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Your Daily Muslim: Faisal Hamid Abdur-Razak

Faisal Hamid Abdur-Razak

Faisal Hamid Abdur-Razak

Canadian imam Faisal Hamid Abdur-Razak, president of the Islamic Forum of Canada, likes to talk about getting stoned. However, this variant of getting stoned isn’t the kind where you lounge around with insatiable hunger for hours on end. Abdur-Razak is actually talking about being stoned to death, the ancient punishment for all sorts of horrible criminals including people who have sex outside of marriage and homosexuals. The crazy cleric claims that having your face smashed in by a bunch of flying rocks is spiritually beneficial for “sinners.”

“There’s something else that this stoning does for the believer. For he bleeds, for Shaytaan is rejecting him, and rejecting his attempt to influence us. But for the believer, there’s an important benefit.” The benefit is allegedly the purification of the soul – yep, because being hit in the head with rocks until you die is a spiritual and profound experience. He claims that Muslims who are sentenced to be stoned to death understand the punishment, and welcome it to cast out Shaytaan.

I mean, sure, there are a lot of weird “holistic spiritual cleanses” out there, most of which are peddled by lonely 50-year-old cat ladies. However, none of them advocate dying as part of the process – that’s Islam’s trademark twist on everything: just add violence and death. Abdur-Razak, though often considered an interfaith ally and semi-moderate cleric, is now under public scrutiny for his comments, and will hopefully be ousted from his position at the Islamic Forum of Canada.

6 comments on “Your Daily Muslim: Faisal Hamid Abdur-Razak

  1. Stoning of homosexuals and adulterers is condoned by God in the Holy Bible.

    • Old testament, not new. New testament overwrote that.

      • The Law of the Torah, 5 Books of Moses, are still in effect, today. Christ did not change the Law, He magnified it. Matt 5:17-20, The Old Testament said “do not do!”
        Christ said: “Don’t even think it, or entertain the thought.!” Because if you just think of sinning, you are already have broken God’s law.

    • I dont know about that, but it’s certainly not condoned by normal people in modern society. Hello.

      • I don’t give a damn what is or is not condemned by modern society. It is a matter of what is right and wrong, and that should never change. What is now acceptable in modern society, even when it is wrong, is why our society, and the world, is in the sorry state it is in today. Man has proven after 6,000 years, that he is incapable of properly governing himself, and relying on himself to decide what is right or wrong.

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