“The Caliph Al-Mahdi, the Emir of the Believers, was like a sword on the necks of the infidels, apostates, and heretics. Whenever he heard of a heretic, he summoned him, no matter what. Even when he was on his deathbed, they brought before him some treacherous heretics, who toy with religion. One of them was brought before the Caliph, who was drawing his last breath. The Caliph said: ‘By Allah, if I have only two words left, I say: Kill him! I will seal my life with ‘Kill him!” He said: ‘Kill him, and chop off his limbs, one by one, so that I will please my Lord.’ They did as he wished, and the Caliph counted the limbs and said: ‘Allah, I have done with him what pleases You. Enable me to do the same to all his ilk.'”
Egyptian Islamic cleric Mazen Sirsawi is stuck over a millennium in the past. Instead of moving forward and embracing modern, 21st-century life, Sirsawi still thinks that discovering reason should be punishable by death. Of course, his “religion of peace” has prescribed the punishment of beheading for anyone who leaves it. Noted Islamic cleric/scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi recently stated that Islam only survived through the ages because apostasy was punishable by death; it is quite likely many who claimed to believe in it were just faking and wanted to remain whole. Sirsawi, like many other Muslims, loves his Allah fairytale so much he wants to save it from its inevitable collapse – by force.
“Beheading them [apostates] should be easier than cutting the buttons off their shirts.” Uhh, no. Beheading someone is messy – there’s layers of skin and muscle to get through before even reaching the bone, not to mention the veins and all the mess the process invariably creates. Clearly Sirsawi needs lessons from someone like Muhammad Saad al-Beshi or Yusuf Ibrahim on proper beheading technique; he knows little of the subject.
“What encouraged that criminal heretic to say that Allah has nothing to do with politics?” Sirsawi continued, clearly dragging his heels about the fact that secular democracy is the way of the future. “He saw an even greater heretic say worse things about Allah. If not for the first, the second would not have committed heresy either. But if the first heretic had been beheaded – if the court had sentenced him to death for apostasy, everybody would have known that Islam was the official religion of this country, and that nobody could affront it.” That’s blatantly false. Some people who don’t believe will speak up about their lack of belief, even if they stand alone. Their steadfastness can be just as fervent as that of believers – well, minus the whole beheading and other miscellaneous violence for Allah thing.
“Could any of those cockroaches go to Israel and talk about Judaism that way, or even talk about it in his own home?” Sirsawi posited. Actually, they’d be much better off as an atheist in Israel (where atheism is perfectly acceptable) than under sharia. Sirsawi, while trying to slander Israel, just makes himself look like the uneducated dunce he is. It gets even more insane: “Could any of those blabbermouths talk about Judaism? Could they doubt the Holocaust – that thing in which they say the Jews were massacred, and so on? If it really happened, they [Jews] deserved it.” Whoa whoa whoa there, now. You’re telling me that 6 million innocent people deserved to die – for being Jewish?! Tell me again how Islam is the religion of peace and promotes tolerance.
…in fact, that’s exactly what Sirsawi then feebly attempted to do. The lack of logic in this primitive mind is tragic, yet oddly still hysterical. “Our religion is tolerant, merciful, and all those nice things, but there is no such thing as tolerance towards what is wrong.” So basically Sirsawi is saying that there’s nothing wrong with beheading people for leaving Islam. “We have a punishment for apostates,” Sirsawi added. “There are people who deserve such a punishment.” Despite the fact that the death penalty for apostasy is written in Islamic sharia, liberals defend Islam and Muslims while criticizing capital punishment. I can’t shake my head enough.