Oh, you’ve just GOTTA love That Religion Of Peace…
Metropolitan Police have launched a hate crime probe after literature stating that those who insult Islam “must be killed” was reportedly handed out at a London mosque.
The leaflets, said to be distributed at a holy gathering by the Dar-ul-Uloom Qadria Jilania mosque in Walthamstow, state that apostates “deserve to be assassinated” and point to a classic manual of Islamic law to justify such killings.
Imam Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani, whose named appears on the front cover of the booklets, is believed to be linked to their distribution, the Evening Standard reported, although he has strongly denied the claims.
…The booklet cites the case of Mumtaz Qadri, a fundamentalist who murdered Pakistani governor Salmaan Taseer in 2011 after he spoke in support for liberal reforms to the country’s strict Islamic laws.
It says “all Muslims should support” Qadri and that being a “big shot” does not prevent someone from being an apostate who deserves to be killed.
On a related note:
A Pew Research Center survey of the world’s Muslims released earlier this week had many interesting findings. The Daily Caller reviewed the survey and pulled out some of the most fascinating — and sometimes alarming — tidbits:
1.) A majority of Muslims in several countries think adulterers and apostates should be put to death
According to the poll, 86 percent of Muslims in Pakistan, 84 percent in Afghanistan, 81 percent in the Palestinian territories, 80 percent in Egypt, 65 percent in Jordan, 57 percent in Iraq and 54 percent in Malaysia and Bangladesh favor stoning as a lethal punishment for adultery.
A majority of Muslims in several countries also support the death penalty for Muslims who convert away from Islam, including in Afghanistan (79 percent), Egypt (88 percent), Pakistan (75 percent), the Palestinian territories (62 percent), Jordan (83 percent) and Malaysia (58 percent).
Why should we care about Islam’s views on apostasy?
Besides the fact that they would threaten with harm (or death) people whose only ‘crime’ is walking away from their religion, there is a deeper reason.
According to Muslim belief, EVERYONE is BORN a Muslim. If they go on to be some other religion or none at all, guess what? You’re an apostate!
Here’s where the rubber hits the road.
For the people who believe — as this pamphlet does, and as the numbers in that Pew poll indicate — that everyone who isn’t Muslim is apostate, and you pair that with the passages in their holy books that call for the deaths of apostates, you have created ONE population with a licence to violence, and ANOTHER that is their legitimate target.
So while we in the West wring our hands and ask ourselves what we might have done to bring about to make them hate us, let us at MINIMUM include the answer ‘refuse to bow the knee to Islam’ as ONE of the possible explanations.