Militant Muslims Cutting Out Tongues

Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.

Recently on Egyptian TV, Dr. Abdullah Badr, an Al Azhar graduate and professor of Islamic exegesis, proclaimed that a new day has arrived, when there will be absolutely no more toleration for anyone who speaks against Islam—including people who speak against the implementation of Sharia law and its draconian punishments.

Currently on trial for libel and defamation of female Egyptian artist Elham Shahin—whom, among many other derogatory statements, he called a “whore”—an unrepentant Badr, appeared again on TV, and made the following oath:

I have sworn to Allah, that any dog—for that is how Allah described them, for they are like dogs that are constantly panting—that any dog who mocks the Sharia, or mocks Islam, or blames it, we will cut his tongue out, I’m saying it here: We will cut his tongue out!  That’s it. The time of transgressing against Islam, and speaking insolence, has passed—it’s over.  Today, the People of Lies [code for secular people] defend their falsehoods with great zeal; so shall we will defend Islam with all our might—no matter what it costs, no matter what it costs!  I’m saying it here and now: Let the whole world burn, but Islam not be mocked.

None of this is figurative.  Days after Dr. Badr made these pronouncements, on October 30, a roaming band of Salafis in Suez attacked and severely beat a young Egyptian grocery store worker, and even tried to cut off his hand, because he prevented one of their gang from using the store bathroom without permission, to which the bearded Salafi had responded: “I do not ask for permission.”

The assaulted youth’s brother, angered at what had happened, “insulted the men.” Accordingly,  Suez’s new Sharia enforcers, who call themselves the “Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice”—styling themselves after Saudi Arabia’s “morality” thugs—ordered that the man’s tongue be cut out, claiming that he had insulted Islam (this is the same group that earlier stabbed to death a young Egyptian man for walking in public with his fiancée).

The father of the two boys, a longtime local, gave more detail, including how he had never seen the Salafi group, who “spoke in formal/Quranic Arabic”; also, in this video, the father explains how one of the Salafis, “a short man,” kept screaming at the top of his voice that his son “has insulted the religion! His tongue must be severed as soon as possible!”

With help from others, the youth managed to escape Sharia justice.

Not all attempts of tongue-cutting are failed; nor is this matter limited to the Salafis of Egypt.  In May 2011, a poet in Yemen had his tongue cut out by “unknown assailants,” supposedly for writing a poem in praise of Yemeni dictator Ali Abdallah Saleh, who is opposing the Islamist uprising.  It is worth remembering that the prophet of Islam himself regularly had poets who offended him assassinated, including one woman who was slaughtered while suckling her babe in her house at night.

Also, in April 2011, in “moderate” Bahrain, a muezzin was attacked, beat, tortured—including with boiling oil—and had his tongue cut, reportedly to Islam’s war cry, “Allahu Akbar!”

Indeed, even in the non-Muslim world, Muslims are hacking at tongues.  In Australia,

a Muslim man was recently sentenced to eight-and-a-half years’ jail time “for severing a woman’s tongue.”  Among other things, he invaded the apartment of a non-Muslim woman he was formally involved with and “smashed an empty bottle over the 20-year-old’s head several times, fracturing her eye socket.  Tahir then dragged a knife across her face, cutting her mouth and severing her tongue, the court heard.”

Why so much violence against the tongue?  For the same reason that Dr. Badr would rather see the whole world set on fire than Islam insulted: the tongue—which utters words and free speech—is fundamental to exposing and combating the things of Islam, whether formal, Sharia law or whether the violent, supremacist culture born of it.  As the Sheikh of Islam himself, Ibn Taymiyya, once wrote: “Waging war verbally against Islam may be worse than waging war physically.”

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  • Parenthetical Phrase

    Such is the fear of truth in Muslim countries. Such is the desire for complete control over others in Muslim countries. Such is the need for a thugocracy in Muslim countries. Such is the dread of being shamed in Muslim countries. Such is Islam.

    • guest

      Islam: Love of the Afterlife; Contempt For This One…..

      • Looking4Sanity

        That is just absolutely profound.

  • John_Kelly

    Militant Muslims cutting out tongues is by no means some new fad in Islam but dates back 1400 years as "Good Ol' Boy" Mohammad the Crusader of Peace used this same tactic to silence his enemies.

    Ishaq:595 "The Apostle said, 'Get him away from me and cut off his tongue.'"

    Today in the Middle East these sycophantic followers of Mohammad are simply duplicating his deeds as it is "Sunnah" or "The Way of the Prophet."

  • lone ranger

    I thought these clowns were the religon of peace??

    • Mary Sue

      Well, by their twisted reasoning, if none speak out, there is indeed peace. Of a sort.

    • Looking4Sanity

      "Once more, the Sith shall rule they galaxy…and then…we shall have peace." – Emperor Palpatine

      • Mary Sue

        "Peace Through Tyranny": the quote found on Megatron (Generation1 Transformers)'s box tech specs.

        • Looking4Sanity

          That's something my nephew would know about. I was too old for toys by the time they came along. Tonka trucks, Hot Wheels, G.I. Joe, and BB guns were more my area of expertise.

  • kafir4life

    But islam is a gutter cult invented by a pedophilic madman named mohamat the pig faced dog. What's the problem with pointing out that truth? What's wrong with explaining the history o the koran from the time it squirted out of mohamats anal orfice following a meal of his sexual partner, the pig he called "dad", to the current time when it's used as toilet paper?

    • Looking4Sanity

      Bite your tongue, Kafir! ROTFL!

  • Lan Astaslem

    when is the world going to wake up to the subhuman savagery that is islam?

    • Looking4Sanity

      Right after the Battle of Armageddon, if I interpret the Scriptures correctly. It's going to get progressively worse until then. Face it. Some problems can only be solved with blood.

  • oldtimer

    Islam is evil in it's truest, purest form…Satan's religion.

    • Meg

      100 percent true.

  • dennis metz

    I will warn you again that although individuals of different races can stand beside each other as friends such as black and white etc. Major hate groups and black churches have and continue to preach hate toward whites and will ensure the race card is good forever. I warn everyone that soon enough millions of blacks will convert to this religion of hate , Islam and be Muslim, they will use this religion that calls white Americans devils to destroy America and have a war on whites escalated. there has been a war on whites for many years, they go after your kids they have no problems turning little girls into hoes that spit out kid after kid to drop on the taxpayers dime.

    • Ghostwriter

      Mr. metz,that's an unfair and stupid thing to say. Not every black person is like what you say he is. It's people like you that give ammunition to those who want to smear conservatives as racists. Not all of the black churches are like Rev. Wright's. You've done our side no favors,Mr. metz.

      • sablegsd

        So what do you think the % is, ghost? Personally I think it's hilarious that blacks don't know that koranimals hate blacks and will turn them right back into slaves. Can't fix stupid.

    • Kuja

      Wow. I am wondering where you get your facts from. Islam calls white Americans devils? That's interesting considering white Americans DIDN'T EXIST during the time of the prophet. Also, racism is condemned in the Quran. Perhaps that's part of why blacks convert to Islam in large numbers? Of course, the largest segment of converts to Islam is actually WHITE WOMEN. So it's not really blacks you should be concerned about. Meanwhile your paranoid schizophrenic white supremacist ideology is slowly dying out.

  • Ghostwriter

    I've written fiction on and off for years. I've got a bad feeling someone like me wouldn't last long in the Middle East.

  • Looking4Sanity

    "As the Sheikh of Islam himself, Ibn Taymiyya, once wrote: “Waging war verbally against Islam may be worse than waging war physically.”"

    I have no problem doing either…or both. And I pity the fool that brings a knife to a gun fight. If they live at all, they'll go home with their gonads in their pocket.

  • jewdog

    I like to invite Salafists over for tea, get them into theological arguments and then unleash my pet leopard on them. While she's ripping their heads off I say: "Cat got your tongue?"

  • Grampa

    I vote we cut off the body parts that create more Muslims.
    God bless America.

  • burt

    again, I can tell: "religion of PIECE".

  • @SenatorMark4

    What I don't understand is what, exactly, leads the liberal factions of these countries to so collapse. Or I didn't understand. It is a good thing that we have Concealed Carry Permits here in Texas because IF I saw someone trying to put someone's tongue on the ground I'd handle it. _I guess since our elites are so enamored of the Arab Spring we'll get to see more of it until even they are sick of it. I can't wait to see what they're going to say when a Soldier of Allah threatens to remove their tongue. But we would NEVER hear that would we?

  • Kuja

    There is no Sharia punishment which involved cutting off tongues. These Salafis are nothing more than ignorant gangsters, like you find in the American ghettos.

  • Kuja

    Oh, and it's funny how all the quotes being posted are from Ibn Ishaq, a Hadith book which is considered unreliable and that is not really the place where Muslims look for guidance.

    What about all the savagery in the Old Testament?