[Rushtalk] Islamicide: How the Mullah Mafia Is Destroying Pakistan

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Sun Feb 7 21:41:01 MST 2016

         These idiots are mentally ill...............

At 09:01 PM 2/6/2016, Carl Spitzer wrote:

>How the Mullah Mafia Is Destroying Pakistan
>A boy cuts off his own right hand because it 
>offended God. Pedophilia is holy. To question is 
>to risk execution. Welcome to a nation in thrall 
>to suicidal fanaticism. LONDON ­ Somewhere in 
>the world there is a Muslim-majority country in 
>which a 15-year-old boy accidentally raised his 
>hand to answer the wrong question at a religious 
>sermon. The boy said yes, when he meant to say no.
>His religious instructor, his mullah, had been 
>asking, “Who among you loves their prophet?” All 
>present raised their hands. The mullah then 
>followed with another question: “Who among you 
>doesn’t believe in the teachings of the Holy Prophet? Raise your hands!”
>The boy thought he was answering the first 
>question again. He stuck his right hand up in 
>pride. Yes. Yes, I love my prophet, he thought. 
>But to the poor boy’s horror, the mullah had 
>asked the question in the negative. Upon 
>realizing his mistake, which I remind you was 
>raising his hand too quickly, the boy was told 
>before 100 worshippers that he had committed blasphemy. He was mortified.
>The boy promptly departed that day and walked 
>home. All along the way he must have been 
>thinking about his mistake. Had his hand exposed 
>him as an apostate by bearing false witness 
>against his soul? How could he ever regain his lost status as a believer?
>In his utter depression, perhaps the boy 
>recalled the passage of the Quran that 
>the Day of Reckoning in which believers’ own 
>limbs will testify against them, betraying their misdeeds.
>He may even have recalled a 
>saying ascribed to the Prophet Muhammad, “Even 
>if my own daughter Fatima stole, by God I would cut off her hand.”
>In this spirit, hadn’t a member of ISIS just 
>his own mother for apostasy? Whatever was on his 
>mind, this boy, who wanted so much to be 
>considered a true, fearful believer, decided 
>that he must take action to fix his terrible 
>mistake. What happened next has alternately 
>shocked, embarrassed, infuriated, and depressed 
>me. It has come to symbolize the collective 
>suicide­let’s call it Islamicide­of this boy’s country.
>The boy went into his father’s workshop, placed 
>his right hand inside the grass cutting machine, and chopped it clean off.
>That’s right. He 
>own hand in the name of the prophet. “When I 
>raised my right hand unwittingly, I realized I 
>had committed blasphemy and needed to atone for 
>this,” he told the BBC. “I came back home
>found the place dark, so I took my uncle’s phone 
>to point some light at my hand. I placed it 
>under the machine and chopped it off in a single swirl.”
>Bleeding profusely, the boy then walked all the 
>way back to the mosque, and found his mullah. As 
>atonement for heresy, he then presented his 
>severed hand to the mullah. “The hand that 
>commits blasphemy should be chopped off,” the boy later said.
>The boy was promptly hailed by his mullah as an 
>‘aashiq­a true lover of the prophet­and his 
>extreme act of expiation was celebrated 
>throughout his village and surrounding villages. 
>Neighbors are appearing at his home, kissing his 
>left hand, and placing some cash in his pocket.
>“I heard that a boy sacrificed his own hand for 
>the love of our prophet. I came here to meet him,” one said.
>All he wanted to do was please his mullah.
>Meanwhile, across this boy’s fervent and restive 
>country, in his capital city, a bill had been 
>proposed that would outlaw pedophilia, 
>euphemistically called “child marriage.” But 
>there’s an entire mullah mafia in the big city 
>with attitudes much like that of the 
>small-minded village cleric who celebrated his 
>student’s self-mutilation. And that mullah mafia 
>thanks heaven for little girls.
>Marvi Memon of the ruling Muslim League party 
>was attempting to introduce harsher punishment 
>for those who “marry” minors, while also raising 
>the legal age of marriage to 18.
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>Relatively uncontroversial in 2016, you would 
>think. But such is the fear of being accused of 
>committing blasphemy in this country, such is 
>the power of the accuser, that all one has to do 
>is threaten. And that is exactly what happened.
>The country’s Council of Islamic Ideology 
>that to outlaw pedophilia would be an insult to 
>the Prophet Muhammad, for hadn’t he married a 9-year-old girl called Aisha?
>Unanimously rejecting the proposed Child 
>Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2014 on 
>religious grounds,” the mullahs pronounced any 
>representatives who supported this reform to be blasphemers.
>Chairman of the Council Mohammad Khan Sheerani 
>said,“Parliament cannot create legislation that 
>is against the teachings of the Holy Quran or Sunnah.”
>In May 2014, the Council repeated its earlier 
>ruling that girls as young as 9 years old were 
>eligible for marriage if “the signs of puberty 
>are visible.” The legislators­from the ruling 
>party I remind you­were forced to withdraw their bill immediately.
>The mullah mafia had won once again. A great 
>“victory for Islam.” Pedophilia was “Islamic.” 
>And to question it was blasphemy. Which is 
>punishable by death, in case you were ever in doubt.
>That boy lived just outside Lahore. That capital 
>city was Islamabad. Welcome to Pakistan 2016. A country committing Islamicide.
>How I mourn you Pakistan. You were once the 
>pride and hope of South Asia. Muhammad Ali 
>Jinnah fought to found you, to build a country 
>in which “Muslims will cease to be Muslims, and 
>Hindus will cease to be Hindus, not in the 
>religious sense, but as 
><http://www.dawn.com/news/1171436>citizens of 
>the state,” and yet today your Sunni terrorists 
>would murder Jinnah as a “heretical” Shia.
>Like all rotten gangsters seeking power through 
>intimidation, with every new victory Pakistan’s 
>mullah mafia extends its clutches further. Their 
>definition of blasphemy gets broader and 
>broader, starting with a direct insult; yet now 
>encompassing “heretical” sects such as Shia and 
>Ahmedis; and, wider still, being deployed to protect pedophilia.
>Everyone is petrified. The mullah mafia seem 
>invincible. To offend them is obviously to 
>offend God. And to offend God, the Most 
>Merciful, apparently deserves death. But of 
>course, this has got “nothing to do with Islam.”
>Perhaps it was all over when the progressive 
>leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the late Benazir 
>Bhutto’s father, gave in to this mullah mafia 
>and introduced 
>sanctioned sectarianism to Pakistan’s laws in 
>1974, declaring the Ahmedi sect to be infidels. 
>Perhaps it was the end when Gen. Muhammad 
>Zia-ul-Haq came to power in 1977, using Islam to 
>crush his opponents, and 
>strict medieval era penal codes such as public flogging.
>Perhaps it was finished when former Prime 
>Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by a jihadist terrorist in 2007.
>Or maybe I should have lost hope in 2011 after 
>the governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer, was 
>gunned down by his own bodyguard amid accusations of “blasphemy.”
>Or likewise when Minorities Minister Shahbaz 
>Bhatti was killed that same year, for the very same reason.
>Maybe those of us desperately clinging to the 
>memory of a secular Pakistan that was, that 
>could have been, should just call it quits now.
>But then I think of this boy. And I think of the 
>child “brides,” and the acid victims, and all 
>the brave voices­military and civilian­who have 
>given their lives to fight this madness; and I 
>think of the assassinated Governor Salman 
>Taseer’s son, Shahbaz Taseer, and former Prime 
>Minister Yousuf Gilani’s son, Ali Haider, both 
>still missing after terrorists kidnapped them 
>hoping to ransom them. And it wrenches at my gut.
>When I see the protestors lighting candles at 
>Liberty Chowk after every major terrorist 
>attack, when I hear of brave new Pakistani 
><http://www.khudipakistan.com>voices boldly 
>proclaiming their counter-extremist message from 
>within, when I behold the slightly paralyzed 
>left side of Malala’s face looking back at me in 
>her photograph, I am forced to remind myself, 
>amid all the depression: Pakistan Zindabad, Pakistan Lives.
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