no security in Sinai, they can’t even protect themselves,” said Adel…..

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