Religion of Peace

Katie Couric thinks we should learn about Islam in schools.

I also think sort of the chasm, between, or the bigotry expressed against Muslims in this country has been one of the most disturbing stories to surface this year. Of course, a lot of noise was made about the Islamic Center, mosque, down near the World Trade Center, but I think there wasn’t enough sort of careful analysis and evaluation of where this bigotry toward 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide, and how this seething hatred many people feel for all Muslims, which I think is so misdirected, and so wrong — and so disappointing.

So misdirected, so wrong, and so disappointing.

Islam. What’s not to love?

And, then there are the stonings:

This verse states clearly that the prescribed punishment for adultery, which means an illegitimate sexual intercourse between a married man and a woman married to another man is stoning to death. But this offense must be proven either through a confession made voluntarily by the accused or by the testimony of four witnesses who state under oath that they have witnessed the commission of the crime. It’s only after this legal procedure that the accused will be punished by lapidation. This punishment is agreed upon by scholars and there is no question about it.

Allah almighty knows best.

Of course, others claim that this is just an anti-Islamic myth. Who started the myth? THE JOOS, of course.

First things first. Although Mr. Bekdil defined stoning as an “explicit Quranic commandment,” it actually isn’t. There is simply no reference to stoning in the whole Quran. The only scripture that orders this painful execution is in fact the Torah. In Islam, stoning appeared as a post-Quranic injunction, established by “hadiths,” or sayings attributed to the prophet, whose authenticity has always been contested. My honest belief is that it came from an outside source (Judaism, obviously) and, like many other elements of Islamic law, became incorporated into Islam over time.

Yea, those joos better stop stoning their women. They’re setting a very bad examples for the moslims.

But, the muslims apologists get even better.

Even the West is more complicated. Mr. Bekdil was referring to a “shock” that the “Westerners” had in 2006 when there was an attempt by the AKP to outlaw adultery — as it was in the Turkish legal code until the ’90s. I criticized the AKP on that mistaken step. But it might be worthwhile to note that in the countries of some of those “Westerners,” too, adultery is still a crime. In the United States, the state of Michigan still penalizes adultery with a consequence as serious as a life sentence. Maryland imposes a fine on it. Wisconsin considers it as a “class I felony.”

Yea, Michigan prisons are filled with prisoners serving out life sentences for adultery.

Others see Allah for his softer side. He didn’t want adulterers stoned. He wanted them flogged.

[24.02]The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication, – flog each of them with a hundred stripes: Let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day:and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment.

“Flog each of them with a hundred stripes” is very different from “Stone them to dead”. There is nothing the Quran about stoning… Nothing, Nada.

Actually, that last link offers a rather harsh criticism for stoning in Islam. Flogging. Not Stoning.

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3 Comments on “Religion of Peace”

  1. Jess Says:

    I thought that my opinion of her had already hit rock bottom. But I was mistaken.

  2. You now may look forward to the time when you will learn firsthand about the love of Islam.

    And then you will be stoned for insulting it.


    /sarc off/

  3. MJ Says:

    How could you doubt Katie Couric’s intelligence or professionalism? At one point in her career she, or a producer tossed around the idea of sticking a camera up her butt on tv–which they both agreed to. I say she’s brilliant and brave.

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