After every terrorist attack, politicians and pundits reassure us that the atrocity does not represent the true beliefs of the “moderate Muslim majority.” But how many moderates are there? And what exactly does “moderate” mean? Military instructor and researcher Hussein Aboubakr explains.
Sandra Solomon is a former Muslim, raised in Saudi Arabia, who now lives in Canada. We talked with her about:
• Being an apostate
• How Canadian hate speech laws affect her
• What it is like to wear the black robes in the heat
• Child brides
• Rape of female servants
• What it is like to see the West while living in a Sharia nation
What you discover from her answers is that Muslims follow the Islamic doctrine, just as it is laid out in the Koran and the Sunna of Mohammed.
The idea of freedom of speech does not mean a blanket permission to say anything anybody thinks. It means balancing the inherent value of a given view with the obligation to ensure that other members of a given community can participate in discourse as fully recognized members of that community. Free-speech protections — not only but especially in universities, which aim to educate students in how to belong to various communities — should not mean that someone’s humanity, or their right to participate in political speech as political agents, can be freely attacked, demeaned or questioned.
Are women oppressed in Muslim countries? What about in Islamic enclaves in the West? Are these places violating or fulfilling the Quran and Islamic law? Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an author and activist who was raised a devout Muslim, describes the human rights crisis of our time, asks why feminists in the West don’t seem to care, and explains why immigration to the West from the Middle East means this issue matters more than ever.
In case you were wondering about the planned invasion of Europe and other developed nations, including the United States, wonder no more. Today, The International Organization for Migration, a United Nations Migration Agency, funded partially and generously with your taxpayer dollars for 65 years, held an International Dialogue on Migration in New York, on April 18-19, with the theme, “Strengthening International Cooperation on and Governance of Migration towards the Adoption of a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration in 2018.”
The fact is, sharia is well entrenched in the Middle East and creeping forward to the West. The charge of heresy is imposed on any who would counter its mandates. In the Muslim world, those who speak out for reformation have placed a bull’s-eye on their chests. This stealth jihad has one irrevocable goal — to eliminate Western civilization, mores, culture, and ideas. How many more atrocities and assaults on our way of life will it take for people to understand that sharia is an existential threat to our freedoms and our civilization?
“Pope Francis hopes to mend ties with Muslims on his trip to Egypt on Friday but faces criticism from church conservatives for meeting Islamic religious leaders after a spate of deadly attacks against Christians.” He has to mend ties? After Palm Sunday jihad massacres at two churches in Egypt, shouldn’t it be Egyptian Muslims who are reaching out to him to mend ties?
Worrying that “campus Muslim organizations” would make noise over Chesler’s presence, and insisting that despite his “disagree[ment] with issues of stifling free speech” (yeah, right) there was no choice but to disinvite Chesler. And so – voilà! – Chesler was disinvited. “Being dis-invited,” Chesler e-mailed me the other day when I asked her for a comment, “confirms that the Western academy is ruled by Brown-Shirts; that the professoriate are willing dhimmis; and that even the good people are too terrified to stand against those who wish to close their minds to truth and to shut honest inquiry down and replace it with Orwellian propaganda.” In short: yet another disgraceful episode in the ever-lengthening chronicle of campus compromise and cowardice on the topic of Islam.