Islam and human rights
Warning. The following text contains graphic descriptions of barbarism.
Islam and human rights
In the following I will quote from a comparison of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 and Islam. You may argue, that this comes from the "Institute for the Secularisation of Islamic Society" and as such is a opinion too colored. If that is so, then please refute.
The name of the comparison is "Is Islam Compatible With Democracy and Human Rights?" and is well worth a perusal even though it is a large text.
It is well known that Islamic societies are ruled by Sharia law and are non secular. How does this conform to human rights. Well - hardly at all. See this comparison of the first 5 articles:
This is just the first part and it is easy to see the complete incompatibility. If not so, lets us look at some of the methods of punishment. Remember these punishments are not necessarily for murder. Murder is not considered one of the worst crimes.
Human Rights and Islam
Let us look at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 and compareit to Islamic law and doctrine.
Article 1 " All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood ".
Article 2 " Everyone is entitled to all rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status ".
Article 3 " Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person "
Article 4 No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms "
Comments: (1) Women are inferior under Islamic law; their testimony in a court of law is worth half that of a man; their movement is strictly restricted, they cannot marry a non-Muslim
(2) Non - Muslims living in Muslim countries have inferior status under Islamic law, they may not testify against a Muslim. In Saudi Arabia, following a tradition of Muhammed who said " Two religions cannot exist in the country of Arabia ", non _ Muslims are forbidden to practice their religion, build churches, possess Bibles etc.
(3) Non-believers -- atheists (surely the most neglected minority in history) -- in Muslim countries do not have "the right to life ". They are to be killed. Muslim doctors of law generally divide sins into great sins and little sins. Of the seventeen great sins, unbelief is the greatest, more heinous than murder, theft, adultery etc..
(4) Slavery is recognised in the Koran. Muslims are allowed to cohabit with any of their female slaves (Sura iv.3); they are allowed to take possession of married women if they are slaves (Sura iv.28); the helpless position of the slave as regard his master illustrates the helpless position of the false gods of Arabia in the presence of their Creator (Sura xvi.77).
Article 5 No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Comments (1) We have seen what punishments are in store for the transgressers of the Holy Law: amputations, crucifixion, stoning to death, floggings. I suppose a Muslim could argue that these were not unusual for a Muslim country, but what of their inhumanity? Again a Muslim could contend that they are of divine origin and must not be judged by human criteria. By human standards, they ARE inhuman.
If you so care there are websites, where you can watch an actual stoning. I have seen some and it made me sick. The worst was the obvious glee of the ordinary! people throwing the stones.