Muslim charged with blasphemy for using “his own intellect”

For seeking answers on Islam, Muslim gets charged with blasphemy

“…The prosecution also accused him of disputing authentic hadith for failing to interpret the Quran, and of rejecting the shahadah as taught by Muhammad by allegedly only accepting the first part.

He was also accused of translating the terms “fajar prayers” and “wusto prayers” by “using his own intellect without referring to the Prophet’s hadith”.

  • UCSPanther

    No one expects the Islamic Inquisition…

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      The Spanish Inquisition was to ensure converts to the Church actually were living as Christians.

      • wayne

        That’s not quite the full story it was to hunt out the Muslims still hiding amongst us from when they invaded. One evil to defeat a greater evil

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    I get it.
    If you are to follow their religion properly you have to abandon reason.
    Reminds about that old joke where a guy is talking to a friend after a sex change.
    His friend asks, “What part hurt the most, when they, cut off your dick?”
    He says, “No, it was when they took out half my brain.”

    • BillyHW

      That’s clever.

  • BillyHW

    Islam is everything atheists wrongly hate about Christianity.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And strangely there are no atheists or gays in muslim countries.
      Atheists are happy enough to live under the protective umbrella made possible by Judeo-Christian culture and spend too much energy criticizing it.
      Really vocal atheists should just shut up keep their opinions to themselves.
      Yeah, yeah, I know, free speech and all that but they’re not changing anybodies mind.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Actually they are.
        They are reaching what would otherwise be referred to as nominal Christians, and through social pressure, making them nominal atheists.
        The practicing Christians are made to shut up or face social and livelihood penalties.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I was born Catholic on my father’s side.
          So, I guess I’m Catholic although I haven’t gone to a church service since I was five.
          On my mother’s side I should be Church of England.
          I’ve never set foot in an Anglican church.
          And when I started working at the age of fourteen I worked virtually every Sunday for twenty five years before I went back to school to change careers.
          But, I have never lost my faith in God.
          I think I especially needed that faith when I did go back to school.
          It’s not something most rational people do.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            My father was full-on Irish Catholic, while my mother was some kind extreme fundamentalist Baptist that barely believed in seeking medical attention and was just short of snake handling.

            As kids, we were not allowed to play card games or anything that involved dice. My mom and her church friends would buy up all the ouija boards at the local thrift stores so we could have bonfires with them.

            We did midnight mass on Christmas eve, and the other 365 was some hardcore shit, mixed in with two weeks a year of “vacation” bible camp.

            Needless to say, I have kept my faith, but not quite to the degree that my parents (mostly mom) had that old time religion. I got to hand it to my mom. Her Christian faith was indomitable and she always saw the good in others, even when it wasn’t really there.
            Mom mellowed out considerable by the late 1970’s, so I’m grateful for that.

      • Raymond Hietapakka

        …”just shut up”…just like the xTians should…

  • scoop

    12 century ad

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    All serious stuff, for sure….

  • canminuteman

    That goes a long way towards explaining the state of the Islamic world.

  • Tokenn

    In my view, any religion can be used by the vicious to tyrannize the gullible and weak minded. Islam, however, seems uniquely suited to this…almost as if it was designed for the purpose…

    • Alain

      I suggest it is any ideology rather than religion. Just saying that although religion can also be an ideology, there are other ideologies that do the same.