December 09, 2010
Last year this site published an article by reader Huda N. (not her real name), titled "A Warning to All Young Women Wishing to Meet a Dark Handsome Middle Eastern Man". Here is the introduction to that article, published at that time, introducing Huda:
The following remarkable document was sent to me by a reader, Huda N. (not her real name). It is a warning from someone who appears to be personally knowledgeable about the subject. I emailed back, asking, "Can you provide some background on yourself and your experience with the subject you are writing about, that I could pass along to readers?" She replied:"I am very sorry I can’t provide you with more information about myself because you know that fundmantalist if they knew anything about me, about my family, and even my name i might be killed or one of my family members might be hurt or at least they might send threatning letters with abusive language. So if you want to post the article refer to me as Huda only."
I responded, "May I tell readers what country you are in?" She responded, "All I’ve talked about is in Islam as a religion. I have used verses from the Quran and stories from books of Hadith (Islamic interpretation books). Every thing is practiced in all Arab countries except for slavery. It is not practiced any more as it is not haram but it is condemned by the international society only. In Saudi Arabia they still consider Pilipino and Asian servants as (their right hand belongings, if you understand me). The more educated, far from Islam (liberal) citizens the more they tend not to follow the Islamic teachings. The more they are involved in Islamic believes the more they tend to practice these teachings and follow the path of their prophet."
Huda has recently submitted a new article for publication here. Here it is, in full.
A Comparison of Islam to Fascism
by Huda N.
The propaganda launched by Muslims to give Islam a face lift and to show Islam as a loving and a peaceful religion can be easily refuted by a close look at their doctrines. These doctrines are identical to fascist beliefs and are similar in many ways. Fascism had specific policies that were linked to every aspect of life, so is Islam. Step by step Muslim brotherhood attempts to control all aspects of the life of the people.
Documentation for facts cited regarding fascism may be found in the book, "Italy under Mussolini," by Christopher Leeds.
BUSINESS PRACTICES IN ISLAM AND IN FASCIST ITALY
In 1922 Fascists controlled all Italian corporations and syndicates and had many policies linked to them. One ominous policy was that in corporations a fascist would have first priority in being appointed in jobs. The Muslim Brotherhood controls most of Egypt’s 24 professional syndicates. Only Muslims are given jobs and Christians are banned from governmental jobs especially high official positions. There is no equality between Christian employees and their Muslim peers. For it is written in the Koran in Surah 5 - Al Ma’idah THE REPAST that Muslims should not have Jews and Christians as bosses or friends “005.051 O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily God guideth not a people unjust.”
FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IN ISLAM AND IN FASCIST ITALY
The Fascist Nationalist Party decreed that publishing houses were to submit the proofs of all works which have a political character or content, to the fascist federations, in order to permit a close censorship. In addition there was a list of banned books. In Egypt the fascist federation is substituted by the Al-Azhar mosque and Islamic University where books are censored and many books are banned from publication. They reach to the extent of giving the permission of shedding the blood of the authors of these books.
EDUCATION IN ISLAM AND IN FASCIST ITALY
School textbooks are one of the most crucial means by which a nation passes on to the younger generation a certain worldview, determined according to parameters set by the educational establishment. During the Fascist era in Italy the syllabus and curriculum for schools was repeatedly changed to suit Fascist ideas. Certain standardized books and topics are made compulsory. Practically all learning was related to fascist ideas and beliefs. The books for elementary grades gave vivid ideas of challenge and obedience. ”You must obey because you must.” said Mussolini. Every aspect of education became geared towards producing loyal young fascist. Mixed schooling was abolished since male supremacy was a fascist principle.
As such, the Middle East is infested with many Islamic schools and Islamic Universities (especially the notorious Al-Azhar schools and Universities). These madrasas—religious schools are dedicated to Islamic learning and to the study of Islamic traditions of knowledge. Their teachings oppose all that is Western and are breeding grounds for terrorists. Islamic schooling today is carried out by government and nongovernment organizations, and its purpose is the spread of radical Islam in the minds of children. It is known that the Taliban leadership emerged out of madrasas located near refugee camps along the Afghan-Pakistan border. What is being taught currently to Muslim children in Saudi Arabian and Egyptian schools are concepts of the "infidels, Jihad and Martyrdom". In school textbooks in Muslim countries, Islam is presented as the only true religion, while all others are presented as false. Islam leads its followers to paradise, whereas all others lead their believers to destruction in hell. Muslim children are taught that they are superior to all others. Christians and Jews are explicitly denounced as infidels, and are also called the enemies of Islam and Muslims. They should not be befriended. The West is the source of evil that has afflicted the Muslim world.
STATUS OF WOMEN IN ISLAM AND IN FASCIST ITALY
Fascism had an inimical attitude towards women and saw them as inferior to men. This is an exceedingly important aspect of fascism. This fact is recognizable in Mussolini’s orders that women should leave their places of work. Because he saw women as "thieves who reach out to steal men’s bread, and responsible for men’s unproductiveness." These restrictions on women in the workplace were also imposed in education. For instance, a decree of Jan. 30, 1927 forbade women in high school from taking classes in literature and philosophy. The same aspect is found in Islam. Islam says that women are inferior in every way. Islam says that women are the absolute property of man. Islam wants women to cover themselves, to stay indoors, to obey men. Let us see what the Quran says about women. It says “men have a degree (of advantage) over them” 2:228 ; that the witness of woman is worth half of that of man 2:282; that women inherit half of their male siblings, 4:11-12; that a man can marry two or three or four women 4:3; that if a women becomes captive in a war, her Muslim master is allowed to rape her 33:50; that if a woman is not totally submissive to her husband she will enter Hell 66:10; that women are “tilth” for their husbands (to cultivate them) 2:223; that men are in charge of women, as if women were imbeciles or minors who could not take care of themselves; that they must be obedient to their husbands or be admonished (verbally abused), banished from the bed (psychologically abused) and beaten (physically abused) 4:34. These verses define the station of women in Islam.
PUBLIC MANNERS IN ISLAM AND IN FASCIST ITALY
Fascism contested every foreign influence in Italian life. Fascist altered many of Italian customs. Mussolini once said “ Our whole ways of eating, dressing, working and sleeping, in short all our everyday habits must be changed.” The first reform was the introduction of the fascist salute as a greeting. This replaced the handshake and was compulsory for the people. Muslims refrain nowadays from saying Hello especially when answering the phone. “Peace be upon you” is the lawful salute, with the response of “and be upon you” that every Muslim should use. Good morning, good afternoon or Hello is considered a foreign influence and a satanic greeting. Handshaking is forbidden between men and women. The use of table utensils (fork, knife and spoon) is unlawful and a satanic influence especially if you eat with a fork in your left hand. For by eating with the left hand the devil eats along with you.
DRESS CODE IN ISLAM AND IN FASCIST ITALY
Another Fascist control was on clothing. Women were banned from wearing trousers, and Fascist officials were ordered not to dress formally. In Islam it is unlawful to imitate the polytheist (i.e. Christians) and infidels (Europeans and Americans) in their manner of dress, so it is not permissible to wear clothing that is unique to the infidels. In Islam women are oppressed and have too many rules attached to their dress code. Veiling amongst women is to cover her hair, face & body completely (when goes outside home) and is obligatory for all believing women from the age of nine. Women are banned from wearing trousers as they resemble men. It is haram (unlawful) for women to imitate men in the way they dress. Remember that Muslim countries have a very hot climate. Muslim men have a dress code as well. It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saw ‘Ali wearing two garments dyed with safflower and said: “These are garments of the kuffaar (infidels); do not wear them.” It is haram for the Muslim man to let any garment he wears hang down beneath his ankles; the limit for any garment is the ankles. It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said; “Whatever of the lower garment is beneath the ankles is in the Fire.” Gold and silk are forbidden for the males, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “These two [gold and silk] are forbidden for the males of my ummah (people) and permissible for the females.” Narrated by Ibn Maajah, 3640.Similarly it is not permissible to wear the skin of a dead animal (one that has died of natural causes) unless it has been tanned. It is preferable to wear white clothes. It is requested of a Muslim to start with the right when dressing, and to say, Bismillaah (In the name of Allaah), and to start with the left when taking clothes off.
No one can deny that Fascism was an unconditional evil. It had been responsible for many crimes; killing, discrimination, racisms, torture, threatening of the innocent, annihilating cultures, manipulating the youth’s minds, spreading ignorance, and degrading of women. Fascists consider all other peoples inferior to those of their own nationality group. As a result, a fascist government may persecute or even kill Gypsies, Jews, or members of other minority groups.These are the ugly faces of fascism. One would think that these practices have been eradicated by the death of fascism, but alas they will go on as long as Islam flourishes. For they are the same practices under a different banner. Islam considers all other religions inferior to its own and operated for the benefit of the power of evil. As a result the Muslim fundamentalists have the right to persecute all members of other religions. Islam promotes discrimination of Christians and Jews, degrades women, manipulates youth and turns them into human bombs, and destroys non-Islamic cultures. These practices should never be accepted by the European and American communities who fought and sacrificed their sons for the prevailing of freedom and democracy.