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  1. (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetthejc(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/judaism/judaism-features/37455/when-rosh-hashanah-meets-ramadan"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetthejc(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/judaism/judaism-featu...h-meets-ramadan[/url] Danny Raphael and Mohammed Yahya find links between the High Holy-Days and Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, which coincide this year. Danny Raphael (aka Daniel Silverstein) and Mohammed Yahya co-founded the UK's only Muslim-Jewish hip hop and poetry collective, Lines of Faith. For more info, see you are not allowed to post links yetpsychosemitic(contact admin if its a beneficial link)
  2. Hello, Imperialism is defined as: a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through colonization, use of military force, or other means - Oxford Dictionary "the creation and/or maintenance of an unequal economic, cultural, and territorial relationship, usually between states and often in the form of an empire, based on domination and subordination." - Dictionary of Human Geography Therefore isn't the acceptance of slavery, and subordination of non-Muslims by the caliphate as dhimmis through warfare and threats and making them pay tribute, limiting their rights technically imperialism/religious imperialism? If not, please explain in detail. Hopefully I have phrased this question in a way that is not offensive. I would just like to understand. The rule about supporting imperialism got me thinking about this - or is only Western Imperialism imperialism? Thank you.
  3. Racism Against Black People In Islam

    Thank you Redeem. I have never claimed he was racist. I did a google search on racist hadiths and found them however, I know that there are authentic and inauthentic hadiths. If you continue to say that I said Muhammad was a racist I will report you to the moderators. I couldn't find the sources of some while for others I found attribution. I never claimed to have done "lots" of research. I don't even know how to check if a hadith is authentic or not. There are "indeed" racist hadiths - whether they are authentic or not is another matter. I never claimed that what I posted was authentic, I asked for verification. I no longer wish to discuss this with you because you clearly have your own ideas and fail to understand what I am saying.
  4. Read the full article: (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yethuffingtonpost(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/2012/01/31/american-muslims-dont-want-shariah_n_1245303.html?ref=religion"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yethuffingtonpost(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/2012/01/31/a...ml?ref=religion[/url]
  5. Racism Against Black People In Islam

    My friend e-mailed me this: Are these authentic? (Sorry to perseveranze and whoever else objects to such a question being asked. Is there a website where a hadith can be authenticated?
  6. Racism Against Black People In Islam

    Perhaps you should review my post again because I did not state that Islam is racist, I asked if the quotes were authentic. My curiosity was aroused after a discussion with a friend, and after doing some research I decided to seek help on this forum rather than believing everything I read. I did not lie. Perhaps the world should not bother asking Muslims questions about their religion if charges of lying will be levelled against those who enquire in the quest for the truth.
  7. Racism Against Black People In Islam

    I still find it disturbing. To me it seems as if there is some stigma or shame attached to being black that one would be killed for saying such a thing. And death as punishment seems to harsh. People who don't believe in race would not go to such lengths. Thank you for your explanations.
  8. American Muslims Don't Want Shariah

    I do not know if such a small number of respondants can be used to generalise the entire Muslim population of North America. Interesting results nonetheless.
  9. Racism Against Black People In Islam

    Thank you for your response. I still think it is sad though that negative attitudes against black people reflected in the hadiths and the writings of the scholars. My friend discussed with me the Arab/Muslim slave trade, and it is sad that there was a racial bias. If he forbade the word "abd", what is the correct word for a slave? Is this true? Ahmad ibn Abi Sulayman, the companion of Sahnun said, “Anyone who says that the Prophet was black should be killed. Ibn Musa al-Yahsubi, Qadi ‘Iyad, p.375 Perhaps in your view the comment about an Ethiopian ruler was not racist, however some feel that it highlights or promotes prevelant thoughts at the time of black inferiority and mocks African features.
  10. Is It Allowed To Impose Sharia On Non-muslims?

    Here is an article with external links to sources: (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_en.wikipedia(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/wiki/Jewish_exodus_from_Arab_and_Muslim_countries"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_en.wikipedia(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/wiki/Jewish_exodus...uslim_countries[/url] There are a number of Jewish sites discussing the topic as well.
  11. Imperialism The West And Islam - Is It Allowed?

    Utopia under which empires like the Ottomans required dhimmis to give their children as tribute? Or the rape of nuns during the Islamic conquest of sicily (Buddhist nuns faced the same fate)? Utopia where non-Muslims cannot even ride a horse or camel, need permission to build or repair a place of worship, cannot hold high-ranking positions in the state or military, have limits of freedom of religion, yet they have pay to enjoy inferior status in such a Utopia. And what happens when they can't pay? This is not true equality! Was it just to tear down the church of the holy sepulchre, or attack the vatican, or for pilgrims to Jerusalem to be murdered or assaulted or kidnapped? (by the way these events occured before the Crusades). Thousands of people were killed by the barbarian Crusaders, yet tens of millions of Hindus were slaughtered and enslaved in the conquest of India alone. If this type of system is utopia, justice, equality and kindess according to you, then I wonder what that says about Islam if the humiliation of non-Muslims is seen as a good thing...
  12. Can A Man Love More Than One Wife?

    Hagar was his concubine. The Bible says For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 Has not [the LORD] made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. Malachi 2:15 and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one. Mark 10:8 It may serve a practical purpose in your view, but according to the Bible it is not what God had intended. If women need husbands or fathers to care for them, what does that say about the society? Why is marriage a solution to a women in such a situation? Would it not be better to allow her equal opportunity in order to take care of herself, rather than marrying a man who may die or divorce her, leaving her uncared for again, needing to marry another man in order to be provided for? While some of the characters in the Bible were polygamous, Biblical historians and even Jewish theologians agree that polygamy was never widespread. In fact, even in Jesus' time it was quite rare.
  13. Hello, I understand that Islam dissalows forced conversion. Yet, non-Muslims were told to convert, pay tribute or fight and die - so aren't conversions under this threat of second class citizenry or war and death unacceptable since they are done under duress? I'd like to understand is this seems like a contradiction. Thank you.
  14. Is Every Muslim A Salafi?

    what does salaf mean?
  15. A Question About Forced Conversion?

    Okay... back to the topic please. Lost In Paradise, what is the context of Churchill's statement since he benefited from democracy?????
  16. Is Every Muslim A Salafi?

    If I am not mistaken, there are other schools of thought like Hanafi, etc. However, you've heightened some curiosity in me - why are the Islamists always called Salafists? Are their beliefs more common in the Salafi school of thought than Hanafi, Maliki, etc.? And another one - are their Muslims on this forum who don't want to restore the Caliphate system?
  17. Killing The Philistines

    The Phillistines aren't among the list of nations to be driven out of israel.... Perhaps this provides some insight: "Philistine Oppression After the victory over the Ammonites, Saul realized that he could no longer return to his former existence. He selected a standing army of three thousand men. His residence he divided between Michmash and Beth-El. A garrison of one thousand men he stationed in Gibeah, under the leadership of his son Jonathan. For some time, the Philistines had been extending their rule over large parts of israel. The Jews were paying a yearly tax to the Philistines, who were represented in israel by a governor. This representative of the Philistine government did not allow the Jews to possess any armaments, for fear of a rebellion. Even farm implements that had to be sharpened had to be taken to the Philistine over Lords who, for a price, used to sharpen them. Not a sword was to be found in all israel. Only Saul and his son Jonathan, possessed this priceless weapon. Saul was determined to expel the Philistines from the Hebrew territory. " (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetchabad(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/library/article_cdo/aid/464038/jewish/War-with-the-Philistines.htm"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetchabad(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/library/article_cdo/...Philistines.htm[/url]
  18. In Nigeria, Boko Haram Is Not The Problem

    This group is not participating in the civilian clashes. They are terrorists - they even armed their own militia. And I have already stated several times that the sectarian violence by civilians in Jos and other places has been on both sides. Some people just can't seem to accept that. Where I disagree with you is that this group falls in that category. They seem to be punishing Christians for the death of their leader. Again, I ask you is it fair for them to attack Christians anywhere in Nigeria for what some Christians in limited areas have done?
  19. Is It Allowed To Impose Sharia On Non-muslims?

    21,000 Jews were expelled from Egypt in 1956. Others left voluntarily, a large number of those remaining were expelled. In many parts of the Muslim world, many Jews had to flee their homes to israel or the U.S. after violent attacks and descrimination after the formation of the Jewish State. Not all of them left voluntarily.
  20. Allah And Jehovah

    It depends on who you talk to. People of the Judeo-Christian faiths may accept that Muslims worship YHWH or they may deny it or raise questions. Some wonder why God's name in Islam is Allah whereas He told Moses his name is YHWH forever. Others also raise questions about the differences in the nature or 'personality' of God in the Bible vs the Quran. Muslims and Jews and Christians believe that their God created the Universe and is the One and Only God.
  21. A Question About Forced Conversion?

    The state should not have been imposed upon them [dhimmis] in the first place. Ruling themselves (albeit with limits as we've previously discussed) under the Islamic state is not the solution - removing the regime is.
  22. Ahmadinejad A Jew?

    Well, according to this article he was: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad revealed to have Jewish past Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's vitriolic attacks on the Jewish world hide an astonishing secret, evidence uncovered by The Daily Telegraph shows. By Damien McElroy and Ahmad Vahdat 7:30AM BST 03 Oct 2009 A photograph of the Iranian president holding up his identity card during elections in March 2008 clearly shows his family has Jewish roots. Ahmadinejad showing papers during election Ahmadinejad showing papers during election. It shows that his family's previous name was Jewish A close-up of the document reveals he was previously known as Sabourjian – a Jewish name meaning cloth weaver. The short note scrawled on the card suggests his family changed its name to Ahmadinejad when they converted to embrace Islam after his birth. The Sabourjians traditionally hail from Aradan, Mr Ahmadinejad's birthplace, and the name derives from "weaver of the Sabour", the name for the Jewish Tallit shawl in Persia. The name is even on the list of reserved names for Iranian Jews compiled by Iran's Ministry of the Interior. Experts last night suggested Mr Ahmadinejad's track record for hate-filled attacks on Jews could be an overcompensation to hide his past. Ali Nourizadeh, of the Centre for Arab and Iranian Studies, said: "This aspect of Mr Ahmadinejad's background explains a lot about him. "Every family that converts into a different religion takes a new identity by condemning their old faith. "By making anti-israeli statements he is trying to shed any suspicions about his Jewish connections. He feels vulnerable in a radical Shia society." A London-based expert on Iranian Jewry said that "jian" ending to the name specifically showed the family had been practising Jews. "He has changed his name for religious reasons, or at least his parents had," said the Iranian-born Jew living in London. "Sabourjian is well known Jewish name in Iran." A spokesman for the israeli embassy in London said it would not be drawn on Mr Ahmadinejad's background. "It's not something we'd talk about," said Ron Gidor, a spokesman. The Iranian leader has not denied his name was changed when his family moved to Tehran in the 1950s. But he has never revealed what it was changed from or directly addressed the reason for the switch. Relatives have previously said a mixture of religious reasons and economic pressures forced his blacksmith father Ahmad to change when Mr Ahmadinejad was aged four. The Iranian president grew up to be a qualified engineer with a doctorate in traffic management. He served in the Revolutionary Guards militia before going on to make his name in hardline politics in the capital. During this year's presidential debate on television he was goaded to admit that his name had changed but he ignored the jibe. However Mehdi Khazali, an internet blogger, who called for an investigation of Mr Ahmadinejad's roots was arrested this summer. Mr Ahmadinejad has regularly levelled bitter criticism at israel, questioned its right to exist and denied the Holocaust. British diplomats walked out of a UN meeting last month after the Iranian president denounced israel's 'genocide, barbarism and racism.' Benjamin Netanyahu made an impassioned denunciation of the Iranian leader at the same UN summit. "Yesterday, the man who calls the Holocaust a lie spoke from this podium," he said. "A mere six decades after the Holocaust, you give legitimacy to a man who denies the murder of six million Jews while promising to wipe out the State of israel, the State of the Jews. What a disgrace. What a mockery of the charter of the United Nations." Mr Ahmadinejad has been consistently outspoken about the Nazi attempt to wipe out the Jewish race. "They have created a myth today that they call the massacre of Jews and they consider it a principle above God, religions and the prophets," he declared at a conference on the holocaust staged in Tehran in 2006. (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yettelegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/6256173/Mahmoud-Ahmadinejad-revealed-to-have-Jewish-past.html"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yettelegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/...ewish-past.html[/url]
  23. A Question About Forced Conversion?

    Democracy is only good when parties are elected to govern while upholding constitutions that give even the minorities equal rights. It's better than being governed by someone who told you to convert, pay jizyah or fight and die - and then paying jizyah when you don't even have equal rights. I'm just saying y'all.... It's so boooooooooooooooooring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  24. Is It Allowed To Impose Sharia On Non-muslims?

    Just to clarify my statement and make it easier to understand: Which Muslim lands? Islamic lands like Jordan and Saudi Arabia that have a no-entry policy for Jews? Countries like Egypt that expelled its own Jewish community (this is in the last 50-60 years)? The regimes and leaders who encouraged hitler from the Middle East??? Other than some Albanians and Palestine, I know of no other Muslim majority nation where they went to. Wasn't palestine still ruled by the colonial authority at that time? As they were in Europe, many fled to neighbouring countries like France, etc. Feel free to enlighten me. And I don't know why you brought this up because Christians including church officials helped when they could. The West led the mission to stop Hitler-not the Muslim world. And Hitler did not just kill Jews, he killed Christians, [bosnian Muslims?] and Roma as well. By the way, Hitler got some of his ideas from the Ottomans when they killed 1.2 million Christians from the Armenian & Greek communities. So before you get on your high horse, remember that there are two sides to this story.... The West and the Muslim world are both guilty of anti-semitism. Anyway, this has nothing to do with imposing sharia on non-Muslims. Whether you like it or not, they are second-class citizens for as long as they do not enjoy total equality with Muslims. Really? Thanks for the correction. But I know he did kill some Muslims - am i wrong? I know the Mufti of Jerusalem supported Hitler and wanted to forge ties with him. Many other leaders spoke out in support of his actions.