Fools and their fatwas: It’s a criminal offence to criticise mad Muslim clerics says mad Muslim cleric
EARLIER this month the Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen used Twitter to attack a Muslim cleric in Bareilly, India, over some dumb fatwa he’d issued.
Hasan Raza Khan took serious offence over Nasreen’s tweet in which she said:
In India, criminals who issue fatwas against women don’t get punished.
Hasan Raza Khan was so offended that he stormed off to the local plods, demanding Nasreen’s arrest. His complaint said qualified Islamic scholars issue fatwas in the light of the teachings of the Koran and and rules concocted by “noted religious leaders” of the “prophet” Mohammed’s era. By describing these muftis as criminals Nasreen had
Hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims.
In 2007, another murderous lame-brained cleric, Tauqeer Raza Khan put a 500,000 rupee bounty on her because he was offended by a book by Nasreen in which she referred to Islam. He declared:
Taslima has put Muslims to shame in her writing. She should be killed and beheaded.
We don’t know what the outcome was of No 1 Khan’s crybaby whinge, but we do know that foolish fatwas still keep coming from clerics in that neck of the woods.
Indeed another Bareilly-based, bearded buffoon – Mohammad Afzaal Rizwi, the mufti of Darululoom Ifta at Dargah Aala Hazrat – has just issued a fatwa against homosexuality (sigh) and live-in relationships, saying that severe punishments were needed for such “anti-Islamic” behaviour:
A person may be burnt alive, pushed from a high wall or be beaten publically with stones if he indulges into either of the two behaviours.
Many clerics have backed the fatwa. Maulana Tasleem Raza Khan of Ahle Sunnat Movement said the two relationships do not have legal validity under Islam. He said no religion would allow this and advised Muslims to boycott any law that promotes such behaviour.
Shia cleric Maulana Yadoob Abbas said both live-in relationships and homosexuality were against nature.
And Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahli of Eidgah Lucknow termed it “against Indian tradition”.
Meanwhile, the Indian Supreme Court’s muddle-headed decision to recriminalise homosexuality has proved such an embarrassment to India’s government that it has ordered the court to review its order, saying it believed it:
Violated the principle of equality.
The order came after the celebrated Indian novelist Vikram Seth, who is writing a sequel to his epic bestseller A Suitable Boy, appeared on the latest cover of India Today unshaved, dishevelled, ooking distinctly angry and holding a chalkboard saying “Not A Criminal”. He did so to promote his moving essay in the magazine on gay rights.
Hat tip: Great Satan (gay fatwa link)