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Muslim of the Month Poll

Despite some complaints about the lack of possible nominees from this month, I think April yielded a decent crop:

Shah Ahmad Shafi – Bangladeshi Islamist who claims atheists shouldn’t be allowed in Bangladesh, which he calls “Allah’s country.”

Ibrahim Hewitt – UK Islamic activist who blamed various groups of non-Muslims for contracting HIV and wrote: “If people had all followed the way of life of Islam, no one would have suffered and died from AIDS.” Also wrote that the death penalty for adultery or apostasy is part of “true Islam,” and condemned various forms of music as being haram (forbidden.)

Sarah Fahmy – Authored a histrionic petition demanding Brandeis University withdraw an honorary degree for counterjihad activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The university caved to the Muslimah’s demands and did not award Ali the degree.

Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh – President of the Gambia who stated “We will fight these vermins called homosexuals or gays the same way we are fighting malaria-causing mosquitoes, if not more aggressively… As far as I am concerned, LGBT can only stand for Leprosy, Gonorrhea, Bacteria and Tuberculosis; all of which are detrimental to human existence.”

Abu Azmi – Indian politician who said: “Rape is punishable by hanging in Islam. But here, nothing happens to women, only to men. Even the woman is guilty.”

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Your Daily Muslim #502: Mehrzad Malekzadeh

Mehrzad Malekzadeh is going to be wearing all white for a long time.

Mehrzad Malekzadeh is going to be wearing all white for a long time.

When a non-Muslim has a psychotic break, normally they start spouting off about aliens or conspiracy theories. When a Muslim loses their mind (normally early in childhood due to indoctrination with fairytales), their reactions are frequently more dramatic. Case in point: Iranian Muslim Mehrzad Malekzadeh, who decided it would be a good idea to strap what appeared to be a bomb to himself and behave like a lunatic outside a Texas Wal-Mart.

Malekzadeh finished making his glorified prop, meant to look like a bomb, and walked in front of the local Target. He was carrying a knife at the time. After realizing more people were going to Wal-Mart because it’s cheaper, he gravitated toward the entrance of that store. Many customers were likely undeterred, knowing their 100+-pound shields of blubber would shield them from much of any blast. The “bomb” consisted largely of rocks taped together, but it was enough of a threat to cause the establishment to be locked down. Police were contacted. Malekzadeh was delusional and non-combative, according to officers on the scene, who talked him down and removed his failure of a fashion accessory. He was taken into custody, likely thinking he had become a shahid (martyr) and was being guided into Jannat al-Firdaus (Islamic heaven.) When he arrived in holding, I doubt the resident population resembled the 72 virgins he had in mind.

Malekzadeh was charged with making terroristic threats and displaying a hoax bomb.

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Your Daily Muslim #501: Sabreena Sadaf (Part 3) (Daily Double)

Sabreena Sadaf

Sabreena Sadaf

I figured y’all would want to see what Pakistani Muslimah and YDM fan favorite Sabreena Sadaf has been up to. There are more screenshots of her rage on her unofficial fan page; I just thought these were the most hilarious. She’s gone from full-on caps-lock rage to asylum-esque rambling about an alleged encounter she had with the Antichrist.

In this post, we learn about Sabreena’s crazy beliefs regarding the Antichrist in Islamic holy texts, her thoughts on porn sites, and we get to hear her describe gay sex. ENJOY!

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Breastfeeding? Huh? What would that do? I know Islam has weird rules about it, but I’m a grown man… maybe it’s one of those weird camel-piss-esque pseudoscientific gimmicks Muslims espouse.

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That makes absolutely ZERO sense, but it’s Sabreena; you can’t expect her babbling to be coherent in the slightest.

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If you needed any more evidence she is 100% out of her mind:

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Here, she goes off on a weird tangent about the unofficial fan page I made for her.

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Your Daily Muslim: Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh (Part 3) #YDM500

Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh needs to hang out with some gay dudes - he has no sense of style!

Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh needs to hang out with some gay dudes – he has no sense of style!

Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh, president of the Gambia, is pretty much a gay man’s worst nightmare (see part 1 and part 2.) In fact, he’s spewed so much homophobic bile he gives the late Fred Phelps a run for his money. That insane brand of religiously-driven bigotry is exactly why he’s ending up on here a third time – and you won’t believe his most recently flurry of comments.

In a televised speech, Jammeh stated: “We will fight these vermins called homosexuals or gays the same way we are fighting malaria-causing mosquitoes, if not more aggressively.” Well, you fight mosquitoes with sprays and by squishing them… so that doesn’t sound good for gay people. Also, there’s only one vermin involved here, and it isn’t a homosexual.

“We will therefore not accept any friendship, aid or any other gesture that is conditional on accepting homosexuals or LGBT as they are now baptized by the powers that promote them,” Jammeh continued. By the “powers that promote them,” he’s referring to anyone who made it past the 7th century. It’s also incredibly selfish of him to refuse to accept aid before of his personal religious vendetta against gays – the Gambia is not a wealthy nation, and its people would significantly benefit from international aid. However, it’s OK if people get diseases, as long as those evil gays are forced to stay in the closet.

Now, this is quite possibly the most bizarre and unfounded homophobic quote in the history of YDM, hence why I saved this Muslim to be featured in the 500th post on the site. “As far as I am concerned, LGBT can only stand for Leprosy, Gonorrhea, Bacteria and Tuberculosis; all of which are detrimental to human existence.”

Let’s just go over a list of influential LGBT people who have made significant contributions to society: Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander the Great, Alan Turing, Langston Hughes, Michelangelo, Oscar Wilde, Harvey Milk… the list goes on. I’d say that’s the opposite of “detrimental to human existence.” If anything can be compared to a disease or a parasite, it’s not the LGBT community; it’s Islam. It finds a willing host, then preys upon the host’s weak mind until it finds another victim to spread to, gradually infecting more and more.

In closing, I’d like to thank all my loyal readers (and the new folks too!) for their support. This site has grown beyond what I ever thought it could be, and I hope it’s making a difference. Stay tuned later today for a daily double in celebration of this major milestone!

-Hunter Hawthorne

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Your Daily Muslim: Samra Kesinovic and Sabina Selimovic

From H&M to drapery... talk about a fashion fail.

From H&M to drapery… talk about a fashion fail.

Samra Kesinovic, 16, and her friend, Sabina Selimovic, 15, had their whole lives ahead of them. Daughters of Bosnian refugees who resettled in Austria, the teens spent plenty of time online (as most teenage girls do.) However, unlike most teenage girls, the pair spent their time interacting with mujahideen, who eventually talked them into traveling to Syria to wage jihad.

The girls arrived in Syria after having posted messages on social media about fighting a “holy war” (jihad.) Now, their Facebook profiles are replete with images of themselves holding guns and wearing the traditional Islamic ninja costume. As we can see, they’re still totally normal teenage girls. As you can clearly see, Islamic radicalization didn’t change them at all; Islam is totally like every other belief system and doesn’t encourage violence. The girls also posted about never returning to Austria, likely because they’re hoping to gain access to 72 male virgins and an everlasting Magic: the Gathering tournament.

As I’m sure you’ve already figured out, the mujahideen had other uses for virgin teenage girls aside from throwing them into the fray. It is believed both girls have married jihadis and have joined their husbands on the field of battle. Marrying underage girls is accepted in Islam because Muhammad, pigs be upon him, engaged in the practice. No deity worthy of worship would reward pedophiles who murder innocent people.

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Your Daily Muslim: Ibrahim Hewitt

Ibrahim Hewitt

Ibrahim Hewitt

“Islam recognizes the leadership of men over women, but it does not recognize the domination of one over the other… If a woman is unable to satisfy the sexual or other needs of her husband he may consider taking another wife, rather than the common Western practice of secretly taking a mistress.”

UK Muslim Ibrahim Hewitt, 57, is best known as an Islamist speaker, schoolmaster, and pro-Palestine activist. What many don’t know about Hewitt, however, is that he’s written about sharia punishments for adultery and homosexuality as being part of “true Islam.” As we all know, such punishments are quite unpleasant.

In a book Hewitt authored titled What Does Islam Say?, he laid out the Islamic punishments for adultery and homosexuality. “Any act that destabilizes marriage will also destabilize society,” Hewitt wrote. “Hence the Islamic punishments for such acts are severe… Married men and women found guilty of adultery are to be stoned to death… Islam, like most other major faiths of the world, categorically forbids homosexual practices (sexual relations between two men or between two women), regarding them as a great sin. In a society under Islamic law, such would be severely punished… If people have such desires [homosexuality], they should keep them to themselves, and control their desires to avoid forbidden practices. The advice would be the same as, say, to someone who had sexual desires for minors or for close family: that having the desires does not legitimize realizing them.” Uhh, tell that to all the Muslims around the world who marry children because they’re following the tradition of the prophet, pigs be upon him. Not to mention the incestuous arranged marriages… yuck. What Does Islam Say? also advocates the penalty of lashing for fornication and sodomy as being part of “True Islam.”

As for Hewitt’s apparent homophobia and intolerance of consensual enjoyment between adults evidenced by his writings, I think it stems from jealousy that he wasn’t able to get laid as much as he would’ve liked in his younger years. I’m not sure why he’s so nonchalant about Islam’s obvious homophobia (though he claims he isn’t); I have a sneaking suspicion it has something to do with his religion. He expounded upon Islam’s totally peaceful stance on homosexuality: “While such punishments may seem cruel, they have been suggested to maintain the purity of the society and to keep it clean of perverted elements, allowing for the spiritual development of its members in an ideal environment. The spread of this depraved practice in a society disrupts its natural life pattern and makes those who practice it slaves to their lusts, depriving them of decent taste, decent morals, and a decent manner of living.” Uhh, homosexuality IS a natural life pattern. It’s observed in all sorts of animal species and it doesn’t harm anyone, nor does it disrupt society in the slightest. Besides, why is a man who bends over five times a day criticizing homosexuals anyway?!

Speaking of homophobia from this Muslim, Hewitt describes homosexuality as an “evil practice which could corrupt and pollute the whole society.” So basically he kinda just admitted that, because homosexuality could “corrupt” the whole society, gays have more fun. Which, let’s be honest, we do. Speaking of having fun, Hewitt explained that Muhammad was no fan of drugs or alcohol (and neither is he): “Indeed, anyone involved in any part of the production or selling of drugs or alcohol, whether they use the stuff themselves or not, has been cursed by prophet Muhammad [pigs be upon him.]” Seriously, this dude needs to lighten up a bit… maybe more than a bit. “A stable, responsible and caring society is only possible where sexual relationships are based on heterosexual marriage; there should be no place for extramarital affairs and deviant practices such as homosexuality.” Yeah, this dude really needs to get laid.

This is what Hewitt had to say about Islam’s stance on adoption: “For example, once [an] ‘adopted son’ has reached the age of puberty he would, under Islamic law, be forbidden to mix socially with the women in the household with whom he has no blood link and he is not their relative, so they must wear full Islamic dress in front of him, something they would not do in front of their own sons, brothers, nephews,uncles and others to whom they are prohibited from being married. The same would be true for a girl who would have to wear Islamic dress at all times in front of her ‘adopted father’ and the male members of the family to whom she could be married because of the missing close blood link. An exception to this would be if the adopted child is taken into the family home as a baby and is suckled by the mother of the house. After reaching adulthood the adopted child would then be unable to marry any of its ‘brothers’ or ‘sisters’ who had suckled from the same mother and would thus be able to mix in the home as a close member of the family.” Talk about bizarre. If a family is going to raise a child, that child should feel like a part of the family, not like an outsider who must be covered at all times or (even more ridiculously) a perceived threat to his adoptive mother’s chastity.

Hewitt also wrote: “For the crime of apostasy, it should be borne in mind that in an Islamic state, Islam is the basis of the state, not just the state religion. Any act of apostasy that results in open rebellion against Islam is, therefore, an act of treason. Even in Britain, the penalty for high treason is death.” Yep, totally a tolerant religion right there. Totally shows the Islamic taqiyya concept of “no compulsion in religion.” There IS compulsion in Islam – once you’re in, you can’t get out.

Many Islamic scholars and clerics believe music is haram (forbidden.) Here’s the completely-sensible argument Hewitt made in What Does Islam Say? about why Muslims shouldn’t listen to most classical music: “…the overture Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky or any one of a number of ‘boy meets girl’ operas (e.g. Carmen by Bizet) portray concepts that are alien to Islamic beliefs (i.e. premarital intimacy). Sacred works, such as Vivaldi’s Gloria, promote Trinitarian Christian beliefs, again in contradiction to Islamic teachings.” Wow, so Muslims can’t enjoy or appreciate anything from other religions, but they expect us to be OK with their bizarre ninja costumes? Double standards much?

Hewitt is also the founder of Interpal, a “charitable group” for Palestine that the US designated as a terror-linked group. Though the designation didn’t stick, Interpal was asked to sever its ties with Hamas-linked groups that directly funded the anti-Israeli jihad group. Currently, Interpal is still active, though the extent of its connection (if any) to Hamas is unknown.

To close this piece out, here is probably the most shocking quote yet: “…these days anyone who declares that homosexuality is a perverted way of life – as Muslims must – is accused of intolerance. Muslims believe, though, that such behavior has been forbidden by Allah for very real reasons and if we ignore his guidance there are bound to be harmful effects on society. Tragically, HIV has now spread to the innocent through unfaithful husbands and wives, infected blood transfusions, as well as to children born to infected parents. If people had all followed the way of life of Islam, no one would have suffered and died from AIDS.” So basically he’s saying that people who don’t follow Islam are more or less asking to get AIDS through their way of life, hence why he referred to spouses of unfaithful partners as “innocent.” Uhh, there is no “guilt” involved in becoming HIV-positive. There is guilt in intentionally not disclosing your HIV status to your sexual partners, but there is no guilt in contracting HIV; it is estimated that up to 40% of HIV-positive Americans are unaware of their status.

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Your Daily Muslim: Shah Ahmad Shafi (Part 2)

Shah Ahmad Shafi

Shah Ahmad Shafi

As we learned in part 1, Bangladeshi Islamist group Hefajat-e-Islam’s leader Shah Ahmad Shafi is at least a millennium behind the times. The white-haired Muslim hasn’t let arthritis slow him down – he’s still actively preaching and issuing fatwas, the majority of which go against the values of every secular individual on the planet.

In 1971, Shafi formed a paramilitary group, Mujahid Bahini, to oppose the liberation of Bangladesh. Despite having picked the wrong side, Shafi survived the war and managed to find people who enjoyed the 7th century as much as he did.

Most of Shafi’s Islamist career has been spent as a sheikh and an allama (Islamic scholar.) As such, he is a learned authority on Islam’s teachings. According to him, women should not leave the house and should not receive beyond a 4th-grade education. Why? Because it will lead them to disregard of their bizarre headbanging rituals and to getting laid. “Why are you sending your daughters to work in garment factories?” Shafi asked his followers during a speech. “She goes to work after Fajr at 7/8:00am and does not come back even at 8/10/12 at night… You do not know which man she is hanging out with. You do not know how much zina [fornication] she is getting involved in. Through zina, she is earning money, which does not bring prosperity.” Remember, Shafi has studied Islam’s holy texts and believes this is the best way to uphold their teachings. Once again, we can see how Islam is truly compatible with any society that strongly values gender equality…

“We are Muslims; we have no conflict with anybody,” Shafi recently stated. “But the persons, who are living in this country of Allah, and taking different facilities from Him, cannot live in His country.” By “persons,” he and his followers meant “atheists.” Another member of Shafi’s Hefajat-e-Islam group openly said that no atheist could live in Bangladesh, and called for stricter blasphemy laws to protect the dignity of Islam’s pedophile prophet, pigs be upon him.

Shafi also issued a fatwa against atheist bloggers in Bangladesh, replete with a cryptic threat of violent backlash. Considering Bangladesh’s Muslim majority, those bloggers are brave and deserve commendation, not condemnation. “The current government is implementing its long-term plan, which was made by the advice of the leftist atheist intellectuals, to wipe out Islam from Bangladesh.” The fatwa stated. “Recently, the so called bloggers, young infidels, are insulting Allah and prophet Muhammad in their blogs. They are freely writing and publishing their imaginary vulgar comments and conversations on Allah and prophet Muhammad. One blogger wrote that Allah is everywhere so he is also inside the toilet.” Well, yeah, that totally makes sense. Either Allah is everywhere or he isn’t. Muslims, it’s time for an answer – are we pissing on Allah every time we go to the bathroom? Also, Shafi’s opposition to freedom of expression is typical of Muslims, who generally become rabid at the slightest criticism of their ideology.

Other things Shafi criticized in his fatwa were the government’s increasing secularism (because there totally aren’t any non-Muslims in Bangladesh) and the activities of atheists. Shafi condemned: “Continuous free mixing [between genders], dancing, sex, obscenity, drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana, and anti-social and illegal activities… Muslim women’s dress (burka and jilbab) were described as hotel prostitutes’ clothing.” As is common for Muslims, he basically opposes anything fun. However, the atheists were wrong on one thing as well – Muslim women’s dress is more Halloween than hooker…

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