and guess who paid for the TV set up ?? the UN
Liberal talk show host Tawfiq Okasha recently appeared on "Egypt
Today," airing a video of Muslims slicing off a young man's head off for
the crime of apostasy -- in this instance, the crime of converting to
Christianity and refusing to renounce it. The video—be warned, it is
immensely graphic—can be seen here (the actual execution appears from minute 1:13-4:00). For those who prefer not to view it, a summary follows:
A young man appears held down by masked men. His head is pulled back,
with a knife to his throat. He does not struggle and appears resigned
to his fate. Speaking in Arabic, the background speaker, or "narrator,"
chants a number of Muslim prayers and supplications, mostly condemning
Christianity, which, because of the Trinity, is referred to as a
polytheistic faith: "Let Allah be avenged on the polytheist apostate";
"Allah empower your religion, make it victorious against the
polytheists"; "Allah, defeat the infidels at the hands of the Muslims,"
and "There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger."
Then, to cries of "Allahu Akbar!"— Allah is greater!"—the masked man
holding the knife to the apostate's throat begins to slice away,
severing the head completely after approximately one minute of graphic
knife-carving, as the victim drowns in blood. Finally, the severed head
is held aloft to more Islamic slogans of victory.
Visibly distraught, Tawfiq Okasha, the host, asks: "Is this Islam?
Does Islam call for this? How is Islam related to this matter?...These
are the images that are disseminated throughout the electronic media in
Europe and America…. Can you imagine?" Then, in reference to Egypt's
Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis, whose political influence has grown
tremendously, he asks, "How are such people supposed to govern?"
Only the other day, a prominent Egyptian Salafi leader -- referring
to the canonical hadiths, including Muhammad's command, "Whoever leaves
his religion, kill him" -- openly stated that no Muslim has the right to apostatize, or leave Islam.
Any number of Islamic legal manuals make explicitly clear that
apostasy is a capital crime, punishable by death. The first "righteous
caliph," a model of Muslim piety, had tens of thousands of former
Muslims slaughtered—including by burning, beheading, and
crucifixion—simply because they tried to break away from Islam.
According to the Encyclopaedia of Islam, the most authoritative
reference work on Islam in the English language, "there is unanimity
that the male apostate must be put to death."
Finally, a word on the "prayers" or supplications to Allah made by
the Muslim executioners in the video: these are standard and formulaic.
In other words, these are not just masked, anonymous butchers who pray
to Allah as they engage in acts of cutting throats and holding up heads,
these are top-ranking Muslim leaders, who appear regularly on TV, who
invoke such hate-filled prayers. See here
for examples of Muslims supplicating Allah to strike infidels with
cancer and disease "till they pray for death and do not receive it;"
there are even formalized prayers in Mecca, blasted on megaphones as
Muslims honor their obligation to go on a pilgrimage at least once in
their lives, supplicating Allah to make the lives of Christians and Jews
"hostage to misery; drape them with endless despair, unrelenting pain
and unremitting ailment; fill their lives with sorrow and pain and end
their lives in humiliation and oppression."
"Is this Islam?" You decide.
do not watch the video if weak stomached or if kids are about
the behead the guy on the 6 pm news
this went out live , so while the guy in the studio is talking they are holding the victiom waiting for their que