Quite frankly, I don’t believe these numerous Muslims ‘protesting’ about the book. Wife beatings are part of Sharia law, which is what Ontario was asked to approve of in 2005, by allowing the establishment of Sharia law ‘courts’. Refusing to give sanction to Sharia law was, in my opinion, the only thing Dalton McGuinty ever got right as our Premier. In the present case, why would Muslims and their organisations say that one of the essential elements of Sharia law is contrary to their religion and way of life?
Here is the likely explanation: “The word ‘al-Taqiyya literally means: ‘Concealing or disguising one’s beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies at a time of eminent danger, whether now or later in time, to save oneself from physical and/or mental injury.’ A one-word translation would be ‘Dissimulation.” – al-islam.org, see here. The Wikipedia definition, (under dispute of course, see here) reads as follows: “a practice emphasized in Shi’a Islam whereby adherents may conceal their religion when they are under threat, persecution, or compulsion. This means a legal dispensation whereby a believing individual can deny his faith or commit otherwise illegal or blasphemous acts while they are under those risks… Taqiyya was developed to protect Shi’ites who were usually in minority and under pressure. In the Shi’a view, taqiyya is lawful in situations where there is overwhelming danger of loss of life or property and where no danger to religion would occur thereby… The majority Sunni Muslims rarely found it necessary to hide their beliefs. However, there are examples of practicing Taqiyya among Sunnis where it was necessary. In the Sunni view, denying your faith under duress is “only at most permitted and not under all circumstances obligatory”.
For “Taqqiya” to be practised there must be an element of “threat, persecution, or compulsion”, and the threat here is quite clearly that the majority-Christian host country, Canada, regards wife-beating as illegal, and Canadians have no liking or sympathy for those who assault their wives in order to exercise control over them. Thus the realities of the religion must be concealed from us until such time as their numbers enable Muslims to practice their religion openly without fear of negative consequences.
And if Muslims ever manage to achieve that, then the rest of us will be in imminent danger of “dhimmitude”, which is described as “an attitude of concession, surrender and appeasement towards Islamic demands. It is derived by adding the productive suffix -tude to the Arabic language adjective dhimmi, which literally means protected and refers to a non-Muslim subject of a sharia law state”, see here.
There are many things about the Muslim religion that I dislike, and the willingness of its adherents to lie and deceive in order to spread Islam is one of them.
Angry response to ‘wife beating’ book
Kevin Connor: March 24th, 2012
TORONTO – Farzana Baig says she is angry a book has surfaced in Toronto that instructs Muslim men how to make their wives submissive through violence.
The book called A Gift for Muslim Couple – which was being sold at Islamic Books and Souvenirs on Gerrard St. E. – Instructs on “punishing women and the manner to discipline them” by restraints, scoldings and beatings.
“It is not like that in our community. This is upsetting. A wrong thing against our community. My husband doesn’t beat me. I haven’t heard of this. If it happens it is rare,” Baig said.
Her husband, a vice president with Jame Masjid Mississauga, had not heard of the book but plans to investigate on Monday.
“This is totally wrong. It should not be and I don’t know what to say. This doesn’t represent our community and I will look into it. This isn’t proper reading and it shouldn’t be out there. It makes the whole community look wrong,” he said.
Wasim Vania, president of the Islamic Society of Toronto, also condemns the book.
“We were the first religion to give power to women. It is sad that someone would write this. We don’t have hatred in our hearts and we don’t teach this. That book should have never entered Canada,” Vania said.
“It is a sad day to find such a book in Canada. As humans we can’t control everything but we should be able to control what goes on a book shelf. We as Canadian Muslims have respect for women. No gender is higher than the other. It is sad to find material like this and it should be pulled.”
The book is an insult to the Muslim community said Mohammed with the Muslim Welfare Centre, who asked his last name not be used.
“I have never heard of something like this. I’m surprised it was publish and I am angry to be portrayed in this light,” he said.
See “Taqiyya and Western stupidity” (March 31st, 2012) here.