During the apartheid era in South Africa, that country was not allowed to participate in international sport because of its racial discrimination. Many Islamic countries practice total gender discrimination — their women are not allowed to participate in international sport, indeed in some of these countries women, particularly in Saudi Arabia, are not allowed to participate even in domestic sport but spend their lives in any public area encased in all-encompassing black burqas.
Why are men’s teams from these countries allowed to participate in international sport? Isn’t gender discrimination as serious as racial discrimination? …
A dawning realization perhaps? But not among the left:
There seems to be a dawning realisation among some media commentators that, maybe, Islam is not compatible with democratic values. Peter Kurti in “Tackling deadly beliefs” and Jonathan Cole in “We need to talk about theology“ are to be commended for explaining how Islam, the Koran and the life of Islam’s Prophet, underpin the activities of jihadists.
Western democracies need to understand that Islam is a totalitarian ideology akin to other totalitarian ideologies which they defeated in World War 11 and the Cold War. Columnists Janet Albrechtsen and Melanie Phillips have also pointed out that jihadist violence is clearly based on Islam’s scriptures. By contrast, Muslim apologist and political commentator, Waleed Aly, refuses to acknowledge that the incitements to murder, as in London and Manchester, by Islamic terrorrists are directly inspired by the Koran. Here, for his information, is a direct quote: Koran 8:12
“Strike terror into the hearts of the disbelievers. Cut off their heads and cut off all their fingertips”.
Mr. Aly has many opportunities in the media and academe to deal with such incitements to the killing of innocent human beings, so what is he going to do about it? And please don’t tell us that the quote is out of context. What is the context in which it is legitimate to behead innocents?
hat-tip Stephen Neil