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01-04-2017, 12:45 PM (This post was last modified: 01-04-2017 12:50 PM by Ibrahim95128.)
I am an Arab ex-muslim from Lebanon and I encourage criticism of Islam
1.Science & Medicine
Scientific Errors in the Qur'an
Adverse Effects of Fasting Ramadan
2. Morality & Human Rights Violations
-Gender Equality:
Sura 4 Verse 34:
Men have authority over women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance - [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand.
Sura 4 Verse 11:
And for you is half of what your wives leave if they have no child. But if they have a child, for you is one fourth of what they leave, after any bequest they [may have] made or debt. And for the wives is one fourth if you leave no child. But if you leave a child, then for them is an eighth of what you leave, after any bequest you [may have] made or debt. And if a man or woman leaves neither ascendants nor descendants but has a brother or a sister, then for each one of them is a sixth. But if they are more than two, they share a third, after any bequest which was made or debt, as long as there is no detriment [caused]. [This is] an ordinance from Allah , and Allah is Knowing and Forbearing.
To summarize it: The daughter receives half the inheritance of her brother.
Sura 33 Verse 59:
O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.
Sahih Bukhari 6:301:
"I have not seen any one more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious, sensible man could be led astray by some of you."
The women asked: "O Allah's Apostle, what is deficient in our intelligence and religion?" He said: "Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?" They replied in the affirmative. He said: "This is the deficiency of your intelligence"... "Isn't it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?" The women replied in the affirmative. He said:"This is the deficiency in your religion."

Muhammad molested Aisha when she was 9.
-Treatment of queer and transgendered folks:
Qur'an 4:16
If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and amend, Leave them alone; for Allah is Oft-returning, Most Merciful.
-Supression of Freedom of Expression:
Qur'an Sura 33:57-61:
Surely (as for) those who speak evil things of Allah and His Messenger, Allah has cursed them in this world and the here after, and He has prepared for them a chastisement bringing disgrace. And those who speak evil things of the believing men and the believing women without their having earned (it), they are guilty indeed of a false accusation and a manifest sin.
O Prophet! say to your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers that they let down upon them their over-garments; this will be more proper, that they may be known, and thus they will not be given trouble; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
If the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease and the agitators in the city do not desist, We shall most certainly set you over them, then they shall not be your neighbors in it but for a little while;
Cursed: wherever they are found they shall be seized and murdered, a (horrible) murdering.

Sura 5:33:
The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement.
-Sex:
Sura 17:32:
Nor come nigh to fornication/adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road (to other evils).
The penalty for premarital sex is 100 lashes, and for extramarital stoning till death.

Masturbation is sinful and harmful to a person's sexuality according to Islam.
-Discrimination Against Jews & Christians:
Qur'an 9:29:
Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
-Penalty for the Apostasy:
Qur'an 3:90-91:
Surely, those who disbelieve after their believing, then increase in unbelief, their repentance shall not be accepted, and these are they that go astray. Surely, those who disbelieve and die while they are unbelievers, the earth full of gold shall not be accepted from one of them, though he should offer to ransom himself with it, these it is who shall have a painful chastisement, and they shall have no helpers.
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01-04-2017, 12:49 PM
RE: I am an Arab ex-muslim from Lebanon and I encourage criticism of Islam
Welcome!!

Really glad you found us.


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01-04-2017, 12:54 PM
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(01-04-2017 12:49 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Welcome!!

Really glad you found us.
I have been there since 2013, but was never really active.
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01-04-2017, 12:56 PM
RE: I am an Arab ex-muslim from Lebanon and I encourage criticism of Islam
Well, hello! Shy
I hope you are keeping safe. I hope you will click here and make a new thread in the Introductions forum so others may greet you properly.

I'm glad you have found this place - we are a global community with many different perspectives.

Welcome to the forum. Smile

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01-04-2017, 12:58 PM
RE: I am an Arab ex-muslim from Lebanon and I encourage criticism of Islam
Oh, you have been here for a while. Still, you should make an Introduction thread - we have so many newer people and we'd like to hear a lot more from former Muslims. Shy

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01-04-2017, 01:03 PM
RE: I am an Arab ex-muslim from Lebanon and I encourage criticism of Islam
(01-04-2017 12:54 PM)Ibrahim95128 Wrote:  
(01-04-2017 12:49 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Welcome!!

Really glad you found us.
I have been there since 2013, but was never really active.

Oh, I meant found your way back to us.

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01-04-2017, 01:39 PM
RE: I am an Arab ex-muslim from Lebanon and I encourage criticism of Islam
Just a quick one -
Quote:-Treatment of queer and transgendered folks:
Qur'an 4:16
If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and amend, Leave them alone; for Allah is Oft-returning, Most Merciful.

Is this the sura Islam commonly cites to refer to a gay or transgender person?
In other words, gay & transgender people are to be seen as lewd.

Many constantly say they base all their life and behavioral decisions on the Qur'an yet, this batch of words is completely unrelated to anything in modern life and culture.

This is the book to place on the shelf and state emphatically:
This is a book we used to use but don't anymore because we realized it's crap.

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02-04-2017, 02:37 AM
RE: I am an Arab ex-muslim from Lebanon and I encourage criticism of Islam
Living in a developed, first world, largely secular country as I do, I see the insidious penetration of the Islamic lifestyle, the indirect effects of Sharia laws, and the potential radicalism of disaffected, non-Islamic youth in our country occurring on an increasing basis.

In a nutshell, Islam acts as a deliberately divisive pseudo-political force in any non-Islamic country—similar to the infiltration of the Communist Party into Australia in the 1950s (and which was subsequently banned and eradicated).

We also carry news reportage and op-ed pieces from Al Jazeera on one of our multicultural TV networks. Al Jazeera is known\ as a propaganda outlet for the Qatari government and its foreign policy by former Al Jazeera reporters. It's also perceived to have a mainly Islamist perspective, and promotes the Muslim brotherhood, with a pro-Sunni and an anti-Shia bias in its reporting. Worse, it's also accused of having an anti-Western bias—although of course it denies this.

I have to admit it's the one and only point upon which I agree with Trump: All potential Islamic migrants should be thoroughly screened to ascertain any adverse political connections, or criminal and military records, education and employment history etc. At the moment in Australia, the Federal government is permitting the temporary entry (457 visa) of numerous Muslims—with no background checks at all, and often with no identifying documentation such as passports or birth certificates. Many arrive illegally from primarily Islamic countries—Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Iran etc.

—And I'm certainly old enough to remember a much more secure community that wasn't constantly under potential threats of mass killings by religious extremists.

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02-04-2017, 03:00 AM
RE: I am an Arab ex-muslim from Lebanon and I encourage criticism of Islam
Welcome. I've been here since 2015 but it's my new home since only a few days ago. Smile
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02-04-2017, 03:10 AM
RE: I am an Arab ex-muslim from Lebanon and I encourage criticism of Islam
(02-04-2017 02:37 AM)SYZ Wrote:  We also carry news reportage and op-ed pieces from Al Jazeera on one of our multicultural TV networks. Al Jazeera is known\ as a propaganda outlet for the Qatari government and its foreign policy by former Al Jazeera reporters. It's also perceived to have a mainly Islamist perspective, and promotes the Muslim brotherhood, with a pro-Sunni and an anti-Shia bias in its reporting. Worse, it's also accused of having an anti-Western bias—although of course it denies this.

Congrats! Replace everything Muslim with Conservative, and you've just described Fox News. Rolleyes

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