UK: “Christmas is evil”, Muslim extremists say

Can we imagine what would happen in any Muslim country to some Christians who would make a campaign like this?

Evil of Christmas, by 27-year-old Abu Rumaysah, who once called for Sharia Law in Britain at a press conference held by hate preacher leader Anjem Choudary

Found here.

Spain: Salafist Imam wants to spread his Islamist police to other cities

Abdelwahab Houzi

Lérida’s imam Abdelwahab Houzi is promoting the deployment of “religious police” in various municipalities, including Olot, similar to the one created in the city under his fanatic preachings. He uses that police to monitor and, where appropriate, punish, even physically, those Muslims who do not meet his fundamentalist interpretation of Islamic law.

… The “religious police“, which has been acting for some time in Lérida, is composed of half a dozen individuals, under the direct orders of the radical cleric. Its mission is to ensure that the Muslim population there, complies fully with established precepts of the Wahhabism, the movement which Abdelwahab Houzi belongs to. Wahhabism is a fundamentalist Islamic ideology, linked to Sunni Islam, and whose origins are in Saudi Arabia. Two of its features are its radicalism and its capacity to expand. For that, they use sources of power they have already achieved. In this case, the mosque used by Hoizi is the one called Ibn Hazm, the most important of Lérida. Although the City Council of the Catalan capital has sealed the mosque for security reasons as it has come to accept in the hours of prayer over a thousand followers, when their capacity only allows 200, the imam has warned that he will build another one with funds from Saudi Arabia and the Alawite regime in Morocco.

Someone saying Morocco is a “moderate” country?

Mr Houzi has also defended polygamy and has made it clear he wants to take advantage of independentist parties to make Islamism grow in Catalonia:

Muslims should vote for pro-independency parties, as they rely on us to get votes. But what they do not know is that, when they let us vote, we’ll all vote for Islamic parties because we do not believe in left and right. This will make us win local councils and from there with the great powers of Catalan autonomy, Islam will begin to be implemented“.

Pakistan: 9-year-old Catholic girl raped by a Muslim

Gulfam (which means “like a flower”) is 9 years old (her surname is not revealed out of respect and decency to the family) and is enrolled in the third grade. She lives in village number 226 in the district of Tehsil Samundari. On 10 December she returned from school and her sister-in-law, wanting to make chapatti (bread used in Pakistan) sent her, along with her cousin of seven years, to collect wood in a nearby sugarcane field. After a short time the child came home and revealed that Gulfam had been taken and dragged by a man into that field. When relatives arrived on the ground they caught the man who abused the child red-handed, who immediately fled. Gulfam’s mother took the girl, half-naked, home. Then the parents went to the police and reported the rape. The man was arrested. But the family is terrified because the village is mainly Muslim. The relatives of the rapist have already tried to intimidate and threaten the family of Gulfam to withdraw the charges. The girl said the man had offered her money and at her refusal, he took her by force, taping over her mouth and raping her. He also told her “not to worry because he had done the same service to other young Christian girls.”

Background: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Christmas in Bethlehem: the cross banished from souvenirs

For fear of Islamic fundamentalism, textile workshops in Hebron and Jerusalem, produce and sell T-shirts and other items depicting the Church of the Nativity without the cross. Discrimination and economic crisis are forcing Christians to flee from the Palestinian territories and Israel. The risk is to see a future without Christians in the Holy Land.

In an interview with Samir Qumsieh, director of the Catholic television station Al-Mahed Nativity TV in Bethlehem, (…) he said: “I want to launch a campaign to urge people not to buy these products – he says – because the removal of the cross is an intimidation against Christians, it is like saying that Jesus was never crucified” .

Read here.

Background: 1, 2.

Pakistan: Pakistani Christians to march on Christmas Day against blasphemy law (UPD)

The leaders of the All Christian Parties Conference have decided to take to the streets on Christmas Day to call on the government to repeal the blasphemy law. As the High Court in Lahore prepares to set the date for Asia Bibi’s appeal against her death sentence on blasphemy charges, the controversy over the law continues to fuel intense debate in the country. Islamic parties have already announced a nation-wide strike to protect the law, threatening strong-arm tactics if amendments proposed in a private member bill presented by Sherry Rehman are discussed.

Background: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

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UPD: The marches have been postponed for fear of clashes.