Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Muslim's Blindness

[Posted by blog co-author]

Co-Author: What do you think of this? [The Punishment of Apostasy in Islam - Part 1: Qur`anic Perspective]
Sweetness and Sufferings: Hold on. Do you want me to read all [of it]?
Co-Author: No, if you don't want to. Anyway I'm reading and writing about it. I skimmed through once.
Sweetness and Sufferings: Oh. Well, my opinion: sounds irrelevant. See, most out there aren't following their fathers. Instead they are furthering their knowledge. Take my parents for example. Their parents were nothing extremist. Well my grandfather was sort off but he dropped. [He reached a] spiritual level and he went mad. That's not the point though. The point is, my father didn't just follow his father. He took responsibility to go ahead and learn about Islam. By himself. So did my mother. She was not in any Muslim 'following' family. Yea they were Muslims, but none of them prayed until at some certain age. They all wanted to gain knowledge. But they were not extremists. My mom was one of them who went into [being an] extremist.
Co-Author: So if they went in search of knowledge, what went wrong?
Sweetness and Sufferings: They become 'Fana'. It's an Arabic term for 'obsessed'. They got all obsessed. Their mind focusing that Allah is God and Muhammad is prophet. Defy any of these two, and burning hell is where you will suffer. They built their own fears.
Co-Author: Where did they find knowledge?
Sweetness and Sufferings: They studied first in classes. Mom used to read a lot of Islamic books. And then they met my cousin's father, who is a teacher. And they learnt from him. Actually before him was another teacher who is also part of the Jama'ah. It was through my cousin's father [that] they got more involved. Until they were in the Jama'ah (congregation). My mother started learning from the other teacher I told you about, before she married. She was obsessed before she was married. It's like getting obsessed about being thin. Imagine girls all over the world. They got so obsessed. Some start force puking and getting themselves hospitalized. Weak and dead. Obsession kills. Their obsession poisons minds.
Co-Author: Yes.
Sweetness and Sufferings: And they try to infiltrate into young adults. It passes on generation after generation. But see, not everyone just goes on and follow their fathers. If my parents did, they wouldn't be who they are today. And why is violence still happening? Unlike this guy in the website is claiming, this has nothing to do with Christians or Jews. It has everything to do with the actual Qur'an and Hadith. If this book was truthfully a book from God, such mistakes will never have been detected. Why would God influence people and scare them as well? Everyone wants to love God on their own will. Not fake it because they fear. That's not God. That's Hitler.
Co-Author: You're right.
Sweetness and Sufferings: Yea. God should be perfect. It is not necessary for Him to make us perfect. This world is revolving in balance. So, humans are exceptional imperfect creatures [but they are imperfect] just like every other creature in God's [creation]. They are all part of the universe. Part of this vast thing God created.
Co-Author: Hmm. So do you think if you learn what they learnt, you would become like them? 'Fana'? And why is it that if they chose not to follow their parents, they are unwilling to give you that choice as well?
Sweetness and Sufferings: No. In fact, I'm actually learning through, just like they are learning. No I'm never going to become 'Fana' because I see the real truth behind Islam. It took me awhile to realize, just like every other apostate. We learn and we realize. The real truth behind why we became such apostates is because we have open minds. In some way, I can say yes, these people do follow their father. But not entirely. They follow their fathers thinking that Islam is the right way. They didn't stop to think that perhaps it is not. They continued in the path, searching for more knowledge in Islam to be in a much stronger bond to it. We, apostates, we search for more knowledge to learn the truth. That's where the difference lies. When you are searching for one particular thing, you don't read the rest. You just search for that particular word. Am I right?
Co-Author: Yes, you're right.
Sweetness and Sufferings: It's a focus of the mind. It's science. It's normal.
Co-Author: We find what we look for.
Sweetness and Sufferings: Exactly. These are like-minded Muslims. They are all the same. They put their mind to a thought – to gain knowledge to be [in a] much closer bond. We apostates, it's a open mind. So everything is open to us. And that's why we see the faults and they do not. Because they became blind, closing themselves off to the other words which they are suppose to see. Now what was the next question?
Co-Author: Why is it that if they chose not to follow their parents, they are unwilling to give you that choice as well?
Sweetness and Sufferings: See, the whole idea in their mind is [being] firmed about Islam. They chose not to walk in the same possible path as their fathers. But they did not choose a total different path. Instead they continued the path. Their fathers stood there, thinking enough is enough. These extremists, they don't. They search n search. Walking the path, gaining more knowledge and a closer bond. And why aren’t they willing to give me the choice? They are. They're willing to give me the choice to continue the path they walked. And not stand still at where they stopped. That's how extremists are born. Over n over again.
Co-Author: Why didn't they realize then? Why didn't they think about what they were learning?
Sweetness and Sufferings: They couldn't realize it after learning a dictator religion. Look at what Allah said and what Muhammad put. FEAR. Everything has fear in it. Like you say, there's lots of repetition within the Qur'an regarding hell and heaven and the punishment. That's manipulating your mind to fear. How can you realize anything? It's like one is put in a black pit for too long. They forgot about the brightness they were from. They thought, this black pit is where they belong. They live with it. They don't think of breaking out anymore. Manipulation of the mind. Science again. And why didn't they think about what they were learning? Like I said, their intention was clear. [Their] objective was to get a closer bond, not to learn the truth. So how can they think about what they learn when they only see what they want to learn? Right? It's called [being] blind to facts. They are like in their own illusion.
Co-Author: OK. Is it possible to show them the light? Since they are in black pit now.
Sweetness and Sufferings: When one has stayed in black pit too long, they cannot stand the light shone upon them. They will shriek. They will burn, like a vampire. It can't be in the light anymore, as it has accepted its darkness. To them, that light is death.
Co-Author: I was thinking of editing this and posting it on your blog.
Sweetness and Sufferings: Yea, you should do it. And put it under the title "Muslim's Blindness".

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Amina and Sarah Said

Amina and Sarah Said were just your normal next-door beautiful girls age 18 and 17. They wanted a normal life. They wanted to have a life where they could smile and laugh and have fun. They wanted to be just like every teenage girl would be.

These fun-loving girls however lived a different life. They were not like every other teenagers. No one would have guess unless if they told them that their life is full of pain and torments.

At the age of 8 and 7, these young girls were raped by their own father, Yaser Said. It just didn’t end with raped, it ended with brutal torment till their death.

Above: Mother and Father (Murderer) of the both sisters.

On January 1, 2008, these girls who had initially ran away from home, was lured back by their mother, Patricia and next thing we know, these beautiful kids were found dead in his cab, near the Dallas Fort Worth airport, miles from their home, with blows to their chest.

Their father, 50-year-old Yaser Said, an Egyptian-born cab driver disappeared soon after.
In 1998, the girls filed a police report, alleging that their father sexually abused them, but they later recanted the story.

However, they did confess to a few friends that the abuse continued.

"He treats me like a whore," Sarah Said wrote in an instant message conversation wither her friend, Zohair Zaidi.

Before they were killed, Sarah and Amina Said told friends they had a difficult relationship with their father, Yaser.

Yaser made it clear they were especially forbidden from developing relationships with boys. In fact, Zohair said Sarah had programmed his phone number in her phone as "Amanda" so her dad wouldn't be suspicious of their friendship.

However, it's what Yaser Said learned on Dec. 26, 2007, that allegedly sent him over the edge. Patricia Said told AMW that on that day, her husband learned that Amina had a boyfriend. Yaser Said was so upset, he allegedly threatened his daughters with a handgun.

Later that night, after Yaser went to work, the girls convinced their mother to run away with them. But days later, the girls and their mother returned home after Yaser Said promised to change.

Upon returning, Yaser invited his daughters to go to dinner with him. As the girls got into his taxi cab, they made it known they feared for their lives. Zohair says he received a final and haunting text message.

Sarah sent him a text message saying that they were back home and that she was worried. Zohair said he had a terrible feeling something was going to happen so he sent her a passage from the Koran, which translates as, "We are from God and to him we shall return."

It was the last time he spoke to Sarah. Shortly after, the Irving Police Department recieved a 9-1-1 call from Sarah Said saying that her father had shot her, and that she was dying.
Islamic Murder victim, Sarah Said: “I’m dying, I’m dying, I’m dying”

About 7.30pm Tuesday, Irving police received a 911 call from a girl whose only statement was that she “was dying,” according to a police report. The line remained open and sounds could be heard, but investigators were unable to pinpoint a location from the caller.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The paradox of the sane people and insane acts

[Posted by blog co-author]

An excerpt from a well-written book, with pictures and captions added:
After the 9/11 attack on America, a distraught American mother told me that her son, aged 23, had converted to Islam at 14. He had married a Muslim woman whom he had never seen before in an arranged marriage by his Imam (Islamic cleric), and now, with a baby, he wanted to go to Afghanistan to fight for the Taliban killing American soldiers and become a “martyr.” She also said that a few years earlier he told her that once Islam takes over America, he would not hesitate to behead her, should the order come to slay the unbelievers.

Samaira Nazir, a bright and well educated 25-year-old British national of Pakistani descent was stabbed to death. Her throat was slashed by her thirty – year-old brother and her seventeen-year-old cousin at her parents’ home. Samaira had dishonored her family by falling in love with an Afghan man they thought was of lower caste and had rejected suitors lined up to meet her in Pakistan. In April 2005 she was summoned to the family home and ambushed by everyone. A neighbor witnessed seeing her trying to escape while her father grabbed her by the hair, pulled her back into the house and slammed the door. She was heard screaming, “You are not my mother anymore!” which indicates that her mother was also involved in her cold-blooded murder. Her nieces, aged two and four were made to watch the whole proceeding as the neighbors heard them screaming. The amount of blood on the children suggested that they were only feet from the attack. The family was educated and well to do.

Muhammad Ali al-Ayed, a 23-year-old Saudi millionaire's son living in America, one August evening, in 2003, called Sellouk, his old Jewish Moroccan friend and suggested they get together. The two had drinks at a bar before going to Al-Ayed’s apartment about midnight. There he took a knife, stabbed and nearly decapitated his friend. Al-Ayed’s roommate told police the two “were not arguing” before Al-Ayed killed Sellouk. The reason for this cold-blooded murder was “religious differences,” said Ayed's attorney.

the campus
Mohammad Taheri-azar was a 25-year-old Iranian graduate from the University of North Carolina. One day in March 2006, he rented a SUV and drove it slowly onto the campus. Then he suddenly accelerated into the college crowd with the intent to kill as many people as he could. He hit nine people and injured six of them.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fatwa for Apostates

Practices of Apostates death penalty: Proved!

This is a Fatwa from the University of Al-Azhar in Cairo, Egypt, the most important institution of Islamic Law in the Sunni world.

Legal opinion on apostasy by a Fatwa committee concerning the case of a man who converted to Christianity: "Since he left the Islam, he will be invited to express his regret. If he does not regret, he will be killed pertaining to rights and obligations of the Islamic law." Popis Source: Orientalist Author: al-Azhr, the Egyptian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs This Fatawa describes how an Egyptian man turned apostate and the subsequent punishment prescribed for him by the Al-Azhr Fatawa council. The following translation is a rough guide:

In the Name of Allah the Most Beneficient the Most Merciful.


Council of Fatawa.

This question was presented by Mr. Ahmed Darwish and brought forward by [name obscured] who is of German nationality.

A man whose religion was Islam and his nationality is Egyptian married a German Christian and the couple agreed that the husband would join the Christian faith and doctrine.

1) What is the Islamic ruling in relation to this man? What are the punishments prescribed for this act?

2) Are his children considered Muslim or Christian?

The Answer:

All praise is to Allah, the Lord of the Universe and salutations on the leader of the righteous, our master Muhammed, his family and all of his companions.


This man has committed apostasy; he must be given a chance to repent and if he does not then he must be killed according to Shariah.

As far as his children are concerned, as long as they are children they are considered Muslim, but after they reach the age of puberty, then if they remain with Islam they are Muslim, but if they leave Islam and they do not repent they must be killed and Allah knows best.

Seal of Al-Azhr

Head of the Fatawa Council of Al-Azhr.

Abdullah al-Mishadd

23rd September 1978.
From: Rifqa Bary Death Threat: Exhibit A, The Document: FATWA (Death Penalty) for Apostasy - Atlas Shrugs

From the above fatwa, translated in English is the proof to the existence of death penalty for apostates. What more do we need to prove otherwise?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Rifqa Bary

Why does one call Islam a peaceful religion? Has anyone truly read the Quran and Hadith and understand it?

I myself was ignorant and I’m not a person who would sit down and take my time to read these translations of the Quran or know more about the Hadith, until Rifqa Bary’s story was brought to me.

Does anyone know who Rifqa Bary is?

Rifqa Bary: "I want to be free"

She is the voice of all apostates. She is a 17 year old girl converted to Christian and is fighting for her life and freedom in Florida. She has said that her father had threatened her that he would kill her.

“I was threatened by my dad, he took the laptop and waved in the air and he was about to beat me with it. He said: ‘If you have this Jesus in you heart, you’re dead to me. You are not my daughter.’

Rifqa Bary: ‘Well, I’m a Christian, and my parents are Muslim. They’re extremely devout. And they can’t know about my faith – well, they do now. But they’ve threatened to kill me. I don’t know if you know about honor killing….You guys don’t understand. Islam is very different than you guys think. They have to kill me. My blood is now halal, which means that because I am now a Christian, I’m from a Muslim background, it’s an honor. If they love God more than me, they have to do this. And I’m fighting for my life, you guys don’t understand. You don’t understand.’

Friday, September 11, 2009

Apostates - I am one

I have looked through so many of the translations of the Qur’an and read through the hadith of Sahih Al-Bukhari. All my life, I have been taught that Islam was a religion of peace, Islam is the most beautiful religion and Muhammad is the most beautiful man ever on earth.

Only recently did I found out, Islam and peace is on the total opposite and Muhammad, a terror!

How many of us thought that Islam was the right path towards heaven and further away from hell. From my research, as I read through the Qur’an and Hadith, I can tell you, Islam is hell. I cried bitterly knowing the truth as I am stuck.

My parents are devout Muslims. My father is prepared to even lose his job than shave off his beard because he wants to follow the Sunnah of the prophet. My mother makes sure she follows not only all the Wajibs but also makes all the Sunnah, wajib for her.

Their strictness is beyond limits. They are the original Muslims, worshipper of Allah and follower of Muhammad. Beyond that, they are within a Jama’ah (congregation or group), and their leader is far more stricter.

And I – I am an apostate.

I am punishable in the shariah law of Islam. My punishment: a horrible death. It is stated within the Qur’an then if a Muslim leaves his/her religion, they are to be slain, if they refuse to repent.

I once had loved Islam. Once- until I knew Islam gives birth to terrorists, serial rapists and murderers.


From the Qur’an:
"Kill those who believe in many gods" (Sura al-Tawba 9:5)

"And for those among you who allow themselves to be led astray from their religion, and who die as unbelievers, their works are invalid now and in eternity" (Sura al-Baqara 2:217)

Then your Lord revealed His will to the angels: "I am with you, give courage to the believers. I will cast panic into the hearts of the unbelievers, therefore, smite their necks and beat every joint of their bodies."[12] This is because they defied Allah and His Messenger. Whoever defies Allah and His Messenger should know that Allah is strict in retribution,[13] (8:12-13) Translated by Muhammad Farooq-I-Azam Malik.

Similar verse taken from another Qur’an translator:

Recall that your Lord inspired the angels: "I am with you; so support those who believed. I will throw terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved. You may strike them above the necks, and you may strike even every finger." [12] This is what they have justly incurred by fighting GOD and His messenger. For those who fight against GOD and His messenger, GOD's retribution is severe. [13] Surah 8:12-13 by Rashad

From the sources of the Qur’an we can see that Islam do not believe in religious freedom and neither do they believe in being peace. If religion intolerance are among their preaching, how can a nation wide community with different race, religion and culture live together?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

About Me

Family Background

I am a 22 years old girl born in Singapore. My parents are both Singaporean, but very strict Muslim followers.

As I grew their strictness started to go out of hand as they started disciplining me in just about everything. Pointing out to me things that I should do and forcing me to be something I don’t want to be. I was allowed no freedom outside as well as within the house for the most stupid reason. My room door should not be locked and even though there was nothing really I could do in my room, they believe that locking up myself is not right, and do not wish to give me further reasons when I press for it. I’m the type of girl who like to be by myself at times, just reading book and away from any disturbances. It was for that reason I prefer locking my room door.

My parents also refrained me from going out that much and even when I want to they would result in asking a million question as to where I’m going and what for I’m going and what time I will be back. And when I was allowed, my mother would send me several messages on my mobile phone asking what I’m doing and what time I be back, again and again. As a result, even my friends started teasing me about my parents’ attitude. I dispersed that uneasy feeling, thinking that they were being concern towards me as I’m their only child.

However they started controlling me further. I was not allowed to speak to the opposite sex but being stubborn, I did just that. When my parents found out, about me talking to a guy, when I was 14, my mother scold me and even called me a prostitute. I cried for hours, her words cutting me deep. When they discovered that I had a boyfriend at the age of 16, who was no other than my far relative, they hit me, scold me, and result to confine me from going out for a few months. I didn’t even attend school as that result. Even at this time, my mother called me prostitute again. When she used the ‘P’ word to me a second time I got really hurt. My heart really felt like it was cut through. The burning pain she left me mentally and emotionally tormented me. Several times over the years I continued asking myself if in anyway by doing what I did, does it mean I was a prostitute.

Over Protectiveness

When I was younger, during my teen, around 13-14, my dad burst into the bathroom and canned me up while I tried to cover my naked body, because I had been showering in the bathroom for quite a longer time. I remembered my parents always keep telling me to not linger in the bathroom, but at those times I was very slow in showering, taking my own sweet time. I wanted to clean myself thoroughly. But the way my dad acted, left me with scars, not only on my body but deep in my heart. Till now I feel ashamed of what my dad did, canning me and seeing me naked. When I asked why one is not suppose to be in the toilet a longer time, they give me another stupid reason, stating that for Muslims the toilet is a ‘dirty’ place and that staying there longer somehow can attract ‘Jinn’ (demon) and they can manipulate me. Of course, whatever they said didn’t make a single sense to me.

They were absolutely over protective. Even when I was trying to talk to a girl friend of mine, they were always nearby wanting to hear what I’m talking about. Once my father took the phone on the other line to listen to what I was talking about with my girl friend. Every time I wanted to go out, my friend had to beg for me before they would finally agree. Very seldom do they agree me to go out when I asked out of my own accord. Probably if they were rich, they would have installed a radar device, detecting everywhere I’m going or install a hidden camera in my room and house and as well as installed a voice recording machine to record what I’m talking about on the phone.

Everything they did, small hurting words scarred me deep and I became depressed. The jagged lines I have left upon my wrists prove how badly I had accepted things, as I reopen wounds. Over the years, it had become the stain of the unfavorable past of mine. At 20, I walked out of Islam, not feeling any connection with it any longer and knowing all the small things they said were coming due to the fact that they were very strict Muslims. I didn’t want to be like them. I don’t want to refrain from learning and exploring things.  Without making a mistake, I can never learn from it and yet to my parents every thing I did that they didn’t like was considered a mistake.
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