By Robert Spencer

In 1989, the Ayatollah Khomeni, ruler of Islamic Iran issued a fatwa calling on all Muslims around the world to homicide the novelist Salman Rushdie for insulting the Prophet Muhammad and Islam. Rushdie’s crime? Blasphemy or “Islamophobia,” because it has become identified. seeing that then we've seen all over the world violent Muslim protests over cartoons, blasphemy legislation in Europe, prosecutions of amazing rivals of Islamic terror like Oriana Fallaci and Geert Wilders, and the demonization of brave competitors of Islamic imperialism and terror within the West. David Horowitz and Robert Spencer describe the origins of the observe “Islamophobia” as a coinage of the Muslim Brotherhood and exhibit how the Brotherhood introduced a crusade, via ginning up “Islamophobia” as a hate crime, to stigmatize point out of such matters as radical Islam’s violence opposed to girls and homicide of homosexuals, and the consistent incitement of many imams to terrorism. The authors make the case that “Islamophobia” is a dagger aimed toward the guts of unfastened speech and in addition on the center of our nationwide safeguard.

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However, the scheme was not an unqualified success due to the high salinity of the water available. The land allotted to the Christians was particularly so and many of the settlers had to leave. Some determined individuals stayed on, struggling to make a living. 24 The history so far of Christianity in Pakistan shows that it was serial, ups and downs, and not a consistent or static saga. The original community avowedly established by St Thomas the Apostle and later under the domain of the Church of Persia had disappeared entirely by the sixteenth century, probably due to the ascendancy of Buddhism in the area.

1 I have already pointed out in the introductory chapter that Pakistan was never envisaged as an Islamic theocratic state by its founders. 2 Jinnah clarified his understanding of the two nation theory as follows at the All India Muslim League session in Lahore of 1940: They (Islam and Hinduism) are not religions in the strict sense of the word, but are, in fact, different and distinct social orders…. 3 1 2 3 Schimmel, Annemarie, Islam in the Indian Subcontinent (Leiden-Koln, 1980), p. 8. Iqbal, Afzal, Islamicisation of Pakistan (Delhi, 1984), p.

Ikram, Trying to Respond (Lahore, 1994), p. 329. 32 Christian Citizens in an Islamic State is compulsory for all children up to grade eight but from grade nine non-Muslims can opt out by choosing Civics. Bishop Malik told me, however, that Muslim teachers recognise that those who opt for Civics are non-Muslims and they might be marked down in assessment. He personally encouraged Christian children to study Islamiyyat since they then would have an authentic knowledge of Islam and be more well informed and tolerant of their Muslim compatriots, with the added benefit of getting better marks than if they had opted for Civics.

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