Saturday, 24 October 2009

But Remember: HE'S the One Causing "Community Tensions"

Back on October 13th, I responded to a Home Office spokesman who said that Geert Wilders' presence in the UK "could have inflamed tensions between our communities and have led to inter-faith violence" by saying: "In fact, all Wilders would have done is what he has done already: hold up a mirror to Islamic societies and demand that they be seen as they really are. Any violence that would have occurred would have been committed by Muslims opposed to his presence there, and thus his point would have been proved."

I also should have included in that incitement to violence. And guess what? I was right.

"In Islam the punishment for the one who insults the Prophet is capital punishment."

Did Geert Wilders the "Islamophobe" say that?

Nope, it was a Muslim, in the linked video above.

In his Risala, Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani, writes: "Whoever abuses the Messenger of God - peace and blessing of God be upon him - is to be executed, and his repentance is not accepted."

Was al-Qayrawani an Islamophobe? Nope. He was a renowned jurist of the Maliki school, one of the four major schools of Sunni Islamic jurisprudence. He died in the tenth century, but his teachings, and those of others, are clearly not a dead letter today. Not even in Britain.

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