Offensive to Islam - list of things offensive to Islam OF1
- child-rape at Beslan PB1
- institutionalised pedophilia PI5
- Islamic pedophile gangs in Britain PI2,
- Mohammed's child sex slave Aisha PM1, PM4
- - Mufa'khathat (Thighing) MUF1, MUF2,
PM2 (#231 onwards)
- - Muslim Association of Britain PM3
Political Paralysis in the face of Islamic aggression - committment to the 'Religion of Peace' mantra PO1
- criticism of Islam's totalitarian ideology prosecuted as 'racism' PO9
- denial of intrinsically terrorist nature of Islam PO2,
- inability to clearly identify the enemy PO10
- political parties infiltrated and subverted PO3PO4 , PO8, PO6,
- threats of riots PO7,
The 50-year-old star pledged his allegiance to the Koran in a ceremony at a friend's mansion in Los Angeles, the Sun reported.
sat on the floor wearing a tiny hat after an Imam was summoned to
officiate -- days before the singer is due to appear at London's High
Court where he is being sued by an Arab Sheikh, the paper said.
Hmmm, I wonder if this has something to do with the conversion?
star decided to adopt the new religion while he was recording a song at
the home of his friend where a Jehovah's witness was brought up to help
him through the ceremony.
Apparently the star of hits like The Way You Make Me Feel-was convinced by his producer and songwriter friends David Wharnsby and Phillip Bubal.
began talking to him about their beliefs, and how they thought they had
become better people after they converted. Michael soon began warming
to the idea.
Imam was summoned from the mosque and Michael went through the shahada,
which is the Muslim declaration of belief," the source revealed.
Mikaeel is the name of one of Allah's angels.
"Jacko rejected an alternative name, Mustafa meaning "the chosen one", the source added.
singer, who rarely ventures out without a mask, (sic) is due to give evidence
on Monday in a 4.7 million pound lawsuit brought by Prince Abdulla
Al-Khalif of Bahrain for defaulting on an exclusive recording contract.
The three examples linked above have all happened since December, and that's the reason programs like Undercover Mosque are so important. I'll post up the video when it becomes available.
'You have to kill him, this is Islam'.
Guardian- Three months after Dispatches: Undercover Mosque won a police
apology and libel damages, Channel 4 has announced it is returning to
the subject in Undercover Mosque: The Return.
Earlier this year
West Midlands police and the Crown Prosecution Service paid out a
six-figure sum to Channel 4 and Undercover Mosque Hardcash, the
independent producer responsible for the documentary, after falsely
accusing the programme of misleading viewers.
an undercover investigation into extremism in mainstream British
mosques, featured preachers calling for homosexuals to be killed,
espousing male supremacy, condemning non-Muslims and predicting jihad.
August, West Midlands police referred the critically acclaimed
programme to media regulator Ofcom and, in conjunction with the CPS,
issued a statement saying the words of three preachers featured had
been "heavily edited" so their meaning was "completely distorted".
Ofcom cleared Channel 4 and Hardcash of any TV fakery and ruled they
"dealt with the subject matter responsibly and in context".
The two companies subsequently launched their libel action.
has now emerged that the same Hardcash production team have revisited
the subject to "see whether extremist beliefs continue to be promoted
in certain key British Muslim institutions".
In the new
documentary, a female reporter attends prayer meetings at an important
British mosque which claims to be dedicated to moderation and "dialogue
with other faiths".
According to Channel 4, "she secretly films
sermons given to the women-only congregation in which female preachers
recite extremist and intolerant beliefs".
In one scene, as
hundreds of women and some children come to pray, a preacher calls for
adulterers, homosexuals, women who act like men and Muslim converts to
other faiths to be killed, saying: "Kill him, kill him. You have to
kill him, you understand. This is Islam."
Channel 4 also said
that in the same mosque, "the reporter visits the bookshop and
discovers books and DVDs still on sale, promoting extremist,
anti-Semitic, misogynistic and intolerant messages".
undercover reporter also "films inside a key Saudi-funded Muslim
organisation, which claims to promote tolerance and integration yet
distributes literature which promotes intolerance for non-Muslims, an
extreme version of sharia law and teachings which support
discrimination against women".
In addition, Undercover Mosque:
The Return also "investigates the role of the Saudi Arabian religious
establishment in spreading a hard-line, fundamentalist Islamic ideology
in the UK - the very ideology the government claims to be tackling".
A former Foreign Office minister tells Dispatches he thinks the government should take a stronger line on the issue.
film also includes interviews with Islamic academics who condemn
messages of intolerance and segregation and warn of the impact they
will have on British society.
Dispatches: Undercover Mosque: The Return will air on Channel 4 on September 1 at 8pm.
"For the good of your followers, for the good of mankind--for the laughs--we shall expel you from the Internet and systematically dismantle the Church of Scientology in its present form. We acknowledge you as a serious opponent, and we are prepared for a long, long campaign. You will not prevail forever against the angry masses of the body politic. Your methods, hypocrisy, and the artlessness of your organization have sounded its death knell."
Rated by Vulgarity –the piece shocked through its conflation of the sacred and the profane Criminality –the piece contravened laws in a given country Religious impact –the work caused outrage from religious leaders Political impact –speeches were made by governments, laws were created or changed. Deaths – outrage at the work led to the death of one or more people
20.Jesus Christ Superstar Crowds
gathered in protest outside the Broadway theatre where this musical
about Jesus and Judas was first staged. Some Christians took offence at
the portrayal of Jesus as a man rather than as God and the sympathetic
rendering of Judas Iscariot. The omission of the Resurrection was also
a point of controversy. Some Jewish groups counted the performance as
anti-Semitic in its depiction of Jewish crowds calling for Jesus’
death. Vulgarity: 0 Criminality: 0 Religious impact: 4 Political Impact: 0 Deaths: 0
19. Popetown An
animation of the life of fictional character Father Nicholas, who lives
in Popetown (Vatican City) and works as the cartoon Pope’s handler,
protecting the public from the truth that the animated pontiff is
actually very stupid. The series, produced by the BBC was removed from
scheduling before being aired on British television because of fears it
would offend Roman Catholics. In Germany a full-scale campaign against
the series continues. Vulgarity: 3 Criminality: 0 Religious impact: 3 Political Impact: 0 Deaths: 0
18. Chocolate Christ Cosimo
Cavallaro’s My Sweet Lord, a rendering of the crucifixion in chocolate
was pulled from a New York art gallery during Holy Week this year under
pressure from the Catholic League. The 200lb sculpture, which
exposed the genitals of the dying Christian saviour, incensed the
Catholic League who bombarded the Lab gallery in Manhattan with protest
emails. Vulgarity: 5 Criminality: 0 Religious impact: 4 Political Impact:0 Deaths: 0
17. Ecce Homo Photographs
showing Jesus eating with homosexuals and transsexuals in an exhibition
in Sweden, raised eyebrows in Europe between 1998 and 2000. The vivid
images caused Pope John Paul II to cancel a meeting with the Swedish
Lutheran Archbishop Karl Gustav Hammar who supported their exhibition. Vulgarity: 3 Criminality: 0 Religious impact: 7 Political impact: 0 Deaths: 0
16. Strelnikoff Mary of Help of Brezje An
album cover showing Mary of Help cradling a rat above the title
“Bitchcraft” was the Slovenian band’s statement on the Catholic
teaching on abortion. There was subsequent outcry - almost 4000 public
protests were made to the State Attorney’s Office in Ljubljana and over
1000 requests for indictment. It was refused by the High Court who said
the album was “tasteless” but did not cross the line of what is
permitted. Vulgarity: 3 Criminality: 0 Religious impact: 4 Political Impact: 3 Deaths: 0
15. Jerry Springer the Opera Based
on the daytime TV phenomenon but with a sacrilegious twist, the British
opera featured a character Jesus who dressed as a baby and regularly
soiled his nappy. Protests when the opera was screened on British
television saw Christians burning their TV licences outside BBC
Television Centre, but other demonstrations were relatively sparse and
tame. Vulgarity: 7 Criminality: 0 Religious impact: 4 Political Impact: 0 Deaths: 0
14. The Life of Brian Arguably,
Monty Python’s finest hour the Life of Brian is a comic biopic of Brian
Cohen, born at the same time as Jesus and mistaken for the Messiah. A
satire on excessive religiosity the film was banned in many towns in
the UK for its alleged blasphemous content. Particular offence was
taken at the crucifixion scene where those being executed burst into
song with the theme tune “Always look on the bright side of life”. In
New York Nuns and Rabbis picketed screenings of the film, which was
completely banned in some states. In Ireland Life of Brian wasn’t shown
for eight years after it was made and not for 11 years in Italy. Just
this year, a screening of the film in a church in Newcastle Upon Tyne
caused uproar from conservative Christian group Christian Voice. Vulgarity: 4 Criminality: 0 Religious impact: 5 Political Impact: 2 Deaths: 0
13. Rude Buddha A
sculpture of Buddha with a banana and two eggs strategically placed was
happily on display at the Royal Academy of Arts this summer, but when
it was moved to the sculptors’ home city of Norfolk it raised hackles
amongst the local police force’s hate crime unit. DC Dan Cocks ordered
it to be removed from the gallery. The artist said he aimed to show
that in a global village everyone can take offence at something. Vulgarity: 5 Criminality: 5 Religious impact: 2 Political Impact: 0 Deaths:0
12. Gilbert & George Sonofagod exhibition The
‘two poofs’, as Gilbert refers to himself and George, have been
bedfellows with controversy throughout their career, but they tested
the boundaries of religious tolerance with their Sonofagod – was Jesus
heterosexual? Exhibition at the White Cube. They raged against the
Catholic Church and one of their images included the text “God loves
fxxxing”. Tory MP Anne Widdecombe denounced it as “blasphemous”.
Vulgarity: 7 Criminality: 0 Religious impact: 2 Political Impact: 3 Deaths: 0
10. The Profit A
film about a con man who starts a religion in order to become rich. It
is banned in the US because of a lawsuit taken out against it by The
Church of Scientology - despite the filmmaker’s claims it is not based
on the founder of Scientology L. Ron Hubbard. Scientologists said the
film was made to influence the jury in the case of Lisa McPherson who
died while in the care of the Church of Scientology in Florida. Vulgarity: 0 Criminality: 3 Religious impact: 6 Political Impact: 6 Deaths: 0
9. Behzti (Dishonour) Set
in a Sikh temple, the play includes scenes of rape, murder and physical
violence, which many Sikhs counted as supremely offensive. On its
opening night at the Birmingham Rep a riot broke out and the
performance cancelled. The protest took place as the Government was
outlining legislation to outlaw incitement to religious hatred Vulgarity: 7 Criminality: 0 Religious impact: 7 Political Impact: 2 Deaths: 0
8. Quran on toilet paper Manfred
van H. was sentenced to one year in prison on probation in Germany for
posting toilet paper stamped with verses from the Quran to mosques and
the media. He was charged for defaming religious convictions in a
manner that would disturb public peace. Vulgarity: 8 Criminality: 6 Religious impact: 5 Political Impact: 0 Deaths: 0
7. Chris Ofili’s Virgin Mary The
man who brought elephant dung to the art world created a Virgin Mary,
surrounded by pictures of female genitals from pornographic magazines.
It was removed from the Brooklyn Museum of Art’s ‘Sensation’ exhibition
in 1999 after Rudy Giuliani, then Mayor, threatened to withdraw the $7m
City Hall grant from the museum.
Vulgarity: 6 Criminality: 0 Religious impact: 5 Political Impact: 8 Deaths: 0
6. Penis on a cross by Danuta Nieznalska The title of the piece says it all really. It contravened Polish blasphemy laws and the artist was fined, and banned from foreign travel for six months. She was sentenced to six months "restricted liberty" the Polish equivalent of community service. Vulgarity: 8 Criminality: 9 Religious impact: 3 Political Impact: 0 Deaths: 0
5. Sony’s Cathedral shoot-out game Games
giant Sony chose to set their alien shoot-out game in Manchester
Cathedral’s nave without permission from the Dean. The cathedral works
to reduce violence in the city plagued by gun-crime, and threatened to
sue Sony for breach of copyright of the interior of their building. The
Prime Minister at the time, Tony Blair, told Parliament that large
corporations like Sony should have more sensitivity and social
responsibility in such cases. The controversy was resurrected when the
game was nominated for a Bafta award and the Church called for the
honour to be withdrawn. Vulgarity: 5 Criminality: 5 Religious impact: 6 Political Impact: 5 Deaths: 0
4. Submission directed by Theo van Gogh A
10-minute film about violence against women in Islamic countries,
Submission depicted four Muslim women telling Allah the offences
against them, while partially covered. Quranic texts, inciting women to
submit, were projected on their bodies. The creator, Theo van Gogh and
writer Hirsi Ali received death threats in Holland as a result of the
film. In 2004 van Gogh was shot dead by a man who was caught fleeing
the scene. Aftermath protests saw 174 incidents of violence against
mosques, churches, and Islamic schools following the murder. Holland’s
Minister for Justice called for the country’s blasphemy laws to be
implemented more stringently with counter calls for them to be
abolished all together. An Independent Dutch MP called for a five-year
ban on all non-Western immigration following the murder.
Vulgarity: 6 Criminality: 2 Religious impact: 8 Political Impact: 5 Deaths: 1
3. Piss Christ Christ
hanging on the Cross and suspended in a jar of the artist’s urine won
the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art’s award in 1989 - a prize
part-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, a US government
agency. Debate about the photo went as far as the US Senate. Vulgarity: 8 Criminality: 0 Religious impact: 4 Political Impact:10 Deaths: 0
2. Satanic Verses and Salman Rushdie’s Knighthood Rushdie’s book which was a political satire on Islam led Ayatollah AliKhamenei
Khomeini in Iran to issue a fatwa (a religious ruling) sanctioning
Muslims to kill the author for blasphemy. More than 10,000 marched on
the British High Commission in India. Three people were shot and two
died following the fatwa and 37 were killed in a riot in Turkey.
Rushdie was forced into hiding for 10 years and has round the clock
protection to this day, but he refused to apologise or recall the book.
Robin Cook, then Foreign Secretary brokered a deal with the Iranians
ensuring they would do nothing to carry out the fatwa, even though it
still stood. When he was awarded a knighthood this year, the coals of
the controversy were stoked and protest ignited once again with
effigies of the author and The Queen burned on the streets in Pakistan.
Al Qaeda threatened terror attacks against the UK in response to the
honour. The book remains banned in Muslim countries. Vulgarity: 6 Criminality: 9 Religious impact: 10 Political Impact: 10 Deaths: 39
1.Jyllands-Posten Mohammed Cartoons Protests
against the cartoons of Mohammed – one with a bomb in place of a turban
– printed in the Danish Newspaper Jyllands-Posten, led to arrests,
convictions, and caused over 100 deaths. The newspaper claims it
was contributing to the debate on self-censorship but Muslims across
the world took offence at the depiction of their prophet, any image of
whom is regarded as blasphemous.
Vulgarity: 4 Criminality: 7 Religious impact: 10 Political Impact: 10 Deaths: 100
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