Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hypocrisy of Indian secularism and 'secular' media: A Muslim girl beaten for believing in Jesus

Indian secularism - according to constitution - means appeasing Indian Muslims and deriding every thing that is related to Hindu whether in person or belief and about which Hindus might feel proud and confident.

Why should Indian media be different? So, they conveniently chose to stay silent on violence committed by Muslims as it might be contradicting the opinion pushed through down our throats that Indian Muslims are discriminated against and they are victims and Indian Muslims are just law abiding. But the question is which law;  is it Sharia law or Indian law? And we already know about Sharia courts operating in Kashmir and some parts of Kerala. So, why should Muslims of West Bengal lag behind others in enforcing divine Sharia law?

Parents, Islamic Extremists Beat Young Woman in India
A young woman was thrown out of her home this month for daring to give thanks for healing in Christ’s name in a predominantly Muslim village in India’s West Bengal state, and then her parents helped Islamic extremists to beat her nearly unconscious.
 The attack on Rekha Khatoon, 22, took place on March 9 in Nutangram, Murshidabad.
 “I boldly told those who beat me up that I may leave my parents, but that I will not leave Jesus,” Khatoon said. “Jesus has healed me, and I cannot forget Him.”
This is very brave of her, but she needs to be careful for she is dealing with men who die for entering paradise for carnal pleasures.
In a village where hard-line Muslims have threatened to kill the 25 families who initially showed interest in Christ, leaving only five frightened Christian families, Khatoon was returning from worship with Believers Church at Al Hamdulillah Hall when her parents and Muslim extremists attacked her, she said. They called her a pagan, among other verbal abuse.
The mob also harassed the Christian woman who encouraged Khatoon to trust Christ as Lord, Aimazan Bibi, said Bashir Pal, pastor and founder of the village Believers Church.
 “On the same night, Rekha Khatoon’s father, Nistar Shaike, and about 20 Muslim radicals surrounded Aimazan’s house, shouted anti-Christian slogans, threatened to harm her and her family and falsely accused her of ‘luring’ Rekha to convert to Christianity,” Pastor Pal told Compass.

The million dollar question is why a community insisting on their right to proselytize their faith - often citing infidel Indian constitution which grants freedom to profess and to choose their faith - resort to violence when one of their tries to leave Islam?

The answer is those Muslims are dutifully following their faith. They are just enforcing Islamic Sharia law which advocates killing those Muslims leaving Islam. There are many verses in Koran that support killing apostates (Muslims who left Islam) but the one which really carries weight is the following:
Ali burnt some people and this news reached Ibn 'Abbas, who said, "Had I been in his place I would not have burnt them, as the Prophet said, 'Don't punish (anybody) with Allah's Punishment.' No doubt, I would have killed them, for the Prophet said, 'If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.' " (Sahih Bukhari; 4:52:260)
The other hadith which support above one are  Sahih Bukhari 9:84:58 and Sahih Bukhari 9:84:64.

The manual of Sharia of Shafi'i school of Islamic thought - Reliance of Traveller which is certified to be authentic by Al-Azhar University, highest authority in Sunni Islam - says (here):

When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed. (@o8.1) 
So much so about 'freedom of religion' in Islam.

At the end, we need only to ask if media and politicians would have maintained same silence if Hindus are involved in this kind of incident !

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