Sent to The Star, Johannesburg, Sunday 18/03/2012 22:14, not published as predicted.
I doubt that the Editor will publish this, since the Star shows remarkable reluctance to publish letters critical of Islam. Or perhaps it is not so surprising when one considers how readily the proponents of the "Religion of Peace" use violence when their religion is criticised.
I must take issue with the statement of Dr Heldar Ali Balouji of the so-called "Islamic Republic" (a serious contradiction in terms) of
, in the
Star of Tuesday March 13, "Islam does not accept harmful acts against
A few quotes from the Quran should dispel this misinformation.
[8.39] fight with them until ...religion should be only for Allah
[9.12] ..fight the leaders of unbelief..
[9.123] O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you...
and Muhammad’s Ultimatum to Foreign Kings: (9:29) “Fight with those from among the people of the Book, who do not believe in Allah nor in the Last Day; who do not make unlawful that which Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful, and do not adopt the Right way as their way. Fight with them until they pay Jizyah with their own hands and are humbled.” (Jizyah is a tax levied only on non-Muslims)
Finally: (4:34) "Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. ... As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and BEAT THEM." [my emphasis]
Here I assume that Dr Balouji includes "womankind" within "mankind": Perhaps, like many Islamacists, he doesn't. Or maybe beating is not, in his opinion, a "harmful act".
Islam not only accepts, it promotes, harmful acts against humanity.
What other belief actively promotes martyrdom and mass murder?