Islam is not known for respecting its critics. From the rampant death threats that followed the publication of cartoons mocking Muhammad (pigs be upon him) in European newspapers to the savage rioting against counterjihadist groups in the UK, Muslims have made it known that they will not tolerate anyone making fun of their precious religion.
Now for a little background. Pakistani politician Salmaan Taseer had the courage to speak out against the cruel blasphemy laws in place in Pakistan, which earned him numerous death threats from Muslims. The law included the death penalty for those who leave or otherwise insult Islam, which is a tenet of sharia. A Christian woman was due to be sentenced to death under this barbaric law, which caused Taseer to speak out. One of his bodyguards, Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, felt Taseer’s opposition to the savagery of the 7th century was an affront to his religion.
January 4, 2011. Taseer was shopping at a market near his home when Qadri publicly opened fire with an MP5 sub-machine gun, a distant cousin of the Magic Muslim Peace Sprayer™. Qadri unloaded 27 bullets into Taseer before being captured.
After Qadri’s arrest, over 500 clerics urged their fellow Muslims to not attend Taseer’s funeral. A large percentage of Pakistanis view Qadri as a hero, and he has developed a sort of cult following despite being incarcerated. When he was sentenced to death for Taseer’s murder, the judge who delivered the sentence was forced to flee the country because he received a flurry of death threats from foaming Muslims.
Recently, a mosque was built in Qadri’s honor. Nope, not Taseer’s, you know, the man who took a heroic stand against cruelty. Nope, Pakistani Muslims instead chose to honor a murderer. Says a lot about their religion, doesn’t it? Even worse is that the mosque is now overflowing with people looking to bend over for the invisible sky-demon Allah. “Everyone gives [Qadri] respect,” said Ali Haider, a worshipper at the mosque. “He was prepared to protect his religion and any one of us would have done the same.” Did you hear that? Right from the horse’s mouth. Every devout Muslim is prepared to kill for their religion, as they are commanded in Islam’s holy texts.
So, let’s compare. Jesus sacrificed himself & died for all the sins of the world so that everyone could gain entrance into heaven. Mohammed preached a religion of hatred & intolerance, demanded the death and/or subjugation of all non-believers, & pronounced a death sentence on all who attempted to leave his militant ideology disguised as a religion.
Yeah, I’ll stick with Jesus Christ as my Lord & Savior.
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“Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri getting kissed by someone who wishes to engage in anal jihad with him”
He seems up to it. Wonder how long it lasted.
[…] Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri – Pakistani Muslim who became a national hero for publicly murdering a politician who criticized the nation’s harsh blasphemy laws. Qadri even had a mosque named after him. […]
There is a very small minority that supports Qadri. Yes, a mosque was named after Qadri by his supporters, however, the name had to be changed due to public resentment against the move. Saying that Qadri is a national hero reflects your lack of knowledge and your eagerness to jump to conclusions against Islam. As I write, Qadri is still in jail being prosecuted.
In response to one of the comments which states that Islam is a religion of hatred, please be informed that Islam means peace and a small number of extremists do not represent the entire muslim community. There are over 1.6b muslims in the world and Al Qaeda has no more than 4,000 members worldwide, just to put things into perspective. And this too (the figure of 4,000) is an inflated number as put by Becky Akers, who happens to be an informed non-muslim. Feel free to verify these numbers.
If actions of a misguided few were to represent entire communities then, sadly, even christians would find themselves on the wrong side of history. The mass murders in Rwanda and Bosnia in the 1990s should suffice to prove my point.
Having said that, my stance remains that taking the lives of innocents, irrespective of their religious beliefs, is condemn-able and actions of a few can not and should not be taken to represent an entire community.
May Allah bless you.
Just one question? Do you support the blasphemy charges against a Christian Pakistani women Asia Bi, more particularly, the use of law itself against the minorities? If Islam is a religion of peace than why non muslims ( non believers as per Quran) are prosecuted and sentenced to death in Pakistan (legally by sharia laws) for small unintelligent arguments (even if true as charged in Asia case as alleged that she argued what Hazrat Mohd. did for mankind in comparison to Jesus Christ who gave his own life for humanity). Should she be sentenced to death for this. And if not than how come the courts have sentenced her to death. How come pakistani Muslims as per majority of whom you represnt have not come out in her support? How come people who supported her are killed in cold blood?
Pakistan has BLASPHEMY LAWS that can carry a DEATH SENTENCE. What more do you need to know to prove that Islam, on which Pakistan’s laws are based, is EVIL?