Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Boston Bombing is another religious attack of Islamic terrorism - facing it will assist understanding.

I have never been more anti-religion than now. Galvanising this visceral reaction are past and recent Islamic terrorism events and the vain persistence of the religious to claim only an extremist element are to blame along with social or other disadvantage experienced by the perpetrators.

The Boston bombing stirs the emotions. Another irrational useless attack on innocent people taking lives and limbs and creating life long scars for survivors.

The intended symbolism of such an act, ultimately is to demonstrate that a religion, acclaimed by its followers as the "religion of peace", Islam (literally meaning submission) is superior to all other ways of living and thinking.

Islam as a consequence is tainted by the blood of the victims of such acts. The targets are democracy and freedom, any other religion, atheism, apostate Muslims, non Muslim cultures. The purpose and intent is to teach a lesson to victims and survivors that they are the cause of such attacks because they resist adhering to the ways and influence of Islam and its laws.

The radical nature of the actions of blowing apart children and unarmed unwarned civilians who are sitting ducks seem to mask evidence that the religion has problems because people do not wish to face up to it. I think for many they must resist such a dark thought because to think it, to consider it, challenges the received wisdom, that religions are inherently good, peaceful and positive. Lessons of good, peaceful and positive nature are not taught through violent cowardly murder.

Historically Islam has pursued geopolitical dominance within its religious agenda and the desire to ensure that the dogma of Islam is prime. Educated privileged young men adopt Jihad for Islam turning themselves with the help of such a religion into murderers and executioners. It is no longer sufficient for to ask why they do so the answer is too obvious. To ignore the truth is an amazing delusion.

The targeting of civilians in such a manner is a crime and is a crime against humanity. Currently it is blind faith a delusional view that religion represents the best of humanity is part of the problem.

The nature of such an act is that it is cowardly and predatory intended to produce confusion, fear and doubt. It is used to undermine confidence. It is time to stop asking why such events are occurring. They are happening because Islam is not capable of producing peace unless through use of violent Jihad in order to smash out of existence all other religions and ways of thinking and conducting life.
The point is the Why? is clear.

Start asking Islam what it is going to do to rewire and rewrite the Koran and Sharia and the Hadith. This is where the messages are flawed. When is Islam going to go about reform in order to rewire its message and therefore its followers. Doing so would prevent such misery and bloodshed.

The bombs were intended to make the point, Islam will allow for no peace to exist whilst you continue to refuse to "submit".

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

What are the expression of our Human Rights? Not a declaration of war against women surely?

When we consider human rights we refer to the various themes and characteristics as those being consistent with a lack of hindrance to human freedom and free will within boundaries that ensure no harmful impact upon others. As long as in the exercising of our human rights we do not impinge upon or harm others they are viewed as a valid expression of our humanity inwardly (our values) and outwardly (their expression). 
Metamorphosis with Nicab (detail) 2010 ©Lee-Anne Raymond

By declaring or endorsing all female protesters as valid targets for molestation because they should not be out protesting, Egyptian Islamic clerics and public officials, are in violation of the human rights of all Egypt's women as well as those targeted and attacked.

For those of us who reside in democratic societies rarely are we exposed to such persecution and attack on our human rights by the state or any state run apparatus in such an odious manner. Egypt's spring uprising hangover has produced a hardline religiously inspired elite who do not merely cross lines but smash through the boundaries of exercising their own human rights, their religiously held convictions that women are inferior to men, to the harmful detriment of their female compatriots. These elite deny they have a duty to protect these women because, basically they bought such consequences upon themselves. 

Police general Adel Abdel Maqsoud Afifi is a prime example. Afifi, "a lawmaker and ultraconservative Islamist", blames Egypt's women for their the systematic gang rape because;
“a girl contributes 100 percent to her own raping when she puts herself in these conditions.”(1)
Muslim Brotherhood lawmaker Reda Saleh Al al-Hefnawi asks;
“How do they ask the Ministry of Interior to protect a woman when she stands among men?”(1)
Sheik Abu Islam (Ahmed Abdullah is a television style preacher) states;
“You see those women speaking like ogres, without shame, politeness, fear or even femininity. Such a woman is “like a demon,” he said, wondering why anyone should sympathize with those “naked” [women who] “went there to get raped.”(1)

Reports cite the conduct as being "state" endorsed and organised to deter female protester participation by using rape as a control mechanism of fear and as a form of punishment.(2, 3,4) The victims are generally surrounded then set upon by up to 50 men who torture the victim raping her with their hands brutally at length, for payment. 

"Victor and Tutu,..., said they operate in a group of around 65 local men and got paid between £10 and £20 a time. But they would not reveal who pays them.
'We're told to go out and sexually harass girls so they leave the demonstration,' Victor told The Times. He said the aim was to cause disruption and instill fear in protesters. He said members of the public sometimes joined in." (4)

Some victims injuries are so serious as to require emergency hysterectomies. It represents the ugliest personification of the religiously based attitudes women should not be seen to or be participating in public life beyond what is permitted by the Islamic religion and obviously within its cultural sphere. Rape as a behavioural social control mechanism amounts to the vilest form of coercion and intimidation. It is outlawed by the Geneva Convention(5) as a "crime against humanity". Rape for coercion and as a State run program is clearly a human rights violation and it is being systematically used by The Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic purists now in control of Egypt, to control and wipe out political dissent and a lack of rigour in adhering to the new State's faith values.  

The chronic sexual harassment of women in public generally in Egypt though not new has surely reached impossible and intolerable levels? In matters of public participation such as in participating in a public protest this seemingly accepted general public sexual persecution and harassment of women has become uglier, organised and paid for by the state and practiced with a level of cruelty that is beyond all comprehension.
"...19 reports of group sexual assaults, six of which resulted in hospitalisation, while the worst case involved the mutilation of a woman's genitalia with a knife."(2)
Such statements and actions are in effect a declaration of war against women such is the aggression and completeness of it. In western secular democratic societies freedom of choice, movement, association, religion, political and artistic expression as well as being able to critique and think out loud fearlessly are assumed. In Egypt women (and dissenting men) are denied most of these freedoms. 

Whilst some in the west avert their eyes from Islamic intolerance of non-Muslim values and look instead hopefully and vainly toward the Muslim Brotherhood as being representative of some sort of moderate Islamic alternate solution many, particularly women, know better.
"The new constitution has swept away recognition of women's rights and left the door open to the legalisation of perhaps Egypt's most crippling social issue – underage marriage. Draft legislation that would allow the legal age of marriage to be lowered from 18 to 13 has been drawn up while clerics within the Muslim Brotherhood have indicated that marriage at the age of nine for girls is acceptable.
"Children need to have their rights but also you want to marry a girl who is much younger so she will stay young and beautiful when you are old. Also you can control her better and make sure she is not one of these girls who goes around wanting to be harassed," said Abdel Rahman, 17. His friend Youssef, 20, agrees. "There are many girls who just want to be harassed, walking around in the streets with their eyes uncovered." "(6)

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We are first and foremost human with a responsibility to the humanity within us and not to any faith, political, apolitical, social or societal group, union or faction. We are responsible for our own reputation, and for what deeds we do and what achievements or otherwise in life we enjoy. The rest is nonsense.