Politicians

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 #696: Kamel Mohammed

Ghana’s National Deputy Chief Imam, sheikh Kamel Mohammed, recently caused controversy when he shared his thoughts on same-sex marriage. Insecure in his own marriage, Mohammed believed allowing gays would have drastic societal consequences. Because marriages somehow affect people other than the parties involved. Mohammed advised Ghana’s president to avoid legalizing same-sex marriage. He called it […]

Your Daily Muslim #685: Ahmed el-Zend

Your Daily Muslim #685: Ahmed el-Zend

In May, Ahmed el-Zend was sworn in as Egypt’s new Justice Minister. However, his idea of “justice” is what we in America consider cruel and unusual punishment. A staunch supporter of sharia, el-Zend enjoys discussing his love of corporal punishment. “We have in our penal code some articles that contradict Islamic sharia,” el-Zend stated. “I […]

Your Daily Muslim #679: Illiza Saaduddin Djamal

Your Daily Muslim #679: Illiza Saaduddin Djamal

Ramadan is in full swing. During this time of year, Muslims add to their collective irritability by depriving themselves of basic nutrition for most of the day. In Jakarta, selling food between dawn and 4pm during Ramadan is prohibited because it would encourage people to make proper health decisions instead of letting an ancient fairytale […]

Your Daily Muslim #674: Qazi Nazir Ahmad Hanifi

Afghan Muslim Qazi Nazir Ahmad Hanifi is a relic of ages past. He currently represents Herat province and is a member of the Islamic Ulema Council of Afghanistan. Of course, this means he’s an exemplar of all manner of 7th-century savagery. When Afghanistan’s president moved to appoint the first woman to the nation’s supreme court, […]

Your Daily Muslim #669: Mohamed Hafiz Mohamed Nordin

Your Daily Muslim #669: Mohamed Hafiz Mohamed Nordin

Civil liberties lawyer Eric Paulsen was arrested in Malaysia for accusing the Department of Islamic Development, which has previously been featured on YDM, of fomenting extremism. Instead of examining the obvious validity of Paulsen’s assertion, Malay Muslim Mohamed Hafiz Mohamed Nordin, who heads the JMPP Islamic group, supported the arrest. As we’re all too aware, […]

Your Daily Muslim #668: Hasanuddin AF

Your Daily Muslim #668: Hasanuddin AF

It’s been a while since I put a “death to gays” Muslim on here. Of course, the religion of peace has given me no shortage of candidates to choose from. This idiot from Indonesia really stood out. Enjoy! Hasanuddin AF, the head of Indonesia’s leading Islamic clerical organization, recently issued a fatwa advocating for gays […]