There is an op-ed at the Calgary Herald which is ludicrously untrue in terms of the nature and history of Islam and the motives for the now over and mis-reported slave raid by Boko Haram. So it should come as no surprise that the Herald saw fit to not have a comments section under it, as it certainly seems to for other articles. So I decided to add my comment about the Boko Haram article under one about impending pet restrictions.
Below is the comment I left about the absurd opinion piece at the CH.
Please feel free to leave your comments here, I would quite like to read any anti or pro comments about this article.
(Before you read my comment below, its worth reading the article at the CH)
Since the Calgary Herald did not have the integrity to allow comments under the article by Sabahat Ali on Boko Haram called, ‘Antitehtical to Islam, i thought I would do the courtesy of leaving one here about it.
Islam was started by forced conversions. Even the famous letter by the Emperor of Persia responding to islamic armies giving the traditional 3 choices to that empire, convert, live as 2nd class citizens under Islamic rule or face war is mass forced conversion. Many European leaders during the various phases of jihad against Europe in the middle ages record the various forced conversions. Check out Janissaries for that matter. Thousands of young boys taken by force by islamic armies and made to conevrt to islam. Today in Iraq, Egypt and any other country ruled by Muslims where there is a significant population of non-muslims left, Christians and so on are being taken as slaves, forcibly converted and having all human rights removed.
As for the entire life of Mohamed as an example, I’m afraid Mr. Ali is confusing Mohamed with Jesus. Mohamed had a dozen ‘wives’ one as young as six. Hardly old enough to consent t a lifetime sexual commitment etc. and any number of women sex slaves taken as war booty so long as they were not muslims. In one famous case, Mohamed slaughtered a man and his son in front of the woman that was the wife and mother of these men, and then had a ceremony performed and ‘married’ her that night. Muslims sometimes use this as a dodge to claim islam is not antisemitic as the woman was Jewish.
I recommend that people do study the life of Mohamed. Knowing how he lived, and the fact that he is sold to believers as the perfect example for all mankind, allows one to understand perfectly what we see today world wide.
It seems to me that articles like this with no opportunity to respond is the first stage of blasphemy laws in Canada protecting Islam, and islam only. And worse, not just on matters of belief, but on matters of historical fact and dogma.