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Islamic inquisition in Somalia and Southern Thailand

Islamic inquisition in Somalia and Southern Thailand

Lee Jay Walker

The Modern Tokyo Times

 

Buddhist monk injured in Thailand after an Islamic attack

Buddhist monk injured in Thailand after an Islamic attack

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

The reality of Islam and how non-Muslim faiths were destroyed in the past can be seen by events in the modern world. Therefore, by focusing on Southern Thailand and Somalia in the modern period you can understand how non-Muslim faiths were exterminated by the sword of Islam. These two parts of the world also represent other parts of the world where minorities are on the brink of collapse because of ongoing Islamization.

Modern day academia and liberals desire to whitewash how Buddhism and Hinduism was destroyed in Afghanistan in the past and the same applies to other faith groups in other parts of the world which were crushed by Islam.  Yet the reality is that de-Hinduization is still ongoing in Pakistan and Kashmir just like Christianity is being eradicated in Somalia and Buddhism is being destroyed in Southern Thailand. The reasons behind the past massacres and the ongoing pogroms is all based on the teachings of Mohammed.  Therefore, in Somalia and Southern Thailand the Islamic jihad continues in the 21st century and this reality is happening throughout the world where Muslims desire a complete Islamic monoculture.
 
In the last few weeks in Southern Thailand you have had three attacks against Buddhist civilians by the followers of
 Islam.  Therefore, men, women, and children have been killed for following the Buddhist faith and it is clear that the armed forces of Thailand face a brutal Islamic foe.  Also, even when the armed forces of Thailand desire to bring stability and to quell the Islamic insurgency and to protect innocent civilians from fresh massacres, it is abundantly clear that many still pin the blame on the protectors rather than the Islamic insurgents who kill innocents in such barbaric ways.

It appears that the voice of the Dalai Lama is also very weak on issues like this because it does not suit his political agenda.  In fact, at the same time when Buddhists are being killed in Southern Thailand and face enormous pressure in the Chittagong Hill Tracts; the Dalai Lama appears to believe that jihad is not such a bad thing because it is based on the inner struggle.

The Dalai Lama stated that “Islam is the religion of the heart and needs to be protected. We should not generalize Islam as something fearful just due to a handful of miscreants. Jihad is not a medium of attack. There is a need to break this false notion as Jihad actually means to conquer the evil within individuals….”

Also, the Dalai in the past commented that “Nowadays to some people the Muslim tradition appears more militant……..I feel that’s totally wrong.  Muslims, like any other traditions – same message, same practice.  This is the practice of compassion.”

Therefore, a major spiritual leader in the Buddhist community is whitewashing history and the modern reality for Buddhists in Southern Thailand and the Chittagong Hill Tracts.  Also, while Buddhist temples are prospering in Europe and North America because of openness then the Dalai Lama is distorting reality because he knows that Buddhist temples are not allowed in Saudi Arabia and other Islamic nations like the Maldives, Yemen, and so forth.

The Dalai Lama is not alone because important Christian leaders, politicians, liberals, and others, are also distorting reality and of course this is helping the Islamic cause and stealth jihad within democratic nations. 

Turning back to Thailand and Zachary Abuza who is the author of Conspiracy of Silence: The Insurgency in Southern Thailand, comments that “The militants also target Buddhists, whom they hope to drive away.  There is ample evidence to suggest that this plan is working: according to household registration statistics compiled by The Nation, 34,523 residents, mainly Buddhists, fled the three provinces between January 2004 and May 2005.”  (Page 73)

Zachary Abuza continues by stating “Indeed, the insurgency has led to a certain amount of de facto ethnic cleansing.  Thai officials believe that roughly fifty thousand Buddhists have fled the south.”  (Page 211)

Moderate Muslims have also been killed because conservative versions of Islam are spreading because of outside influence and internal factors.  Therefore, moderate Sha’afis and others have been killed by conservative followers of Sunni Islam who deem moderate Muslims to be apostates.

Zachary Abuza states that “This is the heart of Salafism: to remove all innovations (“impurities”) that have entered the religion since the death of the Prophet Mohammed.  The goal is to Islamicize society and to inculcate it with Salafi values and norms that will strengthen the movement, regardless of whether these values and norms are popular.  The militants have adopted the Wahhabite practice of takfir – that is, labeling fellow Muslims non-Muslims if they do not subscribe to Salafi values and practices.  They have systematically targeted moderate Muslims, Sufis, and others whom they find to be too secular or too connected to the state.”  (Page 128) 

In my article called Sunni Islamists slit the throat of a Christian mother in Somalia I stated that The 36 year old Asha Mberwa was a mother of four and she had committed no crime and had harmed nobody.  However, Mohammed supported the killing of apostates therefore the Al-Shabaab killed the Muslim convert to Christianity in order to appease the Islamic god.”  

“In true Islamic justice an innocent convert to Christianity was killed in cold blood and bystanders were forced to watch while her throat was being cut.  Her death, like so many other Christian martyrs in Somalia, is a witness to the reality of Islamic Sharia law and the brutal teachings of Mohammed.  Therefore, the Islamic inquisition is in full swing in Somalia and Christians are being hunted down and killed.”

It is abundantly clear that Christians in Somalia are being hunted down and killed in many brutal ways. After this, Sunni Islamic members of the Al-Shabaab seek to find the children of Christian converts and then convert them to Islam, after killing their parents or parent.  Therefore, despite Christians being less than 0.2 per cent of the population in Somalia it is still not good enough for the holy warriors of Sunni Islam and the reality of this can be seen by the brutal murders of converts to Christianity.

Buddhists in Southern Thailand and Christians in Somalia are killed by radical Sunni Muslims and it is clear that these Islamic fanatics desire an Islamic monoculture and the eradication of all things deemed un-Islamic.  This madness is also turning on itself because moderate Muslims are deemed to be tafkir and the eradication of past culture is also deemed to be important.

In Thailand the mass majority of the population is Buddhist and the armed forces of Thailand are strong.  However, in Somalia the Christian community which is very small and lacks any power base is vulnerable and the followers of Sunni Islam desire to kill every single Christian in this country.

Yet despite the differences of both nations it is clear that Buddhists are still not protected from the Islamic insurgency in Southern Thailand.  Therefore, the future of Christianity is hanging by a thread in Somalia and the followers of the Christian faith have been abandoned by the international community.  Meanwhile the ethnic cleansing of Buddhism in Southern Thailand is a reality and because of this the Islamic jihad of the 7th century is clearly alive and kicking in the early 21st century; but when will national governments, religious leaders, politicians, and others, stand up to this ongoing Islamic tyranny?

Lee Jay Walker

https://leejaywalker.wordpress.com

http://islamicpersecution.wordpress.com

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2011 in AFRICA, ASIA, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND GLOBAL NEWS, Islam, RELIGIOUS ISSUES

 

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Ahmadis and Christians under attack in Obama’s peaceful Indonesia

Ahmadis and Christians under attack in Obama’s peaceful Indonesia

Lee Jay Walker

The Modern Tokyo Times  

 

Sunni Muslims declaring their hatred towards Christians and Ahmadiyya Muslims in Indonesia

Sunni Muslims declaring their hatred towards Christians and Ahmadiyya Muslims in Indonesia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The followers of conservative Islam once more showed their mass hatred for diversity because Muslims stoned three Ahmadiyya Muslims to death and then chanted for the death penalty of a Christian on the grounds of blasphemy.  This happened in Indonesia which is a nation that was praised by President Obama only a few months ago.  However, the stark reality is very different because conservative Islam is rising and all minorities face persecution.

President Obama had praised Indonesia in late 2010 because he stated that the“spirit of tolerance that is written into your constitution, symbolized in your mosques and churches and temples, and embodied in your people” is a quality which is worth emulating.

President Obama continued by stating that We are two nations which have traveled different paths. Yet our nations show that hundreds of millions who hold different beliefs can be united in freedom under one flag”

It is clear that the leader of America ignored the anti-Ahmadiyya Muslim law which was passed in 2008 and many other aspects of Indonesia.  After all, the mainly Christian Papuans in West Papua are suffering from Javanization which will ultimately lead to Islamization.  The same applies to Christians in the Moluccas islands (Maluku islands) who face the same fate and thousands of Christians were killed between 1999 and 2000.

Moluccas International Campaign for Human Rights (http://www.michr.net ) states that “The Moluccan people are victimized. Fifty-nine years of Javanese-dominant occupation of Indonesia has taken its toll. The national identity of the Moluccan people is disappearing fast. An overall Javanese identity is taking its place, which is pervading daily social behavior. This is effectuated by ceaseless efforts of Jakarta to transmigrate tens of thousands Javanese families all over the Moluccan islands. The more than two million indigenous people are being engulfed by the influx of new settlers.” 

“Reports from the Moluccas tell of the movement of Malay families into these Melanesian islands and also of planned and encouraged intermarriage by the government. Suffering under the political and military repression, which exists throughout Indonesia, the Moluccans are powerless. And because of the naivete (too-easy adaptability) of the Moluccan people, the Javanization of the indigenous culture takes place with negligible opposition.”

Turning back to recent events in 2011 because at least three Ahmadiyya Muslims were stoned to death and others were seriously injured when conservative Muslim mobs attacked this religious minority group. 

This attack was sickening because the anti-Ahmadiyya Muslim attack was allowed to happen because law enforcement agencies just stood by and did nothing.  The attack witnessed conservative Muslims with machetes, rocks, and sticks, and while they were stoning Ahmadiyya Muslims to death they were in a state of high religious frenzy. 

This applies to shouts of “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) and Muslims were clapping in religious joy while innocent Ahmadiyya Muslims were dying in mass pain.  Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the spiritual leader of the Ahmadiyya community, heavily criticized the “brutality” of this attack.  Mirza Masroor Ahmad also highlighted the fact that “people watching the merciless beatings were clapping and cheering.”

Therefore, the followers of conservative Islam were once more killing innocents and not only this, they were celebrating while stoning people to death.  Of course this is a reality in many other parts of the mainly Muslim world because Christians are often killed in Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and other Muslim dominated nations.  The same applies to the persecution of Hindus and Ahamdiyya Muslims in Bangladesh and Pakistan; and in southern Thailand Buddhists are frequently killed by the followers of Sunni Islam.

After the brutal attack against the Ahmadiyya Muslim community the followers of Sunni Islam then turned their hatred against the Christian community.  This applies to two Christian churches being attacked and Muslim mobs are calling for the death sentence of a Christian who was given a five year prison sentence for alleged blasphemy against the religion of Islam.

Muslims were chanting “kill, kill” outside the courtroom before the verdict was passed on Antonius Bawengan who is a Christian. However, after the judge passed down a 5 year prison sentence for mere words then this was not enough for Sunni Muslims because they demanded his death.  Therefore, Muslim mobs attacked Christian churches and clearly they must have felt strengthened by the recent brutal killings of Ahmadiyya Muslims.  After all, the same Muslim followers also celebrate in Somalia when they are beheading converts to Christianity.

James Heiser wrote an article called Obama Praises “Toleration” as Indonesian Churches Burn (Nov 11, 2010 – www.thenewamerican.com ) and commented that It is hard to imagine that President Obama would be praising the tolerance of a Christian nation if it had witnessed the burning of 700 mosques since 1998. However, Obama would search the nations of the West in vain to find one in which violent religious bigotry is tolerated the way it is alleged to have been in Indonesia.”

The statistic that James Heiser mentions is a reality in modern day Indonesia and this applies to Muslims attacking Christian churches. The number he mentions is a sad reality with regards to Muslim attacks against Christian churches and clearly the Ahmadiyya community is also suffering from rampant persecution.

James Heiser also states that Astoundingly, Obama compared Indonesia (a nation that has only recently begun to emerge from being an unabashed dictatorship) to the United States, declaring that the two nations share a spirit of toleration.”

If President Obama believes that Indonesia is really tolerant then he should look at the reality of the Moluccas and West Papua.  In both cases the indigenous Christian community faces both Islamization and Javanization.  

At the same time it is clear that Ahmadiyya Muslims and Christians face persecution and this applies to attacks against the followers of both faiths.  Also, the legal system in Indonesia is trying to curtail the Ahmadiyya faith by putting many restrictions on this religious community.  Ultimately, this is clearly encouraging conservative Muslims because they can whip up their hatred and highlight the legal system in Indonesia and this applies to anti-Ahmadiyya laws and the blasphemy law which is aimed at both faiths.

The recent brutal killings against the Ahmadiyya community and attacks against Christians is clear evidence that Indonesia is not so tolerant. Therefore, President Obama must stop making sweeping statements.  After all, his comments about Islam in Cairo were not based on facts but sadly the recent massacre of innocents in the name of Allah in Indonesia is a reality.

It is clear that you could not “sweep Nazi fascism under the carpet” because this ideology was barbaric and brutal.  The same applies to not “sweeping Sunni Islamic fascism under the carpet” because in history, and in modern times, the forces of Sunni Islam desire a global monolith based on Islam and enforced dhimmitude or in the case of some Islamic states like Afghanistan, then the complete annihilation of all other religions and thought patterns.

Lee Jay Walker

https://leejaywalker.wordpress.com

http://islamicpersecution.wordpress.com

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2011 in ASIA, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND GLOBAL NEWS, Islam, RELIGIOUS ISSUES

 

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Coptic Christians fear the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Coptic Christians fear the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Lee Jay Walker

The Modern Tokyo Times

Christians suffer persecution in Egypt.

Christians suffer persecution in Egypt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is clearly hoping to install an Islamic state on the rubbles of the Hosni Mubarak regime.  The mass media in the West may focus on genuine factors behind current events in Egypt and some Egyptians may speak about democracy and liberty.  However, it is abundantly clear that Islamists in the Muslim Brotherhood desire an Islamic state and given their past history and ongoing political intrigues, then it is reasonable to expect an Islamic grab for power.

This raises serious questions for many in Egypt but the purpose of this article is to focus on the minority Christian community which is between eight to twelve million according to different statistics.  After all, the reality of the demise of Saddam Hussein in Iraq led to the complete marginalization and persecution of the Christian community and Christian numbers in Iraq have dropped dramatically because of constant persecution.

Therefore, despite the anti-Christian nature of the Mubarak regime the Christian community is faced with “the authoritarian leader they know” against “the devil leadership” which may take power in Egypt?

It is clear that the Coptic Christian community faces many genuine concerns because they suffer institutional discrimination in Egypt under Mubarak.  However, given the reality that democracy is not a flourishing concept within the majority of Muslim dominated nations then the worst must be feared.  This applies to an Islamic state under the Muslim Brotherhood whereby Islamic Sharia law is governed more tightly over Egyptian society rather than the pick and mix version under Mubarak.

Eli Avidar who is a former Israeli diplomat warns about the threat of the Muslim Brotherhood.  He does this by highlighting the reality of Hamas in Gaza.  After all, the elections ushered in Hamas and clearly this organization is not interested in power sharing or a pluralistic society based on different value systems and protected by the democratic ballot box.

Eli Avidar comments that “President (George W.) Bush and (Secretary of State) Condi Rice pressured the State of Israel to allow democratic elections in the Palestinian Authority and what happened was that Hamas took over and these were the first and last democratic elections.”

Therefore, history may repeat itself if the Muslim Brotherhood takes over the leverages of power.  Eli Avidar is clearly worried about this because he comments that “If they go and take the leadership because of democratic elections, I believe that democracy will not continue in Egypt because the fact is, the second that they take power, they will not leave it…”

It must be stated that the Iranian Revolution of 1979 ushered in an Islamic theocracy after the collapse of the Shah of Iran.  Democrats, Secularists, Marxists, Islamic socialists, socialists, and other forces, all believed that they would vie for power and that they could sideline Khomeinists and the conservative Shia clergy.

However, the Iranian Revolution became an Islamic Revolution after all opposition entities were silenced and it is clear that the Muslim Brotherhood is a potent organization within the body politic of Egyptian society.  Also, given the history of the Muslim Brotherhood then it would appear to be naive to expect them to sit on the sidelines because they have been waiting a long time to install an Islamic state.

Egypt, unlike Iran, does have a powerful religious minority because Coptic Christians number between eight and twelve million.  However, it is clear that Christian minorities and others have been crushed in Iraq since the American led invasion and if major persecution of Christians took place, just like in Iraq, then the world would just sit back and watch from a distance.  Therefore, the situation is very delicate for the Coptic Christian community and for all Christians in Egypt.

The Muslim Brotherhood clearly support an Islamic state and Mohammed himself stated “Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Messenger have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.” (Koran 9:29)

In my article called Muslims slaughter Christians in Egypt which was published in 2010, I comment that “The current situation in Egypt does not look good for Coptic Christians because the “flawed” political system under President Hosni Mubarak means state sanctioned discrimination. However, you also have the fear that radical Islamists could fill the political vacuum and this would add greatly to the woes of the embattled Christian community in Egypt.”

The sad reality is that Egypt under Mubarak is an Islamic dominated society whereby you have many laws which discriminate against the Christian community.  This applies to severe restrictions on building new Christian churches; mass prejudice in family law which always supports the Muslim spouse over the Christian spouse in divorce cases; educational discrimination which marginalizes the indigenous Christian faith; persecution of apostates from Islam to Christianity; and in many other areas of life and this applies to government and so forth.

However, an Egypt under the Muslim Brotherhood would be even more dangerous because the Islamization of Egypt which was done more discreetly under Anwar Sadat and Mubarak would be much more open under the Muslim Brotherhood.  Therefore, the Christian community in Egypt is faced with the reality of discrimination and persecution under the current Mubarak regime or even greater Islamization of Egypt under the Muslim Brotherhood.  It is abundantly clear, that the situation is very tense for all Egyptians but notably for Christians because they suffer death and persecution under the current prevailing conditions but these prevailing conditions may get even worse if events turn out negatively and Islamists seize power.

Of course, nobody knows for sure how events will unfold and some people are optimistic that democracy and secularism may emerge victorious and that Egypt will flourish under a new leadership. 

If this does happen then it will be a great day for all Egyptians irrespective if they are Christian, Muslim or follow no faith. An Egypt which utilizes the richness of Coptic Christian culture alongside the best of Egyptian society would clearly unleash enormous potential.  Therefore, Muslim moderates, Christians, liberals, socialists, and others, could all witness a new powerful nation whereby opportunities are provided to all nationals.

Yet the reality of Iraq and the ongoing persecution which is threatening this ancient Christian community is clear for all to see. Other religious minorities in Iraq are also suffering and the Mandaeans, Shabaks, and Yazidis, also reside in constant fear.  Therefore, all religious minorities are dwindling in Iraq because of the Islamic threat and clearly the reality of Islamic Sharia law means dhimmitude and marginalization.

It is clear that the political crisis in Egypt could go many ways and this applies to a new dynamic Egypt which becomes openly democratic and pluralistic.  However, just like the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and current events in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein; it is clear that the darkness of Islam engulfed both nations. 

This reality must be striking fear in the hearts of many Christians in Egypt because it is abundantly clear that the Muslim Brotherhood is a powerful force within Egyptian society.  Therefore, the current uncertainty in Egypt is a very dangerous period for the Christian community because you clearly have a political vacuum.  It is hoped that this political vacuum will be filled positively but given past history then the “Islamic shadow” may engulf the “candle of light” once more?

Lee Jay Walker

https://leejaywalker.wordpress.com

http://islamicpersecution.wordpress.com

 

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2011 in AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND GLOBAL NEWS, Islam, RELIGIOUS ISSUES

 

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