A Muslim Love Story

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William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet concludes with the words, “For never was a story of more woe, Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” Fortunately for him, Shakespeare had never paid a visit to Pakistan where all love stories end in woe and young lovers tend to die not in overwrought murder-suicide pacts, but in Karo-Kari honor killings by their own families. The Muslim versions of the Montagues and Capulets don’t drag their children home and berate them; they hold a session and decide that they should die.

Last year there were at least 675 honor killings in Pakistan and that number is a fraction of the total figure which can only be guessed at due to the culture of silence. In Sindh, famously known as “The Gateway of Islam,” where many Pakistani Romeo and Juliets run away to elope, there have been 227 such killings. To understand just how common this culture of death really is, we are introduced to one such couple. Her sister was killed for falling asleep on a train and coming home late, which convinced her family that she had run off with another man. His brother was killed for dating outside the clan. Together they are both on the run with a death sentence on their heads, which means that two siblings in each family were marked for honor killings.

There was a time when every family either had a member who fell victim to Polio or knew someone who had. In Pakistan, Islamic morals are the local Polio, and everyone knows someone who has been touched by the disease.

Now just in time for Valentine’s Day, in Faisalbad, a city named after the Saudi king, two men were arrested for killing their sisters. In Punjab, a man killed his wife and sister and their mother, because he suspected his wife of talking on her cell phone to another man. In Toronto, a city not yet renamed after a Saudi king, a Muslim cook was sentenced to jail for strangling his wife. This comes on the heels of the conviction of the Shafias in Ontario for murdering their three daughters and Mohammed Shafia’s first wife.

In Turkey there was a girl who wanted to marry a local musician, and her father decided that he wanted approximately 8500 dollars and some gold and jewelry. The musician didn’t have that kind of money and his daughter didn’t want to marry the man who did. So the father beat her, then got her 12 year old brother to finish the job by shooting her in the chest and reported it to the police as an accidental shooting. In the United States, there are gangs that use children to commit crimes for them, knowing that they won’t face real criminal charges. In the Muslim world, parents get young boys to kill their older sisters for the same reason.

You can see why Muslim clerics are not particularly fond of Valentine’s Day. A sermon by the Department of Islamic Development in Malaysia warned that asking someone to “Be My Valentine” was a violation of Islamic beliefs. This isn’t just talk. State Islamic Department officers will be conducting Operasi Mencegah Maksiat or Operation Sinful Act in pursuit of any Malaysian Romeo and Juliets.

The Assistant Minister in the Office of Islamic Affairs, said that, “Islam was never against love per se, but it must be expressed within proper boundaries as allowed in the teachings of the Quran.”  And that is certainly true. Islam is not against love. It is against love outside the “proper boundaries.” As Hazim Abu Ismail, an Islamist candidate for the Egyptian presidency put it, Islam is like the military. And there is no fraternizing in the ranks. You can love, so long as your heart obeys Sharia law.

But Islam does have its love story that is every bit the equal of Romeo and Juliet.

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  • ObamaYoMoma

    As Hazim Abu Ismail, an Islamist candidate for the Egyptian presidency put it, Islam is like the military.

    Just curious…what's the difference between an Islamist candidate as opposed to a Muslim candidate? Anyone know? Does it mean that he or she adheres to a radical version of Islam as opposed to a peaceful version of Islam? Indeed, can anyone tell me where I can find a radical version of the Koran as opposed to a peaceful version of the Koran, even though the Koran is immutable because it is the divine word of Allah?

    Hmm….the last time I looked, the existence of Islamist Muslims, radical Muslims, extremist Muslims, and moderate Muslims, just like the existence of radical Islam, extremist Islam, peaceful Islam, and moderate Islam were all false PC multicultural myths. As there is only MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX MUSLIMS and MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX ISLAM. Hence, why is this writer contributing to the dumbing down of America with his PC multicultural nonsense?

    You can love, so long as your heart obeys Sharia law.

    Hmm…if they do that to Muslims who love, what do they do to Muslims that don't obey the sixth and most important pillar of Islam that makes it an obligatory duty for all Muslims on earth to fight jihad in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme?

    The real question is will America still be able to celebrate it a century from now or will we have exchanged the love story for the compulsion of Sharia?

    Asks Mr. PC multiculturalism himself, who habitually conflates jihad, which consist of both violent and non-violent means, with terrorism, which consist of only violent means, and which inadvertently enables covert non-violent jihad, such as mass Muslim immigration to the West for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest, to occur completely uncontested and unopposed.

    Indeed, since covert non-violent jihad by design isn't violent, it isn't construed as being terrorism, which again can only be violent, and because it isn't construed as being terrorism, then it isn't contested or opposed.

    Therefore, mass Muslim immigration to the West, which is really covert non-violent jihad for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme, occurs today full speed ahead throughout the West totally uncontested and unopposed, thanks to PC multiculturalism and writers like this one that continually pound that nonsense into the heads of their readers everyday.

    • Mike Elmore

      ObamaYoMoma, I always read your post with great enthusiasm and have learned much from you. I believe you are mistaken if you think Greenfield is a PC multiculturalist. I have read his Sultan Kinish articles for quite sometime and have to say I disagree with you on this on. thanks again for your insight..elmore

      • ObamaYoMoma

        I believe you are mistaken if you think Greenfield is a PC multiculturalist.

        It cannot be denied. The political correct term Islamist is just another way of saying radical Muslim because that is what it implies and both terms Islamist and radical Muslim are false PC multicultural myths because there is only mainstream orthodox Muslims and mainstream orthodox Islam. He also uses other misleading political correct terms on a daily basis, while at the same time strictly adhering to PC multicultural dictates such as conflating jihad with terrorism. Hence, it is undeniable.

        Of course, you can't see it because you are a victim of his writing and likewise are blinded by PC multiculturalism yourself, as it gets pounded into the heads of his readers on a daily basis.

        However, I'll give you this, he is far from the only one and he is not nearly the worse one. Words matter and if we keep inculcating people with PC multiculturalism then we will inevitably become subjugated dhimmis.

    • http://marezilla.com zillaoftheresistance

      You are clearly not familiar with Daniel Greenfileld's work or you would not say such incorrect things about him. I suggest you read his blog, Sultan Knish, where you will see that he has clearly, consistently, and repeatedly demonstrated that brutal genocidal oppressive islam IS islam and that there is no such thing a s "moderate" or "radical" islam, as the islamic clerics themselves freely admit.
      Daniel has been criticizing the destructive PC multi-kulti crap for years, where have you been?

      • Daniel Greenfield

        Thank you Zilla

        • ObamaYoMoma

          Easy questions Daniel…is mass Muslim immigration to the West with all of its excess baggage covert non-violent jihad for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme? If it isn't then can you describe what it is? On the other hand, if it is then why do you not write articles exposing it for what it is and advocate against it? Also, what do you call it?

          In addition, can you describe exactly what constitutes an Islamist as opposed to a Muslim?

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Nothing you said has anything to do with my article. As usual.

            If you stopped attacking everyone maybe you might make more of a contribution to the effort.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            But everything to do with your article(s).

            Indeed, you are reacting just like the Left reacts to your criticism of their articles.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            It has nothing to do with my article as it's exactly the same material you leave behind on any number of articles. Most not written by me.

            If you really want to make a contribution to the fight, maybe it's time you stopped waging war on the people fighting and began making a real contribution.

    • L8gr8usa

      The horse is dead, dude! We get it, there are phrases used “techically” incorrectly, sorry. I used to read thru your posts, but I haven’t for a while. Your other valuable contributions are being lost.

      I have great respect for the author and look forward to his articles and insight.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        I have great respect for the author and look forward to his articles and insight.

        I do to, but nevertheless the PC multicultural terms he continually uses and the PC multicultural mistakes he continually makes are part of the problem and not part of the solution.

  • DogWithoutSlippers

    Make no doubt about it, the islamic preachers are here in America! They are in the prisons, communities, and civic institutions. They will start to preach Islam to the deluded masses who seek help. If the government fails there will be countless victims to this evil. Is this the destruction from Within?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      They already are and it is.

  • Jayson Rex

    APPEASEMENT IS WHAT EUROPEANS AND AMERICANS DO BEST. IN FACT, SINCE THE END OF THE 19TH CENTURY THEY BECAME UNBEATABLE PROFESSIONAL AT THIS STRANGE ART. TO EXPECT ANY CHRISTIAN TO TAKE A FIRM AND UNEQUIVOCAL STAND AGAINST THE ENEMIES OF CIVILIZATION IS, AT BEST, A FUTILE HOPE.

    CHRISTIANITY SEEMS FATED TO DISAPPEAR UNDER THE HEEL OF ISLAM BEFORE THE END OF THIS CENTURY OR POSSIBLY THE NEXT, AT THE LATEST. MAYBE THIS IS WHAT GOD HAS IN MIND AS A WELL DESERVED PUNISHMENT FOR THE ENDLESS SINS CHRISTIANS COMMITTED AGAINST THEIR FELLOW MAN FOR OVER 1700 YEARS WITHOUT EVER TRULY REPENTING.

    THERE IS NO DOUBT, NOT FOR THE LAST 1400 YEARS, THAT ISLAM IS THE MORTAL ENEMY OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION. IDOLATROUS TO AN EXTREME, CLAIMING THAT MUHAMMAD THE PEDOPHILE IS THE LAST MESSENGER OF GOD ALMIGHTY WHO HIMSELF HAS LESS POWER THAN THE MUSLIM "PROPHET", ISLAM KNOWS HOW WEAK CHRISTIANITY IS AND KEEP STRIKING AT WILL AGAINST THE APPEASERS.

    • Stuart Parsons

      The appeaser is the one feeding the crocodile in the hope it will eat him last. Winston Churchill

  • Jayson Rex

    ….

    ON THE OTHER HAND, THE ONLY TRUE FIGHTERS AGAINST ISLAMIC JIHAD ARE THE JEWS AND ESPECIALLY THE ISRAELI JEWS. AS LONG AS ISRAEL STANDS AS THE POWERFUL SPARTA OF THE MIDDLE EAST, ISLAM CANNOT ADVANCE A SINGLE STEP, HENCE THE NECESSITY OF FIRST DESTROYING THE JEWISH STATE BEFORE PROCEEDING AGAINST CHRISTIANITY.

    CHRISTIANS ARE AT A CROSSROAD: WHOM SHOULD THEY STRIKE AT FIRST – THE JEWS OR THE MUSLIMS? FOR 1700 YEARS THEY WERE TAUGHT BY THEIR PARENTS THAT JEWS KILLED JESUS, THE PIOUS JEWISH PREACHER FROM NAZARETH, AND THEREFORE SHOULD BE MURDERED AT WILL. ON THE OTHER HAND, MUSLIMS HAVE BEEN TAUGHT BY THEIR OWN PARENTS THAT "INFIDELS" SHOULD BE CONVERTED BY FORCE, ENSLAVED OR MURDERED AT WILL. LIKE ALL COWARDS, CHRISTIANS PREFER TO DO NOTHING FOR THE TIME BEING. THE TROUBLE WITH THIS POSTURE IS THAT IT HAS AN EXPIRATION DATE.

    IT SEEMS THAT CHINA AND INDIA ARE FATED TO SAVE HUMANITY RATHER THAN EUROPE OR NORTH AMERICA. SO BE IT. WE DESERVE THIS MORE THAN WE CAN IMAGINE.

    • aspacia

      Quit shouting.

      • Mike Elmore

        Someone needs to start shouting the world is hard of hearing..elmore

      • Whatsinaname

        He's not shouting. You just don't like what he has to say. Get over it.

        • aspacia

          Actually, I agree with most of what he claims. Writing in all caps is considered shouting on blogs.

          Actually, when a person shouts, as so many of my immature high school students often do to make an invalid point, simply reveals they are insecure or just stupid. There is no need to shout, albeit sometimes the need to kill is necessary.

    • Whatsinaname

      Good point, Jayson. Take a look at what the Presbyterian Church and the Methodist Church says about "evil" Israel victimizing the poor "Palestinians". Then do a little more reseach into the fact that these two religious groups still cling to Replacement Theology and you understand why they could not care less about the persecution of Christians by Muslims. They subscribe to the old adage, "The enemy of the group I hate and repudiate is my friend." Persecution of Christians in the Middle East to the Methodist and Presbyterian hierarchy is acceptable since it is done by those seeking to destroy Israel . Jesus must be weeping to think that these people claim to worship and honor Him.

    • crankywhitewoman

      I am a Christian, and I was always taught that the Jews are to be honored and respected, that they are specially blessed by God. I love the Jews and have told my husband that I’m willing to fight side by side with them against the Muslims in the holy lands. Every Christian that I know personally believes that Israel belongs to the Jews because God gave that land to them. So, clearly, you don’t have too much experience with real Christians if you actually believe the garbage you posted.

      • aspacia

        Mum is a Brit. Anglican who actually believes that Jews murdered Jesus. They called for his death for the heresy of claiming he is the son of God, but it was Pilot who condemned him.

      • Whatsinaname

        I don't really think that what YOU, crankywhitewoman, were taught has had much of an impact on the official policy of the Presbyterian and Methodist church policy makers. If you don't believe me, check it out. Furthermore, if you have never heard of Replacement Theology, you don't know too much about Christianity. I personally remember as a child listening to Christian preachers on the radio rattle on about how evil Israel is, that it will fail, that it is cursed by God, etc. Christian love for Israel is relatively new and was mostly as a result of the Cold
        War where the U.S. "sponsored" Israel, and the USSR "sponsored" the Arab countries. If you don't believe me, I don't care, but that, crankywhitewoman, is a fact of history.

        CUFI is a wonderful organization and a true friend of Israel but it in no way represents the majority of Christians either in this country or in the world.

    • KatladyWA

      If we go on listeh osama obama and bowing down to these animals we're going to learn a terrible lesson but, so will the muslims. When their mahdi peeks over the edge of his well, he'll want to hide forever.

      LONG LIVE ISRAEL

  • sononthe_beach

    The problem with Islam can be summed up in only a few words: Islam is a stagnant religion, mired in 7th century thought and behavior, beholden to the doctrines of the medeival koran, and the primary source of muslims' barbaric behavior. Islam needs to be eradicated from the earth like the human pestilence that it is. Just as we have extinguished small pox, in the same manner we must rid ourselves of this diabolic disease called Islam.

  • Chicago Ray

    Freaking Animals.

  • Ros

    what a tragedy all this is,that man could behave in such a callous and unfeeling way to his own fellow man.Wouldn't you want nothing but happiness for your child and the freedom to love whoever he/she so chooses?It's time that the world woke up to the evil that is islam,it's always hand in hand with strife,death,unhappiness,bombings,family strife,there you'll find it.I once knew a muslim man who had a successful business,was happy living in england,but he had to pack everything up and go back to pakistan becuase his parents had ordered him to do so because he was promised in marriage to a woman in the next village to where his parents lived and it was "tradition"He had to go,no questions asked and he had never met the woman.Shameful.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      This is a not a culture where children or the weak are valued in any way.

      • ros

        I so agree,yet nevertheless what a great waste of human life and all the feelings and freedoms that SHOULD go with it,so very very tragic.

  • Stephen_Brady

    When child "marriage" comes to the United States, will the governments of the States see it as a true marriage, or the sexual abuse that it truly is? I don't have much confidence in the latter …

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Child marriage is already here. It just doesn't have the same status it does in the Muslim world.

      • Anamah

        Please Daniel explain this… How, where or in what cases are implemented here? Thank you.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          Legally they can marry within whatever age exists on a state by state basis.

          Illegally they can bring in their brides as their cousins and marry them anyway, just as is happening in Europe.

          Since it's illegal, it will stay under the radar, but it's already here just like polygamy. In some parts of Brooklyn you can see it.

    • Whatsinaname

      I don't know how the government of the U.S. will respond but the goverment of the UK will probably respond the same way it did when Moslem polygamy came to Britain: it accepted it without so much as a peep.

  • Omar Khalid

    Child marriage will certainly come to America. If you discriminate against pedo's the left will have their judges just change the laws. In the muzlim world over 50% of ALL muzlims are suffering from inbreeding. First cousins are the overwhelming marriage partner. Father/daughter & mother/son incest is celebrated. Ever wonder how all of those Pali mom's could demand the death of their children while murdering Israeliis? 80% of all pali's are inbred. They are all retarded. They are the living, breathing "Walking Dead" of today. 95% of all institutionalized mental patients in the UK are muzlims with Paskis DNA testing better than 90% inbred. Dogs are smarter.

    • pickles

      Child marriage and FGM have been in the US for yrs.
      Just because you don't hear about it in MSM doesn't mean it isn't happening .muslims live in insulated enclaves and no go zones for a reason.

      There was a muslim push for pedophilia to be reclassified from a sexual -mental disorder to a genetic mutation,similar to the gay issue.To make it acceptable.

      muslims can not comprehend love because they only place value on human lives when they sell/trade their children or stand to gain financially from murder.How do you respect or cherish a wife or child when you marry 4 of them,have 17 kids and encourage them to die for allah?

      old fgm article http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1995/

    • Whatsinaname

      Wow! I knew about the large percentage of inbreeding (although the father/daughter, mother/son incest being "celebrated" is news to me. I also knew about the institutionalization rates of Pakistanis in the UK. I guess it certainly would make sense that they are mentally quite deficient. Even though they have many children, it seems that the offspring would be so damaged as to render themselves pretty useless to the "great cause of Islam" except as suicide bombers, honor murderers and all purpose goons.
      If you could, please expand upon the incest being "celebrated". How is that done?

      Thanks.

  • Big Irish

    yes….allah is satan – problem is Mohommed (PissBeUponHim) didnt get it…..

    • Whatsinaname

      I love the "Piss Be Upon Him." How appropriate.

      • mrbean

        He is long dead. May he rest in piss.. or peace!

  • Ghostwriter

    There isn't much romance in Islam. Or fun either.

  • PhillipGaley

    No, . . . as I see it, the real question is rather, how long will America stand by, withholding conquest?

  • UCSPanther

    If the pain amplifier from "Dune" existed, it would be a really effective way to punish honor murderers…

  • hammar

    adults marrying children, homosexual marriage…the filth just keeps getting deeper
    and deeper….Sin is sin…no other thinking about it…This obuma and his left sided
    government is the worst of the sewer that ever was elected to our democratic offices.

  • Lawrence Kennedy

    Great piece. You hit the nail smack on the head with this.

  • Andy

    all fake

  • AISHA (funny eh..)

    Sir you're a GREAT writer, telling true facts the way they should be told. UNCOVERING the TRUTH well done sir well done………………………NOT and NEVER will be tell the TRUTH or live in your LIES.

  • sab

    hI sir,what you may say i dont know could be true/ false , but as a Muslim beliver we dont do the bad things you say in your artical… that is not the way… do more research…please

  • Ijustwantsomepeace

    This article is not showing me any proof nor written evidence in the Quran or the specific recordings of the Prophet's life to support the claims made. All I see is someone taking information based on what it seems on the surface, ignoring the underlying facts and ideas, and twisting them around to seem like something terrible. Do some more research and then come back so I can actually read your article with at least an ounce of respect.

    The people who do those honor killings, underage marriages, rape, sexual abuse and so forth are condemned in Islam. I don't consider them Muslims if they so blatantly ignore what Islam stands for. So no, you're not talking about MUSLIMS doing those things, you're talking about hypocrites who walk around with a self-justified title they haven't done anything to deserve.

    If you want THOSE people to be put in jail, I raise my hand in agreement. But don't assume every person who calls themselves Muslim is the same.

  • Mohamad

    I love how in the last 10 years so many people who are not Muslim, don’t know any Muslims, have never met a Muslim or even seen or spoken to a Muslim have all of a sudden become experts on Islam and Muslim intent. Believe me when I tell you as I actually am a properly informed and practising Muslim, this article is a load of bollocks and you’re all being taken on a wild ride. You worry and talk about Islam but it’s the people you trust who blindside you on a daily basis and strip you of your hard earned liberties and keep you locked in a state of fear and anger. Muslim countries are already done for, atleast have the insight to spare yourselves the same fate and become aware of the elephant in the room which is the people who are actually in power in your country trying to make slaves of you and the rest of humanity. Otherwise you are just one powerless fool pointing the finger of blame at another powerless fool. Lol @ a Muslim migrant take over L O L you poor powerless fool consumed by hatred blind to reality. Muslims have nothing to hide from anyone you just keep grasping at those straws…