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Sikh Girls Targeted By Predatory Forces & Women in Sikhism & Islam (39 slides) WSA Comparative Religion Series Version 2
Sikhism, being a fairly young religion, has many elements that mirror the wider society’s perceptions of right and wrong, and Sikhs tend to view the world from this vantage point. Therefore ideas such as oneness of mankind, tolerance, human rights, gender equality, respect for other faiths, fair treatment of prisoners, sanctity of life, truthfulness, etc are ideals that easily resonate with the community. These are ideals that are inline with 21 st century values. However, there are older paths which embrace norms that are far removed from what we have come to view as acceptable universal moral values and behaviour. In that ‘parallel world’, deception, rape, plunder and cold-blooded murder is acceptable in some situations – and even religiously ordained. Hogwash you say? Read on…..! Click to proceed…. Preface
Of late, there have been several cases of young Sikh girls being drugged and raped by their Muslim friends, and then an attempt is made to force them into Islam by telling them that a video of the rape would be released to friends, family and the online community at large if they refuse. Other girls, with rudimentary knowledge of Sikhism, have been told various tales against Sikhism and the Sikh Gurus in order to lure them into Islam. This presentation was created to help empower Sikhs, especially young impressionable girls, with knowledge about the role and position of women in Sikhism in relation to Islam, and the problem of aggressive conversions. The message is put across using mostly excerpts from reports, religious texts, historical records as well as online video resources. Sikh Girls Targeted By Predatory Forces
“Extremist Muslims who force vulnerable teenage girls to convert to Islam are being targeted by police, Met. Chief Sir Ian Blair (left) has revealed. Police are working with universities to clamp down on "aggressive conversions" during which girls are beaten up and forced to abandon university courses”. Source: Daily Mail (U.K) Click to proceed….
Punjabi Girls Groomed for Sex! Racially-Motivated Sexual-Exploitation “The grooming of Punjabi girls for sex by predatory Muslim men is an increasing problem for the Punjabi community, with this vile practice taking place throughout towns and cities across Britain. According to Hindu and Sikh Support groups and community leaders, girls as young as 13 have been targeted by gangs of mainly Pakistani- Muslim men. These men initially engage in seemingly innocent relationships with ‘Kuffr’ girls (non-Muslim). These girls are showered in attention and lured with gifts, drinks and cigarettes”. Source: Sarabha Panjab News Click to proceed….
"Islam gives an open license to Muslim men to have sexual intercourse with women as long as these women are not Muslims and/or when these Muslim men are living in an infidel country. " Abdul Kasem, Faithfreedom.org Click to proceed….
Where are Sikh Girls Targeted? Schools & universities Social gatherings Vesaikhi Melas (yes, no kidding!) Parties, carnivals Entertainment outlets, including bhangra events, etc. This is a global problem. We have encountered cases from Europe, USA, India, South-East Asia, Australia, etc. Many of the Muslim boys tend to be mostly Punjabis of Muslim/Pakistani origin and easily gain trust as a result. Girls seldom go public out of shame, but have talked about it privately.
Taqiyya – Islamic Concept of Lying In Order to Achieve Objectives ".....lying to hide or misrepresent the true nature of Islam to the unbelieving world is actually part and parcel of Islam’s method of carrying out jihad against non-Muslims.” Muhammad bin Maslamah said, "O Messenger, we shall have to tell lies.", "Say what you like," Muhammad replied. "You are absolved, free to say whatever you must.“ Ishaq:365, Tabari VII:94 Taqiyya is based on Koran verses 3:28 and 16:106 as well as hadith, tafsir literature, and juridical commentaries. “Truth is high; higher still is truthful living.” SGGS 62
Application of ‘Taqiyya’ Muslims can apply ‘Al Taqqiya’ to relationships, therefore it is permissible to lie to a woman to persuade her, make her feel good or keep her quiet. It is permissible in Islam that Taqqiya can be used to allow a Muslim to gain any advantage over a Kuffr” (non-Muslim). “It allows Muslims to say things like ‘I Love you’, ‘You are so Beautiful’, to form relationships, with the intention to keep them as concubines or convert them down the line”. “One who speaks lies shall fall into hell and burn!” Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) Pg 142
Women In Society Sikhism Islam Gender Equality Marital StructuresMonogamy OnlyPolygamy Allowed Consent of women to marriage Dominance of husband Divorce Dowry as a pre-requisite to marriage From husband to wife Forced sex with one’s wifeIf wife refuses Share of InheritanceEqual ShareWomen receive half Worth of Women’s TestimonyEqual WeightWorth half of that of a man’s Keeping concubines Marrying adopted son’s wifeLooked Down UponSpecifically Allowed Women In Sikhism & Islam:
Women In Sikhism "In a woman man is conceived, From a woman he is born. With a woman he is betrothed and married. With a woman he contracts friendship. Why denounce her, the one from whom even kings are born? From a woman a woman is born. None may exist without a woman." SGGS 473 “A Sikh casting his eyes upon the beautiful womenfolk of families other than his own regards them as his mothers, sisters and daughters.” Bhai Gurdas Ji* "A woman, is the favourite in her parental home, loved dearly by her father and mother. In the home of her in-laws, she is the pillar of the family, the guarantee of its good fortune... Sharing in spiritual wisdom and enlightenment and with noble qualities endowed, a woman, the other half of man, escorts him to the door of liberation." Bhai Gurdas Ji, Varan V.16 *Guru Arjan Dev Ji referred to Bhai Gurdas Ji’s Varan as the "Key" to the Guru Granth Sahib.
Hadiths*: About Women Women are deficient in mind and religion: Mohammed asked some women, "Isn't the witness of a woman equal to half that of a man?" The women said, "yes," He said, "This is because of the deficiency of the woman's mind." Vol. 3:826 Mohammed to women: "I have not seen any one more deficient in intelligence and religion than you." Vol. 2:541 Women are a bad omen: Mohammed said, "Bad omen is in the woman, the house and the horse." Vol. 7:30 Women nullify prayers: Mohammed said, "Three things corrupt prayer: Women, dogs, and donkeys." Abu Dawud, Salat 109 *Hadith are oral traditions relating to the words and deeds of the Islamic prophet Mohammad, and are important in the interpretation of Islamic philosophy. “Why denounce her, the one from whom even kings are born?” SGGS 473
Hadiths: Women In Hell The majority of people in hell are women: Mohammed said, "I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers are women. " Vol. 1:28, 301; Vol. 2:161; Vol. 7:124 "Narrated ‘Imran bin Husain : The Prophet said, ‘I looked at Hell and saw that the majority of its inhabitants were women.’" 1 Bukhari vol.4:464 p.305. "Most hell-dwellers are women. They are ungrateful and unthankful to their husbands." Bukhari vol.7:125,126 p.96 "Most women in Hell ungrateful to their husbands". Sahih Muslim vol.2:1926 p.417 "Most of the women will be in Hell. They had abundant curses and were ungrateful to their husbands. They are deficient in reason due to two women’s testimony counting the same as one man. They are deficient in religion due to having to leave off prayer during menstruation". Ibn-i- Majah vol.5:4003 p.320 Depiction: The prophet’s visit to Hell: Dante's Inferno Canto 28, verses ; Illustration by Gustave Dore 1 Muhammad al-Bukhari ( ) was a famous Islamic scholar most known for authoring the most authentic hadith collection named Sahih Bukhari.
Hadiths: Sex & Marriage Mohammed's sexual strength is equal to 30 men: Anas said, "The prophet used to visit all his wives in an hour round, during the day and night and they were eleven in number." I asked Anas, "Had the prophet the strength for it?" Anas replied, "We used to say that the prophet was given the strength of thirty (men)." Vol. 1:268 Mohammed married a 9 year old girl (‘Aisha’): "Narrated Aisha that the prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old.“ Vol. 7:64 Allah hurries to please Mohammed's sexual desires: When the Koranic verse that allows Mohammed to postpone the turn of any wife was revealed, and when Mohammed said that Allah allowed him to marry his adopted son's wife, Aisha (one of his wives) told him, "O Allah's Apostle I do not see but that your Lord hurries in pleasing you!" Vol. 7:48
Women In Marriage “They are not wife and husband who only sit together; rather are they wife and husband who have one spirit in two bodies.” Sri Guru Granth Sahib pg 788 The Koran likens a woman to a field, to be used by a man as he wills: “Your women are like a tilth for you (to cultivate), go unto your tilth as ye will.” Sura 2, verse 223 See video: a wife must submit to her husband’s desires It legitimizes a man’s dominance over his wife in a marriage: “Men are the maintainers of women…” It also tells husbands to beat their disobedient wives: “…those (women) on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them.” Koran 4:34
Islamic Heaven: Sensual Pleasures for Males The Islamic Paradise or Jannat promises male martyrs materialistic things which they couldn't obtain in the harsh desert. The paradise contains six important items: beautiful ‘ houris’ (virgins), young boys to sodomise, and water, wine, fruits & wealth! Deflower 72* fair, dark-eyed virgin girls…. "As for the righteous, they shall surely triumph. Theirs shall be gardens and vineyards, and high- bosomed virgins for companions: a truly overflowing cup." Koran Chapter 78 "...They will sit with bashful, dark-eyed virgins, as chaste as the sheltered eggs of ostriches." Koran Chapter 37 "...They shall recline on couches ranged in rows. To dark- eyed houris (virgins) we shall wed them..." Koran Chapter 52 "Virgins as fair as corals and rubies. Then which of the favours of your Lord will you deny ?" Koran Chapter 55 "In each there shall be virgins chaste and fair... Dark eyed virgins sheltered in their tents whom neither man nor Jin will have touched before.. " Koran Chapter 55 * Hadith Al-Tirmidhi (the Book of Sunah, vol IV) & Ibn Kathir in (Tafsir) of Surah Al-Rahman ….and 28* young pre-pubescent boys! "Round about them will serve, to them, boys (handsome) as pearls well-guarded. " Koran Chapter 52:24 "And round about them will serve boys of perpetual freshness: if thou seest them, thou wouldst think them scattered pearls." Koran Chapter 76:19 No such rewards, apparently, for Muslim women!
The Women In Prophet Mohammed’s Life Prophet Mohammed married 15 women and consummated his marriages with 13 (al-Tabari vol.9 p ). Some records indicate that the number may have been double this. At least two of his wives were war booties (captured in war). These were Juwairiya bint Harith and Safiyya bint Huyayy bint Akhtab. Mohammed had concubines too (i.e for sex), e.g: Mariya bint Sham’un the Copt, and Rayhanah bint Zayd al-Quraziyyah of the Banu al-Nadir (al-Tabari vol.9 p.141). Rayhanah, was taken after Mohammed’s forces massacred her people and family (illustration on right). The story of Safiyya and Rayhanah is narrated later in this presentation. Detail from miniature painting The Prophet, Ali, and the Companions at the Massacre of the Prisoners of the Jewish Tribe of Banu Qurayzah, illustration of a 19th century text by Muhammad Rafi Bazil. Manuscript now in the British Library.
Sikh Teachings: ‘LUST’ “The lustful, lecherous man desires many women, and he never stops peeking into the homes of others!” Sri Guru Granth Sahib pg 672 “Engrossed in maya and sexual desire, the fool does not understand.” Sri Guru Granth Sahib pg 43-8 “Drunk with sexual desire and other great sins, you go astray, and do not distinguish between vice and virtue. Sri Guru Granth Sahib pg 93-9 “Your eyes water, and your intellect and strength have left you; but still, your sexual desire churns and drives you on!” Sri Guru Granth Sahib pg “The lover of women is obsessed with sex.” Sri Guru Granth Sahib pg 225
Treatment of Women In War SikhismIslam Respect for enemy women Taking women as ‘war booty’ Keeping of women as slaves Sexual relations (i.e rape) with captured women (slaves) belonging to the enemy The Indian Partition: In the December 1949 legislative debates in the Constituent Assembly, it was stated that an estimated 33,000 Hindu / Sikh women had been abducted by Muslims. Sikhs took up arms in response to Islamic expansion and atrocities - it was a war on terror. Fascination with sex
Treatment of Women In War Even in times of severe trial and suffering, Sikhs were guided in their treatment of women prisoners of war by the highest standards of chivalry. In 1763, for instance, one of Ahmad Shah Durrani’s generals, Jahan Khan, was defeated by the Sikhs at Sialkot and a number of his female relations and dependants fell into their hands. Ali ud-Din writes in his Ibratnamah; "as the Sikhs of old would not lay their hands on women, they had them escorted safely to Jammu." Another Muslim chronicler, Ghulam Muhaiy ud-Din, reviles against the Sikhs in his Fatuhat Namah-i-Samadi, but notices the esteem they had for women. He writes; "[The Sikhs] look upon all women in the light of mothers." Prophet Muhammad promises women to his warriors: "You see, God will soon make you inherit their land, their treasures and make you sleep with their women“. - Ibn Hisham on page 182 Vol. II, of his famous book, "Al Rod Al Anf", which all the researchers regard as a reliable reference.
“That which your right hand possesses”: Capture & Rape of Girls Religiously Ordained! Surat Al-Nisa 4:3 permits the Muslim to have sex with his slave girls, which the Koran calls "that your right hand possesses”. "We have made lawful to you your wives, to whom you have paid their Mahr (bridal ‑ money given by the husband to his wife at the time of marriage), and those (slaves) whom your right hand possesses." Interpretation as given in al-Ahzaab 33:50 “The phrase ‘your right hand possesses’ [al-Ahzaab 33:50] means, it is permissible for you take concubines from among those whom you seized as war booty”. Tafsir Ibn Katheer, 3/500 Islam permits slave girls to be kept as concubines. See video (" Rape in Islam" - War Booty) According to Islamic texts, Prophet Mohammed himself transacted in slaves and had sex with them when he desired. Sources: Abu Dawud Book 32, Number 4094; Tirmidhi 864; Sirat Rasulallah pp , etc.
Capture and rape of women: “Satan now reads the marriage rites…..” Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji condemned the rape and brutalities committed against women by Mughal invader Babur (speaking to a devotee called 'Lalo'): “Modesty and righteousness both have vanished and falsehood moves about as the leader, O Lalo. The function of the Qazis and the Brahmins is over and Satan now reads the marriage rites (rape). The Muslim women read the Koran in suffering and call upon God, O Lalo.” Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 722. Depiction of Moghul Invader: Babur
War Booty Is Allowed In Islam! What is ‘War Booty’? Wealth in the form of money, property, women and other useful things taken in war. Isn’t stealing un-Islamic? Yes, and No! Stealing applies in the case of property which is protected and is sacrosanct, but the property of the kuffaar (non- believer) is not protected or sacrosanct. “So enjoy what ye took in war (booty), lawful and good…” (Allah encouraging Muslims to accept booty spoils of war “Maal-E-Ganimat”) al-Anfaal 8:69 “And He caused you to inherit their lands, and their houses, and their riches, and a land which you had not trodden (before)”. Al-Ahzab 33:27 Sikh Teaching: ‘Dharam di Kirat Karni’ - To work & earn by the sweat of the brow (ie honestly)
War Booty: The Story of Rayhanah Rayhanah was a 15-yr old girl from the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayzah that was attacked by Mohammed's forces. After a siege, the Jews surrendered. The men were separated from the females & children. Up to adult males were later killed in cold blood in a marketplace in Medina. The females were taken captive and some were brought to Prophet Mohammed to pick, and he chose Rayhanah 2. She never converted or married him and lived as a concubine 3 with the man who caused the death of her family members, and then slept with her. 1 Ibn Hajar (Fath al Bari, 7/14); 2 Ibn Ishaq 3 Ishaq:465
War Booty: The Story of Safiyah In 631 A.D., when Mohammed was 60 years old, he “married” Safiyyah Bint Huyayy, who was only 17 years old. She was the captured widow of the treasurer Kinanah of Banu Nadir tribe and daughter of the tribe’s chief. In other words, she was war booty. She was taken prisoner after the slaughter in Khybar (near Medina). In that battle, she lost her father, her recently married husband and all of her other close relatives. This captured Jewish woman was given to a Muslim soldier called Dahia. However, when Mohammad saw her exquisite beauty, he immediately bought her from Dahia and slept with her on the same night her male relations were killed*. He subsequently convinced her to convert to Islam and then took her as his 8 th wife. * Ibn Sa'd “So enjoy what ye took in war (booty), lawful and good; but fear God…” (Allah encouraging Muslims to accept booty spoils of war “Maal-E-Ganimat”) al-Anfaal 8:69 What happened after the tribe surrendered? “The prophet of Islam tortured the community’s treasurer to extract information, then had him killed”. 1 Mohammed then took the man’s widow, Safiyyah, as his wife after trading her with two other captured women to one of his lieutenants”. 2 1 ibn Ishaq 764; 2 Ibn Ishaq 758 Depiction: the Banu Nadir tribe surrender to Mohammed’s forces
Setting an Ugly Precedent for Future Conflicts What happened to the Banu Qurayzah Jews? The respected Maulana A. Yousuf Ali writes in his Tafsir for Sura Ahzab: “The men of the Qurayza were slain; the women were sold as captives of war (booty); and their lands and properties were distributed or divided among the Muhajirs*”. * People who have performed the hajj While war rape is not isolated to Muslims alone, it is common in conflicts that involve them. Some recent instances of rape & plunder are listed below widespread rape of Hindu & Sikh women by Muslim hordes during the partition mass rape of Bangladeshi women by Pakistani soldiers; Kuwaiti women raped by invading Iraqi soldiers; rape of Algerian women by Islamists in civil war – widespread allegations of rape of imprisoned women protestors in Iran. Sikhism’s Guidance to Muslims: “…when he is merciful to all beings, only then shall he be called a Muslim.” SGGS pg 141
Concubines In Islam Islam allows four wives at the same time and any number of concubines (mistresses). “Concubinage may be defined as the more or less permanent cohabitation (outside the marriage bond) of a man with a woman or women, whose position would be that of secondary wives, women bought, acquired by gift, captured in war, or domestic slaves”. Encyclopaedia of Islam Prophet Mohammed had a concubine, Mariyah, who was a gift to him from Egypt. Mohammed "had intercourse with her [Mariyah] by virtue of her being his property." al-Tabari vol.39 p.194 Emperor Jehangir of India had one wife (Nur Jehan) and 6000 concubines! Emperor Akbar had 5000! A Sikh can have only one wife. Concubines are not religiously permissible in Sikhism (slavery and taking of war booty is forbidden). Sikhs are enjoined to be loyal to one spouse. The Sikh catalogue of vices includes, among other things, lust, stealing, tyranny, injustice and coveting the wealth of others. Middle Eastern Harem
Child Marriages: The Story of Aisha Aisha was the young daughter of prophet Muhammed’s close friend and ally, Abu Bakr (who later succeeded Mohammed). When Mohammad expressed his desire to have Abu Bakr’s young daughter as his wife, Abu Bakr had concerns as she was but a child. However, Muhammad replied, ’Allah had said it should be so!’ Abu Bakr then conceded and let Mohammed have her. Mohammed was in his 50s then. The prophet married her when she was 6 years old and he consummated his marriage when she was only 9 years old. “One of the World's best-kept Secrets” "A Sikh casting his eyes upon the beautiful womenfolk of families other than his own regards them as his mothers, sisters and daughters.“ Bhai Gurdas Ji
Child Brides, Stolen Lives Progressive societies have recognised that forcing young girls into marriage and a life of hardship is wrong – and have gradually moved away from this ugly practice. However, it remains rampant in Islamic countries – due perhaps to the stamp of approval given by the prophet of Islam, and now supported by Islamic clerics and judges. Girls are usually pre-teens and the men are often old enough to be their grandfathers. These girls are impregnated at an age when their reproductive organs are not fully developed and experience very painful deliveries. They become ‘baby factories’ who have no say in their future; and the authorities turn a blind eye. Others experience infertility and a painful condition known as ‘ fistula’. Afghanistan : Man in his forties with his 11-year old bride. “Your eyes water, and your intellect and strength have left you; but still, your sexual desire churns and drives you on!” SGGS pg 93-11
In Stark Contrast…… Sikh teachings include: Respect and tolerance for other faiths; Recognition of the equality of mankind (no discrimination); No acts of aggression (except self-defense & defense of others). The Sikh religion is essentially benign. Only when all means have been exhausted and negotiations have failed can the sword be yielded in defense of a legitimate and worthy cause; Concept of ‘Sant - Sipahi’ or ‘Warrior-Saint’: spirituality and the ability & willingness to fight for a worthy cause and for the protection of righteousness and the weak (regardless of religion, creed, etc). In times of war: no looting, plunder, molestation/rape, murder, slavery, execution or torture of prisoners, desecration of religious places, taking of war booty, unnecessary destruction of property, etc. Respect for women and gender equality; Respect females as daughters, sisters or mothers; Control of base emotions, e.g. anger, lust, pride, etc. A wayward Sikh will never find justification for his actions in the Sikh scriptures.
Sikhs Rescue Hindu Women From Muslims “Abdali crushed the Marathas as an all-India power in the historic battle of Panipat, fought on January 14, 1761, but when the victorious invader was returning to Afghanistan, the Sikh chiefs assembled at the Golden Temple and resolved to take all possible measures to rescue the Hindu and Maratha young women being carried away as war booty by the Afghans. In pursuance of this resolution, the Sikhs made a determined attack at the rear of the Abdali’s forces at the Goindwal ferry of River Beas, and rescued over two thousand young women from the clutches of the Abdali and made arrangements to return them to their original homes”. James Browne, History of the Origin and Progress of the Sikhs, London, 1778, p. II, 22. The Sant-Sipahi Tradition Historically, Sikhs have displayed the highest standards of chivalry. The Panipat episode is an example:
Praise From An Enemy Is Praise Indeed! Qazi Noor Mohammed, a Muslim bigot, writes in his book, the JangNama: "They (Sikhs/Khalsa) never kill a coward, nor pursue a fugitive. They do not deprive a woman, whether she comes of a well-to-do family or a poor one, of her ornaments and other possessions. There is not a trace of rape or debauchery among them, nor do they ever steal. Whether she is young or old, they always call a woman a Buriya (respectable term: Buriya means an old woman in Indian dialects) and if ever they come across a woman on the way, they would simply ask her to get aside. There is no thief among them; a housebreaker is never born in them”. “Khalsa Akal Purkh ki Fauj” ‘Khalsa, the Army of God” - Guru Gobind Singh ji
Difficulty in Convicting Rapists In Islam The Islamic Sharia Law dictates that a woman who has been raped must produce the testimony of four reliable* witnesses before action can be taken. *Four “Reliable” witnesses = four adult male witnesses Since rape is a crime that is often committed behind closed doors, getting four male witnesses is very difficult (if not near impossible) in most cases. If a raped woman makes a report without four reliable witnesses, she would have inadvertently admitted to illicit sexual relations and punished accordingly! She becomes a victim twice! Raped Punjabi-Muslim woman in Pakistan goes public after rapists set free.
Saudi Arabia Punished Survivor of Gang Rape with 200 Lashes and Prison Term! 2007: What can be called a travesty of judiciary, the Saudi Arabia’s Higher Judicial Council has actually sentenced a rape victim to receive 200 lashes and prison while the perpetrators of the crime were allowed to walk free. The 19-year-old Shiite woman who was raped by six armed men was originally sentenced to receive 90 lashes for traveling in the car of an ‘unrelated male’ at the time of the rape. However after the woman had the temerity of not unquestioningly submitting herself to be tortured as punishment of being raped, the judges on Saudi Arabia’s Higher Judicial Council more than doubled her punishment for attempting to influence the judiciary through the media. See video (this case) 2009: In another case, a Saudi pregnant gang-rape victim received 100 lashes for adultery. 13-yr old rape victim stoned! The Sharia Law makes it easy for rapists to get away with their crimes – while their victims suffer.
Women’s Honour Not Safe Even In an Islamic Republic: Iranians wed, then rape virgin girls in prison before executing them… In the Islamic Republic it is illegal to execute a young woman, regardless of her crime, if she is a virgin. Therefore a “wedding” ceremony is conducted the night before the execution: The young girl is forced to have sexual intercourse with a prison guard – essentially raped by her so-called “husband.” One such person states… “I remember hearing them cry and scream after [the rape] was over,” he said. “I will never forget how this one girl clawed at her own face and neck with her finger nails afterwards. She had deep scratches all over her.” Former Iranian Paramilitary Militiaman Full Story The Rape of Taraneh: Prison Abuse of Iran's Protesters. Read StoryRead Story "...there is a theological belief that if a woman dies a virgin she will go to heaven, the virgin is forced to "marry" before her execution and thus to insure she will go to hell.“ From a 2002 book review
Muslims Contend That Islam liberated woman over 1400 years ago….. Islamic View: Women Are... Inferior: Men are a degree above women (Koran 2:228) Worth less: Their testimony is not equal to that of a man (Koran 2:282) Less intelligent: Deficient in intelligence (Hadith: Bukari, vol 2:541) Spiritually deficient: Deficient in religion (Hadith: Bukari, vol 2:541) And Women......must submit to their husband's sexual desires when they like (Koran 2:223)...make up the majority in hell (Hadith: Bukari vol 7:125) …are not entitled to equal share of inheritance (Koran 4:11)...can be beaten by their husbands if they are disobedient (Koran 4:34) While Men are the maintainers of women (Koran 4:34)...can marry up to 4 wives (Koran 4:3)...can have sex with captured slave women (Koran 23:5-6)...can have sex with married captives (Koran 4:24)...will have a pick of Allah’s houris (beautiful young virgins) in heaven (Koran 44:54) Note: there are other verses that give women certain rights over men, but women’s inferior position is clear in Islam. What do you think?
“The task is getting easier by the day as the Sikh and Hindu girls are not taught much about their religion at all. They have a more Westernized upbringing. " Source: Leaflet by radical Muslims, Urging Muslim men to seduce girls into the faith. It is important for parents of Sikh children to expose them to Sikh history, religion and culture from an early age. Teach them about Sikhi (illustrated books are widely available), take them regularly to the Gurdwara and involve them in Gurmat camps. Gurmat camps are organized in various countries and cities – where Sikh children mingle with their peers, have lots of fun, and learn about their religion at the same time. Failure to act now will only increase our children’s risk of falling prey to unscrupulous predatory forces. Those who are determined to act against you and your loved ones do not slacken – neither should you. World Sikh Alliance Be Vigilent!
If someone talks to you about the “rights of women in Islam”, remember what you have read here. And remember the Islamic ‘Taqiyya’ doctrine of deception! Once you are in, there’s no getting out! The Prophet of Islam said, “If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.” - Bukhari Hadith Volume 4, Book 52, Number 260 “…do not cover your face with a veil. In the end, this shall not bring you even half a shell…” SGGS pg 484
“A Sikh should never speak disparagingly of other religious paths or creeds of the world.” Rehatnama,Bhai Desa Singh Empower yourself with knowledge! But do not use the material in this presentation to offend Muslims. The information in this presentation can be verified from offline and online resources. PLEASE FORWARD TO OTHER SIKHS. World Sikh Alliance For comments, improvements & corrections, contact: WSA