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Your Daily Muslim #723: Illiza Saaduddin Djamal (Part 2)

Your Daily Muslim #723: Illiza Saaduddin Djamal (Part 2)

Last time we looked at Banda Aceh, Indonesia mayor Illiza Saaduddin Djamal, she was rounding up punks and putting them in re-education camps. Now, the menacing Muslimah is targeting other groups: gamblers, women who have sex outside of marriage, and Hindus. Recently, 34 people were sentenced to public caning for various offenses, ranging from gambling […]

Your Daily Muslim #721: Ahmad Kutty (Part 2)

Your Daily Muslim #721: Ahmad Kutty (Part 2)

(Part 1) Indian-born Canadian sheikh Ahmad Kutty’s Ask the Scholar site has yielded a fresh crop of seventh-century idiocy. Behold the religion of peace (and an exhaustive list of sexual dos and don’ts that could only come from a deeply repressed Christian Grey type.) Kutty listed the following sexual practices as haram (forbidden) when asked […]

Your Daily Muslim #711: Ebrahim Desai

Your Daily Muslim #711: Ebrahim Desai

This YDM contains adult subject matter. While most Sufi Muslims are peaceful and relatively progressive by Islamic standards, South African Sufi Islamic cleric Ebrahim Desai is a walking anachronism. Aside from endorsing the Ideal Woman website, which claims premarital love is untrue and calls it a “disease,” his fatwa site is overflowing with 7th-century savagery. […]

Your Daily Muslim #683: Sohail Qureshi

Your Daily Muslim #683: Sohail Qureshi

Every so often, a celebrity comes out in favor of pseudoscience. However, even Jim Carrey’s recent anti-vax tirade pales in comparison to the bullshit peddled by celebrated Pakistani doctor Sohail Qureshi. A devout Muslim, Qureshi makes sure to focus on faith when performing his healing works at the clinic he owns. As I’m sure you […]

Your Daily Muslim #676: Nurashikin Salim (Part 1)

Your Daily Muslim #676: Nurashikin Salim (Part 1)

Nurashikin Salim will be gracing this site weekly for the next several weeks. There’s quite a bit of material on her. Most bloggers write about their life experiences, take Instagrammed photos of their failed attempts to be Julia Child, and share odd personal anecdotes. Singaporean Muslimah Nurashikin Salim is not one of those bloggers. A […]

Your Daily Muslim #667: Homaidan Ali al-Turki

Your Daily Muslim #667: Homaidan Ali al-Turki

Saudi Muslim Homaidan Ali al-Turki had a wife and five children. He was in the US on a scholarship and seemed to be trying to improve himself. Despite having five children to look after, he felt it was more important to focus his attentions on the maid. al-Turki had hired a maid, whom he had […]

Your Daily Muslim #657: Azhar Abdullah

Your Daily Muslim #657: Azhar Abdullah

In civilized society, shoplifting is punished by a small fine and a misdemeanor charge. In Islamic society, shoplifters get a hand chopped off. Malaysia’s Kelantan state recently passed a law that would legalize sharia-prescribed hudud punishments such as amputation, effectively regressing to the 7th century. Dr. (though hopefully not for long) Azhar Abdullah is a […]